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With $349 billion in emergency small business capital cleared, SBA and Treasury begin unprecedented public-private mobilization effort to distribute funds
Wed, Apr 1st 2020 09:25 am
Following President Donald Trump's signing of the historic Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, Small Business Administrstion Administrator Jovita Carranza and Treasury Secretary Steven T. Mnuchin today announced the SBA and Treasury Department have initiated a robust mobilization effort of banks and other lending institutions to provide small businesses with the capital they need.
Community Missions brings spiritual hope to Niagara during COVID-19 pandemic
Tue, Mar 31st 2020 10:25 am
Community Missions (CMI) has launched a website (www.HopeForNiagara.org) and companion Facebook page (www.Facebook.com/HopeForNiagara) to provide a resource for spiritual help and hope to Niagara during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Family spreads kindness in chalk on Kenmore Mercy's sidewalks
Tue, Mar 31st 2020 09:20 am
While the coronavirus pandemic is causing fear, it is also inspiring beautiful acts of kindness. Associates at Kenmore Mercy Hospital were recently greeted with uplifting chalk messages on the sidewalk from a local family.
DiMino: Lewiston Tops has 'plenty of stuff for everybody'
Mon, Mar 30th 2020 01:10 pm
Lewiston Tops will continue to meet the needs of River Region residents, even as demand for food and supplies increases amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.
Cuomo extends 'New York State on PAUSE' 2 weeks
Sun, Mar 29th 2020 04:55 pm
Amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo on Sunday announced all "New York State on PAUSE" functions will be extended for the next two weeks. He also directed the state nonessential workforce to continue to work from home for an additional two weeks, through April 15. The state will re-evaluate after this additional two-week period.
DEC, State Parks encourage responsible recreation during COVID-19 public health crisis
Sat, Mar 28th 2020 04:40 pm
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) and Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Conservation (State Parks) today encouraged New Yorkers to engage in responsible recreation during the ongoing COVID-19 public health crisis.
Lew-Port updates, resources for families; encourages students to virtually take part in 'Spirit Week'
Sat, Mar 28th 2020 08:20 am
As we head into the third week of this school closure, we hope you are doing well - physically, mentally, spiritually. In these challenging and uncertain times, I am very grateful for the dedication, leadership and unity of our administrators, faculty, staff and families. I am inspired by the incredible outpouring of support and kindness throughout our community, coming together in such creative and thoughtful ways. While we wait for the worst to arrive, we find strength knowing we will get through it together.
Cuomo extends school closures statewide for additional two weeks, until April 15
Fri, Mar 27th 2020 03:15 pm
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo on Friday announced all schools in New York state must remain closed for an additional two weeks, until April 15, to ensure consistency and uniformity across the state in instructional time for this extraordinary school year. Schools will be required to continue child care, meal and distance learning programs, and the state will extend the 180-day waiver to April 15.
A 'Destination of Hope'
Fri, Mar 27th 2020 12:20 pm
On Thursday, Destination Niagara USA released the "Destination of Hope" video across all @NiagaraFallsUSA social media channels.
Niagara County debuts COVID-19 map; Stapleton: 'People will get better'
Thu, Mar 26th 2020 03:50 pm
The Niagara County Department of Public Health released a "heat map" today.
Tops grocery stores enhance safety measures
Thu, Mar 26th 2020 01:50 pm
Beginning as early as today, Tops will be rolling our additional safety measures at all of its 162 stores in New York, Pennsylvania and Vermont, a press release stated. Those safety measures include installing Plexiglas shields on as many of their frontend registers as possible.
Niagara County to extend tax deadline 30 days
Wed, Mar 25th 2020 03:00 pm
At a closed press conference televised live on LCTV Wednesday, Niagara County 8th District Legislator Rich Andres said Niagara County intends to extend the April 1 county tax deadline by 30 days. A formal legislature vote is slated for Friday.
Cuomo implores federal government to ramp up ventilator production
Tue, Mar 24th 2020 07:40 pm
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo didn't mince words with the media in his press conference Tuesday. He said the time has come for the federal government to make ventilators more accessible to the medical professionals fighting COVID-19 in New York.
