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Taraji P. Henson to step on freckles and straighten curls as Miss Hannigan in NBC's holiday musical 'Annie Live!'
Tue, Jun 8th 2021 08:00 pm
NBC's holiday production of "Annie Live!" has landed Academy Award-nominated Taraji P. Henson to play its infamous queen of mean, Miss Hannigan. The award-winning actress will play opposite a soon-to-be-discovered young star as the network kicks off a nationwide casting search for the titular role of Annie. The live production of the beloved Tony Award-winning hit musical will air Thursday, Dec. 2 on NBC.
Stabbing on 19th Street
Tue, Jun 8th 2021 07:55 pm
At approximately 3:45 p.m. Tuesday, Niagara Falls Police Department officers responded to the 600 block of 19th Street for a report of a stabbing.
New York state announces $200 million in additional food aid for June
Tue, Jun 8th 2021 04:25 pm
The New York state Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance (OTDA) announced all New Yorkers enrolled in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) will receive at least the maximum allowable level of food benefits for June, a benefits distribution that will push more than $200 million in federal aid into the state's recovering economy.
Cuomo proposes legislation to waive taxes on funding from $800 million COVID-19 pandemic Small Business Recovery Grant program
Tue, Jun 8th 2021 04:25 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday proposed legislation to waive taxes on grants from the $800 million COVID-19 Pandemic Small Business Recovery Grant program. Applications for the program will be accepted starting June 10 for small and micro businesses and small for-profit independent arts and cultural organizations to help them recover from the economic impact of the pandemic.
Artpark & Company announces 'FREE Family Saturdays'
Tue, Jun 8th 2021 04:00 pm
Artpark & Company announces "FREE Family Saturdays" as part of its summer season. Programming is offered from noon until 4 p.m. June 19 through Aug. 28 inside the Artpark Amphitheater, 450 S. Fourth St., Lewiston.
Statement by Higgins on US-Canada border
Tue, Jun 8th 2021 03:55 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins, who serves as co-chair of the northern border caucus and the Canada-U.S. interparliamentary group, released the following statement Tuesday in response to ongoing discussions about U.S.-Canada border restrictions:
Erie County, partners join with Crime Stoppers to reduce violence
Tue, Jun 8th 2021 03:55 pm
Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz joined Erie County District Attorney John Flynn, Erie County Sheriff Timothy Howard, Buffalo Police Department Deputy Commissioner Joe Gramaglia, Commissioner of Erie County Central Police Services James Jancewicz, Chairman of the Board of Crime Stoppers of WNY Frank Christiano, and Dan Denz of the Erie County Chiefs of Police Association on Tuesday to announce a new initiative to raise community awareness regarding the increased firearm-related violence occurring across the region and in Buffalo.
Lettuce to perform at Artpark on July 14
Tue, Jun 8th 2021 12:30 pm
Lettuce will perform on the Artpark Amphitheater stage at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 14. The concert is part of the "Coors Light Concerts" series.
NBCUniversal to present 7,000 hours of programming for Tokyo Olympics this summer
Tue, Jun 8th 2021 10:25 am
NBCUniversal on Monday announced it will present an unprecedented 7,000 hours of coverage of the Tokyo Olympics this summer by utilizing two broadcast networks, six cable networks, and multiple digital platforms, serving both English- and Spanish-language viewers, making it the biggest media event ever. The Games of the XXXII Olympiad will take place July 23-Aug. 8 in Tokyo, Japan.
Senate & Assembly Republicans: 'End the disaster emergency declaration'
Tue, Jun 8th 2021 10:25 am
New York State Senate Republican Leader Rob Ortt, Assembly Republican Leader Will Barclay and members of their respective conferences on Monday announced the introduction of a concurrent resolution that would terminate the state disaster emergency declared by Gov. Cuomo on March 7, 2020, under executive order 202 and revoke his decision-making authority.
National Grid names Juneteenth a company holiday in US
Tue, Jun 8th 2021 10:20 am
National Grid will honor Juneteenth as a company holiday for all U.S. employees starting this June. The company stated, "National Grid has remained committed to inclusion, equity and diversity over the years, but refocused their efforts in 2020, fueled by the Black Lives Matter movement and the murder of George Floyd.
'Doses & Mimosas' with Erie County Department of Health and 3 Buffalo restaurants
Tue, Jun 8th 2021 10:20 am
The Erie County Department of Health is announcing a "Doses & Mimosas" event on Sunday, June 13, in partnership with Savoy Buffalo, Mr. Goodbar and 40 Thieves in Buffalo.
