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Vehicle becomes entrapped under semi in car accident
Thu, Mar 4th 2021 09:30 am
Wednesday at approximately 1:30 p.m., a sedan traveling westbound in the 3300 block of Lockport Road struck and became entrapped under a tractor-trailer that was making a left turn into RUS Industries.
City of Niagara Falls Councilman Andrew Touma announces retirement
Thu, Mar 4th 2021 09:30 am
At Wednesday evening's Niagara Falls City Council Meeting, Councilman Andrew Touma announced his retirement from the board.
Cuomo issues apology
Wed, Mar 3rd 2021 06:35 pm
In the wake of accusations of sexual harassment and inappropriate behavior, Gov. Andrew Cuomo issued an apology at the end of his press conference on Wednesday. Speaking to reporters, he emphatically said he didn't touch any woman in a untoward manner.
Event, arts & entertainment venues can reopen at 33% capacity beginning April 2
Wed, Mar 3rd 2021 06:25 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Wednesday announced that, beginning April 2, event, arts and entertainment venues can reopen at 33% capacity, up to 100 people indoors and up to 200 people outdoors. If all attendees present proof of negative test prior to entry, capacity can increase up to 150 people indoors and up to 500 people outdoors.
Republican leaders Ortt & Barclay: Democrats' 'repeal' of Cuomo's emergency powers a bogus bill; Heastie says GOP offering 'misinformation'
Wed, Mar 3rd 2021 06:15 pm
On Wednesday, New York State Senate Republican Leader Rob Ortt and Assembly Republican Leader Will Barclay blasted the proposal advanced by the majorities in the State Legislature to, as they said, "supposedly revoke" Gov. Cuomo's emergency powers. The leaders, joined by members of their respective conferences, repeated their calls for "a straight repeal of the governor's emergency powers instead of this bogus backroom deal."
Cuomo announces opening of state-FEMA mass-vaccination sites in Albany, Buffalo, Rochester & Yonkers
Wed, Mar 3rd 2021 02:40 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Wednesday announced the opening of the New York state-FEMA mass-vaccination sites in Albany, Buffalo, Rochester and Yonkers. These sites are part of New York's ongoing efforts to fight vaccine hesitancy and bring the vaccine to communities underserved by traditional health care institutions.
D'oh way! FOX renews 'The Simpsons' for 33rd & 34th seasons
Wed, Mar 3rd 2021 02:35 pm
Emmy Award-winning "Animation Domination" kingpin "The Simpsons" has been renewed for its 33rd and 34th seasons on FOX, carrying the series to 2023 and a total of 757 episodes.
Higgins: infrastructure report card points to urgent need for substantial federal investment
Wed, Mar 3rd 2021 02:30 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins, D-NY-26, said release of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) 2021 Report Card for America's Infrastructure should be an urgent call to action. The report, issued March 3, gives U.S. infrastructure a "C-" grade overall.
Dr. Carrie Teresa Isard named inaugural recipient of Klein-Carnell Rising Scholar Award
Wed, Mar 3rd 2021 02:05 pm
Dr. Carrie Teresa Isard, chair and associate professor of communication studies at Niagara University, has been named the inaugural recipient of the Klein-Carnell Rising Scholar Award. The new honor recognizes a graduate of Temple University's Klein College of Media and Communication whose scholarly achievements within the first seven years since graduation indicate promise of a major research career in any field relevant to communication or media.
Morinello: No one is above human decency
Wed, Mar 3rd 2021 02:00 pm
Assemblyman Angelo Morinello, R-C-I-Ref-Niagara Falls, issued the following statement on Wednesday:
Biden: US on track to vaccinate all adults by end of May
Wed, Mar 3rd 2021 01:55 pm
President Joe Biden offered the following remarks Tuesday on efforts to vaccinate the American public against the coronavirus:
BPO extends its virtual programming through end of 2020-21 season
Wed, Mar 3rd 2021 01:40 pm
Though the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra said it remains hopeful it will once again play for live audiences soon. The BPO announced the extension of its "BPOnDemand" virtual performance series through the end of the 2020-21 concert season in June.
Vaccine: Niagara County POD staying in Lockport, as largest shipment is expected
Wed, Mar 3rd 2021 12:35 pm
Niagara County Public Health Director Daniel J. Stapleton on Wednesday announced Niagara County is expecting to receive 6,500 first doses of COVID-19 vaccination next week - by far the most the county has ever received for a single week. The county is expecting 5,000 Johnson & Johnson vaccines and 1,500 Moderna that must be dispensed in that week. These doses would nearly double the total amount of vaccine doses Niagara County has received to date.
