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New ID verification tool aims to fight unemployment fraud, speed processing of claims
Thu, Feb 25th 2021 10:05 am
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Thursday announced the launch of a new identity verification tool, ID.me, to fight unemployment benefit fraud and help New Yorkers with bona fide claims verify their identities and receive benefits faster.
Higgins applauds Biden's action to fill seats on USPS board
Thu, Feb 25th 2021 09:35 am
President Joe Biden has announced three nominees to fill vacant seats on the U.S. Postal Service board of governors. Congressman Brian Higgins, D-NY-26, who has been pushing for new leadership, released the following statement:
Just Buffalo invites community participation in 2021 Civil Writes Project
Thu, Feb 25th 2021 09:35 am
Just Buffalo Literary Center invites artists, collectives, organizations and community groups to apply for up to $1,500 in support for events and projects aligned with Just Buffalo's Civil Writes Project, a community engagement initiative that celebrates Black writers, draws inspiration from Buffalo's history as a gateway to freedom along the Underground Railroad, and finds pathways toward justice in the power of the written word.
Still time to be counted in 2020 Local Food Marketing Practices Survey
Thu, Feb 25th 2021 08:25 am
Farmers and ranchers still have time to respond to their 2020 Local Food Marketing Practices Survey, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Agricultural Statistics Service. NASS will continue to accept responses through April to ensure an accurate picture of U.S. local and regional food systems.
NYSUT announces new advancing racial justice in education agenda
Thu, Feb 25th 2021 08:20 am
New York State United Teachers on Wednesday announced a new state legislative agenda intended to promote racial and social justice in education, calling for funding in the upcoming state budget to help improve school climates, foster implicit bias training programs for educators, and diversify the education workforce.
Niagara County Community College fall scholarship available
Thu, Feb 25th 2021 08:20 am
The Niagara County Community College Foundation is offering scholarships for incoming and current students for the fall 2021 semester.
$59.9 million for school technology upgrades through Smart Schools Bond Act
Wed, Feb 24th 2021 04:25 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Wednesday announced the approval of 78 Smart Schools investment plans aimed at improving school security and reimagining teaching and learning for the 21st century.
Supersized physical competition series 'FROGGER' in the hopper at Peacock
Wed, Feb 24th 2021 04:05 pm
Peacock leaps into extreme fun and nostalgia with a series order of "FROGGER," a larger-than-life physical competition series based on the iconic 1980s video game.
Buffalo Sabres join RISE to bring 'Diversity Foundations' program to Western New York high schools
Wed, Feb 24th 2021 04:05 pm
The Buffalo Sabres announced the team will bring the Diversity Foundations for High School program to local schools through a partnership with national nonprofit RISE and EVERFI. The program will be made available free of charge to all high schools in Western New York.
UB's Human Rights Initiative shares its expertise
Wed, Feb 24th 2021 04:05 pm
Since its inception in 2014, the University at Buffalo Human Rights Initiative, a medical student group, has played an important role in helping to document and assess evidence of torture in people seeking refuge and asylum in Western New York.
NBCUniversal: Unprecedented programming & promotion for Tokyo Paralympic Games
Wed, Feb 24th 2021 04:05 pm
NBCUniversal is making an unprecedented commitment to the Paralympics with a record 1,200 hours of programming and six months of promotion for the Tokyo Paralympic Games, which take place Aug. 24 through Sept. 5.
Morinello: Standardized testing not a necessity for students during pandemic
Wed, Feb 24th 2021 03:50 pm
Assemblyman Angelo Morinello is in opposition to the U.S. Department of Education's recent decision to require states to administer standardized tests this school year.
Higgins urges Buttigieg to tackle WNY transportation projects that have 'separated communities'
Wed, Feb 24th 2021 03:45 pm
The U.S. Department of Transportation, under the new leadership of President Joe Biden and Secretary Pete Buttigieg, is looking to build back better with an aggressive infrastructure agenda. Congressman Brian Higgins is telling Buttigieg that work can start right here in Western New York.
