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Niagara County Legislature allocates additional funding for façade program
Fri, May 20th 2022 10:15 am
The Niagara County Legislature has allocated an additional $2.2 million to the Niagara County façade program (NCFP), according to Legislator Rich Andres, chairman of the county's economic development committee.
Higgins announces action & resources to improve access to baby formula
Fri, May 20th 2022 10:15 am
Congressman Brian Higgins announced action by the House of Representatives and the president to improve access to baby formula.
Buffalo State College announces commencement plans
Fri, May 20th 2022 10:15 am
SUNY Buffalo State College will confer degrees on roughly 1,500 undergraduate and 725 graduate students during its 150th commencement celebration on Saturday, May 21, in the college's Sports Arena.
DEC: Muskellunge fishing season starts June 1 in inland waters, June 15 in Great Lakes waters
Fri, May 20th 2022 10:15 am
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos announced fishing seasons for muskellunge begin June 1 in inland waters and June 15 in Great Lakes waters (Lake Erie, Upper Niagara River, Lower Niagara River, Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River).
UB hosting first in-person commencement season in two years
Fri, May 20th 2022 10:10 am
Some 6,450 students are candidates to receive 6,876 degrees and certificates during the University at Buffalo's 2022 commencement ceremonies, which conclude this weekend.
Statement from Gov. Kathy Hochul on CDC endorsement of first booster dose for children 5-11
Fri, May 20th 2022 10:10 am
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced the following on Thursday:
Mooradian to challenge for New York State Assembly seat in 145th District
Fri, May 20th 2022 10:10 am
For the first time since 2016, residents of the 145th District will have a choice when they go to vote in November for New York State Assembly, as Doug Mooradian announced he will run on the Democratic ballot.
Down River Run 5K and 1.5 Mile Fun Walk is back
Fri, May 20th 2022 07:00 am
The Family & Friends Down Syndrome Association of Niagara is pleased to announce the return of The Down River Run 5K and 1.5 Mile Fun Walk. The event will take place June 5 at Fort Niagara State Park, managed by Its Your Race, Race Management Solutions.
Ortt honors Bruce Sutherland with hall of fame nomination
Fri, May 20th 2022 07:00 am
Earlier this week, New York State Senate Minority Leader Rob Ortt was able to recognize and honor his nominee for the 2022 New York State Senate Veterans' Hall of Fame, Col. Bruce R. Sutherland. The family of Sutherland, who was honored posthumously, received the award from Ortt's office at the first Col. Bruce R. Sutherland Memorial Golf Tournament held at Niagara Frontier Golf Club - a local favorite of Sutherland's.
National Safe Boating Week is May 21-27: 3 safety changes you need to know
Fri, May 20th 2022 07:00 am
National Safe Boating Week arrives May 21-27 with an annual reminder for boaters to champion recreational boating safety all summer long. The BoatUS Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean Water suggests that boat owners need to know about three recent U.S. Coast Guard regulations that have changed, what's needed to be carried aboard, and how a vessel is to be operated at higher speeds.
'Live's 'American Idol Encore' set to hit a high note Friday, May 27
Thu, May 19th 2022 05:50 pm
ABC's iconic competition juggernaut "American Idol" is just three days away from crowning this year's superstar with three remaining contestants vying for one of entertainment's highest honors ... to be the next "American Idol"!
Niagara Post Theater, Fort Niagara among recipients of $900,000 in total grants
Thu, May 19th 2022 03:25 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Thursday announced $900,000 in grants to support 27 not-for-profit organizations involved with stewardship of state parks, trails, historic sites and public lands.
Increases in sexually transmitted infections prompt reminder from ECDOH: STIs are treatable
Thu, May 19th 2022 03:25 pm
In response to notable growth in certain sexually transmitted infections (STIs) in Erie County, the Erie County Department of Health is sharing data about these increases, and providing information about STI testing and treatment.
UB Center for Urban Studies: How decades of racism have shaped Buffalo
Thu, May 19th 2022 03:00 pm
In 2021, the University at Buffalo Center for Urban Studies released a report on inequality in Buffalo over the past three decades.
Study findings contradict nearly universal belief that humpback whales learn their songs from other whales
Thu, May 19th 2022 02:55 pm
In a quieter era when a ship's progress at sea arrived only through the courtesy of the wind, sailors told stories of intriguing sounds coming from humpback whales. If conditions were curiously calm and a vessel through coincidence or pursuit found itself in the close company of humpbacks, crews could hear a mysteriously beautiful call coming from the ocean that seemed to softly shimmer through their ship's hull, like the faint and fading tone from a struck tuning fork.
