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Higgins, Hochul applaud $154 million investment in GM Lockport Plant
Fri, Jan 21st 2022 12:05 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins released the following statement in response to news General Motors (GM) will be investing $154 million in its Lockport plant:
Local nonprofit receives multiple grants to address youth mental health
Fri, Jan 21st 2022 10:30 am
Mental Health Advocates of WNY (MHA) has received grants totaling $278,000 to expand programs in addressing youth mental health in Western New York.
Ryan & Jean-Pierre call for restoration of cuts to library capital funding in state budget
Thu, Jan 20th 2022 08:20 pm
On Thursday, New York State Sen. Sean Ryan and Assembly member Kimberly Jean-Pierre announced their plans to fight to restore proposed cuts to library capital funding in the fiscal year 2022-23 state budget. The executive budget proposal released earlier this week would cut library construction aid to $14 million from the $34 million allocated in the FY 2021-22 state budget.
Canisius College receives $500,000 from Oishei Foundation to support completion of Science Hall
Wed, Jan 19th 2022 05:15 pm
Canisius College has received a $500,000 grant from The John R. Oishei Foundation to support the completion of Science Hall.
Higgins: $10 million for Times Beach on Buffalo's Outer Harbor
Wed, Jan 19th 2022 04:50 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins announced $10 million in new federal funding provided through the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Law will be invested in Times Beach Nature Preserve on Buffalo's Outer Harbor. The funding was included in a list of waterway and port infrastructure projects released by the White House that will be led by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
Evans Bank to support arts engagement and education at Shea's Performing Arts Center
Wed, Jan 19th 2022 04:50 pm
Shea's Performing Arts Center is proud to welcome Evans Bank as its newest corporate partner.
NY Senate Republicans: No more mandates
Wed, Jan 19th 2022 04:50 pm
The New York State Senate Republican Conference on Wednesday called upon Gov. Kathy Hochul and Democrats to end what they called "one-size-fits-all Albany mandates, and return to a system of governance based on facts, collaborative decision making, and guidance."
Winter storm: AAA encourages drivers to stay off bad roads
Mon, Jan 17th 2022 09:50 am
Due to severe winter weather conditions, AAA is experiencing high call volume today. In such situations, AAA prioritizes service requests in an effort to assist stranded motorists who are in dangerous roadside conditions first, before those who are safe at home. Anyone in an emergency situation should call 911.
Niagara Pride holding 2nd annual winter sock drive to benefit WNY homeless
Mon, Jan 17th 2022 09:50 am
Niagara Pride is hosting its second annual winter sock drive to benefit local homeless. The organization seeks donations of new socks, undergarments, T-shirts and personal hygiene items, which will be given to local homeless shelters and other agencies.
Buffalo residents can donate clothing to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day clothing drive
Mon, Jan 17th 2022 09:45 am
In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day, City of Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown recently joined with the Division of Citizen Services and the Buffalo Police Department to announce donation boxes for new coats, gloves, hats, scarves and socks were placed in the lobby of Buffalo City Hall. Donations will be collected through Feb. 1.
AAA offers winter driving advice
Mon, Jan 17th 2022 09:15 am
Winter weather has arrived, and AAA has tips to keep everyone safe on the roads. About 46% of crashes involving bad weather take place in the winter, making this the worst time of year for driving in treacherous conditions.
Buffalo: 3.4 million available in rental assistance as eviction moratorium set to expire
Fri, Jan 14th 2022 04:50 pm
As New York state's eviction moratorium law expires on Saturday, Jan. 15, Mayor Byron Brown, board chair of the Buffalo Urban Renewal Agency (BURA), informs tenants that $3.4 million in "Stand Up Buffalo" rental assistance funds are available for tenants facing eviction.
New study aims to improve care for pediatric seizure patients
Thu, Jan 13th 2022 04:40 pm
Few things are more frightening for a parent than seeing their child experience a seizure. For the parent and for the paramedics who arrive on the scene, the primary goal is to stop the child's seizure.
Higgins: $35,000 in federal grants for Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra & Buffalo String Works
Thu, Jan 13th 2022 04:35 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins announced two federal grants totaling $35,000 awarded to the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra and Buffalo String Works. Awarded by the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) through the Grants for Arts project, the grants support community engagement in the arts for students in underserved communities.
