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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.
Regional Coalition announces 'WNY Tech Skills Initiative' to accelerate economic recovery, provide community & access to technology training
Wed, Dec 16th 2020 02:30 pm
Western New Yorkers who have been economically impacted by the pandemic can now register for free tech and digital skills courses through the "WNY Tech Skills Initiative."
Higgins, Kulpa: $100,000-plus to help youth substance abuse prevention efforts in Town of Amherst
Tue, Dec 15th 2020 02:50 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins and Town of Amherst Supervisor Brian J. Kulpa announced a federal grant totaling $103,864 to help support the work of the Amherst Task Force for Healthy Communities & Healthy Youth in the prevention of substance abuse among youth in the Town of Amherst.
Rob Ortt reelected New York State Senate Republican Conference leader in unanimous vote
Tue, Dec 15th 2020 02:20 pm
Members of the New York State Senate Republican Conference united around the leadership of Sen. Rob Ortt and reelected him in a unanimous vote as GOP leader on Tuesday.
NFMMC to perform COVID-19 testing at Doris Jones Family Resource Center
Mon, Dec 14th 2020 05:25 pm
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center will conduct community testing for COVID-19 from 1-4 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 17, at the Doris W. Jones Family Resource Center, 3001 Ninth St., Niagara Falls.
VA Western New York Healthcare System selected as one of 37 VA sites to receive initial doses of COVID-19 vaccine
Mon, Dec 14th 2020 03:45 pm
VA Western New York Healthcare System (VA WNYHS) announced it has been selected as one of 37 VA sites to receive initial doses of the COVID-19 vaccine.
Aquarium of Niagara: Local foundation generously supports animal care costs to offset COVID-19 crisis
Mon, Dec 14th 2020 01:05 pm
The Aquarium of Niagara has been awarded a generous grant from the East Hill Foundation to help cover animal care costs in the wake of the venue's four-month-long closure and revenue loss.
Higgins: $3.5 million-plus for Western New York community health centers
Fri, Dec 11th 2020 10:20 am
Congressman Brian Higgins announced community health centers in Western New York will receive over $3.5 million in federal dollars. The funding, awarded to Community Health Center of Buffalo and Neighborhood Health Center, is provided through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
Higgins honors life & legacy of Western New York historic preservation champion Robert Kresse
Fri, Dec 11th 2020 10:15 am
Congressman Brian Higgins spoke on the floor of the House of Representatives this week to honor the life and legacy of Robert Kresse. Known for championing projects to improve Buffalo and preserve historic buildings in Western New York, Kresse's efforts resulted in the establishment of the Niagara River Greenway, as well as the preservation of the King Urban Life Center, the Roycroft Inn, and the Darwin Martin House, among others.
Flynn allows assistant district attorneys & support staff to work from home due to COVID-19 concerns
Thu, Dec 10th 2020 10:10 am
Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn announced the majority of the office's staff will not report in-person for work effective Thursday. The Erie County District Attorney's Office made the decision, in consultation with Erie County and its Department of Health, in an effort to reduce the number of employees inside the buildings and prevent the spread of COVID-19. More than 75% of the DA's office employees will be permitted to work from home through the end of the year.
Ortt & Senate Republicans call to preserve jobs by pausing minimum wage increase
Wed, Dec 9th 2020 03:10 pm
In a letter, New York State Senate Republican Leader Rob Ortt and members of the Senate Republican Conference called on Gov. Andrew Cuomo to pause the minimum wage increases on Long Island, Westchester, and areas outside of New York City on Dec. 31.
Higgins calls for moratorium on evictions & rental assistance for landlords to be included in COVID relief package
Wed, Dec 9th 2020 03:10 pm
As negotiations continue on the next COVID-19 relief package, Congressman Brian Higgins, D-NY-26, is pressing for the legislation to include a moratorium on evictions and rental assistance for property owners.
