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'Boom Days Buffalo' returns May 15
Wed, May 12th 2021 06:30 pm
"Boom Days Buffalo," an annual celebration of spring marking the removal of the ice boom, is happening from 3:30-9:30 p.m. Saturday, May 15, at Silo City in Buffalo. The full list of events, times and locations can be found at All events are free and open to all, with all COVID-19 protocols being followed. The full event will also be streamed live on the "Boom Days Buffalo" Facebook page.
Free community COVID-19 testing event in Falls
Wed, May 12th 2021 05:55 pm
Niagara Falls Memorial Center, along with the Niagara Falls Housing Authority and the Niagara Falls Health Equity Task Force, will conduct free community testing for COVID-19 from 1-4 p.m. Thursday, May 20, at the Packard Court Community Center, 4300 Pine Ave.
Jacobs announces FCC program to lower broadband costs for customers
Tue, May 11th 2021 12:40 pm
Congressman Chris Jacobs recently announced a Federal Communications Commission (FCC) program designed to lower internet service costs for customers nationwide. The Emergency Broadband Benefit will begin accepting applications on May 12.
DEC, State Parks encourage campers to use local firewood while enjoying outdoors
Tue, May 11th 2021 12:40 pm
With the start of the 2021 camping season underway, Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos and Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation Commissioner Erik Kulleseid encouraged campers to use local firewood and follow state firewood regulations to help prevent the spread of invasive species.
Forest service grants available for Great Lakes restoration projects
Tue, May 11th 2021 12:40 pm
The USDA Forest Service Eastern Region announced two requests for applications for 2021 Great Lakes Restoration Initiative projects. Through an agreement with the Environmental Protection Agency, the Forest Service anticipates up to $5.4 million will be available for reforestation, ecosystem restoration and forest health improvements on non-federal lands in the Great Lakes basin of Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin.
AAA offers free online Medicare sessions
Tue, May 11th 2021 12:00 pm
May is National Older Americans Month. In celebration of the elder community, AAA Western and Central New York continues to offer free Medicare review and information sessions.
Catholic Health launches specialty pharmacy services
Mon, May 10th 2021 07:00 am
Furthering its mission to deliver high-quality, compassionate and affordable care to Western New York, Catholic Health announced the launch of a new business line focused on offering comprehensive personalized, specialty pharmacy services across its network of physician practices and clinics. A key part of Catholic Health's community pharmacy initiative, the program is being developed in partnership with Trellis Rx, a leading technology-enabled specialty pharmacy services provider.
Niagara Falls: Restaino announces continuation of expedited temporary outdoor seating permits to safely increase seating & dining capacities at local businesses
Fri, May 7th 2021 04:00 pm
Mayor Robert Restaino announced the continuation of the expedited process for local businesses to apply for temporary permits for outdoor seating/dining service. This system was developed last year in response to the economic effects felt throughout the Niagara Falls community due to COVID-19 and increased reopening efforts by local government to support local businesses.
Lymphedema education program
Fri, May 7th 2021 09:15 am
The Breast Cancer Network of WNY (BCN), supported by funding from Windsong Cares Foundation, will present a virtual Lymphedema Education Program on Tuesday, May 25. The guest speaker for the program will be Dr. Donna Gulick of OrthoSports Physical Therapy - recognized as one of the area's leading experts in lymphedema therapy and treatment.
444 tickets issued by State Police & local law enforcement during National Work Zone Awareness Week 'Operation Hardhat'
Fri, May 7th 2021 08:55 am
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Thursday announced New York State Police and another law enforcement agency issued 444 tickets during last week's "Operation Hardhat" an initiative between law enforcement entities, the New York State Department of Transportation and the New York State Thruway Authority, to crack down on work zone violations and highlight the importance of safe driving when encountering construction, maintenance and emergency operations along state highways.
Statement from Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn on Saniyya Dennis
Fri, May 7th 2021 08:55 am
Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn released this statement on Thursday:
NCSO joins with Neighbors from Ring
Wed, May 5th 2021 05:05 pm
Sheriff Michael J. Filicetti announced the Niagara County Sheriff's Office has joined Neighbors, which is Ring's app-based neighborhood watch program. The Neighbors app has the ability to alert users to crime and safety events within a radius of up to 5 miles of their home, and allows them to share videos or information about crime and safety events in their neighborhood anonymously.
