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Cuomo: $16 million to reduce gun violence in 20 cities across NYS
Thu, Jul 22nd 2021 09:15 am
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Wednesday announced $16 million to fund workforce training and job placement programs in 20 cities most impacted by gun violence across New York.
City of Niagara Falls residents asked to report damage from rainstorm
Thu, Jul 22nd 2021 09:15 am
In response to the state of emergency issued by Niagara County regarding the heavy rainstorms experienced on Tuesday, July 20, the City of Niagara Falls is asking residents and homeowners who have experienced damage as a result of these rains to their homes contact the city to report this information. Individuals looking to provide detailed information about damage need to do so no later than 4 p.m. this Friday, July 23.
Ryan joins Greater Buffalo-Niagara Regional Transportation Council, community stakeholders to provide update on Scajaquada corridor planning
Thu, Jul 22nd 2021 09:15 am
On Wednesday, New York State Sen. Sean Ryan joined representatives from the Greater Buffalo-Niagara Regional Transportation Council (GBNRTC), Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy, Buffalo Niagara Waterkeeper, and GObike Buffalo to provide an update on GBNRTC's "region-central" initiative.
Niagara County Emergency Services announces new smartphone app
Thu, Jul 22nd 2021 09:10 am
Niagara County Emergency Service Director Jonathan Schultz announced the release of a new smartphone application called Prepare Niagara. This app will serve as a new way for the agency to connect with Niagara County residents and visitors, providing information quickly and efficiently to anyone with a smartphone.
Niagara Falls: Crash between vehicle & pedestrian on 16th Street
Thu, Jul 22nd 2021 09:10 am
On July 20, at approximately 7:20 p.m., the Niagara Falls Police Crash Management Unit responded to the 600 block of 16th Street to investigate a crash between a vehicle and a pedestrian.
Erie County bicentennial celebration continues with 'Trailblazing Women of WNY'
Thu, Jul 22nd 2021 09:10 am
The EC200 committee has announced the second event in the EC200 Heritage Commemoration Series will take place Wednesday, July 28, at the historic Roycroft Campus in East Aurora with "Trailblazing Women of WNY," a free event featuring musical performances by Buffalo Girlchoir, Newtown Women Singers and Daughters of Creative Sound along with speakers discussing the impact women have made on social change.
NYS REALTORS calls for state aid to renters & landlords
Wed, Jul 21st 2021 03:00 pm
The New York State Association of REALTORS Inc. released the following statement:
Catholic Health 'Way to Wellness' Facebook Live asks 'What's Poppin'? The Latest in Orthopedic Treatments'
Wed, Jul 21st 2021 02:55 pm
Catholic Health is hosting a special Facebook Live event, "What's Poppin'? The Latest in Orthopedic Treatments," from noon until 1 p.m. Friday, Aug. 6. The event will feature a panel of local orthopedic specialists.
Visits to resume at Niagara County Correctional Facility
Wed, Jul 21st 2021 02:55 pm
Niagara County Sheriff's Office Sheriff Michael J. Filicetti announced inmate visitations will resume at the Niagara County Correctional Facility beginning Tuesday, July 27. Visitation had been halted due to the COVID-19 pandemic to ensure the safety of the correctional facility employees and residents.
US to keep northern border closed through Aug. 21; Higgins 'infuriated'
Wed, Jul 21st 2021 12:15 pm
"Infuriated" by an announcement the United States government will extend restrictions on nonessential travel at the border between the U.S. and Canada for another month, Congressman Brian Higgins released the following statement:
Village of Lewiston doesn't go for Fourth Street mural
Wed, Jul 21st 2021 10:50 am
Upon further review, Artpark's new mural will be staying at the state park.
PHOTOS: Wild weather in Niagara County leads to state of emergency
Wed, Jul 21st 2021 08:25 am
Heavy rains and flash floods forced Niagara County leaders to take drastic measures on Tuesday night.
State of emergency in Niagara County
Tue, Jul 20th 2021 09:40 pm
A state of emergency, including a travel ban, has been declared in Niagara County by Legislature Chairwoman Rebecca Wydysh, Director of Emergency Management Jonathon Schultz and Sheriff Michael Filicetti. The travel ban is in effect until further notice. Only emergency travel is allowed.
Old Fort Niagara hosts 'Living History Weekend'
Tue, Jul 20th 2021 04:45 pm
"Living History Weekend" at Old Fort Niagara, scheduled for July 31-August 1, will give visitors a glimpse of everyday life at a frontier outpost during the 18th century.
