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Spring can deliver severe weather surprises
Wed, Mar 31st 2021 09:45 am
Grassroots Newswire - Spring brings warmer weather, longer days and a much-anticipated break from winter. It also brings a very real threat of severe weather, according to disaster recovery specialist Chris Christodoulides of SERVPRO of north Niagara County.
Brown announces new management team for Buffalo Urban Development Corp.
Tue, Mar 30th 2021 05:35 pm
Mayor Byron Brown, who also serves as chairman of the Buffalo Urban Development Corp.'s board of directors, announced the new BUDC management team to replace Peter Cammarata, who is retiring after 14 years as president of the development agency.
Niagara County Legislator Mullane, Mayor Roman partner to bring 3-D screening mammography to Lockport
Tue, Mar 30th 2021 05:00 pm
Niagara County Legislator Anita Mullane and Lockport Mayor Michelle Roman announced they have partnered with Windsong Radiology to bring 3-D screening mammography to the City of Lockport.
Buffalo: Mayor Brown holds 'virtual' Women's History Month celebration
Tue, Mar 30th 2021 04:40 pm
Mayor Bryon Brown on Monday marked Women's History Month 2021 with a virtual celebration that honored 14 women who hold leadership positions in his administration.
Niagara County Youth Bureau accepting applications for summer food service program
Mon, Mar 29th 2021 12:45 pm
The Niagara County Youth Bureau will return as a sponsor for the 2021 summer food service program (SFSP), which ensures children who are economically disadvantaged continue to receive nutritious meals during vacation. Meals are comparable to the national school breakfast and national school lunch programs offered throughout the school year.
Niagara Falls: Busy weekend for NFFD, NFPD
Mon, Mar 29th 2021 09:35 am
City of Niagara Falls Mayor Robert Restaino's office reported the following this past weekend:
Following 5 suspected overdose deaths in 24 hours, ECDOH urges public to 'never use alone'
Fri, Mar 26th 2021 05:20 pm
The Erie County Department of Health is strongly advising Erie County residents that drugs in the area are not what they seem.
Boaters rescued by US Border Patrol agents in upper Niagara River
Fri, Mar 26th 2021 04:50 pm
U.S. Border Patrol agents from the Buffalo Station responded to a distress call and rescued two persons from a sinking pleasure boat in the upper Niagara River on Thursday.
Celebrate spring break & 'SEAster' at Aquarium of Niagara
Fri, Mar 26th 2021 11:40 am
The Aquarium of Niagara is stretching its annual "SEAster" event out over two weeks and staying open extra-late to celebrate. The venue will be open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily from Saturday, March 27, through Sunday, April 11.
NCDOH distributing vaccinations
Wed, Mar 24th 2021 02:20 pm
The Niagara County Department of Health received 500 doses of Johnson & Johnson vaccine from New York state and quickly set up point-of-dispensing (POD) operations to ensure prompt use.
Niagara County clerk: Driver's license expiration extended again
Wed, Mar 24th 2021 09:55 am
Niagara County Clerk Joseph Jastrzemski on Wednesday said Gov. Andrew Cuomo has issued executive order 202.97, which extends the expiration dates on licenses and permits that expired after March 1, 2020, to April 16, 2021. At this time, all transactions must be done by appointment only, although Jastrzemski said his office is working to change that next month.
'Management of our shared border must be prioritized'
Wed, Mar 24th 2021 09:55 am
A joint statement of Congressman Brian Higgins (D-NY-26) and the Hon. Wayne Easter, P.C., M.P., co-chairs of the U.S. and Canadian sections of the Canada-United States Inter-Parliamentary Group (IPG), respectively:
Alzheimer's Association offers free education to workplaces/businesses
Wed, Mar 24th 2021 07:00 am
Alzheimer's disease exacts an enormous economic toll - on individuals and families who exhaust their life savings providing and paying for care, and on state and federal governments that spend billions through Medicare, Medicaid and smaller programs to help pay for health and long-term care.
Kearns joins FeedMore WNY as 2021 'Champion for Meals'
Wed, Mar 24th 2021 07:00 am
Erie County Clerk Michael P. Kearns joined forces with FeedMore WNY to help deliver meals to home-bound senior neighbors as part of the "Champion for Meals" program.
Gill Creek is Ron Anderluh's legacy
Tue, Mar 23rd 2021 05:05 pm
There are a few areas in our city that have seen such significant "transformation," so prevalent and undeniable, like Gill Creek Park. The dedication of the Niagara Street Neighborhood Revitalization Organization Inc. and the leadership of its most prominent member are to thank for this.