NY Project Hope to present group conversation
Tue, Jun 8th 2021 07:00 am
It's been a long 15 months full of fear, facemasks, disrupted schedules, and devastating losses. The coronavirus pandemic changed our lives, and while we are on the road to recovery, truth is that some losses will never leave us. It's a lot to process.
A call to young drivers: Be your own best advocate for safety!
Tue, Jun 8th 2021 07:00 am
New York SADD (Students Against Destructive Decisions) is issuing a statewide call to action to combat the deadliest season for young people - the summer months. Known as the "100 Deadliest Days," the period between Memorial Day and Labor Day is the time when young people lose their lives most frequently in car crashes, as well as other destructive decisions. SADD is calling upon teens, caring adults, law enforcement, and the community at large to raise awareness and take action to help keep our young drivers safe.
Q&A: Christina Moses sheds light on 'A Million Little Things' & real-life storyline tie-ins
Mon, Jun 7th 2021 05:40 pm
"A Million Little Things" is TV's most underrated series.
New pop-up vaccination sites to serve areas with lower vaccination rates
Mon, Jun 7th 2021 05:15 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Monday announced 11 new pop-up vaccination sites will open in areas where ZIP code data shows the vaccination rate is significantly lower than the statewide average. New York will expand on the program and open additional sites in the coming weeks.
William Mattar launches gift card giveaway for 'Buckle Your Belt' program
Mon, Jun 7th 2021 04:55 pm
William Mattar law offices is kicking off its "Buckle Your Belt" program promoting seat belt safety. Through June 30, the public may enter for their chance to win a $50 gift card to a local gas station when they pledge to buckle their seatbelt anytime they ride in a motor vehicle.
Alzheimer's Association welcomes FDA approval of aducanumab
Mon, Jun 7th 2021 04:55 pm
On behalf of those impacted by Alzheimer's disease, the Alzheimer's Association enthusiastically welcomes today's historic FDA approval of aducanumab (Biogen/Eisai) for treatment of Alzheimer's disease.
Clark Rigging & Behm Automotive present kids poster contest Friday night at Ransomville Speedway
Mon, Jun 7th 2021 03:10 pm
Clark Rigging and Behm Automotive will present the racing action this coming Friday night, June 11, at Ransomville Speedway. The program is a popular one for the kids as they can show off their artistic talents with the popular poster contest.
West Side Rowing Club receives $350,000 from Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation to increase reach of its youth rowing programs
Mon, Jun 7th 2021 02:50 pm
The West Side Rowing Club (WSRC) has received a $350,000 grant from the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation. The funds will support the club's existing outreach efforts to increase participation and diversity in youth rowing programs over the next three years.
COVID-19 positivity rate drops below 1% in every region of New York for first time since Aug. 19
Mon, Jun 7th 2021 02:40 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Monday announced the coronavirus positivity rate in every region of New York state has dropped below 1% for the first time since Aug. 19.
ECMC Center for Wound Care & Hyperbaric Medicine supports 8th annual Wound Care Awareness Week educational campaign
Mon, Jun 7th 2021 02:40 pm
The Center for Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine at ECMC, a member of the Healogics network, is helping raise awareness of the risks of chronic wounds during the eighth annual Wound Care Awareness Week, June 7-11. Healogics established Wound Care Awareness in 2014 to bring attention to the growing need for wound care and the nearly 7 million Americans currently living with nonhealing wounds.
Lewiston Council on the Arts announces Art Festival, 2021 schedule of events
Mon, Jun 7th 2021 02:20 pm
The Lewiston Council on the Arts announced its 2021 schedule of events, which includes the return of the Lewiston Art Festival in August.
Tackling vaccine hesitancy in 15 languages
Mon, Jun 7th 2021 01:45 pm
In an effort to help explain how the COVID-19 vaccines were developed and how a vaccine works, the University at Buffalo Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI), the International Institute of Buffalo and the Erie County Department of Health collaborated on the creation of a downloadable infographic. The infographic is available in 15 languages, thanks to translation by the International Institute.
Niagara County encourages Purple Heart veterans to come forward
Mon, Jun 7th 2021 01:40 pm
Niagara County Clerk Joseph A. Jastrzemski said Niagara County will once again honor Purple Heart veterans by adding their name to county's "Book of Honor" at a ceremony to be held Aug. 7. The county is asking any Purple Heart veterans or their family members who have not yet come forward to please do so by June 11 in order to be part of this year's ceremony.
