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Higgins announces reauthorization of National Sea Grant College Program
Wed, Nov 18th 2020 01:40 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins announced passage of S.910, the National Sea Grant College Program Amendments Act of 2020. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) supports university-based programs that focus on studying, conserving and effectively using U.S. coastal resources, including those in the Great Lakes region, through the National Sea Grant. The bill reauthorizes the Sea Grant College Program through 2025.
Thruway Authority announces start of toll booth removal following successful conversion to cashless tolling
Tue, Nov 17th 2020 09:35 am
The New York State Thruway Authority on Monday announced the start of major deconstruction at 52 toll plazas (approximately 230 individual toll booths) on the thruway's ticketed system following the successful conversion to cashless tolling on Saturday.
NYSEG, RG&E continue response effort as strong winds impacted service areas overnight & during early morning hours
Mon, Nov 16th 2020 09:45 am
NYSEG and RG&E crews are responding as strong winds and thunderstorms continue to disrupt service to thousands of customers across the state. Currently, there are 20,321 NYSEG customers and 529 RG&E customers without power of the approximately 54,000 and 22,000 impacted respectively.
November is National Adoption Month
Sat, Nov 14th 2020 11:45 am
November is National Adoption Month and the Erie County Department of Social Services is celebrating with local families while encouraging other potential foster or adoptive parents to learn more about the difference they can make in a child's life.
City of Niagara Falls Mayor Robert Restaino provides 2021 budget update
Sat, Nov 14th 2020 11:45 am
In a press conference held Friday, City of Niagara Falls Mayor Robert Restaino provided an update on the 2021 budget. Restaino explained the issues that have held up the budget, including but not limited to the COVID-19 pandemic. He also outlined what is expected within the budget and the intended plans to continue moving this process forward to approve the budget with City Council.
Cashless tolling debuts in New York
Fri, Nov 13th 2020 10:40 am
Cashless tolling will begin tonight and extend into the overnight hours on the New York State Thruway, according to Gov. Andrew Cuomo's office. The state says the conversion will take place simultaneously at 58 tolling locations across the thruway's 450-mile ticketed system. With some 267 million motorists traveling the thruway each year, AAA Western and Central New York supports this move toward a more efficient traffic system.
William Mattar debuts new commercial featuring Peanut Butter Mattar
Fri, Nov 13th 2020 10:40 am
William Mattar is pleased to announce the premiere of a new television commercial featuring his beloved family dog, Peanut Butter Mattar. Since 2013, Miss Peanut Butter Mattar has been the face of William Mattar's "Rescue a Shelter Animal" campaign, encouraging the community to support a local animal shelter or rescue.
Turkey giveaway to first 350 families on Aero Transportation's 11th-year anniversary
Fri, Nov 13th 2020 10:40 am
Aero Transportation in Niagara Falls will hold its fourth annual Thanksgiving turkey giveaway, aiming to donate over 350 birds to residents who otherwise may not have the opportunity to eat with their family. Turkeys will be given on first-come, first-get basis at 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 21, at the Community Health Center of Niagara, 2715 Highland Ave., Niagara Falls.
Niagara Falls Urban Renewal Agency seeks developers for strategic property sites
Thu, Nov 12th 2020 04:50 pm
The Niagara Falls Urban Renewal Agency (NFURA) is issuing a request for proposals (RFP) to real estate developers, investors and brokers to propose new projects for key sites in the downtown Niagara Falls Gateway District. It said this might be an opportunity to acquire and invest in properties in prime locations for new growth.
'Light the World' Christmas campaign urges community service
Thu, Nov 12th 2020 04:50 pm
The annual Light the World campaign, sponsored by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, kicks-off Sunday, Nov. 15. #LightTheWorld is an invitation to transform Christmas into a season of service. The church invites people of all beliefs to come together this holiday season to serve one another - just like Jesus Christ did.
Holiday pop-up event promoting businesses on Black Lives Matter Way
Thu, Nov 12th 2020 10:30 am
Buffalo businesses Leslie's Boutique and Anderson's Flower Shop are hosting weekly holiday pop-up events beginning Friday, Nov. 13, to promote businesses on Fillmore Avenue.
Community Foundation accepting applications for 2021 Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Legacy Funds
Wed, Nov 11th 2020 08:40 am
The Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo is accepting applications for the 2021 Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Legacy Funds competitive grant process.
Erie County comptroller calls for transparency in awarding OF COVID-19 business grants
Mon, Nov 9th 2020 01:40 pm
Erie County Comptroller Stefan Mychajliw has notified 43North, the agency responsible for allocating $20 million in business grants via Erie County, to preserve and protect all documents related to how the money is being disbursed.
