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Whitney not in favor of mask mandate
Fri, Dec 3rd 2021 07:00 am
As town supervisor of the Town of Grand Island, I cannot place my support behind the mandatory mask mandate issued by Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz. Personally, I wear a mask where required and support vaccinations. However, I feel that the mandate will damage our businesses by forcing our residents to cross the bridge to Niagara County, where the mandate doesn't exist.
NT History Museum to host author
Fri, Dec 3rd 2021 07:00 am
The North Tonawanda History Museum invites the public to meet author Rick Falkowski, who will discuss his newest book, "Profiles, Volume II - Historic and Influential People of Western NY of the early 1900's."
Niagara SPCA annual 'Howl-iday Party' on Saturday
Fri, Dec 3rd 2021 07:00 am
KeyBank invites the community to the Niagara SPCA's annual "Howl-iday Party," taking place from 2-6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 4, at the Volare Lodge, 56th and Kies streets, in Niagara Falls.
Holiday happenings at Sanborn Museum
Fri, Dec 3rd 2021 07:00 am
The Sanborn Museum and the Sanborn Business Association invite visitors to experience the holiday season at the museum complex, located at 2660 Saunders Settlement Road in Lewiston.
Obituary: Martha A. Bojarski
Fri, Dec 3rd 2021 07:00 am
Martha A. Bojarski of Grand Island passed on Nov. 18, 2021.
Study: How to freeze-dry a potential COVID-19 vaccine
Thu, Dec 2nd 2021 05:15 pm
Things that are freeze-dried: Astronaut food. Emergency rations. And, just maybe, some future COVID-19 vaccines.
Niagara Falls goes red for World AIDS Day
Thu, Dec 2nd 2021 05:10 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul ordered New York state bridges and landmarks to lit red Wednesday, Dec. 1, in honor of World AIDS Day.
FOX Sports celebrates football legend John Madden on Christmas Day with original documentary 'All Madden'
Thu, Dec 2nd 2021 04:40 pm
This Christmas, FOX Sports shares the gift of John Madden for all who love football, with its original documentary "All Madden." The tribute, premiering Saturday, Dec. 25 (2 p.m. ET), on FOX, leads into the network's marquee matchup from Lambeau Field where the Green Bay Packers will host the Cleveland Browns (4:30 p.m. on FOX).
#HAM4HAM lottery in Buffalo offers 40 tickets for every performance at $10 each
Thu, Dec 2nd 2021 04:40 pm
Producer Jeffrey Seller, Shea's Performing Arts Center, and Albert Nocciolino announce a digital lottery for "Hamilton" tickets will begin in conjunction with the show's first performance Tuesday, Dec. 14, in Buffalo at Shea's Buffalo Theatre. A limited number of tickets will be available for every performance for $10 each.
Hochul launches 'Boost Up, New York' campaign
Thu, Dec 2nd 2021 04:35 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul has launched the statewide "Boost Up, New York" campaign to urge New York adults to get their booster dose for better protection against COVID-19.
Higgins: $5.5 million-plus for health centers in WNY
Thu, Dec 2nd 2021 04:35 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins announced two grants through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services totaling $5,537,922 have been awarded to Community Health Center of Buffalo (CHCB) and Neighborhood Health Center of WNY for services provided at seven health clinics across Western New York.
Office of Mental Health receives grant to expand access to fresh healthy produce to people with mental illness
Thu, Dec 2nd 2021 04:35 pm
The state Office of Mental Health (OMH) has received a $200,000 award to help people with mental illness gain access to healthy, fresh produce. The grant, from the state Health Foundation, will be used to expand the FreshConnect Checks program and bring mobile farmers markets to congregate housing sites for residents with serious mental illness. OMH will also develop a curriculum for residents focused on purchasing, preparing, and consuming healthy foods.
Hochul signs package of legislation to support small businesses
Thu, Dec 2nd 2021 04:35 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul signed a package of legislation to increase state agency support of small businesses in New York. Legislation S.033/A.3456 will create a small business liaison with the departments of Agriculture and Markets, Environmental Conservation, Labor, Transportation, and Taxation and Finance.
Hochul announces statewide initiative to help connect job seekers to employment
Thu, Dec 2nd 2021 04:35 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced a new initiative to build upon extensive efforts already underway by the New York State Department of Labor to connect job seekers to the record more than 220,000 available jobs, tools and training resources.
