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DEC proposes regulations to improve food scrap recycling, prevent food waste
Wed, Jan 27th 2021 03:15 pm
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos on Wednesday announced proposed regulations to implement a new statewide waste reduction initiative that supports food donation to help hungry New Yorkers and food recycling to help prevent the landfilling of food scraps. The proposed regulations would require composting and the donation of edible food by large food scrap generators to promote an effective reuse of materials otherwise headed for landfills.
ILDC board approves sale of 9.2-acres on former Bethlehem Steel site to Uniland Development Co.
Wed, Jan 27th 2021 01:35 pm
The Buffalo and Erie County Industrial Land Development Corporation board of directors on Wednesday approved the sale of 9.2 acres on the former Bethlehem Steel property to Uniland Development Co.
Cuomo pulls WNY out of micro-cluster zones
Wed, Jan 27th 2021 12:00 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Wednesday said the holiday coronavirus surge is over, and he canceled the micro-cluster zones in Erie and Niagara counties.
Help support Catholic Charities' goal of being a 'beacon of hope' for those in need
Tue, Jan 26th 2021 02:25 pm
Over the past year, 20,333 Niagara County neighbors in need of all ages were served by the 10 programs Catholic Charities offers here. We provided basic emergency assistance, including support for food and finding housing.
Historic 78 million visits to state parks in 2020
Tue, Jan 26th 2021 12:00 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday announced New York's state parks, historic sites, campgrounds and trails welcomed a record-setting 78 million visits in 2020.
Cuomo announces expansion of Pine Pharmaceuticals in Tonawanda
Tue, Jan 26th 2021 10:40 am
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday announced the expansion of Pine Pharmaceuticals LLC's manufacturing plant in the Town of Tonawanda. The drug outsourcing company - which moved to the 25,000-square-foot building at 355 Riverwalk Parkway in the Riverview Solar Technology Park in May of 2018 - will be tripling the size of the facility.
Botanical Gardens new 'Gardens After Dark' series has 'Enchanted Winter Escape'
Mon, Jan 25th 2021 02:00 pm
The Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens recently introduced a brand-new series of exhibits titled "Gardens After Dark." It then introduced "Gardens After Dark: Enchanted Winter Escape" for 2021.
Appeal 2021 launches at Catholic Charities Russell J. Salvatore Food Pantry and Outreach
Tue, Jan 19th 2021 02:20 pm
Appeal 2021 was launched Tuesday at Catholic Charities of Buffalo's Russell J. Salvatore Food Pantry and Outreach in Lackawanna with a goal of raising $10 million by June 30. This year's theme is "HOPE."
NU: Bill Newton named to Electronic Gaming Federation's first board of governors
Tue, Jan 19th 2021 10:30 am
Bill Newton, assistant director of Campus Activities at Niagara University, was one of seven officials from universities across the country named to the Electronic Gaming Federation's first board of governors. In this role, he will help to guide and expand the competitive and business vision for EGF, the national governing body for formalized collegiate D-I esports and high school level leagues.
SOTS: $25 million to continue programs through 'Nourish NY' initiative
Mon, Jan 18th 2021 01:05 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo recently announced $25 million to continue programs through the "Nourish NY" initiative, as part of his 2021 State of the State agenda.
Greater Niagara Fishing Expo reschedules 2021 show in response to COVID-19
Fri, Jan 15th 2021 07:00 am
Organizers of the Greater Niagara Fishing and Outdoor Expo, one of the largest pure-fishing shows in the Great Lakes, recently announced a rescheduling of the 2021 event at the Conference and Event Center Niagara Falls due to COVID-19.
Sal Maglie's legend lives on in new barbershop, 'The Barber' Co.
Wed, Jan 13th 2021 09:40 am
Baseball legend and local hometown hero Sal "The Barber" Maglie's legend lives on as his great-great-nephew, Paolo Beilman, opens a new barbershop in his honor. "The Barber" Co. located at 2301 Pine Ave., in Niagara Falls, is the newest addition to "Little Italy."
Oishei Children's Hospital recognized for high-quality maternity care
Tue, Jan 12th 2021 01:20 pm
Oishei Children's Hospital is proud to be recognized by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Western New York with a Blue Distinction Centers (BDC) for Maternity Care designation, as part of the Blue Distinction Specialty Care program.