NCSO, NFPD to host Explorers Post
Wed, Mar 3rd 2021 11:45 am
Sheriff Michael J. Filicetti announced the Niagara County Sheriff's Office will host an Explorers Post in partnership with Superintendent John Faso and the Niagara Falls Police Department.
NYSEG, RG&E raise awareness of utility scams during National Consumer Protection Week
Wed, Mar 3rd 2021 11:25 am
New York State Electric & Gas (NYSEG) and Rochester Gas and Electric (RG&E) this week join Utilities United Against Scams (UUAS) to recognize National Consumer Protection Week, which aims to educate customers on how they can guard against becoming victims of impostor utility scams.
Mike Bonesky Memorial set for July 6 at Ransomville Speedway
Wed, Mar 3rd 2021 11:00 am
When the Sportsman Super DIRTcar Series begins its Western Region schedule at the Ransomville Speedway on Tuesday, July 6, drivers will be competing in a $1,000 to win event - and will race for $3,000 in lap monies and other contingencies in honor and memory of avid fan and former racing columnist Mike Bonesky.
First virtual hiring event at Six Flags Darien Lake
Wed, Mar 3rd 2021 10:55 am
Six Flags Darien Lake will begin the search for over 1,500 employees with a virtual hiring event on Saturday, March 6, followed by a second virtual hiring event on Saturday, March 13. Applicants may apply and interview online for positions at the park, waterpark, and the hotel and campgrounds.
EPA announces availability of up to $6 million in annual environmental justice grants
Wed, Mar 3rd 2021 09:35 am
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has announced the availability of up to $6 million in grant funding under The Environmental Justice Collaborative Problem-Solving (EJCPS) Cooperative Agreement Program and The Environmental Justice Small Grants (EJSG) Program.
'Soup for the Soul': Create a Healthier Niagara Falls Collaborative & F BITES providing meals across Cataract City
Wed, Mar 3rd 2021 09:30 am
The Create a Healthier Niagara Falls Collaborative (CHNFC) has teamed up with F BITES on "Soup for the Soul," a six-week program providing soup and a side across Niagara Falls to those in need of a hot meal. The program begins March 4 and continues every Thursday through April 8.
Austin Tylec running for mayor in North Tonawanda
Wed, Mar 3rd 2021 09:30 am
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.
$9.5 million awarded as part of New York's historic Workforce Development Initiative
Tue, Mar 2nd 2021 04:45 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday announced 75 businesses, schools and community-based organizations across the state have been awarded nearly $9.5 million as part of the state's historic Workforce Development Initiative.
Niagara Falls Memorial, area schools collaborate on COVID-19 vaccine initiative
Tue, Mar 2nd 2021 04:35 pm
Jeff Thompson, a physics teacher at Lewiston-Porter High School, receives a first dose of Moderna COVID-19 vaccine from registered nurse Laura Hickey during a Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center clinic held Tuesday at 60th Street Elementary School.
Ahead of St. Patrick's Day, Erie County Department of Health issues statement on parades & large public events
Tue, Mar 2nd 2021 04:10 pm
The Erie County Department of Health is informing Erie County residents of the restrictions on parades and similar large public events. Based on "New York Forward" guidance, any in-person event must be limited to the nonessential social gathering limit that is in effect for the region, which for Erie County is currently 50 people.
Cuomo announces agreement with Legislature to recognize $2.5 billion in additional revenue to NYS budget
Tue, Mar 2nd 2021 04:10 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday announced consensus has been reached with both houses of the New York State Legislature to recognize $2.5 billion in additional revenue over two years.
COVID-19: New York State Legislature set to repeal Gov. Cuomo's emergency powers
Tue, Mar 2nd 2021 04:05 pm
Democrats New York State Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins and Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie on Tuesday announced the New York State Legislature will pass legislation repealing the temporary emergency powers that were granted to Gov. Andrew Cuomo last year at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. The legislation will allow current directives pertaining to preserving the public health to continue.
The CW Network renews 'Superman & Lois' for season 2
Tue, Mar 2nd 2021 03:30 pm
Following its super-powered debut last week across the network's linear and streaming platforms, The CW Network on Tuesday renewed its new hit series "Superman & Lois" for a second season.
Buffalo-Niagara selling price gains continue in January
Tue, Mar 2nd 2021 03:25 pm
Selling prices of homes in the Buffalo-Niagara region continued to increase in January, posting a 12.9% gain in the January 2021 median sales price compared to a year ago, according to the housing market report released by the Buffalo Niagara Association of REALTORS (BNAR). January home sales started the year slightly behind the start of 2020.