New York Farm Bureau unveils 2021 national public policy priorities
Wed, Feb 24th 2021 03:40 pm
New York Farm Bureau outlined its federal public policy agenda Wednesday, as farmers from across the state are meeting virtually this week with their U.S. senators and congressional representatives. The main priority issues range from agricultural labor reform and COVID-19 relief to trade policy and climate change mitigation.
Girl Scouts launches a new series of 50+ outdoor programs for girls to have 'Endless Summer Adventures'
Wed, Feb 24th 2021 01:35 pm
Girl Scouts of Western New York (GSWNY) summer camp registration is open for all girls ages 5-17 to preregister to reserve a spot to attend day camp, resident camp, alternative camp and/or family summer camp options.
COVID-19 vaccine developed by UB startup approved for human trials
Wed, Feb 24th 2021 01:35 pm
A COVID-19 vaccine candidate, under development by UB spinoff company POP Biotechnologies and South Korean biotech company EuBiologics, is moving into human trials in South Korea.
Cardinal O'Hara honor roll
Wed, Feb 24th 2021 12:50 pm
Cardinal O'Hara High School in the Town of Tonawanda announced the following students were named to its honor roll for the second quarter marking period of the 2020-21 academic year.
Lewiston-Porter High School high honor, honor, merit rolls
Wed, Feb 24th 2021 12:50 pm
Lewiston-Porter High School announced the following students were named to its high honor, honor and merit rolls for the second quarter marking period of the 2020-21 academic year.
Holy Ghost Lutheran School high honors, honors, merit rolls
Wed, Feb 24th 2021 12:45 pm
Holy Ghost Lutheran School in Bergholz announced the following students have been named to its high honor and honor rolls for the second quarter marking period of the 2020-21 academic year.
NCCC names dean's list students
Wed, Feb 24th 2021 12:45 pm
Niagara County Community College announced the following students were named to its dean's list for the fall 2020 semester.
St. Peter's R.C. School honor rolls
Wed, Feb 24th 2021 12:45 pm
St. Peter's R.C. School in Lewiston announced the following students were named to its high honor and honor rolls for the first trimester marking period of the 2020-21 academic year.
Buffalo State College announces fall 2020 dean's list
Wed, Feb 24th 2021 12:45 pm
Buffalo State College announced the following students have been named to the fall 2020 dean's list. In general, students who have completed at least 12 credit hours and who have attained a grade-point average of 3.5 or higher qualify for the Buffalo State dean's list. Full criteria and grade-type exceptions can be found in the undergraduate catalog.
St. John Lutheran honor rolls
Wed, Feb 24th 2021 12:45 pm
Katie Gundell, principal of St. John Lutheran School in North Tonawanda, announced the honor roll for the first quarter of the 2020-21 academic year.
New York Guard member from NT honored
Wed, Feb 24th 2021 12:45 pm
Maj. Gen. Raymond F. Shields, adjutant general for the state of New York, announced New York Guard Pfc. Nicholas McKinney from North Tonawanda, serving with the 10th Area Command, received the Operational Support Medal during recent unit training events.
Lewiston-Porter High School high honor, honor, merit rolls
Wed, Feb 24th 2021 12:45 pm
Lewiston-Porter High School announced the following students were named to its high honor, honor and merit rolls for the first quarter marking period of the 2020-21 academic year.
Holy Ghost Lutheran honor rolls
Wed, Feb 24th 2021 12:45 pm
Holy Ghost Lutheran School in Bergholz announced the following students were named to its roll for the first quarter marking period of the 2020-21 academic year.
Zonta Club announces YWPA award
Wed, Feb 24th 2021 12:45 pm
The Zonta Club of Niagara Falls, New York's Young Woman in Public Affairs Award recognizes young women, ages 16-19, in the Lewiston-Porter, Niagara Wheatfield and Niagara Falls school districts for their commitment to volunteerism, community service, leadership and dedication to empowering women.
Edward Town Middle School high honor, honor, merit rolls
Wed, Feb 24th 2021 12:45 pm
Edward Town Middle School in the Niagara Wheatfield School District announced the following students were named to its high honor, honor and merit rolls for the first quarter marking period of the 2020-21 academic year.
