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Cuomo announces new guidance reminding employers New York's paid sick leave law covers any needed recovery time from COVID-19 vaccination
Thu, May 27th 2021 09:05 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Thursday announced the New York State Department of Labor is issuing guidance to all employers that any necessary recovery period from the COVID-19 vaccine is covered under the state's Paid Sick Leave Law.
Suspension of road and bridge construction during Memorial Day weekend
Thu, May 27th 2021 09:05 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Thursday announced temporary lane closures for road and bridge construction projects on New York state highways will be suspended from 6 a.m. Friday, May 28, to 6 a.m. Tuesday, June 1, to ease travel throughout Memorial Day weekend.
ASI reveals 8th annual Spark Award winners
Thu, May 27th 2021 09:05 pm
Arts Services Inc. celebrated the winners and honorees of the 8th annual Spark Awards, presented by M&T Bank, in a virtual awards ceremony on Wednesday. The presentation was streamed for free through ASI's YouTube page (www.youtube.com/asiwny).
Consumer alert: Division of Consumer Protection, Governor's Traffic Safety Committee warn adults to wear bike helmets
Thu, May 27th 2021 08:50 pm
The Division of Consumer Protection and the Governor's Traffic Safety Committee (GTSC) are alerting New Yorkers of all ages of the importance of wearing a helmet when riding a bike. A new CDC report revealed bicycle-related deaths nationally increased between 2009 and 2018, primarily among adults. Males were three times more likely than females to end up in the hospital with traumatic brain injuries.
ECDOH: Ticks thrive in warmer weather
Thu, May 27th 2021 08:45 pm
With warmer weather in store for Erie County, the Erie County Department of Health is reminding residents this is the season for ticks and the tick-borne illnesses.
City Experiences acquires Niagara Jet Adventures
Thu, May 27th 2021 08:40 pm
City Experiences announced Thursday it has closed on the acquisition of Youngstown whitewater jet boat tour experiences provider Niagara Jet Adventures.
USAN, State Parks announce completion of Third Street connector between City of Niagara Falls & Niagara Falls State Park
Thu, May 27th 2021 08:35 pm
USA Niagara Development Corp. and The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation on Thursday announced the completion of a new pedestrian entry connecting Niagara Falls State Park and the City of Niagara Falls.
Niagara County officially opening parks for summer
Thu, May 27th 2021 08:25 pm
Niagara County will officially open its county parks for the season on Saturday, May 29. The county operates five sites: Burmaster, Krull, Oppenheim, Royalton and West Canal. All amenities in the parks, including playgrounds, shelters and splash pads - as well as the disc golf course at Burmaster Park - are ready to go.
3 fire chiefs retire from Niagara Falls Fire Department
Thu, May 27th 2021 08:25 pm
Mayor Robert Restaino announced the retirement of three City of Niagara Falls firemen: Battalion Chief Cliff Mayes, Battalion Chief David McGovern and Chief of Fire Prevention Jeffrey Benjamin. The retirement of these men is effective Saturday, May 29. Together, these firemen account for 87 years of experience and their contributions will last for many years to come.
Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes show at Seneca Niagara postponed until 2022
Thu, May 27th 2021 08:20 pm
Due to the ongoing nationwide impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on live entertainment performances, the concert featuring Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes at Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino has been postponed until 2022. A new show date will be announced once confirmed. The show had been previously rescheduled for Saturday, Oct. 9.
Hibbard's donating cookie sandwich proceeds to VFW
Thu, May 27th 2021 10:40 am
This weekend, when you purchase one of Hibbard's frozen sandwiches - you know, the ones with that world-famous "Original Frozen Custard" paired between The Village Bake Shoppe cookies - you'll be honoring those who have defended this country.
Erie County Fair asks: Are you ribbon worthy?
Thu, May 27th 2021 08:55 am
"At the Erie County Fair, we love to compete! Spirited competition among peers is at the heart of the fair experience. Who has the best photograph? Best jam? Biggest stalk of corn?," the venue asked this week.
Town of Niagara/Belden Center World War II service cloth to be unveiled in private ceremony
Thu, May 27th 2021 08:55 am
There will be a private unveiling of a World War II service cloth bearing the names of 148 men and women from the Belden Center area of the Town of Niagara who served in the military during World War II. The private ceremony will take place at 11 a.m. Sunday, May 30, at the Community Center located in Veteran's Memorial Community Park, 7000 Lockport Road.
