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Higgins announces passage of legislation aimed at increasing access to affordable, quality child care
Fri, Nov 20th 2020 05:00 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins, D-NY-26, announced the passage of H.R. 8326, the Child Care is Economic Development Act of 2020 (CED) Act.
DEC proposes changes to streamline, simplify black bass fishing regulations
Fri, Nov 20th 2020 11:25 am
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation is proposing changes to black bass (smallmouth and largemouth bass) fishing regulations to make these regulations easier to understand while continuing to successfully manage these species for future angler enjoyment.
Higgins announces approval of legislation authorizing $5 billion to address opioid prevention & treatment measures
Fri, Nov 20th 2020 10:45 am
Congressman Brian Higgins, D-NY-26, announced the House of Representatives approved H.R. 2466, the State Opioid Response Grant Authorization Act of 2020. The bill provides funding to states and tribes for opioid prevention and treatment measures.
NYS honors older volunteers at Older New Yorkers' Day virtual celebration
Wed, Nov 18th 2020 01:40 pm
The New York State Office for the Aging (NYSOFA) on Tuesday celebrated Older New Yorkers' Day virtually, recognizing 87 volunteers from across the state who "demonstrate their extraordinary value every day to their family, friends and community." The celebration traditionally takes place each year in May in Albany; however, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this year it was premiered as a virtual event.
VA Western New York Healthcare System encourages veterans to leave smoking behind during annual Great American Smokeout
Mon, Nov 16th 2020 10:10 am
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is encouraging veterans to take the first step. On Nov. 19, vets are invited stop smoking as part of the annual Great American Smokeout to improve their physical and mental health by combining cessation counseling with other VA clinical resources and support.
Niagara County Department of Health reports rabid raccoon in Town of Newfane
Sat, Nov 14th 2020 11:45 am
The Niagara County Department of Health confirmed a rabid raccoon near Lake Road and Phillips Road, Town of Newfane, on Thursday. A hunter was attacked by the raccoon before killing it on Nov. 7. NCDOH submitted the animal for testing to the NYSDOH Wadsworth Center, Griffon Laboratory. The hunter will coordinate with the Department of Health's nursing division to receive post-exposure rabies prophylaxis.
FASNY applauds Cuomo for signing 'critical recruitment & retention legislation'
Fri, Nov 13th 2020 11:20 am
The Firemen's Association of the State of New York (FASNY) is pleased Gov. Andrew Cuomo has signed critical legislation addressing the growing decline in volunteer firefighters across the state. The bill (S.7589-B / A.9779-A) was sponsored by Sen. James Gaughran and Assembly member Fred Thiele.
Emergency Physicians urge Thanksgiving precautions to avoid becoming COVID-19 super-spreader event
Fri, Nov 13th 2020 10:45 am
This Thanksgiving, the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) recommends holiday hosts and guests prioritize efforts to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and take steps to protect the health and safety of friends and family.
Krabbe study: UB researcher narrows time window for administering specific treatment to infants with disease
Wed, Nov 11th 2020 09:15 am
A team of University at Buffalo researchers have published a paper in Nature Communications that is helping to define the best time to give a specific treatment to infants born with Krabbe disease (KD). This treatment has been found to prolong life for these infants, for as long as a few years.
Veterans becoming tobacco-free can use Quitline & other tailor-made tools
Wed, Nov 11th 2020 09:10 am
Veterans understand to win in battle, they need a plan and the right tools. This Veterans Day, the New York State Smokers' Quitline wants veterans who use tobacco products to know many tailor-made resources are available to help them become tobacco-free and overcome nicotine dependence.
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.
NYSEG and RG&E remind customers New York's HEAP enrollment has begun
Mon, Nov 9th 2020 03:05 pm
With the cold weather arriving and customers seeking to heat their homes, NYSEG and RG&E on Mondau reminded customers that enrollment for New York's Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) is now open.
US Department of Transportation announces 'Click It or Ticket' enforcement mobilization
Mon, Nov 9th 2020 03:05 pm
The U.S. Department of Transportation's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) on Monday kicked off the annual "Click It or Ticket" national seat belt enforcement mobilization, reminding everyone that seat belts save lives.
Study: Pregnant women with severe nausea, vomiting found relief with seizure drug
Mon, Nov 9th 2020 10:25 am
A rare, debilitating condition in pregnancy that causes nausea and vomiting so severe that some women end up terminating their pregnancies can be effectively treated with the seizure drug gabapentin. That is the finding of a new study of 21 women with the condition led by the University at Buffalo and published Oct. 29 in the American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology Maternal Fetal Medicine.
