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Hochul: Law expanding rights of parents in the workplace is now in effect
Wed, Jun 7th 2023 07:25 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced a new law requiring all employers to provide expanded accommodations for breast milk expression became effective.
Air quality health advisory continues
Wed, Jun 7th 2023 07:20 pm
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos and Department of Health Commissioner Dr. James McDonald issued an air quality health advisory for the Long Island, New York City metro, Lower Hudson Valley, Upper Hudson Valley, Eastern Lake Ontario, Central New York and Western New York regions for Thursday, June 8.
Higgins: $170,000 in federal grants for 7 local art organizations
Wed, Jun 7th 2023 07:20 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins announced seven local art and cultural organizations were awarded federal grants totaling $170,000 through the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA).
Buffalo Niagara Waterkeeper launches Seabin technology for season 2 at Buffalo Harbor State Park
Wed, Jun 7th 2023 07:20 pm
Buffalo Niagara Waterkeeper has launched the trash-trapping, in-water cleanup technology Seabin for a second season at Buffalo Harbor State Park, in partnership with the binational Council of the Great Lakes Region (CGLR) on behalf of the Great Lakes Plastic Cleanup, and with New York State Parks.
Hazardous air quality conditions prompt ECDOH to recommend postponing outdoor activities
Wed, Jun 7th 2023 01:10 pm
As of this writing (12:30 p.m.), Airnow.gov records a "very unhealthy" air quality for the greater Buffalo area. Air quality alerts from NYS DEC are expected to continue at least through this evening.
Niagara County announces murder conviction
Wed, Jun 7th 2023 01:10 pm
Niagara County District Attorney Brian D. Seaman announced Matthew H. Figura was sentenced today after he plead guilty to the murder of Patrick M. DeLuca on April 3, 2023.
UBMD pulmonologist warns about respiratory effects from reduced air quality from Canadian wildfires
Wed, Jun 7th 2023 11:35 am
With smoke from the Canadian wildfires entering our region and lingering this week, Western New York and much of the Eastern Seaboard is experiencing reduced air quality as a result.
Hochul recommends school districts cancel outdoor activities due to ongoing impact of Canadian wildfires
Wed, Jun 7th 2023 10:45 am
Gov. Kathy Hochul offered the following remarks on Wednesday:
Niagara County office building in Lockport closed due to power outage
Wed, Jun 7th 2023 10:15 am
The Niagara County office building, located at 111 Main St., Lockport, is closed today due to a power outage. It is anticipated power will be restored in time to reopen the office tomorrow morning.
Updated air quality health advisory for Wednesday, June 7
Wed, Jun 7th 2023 10:05 am
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos and State Department of Health Commissioner Dr. James McDonald issued an air quality health advisory for the Long Island, New York City metro, Lower Hudson Valley, Upper Hudson Valley, Eastern Lake Ontario, Central New York and Western New York regions for Wednesday, June 7. The pollutant of concern is fine particulate matter. The advisory will be in effect through 11:59 p.m.
Newfane School District announces Dr. Lisa Krueger as next superintendent of schools
Wed, Jun 7th 2023 10:05 am
The Newfane School Board is pleased to announce and welcome Dr. Lisa Krueger as the next superintendent of the Newfane School District. Krueger was appointed at a regularly scheduled meeting of the Board of Education on Tuesday, June 6.
Lake trout research underway on Lake Ontario
Wed, Jun 7th 2023 09:50 am
Lake trout research underway on Lake Ontario is part of the U.S.-Canada Cooperative Science and Monitoring Initiative (CSMI) field year on the lake. Research collecting data on lake trout movement using acoustic telemetry tags is being led by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) in collaboration with the U.S. Geologic Survey (USGS), New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Fisheries, with outreach assistance from New York Sea Grant (NYSG).
Smoke from Canadian wildfires reduces regional air quality; may cause adverse health effects
Wed, Jun 7th 2023 09:50 am
Wind currents are directing Canadian wildfire smoke to Western New York and Erie County, causing hazy skies and, in some locations, noticeable smoky odors.
Pryor Baird debuts new music with Black River Entertainment
Tue, Jun 6th 2023 05:55 pm
Fans of the soulful songwriter and artist Pryor Baird were treated to the long-awaited arrival of "You Are To Me," his first piece of new music as a solo artist on Black River (June 2).
Youngstown Lions volunteer at pop-up eyeglass clinic
Tue, Jun 6th 2023 05:15 pm
Seven members of the Youngstown Lions Club recently volunteered their Saturday to serve and help with up to 30 Lions from other Western New York clubs at the Lions pop-up eyeglass clinic held at the Community Health Center in Niagara Falls. This successful community event, organized by Lion Rob Nichols and sponsored by the Niagara Falls Community Lions, required no age limit, ID, or proof of income.
