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KeyBank, in partnership with First Niagara Foundation, awards Field & Fork Network $50K to support healthy corner store initiative
Mon, Aug 9th 2021 09:30 am
Field & Fork Network has been awarded a $50,000 grant, from KeyBank in partnership with the First Niagara Foundation, to propel a healthy corner store initiative that will bring healthy food options to the Niagara Falls community, while providing technical support to store owners and nutrition education to residents.
DEC taking comments on Military Road brownfield site
Fri, Aug 6th 2021 03:00 pm
The New York Department of Environmental Conservation is taking public commentary on a proposed remedy to address contamination related to the 4435-4435 Military Road brownfield site, No. C932174, also known as the former Military Road School in the Town of Niagara.
Town of Lewiston earns good financial grades
Fri, Aug 6th 2021 03:00 pm
Beyond news of the commercial-grade solar utility project eyed for Townline Road by Saturn Power, there was a fair amount of other developments from the Lewiston Town Board session on July 26.
Maid of the Mist honored with international electric boat award
Fri, Aug 6th 2021 03:00 pm
Niagara Falls-based boat tour company the Maid of the Mist Corp. is again the recipient of a prestigious award.
Welcome news in Youngstown: YBPA reveals plans for new Youngstown Marketside grocery
Fri, Aug 6th 2021 03:00 pm
Taking a drive down Lockport Street in the Village of Youngstown this week found some truly welcome news - plans for a new grocery development in the former Marketplace plaza.
Cuomo's team begins defense
Fri, Aug 6th 2021 01:45 pm
On Thursday, Director of Communications and Senior Adviser to the Governor Rich Azzopardi said, "The Assembly has said it is doing a full and thorough review of the complaints and has offered the governor and his team an opportunity to present facts and their perspective. The governor appreciates the opportunity. We will be cooperating."
AAA Western and Central New York offers peace of mind at 'Ride for Roswell'
Fri, Aug 6th 2021 01:45 pm
There's no need for cyclists to worry about a breakdown or mechanical issue at this weekend's "Ride for Roswell." AAA Western and Central New York crews will be on hand during the event to assist cyclists. Four AAA trucks will be stationed at three locations throughout the ride in the event of a breakdown. AAA roadside technicians will shuttle bikes and riders to a nearby rest stop or bike shop, back to the University at Buffalo location, or will refill flat tires with air on-site.
Create a Healthier Niagara Falls Collaborative to host 5th annual 'Walk the Falls'
Fri, Aug 6th 2021 01:45 pm
The Create a Healthier Niagara Falls Collaborative (CHNFC) will host its fifth annual "Walk the Falls" on Saturday, Sept. 18. This year, the event will once again be held in person, after converting to a virtual event last year.
Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Heritage Commission unveils Cataract House historic marker
Fri, Aug 6th 2021 12:40 pm
At a press conference on Thursday, The Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Heritage Commission and the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation proudly unveiled a historic marker designating the site of the Cataract House at Heritage Park, across from Red Coach Inn.
Town Board passes bond resolution for road reconstruction
Fri, Aug 6th 2021 10:35 am
The Grand Island Town Board Monday night passed a $750,000 bond resolution to fund reconstruction and improvements to various town roads. The resolution, sponsored by Michael Madigan and seconded by Tom Digati, passed unanimously. Councilmember Peter Marston was an excused absence.
Mask requirement reinstated at Grand Island Library
Fri, Aug 6th 2021 10:00 am
Pursuant to an order from Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz, effective Aug. 2, facemasks must be worn by all those entering the Grand Island Memorial Library, Director Bridgette Heintz announced Monday.
Zucker to school districts: You're in control
Thu, Aug 5th 2021 11:00 pm
On Thursday, New York State Department of Health Commissioner Dr. Howard Zucker issued the following statement: "With the end of the state disaster emergency on June 25, 2021, school districts are reestablished as the controlling entity for schools. Schools and school districts should develop plans to open in-person in the fall as safely as possible, and I recommend following guidance from the CDC and local health departments."
ECDOH provides COVID-19 data update
Tue, Aug 3rd 2021 05:15 pm
The Erie County Department of Health is providing an update on COVID-19 data. For the week ending July 31, ECDOH received reports for 535 new COVID-19 cases among Erie County residents; this is an 80% increase from the previous week's total of 297 cases, and a 10-fold increase in the past six weeks.
Free outdoor screening of Disney's 'Raya and The Last Dragon' at Artpark
Tue, Aug 3rd 2021 04:55 pm
Artpark & Company announced a free community night screening compliments of T-Mobile. The Lewiston venue will show family-friendly "Raya and The Last Dragon" at 8:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 6.
