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Rabies vaccine distribution by air and on ground planned for Erie County
Thu, Jul 29th 2021 06:50 pm
In coordination with the New York State Department of Health and the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service Wildlife Services, the Erie County Department of Health will participate in a wildlife vaccination program for rabies using aircraft and on-the-ground deliver to distribute bait.
Niagara County Department of Health joins cooperative effort to wipe out terrestrial rabies
Thu, Jul 29th 2021 06:45 pm
The Niagara County Department of Health Environmental Division is part of a collaborative effort to prevent the spread of rabies in the Western New York region through dissemination of oral rabies vaccine (ORV).
Jalen Law completes Portage Road Transportation Center mural
Thu, Jul 29th 2021 06:45 pm
Jalen Law officially revealed his completed mural inside the waiting area of the NFTA-Metro Portage Road Transportation Center at a press conference hosted by the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority (NFTA-Metro) and the Niagara Falls National Heritage Area (NFNHA) on Wednesday.
Niagara Pride to hold annual backpack & school supplies drive to benefit LGBTQ+ youth
Thu, Jul 29th 2021 06:40 pm
For the second year in a row, Niagara Pride will collect backpacks and school supplies throughout the month of August to be donated to LGBTQ+ youth in need.
Project HOPE accepting applicants for free exterior paint job
Thu, Jul 29th 2021 06:35 pm
North Tonawanda's Painters Plus is accepting applications for its 11th annual Project HOPE (Helping Others Paint Exteriors), which awards a free exterior home paint job to a selected applicant in need.
'Yes Day': Jennifer Garner enters multipicture creative partnership with Netflix
Wed, Jul 28th 2021 09:05 pm
Netflix and Jennifer Garner will continue to work together through a new partnership across multiple new films for Garner to star in and produce.
Buffalo Sabres acquire Will Butcher, sign Vinnie Hinostroza & pair of goalies
Wed, Jul 28th 2021 06:45 pm
The Buffalo Sabres made myriad moves on Wednesday.
Cuomo signs legislation designating 'Trooper Joseph Gallagher Memorial Bridge' in West Seneca
Wed, Jul 28th 2021 04:00 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Wednesday signed legislation (S.6091A/A.7432A) designating a state thruway bridge to honor the memory of Trooper Joseph Gallagher, who died in the line of duty after being struck by a distracted motorist.
Cuomo signs legislation relating to a civil cause of action for human trafficking
Wed, Jul 28th 2021 03:55 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Wednesday signed legislation (S.672/A.3186) that allows victims of human trafficking to recover actual, compensatory and punitive damages or other appropriate relief. This legislation also amends current law that requires an action to be commenced within 10 years of victimization to state an action can be commenced within 15 years after victimization has occurred.
Stand Up To Cancer returns Aug. 21
Wed, Jul 28th 2021 03:45 pm
Reese Witherspoon & Jim Toth to executive produce with Anthony Anderson, Ken Jeong & Tran Ho, Sofia Vergara hosting, Common and Brittany Howard performing
Cuomo launches second round of $175 million Workforce Development Initiative
Wed, Jul 28th 2021 03:30 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Wednesday announced the launch of the second round of the $175 million Workforce Development Initiative.
$900,000 in grants awarded to state parks, trails, historic sites & public lands partner organizations
Wed, Jul 28th 2021 03:30 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced $900,000 in grants to support 30 not-for-profit organizations involved with stewardship of state parks, trails, historic sites and public lands.
NYPA board of trustees approves $1 million to help towns & villages purchase electric vehicles
Wed, Jul 28th 2021 03:30 pm
The New York Power Authority board of trustees on Tuesday approved $1.1 million in additional funding to help New York's municipal and rural electric cooperative systems bring more hybrid and electric vehicles into their fleets. The additional financial assistance, available through the Municipal and Rural Cooperative Electric Utilities Electric-Drive Vehicle Program, will expand a long-running clean energy partnership that encourages electric vehicle use and reduces greenhouse gas emissions across New York.
$9.5 million facility planned for Saratoga Performing Arts Center
Wed, Jul 28th 2021 03:15 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday announced the official opening of The [email protected], a $9.5 million renovation project at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center, a world-class arts and culture destination located in Saratoga Spa State Park. Changes are intended to improve visitor services and create a new, four-season event space.
