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Red Brick to reopen, as mold is mitigated
Fri, Oct 7th 2022 02:00 pm
The Village of Lewiston's Red Brick Municipal Building is expected to reopen to the public tonight, after 5 p.m., now that 716 Clean Up & Restoration has finished its initial mold remediation process.
Hochul signs legislative package designed to strengthen New York's Minority- and Women-Owned Business Enterprise program
Thu, Oct 6th 2022 08:25 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul has signed a legislative package intended to strengthen New York's program to support Minority- and Women-Owned Business Enterprises. She signed the new legislation in conjunction with the state's 12th annual MWBE forum, which runs through Oct. 7.
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center updates patient visitation hours
Wed, Oct 5th 2022 02:15 pm
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center has extended its visitation policy to include hours outside of the workday, "recognizing the important role visitors play in patient recovery."
New haunted house in Sanborn to raise funds to bring smiles to children
Tue, Oct 4th 2022 02:35 pm
For the past five years, WNY Property Kings owners Kyle and Alisha King have brought the community a haunted house that does more than just scare - it gives back to the community.
National average gas prices continue to rise - Western & Central New York spared, for now
Mon, Oct 3rd 2022 09:20 am
Today's national average price for a gallon of gasoline is $3.80, up 7 cents from one week ago. One year ago, the price was $3.20. The New York state average is $3.60, down 8 cents since last Monday. A year ago, the NYS average was $3.28.
Peter Ames honored
Mon, Oct 3rd 2022 09:20 am
Town of Niagara Historian Peter Ames recently received the Julia Reinstein Career Achievement Award at the Annual Conference of the Government Appointed Historians of WNY.
Niagara County Department of Health offers free diabetes self-management workshop series
Mon, Oct 3rd 2022 07:00 am
The Niagara County Department of Health nursing division, in partnership with the Niagara County Office for the Aging, is offering a free, six-week diabetes self-management workshop. The series is scheduled from 9-11:30 a.m. Mondays, Oct. 17, through Nov. 21, at the North Tonawanda Public Library.
Erie County District Attorney's Office observes Domestic Violence Awareness Month
Fri, Sep 30th 2022 09:55 am
In observance of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, District Attorney John J. Flynn reminds the residents of Erie County that his office remains a resource for victims of domestic violence and will continue to prosecute offenders to the fullest extent of the law.
DEC: Invasive aquatic plant hydrilla found in Niagara River
Fri, Sep 30th 2022 07:00 am
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation announced hydrilla, an invasive aquatic plant, was found at two additional locations along the eastern shore of the Niagara River. The aquatic invasive was found and treated at a marina in North Tonawanda last year. This past summer, a hydrilla plant found by a boat steward during a routine inspection prompted another round of surveys along the Niagara River.
New York state's $15 million regional dredging project completed
Wed, Sep 28th 2022 10:50 am
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Tuesday announced the completion of New York state's $15 million regional dredging project - part of the state's $300 million Resiliency and Economic Development Initiative to repair and build resiliency in communities recovering from damage caused by high water levels and flooding along Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River.
Erie County Department of Health providing COVID-19 tests, masks
Wed, Sep 28th 2022 10:50 am
The Erie County Department of Health reminds community organizations serving Erie County residents that at-home coronavirus tests, disinfectant wipes and non-surgical face masks (PPE) are available for ordering at no cost.
Pedestrian hit on Niagara Falls Boulevard succumbs to injuries
Tue, Sep 27th 2022 09:50 am
The 74-year-old man who was hit on Niagara Falls Boulevard Monday morning succumbed to his injuries. His identification is being withheld until family is notified.
Catholic Health resumes expanded hospital visitation hours
Mon, Sep 26th 2022 09:15 am
Catholic Health is expanding its hospital visiting hours. Patients may have up to two visitors at a time between 11 a.m. and 8 p.m. daily at Kenmore Mercy Hospital, Mercy Hospital of Buffalo, Mount St. Mary's Hospital and Sisters of Charity Hospital (Main Street and St. Joseph campuses). Visitation beyond normal hours continues to be permitted under certain conditions.
