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DiNapoli: Local tax cap will be 2 percent in 2022
Wed, Jul 14th 2021 05:30 pm
Property tax levy growth will be capped at 2% for 2022 for local governments that operate on a calendar-based fiscal year, State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli announced. This figure affects tax cap calculations for all counties, towns and fire districts, as well as 44 cities and 13 villages.
NYSDOT to host public hearing on Niagara Falls Boulevard intersection improvement project
Wed, Jul 14th 2021 05:30 pm
The New York State Department of Transportation will host a public hearing from 4-6:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 21, about a proposed intersection improvement project on U.S. Route 62 (Niagara Falls Boulevard) at NY Route 429 (Ward Road) and Witmer Road in the Town of Wheatfield.
Disability Pride Celebration to recognize signing of Americans with Disabilities Act
Wed, Jul 14th 2021 05:30 pm
Western New York Independent Living Inc. (WNYIL) and several other disability services providers will host the annual Disability Pride Celebration, a weeklong virtual series of activities from July 26-30, celebrating the anniversary of the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
Higgins, Brown, Nowakowski: $5 million in federal funds for violence prevention
Wed, Jul 14th 2021 05:25 pm
Flanked by city governmental and community leaders, Congressman Brian Higgins announced an agreement between the City of Buffalo and the Buffalo Violence Prevention and Reduction Coalition to utilize federal American Rescue Plan funding to address the rising number of deadly shootings in city neighborhoods through enhanced community violence intervention programming.
Niagara County closes portion of West Canal Park in Pendleton; marina remains open
Wed, Jul 14th 2021 05:25 pm
Niagara County Department of Public Works Commissioner Garret Meal on Wednesday said the county has closed a portion of West Canal Marina and Park on Tonawanda Creek Road in the Town of Pendleton to clean up storm damage incurred Tuesday night.
Clean Path New York: $270 million investment fund for development of the new green economy
Wed, Jul 14th 2021 05:25 pm
Clean Path New York announced a $270 million fund to "provide an opportunity for all New Yorkers to thrive in the new green economy."
Hotel industry launches 'Hotels are Hiring' campaign to fill open jobs; promote benefits of working in industry
Wed, Jul 14th 2021 05:20 pm
To help fill thousands of open hotel jobs and communicate the benefits of a career in the hotel industry, the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) and its charitable giving arm, the American Hotel & Lodging Foundation (AHLA Foundation) announced a new advertising campaign across five major hotel markets. The new advertisement will run until early August on digital platforms, radio and in print in select markets.
Graycliff summer fundraiser to feature French wine tasting
Wed, Jul 14th 2021 05:15 pm
This August, Graycliff will present an evening fundraising event in collaboration with Buffalo-based boutique wine store Paradise Wine. Erica Sigler of Rosenthal Wine Merchant is coming to town for the occasion of presenting five wines to the guests of this special tasting event.
Local officials pledge support of Law Enforcement Academy move to NCCC campus
Wed, Jul 14th 2021 05:15 pm
On Tuesday, a press conference was held to celebrate the return of the Niagara County Law Enforcement Academy to the Sanborn campus of Niagara County Community College. NCLEA will relocate to NCCC in August after a decade at Niagara University. Several elected officials joined college leaders to pledge their support of local law enforcement and the academy's move.
Erie County Fair: Nominations for 2021 'Ultimate Fairgoer' now being accepted
Tue, Jul 13th 2021 07:15 pm
Are you or someone you know deserving of the title of the greatest "Fair Fan" in Western New York? The Erie County Fair is now accepting nominations for someone to be named the 2021 "Ultimate Fairgoer."
73rd Emmy Awards nominations announced as television Academy celebrates exceptional talent throughout industry
Tue, Jul 13th 2021 07:15 pm
Nominations for the 73rd Emmy Awards were announced Tuesday, recognizing a wealth of innovative storytelling, exceptional new programs, and a robust and diverse group of talent nominees.
'A Quiet Place Part II' now streaming on Paramount+
Tue, Jul 13th 2021 07:15 pm
Paramount+, the streaming service from ViacomCBS, on Tuesday announced the hit Paramount Pictures film, "A Quiet Place Part II," is now available to stream on the service. In addition to its current theatrical release, the film is available to stream for Paramount+ subscribers in the U.S.
Erie County Youth Bureau awarded $130,000 to participate in 'Safe Summer NY'
Tue, Jul 13th 2021 05:20 pm
The New York State Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS) has allocated $130,000 to the Erie County Youth Bureau to participate in "Safe Summer NY 2021," part of Gov. Andrew Cuomo's recent multipronged statewide response to gun violence.
Niagara University breaks ground on $11.5 million renovation for Kiernan Center
Tue, Jul 13th 2021 05:15 pm
On Tuesday, Niagara University broke ground on its $11.5 million renovation project at the university's Kiernan Recreation Center. Project construction is scheduled to begin later this month, and the renovation is expected to be completed for the fall 2022 semester. Funding for the project includes a $1 million grant from the NYS Higher Education Capital Matching program (HECap), as well as other private donations and university investments.
