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93rd Oscars campaign art revealed
Thu, Mar 11th 2021 08:55 pm
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has revealed the campaign art for the 93rd Oscars. The 2021 campaign illustrates this year's tagline, "Bring Your Movie Love," celebrating a global appreciation for the power of film to foster connection, to educate and to inspire people to tell our own stories.
State Historic Preservation Board recommends 20 nominations for State & National Registers of Historic Places
Thu, Mar 11th 2021 08:55 pm
The New York State Board for Historic Preservation has recommended adding 20 varied properties to the State and National Registers of Historic Places, including the Manhattan apartment of a prominent African American LGBTQ playwright, an exotically designed former New York City movie palace, and a former New York City feminist headquarters created when women had few places to meet outside the presence of men.
Higgins announces passage of 'commonsense' gun violence prevention bills
Thu, Mar 11th 2021 08:55 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins, D-NY-26, announced the House of Representatives approved H.R. 8, the Bipartisan Background Checks Act of 2021; and H.R. 1446, the Enhanced Background Checks Act of 2021. The legislation, both cosponsored by Higgins, would close background check loopholes in federal law.
Memorial inoculates more than 200 against COVID-19 at Doris Jones Community Center
Thu, Mar 11th 2021 08:50 pm
A clinical team from Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center dispensed 240 doses of Johnson & Johnson's one-shot coronavirus vaccine Thursday during an afternoon clinic at the Doris W. Jones Family Resource Center in Niagara Falls.
Read to succeed - in math: Study shows how reading skill shapes more than just reading
Thu, Mar 11th 2021 08:50 pm
A University at Buffalo researcher's recent work on dyslexia has unexpectedly produced a startling discovery, which clearly demonstrates how the cooperative areas of the brain responsible for reading skill are also at work during apparently unrelated activities, such as multiplication.
Niagara County DA warns of unemployment insurance fraud
Thu, Mar 11th 2021 08:45 pm
Niagara County District Attorney Brian D. Seaman on Thursday said the filing of fraudulent unemployment insurance claims using stolen identities continues to be a problem, and his office is working closely with the New York State Department of Labor to address the issue.
NYS Office for the Aging participates in 'March for Meals' campaign to highlight nutrition program
Thu, Mar 11th 2021 08:45 pm
The New York State Office for the Aging (NYSOFA), in partnership with area agencies on aging (AAAs) across the state, is highlighting New York's nation-leading efforts in providing the highest quality meals to older adults as part of the national "March for Meals" campaign, held each year during National Nutrition Month.
Mayor Brown announces reopening of Buffalo's 80+ basketball & hockey courts
Thu, Mar 11th 2021 08:45 pm
Mayor Byron Brown on Thursday announced the City of Buffalo's more than 80 basketball and hockey courts are once again open for play. The city's Department of Public Works, Parks & Streets has completed installation of basketball hoops and hockey nets in parks and on courts throughout the Queen City.
Assembly to begin impeachment investigation of Cuomo
Thu, Mar 11th 2021 08:00 pm
New York State Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie issued this statement Thursday on authorizing the Assembly Judiciary Committee to begin an impeachment investigation into Gov. Andrew Cuomo:
Quarantine for domestic travel will no longer be required starting April 1
Thu, Mar 11th 2021 06:40 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Thursday announced domestic travelers will no longer be required to quarantine after entering New York from another U.S. state or territory starting April 1.
2021 Northwest Jazz Festival canceled; will resume in 2022
Thu, Mar 11th 2021 02:25 pm
The board of directors of the Northwest Jazz Festival of Historic Lewiston, NY (Lewiston Jazz Festival Inc.) announced Thursday the popular festival has been canceled for 2021. Planning is underway for the 2022 event, slated for Aug. 26-27.
Graham: District committed to full reopening when it can 'responsibly, safely, legally do so'
Thu, Mar 11th 2021 11:45 am
Grand Island School Superintendent Brian Graham said the district is aware of the recent resolution adopted by the Grand Island Town Board regarding the district's educational program.
Priyanka Chopra Jonas & Nick Jonas to announce 93rd Oscars nominations
Thu, Mar 11th 2021 10:20 am
Actor-producer Priyanka Chopra Jonas ("The White Tiger") and singer, songwriter and actor Nick Jonas ("Kingdom") will announce the 93rd Oscars nominations in all 23 Academy Award categories in a two-part live presentation on Monday, March 15, via global live stream on,, the Academy's digital platforms - Twitter, YouTube, Facebook - NY and LA Switch pool ports and satellite downlink feed.
