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Christmas miracle on Grand Island
Sat, Jan 8th 2022 07:00 am
Two days before Christmas, Elizabeth Triggs, founder of the Buffalo nonprofit "None Like You/We Care," received an invitation to go out to lunch.
COVID-19 booster now recommended for children 12-15, required for health care workers
Fri, Jan 7th 2022 06:55 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Friday announced new guidance recommending booster doses for all New Yorkers ages 12 and older. The guidance, following action by the CDC, recommends that people, including the newly authorized 12-15-year-old age group, who received the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine, should receive a booster dose at least five months after their second dose.
Niagara County Department of Health changes COVID-19 case investigation & contact tracing
Fri, Jan 7th 2022 04:40 pm
The Niagara County Department of Health announced "significant changes" have been made to the case investigation and contact tracing for COVID-19. Contact tracers will no longer conduct case investigations or identify close contacts.
Fire companies respond to blazes in Falls, Barker
Fri, Jan 7th 2022 04:35 pm
On Friday, the Niagara Falls Fire Department received a call at 11 a.m. regarding a possible structure fire at 510 6th St. Upon arrival, crews found a two-and-a-half story home with heavy smoke and flames visible from the second floor.
Erie County Department of Health presents 'test to stay' program to school leaders & district superintendents
Fri, Jan 7th 2022 04:30 pm
At a virtual meeting Friday with more than 150 Erie County school administrators, district superintendents and nursing staff from public, private and charters schools, the Erie County Department of Health and its epidemiology school team presented "test to stay" protocols for p-12 students. ECDOH stated, "This program may start for many schools as early as next week."
Obituary: Former NYPA Chairman Richard M. Flynn leaves lasting legacy
Fri, Jan 7th 2022 04:10 pm
Richard M. Flynn, the chairman and CEO of the New York Power Authority from 1985-94 - and a national leader in calling for greater competition in the electric power industry - has died at the age of 90.
Girl Scouts of Western New York announce 2022 Girl Scout Cookie Season
Fri, Jan 7th 2022 04:10 pm
On Saturday, young girl entrepreneurs from Western New York will kick off their 2022 Girl Scout Cookie season, the largest girl-led entrepreneurial program in the world.
With omicron spreading, UB expert says best protection is afforded by N95/KN95/KF94 masks
Fri, Jan 7th 2022 04:00 pm
The significant increase in local COVID-19 cases means that proper, consistent mask use is even more important as a protective measure for the University at Buffalo and Western New York communities, regardless of vaccination status.
Hochul: $4.5 million in funding to improve addiction prevention efforts in high-need communities
Fri, Jan 7th 2022 03:45 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced the availability of up to $4.5 million in federal funding under the Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment Block Grant (SABG) program to develop substance use and misuse prevention coalitions in underserved areas of New York.
US military hospital support coming to ECMC
Fri, Jan 7th 2022 01:50 pm
Due to the continuing impact of the current COVID-19 pandemic on staffing and operations at Erie County Medical Center, a 20-member clinical medium medical team (MMT) will be deployed to the health care institution for an estimated 30-day mission. The MMT is expected to arrive this coming weekend and should be operational by early next week.
Niagara Falls State Park announces handicraft lottery
Fri, Jan 7th 2022 01:50 pm
Applications for the 2022 Native American handicraft sales permits are now available for the upcoming summer season at Niagara Falls State Park.
TobyMac releases 'Promised Land' collaboration with Sheryl Crow
Fri, Jan 7th 2022 01:40 pm
TobyMac has debuted his special collaboration with Sheryl Crow with two new versions of his hit single "Promised Land." Available across all DSPs today, the two-track single features the collab new version, produced by Paul Mabury, TobyMac and Micah Kuiper, as well as collab OG, produced by TobyMac and Kuiper.
DiNapoli urges New Yorkers to spend holiday gift cards
Fri, Jan 7th 2022 01:00 pm
New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli is urging New Yorkers to spend the gift cards they received this holiday season in a timely fashion. If not, the money could eventually get turned over to the Office of Unclaimed Funds. In the past seven years, the amount returned to DiNapoli's office in unused gift cards has risen sharply from $5.8 million in 2014 to $16 million in 2021.
