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TNT Chamber has busy start to summer
Tue, Jun 14th 2022 04:35 pm
The Chamber of Commerce of the Tonawandas held its "Member Appreciation Night" June 9 at 254 Sweeney St., North Tonawanda. Food was provided from chamber member establishments.
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center Auxiliary donates to MRI
Tue, Jun 14th 2022 11:35 am
The Auxiliary of Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center has donated $25,000 to the hospital's MRI campaign. Funds will directly support Memorial's quest to acquire a 3T magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) unit, which will be the only one of its kind in Niagara County, and housed on the medical center's downtown Niagara Falls campus.
Start of public engagement process for Kensington Expressway
Mon, Jun 13th 2022 05:30 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Monday announced a "major step forward" in the transformative Kensington Expressway project in the City of Buffalo.
Hochul: $234 million in additional food assistance for June
Mon, Jun 13th 2022 01:10 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul recently announced all New Yorkers enrolled in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program will receive the maximum allowable level of food benefits for June. All households participating in SNAP - including those already at the maximum level of benefits - will receive a supplemental allotment this month, resulting in a roughly $234 million infusion of federal funding into the New York state economy.
Average price for gallon of gas tops $5
Mon, Jun 13th 2022 01:10 pm
Today's national average price for a gallon of gasoline is $5.01, up 14 cents from last Monday. One year ago, the price was $3.08. The New York state average is $5.04, up 13 cents since last Monday. A year ago, the NYS average was $3.11.
Amazon clears next hurdle
Mon, Jun 13th 2022 10:40 am
Niagara Town Board members appear ready to move past a major hurdle in bringing an Amazon warehouse to Lockport Road.
Gearing up for Lewiston GardenFest
Fri, Jun 10th 2022 05:00 pm
Lewiston GardenFest, presented by Lewiston Garden Club, is set for 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, June 18-19. The Center Street festival includes more than 60 vendors selling flowers, plants and handcrafted art and garden essentials, along with a garden walk, speakers, a container garden contest, and more activities throughout the weekend.
Higgins & Jacobs ask FAA to reject request for exemption to pilot training rules enacted following crash of Flight 3407
Tue, Jun 7th 2022 10:45 am
Congress members Brian Higgins and Chris Jacobs are urging the Federal Aviation Administration to reject a request by Republic Airways for an exemption to the 1,500-hour pilot training requirement.
CEPA receives $17,114 grant from Peter & Elizabeth Tower Foundation
Mon, Jun 6th 2022 05:10 pm
The Center for Exploratory & Perceptual Arts has received $17,114 from the Peter & Elizabeth Tower Foundation. These funds will be dedicated to enhancing and expanding upon Alternative Perspectives, CEPA's program for individuals on the autism spectrum. Through photography workshops and hands-on training for individuals on the spectrum, CEPA will serve more than 40 individuals on the spectrum.
Family Meal Hospitality Trust's annual 'A Cook's Tour' to raise money to assist hospitality workers
Mon, Jun 6th 2022 07:00 am
From 6:30-9 p.m. June 20 at Kleinhans Music Hall, ´╗┐Family Meal Hospitality Trust is hosting the third annual "A Cook's Tour" to raise money to assist hospitality workers in need.
Explore & More offers 'pay what you wish' every Saturday in June
Fri, Jun 3rd 2022 04:05 pm
Explore & More - The Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Children's Museum is offering "pay what you wish" admission, every Saturday in June, for everyone!
Relay For Life of Greater Niagara opens; 'Party in the Park' next Saturday
Fri, Jun 3rd 2022 10:25 am
The annual Relay For Life of Greater Niagara returns for 2022 with a Luminaria ceremony from 7-10 p.m. Friday, June 3, at Lewiston-Porter High School. It continues Saturday, June 11, with all-day events at Reservoir State Park on Witmer Road in the Town of Niagara.
Mount St. Mary's honors EMS workers
Wed, Jun 1st 2022 04:25 pm
The week of May 15-21 was recognized as National Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Week. On May 18, Mount St. Mary's Hospital hosted its 17th annual Niagara County Salute to Emergency Medical Services Recognition & Awards Dinner at the Niagara Falls Country Club.
