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Photos, video: Community parade for Lewiston-Porter High School seniors
Fri, Jun 12th 2020 03:05 pm
The River Region community came together Friday morning and early afternoon to celebrate the Lewiston-Porter High School Class of 2020. A parade began on the Creek Road campus and wound its way around the neighboring municipalities, including Center Street in Lewiston (as pictured).
Higgins & Stefanik call on US & Canadian governments to develop border reopening guidance
Fri, Jun 12th 2020 02:25 pm
Congress members Brian Higgins (NY-26) and Elise Stefanik (NY-21), who serve as co-chairs of the House of Representatives Northern Border Caucus, are calling on the U.S. and Canadian governments to develop nuanced and particularized guidance for reopening the northern border.
Cuomo signs 'Say Their Name' reform agenda package
Fri, Jun 12th 2020 02:25 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Friday signed the "Say Their Name" reform agenda package following the death of George Floyd and an ongoing pattern of police brutality against minority communities across the nation. These landmark policing reforms will help reduce inequality in policing and reimagine the state's criminal justice system. The reforms include:
Garage sales are a go
Fri, Jun 12th 2020 02:15 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced garage and yard sales are now permitted.
Niagara County launches household hazardous waste voucher program
Fri, Jun 12th 2020 02:05 pm
The Niagara County Department of Public Works on Friday announced the launch of a household hazardous waste residential voucher program. Niagara County residents will be able to dispose of up to 50 pounds of acceptable waste at no cost.
Cuomo signs executive order to reinvent, modernize police strategies & programs
Fri, Jun 12th 2020 02:05 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Friday signed an executive order - the New York State Police Reform and Reinvention Collaborative - requiring local police agencies, including the NYPD, to develop a plan that reinvents and modernizes police strategies and programs in their community based on community input. Each police agency's reform plan must address policies, procedures, practices and deployment, including, but not limited to use of force.
Jacobs: $1 million in state funding for DL&W project
Fri, Jun 12th 2020 02:05 pm
New York State Sen. Chris Jacobs announced he has secured $1 million in state funding to support the redevelopment of Buffalo's Delaware, Lackawanna ad Western Terminal Railroad station on the city's waterfront.
Coronavirus stats for June 12
Fri, Jun 12th 2020 02:00 pm
Coronavirus stats for June 12
Compassion LIVE announces rescheduled dates for 'Get Out Of Your Head Tour' with Jennie Allen
Fri, Jun 12th 2020 02:00 pm
On Friday, Compassion LIVE announced the rescheduled dates for the "Get Out Of Your Head Tour" with Jennie Allen. Also set to feature speaker Jefferson Bethke and worship music from Davy Flowers, the tour will begin Nov. 14 in Jonesboro, Arkansas, and wrap in Rochester on Nov. 22.
Erie County Department of Environment & Planning: Changes to household hazardous waste collection program for 2020
Fri, Jun 12th 2020 02:00 pm
The Erie County Department of Environment and Planning has announced the continuation of the county's program for residents to dispose of their household hazardous waste with the first HHW collection event scheduled for Saturday, June 27.
Obituary: Peter J. Marston Sr.
Fri, Jun 12th 2020 12:00 pm
Peter J. Marston Sr. of Grand Island entered into rest June 8, 2020.
Food trucks return to Kelly's Country Store on Friday
Fri, Jun 12th 2020 12:00 pm
Kelly's Country Store will host a return of food trucks on Friday from 4 to 8 p.m. This week, three trucks are scheduled to visit Kelly's, 3121 Grand Island Blvd., said Kevin Kelly, owner and president of Kelly's.
Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo announces grant awards from Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Legacy Funds
Fri, Jun 12th 2020 11:00 am
The Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo announced 98 Western New York organizations received more than $2 million in grant awards from endowment funds created to carry on the legacy of Ralph C. Wilson, Jr.
Full edition: The Tribune and The Sentinel for June 12, 2020
Fri, Jun 12th 2020 10:55 am
Full edition: The Tribune and The Sentinel for June 12, 2020
Nashville Life Music offers gratitude, praise with new studio album 'Here For Jesus'
Fri, Jun 12th 2020 10:35 am
GMA Dove Award-nominated Nashville Life Music will release their first full-length studio album, "Here For Jesus," on July 17 (Integrity Music). The preorder for the new project begins today. This follows their hit live EP, "Taylor House Sessions," which produced a Billboard Top 5 single and GMA Dove Award nominated song, "My God (feat. Mr. Talkbox)."
