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Cuomo: Restaurants, bars & gyms must close at 10 p.m.; private gatherings limited to 10 people
Wed, Nov 11th 2020 07:20 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Wednesday announced new COVID-19 restrictions on bars, restaurants, gyms and residential gatherings in New York state.
Kelsea Ballerini to perform at 54th annual CMA Awards
Wed, Nov 11th 2020 07:10 pm
The Country Music Association has revealed the final performer for tonight's CMA Awards. Country superstar Kelsea Ballerini will take the stage to perform her hit single "hole in the bottle."
ESAAL issues statement on Pfizer
Wed, Nov 11th 2020 07:10 pm
Empire State Association of Assisted Living Executive Director Lisa Newcomb issued the following statement Wednesday:
Veterans Day: Cuomo signs outdoor RX Act
Wed, Nov 11th 2020 07:10 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Wednesday signed the Outdoor Rx Act (S.6706A/A.8094A) requiring the New York State Division of Veteran's Services to review issues relating to veterans' ability to access state parks, lands and facilities.
State landmarks to be lit red, white and blue in recognition of Veterans Day
Wed, Nov 11th 2020 07:05 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Wednesday announced landmarks across the state will be lit red, white and blue in recognition of Veterans Day.
FOX announces winter premiere dates for new & returning series
Wed, Nov 11th 2020 03:10 pm
FOX has announced premiere dates for "The Masked Dancer" (Dec. 27), "Call Me Kat" (Jan. 3, 2021), "Last Man Standing" (Jan. 3), "Hell's Kitchen" (Jan. 7), "The Resident" (Jan. 12), "Prodigal Son" (Jan. 12), "9-1-1" (Jan. 18), and "9-1-1: Lone Star" (Jan. 18).
Brand-new game shows 'Celebrity Wheel of Fortune,' 'The Chase' & 'The Hustler' join 'To Tell The Truth' & 'American Idol' on ABC
Wed, Nov 11th 2020 03:10 pm
Building on its success as the season's No. 1 entertainment network among adults 18-49 and in total viewers, ABC will expand its roster of stellar, buzzworthy unscripted programming with the addition of several new shows set to premiere early next year, along with the return of some of the most popular and well-known titles on television.
Bad Bunny, Lil Baby, Megan Thee Stallion, Shawn Mendes to unveil world premiere performances at American Music Awards
Wed, Nov 11th 2020 03:05 pm
dick clark productions and ABC announced world-premiere performances from the hottest chart-toppers of the year at the 2020 American Music Awards. Bad Bunny, Lil Baby, Megan Thee Stallion and Shawn Mendes join previously announced artists BTS and Dua Lipa in delivering exclusive world premiere performances at the AMAs. Hosted by Taraji P. Henson, the show will broadcast live Sunday, Nov. 22 (8 p.m. EST), on ABC.
Roblox, Lil Nas X unite for groundbreaking virtual concert
Wed, Nov 11th 2020 03:05 pm
Roblox, a global online platform bringing millions of people together through play, announced a partnership with Columbia Records and record-breaking artist Lil Nas X to launch the first-ever, exclusive virtual concert on the Roblox platform.
Niagara County announces completion of Porter Center Road Bridge project
Wed, Nov 11th 2020 02:25 pm
Niagara County Legislator Irene Myers on Wednesday announced the replacement of the Porter Center Road Bridge over 6 Mile Creek in the Town of Porter is complete and the road will reopen to traffic by the end of the day, this Thursday, Nov. 12. The bridge, located just south of Braley Road, has been closed since July.
BBB warning: Be careful clicking on shipment texts - it could be a scam!
Wed, Nov 11th 2020 02:25 pm
This year, more people will be doing their holiday shopping online than ever before. We know package theft is a problem, but now, so is the latest scam hitting people's smartphones: fake shipping texts. Better Business Bureau wants everyone to know what these fake texts look like so they aren't tempted to click on them.
PHOTOS: Veterans Day observed at 'Circle of Honor'
Wed, Nov 11th 2020 02:15 pm
When the "Circle of Honor" debuted one year ago in Lewiston's Academy Park, the cold, wet weather kept crowds away from a morning Veterans Day ceremony. With 30 more degrees on the thermometer this time around, people masked up and came out to celebrate the lives and service of those who served in defense of this country.
