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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.
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.
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.
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.
SBA: Key policy change to existing COVID Economic Injury Disaster Loan program
Tue, Mar 15th 2022 01:00 pm
On Tuesday, Administrator Isabella Casillas Guzman, head of the U.S. Small Business Administration, directed the SBA to provide additional deferment of principal and interest payments for existing COVID Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) program borrowers. That makes a total of 30 months deferment from inception on all approved COVID-19 EIDL loans.
New Alzheimer's Association report finds doctors, public face challenges in understanding & distinguishing early development from 'normal aging'
Tue, Mar 15th 2022 11:40 am
The Alzheimer's Association 2022 Alzheimer's Disease Facts and Figures report unearthed challenges both doctors and the American public face in understanding and diagnosing mild cognitive impairment (MCI), which is characterized by subtle changes in memory and thinking.
Local Women United collecting goods for mothers & babies
Tue, Mar 15th 2022 11:40 am
On Tuesday, March 15, Women United of Greater Niagara will begin another collection drive to benefit those in need in Niagara County. This follows its recent personal hygiene drive, which had success throughout the month of November. Keeping the momentum going, this drive will support local women and their babies.
The Fab Four Beatles tribute is first concert announcement for Erie County Fair
Tue, Mar 15th 2022 11:35 am
The Fab Four: The Ultimate Tribute will return to Hamburg for an 8 p.m. show on Wednesday, Aug. 10. This group has traveled the globe impersonating John Lennon, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr and George Harrison.
Secretary of State Rodriguez approves Village of Lewiston's updated Local Waterfront Revitalization Program
Mon, Mar 14th 2022 01:10 pm
New York Secretary of State Robert J. Rodriguez on Monday announced his approval of the updated Village of Lewiston Local Waterfront Revitalization Program (LWRP), which provides a renewed step-by-step process to advance the village's waterfront planning from vision to implementation.
Division of Consumer Protection helped New York consumers recoup nearly $3 million in 2021
Mon, Mar 14th 2022 12:45 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul recently announced the New York State Division of Consumer Protection assisted 21,855 New Yorkers with a variety of consumer protection matters in 2021, resulting in a record $2,918,025 being returned to consumers' wallets. The announcement came on the final day of National Consumer Protection Week.
Village of Lewiston: Center Street remodel begins
Fri, Mar 11th 2022 11:00 am
Work is now underway on a long-awaited Center Street enhancement project.
Counting down to Lewiston's bicentennial: Current Griffon House location has historic roots, Townsend ties
Fri, Mar 11th 2022 11:00 am
Today we look into another "bicentennial structure," this one a well-known and appreciated dining establishment on the north side of Center Street, as you enter into the business district. As a lead-up to our upcoming celebration of the 200th anniversary of the Town and Village of Lewiston, everyone should be aware of these longstanding and interesting structures.
Kearns releases 'alarming' data on preforeclosure default notifications
Fri, Mar 11th 2022 09:25 am
Erie County Clerk Michael Kearns and the "Stay In Your Home" campaign on Thursday released what he called "a staggering report" on the postmoratorium preforeclosure notices received by many homeowners across Erie County.
AAA: $4 gas the tipping point for most Americans
Thu, Mar 10th 2022 08:40 am
New survey data from AAA finds that two-thirds of Americans felt gas prices were too expensive just a few weeks ago at $3.53 per gallon. Now with the national average at an all-time high of over $4, Americans may have reached a tipping point.
Artpark lifts COVID-19 admissions policies for all venues
Wed, Mar 9th 2022 02:50 pm
In accordance with the changes in guidance from New York state and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, proof of coronavirus vaccination or negative test is no longer required to attend events at Artpark. Masks are also not required.
Op-ed: Enforcement of open government laws needed
Tue, Mar 8th 2022 04:50 pm
The importance of open government and a free press is celebrated as Sunshine Week across the United States during the week of March 14. As part of Sunshine Week, the New York Coalition For Open Government is highlighting the need for enforcing the Open Meetings Law and the Freedom of Information Law.
Artpark adds Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats, Death Cab for Cutie, Ziggy Marley: 'A Live Tribute To His Father' to lineup
Mon, Mar 7th 2022 02:30 pm
Artpark & Company on Monday announced three more shows for its summer concert lineup.
KeyBank announces support for humanitarian efforts for Ukraine
Mon, Mar 7th 2022 11:30 am
KeyBank has announced several steps it is taking to support humanitarian efforts currently underway for the people of Ukraine. In a message to employees, Chris Gorman, KeyCorp chairman and CEO, announced the following steps:
Buffalo gas price rises almost 50 cents in a week
Mon, Mar 7th 2022 11:30 am
Today's national average price for a gallon of gasoline is $4.07, up 46 cents from last week. One year ago, the price was $2.77. The New York state average is 4.26, up 46 cents from last week. A year ago, the NYS average was $2.83.
Spring into safety
Mon, Mar 7th 2022 11:30 am
As New Yorkers prepare to set their clocks forward one hour on Sunday, March 13 (Daylight Saving Time), the Firefighters Association of the State of New York (FASNY) is urging everyone to check their smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors. Homeowners with alarms that have sealed, non-removable batteries should test the alarms to see if they are functional and check their expiration dates. Alarms equipped with removable batteries should have their batteries replaced.
Harriet Tubman bicentennial to be celebrated March 10 in Niagara Falls
Fri, Mar 4th 2022 01:20 pm
An event March 10 at the Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Heritage Center will celebrate the bicentennial of Harriet Tubman's birth and her connection to Niagara Falls.
8 bands comprised of lawyers from local law firms will take the stage at The Tralf to benefit ASI's 'Give for Greatness'
Fri, Mar 4th 2022 01:20 pm
To fundraise for ASI's "Give for Greatness" grant program, eight all-law professional musical groups will give it their all on stage when Dansa D'Arta Soucia LLP and KeyBank present the ninth annual "Lawyers for the Arts" fundraiser next Saturday, March 12, from 1-5:30 p.m. at the Tralf Music Hall, 622 Main St., Buffalo. Tickets are available via Ticketmaster or by calling The Tralf at 716-852-2860. Doors open at noon. Ages 21-plus with proof of vaccination will be admitted.
North Tonawanda: Mayor Tylec establishes financial advisory committee
Fri, Mar 4th 2022 07:00 am
North Tonawanda Mayor Austin Tylec has created a financial advisory committee intended to improve the city's budget process, support its accounting department, facilitate communication and work between elected leaders, and to serve as a resource for the community.
 

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