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New York offers guidance for agritourism businesses as fall approaches
Tue, Sep 1st 2020 02:15 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday announced new state guidance for agritourism businesses as New York enters the fall season.
Alaska and Montana added to NYS travel advisory
Tue, Sep 1st 2020 10:05 am
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday announced two additional states - Alaska and Montana - meet the metrics to qualify for New York state's COVID-19 travel advisory. No areas have been removed.
300th anniversary celebration of Le Magazin Royal set for Sept. 12 at Artpark
Tue, Sep 1st 2020 07:00 am
In Western New York, it is not often one gets a chance to celebrate the tricentennial of an historic event. But that's what is happening on Saturday, Sept. 12, at Artpark in Lewiston.
CBS announces upcoming program premiere dates in September & October
Mon, Aug 31st 2020 02:20 pm
CBS recently announced a slate of upcoming program premieres for September and October. The series include a mix of original news and alternative programming, and two scripted dramas and one comedy series making their broadcast network debuts.
Memorial names Anne Passalugo vice president of quality and corporate compliance
Mon, Aug 31st 2020 02:05 pm
Anne E. Passalugo has been named vice president of quality and corporate compliance at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center effective Sept. 28.
Cuomo, labor leaders call on Congress to provide $59B to address 'catastrophic budget shortfalls' resulting from COVID-19
Mon, Aug 31st 2020 02:00 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo and prominent New York labor leaders on Monday called on Congress to provide $59 billion to address what they called catastrophic budget shortfalls that impact the jobs and livelihoods of thousands of workers in the state.
ABC orders limited series 'Women of the Movement,' chronicling story of Mamie Till Mobley seeking justice for son Emmett Till
Mon, Aug 31st 2020 01:55 pm
ABC has ordered limited series "Women of the Movement" to debut in 2021, it was announced recently by Karey Burke, president of ABC Entertainment.
FOX Sports unveils 2020 NFL game broadcaster lineup headlined by elite veterans & talented new voices
Mon, Aug 31st 2020 01:55 pm
On the heels of a record-setting regular season and Super Bowl LIV, FOX Sports returns next month for its 27th season of "NFL on FOX" game coverage, anchored by a deep on-air roster featuring award-winning veteran experience ranging from nearly three decades to gifted new voices in the booth.
Orianthi announces new album, 'O'
Mon, Aug 31st 2020 01:55 pm
Platinum-selling recording artist and world-class guitarist Orianthi announced the release of her new album, "O," on Nov. 6 (Frontiers Music Srl). This will be Orianthi's first new studio album in seven years and her first new music as a solo artist in six years.
Riviera Theatre to participate in #RedAlertRESTART awareness campaign
Mon, Aug 31st 2020 01:50 pm
From 9 p.m. to midnight Tuesday, Sept. 1, the front fa├žade of the Riviera Theatre will be lit up. WeMakeEvents North America is spearheading the #RedAlertRESTART Day of Action, with an anticipated 1,500 buildings lit in red in more than 50 cities from coast-to-coast.
State Parks announces pheasant hunt lottery
Mon, Aug 31st 2020 01:50 pm
The Niagara Region of New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation announced the annual permit lottery for the 2020 pheasant hunting season will take place Thursday, Oct. 1. This will include the drawing for both the youth hunt and the regular season hunt.
Coronavirus stats for Aug. 31
Mon, Aug 31st 2020 01:05 pm
Coronavirus stats for Aug. 31
Lions International Peace Poster Contest offered in Lewiston - with cash prizes
Mon, Aug 31st 2020 11:05 am
The Lewiston Community Lions will be sponsoring the Lions International Peace Poster Contest once again. The event is open to any student ages 11, 12 or 13 (as of Nov. 15) living in the Town or Village of Lewiston.
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum pairs precious instruments with country music greats for unique online fundraiser
Mon, Aug 31st 2020 10:15 am
The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, in partnership with YouTube and the country music community, will stage the most ambitious digital fundraiser in the museum's history: "BIG NIGHT (At the Museum)." Premiering at 9 p.m. EDT on Wednesday, Oct. 28, the program is free to view on the museum's YouTube channel.
Niagara Falls illuminated in celebration of 19th Amendment's 100th anniversary
Mon, Aug 31st 2020 10:15 am
In celebration of the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment, Niagara Falls was illuminated red, white and blue on Sunday night.
'The Big Easy in Buffalo' announces 2020 fall series
Mon, Aug 31st 2020 10:10 am
"The Big Easy in Buffalo" recently announced its fall series of nine concerts, "featuring some of Western New York's best local bands that have that New Orleans spirit." The shows will be live-streamed at, all with 5:30 p.m. start times. The lineup includes:
Kevin Guest House invites Buffalo to 'Supper on My Street'
Mon, Aug 31st 2020 10:10 am
On Saturday, Sept. 12, Kevin Guest House will host "Supper on My Street," an event inspired by last year's sold-out dinner featuring "Buffalo's Longest Dinner Table" in the middle of Ellicott Street. Instead of gathering around a communal setting, this year guests can enjoy meals in their home environment.
The McGuire Group, 1199SEIU & Trocaire College join forces on apprenticeship program
Mon, Aug 31st 2020 10:05 am
Through a workforce development in long-term care grant from New York State, The McGuire Group, 1199SEIU Upstate health care union and Trocaire College are collaborating on an apprenticeship program to help close skills gaps within the nursing workforce.