Niagara County Fair plans to return in August
Thu, May 27th 2021 08:55 am
On Monday, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Niagara County's (CCE) board of directors voted to move forward with planning and execution of the 2021 Niagara County Fair. A detailed safety plan has been submitted to Niagara County officials for approval.
Memorial Day opening ceremony at Niagara Sailing Club
Thu, May 27th 2021 08:55 am
Despite the tragedy of their clubhouse burning and being demolished in March of this year, Niagara Sailing Club's officers, in full uniform, plus directors and membership, will hold their traditional Memorial Day opening and flag-raising ceremony at 11 a.m. Monday, May 31, at 3619 East River Road, Grand Island.
Q&A: Christina Custode finds new ways to share music, encourage youth
Wed, May 26th 2021 05:25 pm
Christina Custode is the hardest-working woman in show business - well, at least in Western New York.
Get vaccinated ... win a college scholarship
Wed, May 26th 2021 04:10 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Wednesday announced the "Get a Shot to Make Your Future" incentive for 12- to 17-year-olds to get vaccinated for COVID-19. Participants can enter into a random prize drawing and potentially receive a full scholarship to a SUNY or CUNY college, beginning May 27.
'Big R': $1,000-to-win demolition derby June 18 at Ransomville Speedway
Wed, May 26th 2021 01:50 pm
On Friday, June 18, Triple T Auto Parts will present a $1,000-to-win demolition derby following the completion of the full racing program at Ransomville Speedway.
JoAnn Falletta, BPO announce newest audio recording, 'The Four Seasons,' featuring violinist Tessa Lark & concertmaster Nikki Chooi
Wed, May 26th 2021 01:50 pm
"The Four Seasons," a new audio recording by JoAnn Falletta and the Grammy Award-winning Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, includes Antonio Vivaldi's "The Four Seasons" featuring BPO concertmaster Nikki Chooi; and in celebration of Astor Piazzolla's 100th birthday, "The Four Seasons Of Buenos Aires," featuring violinist Tessa Lark.
DEC reminds water recreationists to clean, drain & dry watercraft and equipment to protect NYS waters from invasive species
Wed, May 26th 2021 01:40 pm
As this year's boating season officially kicks off, Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos reminded water recreationists to do their part in protecting New York's waters from aquatic invasive species (AIS) by remembering to clean, drain and dry watercraft and equipment.
Grants awarded to ECMC to expand innovative outpatient behavioral health programs
Wed, May 26th 2021 01:40 pm
Erie County Medical Center (ECMC) Corp. announced it will receive funding from three local foundations for the expansion of two important outpatient behavioral health initiatives: development of an intensive outpatient program (IOP) and the expansion of help center services through increased hours.
Greater Rochester-area Girl Scout sets historic cookie sale record
Wed, May 26th 2021 01:20 pm
Thousands of girls participated in the Girl Scout Cookie Program this year and one Girl Scout, Ziyanece A. of Webster Troop 65105, achieved a groundbreaking accomplishment when she sold an astounding 7,125 packages of cookies - the most cookies ever sold in Girl Scout history for the Western New York Region (covering Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie, Genesee, Livingston, Monroe, Niagara, Orleans and Wyoming counties).
Veronica Connor 3rd quarter honor rolls
Wed, May 26th 2021 12:40 pm
Veronica Connor Middle School announced the following students have been named to its high honor, honor and merit rolls for the third quarter marking period of the 2020-21 academic year.
Artpark Amphitheater will be a fully vaccinated site in 2021
Wed, May 26th 2021 09:35 am
Artpark & Company on Wednesday announced, "Following careful review of New York state's recently updated reopening mandates for large-scale outdoor events, Artpark & Company upon consultation with the Office of New York State Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, has made the decision that only fully vaccinated patrons will be admitted to public events of a capacity above 500 persons in the Artpark Amphitheater this season."
Erie County Heritage Passport provides handheld guide to county history
Wed, May 26th 2021 09:05 am
The EC200 bicentennial committee announced the release of the Erie County Heritage Passport, a handheld guide to 35 historical societies and museums across Erie County. Each institution is unique and commemorates the diverse nature and history of each town in the county, from the Town of Alden to the Town of West Seneca.
