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Niagara County announces 'Community Messages of Hope' campaign as part of Mental Health Awareness Month
Wed, May 18th 2022 06:05 pm
In recognition of Mental Health Awareness Month, Niagara County Legislature Chairwoman Rebecca Wydysh announced the launch of the next phase of the Niagara County Opioid (OASIS) Task Force's "Community Messages of Hope."
DEC announces draft regulations to reduce waste sent to landfills, improve waste management & reduce solid waste's climate change impacts
Wed, May 18th 2022 06:05 pm
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos has announced proposed regulations for review "to further protect public health and the environment by making significant changes" to several of the state's current regulations governing the management of solid waste.
NYS OASAS announces award of $800,000 to expand opioid addiction treatment services in New York
Wed, May 18th 2022 06:00 pm
The New York State Office of Addiction Services and Supports (OASAS) announced the award of $800,000 to four opioid treatment program (OTP) providers to establish new locations outside of their existing facilities. These programs will help to bring OTP services to currently underserved locations and continue to address the ongoing need for treatment throughout New York.
Mental health agencies collaborate to staff drop-in center on Jefferson Avenue
Wed, May 18th 2022 05:55 pm
Area human service agencies are collaborating to provide free mental health and trauma counseling in the Johnnie B. Wiley Resource Center, 1100 Jefferson Ave., daily from 1-9 p.m. through May 27.
Community resource center providing support & services to Buffalo residents impacted by violence
Wed, May 18th 2022 05:55 pm
Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the New York State Office of Victim Services and the Buffalo Police Department on Tuesday announced the establishment of a community resource center to provide trauma-informed support and immediate services to residents who have been impacted by the tragedy that occurred on Jefferson Avenue, and the closure of Tops Friendly Markets due to the ongoing criminal investigation.
Bruce Sutherland tribute: Niagara Wheatfield sophomore wins $1,000 putting contest
Wed, May 18th 2022 10:40 am
Brianna Scozzafava, a 15-old-year Niagara Wheatfield sophomore who plays on the high school's golf team, defeated some of the area's best golfers by sinking the only putt in the Col. Bruce Sutherland Golf Tournament's putting contest.
FeedMore WNY postpones 'Sweet Expectations'
Tue, May 17th 2022 08:40 pm
On Tuesday, FeedMore WNY announced: "In respect for our community and in order to focus efforts on providing assistance to those affected by Saturday's mass shooting at the Tops Friendly Market on Jefferson Avenue, FeedMore WNY has made the difficult decision to postpone 'Sweet Expectations' from the originally scheduled date of Wednesday, May 18, until Tuesday, June 14, 5:30-8:30 p.m. at Seneca One."
WWII veterans to speak at NT History Museum
Tue, May 17th 2022 05:45 pm
The North Tonawanda History Museum is hosting a presentation by two World War II veterans - Richard Keil (U.S. Army Air Corp.) and William Gosch (U.S. Marine Corp.) - who will share their war-time experiences. This event is set for 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 24, at 712 Oliver St., North Tonawanda.
DEC, State Parks launch domestic & sexual violence prevention training to help make recreational areas safer
Tue, May 17th 2022 05:45 pm
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation and state Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation have launched new trainings to help prevent domestic and sexual violence at the hundreds of parks, campgrounds, day-use areas, trails, boat launches, and other public outdoor spaces operated across New York.
Memorial appoints new CFO
Tue, May 17th 2022 05:45 pm
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center and Schoellkopf Health Center announced Richard Braun Jr. has come on board as executive vice president and chief financial officer, effective May 18.
President Biden visits Buffalo
Tue, May 17th 2022 05:20 pm
On Tuesday, Gov. Kathy Hochul joined City of Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown, Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz and local elected and community leaders in welcoming President Jos Biden and first lady Jill Biden to the Delavan Grider Community Center in Buffalo to grieve with the community in the wake of Saturday's shootings at a Tops supermarket.
COVID-19: Statement from Gov. Kathy Hochul on FDA authorizing first booster dose for children 5-11
Tue, May 17th 2022 05:10 pm
"Today, renowned pediatric health experts and doctors at the Food and Drug Administration authorized the first COVID-19 booster dose for 5- to 11-year-olds."
