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Hochul reminds New Yorkers of state efforts to ensure safe viewing experience for once-in-a-generation eclipse event
Mon, Mar 25th 2024 01:10 pm
Two weeks ahead of the April 8 eclipse, Gov. Kathy Hochul updated New Yorkers on the state's preparations "to ensure everyone can have a safe and memorable viewing experience."
'Slow Down/Move Over Law' expansion takes effect
Mon, Mar 25th 2024 09:15 am
A new law expanding New York's "Slow Down/Move Over" requirement will take effect on Wednesday, March 27. The expansion includes disabled vehicles on the roadside requiring drivers to exercise caution when approaching them in an effort to protect motorists.
WNY elected officials, UB leadership & tech leaders support Empire AI, putting New York at 'forefront of responsible AI innovation'
Fri, Mar 22nd 2024 03:40 pm
Western New York elected officials joined University at Buffalo Provost A. Scott Weber, UB Vice President for Research and Economic Development Venu Govindaraju and members of the Empire AI consortium today in support of Empire AI, a bold and first-in-the-nation initiative that will position New York as the national frontrunner in responsible artificial intelligence innovation.
DEC reminds New Yorkers about April 1 start of spring trout fishing season
Fri, Mar 22nd 2024 12:20 pm
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos reminded New Yorkers of the April 1 start of the trout fishing season, a spring tradition bolstered by DEC's extensive stocking program and New York's world-renowned wild trout fisheries.
Attorney general announces election protection hotline ahead of April presidential primary
Thu, Mar 21st 2024 08:20 pm
New York Attorney General Letitia James announced the Office of the Attorney General (OAG) will make its election protection hotline available for the April 2 presidential primary election and during New York's early voting period, which runs from Saturday, March 23, through Saturday, March 30.
Guest Editorial: Senate GOP joins business & labor leaders in opposition to NY Heat Act
Wed, Mar 20th 2024 05:00 pm
New York State Sen. Mario Mattera, ranking member of the Senate Energy Committee, along with Sens. Tom O'Mara and Rob Rolison and members of the Senate Republican Conference today were joined by New Yorkers for Affordable Energy Executive Director Daniel Ortega at a Capitol press conference to call for a cost benefit analysis of New York's climate policies and to oppose a costly new mandate, the New York Heat Act.
New York Farm Bureau members rank 2nd in country for farmer food donations
Wed, Mar 20th 2024 09:50 am
New York Farm Bureau members donated 8 million pounds of food to regional foodbanks across the state last year through the "Harvest for All" program.
New Alzheimer's Association report reveals top stressors for caregivers, lack of care navigation support & resources
Wed, Mar 20th 2024 09:50 am
The Alzheimer's Association 2024 Alzheimer's Disease Facts and Figures report reveals that both dementia caregivers and health care workers report difficulties in navigating dementia care within the U.S. health care system. The new report estimates that 6.9 million people ages 65 and older in the U.S. are living with Alzheimer's dementia, including 426,500 in New York state.
NFIB's Small Business Day at the Capitol draws attention to challenges & concerns of Main Street
Tue, Mar 19th 2024 04:45 pm
Small business owners and business leaders from across New York traveled to Albany today to advocate their positions on a wide range of issues including high taxes, the cost of health care, retail theft, outdated COVID regulations, and other measures that impact the state's business climate and affordability.
Buffalo-area mayors to NYS: Increase state funding for cities & villages for first time in 15 years
Tue, Mar 19th 2024 03:15 pm
The New York State Conference of Mayors and Municipal Officials (NYCOM), representing cities and villages across the Empire State, continued its statewide tour in Buffalo, urging the governor and the State Legislature to increase unrestricted aid to cities and villages for the first time in 15 years.
Niagara County submits comments opposing HFC regulations
Tue, Mar 19th 2024 01:30 pm
Niagara County Legislature Chairman Becky Wydysh and Legislator Rich Andres, Chairman of the Economic Development Committee, today submitted comments to state Office of Climate Change opposing amendments to Part 494 Hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) Standards and Reporting.
HUD awards $1.6 million to Seneca Nation
Tue, Mar 19th 2024 10:55 am
On Tuesday, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced the allocation of nearly $70 million to 38 Tribal communities through the Indian Community Development Block Grant (ICDBG) program to support the development of housing for families living on Indian reservations and in other Indian areas.
