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Education leaders support Cuomo's broadband proposal
Tue, Jan 12th 2021 05:05 pm
New York State School Boards Association Executive Director Robert Schneider issued this statement following the second installment of Gov. Andrew Cuomo's 2021 State of the State:
CAO of WNY appoints new CEO & president
Tue, Jan 12th 2021 04:55 pm
The Community Action Organization of WNY's board of directors has selected Thomas U. Kim as its new president and CEO.
State of the State day 2: Cuomo talks affordable internet, supporting arts
Tue, Jan 12th 2021 04:55 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday announced his proposal to enact a first-in-the-nation requirement for affordable internet for all low-income families as part of the 2021 State of the State agenda.
Conservatives, GOP: State problems existed before COVID-19
Mon, Jan 11th 2021 05:30 pm
In response to Gov. Andrew Cuomo's 2021 State of the State address on Monday, Conservative Party of New York State Chairman Gerard Kassar said, "Gov. Andrew Cuomo's State of the State was a pure political speech that failed to address the structural fiscal situation that multiplied the costs of the COVID-19 pandemic."
Reactions to Cuomo's SOTS
Mon, Jan 11th 2021 02:25 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo offered his 2021 State of the State address on Monday.
Cuomo outlines 2021 agenda: 'Reimagine | Rebuild | Renew'
Mon, Jan 11th 2021 02:20 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Monday delivered his 2021 State of the State address. The governor's 2021 agenda - "Reimagine | Rebuild | Renew" - features nation-leading proposals to not only defeat COVID-19, but also tackle critical issues facing New York and the country, including jumpstarting New York's economic recovery; creating a fairer, more just state; reopening the state; becoming a leader in the growing green energy economy; and rebuilding and strengthening New York's infrastructure.
Additional New Yorkers, individuals 75+ can begin scheduling COVID-19 vaccination appointments
Mon, Jan 11th 2021 11:20 am
√ Initial groups of phase 1B now eligible for COVID-19 vaccine include individuals 75 and older, first responders, corrections officers, teachers and other school staff, in-person college instructors, child care workers, public-facing grocery store workers, transit workers and individuals living and working in homeless shelters
Niagara County Department of Health offers COVID-19 POD eligibility, preregistration details
Mon, Jan 11th 2021 11:20 am
The Niagara County Department of Health (NCDOH) will conduct point-of-dispensing (POD) operations starting Tuesday, Jan. 12.
State of the State: Cuomo announces plans to combat violence, expand access to telehealth
Mon, Jan 11th 2021 11:00 am
Over the weekend, Gov. Andrew Cuomo continued to reveal details of his State of the State.
Erie County Department of Health COVID-19 vaccine availability statement
Mon, Jan 11th 2021 10:10 am
The Erie County Department of Health (ECDOH) is providing the following statement regarding the availability of COVID-19 vaccine at its PODs - points of dispensing.
Cuomo: Expanded network to accelerate distribution of COVID-19 vaccine
Sat, Jan 9th 2021 11:30 am
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Friday announced the expansion of the state's vaccination distribution network to help accelerate the administration of the COVID-19 vaccine to New Yorkers currently eligible under group 1A and begin the vaccination of New Yorkers eligible under group 1B.
Grand Island receives $50,000 for tree inventory
Sat, Jan 9th 2021 07:00 am
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) awarded the Town of Grand Island $50,000 for a tree inventory and management plan that Town Highway Superintendent Richard Crawford said is of "critical importance to our future forestry and conservation projects."
Higgins calls for Trump's removal
Thu, Jan 7th 2021 08:40 pm
On Thursday, Congressman Brian Higgins released the following statement regarding outgoing President Donald Trump:
ECMC goes red & blue for Buffalo Bills
Thu, Jan 7th 2021 08:30 pm
Erie County Medical Center (ECMC) Corp., the official health care sponsor of The Buffalo Bills, this week illuminated its iconic tower lights in red and blue to demonstrate the strong support of the Buffalo Bills during the upcoming playoff games.
