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Go Red for Women goes digital, expands format
Tue, Mar 16th 2021 02:10 pm
A new Go Red for Women experience is coming to Western New York.
NYS: Nearly $15 million to support water quality conservation projects
Tue, Mar 16th 2021 02:10 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday announced nearly $15 million has been awarded to support agricultural water quality conservation projects across the state, benefiting 147 farms. The funding is being provided through the Agricultural Nonpoint Source Abatement and Control program, which supports projects that address water quality challenges in priority watersheds and protect the environment.
Erie County Medical Center named top 10% in nation for orthopedic services
Tue, Mar 16th 2021 02:10 pm
Erie County Medical Center is among the top 10% in the nation for orthopedic services, according to new research by AnchorHealthgrades, the leading resource that connects consumers, physicians and health systems.
Drew Brees joins NBC Sports
Tue, Mar 16th 2021 01:50 pm
Drew Brees, one of the greatest players in NFL history, is joining NBC Sports as a studio analyst for "Football Night in America" and as a game analyst for its coverage of Notre Dame football. Brees will also work on many of NBC Sports' biggest events, including the Olympics and Super Bowl LVI.
New York Farm Bureau members rank 2nd in country for farmer food donations
Tue, Mar 16th 2021 01:50 pm
New York Farm Bureau members continued to make generous food donations during a challenging year for so many families in need. This past weekend, American Farm Bureau Federation recognized New York Farm Bureau's Young Farmers and Ranchers (YF&R) program for its efforts to donate more than 8 million pounds of food to the regional food banks across the state last year. That was the second-highest donation total in the country for 2020, behind Florida.
Morinello commends decision to cancel Regents exam
Tue, Mar 16th 2021 01:45 pm
Assemblyman Angelo Morinello is commending state education officials for their decision to cancel Regents exams that are not federally required. Officials approved the move on Monday following unanimous support from educators, including NYSUT. Morinello vocally opposed the federal government decision to hold any standardized testing this school year due to the multitude of challenges and inconsistencies within school districts during the pandemic.
Geary, Burstein honored with 2020 American Public Works Association Awards
Tue, Mar 16th 2021 01:45 pm
The American Public Works Association (APWA) New York Chapter Western Branch has announced Erie County Commissioner of Public Works William Geary Jr. and Erie County Health Commissioner Dr. Gale Burstein have each received recognition, with Geary receiving the 2020 Public Works Leader of the Year Award and Burstein being honored with the Most Valuable Service Award, COVID-19 Award.
Statewide crackdown on impaired driving this St. Patrick's Day
Tue, Mar 16th 2021 11:45 am
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday announced state and local law enforcement agencies across New York will be stepping up patrols to crack down on impaired driving for St. Patrick's Day. The enforcement campaign will run through Sunday, March 21. This special traffic enforcement detail is designed to reduce alcohol and drug-related traffic crashes. It is sponsored by STOP-DWI with funding from the Governor's Traffic Safety Committee.
Registration opens for local electronics recycling events, including Earth Day launch
Tue, Mar 16th 2021 11:45 am
New York-based electronics recycler Sunnking has launched online registration for its first free electronics recycling events of 2021, including an Earth Day kickoff event.
American Diabetes Association Tour de Cure marks 30th anniversary
Tue, Mar 16th 2021 11:40 am
Four markets across upstate New York (Rochester, Buffalo, Syracuse and Albany) are joining forces to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the American Diabetes Association Tour de Cure.
SBA extends deferment period for all COVID-19 EIDL & other disaster loans until 2022
Tue, Mar 16th 2021 11:30 am
The U.S. Small Business Administration announced extended deferment periods for all disaster loans, including the COVID-19 Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) program, until 2022.
Higgins: $172 million-plus for students & higher education institutions in WNY
Tue, Mar 16th 2021 11:30 am
Congressman Brian Higgins, D-NY-26, announced colleges, universities and institutions of higher education in Erie and Niagara Counties can expect to receive approximately $172.7 million in federal funding through the American Rescue Plan, with the requirement that at least half of the funding is dedicated directly to students.
'Big R': Scott Kerwin returning for some fun in 2021
Tue, Mar 16th 2021 11:20 am
Veteran Scott Kerwin is returning to Ransomville Speedway and adding his name to the competitive Investors Service Sportsman division. Kerwin will be behind the wheel of the Dirt Rocket Racing No. 1 for Bubby Pawlak.
Scout's DeGlopper Memorial artwork shows impassioned dedication to veterans' causes
Tue, Mar 16th 2021 11:15 am
Morgan Schaefer of Girl Scout Troop 30970 in Williamsville wanted her Gold Award project to involve military veterans. Lucky for Grand Island, a family friend introduced her to Keith Wegrzyn of the DeGlopper Memorial Expansion Committee.
