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Kearns: April is National Donate Life Month
Tue, Apr 19th 2022 02:25 pm
April is National Donate Life Month and my staff at the Erie County Auto Bureau are pleased to join in the effort to alert customers of the donor crisis and encourage everyone to enroll in the New York State Donate Life Registry.
Art show to celebrate 12 Niagara County murals
Mon, Apr 18th 2022 12:20 pm
In 2020, Lockport artist Mike Weber of Niagara County Entertainment partnered with Natalie Brown, program coordinator of the Carnegie Art Center, to create an interactive mural trail in Niagara County.
Rolling out the rides: Niagara Amusement Park adding features for new season
Fri, Apr 15th 2022 07:00 am
The water park, Kiddy Land and Western Town will reportedly be the main focus when Niagara Amusement Park & Splash World reopens on Memorial Day weekend for the second season under new management, the park has told local media in recent weeks.
Lions Club leading Earth Day cleanup in Lewiston
Fri, Apr 15th 2022 07:00 am
The Village of Lewiston Earth Day cleanup will be held Saturday, April 23, starting at the Red Brick Municipal Building, 145 N. Fourth St. Sign-in will start at 8 a.m., followed by volunteer instruction and a group photo at 9 a.m. Organizers anticipate clean up activities will last approximately one hour.
Modern Disposal Services & Niagara Orleans BOCES celebrate internship program
Thu, Apr 14th 2022 08:15 pm
Modern Disposal Services announced a new partnership with Niagara Orleans BOCES. In early March, Modern welcomed one welding student and one diesel mechanic student for a spring semester paid internship program.
Hochul announces approval of first adult-use cannabis conditional cultivation licenses to farms in New York
Thu, Apr 14th 2022 07:40 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced the Cannabis Control Board approved 52 adult-use cannabis conditional cultivator licenses across the state. These are the first adult-use cannabis licenses granted in New York, and they advance the Seeding Opportunity Initiative.
Niagara County legislators looking to enact gas sales tax reprieve
Tue, Apr 12th 2022 12:05 pm
Following the passage of a New York state budget that included a 16-cent reduction per gallon in state gas taxes beginning June 1, several Niagara County legislators are looking to provide additional relief to motorists from the county sales tax.
Buffalo History Museum unveils colorized Pan-American Exposition renderings
Tue, Apr 12th 2022 11:30 am
The Buffalo History Museum debuted a new exhibit, "To Rescue the Color: Salvaged Renderings of the Rainbow City," which features more than a half-dozen colorized renderings of the 1901 Pan-American Exposition.
ECDOH: 'Test to treat' option offered through COVID-19 test sites
Mon, Apr 11th 2022 02:10 pm
Individuals who receive a positive coronavirus test result through Erie County Department of Health's COVID-19 testing services will be offered a prescription for Paxlovid, if they are eligible.
Lewiston man to be featured on 'Antiques Roadshow'
Mon, Apr 11th 2022 09:15 am
Lewiston resident Lloyd Draper will appear on the PBS hit "Antiques Roadshow" at 8 p.m. Monday, April 25. The program airs locally on WNED.
Niagara Sailing Club rebuilds after devastating fire
Sat, Apr 9th 2022 07:00 am
At the age of 11, Jack Dally began sailing at the Niagara Sailing Club on East River Road. It wasn't long before sailing was a big part of his life. He developed his skills by participating in the various sailing programs that the club offered for youth.
Spring Showcase: Gallo, Gather owner Michael Hibbard excited for what 2022 will bring
Fri, Apr 8th 2022 11:05 am
"We have a solid staff at all the locations right now, so I'm really optimistic about growth and moving forward," he said.
Counting down to Lewiston's bicentennial: Stone House has storied history
Fri, Apr 8th 2022 11:00 am
Welcome back to our eighth bicentennial building in the series, the great old building at 755 Center St., today known as the Stone House pub. This is one of Lewiston's premiere summer venues for fun and frolic. Currently, it is owned and operated by Emery Simon and family.
Easter Bunny visits Mount St. Mary's
Fri, Apr 8th 2022 10:10 am
The St. Francis Guild and board of associates of Mount St. Mary's Hospital recently coordinated an Easter egg hunt on the hospital campus for Mount St. Mary's associates and their families. The event included a hunt for eggs, visit from the Easter Bunny, petting zoo and prizes for all attendees.
