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Taste of Buffalo announces 2021 in-person festival
Mon, Mar 1st 2021 10:50 am
The Taste of Buffalo presented by Tops on Monday announced planning is underway for an in-person festival for July 10-11, occupying a portion of its longtime home on Delaware Avenue and Niagara Square in downtown Buffalo.
'The Artpark Idea Series' conversations explore past, present & future of visual arts legacy
Mon, Mar 1st 2021 09:30 am
Artpark & Company on Monday announced a special series of online conversations to explore Artpark's visual arts legacy in a modern context. The "Artpark Idea Series" will feature eight notable artists connected to Artpark over six weekly sessions to be held via Zoom beginning Friday, March 19.
Old Fort Niagara hosts 'inverse parade' to celebrate St. Patrick's Day
Mon, Mar 1st 2021 07:00 am
St. Patrick's Day parades are a favorite activity this time of year, but many have been canceled due to the pandemic. From 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday, March 13, Old Fort Niagara will host an "inverse" St. Patrick's Day parade. An "inverse parade" allows those on parade and those watching to switch places, maintain social distance and stay safe.
Communities embrace Northern Niagara Regional Trail Network
Sat, Feb 27th 2021 05:30 pm
Niagara County municipal leaders laid the foundation Friday for what is envisioned to be a 35-mile-long Niagara County bike trail system connecting the Village of Lewiston on the south to lake communities on the north and Lockport on the east.
Erie County DOH outlines facility requirements for non-professional, non-collegiate sports events; offers update on vaccinations, quarantines
Sat, Feb 27th 2021 09:40 am
The ECDOH said that, based on information provided by the New York State Department of Health, 14.3% of Erie County residents have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine. Moreover, 9.2% percent have received the two-dose series.
Even current low rate of vaccinations in Western New York is benefiting region, new UB models show
Fri, Feb 26th 2021 11:20 am
Western New York is already benefitting from COVID-19 vaccinations, according to new models developed by University at Buffalo data scientists.
Ice boom in place in Lewiston
Fri, Feb 26th 2021 09:35 am
The Village of Lewiston Department of Public Works was at the waterfront Wednesday, overseeing installation of ice boom spans.
Wheatfield Town Board to return to in-person meetings
Fri, Feb 26th 2021 09:30 am
Tuesday's Town of Wheatfield board meeting revealed the March 17 session will mark a return to in-person gatherings in the council chambers. The board has been meeting via Zoom since November.
'De-Sign' group continues campaign against clutter
Fri, Feb 26th 2021 08:15 am
Recent comments indicate that Cayuga Street will become a designated bike path, and new signs will be added to help bicyclists find their way to Center Street, just one short block away. At a time when residents are begging local officials to clean up the sign clutter, adding more signs is the exact opposite of what this community wants and needs.
Biden, Trudeau announce 'Roadmap for a Renewed U.S.-Canada Partnership'
Wed, Feb 24th 2021 10:55 am
U.S. President Joe Biden and Canada Prime Minister Justin Trudeau put forth the following statement Tuesday, with regard to ongoing cross-border relations and initiatives.
Eligible New Yorkers can begin making appointments at state-FEMA vaccination sites including Buffalo
Wed, Feb 24th 2021 09:45 am
Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced eligible New Yorkers in Buffalo, Rochester, Albany and Yonkers areas can begin making appointments to receive the COVID-19 vaccine at the state-FEMA community-based vaccination sites scheduled to open Wednesday, March 3, in the four cities. The four vaccination sites will operate between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. daily and each site has the capacity to administer 1,000 doses per day.
DEC announces agreement with state & local partners to redevelop former industrial sites in Niagara, Orleans counties
Tue, Feb 23rd 2021 05:40 pm
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation on Tuesday announced a new cooperative agreement with the state comptroller's office; Niagara County; Orleans County; the cities of Lockport, Niagara Falls and North Tonawanda; and the Niagara Orleans Regional Land Improvement Corp. (NORLIC) to promote the redevelopment of dozens of potentially contaminated properties in Niagara and Orleans counties.
Cuomo sets guidelines for billiard halls to reopen; movie theaters in NYC also reopening; weddings & catered events can resume March 15
Mon, Feb 22nd 2021 05:40 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Monday announced that, as New York's hospitalization and COVID-19 infection rates continue to decline, the state is issuing guidance to begin reopening additional sectors of the economy.
