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Consumer alert: Division of Consumer Protection reminds parents & guardians to make water safety a priority for children
Wed, Jun 30th 2021 02:55 pm
The New York State Division of Consumer Protection reminded parents and guardians to make water safety a priority for young children as summertime water activities begin.
'Erie County Free Week' begins July 5
Wed, Jun 30th 2021 02:50 pm
The Albright-Knox, in conjunction with the County of Erie, announced the return of "Erie County Free Week," beginning Monday, July 5, and continuing through Sunday, July 11.
Niagara Falls: Hit and run motorcycle accident on Buffalo Avenue
Wed, Jun 30th 2021 02:50 pm
At approximately 11:17 p.m. Tuesday, Niagara Falls Police Department responded to a motorcycle crash at Buffalo Avenue and Hyde Park Boulevard. The accident involved a motorcycle operated by a 60-year-old Niagara Falls man.
Academic accolades: Graduates named
Wed, Jun 30th 2021 02:50 pm
Academic accolades: Scholarships announced
Wed, Jun 30th 2021 02:50 pm
FASNY offers lifesaving fire safety tips to keep your friends & family safe during July 4th celebrations
Wed, Jun 30th 2021 07:00 am
As vaccinated New Yorkers begin to gather for nicer weather, many will be hosting barbecues and parties for the upcoming Fourth of July. These holiday celebrations can pose serious safety hazards due to an increase in firework use and outdoor cooking. The Firemen's Association of the State of New York (FASNY) offers some key safety tips for your friends and family to follow this Fourth of July.
Esposito takes state leadership role with Knights of Columbus
Tue, Jun 29th 2021 04:15 pm
Williamsville's Charles D. Esposito, the permanent deacon at St. Peter & Paul R.C. Church, was elected to the position of New York state deputy for the Knights of Columbus.
Seneca Gaming Corp. announces appointment of board officers
Tue, Jun 29th 2021 04:15 pm
Seneca Gaming Corp. announced the company's board of directors selected officers for 2021 at the annual meeting. The following members will serve as officers:
$1.7 million, requested by Higgins for small business development in WNY, advances in committee
Tue, Jun 29th 2021 04:15 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins announced federal legislation, which includes $1.7 million to help small businesses in Western New York, has crossed an initial legislative hurdle. A House Appropriations subcommittee approved a bill including $950,000 for the Westminster Economic Development Initiative (WEDI) to support expansion of the West Side Bazaar, and $750,000 for the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at SUNY Buffalo State to help small businesses in Western New York expand e-commerce and grow an online presence.
NYS OASAS, NYSED announce opportunity for school districts to participate in student health surveys
Tue, Jun 29th 2021 04:15 pm
The New York State Office of Addiction Services and Supports (OASAS) and New York State Education Department (NYSED) announced the opportunity for school districts across New York to participate in the youth development survey (YDS) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention youth risk behavior survey (YRBS).
36th Summer Nationals at Ransomville Speedway
Tue, Jun 29th 2021 04:15 pm
Tuesday, July 6, will see the return of the Big-Block Modified Super DIRTcar Series to the "Big R" for the 36th running of the Summer Nationals. Wendt's Propane, Stirling Lubricants and National Maintenance Contracting Corp. will present the racing program, which will be seen by a worldwide audience on DIRTVision.
Artpark presents 'The Power of Niagara' by the Jon Lehrer Dance Co.
Tue, Jun 29th 2021 04:10 pm
Artpark & Company welcomes "The Power of Niagara" by the Jon Lehrer Dance Co. on Saturday, July 17. The event begins at 8 p.m. on the site of Artpark's recreated Gene Davis "Niagara 1979" painted parking lot.
History Center of Niagara's children's summer programs are back for 2021
Tue, Jun 29th 2021 04:05 pm
The History Center of Niagara will once again host summer children's programs. Events will take place from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesdays, July 21 and Aug. 18, for children ages 7 through 12. Two of the History Center's most popular programs will be offered, with a theme of "Fire and Water."
