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Voters with disabilities in 5 counties can get free rides to vote
Mon, Sep 21st 2020 01:50 pm
Independence Express, the transportation branch of Western New York Independent Living Inc. will provide free van rides to people with disabilities living in Erie, Niagara, Genesee, Orleans and Wyoming counties who need a ride to vote on Election Day (Tuesday, Nov. 3). Or, if one would prefer to cast a vote prior to Election Day, one can get a ride to a designated early voting site in their county during its limited hours of operation between Oct. 24 and Nov. 1.
Emergency physicians recognize National Physician Suicide Awareness Day
Mon, Sep 21st 2020 01:50 pm
In recognition of National Physician Suicide Awareness Day (Sept. 17), the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) applauded efforts to protect health care heroes on the frontlines - and called for "meaningful change to break down barriers that prevent emergency physicians and other health care professionals from seeking mental health treatment."
Cuomo: New York state will honor life & legacy of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg with statue in Brooklyn
Mon, Sep 21st 2020 11:45 am
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Saturday announced New York state will honor the life and legacy of the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg with a statue in Brooklyn - her birthplace. The governor will appoint a commission to select an artist and undergo a location selection process.
Aquarium of Niagara to adopt uncommon lobster found in seafood shipment at Tops Markets
Thu, Sep 17th 2020 01:25 pm
The Aquarium of Niagara will welcome an orange lobster into its animal collection after it arrived in a seafood shipment to Tops Friendly Markets on Transit Road in Lockport.
Gender pay gap isn't closing - and signs point to a divide wider ahead
Tue, Sep 15th 2020 02:45 pm
AAUW CEO Kimberly Churches issued the following statement in response to figures released by the U.S. Census Bureau:
DEC announces actions to protect Salmon River fish populations
Tue, Sep 15th 2020 07:00 am
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation announced actions underway to mitigate the impacts of low water flows along the Salmon River during the upcoming salmon run that draws thousands of anglers each year. In addition, new angling regulations and recommendations to prevent the spread of COVID-19 remain in effect to ensure the health and safety of both natural resources and the public.
Cuomo announces digital campaign to raise awareness on suicide prevention in New York
Fri, Sep 11th 2020 02:35 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Thursday announced a new digital campaign to raise awareness and to inform all New Yorkers of the suicide prevention resources available across the state. He also issued a proclamation recognizing September as Suicide Prevention Month and Sept. 10 as Suicide Prevention Day in New York.
HRSA awards Ryan White grant to ECMC for food pharmacy program to benefit HIV/AIDS patients
Fri, Sep 11th 2020 10:40 am
Erie County Medical Center Corp. recently received notification from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Health Resources and Services Administration of a Ryan White HIV/AIDS program grant award of $147,842.
Emergency physicians urge everyone to recognize warning signs of suicide, know how to help
Tue, Sep 8th 2020 05:15 pm
In recognition of National Suicide Prevention Week, the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) urges everyone to do their part to support those who may be struggling with depression or other mental health challenges by recognizing the warning signs of suicide, knowing how to help, and becoming more familiar with resources available in each community.
Community Services for Every1 creates region's first domestic violence program to aid victims with disabilities
Fri, Sep 4th 2020 01:50 pm
Community Services for Every1 received a federal grant from the Department of Justice through the Office of Violence against Women in the amount of $325,000 to fund its new domestic violence program to aid victims with a disability, and partner with the Family Justice Center and Niagara University to continue an ongoing collaborative designed to benefit people diagnosed with intellectual/developmental disabilities who have experienced domestic violence in Western New York.
NYS DCP, DPS remind consumers to be alert of phone scammers spoofing utility companies
Fri, Sep 4th 2020 09:25 am
The New York State Division of Consumer Protection (DCP) and the Department of Public Service (DPS) are alerting consumers of a phone scam in which scammers, pretending to be from a utility company, call individuals and threaten to suspend electricity services unless they receive a payment immediately. Payment has been requested by means of untraceable services such as gift cards, including Green Dot cards and money transfer apps, including Cash App.
Heart, Love & Soul announces Mark Baetzhold as next executive director
Tue, Sep 1st 2020 03:15 pm
In its 38th year of service to the community, Heart, Love & Soul has announced Mark Baetzhold will lead the organization as executive director beginning Oct. 1.
National Fuel warns of collections scam
Fri, Aug 28th 2020 02:45 pm
National Fuel Gas Distribution Corp. is warning customers of a recent collections scam. Scammers, posing as National Fuel representatives, are contacting customers and stating the customer has 45 minutes to pay their bill or service will be disconnected.