Cuomo outlines 2021 agenda: 'Reimagine | Rebuild | Renew'
Mon, Jan 11th 2021 02:20 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Monday delivered his 2021 State of the State address. The governor's 2021 agenda - "Reimagine | Rebuild | Renew" - features nation-leading proposals to not only defeat COVID-19, but also tackle critical issues facing New York and the country, including jumpstarting New York's economic recovery; creating a fairer, more just state; reopening the state; becoming a leader in the growing green energy economy; and rebuilding and strengthening New York's infrastructure.
State of the State: Cuomo announces plans to combat violence, expand access to telehealth
Mon, Jan 11th 2021 11:00 am
Over the weekend, Gov. Andrew Cuomo continued to reveal details of his State of the State.
Memorial Medical Center celebrates discharge of long-term COVID-19 patient
Wed, Jan 6th 2021 05:15 pm
More than 100 excited members of the Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center family turned out Wednesday to bid an emotional farewell to a courageous patient who overcame COVID-19 during a lengthy hospital stay that included several weeks on a respirator.
National Guard conducts fewer funeral honors in 2020 due to pandemic
Mon, Jan 4th 2021 12:25 pm
Pandemic restrictions on funeral services resulted in New York Army and Air National Guard honor guard teams providing over 2,000 fewer military funeral services in 2020 than in 2019.
Buffalo City Mission: 'Hambone Express' rolls on
Sat, Dec 26th 2020 10:20 am
On Friday, the Buffalo City Mission launched its annual "Hambone Express" event to deliver hot meals to the poor and homeless across Western New York.
Making spirits bright: Pictures of holiday happenings, homes
Thu, Dec 24th 2020 07:00 am
Happy holidays!
National Grid alerts customers to holiday scams
Tue, Dec 22nd 2020 12:25 pm
With the holidays in full swing and the COVID-19 pandemic causing financial stress on many individuals, National Grid is alerting customers about recent reports of scams where imposters are promising refunds or discounts. Here's how scammers are trying to prey on customers:
Higgins announces approval of 2021 budget package funding important to WNY
Tue, Dec 22nd 2020 11:35 am
Congressman Brian Higgins, D-NY-26, outlined components of the omnibus budget package of particular interest to Western New York. The legislation, approved by the House of Representatives, directs funding for the federal government for fiscal year 2021.
Santa Claus granted DOH waiver to travel to New York for Christmas
Mon, Dec 21st 2020 01:40 pm
On Monday, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced the New York State Department of Health has granted Santa Claus a waiver to travel to New York for Christmas. While DOH has granted the waiver, Santa will be required to wear a mask this year.
Russell J. Salvatore donates new 'Seasons of Buffalo Baseball' books to Buffalo & Erie County Public Libraries
Mon, Dec 21st 2020 10:15 am
Forty copies of the recently released book "The Seasons of Buffalo Baseball 1857-2020" are being donated to the Buffalo & Erie County Public Libraries by the Russell J. Salvatore Foundation.
Wegmans teams up with FeedMore WNY to provide 1,200 holiday meals for community members in need
Fri, Dec 18th 2020 05:20 pm
Wegmans Food Markets Inc. is providing nutritious food and spreading holiday cheer with a donation of 1,200 holiday food boxes to FeedMore WNY.
Regional Coalition announces 'WNY Tech Skills Initiative' to accelerate economic recovery, provide community & access to technology training
Wed, Dec 16th 2020 02:30 pm
Western New Yorkers who have been economically impacted by the pandemic can now register for free tech and digital skills courses through the "WNY Tech Skills Initiative."
Catholic Health hospitals receive area's highest grades for patient safety
Tue, Dec 15th 2020 02:25 pm
Catholic Health's hospitals lead the region in The Leapfrog Group's fall 2020 Hospital Safety Grade Report, including the only two "A" safety grades in Western New York. Kenmore Mercy and Mount St. Mary's hospitals earned two of only 14 "A" grades that were given in all of New York. Sisters of Charity Hospital's Main St. and St. Joseph Campuses, as well as Mercy Hospital of Buffalo, each received the region's only "B" safety grades.
NCCC Small Business Development Center receives Niagara USA Impact Award
Mon, Dec 14th 2020 09:55 am
Niagara County Community College Small Business Development Center Director Lynn Oswald and her team were selected as the recipient of the Niagara USA Chamber of Commerce's 2020 Impact Niagara award. The accolade was to be presented to the SBDC during a special virtual event hosted by the Niagara USA Chamber of Commerce and M&T Bank.
