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ECDOH highlights screening for detection & vaccine for prevention during National Cervical Health Awareness Month
Wed, Jan 19th 2022 04:50 pm
January is National Cervical Health Awareness Month, and the Erie County cancer services program is offering this reminder about regular screening and vaccination as tools to detect and prevent cervical cancer.
Evans Bank to support arts engagement and education at Shea's Performing Arts Center
Wed, Jan 19th 2022 04:50 pm
Shea's Performing Arts Center is proud to welcome Evans Bank as its newest corporate partner.
NY Senate Republicans: No more mandates
Wed, Jan 19th 2022 04:50 pm
The New York State Senate Republican Conference on Wednesday called upon Gov. Kathy Hochul and Democrats to end what they called "one-size-fits-all Albany mandates, and return to a system of governance based on facts, collaborative decision making, and guidance."
Higgins announces passage of legislation honoring hockey legend Willie O'Ree
Wed, Jan 19th 2022 04:50 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins announced the passage of S. 452, the Willie O'Ree Congressional Gold Medal Act. The bill, co-led by Higgins and Congressman Mike Quigley - who serve as co-chairs of the Congressional Hockey Caucus - honors the legacy of the first Black player in the National Hockey League, Willie O'Ree, by providing him with the Congressional Gold Medal.
Statement by the New York State Association of REALTORS Inc.
Wed, Jan 19th 2022 04:50 pm
The New York State Association of REALTORS Inc. recently released the following statement:
Local employers launch community-focused tech bootcamp to build more inclusive workforce, connect people to technology jobs
Wed, Jan 19th 2022 04:50 pm
Several of Western New York's largest tech employers are teaming up to solve a challenge facing companies across the country: developing and attracting technology talent. ACV Auctions, Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield of Western New York, M&T Bank, Moog and Rich Products are investing in the region's first data analytics bootcamp, a free training program that will empower community members to learn in-demand skills that lead to tech jobs.
Erie County Soil & Water Conservation District announces 2022 Envirothon competition
Wed, Jan 19th 2022 04:50 pm
The Erie County Soil and Water Conservation District will again sponsor the annual Erie County Envirothon competition for high school students. The program is a problem-solving natural resource competition designed to help students develop into environmentally aware and action-oriented adults.
Paramount+ announces premiere dates & additional seasons for 'Star Trek' Universe series
Tue, Jan 18th 2022 07:35 pm
Paramount+, the streaming service from ViacomCBS, on Tuesday announced new season premiere dates and additional 10-episode-long season pickup orders across the service's "Star Trek" Universe live-action series:
Brown encourages Buffalo Bills fans to celebrate by snapping a selfie at City Hall banner - and help community by making a winter clothing donation
Tue, Jan 18th 2022 04:55 pm
Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown on Tuesday reminded Buffalo Bills fans to visit the Bills AFC East championship banners, which are now hanging from the City Hall portico to celebrate the team as it continues a playoff run.
'Betty White Challenge' brings nearly $11,000 in donations to City of Buffalo Animal Shelter
Tue, Jan 18th 2022 04:55 pm
Local animal lovers stepped up big to donate to the City of Buffalo Animal Shelter as part of the "Betty White Challenge." Some 500 donations, totaling $10,800, came into the shelter in honor of what would have been much-loved actress' 100th birthday on Jan. 17.
Higgins announces launch of federal website to request free at-home COVID-19 tests
Tue, Jan 18th 2022 04:40 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins announced the federal government has launched a new website for Americans to request at-home COVID-19 test kits delivered to their homes free of charge. The website,, is now live in beta test phase. The program officially launches on Wednesday. Residents can begin ordering their tests today.
Hochul announces highlights of budget
Tue, Jan 18th 2022 03:00 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Tuesday, with Division of the Budget Director Robert F. Mujica Jr., outlined her fiscal year (FY) 2023 executive budget.
Higgins announces federal fire grants available for fire safety & prevention
Tue, Jan 18th 2022 02:55 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins announced the Fire Prevention and Safety (FP&S) Grant application period is now open with a deadline of 5 p.m. Feb. 18.