Judges Luke Bryan, Katy Perry & Lionel Richie, longtime host Ryan Seacrest set to return to 'American Idol'
Tue, Aug 3rd 2021 04:50 pm
The iconic star-maker competition series "American Idol" welcomes back music industry legends Luke Bryan, Katy Perry and Lionel Richie as judges, and veteran host Ryan Seacrest to help discover America's next singing sensation for a fifth season on ABC, while celebrating the franchise's historic 20th season overall, when it returns spring 2022.
$31 million mixed-use housing development completed in Buffalo
Tue, Aug 3rd 2021 04:50 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday morning announced the completion of a $31 million mixed-use housing development on Buffalo's East Side. Supported through his Buffalo Billion initiative to revitalize neighborhoods and improve transportation, the Jefferson Avenue Apartments feature 90 affordable apartments, including 16 units with supportive services and more than 16,000 square-feet of commercial space.
$35 million available to fund operating costs of at least 1,400 supportive housing units
Tue, Aug 3rd 2021 04:50 pm
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo on Monday announced the sixth funding round of his Empire State Supportive Housing Initiative, which will provide up to $35 million in service and operating funds for at least 1,400 supportive housing units. Since its creation in 2016, ESSHI has provided operating funds for more than 5,400 units of supportive housing.
KeyBank, in partnership with First Niagara Foundation, awards $765,000 to nonprofit organizations
Tue, Aug 3rd 2021 01:50 pm
KeyBank, in partnership with the First Niagara Foundation, has awarded five nonprofit organizations in Niagara County a total of $765,000. A press release stated, "These transformative grants are part of KeyBank's $40 billion National Community Benefits Plan and is symbolic of both organizations' commitment to empowering individuals and neighborhoods through investment in programs that provide long term enhancement to the quality of life."
$9 million in grant awards to galvanize more than 770 live performances across every region of New York
Tue, Aug 3rd 2021 01:40 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Monday announced the first of four rounds of grant awards to 438 performance organizations across New York state. In this round, 773 grants were awarded through the "Restart NY: Rapid Live Performance Grants" program, developed by the New York State Council on the Arts.
NYSUT statement on COVID-19 vaccinations for K-12 school staff
Tue, Aug 3rd 2021 12:35 pm
New York State United Teachers issued the following statement Monday regarding COVID-19 vaccinations for K-12 school staff:
AG: Independent investigators find Gov. Cuomo sexually harassed multiple women, violated state & federal laws
Tue, Aug 3rd 2021 12:35 pm
The independent investigators appointed by New York Attorney General Letitia James - led by Joon H. Kim and Anne L. Clark - on Tuesday released their report into the multiple allegations of sexual harassment by New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo. After nearly five months, the investigators concluded that Gov. Cuomo did sexually harass multiple women - including former and current state employees - by engaging in unwanted groping, kissing and hugging, and making inappropriate comments.
Aaron Reutzel wins Big R Outlaw Shootout; Cameron Tuttle tops Sportsman field
Tue, Aug 3rd 2021 11:55 am
Aaron Reutzel of Clute, Texas, won his fourth NOS Energy Drink World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series A-main and took his first win at Ransomville Speedway on Friday night. Cameron Tuttle from Wilson won his second Investor's Service Sportsman feature of the season.
As Canada prepares to open border, Higgins sounds alarm on US readiness
Tue, Aug 3rd 2021 11:55 am
With Canada's plan to reopen the border to United States citizens less than a week away, Congressman Brian Higgins "is raising serious concerns about the lack of information and planning coming from the United States government," his team said.
Delegating effectively or avoiding responsibility?
Tue, Aug 3rd 2021 07:00 am
Think about the last time your boss delegated a task to you. Did you perceive that request as a sign of strong leadership - or as your manager shirking responsibility? In the end, did you successfully complete the task, or find a way out of it?
Niagara County to hold household hazardous waste collection in Lewiston
Tue, Aug 3rd 2021 07:00 am
Niagara County Legislature Chairwoman Becky Wydysh and Legislator Irene Myers are co-sponsoring a household hazardous waste collection on Saturday, Aug. 21, in conjunction with the Town of Lewiston, New York State Sen. Rob Ortt, Assemblyman Angelo Morinello and the Niagara County Department of Public Works. The event is open to all Niagara County residents. An appointment is required.
Cuomo on COVID: 'We have seen this movie before'; Niagara County not mandating facemasks
Mon, Aug 2nd 2021 06:35 pm
At a press briefing on Monday, Gov. Andrew Cuomo encouraged New Yorkers to "avoid reliving the COVID-19 movie" that played out last year.
