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Kathy Hochul sworn-in as 57th governor of New York
Tue, Aug 24th 2021 10:45 am
At a procedural ceremony at midnight Tuesday, Kathy Hochul was sworn in as the 57th governor of the state of New York.
Erie County Department of Health shares school guidance for 2021-22 academic year
Mon, Aug 23rd 2021 10:45 am
The Erie County Department of Health released a set of requirements and recommendations for Erie County grades pre-K to 12 public, private and charter schools for the 2021-22 school year.
Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls USA names winners of Macerich Special Events Grant
Mon, Aug 23rd 2021 10:45 am
Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls USA announced Heart, Love & Soul Inc. and Community Missions of Niagara Frontier Inc. were named 2021 winners of the Macerich Special Event Grant (SEG), a community giveback initiative offered under the Louise Marquez volunteer grant program and administered by Fashion Outlet's parent company, Macerich.
Buffalo Proud, 26 Shirts partner to unveil limited-edition apparel to benefit Buffalo City Mission
Wed, Aug 18th 2021 11:00 am
On Wednesday, Buffalo Proud and 26 Shirts unveiled new T-shirt and hat apparel to directly benefit the Buffalo City Mission. Apparel featuring the Buffalo Proud logo design will be on sale starting today. $8 from each item sold will be donated to Buffalo City Mission's programs and services.
American Heart Association: 3rd COVID-19 vaccine dose recommended for heart transplant patients, others with weakened immune systems
Wed, Aug 18th 2021 10:55 am
On Friday, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommended a third dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine for people with moderately to severely compromised immune systems, including those who have had a heart, stem cell or other organ transplant and are on immunosuppressive treatment, or who have weakened immune systems due to disease or other medical treatment including active cancer therapy.
BPO teams with Western New York Families of September 11, American Red Cross to honor America's heroes
Mon, Aug 16th 2021 02:05 pm
In the spirit of healing, remembrance and honoring both the fallen and the heroes that saw America through, at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 11, Kleinhans Music Hall welcomes the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, in collaboration with the Western New York Families of September 11 and the American Red Cross, Western New York Chapter, for a special performance titled "American Resilience: 20th Anniversary Commemoration to 9/11 Heroes."
Art Festival (crowd) returns to Lewiston
Mon, Aug 16th 2021 09:00 am
As evidenced by the throngs of people entering as and slightly before it began this past weekend, the Lewiston Art Festival was sorely missed.
Niagara County Peach Festival: New park arrangements in store for visitors
Fri, Aug 13th 2021 07:00 am
News and excitement continues to build as the 63rd edition of the Niagara County Peach Festival nears.
Hochul: 'I am prepared'
Wed, Aug 11th 2021 07:15 pm
On Wednesday afternoon, Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul addressed New Yorkers on her transition to assume the governorship and the state's future.
Tops Markets partners with 26 Shirts to launch exclusive 'Mafia' football design T-shirts
Wed, Aug 11th 2021 03:20 pm
Tops said, "Nothing rally's Western New Yorkers quite like supporting our favorite hometown team and so, when 26 Shirts approached Tops Friendly Markets to help release its newest design, it was a no brainer."
Elected leaders excited for Kathy Hochul to take over as governor
Tue, Aug 10th 2021 02:45 pm
On Tuesday, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced he would resign from office, effective Aug. 24. One week earlier, New York Attorney General Letitia James issued a report from appointed independent investigators- led by Joon H. Kim and Anne L. Clark - detailing multiple allegations of sexual harassment by Cuomo. He has vigorously denied these allegations.
New York State Park Police partner with Niagara Falls Fire Department in Whirlpool State Park rescue
Tue, Aug 10th 2021 12:10 pm
The PBA of New York State announced members from the New York State Park Police partnered with the Niagara Falls Fire Department on the afternoon of Sunday, Aug. 8, to rescue an injured hiker from the Vanderbilt Stairs area of Whirlpool State Park.
Artpark & Modern Disposal Services present 'Power of Niagara'
Mon, Aug 9th 2021 09:45 am
Artpark & Company and Modern Disposal Services will present "Power of Niagara," "A celebration of arts, nature and a sustainable future" on Aug. 21. The evening will be a celebration of the environment, including a performance of "Branché" by Cirque Barcode & Acting for Climate Montréal; the world premiere of "The Power of Niagara" by Jon Lehrer Dance Company; performances by Buffalo String Works; and the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by JoAnn Falletta.
Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Heritage Commission unveils Cataract House historic marker
Fri, Aug 6th 2021 12:40 pm
At a press conference on Thursday, The Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Heritage Commission and the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation proudly unveiled a historic marker designating the site of the Cataract House at Heritage Park, across from Red Coach Inn.
