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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 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 at
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.
'Big R': Erick Rudolph wins 4th Modified Feature of 2021 at Ransomville
Mon, Jul 19th 2021 12:05 pm
Third-generation driver Erick Rudolph from Ransomville won the Krown Undercoating Modified feature on Friday as Ransomville Speedway hosted the annual "Labor Night at the Races" presented by Highmark Western New York and the Niagara-Orleans Labor Council.
Upcoming DOT public hearing for Niagara Falls Boulevard intersections
Fri, Jul 16th 2021 07:25 pm
On July 21, the New York State Department of Transportation will hold a public hearing at the Wheatfield Community Center (2790 Church Road) related to the improvements proposed by the DOT for a pair of "dangerous" intersections along Niagara Falls Boulevard at Ward and Witmer roads. The hearing will run from 4-6:30 p.m. Wednesday.
Changes to Wheatfield's solar law discussed at public hearing
Fri, Jul 16th 2021 07:20 pm
On Monday, the Town of Wheatfield held a public hearing regarding proposed changes to its laws related to solar farms and energy systems.
NFARS: No drone zone in air space over NFARS
Fri, Jul 16th 2021 07:20 pm
The United States Air Force Reserve 914th Air Refueling Wing at the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station issued the following statement Friday:
Hallmark Channel's annual 'Christmas in July' scores with premiere of 'Crashing Through the Snow'
Fri, Jul 16th 2021 01:20 pm
Hallmark Channel's 2021 "Christmas in July" programming event kicked off last Friday, making the network the No. 1 most-watched during weekend total day among households and women 18-plus. The Saturday night original holiday movie premiere "Crashing Through the Snow" averaged 2.0 million total viewers becoming the No. 1 most-watched entertainment cable program of the week among households and women 18-plus.
Tops announces expansion of EBT payment for SNAP customers for Instacart same-day delivery & pickup
Fri, Jul 16th 2021 01:10 pm
Tops Friendly Markets is now offering Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)-eligible customers the ease of shopping online with Instacart. SNAP shoppers can pay for their same-day pickup or delivery orders with their EBT card while shopping online at stores that partner with Instacart in New York (126 locations).
Full edition: The Tribune-Sentinel for July 16, 2021
Fri, Jul 16th 2021 10:30 am
Full edition: The Tribune-Sentinel for July 16, 2021
Toronto Blue Jays to support Give716
Fri, Jul 16th 2021 10:10 am
The Toronto Blue Jays announced initiatives to support Give716 during tonight's 7:07 p.m. game against Texas at Sahlen Field. The night will begin with Sabres head coach Don Granato throwing out the first pitch. The Blue Jays will support Give716 with in-game announcements and a Give716 promotional video featuring pitcher Jordan Romano. Proceeds from the sale of Blue Jays Authentics tonight will be donated to more than 400 Western New York charities that are participating in Give716.
Artpark seeks to tie in South Fourth Street with new mural
Fri, Jul 16th 2021 10:00 am
Artpark & Company is looking to connect the state park to the Village of Lewiston, creating both a dynamic artwork and clearer pathway to the visual and performing arts center.
Shea's Performing Arts Center announces Frey Electric season at Shea's 710 Theatre Buffalo
Fri, Jul 16th 2021 09:50 am
Shea's Performing Arts Center announced live theater will be back at Shea's 710 Theatre this fall.
HUNT Mortgage teams up with Buffalo Bills & Sabres for Give716 Day
Fri, Jul 16th 2021 09:50 am
HUNT Mortgage is teaming up with the Buffalo Bills and Sabres Foundation for Give716 Day, Western New York's communitywide day of giving.
Tops Markets exceeds campaign goals for Children's Miracle Network campaign
Fri, Jul 16th 2021 09:50 am
Tops Friendly Markets, a leading full-service grocery retailer in New York, northern Pennsylvania, and Vermont, announced it has surpassed a fundraising goal for its annual campaign for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals (CMNH). The initiative, which officially kicked off Sunday, June 20, at all participating Tops Friendly Markets locations, ran through July 3 and helped raise a record-breaking $292,540.
