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Hochul urges New Yorkers to take steps to safeguard their private data
Fri, Jan 20th 2023 04:00 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced steps New Yorkers can take to safeguard themselves from having their personal data compromised online. In recognition of Data Privacy Week, the State Office of Information Technology Services has teamed with other state agencies to promote techniques for protecting private data including raising awareness of phishing schemes, using strong passwords, and exhibiting greater caution with information shared on social media.
FASNY: Heat your home safely
Mon, Jan 16th 2023 10:55 am
This winter is projected to be a cold and bitter one in New York state, with many regions already experiencing record chills and snowfall. The Firefighters Association of the State of New York (FASNY) reminds New Yorkers to follow some essential safety tips when heating their homes this winter.
Attorney General James to hold public hearing on mental health access in Western New York
Mon, Jan 9th 2023 02:25 pm
New York Attorney General Letitia James announced her office will hold its second in-person public hearing concerning the provision of mental health care for people with serious mental illness in the Western New York Region.
5 things we learned about Alzheimer's disease in 2022
Tue, Jan 3rd 2023 02:15 pm
2022 was a productive and promising year for Alzheimer's research, including discoveries related to the causes, risk factors and treatment of Alzheimer's disease and other dementias.
Recycle and reduce waste for the holidays
Mon, Dec 26th 2022 07:00 am
The holiday season is a special time of year. Individuals often spend a little more on gifts, indulge a little more on rich foods and treats, and make a concerted effort to enjoy more time with their loved ones during the holidays.
'Check It! Challenge' could lead to lower risk of heart disease and stroke
Mon, Dec 26th 2022 07:00 am
A program giving Western New Yorkers a chance to help control a silent killer is back.
4 quirks common to cats
Sun, Dec 25th 2022 07:00 am
Cat owners tend to be deeply devoted to their feline friends. Many factors inspire such devotion, not the least of which is the many quirky character traits cats possess.
Consumer alert: NYS DCP warns of dangers of carbon monoxide poisoning, fire hazards and strenuous activities in winter weather
Thu, Dec 22nd 2022 07:00 am
The New York State Division of Consumer Protection is alerting consumers of the dangers of fire hazards, carbon monoxide poisoning and performing strenuous outside activities in the upcoming cold weather.
Consumer alert: NYS DCP alerts consumers of new laws related to gift cards and gift certificates this holiday season
Mon, Dec 12th 2022 07:00 am
The New York State Division of Consumer Protection has released tips to inform and empower New York consumers purchasing gift cards and gift certificates this holiday season. Any gift cards or gift certificates purchased in New York state on or after Dec. 10, 2022, will remain valid for a minimum of nine years from the date of purchase. And, when the remaining value of a gift card or gift certificate is less than $5, the recipient can opt to receive cash for the balance.
Hochul signs legislation to protect nursing home residents from infection, keep loved ones informed
Thu, Dec 8th 2022 08:30 am
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Wednesday signed legislation that will require residential health care facilities to "swiftly update residents as well as their family members and guardians when an infection is detected within the facility. It also requires nursing homes to have a plan in place to accommodate exposed or infected residents to stop the spread of the infection."
Lewiston Christmas Lights Parade in photos
Mon, Dec 5th 2022 07:05 am
Despite bitter cold temperatures, myriad residents and visitors lined Center Street Sunday evening to watch the second annual Lewiston Christmas Lights Parade. The roughly 60-minute event featured colorful floats, dancers, first responders and local leaders doing their part to make the season, well, brighter.
Consumer alert: NYS DCP provides tips to help consumers navigate holiday shopping season
Fri, Dec 2nd 2022 12:05 pm
As part of its five-part consumer alert holiday series, the Department of State's Division of Consumer Protection reminds shoppers of New York state laws that protect consumers so they can make informed decisions about holiday purchases. To avoid surprises, DCP recommends that consumers carefully review and understand what to look for when reviewing return and refund policies.
Medical Center Auxiliary sets 'Lighting with Love' tree
Thu, Dec 1st 2022 09:20 pm
The Auxiliary of Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center will once again place a "Lighting with Love" tree in the upper lobby of the hospital. Each ornament represents a gift in memory or in honor of a friend or loved one.
Give thanks for good health by donating blood or platelets
Wed, Nov 30th 2022 07:00 am
As many gather for Thanksgiving celebrations with family and friends, the American Red Cross urges donors to shake up their holiday traditions and plan a time to give blood or platelets in the coming weeks.