Buy local campaign, Shop 716 gift card to boost Erie County small businesses
Wed, Nov 11th 2020 09:55 am
Building on the success of the popular Erie County Back to Business Grant Program, a $20 million direct investment in eligible local businesses affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Erie County Business Task Force is partnering with Visit Buffalo Niagara, the Amherst Chamber of Commerce, the Erie County Industrial Development Agency and the NFTA to promote local businesses and stimulate economic activity prior to the holidays.
Mount St. Mary's golden once more
Wed, Nov 11th 2020 09:40 am
Mount St. Mary's Hospital celebrated its American Heart Association's "Get with the Guidelines-Gold Plus" Award for Stroke Care with the hospital's stroke team.
Pine Pharmaceuticals announces plans for expansion of operations in Riverview Solar Technology Park
Wed, Nov 11th 2020 09:30 am
Pine Pharmaceuticals, one of the nation's leading drug compounding FDA-registered 503B outsourcing facilities, recently announced the company plans to expand its operations at Riverview Solar Technology Park in Tonawanda. Since opening a new facility in 2018, Pine Pharmaceuticals has hired 52 new employees bringing the total workforce to 85 full-time employees.
'AT&T Virtual Field Trips' program launches for school year
Wed, Nov 11th 2020 09:30 am
School field trips bring excitement and the spirit of adventure to children of all ages. They complement classroom learning and instruction with wonderful experiences where students can see, touch and hear about subjects presented in school. Field trips provide memories that last a lifetime for students.
Krabbe study: UB researcher narrows time window for administering specific treatment to infants with disease
Wed, Nov 11th 2020 09:15 am
A team of University at Buffalo researchers have published a paper in Nature Communications that is helping to define the best time to give a specific treatment to infants born with Krabbe disease (KD). This treatment has been found to prolong life for these infants, for as long as a few years.
Curtain rises on Buffalo's presidential history
Wed, Nov 11th 2020 09:10 am
Buffalo's rich and detailed presidential and political history is now on display at the Buffalo Presidential Center, which on Monday unveiled its new, permanent, 1,700-square-foot space at the Downtown Central Library in Buffalo. Until now, the center has operated without a permanent home space and has relied on the collaboration and generosity of other local and regional organizations for a place to gather audiences, share information, and display selections from an extensive collection of more than 10,000 political artifacts.
Veterans becoming tobacco-free can use Quitline & other tailor-made tools
Wed, Nov 11th 2020 09:10 am
Veterans understand to win in battle, they need a plan and the right tools. This Veterans Day, the New York State Smokers' Quitline wants veterans who use tobacco products to know many tailor-made resources are available to help them become tobacco-free and overcome nicotine dependence.
Town of Niagara Active Hose virtual learning picture day
Wed, Nov 11th 2020 08:50 am
The Niagara Active Hose Volunteer Fire Department converted its banquet facility into a virtual learning center for the children of active and social members to attend classes virtually, yet still in a routine, group setting. The fire chief and families felt it imperative that widespread contact be limited so that, in case of infection within the schools, there would be no increased risk of endangering the community or jeopardizing the firemen's ability to respond to calls.
'Shop with a Cop' returns in NT
Wed, Nov 11th 2020 08:40 am
The North Tonawanda Police Union (NTPBA) will conduct its annual "Shop with a Cop" event at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 11.
Cuomo applauds SUNY Upstate Medical's Dr. Stephen Thomas, appointed lead principal investigator for worldwide Pfizer vaccine trial
Wed, Nov 11th 2020 08:40 am
Earlier this week, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced SUNY Upstate Medical's Dr. Stephen Thomas was appointed the lead principal investigator for the worldwide Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine trial, which is showing a more than 90% efficacy in preventing COVID-19. The SUNY medical school serves as one of the global phase three vaccine trial locations.
Community Foundation accepting applications for 2021 Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Legacy Funds
Wed, Nov 11th 2020 08:40 am
The Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo is accepting applications for the 2021 Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Legacy Funds competitive grant process.
Women United winter drive
Wed, Nov 11th 2020 08:40 am
Women United of the United Way of Greater Niagara is collecting children's gloves, scarves, mittens and hats for local agencies in the Niagara Community.
Syros taking a couple days off
Wed, Nov 11th 2020 08:15 am
Syros Restaurant is voluntarily closed right now, as an employee recently tested positive for the coronavirus. A Facebook post from the Greek American family diner on Monday read:
COVID-19 clinical trial: UB launches monoclonal antibody study for household members of anyone who recently tested positive
Tue, Nov 10th 2020 04:25 pm
Western New Yorkers who were recently exposed to a household member who has tested positive for COVID-19 now have an opportunity to be treated with a promising drug being investigated for COVID-19 infection.
