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DEC reminds outdoor enthusiasts to share the woods safely this season
Mon, Nov 16th 2020 09:55 am
With the big game season beginning Nov. 21 throughout much of the southern part of New York state, Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos is encouraging outdoor enthusiasts to respectfully share the woods and follow some common-sense safety precautions this fall and winter.
DiNapoli: Statewide local sales tax collections decline 5.2% in October
Mon, Nov 16th 2020 09:50 am
Local government sales tax revenue declined by 5.2% in October compared to the same month last year, according to State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli. October's sales tax collections totaled $1.4 billion for counties and cities, or $74.4 million less than in October 2019.
DEC announces annual Arbor Day original artwork poster contest
Mon, Nov 16th 2020 07:00 am
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos recently announced the start of DEC's annual Arbor Day original artwork poster contest. Each year, DEC's Urban and Community Forestry Program commemorates Arbor Day with a poster contest that invites the public to submit original photos and artwork that "celebrate the immeasurable value of trees - ecologically, environmentally, aesthetically and socially."
'Spotlight on Niagara': Mount St. Mary's Hospital volunteer groups hold raffle to give back to community in big way
Fri, Nov 13th 2020 12:00 pm
The St. Francis Guild and Board of Associates of Mount St. Mary's Hospital have joined together to present, "Spotlight on Niagara," a raffle to thank community businesses for their support of the hospital in 2020.
NYPA announces temporary closure of Niagara Power Vista Visitors Center & fishing facilities
Thu, Nov 12th 2020 04:50 pm
The New York Power Authority on Thursday announced the temporary closure of the Niagara Power Vista Visitors Center and NYPA fishing facilities, including the fishing pier at the base of the Robert Moses Dam.
Niagara County to hold mask, hand sanitizer giveaway events
Thu, Nov 12th 2020 12:10 pm
Niagara County Legislator Dave Godfrey on Thursday announced the Niagara County Department of Emergency Services will hold giveaway events in multiple locations across Niagara County next week to provide free masks and small bottles of hand sanitizer to the general public.
Catholic Health temporarily suspends hospital visitations beginning Friday
Thu, Nov 12th 2020 10:30 am
In response to the recent increase of COVID-19 cases across Western New York, Catholic Health is temporarily suspending visitations at its hospitals and long-term-care facilities effective Friday, Nov. 13. Catholic Health made the decision in consultation with its infection control specialists and with the support of the New York State Department of Health to protect the health and safety of its patients, long-term-care residents, and staff.
Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls 'Million Meals Challenge' drive-thru food drive to benefit FeedMore WNY
Thu, Nov 12th 2020 10:10 am
In celebration of World Kindness Day, Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls, USA, will host a drive-thru food drive to benefit FeedMore WNY on Saturday, Nov. 14. The food drive is part of the Fashion Outlets' parent company - Macerich - "Million Meals Challenge," an initiative to support local community food banks from coast-to-coast.
Veterans Day: Cuomo signs outdoor RX Act
Wed, Nov 11th 2020 07:10 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Wednesday signed the Outdoor Rx Act (S.6706A/A.8094A) requiring the New York State Division of Veteran's Services to review issues relating to veterans' ability to access state parks, lands and facilities.
BBB warning: Be careful clicking on shipment texts - it could be a scam!
Wed, Nov 11th 2020 02:25 pm
This year, more people will be doing their holiday shopping online than ever before. We know package theft is a problem, but now, so is the latest scam hitting people's smartphones: fake shipping texts. Better Business Bureau wants everyone to know what these fake texts look like so they aren't tempted to click on them.
Curtain rises on Buffalo's presidential history
Wed, Nov 11th 2020 09:10 am
Buffalo's rich and detailed presidential and political history is now on display at the Buffalo Presidential Center, which on Monday unveiled its new, permanent, 1,700-square-foot space at the Downtown Central Library in Buffalo. Until now, the center has operated without a permanent home space and has relied on the collaboration and generosity of other local and regional organizations for a place to gather audiences, share information, and display selections from an extensive collection of more than 10,000 political artifacts.
