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Buffalo Sabres join RISE to bring 'Diversity Foundations' program to Western New York high schools
Wed, Feb 24th 2021 04:05 pm
The Buffalo Sabres announced the team will bring the Diversity Foundations for High School program to local schools through a partnership with national nonprofit RISE and EVERFI. The program will be made available free of charge to all high schools in Western New York.
NT department working with DiBernardo to assist people in getting vaccinations
Wed, Feb 24th 2021 09:45 am
The North Tonawanda Department of Youth, Recreation, Parks & Seniors, in collaboration with Second Ward Alderman Frank DiBernardo, recently announced a COVID-19 vaccine assistance program (CVAP) for North Tonawanda senior citizens who are seeking help with navigating the process of registering to receive a vaccination.
DEC announces agreement with state & local partners to redevelop former industrial sites in Niagara, Orleans counties
Tue, Feb 23rd 2021 05:40 pm
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation on Tuesday announced a new cooperative agreement with the state comptroller's office; Niagara County; Orleans County; the cities of Lockport, Niagara Falls and North Tonawanda; and the Niagara Orleans Regional Land Improvement Corp. (NORLIC) to promote the redevelopment of dozens of potentially contaminated properties in Niagara and Orleans counties.
Red Cross calls for healthy blood donors following severe weather
Mon, Feb 22nd 2021 12:15 pm
Record-breaking cold and winter storms across much of the U.S. have had a significant impact on blood and platelet donations. The American Red Cross is urging healthy individuals - especially those with type O blood - to give now to ensure blood products are available for patient emergencies when help can't wait.
New Aquarium of Niagara exhibit highlights dangers of illegal wildlife trade
Mon, Feb 22nd 2021 11:40 am
The Aquarium of Niagara has teamed up with full-service local energy company NOCO to highlight the impacts of illegal wildlife trading and the importance of local conservation efforts through a visually unique and interactive new exhibit.
Pump prices continue rising nationally
Mon, Feb 22nd 2021 11:00 am
Monday's national average price for a gallon of gasoline is $2.64, up 13 cents from last week. One year ago, the price was $2.47. The New York average is $2.70 - up 10 cents from last week. A year ago, the state average was $2.61.
Niagara University presents 'A Conversation with Angela Rye'
Mon, Feb 22nd 2021 10:55 am
Attorney, political commentor and analyst Angela Rye will give the keynote address at Niagara University's annual celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s legacy. The presentation takes place at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 24, in the Castellani Art Museum. It is co-sponsored by NU's office of multicultural affairs, multicultural affairs advisory board, campus programming board, Niagara University Student Government, president's office, office of student affairs and Niagara University Opportunity Program. It will be available to the public via Zoom.
Opening dates & scheduling information for state-FEMA vaccination sites
Fri, Feb 19th 2021 05:25 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Friday announced the opening dates and scheduling information for the six community-based vaccination sites being established through a partnership with the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
St. Patrick's Day celebrations adjusting for 2021
Fri, Feb 19th 2021 01:00 pm
St. Patrick's Day 2021 in Buffalo Niagara will look different next month, as the region continues its rebound from the nearly yearlong COVID-19 pandemic.
Second phase of $2 million historic restoration project begins at Buffalo History Museum
Fri, Feb 19th 2021 12:05 pm
The Buffalo History Museum will begin the next phase of restoration to the lower level of its National Historic Landmark Building. Work focuses on improving guest amenities, including new restrooms and an HVAC system. At the end of this phase of construction, the museum's lower level will be restored to the original vision of architect George Cary, with an expansive 4,400-square-foot gallery.
Red Cross urges preparedness in winter weather
Thu, Feb 18th 2021 05:05 pm
With severe winter weather in the Western New York region, the American Red Cross encourages eligible blood and platelet donors to make an appointment to give before travel conditions become hazardous or, for those in unaffected areas, to make an appointment to give as soon as possible to help restock the blood supply.
Niagara University Ostapenko Center brings valentines to seniors and disabled individuals
Thu, Feb 18th 2021 11:05 am
Once again, Niagara Falls' most vulnerable residents were treated to holiday goodie bags, thanks to the outreach efforts of the Rose Bente Lee Ostapenko Center for Race, Equity, and Mission at Niagara University, in partnership with the Niagara Falls Health Equity Task Force.
Bone-chilling temps pose danger to homeless
Tue, Feb 16th 2021 05:30 pm
The homeless in the Niagara Region have been dealt a double-blow, said officials at Niagara Gospel Rescue Mission.
