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Niagara County announces Project Awareness pharmacy label campaign
Fri, Jun 18th 2021 07:50 am
The Niagara County Department of Mental Health & Substance Abuse Services (NCDMH), in partnership with the Niagara County Opioid Task Force (OASIS) and local pharmacies, on Thursday announced the launch of Project Awareness, a campaign to provide the Niagara County Crisis Services 24-hour phone line number on prescription medications that have a high potential for abuse and overdose.
Niagara County gives out Beacon of Hope Award to health department leadership
Wed, Jun 16th 2021 05:35 pm
The Niagara County Legislature returned to meeting in person this week and acknowledged the leadership team of the Niagara County Health Department for its "tremendous efforts in leading the county through the pandemic."
Op-Ed: This Father's Day, become tobacco-free for your children
Wed, Jun 16th 2021 07:00 am
The New York State Smokers' Quitline wishes all fathers a happy and healthy Father's Day, and reminds those who smoke about free resources for becoming tobacco-free. Free coaching and free nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) medications with shipping are available by calling 1-866-NY-QUITS (1-866-697-8487) or by visiting nysmokefree.com.
$105 million in grant funding for nonprofit arts & culturals, artists
Tue, Jun 15th 2021 01:15 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced the availability of $105 million in critical arts and cultural funding through the New York State Council on the Arts, including a program to reinvigorate near-term live performances that opens for applications Wednesday. The grants will aid in the arts sector's multiyear recovery from COVID-19 and spur the revitalization of New York's creative economy, which fosters $123 billion annually in economic activity and supports more than 500,000 jobs statewide.
Aquarium of Niagara earns accreditation by Alliance of Marine Mammal Parks and Aquariums
Tue, Jun 15th 2021 12:30 pm
The Aquarium of Niagara has earned accreditation by the Alliance of Marine Mammal Parks and Aquariums (AMMPA), an international accrediting body for zoos and aquariums that display marine mammals.
Juneteenth: History of freeing slaves told through GI library exhibit
Tue, Jun 15th 2021 07:00 am
When President Abraham Lincoln officially freed the slaves in 1863 with his Emancipation Proclamation, it changed the legal status of millions of slaves, but it didn't actually set them all free.
As New Yorkers plan their 'staycations' FASNY reminds families to stay safe
Mon, Jun 14th 2021 07:00 am
With the warm weather rolling in, many New Yorkers are eager to begin traveling and planning their summer vacation. Although U.S. travel restrictions are easing as more individuals get vaccinated, many people are still opting out of long-distance vacations. Many families will still practice "stay-cations," or "stay close-to-home vacations," as they adjust to a more post-pandemic lifestyle.
Niagara SPCA to host car show
Mon, Jun 14th 2021 07:00 am
On the behalf of the WNY Hotrods & Classics Inc., the Niagara SPCA will host its second annual "Fast & Furrryous Car Show." This all-ages fundraising event will take place from 2-6 p.m. Saturday, July 17, on the Niagara SPCA grounds, 2100 Lockport Road, Niagara Falls.
DeGlopper Memorial unveiling 'truly awesome'
Sat, Jun 12th 2021 07:00 am
It was an emotionally charged, patriotic, somber and extremely well-orchestrated military tribute to veterans. The unveiling of a life-sized statue of Pfc. Charles N. DeGlopper in his hometown occurred in front of a large crowd with great fanfare on Saturday, June 5.
Pride and patriotism prevail at dedication ceremony
Fri, Jun 11th 2021 05:20 pm
Participants and observers alike expressed a sense of pride, patriotism and unity at the DeGlopper Memorial Dedication Ceremony on Saturday, June. 5.
Castellani Art Museum reopens doors with 5 new exhibitions
Fri, Jun 11th 2021 05:15 pm
The Castellani Art Museum is reopening to the public with five new exhibits and a completely revamped gallery. The museum on the Niagara University campus was closed to visitors more than a year ago due to COVID-19, and NU used the gallery as a distance classroom.
Erie County Department of Health cautions residents: Don't touch wildlife
Fri, Jun 11th 2021 11:40 am
Following a notable amount of rabies investigations from bats in homes and other wildlife encounters, the Erie County Department of Health is reminding residents that wildlife - especially raccoons, bats and foxes - should never be touched or handled.
