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Hochul announces new COVID-19 preparedness initiatives to protect public health, support ongoing pandemic response
Wed, Jul 20th 2022 02:45 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Wednesday announced new COVID-19 preparedness initiatives to protect public health and support New York state's ongoing response to the pandemic. Hochul announced the state is working closely with public health experts to craft a "fall action plan" to address the potential for seasonal coronavirus surges later this year, as well as strategies to allow students to return safely to school this fall.
O'Hara plans 'living logo' event
Wed, Jul 20th 2022 02:45 pm
A new piece of Cardinal O'Hara High School's history will be made on Sept. 10 when a "living logo" will be created.
Monkeypox vaccine distribution following 2B allocation from federal government
Wed, Jul 20th 2022 02:40 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul, along with the New York State Department of Health, announced the distribution of the JYNNEOS vaccine in New York, following an additional allocation of 8,822 doses to New York state from the federal government. New York City will receive its own allocation of 23,963 doses directly from the federal government.
Consumer alert: NYS DCP warns military community to be aware of scams targeting servicemembers
Tue, Jul 19th 2022 05:15 pm
The New York State Division of Consumer Protection (DCP) reminds active service members, veterans, and their families to be on alert for scams targeting the military community. The rise in these scams take a variety of forms, such as deceptive financial services, identity theft, online shopping, employment and even impersonation, just to name a few.
Hochul: Ralph Wilson Park Conservancy, City of Buffalo & partners break ground on future Ralph Wilson Park
Tue, Jul 19th 2022 05:15 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced the City of Buffalo and the Ralph Wilson Park Conservancy broke ground on Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Centennial Park, a 99-acre park located on Buffalo's waterfront.
Roller Rink at Canalside opening Aug. 12
Tue, Jul 19th 2022 05:10 pm
Buffalo Waterfront Management Group announced the return of Roller Skating at Canalside starting Aug. 12, made possible in partnership with Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield of WNY and the Ralph C. Wilson Foundation.
Extreme heat precautions for families facing Alzheimer's, dementia
Tue, Jul 19th 2022 05:10 pm
As the temperatures rise across the country, extreme heat can have a significant impact on everyone's safety, but it can be especially stressful and confusing for individuals with Alzheimer's and other dementias. Alzheimer's disease causes a number of changes in the brain and body that may affect their safety, including changes in sensitivity to temperatures.
AHA: Keep cool to be heart-healthy in extreme heat
Tue, Jul 19th 2022 02:45 pm
With high temperatures in the forecast, the American Heart Association is urging people to take extra steps to protect their hearts. Precautions are especially important for older adults and people with high blood pressure, obesity or a history of heart disease and stroke.
Launch of statewide workplace sexual harassment hotline
Tue, Jul 19th 2022 02:30 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced the launch of a statewide hotline, 1-800-HARASS-3 (1-800-427-2773), for issues of workplace sexual harassment. The confidential hotline will be operated by the New York State Division of Human Rights and will connect workers who have faced sexual harassment with experienced pro-bono attorneys to advise them.
Public health advisory for Olcott Beach
Tue, Jul 19th 2022 02:30 pm
The Niagara County Department of Health has issued a beach advisory at Olcott Beach in Olcott. This advisory is anticipated to remain in effect until further notice.
Hochul urges New Yorkers to prepare for extreme heat
Tue, Jul 19th 2022 02:25 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul urged New Yorkers across the state to prepare for dangerous heat conditions beginning Tuesday and expected to last through Thursday, as a combination of hot temperatures and moderate-to-high humidity levels are expected to cause heat index values in the 90s and potentially the low 100s in certain areas.
Russ Piper, Anthony DiMino, bicentennial committee thanked for Lewiston celebration
Tue, Jul 19th 2022 12:55 pm
Lewiston's bicentennial weekend drew rave reviews from residents for its combination of special events - including a parade, a performance by the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, and an extended display of fireworks on the Fourth of July - as well as a series of articles on historical sites that ran in this publication in the months leading up to the special occasion.
Village of Lewiston still undecided about upgrading playground surveillance
Tue, Jul 19th 2022 08:15 am
To see or not to see - that is the question Village of Lewiston trustees are grappling with as they decide whether or not to upgrade surveillance at the new inclusive playground in Marilyn Toohey Park.
As latest phase of 'Cars Sharing Main Street' nears completion, Higgins, Kennedy, Peoples-Stokes & Brown announce $54m+ in new funding
Tue, Jul 19th 2022 07:00 am
Congressman Brian Higgins, New York State Sen. Tim Kennedy, New York Assembly Majority Leader Crystal Peoples-Stokes, and City of Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown were joined by the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority (NFTA) and Buffalo Place to mark the near-completion of the latest phase of the "Cars Sharing Main Street" project in downtown Buffalo. The leaders also announced $54.5 million in new funding to continue the work along additional sections of Main Street.
