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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.
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.
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.
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.
BBB research shows spike in online purchase scams since beginning of pandemic
Tue, Oct 27th 2020 07:25 pm
Scams related to online purchases, already on the rise, spiked more at the start of the pandemic, according to new research by the Better Business Bureau (BBB). A staggering 80.5% of people reporting online purchase scams in 2020 lost money. Which is a jump from 71.2% in 2015, when BBB began collecting data.
California added to NY's COVID-19 travel advisory; nonessential interstate travel with Massachusetts discouraged
Tue, Oct 27th 2020 07:25 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday announced California was added to New York state's COVID-19 travel advisory. No areas were removed. The advisory requires individuals who have traveled to New York from areas with significant community spread to quarantine for 14 days. The quarantine applies to any person arriving from an area with a positive test rate higher than 10 per 100,000 residents over a seven-day rolling average, or an area with a 10% or higher positivity rate over a seven-day rolling average.
Erie County executive joins thousands of county residents participating in early voting
Mon, Oct 26th 2020 02:55 pm
On Monday, Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz took part in early voting for the 2020 presidential election, casting his ballot at St. Columba-Brigid Church on Hickory Street in the City of Buffalo's Ellicott District.
Erie County Department of Health answers questions about youth sports travel
Mon, Oct 26th 2020 01:25 pm
The Erie County Department of Health has fielded calls and emails from school districts, coaching staff and parents of youth athletes related to travel sports teams. More recently, ECDOH received reports from concerned parents and school districts about independent youth sports teams scheduling or participating in out-of-state games, tournaments, scrimmages and other activities.
Erie County Department of Social Services announces SNAP supplemental benefit
Mon, Oct 26th 2020 12:20 pm
The Erie County Department of Social Services announced the allocation of Supplemental emergency allotments of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits for households receiving SNAP benefits in October 2020. Maximum SNAP benefit amounts per household size have increased as of Oct. 1, as well.
Early voting continues in Niagara County
Mon, Oct 26th 2020 12:00 pm
Voters already have been out in large numbers taking advantage of early voting opportunities in Niagara County.
Coronavirus stats for Oct. 26
Mon, Oct 26th 2020 11:20 am
Coronavirus stats for Oct. 26
HEALTHeLINK named CPC+ data aggregator by Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
Mon, Oct 26th 2020 10:30 am
HEALTHeLINK has been named the comprehensive primary care plus (CPC+) data aggregator for the Greater Buffalo Region by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). CPC+ is a national advanced primary care medical home model initiative that aims to strengthen primary care through regionally based multi-payer payment reform and care delivery transformation.
AG issues voter protection guidance ahead of Nov. 3 election
Mon, Oct 26th 2020 07:00 am
Attorney General Letitia James issued guidance to Board of Election offices and law enforcement entities throughout the state to protect New Yorkers from voter intimidation on, and before, Election Day.
New York organic growers rank third in number of organic farms, fourth in certified acres and seventh in sales
Mon, Oct 26th 2020 07:00 am
Results of the 2019 Organic Survey released Oct. 22 show there was 1,321 certified organic farms in New York. This ranks New York third in the nation behind California and Wisconsin.
Admission for Fairgrounds Festival of Lights on sale starting Nov. 1
Fri, Oct 23rd 2020 05:35 pm
Visitors to the Fairgrounds Festival of Lights can plan ahead and purchase admission starting Nov. 1. Tickets can be purchased from any checkout register at all Tops Friendly Markets for $15 per vehicle or online at www.fairgroundsholiday.com until Dec. 31. It is one price for the entire vehicle to be admitted any one night to the festival. Admission must be purchased in advance, as tickets will not be sold at the gate.
State landmarks to be lit pink in recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Fri, Oct 23rd 2020 05:30 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Friday announced One World Trade Center, The Governor Mario M. Cuomo Bridge, Kosciuszko Bridge, The H. Carl McCall SUNY Building, State Education Building, Alfred E. Smith State Office Building, New York State Fairgrounds, Niagara Falls, Mid-Hudson Bridge, Grand Central Terminal and the Albany International Airport Gateway will light up pink to commemorate Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
McMurray calls for additional debate, truce on ads
Fri, Oct 23rd 2020 03:15 pm
Nate McMurray, Democratic candidate for Congress in New York's 27th Congressional District, released the following statement:
Environmental justice & indigenous resistance focus of Niagara University's 'Transformative Visions' presidential series
Fri, Oct 23rd 2020 10:00 am
Niagara University will present the third in its "Transformative Visions" presidential speaker series at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 27. Dina Gilio-Whitaker, policy director and a senior research associate at the Center for World Indigenous Studies, will discuss environmental justice and indigenous resistance.