White House: Americans can order additional free, at-home, rapid COVID-⁠19 tests at
Tue, May 17th 2022 05:10 pm
On Tuesday, the Biden administration announced is now open for a third round of ordering. U.S. households are now able to order an additional eight at-home tests at - bringing the total number of free tests available to each household since the start of the program to 16.
Kearns announces food drive benefit for families & neighbors affected by Saturday's shooting
Tue, May 17th 2022 09:15 am
Erie County Clerk Michael P. Kearns announced his office, along with the auto bureau branches, is collecting nonperishable food items in an effort to assist the families and community affected by the shooting that took place Saturday in Buffalo.
DOT nixes Center Street digital sign idea
Mon, May 16th 2022 10:00 pm
There will be no digital sign at Academy Park.
Tops issues letter to community
Mon, May 16th 2022 05:00 pm
Tops Friendly Markets issued the following statement Monday.
Brown encourages those impacted by Tops market shootings to take advantage of growing number of free grief counseling, food, transportation support services
Mon, May 16th 2022 04:50 pm
City of Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown on Monday urged Buffalo residents in need of grief support, groceries or food shopping transportation to take advantage of the growing list of free support opportunities established to aid those impacted by the May 14 shootings at the Tops Supermarket on Jefferson Avenue.
NFTA to suspend bus fare collection in wake of Buffalo shooting
Mon, May 16th 2022 04:50 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Monday announced that, in response to Saturday's shooting at Tops supermarket in Buffalo, the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority will suspend bus fares on bus routes #12-Utica, #13-Kensington, #18-Jefferson and #24-Genesee through the end of May.
ECDOH celebrates EMS personnel during Emergency Medical Services Week
Mon, May 16th 2022 04:50 pm
Day and night, in all seasons and settings, emergency medical services (EMS) personnel and volunteers are ready to rise to the challenge of providing lifesaving care.
Governor updates New Yorkers on efforts to address opioid epidemic
Mon, May 16th 2022 04:45 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Monday updated New Yorkers regarding ongoing efforts to address the opioid epidemic. In response to the newly released information from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention indicating that more than 107,000 Americans died of overdoses last year, the governor is "reinforcing ongoing investments and her continued commitment to addressing this critical issue."
Statement from Gov. Kathy Hochul on call with White House COVID-19 Coordinator Dr. Ashish Jha
Mon, May 16th 2022 04:05 pm
"Today, I spoke with White House COVID-19 Coordinator Dr. Ashish Jha about the state of the pandemic and the administration's preparation plans to ensure states have the resources, supplies and distribution networks needed to manage potential surges across the country this summer and fall.
Brett Kissel & 98° release music video to new song, 'Ain't The Same'
Mon, May 16th 2022 03:55 pm
Platinum-selling country artist Brett Kissel and pop and R&B vocal group 98° have released a music video to accompany their brand-new song, "Ain't The Same."
Move-out event at Buffalo State to benefits community, environment
Mon, May 16th 2022 02:30 pm
Buffalo State College is partnering with Goodwill of Western New York to help students move out of their residence halls and campus apartments - while also aiding the environment and the community.
DEC's Reinstein Woods receives $76,000 watershed education grant
Mon, May 16th 2022 02:25 pm
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos announced Reinstein Woods Environmental Education Center received a $76,006 grant from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Great Lakes region Bay Watershed Education and Training (B-WET) program, to engage teachers and students in a new "Niagara River/Lake Erie (NRLE) Classrooms" program.
State Parks announces availability of historic barn rehabilitation tax credit program
Mon, May 16th 2022 01:55 pm
The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation announced the launch of the revitalized historic barn rehabilitation tax credit. The new program allows state taxpayers who rehabilitate their historic barns to earn a credit against state income tax owed.
Can You Help: Fundraiser for Mason FOREVER Foundation
Mon, May 16th 2022 01:45 pm
My name is Lucia Sanchez. I am a senior at Lewiston-Porter High School and captain of the girls varsity lacrosse team. The girls lacrosse team is proud to be organizing a 5K race to support the Mason FOREVER Foundation. The event is scheduled for June 2 at 6:30 p.m. at Artpark State Park.
