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Carriage House Players casting roles
Fri, Jul 30th 2021 11:25 am
The Carriage House Players, in residence at the Taylor Theater in Lockport, are casting adults for the 2021-22 season. The Taylor Theater is located on the campus of the Kenan Center, 433 Locust St.
Rabies vaccine distribution by air and on ground planned for Erie County
Thu, Jul 29th 2021 06:50 pm
In coordination with the New York State Department of Health and the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service Wildlife Services, the Erie County Department of Health will participate in a wildlife vaccination program for rabies using aircraft and on-the-ground deliver to distribute bait.
Niagara County Department of Health joins cooperative effort to wipe out terrestrial rabies
Thu, Jul 29th 2021 06:45 pm
The Niagara County Department of Health Environmental Division is part of a collaborative effort to prevent the spread of rabies in the Western New York region through dissemination of oral rabies vaccine (ORV).
Cuomo signs legislation designating 'Trooper Joseph Gallagher Memorial Bridge' in West Seneca
Wed, Jul 28th 2021 04:00 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Wednesday signed legislation (S.6091A/A.7432A) designating a state thruway bridge to honor the memory of Trooper Joseph Gallagher, who died in the line of duty after being struck by a distracted motorist.
Cuomo launches second round of $175 million Workforce Development Initiative
Wed, Jul 28th 2021 03:30 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Wednesday announced the launch of the second round of the $175 million Workforce Development Initiative.
Brown announces strategic demolition at former manufacturing site in Riverside neighborhood
Wed, Jul 28th 2021 03:10 pm
City of Buffalo Mayor Bryon Brown on Tuesday announced demolition of the sprawling former King Sewing Machine Co. site, located at 308 Crowley Ave., is underway.
Niagara Falls: Stephenson Avenue temporarily closed for National Grid work
Tue, Jul 27th 2021 02:00 pm
The City of Niagara Falls announced National Grid will perform work on the Stephenson Avenue substation between 74th and 75th streets. As a result, Stephenson Avenue in this area will be closed on the following dates and times:
Niagara County announces youth employment grant
Tue, Jul 27th 2021 12:10 pm
The Niagara County Workforce Development Board (NCWDB) on Tuesday announced it was awarded a $250,000 grant through Gov. Andrew Cuomo's Gun Violence Prevention Initiative to focus on providing permanent jobs to Niagara Falls youth ages 18-24. Niagara Falls is one of 20 cities receiving these funds in partnership with the New York State Department of Labor.
Clean Loop Recycling Center partners with The Eric Wood Fund
Tue, Jul 27th 2021 12:10 pm
On Tuesday, the Clean Loop Recycling Center - an initiative by TOMRA of North America - announced a partnership with The Eric Wood Fund. The new collaboration allows recyclers to donate their bottle and can deposit refunds directly to the foundation. A summer celebration event will be held Saturday, Aug. 7, to commemorate the partnership.
Mental Health Advocates of WNY to host 'Unleash the Superhero Within' at Transit Drive-In
Tue, Jul 27th 2021 10:10 am
Mental Health Advocates of WNY (MHA) is hosting "Unleash the Superhero Within" on Aug. 11 at the Transit Drive-In Theatre "to celebrate the superhero in all of us." The event starts at 7 p.m. at 6655 S. Transit Road, Lockport.
House set to vote on funding package that includes over $8.1 million requested by Higgins for WNY projects
Mon, Jul 26th 2021 12:50 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins announced details of a legislative funding package the House of Representatives will vote on this week that includes several projects requested by Higgins that would benefit Western New York.
Young Audiences of WNY awarded $85,000 Generator Z grant to present an arts-based job training & college readiness program
Mon, Jul 26th 2021 11:55 am
Young Audiences of Western New York has been awarded a grant in the amount of $85,000 by the teen-led initiative Generator Z to make workforce development initiative "ArtWorks: Hired to Create. Inspired to Succeed." into a year-round program.
More than 1,800 jobs available for at-risk youth in WNY, Rochester & Syracuse areas following gun violence community meetings
Mon, Jul 26th 2021 11:45 am
Following Thursday's gun violence prevention community meetings in the Western New York, Syracuse and Rochester areas, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced 1,813 jobs will be available for at-risk youth across these three areas in the ZIP codes that make up each zone: 14701,14204, 14206, 14207, 14208, 14209, 14210, 14211, 14212, 14214, 14215, 14301, 14303, 14304 and 14305 in the Western New York area; 14605, 14606, 14608, 14609, 14611, 14613, 14615, 14619 and 14621 in the Rochester area; and 13202, 13203, 13204, 13205, 13207, 13210 and 13224 in the Syracuse area.
