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Invasive 'jumping' earthworms are thriving, with destructive potential, expert says
Fri, Aug 21st 2020 07:00 am
Earthworm scientist Nick Henshue had not spotted invasive "jumping" earthworms in the Buffalo area until 2019.
FOXG1 symposium advances science, gives hope to families battling rare disease
Thu, Aug 20th 2020 12:00 pm
University at Buffalo biologists Soo-Kyung Lee and Jae Lee have devoted their careers to studying FOXG1 syndrome, a neurological disorder that affects their daughter, Yuna.
Hannah Mergi continues to make her mark in world
Wed, Aug 12th 2020 08:30 pm
The name Hannah Mergi is not unfamiliar to NFP readers. The 20-year-old Youngstown native has been featured in stories where:
Cuomo signs legislation requiring all motor vehicle passengers 16 and older to wear a seat belt
Tue, Aug 11th 2020 10:40 am
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday signed legislation (S.4336/A.6163) requiring all passengers in motor vehicles over the age of 16 to wear a seat belt. Currently, passengers aged 16 and older are only required to wear a seat belt in the front passenger seat next to the driver.
Cuomo: Schools can reopen in New York
Fri, Aug 7th 2020 12:35 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Friday gave each New York school district the go-ahead to reopen for in-person learning.
Lewiston-Porter to meet with parents regarding reopening in September
Fri, Aug 7th 2020 09:30 am
With our reopening plan now out, we are working diligently as a district to put our plan into action. We are focusing on reopening Tuesday, Sept. 8, in the hybrid model outlined in our plan. Our plan allows students to attend school in person or choose a 100% remote learning option. As parents decide what the best option is for their children, we are committed to providing all the information we can to support our families.
Cuomo: Schools will reopen on a regional basis
Thu, Aug 6th 2020 09:40 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Thursday said he will reopen schools in the same way he reopened businesses across New York state: On a regional basis.
Lewiston-Porter submits two options on reopening
Fri, Jul 31st 2020 08:50 am
Lewiston-Porter has submitted its reopening plan to the New York State Education Department (NYSED). The reopening plan provides for in-person instruction, remote learning, and a hybrid of the two approaches as required by NYSED. Superintendent Paul Casseri shared our reopening plan with the school community this week.
DMV-licensed driving schools can now conduct distance learning pre-licensing courses
Wed, Jul 29th 2020 03:15 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Wednesday announced Department of Motor Vehicles-licensed driving schools can now conduct distance learning pre-licensing courses.
AAA: Area students backlogged for 5-hour pre-licensing course
Fri, Jul 24th 2020 02:45 pm
AAA Western and Central New York has heard from many young drivers and their parents who are inquiring about the five-hour prelicensing course that is required in New York state to obtain a driver's license. With classroom instruction not allowed in New York at this time, AAA driver training is closely following state mandates and cannot legally offer the course.
NYSPHSAA to delay fall sports start date & cancel fall championships
Fri, Jul 17th 2020 02:10 pm
The officers of the New York State Public High School Athletic Association voted to delay the official start date of the fall 2020 sports season, cancel the fall 2020 regional and state championships, and prepare to implement a condensed season schedule in January 2021 if high school sports remain prohibited throughout 2020 due to COVID-19. This decision comes at the recommendation of the NYSPHSAA COVID-19 task force when it convened as a working group for the third time Thursday morning.
Erie County COVID-19 data shows increase in cases in younger adults
Mon, Jul 13th 2020 05:00 pm
The Erie County Department of Health is reporting a noticeable increase in the percentage of newly confirmed COVID-19 cases among the 20-29-year-old and 30-39-year-old age groups.
Cuomo outlines metrics for school reopening
Mon, Jul 13th 2020 04:40 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Monday announced new, data-driven guidance for reopening schools in New York. Schools in a region can reopen if that region is in phase four of reopening, and if its daily infection rate remains below 5% or lower using a 14-day average since "PAUSE" was lifted.
Youngstown Lions Club awards Riordan scholarships
Mon, Jul 6th 2020 02:45 pm
The Youngstown Lions Club has awarded $1,000 scholarships, honoring the memory of Neil Riordan, former mayor of Youngstown, to three Lewiston-Porter High School seniors.
