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NYPA's Economic Development Awards supporting more than 620 jobs across NYS
Wed, Dec 9th 2020 03:25 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Wednesday announced the New York Power Authority's board of trustees approved 11 economic development awards that will support more than 620 jobs across the state and spur more than $127 million in private capital investments.
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.
Buffalo Bills Alumni Foundation, NFLPA receives $17,432 donation from Labatt USA for 'Cure the Blue' prostate cancer awareness promotion
Wed, Dec 9th 2020 01:30 pm
The Buffalo Bills Alumni Foundation, which continues to take the fight to prostate cancer through its "Cure the Blue" health care initiative, recently received a check for $17,432 from Labatt USA - which teamed up with Walmart.
Zucker issues letter to hospital, nursing home administrators outlining surge & flex and data reporting measures
Wed, Dec 9th 2020 01:20 pm
New York State Health Commissioner Howard Zucker on Wednesday issued a letter to hospital and nursing home administrators to outline data reporting measures as part of the state's "surge and flex" protocol.
Higgins announces approval of legislation providing opportunities for improvements to Naval Park & border crossings
Wed, Dec 9th 2020 01:15 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins announced approval of the National Defense Authorization Act, with measures that could benefit efforts to improve border crossing technology and repair aging ships at the Buffalo and Erie County Naval and Military Park.
Catholic Charities to host parish parking lot pop-up in Niagara Falls
Tue, Dec 8th 2020 04:50 pm
To help individuals and families during these challenging COVID-19 times, Catholic Charities is hosting parish parking lot pop-ups at parishes in several Western New York counties, including in Niagara County this week.
Higgins announces passage of legislation assisting those with ALS in quickly receiving disability benefits
Tue, Dec 8th 2020 04:50 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins, D-NY-26, a member of the House ALS Caucus, announced passage of S. 578, the ALS Disability Insurance Access Act of 2019. The bill eliminates the five-month waiting period for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits for individuals with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig's disease.
Marisa Nold earns national certification as registered professional court reporter
Tue, Dec 8th 2020 04:50 pm
The National Court Reporters Association, the country's leading organization representing stenographic court reporters, captioners and legal videographers, announced Marisa Nold earned the nationally recognized registered professional reporter (RPR) certification, having demonstrated her ability to produce a high-quality verbatim record. RPR certification distinguishes stenographic court reporters as being among the top contributors to the profession in terms of reporting skills, transcript production, reporting and operating practices, and professionalism.
NYS Division of Consumer Protection alerts consumers to law related to credit & debit card surcharges
Tue, Dec 8th 2020 02:05 pm
As part of its seven-part consumer alert holiday series, the New York State Division of Consumer Protection is reminding consumers that credit card surcharges are prohibited in New York.
Red Brick temporarily closed to public
Tue, Dec 8th 2020 12:15 pm
Due to the current events regarding COVID-19, the Village of Lewiston municipal building at North Fourth and Ridge streets will be closed to the public until future notice.
Cuomo: Regions will shut down again if they can't control hospitalizations
Mon, Dec 7th 2020 08:25 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo said New York restaurants will face harsher restrictions, and regions will go back on "PAUSE," if the coronavirus-related hospitalizations continue to rise.
Buffalo Central Terminal public meeting
Mon, Dec 7th 2020 01:30 pm
The Buffalo Central Terminal is hosting the second of three virtual public meetings focused on the future of the site. This is part of a master plan for the Buffalo Central Terminal and its connectivity to the Broadway Fillmore neighborhood, including a clear roadmap to guide near- and long-term decision-making regarding future redevelopment of the building and grounds.
During season of giving, Red Cross urges blood donation
Mon, Dec 7th 2020 09:45 am
December may be the season of giving - but it's typically a challenging time to collect enough blood donations. Add in a pandemic, and this year could be even tougher than usual. That's why the American Red Cross is urging those who are feeling well to give the gift of life by donating blood or platelets this holiday season.