Ortt pens letter to AG; requests expanded investigation into Cuomo team's 'COVID-19 failures'
Tue, Feb 16th 2021 02:05 pm
New York State Senate Republican Leader Rob Ortt on Tuesday penned a letter to Attorney General Letitia James respectfully requesting her office to formally broaden the scale and scope of its investigation into COVID-19-related nursing home deaths to also include an investigation into what he called the "clandestine" Feb. 10 meeting held between members of the Senate and Assembly and top staff members from Cuomo's administration.
Cuomo signs executive order extending restaurants, bars & other SLA-licensed entities closing times to 11 p.m. statewide
Mon, Feb 15th 2021 10:55 am
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Sunday announced that, given the continued decline in hospitalization and infection rates throughout New York, he signed executive order 202.94, extending closing times for bars, restaurants, gyms and fitness centers, casinos, billiards halls, as well as other State Liquor Authority-licensed establishments, from 10 to 11 p.m. statewide.
GOP takes aim at Cuomo
Fri, Feb 12th 2021 11:40 am
Senate Republican Leader Robert Ortt and members of the Republican conference on Friday called on the Senate majority to convene a special session and immediately strip Gov. Andrew Cuomo of his emergency powers. They also stressed the immediate need for a thorough, top-to-bottom investigation into the entire administration.
NBC to provide unprecedented network coverage of Tokyo Olympics opening ceremony
Wed, Feb 10th 2021 11:20 am
NBC Olympics will provide complete coverage of the opening ceremony of the Tokyo Olympics on Friday, July 23, creating a full day of Olympic programming on NBC that culminates in what is always one of the most-watched nights in television with the primetime presentation of the ceremony.
NFP's famous 'Best Fish Fry' contest returns
Wed, Feb 10th 2021 10:10 am
Fish fry season has begun again - and we want to know where to eat!
Niagara County DOH partners with Kenan Center for mass-vaccination POD
Wed, Feb 10th 2021 09:50 am
The Niagara County Department of Health has collaborated with Kenan Center in Lockport to conduct point-of-dispensing (POD) operations through the month of February.
UB researchers release major UN report on food systems planning
Mon, Feb 8th 2021 12:25 pm
Researchers from the University at Buffalo were the driving force behind the publication Friday of a major report that details strategies local governments in low- and middle-income countries can use to create more innovative and equitable community food systems.
NYS passes 2 million vaccination doses administered
Mon, Feb 8th 2021 12:05 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Sunday announced the state has administered over 2,136,209 vaccine doses through the state's vaccination program. The total week 8 federal allocation of vaccine delivery to providers was to be completed yesterday. As of 11 a.m. Sunday, New York's health care distribution sites had received 1,874,975 first doses and already administered 87% (1,627,191) of first dose vaccinations and 76% of first and second doses. Delivery of the week 9 allocation from the federal government begins mid-week.
Joint statement from departments of health regarding travel & quarantine
Thu, Feb 4th 2021 02:55 pm
The leaders of the five Western New York county health departments (Allegany, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie and Niagara) are providing the following joint statement related to the upcoming school breaks and the New York state travel advisory:
Catholic Health to resume limited hospital visitations
Mon, Feb 1st 2021 05:55 pm
Catholic Health will welcome visitors back to its hospitals starting Wednesday, Feb. 3. Visiting hours will resume from 2-6 pm daily at Kenmore Mercy Hospital, Mercy Hospital of Buffalo, Mount St. Mary's Hospital, and Sisters of Charity Hospital (Main St. Campus only).
NBC Sports' 'Frozen February' features 29 hockey games in 28 days
Mon, Feb 1st 2021 05:45 pm
NBC Sports launches "Frozen February" today, a month-long celebration of hockey featuring 29 games over the course of 28 days across the NHL, NWHL and Notre Dame hockey, as well as digital and social content centering on the intersection of race and diversity in the sport as part of Black History Month. Coverage begins tonight and includes nine games this week.
Lew-Port's 'One District, One Book' underway in River Region
Fri, Jan 29th 2021 07:00 am
Lewiston-Porter's "One District, One Book" reveal was hosted online Friday by school librarians Mrs. Zielinski and Mrs. Cumminsky. More than 400 participated in the live telecast event. When it was all said and done, the children's book "Fenway and Hattie," by Victoria J. Coe, was declared the winner.
To meet pandemic challenges, expand care for underserved, UB student-run clinic holds auction featuring signed Buffalo Bills items
Wed, Jan 27th 2021 03:20 pm
For nearly two decades, the Lighthouse Free Medical Clinic (LFMC) has provided free medical and preventive care to uninsured and underinsured residents of Buffalo. Founded and managed by students from the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at the University at Buffalo, the nonprofit clinic continues to expand its services while adjusting to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic, both in its operations and its fundraising activities.