Attorney General James secures $500,000 for homeowners in need of mortgage assistance
Tue, Mar 2nd 2021 03:05 pm
New York Attorney General Letitia James announced a $500,000 settlement with Champion, the reverse mortgage servicing division of Nationstar Mortgage LLC, over allegations Champion failed to provide homeowners with the clear, accurate information they needed to help protect their homes.
Rustic Buffalo Artisan Market announces plans for an expansion of iconic North Tonawanda building
Tue, Mar 2nd 2021 03:05 pm
John Pirrone and Scott DeMott, owners of Rustic Buffalo Artisan Market, recently announced they will be expanding their business and reopening North Tonawanda's iconic White Linen Tea House - also on the same property as Rustic Buffalo - and converting the 3,400-square-foot area into an additional Artisan Market with 45 artisans. All said, they will bring together over 110 local artisans showcased in three uniquely styled buildings on the Rustic Buffalo campus.
Pilot program testing Excelsior Pass at Madison Square Garden & Barclays Center could help fast-track reopening theaters, stadiums & other businesses
Tue, Mar 2nd 2021 03:00 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday announced a pilot program to test the Excelsior Pass during events at Madison Square Garden and Barclays Center.
Tenth Avenue North founding member Mike Donehey begins solo career with release of debut EP
Tue, Mar 2nd 2021 03:00 pm
Singer/songwriter, author and podcaster Mike Donehey is a founding member of the hit CCM band Tenth Avenue North, which called it quits in 2020. The act's farewell tour was cut short due to the global pandemic, leaving Donehey at home during a lockdown wondering what was next.
$25 million in additional funding for Nourish NY to deliver New York-produced agricultural products to families in need
Tue, Mar 2nd 2021 02:25 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday announced an additional $25 million has been directed to New York's network of food banks and emergency food providers to support the Nourish New York program through July 2021.
NYS Council on the Arts awards $40 million to support arts & culture across state
Tue, Mar 2nd 2021 02:15 pm
The New York State Council on the Arts announced 1,225 arts and cultural organizations across New York state will receive $40 million in grant funding.
Southern Tier Brewing Company opening new taproom at LECOM Harborcenter
Tue, Mar 2nd 2021 01:55 pm
Pegula Sports & Entertainment welcomes Southern Tier Brewing Company to LECOM Harborcenter, as the craft brewing company expands to downtown Buffalo. Southern Tier will convert (716) Food and Sport into its newest taproom location to showcase a full line of craft beers, ciders, seltzers and spirits.
DiNapoli: State's fiscal picture has improved, but impact of pandemic revenue losses will linger
Tue, Mar 2nd 2021 01:55 pm
New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli recently said there are some positive developments for the state's fiscal recovery from the pandemic, including higher-than-expected personal income tax collections and the prospect of significant aid from the federal government. However, risks remain and could threaten the state's fragile improvement.
GiGi's Playhouse Down Syndrome Achievement Center to throw tailgate party celebrating World Down Syndrome Day
Tue, Mar 2nd 2021 01:40 pm
On Sunday, March 21, GiGi's Playhouse Down Syndrome Achievement Center will host a tailgate-style party to celebrate World Down Syndrome Day.
100 years young & generations yet to come: AAA's school safety patrol program celebrates centennial
Tue, Mar 2nd 2021 01:35 pm
AAA is proud to celebrate its school safety patrol program's centennial anniversary. For 100 years, patrollers around the world have provided school-aged children an extra sense of safety and security when going to and from school. The program and its more than 440 Lifesaving Award recipients have contributed to the steady decline of U.S. student pedestrian (ages 5-14) deaths - a 24% decrease since 2010.
New York's Responsible Play Partnership blankets state with events & information about problem gambling prevention, treatment, recovery
Tue, Mar 2nd 2021 01:35 pm
Members of New York's Responsible Play Partnership (RPP), which include the New York State Gaming Commission, the New York State Office of Addiction Services and Supports (OASAS) and the New York Council on Problem Gambling (NYCPG), announced a monthlong schedule of public events, professional trainings and general educational programming in support of National Problem Gambling Awareness Month (PGAM) in March.
New Alzheimer's Association report examines racial & ethnic attitudes on disease, dementia care
Tue, Mar 2nd 2021 01:20 pm
Findings from two national surveys appearing in the Alzheimer's Association 2021 Alzheimer's disease facts and figures report reveal discrimination is a barrier to Alzheimer's and dementia care.
'Doctors with a Heart Day' a huge success
Tue, Mar 2nd 2021 01:20 pm
Dr. Glenda R. Rose, Dr. Thomas G. Barba and the staff of Rose Chiropractic P.C. in Lewiston held their 31st annual "Doctors with a Heart Day" on Saturday, Feb. 13.

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