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DEC to operate deer & bear check station on opening weekend of regular big game season
Fri, Nov 4th 2022 12:40 pm
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation encourages hunters to visit the Region 9 deer and bear check station on Route 16 in the Town of Holland during the opening weekend of the regular big game season.
NYS: Expanded assistance for income-eligible Medicare beneficiaries
Fri, Nov 4th 2022 12:15 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced more New Yorkers will be eligible for additional financial assistance in 2023 through the newly expanded Medicare savings program. Adopted through the fiscal year 2023 state budget, the increased income-eligibility limits will help older adults and individuals with disabilities pay for health care costs, which is estimated to save them an average of $7,000 annually.
NYS Department of Agriculture accepting applications for nearly $26 million New York Food for New York Families
Thu, Nov 3rd 2022 09:40 am
New York State Agriculture Commissioner Richard A. Ball on Wednesday announced the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets is accepting applications for its nearly $26 million New York Food for New York Families. The program, which is funded through the U.S. Department of Agriculture, aims to provide a boost to New York farmers, increase communities' access to local foods, and further enhance the resiliency of New York's food system.
Hochul announces 5-year plan to aid New Yorkers with developmental disabilities
Wed, Nov 2nd 2022 02:05 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Tuesday announced the New York State Office for People With Developmental Disabilities has completed a five-year strategic plan to help strengthen supports and services for New Yorkers.
Hochul & Higgins announce $500,000 in federal funding to support targeted violence & domestic terrorism prevention efforts
Wed, Nov 2nd 2022 02:05 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul and Congressman Brian Higgins on Tuesday announced New York was awarded $500,000 in federal funding to further the state's efforts in combatting targeted violence and domestic terrorism.
At start of Adoption Awareness Month, Hochul announces $4.7 million for adoption-related services
Tue, Nov 1st 2022 02:10 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced $4.7 million in federal funding to support a range of adoption-related services administered through the state Office of Children and Family Services.
Applications open for round two of Restore New York
Tue, Nov 1st 2022 01:55 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Tuesday announced the second round of Restore New York grant program applications are open. The $250 million program encourages community development and neighborhood growth through the elimination and redevelopment of blighted structures.
NYS Department of Civil Service announces professional career opportunities online exam is open for registration to fill hundreds of jobs across state government
Tue, Nov 1st 2022 01:55 pm
The New York State Department of Civil Service announced individuals interested in a career in state public service can apply and complete the professional career opportunities (PCO) exam, a civil service exam used to fill more than 150 professional entry-level titles across New York agencies.
Hochul issues New York state challenge to FCC broadband data
Mon, Oct 31st 2022 04:05 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Monday announced New York's ConnectALL office has submitted over 31,000 addresses from across the state to the Federal Communications Commission under the broadband data collection challenge process.
Higgins: More than $571,000 to support green workforce development in Buffalo
Mon, Oct 31st 2022 04:05 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins was joined by City of Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown, Buffalo Sewer Authority General Manager O.J. McFoy, and Heart of the City Neighborhoods on Monday to announce a federal investment totaling $571,934 in the Buffalo Green Infrastructure Stewardship and Workforce Development Program. Funding for the initiative, secured by Higgins as part of the federal 2022 budget, will provide training for careers in green infrastructure maintenance.
Home heating assistance available for eligible New Yorkers
Mon, Oct 31st 2022 11:55 am
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Monday announced New Yorkers needing help paying their heating bills can begin applying for home heating assistance on Tuesday, Nov. 1.
National average gas price stabilizes, but New York prices climb more than 14 cents in one week
Mon, Oct 31st 2022 10:55 am
Today's national average price for a gallon of gasoline is $3.76, down 3 cents from one week ago. One year ago, the price was $3.40. The New York state average is $3.82, up 14 cents since last Monday. A year ago, the NYS average was $3.55.
DEC: Leftover deer management permits available
Mon, Oct 31st 2022 10:40 am
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos announced remaining deer management permits (DMPs) in several wildlife management units (WMUs) will be available to hunters beginning Nov. 1.
In recognition of Red Ribbon Week, Hochul signs legislation to prevent opioid overdoses on college campuses
Fri, Oct 28th 2022 05:10 pm
In recognition of Red Ribbon Week, Gov. Kathy Hochul signed legislation (S.3448A/A.4485B) that will require all public colleges in New York to have a supply of opioid antagonists in their housing facilities.
