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Buffalo Sabres announce ticketing details for March 20
Wed, Mar 10th 2021 07:30 pm
The Buffalo Sabres on Wednesday announced the on-sale dates and ticketing details for the team's game on Saturday, March 20, against the Boston Bruins. A limited number of tickets will be available for the game. Season ticketholders will have the first chance to purchase tickets.
Hulu acquires US rights to Miramax sci-fi thriller 'Mother/Android'
Wed, Mar 10th 2021 04:30 pm
On Wednesday, Hulu announced its acquired the U.S. rights to the Miramax sci-fi thriller "Mother/Android." The film stars Chloƫ Grace Moretz ("Shadow in the Cloud," "Kick-Ass") as Georgia, Algee Smith ("Judas and the Black Messiah," "Euphoria") as Sam, and Raul Castillo ("We the Animals").
Higgins: American Rescue Plan lays groundwork for better tomorrow
Wed, Mar 10th 2021 03:50 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins, D-NY-26, announced the House of Representatives approved the American Rescue Plan, the final Congressional action before the bill is signed into law by President Joe Biden.
New York state: $15 million in emergency heating assistance for struggling households
Wed, Mar 10th 2021 03:40 pm
The New York State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance announced an additional $15 million is available to help eligible New Yorkers facing a home heating emergency.
UB to host 2-day symposium that aims to fulfill MLK's vision of justice, equity in schools
Wed, Mar 10th 2021 03:40 pm
To help transform schools into spaces founded in justice, equal opportunity and unconditional love, the University at Buffalo Graduate School of Education will host "Creating the Beloved Community," a two-day symposium that will feature nationally renowned authors, activists and educators who will share insights on reshaping our education system.
Potential ice jam flooding as warm temperatures blanket state
Wed, Mar 10th 2021 03:40 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Wednesday urged New Yorkers to prepare for possible ice jam flooding as temperatures across the state will rise this week and throughout the upcoming spring season. At Cuomo's direction, state agencies are monitoring areas that typically experience ice jam formations and response assets are ready and available to assist local governments in preventing and mitigating flooding and ice jam damage.
DiNapoli: DOH needs to step up enforcement of patient safety violations
Wed, Mar 10th 2021 12:55 pm
A press release from New York Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli said "the State Department of Health has failed to hold accountable certain health care providers including hospitals, nursing homes and individual nurses, for patient safety violations and use its power under the law to impose stronger fines." Additionally, DOH does not ensure amounts collected are directed to increase patient safety, as required, according to an audit released Wednesday by DiNapoli.
Bass Pro Shops and Cabela's inspiring families to 'Keep Fishin" ' with largest annual fishing event
Wed, Mar 10th 2021 12:50 pm
While millions of Americans rediscovered the joy of fishing throughout 2020, Bass Pro Shops and Cabela's is inspiring families to "Keep Fishin' " with the return of spring and its largest annual fishing event, the Spring Fishing Classic. The annual event takes place March 11-31 in all Bass Pro Shops and Cabela's stores and online.
$50.7 million to enhance addiction services in New York
Wed, Mar 10th 2021 12:50 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Wednesday announced the award of up to $50.7 million to providers throughout New York to expand access to addiction services.
DEC warns aquarium owners about invasive zebra mussels found in 'moss balls'
Wed, Mar 10th 2021 09:40 am
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation is urging pet and aquarium stores and consumers to immediately remove and properly dispose of commercially purchased "moss balls" for aquariums after invasive zebra mussels were discovered inside and on some of these products, as reported by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Consumers should be advised that moss ball products purchased from PetSmart and Petco may be subject to a voluntary product recall.
Cuomo signs COVID-19 Emergency Protect Our Small Businesses Act of 2021
Tue, Mar 9th 2021 06:05 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday signed the COVID-19 Emergency Protect Our Small Businesses Act of 2021 (S471A/A3207), establishing eviction and foreclosure protections for small businesses.
Q&A: Elizabeth 'Bitsie' Tulloch on a more grown-up 'Superman & Lois'
Tue, Mar 9th 2021 05:50 pm
The Superman and Lois Lane characters introduced via the "Arrowverse" recently were relaunched on The CW - and reimagined from what many DC Comics fans have come to expect from Last Son of Krypton. Yes, they're still bound and determined to save the world - him with his powers, her with a pen - but now they're facing a challenge far beyond anything they could imagine.