Niagara University observes Mental Health Awareness Week with series of events
Mon, Nov 9th 2020 10:25 am
The COVID-19 pandemic has amplified feelings of stress, anxiety and depression across all populations, including college students. To help raise awareness of the significant mental health needs on all college campuses, and to address those of Niagara University's students, Monteagle Ridge is coordinating a series of trainings, webinars and events that will offer a comprehensive, evidence-based, proactive approach to mental health during Mental Health Awareness Week, Nov. 16-20.
Memorial Medical Center to host virtual auction
Mon, Nov 9th 2020 07:00 am
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center will host a virtual auction, "Bids for Blessings," beginning Wednesday, Nov 18. The auction will take place over five days, with bidding set to begin at 5 a.m. that day and continuing until 11:59 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 22.
Veterans Day event set for Wednesday on Grand Island
Sat, Nov 7th 2020 07:00 am
Ray DeGlopper, the nephew of World War II hero Charles N. DeGlopper, will proudly march with American Legion Post 1346's color guard on Veteran's Day, Wednesday at 11 a.m., as the nation stops to honor all those who have served the country in war and also to commemorate the end of World War I.
Buffalo Zoo announces new winter operating hours
Fri, Nov 6th 2020 09:35 am
Starting Monday, Nov. 16, the Buffalo Zoo will be closed to the public every Monday through Thursday, and open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. The new operating hours are a seasonal change for the venue and will last until March 28, 2021.
NCDOH to hold free rabies clinic
Fri, Nov 6th 2020 09:05 am
Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the Niagara County Department of Health has instituted new safety protocols for its next scheduled rabies clinic. The event is to be held from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Nov. 14, at the City of Niagara Falls Train Station depot at 825 Depot Ave. West. Enter from Main Street.
Niagara County clerk: Driver's licenses expiration extended to Dec. 3
Fri, Nov 6th 2020 08:55 am
Niagara County Clerk Joseph A. Jastrzemski on Thursday announced Gov. Andrew Cuomo issued an executive order extending the period that expired driver's licenses are still valid until Dec. 3.
Niagara County Community College to host second annual Day of Giving
Fri, Nov 6th 2020 07:00 am
Niagara County Community College will participate in its second annual Day of Giving on Tuesday, Dec. 1.
Shurmatz Counseling gives THANKS with new training program
Wed, Nov 4th 2020 10:20 am
Shurmatz Counseling LCSW, PC, a Cheektowaga-based counseling practice, is introducing a new monthly training series titled "Therapists Helping and Nourishing Knowledge Sharing" (THANKS).
William Mattar hosts pet photo contest during 'Rescue a Shelter Animal' campaign
Mon, Nov 2nd 2020 01:05 pm
Beginning today, William Mattar law offices kicks off its "Rescue a Shelter Animal" campaign. Since 2013, attorney William Mattar has supported shelter animals through the firm's annual campaign, highlighting the importance of rescuing an animal in need from a local animal shelter or rescue.
New York State Homes & Community Renewal: Nearly $40 million being provided to tenants through COVID-19 rent relief program
Sat, Oct 31st 2020 10:10 am
New York State Homes and Community Renewal Commissioner RuthAnne Visnauskas announced nearly $40 million will be distributed to more than 15,000 households through the COVID-19 rent relief program. This includes $23.2 million already distributed and about $16.8 million in currently pending payments.
Last week of The Market In The Square & Country 106.5 WYRK 'Famous Polish Cheesecake Donut' fundraising challenge to benefit ECMC
Sat, Oct 31st 2020 07:00 am
Erie County Medical Center Corp. reminds the community that the week of Nov. 1 is the last week of The Market In The Square and Country 106.5 WYRK special "Famous Polish Cheesecake Donut" north towns versus south towns fundraising sale challenge to support ECMC.
Erie County Home Energy Assistance program opens Monday
Fri, Oct 30th 2020 04:30 pm
Applications for Home Energy Assistance Program ("HEAP") regular benefits will be accepted beginning Monday, Nov. 2. This year, in light of the virus-related risks related to public gatherings, the Erie County Department of Social Services is strongly encouraging applicants to apply online or to utilize other remote channels to apply. As in previous years, interested applicants are encouraged to apply sooner rather than later.
Big Easy in Buffalo virtual meat raffle
Fri, Oct 30th 2020 07:00 am
Join The Big Easy in Buffalo at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 14, for a livestream event featuring 12 rounds (and three bonus rounds) of meat, including steak, turkeys, bacon and more; plus a 50/50 cash split, live(stream) music, a NOLA food cooking demo from Dick & Jenny's, gift cards to local restaurants, bars, breweries and distilleries. The ticket price is $50.