Perfect blend: City officials welcome SPoT Coffee to North Tonawanda
Mon, Feb 22nd 2021 11:20 am
Business is a-brewing in the Lumber City. On Friday, North Tonawanda city officials hosted a public "Welcome to Webster Street" event to commemorate the arrival of downtown's newest business, SPoT Coffee.
Village of Lewiston provides updates on events, public safety, bandshell & bike path
Fri, Feb 19th 2021 10:00 am
As Lewiston was dealing with its first major snowstorm of 2021, village trustees met Tuesday night to discuss plans for spring and summer. Updates also were given on several longstanding projects.
Memorial Day parade & luncheon on hold until 2022
Fri, Feb 19th 2021 07:00 am
Every Memorial Day since 2016, we have remembered our fallen veterans with a Memorial Day parade, community luncheon and a veterans memorial ceremony at Academy Park.
Viking Strong: Unity through art
Thu, Feb 18th 2021 05:20 pm
A small Grand Island art studio that's less than a year old has wasted no time bringing the community together in a big way.
Niagara University Ostapenko Center brings valentines to seniors and disabled individuals
Thu, Feb 18th 2021 11:05 am
Once again, Niagara Falls' most vulnerable residents were treated to holiday goodie bags, thanks to the outreach efforts of the Rose Bente Lee Ostapenko Center for Race, Equity, and Mission at Niagara University, in partnership with the Niagara Falls Health Equity Task Force.
State Park Police, State Troopers, DEC police & forest rangers remind snowmobilers to ride safely
Thu, Feb 18th 2021 11:05 am
With the recent snowfall, the New York State Park Police, State Police, Environmental Conservation police officers and forest rangers are reminding all snowmobile riders to make safety their priority in an effort to reduce the number of personal injury and fatal accidents throughout New York.
Niagara County DPW: Do not clear snow into road
Thu, Feb 18th 2021 09:45 am
Niagara County Public Works Commissioner Garret Meal reminded residents and plow services that depositing snow from driveways and sidewalks into roadways is illegal.
Reopening: Indoor family entertainment centers March 26, outdoor amusement parks April 9
Wed, Feb 17th 2021 02:40 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Wednesday announced indoor family entertainment centers and places of amusement can open with a 25% capacity limit beginning Friday, March 26. Outdoor amusement parks can open with a 33% capacity limit beginning Friday, April 9.
Bone-chilling temps pose danger to homeless
Tue, Feb 16th 2021 05:30 pm
The homeless in the Niagara Region have been dealt a double-blow, said officials at Niagara Gospel Rescue Mission.
Heart, Love & Soul announces Daybreak opening
Tue, Feb 16th 2021 05:10 pm
Daybreak at Heart, Love & Soul has opened for services to the community, including case management, acute nursing care and health care coordination, showers and laundry for those experiencing homelessness, housing linkage and referral, homeless street outreach, and connection and referral to partner agencies.
Frenetic pace of winter storms to continue this week
Tue, Feb 16th 2021 10:00 am
The onslaught of wild winter weather that has been a repeating presence throughout the first half of February will continue wreaking havoc this week as another major storm system could deliver more snow and ice to many places that already have plenty of snow on the ground, AccuWeather forecasters say.
WNY Land Conservancy, design team seek input on early design concepts for The Riverline
Mon, Feb 15th 2021 10:50 am
The Western New York Land Conservancy and its design team will display early concept designs for The Riverline during a livestreamed YouTube event at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 24. During the event, Western New Yorkers will see design alternatives for The Riverline and hear from Barbara Wilks of W Architecture and Landscape Architecture and Walter Hood of Hood Design Studio.
Cuomo: Mass vaccination sites to increase capacity for individuals with comorbidities & underlying conditions, who can begin to schedule appointments
Sat, Feb 13th 2021 11:55 pm
The "Am I Eligible" screening tool will be updated for individuals with comorbidities and underlying conditions at 8 a.m. Sunday, with new appointments released on a rolling basis over the next weeks. Starting next week, local health departments will also receive vaccine allocations for these individuals. People can use the following to show they are eligible:
Catholic Health to acquire land in Lockport for new hospital campus
Thu, Feb 11th 2021 09:40 pm
Catholic Health has contracted to purchase 104 acres of land in Lockport, which will be the site of the new Lockport Memorial Campus of Mount St. Mary's Hospital. The multiple parcels, located off South Transit Road between Shimer and Ruhlmann roads, are currently under environmental and zoning review. Access to the hospital campus will be off Shimer Road near Transit.