State clarifies vaccination eligibility
Thu, Jan 7th 2021 04:40 pm
"The State Department of Health has been having conversations with local governments today to discuss the ongoing COVID vaccination efforts. To summarize several points from these discussions and respond to some comments please be advised as follows:
Cuomo deploys 1,000 members of New York National Guard to Washington, DC
Thu, Jan 7th 2021 10:45 am
Gov. Andrew Cuomo released the following statement Wednesday night:
Jacobs: DC protest 'unacceptable & has no place in a democracy'
Wed, Jan 6th 2021 04:55 pm
Congressman Chris Jacobs released the following statement Wednesday afternoon, as protestors descended upon Washington, D.C., to protest the recent election for president, and the pending transition of power from Donald Trump to Joe Biden:
Higgins: Scene in Washington 'domestic terrorism'
Wed, Jan 6th 2021 03:45 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins released the following statement Wednesday afternoon, as protestors descended upon Washington, D.C., to protest the recent election for president, and the pending transition of power from Donald Trump to Joe Biden:
Jacobs statement on objecting to Electoral College certification
Wed, Jan 6th 2021 01:05 pm
Congressman Chris Jacobs, R-NY-27, released the following statement regarding objections to the certification of the Electoral College:
Cuomo proposal to legalize & create equitable adult-use cannabis program
Wed, Jan 6th 2021 12:55 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Wednesday announced a proposal to legalize and create a comprehensive system to oversee and regulate cannabis in New York as part of the 2021 State of the State.
Ortt & Republican conference plan to 'Reset New York'
Tue, Jan 5th 2021 04:45 pm
As the legislative session is set to begin this week, Senate Republican Leader Robert Ortt and members of the Republican conference on Tuesday unveiled a comprehensive vision to "Reset New York."
Niagara County: Driver's license expiration extended again
Tue, Jan 5th 2021 04:15 pm
Niagara County Clerk Joseph A. Jastrzemski on Tuesday said Gov. Andrew Cuomo has issued executive order 202.87, which extends the expiration dates on licenses and permits that expired after March 1, 2020, to Jan. 29, 2021. In addition, the executive order also continues to require all in-person transactions at DMVs be done by appointment only.
WNY senior care providers join forces to form Lineage Group
Tue, Jan 5th 2021 01:50 pm
Niagara Lutheran Health System (parent of The GreenFields Continuing Care Community), Schofield Care, and Lutheran Jamestown have taken a significant step forward in their ongoing partnership.
Higgins announces expanded benefits for veterans exposed to Agent Orange
Tue, Jan 5th 2021 12:30 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins announced veterans who have Parkinsonism, bladder cancer and/or hypothyroidism as a result of Agent Orange exposure may now apply for disability compensation provided by the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) under the recently approved National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2021.
North Tonawanda City Council elects Pecoraro president
Tue, Jan 5th 2021 09:10 am
The North Tonawanda City Council on Monday selected Alderman-at-Large Robert Pecoraro to serve as council president at the annual reorganization meeting.
National Guard conducts fewer funeral honors in 2020 due to pandemic
Mon, Jan 4th 2021 12:25 pm
Pandemic restrictions on funeral services resulted in New York Army and Air National Guard honor guard teams providing over 2,000 fewer military funeral services in 2020 than in 2019.
Buffalo-area man provides inspiration to become tobacco-free in 2021
Mon, Jan 4th 2021 11:30 am
Michael F. is a shining example for all tobacco users to keep trying to quit, no matter how many attempts or how long the process takes. The Buffalo resident was one of the earliest clients of the New York State Smokers' Quitline's 20-year history and frequently utilized its free services.