NYSEG, RG&E offer tips for thunderstorms & high winds across state
Fri, Aug 28th 2020 02:45 pm
NYSEG and RG&E, subsidiaries of AVANGRID Inc., are prepared for high winds and rain associated with incoming thunderstorms expected to hit their service areas into the weekend. As a result of the storms, customers may experience service disruptions. The storm is expected to impact most of the NYSEG and RG&E footprint, which includes the Western New York, Rochester, Southern Tier, Capital Region, Hudson Valley and Westchester regions.
DEC announces opening of Canada goose seasons, new waterfowl hunter registration system
Fri, Aug 28th 2020 02:45 pm
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos announced Canada goose hunting season opens Tuesday, Sept. 1, throughout most of the state. In addition, for the first time and for the 2020-2021 hunting season, DEC has incorporated the Harvest Information Program (HIP) registration into the DEC automated licensing system (DECALS) licensing system.
After 500 days, local shelter dog finds his forever home
Fri, Aug 28th 2020 11:55 am
Joey the shelter dog called Niagara County SPCA his home for the past 500 days but, on Wednesday, he finally got his happily ever after.
Cuomo dispatches New York firefighting crew to assist with Rocky Mountain wildfires
Wed, Aug 26th 2020 07:35 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced a crew of 10 wildland firefighters from the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation is traveling to the Rocky Mountains to assist in efforts to contain high-priority wildfires in the region.
New York Fashion Week to take place in September with limited or no spectators
Wed, Aug 26th 2020 05:00 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday announced New York Fashion Week will take place Sept. 13-17, in strict compliance with New York state health and safety guidelines, including outdoor events capped at 50 persons and indoor events at 50% capacity, and no spectators. New York Fashion Week will feature a mix of live and virtual fashion shows, presentations and programming, including live-streamed runway shows, exclusive designer-related content and cultural programming.
Niagara Falls Memorial announces September 11 Day of Service & Remembrance activities
Tue, Aug 25th 2020 07:00 am
A community church bell ringing, virtual military veterans and families support conference, youth service campaign and candlelight memorial service are among activities planned for Niagara County residents when they join volunteers across the U.S. in observing this year's September 11 Day of Service and Remembrance.
John Lewis Day at Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Heritage Center
Mon, Aug 24th 2020 09:15 am
The Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Heritage Center proudly proclaimed Aug. 28 as John Lewis Day at the Center, in honor of the late representative.
People Inc. celebrates 50th anniversary
Sat, Aug 22nd 2020 01:30 pm
On Friday, Aug. 14, local landmarks were lit blue in recognition of the 50th anniversary of People Inc., a regional nonprofit leader in the health and human services industry. The illuminated landmarks included:
U.S. Department of Transportation reminds everyone to 'Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over'
Fri, Aug 21st 2020 09:05 am
At a virtual event Thursday, the U.S. Department of Transportation's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) kicked off its Labor Day impaired driving high-visibility enforcement campaign, reminding Americans not to drive impaired. This year's high-visibility enforcement will be supported by a $10 million national advertising campaign. Motorists can expect to see increased law enforcement on the road through Sept. 7.
New Alzheimer's disease research strengthens evidence for reanalyzing data in clinical trials that supposedly 'failed'
Tue, Aug 18th 2020 04:30 pm
New research on Alzheimer's disease led by the University at Buffalo reveals strong evidence that clinical trials on drugs that appeared not to benefit patients with the disease should now be reanalyzed in light of discoveries about a human-specific gene that divides the population into a one-to-three ratio.
Office for New Americans marks 1 year of Ramirez June Initiative to assist immigrants with disabilities
Wed, Aug 12th 2020 01:35 pm
The New York State Office for New Americans (ONA) on Tuesday marked the first year of implementation of the Ramirez June Developmental Disabilities Navigator Initiative. This initiative, the first of its kind in the nation, is supporting immigrants with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) and their families by connecting them with service providers across the state to help them overcome challenges that may hinder their ability to thrive in the Empire State.
Cuomo proposes new environmental justice provisions for state's water infrastructure loan programs
Tue, Aug 11th 2020 12:15 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced proposed changes to the financing tools New York makes available to municipalities that will prioritize environmental justice areas for water infrastructure projects.
Veterans Treatment Court Coordination Act, backed by Higgins, becomes law
Mon, Aug 10th 2020 03:50 pm
The Veteran Treatment Court Coordination Act (H.R. 886), a bipartisan bill cosponsored by Congressman Brian Higgins, D-NY-26, has been signed into law. This legislation "provides support for and assistance to those brave Americans who have dutifully served in the armed forces."
