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State Parks to provide seasonal dock permits along West River Shoreline Trail
Tue, Jan 11th 2022 09:55 am
The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation will be issuing temporary seasonal dock permits for up to 35 public docks along the West River Shoreline Trail on a first-come, first-served basis for the 2022 season.
Wise giving: Honor Betty White by supporting animal charities
Tue, Jan 11th 2022 09:55 am
You may have seen it on Facebook or other social media platforms: People asking for support or supporting animal charities in honor of the late Betty White.
Little Big Town & Miranda Lambert teaming for tour
Tue, Jan 11th 2022 09:50 am
Country music superstars and multi-Grammy, CMA and ACM Award-winners Little Big Town and Miranda Lambert will join forces to co-headline this spring's "The Bandwagon Tour," a reincarnation of 2018's co-headlining run of the same name, which earned rave reviews from Pollstar, CMT, The Tennessean and others.
Cold weather car trouble: Motorists may experience battery problems as temperatures drop
Mon, Jan 10th 2022 11:55 pm
Temperatures are expected to drop into the single digits overnight, and a wind chill advisory is in effect in some areas. AAA is preparing for an increase in call volume, especially for dead batteries, as temperatures fall. Call volume in the Buffalo metro area on Monday exceeded a typical January day with the majority of calls for battery issues.
Patrick Hughes to write & direct 'The Raid' with Michael Bay to produce
Mon, Jan 10th 2022 04:55 pm
A reimagining of Gareth Evans' "The Raid" is heading to Netflix.
Cynthia Erivo to star in & produce sci-fi feature film 'Blink Speed' for Netflix
Mon, Jan 10th 2022 04:55 pm
Netflix has acquired the rights to Eric Brown's short story "Blink Speed," which will be adapted to film starring and produced by Grammy, Tony and Emmy winning, Academy Award-nominated Cynthia Erivo ("Harriet").
Brown: 11,000 free at-home COVID-19 test kits will be distributed across City of Buffalo
Mon, Jan 10th 2022 04:20 pm
Mayor Byron Brown on Monday announced the City of Buffalo will distribute 11,000 free coronavirus at-home antigen test kits from 9 a.m. to noon Tuesday, Jan. 11, at five city community centers.
Disney's Onyx Collective orders 'The Plot' limited series from Mahershala Ali & Endeavor Content
Mon, Jan 10th 2022 04:20 pm
After a competitive bidding war across multiple streaming platforms, Disney's Onyx Collective has ordered the limited series "The Plot" from Endeavor Content. The eight-episode series will stream on Hulu in the U.S., Star+ in Latin America and Disney+ in all other territories.
Cycle the Erie Canal this summer
Mon, Jan 10th 2022 04:20 pm
Registration is now open for Parks & Trails New York's 24th annual Cycle the Erie Canal tour, an opportunity to bike across New York on part of the Empire State Trail and "take in the rich history of the legendary canal that transformed America." The eight-day, 400-mile recreational bicycle tour from Buffalo to Albany is scheduled for July 10-17.
Cardinal O'Hara to welcome BBC Band, Strictly Hip
Mon, Jan 10th 2022 04:20 pm
The Cardinal O'Hara High School Alumni Association will present two live concerts in the O'Hara Performing Arts Center, 39 O'Hara Road, Town of Tonawanda.
New Yorkers urged to prepare for extreme cold weather
Mon, Jan 10th 2022 02:35 pm
The New York State Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services' Acting Commissioner Jackie Bray on Monday urged all New Yorkers to prepare for extreme cold weather as temperatures across the state are forecast to drop well below freezing over the coming days.
ABC orders additional season of global phenomenon 'Grey's Anatomy'
Mon, Jan 10th 2022 02:20 pm
ABC Entertainment has ordered season 19 of the iconic and longest-running primetime medical drama series, "Grey's Anatomy," starring Ellen Pompeo.
Poloncarz announces 2022 Community Development Block Grant awards
Mon, Jan 10th 2022 02:15 pm
On Monday, Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz announced the selection of 12 municipal projects for inclusion in the Erie County Consortium 2022 Community Development Block Grant. The application, which will be submitted to the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development for approval, recommends a total Erie County expenditure of $1,462,644.00 for the projects, an investment which will leverage $2,549,497 in local funds and in-kind resources.
Broadband in NYS: Hochul announces up to $30/month discount with federal Affordable Connectivity Program
Mon, Jan 10th 2022 02:05 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Monday announced a multiagency initiative led by the New York State Department of Public Service to encourage eligible New Yorkers to sign up for the federal government's Affordable Connectivity Program, a newly launched program that provides discounts of up to $30 a month toward internet service for low-income families.