Attorney General James announces election protection hotline
Thu, Oct 27th 2022 10:40 pm
New York Attorney General Letitia James announced the Office of the Attorney General (OAG) will make its Election protection hotline available for the Nov. 8 election, and during New York's early voting period (Saturday, Oct. 29, through Sunday, Nov. 6).
Attorney general reminds public servants to apply for student debt relief ahead of deadline
Thu, Oct 27th 2022 10:40 pm
New York Attorney General Letitia James reminded public servants to apply for the Limited Waiver Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program ahead of the Oct. 31 deadline.
Ahead of bilateral meetings, Higgins urges action on 'issues critical to US-Canada relationship'
Thu, Oct 27th 2022 09:55 pm
Ahead of bilateral meetings between U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Canadian Global Affairs Minister Mélanie Joly, Congressman Brian Higgins is asking the leaders to address what his team called "several key issues especially important to communities and economies positioned on either side of the border."
Higgins: $100,000 federal grant to support Journey's End Refugee Services' Brewster Street farm
Wed, Oct 26th 2022 10:10 am
Congressman Brian Higgins announced a federal grant totaling $100,000 awarded to Journey's End Refugee Services. Funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and awarded through the Administration for Children and Families Office of Refugee Resettlement, Refugee Agricultural Partnership Program, the grant will support the Brewster Street Farm, an urban agricultural program that engages Western New York's refugee community and addresses local food insecurity.
NYS: $30 million Empire State Teacher Residency Program to increase teacher support & retention
Mon, Oct 24th 2022 05:50 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Monday announced the launch of the Empire State Teacher Residency Program through the New York State Department of Labor. This program will:
Hochul, Attorney General James announce 'major expansion' in 'Red Flag Law' usage 'to protect New Yorkers from gun violence'
Mon, Oct 24th 2022 03:50 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul and Attorney General Letitia James on Monday announced a major expansion in usage of New York state's "Red Flag Law" to further protect New Yorkers from gun violence.
State School Boards Association brings its annual convention to Syracuse
Mon, Oct 24th 2022 11:40 am
Some 1,500 school board members and other school district leaders from throughout New York state are expected to gather in Syracuse this week at the New York State School Board's Association's 2022 Annual Convention and Education Expo to explore such timely issues as student mental wellness, school security, school climate, student achievement and academic improvement.
DEC encourages New Yorkers to help protect bats during Bat Week
Mon, Oct 24th 2022 07:00 am
In observance of the internationally recognized Bat Week, held Oct. 24-31 each year to raise awareness about the critical role of bats in the environment, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos on Friday encouraged outdoor enthusiasts to refrain from visiting caves and mines during the fall and winter months.
NYS: $234 million in additional food assistance for October
Sat, Oct 22nd 2022 10:20 am
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Friday announced all New Yorkers enrolled in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program will receive the maximum allowable level of food benefits for October. All households participating in SNAP - including those already at the maximum level of benefits - will receive a supplemental allotment this month, resulting in a roughly $234 million infusion of federal funding into the New York State economy.
NYS: Nearly $38 million in federal funds to provide a boost to New York farmers, bring more local foods to communities & schools
Thu, Oct 20th 2022 08:55 pm
Gov Kathy Hochul announced the U.S. Department of Agriculture awarded nearly $38 million to the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets and the New York State Education Department to further enhance the resilience of New York's food system by providing a boost to farmers and increasing access to local foods.
Higgins: $250,000 in federal funding for Plymouth Crossroads
Thu, Oct 20th 2022 08:25 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins announced a federal grant totaling $250,000 awarded to Plymouth Crossroads. Funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and awarded through the Administration for Children and Family Services, Family and Youth Bureau, the grant will provide support services and resources for runaway and homeless youth in Western New York.
NYS OASAS launches statewide addiction awareness campaign amidst ongoing overdose epidemic
Thu, Oct 20th 2022 08:25 pm
The New York State Office of Addiction Services and Supports announced the launch of a new statewide awareness campaign to direct the public to what it called "critical addiction resources," and "help reduce overdose rates and save lives."
League of Women Voters of Buffalo Niagara launches electronic voter guide for November election on Vote411.org
Thu, Oct 20th 2022 08:25 pm
Vote 411, the League of Women Voters of Buffalo Niagara's electronic voter guide, is now live! Candidate information is available for all candidates running in the general election on Nov. 8. The information includes biographical details and responses to questions posed by the League, as well as links to candidates' social media and campaign websites.
