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JCOPE posts 2019 financial disclosure statements for elected officials
Fri, Sep 11th 2020 10:40 am
The New York State Joint Commission on Public Ethics announced it has posted the 2019 annual statements of financial disclosure of the statewide elected officials and members of the Assembly and Senate who were in office as of the statutory May 15 filing deadline.
'March On for Brain Injury' moves online
Fri, Sep 11th 2020 10:40 am
Supporters from across New York and the country are participating in "March On for Brain Injury" on Saturday, Sept. 12, an annual event hosted by the Brain Injury Association of New York State (BIANYS). All proceeds from "March On" go directly to BIANYS programs and services.
HRSA awards Ryan White grant to ECMC for food pharmacy program to benefit HIV/AIDS patients
Fri, Sep 11th 2020 10:40 am
Erie County Medical Center Corp. recently received notification from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Health Resources and Services Administration of a Ryan White HIV/AIDS program grant award of $147,842.
BBB scam alert: Tracking code scam can cost online shoppers
Fri, Sep 11th 2020 10:40 am
Better Business Bureau's (BBB) Scam Tracker received several reports of a trick scammers are using to steal from online shoppers. They are exploiting a PayPal policy and deceiving online shoppers into paying for goods that don't exist.
Sunnking prepping for electronics recycling events
Fri, Sep 11th 2020 10:40 am
Brockport-based electronics recycler Sunnking is preparing for record crowds during its first electronics recycling collection events since the COVID-19 shutdown.
NT Neighbourhood Watch resumes
Fri, Sep 11th 2020 09:15 am
On Thursday, the NT Neighbourhood Watch tentatively resumed its monthly meetings with its first in-person gathering since the COVID-19 outbreak began. The group met under a pavilion at Pinewoods Park after the Common Council voted Tuesday to waive the pavilion fee.
NYS Department of Labor: $300 lost wages assistance payments will begin
Fri, Sep 11th 2020 09:10 am
The New York State Department of Labor on Thursday announced payments for the Lost Wages Assistance (LWA) program, which provides an additional $300 in weekly benefits to unemployed New Yorkers, will begin next week. Up to 2.4 million New Yorkers are eligible for the program, including 435,000 who must submit an additional certification to qualify.
Adell's School of Dance welcomes students back
Thu, Sep 10th 2020 02:20 pm
Adell Hoover-Manarino, will be the first one to tell you the world of academics felt more like an alternate universe for her growing up. Instead of social studies or science, she turned her attention to dance. Finding it a better fit, she used her talents to travel the country and perform, before returning home and starting her own wildly successful business.
VIDEO, PICS: Hochul joins Village of Lewiston to cut ribbon on new waterfront
Wed, Sep 9th 2020 06:40 pm
Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul joined Village of Lewiston officials in officially opening the new, multimillion-dollar waterfront on Wednesday. Improvements at the popular Lewiston Landing include new shoreline stabilization measures to protect the area from future flooding and the installation of new floating docks, a new pathway with railings, improved lighting and power stations.
Higgins: $6.137 million in CARES Act funding to help small businesses in Erie & Niagara counties
Wed, Sep 9th 2020 01:45 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins announced the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding over $6 million in funding to help small businesses in Erie and Niagara counties and a total of $19 million across Western New York. The funding was included in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act approved by the House of Representatives on March 27.
New partnerships with SUNY schools to reduce waste and improve recycling across NYS
Wed, Sep 9th 2020 11:05 am
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Wednesday announced new academic collaborations with three State University of New York colleges that "will help drive solutions to benefit local and statewide solid waste management and recycling."
Call-in virtual citizen forums set for citizens to take part in Erie County community development program
Wed, Sep 9th 2020 10:55 am
The Erie County Department of Environment & Planning has announced upcoming citizen forums to help determine the needs and priorities of low- and moderate-income residents residing within the Erie County Community Development Block Grant Consortium.
ABC to air 'Notre-Dame: Our Lady of Paris'
Wed, Sep 9th 2020 10:55 am
ABC will air "Notre-Dame: Our Lady of Paris," a two-hour documentary special featuring shocking first-hand accounts of the Notre-Dame cathedral's infamous 2019 fire, airing Wednesday, Sept. 16 (9-11 p.m. EDT).
