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FeedMore WNY postpones 'Sweet Expectations'
Tue, May 17th 2022 08:40 pm
On Tuesday, FeedMore WNY announced: "In respect for our community and in order to focus efforts on providing assistance to those affected by Saturday's mass shooting at the Tops Friendly Market on Jefferson Avenue, FeedMore WNY has made the difficult decision to postpone 'Sweet Expectations' from the originally scheduled date of Wednesday, May 18, until Tuesday, June 14, 5:30-8:30 p.m. at Seneca One."
COVID-19: Statement from Gov. Kathy Hochul on FDA authorizing first booster dose for children 5-11
Tue, May 17th 2022 05:10 pm
"Today, renowned pediatric health experts and doctors at the Food and Drug Administration authorized the first COVID-19 booster dose for 5- to 11-year-olds."
BBB warning: Watch out for fake appeals for donations to Buffalo shooting victims
Mon, May 16th 2022 09:50 am
After the horrific shooting at a supermarket in Buffalo, many people asked how they could help the victims, the families, and the neighbors in the area. As we see with national tragedies, scammers often try to take advantage of the situation.
State Parks seeks lifeguards for 2022
Mon, May 16th 2022 09:45 am
The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation announced there will be lifeguard qualifiers for positions in the Niagara Region of State Parks.
Niagara County increases pay, waives residency requirement to attract correction officers
Fri, May 13th 2022 02:00 pm
Niagara County has announced changes to the qualifications process for Niagara County correction officers, including increasing the entry-level pay to $23.83 per hour.
Erie County Dept. of Health advises continued COVID-19 safety measures
Thu, May 12th 2022 08:05 pm
Recent major hospital systems report that the majority of patients who are currently hospitalized for COVID-19 illness are age 55 years and older. Older adults continue to be at most risk for severe disease and hospitalization due to COVID-19 infection.
Average summer residential electric prices expected to be higher
Thu, May 12th 2022 07:45 pm
The New York State Public Service Commission announced that New York's electric grid and its electric utilities are prepared for increased summer demand for electricity. However, the price for electricity paid by full-service residential customers on average is expected to be higher than a year ago, depending on demand and weather conditions.
City of Buffalo's major street paving projects 'progressing on schedule'
Thu, May 12th 2022 07:45 pm
The City of Buffalo's Department of Public Works, Parks & Streets on Wednesday announced major street paving and Americans with Disabilities Act-compliant sidewalk ramp construction, which kicked off in April, are proceeding well. Here is a snapshot of the status of the city's major ongoing street projects:
Governor announces RFP to develop Buffalo's North Aud Block
Wed, May 11th 2022 10:50 am
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Wednesday announced a request for proposals to redevelop the North Aud Block in Buffalo, the state's final remaining parcel to be developed at Canalside.
Free tax service at UB brings nearly $300,000 back to WNY
Wed, May 11th 2022 09:55 am
During the 2022 tax season, 65 IRS-certified accounting students from the University at Buffalo School of Management brought nearly $300,000 back into the Buffalo Niagara Region through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program.
Higgins: $950,000 for Westminster Economic Development Initiative
Mon, May 9th 2022 05:10 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins joined the Westminster Economic Development Initiative (WEDI) Monday to announce $950,000 secured by the congressman in the 2022 federal budget for the West Side Bazaar expansion project.
NYS Division of Consumer Protection warns consumers of health & weight loss scams
Mon, May 9th 2022 04:30 pm
The New York State Division of Consumer Protection reminds consumers of the dangers of deceptive ads for products that promise weight loss or improved health. Misleading ads, with false promises and unsubstantiated health claims, prey on peoples desires for a quick fix or miracle cure, but they may only cheat you out of your hard-earned money, and worse, be dangerous to your health.
Blood donations needed ahead of summer
Mon, May 9th 2022 11:25 am
When schools let out for summer and families set off on vacation, the American Red Cross typically sees a decline in donors, which can impact patient care. It's critically important that donors make an appointment to give now before heading out for summer activities to help maintain a stable blood supply in the coming months.
Gas prices increase significantly; diesel prices hit new record highs
Mon, May 9th 2022 10:45 am
Today's national average price for a gallon of gasoline is $4.33, up 14 cents from last week. One year ago, the price was $2.96. The New York state average is $4.52, up 17 cents from last week. A year ago, the NYS average was $3.
