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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.
'Live with Kelly and Ryan' returns for its 33rd season in national syndication week of Sept. 7
Wed, Aug 26th 2020 07:35 pm
September 2020 on "Live with Kelly and Ryan" will mark the top morning talk show's return to its New York City studio, with hosts Kelly Ripa and Ryan Seacrest and the "Live" team transitioning from more than five months of shows produced remotely via video chat.
Kearns: Scammers sending letters alleging underpayment of transfer tax upon real estate closing
Wed, Aug 26th 2020 06:45 pm
Erie County Clerk Michael Kearns is warning Erie County residents of a letter scam where a letter, purporting to be from an employee of the "Erie County Department of Equalization," demands further payment before the end of the month of transfer tax owed to the county upon conveyance of real property. This tax is paid to the county of Erie and state of New York at the time of a real estate closing.
Cuomo on new CDC guidance that says people exposed to COVID-19 do not need to get tested: 'It totally violates public health standards and rationale'
Wed, Aug 26th 2020 06:45 pm
On Tuesday, Gov. Andrew Cuomo gave remarks on the updated guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that say people do not necessarily need to get tested for COVID-19 after coming in contact with people who have tested positive.
Erie County to support all county municipalities with coronavirus relief funding
Wed, Aug 26th 2020 06:45 pm
Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz on Wednesday announced Erie County will be designating a portion of its coronavirus relief funds from the U.S. CARES Act to support municipalities with reimbursement for non-personnel costs associated with their response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Jason Biddle arrives with 'Come On In' and lifechanging journey of redemption
Wed, Aug 26th 2020 05:15 pm
"Come On In," the debut single by Minneapolis-based singer/songwriter and powerhouse vocalist Jason Biddle, will be available Friday, Aug. 28, on streaming platforms. Penned by Biddle, along with Joel Rousseau (NBC's "Songland," Carrollton) and acclaimed singer/songwriter Ian Zumback, the infectious, southern rock-tinged anthem was produced by Rousseau.
Newly discovered 'support system' for axons suggests a novel therapeutic target for neurodegenerative diseases
Wed, Aug 26th 2020 05:15 pm
Axons are long, finger-like projections of neurons that transmit critical signals throughout the nervous system. But because they are fragile, they are often among the first casualties of certain neurodegenerative diseases, causing symptoms such as muscle weakness or numbness of limbs.
Cuomo: $17 million in federal funding to strengthen security for nonprofits facing high risks of terrorism
Wed, Aug 26th 2020 05:10 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday announced more than $17 million in federal funding was awarded to 178 nonprofit organizations facing an increased risk of terrorism, to strengthen the security of their facilities as well as enhance their overall preparedness.
New poll shows #BillsMafia supports selling stadium naming rights to Barstool Sports
Wed, Aug 26th 2020 05:00 pm
A new poll of Buffalo Bills fans released Wednesday shows the #BillsMafia supports selling the naming rights of the Buffalo Bills Stadium to Barstool Sports. This revelation comes on the heels of Barstool Sports and Dave Portnoy announcing their intent to purchase the naming rights last week.
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.
Gas and travel alert: Hurricane Laura
Wed, Aug 26th 2020 05:00 pm
Now a hurricane, Laura is headed to the U.S. Gulf Coast with landfall expected late Wednesday into Thursday. The National Weather Service is predicting a potential Category 3 storm. Thousands of residents have been ordered to evacuate coastal Louisiana and Texas. As in past years, the storm has a high potential to negatively affect coastal refineries, which impacts crude and gasoline inventory levels in the region and beyond.
Niagara Falls to be illuminated in celebration of 100th anniversary of 19th Amendment
Wed, Aug 26th 2020 04:50 pm
In celebration of the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment, Niagara Falls will be illuminated red, white and blue for 15 minutes at 9:45 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 30.
'BPO Musician Portraits' presented for free at Transit Drive-in
Wed, Aug 26th 2020 04:50 pm
The Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, in partnership with BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York and Buffalo Toronto Public Media, will embark on another unique opportunity to engage with the Greater Buffalo community while its venerable home, Kleinhans Music Hall, remains closed to the public - and the orchestra awaits guidance from New York on reopening.
Noted Lewiston musical director/pianist Donald D. Shrimpton passes
Wed, Aug 26th 2020 04:40 pm
Donald D. Shrimpton, 82, of Lewiston, passed away on Aug. 23, 2020. He was born on Sept. 2, 1938, the son of Frederick and Violet Shrimpton.