Niagara County Department of Health Provides breastfeeding & baby-changing station, COVID-19 vaccine at Niagara County Fair
Mon, Jul 26th 2021 11:40 am
The Niagara County Department of Health is providing a breastfeeding and baby-changing station at the Niagara County Fair again this year.
Vicky Wideman to lead NFMMC Health Homes
Fri, Jul 23rd 2021 10:55 am
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center has named Vicky Wideman, LMSW, director of its Adult and Children's Health Homes. The announcement was made by Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Sheila Kee.
City of Niagara Falls residents asked to report damage from rainstorm
Thu, Jul 22nd 2021 09:15 am
In response to the state of emergency issued by Niagara County regarding the heavy rainstorms experienced on Tuesday, July 20, the City of Niagara Falls is asking residents and homeowners who have experienced damage as a result of these rains to their homes contact the city to report this information. Individuals looking to provide detailed information about damage need to do so no later than 4 p.m. this Friday, July 23.
Niagara Falls: Crash between vehicle & pedestrian on 16th Street
Thu, Jul 22nd 2021 09:10 am
On July 20, at approximately 7:20 p.m., the Niagara Falls Police Crash Management Unit responded to the 600 block of 16th Street to investigate a crash between a vehicle and a pedestrian.
Catholic Health 'Way to Wellness' Facebook Live asks 'What's Poppin'? The Latest in Orthopedic Treatments'
Wed, Jul 21st 2021 02:55 pm
Catholic Health is hosting a special Facebook Live event, "What's Poppin'? The Latest in Orthopedic Treatments," from noon until 1 p.m. Friday, Aug. 6. The event will feature a panel of local orthopedic specialists.
New York communities to spend nearly $101 million over next 5 years combating coastal damages from climate change
Tue, Jul 20th 2021 04:30 pm
A survey of 10 New York cities, villages and other jurisdictions along the Great Lakes stated coastal damage from climate change will cost at least $101 million over the next five years, with shoreline communities having already spent $36 million over the past two years.
Buffalo City Hall to reopen
Tue, Jul 20th 2021 04:25 pm
Mayor Byron Brown announced Buffalo City Hall will be open to the public on a walk-in basis starting Monday, July 26.
Statement from Sen. Sean Ryan on house explosion in Lackawanna
Tue, Jul 20th 2021 04:15 pm
New York State Sen. Sean Ryan released the following statement Tuesday regarding a house explosion that occurred at 91 Bedford Ave., Lackawanna:
Modern Disposal to do bulk collection due to buildup of rainstorm debris in City of Niagara Falls
Mon, Jul 19th 2021 04:25 pm
Mayor Robert Restaino announced that, due to heavy rainstorms recently experienced in the City of Niagara Falls, Modern Disposal will do a bulk item pick-up
Higgins, Cuomo applaud Canadian government plans to allow vaccinated Americans to cross border Aug. 9
Mon, Jul 19th 2021 02:50 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins, who serves as co-chair of the Canada-U.S. interparliamentary group and the northern border caucus, released the following statement in response to an announcement by the Canadian government detailing plans to lift border restrictions for fully vaccinated Americans effective Aug. 9.
NYS Autism Spectrum Disorders Advisory Board releases progress report
Mon, Jul 19th 2021 12:55 pm
The New York State Autism Spectrum Disorders Advisory Board announced the release of its third and most recent report to the Legislature and the governor that highlights its work and its progress on previously issued recommendations for improving quality of life, community acceptance, and supports and services for New Yorkers with autism spectrum disorders (ASD).
Cuomo: Nearly $4 million awarded to grow community heat pump networks across NYS
Mon, Jul 19th 2021 12:55 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced nearly $4 million in awards to 23 projects under the first round of the Community Heat Pump Systems Pilot program to advance community thermal networks that harness geothermal and waste energy to heat and cool buildings.
Buffalo Institute for Genomics & Data Analytics creates more than 500 jobs
Mon, Jul 19th 2021 12:10 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Buffalo Institute for Genomics and Data Analytics is helping to grow Buffalo Niagara as a bioinformatics and life sciences hub by creating 530 jobs at high-tech companies, far surpassing its commitment to create 250 jobs by February 2022.
