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$1.64 million+ in FEMA funding for ECMC
Tue, Aug 2nd 2022 11:25 am
Congressman Brian Higgins announced federal funding totaling $1,640,522 for Erie County Medical Center. Funded by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security through the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the award reimburses the medical center for personal protective equipment and supplies needed to treat and prevent the spread of coronavirus, as well as contract services used to support hospital functions during the pandemic.
Higgins joins families of Flight 3407 for plaque dedication at FAA headquarters
Tue, Aug 2nd 2022 11:25 am
Congressman Brian Higgins on Monday joined the families of Flight 3407 for events in Washington, D.C., marking the 12th anniversary of President Barack Obama signing the Airline Safety and Federal Aviation Administration Act of 2010. Higgins and the families met with House of Representatives Transportation Committee and Aviation Subcommittee staff members, and participated in a special plaque dedication at Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) headquarters.
Work for the DPW
Tue, Aug 2nd 2022 11:25 am
The New York State Department of Civil Service (DCS) and the Department of Motor Vehicles on Monday announced the online civil service exam period is open for motor vehicle representatives. The exam, which is being offered as an online exam for the first time, is used to fill positions across the DMV. Qualified candidates can take the exam online until 11:59 P.M. Wednesday, Aug. 31.
Volunteer positions available for Northwest Jazz Festival
Tue, Aug 2nd 2022 11:25 am
The Northwest Jazz Festival in historic Lewiston, NY will take place Friday and Saturday, Aug. 26-27. The event will highlight local, international and North American jazz artists including Sally Terrell, John DiMartino, Stacey Kent, Corinne Mammana, Allison Au, Emmet Cohen and Joey DeFrancesco.
20th annual Technology and Cybersecurity Forum set for September
Tue, Aug 2nd 2022 11:20 am
Niagara County Legislature Chairwoman Becky Wydysh announced the 20th annual Technology & Cybersecurity Forum will be held Sept. 20.
Local leaders support Lewiston Council on the Arts
Tue, Aug 2nd 2022 11:20 am
Ahead of its upcoming Lewiston Art Festival, the Lewiston Council on the Arts received new support from local elected leaders.
Full edition: The Tribune-Sentinel for July 29, 2022
Tue, Aug 2nd 2022 07:15 am
Full edition: The Tribune-Sentinel for July 29, 2022
Pump prices drop across region; gas demand rebounds
Mon, Aug 1st 2022 11:00 am
Today's national average price for a gallon of gasoline is $4.21, down 15 cents from one week ago. One year ago, the price was $3.17. The New York state average is $4.52, down 6 cents since last Monday. A year ago, the NYS average was $3.21.
Memorial's 'Guardian Angels' project holds successful donation drive
Mon, Aug 1st 2022 11:00 am
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center's "Guardian Angels" project, a Mother Cabrini Health Foundation grant-funded initiative aimed at protecting and watching over high-risk patients with severe mental illness (SMI), kicked off a collection drive for personal care items to benefit and support program participants.
Second round of East Side Commercial Districts Program in Buffalo includes $4 million in additional funding & expanded building renovation program
Mon, Aug 1st 2022 11:00 am
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Saturday announced applications are open for comprehensive programs supporting residents of east Buffalo as part of the state's $50 million targeted investments.
NFPD investigating gunshot victim
Mon, Aug 1st 2022 11:00 am
At approximately 11:30 p.m. Friday, July 29, Niagara Falls Police and Niagara Falls Fire departments responded to an address in the 500 block of 19th Street for a report of an unresponsive male. The 59-year-old male had sustained a gunshot wound and was deceased at the scene.
Hochul declares state disaster emergency in response to ongoing monkeypox outbreak
Mon, Aug 1st 2022 11:00 am
Governor Kathy Hochul has issued an executive order declaring a state disaster emergency in response to the ongoing monkeypox outbreak. The executive order enables the state to respond more swiftly to the outbreak, and allows health care professionals to take additional steps that will help get more New Yorkers vaccinated.
DEC: Nearly $1 million in first round of community forest conservation grants; one for Lewiston
Mon, Aug 1st 2022 11:00 am
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos recently announced more than $956,000 in awards to four towns in Western and Central New York and Long Island to establish community forests.