Niagara Falls: 9/11 memorial service canceled due to COVID-19 restrictions
Wed, Aug 26th 2020 10:40 am
Due to COVID-19 restrictions and the safety of the public, the City of Niagara Falls and Niagara Falls Fire Department made the unfortunate but necessary decision to cancel the 9/11 memorial service.
Food Network gets into Halloween spirit with largest offering yet, featuring all-new series, specials & returning favorites to help viewers eat, drink and be scary
Tue, Aug 25th 2020 03:45 pm
Food Network delivers thrills and chills dedicated to the scariest season of them all with almost 35 hours of thematic programming - the most ever - featuring out-of-this-world Halloween-themed showcases and sensational works of edible artistry.
HBO Max, 'The West Wing' creator Aaron Sorkin announce 'A West Wing Special to Benefit When We All Vote'
Tue, Aug 25th 2020 03:40 pm
Ahead of one of the most pivotal elections in the nation's history, HBO Max and "The West Wing" creator Aaron Sorkin announced Tuesday that, for the first time in 17 years, the original cast of the Emmy- and Peabody Award-winning hit Warner Bros. Television drama series will come together with Sorkin and executive producer/director Thomas Schlamme for "A West Wing Special to Benefit When We All Vote." The show will debut on the streaming service this fall.
HBO Max announces powerhouse cast for LGBTQ+ docuseries 'EQUAL'
Tue, Aug 25th 2020 03:30 pm
HBO Max has released the names and images of the actors set to portray iconic LGBTQ+ activists in the upcoming four-part docuseries "EQUAL," premiering as a binge drop in October during LGBT History Month. The cast will, a press release said, "play a handful of trailblazers recognized for their unrelenting fight for justice and equality in the queer community of post-war America and pre-Stonewall uprising."
104th Indianapolis 500 delivers NBC Sports' second-most watched INDYCAR race on record
Tue, Aug 25th 2020 03:30 pm
NBC Sports' presentation of the 104th running of the Indianapolis 500 on Sunday from Indianapolis Motor Speedway averaged a total audience delivery (TAD) of 3.737 million viewers, making it NBC Sports' second-most watched INDYCAR race on record - and NBC's second-most watched sports event since January, according to Fast National Data from Nielsen and digital data from Adobe Analytics.
Niagara County Golf Course offers deal for youth golfers
Tue, Aug 25th 2020 03:10 pm
In an effort to attract more young people to the game of golf, the Niagara County Golf Course on Tuesday announced golfers who purchase a single round of golf can bring one child 17 years of age of younger to play with them for free. This promotion is offered after noon on weekends, only during nonschool hours during the week, and will last through the end of September. Tee times must be scheduled in advance and are subject to availability.
Buffalo City Mission & 26 Shirts debut limited-edition T to fund new emergency shelter at Alfiero Family Center
Tue, Aug 25th 2020 03:05 pm
On Tuesday, the Buffalo City Mission and 26 Shirts announced a collaborative new design in the company's special-edition T-shirt series. Named "Street Signs," the limited-edition artwork will be sold and printed on select clothing apparel from Aug. 25 to Sept. 8.
Higgins critical of Trump administration's guidance limiting COVID testing coverage & decision by WNY insurance companies to follow suit
Tue, Aug 25th 2020 03:05 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins, D-NY-26, is objecting to a decision by insurance companies to stop covering the costs of some COVID-19 testing - and what he called the administration's loophole that allows companies to do it.
Nesselbush to succeed Lomeo as next CEO of Kaleida Health
Tue, Aug 25th 2020 02:50 pm
Robert J. Nesselbush was named CEO for Kaleida Health.
5 states removed from NYS COVID-19 travel advisory requiring 14-day quarantines
Tue, Aug 25th 2020 02:50 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday announced five states - Alaska, Arizona, Delaware, Maryland and Montana - have been removed from New York state's COVID-19 travel advisory. Guam has been added.
Collaboration and innovative technology leads to advances in stroke care at Mount St. Mary's Hospital
Tue, Aug 25th 2020 02:50 pm
Mount St. Mary's Hospital has launched Pulsara, a cutting-edge technology that improves communication between emergency medical services (EMS) providers/first responders in the field with emergency department specialists at the hospital.