AG: Independent investigators find Gov. Cuomo sexually harassed multiple women, violated state & federal laws
Tue, Aug 3rd 2021 12:35 pm
The independent investigators appointed by New York Attorney General Letitia James - led by Joon H. Kim and Anne L. Clark - on Tuesday released their report into the multiple allegations of sexual harassment by New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo. After nearly five months, the investigators concluded that Gov. Cuomo did sexually harass multiple women - including former and current state employees - by engaging in unwanted groping, kissing and hugging, and making inappropriate comments.
Niagara County to hold household hazardous waste collection in Lewiston
Tue, Aug 3rd 2021 07:00 am
Niagara County Legislature Chairwoman Becky Wydysh and Legislator Irene Myers are co-sponsoring a household hazardous waste collection on Saturday, Aug. 21, in conjunction with the Town of Lewiston, New York State Sen. Rob Ortt, Assemblyman Angelo Morinello and the Niagara County Department of Public Works. The event is open to all Niagara County residents. An appointment is required.
Delegating effectively or avoiding responsibility?
Tue, Aug 3rd 2021 07:00 am
Think about the last time your boss delegated a task to you. Did you perceive that request as a sign of strong leadership - or as your manager shirking responsibility? In the end, did you successfully complete the task, or find a way out of it?
Cuomo on COVID: 'We have seen this movie before'; Niagara County not mandating facemasks
Mon, Aug 2nd 2021 06:35 pm
At a press briefing on Monday, Gov. Andrew Cuomo encouraged New Yorkers to "avoid reliving the COVID-19 movie" that played out last year.
Guest editorial: Summer an advantageous time to become tobacco-free
Mon, Aug 2nd 2021 07:00 am
The new year is a popular time for tobacco users to become tobacco-free; however, calling the New York State Smokers' Quitline and changing behaviors can make summertime ideal for making a quit-attempt. Quit Coaches are available to assist New York state residents seven days a week at 1-866-NY-QUITS (1-866-697-8487) and encourage tobacco users to consider the summer months as an advantageous time to stay tobacco-free.
With 496 new COVID-19 cases in past 7 days, Erie County experiencing 'substantial' transmission
Fri, Jul 30th 2021 02:00 pm
The Erie County Department of Health has confirmed 99 new COVID-19 cases for July 29, resulting in 496 new COVID-19 cases within the past seven days. Based on The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) indicators for community transmission, Erie County is now considered to have "substantial" COVID-19 transmission, with a case rate of 54 new cases per 100,000 people in the past seven days.
Cuomo announces launch of $35 million Restaurant Return-to-Work Tax Credit program
Thu, Jul 29th 2021 07:00 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Thursday announced the launch of New York state's $35 million Restaurant Return-to-Work Tax Credit program, designed to help expand employment opportunities for workers and provide relief to COVID-19-impacted restaurants. Created as part of the fiscal year 2022 budget, the program offers a tax credit for the rapid hiring of restaurant workers to reduce the restaurant industry's pandemic-induced economic difficulties. Qualifying restaurants could receive a $5,000 tax credit per net new hire, totaling up to $50,000 in tax credits per business.
Jalen Law completes Portage Road Transportation Center mural
Thu, Jul 29th 2021 06:45 pm
Jalen Law officially revealed his completed mural inside the waiting area of the NFTA-Metro Portage Road Transportation Center at a press conference hosted by the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority (NFTA-Metro) and the Niagara Falls National Heritage Area (NFNHA) on Wednesday.
COVID-19: CDC provides new guidance as Delta variant spikes
Tue, Jul 27th 2021 06:35 pm
On Tuesday, The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention updated information for fully vaccinated people given new evidence on the B.1.617.2 (Delta) variant of the coronavirus currently circulating in the U.S. It added a recommendation for fully vaccinated people to wear a mask in public indoor settings in areas of substantial or high transmission. Currently, Erie and Niagara counties are labeled moderate risk.
Eight Days of Hope - Buffalo 2021 wraps up Masten District outreach
Tue, Jul 27th 2021 09:50 am
Eight Days of Hope - Buffalo 2021, in partnership with KeyBank and the First Niagara Foundation, wrapped up Saturday, July 24, after serving for eight days in the Masten District, providing 202 families with free home repairs.
Don't be cruel; stop, collaborate & listen: Bobby Brown, Vanilla Ice headline outdoor show at Seneca Niagara
Mon, Jul 26th 2021 10:45 am
Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino will groove like never before, when "Hip Hop 'N Harmony," featuring Vanilla Ice, Bobby Brown, Blackstreet, All 4 One and Kool Moe Dee, hits the resort's outdoor stage on Friday, Sept. 17. Tickets go on-sale at 10 a.m. Friday, July 30, and start at $45.