NYS: Launch of intellectual & developmental disabilities advisory council on domestic violence
Mon, Aug 1st 2022 11:00 am
Gov. Kathy Hochul recently announced the launch of the intellectual and developmental disabilities advisory council, which is designed to strengthen the capacity of both the domestic violence and the intellectual and developmental disability systems to increase access to domestic violence services for individuals with IDD who are also survivors of domestic violence. Through the advisory council, the New York State Office for the Prevention of Domestic Violence and the New York State Developmental Disabilities Planning Council will work together to develop and implement skills training for intellectual and developmental disability and domestic violence service providers.
Community Missions' 'Gratitude Campaign' thanks Niagara Falls Department of Public Works & Parks
Mon, Aug 1st 2022 11:00 am
Community Missions' "Gratitude Campaign" continued Friday morning at Hyde Park, saying thank you to employees of the Niagara Falls Department of Public Works & Parks.
Niagara County clerk partners with WNY Food 4 Paws to support families in need
Mon, Aug 1st 2022 11:00 am
Niagara County Clerk Joseph A. Jastrzemski recently joined WNY Food 4 Paws and other community partners at St. Casimir's Church Food Pantry to introduce a service to residents of Niagara County: pet food pantries.
New York Power Authority approves 5-year $38 million contract to build new gantry crane at flagship Niagara Power Project
Mon, Aug 1st 2022 11:00 am
The New York Power Authority board of trustees on Tuesday approved the award of a competitively bid contract, valued up to $37,984,000, to REEL COH Inc. of Boisbriand, Canada, to fabricate, deliver and install a new gantry crane with a lifting capacity of 680 tons for the Power Authority's Niagara Power Project in Lewiston.
Blues rock superstar Joe Bonamassa to perform at Shea's
Mon, Aug 1st 2022 11:00 am
Three-time Grammy-nominee and 25-time Billboard chart-topper Joe Bonamassa recently announced his spring tour 2023, including a performance Feb. 28 at Shea's Buffalo Theatre.
What's beneath your feet? Buffalo Geological Society has something for everyone
Mon, Aug 1st 2022 07:00 am
Ever wonder what is beneath your feet?
Susan G. Komen 'More Than Pink' Walk to help support critical patient services
Mon, Aug 1st 2022 07:00 am
Susan G. Komen will host its "More Than Pink" Walk on Oct. 1 to raise money for programs that directly support people going through breast cancer now, and remove barriers to quality and timely care. The event takes place at the Buffalo Riverworks. Registration is now open.
Olmsted filmmaker and historian to present program
Mon, Aug 1st 2022 07:00 am
In celebration of the 200th birthday of Frederick Law Olmsted, filmmaker Laurence Cotton will give a presentation called "Frederick Law Olmsted: Bringing Nature to the City." The event will take place at 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 8, at the Niagara Arts and Cultural Center, 1201 Pine Ave., Niagara Falls.
Brothers of Mercy Oktoberfest
Mon, Aug 1st 2022 07:00 am
The Brothers of Mercy Oktoberfest and 5K run is scheduled for Friday, Sept. 9, at 4530 Ransom Road, Clarence. The party starts at 5:30 p.m., with the race following at 6:30 p.m. Awards will be presented for age categories and overall winner.
50 years of 'Neighbors Helping Neighbors'
Sat, Jul 30th 2022 07:00 am
COVID-19 and social media are changing the face of the Grand Island Neighbors Foundation.
Making her mark: Dr. Stacey Schroeder-Watt works to level playing field for women in sports, STEM careers
Sat, Jul 30th 2022 07:00 am
A phenomenal track star at Grand Island High School, Dr. Stacey Schroeder-Watt got a boost on her career path in medicine through sports. "Because I had a scholarship as a result of Title IX," she explained.
New future for Grand Island Radisson?
Sat, Jul 30th 2022 07:00 am
Once again, there appears to be interest in development on the southeast shore of Grand Island.
National Night Out set for Aug. 2
Sat, Jul 30th 2022 07:00 am
Grand Island National Night Out will take place from 6-9 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 2, in the Town Commons next to Grand Island Town Hall (Baseline and Whitehaven roads).
