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Howard University President Dr. Wayne A. I. Frederick to keynote at NU
Fri, Sep 18th 2020 12:50 pm
Niagara University will present the first in its "Transformative Visions" presidential speaker series at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 22, in the Castellani Art Museum. Dr. Wayne A. I. Frederick, president of Howard University, will be the inaugural speaker for the series, which will feature conversations with visionaries who have imagined and struggled to create a just future.
Audit: Wheatfield in 'decent position' to weather COVID-19-related financial problems
Fri, Sep 18th 2020 12:30 pm
Despite the effects of the pandemic, the Town Wheatfield received a generally favorable review of its finances this week by independent auditing firm Drescher and Malecki. However, the town was cautioned to monitor its finances closely as harsh reductions in sales tax revenue and state aid funding are looming.
Lewiston Town Board work sessions return
Fri, Sep 18th 2020 12:30 pm
The Lewiston Town Board returned to its monthly work session schedule Monday following breaks to allow for COVID-19 social distancing protocols and the summer months.
Department of Labor: Nearly $1.9 billion in lost wages assistance paid to New Yorkers, state approved by FEMA for 3 additional weeks of benefits
Fri, Sep 18th 2020 10:45 am
The New York State Department of Labor on Thursday announced New York has paid nearly $1.9 billion in lost wages assistance (LWA) benefits to 2.26 million New Yorkers this week, representing retroactive payments of $300 for the weeks ending Aug. 2, 9 and 16. In total, New York state has now paid $44.5 billion in benefits to New Yorkers during the COVID-19 pandemic - representing more than 21 typical years' worth of benefits paid in just six months.
NYS Office for the Aging urges older adults and caregivers to learn warning signs & symptoms of sepsis
Fri, Sep 18th 2020 10:05 am
The New York State Office for the Aging (NYSOFA) urges caregivers and older New Yorkers, particularly those with chronic health conditions and/or a weakened or impaired immune system, to learn to recognize the early warning signs of sepsis, to get immediate treatment, and to learn how to prevent infections that could lead to sepsis. Sepsis is a very serious illness for people of all ages, but it can be particularly devastating, even deadly, for older adults - even more so now because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
NFMMC to conduct COVID-19 testing Friday at Tops
Thu, Sep 17th 2020 02:55 pm
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center will conduct diagnostic testing for COVID-19 from 1-4 p.m. Friday, Sept 18, at Tops Markets, 1000 Portage Road, Niagara Falls.
Niagara County to hold 'walk-up' career fair
Thu, Sep 17th 2020 01:40 pm
The Niagara County Department of Employment and Training will hold a "mini" walk-up career fair next Thursday, Sept. 24, for those seeking employment. Eight companies with open positions have signed up to participate and more are expected to take part.
Parkinson's Foundation to host 'Moving Day Buffalo' virtual fundraising walk
Thu, Sep 17th 2020 01:30 pm
"Moving Day" is a walk to beat Parkinson's disease hosted annually by the Parkinson's Foundation. It is the largest fundraising event of the year for the foundation. The ninth annual "Moving Day Buffalo" is scheduled for noon Saturday, Sept. 26. This year, however, the "walk" will be a virtual one.
Niagara County Community College Foundation seeks 2020 scholarship donations
Thu, Sep 17th 2020 01:25 pm
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, Niagara County Community College has decided to postpone its 30th Annual Foundation Scholarship Gala. No official date has been set at this time.
Statement by Congressman Brian Higgins on news of US-Canada travel ban extension
Wed, Sep 16th 2020 05:00 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 multiple news reports indicating the travel ban will be extended between the U.S. and Canada:
September declared Suicide Prevention Month
Wed, Sep 16th 2020 11:55 am
Legislator Jesse Gooch presented a proclamation to Niagara County Office of Mental Health Deputy Director Myrla Gibbons Doxey at Monday's legislative meeting, declaring September "Suicide Prevention Month" in Niagara County.
National Grid economic development grants support 7 Western New York initiatives
Wed, Sep 16th 2020 11:50 am
National Grid has approved more than $760,000 in economic development grants to support a number of Western New York initiatives designed to grow the regional economy.