Cuomo: Campaign to ensure New Yorkers are aware of expanded options for voting
Wed, Sep 9th 2020 09:45 am
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday announced a public awareness campaign to ensure New Yorkers know all the ways they can vote in November's election, including voting early, voting absentee or voting in person on Election Day.
Underground Railroad graphic rail dedicated in Youngstown
Wed, Sep 9th 2020 09:35 am
Youngstown celebrated its role as a final stop on the Underground Railroad on Saturday, Sept. 5, with the dedication of a graphic rail at Constitution Park.
Congressman Chris Jacobs endorses Josh Mertzlufft for New York State Senate
Wed, Sep 9th 2020 09:35 am
During a joint press conference on Tuesday, Congressman Chris Jacobs publicly endorsed Republican Josh Mertzlufft as the candidate he supports to take his place representing the people of Tonawanda, Grand Island, Hamburg, Orchard Park, Brant, Evans and Buffalo across the 60th State Senate District.
ABC News 'Turning Point,' featuring monthlong takeover of 'Nightline,' debuts
Tue, Sep 8th 2020 10:00 pm
In the midst of a defining moment for the country when millions of protestors have called for justice and equality, ABC News aims to find out if America has reached a turning point with a groundbreaking monthlong series of reports examining the racial reckoning sweeping the nation and whether it leads to lasting reconciliation.
Emergency physicians urge everyone to recognize warning signs of suicide, know how to help
Tue, Sep 8th 2020 05:15 pm
In recognition of National Suicide Prevention Week, the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) urges everyone to do their part to support those who may be struggling with depression or other mental health challenges by recognizing the warning signs of suicide, knowing how to help, and becoming more familiar with resources available in each community.
NYSEG reminds customers to 'Call Before You Dig'
Tue, Sep 8th 2020 05:15 pm
NYSEG, a subsidiary of AVANGRID Inc., reminds contractors and homeowners to have underground utilities marked before digging - this is essential to protect themselves and others from injury and to prevent damage to underground utility lines. To have the underground utilities marked, customers should contact Dig Safely New York by calling 811 at least two and not more than 10 full working days before the start of any excavation project.
Aquarium of Niagara resumes fall hours, COVID-19 modified programming
Tue, Sep 8th 2020 05:15 pm
Beginning today, the Aquarium of Niagara is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The organization will offer special family-friendly incentives on Wednesdays and Saturdays.
The Rolling Stones open 'world exclusive' flagship store in London on Carnaby Street
Tue, Sep 8th 2020 04:55 pm
The rock 'n' roll legends that are the Rolling Stones open their world-first flagship store, RS No. 9 Carnaby, tomorrow at 9 Carnaby St., in London's Soho.
6-time Mirrorball champion dancer Derek Hough enters ballroom as newest judge on ABC's 'Dancing with the Stars'
Tue, Sep 8th 2020 04:50 pm
Emmy Award winner and six-time Mirrorball champion dancer Derek Hough joins "Dancing with the Stars" in a new capacity as a judge when the show kicks off its new season live on Monday, Sept. 14 (8-10 p.m. EDT), on ABC.
NT push for 2020 census
Tue, Sep 8th 2020 04:30 pm
A proclamation was given, thanking the residents of North Tonawanda for being proactive with the 2020 census.
Assisted living providers, residents & families frustrated by New York state 'inaction'
Tue, Sep 8th 2020 04:25 pm
According to the Empire State Association of Assisted Living (ESAAL), there continues to be no progress made working with the New York State Department of Health to reopen hair salons and make family visitation more workable in assisted living communities.
Modern Disposal automates trash collection in Porter
Tue, Sep 8th 2020 04:15 pm
Modern Disposal Services will begin providing automated waste collection Oct. 1 to Town of Porter residents under a new six-year agreement.