NYS celebrating LGBTQ+ Pride Month
Wed, Jun 1st 2022 04:20 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Wednesday issued a proclamation designating June 2022 as LGBTQ+ Pride Month. The governor also announced the first Latino openly LGBTQ+ judge nominated to the New York State Court of Claims, along with several additional measures recognizing LGBTQ+ New Yorkers and celebrating their contributions to the state, including the launch of "I LOVE NY" LGBTQ+ 2022 Pride Guide, the raising of the LGBTQ+ progress flag across the state, the illumination of state landmarks in the colors of the LGBTQ+ Pride flag, and the opening of a new exhibition in the State Capitol spotlighting LGBTQ+ service members in the U.S. military during Pride Month.
AAA: Gas tax relief in store
Wed, Jun 1st 2022 12:25 pm
New York's tax break on gasoline went into effect on Wednesday, June 1. The state is suspending the sales and excise taxes on each gallon of gas, which equates to a total discount of 16 cents per gallon through the end of the year. Many counties across New York have also followed suit and will suspend or cap gas taxes at the county level.
World Elder Abuse Awareness Day is June 15
Tue, May 31st 2022 02:20 pm
World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD) is June 15 and, during the entire month of June, communities around the world work together to promote an understanding of elder abuse as a public health and human rights issue.
Habitat projects on Grand Island win awards for engineering excellence from ACEC New York
Tue, May 31st 2022 01:50 pm
The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historical Preservation announced two habitat restoration projects were recognized for engineering excellence at Buckhorn Island State Park and Beaver Island State Park of Grand Island.
More than 80 million over-the-counter COVID-19 tests distributed to New Yorkers
Tue, May 31st 2022 01:45 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced more than 80 million COVID-19 over-the-counter tests have been distributed to date by New York state as part of the administration's ongoing efforts to keep New Yorkers protected throughout the pandemic. At-home rapid tests are being provided regularly to schools and nursing homes in the state.
Niagara County career fair postponed to June 8
Tue, May 31st 2022 11:15 am
With tomorrow's forecast calling for inclement weather, including rain and possible hail, Niagara's WorkSourceOne has made decision to reschedule the career fair for next Wednesday, June 8.
Niagara County to participate in statewide Memorial Day weekend high-visibility engagement campaign
Fri, May 27th 2022 10:35 am
Sheriff Michael J. Filicetti announced Niagara County law enforcement agencies will participate in a special effort to bring awareness to the dangers of impaired driving.
Buffalo City Hall dome remains lit in orange
Thu, May 26th 2022 08:10 pm
At the direction of Mayor Byron Brown, the dome of Buffalo City Hall will remain lit in orange through Sunday, May 29, in memory of the victims of the tragic May 14 mass shooting at the Tops Market on Jefferson Avenue. The orange lighting is also in memory of the 19 children and two teachers lost in the May 24 shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas.
ECDOH offers COVID-19 booster doses for children ages 5 to 11 years
Thu, May 26th 2022 12:05 pm
The Erie County Department of Health will offer COVID-19 vaccine booster doses to eligible children ages 5 to 11 years old beginning Friday, May 27, at county-run clinics.
Human remains found in Niagara Falls
Wed, May 25th 2022 07:20 pm
At approximately 11:40 a.m. Wednesday, the Niagara Falls Police Department responded to the 1800 block of Michigan Avenue for a report of a deceased person. Upon arrival, officers discovered badly decomposed human remains.
Survey: Gas prices, inflation impacting summer travel decisions more than COVID
Wed, May 25th 2022 12:55 pm
More than two years into the pandemic, Americans report that gas prices and inflation will impact their summer travel decisions more than concerns about COVID-19, according to a new survey conducted by Morning Consult and commissioned by the American Hotel & Lodging Association.
NYS: $22 million in funding for Smart Growth, LWRP & brownfields
Tue, May 24th 2022 04:05 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced available funding for three Department of State community planning and development programs.
May is American Stroke Month: Learn how to spot a stroke FAST
Tue, May 24th 2022 02:55 pm
May is American Stroke Month and, before the month ends, the American Stroke Association - a division of the American Heart Association - is encouraging everyone to join to end stroke, the fifth-leading cause of death in the U.S.
