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Andrew Greer & Friends bow timely 'Songs of Rest & Reflection'
Fri, Mar 27th 2020 02:25 pm
"Tune My Heart...Songs of Rest & Reflection" (Lucid Artists/MA'M Recordings), a soundtrack for personal moments of peaceful worship from Andrew Greer & Friends, is now available at Parable Christian Stores nationwide, as well as via Apple Music and other major digital platforms.
Colton Dixon to release self-titled EP with Atlantic Records/Hear It Loud following success of 'Miracles' single
Fri, Mar 27th 2020 02:20 pm
In light of the success of "Miracles," his first new single in over three years, Colton Dixon will release his self-titled EP with Atlantic Records/Hear It Loud later this spring/summer. Available for pre-order today along with the Instant Grat track "Devil is a Liar," Dixon premiered the lyric video for the instant grat on his YouTube. At 4pm EST, via Skillet's Channel, Dixon will be joined by Skillet's John and Korey Cooper for an Instagram Live, to catch up in general and of course discuss their collaboration with Dixon on his new music.
Rhett Walker releases 'Good to Me'
Fri, Mar 27th 2020 02:20 pm
Provident Label Group announced the release of Rhett Walker's latest album. Titled "Good to Me," the 10-song project is now available and features the top 5 radio hit "Believer," Walker's most successful radio single of his career.
Higgins announces House approval of third COVID-19 emergency package
Fri, Mar 27th 2020 02:10 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins announced the House of Representatives approved the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, the third emergency package approved by Congress to address public health and economic needs related to COVID-19.
Mission House drops new deluxe single 'Behold'
Fri, Mar 27th 2020 02:00 pm
Taylor Leonhardt and Jess Ray, the creative duo known as Mission House, announce the aptly timed deluxe release of their Easter anthem, "Behold." Available now courtesy of Integrity Music, the single is available in both a studio and acoustic version, the latter which features Sarah McMillan ("King Of My Heart"). "Behold" is the latest new music to release from the duo since its debut self-titled project released last November.
AG James makes government services more accessible in response to coronavirus pandemic
Fri, Mar 27th 2020 02:00 pm
New York Attorney General Letitia James announced a number of steps her office is taking to make state government services more accessible to New Yorkers during the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) public health crisis. In an effort to address disruptions happening across New York and specifically in the office of the attorney general, James issued guidance that will limit the need to mail many physical submissions to her office.
Morinello, NYSUT urge budget caution
Fri, Mar 27th 2020 01:55 pm
Earlier this week, Assemblyman Angelo Morinello said, "I would like to thank the governor for his leadership during this difficult time, however, I would implore him to not use this as a motive to pursue a budget filled with policy that's harmful to New Yorkers. During these trying times of uncertainty, the budget should focus on the recovery of business, management of the economy, and the health care of communities across this state.
A 'Destination of Hope'
Fri, Mar 27th 2020 12:20 pm
On Thursday, Destination Niagara USA released the "Destination of Hope" video across all @NiagaraFallsUSA social media channels.
Niagara County Clerk Jastrzemski: Real ID postponed until 2021
Fri, Mar 27th 2020 12:00 pm
Niagara County Clerk Joseph A. Jastrzemski on Friday said the Department of Homeland Security has delayed implementation of the REAL ID requirements for domestic flights until Oct. 1, 2021. The requirements were set to take place this October.
AVANGRID Companies and Avangrid Foundation commit $2 million to support coronavirus response & recovery
Fri, Mar 27th 2020 10:50 am
The Avangrid Foundation and AVANGRID Inc. recently announced a $2 million commitment to support national and local organizations that support vulnerable communities as they deal with the coronavirus pandemic.
Higgins, Reed & Suozzi lead New York House delegation call for immediate implementation of extended unemployment insurance for New York workers
Fri, Mar 27th 2020 10:50 am
New York Congressmembers of the House of Representatives Ways and Means Committee Brian Higgins, Tom Reed and Tom Suozzi led a letter to President Donald Trump calling for immediate authorization of extended unemployment benefits for New York workers.
Construction begins in downtown North Tonawanda
Fri, Mar 27th 2020 10:50 am
Beginning this week, the City of North Tonawanda has commenced the downtown placemaking project. It is funded through Gov. Andrew Cuomo's Smart Growth Community Fund, administered by Empire State Development. NT officials said it will have a transformative impact on downtown North Tonawanda.
Memorial announces 2020 board appointments
Fri, Mar 27th 2020 10:50 am
The Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center Board of Directors confirmed its 2020 slate of officers, re-elected five incumbent board members and elected a new member to the board at its annual meeting on Monday.
