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Higgins announces approval of Pregnant Workers Fairness Act
Fri, Sep 18th 2020 10:45 am
Congressman Brian Higgins, D-NY-26, announced approval of H.R. 2694, the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (PWFA). This bipartisan bill would require employers to provide reasonable accommodations for pregnant employees and job applicants.
Socially distanced chemistry for kids: Join US Crystal Growing Competition!
Fri, Sep 18th 2020 10:25 am
Looking for a hands-on science project to do with your children this fall? The U.S. Crystal Growing Competition is back.
Consumer alert: New York State DCP offers online safety tips at start of new school year
Fri, Sep 18th 2020 10:25 am
The New York State Division of Consumer Protection (DCP) is advising parents, guardians and caregivers to review their online settings during this new school year. Whether your children are going to school in-person, virtually or following a hybrid schedule, the start of a new school year is a great time to ensure everyone's privacy remains protected while online.
Mount St. Mary's Hospital adds cardiology care to Lockport Health Center
Fri, Sep 18th 2020 10:25 am
Mount St. Mary's Hospital has expanded services at its Lockport Health Center with the addition of two cardiac specialists. Cardiologists Benjamin Rueda, M.D., and Arif Syed, M.D., have joined the Health Center, located at 6000 Brockton Drive, Suite 106.
UB visiting professor delivers 'Protest, Hope and Resilience through Black Arts'
Fri, Sep 18th 2020 10:10 am
Michael Mwenso, a University at Buffalo visiting professor of the arts and leader of Mwenso & the Shakes, an internationally acclaimed troupe of musical artists, will expand what was initially planned as a succinct and tightly programmed residency into a semester-long, socially distanced engagement with UB students.
Amerks name Mair, Weber assistant coaches
Fri, Sep 18th 2020 10:10 am
The Rochester Americans announced Thursday the team named Adam Mair and Mike Weber to serve as assistant coaches on the staff of head coach Seth Appert.
NYS Office for the Aging urges older adults and caregivers to learn warning signs & symptoms of sepsis
Fri, Sep 18th 2020 10:05 am
The New York State Office for the Aging (NYSOFA) urges caregivers and older New Yorkers, particularly those with chronic health conditions and/or a weakened or impaired immune system, to learn to recognize the early warning signs of sepsis, to get immediate treatment, and to learn how to prevent infections that could lead to sepsis. Sepsis is a very serious illness for people of all ages, but it can be particularly devastating, even deadly, for older adults - even more so now because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Cuomo announces insurance fraud action against Johnson & Johnson for 'leading role in the opioid crisis'
Fri, Sep 18th 2020 10:05 am
Read the DFS statement of charges for Johnson & Johnson and related companies here Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Thursday announced the Department of Financial Services has filed charges and initiated administrative proceedings against Johnson & Johnson and its subsidiaries Janssen Pharmaceutica Inc., Janssen Pharmaceuticals Inc., and Ortho-McNeil-Janssen Pharmaceuticals Inc. - collectively, "Johnson & Johnson."
NFMMC to conduct COVID-19 testing Friday at Tops
Thu, Sep 17th 2020 02:55 pm
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center will conduct diagnostic testing for COVID-19 from 1-4 p.m. Friday, Sept 18, at Tops Markets, 1000 Portage Road, Niagara Falls.
Niagara County to hold 'walk-up' career fair
Thu, Sep 17th 2020 01:40 pm
The Niagara County Department of Employment and Training will hold a "mini" walk-up career fair next Thursday, Sept. 24, for those seeking employment. Eight companies with open positions have signed up to participate and more are expected to take part.
Section VI moves forward with fall sports
Thu, Sep 17th 2020 01:30 pm
The Athletic Council of Section VI has accepted the results of the formal postcard ballot that went out to its membership, and will move forward with fall sports. Over 70 districts submitted votes through the ballot process with 67 pledging their support for a Sept. 21 start date.
Niagara County announces bridge work and road closures in Hartland
Thu, Sep 17th 2020 01:30 pm
The Niagara County Department of Public Works announced two bridge projects on roads over Eighteen Mile Creek in the Town of Hartland are slated to begin next week, necessitating some traffic changes.
Parkinson's Foundation to host 'Moving Day Buffalo' virtual fundraising walk
Thu, Sep 17th 2020 01:30 pm
"Moving Day" is a walk to beat Parkinson's disease hosted annually by the Parkinson's Foundation. It is the largest fundraising event of the year for the foundation. The ninth annual "Moving Day Buffalo" is scheduled for noon Saturday, Sept. 26. This year, however, the "walk" will be a virtual one.