Danny Gokey, Colton Dixon tour headed to Buffalo
Mon, Aug 2nd 2021 06:30 pm
Three-time Grammy-Award nominee and "American Idol" alum Danny Gokey announced a headlining "Stand In Faith" Tour featuring special guest Colton Dixon. Gokey will take his energetic and multigenre live show on the road for an 11-city tour that will kick off Sept. 30. The "Stand In Faith" tour is produced by Transparent Productions.
Artpark adds Buffalo Philharmonic Chorus to JP Jofre, Alarm Will Sound double-bill
Mon, Aug 2nd 2021 06:15 pm
Artpark & Company on Monday announced a performance by JP Jofre Hard Tango Chamber Band and Alarm Will Sound as part of the "New Music in the Park" series on Aug. 7, in the Artpark Mainstage Theater. The performance is sponsored by HSBC Bank.
Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls, USA, to host free job fair
Mon, Aug 2nd 2021 06:10 pm
Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls, USA, has partnered with Niagara WorkSource One to host a free job fair on Wednesday, Aug. 4. Interested job-seekers are encouraged to come to the shopping center, located at 1900 Military Road, between the hours of 1-3 p.m. to learn more about the available career opportunities.
UB to implement indoor masking requirement starting Aug. 3
Mon, Aug 2nd 2021 06:10 pm
Effective Tuesday, the University at Buffalo will require all students, employees and visitors - regardless of their vaccination status - to wear face coverings while inside campus buildings. This includes classrooms, hallways, libraries and other common spaces, as well as UB buses and shuttles.
Niagara County warns of new phone scam
Mon, Aug 2nd 2021 06:10 pm
Niagara County Legislature Majority Leader Randy Bradt on Monday warned residents of a scam that involves receiving a purported phone from Niagara County telling residents there has been a security breach in county government and asking them to verify personal information.
Guest editorial: Summer an advantageous time to become tobacco-free
Mon, Aug 2nd 2021 07:00 am
The new year is a popular time for tobacco users to become tobacco-free; however, calling the New York State Smokers' Quitline and changing behaviors can make summertime ideal for making a quit-attempt. Quit Coaches are available to assist New York state residents seven days a week at 1-866-NY-QUITS (1-866-697-8487) and encourage tobacco users to consider the summer months as an advantageous time to stay tobacco-free.
With 496 new COVID-19 cases in past 7 days, Erie County experiencing 'substantial' transmission
Fri, Jul 30th 2021 02:00 pm
The Erie County Department of Health has confirmed 99 new COVID-19 cases for July 29, resulting in 496 new COVID-19 cases within the past seven days. Based on The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) indicators for community transmission, Erie County is now considered to have "substantial" COVID-19 transmission, with a case rate of 54 new cases per 100,000 people in the past seven days.
Cuomo signs legislation making it easier for families to find & collect unclaimed child support payment
Fri, Jul 30th 2021 01:55 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Friday signed legislation (S.7153/A.7942) making it easier for families to locate and collect their unclaimed child support payments. The new law establishes an efficient, streamlined process for unclaimed funds to be turned to the state comptroller's office, where families then can more efficiently locate the payments they are entitled to receive.
Nearly $1.1 billion in grants to support child care providers, enable return to workplace
Fri, Jul 30th 2021 01:55 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Friday announced New York will administer nearly $1.1 billion in federal funding directly to child care providers to help stabilize the industry and enable more parents to return to the workplace fulltime.
UB to welcome 2020 grads to campus Oct. 1 for commencement
Fri, Jul 30th 2021 01:55 pm
The University at Buffalo is making good on its promise to recognize members of the Class of 2020, whose commencement ceremonies were disrupted due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Lauren Alaina is 'Sitting Pretty On Top of the World'
Fri, Jul 30th 2021 11:35 am
Multi-Platinum-selling singer-songwriter Lauren Alaina will release her new and most personal and soul-shifting album, "Sitting Pretty On Top of the World," on Friday, Sept. 3. Her third full-length album for Mercury Records Nashville follows on the heels of two critically acclaimed career-changing EPs released in 2020, "Getting Good" and "Getting Over Him."
Michael Feighan to release solo project 'Someone Prayed'
Fri, Jul 30th 2021 11:30 am
Artist/drummer/songwriter Michael Feighan will release his solo project, "Someone Prayed," on Oct. 15.
Fallsview Casino Resort, Casino Niagara to reopen additional amenities
Fri, Jul 30th 2021 11:30 am
One week after its initial reopening, Fallsview Casino Resort and Casino Niagara announced the reopening of additional amenities and an increase of offerings at both properties. These additional amenities will reopen in accordance with provincial approvals with capacity limits and health and safety measures in effect.
Statewide effort to prevent speeding
Fri, Jul 30th 2021 11:25 am
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Thursday announced New York State Police and local law enforcement will be increasing patrols to target speeding from July 31 to Aug. 8.
 

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