WNY STEM Hub announces openings for 'Hand in Hand Powered by AT&T' summer program
Mon, Jun 29th 2020 02:05 pm
WNY STEM Hub and AT&T are currently seeking 39 public school students from across Western New York entering grades 6-12 to participate in the free science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) "Hand in Hand Powered by AT&T" summer program where they will create prosthetic hands for local youth and area veterans.
55th annual Hewitt Award winners announced
Wed, Jun 24th 2020 02:35 pm
Adrianna Frerichs of Wilson and Anthony Haak of Lockport were named the winners of the 55th annual Thomas E. Hewitt Sports Awards.
St. Peter RC School holds outdoor graduation ceremony for 8th grade class
Tue, Jun 23rd 2020 06:00 pm
St. Peter R.C. School held an outdoor celebration of its eighth grade class on Monday, abiding by the governor's rules for social distancing and graduation ceremonies.
Photos, video: Community parade for Lewiston-Porter High School seniors
Fri, Jun 12th 2020 03:05 pm
The River Region community came together Friday morning and early afternoon to celebrate the Lewiston-Porter High School Class of 2020. A parade began on the Creek Road campus and wound its way around the neighboring municipalities, including Center Street in Lewiston (as pictured).
Niagara University is first higher ed institution in country to provide students with virus-blocking pillows
Wed, Jun 10th 2020 04:00 pm
To facilitate better health and safety, as well as to ease the concerns of students and their families, Niagara University has partnered with Spry Therapeutics to provide filtered pillows to its resident students. The university said it is the first in the country to provide this clean-sleep solution, which was made available by Spry Therapeutics, a health and wellness technology company owned by brothers and NU alumni Bill and Bob Purdy.
Lew-Port seniors take center stage
Fri, Jun 5th 2020 07:00 am
Though graduating Lewiston-Porter High School seniors can't physically walk across a stage this month, they will take center stage in Academy Park this weekend.
Cuomo allowing drive-in graduation ceremonies
Thu, Jun 4th 2020 04:05 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Thursday announced schools will be permitted to hold drive-in and drive-thru graduation ceremonies this year. The state will reexamine socially distanced outdoor commencements at a later time.
NCCC hosts virtual commencement celebration for grads
Tue, May 26th 2020 04:30 pm
On Saturday, May 23, Niagara County Community College hosted a virtual commencement celebration for the Class of 2020, recognizing over 900 graduates. The prerecorded video allowed graduates to submit a photo of themselves, future plans, and messages of appreciation to friends and family. Additionally, the video included remarks from SUNY Chancellor Kristina Johnson, and NCCC President William Murabito.
As communities reopen, Kennedy, AAA, AT&T, New York State Police team up to raise awareness of traffic safety & distractions
Wed, May 20th 2020 02:25 pm
New York State Sen. and Chairman of the Senate Transportation Committee Tim Kennedy, AT&T, AAA Western and Central New York and New York State Police teamed up to raise awareness of traffic safety as the unofficial start of summer is here.
Lew-Port: Additional details on budget vote, BOE election
Thu, May 14th 2020 09:00 pm
Last week, we were finally able to announce the date and details of the Board of Education election and budget vote. We now have more detail:
Congratulations, Dr. Angeles! What it's like to defend a PhD thesis on Zoom
Fri, May 8th 2020 12:50 pm
Like so much else in life, a rite of passage for doctoral students has gone virtual during COVID-19: the Ph.D. defense, in which students present their research and field questions from faculty before receiving a degree.
Cuomo: K-12, colleges will be closed for rest of academic year & continue distance learning programs
Fri, May 1st 2020 12:50 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Friday announced new York's 4.2 million students will not return to campus before the end of the academic year.
Wydysh offers update on NCCC drive-thru testing site, antibody test at Wegmans; county offering face masks to all businesses
Tue, Apr 28th 2020 03:35 pm
"One thing that we can offer right now is the cloth masks. Last week, we offered those free cloth masks through Niagara County Department of Emergency Management to businesses who needed to give them to their essential workers. We would now like to open that up to all of our area businesses. We gave out over 15,000 masks in the last week through that program. And we now want to offer this to businesses who are starting about their reopening process, and will need them for all of their employees most likely when that occurs."