Agriculture commissioner: Applications open for New York AEM-Leopold Conservation Award
Tue, Jan 18th 2022 11:40 am
New York State Agriculture Commissioner Richard A. Ball announced applications are open for the 2022 Agricultural Environmental Management (AEM) Leopold Conservation Award.
Gear up for spring semester with these educational tools
Tue, Jan 18th 2022 11:10 am
The spring semester represents the academic home stretch, that time of the school year when students can see the finish line. But that doesn't mean they should coast their way to the end of the year. Be sure that they're properly equipped to put in their best effort.
Tips to lower your home's heating bills this winter
Tue, Jan 18th 2022 11:10 am
A frosty winter wonderland is fun to experience - outside. Inside is another story. By keeping your home heating system running at peak performance, you'll lower your winter utility bills and experience increased comfort.
Snow-covered areas can compound winter problems
Tue, Jan 18th 2022 10:45 am
With most of Western New York still digging out from Monday's record snowfall, NOCO is reminding homeowners to also make sure they are clearing their home's furnace vents. These vents are typically white PVC pipes located on the side of a house, which allow the furnace to properly exhaust.
Big Lots supports heart & brain health through American Heart Association's 'Life Is Why' campaign
Tue, Jan 18th 2022 10:25 am
Big Lots is supporting the American Heart Association, the world's leading nonprofit organization focused on heart and brain health for all, through "Life Is Why," a cause marketing campaign benefitting the American Heart Association. "Life Is Why" aims to inspire consumers to celebrate their reasons to live healthier, longer lives - by giving.
Take 5 top prize sold in Niagara Falls
Tue, Jan 18th 2022 10:25 am
The New York Lottery announced one top prizewinning ticket was sold for the Jan. 17 Take 5 Evening drawing. The ticket, worth $17,392, was purchased at 7 Eleven store No. 35168A, located at 6880 Plaza Drive, Niagara Falls.
Ransomville Speedway to host drivers meeting on Jan. 29
Mon, Jan 17th 2022 05:10 pm
Ransomville Speedway will host driver meetings for all classes on Saturday, Jan. 29, at the Ransomville Fire Co., 2521 Youngstown Lockport Road.
Betty White honored & remembered by stars in new NBC hourlong primetime special
Mon, Jan 17th 2022 04:30 pm
In honor of one of the world's most beloved entertainers, NBC is presenting an hourlong primetime special commemorating the life and legacy of trailblazing television star Betty White.
Red Cross: National blood crisis may put patients at risk
Mon, Jan 17th 2022 04:25 pm
The American Red Cross is facing a national blood crisis - its worst blood shortage in more than a decade. Dangerously low blood supply levels are posing a concerning risk to patient care and forcing doctors to make difficult decisions about who receives blood transfusions and who will need to wait until more products become available.
Healthy 2022: Tops helps you keep your New Year's resolutions all year long
Mon, Jan 17th 2022 01:35 pm
While the rest of the world may be struggling to keep up with their New Year's resolutions just a few weeks after they started them, you can proudly say you're still on track, thanks to the abundance of resources right at your fingertips at your local Tops Friendly Markets.
Tops honors Black History Month with second annual contest for 3rd-5th graders
Mon, Jan 17th 2022 01:35 pm
Tops Friendly Markets has a unique opportunity for students in grades 3-5 grade to shine.
Kenmore Lions offer scholarship
Mon, Jan 17th 2022 01:35 pm
The Kenmore Lions Club is hosting its Lion Donald A. Kossuth P. E. Scholarship competition, which is open to high school seniors residing in Kenmore and the Town of Tonawanda.
DiNapoli: State ends third quarter of state fiscal year on solid financial footing
Mon, Jan 17th 2022 01:35 pm
Tax receipts for the first nine months of state fiscal year (SFY) 2021-22 continue to exceed projections, totaling $84.4 billion.