Sharp attention explains why the early bird gets the worm
Wed, Sep 16th 2020 11:30 am
Many of the characteristics related to auditory attention in birds match those of humans, according to a study from the University at Buffalo.
6 states removed from travel advisory; Puerto Rico added
Tue, Sep 15th 2020 03:00 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday announced six states - California, Hawaii, Maryland, Minnesota, Nevada and Ohio - have been removed from New York state's COVID-19 travel advisory. The Northern Mariana Islands were also removed. Puerto Rico has been added.
Gender pay gap isn't closing - and signs point to a divide wider ahead
Tue, Sep 15th 2020 02:45 pm
AAUW CEO Kimberly Churches issued the following statement in response to figures released by the U.S. Census Bureau:
NOCO shares energy-saving tips for this fall & winter
Tue, Sep 15th 2020 02:45 pm
With the start of fall right around the corner and cooler temperatures on the horizon, NOCO is offering a variety of household tips to help Western New Yorkers not only stay warm, but also save on their energy costs this fall and winter.
New York state agencies, authorities launch 'Car Free for Climate' campaign
Tue, Sep 15th 2020 07:00 am
New York state agencies and authorities on Monday launched the "Car Free for Climate" campaign as part of the state's recognition of Climate Week 2020 (Sept. 21-27).
Cuomo: $9 million awarded as part of New York's Historic Workforce Development Initiative
Mon, Sep 14th 2020 03:05 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Monday announced 66 businesses, schools and community-based organizations across the state were awarded nearly $9 million as part of the state's historic Workforce Development Initiative. The grants are federally funded and will support job training opportunities across the state for more than 3,600 New Yorkers adapting to the post-COVID economy.
Coronavirus stats for Sept. 14
Mon, Sep 14th 2020 01:05 pm
Coronavirus stats for Sept. 14
NYS: More than $100 million in additional food assistance for September
Mon, Sep 14th 2020 12:05 pm
The New York State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance (OTDA) announced more than $100 million in additional emergency food assistance to help New Yorkers adversely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic avoid food insecurity.
National gas prices continue to drop, as summer road trip season is over
Mon, Sep 14th 2020 11:45 am
Monday's national average price for a gallon of gasoline is $2.19, down 3 cents from last week. One year ago, the price was $2.57. The New York state average is $2.28 - down a penny since last week. A year ago, the state average was $2.73.
ESAAL helps families visit loved ones residing in assisted living communities across New York
Mon, Sep 14th 2020 11:45 am
After frequent and growing pleas from the Empire State Association of Assisted Living (ESAAL), its member assisted living communities, their residents and family members, on Sept. 9 the New York State Department of Health offered more flexible rules for allowing resumption of resident-family visits, removing a significant obstacle referred to as the 28-day rule. ESAAL is grateful to the department for the change, which allows more assisted living communities to be eligible to resume family visitation with residents.
Judge sets deadline for survivors in Diocese of Buffalo bankruptcy
Fri, Sep 11th 2020 06:50 pm
In a ruling issued Friday by Judge Carl L. Bucki of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court Western District of New York, survivors of child sexual abuse within the Diocese of Buffalo will have until Aug. 14, 2021, to file claims against the diocese.
On 19th anniversary, Cuomo signs reconstitution of September 11 Workers Protection Task Force Bill
Fri, Sep 11th 2020 02:45 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Friday signed legislation (S08129/A10249) reconstituting the September 11 Workers Protection Task Force.
Higgins: Additional $9M in COVID-19 emergency funding for WNY communities
Fri, Sep 11th 2020 11:00 am
Congressman Brian Higgins announced Western New York will receive over $9 million in federal emergency funding through the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program to help local communities respond to and recover from the COVID-19 outbreak.
BBB scam alert: Tracking code scam can cost online shoppers
Fri, Sep 11th 2020 10:40 am
Better Business Bureau's (BBB) Scam Tracker received several reports of a trick scammers are using to steal from online shoppers. They are exploiting a PayPal policy and deceiving online shoppers into paying for goods that don't exist.