24 nonprofit leaders of color named as 2022 Fellows by The John R. Oishei Foundation
Mon, Sep 26th 2022 07:00 am
The John R. Oishei Foundation has named its latest cohort of 24 nonprofit leaders of color to participate in the Karen Lee Spaulding Oishei Fellowship for Leaders of Color program. Those chosen as Fellows will attend the Rockwood Leadership Institute's "Art of Leadership" program in October.
Hochul: Second phase of third-party CDL road test program to address truck & bus driver shortage
Mon, Sep 26th 2022 07:00 am
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced the start of the second phase of her plan to allow third parties to offer the commercial driver license road test, expanding eligibility to public and private entities.
Village of Lewiston's Red Brick Municipal Building closed for cleaning
Fri, Sep 23rd 2022 07:30 pm
Unexpected and persistent sickness symptoms prompted workers in the Village of Lewiston clerk's office to initiate mold testing on Sept. 16. Results came back positive on Thursday.
Niagara University launches $125 million campaign to elevate 'The Power of Niagara'
Fri, Sep 23rd 2022 01:55 pm
Niagara University announced Thursday the public launch of the largest and most impactful philanthropic campaign in its 166-year history. "Powering Transformation: The Campaign for Niagara University," seeks to raise $125 million by December 2023.
Higgins: $1 million in federal funding for University at Buffalo to support pandemic preparedness
Fri, Sep 23rd 2022 07:40 am
Congressman Brian Higgins announced a federal grant totaling $1 million awarded to the University at Buffalo.
Local leaders comment on Canadian COVID restrictions
Wed, Sep 21st 2022 07:20 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins, co-chair of the Canada-U.S. Interparliamentary Group and the Congressional Northern Border Caucus, is calling on the U.S. to end COVID-19-related restrictions at the U.S. border with Canada.
UB and UBMD Physicians' Group launch region's only long COVID registry
Wed, Sep 21st 2022 07:00 am
The University at Buffalo and UBMD Physicians' Group have launched the long COVID registry in order to learn more about the condition, and to connect Western New Yorkers with treatment options and the potential to participate in clinical trials.
Hochul announces completion of $8.6 million expansion of Pine Pharmaceuticals in Tonawanda
Tue, Sep 20th 2022 11:25 am
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Monday announced the completion of the $8.6 million expansion of Pine Pharmaceuticals LLC's manufacturing plant in the Town of Tonawanda.
AAA: Regional gas prices all drop below $4 mark
Mon, Sep 19th 2022 10:20 am
Today's national average price for a gallon of gasoline is $3.68, down 4 cents from one week ago. One year ago, the price was $3.19. The New York state average is $3.78, down 11 cents since last Monday. A year ago, the NYS average was $3.28.
Higgins & Castor lead national push for increased lung cancer screening
Mon, Sep 19th 2022 10:20 am
House of Representatives Cancer Caucus Co-Chair Congressman Brian Higgins and Congresswoman Kathy Castor of Florida recently hosted a briefing on Capitol Hill titled "Lung Cancer Screening Saves Lives." The event featured experts from Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center and Moffitt Cancer Center presenting information on:
Niagara Sailing Club reopens for business
Sat, Sep 17th 2022 07:00 am
A new home for the Niagara River Sailing Club has risen from the ashes of the former building, destroyed by fire in March 2021.
Ryan announces funding for security upgrades at Grand Island schools
Fri, Sep 16th 2022 02:25 pm
On Friday, New York State Sen. Sean Ryan joined school officials to announce $138,000 in security improvements being made to schools in the Grand Island Central School District. Ryan secured a $112,500 New York State grant to fund the bulk of the cost of the improvements.
Niagara County, Filicetti respond to concealed carry actions
Fri, Sep 16th 2022 10:50 am
In the wake of new anti-crime legislation passed in Albany, Niagara County issued its own response this week.
Hochul signs legislation to expand public servants' access to student loan forgiveness
Thu, Sep 15th 2022 11:35 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Thursday signed legislation, her team said, "to expand and simplify access to the federal public service loan forgiveness program statewide. The new legislation establishes uniformity around what qualifies as full-time employment for the purposes of accessing PSLF, and allows public service employers to certify employment on behalf of workers, eliminating substantial barriers to applying for and accessing PSLF."