Hochul signs legislation creating 'streamlined system' for social service payments to child care providers
Thu, Dec 2nd 2021 04:30 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul has signed legislation requiring local social service districts to offer a direct deposit payment option for subsidized child care. Her team said this would modernize and streamline the system for social service payments to child care providers. The Office of Children and Family Services is required to issue these new regulations within one year of the signing of this legislation.
Special Olympics New York to host 'Buffalo Polar Plunge,' Woodlawn Beach clean up
Thu, Dec 2nd 2021 08:40 am
For those ready to "take the plunge" into the freezing waters of Lake Erie, the "Buffalo Polar Plunge" is nearly here.
NYSDOT to host public information meeting on proposed safety enhancement project on Walnut & Ferry avenues in Niagara Falls
Thu, Dec 2nd 2021 08:40 am
The New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) will host a public information meeting from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 7, pertaining to a proposed highway safety improvement project scheduled to begin next fall on U.S. Route 62, Walnut and Ferry avenues, in the City of Niagara Falls.
Batavia Downs announces lineup for 2022 Pepsi 'Rockin the Downs' summer concert series
Wed, Dec 1st 2021 06:10 pm
Batavia Downs Gaming & Hotel has announced the lineup for its fifth "Rockin' the Downs," presented by Pepsi. The concert series will take place outside on the racetrack, with 10 Friday dates starting in June and running into August.
Starset to headline concert at Rapids Theater
Wed, Dec 1st 2021 06:10 pm
Starset recently announced their fall 2021 U.S. demonstrations. This immersive voyage comes to Rapids Theater in Niagara Falls on Friday, for a 7 p.m. all-ages concert. Special guest opening acts include The Word Alive and All Things Good.
'Jazz at the Taylor Holiday Edition' at Kenan Center
Wed, Dec 1st 2021 06:05 pm
The Kenan Center's "Jazz at the Taylor Holiday Edition" is back in person on the Taylor Theater stage this Saturday at 7:30 p.m. The Mark Filsinger Quintet' will perform "Tidings of Comfort and Jazz," playing holiday favorites including "The Christmas Song," "What Are You Doing New Year's Eve," and selections from "The Nutcracker Suite."
League of Women Voters of New York State announces $1 million gift
Wed, Dec 1st 2021 06:05 pm
On Giving Tuesday, the League of Women Voters of NYS (LWVNYS) announced it has received an anonymous $1 million donation to expand and strengthen its "fight to defend democracy and voting rights for all."
Diocese of Buffalo names finalized families of parishes for 'Road to Renewal'
Wed, Dec 1st 2021 06:05 pm
The Diocese of Buffalo's "Road to Renewal" effort, which has the goal to reinvigorate the Catholic faith, fully optimize parish and diocesan resources, and increase the reach and impact of ministries throughout Western New York, has announced the finalized "Families of Parishes" model.
The Big Easy in Buffalo announces December concerts
Wed, Dec 1st 2021 03:50 pm
The Big Easy in Buffalo today announced two December shows as part of its 15th season:
1,050 new COVID cases in Niagara County
Wed, Dec 1st 2021 03:45 pm
The Niagara County Department of Health issued the following weekly update on positive COVID-19 cases in Niagara County from Nov. 25 through Dec. 1.
Hochul: New round of federal funding to provide $5.7 million in COVID-19 relief to New York's marine fishing industry
Wed, Dec 1st 2021 03:15 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Wednesday announced an additional $5.7 million in federal funding is available from New York's Marine Fisheries Relief Program, established by the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021, to provide financial relief for New York's marine fishing industry.
Higgins: $2.2 million for Evergreen Health
Wed, Dec 1st 2021 03:10 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins announced $2.2 million over three years in federal monies for Evergreen Health. Funding in the amount of $731,362 will be provided to Evergreen annually through the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Early Intervention Services Program.
Artpark to welcome Dispatch & O.A.R.
Wed, Dec 1st 2021 02:20 pm
Dispatch and O.A.R., two of the most successful touring acts in the states, will hit the road together next summer for their first-ever North American co-headline tour, with special guest G. Love. The tour plays the Artpark Amphitheater at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 23.