Roswell Park, Catholic Health, University at Buffalo unite to answer question: Who will develop severe COVID-19?
Fri, Apr 24th 2020 12:25 pm
Western New York health care and medical research leaders are joining forces in an effort to uncover hidden information from the cells of those who have been exposed to the novel coronavirus, seeking insights on how best to care for those who develop COVID-19 illness. Called the Western New York Immunogenomic COVID-19 Study, the new initiative unites three leading regional health care organizations - Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center, Catholic Health and the University at Buffalo - in a project with great potential for advancing our understanding of COVID-19 for the benefit of patients worldwide.
To provide sickest COVID-19 patients with a possible therapy, UB seeks Western New Yorkers who have recovered
Wed, Apr 15th 2020 12:30 pm
To the health care workers who care for them, people who are hospitalized with COVID-19 are an extremely disconcerting patient population. There is no proven treatment and, while the most extreme critical care measures will help some recover fully, in other cases, they, tragically, have no effect.
Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University receives major gift from noted art collector & patron Gerald C. Mead Jr.
Tue, Apr 14th 2020 12:25 pm
In appreciation for his longstanding relationship with the Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University - and the inspiration provided by its founders, Armand and Eleanor Castellani - curator, educator, artist and collector Gerald C. Mead Jr. has donated 58 artworks to the CAM.
Niagara Global Tourism Institute continues to support businesses during coronavirus pandemic
Wed, Apr 8th 2020 01:05 pm
Main Street businesses, entrepreneurs, startups and employees who are wondering "what's next" during these unprecedented times can turn to Niagara Global Tourism Institute's TReC. The business incubator has put into place a number of virtual resources to help business owners navigate through this uncharted territory.
Niagara Falls Culinary Institute supports neighbors in need
Sat, Apr 4th 2020 07:00 am
Buffalo may be considered the "City of Good Neighbors," but Niagara Falls certainly comes together as a community when times are tough. This community spirit and support has been a hallmark of hope during the global coronavirus pandemic, and the staff at the Niagara Falls Culinary Institute (NFCI) is doing their part to keep positivity flowing.
Niagara County Community College establishes student emergency relief fund amidst coronavirus crisis
Fri, Apr 3rd 2020 11:35 am
Joining other SUNY campuses across New York, Niagara County Community College has established a student emergency relief fund in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis. This fund is designated to support the highest, short-term financial needs to students currently enrolled at NCCC who are now facing extenuating circumstances related to housing, food, and other vital resources.
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.
Daemen donates thousands of gloves to Kaleida
Wed, Mar 25th 2020 11:10 am
Daemen College has donated 8,000 gloves to Kaleida Health in response to the critical shortage of personal protective equipment for local health care providers as the Buffalo Niagara region deals with the coronavirus pandemic.
Lewiston-Porter working to help students, families affected by school closure
Fri, Mar 20th 2020 02:50 pm
Things have escalated very quickly since I last wrote this column, and much more may change by the time you read this.
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.
Community supports St. Peter's
Sat, Mar 14th 2020 07:00 am
Last Saturday night, St. Peter's R.C. School hosted a "Strike Out for SPS" fundraiser at the Lewiston Event Center. The evening featured local celebrities bartending in a team challenge, as well as live music by local rock artists.
N-W state champion McDougald welcomed back home
Mon, Mar 2nd 2020 10:20 pm
When people think of Niagara-Wheatfield Falcons athletics and its history, many turn towards the success of the wrestling program over the years. This past weekend, another N-W wrestler etched his name into the history books, as senior Justin McDougald became the fifth Falcons wrestler to win a New York State wrestling title.
Duff assisting Lew-Port hoops to success
Mon, Feb 24th 2020 12:40 pm
Over the last two seasons, the Lewiston-Porter Lancers boys basketball team have accomplished great feats going a combined 33-12 and won the Niagara Frontier League and Section VI Class A titles. Accomplishments and accolades take hard work, talent and success to achieve. While the Lancers feature star sophomore Roddy Gayle, there's another player wearing the Kelly green and white who has been a huge piece to the L-P squad ... and he's just a freshman. Jalen Duff has taken the role of point guard for the last two seasons under coach Matt Bradshaw's squad and, in just two years, the two-year varsity guard has stood out for the Lancers.
 

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