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Kelsey Grammer to reprise his role as Dr. Frasier Crane in 'Frasier' For Paramount+
Fri, Feb 26th 2021 12:30 pm
Frasier's back - and he's more exactly the same than ever. Paramount+, the anticipated streaming service from ViacomCBS, recently announced Kelsey Grammer will reprise his celebrated role as Dr. Frasier Crane in the new original comedy series "Frasier."
Paramount+ is home of 'Star Trek Universe'
Fri, Feb 26th 2021 12:30 pm
ViacomCBS recently announced the "Star Trek Universe" will head to Paramount +. The news was revealed during ViacomCBS' investor day event for its anticipated new streaming service.
Paramount+ docuseries 'For Heaven's Sake' to debut Thursday, March 4
Fri, Feb 26th 2021 12:15 pm
Paramount+, the forthcoming streaming service from ViacomCBS, recently announced the original true crime documentary series "For Heaven's Sake" will premiere Thursday, March 4, the same day the rebranded service launches. The official trailer and key art of "For Heaven's Sake" was also released. All eight episodes will be available to binge, exclusively on Paramount+.
Discover 'Genesis of Terrian'
Fri, Feb 26th 2021 12:05 pm
Today is the day that Gotee Records' powerhouse vocalist Terrian drops her debut project, "Genesis of Terrian." The EP, produced by Kyle Williams and Darren Mulligan of We Are Messengers, features six songs, including "I'm In Love (w/ Ian Alxndr)," "Love Your Children," "Stayed On Him (Isaiah 26:3)," and the current single, "Light It Up," which is currently No. 2 on Billboard's Christian Hot AC/CHR chart and top 50 on Billboard's Christian Airplay.
SBA veterans small business advisory committees to host virtual public meetings March 3-4
Fri, Feb 26th 2021 11:55 am
The U.S. Small Business Administration's interagency task force on veterans small business development (IATF) and advisory committee on veterans business affairs (ACVBA) will hold virtual public meetings on March 3 and 4, respectively, via Microsoft Teams.
NYS: Schedule your free virtual tax filing assistance session today
Fri, Feb 26th 2021 11:55 am
The New York State Department of Taxation and Finance announced registration for free virtual tax filing assistance sessions is now open. If your federal adjusted gross income in 2020 was $72,000 or less, you qualify to receive free virtual tax assistance from the Tax Department. We can guide you through the process of electronically preparing and filing your 2020 federal and state income tax returns at no cost.
Osborne Association, Buffalo Police Department partner to safeguard children of arrested parents in Buffalo & WNY
Fri, Feb 26th 2021 11:55 am
The Osborne Association and the Buffalo Police Department announced the Safeguarding Children of Arrested Parents Project to develop and enact a child-sensitive policing policy, protocols, and training to minimize the potential trauma for children from parental arrest and other police enforcement activities.
Cuomo designates John B. Howard as interim Public Service Commission chair, Department of Public Service CEO
Fri, Feb 26th 2021 11:55 am
The New York State Department of Public Service announced Gov. Andrew Cuomo designated John B. Howard as the interim chair of the Public Service Commission (PSC) and interim CEO of the Department of Public Service. Howard fills the vacancy created Friday with the departure of John B. Rhodes, whose term as chair and CEO expired.
Even current low rate of vaccinations in Western New York is benefiting region, new UB models show
Fri, Feb 26th 2021 11:20 am
Western New York is already benefitting from COVID-19 vaccinations, according to new models developed by University at Buffalo data scientists.
North Tonawanda eyeing Dyngus Day celebration
Fri, Feb 26th 2021 11:00 am
Break out the sausage and crank up the polka. The City of North Tonawanda is looking to host a Dyngus Day celebration. The council expressed support for a proposal by Joseph Marranca, chairman of the North Tonawanda Neighborhood Watch, during its Tuesday work session.
Town of Lewiston addresses financial matters
Fri, Feb 26th 2021 10:15 am
With a limited Town Hall audience and viewers on Zoom Monday evening, the Lewiston Town Board meeting had its focus on various financial matters. Newsmakers included:
The saga of little sloop: Mysterious sailboat found on beach at Fort Niagara
Fri, Feb 26th 2021 10:15 am
Those hiking the meadow beach area at Fort Niagara State Park last week saw something strange on the shore. Amidst the ice floes, a small, abandoned sailboat was seen bobbling on the eastern end with the waves.