Josh Baldwin celebrates 'Evidence' of God's faithfulness
Fri, Jun 12th 2020 10:35 am
Dove Award-nominated singer/songwriter and worship leader Josh Baldwin traces the legacy of God's faithfulness with today's "Evidence," the debut single from his forthcoming Bethel Music sophomore set. Produced by Ed Cash (Chris Tomlin, Cory Asbury) and penned by Baldwin, Cash and Ethan Hulse (Jeremy Camp, Zach Williams), the anthemic "Evidence" "celebrates God's steadfast love through every generation."
Higgins: Over $52.8 million to help WNY hospitals respond to COVID-19 costs
Fri, Jun 12th 2020 10:35 am
Congressman Brian Higgins announced Western New York hospitals will receive over $52.8 million in federal funding designated for the nation's health care facilities who serve the most vulnerable citizens during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Niagara County seeks REDI change
Fri, Jun 12th 2020 10:30 am
Niagara County Legislature members Dave Godfrey, Irene Myers, John Syracuse and Chairwoman Becky Wydysh recently sent the attached letter to Gov. Andrew Cuomo requesting he waive the local match requirement for REDI projects.
UB medical students have designed, manufactured and delivered hundreds of face shields statewide
Fri, Jun 12th 2020 10:30 am
If you phone Jordan Levine pretty much anytime, day or night, you can hear the steady hum of a 3-D printer in the background.
Depeche Mode documentary 'SPiRiTS in the Forest' available for first time on DVD & Blu-Ray
Fri, Jun 12th 2020 10:05 am
Following widespread tastemaker press, fan praise and global box office success, Depeche Mode, along with Sony Music Entertainment, will release their boundary-breaking, feature-length documentary and concert film, "Depeche Mode: SPiRiTS in the Forest," on DVD and Blu-Ray on June 26. The band announced the news Thursday on its social media; click here to see original post and click here to see the trailer. Pre-order is available here.
PSC receives reports on electric reliability, customer service, gas & electric safety of state's large public utilities
Fri, Jun 12th 2020 09:55 am
The New York State Public Service Commission reviewed the state's major utilities in terms of their performance in a number of key areas in 2019, including electric reliability service, gas safety, electric safety and customer service.
PSC starts proceeding aimed at addressing impacts of COVID-19 crisis on customers, utilities
Fri, Jun 12th 2020 09:55 am
Earlier this week, the New York State Public Service Commission, in response to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on New York's utilities and ratepayers, established a crucial and new proceeding to identify and address the effects on utility and other PSC-regulated services and programs in New York.
DEC: Black bass fishing season opens June 20
Fri, Jun 12th 2020 09:55 am
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos announced that the traditional harvest season for largemouth and smallmouth bass opens June 20 and closes Nov. 30. In most waters, there is also a catch and release season starting on Dec. 1, and continuing until the start of the regular season, during which anglers can fish for bass using artificial lures. There are special fishing regulations for some waters, and York anglers should check the current fishing regulations guide before heading out to fish.
Have a seat: Local hair salons, barbershops welcome reopening, customers
Fri, Jun 12th 2020 09:40 am
Time to kiss that quarantine haircut goodbye. On June 5, Gov. Andrew Cuomo named Western New York as one of the five regions in the state to allow barbershops and salons to reopen, albeit with some noteworthy restrictions.
More eateries opening, as restrictions loosen
Fri, Jun 12th 2020 09:35 am
As social contact restrictions impacting businesses from the coronavirus pandemic continue to lessen, slowly but surely bars and restaurants throughout the River Region are getting back into operations. Currently in place is phase two, allowing for outdoor, on-premises service of food/alcoholic beverages. Phase three will enable the indoor service of food/alcoholic beverages. It is expected to begin locally on Tuesday, June 16.
Plaza work set to resume
Fri, Jun 12th 2020 09:35 am
Village of Lewiston Mayor Anne Welch said she spoke with Ellicott Development, and construction is expected to resume shortly on the plaza at Center, South Eighth and Onondaga streets.
Rebecca St. James bows first new single in 9 years
Thu, Jun 11th 2020 08:30 pm
"Battle Is The Lord's," the first new single in nine years from legendary Grammy and Dove Award-winning singer/songwriter Rebecca St. James, is slated for release this Friday. The powerful anthem of praise - featuring Grammy-nominated Bethel Music singer/songwriter Brandon Lake - marks St. James' debut for Heritage Music, an imprint of world-renowned worship mainstay Bethel Music.