Chamber, LPD look to start community watch program
Tue, Mar 24th 2020 10:05 am
Local leaders are working to establish a community watch program within the River Region as the COVID-19 pandemic continues, and businesses are working with reduced staff.
Cuomo: In time of COVID-19 pandemic be 'socially distanced, but spiritually connected'
Mon, Mar 23rd 2020 02:55 pm
On Monday, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo urged Americans to be "socially distanced, but spiritually connected" during the time of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Tops, Wegmans working 'to keep shelves stocked'; Poloncarz: 'Avoiding panic buying is important'
Sun, Mar 22nd 2020 05:40 pm
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz today joined with local grocery stores Tops Markets and Wegmans to inform residents of continuing efforts to keep store shelves stocked and shopping environments safe for all. Grocery stores have been classified as essential businesses during the coronavirus pandemic and are working to ensure that all patrons have access to the supplies they need for the health and well-being of themselves and their families.
Cuomo puts 'New York on PAUSE'
Fri, Mar 20th 2020 04:55 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Friday announced he is signing the "New York State on PAUSE" executive order, a 10-point policy to "assure uniform safety for everyone."
Cuomo: 100% of 'nonessential' workforce to stay home; here's the list of 'essentials'
Fri, Mar 20th 2020 03:20 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo tweeted the following: "I will sign an Executive Order mandating that 100% of workforce must stay home, excluding essential services. This order excludes pharmacies, grocery stores, and others."
Kaleida Health: Residents should stay home; seeks donations of masks
Fri, Mar 20th 2020 03:15 pm
Thousands of their doctors, nurses, ancillary and support staffs are working tirelessly to care for patients. Their efforts are nothing short of heroic. As they know better than anyone, flattening the curve is crucial to managing hospital surge.
A message to Niagara County businesses
Fri, Mar 20th 2020 09:35 am
We want to assure you that we take the health and well-being of our community, clients, and associates very seriously. Like you, we're closely monitoring the quickly developing effects of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
Niagara County offers update on COVID-19 cases
Thu, Mar 19th 2020 05:15 pm
Niagara County Public Health Director Daniel J. Stapleton on Thursday afternoon released the following statement regarding the three positive COVID-19 test results the Niagara County Department of Health received from the New York State Health Department. These three individuals live in western Niagara County, which includes Niagara Falls and the towns of Niagara, Lewiston and Porter.
Wydysh: Woman who tested positive for COVID-19 'did not have any community contact'; 3 new cases confirmed
Thu, Mar 19th 2020 08:25 am
"Our communicable disease investigation team immediately began their investigation and now, after one full day of work, they believe they have an accurate picture of the affected individual's community contact."
Cuomo announces deployment of 1,000-bed hospital ship USNS Comfort; issues executive order directing nonessential businesses to implement work from home policies
Wed, Mar 18th 2020 03:15 pm
Amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Wednesday announced the USNS Comfort will be deployed to New York harbor and is expected to arrive in April. The 1,000-bed hospital ship has 12 fully equipped operating rooms and will significantly increase New York's hospital surge capacity. The governor is meeting with leadership of the Army Corp of Engineers to discuss ways to increase hospital capacity in New York.
Village of Lewiston encourages residents to be smart, stay home
Tue, Mar 17th 2020 09:05 am
"We just want everybody to be smart, and stay healthy, and stay safe," she told a room where the three audience members were seated at a distance from one another, as part of the Centers for Disease Control coronavirus guidelines.
Cuomo signs executive order closing schools statewide for two weeks
Mon, Mar 16th 2020 07:40 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo today signed an executive order directing all schools in New York to close by Wednesday, March 18, for two weeks ending April 1.
Cuomo, Murphy and & Lamont limit crowd capacity for recreational & social gatherings to 50 people
Mon, Mar 16th 2020 11:50 am
Amid what they called "a lack of federal direction and nationwide standards," New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy and Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont on Monday announced a regional approach to combating the novel coronavirus - COVID-19 - throughout the tri-state area.
