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NYSDOH's cannabinoid hemp program now accepting license applications
Mon, Feb 22nd 2021 01:45 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Monday announced the New York State Department of Health is now accepting applications from businesses seeking to operate as cannabinoid hemp processors, retailers or distributors.
Joel Vaughn to present 'Louder Than The Lies: Live'
Mon, Feb 22nd 2021 01:40 pm
Celebrating the release of his critically acclaimed, best-selling new recording, "Louder Than The Lies," singer/songwriter Joel Vaughn is inviting fans around the world to a special online concert this Sunday. "Louder Than The Lies: Live" is set to premiere February 28 (8 p.m. ET), and will feature Vaughn and his full band performing the entire 12-track project on location at Blackberry Meadows Farm near Nashville.
Red Cross calls for healthy blood donors following severe weather
Mon, Feb 22nd 2021 12:15 pm
Record-breaking cold and winter storms across much of the U.S. have had a significant impact on blood and platelet donations. The American Red Cross is urging healthy individuals - especially those with type O blood - to give now to ensure blood products are available for patient emergencies when help can't wait.
Problem Gambling Awareness Month: NYS is facing problem gambling together
Mon, Feb 22nd 2021 11:45 am
In honor of Problem Gambling Awareness Month (PGAM) in 2021, the New York Council on Problem Gambling (NYCPG) is challenging everyone across New York state - individuals, agencies and communities alike - to come together to face problem gambling.
New Aquarium of Niagara exhibit highlights dangers of illegal wildlife trade
Mon, Feb 22nd 2021 11:40 am
The Aquarium of Niagara has teamed up with full-service local energy company NOCO to highlight the impacts of illegal wildlife trading and the importance of local conservation efforts through a visually unique and interactive new exhibit.
Perfect blend: City officials welcome SPoT Coffee to North Tonawanda
Mon, Feb 22nd 2021 11:20 am
Business is a-brewing in the Lumber City. On Friday, North Tonawanda city officials hosted a public "Welcome to Webster Street" event to commemorate the arrival of downtown's newest business, SPoT Coffee.
Pump prices continue rising nationally
Mon, Feb 22nd 2021 11:00 am
Monday's national average price for a gallon of gasoline is $2.64, up 13 cents from last week. One year ago, the price was $2.47. The New York average is $2.70 - up 10 cents from last week. A year ago, the state average was $2.61.
Jacobs seeks transparent COVID-19 accounting
Mon, Feb 22nd 2021 10:55 am
Congressman Chris Jacobs, R-NY-27, has co-sponsored legislation to require President Joe Biden to provide a complete account of enacted but unspent COVID-19 funds.
Cuomo: Bill delivered to Legislature to strengthen enforcement against utilities that fail to effectively address power outages
Mon, Feb 22nd 2021 10:55 am
Gov. Andrew Cuomo recently announced he is advancing legislation to strengthen the state's enforcement of utilities to "address systematic failures to prepare for and respond to extreme weather events, including the unacceptable performance of several electric and telecom providers during Tropical Storm Isaias last year.
Niagara University presents 'A Conversation with Angela Rye'
Mon, Feb 22nd 2021 10:55 am
Attorney, political commentor and analyst Angela Rye will give the keynote address at Niagara University's annual celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s legacy. The presentation takes place at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 24, in the Castellani Art Museum. It is co-sponsored by NU's office of multicultural affairs, multicultural affairs advisory board, campus programming board, Niagara University Student Government, president's office, office of student affairs and Niagara University Opportunity Program. It will be available to the public via Zoom.
Niagara Falls: Shooting on Niagara Street
Mon, Feb 22nd 2021 10:40 am
'NY PopsUp' debuts to support state's performing arts industries
Sat, Feb 20th 2021 11:05 am
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Saturday announced the launch of "NY PopsUp," what his team called "an unprecedented and expansive festival featuring hundreds of pop-up performances that will revitalize the spirits of New Yorkers with the energy of live performances and will jumpstart the state's live entertainment industry."
Opening dates & scheduling information for state-FEMA vaccination sites
Fri, Feb 19th 2021 05:25 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Friday announced the opening dates and scheduling information for the six community-based vaccination sites being established through a partnership with the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
Updated guidance for infection rates & testing protocols on college campuses
Fri, Feb 19th 2021 04:50 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Friday released updated guidance for infection rates and testing protocols on college campuses. Colleges and universities testing at least 25% of total on-campus students, faculty and staff weekly will not be required to go on "PAUSE" unless their positivity rate exceeds 5% during a rolling 14-day period.