INXS founding member Andrew Farriss shares first solo live concert
Thu, Mar 11th 2021 10:20 am
Songsmith and Americana singer/songwriter Andrew Farriss takes fans and listeners around the world on a musical journey with his first live solo concert available to be streamed on Facebook and YouTube. The concert features the songs from Andrew's latest EP, "Love Makes The World," and is the perfect introduction to his solo work.
UB receives $780,000 grant for new 40-foot mobile dental clinic
Thu, Mar 11th 2021 10:10 am
The University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine has received a $780,000 grant from the Mother Cabrini Health Foundation to expand its successful S-Miles to Go dental program through the addition of a second, drivable mobile dental clinic.
Erie County DA alerts public about fraudulent unemployment claims
Thu, Mar 11th 2021 10:10 am
Erie County District Attorney John Flynn announced he was recently the victim of a scammer who attempted to fraudulently file an unemployment claim using his personal information. Flynn became aware of the incident after receiving a notice in the mail regarding a claim for one week of unemployment in early February.
EPA to request additional input on lead and copper rule
Thu, Mar 11th 2021 10:05 am
On Wednesday, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced it is extending the effective date of the revised lead and copper rule (LCR) so the agency can seek further public input, particularly from communities that are most at-risk of exposure to lead in drinking water.
Charlie Dieteman hopes cerebral palsy fundraiser raises awareness & funds for cause
Thu, Mar 11th 2021 10:05 am
Charlie Dieteman hopes his senior year at Niagara Career and Technical Education Center (NCTEC) and Lewiston-Porter High School ends on a high note with his annual cerebral palsy fundraiser. He is selling green rubber bracelets for a dollar for an organization known as Empower. Empower is a premier service provider in Western New York that offers diverse programming and individualized care and support to make people's lives better. Green represents cerebral palsy awareness.
CAO providing immediate utility relief services, winter items for families in need
Thu, Mar 11th 2021 09:55 am
The Community Action Organization of Western New York is offering immediate help to families affected by the COVID-19 pandemic through two programs.
Builders announce scholarship
Thu, Mar 11th 2021 09:55 am
The William Morehouse Scholarship Applications are available for high school seniors, college freshmen, sophomores and juniors who are pursuing careers in construction-related fields. The scholarship is sponsored by the New York State Builder Association Research and Education Foundation (NYSBA REF) through the donation of William Morehouse, a longtime member and supporter of the building industry in New York.
Man shot in leg on Pine Avenue
Thu, Mar 11th 2021 09:55 am
On Wednesday, at approximately 9:20 p.m., there was a shooting in front of the RayMart at 925 Pine Ave., Niagara Falls. A male victim suffered a single gunshot wound to the leg. He was taken to Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center Emergency Room before being transported to ECMC.
Skillet announce spring 2021 'Drive-In Theater Tour'
Thu, Mar 11th 2021 09:50 am
Multi-Platinum rockers Skillet announced a spring headline tour, with support from Jordan Feliz and Colton Dixon for 21 dates on "The Awakening Events Drive-In Theater Tour."
Niagara County to host agribusiness outreach forum
Thu, Mar 11th 2021 09:50 am
The Niagara County Center for Economic Development announced it will again host its annual agribusiness outreach forum, although this year's event will be done virtually. The event will be held over two days, March 23 and 25, from 9-11 a.m. each day.
NYS Senate Republicans introduce resolution to repeal Cuomo's mandate prohibiting sale of alcoholic beverages without food
Thu, Mar 11th 2021 09:50 am
The New York State Senate Republican conference has introduced a concurrent resolution (B477) to rescind Gov. Andrew Cuomo's mandate that prohibits bars and restaurants from serving alcoholic beverages to patrons who do not order food.
Buffalo Sabres announce ticketing details for March 20
Wed, Mar 10th 2021 07:30 pm
The Buffalo Sabres on Wednesday announced the on-sale dates and ticketing details for the team's game on Saturday, March 20, against the Boston Bruins. A limited number of tickets will be available for the game. Season ticketholders will have the first chance to purchase tickets.
Hulu acquires US rights to Miramax sci-fi thriller 'Mother/Android'
Wed, Mar 10th 2021 04:30 pm
On Wednesday, Hulu announced its acquired the U.S. rights to the Miramax sci-fi thriller "Mother/Android." The film stars Chloƫ Grace Moretz ("Shadow in the Cloud," "Kick-Ass") as Georgia, Algee Smith ("Judas and the Black Messiah," "Euphoria") as Sam, and Raul Castillo ("We the Animals").
Higgins: American Rescue Plan lays groundwork for better tomorrow
Wed, Mar 10th 2021 03:50 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins, D-NY-26, announced the House of Representatives approved the American Rescue Plan, the final Congressional action before the bill is signed into law by President Joe Biden.
