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Youngstown families displaced by fire; cause remains under investigation
Fri, Mar 5th 2021 04:35 pm
Niagara County fire officials are continuing their investigations into a structure fire on Tuesday evening that caused extensive damage to an apartment complex at 310 Main St., in the Village of Youngstown.
Tylec announces mayoral run in North Tonawanda
Fri, Mar 5th 2021 04:30 pm
North Tonawanda Alderman-at-Large Austin Tylec announced his candidacy for mayor Tuesday in a campaign event at Platter's Chocolate. The youngest face on the city's Common Council, Tylec was elected to the alderman seat in 2017, having run as an Independent with endorsements from the Democratic Party.
SBA prioritizes smallest of small businesses in Paycheck Protection Program
Fri, Mar 5th 2021 04:25 pm
Building on a month of strong results, the Biden-Harris administration and the U.S. Small Business Administration are taking steps with the Paycheck Protection Program to further promote equitable relief for America's mom-and-pop businesses.
Obituary: Joseph A. Pullano
Fri, Mar 5th 2021 04:25 pm
Joseph A. Pullano of Grand Island passed away March 1, 2021, after a five-year battle against leukemia.
'In the Loop': Lew-Port students fare well in hybrid, remote assessments
Fri, Mar 5th 2021 04:20 pm
March is here, and with it comes the one-year mark of the global pandemic shutdown. We have all grown very weary of COVID-19, but unfortunately that does not mean the crisis is over. All aspects of our lives remain affected while vaccination and other mitigation efforts progress.
Memorial pharmacy director named to state professional board
Fri, Mar 5th 2021 04:20 pm
The director of pharmacy services at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center has been appointed to a five-year term as a member of the State Board for Pharmacy.
Women United continue to support Niagara community
Fri, Mar 5th 2021 04:20 pm
Women United of the United Way of Greater Niagara has not let the pandemic slow them down. The group received a small microgrant from the Western New York COVID-19 Fund and has reached out to support the local United Way agencies.
Ten Lives Club puts on photo shoot for cats to make them feel like celebrities
Fri, Mar 5th 2021 04:20 pm
Ten Lives Club, a nonprofit no-kill cat rescue in Western New York, is on a mission to make their rescue cats feel like celebrities. With the help of Moto Pet Photo, the cats were put in hats and really gave it their all strutting their stuff on the catwalk during a special photography session at the shelter.
NT Parks and Rec. seeking artist submissions Gateway Harbor memorial
Fri, Mar 5th 2021 04:20 pm
Calling all artists! Gateway Harbor of the Tonawandas, in conjunction with Lumber City Development Corp. and Project Pride, is accepting artistic proposals for a mural to be painted at Gateway Harbor using a seating nook along the docks, just west of the Main Street Bridge as the canvas.
NCSO criminal division received state reaccreditation
Fri, Mar 5th 2021 04:15 pm
Sheriff Michael J. Filicetti announces the criminal division of the Niagara County Sheriff's Office achieved reaccreditation from the New York State Department of Criminal Justice Services.
Erie County Department of Health clinics to reopen after a year of reduced services
Fri, Mar 5th 2021 04:10 pm
The Erie County Department of Health announced the sexual health clinic and family planning clinic services will resume this month.
'Zack Snyder's Justice League (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)' available March 18 on WaterTower Music
Fri, Mar 5th 2021 02:30 pm
WaterTower Music announced the March 18 release of "Zack Snyder's Justice League (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)," which features a completely brand-new score to accompany Snyder's vision for the film, created by Grammy Award-nominated multi-Platinum producer, musician, composer and educator Tom Holkenborg (aka Junkie XL), who also worked on "Mad Max: Fury Road," "Deadpool" and the upcoming "Godzilla Vs. Kong."
Ryan Stevenson releases new version of his personal single, 'When We Fall Apart,' featuring Vince Gill & Amy Grant
Fri, Mar 5th 2021 02:25 pm
Gotee Records' award-winning artist and songwriter Ryan Stevenson releases a new version of his song, "When We Fall Apart," with Grammy Award-winning artists Vince Gill and Amy Grant.
