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Niagara County moving into 'yellow zone'
Mon, Dec 14th 2020 02:10 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Monday announced Niagara County areas including Lewiston and Niagara Falls are moving into his micro-cluster action initiative "yellow precautionary zone." The following restrictions will be put into place:
New York administers its first COVID-19 vaccine
Mon, Dec 14th 2020 12:40 pm
On Monday morning, Gov. Andrew Cuomo virtually joined Northwell Health President and CEO Michael Dowling, Northwell Health Director of Employee Health Services Dr. Michelle Chester, and Long Island Jewish Medical Center ICU Nurse Sandra Lindsay for the first administration of the COVID-19 vaccine in the U.S.
Niagara County Department of Health prepares for COVID-19 vaccination
Mon, Dec 14th 2020 10:45 am
The Niagara County Department of Health (NCDOH) is preparing to oversee distribution of its portion of the coronavirus vaccine.
NCCC Small Business Development Center receives Niagara USA Impact Award
Mon, Dec 14th 2020 09:55 am
Niagara County Community College Small Business Development Center Director Lynn Oswald and her team were selected as the recipient of the Niagara USA Chamber of Commerce's 2020 Impact Niagara award. The accolade was to be presented to the SBDC during a special virtual event hosted by the Niagara USA Chamber of Commerce and M&T Bank.
Niagara County starting to see coronavirus spike
Thu, Dec 10th 2020 09:15 pm
Though Erie County has made statewide headlines over the past month for its high number of coronavirus cases, more attention is starting to shift to neighboring Niagara County - where 11.5% of people tested for COVID-19 on Tuesday were positive. The seven-day average at that point was 8.6%, which was second in New York (only trailing Allegany County's 9.1%).
Schumer, Gillibrand call on IJC to allow international Lake Ontario-St. Lawrence River Board to deviate from Plan 2014 & prevent spring flooding in 2021
Thu, Dec 10th 2020 09:10 pm
Schumer, Gillibrand to IJC: Action now will prevent devastation of Lake Ontario next spring Continuing their efforts to secure federal support for Lake Ontario and St. Lawrence River's communities at risk of flooding every spring, U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer and U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand on Tuesday demanded the International Joint Commission grant the International Lake Ontario-St. Lawrence River Board the authority to deviate from Plan 2014 this winter and increase Moses-Saunder dam outflows above levels detailed.
Cuomo updates New Yorkers on state's vaccination distribution plan
Wed, Dec 9th 2020 08:20 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Wednesday updated New Yorkers on the state's vaccination distribution plan as the FDA is expected to authorize Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine this week. The state's vaccination distribution effort will focus on battling skepticism, include outreach to Black, brown and poor communities, as well as expedited distribution and administration. New York could receive its initial allocation of 170,000 vaccines as soon as this weekend, and expects further allocations in the following weeks.
Niagara Falls Memorial opens center for administering monoclonal COVID-19 antibody therapy
Wed, Dec 9th 2020 01:15 pm
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center on Wednesday announced it is performing COVID-19 antibody therapy on an outpatient basis to those who qualify.
Cuomo: Regions will shut down again if they can't control hospitalizations
Mon, Dec 7th 2020 08:25 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo said New York restaurants will face harsher restrictions, and regions will go back on "PAUSE," if the coronavirus-related hospitalizations continue to rise.
COVID-19: Fauci offers Cuomo guidance on potential holiday spikes
Mon, Dec 7th 2020 08:25 pm
On Monday, the nation's top infectious disease expert, Dr. Anthony Fauci, joined Gov. Andrew Cuomo in providing an update on the state's progress during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
NCCC student advocates for accessibility at SUNY campuses
Mon, Dec 7th 2020 01:05 pm
Collin Lacki is a sophomore at Niagara County Community College studying music in hopes of pursuing a career in music therapy one day. He decided to enroll at NCCC because of the quality education he could receive at the college, while still getting a typical on-campus experience away from his home in Brocton. As a student with a disability, a quality education for Collin also meant receiving support through the accessibility services office on campus.
'Shop small' push continues
Fri, Dec 4th 2020 04:50 pm
Merchants and restaurant owners annually see that "shop small" support continue into the following weekend, when the Lewiston Christmas Walk and Tour of Homes traditionally bring families and history buffs to the village streets.
State Historic Preservation Board recommends 16 for State & National Registers of Historic Places
Fri, Dec 4th 2020 04:20 pm
The New York State Board for Historic Preservation has recommended adding 16 varied properties to the State and National Registers of Historic Places.
