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Law Enforcement Torch Run to benefit Special Olympics New York
Wed, Jun 9th 2021 07:40 am
The Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR) will pass through Erie County on Wednesday as the "Flame of Hope" makes its way around the state in support of Special Olympics New York. Wednesday's run is held annually in honor of two New York State troopers: David Brinkerhoff and Joe Dubreville.
Stabbing on 19th Street
Tue, Jun 8th 2021 07:55 pm
At approximately 3:45 p.m. Tuesday, Niagara Falls Police Department officers responded to the 600 block of 19th Street for a report of a stabbing.
New York state announces $200 million in additional food aid for June
Tue, Jun 8th 2021 04:25 pm
The New York state Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance (OTDA) announced all New Yorkers enrolled in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) will receive at least the maximum allowable level of food benefits for June, a benefits distribution that will push more than $200 million in federal aid into the state's recovering economy.
National Grid names Juneteenth a company holiday in US
Tue, Jun 8th 2021 10:20 am
National Grid will honor Juneteenth as a company holiday for all U.S. employees starting this June. The company stated, "National Grid has remained committed to inclusion, equity and diversity over the years, but refocused their efforts in 2020, fueled by the Black Lives Matter movement and the murder of George Floyd.
'Doses & Mimosas' with Erie County Department of Health and 3 Buffalo restaurants
Tue, Jun 8th 2021 10:20 am
The Erie County Department of Health is announcing a "Doses & Mimosas" event on Sunday, June 13, in partnership with Savoy Buffalo, Mr. Goodbar and 40 Thieves in Buffalo.
NY Project Hope to present group conversation
Tue, Jun 8th 2021 07:00 am
It's been a long 15 months full of fear, facemasks, disrupted schedules, and devastating losses. The coronavirus pandemic changed our lives, and while we are on the road to recovery, truth is that some losses will never leave us. It's a lot to process.
William Mattar launches gift card giveaway for 'Buckle Your Belt' program
Mon, Jun 7th 2021 04:55 pm
William Mattar law offices is kicking off its "Buckle Your Belt" program promoting seat belt safety. Through June 30, the public may enter for their chance to win a $50 gift card to a local gas station when they pledge to buckle their seatbelt anytime they ride in a motor vehicle.
Higgins & Kennedy call for removal of Hamburg tolls, immediate new waterfront access & improved commute options for southtown residents
Mon, Jun 7th 2021 11:20 am
Congressman Brian Higgins and New York State Sen. Tim Kennedy say the Skyway project will remain on hold until the state addresses the needs of the community. They are calling for several transportation improvements to plan for the eventual removal of the Skyway, including removal of the tolls for Hamburg commuters.
Jacobs joins families to call for reopening of US-Canada border
Mon, Jun 7th 2021 10:40 am
At a press conference at the Queenston-Lewiston Bridge, Congressman Chris Jacobs called for transparency on reopening deliberations, and a plan to allow families to reunite on June 22 - when the current travel restrictions expire. Families who have been separated by the border closures joined Jacobs.
Niagara Falls north-end community does 'Zumba in the Park'
Mon, Jun 7th 2021 10:40 am
On Saturday, close to 40 Niagara Falls residents from the north-end community joined "Zumba in the Park" to break the isolation resulting from COVID-19, and get physically active and have fun.
'Vax and Scratch' program extended
Mon, Jun 7th 2021 10:40 am
Over the weekend, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced the "Vax and Scratch" program - which provides free New York state Lottery scratch-off tickets to individuals 18 and over with a grand prize of $5 million - will extend another week. Participating sites will be open from Monday, June 7, through Friday, June 11. The program will not impact education funding.
Buffalo Bishop Michael W. Fisher places 3 priests on administrative leave
Sat, Jun 5th 2021 09:40 am
The Diocese of Buffalo recently became aware of an action brought pursuant to the Child Victims Act by an individual who alleges that he was abused as a child in the 1990s by three priests of the diocese, Fr. Adolph Kowalczyk, pastor of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart in Orchard Park; Fr. Gregory Dobson, who is retired but continues to assist in various parishes of the Diocese; and Fr. Mieczyslaw (Matt) Nycz, pastor of SS. Peter and Paul in Williamsville. The complaint was brought anonymously and was not served on the diocese, but was discovered during a recent search of publicly filed complaints.
Legislator Godfrey says local law on solar panel recycling drafted
Fri, Jun 4th 2021 05:25 pm
Niagara County Legislator Dave Godfrey on Friday said a first-of-its-kind local law in New York that will hold manufacturers responsible for disposing spent solar panels is now drafted and will be presented to the County Legislature on June 15.