NYS agriculture commissioner on National Agriculture Day
Tue, Mar 19th 2024 10:55 am
New York State Agriculture Commissioner Richard A. Ball shared, "On National Agriculture Day, I encourage all New Yorkers to pause and recognize the hard work of our farmers - the 1% of our population that feed the remaining 99% - and celebrate the diverse and unique agricultural industry in New York state that remains strong.
Hochul: Expanded 'Move Over Law' to include all stopped vehicles on highways
Tue, Mar 19th 2024 10:55 am
Gov. Kathy Hochul reminded drivers that New York's "Move Over Law" will soon be expanded to include all vehicles, which, her team said, "will improve highway safety for everyone."
Kearns: Earned Income Tax Credit puts money in your pocket
Mon, Mar 18th 2024 04:30 pm
If you worked in the past year, you can get your federal and state taxes e-filed for free, and you may qualify for the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC).
Hochul launches effort to protect New Yorkers ahead of total solar eclipse on April 8
Mon, Mar 18th 2024 01:55 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul has launched a statewide effort to protect New Yorkers ahead of the total solar eclipse on Monday, April 8. The effort includes statewide distribution of limited-edition I LOVE NY eclipse glasses at 30 locations throughout the state, as well as a reminder for stargazers to be wary of scams, fake merchandise and phony accommodation listings.
Hochul announces extension of home heating assistance programs through April 12
Mon, Mar 18th 2024 01:35 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced the availability of additional home heating assistance to help low- and middle-income New Yorkers who are struggling to pay their energy bills, are in danger of running out of heating fuel or having their utility service shut off.
Hochul awards $260 million in funding to build & preserve more than 1,800 homes across NYS
Mon, Mar 18th 2024 12:50 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced over $260 million has been awarded through tax credits and subsidies to create or preserve 1,852 affordable, supportive and sustainable homes in 29 developments across New York.
New York State Association of Professional Land Surveyors celebrates National Surveyors Week
Mon, Mar 18th 2024 10:50 am
The New York State Association of Professional Land Surveyors (NYSAPLS) is highlighting the achievements of the surveying profession to celebrate National Surveyors Week, which runs from March 17-23.
Golisano Foundation pledges $175,000 grant to Special Olympics New York
Mon, Mar 18th 2024 10:50 am
Special Olympics New York is honored to once again partner with the Golisano Foundation in expanding Unified Sports access to students in the Western, Genesee and Central regions. This is the second year of a two-year commitment, for a total of $350,000.
One month until Tax Day: File your tax return simply & quickly
Fri, Mar 15th 2024 08:30 pm
The New York State Department of Taxation and Finance today reminded taxpayers that information available on its website,, can help make filing personal income tax returns simple, fast and free for qualifying New Yorkers.
Hochul launches 'Blazing a Trail: A History of New York State Parks and Historic Sites'
Fri, Mar 15th 2024 01:00 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul has launched an interactive, online timeline titled "Blazing a Trail: A History of New York State Parks and Historic Sites" in celebration of New York State Parks' centennial. Organized by eight chronological eras, the first two installments of the timeline are available here, with subsequent eras launching throughout 2024.
Hochul directs flags to half-staff to honor fallen Genesee County sergeant
Fri, Mar 15th 2024 12:55 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul today directed flags on all state buildings to be flown at half-staff from sunrise to sunset on March 16 in honor of fallen Genesee County Sgt. Thomas A. Sanfratello. Sanfratello also served as a board member for the Town of Alexander.
USDA to gather data about farm labor
Thu, Mar 14th 2024 07:20 pm
USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) will conduct its biannual agricultural labor survey in April.
DEC reminds New Yorkers: Annual residential brush burning prohibition starts March 16
Thu, Mar 14th 2024 07:20 pm
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos reminds New Yorkers of the start of the annual statewide ban prohibiting residential brush burning. Since 2009, DEC has enforced the annual brush-burning ban from March 16 through May 14 to prevent wildfires and protect communities during heightened conditions for wildfires.
Hochul announces St. Patrick's Day weekend statewide impaired driving enforcement & education campaign
Thu, Mar 14th 2024 12:10 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced increased patrols by New York State Police and local law enforcement to combat alcohol and drug-impaired and reckless driving as celebrations for St. Patrick's Day get underway statewide. This traffic enforcement detail will run Friday, March 15, through Sunday, March 17. It is funded by the Governor's Traffic Safety Committee.
