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UB spinoff Cytocybernetics receives funding to accelerate COVID-19 drug screening
Wed, Oct 28th 2020 12:15 pm
As COVID-19 infection rates and death tolls continue to rise, researchers and scientists around the world are racing to clear candidate drug therapies for COVID-19.
Niagara University to offer guaranteed internships, stipends to students in its Pathways Program
Wed, Oct 28th 2020 12:15 pm
According to a 2019 student survey conducted by the National Association of Colleges and Employers, more than half of all students who completed an internship received a job offer within six months of graduation. To facilitate these opportunities for a greater number of students, Niagara University's Office of Career Services is enhancing its innovative Pathways Program to guarantee internships for participants and to provide stipends to students whose internships are unpaid.
Welcome to Lewiston, Jeri N. Wright, P.C.
Wed, Oct 28th 2020 12:15 pm
And welcome to the chamber! The board of directors of the Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce, elected leaders, friends and family joined Jeri N. Wright, P.C., Real Estate Attorney, in celebrating her office ribbon-cutting in the Village of Lewiston.
Frontiers Music Srl announces signing of James Durbin
Wed, Oct 28th 2020 10:45 am
Frontiers Music Srl announced the signing of singer James Durbin to the label for a multi-album deal under the moniker "Durbin." James is currently putting the finishing touches on his label debut, which the label said "will be a pure, unadulterated, headbanging heavy metal affair where James proudly wears his influences on his sleeve while simultaneously forging his own path."
RG&E and AAA New York State join forces to prevent distracted driving
Wed, Oct 28th 2020 10:45 am
For the second consecutive year, RG&E and AAA New York State are partnering together during National Distracted Driving Awareness Month to remind passenger and commercial drivers about the dangers of distracted driving. The companies urge drivers to take charge of eliminating distractions by focusing on the road ahead as visual and mental attention is key to safe driving.
Don't let Halloween haunt you: AAA offers tips to stay safe this weekend
Wed, Oct 28th 2020 10:45 am
Halloween is full of treats, but the holiday, unfortunately, comes with its share of tricks, too. It's a busy night on the roads - and the worst night for vandalism. AAA Western and Central New York is reminding motorists to be on the lookout for pedestrians this coming weekend, to celebrate responsibly and to make sure your home and vehicle are protected against any tricks.
AAA's top picks for ghost hunting
Wed, Oct 28th 2020 10:40 am
Road trips reign supreme when it comes to 2020 travel, and the fall season is no exception. Travelers looking for some adventure may want to consider adding a bit of the paranormal to their fall getaway since it is the spookiest season of the year. In fact, New York state has a haunted past that travelers can easily find if they visit the right locations.
'Mike Garson's A Bowie Celebration: Just for one day!' livestreams Jan. 8, 2021
Tue, Oct 27th 2020 07:35 pm
In 2016, the legendary David Bowie left this planet far too soon. In 2020, the live music industry was shuttered due to the coronavirus pandemic. On Jan. 8, 2021, a star-studded group of musicians and vocalists - including those who grew up with his music as well as his friends and bandmates who worked with him and knew him best - will come together on the weekend of the fifth anniversary of Bowie's passing (what would have been his birthday) to reconnect, heal and share the music that has meant so much to so many.
Tom Hanks brings 'News of the World'
Tue, Oct 27th 2020 07:35 pm
This Christmas, Universal Pictures will present Tom Hanks starring in "News of the World," a moving story written and directed by Paul Greengrass. The two are reuniting for the first time since their 2013 Best Picture nominee "Captain Phillips."
Buddy Valastro returns to Food Network, TLC this holiday season
Tue, Oct 27th 2020 07:30 pm
Buddy Valastro embarks on an extraordinary new Christmas-themed competition on Food Network as he goes head-to-head with the greatest non-cake artists on "Buddy vs. Christmas," premiering Sunday, Nov. 22 (10 p.m. ET/PT).
Hootie & The Blowfish honor military heroes with heartfelt 'Won't Be Home For Christmas' featuring Abigail Hodges
Tue, Oct 27th 2020 07:30 pm
Grammy Award-winning band Hootie & the Blowfish recognize the sacrifice of military service members and their families as the holiday season approaches, with their release of "Won't Be Home For Christmas" featuring Abigail Hodges. The song written by Hootie & the Blowfish and produced by Jeff Trott, is available everywhere.