City of Niagara Falls: Restaino announces more streets to be paved
Tue, Jul 13th 2021 02:30 pm
Mayor Robert Restaino announced the addition of seven more streets to the scheduled paving and roadwork to be completed in the City of Niagara Falls:
Ortt urges constituents to join in ensuring fair redistricting effort
Tue, Jul 13th 2021 02:30 pm
New York State Senate Republican Leader Rob Ortt on Tuesday urged constituents and all New Yorkers to become involved and make their voices heard in the redrawing of legislative and congressional districts to help ensure fair representation in state and federal government for this region and across the state.
State leaders announce $219,000 in state funding for Stop the Violence Coalition & peacemakers to address gun violence in Buffalo
Tue, Jul 13th 2021 02:25 pm
On Tuesday, New York State Sen. Tim Kennedy, New York State Assembly Majority Leader Crystal Peoples-Stokes, Sen. Sean Ryan and Assembly member Jon Rivera gathered to announce $65,000 in state funding for the Stop The Violence Coalition, and $154,000 for the Buffalo Peacemakers to address the rise of gun violence in the City of Buffalo.
Family Promise of WNY celebrates 25 years serving community
Tue, Jul 13th 2021 02:25 pm
Family Promise of Western New York, an emergency homeless shelter for families, is kicking off a year of festivities celebrating 25 years serving the community with a homecoming ceremony and ribbon-cutting at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, July 24.
Cuomo announces $200 million in food assistance for July
Tue, Jul 13th 2021 02:25 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday announced all New Yorkers enrolled in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program will receive the maximum allowable level of food benefits for July. The agency is also working with the federal government to ensure this aid, which has brought in more than $2.5 billion in food assistance to New Yorkers since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic last year, will continue beyond July.
Cuomo signs legislation repealing provisions of law prohibiting practice of barbering on Sunday
Tue, Jul 13th 2021 02:25 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday signed legislation (S.3812/A.436) that repeals provisions of law prohibiting the practice of barbering on Sunday. Though rarely enforced, there had been a law on the books making it a misdemeanor to cut hair or provide a shave to another person on Sunday.
Attorney General James calls on federal regulators to improve child car seat safety standards
Tue, Jul 13th 2021 02:00 pm
New York Attorney General Letitia James on Tuesday co-led a coalition of 18 attorneys general in calling on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to take stronger measures to protect children while traveling in car seats. NHTSA is the federal agency within the U.S. Department of Transportation that regulates child car seats.
NYS OASAS announces new public awareness campaign to highlight importance of social support in fight against addiction
Tue, Jul 13th 2021 02:00 pm
The New York State Office of Addiction Services and Supports (OASAS) on Tuesday announced the launch of the new "Connections" campaign to remind New Yorkers of the importance of social connections in the battle against addiction and substance use disorder.
Fallsview Casino Resort and Casino Niagara to reopen July 23
Tue, Jul 13th 2021 02:00 pm
Fallsview Casino Resort and Casino Niagara will reopen to the public in accordance with provincial approvals at 10 a.m. July 23. Invitation-only events will be held July 21-22.
Cuomo signs legislation protecting New Yorkers from telemarketing by text message
Tue, Jul 13th 2021 10:30 am
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday signed legislation (S.3941/A.6040) expanding New York state's definition of telemarketing to include marketing by text message. New Yorkers have protection against unwanted robocalls under state law, but texting was not previously defined as telemarketing, exempting it from those protections. This legislation closes that loophole.
New accreditation for UBMD Pediatrics' Sleep Medicine Center
Tue, Jul 13th 2021 10:25 am
The UBMD Pediatrics Sleep Medicine Center has received accreditation from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM), making it Western New York's only pediatric-dedicated sleep center with this accreditation.
Higgins pushes for Child Tax Credit permanence on eve of first payment
Tue, Jul 13th 2021 10:25 am
Congressman Brian Higgins, a member of the House Committee on Ways and Means, is pushing to make the expanded Child Tax Credit permanent, days before the first payment is scheduled to be released. Payments are set to begin hitting families' bank accounts on Thursday, July 15, and will be disbursed monthly through December.
Memphis May Fire drop video for banger 'Death Inside'
Tue, Jul 13th 2021 10:05 am
Last month, Memphis May Fire - Matty Mullins (vocals), Kellen McGregor (guitar), Cory Elder (bass) and Jake Garland (drums) - returned to action with the explosive anthem "Blood & Water." The crackling track quickly accumulated 5.5 million global streams in five weeks and over a million views on the video while cruising onto the SiriusXM Octane airwaves. Revolver called it a "return to form" and noted the song boasted an "absurdly melodic lead lick that cuts through the chugging breakdowns like a hot knife on butter."
Mickey Guyton will release album 'Remember Her Name'
Tue, Jul 13th 2021 10:00 am
Mickey Guyton will release her album, "Remember Her Name," on Sept. 24. She co-penned 15 of the 16 songs on the album.