ASI helps record-breaking number of local artists receive NYSCA Support for Artists funding
Thu, Jan 13th 2022 04:35 pm
In 2021, a year marked by turmoil and transformation, Arts Services Inc. had a record-breaking nine Erie and Chautauqua counties artists selected to receive $10,000 each in funding from the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) for the round 3 Support for Artists grant program. These grants represent a portion of the $1.6 million total received by over 55 artists and organizations in Western New York through this round of funding.
BPO cancels New World Symphony
Wed, Jan 12th 2022 01:45 pm
"The BPO has made the difficult decision to cancel this weekend's New World Symphony performances on Friday, Jan 14, at 10:30 a.m., and Saturday, Jan 15, at 7:30 p.m. Though the orchestra has always taken the strictest precautions for the safety and welfare of the musicians, staff, and crew involved in the production of its concerts, this decision was made due to growing concerns about the spread of the coronavirus in our community."
It's not too late: Utility payment programs remain available for income-qualified customers
Tue, Jan 11th 2022 07:10 pm
With the temperature dropping in recent days, National Grid is reminding its Western New York customers they can take advantage of energy saving programs to manage and pay their winter energy bills.
Explore & More, BankOnBuffalo team for winter clothing drive, reduced Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day admission
Tue, Jan 11th 2022 03:40 pm
In recognition of the National Day of Service on Monday, Jan. 17, which also commemorates Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Explore & More - The Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Children's Museum and BankOnBuffalo have partnered to launch the collection of needed winter clothing items (new hats, mittens and socks) for the adults and families residing at Gerard Place, for the third consecutive year.
Hochul announces $230 million in additional food assistance for New Yorkers in January
Tue, Jan 11th 2022 11:35 am
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Tuesday announced all New Yorkers enrolled in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) will receive the maximum allowable level of food benefits for January. All households participating in SNAP - including those already at the maximum level of benefits - will receive a supplemental allotment later this month, bringing in roughly $230 million in federal funding into the state's economy.
Poloncarz announces 2022 Community Development Block Grant awards
Mon, Jan 10th 2022 02:15 pm
On Monday, Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz announced the selection of 12 municipal projects for inclusion in the Erie County Consortium 2022 Community Development Block Grant. The application, which will be submitted to the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development for approval, recommends a total Erie County expenditure of $1,462,644.00 for the projects, an investment which will leverage $2,549,497 in local funds and in-kind resources.
Niagara County clerk reminds pistol permitholders to recertify
Mon, Jan 10th 2022 12:20 pm
Niagara County Clerk Joseph A. Jastrzemski on Monday reminded pistol permitholders that, under the New York Secure Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement Act (SAFE) of Jan. 15, 2013, they must recertify every five years with the New York State Police. That means those who either received their permit or recertified in 2017 must now recertify by the date of issuance on their permit.
Structure fire on 16th Street in Niagara Falls
Mon, Jan 10th 2022 11:15 am
At 11:49 a.m. Sunday, the Niagara Falls Fire Department responded to the 600 block of 16th Street for a possible structure fire. Upon arrival, firefighters observed heavy flames from the front of the building's first floor. The fire also traveled to the house next door.
Hochul: $4.5 million in funding to improve addiction prevention efforts in high-need communities
Fri, Jan 7th 2022 03:45 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced the availability of up to $4.5 million in federal funding under the Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment Block Grant (SABG) program to develop substance use and misuse prevention coalitions in underserved areas of New York.
Niagara Falls State Park announces handicraft lottery
Fri, Jan 7th 2022 01:50 pm
Applications for the 2022 Native American handicraft sales permits are now available for the upcoming summer season at Niagara Falls State Park.
Applications accepted for ASI's 'Give for Greatness' granting program
Thu, Jan 6th 2022 02:10 pm
Arts Services Inc. of Western New York announced applications for its annual "Give for Greatness" granting program are open. The grants support small to mid-sized nonprofit arts and cultural organizations in Erie, Niagara, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua and Allegany counties by providing general operating support up to $2,000 to help build organizational capacity. The deadline to apply is Jan. 31.