Wild Kritters to hold basket raffle to support animal rescue services
Mon, May 9th 2022 10:25 am
Wild Kritters is holding its annual basket raffle on Sunday, June 5, at the 3F Conservation Club, 904 Swann Road, Youngstown. Tickets go on sale at noon with the drawing beginning at 4 p.m. There will be hundreds of baskets and gift cards, as well as large-ticket items available.
Village of Lewiston seeks input on digital sign proposal
Fri, May 6th 2022 11:00 am
Trustees in the Village of Lewiston will hold a public information session at 6 p.m. Monday, May 16, to discuss the viability of adding a digital information sign at the corner of Center Street and Portage Road. This Academy Park marker would replace the recently retired black and white letterboard sign.
ASI's 3rd annual 'Creative Professionals Exchange Conference' is 'a refreshing change of pace'
Fri, May 6th 2022 09:25 am
Originally scheduled for January, Arts Services Inc. is moving forward with the third annual "Creative Professionals Exchange" mini conference for artists and arts administrators. The event will take place from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 3-4 at the Herb & Jane Darling Environmental Education Center at Tifft Nature Preserve in Buffalo.
Niagara Falls Police Department investigating two shootings, one fatal
Tue, May 3rd 2022 08:45 am
At approximately 4:21 p.m. Monday, May 2, the Niagara Falls Police Department responded to a report of a shots fired and a man down in the 700 block of Pine Avenue.
Appeal 2022 'HOPE Day' is Wednesday, May 11
Mon, May 2nd 2022 10:30 am
"HOPE Day," the annual 24-hour match challenge day of giving to benefit Appeal, is set for Wednesday, May 11, across Western New York. The first $75,000 raised will be matched dollar-for-dollar, with gifts from donors who wish to remain anonymous, in the ongoing effort to reach 2022's $9.5 million goal in support of Catholic Charities of Buffalo and the "Fund for the Faith." Appeal 2022 has currently raised $7,759,477, or 81% of its goal to date.
High water levels remain a concern on Lake Ontario
Fri, Apr 29th 2022 11:00 am
High water levels on Lake Ontario are again making news.
'Deposits for Food' reaches $100,000 in giving to area food pantries
Fri, Apr 29th 2022 10:00 am
In August 2013, Lewiston resident Angelo Sarkees put into action an idea he had for some time. A recent retiree, Sarkees began collecting bottles and cans at the Lewiston Jazz Festival, with the idea of turning them in to raise funds for local Niagara County food pantries. So began his "Deposits 4 Food" initiative.
Niagara Falls USA showcases world-class fishing
Fri, Apr 29th 2022 08:45 am
Destination Niagara USA is set to host a group of top outdoor media professionals for the Greater Niagara Spring Outdoor Media event, May 1-6. This popular event has been held for more than two decades, and highlights the fisheries of Lake Erie, the Niagara River and Lake Ontario. Anglers will target species including smallmouth bass, walleye, trout and salmon using a variety of fishing methods.
Buffalo City Mission receives $27,605 donation from Northtown
Tue, Apr 26th 2022 02:45 pm
On Tuesday, the Buffalo City Mission received a $27,605 donation from Northtown Subaru as part of Northtown Automotive Companies' "Share the Love" campaign.
Wellness walk in Niagara Falls draws crowd focusing on mental health, healthy lifestyle & suicide prevention
Mon, Apr 25th 2022 11:10 am
The Niagara Falls National Heritage Area and Create a Healthier Niagara Falls Collaborative hosted "Walk With Us," a 5K wellness walk, Sunday at the Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Heritage Center. The walk offered an opportunity for community members to participate in physical activity and raise awareness around mental health and living a healthy lifestyle through connectivity.
Nearly $2 million in COVID relief for Roswell Park
Fri, Apr 22nd 2022 05:10 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins announced $1,968,275 in federal funding through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center. The funding is awarded to provide relief for some expenses incurred during the height of the pandemic.
'High' COVID-19 community level prompts additional safety recommendations from Erie County Department of Health
Fri, Apr 22nd 2022 05:10 pm
On Thursday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Erie County meets the indicators for a "high" coronavirus level. This level is based on the number of new daily COVID-19 cases per 100,000 residents over seven days, new COVID-19 admissions per 100,000 population (seven-day total), and percent of staffed inpatient beds occupied by COVID-19 patients (seven-day average).