Maddie & Tae 'Need Christmas'
Tue, Oct 27th 2020 07:30 pm
Platinum-selling duo Maddie & Tae's first ever holiday release, "We Need Christmas," is out now. The six-track project features two originals: "Merry Married Christmas" and title track "We Need Christmas." That's in addition to beloved holiday favorites including "This Christmas," "Holly Jolly Christmas," "O Come All Ye Faithful," and "Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)."
California added to NY's COVID-19 travel advisory; nonessential interstate travel with Massachusetts discouraged
Tue, Oct 27th 2020 07:25 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday announced California was added to New York state's COVID-19 travel advisory. No areas were removed. The advisory requires individuals who have traveled to New York from areas with significant community spread to quarantine for 14 days. The quarantine applies to any person arriving from an area with a positive test rate higher than 10 per 100,000 residents over a seven-day rolling average, or an area with a 10% or higher positivity rate over a seven-day rolling average.
BBB research shows spike in online purchase scams since beginning of pandemic
Tue, Oct 27th 2020 07:25 pm
Scams related to online purchases, already on the rise, spiked more at the start of the pandemic, according to new research by the Better Business Bureau (BBB). A staggering 80.5% of people reporting online purchase scams in 2020 lost money. Which is a jump from 71.2% in 2015, when BBB began collecting data.
Consumer alert: NYS Division of Consumer Protection offers fire safety tips in Fire Prevention Month
Tue, Oct 27th 2020 07:25 pm
The New York State Division of Consumer Protection (DCP), in partnership with the U.S. Consumer Product and Safety Commission (CPSC), advises New Yorkers to "Serve Up Fire Safety in the Kitchen" during Fire Prevention Month.
UB to test all on-campus students before Thanksgiving break
Tue, Oct 27th 2020 07:25 pm
The University at Buffalo is preparing its plans to administer COVID-19 testing to on-campus students prior to the Thanksgiving break, per an announcement by State University of New York Chancellor Jim Malatras.
Division of Consumer Protection, Office for New Americans alert consumers to online English learning & phone scams
Tue, Oct 27th 2020 07:20 pm
The New York State Division of Consumer Protection and Office for New Americans are alerting consumers about online English learning and phone scams targeting students, parents and immigrants. These scams are based on threats requiring the end consumer to pay money immediately or face repercussions by authorities.
Winter parking restrictions in North Tonawanda
Tue, Oct 27th 2020 07:20 pm
City of North Tonawanda Mayor Arthur G. Pappas reminds the residents of North Tonawanda that the off-street parking restrictions begin Sunday, Nov. 1. There is no parking permitted on any city street between the hours of 3 and 6 a.m. until April 1.
Leaf pick up schedule released for City of Niagara Falls
Tue, Oct 27th 2020 07:20 pm
City of Niagara Falls Mayor Robert Restaino announced the fall leaf pick up schedule:
Wilson honors alum
Tue, Oct 27th 2020 07:00 am
Tom Reubens, a graduate of the Wilson Central School District (Class of 2007), was an All-State athlete and scholar, with a great love of history and nature. His life was cut short by a little known cardiac illness called Brugada syndrome. In his honor, the Reubens family has created a scholarship to support student athletes, and Niagara Family Medicine Associates has donated a tree that was planted at Wilson Elementary School last Friday.
French heritage history & activities at Old Fort Niagara
Tue, Oct 27th 2020 07:00 am
From René-Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle to Capt. Pierre Pouchot, the French had a significant presence on the Niagara River for almost 100 years from 1669 to 1759. From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 7, Old Fort Niagara will celebrate that history and present French Heritage Day in cooperation with the American Association of Teachers of French.
Food Network is ultimate Thanksgiving destination
Mon, Oct 26th 2020 06:40 pm
Food Network is prepping for food's biggest holiday with a bountiful schedule of brand-new cross-platform content this November, offering the best Thanksgiving recipes, expert culinary advice and all-star holiday hacks.
Erie County executive joins thousands of county residents participating in early voting
Mon, Oct 26th 2020 02:55 pm
On Monday, Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz took part in early voting for the 2020 presidential election, casting his ballot at St. Columba-Brigid Church on Hickory Street in the City of Buffalo's Ellicott District.
Harry Styles to invest in new Co-op Live Arena in Manchester
Mon, Oct 26th 2020 02:30 pm
Multiaward-winning and multimillion-selling global artist and musician Harry Styles has made his first big move into the business world with an investment in Co-op Live, Oak View Group's new venue in Manchester. The arena, which will be the U.K.'s largest, was given planning approval in September and is set to open in 2023.