Passport to the World Club launches holiday cooking program for families
Tue, Dec 8th 2020 01:45 pm
The Passport to the World Club, a local Western New York cooking program for children, announced the "Holidays Around the World" virtual cooking camp, taking place throughout December.
Buffalo Center For Arts & Technology launches collaborative program with Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy to strengthen local workforce
Tue, Dec 8th 2020 01:35 pm
The Buffalo Center for Arts & Technology (BCAT) announced a new landscape maintenance technician training program in collaboration with the Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy (BOPC) and City of Buffalo. This new program is funded through KeyBank and the First Niagara Foundation and is being promoted with assistance from the city.
Higgins: $2.8 million+ Federal Home Loan Bank awards support access to affordable housing in WNY
Mon, Dec 7th 2020 12:55 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins announced more than $2.8 million in funding made available through the Federal Home Loan Bank of New York toward the development of affordable housing in Western New York.
Erie County cancer services program announces cervical cancer webinar
Mon, Dec 7th 2020 09:55 am
The Erie County Department of Health (ECDOH) and its cancer services program will present a free 40-minute webinar on cervical cancer at 6 p.m. Jan. 11, 2021.
Higgins announces approval of National Purple Heart Hall of Honor Commemorative Coin Act
Fri, Dec 4th 2020 12:30 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins announced approval of the National Purple Heart Hall of Honor Commemorative Coin Act. Higgins is an original cosponsor of the bipartisan bill, which provides resources to preserve the stories of U.S. veterans who earned a Purple Heart medal.
Niagara County DOH to offer drive-thru rabies clinic in NT
Thu, Dec 3rd 2020 11:30 am
The Niagara County Department of Health announced plans for a no cost, drive-thru rabies clinic from 1-4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 12, at the North Tonawanda Department of Public Works, 758 Erie Ave. The clinic will be available by appointment only.
Niagara Falls: 'Candy Cane Story Lane' at Prospect Park boasts fun for families
Wed, Dec 2nd 2020 06:10 pm
Niagara University's Levesque Institute for Civic Engagement has teamed up with New York State Parks and other community partners to transform the sidewalk in front of the Visitor's Center in Prospect Park into "Candy Cane Story Lane."
Ortt joins forces with S.E.R.V. Niagara for holiday program
Wed, Dec 2nd 2020 05:55 pm
On Wednesday, New York State Senate Minority Leader Rob Ortt announced he would be joining forces with S.E.R.V. Niagara this holiday season to bring dinners, gifts, Christmas decorations and care packages to military and veteran families in Niagara County.
'Council in the Community' canceled
Wed, Dec 2nd 2020 05:50 pm
The Niagara Falls City Council community meeting scheduled for Wednesday, Dec. 16, at John Duke Senior Center, has been canceled.
Niagara Falls: Superintendent Licata announces retirement
Wed, Dec 2nd 2020 02:20 pm
Niagara Falls Police Superintendent Thomas Licata on Tuesday announced his retirement from the Niagara Falls Police Department. A veteran of the department for more than 30 years, Licata led the department in 2019 and 2020.
DEC releases draft statewide deer management plan
Wed, Dec 2nd 2020 02:20 pm
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos recently announced the release of a draft deer management plan for New York for public review and comment.
NYS Office for the Aging reminder to older residents: Medicare open enrollment period ends Dec. 7
Wed, Dec 2nd 2020 02:20 pm
The New York State Office for the Aging (NYSOFA) reminds older New Yorkers that this year's Medicare open enrollment period ends Dec. 7.
Cuomo announces adoption of new regulations to reduce regional greenhouse gas initiative cap by 30%
Wed, Dec 2nd 2020 02:20 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo recently announced the adoption of new regulations to strengthen the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, known as "RGGI," the nation's first regional program to cap and reduce greenhouse gas emissions from the electricity sector.