Orphaned baby beavers crisscross NYS for treatment at Cornell
Tue, Jun 29th 2021 04:05 pm
A litter of beaver kits traversed more of New York state in their first five weeks of life than most of their species will ever cross in a lifetime. This group of five traveled from the Adirondacks to Western New York, and from there to the Finger Lakes and then back to their mountain home.
NBC's 'Annie Live!' scores big with Harry Connick Jr. as Oliver 'Daddy' Warbucks in Dec. 2 live musical
Tue, Jun 29th 2021 04:05 pm
Annie has found her Daddy Warbucks and it's none other than multiple Emmy and Grammy award-winner, Tony Award nominee and world-renowned recording artist Harry Connick Jr. The multihyphenate joins the cast of "Annie Live!" as Sir Oliver "Daddy" Warbucks - the larger-than-life billionaire who opens his heart and home to little orphan Annie.
Buffalo Sabres name Don Granato head coach
Tue, Jun 29th 2021 03:55 pm
The Buffalo Sabres on Tuesday announced the team named Don Granato the 20th head coach in franchise history.
NBC's 'Macy's 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular' adds hosts Renée Elise Goldsberry & Ryan Eggold
Tue, Jun 29th 2021 11:15 am
Renée Elise Goldsberry, a Tony and Grammy Award winner and star of Peacock's "Girls5eva," and Ryan Eggold, star of NBC's "New Amsterdam," will host the "Macy's 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular."
NFMMC chief of infectious disease receives Golden Apple award
Tue, Jun 29th 2021 10:50 am
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center Chief of Infectious Disease Rajinder Bajwa, M.D., received the distinguished Golden Apple award Thursday evening from the Niagara Falls Board of Education.
'RISE Up!' program seeks to build professional skills to benefit both individuals & eateries
Tue, Jun 29th 2021 10:50 am
Western New York restaurants and hospitality businesses are experiencing an extreme shortage of workers. This unprecedented challenge is afflicting hospitality businesses throughout the world. SUNY Buffalo State, with its experience in the hospitality and tourism industry, has created a program to help.
Heat warnings issued: AAA warns motorists of extreme heat & dangers of hot vehicles
Tue, Jun 29th 2021 10:45 am
With heat warnings issued across the region, AAA Western and Central New York is reminding motorists to be aware of the dangers of hot cars. On average, 37 children die in hot cars every year. While an overwhelming majority of these deaths are accidental, such tragedies are often preventable.
Brown, Buffalo Police Athletic League kick-off 'Big Book Giveaway!'
Tue, Jun 29th 2021 10:45 am
Mayor Byron Brown and the Buffalo Police Athletic League (PAL) have launched the "Big Book Giveaway," an initiative tied to the 20th annual "Mayor's Reading Rules! Summer Reading Challenge."
NCCC library open to Niagara County residents
Mon, Jun 28th 2021 05:30 pm
The Lewis Library at Niagara County Community College is more than an academic resource for registered students.
Donors urgently needed: Red Cross still facing severe blood shortage
Mon, Jun 28th 2021 05:30 pm
The American Red Cross continues to experience a severe blood shortage that is negatively affecting blood product availability across the country. Donors of all blood types - especially type O and those giving platelets - are urged to make an appointment to give now and help ensure hospital shelves are stocked with blood products over the Fourth of July holiday and beyond.
Elected leaders voice support for AG James' settlement with Johnson & Johnson for role in opioid crisis
Mon, Jun 28th 2021 05:30 pm
After New York Attorney General Letitia James announced an agreement this past weekend with Johnson & Johnson (J&J) that will deliver up to $230 million to the state - the largest monetary settlement ever secured by James - and bar the company and all of its subsidiaries, predecessors and successors from manufacturing or selling opioids anywhere in the nation, elected officials and community leaders came out and expressed their support for the agreement.
FJC opens on Grand Island
Mon, Jun 28th 2021 02:15 pm
A ceremony was held Saturday, June 12, on the Trinity United Methodist Church campus, to open the Family Justice Center's satellite location on Grand Island. The site is sponsored by the George and Penny Panepinto Family. Read Mike Billoni's feature article now at www.wnypapers.com.