'Shop with a Cop' returns in NT
Wed, Nov 11th 2020 08:40 am
The North Tonawanda Police Union (NTPBA) will conduct its annual "Shop with a Cop" event at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 11.
COVID-19 clinical trial: UB launches monoclonal antibody study for household members of anyone who recently tested positive
Tue, Nov 10th 2020 04:25 pm
Western New Yorkers who were recently exposed to a household member who has tested positive for COVID-19 now have an opportunity to be treated with a promising drug being investigated for COVID-19 infection.
Coronavirus stats for Nov. 9
Mon, Nov 9th 2020 09:05 pm
Coronavirus stats for Nov. 9
Grand Island apartment complex visitor stabbed by delivery driver
Mon, Nov 9th 2020 01:40 pm
Erie County Sheriff Timothy B. Howard reported the arrest of a Niagara Falls resident following an assault and stabbing on Grand Island.
So we voted ... now what? League of Women Voters presents virtual post-election panel
Mon, Nov 9th 2020 10:45 am
More citizens voted in 2020 than ever in history. Former Vice President Joe Biden is on track to be inaugurated Jan. 20, 2021. But many questions remain - from control of the Senate, to the impact of local elections, to the future of the country's noble experiment in democracy.
Study: Pregnant women with severe nausea, vomiting found relief with seizure drug
Mon, Nov 9th 2020 10:25 am
A rare, debilitating condition in pregnancy that causes nausea and vomiting so severe that some women end up terminating their pregnancies can be effectively treated with the seizure drug gabapentin. That is the finding of a new study of 21 women with the condition led by the University at Buffalo and published Oct. 29 in the American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology Maternal Fetal Medicine.
Rental & mortgage assistance still available through Live Well Erie housing task force
Mon, Nov 9th 2020 10:10 am
Homeowners and renters adversely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and resultantly in arrears on their mortgage or rent still have time to apply for mortgage or rent assistance through Live Well Erie emergency rental and mortgage assistance.
New intermodal transportation hub for downtown Buffalo
Mon, Nov 9th 2020 10:10 am
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Sunday announced major construction has been completed on the new, state-of the-art transportation hub in downtown Buffalo.
Memorial Medical Center to host virtual auction
Mon, Nov 9th 2020 07:00 am
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center will host a virtual auction, "Bids for Blessings," beginning Wednesday, Nov 18. The auction will take place over five days, with bidding set to begin at 5 a.m. that day and continuing until 11:59 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 22.
Town of Lewiston presents 2021 budget, with decreased tax rates for property owners
Sat, Nov 7th 2020 10:20 am
Progress continues toward adoption of the Town of Lewiston's budget for 2021. On Thursday evening before an empty Town Hall board room, the Lewiston Town Board held two public hearings - one on the town's $18,353,414 preliminary budget plan, and on a second to consider approval of a one-year contact for the fire protection districts.
Grand Island Chamber of Commerce 2020 Citizen of the Year awards go virtual
Fri, Nov 6th 2020 03:05 pm
As we all know, 2020 has been a challenge for many businesses and organizations. The COVID restrictions and guidelines have made it impossible to hold our annual Citizen of the Year event in person as planned. The safety and health of our community is our priority as is giving our honorees the recognition they so deserve.
January 2021 regents examinations canceled due to ongoing pandemic
Fri, Nov 6th 2020 12:05 pm
The January 2021 administration of the High School Regents Examination Program is canceled due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Interim State Education Commissioner Betty A. Rosa announced Thursday. This cancellation applies to all Regents Examinations that had been scheduled for the January 2021 Regents Examination period. No decisions have been made regarding the June and August 2021 administrations of Regents Examinations or any of the other state assessment programs.
Drowsy driving: Don't be asleep at the wheel
Fri, Nov 6th 2020 09:30 am
Nov. 1-8 is Drowsy Driving Prevention Week, and AAA has advice for motorists to avoid the dangerous habit.
Restaino announces Niagara Falls City School District as COVID-19 testing site
Fri, Nov 6th 2020 09:20 am
Mayor Robert Restaino announced the New York State Health Department's approval for the Niagara Falls City School District as a COVID-19 testing site.