Fatima Shrine's annual 'Festival of Lights' benefit & basket auction rescheduled
Mon, Jan 10th 2022 12:20 pm
The National Shrine of Our Lady of Fatima has rescheduled its annual "Festival of Lights" benefit and basket auction from Jan. 16 until Saturday, July 23, with doors opening for the benefit dinner at 5 p.m. This is due to concerns related to the coronavirus outbreak.
Chamber of Commerce of the Tonawandas cancels 'Business Connections'
Mon, Jan 10th 2022 12:20 pm
The Chamber of Commerce of the Tonawandas, on Monday, announced, "Please be advised that 'Business Connections' is canceled for tomorrow, Jan. 11, 2022, with Beyond Print Solutions. We apologize for any inconvenience. We will keep you updated on a rescheduled date."
Niagara County clerk reminds pistol permitholders to recertify
Mon, Jan 10th 2022 12:20 pm
Niagara County Clerk Joseph A. Jastrzemski on Monday reminded pistol permitholders that, under the New York Secure Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement Act (SAFE) of Jan. 15, 2013, they must recertify every five years with the New York State Police. That means those who either received their permit or recertified in 2017 must now recertify by the date of issuance on their permit.
Statement from ABC Entertainment on passing of Bob Saget
Mon, Jan 10th 2022 11:40 am
"We are deeply saddened by the sudden loss of our friend and colleague, Bob Saget, who will always be a member of the ABC family. Whether playing a loving father on 'Full House' or hosting the early years of 'America's Funniest Home Videos' with his signature wit and charm, Bob always knew how to connect with families through heart and humor. Our thoughts are with his family as we mourn the passing of such an incredibly gifted comedian and talent."
Hollywood Foreign Press Association announces winners of 79th Annual Golden Globe Awards
Mon, Jan 10th 2022 11:40 am
The Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) on Sunday announced the winners of the 79th Annual Golden Globe Awards, from the Beverly Hilton. In addition to recognizing 2021's best in film and television, this year, the Golden Globe Awards shined a light on what it called "the long-established philanthropy work of the HFPA, amplifying a range of grantees during the program."
Ryan unveils concept by local artist selected to design Shirley Chisholm statue
Mon, Jan 10th 2022 11:25 am
On Monday, New York State Sen. Sean Ryan announced local artist Julia Bottoms was selected to design a statue honoring the late Shirley Chisholm. Chisholm, who is entombed in Forest Lawn's Cemetery's Birchwood Mausoleum, made history as the first Black woman to serve in the U.S. Congress, and the first to run for president. The statue will be installed near the mausoleum this fall.
No relief at the pump as oil prices increase
Mon, Jan 10th 2022 11:15 am
Today's national average price for a gallon of gasoline is $3.30, up 1 cent from last week. One year ago, the price was $2.31. The New York state average is $3.48, down 1 cent from last week. A year ago, the New York state average was $2.39.
Structure fire on 16th Street in Niagara Falls
Mon, Jan 10th 2022 11:15 am
At 11:49 a.m. Sunday, the Niagara Falls Fire Department responded to the 600 block of 16th Street for a possible structure fire. Upon arrival, firefighters observed heavy flames from the front of the building's first floor. The fire also traveled to the house next door.
Care-N-Share receives donation
Mon, Jan 10th 2022 11:10 am
Lewiston Town Hall employees, under the direction of Town Clerk Donna Garfinkel, along with Lily and Dominic Wager from St. Peter's R.C. Church religious education, collected food throughout November and December to benefit local families and Care-N-Share Food Pantry located in Ransomville.
OGS announces visitor access changes to State Capitol, Legislative Office Building due to COVID
Mon, Jan 10th 2022 11:10 am
Due to the evolving concerns regarding the novel coronavirus (COVID-19 virus) and the omicron variant, the Office of General Services on Saturday announced it is implementing new rules for visitors that will be in effect as of today at the Capitol and Legislative Office Building in Albany. It said these restrictions are to ensure the health and well-being of all employees and the public during the 2022 legislative session.
Ryan, Rivera call for action to save Great Northern grain elevator
Mon, Jan 10th 2022 11:10 am
On Sunday, New York State Sen. Sean Ryan and Assembly member Jon Rivera joined representatives from Preservation Buffalo Niagara to call on the City of Buffalo to take action to prevent the demolition of the Great Northern grain elevator on Ganson Street.
Zoning Board of Appeals chair resigns after 20 years' service
Sat, Jan 8th 2022 07:00 am
After nearly 20 years as a member of the Zoning Board of Appeals, including service as the board's chairperson, Marion Fabiano has sent her letter of resignation to Town Supervisor John Whitney.