Celebrate Clara Barton's birthday by helping others
Wed, Dec 1st 2021 12:55 pm
These words from American Red Cross founder Clara Barton - who would have turned 200 in December - continue to serve as a guiding light for today's Red Cross volunteers, donors and partners, who exemplify her compassion and devotion to helping others.
Niagara Falls Public Library announces efforts to increase Wi-Fi connectivity, opening of maker space
Wed, Dec 1st 2021 12:55 pm
The Niagara Falls Library announces the grand opening of a maker space at 1425 Main St. The opening event will take place at 10 a.m. Friday, Dec. 17. Mayor Robert Restaino and Assemblyman Angelo Morinello will be in attendance.
Niagara County receives $344,000 from NYS for shared services implementation
Wed, Dec 1st 2021 12:40 pm
Niagara County Manager Richard Updegrove said the county was awarded $343,975.34 from the county's participation in the New York State County-Wide Shared Services Initiative. The CWSSI was created to generate savings by encouraging creative efforts at collaboration by local governments across the state.
ESD announces application period now open for 5th round of $40 million Better Buffalo Fund
Wed, Dec 1st 2021 12:40 pm
Empire State Development announced the application period is open for round 5 of the $40 million Better Buffalo Fund, which is dedicated to projects that revitalize neighborhood commercial districts and encourage density and growth along transportation corridors.
Higgins announces service academy advisory committee
Wed, Dec 1st 2021 12:40 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins named six local veterans to serve on a service academy advisory committee. The panel recently met to interview local high school students applying to one of the U.S. service academies and to recommend those deserving of a nomination.
Cornerstone Community Federal Credit Union sponsoring Town of Amherst Holiday Market
Wed, Dec 1st 2021 12:40 pm
Cornerstone Community FCU is the presenting sponsor for the Town of Amherst Holiday Market. The event runs from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 4. CCFCU recently celebrated its first physical location in Erie County, at 315 Stahl Road, Getzville.
New York's Responsible Play Partnership launches awareness campaign on 'perils of gifting Lottery tickets to minors'
Wed, Dec 1st 2021 12:40 pm
The New York State Gaming Commission, together with the New York State Office of Addiction Services and Supports (OASAS) and the New York Council on Problem Gambling (the Council) - who collectively comprise New York's Responsible Play Partnership (RPP) - have introduced a new public service campaign that asks consumers to take greater responsibility for their Lottery gift-giving decisions.
DEC'S new 'Take Your Shot for an Outdoor Adventure' COVID-19 vaccine incentive sweepstakes open
Wed, Dec 1st 2021 12:40 pm
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos announced the new "Take Your Shot for an Outdoor Adventure" sweepstakes is open.
'Holidays at the Broadway Market' kicks off the season on Saturday, Dec. 4
Wed, Dec 1st 2021 09:20 am
It's time for holiday foods, beverages, gifts - and Santa Claus at the historic Broadway Market. "Holidays at the Broadway Market" will kick-off Saturday, Dec. 4, with the arrival of 15 special seasonal vendors and a visit from Santa Claus.
Christmas spirit photo contest returns to CountryMax
Wed, Dec 1st 2021 09:20 am
Now through Christmas Eve, all CountryMax stores are hosting a holiday pet photo event. Pet owners are encouraged to bring their furry friends - in their favorite festive holiday outfits - for a photo with Santa.
ABC News announces anchor George Stephanopoulos has first exclusive interview with Alec Baldwin following deadly shooting on set of 'Rust'
Wed, Dec 1st 2021 09:20 am
ABC News announced on "Good Morning America" that co-anchor George Stephanopoulos has the first exclusive interview with actor Alec Baldwin, following the deadly shooting on the set of the film "Rust."
Festive choral event at St. Paul's Episcopal Cathedral
Wed, Dec 1st 2021 09:15 am
St. Paul's Episcopal Cathedral will have a "Festal Choral Evensong for the Third Sunday in Advent." The event takes place at 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 12, at 139 Pearl St., Buffalo.
Hochul announces virtual 'Ending the Epidemic Summit' to highlight state's HIV response efforts
Wed, Dec 1st 2021 09:15 am
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced New York's sixth annual "Ending the Epidemic (ETE) Summit" will be held virtually Nov. 30 through Dec. 2, to coincide with World AIDS Day on Dec. 1.

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