WNY COVID-19 Community Response Fund announces funding to support collaborative solutions to regional challenges
Thu, Sep 17th 2020 01:25 pm
The Western New York COVID-19 Community Response Fund, a collaborative philanthropic effort launched in mid-March to address the COVID-19 crisis in the community, is announcing multiple grants through its "Moving Forward Together" (formerly "Build Back Better") initiative. All of the grants support coordinated efforts to meet systems change needs in the region.
Niagara County Community College Foundation seeks 2020 scholarship donations
Thu, Sep 17th 2020 01:25 pm
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, Niagara County Community College has decided to postpone its 30th Annual Foundation Scholarship Gala. No official date has been set at this time.
Youngstown Lions chicken BBQ
Thu, Sep 17th 2020 01:25 pm
The Youngstown Lions Club will hold a drive-thru Chiavetta's chicken barbecue from 3-6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 17, at the Youngstown Fire Hall, 625 Third St.
EPA finalizes first ever rule to promote transparency in developing regulatory guidance documents
Thu, Sep 17th 2020 01:25 pm
Earlier this week, at a speech in front of the Federalist Society, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Andrew Wheeler announced the final rule to establish consistent requirements and procedures for the issuance of guidance documents. The final rule follows the direction of President Donald Trump's executive order to promote transparency through improved agency guidance practices throughout the federal government.
Aquarium of Niagara to adopt uncommon lobster found in seafood shipment at Tops Markets
Thu, Sep 17th 2020 01:25 pm
The Aquarium of Niagara will welcome an orange lobster into its animal collection after it arrived in a seafood shipment to Tops Friendly Markets on Transit Road in Lockport.
Wayne Lynch named new vice president at NCCC
Thu, Sep 17th 2020 01:20 pm
Niagara County Community College has named Wayne Lynch as interim vice president of administration effective Sept. 1. Lynch has served as interim vice president of operations at NCCC since November 2018.
ABC orders Erin Brockovich-inspired drama 'Rebel' straight to series
Wed, Sep 16th 2020 07:25 pm
ABC has ordered drama series "Rebel" straight to series to debut in 2021, it was announced today by Karey Burke, president, ABC Entertainment. The premiere episode is written by Krista Vernoff and directed by Tara Nicole Weyr.
Skillet releases 'Victorious: The Aftermath'
Wed, Sep 16th 2020 06:30 pm
After wrapping their spring "Victorious" tour in March, and like the rest of the music world, not doing live shows since then, Skillet is excited to perform for a "Billboard Live at Home" on Sept. 24, and rock out in Texas and Pennsylvania for their first drive-in concerts.
Buffalo Sabres acquire Eric Staal from Minnesota
Wed, Sep 16th 2020 06:30 pm
The Buffalo Sabres have acquired forward Eric Staal from the Minnesota Wild in exchange for forward Marcus Johansson.
Sam Moore, Cyndi Lauper, Brandi Carlile, Chris Isaak, Jason Isbell to perform in honor of 2020 Recording Academy Special Merit Award recipients
Wed, Sep 16th 2020 06:30 pm
The Recording Academy will honor its 2020 Special Merit Awards recipients with "Great Performances: Grammy Salute To Music Legends," an awards ceremony and tribute concert hosted by Jimmy Jam on Friday, Oct. 16 (9 p.m. ET), on PBS (check local listings), and the PBS Video app.
WEBR Radio announces another first in Buffalo radio
Wed, Sep 16th 2020 06:30 pm
WEBR Radio has been selected as the exclusive presenter for the all new program titled "Broadway Brunch" coming to WEBR every Sunday at noon starting Sunday, Oct. 4.
Josh Baldwin returns to his roots with full-length 'Evidence'
Wed, Sep 16th 2020 06:30 pm
Dove Award-nominated singer/songwriter and worship leader Josh Baldwin is slated to bow "Evidence," his anticipated Bethel Music sophomore set, Oct. 2. Produced by We The Kingdom's Ed Cash and The Creak Music's David Leonard, Brad King and Seth Talley, the 11-track project finds Baldwin embracing his most authentic artistic expression to date, both lyrically and sonically.