UB: Study: 94% of older adults prescribed drugs that raise risk of falling
Tue, Mar 16th 2021 11:15 am
Nearly every older adult was prescribed a prescription drug that increased their risk of falling in 2017, according to new University at Buffalo research.
New York State Smokers' Quitline hosts webinar, panel on tobacco dependence
Tue, Mar 16th 2021 11:15 am
The New York State Smokers' Quitline will host two online sessions in the coming weeks on treating and overcoming tobacco dependence. A webinar on March 25, geared toward health care professionals, will focus on treating priority populations. One week later on April 1, an online panel of young adults and loved ones will share stories of becoming tobacco-free.
The Island Shoppe has iconic, artistic selection of gifts for special occasions
Tue, Mar 16th 2021 11:00 am
If you love Grand Island, chances are you'll love The Island Shoppe.
Morinello, Red Cross to host community blood drive
Tue, Mar 16th 2021 07:00 am
Assemblyman Angelo Morinello and the Red Cross will host a community blood drive from 1-6 p.m. Tuesday, March 23, at the Grand Island Knights of Columbus, 1841 Whitehaven Road. The community event will honor the lives lost and the one-year anniversary of the pandemic.
Erie County Office of Agriculture ready for spring with Erie Grown Passport
Tue, Mar 16th 2021 07:00 am
The Erie County Office of Agriculture announced the return of the popular Erie Grown Passport, designed to promote the purchase of local and regional farm products listed on the Erie Grown website by offering participants a chance to win prizes.
BBA has 'A Conversation With ...' CBS News anchor Jeff Glor
Tue, Mar 16th 2021 07:00 am
CBS News anchor/reporter Jeff Glor changes his traditional role as interviewer and becomes the interviewee in the next episode of the Buffalo Broadcasters Association's online series "A Conversation With ...".
COVID-19: Wedding receptions & catered events can resume statewide
Mon, Mar 15th 2021 07:15 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Monday announced wedding receptions and catered events can resume statewide. All venues hosting weddings and catered events must follow the state's strict health and safety protocols, including the following requirements:
Hockey Fights Cancer Night in Buffalo slated for March 18
Mon, Mar 15th 2021 03:30 pm
The Buffalo Sabres on Monday announced the team, in partnership with Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center, will host its Hockey Fights Cancer Night during the home game against the Boston Bruins at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 18.
New guidance from Department of Financial Services for 'fair & prompt' payment of health insurance claims
Mon, Mar 15th 2021 03:20 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Monday announced the issuance of new guidance by the Department of Financial Services alerting insurers of new protections for patients and health care providers that limit health insurance claims denials and inappropriate payment reductions or delays related to medically necessary services.
Toll booth removal & interchange reconstruction to resume on NYS Thruway
Mon, Mar 15th 2021 03:20 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Monday announced toll plaza removal and interchange reconstruction will resume on the New York State Thruway's former ticketed system this week and is expected to be completed, weather-permitting, by the end of summer.
CENTURY 21 Winklhofer: Geraldine Andolina recipient of GRAND CENTURION Producer Award
Mon, Mar 15th 2021 03:20 pm
Amy Winklhofer, broker/owner of CENTURY 21 Winklhofer, announced Century 21 Real Estate LLC recently recognized sales affiliate Geraldine Andolina with the CENTURY 21 GRAND CENTURION Producer award following her successful 2020 sales totals.
NYS Tax Department: One month to go! Take advantage of free filing resources
Mon, Mar 15th 2021 03:20 pm
With one month to go before the April 15 tax return filing deadline, the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance is encouraging taxpayers to take advantage of the free resources available 24/7 at, including the Free File program. Taxpayers with income of $72,000 or less in 2020 can electronically complete and submit their federal and New York state income tax returns online for free.
NYS Health Facilities Association statement on 'nursing home reform' bills
Mon, Mar 15th 2021 03:20 pm
Stephen Hanse, president and CEO of the New York State Health Facilities Association and the New York State Center for Assisted Living (NYSHFA/NYSCAL) - a statewide organization representing over 425 skilled nursing and assisted living providers - issued the following statement in response to various "nursing home reform" bills in the Legislature.
Canalway Trail System drew more than 4 million visits in 2020
Mon, Mar 15th 2021 03:20 pm
Use along the Erie Canalway Trail and Champlain Canalway Trail increased in 2020, according to the 2020 "Who's on the Trail" report from Parks & Trails New York and the New York State Canal Corp. The Canalway Trail system as a whole saw an estimated 4.2 million visits in 2020, including just under 4 million visits to the 360-mile Erie Canalway Trail between Albany and Buffalo, and approximately 288,000 visits to the 90-mile Champlain Canalway Trail between Waterford and Whitehall.