New York Farm Bureau sets policies for 2021
Fri, Dec 11th 2020 03:35 pm
New York Farm Bureau delegates recently and unanimously reelected David Fisher, a dairy farmer from Madrid, to his third two-year term as president of the state's largest farm organization. Eric Ooms, a dairy farmer from Old Chatham, was also reelected vice-president.
Tonawandas Chamber welcomes Sign Gypsies WNY
Wed, Dec 9th 2020 02:50 pm
The Chamber of Commerce of the Tonawandas held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for Sign Gypsies WNY on Tuesday. Director of Marketing and Membership Sarah Nelson welcomed in the newest member.
WNY Land Conservancy, design partners seek photos from community that will influence designs for The Riverline
Wed, Dec 9th 2020 02:50 pm
The Western New York Land Conservancy and its design partners W Architecture, Hood Design Studio, and Green Shield Ecology are seeking photos from people in the Western New York community that can help provide ideas for the design of The Riverline, the proposed nature trail and greenway being developed along the former rail corridor running from Canalside to the Buffalo River.
Brand-new publication at History Center of Niagara looks at Lockport
Tue, Dec 8th 2020 02:30 pm
The History Center of Niagara has a brand-new publication available: "A History of the Protestant Churches in the City of Lockport." Meticulously researched and compiled by Assistant Director/Education Coordinator Ann Marie Linnabery, this anticipated literary reference can be purchased at a special book signing with the author at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 16, at 215 Niagara St., Lockport (face masks and social distancing required).
State Historic Preservation Board recommends 16 for State & National Registers of Historic Places
Fri, Dec 4th 2020 04:20 pm
The New York State Board for Historic Preservation has recommended adding 16 varied properties to the State and National Registers of Historic Places.
Local charity Totally Buffalo's 'Hope for The Holidays' completing annual 'Make a Case for Kids' campaign
Fri, Dec 4th 2020 03:00 pm
Totally Buffalo's "Hope for The Holidays" - one of Buffalo's newest charities - is completing its second annual "Make a Case for Kids 2020" campaign to help out kids in need in Niagara County. After a huge response from members of the WNY community who donated hundreds of toys, the campaign will be stuffing cases and filling dream wish lists of 160 Niagara County children.
Niagara University partners with St. John's & DePaul universities to establish Vincentian Cup Esports Tournament
Fri, Dec 4th 2020 12:30 pm
Niagara University, in partnership with St. John's and DePaul universities, has expanded its Esports program with the establishment of the Vincentian Cup, an annual event for the three Vincentian universities in the U.S. Produced by the Electronic Gaming Federation, the inaugural competition will be held Dec. 9-12 and feature competition in multiple Esports titles.
On World Aids Day, Cuomo announces New York has 'bent the curve' on HIV epidemic
Wed, Dec 2nd 2020 01:30 pm
On Tuesday - World AIDS Day - Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced that, based on the most recent data from 2019, New York has "bent the curve" on the HIV epidemic. That was a primary goal of the "Ending the Epidemic" initiative.
State encourages New Yorkers to shop locally
Fri, Nov 27th 2020 07:05 am
This Saturday, Nov. 28, is "Small Business Saturday" in New York and, on Wednesday, Empire State Development, and the departments of Labor, Taxation and Finance, and Agriculture and Markets encouraged all New Yorkers to safely support their local small businesses, which are in need of help during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Amid pandemic, M&T Bank's 'Gift of Warmth' campaign takes on added urgency
Thu, Nov 26th 2020 07:00 am
M&T Bank announced its "Gift of Warmth" campaign, the region's longest-running warm clothing collection program, is open and running through Jan. 8, 2021. At all of M&T's 64 area branches, Western New Yorkers can donate new gloves, mittens, scarves, hats and coats for local children and adults.
Special 10th edition of Historic LaSalle Calendar recalls Falls' past
Mon, Nov 23rd 2020 04:45 pm
A special 10th edition of the Historic LaSalle Photo Calendar has just been released. Terry Lasher Winslow has again put together a calendar that features historical photographs of the Village of LaSalle.
NCSO: Filicetti announces promotion of Schultz to rank of chief deputy
Fri, Nov 20th 2020 05:10 pm
Niagara County Sheriff's Office Sheriff Michael Filicetti recently announced the promotion of Capt. Aaron C. Schultz to the rank of chief deputy, effective Nov. 29.
UB builds massive outdoor drone testing facility
Fri, Nov 20th 2020 05:00 pm
The royal blue poles stand upright, like birthday candles on a cake.
 

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