Northwest Jazz Festival announces headliners
Tue, Apr 5th 2022 12:25 pm
After an unexpected two-year hiatus, the Northwest Jazz Festival returns to historic Lewiston Aug. 26-27. The event will highlight local, international and North American jazz artists including Sally Terrell, John di Martino, Stacey Kent, Corrine Mammana, Allison Au, Emmet Cohen and Joey DeFrancesco.
2nd booster doses for COVID-19 vaccine available from Erie County Department of Health clinics
Mon, Apr 4th 2022 08:45 pm
Following the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's recent update to COVID-19 vaccine emergency use authorizations, and New York State Department of Health approval, the Erie County Department of Health is offering free second booster doses of Pfizer and Moderna coronavirus vaccines to all who are eligible.
Higgins announces 'critical federal funding' to keep USS The Sullivans afloat
Mon, Apr 4th 2022 08:45 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins joined Paul Marzello, president and CEO of the Buffalo and Erie County Naval & Military Park, to announce $490,000 in federal funding awarded to the Buffalo and Erie County Naval & Military Park.
To boost or not to boost? UB's Russo discusses what new FDA guidelines mean
Mon, Apr 4th 2022 10:25 am
The FDA's approval last week of a fourth COVID-19 shot is injecting additional questions into the conversation over who should get which booster and when.
First female officer leads New York Air National Guard
Mon, Apr 4th 2022 10:20 am
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Saturday announced Brig. Gen. Denise Donnell, a Clifton Park resident, is taking over duties as the commander of the 5,900-member New York Air National Guard, the aerial militia arm of the New York National Guard.
Hochul announces eligibility for second COVID-19 vaccine boosters
Sat, Apr 2nd 2022 02:30 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Saturday announced eligibility for second coronavirus vaccine booster doses. Eligible New Yorkers may receive an mRNA vaccine - either the Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna vaccine - for their second booster shot.
Parks/recreation projects heat up in Lewiston, Porter
Fri, Apr 1st 2022 11:10 am
News on the parks and recreation front continues to occupy discussions among officials in both the towns of Lewiston and Porter.
Niagara Falls City School District, NCCC celebrate Bloneva Bond
Fri, Apr 1st 2022 10:25 am
Niagara County Community College and Niagara Falls City Schools were part of the statewide "Women's Empowerment Draft" throughout the month of March. The two schools joined 24 other colleges and 30 grade schools to collectively celebrate Women's History Month. The program, created by Alfred University's Art Force 5, uses a pro-sports theme to build enthusiasm for historic icons.
United Way of Greater Niagara & Leadership Niagara announce partnership
Fri, Apr 1st 2022 10:10 am
On Thursday, United Way of Greater Niagara and Leadership Niagara announced both agencies will partner through Leadership Niagara's Leadership for the Youth of Niagara Communities program - LYNC - in order to reaffirm both agencies' commitment to Niagara County's youth. The event was held at Platter's Chocolates in North Tonawanda.
Hochul: $125 million relief programs support state's tourism industry
Fri, Apr 1st 2022 10:05 am
Gov. Kathy Hochul recently announced the launch of applications for two tourism grant programs designed to support and revitalize New York's tourism and hospitality industry.
State leaders debate criminal justice policies
Tue, Mar 29th 2022 10:10 am
Senate, Assembly GOP & law enforcement officials call for criminal justice changes; Hochul, Benjamin: Blaming bail reform for increase in violence that cities across America are facing isn't fair, isn't supported by data
DEC prepares to kick off unofficial start of spring with trout fishing opportunities
Tue, Mar 29th 2022 10:05 am
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos on Monday announced the upcoming start of the spring trout fishing season, which his team said provides excellent angling opportunities statewide thanks to the state's extensive stocking program and considerable number of wild trout fisheries.
Buffalo Bills: $600M investment from NYS will be matched by investments from NFL, Bills & Erie County to keep team for 30 years
Mon, Mar 28th 2022 12:20 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul and Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz on Monday announced an agreement between New York state, Erie County and the NFL's Buffalo Bills franchise for a $1.4 billion new stadium in Orchard Park. Hochul's negotiations secured a 30-year commitment for the Bills to remain in Buffalo, and a combined $550 million from the NFL and Bills - approved by the NFL owners.