Applications open for $800 million COVID-19 Pandemic Small Business Recovery Grant Program
Fri, Jun 11th 2021 11:30 am
The program reimburses New York small businesses with grants of up to $50,000 for COVID-19-related expenses incurred between March 1, 2020, and April 1, 2021. Grants will be awarded to small and micro businesses and small for-profit independent arts and cultural organizations, with priority being given to socially and economically disadvantaged business owners, including minority- and women-owned business enterprises, service-disabled veteran-owned businesses and veteran-owned businesses, and businesses located in economically distressed communities.
Wheatfield officials celebrate work and service of Richard Muscatello
Fri, Jun 11th 2021 11:00 am
On Monday, the Wheatfield Town Board issued a formal proclamation to Richard Muscatello, a beloved and admired figure, for his many years of work and dedicated service. The board presented him with a plaque, a memorial bench (to be installed at the new Veterans Monument site behind Town Hall) and even a cake.
Higgins: 5 WNY projects totaling $20 million included in federal highway bill
Wed, Jun 9th 2021 12:50 pm
Five Western New York infrastructure projects totaling $20 million requested by Congressman Brian Higgins have crossed the first hurdle in securing federal transportation funding.
Alzheimer's Association welcomes FDA approval of aducanumab
Mon, Jun 7th 2021 04:55 pm
On behalf of those impacted by Alzheimer's disease, the Alzheimer's Association enthusiastically welcomes today's historic FDA approval of aducanumab (Biogen/Eisai) for treatment of Alzheimer's disease.
COVID-19 positivity rate drops below 1% in every region of New York for first time since Aug. 19
Mon, Jun 7th 2021 02:40 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Monday announced the coronavirus positivity rate in every region of New York state has dropped below 1% for the first time since Aug. 19.
Mayor Brown hosts Juneteenth Festival flag-raising ceremony in downtown Buffalo's Niagara Square
Mon, Jun 7th 2021 11:15 am
Juneteenth Festival organizers and others joined Mayor Byron Brown Monday in raising the Pan-African flag in Niagara Square in honor of Buffalo's 46th annual Juneteenth Festival.
Higgins & Jacobs push to bring KC-46A Pegasus aircraft to Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station
Mon, Jun 7th 2021 10:40 am
Congress members Brian Higgins and Chris Jacobs are leading a push to have the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station (NFARS) host the next KC-46A Pegasus reserve component.
Cuomo recognizes 40 years since first AIDS diagnosis in US
Mon, Jun 7th 2021 10:40 am
On Saturday, Gov. Andrew Cuomo released this statement on the 40th anniversary of the first AIDS diagnosis in America:
NYSUT statement on mask guidance for K-12 schools
Sat, Jun 5th 2021 09:45 am
New York State United Teachers President Andy Pallotta issued the following statement Friday on the state Department of Health's planned changes to mask guidance for K-12 schools:
BPO: Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra welcomes patrons back to Kleinhans Music Hall
Fri, Jun 4th 2021 10:05 am
After an unprecedented year where living rooms became concert halls as the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra presented a nearly entirely broadcast season, Music Director JoAnn Falletta, Principal Pops Conductor John Morris Russell, and the musicians, board and staff of the BPO announced a 2021-22 concert season that welcomes audiences back to Kleinhans Music Hall.
FeedMore WNY aims to increase SNAP participation among older adults
Thu, Jun 3rd 2021 12:00 pm
FeedMore WNY is expanding its efforts to assist older adults in applying for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) - formerly known as food stamps. The hunger-relief nonprofit is one of 40 organizations throughout the country to receive a $50,000 grant from the National Council on Aging (NCOA) to enhance access to SNAP for qualifying low-income older adults through community-based outreach and enrollment initiatives.
Mount St. Mary's Hospital Foundation commits more than $1 million to hospital
Thu, Jun 3rd 2021 09:20 am
The Mount St. Mary's Hospital Foundation board of directors presented a check for more than $1,000,000 to Mount St. Mary's Hospital during the annual celebration of Hospital Week.
New $40 million global campaign to support revival of New York state tourism industry
Wed, Jun 2nd 2021 08:25 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Wednesday announced the launch of a new, $40 million global campaign aimed at revitalizing the state's tourism industry. The campaign will promote tourism attractions across all regions of the state through the summer, fall and winter tourism seasons as the state begins to welcome all visitors - local, national and international - back to New York.
