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#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.
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 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.
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.
Local employers launch community-focused tech bootcamp to build more inclusive workforce, connect people to technology jobs
Wed, Jan 19th 2022 04:50 pm
Several of Western New York's largest tech employers are teaming up to solve a challenge facing companies across the country: developing and attracting technology talent. ACV Auctions, Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield of Western New York, M&T Bank, Moog and Rich Products are investing in the region's first data analytics bootcamp, a free training program that will empower community members to learn in-demand skills that lead to tech jobs.
Hochul announces highlights of budget
Tue, Jan 18th 2022 03:00 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Tuesday, with Division of the Budget Director Robert F. Mujica Jr., outlined her fiscal year (FY) 2023 executive budget.
Gear up for spring semester with these educational tools
Tue, Jan 18th 2022 11:10 am
The spring semester represents the academic home stretch, that time of the school year when students can see the finish line. But that doesn't mean they should coast their way to the end of the year. Be sure that they're properly equipped to put in their best effort.
Tips to lower your home's heating bills this winter
Tue, Jan 18th 2022 11:10 am
A frosty winter wonderland is fun to experience - outside. Inside is another story. By keeping your home heating system running at peak performance, you'll lower your winter utility bills and experience increased comfort.
Snow-covered areas can compound winter problems
Tue, Jan 18th 2022 10:45 am
With most of Western New York still digging out from Monday's record snowfall, NOCO is reminding homeowners to also make sure they are clearing their home's furnace vents. These vents are typically white PVC pipes located on the side of a house, which allow the furnace to properly exhaust.
Healthy 2022: Tops helps you keep your New Year's resolutions all year long
Mon, Jan 17th 2022 01:35 pm
While the rest of the world may be struggling to keep up with their New Year's resolutions just a few weeks after they started them, you can proudly say you're still on track, thanks to the abundance of resources right at your fingertips at your local Tops Friendly Markets.
Space heaters need space: Home heating is essential during cold winter months
Mon, Jan 17th 2022 09:00 am
New York is well into the winter months and residents have been doubling up on the heat - bringing out their space heaters and curling up next to their fireplaces on top of their heating. The Firefighters Association of the State of New York (FASNY) wants to remind everyone to follow some simple tips when preparing their homes for winter.
Winter is here: Severe cold advice, prep tips
Sat, Jan 15th 2022 10:35 am
Extremely cold temperatures and negative wind chills are expected this weekend, along with significant snowfall. Winter storm watches and wind chill advisories/warnings are in effect in many areas. AAA Western and Central New York wants to ensure drivers are prepared for what lies ahead.
NCCC COVID testing site reopens
Fri, Jan 14th 2022 05:05 pm
Beginning the week of Jan. 18, the Niagara County Community College site will reopen at Building G, 3111 Saunders Settlement Road, Sanborn. Daily hours of operation will be 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Counting down to Lewiston's bicentennial: Smith Home has ties to Lewiston founders
Fri, Jan 14th 2022 11:00 am
Situated in the heart of the village at the southwest corner of South Fifth and Plain streets, the house consists of two wings. The first wing, or north section (along Plain), is a large rectangular wing with a center chimney built in 1817 by David Smith. He was the minister for the first Religious Society in Lewiston, first minister of the Presbyterian Church, and also a founder for the first Episcopal congregation.
ECDOH coordinates COVID-19 vaccine clinics for children with local cultural organizations
Wed, Jan 12th 2022 02:00 pm
The Erie County Department of Health (ECDOH) is coordinating a series of COVID-19 vaccine clinics in January with five local cultural organizations, specifically for children and their families. These vaccine clinics will offer Pfizer coronavirus doses for children under 18 years old, and vaccine including boosters for eligible family members.
NYS Dems 'build on election reforms & further empower New York voters'
Tue, Jan 11th 2022 03:40 pm
On Monday, New York State Sen. Sean Ryan and the Senate Democratic majority advanced legislation to "improve New York state's electoral system, expand voting on college campuses, empower New York voters to participate in democracy, and continue protecting voters at the polls amidst the ongoing pandemic."
NYS GOP: Restore public safety now
Tue, Jan 11th 2022 03:40 pm
Senate Republican Leader Rob Ortt, Assembly Republican Leader Will Barclay, their fellow Republicans, and law enforcement professionals from around the state are calling for "an immediate restoration to public safety in New York."
New Yorkers urged to prepare for extreme cold weather
Mon, Jan 10th 2022 02:35 pm
The New York State Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services' Acting Commissioner Jackie Bray on Monday urged all New Yorkers to prepare for extreme cold weather as temperatures across the state are forecast to drop well below freezing over the coming days.
Broadband in NYS: Hochul announces up to $30/month discount with federal Affordable Connectivity Program
Mon, Jan 10th 2022 02:05 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Monday announced a multiagency initiative led by the New York State Department of Public Service to encourage eligible New Yorkers to sign up for the federal government's Affordable Connectivity Program, a newly launched program that provides discounts of up to $30 a month toward internet service for low-income families.
Ryan, Rivera call for action to save Great Northern grain elevator
Mon, Jan 10th 2022 11:10 am
On Sunday, New York State Sen. Sean Ryan and Assembly member Jon Rivera joined representatives from Preservation Buffalo Niagara to call on the City of Buffalo to take action to prevent the demolition of the Great Northern grain elevator on Ganson Street.
COVID-19 booster now recommended for children 12-15, required for health care workers
Fri, Jan 7th 2022 06:55 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Friday announced new guidance recommending booster doses for all New Yorkers ages 12 and older. The guidance, following action by the CDC, recommends that people, including the newly authorized 12-15-year-old age group, who received the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine, should receive a booster dose at least five months after their second dose.
Erie County Department of Health presents 'test to stay' program to school leaders & district superintendents
Fri, Jan 7th 2022 04:30 pm
At a virtual meeting Friday with more than 150 Erie County school administrators, district superintendents and nursing staff from public, private and charters schools, the Erie County Department of Health and its epidemiology school team presented "test to stay" protocols for p-12 students. ECDOH stated, "This program may start for many schools as early as next week."
ECDOH sends nearly 40,000 COVID-19 test kits to village, town & city emergency managers
Fri, Jan 7th 2022 12:40 pm
The Erie County Department of Health is coordinating a distribution of nearly 40,000 COVID-19 at-home antigen test kits to Erie County village, town and city emergency managers. Each test kit box includes two antigen tests, for a total of about 80,000 tests.
Hochul delivers 2022 State of the State, with 'New Era for New York' agenda
Wed, Jan 5th 2022 05:40 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Wednesday delivered her 2022 State of the State address, outlining her plan for a "New Era for New York." Hochul outlined nine key components of her agenda.
Senate Republicans unveil 'Take Back New York' 2022 legislative agenda
Wed, Jan 5th 2022 12:20 pm
The New York State Senate Republican Conference today officially released its "Take Back New York" 2022 legislative agenda. It said, "A response to the neglect and decline of our state created by Democrat one-party rule, 'Take Back New York' would restore balance and common sense to government while vigorously rejecting the extreme policies of the past three years."
 

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