Niagara County wins 2 awards for Tonawanda Creek Road project
Tue, Mar 9th 2021 03:45 pm
The Niagara County Department of Public Works announced the Western New York Branch of the American Public Works Association (APWA) is honoring the Tonawanda Creek Road rehabilitation project as its 2020 Transportation Project of the Year. The New York State APWA has also named the project its Transportation Project of the Year in the $5-$25 million category.
New York Farm Bureau statement on exclusion of farmworkers from vaccine eligibility list
Tue, Mar 9th 2021 03:40 pm
New York Farm Bureau President David Fisher issued this statement Tuesday:
BBB: Gift cards an increasingly popular tool for scammers, study finds
Tue, Mar 9th 2021 02:30 pm
Gift cards are that gift that always fits and stands up to social distancing.
NYPA names Daniella Piper regional manager for Western New York
Tue, Mar 9th 2021 02:30 pm
The Niagara Power Project has a new executive in charge of its operations following the appointment by the New York Power Authority of Daniella Piper to regional manager of Western New York - the top position at NYPA's flagship hydroelectric project in Lewiston. Piper previously served as chief of staff for NYPA President and CEO Gil C. Quiniones and vice president of NYPA's digital transformation office.
Not so sweet: UB study finds increased risk of death among breast cancer patients who drink sugar-sweetened soda
Tue, Mar 9th 2021 02:25 pm
New research from the University at Buffalo suggests breast cancer patients who drink sugar-sweetened beverages regularly are at increased risk for death from any cause and breast cancer in particular.
Pedestrian struck by vehicle on Portage Road
Tue, Mar 9th 2021 02:25 pm
At approximately 7:10 p.m. Monday, the Niagara Falls Police Department responded to a call of a pedestrian struck by a vehicle in the 1000 block of Portage Road.
Buffalo Niagara chapters of ASPA & PRSA host government spokesperson virtual panel
Tue, Mar 9th 2021 02:25 pm
An upcoming free event geared toward Western New York public relations and public administration professionals will explore the intersection of the two fields. The Buffalo Niagara chapters of the American Society for Public Administration (ASPA) and Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) jointly present a virtual panel discussion from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 24, titled, "Serving as an Elected Official's Spokesperson."
March 9 is Gambling Disorder Screening Day
Tue, Mar 9th 2021 02:25 pm
In honor of Gambling Disorder Screening Day (March 9) and Problem Gambling Awareness Month, the New York Council on Problem Gambling (NYCPG) is announcing the release of an online self-screening tool for individuals who want to explore their risk for problem gambling.
EPA seeks public comment on protecting human health, environment from PBT chemicals
Tue, Mar 9th 2021 02:00 pm
Monday, in accordance with Biden-Harris administration executive orders and directives, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency asked for additional public input on five final rules for persistent, bioaccumulative and toxic (PBT) chemicals issued Jan. 6 under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA).
DEC: Residential brush burning prohibited March 16 through May 14
Tue, Mar 9th 2021 02:00 pm
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos announced the annual statewide ban prohibiting residential brush burning will begin March 16, and run through May 14. With spring approaching, DEC is reminding residents that conditions for wildfires are heightened in springtime when most wildfires occur.
Batavia Downs announces lineup for 'Rockin the Downs' summer concert series
Tue, Mar 9th 2021 02:00 pm
Batavia Downs Gaming & Hotel has announced the lineup for its fourth "Rockin' the Downs" concert series, which will take place outside on the racetrack, with eight Friday dates starting in June and running into August.
ASI awards $25,000 to WNY arts & cultural groups selected for 'Give for Greatness' program
Tue, Mar 9th 2021 02:00 pm
Arts Services Inc. (ASI) awarded 25 "Give for Greatness" grants in the amount of $1,000 each to 25 arts and cultural nonprofit organizations based in Erie, Niagara, Chautauqua, Cattaraugus, and Allegany counties. The 25 organizations were selected from 57 total applications for their work and accomplishments in 2020 by a panel of local leaders from the industry.
Nominations sought for annual Key to the Locks Award
Tue, Mar 9th 2021 02:00 pm
Nominations are being accepted for the 16th Annual Key to the Locks Award. Forms are available at The History Center, 215 Niagara St., Lockport, or at The deadline for nominations is April 15.
Garvey appointed acting counsel to governor
Tue, Mar 9th 2021 01:55 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Monday announced Beth Garvey was appointed acting counsel to the governor. She replaces Kumiki Gibson who has served in this position since 2019 and has accepted a new position in the nonprofit sector.
Matt's Music is TNT March Member of the Month
Tue, Mar 9th 2021 01:55 pm
Matt's Music is the Chamber of Commerce of the Tonawandas March Member of the Month.
