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New president & CEO announced at Botanical Gardens
Wed, Feb 16th 2022 01:00 pm
After a national search, the board of directors at the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens announced Mark Mortenson will be appointed as the new president and CEO. Mortenson will step into the role following the retirement of David Swarts in March. Swarts will be retiring after 12 years with the organization.
Hochul establishes office of chief disability officer
Tue, Feb 15th 2022 11:25 am
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Monday announced the establishment of the Office of the Chief Disability Officer to advocate on behalf of persons with disabilities. She appointed Kimberly T. Hill as the state's first chief disability officer.
NYS: Nearly $2 billion in wagers over first 30 days of mobile sports wagering
Tue, Feb 15th 2022 11:25 am
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced the successful launch of mobile sports wagering in New York state, with nearly $2 billion in wagers taken during the first 30 days of operation. Her team said, "This record-breaking success, more than any other state has ever reported, will generate more than $70 million in tax revenue for New York state, providing funds to be allocated toward programs that support education, youth sports, and more."
First Free Fishing Weekend of 2022
Tue, Feb 15th 2022 11:05 am
Gov. Kathy Hochul encouraged New Yorkers to take advantage of the state's first Free Fishing Weekend of 2022, on Feb. 19 and 20, when freshwater anglers are permitted to fish for free without a license.
Senate Republicans: End COVID mandates
Tue, Feb 15th 2022 11:05 am
On Monday, New York State Senate Republican Leader Rob Ortt and members of the Senate Republican Conference called for an end to what they called "unconstitutional mandates promulgated by Gov. Kathy Hochul and her Department of Health." The Republicans announced they would force a vote on the New York Senate floor to end the mandates.
Tops presents Oishei Children's Hospital & Roswell Park with proceeds from 'City of Buffalo Monopoly Game'
Mon, Feb 14th 2022 07:00 am
Tops made a special check presentation over the weekend.
Morrison takes command of Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station
Sat, Feb 12th 2022 05:45 pm
At a ceremony Saturday at the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station, the 914th Air Refueling Wing welcomed its new wing commander, Col. Lara B. Morrison. Family, friends and officers watched the assumption of command ceremony, saluting the new leader.
Local leaders encouraged by what 2022 might bring (back)
Fri, Feb 11th 2022 11:00 am
We asked local leaders to weigh in on this topic and share their expectations - and plans - for 2022. This is part two of our series.
Counting down to Lewiston's bicentennial: Learn about DiCamillo Bakery building's history
Fri, Feb 11th 2022 11:00 am
World-renowned DiCamillo Bakery has long been doing business at 535 Center St., Lewiston, a building with a long presence and history.
Ice at Canalside season extended for NCCC fans
Fri, Feb 11th 2022 10:30 am
Be Our Guest Ltd. will extend the Ice at Canalside, presented by Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield of Western New York, through March 19.
Hochul lifting mask mandate
Wed, Feb 9th 2022 11:50 am
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Wednesday announced her order requiring masks to be worn indoors throughout New York state will end on Thursday. Her "mask mandate" was implemented Dec. 10 in an effort to slow the spread of coronavirus - particularly the delta and omicron variants. Hochul said infection numbers and related hospitalizations are now back to a pre-"winter surge" level, allowing a lessening of the restrictions.
Cataract House: New restaurant brings Niagara Falls Underground Railroad history to life
Wed, Feb 9th 2022 10:30 am
The Cataract House Restaurant & Academy, at 310 Rainbow Blvd., may be celebrating its grand opening on Friday, Feb. 18, but the new space has deep roots in some of Niagara Falls' most proud and prominent history.
Hochul holds meetings with teachers, school superintendents, parents to discuss pandemic next steps
Tue, Feb 8th 2022 04:55 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Tuesday held meetings with New York state teachers, superintendents and parents to thank them for their work to keep schools safe and open, and hear their input on how to continue smartly protecting against the coronavirus.
NEEDTOBREATHE to perform at Artpark on May 18
Tue, Feb 8th 2022 04:50 pm
Grammy Award-nominated rock band NEEDTOBREATHE announced an intimate acoustic tour in support of their latest critically acclaimed studio album, "Into The Mystery." Their tour will perform in the Artpark Mainstage Theater at 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 18, with special guest Patrick Droney. Tickets will be on sale starting at 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 11. The show is presented by Live Nation.