Christmas miracle on Grand Island
Sat, Jan 8th 2022 07:00 am
Two days before Christmas, Elizabeth Triggs, founder of the Buffalo nonprofit "None Like You/We Care," received an invitation to go out to lunch.
COVID-19 booster now recommended for children 12-15, required for health care workers
Fri, Jan 7th 2022 06:55 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Friday announced new guidance recommending booster doses for all New Yorkers ages 12 and older. The guidance, following action by the CDC, recommends that people, including the newly authorized 12-15-year-old age group, who received the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine, should receive a booster dose at least five months after their second dose.
Niagara County Department of Health changes COVID-19 case investigation & contact tracing
Fri, Jan 7th 2022 04:40 pm
The Niagara County Department of Health announced "significant changes" have been made to the case investigation and contact tracing for COVID-19. Contact tracers will no longer conduct case investigations or identify close contacts.
Fire companies respond to blazes in Falls, Barker
Fri, Jan 7th 2022 04:35 pm
On Friday, the Niagara Falls Fire Department received a call at 11 a.m. regarding a possible structure fire at 510 6th St. Upon arrival, crews found a two-and-a-half story home with heavy smoke and flames visible from the second floor.
Erie County Department of Health presents 'test to stay' program to school leaders & district superintendents
Fri, Jan 7th 2022 04:30 pm
At a virtual meeting Friday with more than 150 Erie County school administrators, district superintendents and nursing staff from public, private and charters schools, the Erie County Department of Health and its epidemiology school team presented "test to stay" protocols for p-12 students. ECDOH stated, "This program may start for many schools as early as next week."
Obituary: Former NYPA Chairman Richard M. Flynn leaves lasting legacy
Fri, Jan 7th 2022 04:10 pm
Richard M. Flynn, the chairman and CEO of the New York Power Authority from 1985-94 - and a national leader in calling for greater competition in the electric power industry - has died at the age of 90.
Girl Scouts of Western New York announce 2022 Girl Scout Cookie Season
Fri, Jan 7th 2022 04:10 pm
On Saturday, young girl entrepreneurs from Western New York will kick off their 2022 Girl Scout Cookie season, the largest girl-led entrepreneurial program in the world.
With omicron spreading, UB expert says best protection is afforded by N95/KN95/KF94 masks
Fri, Jan 7th 2022 04:00 pm
The significant increase in local COVID-19 cases means that proper, consistent mask use is even more important as a protective measure for the University at Buffalo and Western New York communities, regardless of vaccination status.
Hochul: $4.5 million in funding to improve addiction prevention efforts in high-need communities
Fri, Jan 7th 2022 03:45 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced the availability of up to $4.5 million in federal funding under the Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment Block Grant (SABG) program to develop substance use and misuse prevention coalitions in underserved areas of New York.
US military hospital support coming to ECMC
Fri, Jan 7th 2022 01:50 pm
Due to the continuing impact of the current COVID-19 pandemic on staffing and operations at Erie County Medical Center, a 20-member clinical medium medical team (MMT) will be deployed to the health care institution for an estimated 30-day mission. The MMT is expected to arrive this coming weekend and should be operational by early next week.
Niagara Falls State Park announces handicraft lottery
Fri, Jan 7th 2022 01:50 pm
Applications for the 2022 Native American handicraft sales permits are now available for the upcoming summer season at Niagara Falls State Park.
TobyMac releases 'Promised Land' collaboration with Sheryl Crow
Fri, Jan 7th 2022 01:40 pm
TobyMac has debuted his special collaboration with Sheryl Crow with two new versions of his hit single "Promised Land." Available across all DSPs today, the two-track single features the collab new version, produced by Paul Mabury, TobyMac and Micah Kuiper, as well as collab OG, produced by TobyMac and Kuiper.
DiNapoli urges New Yorkers to spend holiday gift cards
Fri, Jan 7th 2022 01:00 pm
New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli is urging New Yorkers to spend the gift cards they received this holiday season in a timely fashion. If not, the money could eventually get turned over to the Office of Unclaimed Funds. In the past seven years, the amount returned to DiNapoli's office in unused gift cards has risen sharply from $5.8 million in 2014 to $16 million in 2021.
ECDOH sends nearly 40,000 COVID-19 test kits to village, town & city emergency managers
Fri, Jan 7th 2022 12:40 pm
The Erie County Department of Health is coordinating a distribution of nearly 40,000 COVID-19 at-home antigen test kits to Erie County village, town and city emergency managers. Each test kit box includes two antigen tests, for a total of about 80,000 tests.
 

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