ESD, Verizon Media announce $506,766 in awards for Verizon Media's Community Benefit Fund for Niagara County & Lockport
Tue, Aug 25th 2020 02:50 pm
Empire State Development and Verizon Media on Tuesday announced the 2020 funding recipients for the Verizon Media Community Fund for Niagara County - Empire State Development.
Village of Lewiston: Conde, Gibson to seek reelection
Tue, Aug 25th 2020 07:00 am
Incumbent Village of Lewiston candidates Daniel Gibson and Nick Conde announced their intention to seek another term on the Board of Trustees. They earned the Republican line for the Sept. 15 election.
15th annual 'Key to the Locks' award ceremony in Lockport
Tue, Aug 25th 2020 07:00 am
The 15th Annual "Key to the Locks" award ceremony will take place Saturday, Sept. 26, at the Lockport Locks District. The celebration will feature music by the Heenan Brothers, and the presentation of the "Key to the Locks" award at 10 am, in the Lockport Locks, accessible off Canal Street.
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.
SBA offers online resources for small businesses to help with economic recovery
Mon, Aug 24th 2020 06:50 pm
Entrepreneurs can take advantage of free online training and other resources offered by the U.S. Small Business Administration to assist them during this period of economic recovery.
American Holistic Nurses Association awards 2020 Practice Grant: Implementing Institutional Self-Care Activities Award to Sisters of Charity Hospital
Mon, Aug 24th 2020 06:45 pm
The American Holistic Nurses Association's 2020 Practice Grant: Implementing Institutional Self-Care Activities Award recipient is Sisters of Charity Hospital of Buffalo.
'David Byrne's American Utopia' debuts Oct. 17, exclusively on HBO
Mon, Aug 24th 2020 06:40 pm
"David Byrne's American Utopia" will debut Saturday, Oct. 17 (8-9:45 p.m. ET/PT). A press release said, "The special event, directed by Academy Award and Emmy-winner Spike Lee, presents a one-of-a-kind, dynamic film that gives audiences access to Byrne's electrifying critically acclaimed Broadway show that played to sold-out, record-breaking audiences."
NYS legislation enacted to hold utilities accountable for 'failure to effectively respond to power outages'
Mon, Aug 24th 2020 06:40 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Monday announced he will propose legislation to hold utilities accountable for failures to effectively respond to future power outages.
Higgins: Over $417,000 in federal CARES Act funding for City of Buffalo Fire Department
Mon, Aug 24th 2020 06:40 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins, D-NY-26, on Monday announced federal funding totaling in $417,245.79 awarded to the City of Buffalo Fire Department for the purchase of personal protective equipment (PPE) to keep firefighters safe during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Niagara County DMV to host Saturday event for CDL renewals
Mon, Aug 24th 2020 06:00 pm
Niagara County Clerk Joseph A. Jastrzemski announced the Niagara County Department of Motor Vehicles will hold special office hours this Saturday, Aug. 29, at the North Tonawanda and Lockport DMV offices for those who need to renew their commercial driver's licenses (CDL). No appointment is necessary.
Governor signs legislation authorizing use of life-saving opioid overdose reversal medications by public entities
Mon, Aug 24th 2020 06:00 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Monday signed legislation (S8259/A7812A) authorizing the use of opioid antagonists by additional people and entities for opioid overdose prevention.
Cuomo issues executive order to 'bolster and support New Yorkers' right to vote
Mon, Aug 24th 2020 05:30 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Monday issued an executive order to "bolster and support New Yorkers' right to vote." The order requires county boards of elections to take concrete steps to inform voters of upcoming deadlines, be prepared for upcoming elections and help ensure absentee ballots can be used in all elections.
Save the dates: Erie County Department of Health announces dates for free rabies vaccination clinics
Mon, Aug 24th 2020 05:25 pm
The Erie County Department of Health (ECDOH) is announcing scheduled dates for its free rabies vaccination clinics on Saturday, Sept. 19, and Tuesday, Sept. 29. Registrations will be required for these events, and the online registration will open Sept. 9. No walk-ins will be permitted. Locations, times and registration information for these events will be announced Sept. 9. Dogs, cats and ferrets that are 4 months of age and older are eligible for this clinic.
Cuomo announces new, record-low COVID-19 test positivity rate - even as WNY is flagged
Mon, Aug 24th 2020 02:55 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Monday announced a new record-low COVID-19 test positivity rate of 0.66%. At the same time, he said, "Western New York we have a caution flag and we're focusing on it and trying to understand exactly what is happening."

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