Botanical Gardens 'Great Plant Sale' available online through April 15
Tue, Mar 9th 2021 01:55 pm
The Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens is holding its annual "Great Plant Sale" online for the second year in a row.
New Yorkers 60 years of age and older, additional public facing essential workers will be eligible to receive COVID-19 vaccine
Tue, Mar 9th 2021 01:20 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday announced a new expansion of COVID-19 vaccine eligibility in New York. Beginning March 10, all New Yorkers 60 years of age and older will be eligible to receive the vaccine, while public-facing essential workers from governmental and nonprofit entities will be eligible beginning March 17. This expansion also includes public-facing essential building services workers.
Sidway kids get an extra dose of learning
Tue, Mar 9th 2021 11:50 am
Sidway Elementary students got an early Christmas present this past Wednesday - an extra half-day of in-person learning.
Memories are painful for families of Grand Island KIAs
Tue, Mar 9th 2021 11:45 am
Each of the 18 families of Grand Island veterans listed on the Killed in Action monument at the southern end of DeGlopper Memorial at Baseline Road and Grand Island Boulevard can share tales of extreme loss of their loved ones and the heartache felt for those who sacrificed their lives fighting for our country.
Grand Island Town Board supports reopening schools
Tue, Mar 9th 2021 11:45 am
The Grand Island Town Board approved 5-0 a resolution supporting the reopening of Grand Island schools to full, in-person instruction.
Niagara County leaders frustrated over vaccine allocations
Tue, Mar 9th 2021 09:45 am
Niagara County Legislature Chairwoman Becky Wydysh and Director of Public Health Daniel J. Stapleton on Tuesday said it does not appear Niagara County will be getting the amount of vaccine doses it expected from New York state. The county ordered 6,500 doses of vaccine, including 5,000 of Johnson & Johnson. The county is still expecting a small supply of Moderna.
HUD awards $5.2 million to NYS for affordable housing activities in Native American communities
Mon, Mar 8th 2021 05:25 pm
On Monday, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announced more than $652 million in Indian Housing Block Grant (IHBG) formula funding for eligible Native American Tribes and Tribally Designated Housing Entities (TDHEs) to carry out affordable housing activities in tribal communities.
Matt And Kim release new track 'You Don't Own Me'
Mon, Mar 8th 2021 05:25 pm
Matt And Kim, the duo known for infectious, beat-driven songs and explosive live shows, are back with a new track, "You Don't Own Me," recorded and produced in their studio during quarantine. Originally recorded by Lesley Gore and produced by Quincy Jones, the group's take on this boldly independent classic is out today - International Women's Day - via the FADER Label.
Calling all artists! 13th Annual Taste of Buffalo poster art contest presented by Tops
Mon, Mar 8th 2021 05:25 pm
The Taste of Buffalo presented by Tops Friendly Markets is inviting local artists (students and the general public alike) to capture its essence in art by entering in the 2021 poster art contest. This year's festival, taking place July 10-11, will be back as a live event and is planned to take place in Niagara Square and on a portion of Delaware Avenue. This year's event will be modified to comply with any COVID-19 restrictions that may still be in place in July.
Brittany Howard releases Amazon Original cover of Jackie Wilson's '(Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher and Higher'
Mon, Mar 8th 2021 05:25 pm
Brittany Howard is sharing an Amazon Original cover of Jackie Wilson's "(Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher and Higher," available to stream and purchase only on Amazon Music as part of the service's programming for Women's History Month.
NBC Olympics celebrates International Women's Day
Mon, Mar 8th 2021 05:25 pm
On International Women's Day, NBC looks ahead to this summer at the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games, where the women of Team USA and NBC Olympics will again lead the way at the world's biggest athletic event.
More than 40,000 COVID-19 vaccine doses administered in NYS houses of worship
Mon, Mar 8th 2021 05:05 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Monday announced more than 40,000 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been administered at community-based pop-up sites in houses of worship throughout New York. More than 22,500 first doses and more than 18,000 second doses have been administered. Moreover, 48 pop-up sites have been established in houses of worship.
AT&T boosts network speeds & coverage in Erie, Niagara counties
Mon, Mar 8th 2021 05:05 pm
AT&T customers and FirstNet subscribers in Erie and Niagara counties got a big boost in wireless connectivity with the addition of 17 new cell sites (13 in Erie and four in Niagara) to enhance the area's 4G LTE coverage and help give residents and first responders faster, more reliable wireless service.

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