Statement by Congressman Brian Higgins on news of US-Canada travel ban extension
Wed, Sep 16th 2020 05:00 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 multiple news reports indicating the travel ban will be extended between the U.S. and Canada:
Bike track: Lewiston Business Group prefers 2022 Center Street repaving; public meetings set
Wed, Sep 16th 2020 04:20 pm
The Lewiston Business Group assembled Wednesday morning to share concerns about a conceptual Center Street bicycle track recently proposed by Niagara River Greenway Commission Executive Director Greg Stevens and Mayor Anne Welch.
September declared Suicide Prevention Month
Wed, Sep 16th 2020 11:55 am
Legislator Jesse Gooch presented a proclamation to Niagara County Office of Mental Health Deputy Director Myrla Gibbons Doxey at Monday's legislative meeting, declaring September "Suicide Prevention Month" in Niagara County.
Cuomo: Special enrollment for uninsured extended through end of 2020
Wed, Sep 16th 2020 11:50 am
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Wednesday announced the special enrollment period for uninsured New Yorkers will be extended through Dec. 31, 2020, as the state continues to provide supportive services during the COVID-19 public health crisis. New Yorkers can apply for coverage through NY State of Health, New York state's health insurance marketplace, or directly through insurers.
National Grid economic development grants support 7 Western New York initiatives
Wed, Sep 16th 2020 11:50 am
National Grid has approved more than $760,000 in economic development grants to support a number of Western New York initiatives designed to grow the regional economy.
Sharp attention explains why the early bird gets the worm
Wed, Sep 16th 2020 11:30 am
Many of the characteristics related to auditory attention in birds match those of humans, according to a study from the University at Buffalo.
Higgins announces passage of Strength in Diversity Act
Wed, Sep 16th 2020 11:30 am
Congressman Brian Higgins, D-NY-26, announced passage of H.R. 2639, the Strength in Diversity Act, which provides grants to communities for the purpose of improving the diversity of public schools.
UB: Predicting path of COVID-19 from Wuhan to Buffalo
Wed, Sep 16th 2020 11:25 am
Jennifer Surtees is a biochemist at the University at Buffalo. For more than two decades, her research has focused on genome stability and how mutations threaten that stability and sometimes lead to cancer.
Broadway Market community engagement findings presentation on Sept. 30
Wed, Sep 16th 2020 09:00 am
A Broadway Market online community meeting is scheduled for 6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 30. The purpose of the meeting is to share the public input and recommendations received to help develop a comprehensive business and marketing plan for the revitalization of the iconic downtown Buffalo market. The goal is to develop the market as a focal point for the Broadway-Fillmore neighborhood and, eventually, as a regional attraction.
Carson announces expansion of HUD's 'Moving to Work' demonstration
Wed, Sep 16th 2020 09:00 am
During his remarks at the Public Housing Authorities Directors Association's (PHADA) 2020 Legislative Conference, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson announced HUD is expanding its "Moving to Work" (MTW) Demonstration, which invites 100 additional housing authorities to join the program over the next two-year period.
Conde, Gibson reelected in Lewiston
Tue, Sep 15th 2020 10:30 pm
Incumbent Republican trustees Nick Conde and Dan Gibson were reelected to the Village of Lewiston Board on Tuesday. They will be sworn into office Monday, ahead of the 6 p.m. monthly meeting at the Red Brick Municipal Building.
'Care to Give': Mt. St. Mary's Hospital Foundation, DiMino's Lewiston Tops join together for special giving campaign
Tue, Sep 15th 2020 06:35 pm
DiMino's Lewiston Tops has partnered with Mount St. Mary's Hospital Foundation to present a special giving campaign, "Care to Give," which celebrates the hard work and dedication of Mount St. Mary's nurses and doctors. The campaign kicks off Sept. 21 and runs through the end of the month.
Stevens provides additional details on conceptual Lewiston bike path
Tue, Sep 15th 2020 06:20 pm
Amid speculation the New York State Department of Transportation will decide which, if any, bike paths are selected for Center Street in the next 60 days, Niagara River Greenway Commission Executive Director Greg Stevens again appeared in the Red Brick Municipal Building to pitch a southside bicycle track on Monday.
6 states removed from travel advisory; Puerto Rico added
Tue, Sep 15th 2020 03:00 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday announced six states - California, Hawaii, Maryland, Minnesota, Nevada and Ohio - have been removed from New York state's COVID-19 travel advisory. The Northern Mariana Islands were also removed. Puerto Rico has been added.

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