Prepare your car for winter: AAA provides tips for seasonal car care
Thu, Nov 17th 2022 09:35 am
Are you ready to drive in the snow? Is your car?
Tops Friendly Markets launches 18th annual 'Food 2 Families' campaign
Mon, Nov 14th 2022 02:15 pm
Tops Friendly Markets is once again hosting its annual "Food 2 Families" campaign, now in its 18th year, with a goal to provide more than 2 million meals for neighbors in need. The initiative continues to Dec. 24.
17th annual 'Operation: Rock Out Hunger' will help feed food-insecure families this holiday season
Thu, Nov 10th 2022 07:00 am
The 17th annual "Operation: Rock Out Hunger" will collect much-needed food items for Western New York families in need this holiday season. From 3 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 15, through 10 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 22, 97 Rock's DJ Jickster will live on a FeedMore WNY trailer at Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital's parking lot located at 1540 Maple Road in Williamsville.
What is 'Movember'?
Tue, Nov 8th 2022 07:00 am
If you think you're seeing more moustaches lingering over mens' upper lips as November unfolds, chances are your eyes are not deceiving you. November has long been synonymous with Thanksgiving and the start of the holiday season, but it's also taken on a whole new persona in recent years, and moustaches are a significant part of that new identity.
Hochul launches public awareness campaign to protect New Yorkers against respiratory illnesses
Fri, Nov 4th 2022 12:40 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul has launched a new public awareness campaign about respiratory virus infections spreading this fall, and the steps New Yorkers can take to protect themselves, their families and their communities.
Daylight saving time ends: AAA advises drivers & pedestrians on safety as clocks turn back
Thu, Nov 3rd 2022 09:40 am
With daylight saving time ending Sunday, Nov. 6, at 2 a.m., Americans will "fall back" and set their clocks back one hour to standard time. While many motorists will enjoy an extra hour of sleep, they need to be aware of the time change and potential distractions to their normal routine. There are added dangers that can come as a result of a time change, especially behind the wheel.
Operation Christmas Child sets Nov. 14-21 as drop-off dates
Mon, Oct 17th 2022 10:50 am
More than 4,500 locations will open to collect Operation Christmas Child shoebox gifts for the Samaritan's Purse project. Volunteers are preparing to collect shoebox gifts during National Collection Week, Nov. 14-21.
Hochul signs legislation to aid breast cancer survivors during their recovery
Fri, Oct 14th 2022 04:30 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul has signed legislation that will aid breast cancer survivors during their recovery.
'Living in Light: The Art of Healing' honors survivors, raises awareness of domestic violence
Thu, Oct 6th 2022 08:30 pm
For the sixth year, the NU campus community and local agencies came together to display and view artwork reflecting the journeys, experiences, hopes, and dreams of the survivors of domestic violence who created them.
October is Car Care Month at AAA: Drivers urged to perform car maintenance before winter hits
Mon, Oct 3rd 2022 09:20 am
October is Car Care Month at AAA Western and Central New York! As the weather cools, AAA reminds motorists that completing a seasonal vehicle checkup can maintain safety and maximize efficiency throughout the fall and winter. Unfortunately, AAA research has found that 35% of drivers have skipped needed car maintenance or repair, and 65% of drivers did not have their battery tested before finding it dead.
UB research provides guidance for teaching positive, helpful content sharing on social media
Tue, Sep 27th 2022 09:50 am
Self-image goals are associated with and predict intentions to share self-promoting social media content, and there is some evidence suggesting that compassionate goals can generate helpful, prosocial content sharing on social media, according to the results of a new study from the University at Buffalo.
New partnership with National Council on Aging brings UB's program on dangers of overmedication to national audience
Tue, Sep 27th 2022 09:50 am
The nation's oldest charitable organization dedicated to improving the lives of older Americans has chosen the University at Buffalo as its partner in an effort to better protect older adults from preventable medical errors.
Niagara Falls Convention Center supports community
Fri, Sep 23rd 2022 04:00 pm
Hosting a sold-out, weeklong convention at the Niagara Falls Convention Center (NFCC) requires a great deal of planning, and large quantities of food.
Peach Queen Jordan Brooks is a double-winner
Sun, Sep 11th 2022 10:15 pm
Jordan Brooks barely had time to process winning her first award Sunday night when her name was called as the next Niagara County Peach Queen.