Cuomo: Sports & entertainment events in major stadiums, arenas can reopen with limited spectators beginning Feb. 23
Wed, Feb 10th 2021 03:00 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Wednesday announced that, building off of the successful Buffalo Bills pilot program, sports and entertainment events in major stadiums and arenas with a capacity of 10,000 or more people can reopen with limited spectators beginning Feb. 23.
Municipalities in Erie & Niagara counties to receive $792 million+ in COVID-19 relief under Biden plan
Wed, Feb 10th 2021 10:25 am
Congressman Brian Higgins, D-NY-26, announced Erie and Niagara counties will receive more than $792 million in estimated federal disaster relief under the American Rescue Plan. The newly released data is provided by the House Committee on Oversight and Reform, which is overseeing the state and local aid component of the bill.
Setting sites on Grand Island heroes
Tue, Feb 9th 2021 03:00 pm
Private First Class Charles N. DeGlopper was a 22-year-old United States Army soldier fighting for his country on June 9, 1944, during the Battle of Normandy campaign in World War II when he was compelled to make a split-second decision that ultimately cost him his life as he was killed in action protecting his fellow soldiers.
Virtual Black History Month events by Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Heritage Center
Mon, Feb 8th 2021 04:10 pm
The Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Heritage Center is celebrating Black History Month through a series of virtual events this February. Each Friday at 7 p.m. this month, the public can join discussions relating to Black history from the comfort of their home.
HEALTHeLINK releases 2020 report to community
Mon, Feb 8th 2021 01:20 pm
HEALTHeLINK, the health information exchange (HIE) for Western New York, continues to play a vital role in the delivery and quality of patient care. As highlighted in the HEALTHeLINK 2020 Report to the Community, the value of HIE has never been more evident.
Castellani Art Museum poised for grand comeback in 2021
Fri, Feb 5th 2021 02:15 pm
"We're moving forward," he said. "We have our goals, we have our time set, and we're working towards it as if life will get back to ('normal') and the museum can reopen and reenergize."
New York Power Authority awarded $250,000 to study impacts of ice on Niagara Power Plant
Fri, Feb 5th 2021 12:30 pm
The New York Power Authority announced it has been awarded two grants to fund demonstration projects - one that will analyze the impact of ice on a hydropower plant and one to test an advanced technology that evaluates the health of high voltage assets in a substation.
Lewiston Moose Lodge donates to LPD
Fri, Feb 5th 2021 09:05 am
Members of the board of officers from Lower Niagara Moose Lodge 584 on Water Street in Lewiston gathered last week with area law enforcement and local officials for a special presentation.
Joint statement from departments of health regarding travel & quarantine
Thu, Feb 4th 2021 02:55 pm
The leaders of the five Western New York county health departments (Allegany, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie and Niagara) are providing the following joint statement related to the upcoming school breaks and the New York state travel advisory:
Community-based pop-up vaccination sites coming online this week
Wed, Feb 3rd 2021 01:55 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Wednesday announced 35 community-based pop-up vaccination sites coming online this week at churches, community centers, public housing complexes and cultural centers. These sites are expected to vaccinate over 25,000 people throughout the week, with more sites coming online every week.
Survey: 56% of Americans likely to travel for vacation in 2021; 21% report traveling since pandemic
Wed, Feb 3rd 2021 10:05 am
A new survey conducted by Morning Consult and commissioned by the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) shows consumers are optimistic about traveling again in 2021, with 56% reporting they are likely to travel for vacation this year.
Cuomo: Federal vaccine supply to increase to 20% for next 3 weeks
Tue, Feb 2nd 2021 03:35 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday updated New Yorkers on the state's vaccination program. As of noon, New York's health care distribution sites have received 1,554,450 first doses and already administered 91% (1,414,241) first-dose vaccinations and 76% of first and second doses. Delivery of the week 8 allocation from the federal government begins mid-week.
New York State Parks highlights Black History Month
Mon, Feb 1st 2021 02:05 pm
New Yorkers can help celebrate contributions to state history through a series of events, programming and visits to State Parks and historic sites during Black History Month.
 

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