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DEC announces progress in lake sturgeon recovery
Fri, Jan 21st 2022 11:00 am
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation announced the release of the 2021 Lake Sturgeon Population Assessment Status Report. The report demonstrates the lake sturgeon population in the Upper St. Lawrence River has exceeded crucial metrics set forth in the Lake Sturgeon Recovery Plan for adult spawning and juvenile recruitment.
Oxford Pennant gets in playoff spirit with new charity pennant & 'Touchdown Plow'
Fri, Jan 21st 2022 10:30 am
Oxford Pennant, the Buffalo-based designer and manufacturer of wool felt pennants, flags and banners, is again hyping up Western New York during the Buffalo Bills postseason. This year, the company has released a new playoff pennant to benefit the John R. Oishei Children's Hospital. They can be spotted around town making appearances and clearing snow in the epic new "Touchdown Plow."
HART celebrating 40 years of service in 2022
Fri, Jan 21st 2022 07:00 am
The Home Assistance Referral Team - HART Inc. - was founded by the late Rev. Paul L. Moore of the First Presbyterian Church of Lewiston in 1982. It is celebrating 40 years of service this year.
AAA offers winter driving advice
Mon, Jan 17th 2022 09:15 am
Winter weather has arrived, and AAA has tips to keep everyone safe on the roads. About 46% of crashes involving bad weather take place in the winter, making this the worst time of year for driving in treacherous conditions.
Poloncarz signs local law establishing office of health equity
Fri, Jan 14th 2022 04:20 pm
Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz was joined Friday by Erie County Legislature Chair April N.M. Baskin (2nd district) and legislators Howard Johnson (1st district) and Lisa Chimera (3rd district) as he signed the Erie County Health Equity Act of 2021 into law. Local Law Intro. No. 3-1-2021 creates an office of health equity within the Erie County Health Department.
A dream realized; a partnership formed
Fri, Jan 14th 2022 04:20 pm
For Natalie Barnhard and her dream of opening a recovery center for people who have a spinal cord injury, all the right puzzle pieces fell into place at the right time. The Natalie Barnhard Center for Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation and Recovery opened in Buffalo this fall, welcoming clients who would otherwise have to travel hundreds of miles to find a similar place to work out and, perhaps just as important, bond with other spinal cord injured clients.
Consumer alert: NYS DCP warns of carbon monoxide and fire hazards during extreme cold weather
Fri, Jan 14th 2022 04:20 pm
The New York State Division of Consumer Protection on Friday issued a consumer alert about the dangers of carbon monoxide and fire hazards in extreme cold weather. The winter months pose the most risk for these hazards - as the temperatures drop, consumers may turn to dangerous heating alternatives to stay warm. Propane heaters, generators, space heaters and/or outdoor grills all pose lethal risks of carbon monoxide poisoning and fire hazards when used improperly.
Senate & Assembly Republicans call on Farm Laborers Wage Board to reject reduction of overtime threshold to 'save future of farming in New York state'
Thu, Jan 13th 2022 04:45 pm
Senate Republican Leader Rob Ortt, along with Sens. George Borrello and Ed Rath, and Assembly members Angelo Morinello, Stephen Hawley and Mike Norris, on Thursday urged the Farm Laborers Wage Board to vote against the reduction of the overtime threshold below the current 60 hours established in the Farm Laborer Fair Labor Practices Act (FLFLPA) of 2019.
KeyBank partners with Eastern Area of The Links
Thu, Jan 13th 2022 04:40 pm
KeyBank and The Eastern Area of The Links, one of the nation's oldest and largest volunteer service organizations of professional women of African descent, announced a newly formed partnership to provide a customized "Key4Women" Business Education Series and microgrants to women of color small business owners and entrepreneurs.
NYSOFA, AgingNY, Pets Together partner to connect older adults with therapeutic power of pets using online platform
Tue, Jan 11th 2022 11:40 am
In a continuing effort to combat social isolation, the New York State Office for the Aging (NYSOFA) and Association on Aging in New York (AgingNY) have partnered with Pets Together, a national nonprofit organization, to connect older New Yorkers with the therapeutic power of pets using the Pets Together video chat service, which offers social interactions aimed at reducing loneliness and stress.
Red Cross: National blood crisis may put patients at risk
Tue, Jan 11th 2022 09:55 am
The American Red Cross is facing a national blood crisis - its worst blood shortage in more than a decade. Dangerously low blood supply levels are posing a concerning risk to patient care and forcing doctors to make difficult decisions about who receives blood transfusions and who will need to wait until more products become available.