Bottle and can drive to help local animal rescue
Fri, Jun 4th 2021 01:05 pm
Diamonds in the Ruff Animal Rescue is having a bottle and can drive Saturday, June 12, to raise funds for the adoptable dogs and cats in its care. There are two ways to donate returnable bottles and cans to this cause:
Heart, Love & Soul announces reopening for sit-down dining
Fri, Jun 4th 2021 01:00 pm
In its continued mission to "nourish all in need - body, mind and soul," Heart, Love & Soul has resumed on-site dining as of June 1, during the lunch hours of 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. weekdays at 939 Ontario Ave., Niagara Falls.
ECMC & NYS Division of Criminal Justice collaborate to help reduce gun violence & improve services for area victims
Fri, Jun 4th 2021 09:20 am
Erie County Medical Center (ECMC) Corp. and the New York State Division of Criminal Justice have come together to establish a new collaboration between the state's SNUG Street Outreach program and BRAVE (Buffalo Rising Against Violence at ECMC). This new endeavor is designed to expand the existing work of both programs to further reduce gun violence and improve services to victims of violent crime in the Buffalo area.
Dedication of new park space along Niagara Gorge in Niagara Falls created through removal of segment of former expressway
Thu, Jun 3rd 2021 12:20 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Thursday announced the dedication of a major project that removed an underutilized, two-mile stretch of the former Robert Moses Parkway - now called the Niagara Scenic Parkway - in the City of Niagara Falls. His team said this work created a stunning new area in Niagara Falls State Park called "Gorgeview," which provides unimpeded access to the Niagara Gorge and improved recreational opportunities for residents and visitors alike.
Shooting at Niagara Metal
Thu, Jun 3rd 2021 12:20 pm
At 8:16 a.m. today, the Niagara Falls Police Department responded to a man shot at Niagara Metal, located at 4861 Packard Drive. When officers arrived, they found a Niagara County man deceased from a gunshot wound.
Restaino announces start of 'Food Truck Thursdays' at Niagara Falls Train Station
Wed, Jun 2nd 2021 08:25 pm
City of Niagara Falls Mayor Robert Restaino on Wednesday announced the fourth annual "Food Truck Thursdays" will be held every week from June 3 through Aug. 26.
Cornerstone Community Federal Credit Union donates community gift of $3,500 to Kenan Center
Wed, Jun 2nd 2021 02:15 pm
Continuing its commitment to make a significant investment to Niagara County nonprofits, Cornerstone Community Federal Credit Union distributed its third gift to the Kenan Center, whose mission is to provide the community with cultural, educational and recreational opportunities. On Tuesday, May 25, a check in the amount of $3,500 was presented to two representatives from the Kenan Center: Executive Director Susan Przybyl and Development and Public Relations Manager Parrish Herzog.
Cuomo launches year 7 of 43North startup competition
Wed, Jun 2nd 2021 02:10 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced applications are now being accepted for the seventh year of 43North, the $5 million startup competition that attracts world-class entrepreneurs to grow their businesses in Buffalo.
Memorial, NAMI to offer mental health support in response to pandemic
Wed, Jun 2nd 2021 10:00 am
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center and the National Alliance on Mental Illness Buffalo & Erie County are responding to a growing need for mental health care stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Lee Foundation names 2021 Distinguished Lee Scholar & invests additional $435,000 over next 3 years to expand stem scholarship programs
Tue, Jun 1st 2021 01:25 pm
The Patrick P. Lee Foundation announced Chiara Young is the 2021 Distinguished Lee Scholar. Young, who graduated from RIT this spring, was selected through a highly competitive selection process overseen by a committee of foundation board members, community members and representatives from partner schools.
National Migraine and Headache Awareness Month spotlights new advances & greater understanding
Tue, Jun 1st 2021 01:25 pm
More than 40 million people in the United States are living with migraine disease and headache disorders. Nearly 1 in 4 U.S. households includes someone with migraine disease. I had my first migraine in my teens, and it was one of the reasons that motivated me to lead the National Headache Foundation.
SBA administrator issues statement on closure of Paycheck Protection Program
Tue, Jun 1st 2021 01:25 pm
Small Business Administration Administrator Isabella Casillas Guzman made the following statement on the closure of the Paycheck Protection Program to new loan guaranty applications, which has provided over $798 billion in economic relief to small businesses and nonprofits across the nation, "keeping employees employed and helping businesses come back stronger than ever."
ECMC launching integrated specialty pharmacy service for patients
Tue, Jun 1st 2021 12:00 pm
ECMC announced the launch of an integrated specialty pharmacy service in partnership with Trellis Rx, a leading technology-enabled specialty pharmacy services provider.