BPO Olmsted '6 in 6' concert series to take place in South Park on Thursday
Tue, Jul 13th 2021 10:00 am
The BPO Olmsted "6 in 6" concert series will continue in South Park this Thursday, July 15, with a start time of 7 p.m. The stage will be located by the Hopkins Street entrance to the park. Park Drive is still closed to vehicular traffic.
North Tonawanda Football Hall of Fame to induct 12
Tue, Jul 13th 2021 10:00 am
There will be 12 new inductees into the North Tonawanda Football Hall of Fame this fall, with the induction celebration scheduled for Oct. 8 and 9.
'Slow Down, Move Over' is a law in all 50 states
Tue, Jul 13th 2021 10:00 am
AAA Western and Central New York is reminding motorists to "Slow Down, Move Over" after a tragic incident in Cincinnati. The AAA family is deeply saddened by the death of one of our drivers over Independence Day weekend. 32-year-old Glenn Ewing was placing a AAA member's vehicle on the back of a tow truck when he was hit by a passing vehicle. Glenn's death underscores why "Slow Down, Move Over" laws are critical to safety and drivers must slow down, and move over into the next lane, if they can do so safely.
Consumer alert: Division of Consumer Protection, DMV warn of text message phishing scam
Tue, Jul 13th 2021 10:00 am
The New York State Division of Consumer Protection and the Department of Motor Vehicles warn New Yorkers of a text message phishing scheme. Phishing texts are fraudulent messages designed to obtain data or sensitive personal information to be used to commit identity theft or trick the recipient into installing malicious software onto a computer or mobile device.
Explore & More fundraises during 'Give 716' to build new fully accessible playground
Tue, Jul 13th 2021 10:00 am
On "Give 716 Day," an online fundraising campaign hosted by the Buffalo Bills and Buffalo Sabres Foundation, Explore & More - The Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Children's Museum, will be fundraising for a very special cause. With the help of Mason's Mission and Dunn Tire, Explore & More is building a brand-new exhibit - a fully accessible indoor playground. This will be the first of its kind in Western New York, giving year-round play access to the nearly one in five people who have a disability in the U.S.
Building bridges between law enforcement and Niagara Falls youth
Tue, Jul 13th 2021 07:00 am
Niagara County Sheriff Michael Filicetti, Legislator Owen Steed, Niagara Falls Police Chief John Faso and members of the Niagara County Sheriff's Office kicked off "Niagara County Building Bridges" for the summer of 2021. The program helps foster relationships between children from the City of Niagara Falls and law enforcement in social settings, rather than police-related instruction.
Create a Healthier Niagara Falls Collaborative hosts first Charlie's Community Kitchen event
Tue, Jul 13th 2021 07:00 am
The Create a Healthier Niagara Falls Collaborative (CHNFC) officially launched its Charlie's Community Kitchen initiative on Monday.
Former Auxiliary Bishop Grosz steps away from active ministry pending investigation into abuse allegation
Mon, Jul 12th 2021 09:50 pm
The Diocese of Buffalo has been notified of a pending action brought pursuant to the Child Victims Act by an individual who alleges that he was abused as a child in 1990 by then-Auxiliary Bishop Edward M. Grosz.
New treatments could transform the way migraine headaches are treated
Mon, Jul 12th 2021 09:30 pm
An estimated 1 billion people worldwide suffer from migraine headaches, which can cause nausea, severe pain and sensitivity to light and sound. But despite the high incidence of the disorder, patients who have frequent headache and who typically take two medications - one for prevention and one for acute onset - often have to try several different medications before finding something that is effective.
Disney on Broadway presents 'The Music of Disney on Broadway: A Live Concert at Shea's Buffalo Theatre'
Mon, Jul 12th 2021 09:20 pm
"The Music of Disney on Broadway: A Live Concert at Shea's Buffalo Theatre," celebrating the reopening of Shea's Buffalo Theatre, will treat audiences to the most-beloved hit songs from Disney's Broadway shows - including "Beauty and the Beast," "A Whole New World," "Circle of Life" and "Let it Go" - as performed by "Disney on Broadway" stars Ashley Brown ("Mary Poppins"), Michael James Scott ("Aladdin"), Kissy Simmons ("The Lion King") and Josh Strickland ("Tarzan").
Niagara County announcers upcoming closing of portion of Bear Ridge Road
Mon, Jul 12th 2021 09:20 pm
Niagara County Department of Public Works Commissioner Garret Meal on Monday announced the pending closing of Bear Ridge Road, between Fiegel and Irish roads, for a bridge replacement beginning Monday, July 19. Electronic message boards warning travelers the road is scheduled to be closed, except for local traffic, are already in operation.
38th annual Taste of Buffalo presented by Tops announces 2021 restaurant award winners
Mon, Jul 12th 2021 05:40 pm
The Taste of Buffalo presented by Tops on Monday announced several local restaurants were named award winners in a variety of categories at the 38th annual festival over the weekend.
 

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