ECDOH sends nearly 40,000 COVID-19 test kits to village, town & city emergency managers
Fri, Jan 7th 2022 12:40 pm
The Erie County Department of Health is coordinating a distribution of nearly 40,000 COVID-19 at-home antigen test kits to Erie County village, town and city emergency managers. Each test kit box includes two antigen tests, for a total of about 80,000 tests.
Singles Social Club to meet
Fri, Jan 7th 2022 12:40 pm
Singles Social Club is having a meet & greet at Tim Hortons (by Ollies in Mill Plaza), 8500 Niagara Fall Blvd., Niagara Falls. The event runs from 6-8 p.m. Jan. 14 and the second Friday of every month. Come out and join other singles for a cup of coffee, conversation, sharing and some laughter with friends.
Gooch sworn into office
Fri, Jan 7th 2022 11:00 am
Seventh District Niagara County Legislator Jesse Gooch was reelected in November.
Dog rescued: Lewiston Police Officer Jon Smith does it again
Fri, Jan 7th 2022 11:00 am
Many of us are familiar with the services of the Lewiston Police Department. From its multiple law enforcement functions to its community service, this roughly 20-member department of full- and part-time officers continues to be among the standouts of its kind in the Western New York community.
Lewiston Board approves rezoning PUD for Northridge Drive
Fri, Jan 7th 2022 11:00 am
As part of its final audit/regular meeting session of 2021 last week, the Lewiston Town Board opened with a public hearing en route to moving on a conceptual plan for an existing planned unit development. The action included a rezoning of the land area from R-1 (single family residential) to PUD status on Northridge Drive and Ridge Road, and now allows for an additional 10 units to the Northridge Drive apartments complex.
Full edition: The Tribune-Sentinel for Jan. 7, 2022
Fri, Jan 7th 2022 10:25 am
Full edition: The Tribune-Sentinel for Jan. 7, 2022
Rosario Dawson & Vanessa Hudgens to announce 28th Annual SAG Awards nominations live exclusively on @sagawards Instagram
Fri, Jan 7th 2022 10:05 am
Rosario Dawson ("Dopesick," "Go-Big Show," "Ahsoka Tano") and Vanessa Hudgens ("tick, tick...BOOM!," "The Princess Switch," "High School Musical") will announce the nominees for the 28th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards on Wednesday, Jan. 12, on Instagram Live.
Buffalo Bills name FanDuel group as official mobile sports betting partner
Fri, Jan 7th 2022 10:05 am
The Buffalo Bills and FanDuel Group announced a multiyear partnership, designating FanDuel as an official mobile sports betting partner of the Buffalo Bills.
AG James warns of cyberattacks targeting consumers reusing passwords for online accounts
Fri, Jan 7th 2022 10:05 am
New York Attorney General Letitia James issued a consumer alert warning New Yorkers of cyberattacks targeting consumers that use the same username and password (login credentials) on more than one website or app.
Fire on Hoover Road
Fri, Jan 7th 2022 10:05 am
On Thursday afternoon, the Niagara County Sheriff's Office Communications Center received a telephone call reporting a house fire at 6030 Hoover Road in the Town of Wheatfield. When responding patrol units arrived on scene, all occupants had been evacuated, and the Sanborn Fire Co. was in the process of extinguishing the fire.
Kenmore Mercy, Mount St. Mary's hospitals receive Antimicrobial Stewardship Center of Excellence designation
Fri, Jan 7th 2022 10:05 am
Kenmore Mercy Hospital and Mount St. Mary's Hospital were recently awarded the Antimicrobial Stewardship Center of Excellence designation by the Infectious Diseases Society of America. The Catholic Health hospitals are two of 145 programs worldwide to receive this prestigious recognition, which is considered the industry's gold standard in antimicrobial stewardship.
Niagara Arts Guild meeting canceled
Fri, Jan 7th 2022 10:05 am
The Niagara Arts Guild features self-taught artist Marc Daskavitz at its January meeting.
Obituary: Gillman Patrick Clarke
Fri, Jan 7th 2022 09:00 am
After 68 fun-filled years, Gillman Patrick Clarke of Grand Island passed away peacefully on Dec. 31, 2021, with his family holding his hands.
Obituary: Russell S. Capizzi
Fri, Jan 7th 2022 09:00 am
Russell S. Capizzi, age 88, died Dec. 24, 2021.