Niagara Falls leads the way: Another record year for state parks in 2021
Tue, Feb 8th 2022 04:50 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Tuesday announced New York's state parks, historic sites, campgrounds and trails welcomed a record-setting 78.4 million visits in 2021, continuing the robust level of visitation seen since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic.
NCDOH offers free rapid COVID-19 testing in Niagara Falls
Tue, Feb 8th 2022 04:50 pm
The Niagara County Department of Health (NCDOH) announced free rapid coronavirus testing will be available for all Niagara County residents. Starting, Wednesday, Feb. 9, testing will be offered at the Doris W. Jones, Family Resource Center at 3001 Ninth St., Niagara Falls. Testing will be available from 9 a.m. noon Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.
NFL/LISC Grassroots Program & Buffalo Bills grant $250,000 for new synthetic playing surface at Tapestry Charter School's Community Track And Multi-Sport Athletic Complex
Mon, Feb 7th 2022 11:55 am
Tapestry Charter School has been granted $250,000 by the Buffalo Bills through the National Football League Foundation Grassroots Program for a new synthetic turf field at its Community Track and Multi-Sport Athletic Complex in North Buffalo.
Erie County Department of Health highlights availability of COVID-19 oral antiviral medications
Fri, Feb 4th 2022 04:55 pm
Following a New York State Department of Health health care provider call on Friday, the Erie County Department of Health is highlighting the local availability of COVID-19 oral antiviral medications, by prescription only.
Williamsville Church to host virtual 'Night to Shine' prom celebration & 'Shine-Thru Parade' for people with special needs
Fri, Feb 4th 2022 03:20 pm
Epic Church Buffalo will host "Night to Shine" on Friday, Feb. 11, a prom night experience for people with special needs ages 14 and older that's sponsored by the Tim Tebow Foundation. Organizers are encouraging people to register for the prom night experience.
Frontier House work to shift indoors, with anticipated warm-weather start
Fri, Feb 4th 2022 12:20 pm
Most of the repair work at the Frontier House in the past 10 years has been performed behind the scenes, revealed only through second-hand accounts. But in recent weeks, exterior work has been readily evident and on display for all to see, with massive lifts, scaffolding and tarps surrounding the 198-year-old building.
The Summit Federal Credit Union's 'Plates of Thanks' benefits FeedMore
Fri, Feb 4th 2022 09:10 am
The Summit Federal Credit Union, one of the leading credit unions in Western New York, the Finger Lakes Region, and Central New York, recently presented a donation of $5,000 to FeedMore Western New York.
#VaxForKids event at Seneca Niagara Resort and Casino
Wed, Feb 2nd 2022 01:15 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced new #VaxForKids pop-up vaccination sites to increase vaccination rates among children and adolescents. The new sites support the state's goal of ensuring New York children 5 years and older get vaccinated and keep up with all recommended coronavirus vaccine doses, including the booster.
NYS mask mandate extended until Feb. 10
Tue, Feb 1st 2022 07:00 am
On Friday, at the tail end of her speech at a press event regarding a downstate snowstorm, Gov. Kathy Hochul announced her mask mandate would remain in place through Feb. 10. The indoor face covering requirement was slated to end Feb. 1.
Fuccillo Hyundai of Grand Island & National Grid mark installation of 5 new electric vehicle charging stations
Mon, Jan 31st 2022 05:20 pm
As more electric vehicles are hitting Western New York roads, Fuccillo Hyundai of Grand Island partnered with National Grid's electric vehicle (EV) make-ready program to install five EV charging stations at the Grand Island dealership located at 1910 Alvin Road.
Bleachers to perform at Artpark on July 27
Mon, Jan 31st 2022 01:50 pm
Following their performance debut on NBC's "Saturday Night Live" earlier this month, Bleachers will perform at the Artpark Amphitheater with special guest Beabadoobee at 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 27. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 4. The concert is presented by Live Nation and Funtime.
White House recognizes UB School of Law for addressing housing and eviction crises
Mon, Jan 31st 2022 10:10 am
The University at Buffalo School of Law won recognition from the White House and Department of Justice for taking "immediate action to increase housing stability and access to justice" in Erie County during a remote ceremony from the White House on Friday.
Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Heritage Center sets Black History Month events
Mon, Jan 31st 2022 07:00 am
As part of the Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Heritage Center's commitment to preserving and promoting the legacy of and bringing visibility to Black stories in Niagara Falls, several events and programs in February will celebrate Black History Month.
Lew-Port community comes together for 'One District, One Book'
Fri, Jan 28th 2022 11:00 am
The Lewiston Porter "One District, One Book" ("ODOB") literacy initiative continues to create community excitement!
Providence Farm Collective awarded major grant to develop farmers market on Buffalo's west side
Thu, Jan 27th 2022 07:40 pm
Providence Farm Collective (PFC) has received a $477,000 Farmers Market Promotion Program grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). With this funding, PFC will create a farmers' market on Grant Street, in the heart of Buffalo's west side, where many of their farmers live. The market will be open from the end of June to October, and it will serve the Black community and refugees from Somalia, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Burundi, Ethiopia, Myanmar and Liberia.
Memorial Day parade and luncheon canceled for 2022
Wed, Jan 26th 2022 09:50 am
Lewiston's Memorial Day Remembrance Committee announces our annual celebration, including a parade and community luncheon recognizing the sacrifice of the men and women who died in the service of our nation - normally done on Memorial Day since 2015 - will not be able to proceed again this year.
Hochul gets stay on mask mandate
Tue, Jan 25th 2022 05:35 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul's team announced a stay was granted Tuesday on her coronavirus mask mandate.
'Powerful women in sports' conference to be led by UB's Center for Advancement of Sport
Mon, Jan 24th 2022 12:35 pm
The University at Buffalo's Center for the Advancement of Sport is celebrating National Girls and Women in Sports Day with "Powerful Women in Sports," a remote sports law roundtable featuring women sports professionals.
Higgins: $1 million in federal funding for University at Buffalo to support health care workers
Mon, Jan 24th 2022 12:30 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins announced a federal grant totaling $1,079,333 awarded to the Research Foundation for the State University at New York. Funded by the Department of Health and Human Services and awarded by the Health Resources and Services Administration, the grant supports the University at Buffalo Health and Public Safety Workforce Resiliency Training Program.
Hochul announces new Interstate Task Force on Illegal Guns
Mon, Jan 24th 2022 12:30 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Monday announced the first meeting of the new Interstate Task Force on Illegal Guns, including a partnership with Mayor Eric Adams and the New York City Police Department, will take place on Wednesday.
Report: Hotels continue moving toward recovery in 2022
Mon, Jan 24th 2022 12:30 pm
The hotel industry will continue moving toward recovery in 2022, but the path will be uneven and potentially volatile, and full recovery is still several years away, according to the American Hotel & Lodging Association's 2022 state of the hotel industry.
Tax filing season is open: File your returns for free today
Mon, Jan 24th 2022 12:30 pm
The New York State Department of Taxation and Finance on Monday announced the start of the income tax filing season. It's begun processing income tax returns, including those submitted using the Free File software available on the Tax Department website.
Hochul: Kensington Expressway project would help 'reunite communities & right the wrongs of the past'
Sat, Jan 22nd 2022 05:05 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul was in Buffalo on Saturday to announce the proposed $32.8 billion state capital plan includes nearly $3 billion for infrastructure projects her team said "promote equity, connectivity and multimodal transportation opportunities for communities all across New York state.
Performer shares magic of 'Disney on Ice'
Fri, Jan 21st 2022 11:50 am
Janie Ochitwa discovered her passion as a small child when she saw a performance of Mary Poppins in an ice show. At the age of 6, she began taking lessons in figure skating, and the skater who played the role of Mary Poppins became her coach.
Non-US individuals will need to be vaccinated to enter country at borders
Thu, Jan 20th 2022 08:35 pm
Beginning Jan. 22, the Department of Homeland Security will require non-U.S. individuals seeking to enter the U.S. via land ports of entry and ferry terminals at the U.S.-Mexico and U.S.-Canada borders to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19, and provide related proof of vaccination. These new restrictions will apply to non-U.S. individuals who are traveling for both essential and nonessential reasons. They will not apply to U.S. citizens, lawful permanent residents, or U.S. nationals.
PSC cuts National Grid rate hike request
Thu, Jan 20th 2022 08:15 pm
The New York State Public Service Commission on Thursday approved a three-year rate plan for National Grid customers living in upstate New York that is significantly lower than what the company initially requested.
 

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