Niagara County: Godfrey proposes solar panel recycling law
Tue, Mar 23rd 2021 03:40 pm
Niagara County Legislator Dave Godfrey, joined by all of his colleagues in the Legislature's majority, will propose a local law that requires solar panel manufacturers to finance the recovery and recycling of any of their solar panels installed in Niagara County when the panel is replaced. A resolution to set a public hearing on the local law is set for tomorrow's meeting of the Legislature.
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center announces appointments
Tue, Mar 23rd 2021 03:35 pm
The Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center board of directors confirmed its 2021 slate of officers, elected a new member and reelected five incumbent members to the board at its annual meeting on Monday.
UB Humanities Institute invites entire community to play an innovative Zoom game that envisions socially just futures
Mon, Mar 22nd 2021 01:30 pm
The University at Buffalo Humanities Institute (HI) is presenting an innovative, card-driven storytelling game delivered via Zoom at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, March 25. All are welcome to participate.
Free Key4Women webinar to help women in business improve public speaking skills, harness expressive power of their voices
Mon, Mar 22nd 2021 01:30 pm
Key 4Women will present "Know Your Voice," a free, one-hour virtual workshop at noon Wednesday, March 24. The event will highlight techniques based on classical singing, helping those who wish to enhance their public speaking skills by teaching them to harness the expressive power of their voices.
$180 million transmission line set for Niagara & Erie counties
Fri, Mar 19th 2021 05:25 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Friday announced construction began on the Empire State Line, a $180 million project to upgrade the energy transmission system serving Western New York with a new 345-kilovolt transmission line across 20 miles in Erie County and Niagara County.
Buffalo Zoo open seven days a week starting March 29
Fri, Mar 19th 2021 01:05 pm
Starting Monday, March 29, the Buffalo Zoo will be open to the public from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. seven days a week.
BMHA board of commissioners approves contracts for more than $4 million in capital improvements at 5 housing developments
Fri, Mar 19th 2021 09:20 am
Earlier this week, the Buffalo Municipal Housing Authority (BMHA) board of commissioners approved $4.02 million worth of contracts for infrastructure improvements at five BMHA housing developments.
More community-based pop-up vaccination sites coming online
Thu, Mar 18th 2021 10:30 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Thursday announced 16 community-based pop-up vaccination sites are coming online over the next week at churches, public housing developments and community centers. These sites are expected to vaccinate more than 4,500 people throughout the week.
HEALTHeLINK awarded federal funding to expand immunization information sharing
Thu, Mar 18th 2021 09:30 am
HEALTHeLINK is the recipient of federal funding from the Strengthening the Technical Advancement and Readiness of Public Health via Health Information Exchange (The STAR HIE Program): "Improving COVID-19 Vaccination Data: Connecting Immunization Information Systems (IIS) to Health Information Exchanges" from the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology.
FeedMore WNY's 'Champions for Meals' week to spread awareness on critical need for Meals on Wheels services
Wed, Mar 17th 2021 02:35 pm
Government officials and key community partners will give back to the community and spread awareness of the importance of FeedMore WNY's Meals on Wheels services as part of the nonprofit's "Champions for Meals" event. From March 22-26, participants will deliver nutritious food and vital companionship to homebound, aging community members and neighbors living with disabilities who rely on FeedMore WNY's Meals on Wheels program.
Canisius Women's Business Center announces COVID-19 recovery programs
Wed, Mar 17th 2021 10:55 am
The Women's Business Center at Canisius College launched the "ReConnect. ReStart. ReGrow." COVID-19 recovery programs to help women-owned businesses improve their finances in today's challenging marketplace - whether they are struggling to keep an already existing business going, hoping to launch a new business or managing fast-paced growth as a result of the pandemic.
35 Buffalo Police Explorers sworn in by Commissioner Byron Lockwood
Wed, Mar 17th 2021 09:50 am
On Tuesday at the Larkin Commerce Center, 35 Buffalo Police Department recruits from the Buffalo Police Explorers (BPE) took their oath led by Buffalo Police Commissioner Byron Lockwood. Officers from the BPD and other dignitaries from the law enforcement community attended the ceremony.