Higgins announces federal grant for D'Youville College nursing program
Thu, Jun 11th 2020 08:30 pm
As Western New York continues to battle the novel coronavirus, Congressman Brian Higgins joined D'Youville College in announcing a federal grant for the college's nursing program. Allocated by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, the grant will give D'Youville $707,983 to help address a shortage of faculty available to educate future nurses.
New FTC data finds travel & vacation problems top list of COVID-19-related complaints from consumers
Thu, Jun 11th 2020 08:30 pm
Reports about travel and vacation problems topped the list of COVID-19-related complaints from consumers in New York, while nationally reports about online shopping top the list of consumer complaints, according to new data released by the Federal Trade Commission.
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Western & Central New York announces $124,000 raised through virtual 'Students of the Year' campaign
Thu, Jun 11th 2020 08:30 pm
Every nine minutes, somebody in the U.S. dies of a blood cancer. And, in today's times of uncertainty, cancer patients need support now, more than ever. Through The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's (LLS) Western & Central New York Chapter's innovative fundraising campaign, "Students of the Year," more than 17 motivated high school students raised significant funds through virtual fundraising events for LLS's cutting-edge cancer research and patient services.
Melissa DeRosa issues report to governor outlining COVID-19 domestic violence task force's initial recommendations to reimagine NYS approach to services for domestic violence survivors
Thu, Jun 11th 2020 08:30 pm
Secretary to the Governor Melissa DeRosa on Thursday issued a report to Gov. Andrew Cuomo outlining the COVID-19 domestic violence task force's initial recommendations to reimagine New York's approach to services for domestic violence survivors. Cuomo has accepted these recommendations in full and is directing the Office for the Prevention of Domestic Violence, along with other sister agencies of the Office of Children and Family Services, the Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance, the Office of Victim Services, the Division of Criminal Justice Services and the Department of Health, to use these recommendations to update and improve domestic violence services in New York.
Coronavirus stats for June 11
Thu, Jun 11th 2020 11:35 am
Coronavirus stats for June 11
HUD provides New York over $400 million in CARES Act funding for homeless populations amid coronavirus recovery
Thu, Jun 11th 2020 11:25 am
Earlier this week, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson announced the allocation of $2.96 billion in Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG) funding to support homeless Americans and individuals at risk of becoming homeless because of hardships such as job loss, wage reduction, or illness due to COVID-19. This funding is in addition to $1 billion of ESG grants announced within a week of President Donald Trump signing the CARES Act.
SBA's first online veteran-owned small business entrepreneurial training program open to New York veterans
Thu, Jun 11th 2020 11:25 am
Earlier this week, the U.S. Small Business Administration announced it's launching its first online Veteran Entrepreneurial Training and Resource Network (VETRN) Streetwise MBA program to New York veteran small business owners and their immediate families beginning in August. Applications may also come from eligible applicants in New Jersey and Connecticut.
Giving Project launches 'Ticket to Ride' campaign benefiting Fantastic Friends of WNY
Thu, Jun 11th 2020 11:25 am
The Giving Project has teamed up with Fantastic Friends of WNY for a sweepstakes where they will be giving away a 2020 Vanderhall Carmel Blackjack, sponsored by PLB Sports and Entertainment (PLBSE) the inventor of "Flutie Flakes." PLBSE saw an opportunity to help give back to the Western New York community, which made the cereal famous, by joining the "Ticket to Ride" campaign.
FeedMore WNY awarded $10,000 donation through Liberty Mutual & Safeco Insurance emergency community support grants
Thu, Jun 11th 2020 11:20 am
Liberty Mutual and Safeco Insurance recently announced a $10,000 donation to FeedMore WNY - nominated by Stephen Mayo of Walsh Duffield - as part of an emergency community support grant to help independent agents give back to their local community during the COVID-19 crisis. The donation will go directly to FeedMore WNY, a nonprofit organization dedicated to offering dignity, hope and a brighter future by providing nutritious food, friendship and skills training to Western New Yorkers of all ages in need.
Niagara County Department of Health encourages safely enjoying outdoors
Thu, Jun 11th 2020 11:20 am
With warmer weather and gradual reopening of Niagara County, the Niagara County Department of Health encourages individuals to enjoy the outdoors safely during COVID-19.
NCCC offers exploratory 'gap year' options
Thu, Jun 11th 2020 11:20 am
While the pressure to attend a four-year college, trade school, or enter the workforce can weigh heavy on high school seniors, the option for a "gap year" may be an option that facilitates career exploration while moving forward with purpose.
 

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