Ortt recognizes Brickyard Pub & BBQ as 'Small Business of the Month' for July
Fri, Jul 23rd 2021 10:00 am
New York State Senate Republican Leader Rob Ortt (far left) presented his "Small Business of the Month" award to The Brickyard Pub & BBQ and owners Ken Bryan (center) and Eric Matthews.
Roller Rink at Canalside opening Aug. 20
Thu, Jul 22nd 2021 09:35 am
Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp. (ECHDC) and Buffalo Waterfront Management Group (BWMG) announced the canals at Canalside will be converted into a giant roller rink that will open Aug. 20 and roll through the fall season to Oct. 31.
PHOTOS: Wild weather in Niagara County leads to state of emergency
Wed, Jul 21st 2021 08:25 am
Heavy rains and flash floods forced Niagara County leaders to take drastic measures on Tuesday night.
Gov't Mule to perform Sept. 7 at Artpark
Tue, Jul 20th 2021 12:05 pm
Gov't Mule will perform on the Artpark Amphitheater stage at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 7, as part of the "Miller Lite Concerts in the Park" series.
Cuomo announces crackdown on underage drinking during summer concert season
Mon, Jul 19th 2021 12:10 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced state investigators will be on patrol at popular summer concert venues to crack down on underage drinking and the use of fake IDs to purchase alcohol.
New York Power Authority approves 15-year construction services contract to modernize Niagara Power Project
Fri, Jul 16th 2021 07:00 am
The New York Power Authority board of trustees has approved the award of a competitively bid contract, valued up to $275 million, to Voith Hydro Inc., located in York, Pennsylvania, for mechanical and electrical upgrades related to the Power Authority's 15-year modernization and digitization program titled "Next Generation Niagara."
A historian's legacy: Building resources to tell history's untold stories
Thu, Jul 15th 2021 07:30 pm
As a graduate student in the 1970s, Lillian S. Williams set forth to study Black history in Western New York.
Eight Days of Hope - Buffalo 2021 to serve Masten District
Wed, Jul 14th 2021 05:35 pm
On Saturday, July 17, the second annual Eight Days of Hope (EDOH) Buffalo begins, in partnership with KeyBank and the First Niagara Foundation, bringing together over 1,000 volunteers to serve 100 families in the Masten District with free home repairs.
Local officials pledge support of Law Enforcement Academy move to NCCC campus
Wed, Jul 14th 2021 05:15 pm
On Tuesday, a press conference was held to celebrate the return of the Niagara County Law Enforcement Academy to the Sanborn campus of Niagara County Community College. NCLEA will relocate to NCCC in August after a decade at Niagara University. Several elected officials joined college leaders to pledge their support of local law enforcement and the academy's move.
Erie County Fair: Nominations for 2021 'Ultimate Fairgoer' now being accepted
Tue, Jul 13th 2021 07:15 pm
Are you or someone you know deserving of the title of the greatest "Fair Fan" in Western New York? The Erie County Fair is now accepting nominations for someone to be named the 2021 "Ultimate Fairgoer."
Niagara University breaks ground on $11.5 million renovation for Kiernan Center
Tue, Jul 13th 2021 05:15 pm
On Tuesday, Niagara University broke ground on its $11.5 million renovation project at the university's Kiernan Recreation Center. Project construction is scheduled to begin later this month, and the renovation is expected to be completed for the fall 2022 semester. Funding for the project includes a $1 million grant from the NYS Higher Education Capital Matching program (HECap), as well as other private donations and university investments.
Lewiston Stone House, Lewiston Event Center for sale as Simon seeks to retire
Mon, Jul 12th 2021 02:10 pm
Emery Simon's commercial properties are for sale - but he doesn't expect to part with them right away.
New Gallo Coal Fire Kitchen set to open this month
Fri, Jul 9th 2021 11:05 am
Gallo Coal Fire Kitchen is expected to open to the public later this month.
Cuomo signs legislation permitting use of municipal space for outdoor dining
Wed, Jul 7th 2021 07:05 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Wednesday signed legislation (S.6353-A/A.7733) that will allow restaurants to utilize municipal spaces like sidewalks and streets for outdoor dining. First granted under an executive order, this law allows restaurants to continue using these public spaces for another year as they recover from the economic devastation brought by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Thrill of the fight: Local fighter set to make debut after pandemic scraps first match
Tue, Jul 6th 2021 07:00 am
After five years of training and honing her abilities at the Fight-Sport Training Center, Town of Niagara's Mackenzie Musgrove was set to make her amateur kickboxing debut last year on May 9. The preparation leading up to the bout was grueling. As her trainer Pativaj Soundara explained, it's essentially a second job.
 

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