First responders tackle structure fire in Porter
Thu, May 19th 2022 08:30 am
At 7:24 p.m. Wednesday, the Niagara County Sheriff's Office communications center received a 911 call reporting a residential structure fire on Glengrove Drive in the Town of Porter. Niagara County Sheriff's Office deputies responded and confirmed a fully involved attached garage fire, with the fire extending into the residence.
Disney+ releases trailer for Marvel Studios' 'She-Hulk: Attorney at Law' premiering Aug. 17
Wed, May 18th 2022 07:00 pm
On Tuesday, Disney+ released a new trailer and key art for Marvel Studios' "She-Hulk: Attorney at Law." Streaming exclusively on Disney+ beginning Aug. 17, the new comedy series stars Tatiana Maslany as She-Hulk/Jennifer Walters, a lawyer who specializes in superhuman-oriented legal cases.
Production is underway in Atlanta for Marvel Studios' series 'Echo,' coming to Disney+ in 2023
Wed, May 18th 2022 06:55 pm
Production is underway in Atlanta on Marvel Studios' "Echo," a series streaming exclusively on Disney+ in 2023. Alaqua Cox ("Hawkeye") stars as the unforgiving Maya Lopez, who made her MCU debut in 2021 in Marvel Studios' "Hawkeye" as a deaf gang leader who was determined to make Ronin (aka Clint Barton) pay for his own vengeful deeds.
Tops, National Compassion Fund announce Buffalo 5/14 Survivors Fund
Wed, May 18th 2022 06:50 pm
On May 14, the Buffalo community suffered a devastating act of violence when a gunman opened fire at the Tops Friendly Market on Jefferson Avenue on the east side of the city, killing 10 people and wounding three.
LOCASH & The Beach Boys to officially kick off summer at Grand Ole Opry on May 27
Wed, May 18th 2022 06:10 pm
LOCASH and The Beach Boys are scheduled to officially kick off the summer for the Grand Ole Opry with their performances scheduled for Friday, May 27. Uniting for LOCASH's current single, "Beach Boys" featuring Mike Love and longtime bandmate Bruce Johnston, this will mark the Opry debut of The Beach Boys - one of the most critically acclaimed and commercially successful bands of all time.
Hochul announces support for comprehensive package to combat rise in domestic terrorism
Wed, May 18th 2022 06:10 pm
In direct response to what her team called a "white supremacist act of terror" at a supermarket on Saturday in Buffalo, Gov. Kathy Hochul unveiled "a comprehensive package to combat the steady rise in domestic terrorism and violent extremism, strengthen and close loopholes in state gun laws, and crack down on social media platforms that host and amplify content that promotes and broadcasts violent, lawless acts and endangers our communities."
Niagara County announces 'Community Messages of Hope' campaign as part of Mental Health Awareness Month
Wed, May 18th 2022 06:05 pm
In recognition of Mental Health Awareness Month, Niagara County Legislature Chairwoman Rebecca Wydysh announced the launch of the next phase of the Niagara County Opioid (OASIS) Task Force's "Community Messages of Hope."
DEC announces draft regulations to reduce waste sent to landfills, improve waste management & reduce solid waste's climate change impacts
Wed, May 18th 2022 06:05 pm
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos has announced proposed regulations for review "to further protect public health and the environment by making significant changes" to several of the state's current regulations governing the management of solid waste.
NYS OASAS announces award of $800,000 to expand opioid addiction treatment services in New York
Wed, May 18th 2022 06:00 pm
The New York State Office of Addiction Services and Supports (OASAS) announced the award of $800,000 to four opioid treatment program (OTP) providers to establish new locations outside of their existing facilities. These programs will help to bring OTP services to currently underserved locations and continue to address the ongoing need for treatment throughout New York.
Mental health agencies collaborate to staff drop-in center on Jefferson Avenue
Wed, May 18th 2022 05:55 pm
Area human service agencies are collaborating to provide free mental health and trauma counseling in the Johnnie B. Wiley Resource Center, 1100 Jefferson Ave., daily from 1-9 p.m. through May 27.
Community resource center providing support & services to Buffalo residents impacted by violence
Wed, May 18th 2022 05:55 pm
Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the New York State Office of Victim Services and the Buffalo Police Department on Tuesday announced the establishment of a community resource center to provide trauma-informed support and immediate services to residents who have been impacted by the tragedy that occurred on Jefferson Avenue, and the closure of Tops Friendly Markets due to the ongoing criminal investigation.