Villa Maria College continues to provide textbooks & supplies to students for free
Mon, Jan 17th 2022 01:35 pm
Villa Maria College is welcoming back students by hosting a free textbook and supplies distribution event to kick off the spring semester with well-known Buffalonians Russell Salvatore, New York State Sen. Tim Kennedy, Dave Graber, Say Yes Buffalo and Hyatt's, along with other friends of the college.
Seneca Gaming books Martina McBride, The Temptations & The Four Tops
Mon, Jan 17th 2022 10:45 am
Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino will present a star-filled entertainment lineup this April. New shows for The Bear's Den Showroom include Pablo Cruise on Saturday, April 2 (8 p.m.), and Robert Kelly & Friends on Friday and Saturday, April 15-16 (8 p.m.), as part of the "Barrel of Laughs Comedy Night" series presented by iPLAYSENECA.
Winter storm: AAA encourages drivers to stay off bad roads
Mon, Jan 17th 2022 09:50 am
Due to severe winter weather conditions, AAA is experiencing high call volume today. In such situations, AAA prioritizes service requests in an effort to assist stranded motorists who are in dangerous roadside conditions first, before those who are safe at home. Anyone in an emergency situation should call 911.
Niagara Pride holding 2nd annual winter sock drive to benefit WNY homeless
Mon, Jan 17th 2022 09:50 am
Niagara Pride is hosting its second annual winter sock drive to benefit local homeless. The organization seeks donations of new socks, undergarments, T-shirts and personal hygiene items, which will be given to local homeless shelters and other agencies.
Squeaky Wheel awarded $100,000 by Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts
Mon, Jan 17th 2022 09:50 am
Squeaky Wheel recently announce it was awarded a multiyear program support grant from the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts in the amount of $100,000.
Buffalo residents can donate clothing to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day clothing drive
Mon, Jan 17th 2022 09:45 am
In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day, City of Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown recently joined with the Division of Citizen Services and the Buffalo Police Department to announce donation boxes for new coats, gloves, hats, scarves and socks were placed in the lobby of Buffalo City Hall. Donations will be collected through Feb. 1.
Cahill introduces legislation to modernize bottle bill
Mon, Jan 17th 2022 09:45 am
Assembly member Kevin A. Cahill (D-Ulster, Dutchess) recently introduced legislation that would update the New York State Returnable Container Law, expanding the list of redeemable bottles and raising the deposit to a 10-cent return (A.8668, Cahill).
No relief at the pump, as oil prices continue to increase
Mon, Jan 17th 2022 09:20 am
Today's national average price for a gallon of gasoline is $3.31, up 1 cent from last week. One year ago, the price was $2.39. The New York state average is $3.48, no change from last week. A year ago, the NYS average was $2.47.
AAA offers winter driving advice
Mon, Jan 17th 2022 09:15 am
Winter weather has arrived, and AAA has tips to keep everyone safe on the roads. About 46% of crashes involving bad weather take place in the winter, making this the worst time of year for driving in treacherous conditions.
Space heaters need space: Home heating is essential during cold winter months
Mon, Jan 17th 2022 09:00 am
New York is well into the winter months and residents have been doubling up on the heat - bringing out their space heaters and curling up next to their fireplaces on top of their heating. The Firefighters Association of the State of New York (FASNY) wants to remind everyone to follow some simple tips when preparing their homes for winter.
UPDATED: Speed restrictions in place
Mon, Jan 17th 2022 09:00 am
The New York State Thruway Authority issued the following:
UPDATED: Travel ban in City of Niagara Falls adjusted
Mon, Jan 17th 2022 08:30 am
A travel ban has been issued in the City of Niagara Falls and the Town of Niagara.
Winter is here: Severe cold advice, prep tips
Sat, Jan 15th 2022 10:35 am
Extremely cold temperatures and negative wind chills are expected this weekend, along with significant snowfall. Winter storm watches and wind chill advisories/warnings are in effect in many areas. AAA Western and Central New York wants to ensure drivers are prepared for what lies ahead.

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