Center for Elder Law & Justice to host 25th annual golf tournament
Wed, Mar 17th 2021 09:15 am
The Center for Elder Law and Justice (CELJ) will host its 25th annual golf tournament on June 28 at Wanakah Country Club, presented by KeyBank. Sponsors and players are invited to register online at
NYS: Nearly $15 million to support water quality conservation projects
Tue, Mar 16th 2021 02:10 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday announced nearly $15 million has been awarded to support agricultural water quality conservation projects across the state, benefiting 147 farms. The funding is being provided through the Agricultural Nonpoint Source Abatement and Control program, which supports projects that address water quality challenges in priority watersheds and protect the environment.
Statewide crackdown on impaired driving this St. Patrick's Day
Tue, Mar 16th 2021 11:45 am
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday announced state and local law enforcement agencies across New York will be stepping up patrols to crack down on impaired driving for St. Patrick's Day. The enforcement campaign will run through Sunday, March 21. This special traffic enforcement detail is designed to reduce alcohol and drug-related traffic crashes. It is sponsored by STOP-DWI with funding from the Governor's Traffic Safety Committee.
Registration opens for local electronics recycling events, including Earth Day launch
Tue, Mar 16th 2021 11:45 am
New York-based electronics recycler Sunnking has launched online registration for its first free electronics recycling events of 2021, including an Earth Day kickoff event.
New York State Smokers' Quitline hosts webinar, panel on tobacco dependence
Tue, Mar 16th 2021 11:15 am
The New York State Smokers' Quitline will host two online sessions in the coming weeks on treating and overcoming tobacco dependence. A webinar on March 25, geared toward health care professionals, will focus on treating priority populations. One week later on April 1, an online panel of young adults and loved ones will share stories of becoming tobacco-free.
Morinello, Red Cross to host community blood drive
Tue, Mar 16th 2021 07:00 am
Assemblyman Angelo Morinello and the Red Cross will host a community blood drive from 1-6 p.m. Tuesday, March 23, at the Grand Island Knights of Columbus, 1841 Whitehaven Road. The community event will honor the lives lost and the one-year anniversary of the pandemic.
BBA has 'A Conversation With ...' CBS News anchor Jeff Glor
Tue, Mar 16th 2021 07:00 am
CBS News anchor/reporter Jeff Glor changes his traditional role as interviewer and becomes the interviewee in the next episode of the Buffalo Broadcasters Association's online series "A Conversation With ...".
Ink Labs Contest for WNY teachers to win $25,000 for classroom technology upgrades
Mon, Mar 15th 2021 12:15 pm
Ink Labs - a Western New York company that builds interactive technology solutions to engage students and empower teachers - announced the launch of the 2021 Ink Labs classroom technology makeover contest. This promo is open to classroom teachers at any school in the eight counties of Western New York.
Navy to host Virtual Navy Week in Buffalo June 14-20
Mon, Mar 15th 2021 11:40 am
To help Americans stay connected to their Navy while staying safe at home, the Navy Office of Community Outreach will bring a virtual Navy Week to Buffalo, New York, June 14-20.
Buffalo: Brown & Scanlon celebrate St. Patrick's Day with flag-raising ceremony in Niagara Square
Mon, Mar 15th 2021 10:25 am
City of Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown and South District Council Member Christopher Scanlon were joined Saturday by members of the United Irish American Association to mark St. Patrick's Day by hosting an Irish flag-raising ceremony in Niagara Square.
Cuomo signs legislation granting employees time off to receive COVID-19 vaccination
Fri, Mar 12th 2021 05:30 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Friday signed legislation (S.2588-A/A.3354-B) granting public and private employees time off to receive the COVID-19 vaccination. Under this new law, employees will be granted up to four hours of excused leave per injection that will not be charged against any other leave the employee has earned or accrued.
Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield of Western New York announces 2021 Blue Fund grant cycle
Fri, Mar 12th 2021 11:10 am
Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield of Western New York Blue Fund has opened its 2021 grant cycle, and is accepting applications online through April 16 for grants to organizations and initiatives that align with at least one of Blue Fund's key health areas that support Western New York's greatest needs. This includes behavioral health, cardiovascular health, health care workforce development and healthy children.
State Historic Preservation Board recommends 20 nominations for State & National Registers of Historic Places
Thu, Mar 11th 2021 08:55 pm
The New York State Board for Historic Preservation has recommended adding 20 varied properties to the State and National Registers of Historic Places, including the Manhattan apartment of a prominent African American LGBTQ playwright, an exotically designed former New York City movie palace, and a former New York City feminist headquarters created when women had few places to meet outside the presence of men.

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