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NCSO: Traffic safety is public safety
Fri, Mar 31st 2023 10:40 am
I have heard many times from individuals that traffic enforcement is thought of as a revenue generator or unnecessary. My hope in this column is to offer a perspective on traffic enforcement that shows you the need for this function of law enforcement. Traffic enforcement can save lives, reduce traffic collisions, have positive impacts on the community, and offer crime reduction.
WorkSourceOne Clothes Closet ready to help jobseekers look their best
Mon, Mar 27th 2023 02:50 pm
Niagara County's WorkSourceOne - focused on employment, reemployment and recruitment assistance - today reminded residents that it operates a "clothes closet" full of free professional clothing to help jobseekers with interview preparation and career wear.
Money management tips for retirees
Tue, Mar 21st 2023 07:00 am
What constitutes a perfect retirement is different for everyone. Some people may imagine spending their golden years fishing their days away, while others may aspire to finally embrace their inner globetrotter. Though individuals' retirement dreams differ, every retiree will need money, which only underscores the importance of a wise and disciplined approach to money management.
AVANGRID warns customers of ongoing utility scams
Mon, Mar 20th 2023 11:05 am
AVANGRID, a leading sustainable energy company and member of the Iberdrola Group, is urging customers of its electric and natural gas companies to be vigilant of scammers posing as company representatives.
3 steps to keep kidneys healthy
Mon, Mar 6th 2023 09:20 am
Chronic kidney disease is more common than people may realize. The organizers behind World Kidney Day indicate that roughly one in 10 people across the globe have CKD, which can develop at any age.
How to start a seniors' social club
Mon, Mar 6th 2023 09:20 am
Various changes are associated with aging, and these can be physical, mental and emotional. Though each person manages these changes in their own way, there's no denying that social interaction can benefit people from all walks of life as they navigate their golden years.
Protect yourself from bad tax preparers: Know your rights
Thu, Mar 2nd 2023 09:05 am
The New York State Department of Taxation and Finance encourages taxpayers to know their rights when hiring a tax preparer. New York state's consumer bill of rights regarding tax preparers establishes standards to help protect the public from dishonest tax preparers.
Red Cross honors local community heroes during Red Cross Month celebration in March
Wed, Mar 1st 2023 10:15 am
In a period of less than a year, the Western New York region has been rocked by a tragic, mass-casualty shooting; historic snowstorms; flooding in the Southern Tier; and hundreds of home fires that have displaced families and, in some instances, resulted in loss of life. In response to all of those events, Red Cross volunteers have been there to assist their neighbors in times of greatest need, just as they do every day in fulfilling the organization's mission of preventing and alleviating human suffering in times of emergency.
Emergency preparedness is a focus for World Kidney Day
Fri, Feb 24th 2023 07:00 am
World Kidney Day will be celebrated globally on Thursday, March 9. This year's theme is "Kidney Health for All - Preparing for the unexpected, supporting the vulnerable."
NFMMC's black-tie gala, The Premier, returns
Wed, Feb 8th 2023 09:10 am
For the 18th time, Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center (NFMMC) will host its signature black-tie gala, The Premier, on April 29 at the Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino. The annual event, which traditionally attracts over 900 guests from Western New York, raises funds for NFMMC and its services.
Free tax prep for Niagara County residents
Tue, Jan 31st 2023 04:40 pm
Parachute Credit Counseling - formerly known as Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Buffalo (CCCS) - announced it is launching the ninth year of its "Niagara County Free Tax Preparation Program" on Jan. 31. Parachute will use a "drop-off" process, with sites in Niagara Falls at Pinnacle Community Services, 1522 Main St.; and in Lockport, at the Lockport Library, 23 East Ave.
Catholic Charities: Providing HOPE for 100 years
Mon, Jan 30th 2023 07:00 am
Over the past several months, the Western New York community has been reeling with losses and tragedies, each one reminding us how fragile life is. But in spite of, or because of, these adversities, signs of hope, strength and unity have continued to emerge rather quickly.
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.
 

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