Niagara County clerk: Driver's licenses expiration extended to Dec. 3
Fri, Nov 6th 2020 08:55 am
Niagara County Clerk Joseph A. Jastrzemski on Thursday announced Gov. Andrew Cuomo issued an executive order extending the period that expired driver's licenses are still valid until Dec. 3.
NT Halloween celebration benefits Niagara County SPCA
Fri, Nov 6th 2020 07:30 am
The Niagara County SPCA is the recipient of funds from a Halloween celebration in North Tonawanda.
Niagara County Community College to host second annual Day of Giving
Fri, Nov 6th 2020 07:00 am
Niagara County Community College will participate in its second annual Day of Giving on Tuesday, Dec. 1.
175 congregations of women religious pray for peace on Election Day
Tue, Nov 3rd 2020 12:00 pm
The Sisters of St. Francis of Penance and Christian Charity, located at Stella Niagara, will join more than 175 congregations of women religious in praying for peace for 24 hours on Election Day.
Cuomo has concern about vaccine distribution
Tue, Nov 3rd 2020 10:25 am
Gov. Andrew Cuomo spoke to the media on Monday, expressing concern about a possible coronavirus vaccine. He said:
NYS and COVID-19: New guidelines allowing out-of-state travelers to 'test out' of mandatory 14-day quarantine
Mon, Nov 2nd 2020 09:00 am
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Saturday announced new guidelines allowing out-of-state travelers to New York to "test out" of the mandatory 14-day quarantine.
Cuomo to New Yorkers: Now is time to get flu shot, as daily flu tracker launches online
Fri, Oct 30th 2020 04:25 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Friday encouraged New Yorkers to get a flu shot to prepare for the flu season, which usually begins in October and runs through May. The New York state flu tracker launches today. The tracker displays daily and weekly flu data and provides timely information about local, regional and statewide flu activity.
Erie County Fiscal Stability Authority signals approval of proposed 2021 Erie County budget, 4-year plan
Fri, Oct 30th 2020 11:40 am
The Erie County Fiscal Stability Authority board of directors on Friday unanimously passed a resolution approving the proposed 2021 Erie County budget and accompanying four-year plan, submitted by the administration Oct. 15.
Painters Plus vehicle sanitation event
Fri, Oct 30th 2020 07:00 am
America's Disinfecting Defense Unit Solutions (ADDUS), a division of Painters Plus Home Decorating Inc., announced this week it would host a drive-thru vehicle sanitation event at 800 Walck Road from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Veterans Day, Wednesday, Nov. 11.
Town of Lewiston extends solar law moratorium
Fri, Oct 30th 2020 07:00 am
The Town of Lewiston approved measures at its Monday meeting to extend the moratorium on utility scale solar installations in the town for an additional two months.
AAA advises drivers & pedestrians on safety as clocks turn back
Fri, Oct 30th 2020 04:35 am
Are you struggling with dark mornings? It's about to change. With daylight saving time ending Sunday, Nov. 1 at 2 a.m., Americans will "fall back" and set their clocks back one hour to standard time.
Cuomo announces proposed regulations for cannabinoid hemp products
Fri, Oct 30th 2020 04:35 am
Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced the New York State Department of Health has filed proposed regulations to regulate cannabinoid hemp products in New York.
Start of NY State of Health 2021 open enrollment period
Fri, Oct 30th 2020 04:30 am
Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced that, on Sunday, Nov. 1, NY State of Health - the state's official health plan marketplace - will launch open enrollment for 2021 qualified health plans.
UB to test all on-campus students before Thanksgiving break
Tue, Oct 27th 2020 07:25 pm
The University at Buffalo is preparing its plans to administer COVID-19 testing to on-campus students prior to the Thanksgiving break, per an announcement by State University of New York Chancellor Jim Malatras.
Consumer alert: NYS Division of Consumer Protection offers fire safety tips in Fire Prevention Month
Tue, Oct 27th 2020 07:25 pm
The New York State Division of Consumer Protection (DCP), in partnership with the U.S. Consumer Product and Safety Commission (CPSC), advises New Yorkers to "Serve Up Fire Safety in the Kitchen" during Fire Prevention Month.
 

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