Cuomo signs legislation banning 'most harmful uses' of trichloroethylene
Mon, Jan 4th 2021 11:10 am
Gov. Andrew Cuomo recently signed legislation (S.6829/A.8829-A) banning the "most harmful uses" of trichloroethylene, or TCE, a toxic chemical used in industrial and commercial processes. The legislation bans TCE's use as a vapor degreaser, an intermediate chemical in the production of other chemicals, a refrigerant, an extraction solvent or in any other manufacturing or industrial cleaning process or use.
Mt. St. Mary's to provide Catholic Health's first COVID-19 monoclonal antibody therapy clinic
Thu, Dec 31st 2020 01:15 pm
Mount St. Mary's Hospital in Lewiston will open Catholic Health's first monoclonal antibiotic therapy clinic for the treatment of COVID-19 beginning the week of Jan. 4. The outpatient clinic is designed for individuals who have tested positive for COVID-19 in the previous 10 days, and are 65 years of age or older or have other chronic medical conditions that could lead to hospitalization.
Up next: COVID-19 vaccination scams
Tue, Dec 29th 2020 11:10 am
The New York State Division of Consumer Protection (DCP) is alerting consumers about scammers taking advantage of COVID-19 vaccinations to steal personal information.
Erie County Department of Health changes quarantine guidance
Mon, Dec 28th 2020 06:05 pm
Following an update by the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) on COVID-19 quarantine requirements, the Erie County Department of Health has changed the time period for quarantine from 14 days to 10 days past last exposure.
Niagara Falls Memorial to vaccinate select outside groups
Mon, Dec 28th 2020 10:30 am
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center has been directed by the New York State Department of Health to distribute COVID-19 vaccine to selected high-risk groups that provide services outside of the medical center.
NU Family Business Center podcast
Mon, Dec 28th 2020 07:00 am
The Niagara University Family Business Center's next podcast will run from 8:15-9:30 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2021. To preregister for the virtual presentation, CLICK HERE. Attendees will receive an email back from career services with log-in details.
CDC to require negative COVID-19 test for air travelers from United Kingdom
Sat, Dec 26th 2020 10:20 am
On Thursday, President Donald Trump took a step to protect the health of the American people by requiring air passengers arriving from the United Kingdom to test negative, via PCR or antigen test, no more than 72 hours before departure from the U.K. to the United States.
Village of Lewiston signs LWRP, shares year-end thoughts
Thu, Dec 24th 2020 07:00 am
The Village of Lewiston Board of Trustees is hoping Center Street will qualify for future grant monies, now that the draft Local Waterfront Revitalization Program is nearly complete.
Lewiston Tops makes large donation to Salvation Army
Thu, Dec 24th 2020 07:00 am
DiMino Lewiston Tops owner Anthony DiMino is no stranger to giving. He has been featured often in this newspaper for his donations to the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce and local anglers. This week, he and his store went above and beyond, donating $15,000 to the Salvation Army for Christmas. Volunteers have been manning the red kettle during the holiday season.
Santa Claus parade visits Youngstown
Wed, Dec 23rd 2020 05:15 pm
On Saturday, Dec. 19, the Youngstown Volunteer Fire Co. held a spirited Santa Claus parade on neighborhood streets. The goal was to help brighten the holiday of many impacted by COVID-19.
Higgins announces house approval of COVID-19 disaster relief package
Tue, Dec 22nd 2020 10:30 am
Congressman Brian Higgins, D-NY-26, on Monday announced the House of Representatives approved a major coronavirus disaster relief package providing urgent resources to families, businesses and communities.
Statement from Speaker Heastie on December session
Mon, Dec 21st 2020 02:10 pm
New York State Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie released the following statement on Monday:
VFW, Deal Realty send gifts to youth
Mon, Dec 21st 2020 01:05 pm
Veterans of Foreign Wars Downriver Post 7487 teamed with Lewiston's Deal Realty and other volunteers (including Assemblyman Angelo Morinello) to present holiday presents to 50 youth from the Niagara Falls Boys & Girls Club and Tuscarora Indian Elementary School.

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