Mount St. Mary's Hospital hosts 'on-the-spot' hiring event at BBC
Tue, Jul 19th 2022 07:00 am
For anyone looking to begin or grow their nursing career in Niagara County, Mount St. Mary's Hospital is holding open interviews for a variety of positions during an "on-the-spot" hiring event at the Brickyard Brewing Company, 436 Center St., Lewiston.
Independent Health Foundation distributing free school supplies in underserved communities
Tue, Jul 19th 2022 07:00 am
It's time to start getting ready for school! Free school supplies, including paper, notebooks, folders, pencils, glue sticks, crayons and markers, will be distributed by the Independent Health Foundation, while supplies last, at four locations in underserved communities.
Mental Health Association in Niagara County holding cornhole fundraiser
Tue, Jul 19th 2022 07:00 am
The Mental Health Association in Niagara County will host a cornhole fundraiser, "Cornhole for a Cause," from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, July 31, at the Davison Road Inn, 383 Davison Road, Lockport. Proceeds from the sales will go toward programming and services for those living with a mental health diagnosis and their families in Niagara County.
Canal Fest of the Tonawandas is TNT Chamber's July Member of the Month
Mon, Jul 18th 2022 05:30 pm
Executive Director Sarah Nelson of the Chamber of Commerce of the Tonawandas presented the Canal Fest of the Tonawandas Inc. as the July Member of the Month at grand-opening ceremonies on Sunday.
Flynn to serve as president of National District Attorneys Association
Mon, Jul 18th 2022 05:30 pm
Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn has been elected by his peers to serve as the president of the National District Attorneys Association (NDAA). Flynn, who was unanimously voted as president-elect by NDAA members last summer, was officially named president Monday afternoon at the "Pass the Gavel" ceremony at the organization's Summer Summit in Denver.
Hochul: Statewide listening tour to address 'future of farming'
Mon, Jul 18th 2022 05:30 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Monday launched a statewide listening tour on "the future of farming in New York state." Her team said a series of listening sessions will allow the state to hear directly from farmers about their priorities in addressing climate, workforce and economic challenges, and will help inform the state's federal priorities for critical funding and policy changes in the areas of agriculture, nutrition and the environment.
$5 million in funding to support launch of new & existing cannabis accreditation programs - including at NCCC
Mon, Jul 18th 2022 05:25 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Monday announced SUNY and CUNY community colleges will receive $5 million in funding to support the creation or enhancement of short-term credential programs or course offerings that provide pathways to employment in the cannabis industry.
DiNapoli: Tax cap set at 2% in 2023
Mon, Jul 18th 2022 01:55 pm
Property tax levy growth will again be capped at 2% for 2023 for local governments that operate on a calendar-based fiscal year, according to data released by New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli. This figure affects tax cap calculations for all counties, towns and fire districts, as well as 44 cities and 13 villages.
DiNapoli: Number of New Yorkers behind on utility bills soared during pandemic
Mon, Jul 18th 2022 01:55 pm
The devastating number of job losses caused by the COVID-19 pandemic caused a significant increase in the number of residential customers owing money to their utility companies, with one in eight customers in arrears as of March 2022, according to a report released by State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli.
'Electrify Lewiston': EV showcase curated by Gallo Restaurants & National Grid set for Aug. 6
Mon, Jul 18th 2022 01:20 pm
Bring all your questions, your appetite, and your family to "Electrify Lewiston," a one-day event created by National Grid and Gallo Restaurants, on Saturday, Aug. 6. From 3-6 p.m., attendees can meet EV drivers, auto representatives, charging installers, e-bike and e-scooter vendors on Gallo's patio at 402 Center St., Lewiston.
Contemporary blues master Walter Trout to play Kleinhans Music Hall
Mon, Jul 18th 2022 01:00 pm
Kleinhans Music Hall welcomes Walter Trout to the Mary Seaton Room at 7 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 18, with opening act: the Girls of Grosh. Presale tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 19. The general public can purchase tickets starting at 10 a.m. Wednesday.
The Worship Initiative's Aaron Williams shares 'The Hope of Christ'
Mon, Jul 18th 2022 12:55 pm
Singer/songwriter and veteran worship leader Aaron Williams is set to bow his anticipated full-length debut, "The Hope of Christ," on Aug. 5. The Worship Initiative release was produced by Williams and Alan Thomas (joan), and features 10 pop-driven live worship selections "extolling the boundless grace, love and rest offered by the savior."