Higgins announces passage of legislation supporting local National Heritage Area programs
Fri, Dec 4th 2020 11:10 am
Congressman Brian Higgins, D-NY-26, announced passage of H.R. 1049, the National Heritage Area Act of 2020. The bill, cosponsored by Higgins, creates the National Heritage Area System to conserve, enhance and interpret natural, historic, scenic and cultural resources that tell nationally significant stories.
UB donates hundreds of reusable face masks, face shields made by faculty & students to Buffalo City Mission
Wed, Dec 2nd 2020 01:35 pm
The University at Buffalo has donated more than 200 reusable 3-D-printed face masks and 100 face shields to the Buffalo City Mission for distribution to its clients and staff.
On World Aids Day, Cuomo announces New York has 'bent the curve' on HIV epidemic
Wed, Dec 2nd 2020 01:30 pm
On Tuesday - World AIDS Day - Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced that, based on the most recent data from 2019, New York has "bent the curve" on the HIV epidemic. That was a primary goal of the "Ending the Epidemic" initiative.
Tops to bring spirit of the season with gingerbread houses to benefit Oishei Children's Hospital
Tue, Dec 1st 2020 04:00 pm
Tops Friendly Markets is pleased to once again support Oishei Children's Hospital, but this time in a "sweet and delicious way!"
Cuomo announces winter plan to combat COVID-19 surge in New York
Mon, Nov 30th 2020 07:25 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Monday announced New York's plan for combating COVID-19 this winter. His office said that, over the past week, Cuomo and the state's COVID task force has worked in consultation with global public health experts, local governments and other stakeholders.
State encourages New Yorkers to shop locally
Fri, Nov 27th 2020 07:05 am
This Saturday, Nov. 28, is "Small Business Saturday" in New York and, on Wednesday, Empire State Development, and the departments of Labor, Taxation and Finance, and Agriculture and Markets encouraged all New Yorkers to safely support their local small businesses, which are in need of help during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Lewiston Lions, VFW partner to help veterans
Fri, Nov 27th 2020 07:00 am
The Lewiston Community Lions and VFW Downriver Post 7487 are collecting toiletry items for our local female and male homeless veterans and those in the VA hospital and shelters. Travel and full-sized requested items include toothbrushes, toothpaste, soap, deodorant, lip balm, hand sanitizer, wipes, facial tissue packets, shampoo and lotion. A special request to remember our female veterans, as well, with donations of feminine products (tampons and sanitary pads), and size 1 and 2 diapers.
AAA urges drivers to safely secure Christmas trees
Fri, Nov 27th 2020 07:00 am
Real or artificial? This year, more than ever, Americans are likely eager to bring some holiday cheer to their lives. This could mean shopping (and doing so early) for a real Christmas tree. If it isn't properly secured on a vehicle, the tree can become a dangerous projectile, endangering others on the road. Research from AAA finds road debris caused more than 200,000 crashes during a four-year period, resulting in approximately 39,000 injuries and 500 deaths.
6th annual 'Art Off The Wall' is going virtual
Fri, Nov 27th 2020 06:55 am
Join the Carnegie Art Center as it celebrates the sixth annual "Art Off The Wall" exhibition and fundraiser to benefit the North Tonawanda venue.
NFIB: Small Business Saturday more important than ever this year
Thu, Nov 26th 2020 07:00 am
Small Business Saturday falls on Nov. 28 this year, in one of the most difficult years ever for many locally owned businesses across the state. That's especially true for restaurants, retail shops and fitness-related businesses. The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) is encouraging New Yorkers to support small businesses in a variety of ways on Small Business Saturday and beyond.
AG James takes action against Catholic Diocese of Buffalo for 'failing to protect minors from sexual abuse by clergy'
Mon, Nov 23rd 2020 04:50 pm
New York Attorney General Letitia James on Mondday filed a lawsuit against the Roman Catholic Diocese of Buffalo and former senior leaders Bishop Emeritus Richard J. Malone and former Auxiliary Bishop Edward M. Grosz, for "failing to follow mandated policies and procedures that would help to prevent the rampant sexual abuse of minors by priests within the Catholic Church."
Special 10th edition of Historic LaSalle Calendar recalls Falls' past
Mon, Nov 23rd 2020 04:45 pm
A special 10th edition of the Historic LaSalle Photo Calendar has just been released. Terry Lasher Winslow has again put together a calendar that features historical photographs of the Village of LaSalle.
New initiative to support Black-owned businesses
Mon, Nov 23rd 2020 11:35 am
Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown recently announced a new initiative to drive consumers to Black-owned businesses in the Queen City this holiday season. From Dec. 4-11, the City of Buffalo and AT&T present "Buy Black Buffalo Week," a citywide shopping movement to support Black-owned businesses, especially ones that have suffered economic challenges due to the COVID-19 global health pandemic.