TobyMac shares 'Help Is On The Way (Maybe Midnight)'
Fri, Feb 19th 2021 04:30 pm
Seven-Time Grammy Award winner TobyMac is dropping his first single of the year, in tandem with a music video for "Help Is On The Way (Maybe Midnight)" today. Produced and written by TobyMac and Micah Kuiper, the new track is available across all DSPs.
'New York Forward' rapid test program to help businesses & catered events reopen safely
Fri, Feb 19th 2021 04:20 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Friday announced the launch of the "New York Forward" rapid test program to help businesses safely reopen. This unique public-private partnership - first announced in the governor's 2021 State of the State - will make low-cost rapid testing available to the public to support enhanced economic activity as the state continues to reopen sectors of the economy.
Cuomo: Nursing home visitations to resume
Fri, Feb 19th 2021 04:10 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Friday announced the New York State Department of Health will allow visitation of residents in nursing home facilities in accordance with CMS and CDC guidelines. The Department of Health recommends visitors take a rapid test before entry into the facility, and DOH will provide rapid tests to nursing homes at no cost.
Abby Ryder Fortson & Rachel McAdams to star in Lionsgate's adaptation of 'Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret'
Fri, Feb 19th 2021 04:00 pm
Global content leader Lionsgate announced 12-year-old Abby Ryder Fortson, best-known for her scene-stealing performances in Marvel's "Ant-Man" series, will play Margaret Simon and Academy Award nominee Rachel McAdams will play Margaret's mother, Barbara, in the studio's anticipated adaptation of Judy Blume's classic novel "Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret."
Muppet stand-up comedian Fozzie Bear on exhibit at The National Comedy Center
Fri, Feb 19th 2021 04:00 pm
As the original "Muppet Show" makes its debut on Disney+, the show's resident stand-up comedian and beloved Muppet, Fozzie Bear, makes his debut at the National Comedy Center in Jamestown, and is on exhibit for visitors to enjoy during their museum experience.
NCSO provides update on body found last summer in Niagara River
Fri, Feb 19th 2021 03:55 pm
At 1:27 p.m., June 27, 2020, the Niagara County Sheriff's Office Communications Center received a call from a citizen reporting a possible body in the lower Niagara River along the coastline of a residence in the area of 3719 Lower River Road, Youngstown.
DiNapoli: State tax revenues $2 billion lower than last fiscal year
Fri, Feb 19th 2021 03:55 pm
State tax receipts cumulatively through January of state fiscal year 2020-21 are nearly $2 billion lower than last year, according to the monthly state cash report released by New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli. Overall, tax receipts are $1.7 billion higher than anticipated by the state Division of the Budget's (DOB) January projections.
NY housing market continues its strong momentum to start 2021
Fri, Feb 19th 2021 03:50 pm
A robust winter housing market continued into 2021 with both pending and closed sales remaining strong, according to the housing report released by the New York State Association of REALTORS.
Cuomo asks for 'sweeping nursing home reform legislation' as part of 30-day amendments
Fri, Feb 19th 2021 03:50 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Friday announced what his team called "sweeping nursing home reform legislation to increase transparency, hold nursing home operators accountable for misconduct and help ensure facilities are prioritizing patient care over profits as part of the 30-day amendments.
56th Academy of Academy of Country Music Awards to be broadcast live from 3 of Nashville's iconic music venues, air on CBS
Fri, Feb 19th 2021 01:35 pm
CBS, The Academy of Country Music and dick clark productions recently announced the 56th Academy of Academy of Country Music Awards will head back to Nashville. The 56th ACM Awards will be broadcast live from three iconic country music venues: the Grand Ole Opry House, Nashville's historic Ryman Auditorium and the Bluebird Cafe, on Sunday, April 18 (8 p.m. ET live/delayed PT) on the CBS Television Network.
Tom Hardy to star in, produce 'Havoc' from Gareth Evans for Netflix
Fri, Feb 19th 2021 01:30 pm
Gareth Evans has signed an exclusive deal with Netflix to produce and direct films for the studio for the next several years. "Havoc," with Tom Hardy ("Venom," "Dunkirk," "The Dark Knight Rises," "Inception"), will be the first feature under the new creative partnership.
St. Patrick's Day celebrations adjusting for 2021
Fri, Feb 19th 2021 01:00 pm
St. Patrick's Day 2021 in Buffalo Niagara will look different next month, as the region continues its rebound from the nearly yearlong COVID-19 pandemic.