Cold weather car trouble: Motorists may experience battery problems as temperatures drop
Mon, Jan 10th 2022 11:55 pm
Temperatures are expected to drop into the single digits overnight, and a wind chill advisory is in effect in some areas. AAA is preparing for an increase in call volume, especially for dead batteries, as temperatures fall. Call volume in the Buffalo metro area on Monday exceeded a typical January day with the majority of calls for battery issues.
Ryan, Rivera call for action to save Great Northern grain elevator
Mon, Jan 10th 2022 11:10 am
On Sunday, New York State Sen. Sean Ryan and Assembly member Jon Rivera joined representatives from Preservation Buffalo Niagara to call on the City of Buffalo to take action to prevent the demolition of the Great Northern grain elevator on Ganson Street.
A winter wonderland can turn deadly with heart attacks brought on by snow shoveling
Thu, Jan 6th 2022 09:00 am
As pretty as new-fallen snow appears, shoveling sidewalks and driveways can be deadly. According to the American Heart Association - the world's leading nonprofit organization focused on heart and brain health for all - many people may face an increased risk of a heart attack or sudden cardiac arrest after shoveling heavy snow.
10 SUNY campus coronavirus testing sites to open across New York
Tue, Jan 4th 2022 07:45 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Tuesday announced 10 SUNY campus-based COVID-19 test sites will open beginning Jan. 6. Additionally, the governor announced the second round of sites slated to open the week of Jan. 10.
Hochul announces 'Winter Surge Plan 2.0' to stem COVID cases
Sat, Jan 1st 2022 12:20 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Friday announced "Winter Surge Plan 2.0," a new targeted effort to bolster New York's fight against the winter surge.
Spring semester guidance issued for SUNY & CUNY campuses 'to safely reopen'
Sat, Jan 1st 2022 12:15 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Friday announced issuance of spring semester reopening guidance for SUNY and CUNY campuses, which includes the continuation of the student vaccine mandate as well as requiring all students regularly accessing campus to receive the COVID-19 booster for the spring semester.
A great man has gone: Lewiston mourns Bruce Sutherland
Wed, Dec 29th 2021 01:30 pm
Bruce Sutherland was a treasure and a friend and a pillar of the Lewiston community.
Niagara Region State Parks welcomes 2022
Mon, Dec 27th 2021 07:00 pm
The Niagara Region of the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation has released the winter program schedule. All programs are free and open to the public. Registration is highly encouraged, as programs tend to fill.
The Summit Federal Credit Union announces 3-year, $30,000 sponsorship of Big Brothers Big Sisters in Buffalo, Rochester & Syracuse
Wed, Dec 22nd 2021 05:40 pm
The Summit Federal Credit Union announced a three-year, $30,000 commitment to Big Brothers Big Sisters programs in Buffalo, Rochester and Syracuse.
Wilson Lions celebrate Christmas
Tue, Dec 21st 2021 03:10 pm
The Wilson Lions Club's annual Christmas party took place at the historic Wilson House. After a two-year pause due to COVID-19, the event took place with a host of guests. In attendance were two Lions past district governors: James Muscoreil (Wilson Lions) and Jeffery Jarvis (Pendleton Lions).
Times Beach Nature Preserve closed following last weekend's windy weather
Tue, Dec 21st 2021 11:30 am
The Erie County Department of Parks, Recreation and Forestry announced the closure of the Times Beach Nature Preserve. This action follow's last weekend's windy weather and the seiche it created caused damage to the preserve's trails, creating safety concerns and forcing the preserve's closure to the public. It is the latest of several weather-related closures of Times Beach due to seiche events since the October 2019 storm.
Neighbors Foundation of Grand Island extends holiday thanks
Tue, Dec 21st 2021 11:30 am
The Neighbors Foundation of Grand Island thanks the hundreds of individuals and organizations who contributed to our successful 2021 holiday distribution. Fifty-four of your neighbor families were helped with food baskets and, where appropriate, gift cards for their children. Eighty of our seniors were also helped in two senior apartment complexes.
$35 million for at least 1,400 supportive housing units across NYS
Mon, Dec 20th 2021 02:00 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced 192 conditional awards totaling $35 million to housing agencies in every region across New York to provide support services and operating funding for at least 1,400 units of supportive housing for homeless persons with special needs, conditions or other challenges.
Magical winter break fun at Botanical Gardens
Mon, Dec 20th 2021 11:15 am
The Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens has filled the month of December with magical holiday experiences designed to create unforgettable memories for all ages.
Buffalo City Mission announces donation drive, $5,000 donation from Northtown
Fri, Dec 17th 2021 01:20 pm
The Buffalo City Mission on Friday announced a monthlong donation drive set up by Northtown Automotive Companies.
YBPA spreads holiday cheer in Youngstown
Fri, Dec 17th 2021 11:00 am
The Youngstown Business and Professional Association announced has finalized its grant project, funded through the YBPA's participation in the annual Niagara County William G. Mayne Business Community Enhancement Program.