COVID-19: Niagara County proactively declares state of emergency, announces school closures
Sun, Mar 15th 2020 04:20 pm
Though Niagara County is still free of confirmed COVID-19 cases, a state of emergency was declared Sunday - and all school districts will be closed Monday.
Youngstown celebrates St. Patrick's Day
Sat, Mar 14th 2020 04:55 pm
Despite the coronavirus causing numerous cancellations throughout the area, the ninth annual O'Riordan St. Patrick's Day Parade took place Saturday on Youngstown's Main Street - much to the delight of the dozens of residents who attended.
Lewiston: Ellicott Development plaza nearing opening
Sat, Mar 14th 2020 07:00 am
Ellicott Development's three-building mixed-use plaza is almost ready for its public.
Gather by Gallo opens on Center Street
Sat, Mar 14th 2020 07:00 am
Sure enough, not long after the "open" sign lit up at Gather American Eatery, savvy Lewiston residents made their way into owner Michael Hibbard's second Gallo restaurant.
Coronavirus impacting colleges, transportation, arts
Thu, Mar 12th 2020 09:05 am
During a novel coronavirus briefing Wednesday, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced New York state will contract with 28 private labs to increase testing capacity for the novel coronavirus. Following a call with the 28 labs, the governor announced he has instructed the labs to begin testing immediately as soon as they are ready. The 28 labs are specialized in virology and are routine partners with the New York State Department of Health.
Artpark: Earth, Wind & Fire return to Artpark for a special concert event July 18
Tue, Mar 10th 2020 12:20 pm
Music legends Earth, Wind & Fire will return to the Artpark Amphitheater at 8 p.m. Saturday, July 18, for a special concert event presented by Artpark. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, March 13.
State leaders advocate for passage of $3 billion Environmental Bond Act
Mon, Mar 9th 2020 05:25 pm
The statewide roundtable tour educating stakeholders on Gov. Andrew Cuomo's latest plan to counteract climate change and global warming made a stop in Lewiston on Monday.
Coronavirus: Cuomo declares state of emergency to contain spread of virus
Sat, Mar 7th 2020 07:10 pm
During a briefing on the novel coronavirus, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo today declared a state of emergency to help New York more quickly and effectively contain the spread of the virus. The governor also confirmed several new cases.
Grand Island introduced to massive Project Olive
Sat, Mar 7th 2020 07:05 am
Grand Islanders received their official first word on a rumored commercial project for the north end of the Island that is unprecedented in size in town history.
World-class: Lewiston's Griffon House part of acclaimed restaurant group
Sat, Mar 7th 2020 07:00 am
The Griffon and its owners are sort of like Goo Goo Dolls frontman John Rzeznik.
Let the St. Patrick's Day celebrations begin!
Sat, Mar 7th 2020 06:55 am
As written here before, for its size, residents in the Buffalo-Niagara area really get into St. Patrick's Day celebrations. For 2020, our little metro area ranks an impressive No. 8 nationally among the top 200 cities in the U.S. when it comes to "Best St. Patrick's Day Celebrations," according to the latest Wallet Hub findings. Among the rating criteria, Buffalo-Niagara scored a nice No. 10 ranking for St. Patrick's Day traditions, a No. 29 rank for our weather, and No. 30 for the safety and accessibility of our many celebrations.
Nik Wallenda: Child of God overcomes 'Mouth of Hell'
Thu, Mar 5th 2020 11:00 am
Nik Wallenda will have to traverse the moon to top this death-defying stunt.
Taking the plunge in Olcott
Wed, Mar 4th 2020 09:15 am
Surprisingly, the weather was great Sunday for the 51st annual Olcott Lions Polar Bear Swim For Sight, with plenty of sunshine and fairly warm temperatures greeting those plunging into the cold waters.
Why, yes, that was the Grand Island bridge: 'A Quiet Place Part II' shines spotlight on WNY
Tue, Mar 3rd 2020 07:00 am
When it came time to shoot "A Quiet Place Part II" in 2019, John Krasinski and his crew would opt to use Western New York as the film's backdrop.
 

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