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Memorial to hold free COVID-19 testing event
Thu, Jan 21st 2021 12:30 pm
Niagara Falls Memorial Center will conduct free community testing for COVID-19 from 1-4 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 28, at the Niagara Falls Public Library's Earl W. Brydges Building, 1425 Main St. The testing will be funded by the CARES Act grant provided to Memorial by the City of Niagara Falls.
Expansion of Mandela Market on Buffalo's East Side
Wed, Jan 20th 2021 05:10 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Wednesday announced the completion of the Mandela Market's expansion project on the East Side of Buffalo. The $145,000 expansion, at 272 E. Ferry S., was supported by funding from the state's East Side Corridor Economic Development Fund and Buffalo Billion II initiative. It is designed to provide greater access to fresh fruit and vegetables for a neighborhood partially covered by a USDA-designated second standard food desert.
Cornerstone Community FCU unveils 'Community Cornerstone' Award program in partnership with WYRK
Wed, Jan 20th 2021 11:30 am
Cornerstone Community FCU, in partnership with WYRK "Country 106.5 Radio", announced a new monthly award program that honors individuals going above and beyond to positively impact the community. Every month, a winner is selected from online nominations at
Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo accepting letters of intent for 2021 competitive grant process
Tue, Jan 19th 2021 02:40 pm
The Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo is accepting letters of intent for its 2021 competitive grant process through 4 p.m. Feb. 1.
21st century technology helps explain 19th century engineering marvel
Tue, Jan 19th 2021 10:45 am
The Erie Canal Discovery Center/Lockport Visitor Center has been given a 21st century technology boost to help tourists and local residents understand the 19th century Erie Canal locks of Lockport.
SOTS: Proposal to expand home ownership in historically redlined communities to bridge racial wealth gap
Tue, Jan 19th 2021 10:30 am
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Monday announced a targeted package of reforms aimed at increasing homeownership rates in communities that have been adversely impacted by redlining, as part of his 2021 State of the State. The package would enable low- and moderate-income borrowers - particularly households of color - to achieve homeownership and put historically underserved communities on track to close the racial wealth gap.
Buffalo Broadcasters to host 'Toast and Taste' with Kevin LoVullo
Mon, Jan 18th 2021 01:05 pm
The Buffalo Broadcasters Association will host its first virtual wine tasting event with wine expert Kevin LoVullo at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 21.
Higgins & Poloncarz announce $81,000-plus for senior volunteer program
Mon, Jan 18th 2021 01:05 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins and Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz announced Erie County Senior Services was awarded an $81,391 federal grant through the AmeriCorps Seniors RSVP program.
Cuomo talks infrastructure on day 4 of SOTS
Fri, Jan 15th 2021 02:50 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Thursday continued his 2021 State of the State address. His 2021 agenda - "Reimagine | Rebuild | Renew" - features a suite of initiatives to not only begin reopening New York as the state continues its work to defeat the COVID-19 virus, but also investing billions into infrastructure improvements to build a new New York.
UB to offer Indigenous health disparities course this spring
Fri, Jan 15th 2021 10:45 am
As the University at Buffalo seeks to expand its commitment to Indigenous studies, a new course being offered this spring in the School of Public Health and Health Professions aims to teach students about the health disparities Indigenous populations face.
NCDOH: First week of POD at Transit Drive-In Theatre successful due to planning & partnerships
Fri, Jan 15th 2021 10:35 am
The Niagara County Department of Health (NCDOH) announces the first week of Point of Dispensing (POD) operations was a large success due to years of planning and valuable partnerships.
Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo 2021 scholarship process is open
Wed, Jan 13th 2021 11:45 am
The Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo scholarship application process for the 2021-22 academic year is now open. Applications are due by May 1, and must be submitted online.