Deskside with David: High-risk sports back in action
Fri, Feb 26th 2021 10:15 am
Many of you know me for my dedication to covering the local athletes of our community and telling their stories. Another thing I dedicate myself to is helping the youth of our communities grow through coaching them in sport.
Canisius College PA program receives grant from Mother Cabrini Health Foundation
Fri, Feb 26th 2021 10:10 am
Canisius College's physician assistant studies program received a $767,500 grant from the Mother Cabrini Health Foundation. The grant will support the program's development and provide scholarships for underserved minority groups.
Memorial Medical Center expands vaccine effort to Wheatfield
Fri, Feb 26th 2021 10:00 am
Alice Lange, left, was all smiles upon receiving her initial dose of the COVID-19 vaccine from a Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center pharmacist during a clinic held Thursday at Elderwood Residences at Wheatfield. Lange expressed her excitement to share with her daughter, who is a registered nurse, the news of her vaccination.
Hulu presents upcoming original series 'The Handmaid's Tale' season 4, final season of 'Shrill' & 'Marvel's M.O.D.O.K.' at television critics association winter press tour
Fri, Feb 26th 2021 09:50 am
On Thursday, during the Television Critics Association's Winter Press Tour, Hulu presented the company's lineup of upcoming original programming, including the fourth season of Emmy, Golden Globe and Peabody Award-winning series "The Handmaid's Tale"; the third and final season of comedy series "Shrill" starring Aidy Bryant; and new adult animation series "Marvel's M.O.D.O.K.," all of which join the company's collection of premium original content.
'Pooch Perfect,' 'Rebel,' 'Home Economics' stars of ABC's Winter TCA Press Tour
Fri, Feb 26th 2021 09:50 am
The first day of ABC's Winter TCA Press Tour panels featured Q&As with the stars and executive producers of the upcoming dog-grooming competition series "Pooch Perfect," hosted by Rebel Wilson; and the new drama "Rebel," inspired by the life of Erin Brockovich today and starring Katey Sagal.
Higgins announces passage of Equality Act protecting LGBTQ Americans from discrimination
Fri, Feb 26th 2021 09:50 am
Congressman Brian Higgins, D-NY-26, a member of the Congressional LGBTQ+ Equality Caucus, announced passage of the Equality Act (H.R. 5), a bill that ensures LGBTQ Americans are equally protected from discrimination under federal law.
Ice boom in place in Lewiston
Fri, Feb 26th 2021 09:35 am
The Village of Lewiston Department of Public Works was at the waterfront Wednesday, overseeing installation of ice boom spans.
Youngstown PD issues reform collaborative public draft
Fri, Feb 26th 2021 09:35 am
The Village of Youngstown Police Department has issued its police reform collaborative public draft review to the community and is encouraging all residents to read and comment on the document by March 5.
Wheatfield Town Board to return to in-person meetings
Fri, Feb 26th 2021 09:30 am
Tuesday's Town of Wheatfield board meeting revealed the March 17 session will mark a return to in-person gatherings in the council chambers. The board has been meeting via Zoom since November.
Obituary: Emil Geering
Fri, Feb 26th 2021 09:30 am
Emil Geering, formerly of Grand Island, died Feb. 20, 2021, at age 97, in Meadowbrook Care Center, Cincinnati.
Obituary: George P. Ihle Jr.
Fri, Feb 26th 2021 09:25 am
George P. Ihle Jr., age 87, of Lakeland, Florida, formerly of Grand Island, passed away peacefully following a brief illness on Feb. 15, 2021.
Obituary: Valerie Lynn (nee Glosser) Fraser
Fri, Feb 26th 2021 09:25 am
In honor of National Canned Food Month, Community Bank donates to local pantries & food banks
Fri, Feb 26th 2021 09:25 am
February marks National Canned Food Month. For the past three years, Community Bank N.A. has supported local pantries and food banks by hosting food drives at each of its branches.
Morinello, Italian American state legislators announce scholarship opportunity
Fri, Feb 26th 2021 09:20 am
Assemblyman Angelo Morinello and the New York Conference of Italian-American State Legislators announced they will award four scholarships (two academic and two athletic) at this year's Italian-American Day on May 24.