Niagara County Legislature unanimously passes resolution opposed to new state gun control laws
Wed, Sep 14th 2022 01:10 pm
The Niagara County Legislature unanimously passed a resolution Tuesday night opposing new gun control measures it said were "rushed through the State Legislature this past summer," and took effect Sept. 1. All 15 legislators asked to be sponsors of the bipartisan resolution.
UB scientist: Best protection against COVID-19 could be a vaccine delivered through the nose
Tue, Sep 13th 2022 07:05 pm
As public health experts cautiously anticipate how COVID-19 will play out this fall, a University at Buffalo scientist is reiterating that substantial immunity against the SARS-CoV-2 virus will only happen with a vaccine that can be delivered through the nose.
Hochul announces $234 million in additional food assistance for September
Tue, Sep 13th 2022 07:00 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced all New Yorkers enrolled in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program will receive the maximum allowable level of food benefits for September. All households participating in SNAP - including those already at the maximum level of benefits - will receive a supplemental allotment this month, resulting in a roughly $234 million infusion of federal funding into the New York state economy.
Noted journalist Bill Wolcott passes
Tue, Sep 13th 2022 01:25 pm
Western New York lost a well-respected and admired sports writer on Sept. 11, 2022. John William "Bill" Wolcott died peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family.
LPD provides update to fatal motor vehicle accident on Lewiston Road
Mon, Sep 12th 2022 05:10 pm
At 1:54 a.m. Sunday, the Lewiston Police Department was dispatched to Lewiston Road at Creek Road Extension for a bicyclist down in the roadway. Preliminary investigations determined the bicyclist was struck by a vehicle, which then fled the scene heading south on Lewiston Road.
Higgins & Gillibrand invite high school students & parents to virtual Service Academy information session
Mon, Sep 12th 2022 11:40 am
Congressman Brian Higgins and representatives from the office of U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand are hosting a virtual Service Academy information event at 6 p.m. Monday, Oct. 3. The session will provide an opportunity for Western New York high school students, families, school administrators and counselors to learn more about service academy institutions, programs, and the application and nomination process.
43rd annual Antique and Classic Boat Show next Saturday at BLC
Sat, Sep 10th 2022 07:00 am
The 43rd annual Antique and Classic Boat Show returns Saturday, Sept. 17, to the Buffalo Launch Club, 503 East River Road, Grand Island.
Town of Niagara begins discussion on next budget, cites challenges
Fri, Sep 9th 2022 11:45 am
As summer comes to an end, all ears and eyes on the Town of Niagara Town Board are shifting from smiles to financial figures.
Mean streets: Urban traffic fatalities now exceed those on rural roads
Thu, Sep 8th 2022 09:30 pm
According to research from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, more people are now killed on the nation's city streets than on rural roads, with speed playing a critical factor.
Hochul: $475 million in tax relief for 1.8 million low-income New Yorkers and families
Thu, Sep 8th 2022 09:30 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul and legislative leaders announced $475 million in tax relief for eligible low-income New Yorkers and families as part of the state's ongoing effort to combat inflation and improve affordability.
CDC recommends first updated COVID-19 booster
Wed, Sep 7th 2022 10:50 am
On Sept. 1, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Rochelle P. Walensky, M.D., M.P.H., endorsed the CDC advisory committee on immunization practices' (ACIP) recommendations for use of updated coronavirus boosters from Pfizer-BioNTech for people ages 12 years and older, and from Moderna for people ages 18 years and older.
Higgins highlights new measures reducing prescription drug prices for seniors
Mon, Sep 5th 2022 07:00 am
Congressman Brian Higgins recently joined representatives from AARP New York, the Kidney Foundation of Western New York, the American Diabetes Association, and Erie County Medical Center to detail new provisions in the Inflation Reduction Act, recently approved by Congress and signed into law, that will reduce prescription drug prices for people on Medicare.
Porter Town Board OKs water project funding
Fri, Sep 2nd 2022 11:00 am
At a special meeting Monday, the Porter Town Board approved by a 4-0 vote the issuance of $6,785,000 in serial bonds to fund improvements to the town's water distribution system that comprises the Town of Porter Water District.
 

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