Eve celebrates 20 years of 'Scorpion'
Fri, Mar 5th 2021 02:25 pm
In honor of the 20th anniversary of rapper/Ruff Ryder's first lady Eve's critically acclaimed and landmark Platinum-selling "Scorpion," Interscope/UMe is releasing a digital deluxe reissue of the original album featuring four bonus tracks. The reissue is available today, with a 2-LP vinyl version coming April 16. One hundred special-edition signed copies will be available exclusively on
Sanctus Real says 'My God Is Still The Same'
Fri, Mar 5th 2021 02:20 pm
On Friday, the award-winning band Sanctus Real announced the release of its latest single, the powerful anthem "My God Is Still The Same" (Framework Records/ The Fuel Music). As the first single launching in this new season, "My God Is Still The Same" is Sanctus Real's declaration that, no matter how difficult circumstances seem, God has never stopped being who he says he is.
'Independent Health Giving Day' to benefit United Way's 'Join the Fight Fund' for COVID relief
Fri, Mar 5th 2021 01:45 pm
On Tuesday, March 16, Independent Health and United Way of Buffalo & Erie County will seek to mobilize community members for one day of giving to support UWBEC's "Join the Fight Fund." All donations will support UWBEC's efforts to respond, recover, reimagine and rebuild our community in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
NY MEP announces nearly $1 million in COVID recovery project funding for manufacturers
Fri, Mar 5th 2021 01:00 pm
Four centers within the New York Manufacturing Extension Partnership (NY MEP) network have launched competitive grant programs designed to help manufacturers solve challenges created by COVID-19, emerge from the crisis more resilient and adaptable, and prepare for future emergencies.
Protect yourself from identity theft during tax season
Fri, Mar 5th 2021 12:55 pm
The New York State Department of Taxation and Finance, along with the New York State Office of Information Technology Services and the Department of State's Division of Consumer Protection, shared important tips to help New York taxpayers guard against identity theft and prevent tax fraud.
Erie County DA's office remembers lives lost to opioid addiction, remains committed to prosecuting drug dealers
Fri, Mar 5th 2021 12:55 pm
In observance of Black Balloon Day, Erie County District Attorney John Flynn and his office remain committed to fighting the opioid epidemic in Western New York as we mourn those who have died from opioid use.
Erie County Real Property Tax Services sees surge in tax payments
Fri, Mar 5th 2021 12:55 pm
The Erie County Department of Real Property Tax Services has seen a surge in 2021 tax payments as residents increasingly avoided paying in person in favor of paying online or, even more popular, mailing in their payment.
Kenny Rogers' '21 Number Ones' double-vinyl set to be released for first time
Fri, Mar 5th 2021 11:55 am
Capitol Records Nashville and UME will release "Kenny Rogers' 21 Number Ones" for the first time on vinyl on April 30. The collection features 21 No. 1 hits, plus the bonus track, "Don't Fall In Love With A Dreamer" (his cross-over smash with Kim Carnes).
Jennifer Garner, Kelsea Ballerini, Delroy Lindo & Emma Corrin on 'Live with Kelly and Ryan'
Fri, Mar 5th 2021 11:55 am
Jennifer Garner returns to "Live" to talk about the film "Yes Day," and "Happy Pets Week" continues with professional dog trainer Robert Haussmann talking about pet "socialization."
Grace Vanderwaal ushers in new era with 'Don't Assume What You Don't Know'
Fri, Mar 5th 2021 11:55 am
On Friday, acclaimed singer-songwriter Grace VanderWaal returned with her newest single, "Don't Assume What You Don't Know," along with an official video via Columbia Records.
NYSUT calls for more COVID testing in schools
Fri, Mar 5th 2021 11:35 am
New York State United Teachers called for school districts to ramp up COVID-19 testing efforts for students and staff as many explore ways to bring more students back for in-person instruction for the remainder of the school year.
SBA Buffalo celebrates Women's History Month
Fri, Mar 5th 2021 11:35 am
The U.S. Small Business Administration's Buffalo District Director Franklin J. Sciortino likes to say women are playing a central role in successfully building, growing and pivoting their businesses.
NYS: $100 million in additional food assistance for March
Fri, Mar 5th 2021 11:20 am
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 the maximum allowable level of food benefits for March. Roughly half of all households participating in SNAP will receive the supplemental allotment later this month, which will result in an infusion of roughly $100 million into the state's economy.