Bruce Sutherland tribute: Niagara Wheatfield sophomore wins $1,000 putting contest
Wed, May 18th 2022 10:40 am
Brianna Scozzafava, a 15-old-year Niagara Wheatfield sophomore who plays on the high school's golf team, defeated some of the area's best golfers by sinking the only putt in the Col. Bruce Sutherland Golf Tournament's putting contest.
FeedMore WNY postpones 'Sweet Expectations'
Tue, May 17th 2022 08:40 pm
On Tuesday, FeedMore WNY announced: "In respect for our community and in order to focus efforts on providing assistance to those affected by Saturday's mass shooting at the Tops Friendly Market on Jefferson Avenue, FeedMore WNY has made the difficult decision to postpone 'Sweet Expectations' from the originally scheduled date of Wednesday, May 18, until Tuesday, June 14, 5:30-8:30 p.m. at Seneca One."
WWII veterans to speak at NT History Museum
Tue, May 17th 2022 05:45 pm
The North Tonawanda History Museum is hosting a presentation by two World War II veterans - Richard Keil (U.S. Army Air Corp.) and William Gosch (U.S. Marine Corp.) - who will share their war-time experiences. This event is set for 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 24, at 712 Oliver St., North Tonawanda.
DEC, State Parks launch domestic & sexual violence prevention training to help make recreational areas safer
Tue, May 17th 2022 05:45 pm
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation and state Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation have launched new trainings to help prevent domestic and sexual violence at the hundreds of parks, campgrounds, day-use areas, trails, boat launches, and other public outdoor spaces operated across New York.
Memorial appoints new CFO
Tue, May 17th 2022 05:45 pm
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center and Schoellkopf Health Center announced Richard Braun Jr. has come on board as executive vice president and chief financial officer, effective May 18.
President Biden visits Buffalo
Tue, May 17th 2022 05:20 pm
On Tuesday, Gov. Kathy Hochul joined City of Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown, Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz and local elected and community leaders in welcoming President Jos Biden and first lady Jill Biden to the Delavan Grider Community Center in Buffalo to grieve with the community in the wake of Saturday's shootings at a Tops supermarket.
COVID-19: Statement from Gov. Kathy Hochul on FDA authorizing first booster dose for children 5-11
Tue, May 17th 2022 05:10 pm
"Today, renowned pediatric health experts and doctors at the Food and Drug Administration authorized the first COVID-19 booster dose for 5- to 11-year-olds."
White House: Americans can order additional free, at-home, rapid COVID-⁠19 tests at COVIDTests.gov
Tue, May 17th 2022 05:10 pm
On Tuesday, the Biden administration announced COVIDTests.gov is now open for a third round of ordering. U.S. households are now able to order an additional eight at-home tests at COVIDTests.gov - bringing the total number of free tests available to each household since the start of the program to 16.
Kearns announces food drive benefit for families & neighbors affected by Saturday's shooting
Tue, May 17th 2022 09:15 am
Erie County Clerk Michael P. Kearns announced his office, along with the auto bureau branches, is collecting nonperishable food items in an effort to assist the families and community affected by the shooting that took place Saturday in Buffalo.
DOT nixes Center Street digital sign idea
Mon, May 16th 2022 10:00 pm
There will be no digital sign at Academy Park.
Tops issues letter to community
Mon, May 16th 2022 05:00 pm
Tops Friendly Markets issued the following statement Monday.
Brown encourages those impacted by Tops market shootings to take advantage of growing number of free grief counseling, food, transportation support services
Mon, May 16th 2022 04:50 pm
City of Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown on Monday urged Buffalo residents in need of grief support, groceries or food shopping transportation to take advantage of the growing list of free support opportunities established to aid those impacted by the May 14 shootings at the Tops Supermarket on Jefferson Avenue.
NFTA to suspend bus fare collection in wake of Buffalo shooting
Mon, May 16th 2022 04:50 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Monday announced that, in response to Saturday's shooting at Tops supermarket in Buffalo, the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority will suspend bus fares on bus routes #12-Utica, #13-Kensington, #18-Jefferson and #24-Genesee through the end of May.
ECDOH celebrates EMS personnel during Emergency Medical Services Week
Mon, May 16th 2022 04:50 pm
Day and night, in all seasons and settings, emergency medical services (EMS) personnel and volunteers are ready to rise to the challenge of providing lifesaving care.
 

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