Empire State Wrestling turns '20'
Mon, Jul 18th 2022 12:55 pm
Over the past two decades, Empire State Wrestling grew from its humble roots running at various halls in the Niagara Falls area to blossoming into Western New York's premier independent wrestling promotion. It is only appropriate, then, that Empire State Wrestling (ESW) commemorates its 20th anniversary on Saturday, Aug. 13, by holding a milestone event at Buffalo RiverWorks - one of downtown Buffalo's premier entertainment destinations.
Western New York Shelby and Mustang Club hosts Nickel City Mustang Roundup
Mon, Jul 18th 2022 12:55 pm
The Western New York Shelby and Mustang Club will host the Nickel City Mustang Roundup July 29-31 at the Buffalo Marriott Niagara Hotel at 1340 Millersport Highway in Amherst. More than 400 cars are expected in the show, with some coming from as far away as California. Organizers said spectator turnout of 2,500 is expected during the course of the event.
Pump prices down: National average drops 16 cents
Mon, Jul 18th 2022 12:30 pm
Today's national average price for a gallon of gasoline is $4.52, down 16 cents from last week. One year ago, the price was $3.17. The New York state average is $4.69, down 11 cents since last Monday. A year ago, the NYS average was $3.20.
Legislator Hill says new disc golf course in Royalton Ravine Park a 'huge hit'
Mon, Jul 18th 2022 12:30 pm
The new disc golf course that opened at the beginning of summer in Royalton Ravine Park appears to be a huge hit with Niagara County residents, according to Niagara County Legislator Mike Hill. This is the second disc course opened by Niagara County Parks, with the original located in Burmaster Park at Bond Lake.
Public health update for Olcott Beach
Mon, Jul 18th 2022 12:25 pm
On Saturday, the Niagara County Department of Health rescinded a beach advisory at Olcott Beach, noting water quality is once again suitable for recreational swimming.
First Presbyterian church embarks on restoration project
Mon, Jul 18th 2022 12:25 pm
With the nearing of their 200th anniversary, members and friends of First Presbyterian Church in Niagara Falls have set out to restore the bell tower of their building at 311 First St., Niagara Falls.
Bacon Memorial Presbyterian Church celebrates a century of faith & service in LaSalle neighborhood of Niagara Falls
Mon, Jul 18th 2022 12:25 pm
"Serving Christ and Community since 1922" is the theme of the Bacon Memorial Presbyterian Church 100th anniversary celebration event to be held Saturday, July 23, for membership and friends from the community. The church opened in 1922 and continues to serve at that very same location today. The land for the church was part of a fruit tree farm and was donated by the family of the late Jonathan Bowen.
New legislation expands pedestrian & bicyclist safety
Mon, Jul 18th 2022 07:55 am
Gov. Kathy Hochul recently signed legislation (S.1078B/A.5084A) that requires new drivers to learn about pedestrian and bicyclist safety awareness as a component of the prelicensing exam and as a prerequisite for obtaining a license to operate a motor vehicle.
NYS HCR: $50 million available to help land banks eradicate blight, aid communities that continue to struggle from foreclosure crisis
Mon, Jul 18th 2022 07:55 am
New York State Homes and Community Renewal Commissioner RuthAnne Visnauskas announced the launch of a new $50 million land bank Initiative, the first-ever dedicated source of state funding to help New York's land banks reduce blight and transform vacant properties in communities across the state.
DEC tracking beech trees threat
Mon, Jul 18th 2022 07:55 am
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation recently announced beech leaf disease (BLD), which affects all species of beech trees, was identified in 35 counties in New York state to date. Included is Erie and Niagara counties.
Celebrating National Ice Cream Day with Sand Dock Sundaes at The Silo
Mon, Jul 18th 2022 07:00 am
Patrons at The Silo Restaurant on Sunday celebrated National Ice Cream Day in extraordinary fashion: Competing in the Sand Dock Sundae Challenge.
Eight Days of Hope hosts third annual outreach in Buffalo
Sat, Jul 16th 2022 10:50 am
Eight Days of Hope will host 1,500 volunteers between July 16-23 in Buffalo. During this time, EDOH will offer free home repairs to homeowners in the Fillmore District. Hundreds of projects will be completed during this eight-day outreach.
Grand Island students recognized for service and advocacy
Sat, Jul 16th 2022 07:00 am
At Monday's Grand Island Board of Education meeting, eight students were recognized for efforts made outside of the classroom. Jon Minton, Connor Lenhard and Zander Crevlin, all members of Troop 630, were honored for their work in achieving the status of Eagle Scout.
Obituary: Marilyn Frances (nee Pawlowski) Kogut
Sat, Jul 16th 2022 07:00 am
Marilyn Frances (nee Pawlowski) Kogut passed away on Nov. 29, 2020, at age 78.

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