Erie County Department of Health answers questions about youth sports travel
Mon, Oct 26th 2020 01:25 pm
The Erie County Department of Health has fielded calls and emails from school districts, coaching staff and parents of youth athletes related to travel sports teams. More recently, ECDOH received reports from concerned parents and school districts about independent youth sports teams scheduling or participating in out-of-state games, tournaments, scrimmages and other activities.
Cuomos: New York to partner with The RealReal to launch 'Mask Up' campaign to benefit COVID-19 relief efforts, build awareness of need to wear masks
Mon, Oct 26th 2020 01:20 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo and his daughter, Mariah Kennedy Cuomo, announced New York is partnering with The RealReal and dozens of New York fashion designers to launch "Mask Up," a campaign to benefit COVID-19 relief efforts and remind the public of the need to wear masks.
Village of Lewiston to hold special meeting Thursday; executive session expected
Mon, Oct 26th 2020 12:55 pm
The Village of Lewiston Board of Trustees will meet Thursday, but is expected to immediately vote to enter into an executive session.
Erie County Department of Social Services announces SNAP supplemental benefit
Mon, Oct 26th 2020 12:20 pm
The Erie County Department of Social Services announced the allocation of Supplemental emergency allotments of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits for households receiving SNAP benefits in October 2020. Maximum SNAP benefit amounts per household size have increased as of Oct. 1, as well.
Early voting continues in Niagara County
Mon, Oct 26th 2020 12:00 pm
Voters already have been out in large numbers taking advantage of early voting opportunities in Niagara County.
Coronavirus stats for Oct. 26
Mon, Oct 26th 2020 11:20 am
Coronavirus stats for Oct. 26
North Tonawanda Police Department: Therapy dog part of police reform & reinvention collaborative
Mon, Oct 26th 2020 11:05 am
Therapy dog "Remy" is sworn-in as the newest member of the North Tonawanda Police Department.
AC/DC unleash official video for 'Shot In The Dark'
Mon, Oct 26th 2020 10:50 am
AC/DC unleashes the video for "Shot In The Dark" directed by their longtime video director, David Mallet. The release of the video was preceded by a conversation between Mallet and the band, touching on stories from their biggest and best videos.
DEC: Deer management permits still available for New York hunters
Mon, Oct 26th 2020 10:50 am
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos announced remaining deer management permits (DMPs) in several of the state's wildlife management units (WMUs) will be available to hunters beginning Nov. 1.
Buffalo: Steer Restaurant offers half-price 'mega burger'
Mon, Oct 26th 2020 10:35 am
The Steer Restaurant and Saloon has introduced a half-price burger to springboard its relaunch - and lure back customers.
Roddy Ricch, The Weeknd lead '2020 American Music Awards nominations with 8 each
Mon, Oct 26th 2020 10:30 am
Pop singer and American Music Award nominee Dua Lipa on Monday announced the 2020 American Music Awards (AMAs) nominees in three categories live on ABC's "Good Morning America," followed by additional nominees announced via the AMAs Twitter account. Lipa also revealed she will perform on next month's show.
Celebrate Wilson Thanksgiving basket raffle
Mon, Oct 26th 2020 10:30 am
Celebrate Wilson is hosting a Thanksgiving basket raffle with two bountiful tubs to be raffled. A drawing will be held at 12:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 15, at The Cookie Cottage, 257 Young St., Wilson.
Riders raise funds in Lewiston
Mon, Oct 26th 2020 10:30 am
On Saturday, the Rotary Club of Lewiston & Niagara-on-the-Lake hosted riders from all over Western New York.
HEALTHeLINK named CPC+ data aggregator by Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
Mon, Oct 26th 2020 10:30 am
HEALTHeLINK has been named the comprehensive primary care plus (CPC+) data aggregator for the Greater Buffalo Region by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). CPC+ is a national advanced primary care medical home model initiative that aims to strengthen primary care through regionally based multi-payer payment reform and care delivery transformation.
Sean Ryan commended for environmental leadership
Mon, Oct 26th 2020 10:30 am
Environmental Advocates Action recognized Assemblyman Sean Ryan for his dedication to environmental preservation. Last week, Environmental Advocates Action released its 2020 Environmental Scorecard, which records the environmental votes of all state lawmakers during the legislative session. Ryan has received a perfect score for four years in a row.
DEC acquires 525 acres in Western New York for wildlife management
Mon, Oct 26th 2020 10:30 am
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation on Sunday announced the recent acquisition of 525 acres in the town of North Collins, Erie County, to create the Clear Lake Wildlife Management Area (WMA). The land offers hunting, fishing, trapping, wildlife viewing and other recreational opportunities and becomes the largest state-owned WMA in Erie County.
 

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