Brown announces strategic demolition at former manufacturing site in Riverside neighborhood
Wed, Jul 28th 2021 03:10 pm
City of Buffalo Mayor Bryon Brown on Tuesday announced demolition of the sprawling former King Sewing Machine Co. site, located at 308 Crowley Ave., is underway.
State selects UB lab as part of effort to bolster identifying COVID-19 variants
Wed, Jul 28th 2021 03:10 pm
A University at Buffalo lab has been selected to bolster New York state's efforts to identify COVID-19 variants, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced Tuesday.
'Ride for Roswell' heads to Grand Island
Wed, Jul 28th 2021 02:50 pm
It's not too late to register for this year's "Ride for Roswell," which is Saturday, Aug. 7. There are two ways to experience the event.
'Party on the Portico' returns to Buffalo History Museum in August
Wed, Jul 28th 2021 11:00 am
The Buffalo History Museum announced the return of its summer concert, "Party on the Portico," from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 20, with headlining band XOXO Pop Band.
COVID-19: CDC provides new guidance as Delta variant spikes
Tue, Jul 27th 2021 06:35 pm
On Tuesday, The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention updated information for fully vaccinated people given new evidence on the B.1.617.2 (Delta) variant of the coronavirus currently circulating in the U.S. It added a recommendation for fully vaccinated people to wear a mask in public indoor settings in areas of substantial or high transmission. Currently, Erie and Niagara counties are labeled moderate risk.
New UB study looks at relationship between microbiome and breast cancer
Tue, Jul 27th 2021 02:20 pm
Researchers are learning more about the relationship between the microbiome and cancer. But many questions remain, especially when it comes to the role of the microbiome in breast tissue and whether it contributes to the development of invasive breast cancer.
Fodero joins UBMD Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine
Tue, Jul 27th 2021 02:05 pm
Western New York's largest orthopaedic and sports medicine group is growing again with the addition of Jesse Fodero, M.D., a primary care sports medicine specialist.
NYS: $200 million available for 5th round of Downtown Revitalization Initiative
Tue, Jul 27th 2021 02:00 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday announced $200 million is available for the fifth round of the Downtown Revitalization Initiative. DRI round 5 will provide these funds to communities across the 10 Regional Economic Development Council regions to "bring new life to their downtowns through a comprehensive strategic planning process, followed by the implementation of key projects." The fifth round is being launched as New York rebuilds its economy from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Niagara Falls: Stephenson Avenue temporarily closed for National Grid work
Tue, Jul 27th 2021 02:00 pm
The City of Niagara Falls announced National Grid will perform work on the Stephenson Avenue substation between 74th and 75th streets. As a result, Stephenson Avenue in this area will be closed on the following dates and times:
Clean Loop Recycling Center partners with The Eric Wood Fund
Tue, Jul 27th 2021 12:10 pm
On Tuesday, the Clean Loop Recycling Center - an initiative by TOMRA of North America - announced a partnership with The Eric Wood Fund. The new collaboration allows recyclers to donate their bottle and can deposit refunds directly to the foundation. A summer celebration event will be held Saturday, Aug. 7, to commemorate the partnership.
Niagara County announces youth employment grant
Tue, Jul 27th 2021 12:10 pm
The Niagara County Workforce Development Board (NCWDB) on Tuesday announced it was awarded a $250,000 grant through Gov. Andrew Cuomo's Gun Violence Prevention Initiative to focus on providing permanent jobs to Niagara Falls youth ages 18-24. Niagara Falls is one of 20 cities receiving these funds in partnership with the New York State Department of Labor.
Daemen College spring 2021 dean's list
Tue, Jul 27th 2021 11:00 am
Daemen College recently announced its dean's list for the spring 2021 semester. Local students include:
UB among laboratories to assist state in identification of COVID-19 variants
Tue, Jul 27th 2021 10:35 am
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday announced the selection of five laboratories to bolster state efforts in identifying COVID-19 variants. The New York State Department of Health is partnering with these laboratories to expand the genetic sequencing of specimens positive for SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. The selected laboratories have sequencing expertise and experience, as well as capacity and access to SARS-CoV-2 positive specimens from large multicounty areas in New York, outside of New York City.