ESD's 'NY Ventures' & NYSTAR announce 'Built by Women: Frank Conversations with Women Founders and Funders' series
Mon, Mar 15th 2021 03:15 pm
Empire State Development announced the "Built by Women: Frank Conversations with Women Founders and Funders" virtual speaker series will begin on Thursday, March 18, with the first event, "Lift Off: Raising your Seed Round" at 12:30 p.m.
NYS: Board of Regents acts on emergency regulation revisions to 2021 diploma requirements
Mon, Mar 15th 2021 02:50 pm
The New York State Board of Regents acted on a series of emergency regulations to allow for exemptions to diploma requirements associated with the June and August 2021 Regents examination administrations. With the COVID-19 crisis still affecting the state, and students having varied levels of in-person instruction, the board and the department are, in their word, "taking necessary steps to provide essential flexibility for the state's students, families and educators."
What Martha Stewart says goes on 'Chopped: Martha Rules'
Mon, Mar 15th 2021 12:35 pm
Lifestyle expert, acclaimed cookbook author and Emmy Award-winning television personality Martha Stewart is taking over the "Chopped" kitchen in the new, five-episode stunt "Chopped: Martha Rules," premiering Tuesday, April 13 (9 p.m. ET/PT), on Food Network.
Consumer alert: DCP informs New Yorkers of hidden costs in grocery delivery apps
Mon, Mar 15th 2021 12:20 pm
The New York State Division of Consumer Protection (DCP) is alerting consumers about the hidden costs in grocery delivery apps and providing tips to help save money when opting for delivery services.
Aaron Lewis show at Seneca Allegany Resort & Casino officially rescheduled for Oct. 15
Mon, Mar 15th 2021 12:20 pm
Seneca Allegany Resort & Casino announced Aaron Lewis will bring his "Acoustic Songs & Stories" show to the Seneca Allegany Event Center at 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 15.
13 things primary care clinics can check to help preserve brain health
Mon, Mar 15th 2021 12:15 pm
Primary care clinics can play an important role in preserving patients' brain health using the American Heart Association's "Life's Simple 7" as a guide, as well as addressing six other factors associated with cognitive decline, according to a new American Stroke Association/American Heart Association scientific statement. "A Primary Care Agenda for Brain Health," published Monday in the associations' journal Stroke.
Ink Labs Contest for WNY teachers to win $25,000 for classroom technology upgrades
Mon, Mar 15th 2021 12:15 pm
Ink Labs - a Western New York company that builds interactive technology solutions to engage students and empower teachers - announced the launch of the 2021 Ink Labs classroom technology makeover contest. This promo is open to classroom teachers at any school in the eight counties of Western New York.
Navy to host Virtual Navy Week in Buffalo June 14-20
Mon, Mar 15th 2021 11:40 am
To help Americans stay connected to their Navy while staying safe at home, the Navy Office of Community Outreach will bring a virtual Navy Week to Buffalo, New York, June 14-20.
Niagara County summer youth employment program now accepting applications
Mon, Mar 15th 2021 11:40 am
Niagara County Employment & Training announced applications are being accepted for the department's summer youth employment program (SYEP). In order to be considered for the program, applicants must be a county resident, be between 14-20 years-old (must turn 14 by May 14 and cannot turn 21 until after Aug. 27), and meet income guidelines.
NYPA partners with Town of Tonawanda, City of Tonawanda to install more than 7,600 LED streetlights
Mon, Mar 15th 2021 11:40 am
The New York Power Authority, the Town of Tonawanda and the City of Tonawanda announced the installation of energy-efficient LED streetlights throughout the municipalities as part of Gov. Andrew Cuomo's Smart Street Lighting NY, a statewide program that calls for at least 500,000 streetlights throughout the state to be replaced with LED technology by 2025.
93rd Oscars nominations announced
Mon, Mar 15th 2021 11:20 am
Actor-producer Priyanka Chopra Jonas and singer, songwriter and actor Nick Jonas announced the 93rd Oscars nominations Monday morning, live from London, via a global live stream on,, the Academy's digital platforms, an international satellite feed and broadcast media.
'Descendants: The Royal Wedding,' an animated special starring the 'Descendants' cast, coming to Disney Channel this summer
Mon, Mar 15th 2021 11:20 am
"Descendants: The Royal Wedding," an animated special that invites viewers to Auradon's epic social event - Mal and King Ben's wedding - will premiere this summer on Disney Channel.

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