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Survey: 74% of hotels will lay off more employees without further aid
Tue, Sep 22nd 2020 04:10 pm
As devastated industries wait for Congress to pass another round of COVID-19 recovery legislation, a new survey of American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) members shows that the hotel industry remains on the brink of collapse because of the pandemic. Results show 68% of hotels have less than half of their typical, precrisis staff working full time, and without further governmental assistance, 74% of respondents said they would be forced to lay off additional employees.
New service hours at St. Paul's Episcopal
Tue, Sep 22nd 2020 03:55 pm
St. Paul's Episcopal Church is now offering a 4 p.m. Saturday service at 400 Ridge St., Lewiston. The Very Rev. Randi Hicks-Rowe is the new celebrant.
For the first time ever, ABC's 'Shark Tank' heads to Las Vegas - with 2 brand-new guest 'Sharks'
Tue, Sep 22nd 2020 03:55 pm
"Shark Tank," the critically acclaimed and multi-Emmy Award-winning business-themed unscripted series that celebrates entrepreneurship in America, adds two brand-new guest Sharks for its 12th season, premiering Friday, Oct. 16 (8 p.m. EDT), on ABC.
Local recycler relaunches donation program to benefit Camp Good Days
Tue, Sep 22nd 2020 03:55 pm
Sunnking, an electronics recycling company based in Brockport, has reopened registration for its annual "e-Scrap for Camp" fundraiser in Buffalo. This follows a four-month pause due to COVID-19. The program raises money for Camp Good Days and Special Times, a nonprofit organization that aims to improve the quality of life for children, adults and families whose lives have been affected by cancer.
IDEA Center at UB receives another 5-year cycle of national funding
Tue, Sep 22nd 2020 03:50 pm
A quarter of a century. That's how long a University at Buffalo center that specializes in advancing universal design has been continuously funded.
'Live Well Erie' CARES Act child care funding powers virtual learning support centers, emergency child care
Tue, Sep 22nd 2020 03:50 pm
Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz on Monday announced county plans to invest approximately $25 million in U.S. CARES Act funding to support schools, child care providers, and caregivers countywide with critical grant funding.
Village of Lewiston will not pursue Center Street bike path
Tue, Sep 22nd 2020 01:10 pm
When the New York State Department of Transportation mills and repaves Center Street next year, a Center Street bicycle track will not be included in the redesign.
HUD awards over $212 million in CARES Act relief funds to New York
Tue, Sep 22nd 2020 09:30 am
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson recently announced the allocation of the remaining $1.988 billion in CARES Act funding for the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program. The allocation focuses funds toward places with households facing higher risk of eviction. To date, HUD has provided nearly $5 billion in CDBG funding nationwide to help communities combat the coronavirus and alleviate economic hardship.
Shrinking ice sheets could add 15 inches to sea level rise by 2100, study finds
Tue, Sep 22nd 2020 09:25 am
An international effort that brought together more than 60 ice, ocean and atmosphere scientists from three-dozen international institutions has generated new estimates of how much of an impact Earth's melting ice sheets could have on global sea levels by 2100.
Trump proclaims National Small Business Week Sept. 20-26
Mon, Sep 21st 2020 11:00 pm
The U.S. Small Business Week's 2020 National Small Business Week celebrations officially commence this week with a virtual three-day award ceremony recognizing national award winners from across the country and U.S. territories for their significant accomplishments. The three-day award ceremony will commence Tuesday, Sept. 22, with SBA Administrator Jovita Carranza announcing the 2020 National Small Business Person of the Year.
NCSO: Lost, elderly female in Wheatfield area
Mon, Sep 21st 2020 09:30 pm
The Niagara County Sheriff's Office is currently searching for a lost woman described as white, elderly, 86 years old. She is believed to be in a wooded area near her 2000 gold Mercury Sable 4-door. She was last seen wearing a white sweater and tan pants.
Greenway bike track meeting is off
Mon, Sep 21st 2020 04:10 pm
Bike track talk will have to wait a week.
Addiction Recovery Month online celebration 'Applauding Recovery' to be held Sept. 24
Mon, Sep 21st 2020 02:05 pm
Mental Health PEER Connection's Addict 2 Addict and Family 2 Family - Erie County program, in celebration of Addiction Recovery Month, presents "Applauding Recovery" for persons in, or struggling with, recovery and for professionals in the addictions field. The online event will run from 6:30-8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 24. Individuals can register at:
HUNT Real Estate fundraisers collect $26,000 local nonprofits
Mon, Sep 21st 2020 02:05 pm
In response to the overwhelming needs within the local communities due to the COVID-19 pandemic, HUNT Real Estate sales professionals and employees organized and participated in multiple fundraisers and charitable initiatives across New York this summer. Nearly $20,000 was raised in total, which will go directly to those in need in the Western and Upstate New York communities.