Cuomo directs flags to half-staff in observation of anniversary of Pearl Harbor
Sat, Dec 5th 2020 07:00 am
Gov. Andrew Cuomo directed flags on state government buildings be flown at half-staff on Monday, Dec. 7, in observation of the anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor. During the attack, more than 2,400 Americans were killed, including 40 New Yorkers.
Jastrzemski, Kearns: Driver's license expiration extended again
Fri, Dec 4th 2020 03:05 pm
Niagara County Clerk Joseph Jastrzemski on Thursday said Gov. Andrew Cuomo issued executive order 202.79, which extends the expiration dates on licenses and permits that expired after March 1.
Survey says: Men are more aggressive behind the wheel
Fri, Dec 4th 2020 01:25 pm
Data gathered by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety confirms the perception that men tend to speed, tailgate, merge dangerously, and make rude gestures or honk at other drivers more than women.
1,779 tickets issued by State Police during 'Operation Hardhat'
Fri, Dec 4th 2020 12:35 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced the New York State Police issued 1,779 tickets during this year's "Operation Hardhat," an initiative between State Police, the New York State Department of Transportation and the New York State Thruway Authority, to crack down on work zone violations and highlight the importance of safe driving when encountering construction, maintenance and emergency operations along state highways.
Women United winter drive underway
Thu, Dec 3rd 2020 11:35 am
Women United of the United Way of Greater Niagara is now collecting children's gloves, scarves, mittens and hats for local agencies.
Niagara Area Habitat for Humanity receives John R. Oishei Foundation grant
Wed, Dec 2nd 2020 05:50 pm
The John R. Oishei Foundation has funded a $100,000 grant payable over three years to Niagara Area Habitat for Humanity. The grant will support the "Building Capacity to Strengthen Our Impact" initiative. It will be used to partially fund two AmeriCorps members and a part-time bookkeeper for three years.
Higgins asks Biden administration to prioritize northern border strategy
Wed, Dec 2nd 2020 05:50 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins, D-NY-26, Co-chair of the congressional northern border caucus, is appealing to the incoming Biden Administration to make coordination between the U.S. and Canada a top priority, including development of a reopening plan at the northern border and the expansion of technology that provides for improved border crossing efficiencies over the long-term.
Prepare your car for snow & ice: AAA provides tips for winter car care
Wed, Dec 2nd 2020 05:45 pm
Are you ready to drive in the snow? Is your car? AAA Western and Central New York has put together some of the best winter car care tips to make sure drivers stay safe as winter weather is in the forecast for many parts of the region.
Niagara Falls: Shooting on 19th Street & Welch Avenue
Wed, Dec 2nd 2020 01:30 pm
Just after 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, there was a shooting at 19th Street and Welch Avenue. The victim, an 18-year-old Niagara Falls man, was shot several times while sitting in the passenger side of a parked car. The suspect fled on foot.
Erie County to deliver $19 million in financial aid to nearly 1,400 small businesses in need
Mon, Nov 30th 2020 07:55 pm
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz on Monday announced the completion of the Erie County "Back to Business" grant program, reporting that grant recipients will be notified via email and checks will be distributed by mail beginning today.
Statement from Niagara County Manager Rick Updegrove regarding COVID-19 cases in Social Services Department
Mon, Nov 30th 2020 07:55 pm
"Over the course of the last week, the Niagara County Department of Social Services has had approximately a dozen positive test results of DSS employees who work on the second floor of their office on 10th Street in Niagara Falls, with several additional tests still outstanding," Niagara County Manager Rick Updegrove said Monday. "After talking with employees and conducting contact tracing, the Niagara County Health Department has made the determination to quarantine all employees who work on the second floor of that building."
COVID-19 studies should also focus on mucosal immunity, UB researchers argue
Mon, Nov 30th 2020 11:00 am
Anyone who has undergone a nasal swab or saliva test for COVID-19 knows that the virus is most easily detected in the nose and mouth. That's why, University at Buffalo researchers argue in a new paper, more COVID-19 studies should be devoted to how immunity emerges to SARS-CoV-2 in the mucous membranes of the nose and mouth.