Start of construction on $55 million wastewater treatment project in Buffalo
Wed, Oct 19th 2022 08:40 pm
In conjunction with the 50th anniversary of the federal Clean Water Act, Gov. Kathy Hochul announced the start of construction on a $55 million wastewater improvement project at the Bird Island Wastewater Treatment Facility in the City of Buffalo.
Hochul signs legislative package strengthening protections & support for survivors of domestic violence as part of Domestic Violence Awareness Month
Wed, Oct 19th 2022 09:05 am
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Tuesday signed a package of legislation that her team said will strengthen protections for survivors of domestic and gender-based violence by ensuring guns are seized from abusive partners, and protecting the confidentiality of survivors. Hochul signed the five bills into law alongside survivors, advocates and legislative champions at Union Settlement, a nonprofit providing resources to survivors in East Harlem.
NYS Department of Labor: New multifactor authentication initiative to increase cybersecurity
Wed, Oct 19th 2022 09:05 am
The New York State Department of Labor on Tuesday announced a new multifactor authentication (MFA) initiative is now in use throughout the unemployment insurance (UI) system to provide "top-tier cyber protection" for New Yorkers. This coincides with October being Cybersecurity Awareness Month, as designated by Gov. Kathy Hochul.
DEC reminds homeowners & landlords to prioritize safety with home heating this fall, winter
Wed, Oct 19th 2022 09:00 am
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation advised homeowners and landlords to put safety first when preparing for home heating needs this fall and winter.
Higgins: New York state will receive over $2.7 billion for infrastructure investments in 2023
Wed, Oct 19th 2022 08:55 am
Congressman Brian Higgins announced New York state will receive $2,714,577,528 in federal formula funding for infrastructure investments in 2023. This allocation, made possible thanks to the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, represents a 22% increase over the $2.223 billion 2022 allocation, which was already 21% higher than 2021 funding levels.
NYS: Launch of $150 million Office of Strategic Workforce Development grant programs
Wed, Oct 19th 2022 08:50 am
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced the launch of New York state's $150 million workforce development grant programs, administered by the newly formed Office of Strategic Workforce Development within Empire State Development.
NYSERDA, National Grid announce round 1 results of community solar program offering for underserved
Mon, Oct 17th 2022 03:50 pm
The New York Energy Research and Development Authority, in partnership with National Grid, announced 21 community solar projects, totaling more than 120 megawatts, have been selected as part of the first round of a community solar program that delivers the benefits of clean energy to underserved New Yorkers.
Team led by OPWDD Institute for Basic Research Scientist publishes findings on KBG syndrome
Mon, Oct 17th 2022 03:45 pm
The New York State Office for People With Developmental Disabilities' (OPWDD) Institute for Basic Research in Developmental Disabilities (IBR) announced recently published findings from its study of the rare disease KBG syndrome.
NYSOFA, AgingNY and GetSetUp expand partnership offering free online classes for hundreds of thousands of older adults, bridging social isolation
Mon, Oct 17th 2022 12:10 pm
The New York State Office for the Aging (NYSOFA) and Association on Aging in New York (AgingNY) have expanded their partnership with GetSetUp to continue offering free online classes for hundreds of thousands of older adults in New York state.
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.
$7.6 million in federal funding to support local emergency planning & response efforts
Fri, Oct 14th 2022 04:25 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced $7.6 million in federal funding was awarded to county emergency management agencies in New York to support planning and operational readiness for disaster response.
PSC: Utilities prepared to meet consumer demand for electricity and natural gas during winter
Fri, Oct 14th 2022 02:40 pm
The New York State Public Service Commission announced it expects the state's utilities will have adequate supplies of natural gas and electricity on hand to meet the demands of residential and commercial customers in New York state. Meanwhile, the global commodity costs of natural gas, heating oil, and propane have continued to rise, resulting in utility and heating cost increases, along with additional increases in oil, gas and electricity prices.
NYS: Pay increases for nurse positions to improve recruitment & retention efforts
Fri, Oct 14th 2022 12:50 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul has announced a series of pay increases for nurse positions within New York state agencies to help improve recruitment and retention among the state's health care workforce.
 

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