Lew-Port hockey: Lancers' teamwork leads to title
Fri, Jan 7th 2022 07:00 am
Captain Justin Walker had 8 points as Lewiston-Porter came away as the champion of the High School Hockey Holiday Showcase that was played at Riverworks Dec. 27-28.
DEC named 2021 Agency of the Year
Thu, Jan 6th 2022 04:50 pm
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos on Thursday announced DEC was recognized as Agency of the Year by the National Deer Association (NDA) for the state's leadership in white-tailed deer management. This national award recognizes DEC's successful deer management program and efforts to involve New York hunters in the planning and management process.
Hochul advises New Yorkers to avoid unnecessary travel, as heavy snow & high winds may cause dangerous road conditions in several regions across state
Thu, Jan 6th 2022 04:35 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Thursday urged New Yorkers to use caution and avoid unnecessary travel in several parts of the state as two weather systems are expected to produce snow and gusting winds in multiple regions, causing snow and ice-covered roads, low visibility, and potentially dangerous travel conditions through Friday morning.
Erie County Department of Health updates schools, families on 'test-to-stay' program
Thu, Jan 6th 2022 03:25 pm
The New York State Department of Health issued significant changes to its isolation and quarantine guidance late in the evening on Tuesday, Jan. 4. As the Erie County Department of Health's epidemiology office began to review this documentation, it was quickly determined that ECDOH needed additional time to make significant changes to the Erie County "test to stay" protocols to prepare for the all-school meeting scheduled on Wednesday afternoon.
Town of Grand Island officials installed into office
Thu, Jan 6th 2022 02:45 pm
On Jan. 1, councilmen Pete Marston and Christian Bahleda, as well as Town Justice Mark Frentzel and Town Highway Superintendent Richard Crawford, were sworn into office by retired Tonawanda City Court Judge Joseph Cassata. The event was held at the Sandy Beach Yacht Club, and the master of ceremonies was Eric Fiebelkorn, president of the Grand Island Chamber of Commerce.
Purple martins thrive again along Grand Island
Thu, Jan 6th 2022 02:15 pm
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, and New York State Department of Environmental Conservation announced purple martins are returning to a 13.5-acre marsh near Buckhorn Island State Park, in the Town of Grand Island.
Colton RV adds to lineup
Thu, Jan 6th 2022 02:10 pm
Colton RV announced the acquisition of Pocono RV Sales and Service, adding brands including Entegra, and expanded inventory by Keystone, Dutchman and Palomino.
Applications accepted for ASI's 'Give for Greatness' granting program
Thu, Jan 6th 2022 02:10 pm
Arts Services Inc. of Western New York announced applications for its annual "Give for Greatness" granting program are open. The grants support small to mid-sized nonprofit arts and cultural organizations in Erie, Niagara, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua and Allegany counties by providing general operating support up to $2,000 to help build organizational capacity. The deadline to apply is Jan. 31.
COVID cases up exponentially in Erie, Niagara counties
Thu, Jan 6th 2022 01:20 pm
Both counties report large jumps over holiday week.
Delaware North to continue providing concessions & visitor services at Niagara Falls State Park
Thu, Jan 6th 2022 09:25 am
Delaware North will continue to operate concessions and visitor services at Niagara Falls State Park following a competitive request for proposals process.
Eagles 'Hotel California' tour coming to KeyBank Center April 21
Thu, Jan 6th 2022 09:15 am
The Eagles - Don Henley, Joe Walsh and Timothy B. Schmit, with Deacon Frey and Vince Gill - have extended the "Hotel California" 2022 Tour, including a stop at KeyBank Center in Buffalo on April 21 (8 p.m.).
A winter wonderland can turn deadly with heart attacks brought on by snow shoveling
Thu, Jan 6th 2022 09:00 am
As pretty as new-fallen snow appears, shoveling sidewalks and driveways can be deadly. According to the American Heart Association - the world's leading nonprofit organization focused on heart and brain health for all - many people may face an increased risk of a heart attack or sudden cardiac arrest after shoveling heavy snow.
Hochul directs flags to half-staff to honor 'brave Americans who defended our nation's capitol in the face of insurrection'
Thu, Jan 6th 2022 08:45 am
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Wednesday announced flags on state buildings will be flown at half-staff on Thursday "in honor of the brave Americans who defended the United States Capitol Building during the attempted insurrection of 2021."

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