What does 'staying safe' this holiday season mean to you?
Mon, Nov 23rd 2020 11:10 am
Holiday dinner conversations sometimes erupt in heated discussions when friends and relatives with opposing political views get together. This year, whether or not to even host the dinner may be a volatile topic all by itself.
Small Business Saturday 2020: Celebrating homegrown merchants - Warren's Village Hardware
Fri, Nov 20th 2020 06:15 pm
What is the key to success? For three of Lewiston's longest-tenured businesses, the answer is simple: service.
Small Business Saturday 2020: Celebrating homegrown merchants - Greg's Pools
Fri, Nov 20th 2020 06:10 pm
What is the key to success? For three of Lewiston's longest-tenured businesses, the answer is simple: service.
Small Business Saturday 2020: Celebrating homegrown merchants - Hibbard's Old Portage Shop Wines & Liquors
Fri, Nov 20th 2020 06:05 pm
What is the key to success? For three of Lewiston's longest-tenured businesses, the answer is simple: service.
Small Business Saturday 2020: Neat holiday shopping experience in NT
Fri, Nov 20th 2020 05:55 pm
Well, one option is found at two unique businesses located in a quiet neighborhood along the Robinson Street strip in North Tonawanda. One is known as the Old Chapel Antique and Artisan Market, and found in a neat, old-time former church complex at 172 Robinson St. The other being its cousin - The Old Greenhouse Antiques and D├ęcor - housed in long-time flower shop at 700 E. Robinson St.
COVID-19 micro-clusters: Erie County goes to 'orange zone,' NT, Wheatfield Niagara County 'yellow zones'
Wed, Nov 18th 2020 09:00 pm
Following almost a week of warnings by local elected leaders, Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Wednesday did, in fact, move portions of Erie County into an "orange" micro-cluster zone.
New York Power Authority announces first milestone of $1.1 billion, 15-year project to extend operating life of largest power plant
Wed, Nov 18th 2020 09:25 am
The New York Power Authority on Tuesday announced the first milestone of its 15-year modernization and digitization program to significantly extend the operating life of its Niagara Power Project in Lewiston, the largest source of clean electricity in New York state and one of the country's largest hydroelectric projects.
Erie County in 'a bad situation' with coronavirus, but controls its own destiny
Mon, Nov 16th 2020 04:55 pm
Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz and Commissioner of Health Dr. Gale Burstein again on Monday warned residents coronavirus cases will continue to rise unless safety measures are obeyed. Most of the area is in a "yellow" micro-cluster area, as the number of positive COVID-19 cases has skyrocketed in the past month.
The gift that keeps on giving: Artpark presents 'A (Virtual) Christmas with The Griswolds' and Chevy Chase & Beverly D'Angelo
Mon, Nov 16th 2020 10:20 am
Light up your holidays and join Christmas' favorite couple, Ellen and Clark Griswold, for a virtual salute to the holiday classic "National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation." Chevy Chase (Clark) and Beverly D'Angelo (Ellen) will lead audiences through this live Artpark event as they share fan-favorite clips from the movie, reveal their favorite memories from the making of the "Vacation" franchise, and answer fan questions in a live audience Q&A at 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 28.
Jingle Falls going virtual in 2020
Mon, Nov 16th 2020 07:00 am
In light of current events, Jingle Falls USA will not be able to take place this year as you have known it for the past three years.
Lew-Port's Roddy Gayle commits to Ohio State
Sat, Nov 14th 2020 11:25 am
Friday night, Lewiston-Porter junior Roddy Gayle had a big decision to make, but it was one he utmost felt incredibly comfortable with. In front of a few family, friends, media and Lew-Port administration and coaches, Gayle made his commitment to the Ohio State University during a ceremony in the Lancers gymnasium.
Erie County: 'We need your help' to fight coronavirus
Fri, Nov 13th 2020 12:25 pm
New daily COVID-19 cases this week have been the highest seen within Erie County since the start of the pandemic, with few signs of slowing down soon.
Survey: 7 out of 10 Americans unlikely to travel for holidays
Fri, Nov 13th 2020 10:35 am
A new national survey commissioned by the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) shows many Americans are not expected to travel this holiday seasons. Results show 72% of Americans are unlikely to travel for Thanksgiving and 69% are unlikely to travel for Christmas, compounding the challenges for the hotel industry during this public health crisis.
Cuomo: Restaurants, bars & gyms must close at 10 p.m.; private gatherings limited to 10 people
Wed, Nov 11th 2020 07:20 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Wednesday announced new COVID-19 restrictions on bars, restaurants, gyms and residential gatherings in New York state.
 

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