USAN board approves items related to redevelopment of former Rainbow Centre Mall
Fri, Mar 27th 2020 10:40 am
The USA Niagara Development Corp. board of directors met Wednesday and approved items to advance key development projects in downtown Niagara Falls.
People Inc.: A message to our community
Fri, Mar 27th 2020 10:25 am
During these very challenging times, we so appreciate the tireless work of our partners - elected officials, our peers in health and human services, vendors and supporters. Above all, I'm incredibly thankful for and proud of the 4,000 staff members of People Inc. Their dedication and talent are evident on a "typical" day, and in times like this, are even more vivid and extraordinary. We wanted to share some of the proactive measures we have taken within People Inc. to prepare and deal with this crisis.
PSC chair approves orders suspending rate increases in response to COVID-19
Fri, Mar 27th 2020 10:25 am
The chairman of the Public Service Commission on Wednesday approved an order that will allow New York American Water (NYAW) to delay implementing the previously approved rate increase scheduled to take effect April 1 under its existing four-year rate plan.
AARP Innovation Labs launches 'AARP Community Connections' platform to find help, or give it, during coronavirus pandemic
Fri, Mar 27th 2020 10:25 am
AARP Community Connections, a new online platform launched by AARP Innovation Labs, allows users to organize and find local volunteer groups to help pick up groceries, provide financial assistance or lend emotional support to neighbors, friends and loved ones. Across the country, these informal online groups - also called "mutual aid" groups - help communities stay connected at a time when people must practice social distancing to stay safe.
Preservation Buffalo Niagara introduces 1850 Project
Fri, Mar 27th 2020 10:15 am
In 1996, titans of Buffalo's preservation community, including John Conlin, Edward J. Patton, and Paul Redding, were commissioned by then Common Council President George K. Arthur to identify structures in the City of Buffalo built prior to 1860. The resulting list included approximately 215 buildings, with the oldest from 1818.
New York Farm Bureau honored for effort to donate 7.3 million pounds of food to regional food banks
Fri, Mar 27th 2020 10:15 am
New York's farmers are among the best in the nation when it comes to supporting people in need through their regional food banks. This week, American Farm Bureau Federation recognized New York Farm Bureau's Young Farmers and Ranchers (YF&R) program for its efforts to donate more than 7.3 million pounds of food to the regional food banks across the state last year. That was the second-highest donation total in the country, behind Florida.
The Salvation Army adjusts to increase in demand
Fri, Mar 27th 2020 10:15 am
The Salvation Army is changing the way it serves people in need. Unemployment in New York state has skyrocketed in just a few weeks. The state labor department reported that parts of the state are seeing a 1,000% increase in jobless claims, and Salvation Army officers and staff members are continuing to meet human needs without discrimination across New York.
Kindness blooms at Alfred State alumna's flower shop
Fri, Mar 27th 2020 10:05 am
When Tami Maglier headed to work on Saturday, March 21, she didn't expect to have much business.
Cuomo announces significant donations to help increase state's supply capacity amid ongoing pandemic
Fri, Mar 27th 2020 09:25 am
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo on Thursday announced the state has received significant donations from a number of major corporations, philanthropic organizations and celebrities to help increase the state's supply capacity amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
Memorial Day luncheon cancelled; parade and ceremony on hold
Fri, Mar 27th 2020 09:20 am
Lewiston's Memorial Day Remembrance Committee (LMDRC) announced that our Memorial Day free town and village community luncheon has been cancelled for 2020. Of course, the reason is the coronavirus. The governor has required that we not gather in large groups, and serving 500-700 people lunch under a huge tent certainly looks like what he was talking about.
Charter expands free 60-day Spectrum broadband internet and Wi-Fi offer to include educators who are new subscribers
Fri, Mar 27th 2020 09:00 am
On Tuesday, Charter announced it is expanding the eligibility for its 60-day free offer for Spectrum broadband internet and Wi-Fi access to include educators (K-12 teachers and college/university professors) who do not already have a Spectrum account.
Kaleida Health taking extra measures to maintain health, safety
Thu, Mar 26th 2020 08:30 pm
Kaleida Health is taking extra precautions to ensure the health and protection of its staff, patients and visitors, with the move to "universal masking."
New York State Department of Labor announces initial unemployment insurance claims numbers in midst of the coronavirus pandemic
Thu, Mar 26th 2020 08:25 pm
The New York States Department of Labor on Thursday announced the initial unemployment insurance claims data for New York state for the week ending March 21, 2020 - the first week in which claims were impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Initial unemployment insurance claims last week, increased over the past year by 520% in New York. Overall, more than 80,500 claims were filed last week. Initial claims for UI increased by a minimum of 284% in each of New York's 10 labor market regions.