ESD announces completion of infrastructure improvements at Beverly Gray Business Exchange Center
Fri, Feb 26th 2021 09:20 am
Empire State Development on Thursday announced the completion of interior infrastructure improvements at the Beverly Gray Business Exchange Center, located at 334 E. Utica, on the Buffalo East Side.
Guest Editorial: Schoolchildren better suited for in-school learning
Fri, Feb 26th 2021 09:05 am
As I scrolled the internet a few weeks ago I came across something that sparked my interest, something going on at the Rath Building in Erie County. A group called WNY Students First had organized a rally promoting their mission of getting kids back in school five days a week. I thought to myself, "Wow, I may not be the only person that seems upset at the current system. I may not be the only parent that has watched my children's mental health deteriorate; watched them struggle in general to find happiness in today's world; or witnessed those circles under their eyes growing larger and darker."
'De-Sign' group continues campaign against clutter
Fri, Feb 26th 2021 08:15 am
Recent comments indicate that Cayuga Street will become a designated bike path, and new signs will be added to help bicyclists find their way to Center Street, just one short block away. At a time when residents are begging local officials to clean up the sign clutter, adding more signs is the exact opposite of what this community wants and needs.
March is National Kidney Month
Fri, Feb 26th 2021 07:00 am
Most people with kidney disease don't know they have it. March is National Kidney Month and the Kidney Foundation of Western New York is encouraging everyone to learn more about their kidney health.
Higgins: $65,000 for art & cultural programs in Western New York
Thu, Feb 25th 2021 11:40 am
Congressman Brian Higgins announced federal grants totaling $65,000 through the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) for the following four local organizations: Squeaky Wheel Film & Media Art Center, Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, Buffalo String Works and Hallwalls.
Visit Buffalo Niagara pivots in pandemic to better suit travelers, industry, local business
Thu, Feb 25th 2021 11:35 am
It was a year we would rather forget.
Former Secretary to the Governor Cohen offers nursing home 'clarification'
Thu, Feb 25th 2021 11:20 am
Empire State Development Chairman Steven M. Cohen issued this statement on Thursday morning, regarding how Gov. Andrew Cuomo, Cuomo's administration, and the New York State Department of Health handled the release of New York nursing home coronavirus case numbers:
NYSUT statement on 'confusion over in-person instruction in schools'
Thu, Feb 25th 2021 11:00 am
New York State United Teachers President Andy Pallotta issued the following statement Thursday on the ongoing confusion over the standards required to safely return students to in-person instruction in New York districts:
New ID verification tool aims to fight unemployment fraud, speed processing of claims
Thu, Feb 25th 2021 10:05 am
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Thursday announced the launch of a new identity verification tool,, to fight unemployment benefit fraud and help New Yorkers with bona fide claims verify their identities and receive benefits faster.
Higgins applauds Biden's action to fill seats on USPS board
Thu, Feb 25th 2021 09:35 am
President Joe Biden has announced three nominees to fill vacant seats on the U.S. Postal Service board of governors. Congressman Brian Higgins, D-NY-26, who has been pushing for new leadership, released the following statement:
Just Buffalo invites community participation in 2021 Civil Writes Project
Thu, Feb 25th 2021 09:35 am
Just Buffalo Literary Center invites artists, collectives, organizations and community groups to apply for up to $1,500 in support for events and projects aligned with Just Buffalo's Civil Writes Project, a community engagement initiative that celebrates Black writers, draws inspiration from Buffalo's history as a gateway to freedom along the Underground Railroad, and finds pathways toward justice in the power of the written word.
Still time to be counted in 2020 Local Food Marketing Practices Survey
Thu, Feb 25th 2021 08:25 am
Farmers and ranchers still have time to respond to their 2020 Local Food Marketing Practices Survey, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Agricultural Statistics Service. NASS will continue to accept responses through April to ensure an accurate picture of U.S. local and regional food systems.
NYSUT announces new advancing racial justice in education agenda
Thu, Feb 25th 2021 08:20 am
New York State United Teachers on Wednesday announced a new state legislative agenda intended to promote racial and social justice in education, calling for funding in the upcoming state budget to help improve school climates, foster implicit bias training programs for educators, and diversify the education workforce.
Niagara County Community College fall scholarship available
Thu, Feb 25th 2021 08:20 am
The Niagara County Community College Foundation is offering scholarships for incoming and current students for the fall 2021 semester.

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