Olmsted's South Park Arboretum secures first curator
Tue, Jan 12th 2021 11:20 am
After a thorough nationwide search, on Jan. 4 the Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy welcomed Margaret Lapp as the organization's first curator for the South Park Arboretum. Thanks to a "generous" capacity grant from KeyBank and the First Niagara Foundation, the funded curator position will commence administering the first six of 11 phases approved for returning the Olmsted original design.
Notice of bar date for filing claims against Diocese of Buffalo
Mon, Jan 11th 2021 04:55 pm
The United States Bankruptcy Court of the Western District of New York has set Saturday, Aug. 14, 2021, at 11:59 p.m. (Eastern Time) as the deadline (the "bar date") for asserting claims against the Diocese of Buffalo, New York, in the diocese's Chapter 11 proceeding, including any claims relating to sexual abuse.
NOCO enters $120 million agreement for 15 solar arrays
Mon, Jan 11th 2021 02:00 pm
NOCO, on Monday, announced the company has reached a master agreement with developers to purchase the solar credits from approximately 15 solar array installations across the National Grid and NYSEG service territories. The $120 million contract is estimated to generate approximately 60 million kilowatt hours of electricity annually.
Niagara Falls State Park announces handicraft lottery
Mon, Jan 11th 2021 10:10 am
Applications for the 2021 Native American handicraft sales permits are available for the upcoming summer season at Niagara Falls State Park.
Niagara County clerk reminds pistol permitholders to recertify
Thu, Jan 7th 2021 08:35 pm
Niagara County Joseph A. Jastrzemski on Thursday reminded pistol permitholders that, under the New York Secure Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement Act of Jan. 15, 2013, pistol permit holders must recertify every five years with the New York State Police Office. That means those who received their permits in 2016 must recertify by the date of issuance on their permit.
Niagara Falls City Council seeks Planning Board candidates
Thu, Jan 7th 2021 08:35 pm
The Niagara Falls City Council is seeking candidates for the Planning Board. The council is looking to fill positions for immediate opportunities, as well as openings that may arise in the near future.
County executives offer vaccine help, call for increased cooperation & information sharing with state's distribution efforts
Wed, Jan 6th 2021 09:35 am
With New York State reaching grim milestones in coronavirus cases, hospitalizations and deaths, county executives from around the state held a press briefing Tuesday where they pledged to help the state increase its vaccine distribution efforts.
'Major increase to Great Lakes funding, backed by Higgins, becomes law
Wed, Jan 6th 2021 09:25 am
Congressman Brian Higgins, D-NY-26, a member of the congressional Great Lakes task force, announced the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Act (GLRI) has been signed into law, delivering a "major increase" in funding for the Great Lakes.
Refuse cart add or removal forms due by end of January
Tue, Jan 5th 2021 04:45 pm
The City of Niagara Falls reminds residents that, during the month of January, they may request to add/remove refuse carts from their property. There will be no administrative fee associated with these requested changes if they are made by the respective deadline of Monday, Feb. 1.
Foti to run for Niagara County legislator seat
Tue, Jan 5th 2021 01:30 pm
Republican Shawn Foti announced he would seek election to the Niagara County Legislature this November to the seat currently held by Legislator John Syracuse. Syracuse announced he will not seek reelection in order to run for Newfane town supervisor. Foti currently serves on the Newfane Planning Board.
Syracuse to run for Newfane town supervisor
Tue, Jan 5th 2021 01:30 pm
Niagara County Legislator John Syracuse issued this statement:
New York State Snowmobile Association cautions riders about early season conditions, potential hazards
Tue, Jan 5th 2021 11:30 am
The snow has begun to fly in many parts of New York, and snowmobile season is imminent.
Erie County Department of Health announces virtual Narcan training schedule for winter 2021
Mon, Jan 4th 2021 11:30 am
The Erie County Department of Health and the Erie County Opiate Epidemic Task Force announced the winter 2021 schedule for virtual trainings on recognizing the signs of an opioid overdose and on using Narcan (naloxone) to reverse an opioid overdose.