Notice of bar date for filing claims against Diocese of Buffalo
Fri, Jul 16th 2021 09:45 am
The Buffalo Catholic Diocese submitted the following press release:
Higgins welcomes discussion to reopen US-Canada border to vaccinated travelers in August; Ortt calls it 'encouraging'
Fri, Jul 16th 2021 09:45 am
Congressman Brian Higgins responded to "positive developments" toward lifting restrictions for vaccinated travelers wishing to cross at land ports of entry between the U.S. and Canada.
Niagara County Dept. of Health schedules summer clinics for COVID-19 vaccine
Fri, Jul 16th 2021 09:45 am
The Niagara County Department of Health will collaborate with various community partners to offer free COVID-19 vaccinations at events this summer.
Relay For Life to hold two-day event on Grand Island
Fri, Jul 16th 2021 07:00 am
Relay For Life is back after a one-year hiatus as a two-day event. From 3-7 p.m. Saturday, a hybrid Relay event will be held at the Fuccillo Toyota dealership parking lot. The traditional luminaria ceremony will be offered at 9:15 p.m. Sunday at Veterans Park. In addition to the luminaria ceremony, a newly installed memorial garden at Veterans Park will be dedicated to the late Mary Dunbar-Daluisio, who, for many years, served as co-chair of Relay For Life.
New York Power Authority approves 15-year construction services contract to modernize Niagara Power Project
Fri, Jul 16th 2021 07:00 am
The New York Power Authority board of trustees has approved the award of a competitively bid contract, valued up to $275 million, to Voith Hydro Inc., located in York, Pennsylvania, for mechanical and electrical upgrades related to the Power Authority's 15-year modernization and digitization program titled "Next Generation Niagara."
Summer fun at Youngstown Yacht Club: CanAm Challenge, junior sailing, Boat Club, racing
Fri, Jul 16th 2021 07:00 am
As life in Buffalo-Niagara continues its gradual return to normalcy, up north the Youngstown Yacht Club is moving full speed ahead toward a fun summer, despite the continuing challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic and the Canadian border closure.
Higgins objects to FEMA flood maps For Niagara Falls
Thu, Jul 15th 2021 07:40 pm
In a recent letter to the Federal Emergency Management Agency, Congressman Brian Higgins called on the agency to re-study the flood risk for Cayuga Island in Niagara Falls and reinstate the prior flood insurance map from 2010 "until errors in the new map are addressed."
National Association of Counties broadband task force report spotlights nationwide need for high-speed internet
Thu, Jul 15th 2021 07:40 pm
The National Association of Counties (NACo) broadband task force recently released its report on the need for high-speed broadband infrastructure nationwide, urging a national focus to drive investment and innovation in order to promote equity and inclusivity while overcoming limitations and barriers to broadband access.
Catholic Health begins psychiatric pharmacy clinical consultation service
Thu, Jul 15th 2021 07:40 pm
To better meet the treatment needs of patients with behavioral health disorders, Catholic Health has implemented a psychiatric pharmacy clinical consultation service. The program offers psychiatric pharmacotherapy review and consultation services to manage behavioral health medication regimens, mitigate adverse drug reactions, and plan for transitions of care.
Give 716 fundraiser to benefit ECMC
Thu, Jul 15th 2021 07:40 pm
Give 716 is a collaborative effort between the Buffalo Bills Foundation and Buffalo Sabres Foundation to use their collective resources to benefit nonprofit organizations in Western New York. ECMC, along with Kaleida Health, is the official health care sponsor of the Buffalo Bills.
Modesty Marketplace to host grand-opening celebration
Thu, Jul 15th 2021 07:35 pm
Modesty Marketplace, a proudly woman-owned clothing and retail store located at 4498 Main St., Amherst, will celebrate its grand opening on Saturday, July 17. From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., all customers will receive 25%-off any purchase and receive a free gift with purchase when visiting the store.
Students organize waterfront event to raise awareness about clean water access & water pollution
Thu, Jul 15th 2021 07:35 pm
Three Buffalo Public School students are partnering with Buffalo Niagara Waterkeeper, charity: water, Water with Blessings, and ReNV Fitness to host a water awareness event at Buffalo's Canalside from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, July 24.
Villa Maria College's art students and faculty lend talent to Gerard Place
Thu, Jul 15th 2021 07:35 pm
The Gerard Place Community Center has been an anchor in the Bailey-Delavan neighborhood for decades. While the center continues to offer essential services to Buffalo's East Side, the building itself now looks vastly different.

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