Niagara Area Habitat for Humanity to host Chiavetta's chicken dinner at First Assembly of God
Tue, May 4th 2021 02:40 pm
Niagara Area Habitat for Humanity will hold a drive-thru Chiavetta's chicken dinner fundraiser from 3:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 20, at Niagara Falls First Assembly of God, 9750 Niagara Falls Blvd. The fundraiser will be held in partnership with the Niagara Regional Construction Alliance to help raise funds for Habitat for Humanity's newest upcoming home, to be built this summer on 61st Street in Niagara Falls.
Online game show fundraiser to benefit Northland Workforce Training Center
Tue, May 4th 2021 01:55 pm
ASPA Buffalo Niagara Chapter - the local chapter of the American Society for Public Administration - recently launched its first charity fundraiser and seeks teams of five to play a "Family Feud"-style online trivia game later this month.
Niagara County clerk offers updates on several DMV issues
Mon, May 3rd 2021 04:55 pm
Niagara County Clerk Joseph Jastrzemski on Monday provided an update on a couple of Department of Motor Vehicle issues, as the state and federal governments continue to reevaluate COVID-19 pandemic guidelines.
DEC: May 2-8 is Compost Awareness Week
Mon, May 3rd 2021 01:45 pm
Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos recently announced New York State Compost Awareness Week is May 2-8.
Bikers, officials join to promote motorcycle safety, awareness
Mon, May 3rd 2021 01:45 pm
Elected officials and members of the law enforcement community recently joined community members and officials from the American Bikers Aimed Toward Education ("ABATE") of NY Buffalo-Erie Chapter to start the motorcycle season with a call for increased safety and awareness.
NYS: $15 million in cooling assistance for vulnerable New Yorkers
Mon, May 3rd 2021 01:20 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo recently announced $15 million is available to help low-income New Yorkers who suffer from serious health issues exacerbated by heat to stay cool during the upcoming summer months.
May is Motorcycle Safety & Awareness Month
Mon, May 3rd 2021 01:20 pm
Warmer weather has arrived, daylight hours are longer and it is finally spring. Motorcycle riders across Erie County are tuning up their bikes and getting ready for the riding season on the open road.
Higgins: Child Tax Credit will benefit nearly 400,000 children in Western New York
Fri, Apr 30th 2021 11:55 am
Congressman Brian Higgins announced improvements to the Child Tax Credit included in the American Rescue Plan will benefit nearly 400,000 children in Western New York.
10th 'I Love My Park Day' celebrates NYS state parks, historic sites & public lands
Fri, Apr 30th 2021 11:40 am
More than 120 New York State parks, historic sites and public lands are hosting volunteer events this weekend as part of the 10th annual "I Love My Park Day."
Buffalo Marathon to return June 26 & 27 for 20th anniversary
Fri, Apr 30th 2021 11:40 am
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Thursday announced the Buffalo Marathon will return this year on June 26 and 27 for its 20th anniversary. The race will operate at roughly 50% of its typical capacity, with additional health and safety protocols for participants, event staff and volunteers.
Niagara County Veterans Service Agency to resume appointments in Niagara Falls
Thu, Apr 29th 2021 12:15 pm
Niagara County Clerk Joseph A. Jastrzemski announced the Veterans Service Agency would begin in-person office hours at the Trott Access Center in Niagara Falls beginning next week. The office has been closed during the pandemic and all appointments since then have been conducted in the Lockport office.
Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo announces grant awards from Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. legacy funds
Tue, Apr 27th 2021 02:30 pm
The Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo announced 90 Western New York organizations received more than $2 million in grant awards from endowment funds created to carry on the legacy of Ralph C. Wilson, Jr.
Online driver learner permit test now available statewide
Tue, Apr 27th 2021 01:25 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Monday announced the online learner permit test for Class D (passenger vehicles) and Class M (motorcycles) is now available to New Yorkers statewide.
Grand-opening of Yard Sale Produce draws crowd to support initiative of minimizing food desert in Lackawanna community
Mon, Apr 26th 2021 04:00 pm
Yard Sale Produce, located at 142 Wilson St., Lackawanna, celebrated its grand-opening on Saturday. Founded by Michael Barnes, Yard Sale Produce aims to reduce the plight of urban deserts and make affordable, fresh produce available in Lackawanna.
Niagara County Youth Bureau seeking Governor's Youth Council representative
Mon, Apr 26th 2021 04:00 pm
The Niagara County Youth Bureau is seeking a new representative for the New York State Governor's Youth Council. The group is to be made up of 62 young people ages 13-21, one representing each county, to be selected via attached process. In 2020, the council was represented by Jaydon Lang of Lockport.