New York Power Authority offers remote monitoring of utility assets to customers to reduce downtime, increase productivity
Wed, Feb 24th 2021 12:10 pm
The New York Power Authority (NYPA) announced the availability of an asset health monitoring service that enables centralized management of power plants, substations and power lines for use by its power supply customers, including municipal utilities, coops and manufacturers.
Biden, Trudeau announce 'Roadmap for a Renewed U.S.-Canada Partnership'
Wed, Feb 24th 2021 10:55 am
U.S. President Joe Biden and Canada Prime Minister Justin Trudeau put forth the following statement Tuesday, with regard to ongoing cross-border relations and initiatives.
Town of Porter traveler advisory
Wed, Feb 24th 2021 10:25 am
The New York State Department of Transportation is advising motorists that, beginning at 7 a.m. Monday, March 1, the Route 93 bridge over Twelve Mile Creek in the Town of Porter will be closed to traffic, as the replacement of the bridge gets underway. Passenger vehicles will be directed to follow a posted detour along Dickersonville, Braley and Porter Center roads. Truck traffic will be directed to follow a truck detour along NY routes 18 and 425.
NYSUT statement on federal government's decision to require state standardized exams
Wed, Feb 24th 2021 10:25 am
New York State United Teachers strongly rebuked the federal government's decision to mandate that states administer standardized tests this school year.
Pandemic highlights inequities produced by 'digital divide'
Wed, Feb 24th 2021 10:25 am
The "digital divide" - a common term for the lack of internet access and technological devices for K-12 students - is especially consequential during the pandemic when students are remote learning, according to a new report by the New York Educational Conference Board (ECB), a coalition of seven statewide educational organizations.
National Law Enforcement Memorial and Museum to host 'Between Black and Blue: Complexity within Black Law Enforcement'
Wed, Feb 24th 2021 10:25 am
The National Law Enforcement Memorial and Museum (NLEMM), with the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives (NOBLE), will host a free virtual panel event, "Between Black and Blue: Complexity within Black Law Enforcement," at 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 25.
Shadow day at Niagara Falls Culinary Institute gives potential students hands-on experience
Wed, Feb 24th 2021 10:25 am
The Niagara Falls Culinary Institute is known for giving its students a hands-on learning experience that prepares them for careers in hospitality, culinary arts, and baking and pastry arts. A new initiative will now give potential students the opportunity to connect with current students and faculty, having a hands-on experience of their own through a shadow program.
'Sweetest Valentine's Pet Photo Contest' raises close to $7,000 for Ten Lives Club
Wed, Feb 24th 2021 09:50 am
Ten Lives Club recently hosted a "Sweetest Valentine's Pet Photo Contest." It said community support was overwhelming, helping to raise close to $7,000 for the nonprofit cat rescue.
Eligible New Yorkers can begin making appointments at state-FEMA vaccination sites including Buffalo
Wed, Feb 24th 2021 09:45 am
Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced eligible New Yorkers in Buffalo, Rochester, Albany and Yonkers areas can begin making appointments to receive the COVID-19 vaccine at the state-FEMA community-based vaccination sites scheduled to open Wednesday, March 3, in the four cities. The four vaccination sites will operate between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. daily and each site has the capacity to administer 1,000 doses per day.
NT department working with DiBernardo to assist people in getting vaccinations
Wed, Feb 24th 2021 09:45 am
The North Tonawanda Department of Youth, Recreation, Parks & Seniors, in collaboration with Second Ward Alderman Frank DiBernardo, recently announced a COVID-19 vaccine assistance program (CVAP) for North Tonawanda senior citizens who are seeking help with navigating the process of registering to receive a vaccination.
BlueCross BlueShield connects with 50,000 at-risk members through targeted efforts amid pandemic
Wed, Feb 24th 2021 09:45 am
BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York has hit a major milestone: connecting with 50,000 members since it launched an outreach campaign to connect at-risk members with support and resources amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The health plan will continue to expand its targeted efforts for the next several months to help even more members manage the impacts of the pandemic.
Higgins: Biden-Trudeau meeting positive step in rebuilding binational trust & progress
Tue, Feb 23rd 2021 07:20 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins, D-NY-26, who serves as co-chair of the congressional northern border caucus, released the following statement in response to Tuesday's bilateral meeting between U.S. President Joe Biden and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.
 

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