Consumer alert: NYS DCP provides tips for buying gift cards & gift certificates this holiday season
Fri, Dec 17th 2021 10:40 am
The New York State Division of Consumer Protection (DCP) released tips to inform and empower New York consumers purchasing gift cards and gift certificates this holiday season. Gift cards are increasingly popular, so it is important for consumers to understand the pitfalls surrounding gift cards in order to avoid scams.
Chamber of Commerce of the Tonawandas has active fall
Fri, Dec 17th 2021 07:00 am
•The Chamber of Commerce of the Tonawandas recently held its annual holiday mixer party at Webster's Bistro and Bar. Chamber members from all over Western New York attended and generously brought an unwrapped present for the annual "Rockin With Santa."
Have you made your holiday safety list & checked it twice?
Thu, Dec 16th 2021 09:15 pm
The holiday season is here. Across the state, New Yorkers are beginning to hang their lights, decorate their homes, break out the holiday candles, and set up their Christmas trees. The Firemen's Association of the State of New York (FASNY) would like to remind everyone of a few safety tips to have an enjoyable and safe holiday season.
Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University receives Conservation Treatment Grant
Mon, Dec 13th 2021 12:10 pm
The Greater Hudson Heritage Network (GHHN) is awarding a $4,500 conservation treatment grant to the Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University to conserve a Joachim Ferdinand Richardt painting of the Niagara River from the museum's permanent collection. The artwork has never been publicly displayed, because of its poor condition when first acquired.
Bishop Mike Fisher tours, blesses Niagara Falls sites, thanks Glynn family members
Thu, Dec 9th 2021 03:25 pm
The Most Rev. Michael W. Fisher, bishop of the Diocese of Buffalo, recently visited Catholic Charities Glynn Family Services Center and its adjacent Children's Clinic, both on Tronolone Place in Niagara Falls. In addition to touring the offices and blessing the sites, Fisher met members of the James and Mary Glynn family and recognized their generous support.
Leaders break ground on new NFTA electric bus-charging station in Buffalo
Tue, Dec 7th 2021 02:20 pm
U.S. Labor Secretary Marty Walsh and Congressman Brian Higgins on Monday visited the site of a future Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority charging station in Buffalo, to discuss the opportunities the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act ("bipartisan infrastructure law") can deliver to American communities and workers. The NFTA operates bus, light rail and airport transportation in Western New York, supporting 1,600 jobs in the Buffalo-Niagara Region.
Hochul announces new pilot program to improve public access along WNY's Lake Ontario tributaries receiving water from Erie Canal
Fri, Dec 3rd 2021 04:40 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Friday announced a new pilot program to improve public access along Western New York's Lake Ontario tributaries receiving water from the Erie Canal in Monroe, Orleans and Niagara counties.
Niagara Falls goes red for World AIDS Day
Thu, Dec 2nd 2021 05:10 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul ordered New York state bridges and landmarks to lit red Wednesday, Dec. 1, in honor of World AIDS Day.
Niagara University's Levesque Institute delivers holiday meals to those in need
Tue, Nov 30th 2021 04:50 pm
Niagara University's Levesque Institute for Civic Engagement and its IMPACT program partnered with several community organizations to distribute turkeys and meals to families in need through its Caring in the Community initiative.
Consumer alert: NYS DCP offers tips for a safe & happy holiday shopping season
Tue, Nov 23rd 2021 12:30 pm
The New York State Division of Consumer Protection alerted consumers to issues impacting the holiday shopping season. As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the holiday shopping season will be rife with delays, higher prices and potential scams. Consumers should expect to have a lengthy wait for goods and holiday presents due to the continued supply shortages and shipping backlogs.
Family Promise of WNY van totaled; shelter desperate to find a replacement
Fri, Nov 19th 2021 04:40 pm
Family Promise of WNY (FPWNY), an emergency family homeless shelter, is "desperate" for community support in securing a van to transport the children and parents it serves. Two weeks ago, the FPWNY 12-passenger van was in a serious accident. The van has been deemed a total loss by an insurance company.
Niagara Falls Lions Club charter night celebration
Fri, Nov 19th 2021 10:20 am
The Niagara Falls Community Lions, founded more than 18 months ago, celebrated its charter night at the Niagara Riverside Resort earlier this month. During the event, the club was presented with its official charter certificate, which was signed by all its membership in attendance.
Participate in #GivingTuesday: Join Community Missions as it celebrates global day of giving on Nov. 30
Fri, Nov 19th 2021 10:00 am
The holidays are quickly approaching, which means it is officially the giving season. Community Missions of Niagara Frontier is welcoming donations and volunteers as it prepares for its annual celebration of #GivingTuesday.
 

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