Shooting on Ferry Avenue
Mon, Apr 26th 2021 02:55 pm
At approximately 2 a.m. Sunday, Niagara Falls Police Department responded to the 1800 block of Ferry Avenue for a call of shots fired. When officers arrived, they found a 31-year-old Niagara Falls man who had been shot in the chest.
PHOTOS: Niagara Falls State Park to build $46 million, state-of-the-art visitor center
Fri, Apr 23rd 2021 05:15 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Friday announced the design for a new, $46 million, state-of-the-art visitor center in Niagara Falls State Park. His team said, "The facility will be a gateway to adventure along the Niagara River corridor, greatly improving the visitor experience, complementing nature, increasing the length of visits within the park in all four seasons, and enhancing awareness of nearby recreational and cultural offerings."
WNY Invention Convention goes virtual: Annual competition engages youth inventors
Thu, Apr 22nd 2021 05:00 pm
Take a bright spark of creativity, a wild imagination, a dash of fearlessness, and a working knowledge of STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math), and you have the design plan for the annual WNY Invention Convention.
Norris encourages public to learn more about volunteering with local fire companies & emergency responders
Thu, Apr 22nd 2021 05:00 pm
Assemblyman Mike Norris is encouraging the public to partake in this weekend's (April 24-25) RecruitNY event, which is an opportunity for the public to visit participating local fire companies to learn more about volunteering as firefighters or emergency medical technicians.
COVID-19: NYS mass-vaccination sites will accommodate walk-in appointments for individuals over the age of 60 beginning April 23
Wed, Apr 21st 2021 07:35 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Wednesday announced that, beginning Friday, April 23, 16 mass vaccination sites will accept walk-in appointments for individuals age 60 and older.
Police searching for 12-year-old Owen Warner
Tue, Apr 20th 2021 08:35 pm
The Niagara County Sheriff's Office is asking for help in finding 12-year-old Owen Warner.
Niagara County Department of Health reports rabid raccoon in Town of Newfane
Tue, Apr 20th 2021 07:40 pm
The Niagara County Department of Health confirmed a rabid raccoon on Brown Road, Town of Newfane, on Tuesday.
AG James, DEC Commissioner Seggos secure $4 million to resolve hazardous waste, oil spill contamination in Tonawanda
Tue, Apr 20th 2021 01:30 pm
New York Attorney General Letitia James and New York Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos announced a $4 million agreement they said "resolves years of hazardous waste disposal and oil spill contamination at the former Tonawanda Forge site in Tonawanda, New York." The agreement stipulates that American Axle & Manufacturing agrees to compensate the state of New York for costs associated with the state's cleanup of contamination at the site.
Assembly passes Hero Act, aims to protect workers from infectious diseases in workplace
Tue, Apr 20th 2021 01:30 pm
Speaker Carl Heastie, Labor Committee Chair Latoya Joyner and Assembly member Karines Reyes announced the New York State Assembly passed the Hero Act, which will establish health and safety standards to protect New Yorkers from airborne infectious diseases in the workplace (A.2681-B, Reyes).
Buffalo: 3rd annual 'Freelance Business Week' includes virtual & in-person activities to provide freelance business owners a chance to share best practices
Mon, Apr 19th 2021 05:05 pm
Mayor Byron Brown proclaimed "Freelance Business Week" in the City of Buffalo. He was joined Monday by Marie Domon-Pazych, the founder of the local and regional event.
Just Buffalo presents bestselling author Ta-Nehisi Coates in conversation
Mon, Apr 19th 2021 05:05 pm
Just Buffalo Literary Center concludes its virtual BABEL season with bestselling author Ta-Nehisi Coates, premiering April 22 (8 p.m.) The one-hour event, filmed in advance at Kleinhans Music Hall, features a conversation with Coates and music by Buffalo artist Drea d'Nur.
Niagara County DMV has walk-in hours for residents only
Mon, Apr 19th 2021 01:55 pm
Reacting to an overwhelming number of people who showed up for the Niagara County Department of Motor Vehicles' first walk-in hours since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, Niagara County Clerk Joseph A. Jastrzemski said future walk-in hours would be limited to Niagara County residents only, with a limit of two transactions per visit.
Buffalo: Brown announces city's first spring session of Game Changers youth basketball program
Mon, Apr 19th 2021 01:50 pm
City of Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown announced registration is open for the inaugural spring session of the Game Changers youth basketball program.

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