Air quality health advisory issued for Wednesday
Tue, Jun 6th 2023 05:10 pm
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos and Department of Health Commissioner Dr. James McDonald issued an air quality health advisory for the Long Island, New York City metro, Eastern Lake Ontario, Central New York and Western New York regions for Wednesday, June 7. The pollutant of concern is fine particulate matter. The advisory will be in effect from midnight tonight through 11:59 p.m. tomorrow.
The Skin Cancer Foundation offers tips on choosing and using sunscreen
Tue, Jun 6th 2023 05:10 pm
As summer approaches and we spend more time outdoors, The Skin Cancer Foundation would like to remind everyone how to use sunscreen safely and effectively as part of a sun protection routine.
UB researcher receives $421,000 grant to improve chances of successful recovery from alcohol abuse
Tue, Jun 6th 2023 05:10 pm
A University at Buffalo social work researcher has received a roughly $421,000 grant from the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) for an innovative project that will explore how a person's emotional changes during the early stages of recovery from alcohol use disorder (AUD) can influence the potential success of their recovery.
Parolee pleads guilty to gun charge for pointing illegal pistol at police during foot pursuit
Tue, Jun 6th 2023 05:10 pm
Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn announced 33-year-old William A. Fugate of Buffalo pleaded guilty this afternoon before Erie County Court Judge Sheila A. DiTullio to one count of criminal possession of a weapon in the third degree (class "D" felony).
New York State Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprise Regional Opportunities Expo Series announced
Tue, Jun 6th 2023 05:10 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced New York will host three events as part of the 2023 New York State Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprise Regional Opportunities Expo Series.
Cardinal O'Hara sets 'O'HaraFest'
Tue, Jun 6th 2023 12:05 pm
Cardinal O'Hara High School will host its annual O'HaraFest from 7-10 p.m. Friday, July 28, at the school.
New scam tactic called 'juice jacking' targets travelers to steal data when phones are plugged into public charging kiosks
Tue, Jun 6th 2023 12:05 pm
For this week's "Tuesday's Tips," the New York Department of State's Division of Consumer Protection is warning New Yorkers of a potential scam called "juice jacking," where thieves place hidden skimming units inside USB ports of public cellphone charging kiosks at airports, hotels and other public spaces to steal data.
Fashion Outlets hosts free 'Touch-a-Truck' event for families on June 17
Tue, Jun 6th 2023 12:05 pm
Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls USA is hosting its second "Touch-a-Truck" family event from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 17, in its front parking lot, off Military Road. Families are invited to interact with first responders and the emergency and municipal vehicles they drive each day. The event is free and open to the public. No tickets are necessary.
Niagara County Department of Health offers free chronic pain self-management workshop
Tue, Jun 6th 2023 12:05 pm
The Niagara County Department of Health Nursing Division, in partnership with the Niagara County Office for the Aging, is offering a free chronic pain self-management workshop. The six-week series starts July 14 and is scheduled Fridays from 9-11:30 a.m. at the Dale Association, 33 Ontario St., Lockport.
Attorney general's health care helpline recovers more than $1.5 million in restitution & savings for New Yorkers
Tue, Jun 6th 2023 09:55 am
New York Attorney General Letitia James has released a report detailing the work of the Office of the Attorney General's (OAG) health care bureau's helpline, a free service that handled more than 2,300 consumer complaints and recovered more than $1.5 million in restitution and savings for New Yorkers in 2022.
EVs: The heavier the load, the shorter the trip
Tue, Jun 6th 2023 09:20 am
When drivers load an electric pickup with heavy cargo, they make the vehicle work harder, significantly reducing the truck's range. But by how much?
Sunnking Electronics Recycling to be featured in Smithsonian Museum Exhibit
Tue, Jun 6th 2023 09:20 am
Sunnking, a nationally recognized electronics recycling, and corporate ITAD company, announces its inclusion in the upcoming cellphone exhibit at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History in Washington, D.C. The exhibit, titled "Cellphone: Unseen Connections," will highlight the evolution of cell phones, and their impact on society over the past few decades.
Free touch-a-truck and family safety fair event Saturday at Niagara Power Vista
Tue, Jun 6th 2023 09:15 am
The New York Power Authority (NYPA) will hold a touch-a-truck event on Saturday, June 10, displaying dozens of official and heavy equipment vehicles and allowing members of the public to test drive electric vehicles outside the Niagara Power Vista at the Niagara Power Project.
Community Foundation announces 2023 Bauman Fund for the Arts Grant Awards
Tue, Jun 6th 2023 07:00 am
The Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo, on behalf of the Oliver G. & Sarah Sloan Bauman Fund for the Arts, announced awards totaling nearly $60,000 to six Western New York nonprofit organizations for the 2023 granting cycle.