NAWBO: How the SBDC can help you - overview of best practices during COVID-19
Tue, Sep 8th 2020 04:15 pm
The Buffalo Niagara Chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) will host a virtual program featuring Susan McCartney from the SUNY Buffalo State SBDC. McCartney will talk about how the SBDC can help, and offer an overview of best practices during COVID-19.
Powerful drug discovery protocol for autism accelerating development of new treatments
Tue, Sep 8th 2020 04:15 pm
A sensitive and reliable new protocol for assessing social deficits in animal models of autism and certain psychiatric conditions is expediting the search for effective treatments. Developed by University at Buffalo researchers, the new protocol is described in a paper published today in Nature Protocols.
NU awarded $300,000 grant to enhance prevention efforts against sexual violence on campus
Tue, Sep 8th 2020 03:55 pm
Niagara University has received a $300,000 federal grant from the U.S. Department of Justice Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) to strengthen its ongoing efforts to educate about and respond to sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking on campus.
New at Northland Workforce Training Center: Multiple community partnerships to enhance students' opportunity for success
Tue, Sep 8th 2020 03:55 pm
Northland Workforce Training Center announced the establishment of multiple new community partnerships to provide valuable expanded services to students, and upskilling opportunities for incumbent workers.
'The Masked Singer' 'Snow Owls': Are two heads better than one?
Tue, Sep 8th 2020 03:45 pm
Introducing the first-ever duet celebrity contestants on "The Masked Singer." "The Snow Owls" will appear in the season premiere episode and will compete (and be unmasked!) as one.
4 states added to travel advisory requiring 14-day quarantine
Tue, Sep 8th 2020 03:35 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday announced four additional states - Delaware, Maryland, Ohio and West Virginia - meet the metrics to qualify for New York's COVID-19 travel advisory. Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands have been removed.
Coronavirus stats for Sept. 8
Tue, Sep 8th 2020 03:35 pm
Coronavirus stats for Sept. 8
Cuomo launches 'The COVID-19 Report Card'
Tue, Sep 8th 2020 03:25 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday announced the launch of "The COVID-19 Report Card," an online dashboard that tracks real-time COVID-19 infections and testing operations of every New York school and school district.
SUNY starts COVID-19 case tracker dashboard for 64 colleges & universities
Tue, Sep 8th 2020 09:45 am
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo and Chancellor Jim Malatras on Monday announced the launch of a SUNY systemwide COVID-19 case tracker dashboard. The centralized dashboard will provide real time, up-to-date information on COVID-19 cases, testing, and quarantine and isolation space availability across SUNY's 64 colleges and universities to more efficiently monitor, respond to, and contain the virus.
Cuomo signs legislation requiring plans to protect public workers in future health emergencies
Tue, Sep 8th 2020 09:45 am
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Monday signed legislation (S8617B/A10832) requiring all public employers to create plans to adequately protect workers in the event of another state disaster emergency involving a communicable disease.
'Coffee with Chris' at Cristoforo Colombo
Mon, Sep 7th 2020 07:00 am
Niagara Falls City Council Chairman Chris Voccio has scheduled a "Coffee with Chris" event for 9 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 12, at the Cristoforo Colombo Society, 2223 Pine Ave., Niagara Falls.
'School's Open - Drive Carefully'
Mon, Sep 7th 2020 07:00 am
There's no doubt that school openings this year will look much different from every other year. While we are looking to give our children a sense of normalcy in returning to school, there will be some changes to the daily routine. There are many twists and turns that complicate the roadmap for the reopening of schools, but figuring out how to get students to school safely may be the most complex.
Brickyard back in business
Sat, Sep 5th 2020 12:25 pm
The Brickyard Pub & BBQ is open for curbside pickup, serving meals to customers for the first time since fire damage forced its owners to temporarily close the doors at 432 Center St., Lewiston.
Kiwanis Club of Lewiston donates to Brickyard workers
Sat, Sep 5th 2020 07:00 am
The Kiwanis Club of Lewiston has been without its weekly meeting space since the end of May - when a fire tore through the Brickyard Brewing Company's second floor, causing residual damage to the Kiwanians' home-away-from-home, the Brickyard Pub & BBQ.

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