WellNow Urgent Care to open new center in Lockport
Mon, Jul 19th 2021 12:05 pm
WellNow Urgent Care, one of the country's fastest-growing urgent care providers, announced it will open the doors to its newest center in Lockport on Wednesday, July 21.
Albright-Knox hires Dr. Callie Johnson as director of communications and community engagement
Mon, Jul 19th 2021 12:05 pm
The Albright-Knox announced the appointment of Dr. Callie Johnson as the museum's first director of communications and community engagement, "a new department that will play a key role in shaping the museum's identity locally, nationally and globally." Johnson is an award-winning marketing, communications and nonprofit leadership executive with more than 15 years of experience.
Tops announces expansion of EBT payment for SNAP customers for Instacart same-day delivery & pickup
Fri, Jul 16th 2021 01:10 pm
Tops Friendly Markets is now offering Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)-eligible customers the ease of shopping online with Instacart. SNAP shoppers can pay for their same-day pickup or delivery orders with their EBT card while shopping online at stores that partner with Instacart in New York (126 locations).
Higgins welcomes discussion to reopen US-Canada border to vaccinated travelers in August; Ortt calls it 'encouraging'
Fri, Jul 16th 2021 09:45 am
Congressman Brian Higgins responded to "positive developments" toward lifting restrictions for vaccinated travelers wishing to cross at land ports of entry between the U.S. and Canada.
Notice of bar date for filing claims against Diocese of Buffalo
Fri, Jul 16th 2021 09:45 am
The Buffalo Catholic Diocese submitted the following press release:
Give 716 fundraiser to benefit ECMC
Thu, Jul 15th 2021 07:40 pm
Give 716 is a collaborative effort between the Buffalo Bills Foundation and Buffalo Sabres Foundation to use their collective resources to benefit nonprofit organizations in Western New York. ECMC, along with Kaleida Health, is the official health care sponsor of the Buffalo Bills.
Can You Help? Benefit for Frank Bellavia
Thu, Jul 15th 2021 07:00 pm
A benefit for Frank Bellavia will take place beginning at 3 p.m. Saturday, July 31, at Rapids Bowling Center, 9524 Niagara Falls Blvd., Niagara Falls.
Ortt urges constituents to join in ensuring fair redistricting effort
Tue, Jul 13th 2021 02:30 pm
New York State Senate Republican Leader Rob Ortt on Tuesday urged constituents and all New Yorkers to become involved and make their voices heard in the redrawing of legislative and congressional districts to help ensure fair representation in state and federal government for this region and across the state.
City of Niagara Falls: Restaino announces more streets to be paved
Tue, Jul 13th 2021 02:30 pm
Mayor Robert Restaino announced the addition of seven more streets to the scheduled paving and roadwork to be completed in the City of Niagara Falls:
Cuomo announces $200 million in food assistance for July
Tue, Jul 13th 2021 02:25 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday announced all New Yorkers enrolled in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program will receive the maximum allowable level of food benefits for July. The agency is also working with the federal government to ensure this aid, which has brought in more than $2.5 billion in food assistance to New Yorkers since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic last year, will continue beyond July.
Family Promise of WNY celebrates 25 years serving community
Tue, Jul 13th 2021 02:25 pm
Family Promise of Western New York, an emergency homeless shelter for families, is kicking off a year of festivities celebrating 25 years serving the community with a homecoming ceremony and ribbon-cutting at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, July 24.
New accreditation for UBMD Pediatrics' Sleep Medicine Center
Tue, Jul 13th 2021 10:25 am
The UBMD Pediatrics Sleep Medicine Center has received accreditation from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM), making it Western New York's only pediatric-dedicated sleep center with this accreditation.
Former Auxiliary Bishop Grosz steps away from active ministry pending investigation into abuse allegation
Mon, Jul 12th 2021 09:50 pm
The Diocese of Buffalo has been notified of a pending action brought pursuant to the Child Victims Act by an individual who alleges that he was abused as a child in 1990 by then-Auxiliary Bishop Edward M. Grosz.
Niagara County announcers upcoming closing of portion of Bear Ridge Road
Mon, Jul 12th 2021 09:20 pm
Niagara County Department of Public Works Commissioner Garret Meal on Monday announced the pending closing of Bear Ridge Road, between Fiegel and Irish roads, for a bridge replacement beginning Monday, July 19. Electronic message boards warning travelers the road is scheduled to be closed, except for local traffic, are already in operation.
 

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