COVID numbers improve in Erie County
Wed, May 26th 2021 09:00 am
The Erie County Department of Health on Tuesday provided an update on COVID-19 data for the week ending May 22.
Jacobs announces Youngstown resident as May Veteran of the Month
Wed, May 26th 2021 09:00 am
Congressman Chris Jacobs named Robert Sudbrink of Youngstown as the May 2021 New York 27th Congressional District Veteran of the Month.
NYS: $3.5 billion in assistance for renters & small businesses
Wed, May 26th 2021 08:50 am
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday announced $3.5 billion in assistance for renters and small businesses experiencing financial hardship as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Youth fellowship offers mentorship, literary experience to aspiring young writers
Wed, May 26th 2021 08:50 am
Just Buffalo Literary Center announced the 2021 Just Buffalo Writing Center youth fellowship, a six-week summer opportunity for two Western New York-based young writers to develop their craft and explore professional avenues within the literary arts.
BIANYS presents annual conference & medical symposium
Wed, May 26th 2021 08:50 am
The Brain Injury Association of New York State (BIANYS) will host its annual conference and medical symposium virtually again for 2021.
Wegmans awards 500 employee scholarships in Western New York
Wed, May 26th 2021 08:35 am
The past year has challenged us all in so many ways, especially our employees who are getting their education, while serving an essential role during the pandemic.
Mayor Brown, Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield of WNY announce season 6 of 'Summer City Fitness'
Wed, May 26th 2021 08:35 am
City of Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown on Tuesday joined Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield of Western New York President Dr. Michael Edbauer to announce season six of "Summer City Fitness." The series of free dance fitness classes aims to engage city residents in healthy, fun activity. It will start Saturday, June 5.
NYPA's economic development awards creating more than 100 jobs in Western New York
Wed, May 26th 2021 08:30 am
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday announced the New York Power Authority's board of trustees approved three low-cost hydropower allocations that will create 102 jobs across Western New York and spur $145 million in private capital investments. The approved awards of 3,580 kilowatts of hydropower from the Power Authority's Niagara Power Project in Lewiston are to Americold Real Estate in Chautauqua County, SGS Recovery in Niagara County and Sumitomo Rubber USA in Erie County.
North Tonawanda fully reopening City Hall
Tue, May 25th 2021 10:40 am
North Tonawanda Mayor Arthur G. Pappas released a statement announcing City Hall would allow regular walk-in traffic starting Tuesday, May 25:
Higgins: Nearly $500,000 to support The Service Collaborative of WNY's early childhood program
Tue, May 25th 2021 10:20 am
Congressman Brian Higgins announced a federal grant totaling $499,999 to ensure the continued support of The Service Collaborative of WNY's AmeriCorps Builds Lives Through Education (ABLE) early childhood program, which helps prepare preschool children for success in mathematics.
Area retailers, community members rally to raise funds for FeedMore WNY through 'Check Out Hunger' campaigns
Tue, May 25th 2021 10:20 am
FeedMore WNY is able to provide more nutritious food to its Western New York neighbors in need thanks to support from area retailers and the community. "Check Out Hunger" campaigns at Dash's Market, Lexington Cooperative Markets, The Market in the Square, Tops Friendly Markets and Wegmans Food Markets raised a total of $780,323 to help FeedMore WNY continue to respond to the ongoing need for food assistance in the community as a result of the pandemic.
Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University reopens June 12
Tue, May 25th 2021 10:20 am
After being closed to the public for more than a year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University will reopen to the public Saturday, June 12. Patrons may visit the museum on weekends - from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays and 1-5 p.m. Sundays.
13 Players announces summer camp at Niagara Arts and Cultural Center
Tue, May 25th 2021 09:55 am
13 Players and the Niagara Arts and Cultural Center announced theater will be back on stage this summer. 13 Players Theatre School is hosting a summer camp for ages 8-18 running from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, June 28, to Thursday, July 1. Camp will culminate with a performance July 1.
Lewiston-Porter Middle School honors
Tue, May 25th 2021 09:40 am
Lewiston-Porter Middle School announced the following students were named to its high honor, honor and merit rolls for the third quarter and second quarter marking periods of the 2020-21 academic year.
 

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