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Erie County receiving emergency management performance grant
Fri, Sep 4th 2020 04:20 pm
Earlier this week, the Erie County Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Services (DHSES) announced it had received Emergency Management Performance Grant funding of $343,328 through the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
I AM THEY announces Oct. 23 release for new album 'Faithful God'
Fri, Sep 4th 2020 04:10 pm
On Friday, I AM THEY announced the official release date of their upcoming studio album, "Faithful God," as Oct. 23 (Provident Label Group). Today also marks the release of the album's pre-order campaign as well as the project's second single and lyric video for the song "Delivered."
Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong releases Amazon Original cover of Wreckless Eric's 'Whole Wide World'
Fri, Sep 4th 2020 04:05 pm
Billie Joe Armstrong of five-time Grammy Award-winning rock band Green Day released an Amazon Original cover of Wreckless Eric's "Whole Wide World." The track is available to stream and purchase only on Amazon Music, HERE.
COVID-19: UB on-campus cases total 40; surveillance testing begins
Fri, Sep 4th 2020 04:05 pm
The University at Buffalo confirmed Friday its review of reported cases of COVID-19, as of Sept. 3, indicates UB currently has 40 active on-campus cases, including 38 students and two employees.
DWI roving patrols over Labor Day Weekend
Fri, Sep 4th 2020 04:00 pm
Erie County and New York State Police agencies will conduct more than 250 hours of intensive DWI roving patrols over the Labor Day weekend.
NYS stopping tax lien sale, halts collection of medical & student debt owed to state
Fri, Sep 4th 2020 04:00 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Attorney General Letitia James released the following statements regarding the governor's executive order stopping New York City's annual tax and water lien sale in an effort to protect homeowners as the COVID-19 public health crisis continues.
New teasers for 'No Time To Die'
Fri, Sep 4th 2020 03:25 pm
In "No Time To Die," Bond has left active service and is enjoying a tranquil life in Jamaica. His peace is short-lived when his old friend, Felix Leiter from the CIA, turns up asking for help. The mission to rescue a kidnapped scientist turns out to be far more treacherous than expected, leading Bond onto the trail of a mysterious villain armed with dangerous new technology.
Charlie Rey is 'Ready To Go' with new single
Fri, Sep 4th 2020 03:25 pm
Singer/songwriter Charlie Rey dropped his latest single, "Ready To Go," on Friday. Available now on Apple Music and Spotify, "Ready To Go" is Rey's follow-up to previously released singles such as "Undeniable Love," "Now" and "Day After Forever."
Phil Wickham's 'Battle Belongs'
Fri, Sep 4th 2020 03:20 pm
Phil Wickham's anticipated new single, "Battle Belongs," is available at all DSPs today. Co-written with Bethel Music's Brian Johnson, the track is a powerful proclamation that, "in Jesus, we stand on the side of a battle that has already been won."
Lauren Alaina is 'Getting Over Him'
Fri, Sep 4th 2020 03:20 pm
Lauren Alaina is releasing "Getting Over Him," a new six-song EP, today. She co-wrote every track on the new collection, which is an emotional take on getting over lost loves.
Full edition: The Tribune and The Sentinel for September 4, 2020
Fri, Sep 4th 2020 02:15 pm
Full edition: The Tribune and The Sentinel for September 4, 2020
Buffalo Zoo resuming normal operating hours
Fri, Sep 4th 2020 02:00 pm
On Wednesday, Sept. 9, the Buffalo Zoo will return to normal operating hours (10 a.m. to 4 p.m.). Guests may remain on grounds until 5 p.m. at 300 Parkside Drive.
Community Services for Every1 creates region's first domestic violence program to aid victims with disabilities
Fri, Sep 4th 2020 01:50 pm
Community Services for Every1 received a federal grant from the Department of Justice through the Office of Violence against Women in the amount of $325,000 to fund its new domestic violence program to aid victims with a disability, and partner with the Family Justice Center and Niagara University to continue an ongoing collaborative designed to benefit people diagnosed with intellectual/developmental disabilities who have experienced domestic violence in Western New York.
NYSUT: In absence of statewide action, counties should mandate masks in schools
Fri, Sep 4th 2020 01:50 pm
After calling for a statewide mandate that masks be worn at all times indoors during the school day, New York State United Teachers said that, in the absence of statewide action, county governments should mandate such a policy for school districts within their jurisdiction.