New York state: $15 million in emergency heating assistance for struggling households
Wed, Mar 10th 2021 03:40 pm
The New York State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance announced an additional $15 million is available to help eligible New Yorkers facing a home heating emergency.
UB to host 2-day symposium that aims to fulfill MLK's vision of justice, equity in schools
Wed, Mar 10th 2021 03:40 pm
To help transform schools into spaces founded in justice, equal opportunity and unconditional love, the University at Buffalo Graduate School of Education will host "Creating the Beloved Community," a two-day symposium that will feature nationally renowned authors, activists and educators who will share insights on reshaping our education system.
Potential ice jam flooding as warm temperatures blanket state
Wed, Mar 10th 2021 03:40 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Wednesday urged New Yorkers to prepare for possible ice jam flooding as temperatures across the state will rise this week and throughout the upcoming spring season. At Cuomo's direction, state agencies are monitoring areas that typically experience ice jam formations and response assets are ready and available to assist local governments in preventing and mitigating flooding and ice jam damage.
DiNapoli: DOH needs to step up enforcement of patient safety violations
Wed, Mar 10th 2021 12:55 pm
A press release from New York Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli said "the State Department of Health has failed to hold accountable certain health care providers including hospitals, nursing homes and individual nurses, for patient safety violations and use its power under the law to impose stronger fines." Additionally, DOH does not ensure amounts collected are directed to increase patient safety, as required, according to an audit released Wednesday by DiNapoli.
Bass Pro Shops and Cabela's inspiring families to 'Keep Fishin" ' with largest annual fishing event
Wed, Mar 10th 2021 12:50 pm
While millions of Americans rediscovered the joy of fishing throughout 2020, Bass Pro Shops and Cabela's is inspiring families to "Keep Fishin' " with the return of spring and its largest annual fishing event, the Spring Fishing Classic. The annual event takes place March 11-31 in all Bass Pro Shops and Cabela's stores and online.
$50.7 million to enhance addiction services in New York
Wed, Mar 10th 2021 12:50 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Wednesday announced the award of up to $50.7 million to providers throughout New York to expand access to addiction services.
DEC warns aquarium owners about invasive zebra mussels found in 'moss balls'
Wed, Mar 10th 2021 09:40 am
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation is urging pet and aquarium stores and consumers to immediately remove and properly dispose of commercially purchased "moss balls" for aquariums after invasive zebra mussels were discovered inside and on some of these products, as reported by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Consumers should be advised that moss ball products purchased from PetSmart and Petco may be subject to a voluntary product recall.
Cuomo signs COVID-19 Emergency Protect Our Small Businesses Act of 2021
Tue, Mar 9th 2021 06:05 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday signed the COVID-19 Emergency Protect Our Small Businesses Act of 2021 (S471A/A3207), establishing eviction and foreclosure protections for small businesses.
Q&A: Elizabeth 'Bitsie' Tulloch on a more grown-up 'Superman & Lois'
Tue, Mar 9th 2021 05:50 pm
The Superman and Lois Lane characters introduced via the "Arrowverse" recently were relaunched on The CW - and reimagined from what many DC Comics fans have come to expect from Last Son of Krypton. Yes, they're still bound and determined to save the world - him with his powers, her with a pen - but now they're facing a challenge far beyond anything they could imagine.
Niagara County wins 2 awards for Tonawanda Creek Road project
Tue, Mar 9th 2021 03:45 pm
The Niagara County Department of Public Works announced the Western New York Branch of the American Public Works Association (APWA) is honoring the Tonawanda Creek Road rehabilitation project as its 2020 Transportation Project of the Year. The New York State APWA has also named the project its Transportation Project of the Year in the $5-$25 million category.
New York Farm Bureau statement on exclusion of farmworkers from vaccine eligibility list
Tue, Mar 9th 2021 03:40 pm
New York Farm Bureau President David Fisher issued this statement Tuesday:
BBB: Gift cards an increasingly popular tool for scammers, study finds
Tue, Mar 9th 2021 02:30 pm
Gift cards are that gift that always fits and stands up to social distancing.
NYPA names Daniella Piper regional manager for Western New York
Tue, Mar 9th 2021 02:30 pm
The Niagara Power Project has a new executive in charge of its operations following the appointment by the New York Power Authority of Daniella Piper to regional manager of Western New York - the top position at NYPA's flagship hydroelectric project in Lewiston. Piper previously served as chief of staff for NYPA President and CEO Gil C. Quiniones and vice president of NYPA's digital transformation office.

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