New York Power Authority seeks developers for SUNY Niagara Community College solar project
Wed, Mar 13th 2024 08:20 pm
The New York Power Authority is seeking developers to implement an up to 6 MW solar photovoltaic (PV) energy project with the option of battery energy storage at SUNY Niagara Community College in Sanborn.
DEC announces 2024 'I BIRD NY' Challenge
Tue, Mar 12th 2024 05:05 pm
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos announced the start of the 2024 "I BIRD NY" Challenge for birders of all ages and abilities. The challenge provides opportunities to identify birds and learn about birdlife and awards program finishers with a commemorative "I BIRD NY" Challenge patch and the chance to win birding equipment.
NYS Department of Labor recognizes Equal Pay Day, affirms commitment to closing gender wage gap
Tue, Mar 12th 2024 05:05 pm
Today, on Equal Pay Day, the New York State Department of Labor recognizes the persistent struggle against the gender wage gap, and reiterates its commitment to achieving pay equity in New York state.
Consumer alert: NYS DCP releases 50 ways New Yorkers can save money
Tue, Mar 12th 2024 05:00 pm
For this week's "Tuesday's Tips," the New York Department of State's Division of Consumer Protection (DCP) shares its money savings guide, which offers 50 ways New Yorkers can save and manage finances on everyday expenses. The guide includes tips for saving money on groceries, utilities, transportation, shopping and entertainment.
President's budget designates $155 million for Buffalo District projects
Tue, Mar 12th 2024 10:10 am
The president's budget for fiscal year 2025, released yesterday, includes more than $7.2 billion in discretionary funding for the civil works program of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, with just over $155 million set aside for Buffalo District projects.
DEC announces falconry, wildlife rehabilitator, and leashed tracking dog examinations
Tue, Mar 12th 2024 09:40 am
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) announced examinations for individuals seeking a license to practice the sport of falconry, become a volunteer wildlife rehabilitator, or use leashed tracking dogs to find wounded or injured big game animals are scheduled for April 12. DEC is offering the examinations online and at no cost to participants to increase access to the examinations.
Hochul directs flags to half-staff to honor fallen New York National Guard members & State Trooper
Mon, Mar 11th 2024 04:15 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Monday directed flags on all state buildings to be flown at half-staff beginning at sunrise on March 11 until interment in honor of fallen members of the New York National Guard, Casey Frankoski and John Grassia. Grassia also served as a New York State Trooper.
DEC issues public safety information & viewing guidance ahead of 2024 solar eclipse
Mon, Mar 11th 2024 03:00 pm
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Basil Seggos is providing valuable tips to help the public prepare to recreate safely and responsibly as New Yorkers count down the days to the highly anticipated total solar eclipse, which occurs Monday, April 8.
Hochul announces new protocols to ensure New Yorkers receive continuity of health care services following cyberattack
Fri, Mar 8th 2024 02:25 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced health insurers were directed to follow new protocols and assist health care providers to ensure New Yorkers have access to uninterrupted health care services.
Hochul celebrates Women's History Month & International Women's Day
Fri, Mar 8th 2024 01:40 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul today issued a proclamation designating March as Women's History Month to celebrate the achievements of New York women. Additionally, the governor directed New York state landmarks to be lit purple tonight, March 8, on International Women's Day.
During Problem Gambling Awareness Month, NYS OASAS highlights ongoing work & services available to address problem gambling
Thu, Mar 7th 2024 08:15 pm
To mark Problem Gambling Awareness Month, the New York State Office of Addiction Services and Supports (OASAS) is taking new actions to address the needs of New Yorkers related to problem gambling.
DEC announces completion of projects to replace greenhouse gas refrigerants in disadvantaged communities
Thu, Mar 7th 2024 08:15 pm
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) announced the completion of two projects that successfully demonstrate the use of sustainable refrigerants in grocery stores as a replacement for climate-altering greenhouse gas refrigerants.
New York Farm Bureau releases 2024 federal legislative priorities
Thu, Mar 7th 2024 08:10 pm
New York Farm Bureau's national priorities aim for a strong farm bill and critical reforms that will improve market opportunities and the farm economy for New York agriculture. They are based on member-approved public policy positions and were outlined today during a press call with NYFB President David Fisher and National Affairs Coordinator Ashley Oeser.
Have you heard about the direct file pilot program?
Wed, Mar 6th 2024 07:15 pm
New York state and the Internal Revenue Service have created a new program that allows eligible New Yorkers to e-file their federal and state personal income tax returns for free. The program allows taxpayers to save hundreds of dollars on tax preparation fees.

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