Obituary: Rev. David Edward O'Brien
Fri, Sep 4th 2020 01:45 pm
The Rev. David Edward O'Brien, Oblate of Mary Immaculate, returned home to the Father's House on July 14, 2020, surrounded by his fellow Oblates in São Paulo, Brazil.
Trailblazing Women of WNY find their voice
Fri, Sep 4th 2020 01:45 pm
Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz was joined Friday by Karen King, executive director of the Erie County Commission on the Status of Women ("ECCSW"), Medaille College Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Lori V. Quigley, and members of the Trailblazing Women of WNY committee to announce a new narrative project that will add an auditory component to the overall project.
'100 Years of Life on Main Street: Remembering Our Past to Shape our Future'
Fri, Sep 4th 2020 01:00 pm
The Niagara Falls National Heritage Area (NFNHA) is launching "100 Years of Life on Main Street: Remembering Our Past to Shape our Future," a multimedia oral history project to document life in the north end of the City of Niagara Falls. The project is being sponsored by Blue Cardinal Capital, which is investing in the future of Main Street.
Cask + Cow to close this weekend for cleaning
Fri, Sep 4th 2020 12:45 pm
Cask + Cow, the Village of Lewiston's gourmet burger spot at 840 Center St., will be closed this weekend out of an abundance of caution related to the coronavirus.
Preservation Buffalo Niagara secures seed funding for placemaking projects on Grant Street
Fri, Sep 4th 2020 11:40 am
Preservation Buffalo Niagara announced it has received a $12,000 grant from AARP's Community Challenge Grant and a $1,500 grant from the City of Buffalo "Love Your Block" fund for placemaking work on Grant Street.
Governor warns of spike in motorcycle fatalities
Fri, Sep 4th 2020 11:10 am
Gov. Andrew Cuomo warned of a spike in motorcycle fatalities as reported by the Governor's Traffic Safety Committee and urged drivers and motorcyclists to use caution as the busy holiday travel begins.
Town of Porter still adjusting to new residential trash service
Fri, Sep 4th 2020 11:00 am
The Town of Porter informs that deliveries of new, 95-gallon waste totes continue to residences. Begun Aug. 24, the new trash receptacles are designed specifically for the auto-loading of weekly curbside trash collections at residences by the town's solid waste provider, Modern Disposal Services.
North Tonawanda Fire Department receives grant for $174,600 to replace aging fire hoses
Fri, Sep 4th 2020 11:00 am
On Wednesday, Congressman Brian Higgins, North Tonawanda city officials and Fire Chief Joseph Sikora announced the North Tonawanda Fire Department was receiving a federal grant for $174,600 to replace its aging fire hoses and nozzles, as well as other critical equipment used in responding to mutual aid calls in neighboring districts.
Quarantillo announces candidacy for Youngstown trustee
Fri, Sep 4th 2020 11:00 am
Hello community members of the Village of Youngstown. My name is Nicole Quarantillo and I am running to be your next Youngstown trustee.
Ceretto seeks vote for DA
Fri, Sep 4th 2020 11:00 am
I am writing this letter to introduce myself. My name is John D. Ceretto II and I am running for Niagara County district attorney. On Nov. 3, a general election will take place and I humbly ask for your consideration.
Imagination Station keeps kids inspired & active during pandemic
Fri, Sep 4th 2020 11:00 am
With few activities and programs available to kids these days, parents know that it's all too easy for them to become glued to phones, TV's and video games. Fortunately for those in one North Tonawanda neighborhood, a brightly colored wooden box is helping to get kids away from the screens and foster their creativity.
Youngstown: YBPA expands its focus in northern Niagara
Fri, Sep 4th 2020 11:00 am
Like many who have weathered the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic this year, the Youngstown Business and Professional Association was forced to take a step back, with cancellations of a number of community favorites and a refocus on its priorities.
Youngstown Lions install officers, honor members
Fri, Sep 4th 2020 10:30 am
The Youngstown Lions Club announced its newly elected officers were installed recently at an outdoor ceremony in the Town of Porter. The new officers slate for 2020-21 includes Terry Cummings, president; John MacArthur, first vice president; Richard Allen, second vice president; John Rolfe, treasurer; Suzanne DeJoseph, recording secretary; and Debby Comerford, corresponding secretary.
Lewiston Senior Center meetings announced
Fri, Sep 4th 2020 10:30 am
The Lewiston Senior Club and Lewiston Travel Club announced this week their September meetings - typically held on the first Tuesday and Thursday of each month at the Lewiston Senior Center - have been moved to the first week in October with the site remaining closed due to COVID-19.