Higgins: $6.137 million in CARES Act funding to help small businesses in Erie & Niagara counties
Wed, Sep 9th 2020 01:45 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins announced the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding over $6 million in funding to help small businesses in Erie and Niagara counties and a total of $19 million across Western New York. The funding was included in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act approved by the House of Representatives on March 27.
Cuomo: Campaign to ensure New Yorkers are aware of expanded options for voting
Wed, Sep 9th 2020 09:45 am
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday announced a public awareness campaign to ensure New Yorkers know all the ways they can vote in November's election, including voting early, voting absentee or voting in person on Election Day.
Emergency physicians urge everyone to recognize warning signs of suicide, know how to help
Tue, Sep 8th 2020 05:15 pm
In recognition of National Suicide Prevention Week, the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) urges everyone to do their part to support those who may be struggling with depression or other mental health challenges by recognizing the warning signs of suicide, knowing how to help, and becoming more familiar with resources available in each community.
Coronavirus stats for Sept. 8
Tue, Sep 8th 2020 03:35 pm
Coronavirus stats for Sept. 8
4 states added to travel advisory requiring 14-day quarantine
Tue, Sep 8th 2020 03:35 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday announced four additional states - Delaware, Maryland, Ohio and West Virginia - meet the metrics to qualify for New York's COVID-19 travel advisory. Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands have been removed.
SUNY starts COVID-19 case tracker dashboard for 64 colleges & universities
Tue, Sep 8th 2020 09:45 am
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo and Chancellor Jim Malatras on Monday announced the launch of a SUNY systemwide COVID-19 case tracker dashboard. The centralized dashboard will provide real time, up-to-date information on COVID-19 cases, testing, and quarantine and isolation space availability across SUNY's 64 colleges and universities to more efficiently monitor, respond to, and contain the virus.
Community Services for Every1 creates region's first domestic violence program to aid victims with disabilities
Fri, Sep 4th 2020 01:50 pm
Community Services for Every1 received a federal grant from the Department of Justice through the Office of Violence against Women in the amount of $325,000 to fund its new domestic violence program to aid victims with a disability, and partner with the Family Justice Center and Niagara University to continue an ongoing collaborative designed to benefit people diagnosed with intellectual/developmental disabilities who have experienced domestic violence in Western New York.
NYS casinos allowed to reopen with limited capacity
Fri, Sep 4th 2020 08:25 am
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Thursday announced casinos and video lottery terminal facilities will be allowed to reopen starting Sept. 9 with a 25% occupancy limit.
BBB Tips: Don't click on that text! 5 ways to avoid delivery scams
Wed, Sep 2nd 2020 12:15 pm
Some consumers have recently been getting text messages that say a major delivery carrier needs them to "update delivery preferences" on a package by clicking on a link. The problem? The text is a scam, and the link results in the theft of personal information.
NYS: Absentee ballot portal is now open and requests can be made directly online
Wed, Sep 2nd 2020 11:15 am
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday announced the launch of New York's absentee ballot portal where voters can directly request an absentee ballot for the upcoming Nov. 3 election. The governor acted by executive order to allow any voter concerned about risk or exposure to COVID-19 during the ongoing pandemic to request an absentee ballot.
Catholic Health and its foundations notified of nationwide data breach
Tue, Sep 1st 2020 05:35 pm
In mid-July, Catholic Health and its foundations were notified by a third-party software vendor, Blackbaud Inc., of a cyber security breach that impacted the health system and other nonprofit organizations locally and throughout the country. The breach, which was part of a potential donor data base, included the names, medical record numbers, and dates of service for patients who received care in Catholic Health from 2016 through May of this year.
Alaska and Montana added to NYS travel advisory
Tue, Sep 1st 2020 10:05 am
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday announced two additional states - Alaska and Montana - meet the metrics to qualify for New York state's COVID-19 travel advisory. No areas have been removed.
Coronavirus stats for Aug. 31
Mon, Aug 31st 2020 01:05 pm
Coronavirus stats for Aug. 31
 

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