Family Justice Center receives donation
Mon, Aug 10th 2020 10:45 am
The Grand Island Lions Club presented a check for $3,000 to the Family Justice Center's newest satellite at 2074 Whitehaven Road, the former parsonage of Trinity United Methodist Church.
Lewiston Lions donate to local food pantry, hosting PB&J drive
Thu, Aug 6th 2020 11:55 am
The Lewiston Lions understands local food pantries are under tremendous pressure, with increased demand and decreased donations. The club was able to make donations to several food pantry locations during quarantine: Care-N-Share (Inter Community Services), Word of Life Ministries and the Magdalene Project. In addition to a monetary donation, 40 face masks were also donated to the Word of Life Ministries for distribution to those who may need one.
Statewide crackdown on speeding
Thu, Aug 6th 2020 11:30 am
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Wednesday announced New York State Police and local law enforcement will be increasing patrols over the next week to crack down on speeding across the state.
Consumer alert: New York State Division of Consumer Protection offers tips to New Yorkers on upcoming outreach for census
Thu, Aug 6th 2020 11:30 am
The New York State Division of Consumer Protection (DCP) on Wednesday issued guidance to New Yorkers about census takers who will be visiting homes that haven't yet responded to the census beginning this week.
Up to 3 months of free nicotine gum offered through New York State Smokers' Quitline from Ro
Fri, Jul 17th 2020 11:00 am
The New York State Smokers' Quitline is offering up to three months of free nicotine gum while supplies last. Smokers and vapers can apply by calling 1-866-NY-QUITS (1-866-697-8487) or visiting nysmokefree.com. The Quitline asks everyone to spread the word to family and friends about this time-limited offer, made possible thanks to a donation from Ro, a U.S. telehealth company headquartered in Manhattan.
Roswell Park, NFMMC & Tom Golisano team up to make cancer care more accessible in Niagara
Thu, Jul 16th 2020 07:15 pm
In a ceremony streamed live on Facebook - an event kept small in accordance with current health guidelines regarding group gatherings - representatives from Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center and Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center dedicated the new Golisano Medical Oncology Center, a member site within the Roswell Park Care Network.
Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Heritage Center reopening
Thu, Jul 16th 2020 07:10 pm
Consistent with New York state guidelines for phase four low-risk indoor arts and entertainment venues, the Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Heritage Center will reopen Saturday, July 18. The Heritage Center has adopted new policies to help contain the spread of COVID-19 while allowing visitors into the space once again.
New York state announces an additional $100 million in food assistance for SNAP recipients
Thu, Jul 16th 2020 09:40 am
The New York State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance (OTDA) on Wednesday announced more than $100 million in additional emergency food assistance for New Yorkers adversely affected by the unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic. About 700,000 low-income individuals and families enrolled in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) will receive the maximum allowable benefit for July to help them avoid food insecurity.
6 tips to keep pets safe during storm season
Mon, Jul 13th 2020 12:25 pm
While no one is immune from the devastation of a natural disaster, preparing before a storm hits is key to keeping everyone in your family - including your pets - safe. It's even more important now - in an era of social distancing due to the COVID-19 pandemic - that pet parents have a plan to keep their furry family members out of harm's way if forced to take shelter elsewhere.
Read our full newspapers online
Wed, Jul 8th 2020 02:30 pm
Western New York has reopened! Read the full edition of the Niagara-Wheatfield-NT Tribune and the Lewiston-Porter Sentinel, and learn more about your favorite locally owned restaurants and retailers. Plus, find hometown news, the latest safery protocols, scheduled events, arts & entertainment, and so much more.
Local businesses worthy of honor, need support
Tue, Jul 7th 2020 05:15 pm
We are at the halfway point of our summer and supporting our businesses are more important than ever. Never have businesses faced an incredibly unique challenge due to the extraordinary circumstances created by the COVID-19 pandemic. Our small business is the engine that drives the train of our community and our country.
HEAP remains available for customers facing financial difficulties
Mon, Jul 6th 2020 09:45 am
National Fuel Gas Distribution Corp. announced HEAP has been extended through Aug. 31, 2020, or until the funds are exhausted, whichever occurs first.
Moving scams cause financial and emotional nightmares, BBB study finds
Thu, Jul 2nd 2020 07:00 am
Allowing someone you don't know to drive away with your belongings is among the many stressful aspects of a long-distance move - especially if that move is complicated or may be prompted by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Unfortunately, some people find their stress compounded by fraudulent movers who charge them many times the amount quoted, subject them to unreasonably long delivery windows, hold their items hostage for additional undisclosed fees, and leave them with damaged goods.
 

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