Academy Park bandshell move, design approved by Village Board
Fri, Oct 23rd 2020 09:30 am
The Village of Lewiston Board of Trustees approved a plan to move the Academy Park bandshell, and expand the structure's capabilities, at its monthly meeting Monday night.
Cuomo orders state landmarks lit purple for Domestic Violence Awareness Month
Thu, Oct 22nd 2020 04:50 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Thursday announced properties and landmarks across New York will be illuminated purple this evening to mark "Wear Purple Day," a national initiative to raise awareness of domestic violence. The Gov. Alfred E. Smith State Office Building, home to the state Office for the Prevention of Domestic Violence, also has been illuminated all week for Domestic Violence Awareness Month.
HEAP season starts Nov. 2
Thu, Oct 22nd 2020 09:35 am
The 2020-21 Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) season will open Nov. 2 with a streamlined application process.
City of Niagara Falls allocates funds to Catholic Charities for housing relief
Wed, Oct 21st 2020 04:15 pm
In a press conference held Wednesday afternoon, City of Niagara Falls Mayor Robert Restaino announced the allocation of nearly half a million dollars in aid to Catholic Charities to help local families avoid eviction and homelessness.
UB asks: Could adjuvants play a role in developing a successful COVID-19 vaccine?
Wed, Oct 21st 2020 12:40 pm
Agents that enhance the immune response to foreign molecules, called adjuvants, will likely play a role in developing a successful COVID-19 vaccine.
Higgins: Nearly $5,000 for NeighborWorks Community Partners Niagara Falls
Wed, Oct 21st 2020 12:40 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins announced NeighborWorks Community Partners Niagara Falls will receive a $4,977 grant through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's Housing Counseling program.
Junior Achievement of WNY celebrates 100 years - virtually
Wed, Oct 21st 2020 12:40 pm
On Thursday, Oct. 29, Junior Achievement of WNY will celebrate its 100th anniversary at the "Virtual JA Inspiring Tomorrows Centennial Gala," with the support of presenting sponsor Wells Fargo and pillar sponsors Delta Air Lines and M&T Bank.
NYS residents urged to stay away from 40 states, as Arizona, Maryland added to COVID-19 travel advisory
Tue, Oct 20th 2020 05:00 pm
Gove. Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday announced Arizona and Maryland were added to New York's COVID-19 travel advisory. No areas have been removed.
Cuomo releases 7-day rolling average of COVID-19 positivity by state
Tue, Oct 20th 2020 12:20 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday released the seven-day rolling average of COVID-19 positivity by state according to Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center, indicating New York has one of the lowest positivity rates in the nation.
Statement by Congressman Brian Higgins on extension of US-Canada travel ban through Nov. 21
Tue, Oct 20th 2020 12:05 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins, D-NY-26) who serves as co-chair of the Congressional Northern Border Caucus, released the following statement in response to the continued closing of the U.S.-Canada border:
Coronavirus stats for Oct. 19
Mon, Oct 19th 2020 03:50 pm
Coronavirus stats for Oct. 19
Cuomo outlines new microcluster strategy to tackle COVID-19 hot spots that arise in fall
Mon, Oct 19th 2020 08:05 am
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Sunday outlined New York's new "microcluster" strategy to tackle COVID-19 hot spots that may come with the fall and winter weather. The microcluster strategy is predicated on three principles: refined detection, specific and calibrated mitigation, and focused enforcement.
Cuomo announces actions to expand eligibility & ease access to food assistance for New Yorkers
Fri, Oct 16th 2020 04:30 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced actions aimed at reducing food insecurity among community college students, older adults and disabled New Yorkers. These actions include expanding Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program eligibility to up to nearly 75,000 low-income college students enrolled in career or technical education course work, and shortening the SNAP application for those on fixed incomes in an effort to encourage greater enrollment among eligible older adults and disabled individuals.
Buffalo Sabres, BlueCross BlueShield distribute PPE kits to WNY schools
Fri, Oct 16th 2020 04:05 pm
The Buffalo Sabres and BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York have teamed up to welcome Western New York teachers and students back to the classroom by providing 10,000 personal protective equipment (PPE) kits to several schools across our community. Each kit includes face coverings and hand sanitizer to help keep teachers, students and staff safe as they resume in-person education.
 

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