FeedMore WNY Foundation's holiday wreath & centerpiece sale to benefit hungry community members
Mon, Nov 9th 2020 10:10 am
Community members can spread holiday cheer and support their neighbors in need by participating in FeedMore WNY Foundation's holiday wreath and centerpiece sale in partnership with Lavocat's Family Greenhouse and Nursery.
NYSEG, RG&E provide customer safety tips to avoid carbon monoxide exposure
Fri, Nov 6th 2020 12:20 pm
NYSEG and RG&E reminded customers to take the proper precautions to protect themselves and their family from dangerous carbon monoxide (CO) fumes.
Drowsy driving: Don't be asleep at the wheel
Fri, Nov 6th 2020 09:30 am
Nov. 1-8 is Drowsy Driving Prevention Week, and AAA has advice for motorists to avoid the dangerous habit.
Attorney General James advises New York voters with absentee ballot errors
Tue, Nov 3rd 2020 05:10 pm
Attorney General Letitia James on Tuesday issued an alert to New Yorkers who voted by absentee ballot to inform them of their rights under New York state's new "notice and cure" law.
NYS OASAS announces launch of new campaign to raise awareness of dangers of excessive alcohol use during pandemic
Tue, Nov 3rd 2020 10:20 am
The New York State Office of Addiction Services and Supports (OASAS) on Monday announced the launch of a new alcohol awareness campaign to caution people of the warning signs of excessive alcohol use, and where to go to get help. In addition to warning signs, the campaign will also help offer alternatives to using alcohol for stress management, at a time when the danger of excessive alcohol use is increased as a result of the pandemic.
Fall back into safety: Change your clocks, check your smoke alarms
Fri, Oct 30th 2020 05:00 am
As Daylight Saving Time comes to an end, the Firemen's Association of the State of New York (FASNY) is reminding all New Yorkers to check the batteries in their smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors. They should also clean those units and test them to insure they are working. Alarms equipped with removable batteries should have them replaced.
Consumer alert: NYS Division of Consumer Protection offers fire safety tips in Fire Prevention Month
Tue, Oct 27th 2020 07:25 pm
The New York State Division of Consumer Protection (DCP), in partnership with the U.S. Consumer Product and Safety Commission (CPSC), advises New Yorkers to "Serve Up Fire Safety in the Kitchen" during Fire Prevention Month.
Division of Consumer Protection, Office for New Americans alert consumers to online English learning & phone scams
Tue, Oct 27th 2020 07:20 pm
The New York State Division of Consumer Protection and Office for New Americans are alerting consumers about online English learning and phone scams targeting students, parents and immigrants. These scams are based on threats requiring the end consumer to pay money immediately or face repercussions by authorities.
AG issues voter protection guidance ahead of Nov. 3 election
Mon, Oct 26th 2020 07:00 am
Attorney General Letitia James issued guidance to Board of Election offices and law enforcement entities throughout the state to protect New Yorkers from voter intimidation on, and before, Election Day.
OASAS: Award to expand addiction prevention services across NYS at start of red ribbon week & national prevention campaign
Fri, Oct 23rd 2020 03:15 pm
The New York State Office of Addiction Services and Supports announced the award of nearly $800,000 to expand the "Triple P" Positive Parenting Program, an evidence-based prevention practice that has been shown to reduce risky behaviors among youth. Nine OASAS prevention providers were awarded funding under this initiative, which was provided through the federal State Opioid Response Grant and administered by OASAS.
HEAP season starts Nov. 2
Thu, Oct 22nd 2020 09:35 am
The 2020-21 Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) season will open Nov. 2 with a streamlined application process.
Higgins announces new resources in effort to reduce youth homelessness in Erie County
Tue, Oct 20th 2020 05:05 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins joined representatives from the Homeless Alliance of Western New York, BestSelf Behavioral Health and Compass House to announce more than $2.37 million in federal funding and a coordinated strategy to reduce the number of youth experiencing homelessness in Erie County.
Cuomo announces creation of regional domestic violence councils to engage local stakeholders in state's work to modernize & improve services for survivors
Fri, Oct 16th 2020 11:05 am
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Thursday announced the launch of Domestic Violence Regional Councils that will address issues around domestic violence services and implement modern changes for improved survivor outcomes.
Volunteers urgently needed for FeedMore WNY's Meals on Wheels program
Mon, Oct 12th 2020 03:00 pm
As FeedMore WNY continues to respond to the increased need for food assistance in WNY as a result of the pandemic, it is in urgent need of volunteers to help deliver meals to homebound neighbors through its Meals on Wheels program.