4 keys to prevent car theft
Fri, Feb 19th 2021 12:40 pm
According to the latest figures from the FBI, there were an estimated 748,841 thefts of motor vehicles nationwide in 2018 resulting in a loss of $6.3 billion. Police in many regions in New York are reporting an up-tick in car thefts this year. Often, vehicles are left running tempting a thief to take advantage of an easy target.
BBB advice for helping Texas and other areas facing weather issues/power outages
Fri, Feb 19th 2021 12:35 pm
As Texas and other parts of the country have been hit with snow and bitterly cold weather, millions have lost power, heat, and/or water. Many people are looking for ways to help those in need. Better Business Bureau of Upstate New York encourages people to visit Give.org to verify if the charity chosen meets the BBB Standards for Charity Accountability.
NYS: More than $37 million awarded to highway safety initiatives
Fri, Feb 19th 2021 12:35 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced more than $37.2 million in federal highway safety grants have been awarded to 502 programs throughout New York during the federal fiscal year 2021. These grants provide funding to local, state and not-for-profit agencies for projects that improve overall highway safety and reduce deaths and serious injuries due to crashes. The projects awarded funding focused on three types of driver safety initiatives: highway safety, child passenger safety and police traffic services.
Six Flags Darien Lake scheduled to reopen May 21
Fri, Feb 19th 2021 12:20 pm
Six Flags Darien Lake, the "Thrill Capital of New York," is reopening on May 21, based on the guidelines set by the state of New York and Gov. Andrew Cuomo. The park will unveil extensive safety and security measures including quick and contactless security and temperature checks for guests and team members. Convenient mobile ordering will also be available at many locations. The park is converting to a cash to a card kiosk system, accepting only mobile and card payments to further enhance the safety of guests and team members.
Second phase of $2 million historic restoration project begins at Buffalo History Museum
Fri, Feb 19th 2021 12:05 pm
The Buffalo History Museum will begin the next phase of restoration to the lower level of its National Historic Landmark Building. Work focuses on improving guest amenities, including new restrooms and an HVAC system. At the end of this phase of construction, the museum's lower level will be restored to the original vision of architect George Cary, with an expansive 4,400-square-foot gallery.
NT: Zadzilka will not seek reelection this November
Fri, Feb 19th 2021 10:25 am
As North Tonawanda Third Ward Alderman Eric Zadzilka settled in recently for his 11th year on the Common Council, he announced he will not seek reelection this coming November.
Emily Buzzard to direct Niagara University's prevention efforts against sexual violence on campus
Fri, Feb 19th 2021 10:25 am
Emily Buzzard has been named project director for Niagara University's campus program to educate about and respond to sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence and stalking on campus.
Rachel & Daughters African Variety Store grand opening
Fri, Feb 19th 2021 10:20 am
Rachel & Daughters African Variety Store is set to open this weekend with a grand opening event on Saturday. The new Black woman-owned business will provide a variety of ethnic African food, clothing and other cultural items to the Buffalo community.
Natalie Layne is 'Steady' today
Fri, Feb 19th 2021 10:20 am
Acclaimed singer/songwriter and worship leader Natalie Layne is stepping confidently into a new season with her latest single, "Steady." Her team said, "The upbeat pop anthem - contrasting the fallible nature of humanity with the certainty of a savior who anchors us - is now available on streaming platforms."
UB PhD students lead #BlackInSciComm, #BlackInNano movements
Fri, Feb 19th 2021 10:20 am
In 2020, powerful online movements emerged to celebrate and elevate the voices of Black scientists.
NYS: Week 10 vaccinations delayed
Fri, Feb 19th 2021 10:00 am
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Thursday night issued the following statement on vaccine shipping delays:
Village of Lewiston provides updates on events, public safety, bandshell & bike path
Fri, Feb 19th 2021 10:00 am
As Lewiston was dealing with its first major snowstorm of 2021, village trustees met Tuesday night to discuss plans for spring and summer. Updates also were given on several longstanding projects.
Full edition: The Tribune-Sentinel for Feb. 19, 2021
Fri, Feb 19th 2021 07:00 am
Full edition: The Tribune-Sentinel for Feb. 19, 2021
Rotary Club of Grand Island's 'Undie Sunday' begins Monday
Fri, Feb 19th 2021 07:00 am
Considering the need local shelters have experienced during the COVID-19 pandemic, the timing of the 21st annual Rotary Club of Grand Island's Undie Sunday is ideal. Beginning Monday and concluding on Sunday, March 7, Island residents are encouraged to donate the basic needs of new and unused underclothing and socks to benefit homeless men, women and children in Niagara Falls, Buffalo and surrounding areas.
 

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