New York State Office for the Aging launches new tool to help older new & high-risk individuals protect themselves from COVID-19
Mon, Sep 21st 2020 02:05 pm
The New York State Office for the Aging (NYSOFA), in partnership with BellAge Inc., and the Association on Aging in New York (AgingNY) has announced the launch of "CV19 CheckUp" in New York, a free, anonymous, personalized online tool that evaluates an individual's risks associated with COVID-19 based on their life situation and individual behavior, and provides recommendations and resources to reduce those risks.
Cuomo announces executive order extending moratorium on COVID-19-related commercial evictions until Oct. 20
Mon, Sep 21st 2020 01:55 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Monday announced an executive order extending the state's moratorium on COVID-19-related commercial evictions and foreclosures an additional month, until Oct. 20.
'Pedal for Polio' event sponsored by Canadian & American Rotarians
Mon, Sep 21st 2020 01:55 pm
Bicyclists, donors and sponsors will unite in America and Canada on both sides of the mighty Niagara River on Saturday, Oct. 24 - known as World Polio Day.
DiNapoli: Local sales tax collections down 7.8% in August
Mon, Sep 21st 2020 01:55 pm
Local government sales tax revenue declined by 7.8% in August compared to the same period last year, according to State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli. August's sales tax collections totaled $1.3 billion for counties and cities, or $111 million less than in August 2019.
Emergency physicians recognize National Physician Suicide Awareness Day
Mon, Sep 21st 2020 01:50 pm
In recognition of National Physician Suicide Awareness Day (Sept. 17), the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) applauded efforts to protect health care heroes on the frontlines - and called for "meaningful change to break down barriers that prevent emergency physicians and other health care professionals from seeking mental health treatment."
Voters with disabilities in 5 counties can get free rides to vote
Mon, Sep 21st 2020 01:50 pm
Independence Express, the transportation branch of Western New York Independent Living Inc. will provide free van rides to people with disabilities living in Erie, Niagara, Genesee, Orleans and Wyoming counties who need a ride to vote on Election Day (Tuesday, Nov. 3). Or, if one would prefer to cast a vote prior to Election Day, one can get a ride to a designated early voting site in their county during its limited hours of operation between Oct. 24 and Nov. 1.
Cuomo: WNY appears 'stabilized' with coronavirus cases
Mon, Sep 21st 2020 01:05 pm
Speaking to the press on Monday morning, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Western New York is making progress toward lowering its number of daily positive coronavirus cases. Throughout the summer, this region was among the highest in daily percentage, crossing 2% on several occasions. The governor has said the infection rate is manageable at 1% or lower.
DEC: Youth Pheasant Hunting Weekend for Western New York
Mon, Sep 21st 2020 11:50 am
A special youth-only pheasant hunting weekend will be held in Western New York on Oct. 10-11, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation announced. The hunt will occur one week prior to the regular pheasant hunting season and enables junior hunters (ages 12-15 years old) to hunt pheasants with a licensed adult companion. The 2020-21 regular pheasant season opens Oct. 17.
UB's School of Law presents roundtable on 'High Level Sports During a Pandemic'
Mon, Sep 21st 2020 11:45 am
The University at Buffalo's Center for the Advancement of Sport presents a sports law roundtable discussion about the challenges top collegiate and professional sports health professionals, administrators and athletes face as a result of COVID-19.
'Thumbs up' for Lockport C.A.R.E.S. golf tournament donations
Mon, Sep 21st 2020 11:45 am
It was all thumbs up, as the community supported a local nonprofit agency.
Cuomo: New York state will honor life & legacy of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg with statue in Brooklyn
Mon, Sep 21st 2020 11:45 am
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Saturday announced New York state will honor the life and legacy of the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg with a statue in Brooklyn - her birthplace. The governor will appoint a commission to select an artist and undergo a location selection process.
Free virtual Narcan trainings offered by Erie County Department of Health
Mon, Sep 21st 2020 10:35 am
The Erie County Department of Health (ECDOH) and the Erie County Opiate Epidemic Task Force are presenting a series of virtual trainings on recognizing the signs of an opioid overdose and on using Narcan to reverse an opioid overdose.
Television Academy, Emmy nominees pledge to donate $2.8 million to No Kid Hungry; complete list of 72nd Emmy Awards winners
Mon, Sep 21st 2020 10:25 am
The Television Academy on Sunday celebrated the 72nd Emmy Awards, recognizing excellence in primetime programming and individual achievement for the 2019-20 television season.