Buffalo Sabres announce 2021 preseason schedule
Tue, Jul 20th 2021 04:40 pm
The Buffalo Sabres on Monday announced the team's 2021 preseason schedule. The team will play six games, including three home games at KeyBank Center. Ticket information and pricing will be announced at a later date.
Ryan Stevenson 'Weathering The Storm'
Tue, Jul 20th 2021 04:40 pm
Award-winning artist and songwriter Ryan Stevenson has released a new EP. Titled "Weathering The Storm - The Music" (Gotee Records), the six-song project is available now and includes new songs ("Mosaic," "Take Me Back"), along with reimagined acoustic takes from a few of his well-known hits, such as "Eye of the Storm" and "When We Fall Apart," which now features Vince Gill and Amy Grant.
New York communities to spend nearly $101 million over next 5 years combating coastal damages from climate change
Tue, Jul 20th 2021 04:30 pm
A survey of 10 New York cities, villages and other jurisdictions along the Great Lakes stated coastal damage from climate change will cost at least $101 million over the next five years, with shoreline communities having already spent $36 million over the past two years.
Strates Shows midway returns to Erie County Fair
Tue, Jul 20th 2021 04:30 pm
The Erie County Fair and Strates Shows continue to build on their exclusive relationship, now in its 96th year. Strates Shows is offering weekday one-price ride days at the Erie County Fair. The cost is $30 per wristband.
Buffalo City Hall to reopen
Tue, Jul 20th 2021 04:25 pm
Mayor Byron Brown announced Buffalo City Hall will be open to the public on a walk-in basis starting Monday, July 26.
Reports: Nearly 500K hotel jobs won't return by year's end, room revenue will be down $44 billion from 2019
Tue, Jul 20th 2021 04:25 pm
Midway through 2021, a new report and state-by-state job loss breakdown released by the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) find that, while leisure travel is starting to return, the hotel industry's road to recovery from the pandemic is long and uneven, with urban markets disproportionately impacted.
Statement from Sen. Sean Ryan on house explosion in Lackawanna
Tue, Jul 20th 2021 04:15 pm
New York State Sen. Sean Ryan released the following statement Tuesday regarding a house explosion that occurred at 91 Bedford Ave., Lackawanna:
Poloncarz declares gun violence in Erie County as a public health crisis; Ortt seeks answers
Tue, Jul 20th 2021 04:10 pm
Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz was joined Tuesday by Erie County Legislature Chair April Baskin, members of the majority caucus and the Erie County District Attorney's Office, and several Erie County Commissioners as he issued his 22nd executive order, declaring gun violence as a public health crisis.
Celebration of life service for Don Shrimpton
Tue, Jul 20th 2021 03:55 pm
A celebration of life service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 14, at Messiah Lutheran Church, 915 Oneida St., Lewiston, in memory of Donald D. Shrimpton, noted musical director and pianist who passed away Aug. 23, 2020.
First Lewiston bicentennial coin released
Tue, Jul 20th 2021 03:50 pm
Lewiston's 200th anniversary celebrations are about to commence, and a series of commemorative coins will be issued featuring Lewiston's iconic landmarks. The first coin has just been released and is available from the Lewiston Museum.
Gov't Mule to perform Sept. 7 at Artpark
Tue, Jul 20th 2021 12:05 pm
Gov't Mule will perform on the Artpark Amphitheater stage at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 7, as part of the "Miller Lite Concerts in the Park" series.
Modern Disposal to do bulk collection due to buildup of rainstorm debris in City of Niagara Falls
Mon, Jul 19th 2021 04:25 pm
Mayor Robert Restaino announced that, due to heavy rainstorms recently experienced in the City of Niagara Falls, Modern Disposal will do a bulk item pick-up
Higgins, Cuomo applaud Canadian government plans to allow vaccinated Americans to cross border Aug. 9
Mon, Jul 19th 2021 02:50 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins, who serves as co-chair of the Canada-U.S. interparliamentary group and the northern border caucus, released the following statement in response to an announcement by the Canadian government detailing plans to lift border restrictions for fully vaccinated Americans effective Aug. 9.
Highway Workers Memorial to debut at 2021 Great New York State Fair
Mon, Jul 19th 2021 02:50 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo recently announced a new memorial honoring fallen highway workers across New York is currently under construction and will be unveiled at the 2021 Great New York State Fair.