Community mourns loss of Ruth Sass
Fri, Apr 22nd 2022 11:50 am
Ruth Sass passed away peacefully on March 3, 2022, in Charleston, South Carolina.
Town of Niagara on Amazon proposal: 'We have to make the best decisions for the town as a whole'
Fri, Apr 22nd 2022 11:15 am
Town of Niagara residents living near the site of a proposed Amazon warehouse spoke up Tuesday as officials continue planning for next month's site plan review.
Hochul: $232 million in additional food assistance for April
Fri, Apr 22nd 2022 10:40 am
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Thursday announced all New Yorkers enrolled in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program will receive the maximum allowable level of food benefits for April. All households participating in SNAP - including those already at the maximum level of benefits - will receive a supplemental allotment this month, which will result in New York state's economy receiving roughly $232 million in federal funding.
DEC: Highly pathogenic avian influenza detected in New York's wild birds
Wed, Apr 20th 2022 04:15 pm
The Department of Environmental Conservation announced the highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) virus has been found in multiple wild bird species in several areas of New York state. No known HPAI human infections are documented in the U.S., and according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, these recent cases of HPAI do not present an immediate public health concern.
New round of 'Cannabis Conversations'
Wed, Apr 20th 2022 10:35 am
Gov. Kathy Hochul unveiled a new round of public service advertisements in the "Cannabis Conversations" campaign, New York's first public education initiative focused on informing New Yorkers on the state's cannabis law. This wave of the campaign goes into more depth on the dangers of impaired driving, the risks of youth cannabis use, how to safely store cannabis in a home, and how to respectfully consume cannabis in public.
26 Shirts completes volume 10 of shirts, raising $1.4 million+ for local charities & families in need
Tue, Apr 19th 2022 02:25 pm
On Tuesday, April 26, 26 Shirts will celebrate the completion of 10 volumes of shirts and more than $1.4 million raised to date for local charities and families in need.
CBP warns of phone scams
Mon, Apr 18th 2022 02:15 pm
U.S. Customs and Border Protection announced it is aware of numerous telephone scams targeting residents nationwide. It stated:
Attorney General James reminds landlords to not raise rents if they accept pandemic rental assistance
Mon, Apr 18th 2022 02:15 pm
New York Attorney General Letitia James issued an advisory to landlords reminding them that they cannot raise rents if they accepted or plan to accept funding from the state's Emergency Rental Assistance Program, which was recently expanded in the state's budget.
Gas prices continue to drop: Higher-ethanol gasoline to be sold this summer
Mon, Apr 18th 2022 12:20 pm
Today's national average price for a gallon of gasoline is $4.08, down 3 cents change from last week. One year ago, the price was $2.87. The New York state average is $4.18, down 4 cents from last week. A year ago, the NYS average was $2.89.
Grand Island Garden Walk set for summer
Sat, Apr 16th 2022 07:00 am
Spring is here, which means it is time to start thinking about gardening and planting flowers and trees.
Village of Lewiston looking to add digital sign at Academy Park corner
Fri, Apr 15th 2022 11:00 am
The iconic white letterboard sign at the Center Street and Portage Road corner of Academy Park met its demise a few weeks ago. A windstorm rendered what was left of the marker unusable.
Statement by Congressman Brian Higgins on USS The Sullivans
Thu, Apr 14th 2022 07:40 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins released the following statement in response to current conditions at the USS The Sullivans:
With COVID-19 cases increasing, Erie County shares safety recommendations for individuals & households
Thu, Apr 14th 2022 07:35 pm
Earlier this week, the coronavirus case rate per 100,000 residents over seven days exceeded 200, which is the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention threshold to move a community into a "medium" COVID-19 level. As reported COVID-19 cases are increasing locally and statewide, the Erie County Department of Health is sharing CDC safety recommendations.
Lt. Gov. Brian Benjamin resigns
Tue, Apr 12th 2022 05:35 pm
Late Tuesday afternoon, Gov. Kathy Hochul announced, "I have accepted Brian Benjamin's resignation effective immediately. While the legal process plays out, it is clear to both of us that he cannot continue to serve as lieutenant governor. New Yorkers deserve absolute confidence in their government, and I will continue working every day to deliver for them."
 

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