Niagara Falls Memorial to hold a COVID-19 testing event at John Duke Center
Wed, Dec 2nd 2020 01:30 pm
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center will hold a COVID-19 testing event from 1-4 p.m. Monday, Dec. 7, at the John Duke Senior Center, 1201 Hyde Park Blvd., Niagara Falls.
New York State Office for the Aging reminds older New Yorkers to get their flu shot
Wed, Dec 2nd 2020 01:30 pm
The New York State Office for the Aging (NYSOFA) is reminding older adults and caregivers about the importance of getting their flu vaccination as soon as possible. Flu season is already underway - and can last as late as May. NYSOFA said the flu shot is an essential preventive care service that should not be delayed because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Niagara County announces reopening of Upper Mountain Road in Lewiston
Tue, Dec 1st 2020 02:20 pm
Niagara County Legislature Chairwoman Becky Wydysh on Tuesday announced the replacement of the Upper Mountain Road culvert over Fish Creek in the Town of Lewiston is complete. The road will reopen to traffic by the end of the day, Wednesday, Dec. 2. The culvert, located northeast of Moyer Road, has been closed since September.
Poinsettia & Railway Exhibit, Santa's Workshop, BOGO Day at Botanical Gardens
Thu, Nov 26th 2020 07:00 am
The Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens' annual poinsettia and railway exhibit will run Nov. 27 through Jan. 3, 2021. The annual "Santa's Workshop" event will take place Dec. 11-12. A buy one, get one admission (BOGO) day will round out the fun on Dec. 28 to celebrate the holiday season.
2021 Young Woman in Public Affairs Award announcement
Mon, Nov 23rd 2020 04:50 pm
The Zonta Club of Niagara Falls recognizes young women, ages 16-19, in the Lewiston-Porter, Niagara Wheatfield and Niagara Falls school districts for their commitment to volunteerism, community service, leadership and dedication to empowering women with the Young Woman in Public Affairs Award (YWPA).
DEC announces new 'Why I Hunt' & 'Why I Trap' photo essay contest
Mon, Nov 23rd 2020 04:45 pm
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos announced a new statewide photo and essay contest for hunters and trappers to share stories about why they hunt or trap in New York state. Photos and essays submitted will be used to support DEC's ongoing efforts to introduce more New Yorkers to hunting and trapping.
Ottaviano announces candidacy for Niagara County Court judge
Mon, Nov 23rd 2020 01:35 pm
Attorney John J. Ottaviano, of Lockport, announced he is running for Niagara County Court judge and surrogate in 2021 to succeed the Hon. Matthew J. Murphy III. Ottaviano currently serves as first assistant Niagara County attorney and remains in private practice.
Niagara Falls Police Department vehicle involved in minor car accident
Mon, Nov 23rd 2020 11:10 am
On Sunday, at approximately 12:45 p.m., a marked Niagara Falls Police Department vehicle was involved in a collision on Buffalo Avenue near the entrance to Interstate-190.
NYS: more than $100 million in additional food assistance for November
Fri, Nov 20th 2020 05:05 pm
The New York State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance (OTDA) announced more than $100 million in additional emergency food assistance to help New Yorkers avoid food insecurity during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. About 700,000 low-income individuals and families enrolled in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) will receive additional food benefits this month to bring them up to the maximum allowable amount for November.
Sabres Holiday Angels program returns for 2020 presented by WellNow Urgent Care
Fri, Nov 20th 2020 10:40 am
The Buffalo Sabres recently announced the team will partner with Child & Family Services and WellNow Urgent Care for the return of the Sabres Holiday Angels program. Sabres Holiday Angels is an adopt-a-family program that allows Sabres fans to support their neighbors in need this holiday season.
Assemblyman Mike Norris' annual winter clothing drive kicks off
Wed, Nov 18th 2020 01:40 pm
Assemblyman Mike Norris' annual winter clothing drive began this week. The public being can drop donated items at the assemblyman's office or the Lockport Town Hall until Dec. 14.

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