Shooting on Linwood Avenue in Niagara Falls
Tue, Jun 1st 2021 11:50 am
Just before 1 p.m. Sunday, Niagara Falls Police Department responded to the 1600 block of Linwood Avenue after two men were shot.
Voccio to lead gorge hike
Mon, May 31st 2021 07:00 am
Niagara Falls City Councilman Chris Voccio will lead a Niagara River gorge hike from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, June 12.
The GreenFields Continuing Care to host Chiavetta's BBQ in support of Walk to End Alzheimer's
Mon, May 31st 2021 07:00 am
For a second year in a row, The GreenFields will chair the Walk to End Alzheimer's, Western New York's largest fundraiser in the fight against Alzheimer's disease.
No testing will be required for entry to 'Rockin' the Downs' concert series
Fri, May 28th 2021 02:00 pm
Officials at Batavia Downs announced their entry plan for the 13 outdoor concerts taking place this summer out on the historic racetrack. Similar to what is being done in other outdoor sporting and events spaces in New York, Batavia Downs will not be requiring a negative coronavirus test in order for patrons to attend the concert series. All pairs of seats will be spaced 6 feet from each other in accordance with CDC regulations.
Nikki's Chocolates to launch new products
Fri, May 28th 2021 01:40 pm
Jannell Eason, owner and founder of Nikki's Chocolates WNY, will launch new products at a market held at her shop, at 2 p.m. at 27 Chandler St., Suite 205, Buffalo. Customers will be able to taste and purchase her new chocolate caramel trifle and strawberry shortcake trifle.
ECHDC, Be Our Guest announce summer season at Buffalo Waterfront
Fri, May 28th 2021 09:20 am
Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp. and Be Our Guest on Friday announced what they called an exciting 2021 season at the Buffalo Waterfront, with activities from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend. Summer on the waterfront will see some new attractions, including the Buffalo Heritage Carousel, new and expanded beer gardens, international touring light exhibit and a wide variety of food options.
Eight Days of Hope Buffalo & KeyBank team up to help Masten District
Thu, May 27th 2021 09:25 pm
Eight Days of Hope (EDOH), in partnership with KeyBank, will host its second annual EDOH Buffalo outreach from July 17-24, providing free home repairs on hundreds of homes in the Masten District.
ASI reveals 8th annual Spark Award winners
Thu, May 27th 2021 09:05 pm
Arts Services Inc. celebrated the winners and honorees of the 8th annual Spark Awards, presented by M&T Bank, in a virtual awards ceremony on Wednesday. The presentation was streamed for free through ASI's YouTube page (www.youtube.com/asiwny).
3 fire chiefs retire from Niagara Falls Fire Department
Thu, May 27th 2021 08:25 pm
Mayor Robert Restaino announced the retirement of three City of Niagara Falls firemen: Battalion Chief Cliff Mayes, Battalion Chief David McGovern and Chief of Fire Prevention Jeffrey Benjamin. The retirement of these men is effective Saturday, May 29. Together, these firemen account for 87 years of experience and their contributions will last for many years to come.
Erie County Fair asks: Are you ribbon worthy?
Thu, May 27th 2021 08:55 am
"At the Erie County Fair, we love to compete! Spirited competition among peers is at the heart of the fair experience. Who has the best photograph? Best jam? Biggest stalk of corn?," the venue asked this week.
DEC reminds water recreationists to clean, drain & dry watercraft and equipment to protect NYS waters from invasive species
Wed, May 26th 2021 01:40 pm
As this year's boating season officially kicks off, Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos reminded water recreationists to do their part in protecting New York's waters from aquatic invasive species (AIS) by remembering to clean, drain and dry watercraft and equipment.
BIANYS presents annual conference & medical symposium
Wed, May 26th 2021 08:50 am
The Brain Injury Association of New York State (BIANYS) will host its annual conference and medical symposium virtually again for 2021.
Mayor Brown, Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield of WNY announce season 6 of 'Summer City Fitness'
Wed, May 26th 2021 08:35 am
City of Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown on Tuesday joined Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield of Western New York President Dr. Michael Edbauer to announce season six of "Summer City Fitness." The series of free dance fitness classes aims to engage city residents in healthy, fun activity. It will start Saturday, June 5.
Restaino announces paving & roadwork schedule for City of Niagara Falls
Mon, May 24th 2021 05:50 pm
On Monday, at 91st Street Park in Niagara Falls, Mayor Robert Restaino announced the paving and roadwork schedule:
 

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