Certified AutoBrokers: Providing service from a servant's heart
Sat, Jul 30th 2022 07:00 am
Chris Taylor, who co-owns Certified AutoBrokers, 1693 Grand Island Blvd., with Travis Smith, said that his business, which recently expanded, has experienced tremendous growth and that he believes that it has great potential for continued growth in the future.
Warren's Village Hardware to stay in the family
Fri, Jul 29th 2022 11:00 am
Good news for DIY-minded River Region residents: Warren's Village Hardware is no longer for sale.
Village of Lewiston: Work on $1.8M DPW garage addition set to begin
Fri, Jul 29th 2022 11:00 am
Trustees in the Village of Lewiston on Monday gathered at the Department of Public Works to break ground on a $1.8 million expansion to the DPW headquarters.
Merrell Lane Aviation Scholarship benefits NFARS, Air Force industry
Fri, Jul 29th 2022 11:00 am
To honor one of its founders and longtime chairman, the Niagara Military Affairs Council (NIMAC) established the Merrell Lane Aviation Scholarship. At that time, in 2015, the United States Air Force was experiencing a pilot shortage and the scholarship was NIMAC's way of helping fill that gap in any way that we could.
Lewiston Town Board session upbeat
Fri, Jul 29th 2022 11:00 am
Lewiston Town Board members had a relatively light session Monday. The meeting was marked by recognition of the bicentennial committee for a job well done at the recent commemoration, as well as a positive town audit received for 2021-22.
Thunder on the Niagara returns to Gratwick Park
Fri, Jul 29th 2022 07:00 am
The Niagara Frontier Boat Racing Association and Hydroplane Racing League of Canada is pleased to announce this year's boat racing event. Thunder on the Niagara returns to Gratwick Park, North Tonawanda, on Aug. 6-7. The major sponsor for the sixth year is Snyder Industries Inc.
Obituary: Barry C. Conway, 'The Bear Man'
Fri, Jul 29th 2022 07:00 am
Grand Island's Barry C. Conway, "The Bear Man," died July 24, 2022, at age 59.
Flip Burger family at work on second Lewiston location
Fri, Jul 29th 2022 07:00 am
The Vecchies family is converting the former Gallo Loco restaurant into what they're calling Hustler's Tavern.
DeGlopper Memorial still in need of funds
Fri, Jul 29th 2022 07:00 am
Since the Pfc. Charles N. DeGlopper Memorial site was dedicated last summer, visitors have come to admire the life-sized statue of the World War II hero from Grand Island, and the plaques of Islanders killed in action while serving our country.
Beverage collections benefit food pantries
Fri, Jul 29th 2022 07:00 am
Deposits for Food continues to support four Niagara County food pantries. Earlier this week, $250 check presentations were made to the Care-n-Share Food Pantry in Ransomville and the Wilson Food Pantry.
Erie County Department of Health updates COVID-19 testing & vaccine clinic schedule
Thu, Jul 28th 2022 08:30 pm
Starting Monday, Aug. 1, the Erie County Department of Health (ECDOH) will follow updated schedules for free COVID-19 testing and vaccines at the Jesse Nash Health Center at 608 William St., Buffalo; and the Erie County Emergency and Training Operations Center, at 3359 Broadway in Cheektowaga.
Hochul announces rollout of electric and gas utility bill credits for low-income families
Thu, Jul 28th 2022 08:30 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced the vast majority of $567 million dedicated to help low-income electric and gas utility customers pay off past utility bills will be reflected on customers' August bills. The financial assistance program includes an estimated $557 million statewide COVID-19 bill credit program for low-income customers adopted by the New York State Public Service Commission.
Luke Bryan, Katy Perry, Lionel Richie & host Ryan Seacrest return to 'American Idol' for season 6 on ABC
Thu, Jul 28th 2022 08:20 pm
The iconic star-maker competition series "American Idol" welcomes back music industry legends, judges Luke Bryan, Katy Perry and Lionel Richie, and veteran host Ryan Seacrest to help discover America's next singing sensation for a sixth season on ABC when it returns in spring 2023.
'Touch-A-Truck,' family events at Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls USA
Thu, Jul 28th 2022 09:20 am
Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls USA is partnering with the Town of Niagara to host its "Touch-A-Truck" event where children and their families are invited to the shopping center's front parking lot to view local first responder vehicles firsthand. The event is slated for 1-4 p.m. Saturday. It is free and open to the public.
 

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