NYSERDA: $10 million available for carbon-neutral community economic development projects
Mon, May 16th 2022 01:25 pm
The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority announced $10 million is available under the fourth round of the carbon neutral community economic development program as part of round XII of Gov. Kathy Hochul's Regional Economic Development Council initiative announced May 2.
Tom Keefer and Celtic Cross release 'Irish Road'
Mon, May 16th 2022 01:05 pm
Tom Keefer and Celtic Cross are pleased to announce the release of their new CD, "Irish Road."
Memorial Day ceremony set
Mon, May 16th 2022 11:55 am
The Town of Grand Island, Charles N. DeGlopper VFW Post No. 9249, American Legion Post No. 1346 and Grand Island High school wind ensemble will honor the men and women who made the supreme sacrifice for this country while in military service. These heroes are remembered each and every day, and will be honored on Memorial Day.
Studio Ramsay Global & FOX Entertainment expand slate with all-new series 'Gordon Ramsay's Food Stars'
Mon, May 16th 2022 11:55 am
Studio Ramsay Global (SRG), the recently formed worldwide production venture created by Gordon Ramsay and FOX Entertainment, will expand its prolific production slate with the U.S. launch of the innovative new series "Gordon Ramsay's Food Stars," it was announced Monday by FOX Entertainment President of Alternative Entertainment & Specials Rob Wade. Additionally, season two of Ramsay's hit series "Next Level Chef," also from SRG, is set to premiere immediately following Super Bowl LVII on Sunday, Feb. 12, 2023, on FOX.
Garth Brooks postpones Buffalo on-sale - concert still a go
Mon, May 16th 2022 11:55 am
Out of respect, Garth Brooks has decided to postpone the Buffalo on-sale that was scheduled for this Friday.
'American Idol' season 20 set to crown new champion
Mon, May 16th 2022 11:55 am
Season 20 of "American Idol" concludes in epic fashion with the top three each hitting the "Idol" stage in hopes of securing America's vote, including one round dedicated to "The Boss," Bruce Springsteen. In the end, one winner will be crowned the winner.
'Soldiers Through the Ages' at Old Fort Niagara
Mon, May 16th 2022 11:55 am
As one of the longest occupied military bases in the United States, Old Fort Niagara has a lot of history to share. On Memorial Day weekend, the fort will present its annual "Soldiers through the Ages" event, a timeline of military history spanning four centuries.
Gas prices soar: New record high gas prices set across region
Mon, May 16th 2022 11:55 am
Today's national average price for a gallon of gasoline is $4.48, up 15 cents from last week. One year ago, the price was $3.04. The New York state average is $4.76, up 24 cents from last week. A year ago, the NYS average was $3.06.
Kearns: $112 million in property tax delinquencies could lead to blight & vacancies across Erie County
Mon, May 16th 2022 11:55 am
Erie County Clerk Michael P. Kearns and the Western New York Law Center released a report produced by the Erie County Clerk's Zombies Task Force revealing $112 million in delinquent property taxes on thousands of properties, both residential and commercial, that each owe $500 or more throughout Erie County.
BBB warning: Watch out for fake appeals for donations to Buffalo shooting victims
Mon, May 16th 2022 09:50 am
After the horrific shooting at a supermarket in Buffalo, many people asked how they could help the victims, the families, and the neighbors in the area. As we see with national tragedies, scammers often try to take advantage of the situation.
DEC urges New Yorkers to leave fawns & other young wildlife in the wild
Mon, May 16th 2022 09:45 am
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos is reminding New Yorkers to appreciate wildlife from a distance and resist the urge to pick up newborn fawns and other young wildlife.
Study: Binge drinking has a powerful impact on the adolescent brain
Mon, May 16th 2022 09:45 am
Binge drinking is the most common, costly and deadly pattern of excessive alcohol use in the U.S., according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
State Parks seeks lifeguards for 2022
Mon, May 16th 2022 09:45 am
The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation announced there will be lifeguard qualifiers for positions in the Niagara Region of State Parks.
AG James warns New Yorkers to be careful of sham charities responding to Buffalo shootings
Mon, May 16th 2022 09:25 am
New York Attorney General Letitia James on Sunday issued an alert urging New Yorkers to beware of potentially fraudulent charities created in the wake of what her team called "the hate-filled terror attack in Buffalo."

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