Cuomo on COVID-19: Most remaining restrictions will lift when 70% of adult New Yorkers have received first dose of vaccine
Mon, Jun 7th 2021 01:25 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Monday announced most of the remaining COVID-19 restrictions will be lifted once 70% of New Yorkers aged 18 or older have received the first dose of their coronavirus vaccination series.
Niagara County to hold outdoor career fair at Oppenheim Park
Mon, Jun 7th 2021 01:25 pm
The Niagara County Department of Employment and Training will hold an outdoor career fair on Wednesday, June 9, at Oppenheim Park for those seeking employment. More than 35 companies with open positions have signed up to take part.
As Meghan Markle & Prince Harry celebrate birth of their daughter, ABC News Originals presents 'The American Royal Baby' streaming today only on Hulu
Mon, Jun 7th 2021 11:40 am
As Meghan Markle and Prince Harry celebrate the birth of their daughter, the first senior royal baby born in America, ABC News Originals will premiere "The American Royal Baby" later today, streaming only on Hulu in the U.S.
Higgins & Kennedy call for removal of Hamburg tolls, immediate new waterfront access & improved commute options for southtown residents
Mon, Jun 7th 2021 11:20 am
Congressman Brian Higgins and New York State Sen. Tim Kennedy say the Skyway project will remain on hold until the state addresses the needs of the community. They are calling for several transportation improvements to plan for the eventual removal of the Skyway, including removal of the tolls for Hamburg commuters.
'Annie JR.' on stage
Mon, Jun 7th 2021 11:20 am
Leaping lizards! Grand Island will "stick up its chin and grin and sing 'Tomorrow! Tomorrow!' " when Veronica Connor Middle School performs "Annie JR." this weekend.
Mayor Brown hosts Juneteenth Festival flag-raising ceremony in downtown Buffalo's Niagara Square
Mon, Jun 7th 2021 11:15 am
Juneteenth Festival organizers and others joined Mayor Byron Brown Monday in raising the Pan-African flag in Niagara Square in honor of Buffalo's 46th annual Juneteenth Festival.
Higgins: Tonawanda Coke site demolition 'represents a fresh, clean beginning'
Mon, Jun 7th 2021 10:55 am
Congressman Brian Higgins released the following statement Saturday on the Tonawanda Coke implosion.
'Summer Fit Challenge' highlights history of Erie County Fair locations
Mon, Jun 7th 2021 10:40 am
Did you know the Erie County Fair has been held in nine different locations around Erie County since 1841, before calling Hamburg home?
Higgins & Jacobs push to bring KC-46A Pegasus aircraft to Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station
Mon, Jun 7th 2021 10:40 am
Congress members Brian Higgins and Chris Jacobs are leading a push to have the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station (NFARS) host the next KC-46A Pegasus reserve component.
Jacobs joins families to call for reopening of US-Canada border
Mon, Jun 7th 2021 10:40 am
At a press conference at the Queenston-Lewiston Bridge, Congressman Chris Jacobs called for transparency on reopening deliberations, and a plan to allow families to reunite on June 22 - when the current travel restrictions expire. Families who have been separated by the border closures joined Jacobs.
Niagara Falls north-end community does 'Zumba in the Park'
Mon, Jun 7th 2021 10:40 am
On Saturday, close to 40 Niagara Falls residents from the north-end community joined "Zumba in the Park" to break the isolation resulting from COVID-19, and get physically active and have fun.
Cuomo recognizes 40 years since first AIDS diagnosis in US
Mon, Jun 7th 2021 10:40 am
On Saturday, Gov. Andrew Cuomo released this statement on the 40th anniversary of the first AIDS diagnosis in America:
'Vax and Scratch' program extended
Mon, Jun 7th 2021 10:40 am
Over the weekend, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced the "Vax and Scratch" program - which provides free New York state Lottery scratch-off tickets to individuals 18 and over with a grand prize of $5 million - will extend another week. Participating sites will be open from Monday, June 7, through Friday, June 11. The program will not impact education funding.
Sgt. Peppers reopens in Lewiston
Sun, Jun 6th 2021 01:15 pm
Customers simply couldn't wait for Sgt. Peppers Hot Sauces, Etc. to reopen in Lewiston.
'Taco Tuesday' has new meaning on Grand Island
Sat, Jun 5th 2021 01:30 pm
Taquito Lindo Artisanal Tacos opened on "Taco Tuesday" at 1849 Grand Island Blvd., and Grand Island gave the brand-new restaurant a warm welcome.
 

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