Acquest told to go back to the drawing board
Mon, Jun 28th 2021 02:10 pm
A positive declaration was issued calling for Acquest to prepare a supplemental draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) on its proposed 1.1-million-square-foot distribution facility at 2780 Long Road. The town voted to redesignate itself as lead agency for review of a revised version of the project. The site is where Amazon had wanted to build a similar facility until it withdrew last August.
Miracle League, DeGlopper Memorial in line for new federal funding
Mon, Jun 28th 2021 02:10 pm
Two Grand Island organizations are expected to get an influx of federal funds to help achieve their mission in the community.
Generosity spurs Grand Island Ladies of Charity Book Bag Project
Mon, Jun 28th 2021 02:10 pm
Thanks to the generosity of the many people who contributed, this year's Ladies of Charity Book Bag Project was a great success. This ecumenical project will provide hundreds of book bags for children in need.
Western New York mourns popular auto dealer, TV commercial star and philanthropist Billy Fuccillo
Mon, Jun 28th 2021 02:05 pm
William Bruce "Billy" Fuccillo Sr., age 65, passed away peacefully at home in Sarasota, Florida, on June 17, 2021.
Obituary: Michael Andrew Cap
Mon, Jun 28th 2021 02:05 pm
Michael Andrew Cap, 66, of Grand Island, went suddenly to be with God on Feb. 16, 2021.
New York Power Authority launches P-Tech internship program to prepare students for clean energy jobs
Mon, Jun 28th 2021 01:00 pm
Fifteen high school students from underserved communities in New York City, the Mohawk Valley and Western New York will begin six-week internships this week with the New York Power Authority to learn professional skills that will help them land competitive jobs in New York's growing clean energy workforce or other careers after graduation.
Niagara County to hold outdoor career fair at Ida Fritz Memorial Park
Mon, Jun 28th 2021 12:55 pm
The Niagara County Department of Employment and Training will hold an outdoor career fair Wednesday, June 30, at Ida Fritz Memorial Park in Lockport for those seeking employment. More than 30 companies with open positions have signed up to take part.
Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy, Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield of WNY renew partnership
Mon, Jun 28th 2021 10:10 am
The Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy announced its renewed partnership with Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield of Western New York with the adoption of MLK Jr. Park in 2021.
Local communities asked to take survey on Lake Ontario conditions
Mon, Jun 28th 2021 10:05 am
Legislator Irene Myers encouraged Niagara County residents along the Lake Ontario shoreline to participate in a survey on changing lake conditions as part of the Niagara Orleans Coastal Lakeshore Economy and Resiliency (CLEAR) initiative.
Sen. Ryan announces July mobile office hours
Mon, Jun 28th 2021 10:05 am
New York State Sen. Sean Ryan's office will host mobile office hours throughout the 60th Senate District in July. A member of the staff will visit communities throughout the district to provide convenient opportunities for constituents in each municipality to meet face-to-face with questions or concerns for Ryan.
With $1.7 million grant, UB will expand alcoholism research training program
Mon, Jun 28th 2021 10:05 am
The National Institute for Alcohol Abuse & Alcoholism (NIAAA) has awarded $1.7 million to the Clinical and Research Institute on Addictions (CRIA) and the School of Public Health and Health Professions at the University at Buffalo to expand its successful postdoctoral training program to include doctoral candidates as well.
Cuomo urges New Yorkers to prepare for another round of extreme heat
Mon, Jun 28th 2021 10:05 am
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Sunday urged New Yorkers to prepare for another extended period of high heat and humidity expected to continue through the middle of the week. Heat index values reaching up to the mid-90s are forecast through Wednesday, while humidity levels are expected to remain high.
Niagara Falls: Man found shot in vehicle on Whitney Avenue
Mon, Jun 28th 2021 10:05 am
Shortly after 8 a.m. Saturday, the Niagara Falls Police Department responded to the 1100 block of Whitney Avenue to check the welfare of a male sitting inside a pickup truck. Upon arrival, officers discovered an adult male in the truck, who was deceased from apparent gunshot wounds.
Heart, Love & Soul reopens for sit-down dining
Sat, Jun 26th 2021 11:15 am
Last year, as the pandemic forced restaurants to shutter in-door seating for guests, it was often overlooked that similar restrictions were placed upon local food pantries and other service providers for those in need.
 

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