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A historian's legacy: Building resources to tell history's untold stories
Thu, Jul 15th 2021 07:30 pm
As a graduate student in the 1970s, Lillian S. Williams set forth to study Black history in Western New York.
914th Air Refueling Wing member recognized by secretary of Air Force for act of heroism
Thu, Jul 15th 2021 07:00 pm
A civilian member of the 914th Air Refueling Wing recently was recognized by Air Force leadership for bravery.
Can You Help? Benefit for Frank Bellavia
Thu, Jul 15th 2021 07:00 pm
A benefit for Frank Bellavia will take place beginning at 3 p.m. Saturday, July 31, at Rapids Bowling Center, 9524 Niagara Falls Blvd., Niagara Falls.
Journey's 'Escape' certified Diamond by RIAA
Thu, Jul 15th 2021 06:55 pm
On Thursday, Journey's seventh studio album, "Escape," was certified Diamond by the RIAA, which denotes the album has sold over 10 million equivalent units. Released in 1981, "Escape" will celebrate its 40th anniversary on July 17. The album spawned the hits "Open Arms," "Who's Crying Now," "Stone in Love" and "Don't Stop Believin'," which has over a billion streams on Spotify alone.
Obituary: Charles (Charlie) Buddy Jones
Thu, Jul 15th 2021 06:55 pm
Charles (Charlie) Buddy Jones, formerly of Lewiston, died suddenly on June 29, 2020.
Niagara County Office for the Aging distributing farmers market coupons
Thu, Jul 15th 2021 06:50 pm
The Niagara County Office for the Aging has begun distributing farmers market coupon booklets at sites throughout Niagara County. The Senior Farmers' Market Nutrition Program, provided by the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets, provides coupons to all who meet age and income requirements. Each booklet contains five coupons worth $4 each ($20 total), which can be used to buy fresh, locally grown fruits and vegetables at participating farmers' markets throughout New York.
914th Air Refueling Wing member recognized as best in Air Force
Wed, Jul 14th 2021 05:35 pm
Senior Master Sgt. Jose R. Pagan Jr. won the Air Force First Sergeant of the Year Award. The award recognizes the important contributions and leadership qualities exhibited by Air Force members in the first sergeant special duty career field.
Eight Days of Hope - Buffalo 2021 to serve Masten District
Wed, Jul 14th 2021 05:35 pm
On Saturday, July 17, the second annual Eight Days of Hope (EDOH) Buffalo begins, in partnership with KeyBank and the First Niagara Foundation, bringing together over 1,000 volunteers to serve 100 families in the Masten District with free home repairs.
Car accident attorney William Mattar launches 2021 'Pencils 4 Schools' program
Wed, Jul 14th 2021 05:30 pm
Registration is now open for the annual William Mattar "Pencils 4 Schools." Since the program's inception, William Mattar has donated nearly 2 million pencils to educators and students throughout the community. From July 14 through Aug. 13, New York state educators may submit their request to receive a pencil donation for their school district.
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.
 

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