Firehouse Subs quenches nationwide need amidst record-breaking summer temperatures with annual 'H2O For Heroes'
Tue, Jul 27th 2021 10:35 am
Firehouse Subs invites guests nationwide to join its effort to hydrate local heroes and communities with the ninth annual "H2O For Heroes" bottled water collection drive.
AAA: 'Miles-to-empty' warning fuels when drivers decide to fill up
Tue, Jul 27th 2021 10:10 am
In-dash fuel economy displays estimate the number of miles a vehicle gets per gallon, including how many "miles to empty." AAA tested the accuracy of these systems and found their estimates vary significantly over shorter trips or are dependent on the consistency of things that affect gas mileage like speed and acceleration.
Mental Health Advocates of WNY to host 'Unleash the Superhero Within' at Transit Drive-In
Tue, Jul 27th 2021 10:10 am
Mental Health Advocates of WNY (MHA) is hosting "Unleash the Superhero Within" on Aug. 11 at the Transit Drive-In Theatre "to celebrate the superhero in all of us." The event starts at 7 p.m. at 6655 S. Transit Road, Lockport.
Buffalo: Brown joins AMR for graduation of new EMT class
Tue, Jul 27th 2021 09:50 am
At a time of what his team called "unprecedented public health and staffing challenges," City of Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown joined American Medical Response at a ceremony for 21 new EMT professionals who graduated in Buffalo.
Eight Days of Hope - Buffalo 2021 wraps up Masten District outreach
Tue, Jul 27th 2021 09:50 am
Eight Days of Hope - Buffalo 2021, in partnership with KeyBank and the First Niagara Foundation, wrapped up Saturday, July 24, after serving for eight days in the Masten District, providing 202 families with free home repairs.
Busy week for Buffalo Sabres with draft; acquisition of Levi, Haag; qualifying offers
Mon, Jul 26th 2021 05:30 pm
On Monday, the Buffalo Sabres announced the team tendered a qualifying offer to restricted free agent forwards Rasmus Asplund and Casey Mittelstadt and defensemen Rasmus Dahlin, Casey Fitzgerald and Henri Jokiharju.
Empire State Development and SMART Local 71 cut ribbon on expanded training facility in Buffalo
Mon, Jul 26th 2021 03:20 pm
Empire State Development and SMART Local 71 on Monday announced the ribbon-cutting for SMART Local 71's expanded training center in Buffalo. SMART Local 71 is the local union of International Association of Sheet Metal, Air Rail and Transportation Workers ("SMART").
NCCC announces spring 2021 dean's list, president's list and part-time honors
Mon, Jul 26th 2021 03:05 pm
A total of 629 students were recently recognized for their outstanding academic achievements for the spring semester at Niagara County Community College. Both full-time and part-time students were honored for their scholastic successes by being named to either the dean's list or the part-time honors list.
Niagara Wheatfield High School fourth quarter honors
Mon, Jul 26th 2021 03:05 pm
Niagara Wheatfield High School announced the following students were named to its high honor, honor and merit rolls for the fourth marking period of the 2020-21 academic year.
Niagara County officially dedicates Clyde L. Burmaster Park
Mon, Jul 26th 2021 01:10 pm
Members of the Niagara County Legislature, local dignitaries and family and friends of the late Clyde Burmaster held a ceremony Friday, July 23, to officially dedicate the Clyde L. Burmaster Park on Lower Mountain Road in Ransomville. The park had been formerly known as Bond Lake Park.
OPWDD celebrates anniversary of ADA with launch of accessible events guide
Mon, Jul 26th 2021 01:10 pm
The New York State Office for People With Developmental Disabilities announced it has issued an accessible events guide to assist people and organizations in planning in-person and virtual events that are both inclusive and accessible. OPWDD is releasing the new guide to coincide with the upcoming 31st anniversary of the Americans With Disabilities Act.
Historical Association of Lewiston provides update, as services continue
Mon, Jul 26th 2021 12:50 pm
The Lewiston Museum is open and would like to share some of our upcoming activities with you.
House set to vote on funding package that includes over $8.1 million requested by Higgins for WNY projects
Mon, Jul 26th 2021 12:50 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins announced details of a legislative funding package the House of Representatives will vote on this week that includes several projects requested by Higgins that would benefit Western New York.
 

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