Update on Lewiston Road accident
Fri, Nov 27th 2020 10:20 am
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.
Give gift of wildlife conservation with lifetime sporting license or subscription to DEC's Conservationist magazine
Fri, Nov 27th 2020 07:00 am
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos announced two holiday gift ideas for those who love the environment and outdoors. Each year, DEC's lifetime sporting licenses make a unique gift for outdoors enthusiasts. In addition - for a limited time - DEC is offering a one-year subscription to its award-winning Conservationist magazine at half price.
New York Lottery takes leading role in campaign to encourage age-appropriate gift giving
Fri, Nov 27th 2020 07:00 am
The New York Gaming Commission announced its Lottery division has once again joined the National Council on Problem Gambling's Gift Responsibly advocacy campaign.
AAA urges drivers to safely secure Christmas trees
Fri, Nov 27th 2020 07:00 am
Real or artificial? This year, more than ever, Americans are likely eager to bring some holiday cheer to their lives. This could mean shopping (and doing so early) for a real Christmas tree. If it isn't properly secured on a vehicle, the tree can become a dangerous projectile, endangering others on the road. Research from AAA finds road debris caused more than 200,000 crashes during a four-year period, resulting in approximately 39,000 injuries and 500 deaths.
Consumer alert: NYS Division of Consumer Protection provides consumers with tips for buying gift cards & gift certificates this holiday season
Thu, Nov 26th 2020 07:00 am
As part of its seven-part consumer alert holiday series, the New York State Division of Consumer Protection recommends New Yorkers be informed consumers when purchasing gift cards and gift certificates this holiday season.
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.
Cuomo announces partnership with Walmart, Community Service Society of New York, Coca-Cola, Wegmans, HelloFresh, National Supermarket Association & Stew Leonard's to feed over 50,000
Tue, Nov 24th 2020 05:55 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday announced the state is partnering with Walmart, the Community Service Society of New York, Coca-Cola, Wegmans, HelloFresh, the National Supermarket Association and Stew Leonard's this week to help deliver Thanksgiving meals to feed more than 50,000 people.
Downtown Niagara Falls unveils free DNFBA winter savings card
Tue, Nov 24th 2020 03:00 pm
The Downtown Niagara Falls Business Association is celebrating Small Business Saturday with the release of its complimentary DNFBA winter savings card, with offers to more than a dozen member businesses throughout downtown Niagara Falls. The card will be valid from Small Business Saturday, Nov. 28, through March 28, 2021.
NYS Sheriffs' Association clears the air about holiday enforcement
Tue, Nov 24th 2020 01:50 pm
Since the first COVID-19 orders issued by the New York State Health Department, sheriffs across the state have been responding to thousands of complaints of violations of those orders.
Leading farm groups ask 60-hour overtime law to become permanent
Mon, Nov 23rd 2020 04:45 pm
A diverse group of agricultural organizations in the state are calling on the 60-hour overtime threshold for farm laborers to remain in place as a New York State Department of Labor wage board determines its fate.
Nursing homes see continued record number of new COVID-19 cases, as community spread increases across US
Mon, Nov 23rd 2020 01:10 pm
The American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL), representing more than 14,000 nursing homes and assisted living communities across the country that provide care to approximately 5 million people each year, released a report showing nursing homes in the U.S. continue to see a record number of weekly new cases this month due to the community spread among the general population, surpassing previous peaks since the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) started tracking cases in nursing homes.
What does 'staying safe' this holiday season mean to you?
Mon, Nov 23rd 2020 11:10 am
Holiday dinner conversations sometimes erupt in heated discussions when friends and relatives with opposing political views get together. This year, whether or not to even host the dinner may be a volatile topic all by itself.
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.
Survey: 71% of hotels won't survive another 6 months without further government COVID relief
Fri, Nov 20th 2020 10:40 am
With a resurgence of COVID-19 and renewed travel restrictions enacted in many states, a new survey of American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) members shows the hotel industry will continue to face devastation and significant job loss without additional relief from Congress.

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