Trans-Siberian Orchestra announces 2022 winter tour: 'The Ghosts of Christmas Eve - The Best of TSO & More'
Mon, Sep 5th 2022 07:00 am
Multi-Platinum, progressive rock group Trans-Siberian Orchestra (TSO) announced the dates for its anticipated 2022 winter tour, "The Ghosts of Christmas Eve - the Best of TSO & More." After its first year off the road in more than two decades, TSO made a triumphant return to touring in 2021 with a 25th anniversary celebration of "Christmas Eve and Other Stories."
ECDOH: Until freezing weather arrives, fight mosquitoes one yard at a time
Tue, Aug 30th 2022 01:30 pm
As summer draws to a close, the Erie County Department of Health (ECDOH) is reminding residents about ways to reduce mosquito populations in their neighborhood and how to prevent mosquito bites. The reason? West Nile virus, one of many arboviruses that can infect humans and cause serious disease, has been detected in mosquitoes collected in recent surveillance pool testing within Erie County.
NT: Public can celebrate everything dog at 'Dogs Are People, Too'
Fri, Aug 26th 2022 02:45 pm
North Tonawanda Mayor Austin Tylec announced the "Dogs Are People, Too" event will return to Carruthers Park in North Tonawanda for the second year in a row.
National Preparedness Month: Red Cross urges everyone to get ready now for emergencies
Tue, Aug 23rd 2022 09:35 am
People everywhere are feeling the impacts of climate change with more frequent and intense weather events threatening our communities. September is National Preparedness Month and the American Red Cross, Western New York chapter, urges everyone to get ready for these emergencies now.
Community Missions launches 'Girls Circle' at Kenan Center
Wed, Aug 17th 2022 10:10 am
Community Missions has launched its "Girls Circle" at the Kenan Center, marking the girls empowerment program's first foray into eastern Niagara County. Sessions are held on Tuesday and Thursday evenings throughout the month of August.
Proper medication use can help tobacco users overcome nicotine addiction
Thu, Aug 11th 2022 07:00 am
The New York State Smokers' Quitline reminds New York state residents that cigarettes and vape products are highly addictive. To overcome this addiction, the use of FDA-approved medications known as nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) can help alleviate physical cravings as part of a tobacco-free journey. As is the case with all medications, NRT is most effective when used as directed.
Hochul signs legislation to strengthen housing affordability for seniors & families
Mon, Aug 8th 2022 01:40 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul has signed a legislative package aimed at expanding tax relief for New York homeowners, particularly those 60 and over. The package, which was signed alongside members of the State Legislature and advocates, is designed to help support homeowners - from first-time homebuyers to senior citizens - as inflation, rising costs and other factors drive a nationwide affordability crisis.
Walk for Kidney Health supports patient programs and education
Thu, Aug 4th 2022 10:45 am
The Walk for Kidney Health will return to the Buffalo Outer Harbor on Sunday, Aug. 21. The annual event is an opportunity for the community to show support for people with kidney disease, share health information and honor organ donors. The walk is this year's main fundraiser for the Kidney Foundation of Western New York.
Higgins joins families of Flight 3407 for plaque dedication at FAA headquarters
Tue, Aug 2nd 2022 11:25 am
Congressman Brian Higgins on Monday joined the families of Flight 3407 for events in Washington, D.C., marking the 12th anniversary of President Barack Obama signing the Airline Safety and Federal Aviation Administration Act of 2010. Higgins and the families met with House of Representatives Transportation Committee and Aviation Subcommittee staff members, and participated in a special plaque dedication at Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) headquarters.
Village of Lewiston: Work on $1.8M DPW garage addition set to begin
Fri, Jul 29th 2022 11:00 am
Trustees in the Village of Lewiston on Monday gathered at the Department of Public Works to break ground on a $1.8 million expansion to the DPW headquarters.
AHA: Study shows link between frequent naps and high blood pressure
Mon, Jul 25th 2022 01:30 pm
Napping on a regular basis is associated with higher risks for high blood pressure and stroke, according to new research published Monday in Hypertension, an American Heart Association journal.
Hochul: Child care desert grant awardees receive nearly $70 million in federal funding
Mon, Jul 25th 2022 01:30 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced nearly $70 million in grant funding has been awarded to newly licensed, registered or permitted child care programs in areas of the state without sufficient child care slots, known as child care deserts.
 

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