UB leads $3.7 million project to improve MRI technology
Fri, Oct 30th 2020 05:00 am
Diseases and injuries of the musculoskeletal system and connective tissue, such as ligaments, tendons and bone, are a major cause of disability in the U.S.
Niagara Falls: Senior lunch program temporarily suspended for Election Day
Fri, Oct 30th 2020 05:00 am
The City of Niagara Falls announced the temporary suspension of the senior lunch program on Tuesday, Nov. 3, at both the John A. Duke Senior Citizen Center and the LaSalle Neighborhood Facility Senior Center, in response to Election Day.
New York Power Authority announces limited reopening of visitors centers
Fri, Oct 30th 2020 05:00 am
The New York Power Authority announced the limited reopening of its Niagara Power Vista in Western New York and Hawkins Point Visitors Center in the North Country.
Niagara County announces end of road restrictions in Hartland
Fri, Oct 30th 2020 04:30 am
Niagara County Legislator Mike Hill announced two bridge projects on roads over Eighteen Mile Creek in the Town of Hartland are completed and the road lane restrictions that had been in place since mid-September will be lifted this Friday, Oct. 30.
Center for Elder Law & Justice awarded caregiver support funding from Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation
Wed, Oct 28th 2020 04:10 pm
The Center for Elder Law & Justice has received a grant in the amount of $218,000 from the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation to provide support and training to caregivers of older adults in Western New York. CELJ will adjust and expand on curriculum originally developed through the Health Fellows Program, sponsored by the Health Foundation of Western & Central New York.
Leaf pick up schedule released for City of Niagara Falls
Tue, Oct 27th 2020 07:20 pm
City of Niagara Falls Mayor Robert Restaino announced the fall leaf pick up schedule:
DEC: Deer management permits still available for New York hunters
Mon, Oct 26th 2020 10:50 am
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos announced remaining deer management permits (DMPs) in several of the state's wildlife management units (WMUs) will be available to hunters beginning Nov. 1.
DEC acquires 525 acres in Western New York for wildlife management
Mon, Oct 26th 2020 10:30 am
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation on Sunday announced the recent acquisition of 525 acres in the town of North Collins, Erie County, to create the Clear Lake Wildlife Management Area (WMA). The land offers hunting, fishing, trapping, wildlife viewing and other recreational opportunities and becomes the largest state-owned WMA in Erie County.
NFMMC to provide additional COVID-19 testing
Sat, Oct 24th 2020 11:15 am
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center has scheduled additional COVID-19 community testing dates during the coming weeks. Testing is scheduled:
Cuomo: 8 additional NYS companies to start producing COVID-19-related equipment & supplies to support in-state needs
Fri, Oct 23rd 2020 05:30 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Friday announced eight additional Empire State companies have received support from New York to produce needed supplies to help combat the COVID-19 pandemic.
Restaino: HEAP application assistance program begins Friday, Oct. 30
Fri, Oct 23rd 2020 10:00 am
Mayor Robert Restaino announced that, starting Friday, Oct. 30, the City of Niagara Falls, in cooperation with a representative from the Niagara County Office for the Aging, will be providing appointments for application assistance to senior citizens applying for HEAP (Home Energy Assistance Program) at the John A. Duke Senior Citizen Center, located at 1201 Hyde Park Blvd.
ASI announces presenters for 2nd 'Creative Professionals Exchange'
Fri, Oct 23rd 2020 10:00 am
Arts Services Inc. (ASI) has announced the presenters for its second annual "Creative Professionals Exchange (CPX)," which will take place virtually on Friday-Saturday, Nov. 6-7. The conference will explore how artists and arts organizations can adapt to the current climate while being more inclusive of and accessible to the entire Western New York community.
Niagara Falls police apprehend car thieves after chase
Thu, Oct 22nd 2020 09:35 am
At approximately 1:26 p.m. Wednesday, Niagara Falls Police Department officers responded to the City Market at 18th Street and Pine Avenue regarding an alleged stolen vehicle. Officers located the vehicle parked in the lot with two males inside. They approached the car on foot in an attempt to make contact with the occupants. In an effort to escape, the driver of the allegedly stolen vehicle then began ramming the police cars parked in front.
Niagara County offers extended hours for absentee balloting
Wed, Oct 21st 2020 12:35 pm
The Niagara County Board of Elections will be open expanded hours for absentee balloting ahead of the Nov. 3 general election: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, Oct. 21-22; Monday, Oct. 26, and Wednesday, Oct. 28; and 9 a.m. to noon Saturdays, Oct. 24 and 31.

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