Rotary Club of Buffalo to host special event at Canalside's newest attraction
Wed, Jun 2nd 2021 10:00 am
Following the grand opening of the solar-powered Buffalo Heritage Carousel on Memorial Day weekend, the Rotary Club of Buffalo has announced the first major event at the site.
History Center now open to public
Tue, Jun 1st 2021 04:35 pm
The Niagara County Historical Society, 215 Niagara St., Lockport, is officially opening all its doors to the public on Wednesday, June 2.
UB researchers look to improve WIC shopping experience
Tue, Jun 1st 2021 01:30 pm
For many people, the need to go grocery shopping is met with a sigh, or an "ugh." It's generally not considered to be an enjoyable experience.
Higgins: If travel exemptions can be made for NHL, similar allowances can be made for separated families
Tue, Jun 1st 2021 11:55 am
Congressman Brian Higgins responded to published reports indicating plans are underway to accommodate NHL teams by extending exemptions for travel between the U.S. and Canada.
Cuomo signs legislation removing barriers for veterans to access care
Tue, Jun 1st 2021 11:50 am
Gov. Andrew Cuomo has signed legislation (S.448/A.2014) allowing veterans to qualify for state benefits after a diagnosis of post-traumatic stress disorder, a traumatic brain injury or disclosure of military sexual trauma from any person licensed to provide health care services in New York. Previously, veterans had to be diagnosed by a provider at the Department of Veteran Affairs.
Niagara County Department of Health June clinics include Johnson & Johnson/Janssen single-dose vaccine
Tue, Jun 1st 2021 07:00 am
The Niagara County Department of Health has expanded all second-dose clinics in the month of June to include free single-dose Johnson & Johnson/Janssen COVID-19 vaccine for individuals 18 years of age and older. There will be clinics at seven different sites.
Project Play Western New York announces leadership transition
Mon, May 31st 2021 07:00 am
The Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo and the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation announced Daycia Clarke will be the new director of youth sports initiatives at the Community Foundation and will oversee the work of Project Play Western New York moving forward. Clarke will build on the work of Bridget Niland who was hired in 2018 to launch this initiative and has accepted a new leadership opportunity in the region. Clarke joined the Project Play WNY team in January as associate director.
After Niagara County rejects plan, AL Asphalt wonders 'Where can we go?'
Fri, May 28th 2021 09:50 am
Last week, the Niagara County Planning Board voted unanimously to reject a plan for an asphalt plant at 4660 Witmer Road in the Town of Niagara. It was the latest setback for AL Asphalt, the company behind the project.
ECHDC, Be Our Guest announce summer season at Buffalo Waterfront
Fri, May 28th 2021 09:20 am
Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp. and Be Our Guest on Friday announced what they called an exciting 2021 season at the Buffalo Waterfront, with activities from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend. Summer on the waterfront will see some new attractions, including the Buffalo Heritage Carousel, new and expanded beer gardens, international touring light exhibit and a wide variety of food options.
Suspension of road and bridge construction during Memorial Day weekend
Thu, May 27th 2021 09:05 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Thursday announced temporary lane closures for road and bridge construction projects on New York state highways will be suspended from 6 a.m. Friday, May 28, to 6 a.m. Tuesday, June 1, to ease travel throughout Memorial Day weekend.
USAN, State Parks announce completion of Third Street connector between City of Niagara Falls & Niagara Falls State Park
Thu, May 27th 2021 08:35 pm
USA Niagara Development Corp. and The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation on Thursday announced the completion of a new pedestrian entry connecting Niagara Falls State Park and the City of Niagara Falls.
Memorial Day opening ceremony at Niagara Sailing Club
Thu, May 27th 2021 08:55 am
Despite the tragedy of their clubhouse burning and being demolished in March of this year, Niagara Sailing Club's officers, in full uniform, plus directors and membership, will hold their traditional Memorial Day opening and flag-raising ceremony at 11 a.m. Monday, May 31, at 3619 East River Road, Grand Island.
COVID numbers improve in Erie County
Wed, May 26th 2021 09:00 am
The Erie County Department of Health on Tuesday provided an update on COVID-19 data for the week ending May 22.
NYS: $3.5 billion in assistance for renters & small businesses
Wed, May 26th 2021 08:50 am
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday announced $3.5 billion in assistance for renters and small businesses experiencing financial hardship as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
 

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