ECDOH: Elevated flu activity prompts advisory from New York state
Mon, May 23rd 2022 07:30 pm
The Erie County Department of Health is sharing a recent health advisory from the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) related to statewide influenza activity. This advisory was sent to public and private schools.
Ortt & stakeholders: Save New York farming industry
Fri, May 20th 2022 04:50 pm
Senate Republican Leader Rob Ortt, Assembly members Mike Norris and Angelo Morinello, and industry stakeholders on Friday called on Gov. Kathy Hochul and New York State Department of Labor to reject the Farm Laborers Wage Board's recommendation to reduce the overtime threshold for farms from 60 hours per week to 40 hours per week.
Higgins announces action & resources to improve access to baby formula
Fri, May 20th 2022 10:15 am
Congressman Brian Higgins announced action by the House of Representatives and the president to improve access to baby formula.
Increases in sexually transmitted infections prompt reminder from ECDOH: STIs are treatable
Thu, May 19th 2022 03:25 pm
In response to notable growth in certain sexually transmitted infections (STIs) in Erie County, the Erie County Department of Health is sharing data about these increases, and providing information about STI testing and treatment.
FeedMore WNY postpones 'Sweet Expectations'
Tue, May 17th 2022 08:40 pm
On Tuesday, FeedMore WNY announced: "In respect for our community and in order to focus efforts on providing assistance to those affected by Saturday's mass shooting at the Tops Friendly Market on Jefferson Avenue, FeedMore WNY has made the difficult decision to postpone 'Sweet Expectations' from the originally scheduled date of Wednesday, May 18, until Tuesday, June 14, 5:30-8:30 p.m. at Seneca One."
COVID-19: Statement from Gov. Kathy Hochul on FDA authorizing first booster dose for children 5-11
Tue, May 17th 2022 05:10 pm
"Today, renowned pediatric health experts and doctors at the Food and Drug Administration authorized the first COVID-19 booster dose for 5- to 11-year-olds."
BBB warning: Watch out for fake appeals for donations to Buffalo shooting victims
Mon, May 16th 2022 09:50 am
After the horrific shooting at a supermarket in Buffalo, many people asked how they could help the victims, the families, and the neighbors in the area. As we see with national tragedies, scammers often try to take advantage of the situation.
State Parks seeks lifeguards for 2022
Mon, May 16th 2022 09:45 am
The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation announced there will be lifeguard qualifiers for positions in the Niagara Region of State Parks.
Niagara County increases pay, waives residency requirement to attract correction officers
Fri, May 13th 2022 02:00 pm
Niagara County has announced changes to the qualifications process for Niagara County correction officers, including increasing the entry-level pay to $23.83 per hour.
Erie County Dept. of Health advises continued COVID-19 safety measures
Thu, May 12th 2022 08:05 pm
Recent major hospital systems report that the majority of patients who are currently hospitalized for COVID-19 illness are age 55 years and older. Older adults continue to be at most risk for severe disease and hospitalization due to COVID-19 infection.
City of Buffalo's major street paving projects 'progressing on schedule'
Thu, May 12th 2022 07:45 pm
The City of Buffalo's Department of Public Works, Parks & Streets on Wednesday announced major street paving and Americans with Disabilities Act-compliant sidewalk ramp construction, which kicked off in April, are proceeding well. Here is a snapshot of the status of the city's major ongoing street projects:
Average summer residential electric prices expected to be higher
Thu, May 12th 2022 07:45 pm
The New York State Public Service Commission announced that New York's electric grid and its electric utilities are prepared for increased summer demand for electricity. However, the price for electricity paid by full-service residential customers on average is expected to be higher than a year ago, depending on demand and weather conditions.
Governor announces RFP to develop Buffalo's North Aud Block
Wed, May 11th 2022 10:50 am
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Wednesday announced a request for proposals to redevelop the North Aud Block in Buffalo, the state's final remaining parcel to be developed at Canalside.
Free tax service at UB brings nearly $300,000 back to WNY
Wed, May 11th 2022 09:55 am
During the 2022 tax season, 65 IRS-certified accounting students from the University at Buffalo School of Management brought nearly $300,000 back into the Buffalo Niagara Region through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program.
 

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