Cuomo: Nearly $4 million awarded to grow community heat pump networks across NYS
Mon, Jul 19th 2021 12:55 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced nearly $4 million in awards to 23 projects under the first round of the Community Heat Pump Systems Pilot program to advance community thermal networks that harness geothermal and waste energy to heat and cool buildings.
NYS Autism Spectrum Disorders Advisory Board releases progress report
Mon, Jul 19th 2021 12:55 pm
The New York State Autism Spectrum Disorders Advisory Board announced the release of its third and most recent report to the Legislature and the governor that highlights its work and its progress on previously issued recommendations for improving quality of life, community acceptance, and supports and services for New Yorkers with autism spectrum disorders (ASD).
Mount St. Mary's Hospital sponsors Chalk YOUR Walk Competition
Mon, Jul 19th 2021 12:40 pm
Mount St. Mary's Hospital has once again stepped up to sponsor Lewiston Council on the Arts' online Chalk YOUR Walk Competition.
World's first avatar singing competition series, 'Alter Ego,' premieres Wednesdays this fall on FOX
Mon, Jul 19th 2021 12:35 pm
First-of-its-kind avatar singing competition series "Alter Ego" will debut Wednesdays this fall following the season six premiere of "The Masked Singer." Some of the biggest names in music are set to join the judges table, including iconic singer/songwriter and seven-time Grammy Award winner Alanis Morissette; actor, singer and television personality Nick Lachey; acclaimed Canadian producer, songwriter, singer and visual artist Grimes; and multi-Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter, producer, entrepreneur and actor will.i.am. Emmy Award-winning personality Rocsi Diaz will host the musical spectacle.
Marsha McWilson to be inducted into Niagara Falls Music Hall of Fame
Mon, Jul 19th 2021 12:35 pm
Marsha McWilson will be inducted into the Niagara Falls Music Hall of Fame at 7 p.m. Thursday, July 22, at the Rapids Theater, 1711 Main St., Niagara Falls. At the event, McWilson will perform a musical tribute to greats Aretha Franklin and Etta James. Tickets are $25 and available online athttps://www.outhousetickets.com/Event/17619-Niagara_Falls_Music_Hall_of_Fame.
NHL announces available, protected lists for 2021 Expansion Draft
Mon, Jul 19th 2021 12:35 pm
The National Hockey League on Sunday announced the available and protected lists for the 30 NHL clubs who will provide players to the Seattle Kraken in the 2021 NHL Expansion Draft presented by Upper Deck.
Cuomo announces crackdown on underage drinking during summer concert season
Mon, Jul 19th 2021 12:10 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced state investigators will be on patrol at popular summer concert venues to crack down on underage drinking and the use of fake IDs to purchase alcohol.
Wet weather driving tips: AAA offers advice for safe driving in the rain
Mon, Jul 19th 2021 12:10 pm
Spring and summer showers may help flowers, but wet pavement contributes to nearly 1.2 million traffic crashes each year. AAA reminds motorists to never drive through standing water as the region is experiencing heavy rain this summer.
Buffalo Institute for Genomics & Data Analytics creates more than 500 jobs
Mon, Jul 19th 2021 12:10 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Buffalo Institute for Genomics and Data Analytics is helping to grow Buffalo Niagara as a bioinformatics and life sciences hub by creating 530 jobs at high-tech companies, far surpassing its commitment to create 250 jobs by February 2022.
Cuomo signs legislation to increase public awareness of pregnancy-related health condition
Mon, Jul 19th 2021 12:05 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo has signed legislation (S.3475/A.6531) enacting "Lian's Law," authorizing the Department of Health to add information about preeclampsia - including detection, risk factors and possible options for treatments - to its health care and wellness education and outreach program.
Albright-Knox hires Dr. Callie Johnson as director of communications and community engagement
Mon, Jul 19th 2021 12:05 pm
The Albright-Knox announced the appointment of Dr. Callie Johnson as the museum's first director of communications and community engagement, "a new department that will play a key role in shaping the museum's identity locally, nationally and globally." Johnson is an award-winning marketing, communications and nonprofit leadership executive with more than 15 years of experience.
WellNow Urgent Care to open new center in Lockport
Mon, Jul 19th 2021 12:05 pm
WellNow Urgent Care, one of the country's fastest-growing urgent care providers, announced it will open the doors to its newest center in Lockport on Wednesday, July 21.
 

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