Deadline to file tax returns and claim impact money is quickly approaching
Fri, Oct 9th 2020 04:05 pm
The New York State Department of Taxation and Finance on Thursday reminded New Yorkers of two important deadlines:
Cuomo urges New Yorkers to register as organ donors; issues guidance to insurance industry clarifying coverage for PrEP, related services
Thu, Oct 8th 2020 09:00 pm
On New York State Organ Donor Enrollment Day, Gov. Andrew Cuomo urged residents to register as organ donors through the New York State Donate Life Registry. His office said the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted all areas of the health care system, including organ donation. The registry is "a safe and easy way to register to become an organ donor and give someone a second chance at life."
Higgins announces passage of legislation promoting training for elder abuse cases involving individuals with Alzheimer's
Thu, Oct 8th 2020 09:45 am
Congressman Brian Higgins, D-NY-26, on Wednesday announced passage of H.R. 6813, the Promoting Alzheimer's Awareness to Prevent Elder Abuse Act. This measure ensures the Department of Justice's elder abuse training materials take into account individuals with Alzheimer's disease and related dementias.
NYS Office for the Aging reminds older New Yorkers about upcoming Medicare open enrollment period
Wed, Oct 7th 2020 02:30 pm
The New York State Office for the Aging (NYSOFA) reminds older New Yorkers that this year's Medicare open enrollment period runs from Oct. 15 through Dec. 7.
Operation Christmas Child aims to reach millions of children with hope this year
Tue, Oct 6th 2020 05:50 pm
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to cause fear and uncertainty, Samaritan's Purse is calling on churches and families to pack more shoebox gifts than ever before for Operation Christmas Child - making sure millions of children experience the "Good News" and great joy of the holiday. Samaritan's Purse is committed to its mission of reaching millions of children across the globe with hope.
Buffalo City Mission launches virtual program for annual 'Mission Possible Food Drive Challenge'
Tue, Oct 6th 2020 05:30 pm
On Tuesday, the Buffalo City Mission kicked off the fifth year of its "Mission Possible Food Drive Challenge," a communitywide initiative that brings together area schools, church youth groups and other youth programs to engage students of all ages in an exciting, educational and action-oriented food drive challenge.
NYSEG and RG&E remind customers of natural gas safety tips as cold weather approaches
Fri, Oct 2nd 2020 05:00 pm
With cold weather just around the corner, customers will be firing up furnaces and other appliances for the first time this season. NYSEG and RG&E urge the public to recognize the potential signs of a natural gas leak and review the following safety tips about what do if a leak is suspected.
DEC asks bowhunters to report deer that may have died from EHD
Fri, Oct 2nd 2020 05:00 pm
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation asked bowhunters who may encounter deer affected by epizootic hemorrhagic disease (EHD) this fall to report the find to DEC. EHD is a viral disease of whitetail deer that cannot be contracted by humans. Reports from hunters help DEC track the disease's potential spread.
Project Connect Niagara to support local providers in wake of COVID-19
Fri, Oct 2nd 2020 01:30 pm
Project Connect Niagara, an annual effort designed to connect local residents with critical services, has pivoted during the time of COVID-19. This year, instead of an in-person event, organizers will partner with local providers to make an impact through the distribution of care packages.
DEC reminds fall campers to follow firewood requirements to prevent spread of invasive species
Fri, Oct 2nd 2020 11:40 am
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, on Thursday, marked the beginning of fall camping season by reminding New Yorkers and visitors to prevent the spread of damaging invasive species by following state firewood requirements when obtaining wood for campfires. In recognition of October as National Firewood Awareness Month, DEC is releasing new PSA across the state to help raise awareness about firewood movement and its role in spreading invasive species.
DEC seeks public input on proposed endangered species protections
Fri, Oct 2nd 2020 11:25 am
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation on Thursday announced the agency is accepting public comment on a revised regulatory proposal to strengthen protections for threatened and endangered wildlife in New York.
Eastern Standard Provisions, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital team up to launch special 'St. Jude Gift of Hope' artisanal soft pretzel box
Wed, Sep 30th 2020 05:35 pm
In conjunction with Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, Eastern Standard Provisions Co. has partnered with St. Jude Children's Research Hospital to release the "St. Jude Gift of Hope Box," which features a special selection of the Boston-based snack food brand's hand-twisted soft pretzels, artisanal salts, newly released sugars, and "Sprinkle Hope" collectible stickers. Eastern Standard Provisions will donate $10 from every sale to support the mission of St. Jude: "Finding cures. Saving children."
 

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