Homicide in Niagara Falls
Thu, Jan 6th 2022 08:40 am
Per the Office of City of Niagara Falls Mayor Robert Restaino: On Wednesday at approximately 12:15 p.m., Niagara Falls Police responded to a call to check the welfare of a family member at 511 Hyde Park Blvd.
Hochul: Billion-dollar rescue plan for small businesses, new tax relief for millions of middle-class New Yorkers
Wed, Jan 5th 2022 06:40 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Wednesday announced a new, billion-dollar rescue plan for small businesses as part of the 2022 State of the State.
VA Western New York Healthcare System announces patient visitation changes
Wed, Jan 5th 2022 02:50 pm
Patient visitation changes began this week at the VA Western New York Healthcare System (VAWNYHS) Buffalo and Batavia campuses. These changes will remain in place until further notice.
State Parks Standing Committee to meet for project approval
Wed, Jan 5th 2022 12:20 pm
The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation Niagara River Greenway Fund Standing Committee will hold a meeting at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 12. The meeting will be held in the Castellani Building at DeVeaux Woods State Park. It is open to the public.
Niagara Falls: Traveler advisory for Niagara Falls Blvd.
Tue, Jan 4th 2022 02:00 pm
The New York State Department of Transportation announced bridge deck repair work is scheduled on the southbound Interstate 190 bridge over U.S. Route 62 (Niagara Falls Boulevard) in the City of Niagara Falls. As a result, lane closures will occur.
Higgins: Federal fire grants available to support staffing & recruitment
Tue, Jan 4th 2022 02:00 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins announced the Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) Grant application period is now open, with a deadline of 5 p.m. Feb. 4.
Commit to a New Year's resolution that benefits others: Volunteer at a Catholic Health facility
Mon, Jan 3rd 2022 10:40 am
Another year has passed and 2022 is here! What's on your New Year's resolution list? Now is the time that many of us are reflecting on the passing year and thinking about what we want to do differently in the new year. It's a great time to start with a fresh slate, to tackle unachieved goals, and try new experiences. Volunteering at Catholic Health can help you find the right volunteer opportunity and make it so much easier to meet your goals in the New Year.
Roswell Park's Quitline offers tobacco-free tips for 2022
Mon, Jan 3rd 2022 10:40 am
The beginning of a new year is a popular time to make resolutions for improved wellness. For those who use tobacco products, the new year provides an opportunity to seek assistance to become tobacco-free.
FASNY applauds governor for signing chemical flame retardant ban legislation
Mon, Jan 3rd 2022 10:35 am
The Firemen's Association of the State of New York (FASNY) applauds Gov. Kathy Hochul for signing legislation that bans carcinogenic flame-retardant chemicals in household items, furniture, and electronic enclosures.
New year, new you? Before you make a fitness/wellness commitment, check BBB first
Fri, Dec 31st 2021 10:00 am
As we get ready to flip the calendar to a new year, advertising bombards us with home gym equipment, weight loss programs, and food delivery services. These ads have many people thinking now is the time to get into shape.
Hochul announces availability of $90 million in federal emergency home heating aid
Tue, Dec 28th 2021 02:00 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced a "substantial" year-over-year increase in available emergency home heating aid - with more than $90 million in federal funding available to help low- and middle-income New Yorkers avoid having their home heating disconnected, or exhausting their heating source amid fuel price increases this winter.
Pedestrian struck on Niagara Avenue
Mon, Dec 27th 2021 10:55 am
Celebrate 2022 outdoors with 'First Day Hikes' at state parks, historic sites, wildlife areas & public lands
Mon, Dec 27th 2021 07:00 am
Gov. Kathy Hochul recently encouraged New Yorkers to spend time in the outdoors this holiday season and celebrate the new year at state parks, historic sites, wildlife areas, trails and public lands across the Empire State on Jan. 1, 2022. The variety of hikes offered includes seal walks, fire tower treks, lakefront trails, boardwalks, towpaths, walks along waterfalls, historic estates and military forts.
'Tops in Education' program offers double give back days in January
Fri, Dec 24th 2021 07:00 am
Tops Friendly Markets announced that, during the month of January, it is offering schools the chance to earn double the rewards as part of its "Tops in Education" program ("TIE"). Participants enrolled in the program will now be able to earn up to 10% for their school(s) during the entire month of January.

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