Niagara Falls USA hosting travel trade webinar series
Tue, Jan 26th 2021 09:35 am
Destination Niagara USA invites members of the travel trade to stay informed of the latest Niagara Falls USA updates and offerings with a series of educational webinars launching in February.
Cuomo gives praise to Buffalo Bills for playoff run
Mon, Jan 25th 2021 10:15 pm
Speaking to the media Monday at Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center in Buffalo, Gov. Andrew Cuomo praised the Buffalo Bills organization for the team's best season since the early 1990s. The team's season ended Sunday, with the Bills losing to the Kansas City Chiefs in the AFC Championship game.
Spread the love this Valentine's Day
Mon, Jan 25th 2021 12:40 pm
Have a special someone you want to recognize this Valentine's Day? Make their day by sharing a message in this newspaper and on our website.
Buffalo Zoo & Kansas City Zoo team up to support conservation
Fri, Jan 22nd 2021 04:55 pm
As the Buffalo Bills and the Kansas City Chiefs gear up to play in the AFC Championship game this Sunday, the Buffalo Zoo has teamed up with the Kansas City Zoo for a friendly wager to help support polar bear conservation.
60,000 Paycheck Protection Program loans approved in first week
Wed, Jan 20th 2021 11:30 am
The U.S. Small Business Administration announced it has approved approximately 60,000 PPP loan applications submitted by nearly 3,000 lenders, for over $5 billion, between the program's reopening on Monday, Jan. 11, through to Sunday, Jan. 17.
Applications being accepted for $1M grant program to improve state parks, trails, historic sites & public lands
Wed, Jan 20th 2021 11:25 am
Parks & Trails New York (PTNY) and the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation (OPRHP), with support from Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, are pleased to announce the sixth round of competitive grants through the New York State Park and Trail Partnership Grants program, funded through the state Environmental Protection Fund.
Catholic Health hits 10,000 mark in first doses of COVID-19 vaccine
Tue, Jan 19th 2021 02:45 pm
A little over a month into its COVID-19 vaccination program, Catholic Health has delivered first doses of the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines to more than 10,000 individuals, including nearly 7,000 of its associates and medical providers and more than 3,000 community providers.
NU: Bill Newton named to Electronic Gaming Federation's first board of governors
Tue, Jan 19th 2021 10:30 am
Bill Newton, assistant director of Campus Activities at Niagara University, was one of seven officials from universities across the country named to the Electronic Gaming Federation's first board of governors. In this role, he will help to guide and expand the competitive and business vision for EGF, the national governing body for formalized collegiate D-I esports and high school level leagues.
Cuomo issues letter to Pfizer Chairman/CEO Albert Bourla asking to directly purchase COVID-19 vaccines for NYS
Mon, Jan 18th 2021 01:40 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Monday issued a letter to Pfizer Chairman and CEO Dr. Albert Bourla asking for the ability to purchase COVID-19 vaccines directly from Pfizer, as the company is not bound by commitments that Moderna made under Operation Warp Speed.
Jacobs: Almost $100,000 in grant funding for firehouses
Fri, Jan 15th 2021 10:40 am
Congressman Chris Jacobs announced more than $96,000 in grant funding awarded to Western New York fire departments through the Assistance to Firefighters Grant program.
Greater Niagara Fishing Expo reschedules 2021 show in response to COVID-19
Fri, Jan 15th 2021 07:00 am
Organizers of the Greater Niagara Fishing and Outdoor Expo, one of the largest pure-fishing shows in the Great Lakes, recently announced a rescheduling of the 2021 event at the Conference and Event Center Niagara Falls due to COVID-19.
Niagara County Department of Health, 211 partner to ensure access to COVID-19 POD preregistration
Thu, Jan 14th 2021 12:35 pm
The Niagara County Department of Health and 211 Western New York have established a formal partnership to ensure access to county point of dispensing COVID-19 preregistration access for those within limited or no access to the internet.
Erie County restaurants permitted to move back into 'yellow zone'
Thu, Jan 14th 2021 11:25 am
On Wednesday, New York State Supreme Court Justice the Hon. Henry J. Nowak, J.S.C., granted a preliminary injunction against a New York State Department of Health order placing portions of Erie County into a micro-cluster action initiative "orange zone." He allowed the almost 100 applicants permission to operate under "yellow zone" restrictions "pursuant to the DOH's Interim COVID-19 Guidance."
Cuomo: Buffalo Bills fans can attend 2nd home playoff game under pilot plan
Mon, Jan 11th 2021 05:40 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Monday announced that, following what his camp called the successful implementation of the pilot plan to open Bills Stadium to fans last week, Buffalo Bills fans can attend the team's second home playoff game on Saturday, Jan. 16.
 

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