'Big R': Empire Super Sprints return to Ransomville this Friday night
Tue, Jun 6th 2023 07:00 am
The Empire Super Sprints will make their annual pilgrimage to Ransomville this coming Friday night, June 9, for the Ron Lux Memorial. A-Verdi Storage Containers, Hebeler Sales & Service, and Nuttall Gear will present the racing action. The Hy-Tech Concrete DIRTcar Sportsman, Kevin's Carpet Cleaning Novice Sportsman, and the Sunflowers of Sanborn Mini Stocks will also be in action.
Brandon Lake, Lauren Daigle, for KING & COUNTRY, Rachael Lampa, MercyMe tops at 10th annual K-LOVE Fan Awards
Mon, Jun 5th 2023 05:45 pm
Brandon Lake led the trophy tally with triple wins during Friday's TBN broadcast of the fan-fueled 10th Annual K-LOVE Fan Awards hosted by CAIN. Taped live at Nashville's iconic Opry House on May 28, Lake took home Male Artist, Song of the Year and Worship Song of the Year wins, with for KING & COUNTRY once again being named Artist of the Year, and Lauren Daigle bestowed the Female Artist of the Year Award.
Rachael Lampa wins K-LOVE Fan Award Breakout Single for 'Perfectly Loved' FT. TobyMac
Mon, Jun 5th 2023 05:30 pm
Singer/Songwriter Rachael Lampa was awarded her first K-LOVE Fan Award for her song "Perfectly Loved" ft. TobyMac in the Breakout Single category. The fan-voted awards were taped at the iconic Opry house on May 28 and aired on TBN on June 2. Lampa also performed her award-winning song at the show, and was nominated for three total categories.
'Vicki Lawrence and Mama: A Two-Woman Show' booked for Riviera Theatre
Mon, Jun 5th 2023 05:30 pm
Most recognized as "Mama" (Thelma Harper on "Mama's Family"), Emmy Award-winning comedienne Vicki Lawrence is one of the most beloved television personalities of her generation. Plucked out of total obscurity as a high school senior, Vicki went on to become part of the now-legendary cast of "The Carol Burnett Show."
Heart, Love & Soul celebrates 40th anniversary
Mon, Jun 5th 2023 05:30 pm
Heart, Love & Soul, a distinguished nonprofit organization dedicated to nourishing those in need - body, mind and soul - is thrilled to announce its 40th anniversary Celebration Week. With a focus on guests, the kick-off marks the beginning of a week-long commemoration, showcasing four decades of unwavering commitment to improving the lives of those in need.
After notable spike in unintentional drug poisonings in infants, health officials stress importance of safe storage for medication & THC edibles
Mon, Jun 5th 2023 05:25 pm
Imagine, for a moment, an infant. She's learning to crawl, exploring the world and objects around her. One of those objects is an edible gummy, containing enough THC (tetrahydrocannabinol, the psychoactive ingredient in cannabis) to cause intoxication, seizures, trouble breathing, and changes to heart rate and blood pressure. She puts it in her mouth, swallows, and when the poisoning effects set in - sometimes hours later - her parents panic.
Wreaths Across America offers free Flag Day lesson plans for educators
Mon, Jun 5th 2023 03:05 pm
TEACH Program provides free access to curriculum and educational resources specific to character and service-based learning.
Canisius College reveals new logo during Alumni Weekend
Mon, Jun 5th 2023 03:05 pm
In a historic moment during Alumni Weekend, members of the Canisius family were treated to the first glimpse of the institution's new logo. Nearly 200 alumni, faculty, staff, students and friends erupted in applause when President Steve Stoute unveiled the new logo at Saturday night's "Celebrating Canisius" event.
New York record-high $476 Million Mega Millions jackpot claimed
Mon, Jun 5th 2023 01:50 pm
Johnnie Taylor, 71, of Howard Beach in Queens, has won the record-setting $476 million Mega Millions jackpot from April 14. This is the largest Mega Millions prize won in New York state since the game launched in the state in 2002. The winning Mega Millions numbers for the drawing were 23-27-41-48-51, with Mega Ball 22.
New York National Guard soldiers complete 10-month mission in Africa
Mon, Jun 5th 2023 01:45 pm
The New York National Guard's Task Force Wolfhound completed its mission providing security at U.S. installations in the Horn of Africa on Saturday, June 3. The 1,130 soldiers of the task force had been providing security at locations in Djibouti, Somalia and Kenya since Sept. 19, 2022.
Attorney General James' office of special investigation announces indictment & arraignment of state trooper on manslaughter charges
Mon, Jun 5th 2023 01:45 pm
New York Attorney General Letitia James' Office of Special Investigation (OSI) today announced the indictment and arraignment of New York State Trooper Anthony Nigro IV on charges of manslaughter in the first and second degrees. The indictment alleges Trooper Nigro shot and killed James Huber in Buffalo on Feb. 12, 2022.
 

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