Mural completed at Artpark
Fri, Sep 4th 2020 10:30 am
Artpark & Company used its unusually (and pandemic-related) slower spring months to plot out a new mural project for the main parking lot on South Fourth Street in Lewiston. That grand canvas was recently completed and can be seen in these pictures from K&D Action Photo & Aerial Imaging.
WNY 'SWAT' team results
Fri, Sep 4th 2020 10:00 am
On Thursday, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced the results of the state's "SWAT" team's focused testing effort in Western New York over the past five days. A total of 6,385 tests were performed at eight sites with results delivered in 15 minutes. A total of 266 positive cases were identified, for a positivity rate of 4.1%. Contact tracing efforts in partnership with local health departments are ongoing.
'Emergency Call': ABC gives audiences inside look into heroic work of 911 call takers this fall
Fri, Sep 4th 2020 09:50 am
ABC on Thursday announced a new unscripted series, "Emergency Call," will debut this fall. Hosted by actor Luke Wilson and produced by 8HOURS TELEVISION, "Emergency Call" is a daring, new hourlong show documenting the first few crucial minutes of emergencies told through the lens of America's heroic 911 call takers. The series is set to premiere Monday, Sept. 28 (10 p.m. EDT), on ABC.
FOX Sports rolls out studio lineup ahead of 2020 NFL season
Fri, Sep 4th 2020 09:50 am
FOX Sports ushers in its 27th season of in-depth NFL coverage with a talented group of seasoned hosts, expert analysts and engaging personalities headlining its Sunday and Thursday studio lineup.
ESAAL's advocacy helps secure federal funding for private pay assisted living facilities
Fri, Sep 4th 2020 09:30 am
Following many months of "aggressive advocacy calling on financial relief needed for the assisted living facilities," Empire State Association of Assisted Living announced private-pay assisted-living providers may now apply for funding from the Provider Relief Fund through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).
NYS DCP, DPS remind consumers to be alert of phone scammers spoofing utility companies
Fri, Sep 4th 2020 09:25 am
The New York State Division of Consumer Protection (DCP) and the Department of Public Service (DPS) are alerting consumers of a phone scam in which scammers, pretending to be from a utility company, call individuals and threaten to suspend electricity services unless they receive a payment immediately. Payment has been requested by means of untraceable services such as gift cards, including Green Dot cards and money transfer apps, including Cash App.
More than $1 million awarded to aid 22 East Side commercial property owners in Buffalo
Fri, Sep 4th 2020 09:25 am
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Thursday announced more than $1 million has been awarded as part of the first round of grants being made through the East Side Commercial District Program, part of his East Side Corridor Economic Development Fund. Twenty-two awardees will each receive up to $50,000 in funding for exterior and/or interior repairs to commercial properties located within four targeted commercial districts on Buffalo's East Side.
Cuomo announces school reporting requirements and online dashboard to track COVID-19
Fri, Sep 4th 2020 09:25 am
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Thursday announced New York school districts will be required to provide the Department of Health with daily data on the number of people who have tested positive for COVID-19 in each school beginning Tuesday, Sept. 8.
NYSLRS announces employer contribution rates for retirement system for 2021-22
Fri, Sep 4th 2020 09:10 am
The New York State and Local Retirement System (NYSLRS) recently announced employer contribution rates for the state fiscal year 2021-22 will increase from 14.6% to 16.2% of payroll for the Employees' Retirement System (ERS) and from 24.4% to 28.3% of payroll for the Police and Fire Retirement System (PFRS).
Attorney Steve Barnes sponsors 2020 Walk to End Alzheimer's in support of research
Fri, Sep 4th 2020 09:05 am
Steve Barnes, Buffalo-based attorney and philanthropist, will be an official sponsor of the 2020 Walk to End Alzheimer's, which will take place as an interactive experience on Sept. 12. Barnes' support will benefit host organization Alzheimer's Association and advance research toward prevention, treatment, and the search for a cure.
Erie County designates grant funding support for emergency child care
Fri, Sep 4th 2020 09:05 am
Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz and Deputy County Executive Maria Whyte on Thursday announced Erie County will be designating a portion of its coronavirus relief funds, up to $25 million, from the U.S. CARES Act in a sweeping effort to support local parents, child care providers, and school districts as the new school year gets underway.
NYS casinos allowed to reopen with limited capacity
Fri, Sep 4th 2020 08:25 am
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Thursday announced casinos and video lottery terminal facilities will be allowed to reopen starting Sept. 9 with a 25% occupancy limit.

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