Information sought, as Niagara Falls woman struck in hit and run accident
Mon, Sep 21st 2020 10:10 am
At approximately 11:52 p.m. on Sunday, a 36-year-old Niagara Falls woman was struck by a vehicle while she was attempting to cross Walnut Avenue at 20th Street.
Plaques commemorate Niagara Gorge Scenic Railway at Artpark State Park
Mon, Sep 21st 2020 07:00 am
Artpark's history was center stage as members of the Niagara Frontier Chapter - National Railway Historical Society Inc. and Railroad Museum Of The Niagara Frontier, in collaboration the Historical Association of Lewiston and Artpark State Park, unveiled two new historical plaques outside of the performing and visual arts venue on Saturday.
Art in action
Sat, Sep 19th 2020 07:00 am
The Lewiston Council on the Arts was busy Friday afternoon touching up "Tango," the sculpture that dances in front of the Lewiston Senior Center on River Road. Volunteers painted a metal preservative on the artwork.
Niagara Cup golf tournament raises more than $34K for Golisano Medical Oncology Center
Sat, Sep 19th 2020 07:00 am
The new center opened in July at Memorial and is a member site within the Roswell Park Care Network.
Cuomo announces 'Free Fishing Day,' Saturday, Sept. 26
Sat, Sep 19th 2020 07:00 am
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Friday announced New York residents can fish for free on Saturday, Sept. 26, which is National Hunting and Fishing Day, celebrated each year to promote outdoor activities like hunting, fishing, and target shooting.
Riviera, local officials advocate for safe reopening of live music venues
Fri, Sep 18th 2020 04:25 pm
The Riviera Theatre held a press conference Thursday afternoon with New York State Sen. Robert Ortt and other local elected officials to urge Gov. Andrew Cuomo to reopen live music venues.
Niagara County Department of Health encourages communities to protect themselves against flu - especially this season
Fri, Sep 18th 2020 04:20 pm
It's fall, and influenza (flu) season is here again. The flu is a respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses that infect the nose, throat and lungs. The virus spreads mainly from person to person through droplets made when people with flu cough, sneeze or talk. The virus also may spread when people touch something with flu virus on it and then touch their eyes, nose or mouth. Flu can cause severe illness, hospitalization and death. Anyone can get the flu, and serious problems can occur at any age.
Ty Burrell, Ken Jeong, Mindy Kaling, Tatiana Maslany & Bob Newhart set to make special appearances during 72nd Emmy Awards
Fri, Sep 18th 2020 04:05 pm
ABC and the Television Academy have announced the final group of talent who will be making special appearances during the 72nd Emmy Awards: Ty Burrell, Ken Jeong, Mindy Kaling, Tatiana Maslany and Bob Newhart. Additional surprises are in store for television's biggest night.
United Way of Greater Niagara launches 2020 campaign
Fri, Sep 18th 2020 03:50 pm
United Way of Greater Niagara (UWGN) on Friday announced the launch of its 2020 campaign, with Nicolas Maniccia (KeyBank) and Denise Abbott (DeGraff Medical Park) as this year's campaign co-chairs. Running through Nov. 30, funds raised throughout the campaign will continue to support 29 agencies focused on a spectrum of human services throughout the Niagara Region.
DEC: Enforcement of New York's plastic bag ban to start Oct. 19
Fri, Sep 18th 2020 03:45 pm
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos announced DEC will begin enforcement of the state's ban on single-use plastic carryout bags on Oct. 19. The plastic bag ban, which went into effect on March 1, was not enforced per an agreement between the parties in a lawsuit brought by Poly-Pak Industries Inc., et al, in New York State Supreme Court.
DMV to expand online services
Fri, Sep 18th 2020 03:45 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Friday announced the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles is expanding online services, making it easier for New Yorkers to do business with the DMV from the comfort of their homes, and allowing the DMV to serve more customers in person who cannot complete their transactions online.
'REVERE' compilation album features Darlene Zschech, David & Nicole Binion, William McDowell, Leeland
Fri, Sep 18th 2020 03:45 pm
Two weeks before COVID-19 brought the world to a standstill, Integrity Music gathered its family of worship leaders to record a special multi-artist project titled "REVERE." Releasing today, "REVERE" "traces the journey of contemporary worship from intimacy to intensity, while pointing toward a new season of reverence in the fear of the Lord."
BPO reports on financial outlook, board elections, musician milestones & special recognitions at virtual annual meeting
Fri, Sep 18th 2020 03:45 pm
This week, Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra Society Inc. board of trustees Chair John Yurtchuk presided over the organization's first virtual annual meeting to announce preliminary financial results for the 2019-20 season, report progress in addressing financial challenges caused by COVID-19 pandemic, and to elect new trustees.
 

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