Jacobs sworn into 117th Congress
Mon, Jan 4th 2021 11:10 am
Congressman Chris Jacobs, R-NY-27, released the following statement after being sworn into the 117th Congress:
Erie County DA begins new term of office
Thu, Dec 31st 2020 10:45 am
John J. Flynn was sworn in for a second term as Erie County district attorney at a small event held in his office on Wednesday afternoon.
Niagara Falls advisory on water bill payments
Wed, Dec 30th 2020 11:10 am
$19 million in water quality grant funding available for infrastructure improvements
Wed, Dec 23rd 2020 05:45 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced $19 million in federal grant funding is available to municipalities through the consolidated funding application for infrastructure projects that protect or improve water quality. This funding is made available through two programs: the Green Innovation Grant Program and Engineering Planning Grant Program.
National Grid alerts customers to holiday scams
Tue, Dec 22nd 2020 12:25 pm
With the holidays in full swing and the COVID-19 pandemic causing financial stress on many individuals, National Grid is alerting customers about recent reports of scams where imposters are promising refunds or discounts. Here's how scammers are trying to prey on customers:
Elderwood establishes COVID-only care center
Tue, Dec 22nd 2020 12:00 pm
With COVID-19 cases surging in Western New York, Elderwood has responded by establishing a COVID-only care center to provide an effective way to isolate and care for residents recovering from the coronavirus and mitigate its spread within other Elderwood senior care communities in Western New York.
New ECMC podcast: Stress management through holidays, pandemic, more
Tue, Dec 22nd 2020 11:35 am
Erie County Medical Center (ECMC) Corp. recently completed production of new True Care Healthcast podcast that offers coping strategies and advice to help get through the holidays during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond.
ACEP applauds congressional action to protect patients from surprise medical bills
Tue, Dec 22nd 2020 11:35 am
In response to the recently passed end-of-year package that includes legislation to protect patients from surprise bills, the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) released the following statement:
Buffalo Zoo open seven days a week during winter holiday break
Mon, Dec 21st 2020 02:10 pm
The Buffalo Zoo is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. seven days a week through Thursday, Dec. 31 (with the exception of Christmas day).
HUD awards $5.8 million to help families reach self-sufficiency in New York
Mon, Dec 21st 2020 10:20 am
U. S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Ben Carson recently awarded approximately $78 million to hundreds of public housing authorities across the country to help residents of public housing and voucher-assisted housing increase their earned income and reduce their dependency on public assistance and rental subsidies.
CURE Media Group announces 2021 CURE Calendar Contest winners
Mon, Dec 21st 2020 10:15 am
CURE Media Group, an industry-leading multimedia platform devoted to cancer updates and research that reaches more than 1 million patients, survivors and caregivers, revealed the winners of its second annual CURE Calendar Contest. The 12 selected artists will have their work featured in an exclusive 2021 calendar.
DEC announces $1.4 million in urban forestry grants awarded to communities statewide
Fri, Dec 18th 2020 05:35 pm
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos announced grant awards totaling $1.4 million for urban forestry projects across the state to help communities inventory, plant and maintain public trees.
Jacobs applauds USDA investment into New York rural communities
Fri, Dec 18th 2020 10:05 am
Congressman Chris Jacobs, R-NY-27, is applauding the Department of Agriculture (USDA) on its "substantial investments into rural New York communities."
Higgins announces approval of bill providing sweeping improvements to veteran services
Thu, Dec 17th 2020 04:50 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) announced approval of legislation providing multiple improvements to veteran services. The legislation, a Senate amendment to H.R. 7105, contains a measure that will provide permanent authorization for Kids Korner at the Buffalo VA, which Higgins has repeatedly fought for.
Niagara Falls: Stabbing victim dies from injuries
Thu, Dec 17th 2020 04:50 pm
On Tuesday, Dec. 15, at approximately 6 p.m. 49-year-old Thomas James Anderson was stabbed near his home on the 600 block of 20th Street. At the time of this event, he was conscious and talking. He was taken by ambulance to ECMC for treatment.

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