Black Balloon Day event to remember lives lost to opioid epidemic
Fri, Mar 5th 2021 11:15 am
The Erie County Opiate Epidemic Task Force and its families and consumer support and advocacy group is coordinating activities for National Black Balloon Day (Saturday, March 6). The event began in 2016 in Peabody, Massachusetts. Erie County has participated each year.
ESD, NYPA announce start of interior demolition & refurbishment for sugar refinery at former Bethlehem Steel Site
Fri, Mar 5th 2021 11:15 am
Empire State Development and New York Power Authority announced Miami-based sugar cane refiner Sucro Sourcing has begun interior demolition and refurbishment for its sugar refinery at the former Bethlehem Steel Site in Lackawanna.
Niagara County Golf Course now part of 'Thank a Vet Program'
Fri, Mar 5th 2021 11:15 am
Niagara County Legislator Jesse Gooch on Thursday announced the Niagara County Golf Course will now offer a discount to veterans who have signed up for the county's "Thank a Vet" program.
Price Rite Marketplace, University at Buffalo football team partner to 'Sack Hunger'
Fri, Mar 5th 2021 11:15 am
While last year's college football season was impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, it didn't stop Price Rite Marketplace and the University at Buffalo football program from teaming up in the fight against food insecurity through the annual "Sack Hunger" campaign.
Shadowing experience helps BOCES students focus on career path
Fri, Mar 5th 2021 11:05 am
Many of the Orleans/Niagara BOCES career and technical education (CTE) classes encourage students to accept either shadowing (non-paid internships) or capstoning (paid internships) opportunities. Work Based Coordinator Susan Francis says these experiences are invaluable to CTE students.
Eastern Hills Mall launches 'Off-Broadway Market'
Fri, Mar 5th 2021 10:05 am
Each weekend in March and through Easter, Eastern Hills Mall will offer a holiday shopping experience with established mall retailers, traditional vendors Western New Yorkers have come to rely on for Easter treats, and some exciting new merchants. It's a shopper's paradise that mall executives are calling, "The Off-Broadway Farmers & Artisans Market."
Schoellkopf Health Center begins in-person visitation
Fri, Mar 5th 2021 09:50 am
It's been a year in the making, but Ken Kenney was finally reunited with his wife, Nancy, on Thursday when Schoellkopf Health Center resumed in-person visitation at the facility.
3 new, short-term mass vaccination sites to expand state's roll-out of Johnson & Johnson vaccine
Fri, Mar 5th 2021 09:50 am
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Thursday announced three new, short-term mass vaccination sites that will utilize the Johnson & Johnson vaccine in an expansion of New York's roll-out of the new vaccine. Future vaccine allocations, when they are delivered, will be used to establish additional sites throughout the state.
Cornerstone Community FCU donates $3,500 to Lockport CARES
Fri, Mar 5th 2021 09:40 am
Cornerstone Community Federal Credit Union (FCU) announced its commitment to make a "significant investment" to Niagara County nonprofits - starting with Lockport CARES - that provide men, women, and families with children with emergency shelter, material needs and compassionate care with dignity and respect.
Erie County, Pegula Sports & Entertainment partner to open COVID-19 vaccination clinic at KeyBank Center
Fri, Mar 5th 2021 09:30 am
Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz on Thursday announced the county's partnership with Pegula Sports & Entertainment and the Buffalo Sabres to open a COVID-19 vaccination clinic at the KeyBank Center in Buffalo.
Village of Lewiston gets favorable financial review; looks to shore up public safety
Fri, Mar 5th 2021 08:55 am
The Village of Lewiston made it through the beginning of the coronavirus outbreak in fine fashion. How the numbers look for the brunt of the pandemic is yet to be fully determined.
Niagara County Department of Health removes quarantine requirement for fully vaccinated persons in alignment with updated guidance
Thu, Mar 4th 2021 06:00 pm
The Niagara County Department of Health issued an update Thursday regarding quarantine requirements, to reflect the updated U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and New York state guidance.
Ready, set, roll: Mallwitz Island Lanes brings back popular Cosmic Bowling
Thu, Mar 4th 2021 11:00 am
Mallwitz Island Lanes is bringing back its popular Cosmic Bowling this weekend, now that a curfew has been lifted with the winning of a second lawsuit against the state by local restaurants, bars and dining establishments.

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