Erie County Department of Health announces change in COVID-19 diagnostic test criteria
Tue, Nov 10th 2020 04:15 pm
The Erie County Department of Health is announcing a change to its COVID-19 diagnostic testing criteria. The change will start with appointments scheduled on Thursday, Nov. 12.
Change to Veterans Day ceremony on Grand Island
Tue, Nov 10th 2020 03:30 pm
The Veterans Day ceremony Wednesday on Grand Island is now restricted, as Erie County was placed into Gov. Andrew Cuomo's micro-cluster action initiative "yellow zone" on Monday.
New seasons of 'MacGyver,' 'Magnum P.I.' & 'Blue Bloods' begin Dec. 4
Tue, Nov 10th 2020 10:15 am
CBS on Monday announced the season premieres of its three time-period winning Friday primetime series, "MacGyver," "Magnum P.I." and "Blue Bloods" - which is television's third-highest-rated drama - on Dec. 4 at 8, 9 and 10 p.m., respectively.
CBS sets target for 50% representation of Black, Indigenous & people of color across all casts for unscripted series
Tue, Nov 10th 2020 10:15 am
CBS on Monday announced a target for all future unscripted programs to have casts with at least 50% of the contestants being Black, Indigenous and people of color (BIPOC), beginning in the 2021-22 broadcast season. The network will also allocate at least a quarter of its annual unscripted development budget to projects created or co-created by BIPOC producers, also starting in the 2021-22 season.
Coronavirus stats for Nov. 9
Mon, Nov 9th 2020 09:05 pm
Coronavirus stats for Nov. 9
Niagara County Legislature members quarantining
Mon, Nov 9th 2020 09:00 pm
Niagara County had 38 new positive coronavirus cases on Sunday, with 813 people tested (4.7%).
US Department of Transportation announces 'Click It or Ticket' enforcement mobilization
Mon, Nov 9th 2020 03:05 pm
The U.S. Department of Transportation's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) on Monday kicked off the annual "Click It or Ticket" national seat belt enforcement mobilization, reminding everyone that seat belts save lives.
NYSUT launches new website to track COVID-19 health, safety concerns in New York schools
Mon, Nov 9th 2020 03:05 pm
New York State United Teachers has launched, a new website designed to help track coronavirus-related health and safety concerns in schools across the state.
NYSEG and RG&E remind customers New York's HEAP enrollment has begun
Mon, Nov 9th 2020 03:05 pm
With the cold weather arriving and customers seeking to heat their homes, NYSEG and RG&E on Mondau reminded customers that enrollment for New York's Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) is now open.
McClures celebrate joyful expectation of 'Christmas Morning'
Mon, Nov 9th 2020 02:45 pm
"Christmas Morning," the debut holiday EP from acclaimed Bethel Music singer/songwriters and worship leaders Paul and Hannah McClure, will be available Nov. 13. Produced by David Whitworth, the six-track collection features five original selections co-penned by The McClures, as well as a new arrangement of the beloved Christmas favorite "O Holy Night."
NYPA collaborates on shipping container project to advance indoor farming & increase food production for needy Western New York families
Mon, Nov 9th 2020 02:40 pm
A pilot project was launched Monday in Buffalo to help New York state advance indoor farming and increase the year-round production of fresh fruits and vegetables in areas where they are not readily available.
Chris Stapleton to perform at 54th Annual CMA Awards
Mon, Nov 9th 2020 02:15 pm
The 54th Annual CMA Awards has revealed additions to its star-studded lineup. Two-time nominee this year Chris Stapleton will take the stage to perform his new single, "Starting Over," while Lady A's Charles Kelley will join Carly Pearce for her previously announced performance of three-time nominated song "I Hope You're Happy Now."
Erie County Opiate Epidemic Task Force launches 'Hope and Help' campaign
Mon, Nov 9th 2020 01:45 pm
The Erie County Opiate Task Force's Community Education and Awareness Committee has launched the "Hope and Help" Campaign. As the community continues to adjust to a "new normal" during the COVID-19 pandemic, there has been an increase in the number of opiate overdoses and deaths.
Erie County comptroller calls for transparency in awarding OF COVID-19 business grants
Mon, Nov 9th 2020 01:40 pm
Erie County Comptroller Stefan Mychajliw has notified 43North, the agency responsible for allocating $20 million in business grants via Erie County, to preserve and protect all documents related to how the money is being disbursed.

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