Facebook Journalism Project awards grant to Niagara Frontier Publications
Thu, Mar 26th 2020 08:00 pm
Six local newsrooms in New York were selected to receive almost $30,000 in funding - CNY Latino, Examiner Media, Niagara Frontier Publications, Spotlight Newspapers, Wallkill Valley Publications Inc., and Watertown Daily Times, with each of these recipients getting $5,000. In this first round, 50 local newsrooms across the U.S. and Canada are receiving $5,000 grants to help cover unexpected costs associated with covering the crisis in their communities. Additional recipients will be announced in the coming weeks.
Catholic Health issues COVID-19 update
Thu, Mar 26th 2020 08:00 pm
Catholic Health admitted the first patients to its COVID-19 treatment facility today at St. Joseph Campus located at 2605 Harlem Road in Cheektowaga. Treatment units at the site are being "phased-in" to help alleviate pressure at other Catholic Health hospitals and support the governor's plan to increase surge capacity.
Empire State Development announces new WNY talent initiative to train, attract & retain tech workforce that will 'power the region's continued growth'
Thu, Mar 26th 2020 08:00 pm
Empire State Development on Thursday announced the launch of the $12 million Buffalo-Niagara Talent Initiative to help cultivate Western New York's tech workforce. This new initiative is designed to train, attract and retain tech talent to fuel the region's continued economic transformation. The ESD board of directors met today and approved a $2 million grant to TechBuffalo, a not-for-profit that will partner with ESD and lead coordination and implementation for the initiative.
'A Million Little Things' ends second season on creative high note
Thu, Mar 26th 2020 07:05 pm
What "A Million Little Things" has is two things - and these things showrunner D.J. Nash and his crew do better than any other show on TV. It has stars who are not stars, and a storyline that effortlessly leaves viewers desperate for five more minutes each week.
Niagara County debuts COVID-19 map; Stapleton: 'People will get better'
Thu, Mar 26th 2020 03:50 pm
The Niagara County Department of Public Health released a "heat map" today.
Erie County provides virus update, list of local employers hiring
Thu, Mar 26th 2020 03:00 pm
•We have received reports of 31 Erie County residents who are hospitalized as of yesterday due to COVID-19. As of today, at noon, we have had 166 lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Erie County residents.
Mayor Welch issues letter, guidance for community
Thu, Mar 26th 2020 02:10 pm
Village of Lewiston Mayor Anne Welch issued the following message to the community. Click the link below for a larger version.
Tops grocery stores enhance safety measures
Thu, Mar 26th 2020 01:50 pm
Beginning as early as today, Tops will be rolling our additional safety measures at all of its 162 stores in New York, Pennsylvania and Vermont, a press release stated. Those safety measures include installing Plexiglas shields on as many of their frontend registers as possible.
Eric Stonestreet & Will Forte jump in hot seat in premiere episode of 'Who Wants To Be A Millionaire,' hosted by Jimmy Kimmel
Thu, Mar 26th 2020 01:30 pm
Tune-in to the premiere of "Who Wants To Be A Millionaire" Wednesday, April 8 (10:01 p.m. EDT), on ABC.
Elton John to host all-new benefit special 'FOX Presents The iHeart Living Room Concert for America,' airing Sunday, March 29
Thu, Mar 26th 2020 01:30 pm
iHeartMedia and FOX announced "FOX Presents The iHeart Living Room Concert for America," a music event to provide entertainment relief and support for Americans to help fight the spread of the COVID-19 virus, and to celebrate the resilience and strength of the nation during this pandemic.
It's island time this Sunday, as ABC's 'American Idol' heads to the sun, sand & sea at Aulani, a Disney Resort and Spa, in Ko Olina, Hawaii
Thu, Mar 26th 2020 01:30 pm
"Hollywood Week" is in the past for the lucky Top 40 contestants as they say aloha to the "Final Judgment" round at Aulani, a Disney Resort and Spa on the sands of Ko Olina, Hawaii, Sunday, March 29 (8-10 p.m. EDT), on ABC.
BPO suspends all performances & events through April 26
Thu, Mar 26th 2020 01:30 pm
With Gov. Andrew Cuomo's declaration that all gatherings be prohibited until further notice, the BPO has made the "difficult decision" to suspend all performances through April 26. Details on canceled and rescheduled performances are still in development. Check bpo.org for the latest details.
FeedMore WNY to hold supplemental food distribution at Kleinhans Music Hall
Thu, Mar 26th 2020 01:20 pm
FeedMore WNY was set to hold a supplemental food distribution at Kleinhans Music Hall today to help feed hungry neighbors and meet the increased need for food assistance in the community due to the coronavirus outbreak.
 

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