Vietnam Veterans Chapter 268 donates $20,000 to new NCCC Veterans Memorial Park
Fri, Mar 25th 2022 11:00 am
Members of the Vietnam Veterans Association Chapter 268 attended the Niagara County Community College's board of trustees meeting on Tuesday. The chapter, founded in 1985, has donated more than $180,000 to the Niagara County community - including scholarships to high school graduates to attend college.
Casseri addresses Lewiston-Porter Middle School incident
Fri, Mar 25th 2022 11:00 am
The Tribune/Sentinel had a sit down meeting with Casseri to discuss his and the district's reactions to the incident, and what steps are being taken to address the matter.
Artpark announces 2022 season
Fri, Mar 25th 2022 09:00 am
Artpark & Company announced its summer 2022 season on Thursday.
Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra presents special benefit concert for Ukraine
Wed, Mar 23rd 2022 04:00 pm
In the spirit of healing, honoring lives lost, and providing hope to those affected by the conflict in Ukraine, the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra will present "Slava Ukraini: A Benefit Concert for Ukraine," at 7 p.m. Sunday, April 3, at Kleinhans Music Hall.
Hochul announces State Police commitment to boosting ranks of female troopers
Wed, Mar 23rd 2022 03:55 pm
During Women's History Month, Gov. Kathy Hochul on Wednesday announced the New York State Police joined other police departments across the country by signing the "30x30 Pledge," a commitment to increase the representation of women in the ranks while improving the experiences of women in law enforcement.
Niagara Falls: USAN approves Cambria Hotel grants
Tue, Mar 22nd 2022 03:50 pm
The USA Niagara Development Corp. board of directors met Tuesday and approved two grants for mixed-use projects at 311 Rainbow Blvd., and 320-324 Niagara St., in downtown Niagara Falls. USAN said the projects are leveraging private-sector investment to facilitate economic development within its development district.
Buffalo History Museum announces final weeks for Tim Russert exhibit
Mon, Mar 21st 2022 01:40 pm
The Buffalo History Museum will end its nearly eight-year run of "Inside Tim Russert's Office: If it's Sunday, it's 'Meet the Press.' " The last day for the public to view the Russert exhibit will be April 9.
Finally: Gas prices drop
Mon, Mar 21st 2022 08:30 am
Today's national average price for a gallon of gasoline is $4.25, down 8 cents from last week. One year ago, the price was $2.88. The New York state average is 4.37, down 8 cents from last week. A year ago, the NYS average was $2.92.
Hochul announces creation of 350-plus jobs with expansion of AML RightSource in Buffalo
Fri, Mar 18th 2022 04:10 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Friday announced AML RightSource is expanding in Buffalo and will add an additional 363 employees to support the addition of new services and clients, resulting in a total Buffalo workforce of approximately 540 employees.
500 new jobs at Moog, with a $25 million investment in Erie County
Fri, Mar 18th 2022 03:50 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced a significant expansion of Moog Inc. in Western New York, creating up to 500 new jobs in the local aerospace industry with the addition of new high-tech manufacturing equipment.
Hochul: More than 20 million COVID-19 tests to be deployed across state through spring to bolster ongoing preparedness efforts
Thu, Mar 17th 2022 04:30 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced more than 20 million over-the-counter coronavirus tests will be distributed across the state through the spring to bolster New York's ongoing preparedness efforts.
As Canada plans to drop testing requirement, Higgins pushes both US & Canada to return to pre-COVID border-crossing criteria
Thu, Mar 17th 2022 03:10 pm
A little more than two years after the first pandemic restrictions came into effect, in letters to the U.S. and Canadian governments, Congressman Brian Higgins is calling on leaders to remove all pandemic-imposed border restrictions. His request comes as Canada is preparing to announce plans to drop the existing testing requirement for vaccinated travelers entering the country through airports and land ports, effective April 1.
Shea's Performing Arts Center & Albert Nocciolino announce M&T Bank Broadway Series
Wed, Mar 16th 2022 03:35 pm
Shea's Performing Arts Center has announced the M&T Bank 2022-23 Broadway Series and special engagements. President Michael G. Murphy and Broadway partner-producer Albert Nocciolino unveiled the upcoming slate of shows on Wednesday. The season includes "thrilling new productions and beloved favorites" on Shea's Buffalo stage beginning this September.
 

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