Substance overdose concerns spotlighted for fourth year in Lockport
Mon, Aug 31st 2020 10:05 am
Marked by events taking place across the world, the fourth annual International Overdose Awareness Day, sponsored by Independent Living of Niagara County (ILNC), is designed to encourage expanded treatment for addicts and reduced stigma of addiction. The event is taking place locally at Veteran's Park in Lockport at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 31. It can also be viewed live online by individuals at
CAO of WNY adds to leadership team
Mon, Aug 31st 2020 10:05 am
The Community Action Organization of WNY (CAO) has hired two employees who will be part of its leadership team. A press release said, "Both employees bring a wealth of experience and knowledge to CAO, which will help the organization make an even larger impact in the community."
Youngstown Free Library gives back to community
Mon, Aug 31st 2020 10:05 am
The Youngstown Free Library held an electronics drop-off on Saturday, Aug. 8. Organizers said the response was overwhelming and raised over $4,000 for the library. Coordinator Lauren Morse was helped by volunteers from the board of directors And The Friends of the Library.
Hurricane Laura impacts pump prices
Mon, Aug 31st 2020 10:00 am
Monday's national average price for a gallon of gasoline is $2.23, up 4 cents from last week. One year ago, the price was $2.58. The New York state average is $2.29 - up 4 cents from last week. A year ago, the NYS average was $2.77.
Cuomo provides update on WNY coronavirus cases
Sun, Aug 30th 2020 05:25 pm
"Western New York, for those of you who are interested, we've been watching Western New York. It has been, we have a caution flag up on Western New York. The infection rate yesterday was 1.6%. That's still the highest in the state."
Marvel Studios, ABC Entertainment & ABC News present special Sunday evening remembering life & strength of Chadwick Boseman
Sun, Aug 30th 2020 11:30 am
Marvel Studios, ABC Entertainment and ABC News will present a special Sunday evening to remember the late Chadwick Boseman. Marvel Studios' blockbuster hit film "Black Panther" will debut on ABC, Sunday, Aug. 30 (8-10:20 p.m. EDT). The film broadcast will be followed by the ABC News special "Chadwick Boseman - A Tribute for a King" (10:20-11 p.m.).
COVID-19 hospitalizations, intubations drop to new lows; WNY testing sites open
Sat, Aug 29th 2020 10:30 am
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Saturday announced New York state's COVID-19 hospitalizations and intubations have dropped to new lows. Hospitalizations dropped to 458, the lowest number since March 16, and intubations dropped to 48, the lowest number since mid-March. New York state's infection rate has been less than 1% for 22 straight days - though it's been as high as 2% this week in Western New York.
Higgins says boulevard option in Skyway removal plan provides new gateway to waterfront
Sat, Aug 29th 2020 10:20 am
As the plan to remove the Buffalo Skyway advances, Congressman Brian Higgins says the newly released boulevard option provides exciting new connectivity for Western New Yorkers.
Cuomo kicks off 2020 virtual Great New York State Fair special events & activities
Fri, Aug 28th 2020 04:45 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Friday announced a full slate of virtual Great New York State Fair special events and activities allowing New Yorkers to safely enjoy the fair until its return in 2021.
Installation of final steel gantry ahead of conversion to cashless tolling on NYS Thruway by end of 2020
Fri, Aug 28th 2020 04:45 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Friday announced the final of 70 steel gantries has been erected ahead of the New York State Thruway's conversion to cashless tolling systemwide by the end of 2020.
Niagara County Department of Health reports 2 rabid raccoon in Town of Royalton
Fri, Aug 28th 2020 04:30 pm
The Niagara County Department of Health has been notified two raccoons submitted for rabies testing by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Wildlife Services, which were collected in the Town of Royalton, were confirmed positive for rabies on Friday.
National Comedy Center's Lucille Ball Virtual Comedy Festival lineup features Jimmy Fallon, Lin-Manuel Miranda, 'Weird Al' Yankovic, Aidy Bryant, Gilbert Gottfried, Lolly Adefope, Kate Flannery & Debra Messing
Fri, Aug 28th 2020 04:10 pm
The National Comedy Center, the nation's official cultural institution dedicated to comedy - recently named the "Best New Museum" in the country by USA Today - is presenting the final weekend of its acclaimed Lucille Ball Comedy Festival virtually this year, featuring conversations with a diverse lineup of artists.
Motown/UMe celebrates legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. & The Great March On Washington for Jobs and Freedom
Fri, Aug 28th 2020 04:05 pm
On Aug. 28, 1963, more than 250,000 demonstrators took to the streets of Washington, D.C., to draw attention to inequalities faced by Black Americans.
The Smashing Pumpkins return with 2 new tracks, 'Cyr' & 'The Colour Of Love'
Fri, Aug 28th 2020 04:05 pm
Grammy Award-winning, critically acclaimed alternative rock luminaries The Smashing Pumpkins return with two new tracks, "Cyr" and "The Colour Of Love," out on Sumerian Records today. Recorded in Chicago and produced by Corgan, the new tracks come with the news of a forthcoming studio album in the works with founding members Corgan, James Iha and Jimmy Chamberlin, plus longtime guitarist Jeff Schroeder.
DiNapoli: New law will help local governments weather coronavirus pandemic
Fri, Aug 28th 2020 03:30 pm
Legislation introduced at the request of State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli that will help ease the financial difficulties facing local governments and school districts and give them greater fiscal flexibility amid the COVID-19 pandemic has been signed into law.
GiGi's Playhouse Down Syndrome Achievement Center partners with Ingram Micro, UB Anderson Gallery, Julia Bottoms to create a mural celebrating individuals with Down syndrome
Fri, Aug 28th 2020 03:25 pm
A mural that incorporates artwork created by individuals with Down syndrome will help drive awareness and acceptance in the community.
U.S. Transportation Secretary Chao: Approximately $1.2 million to 8 tribal governments for COVID-19 response
Fri, Aug 28th 2020 03:25 pm
The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announced approximately $1.2 million in recent grant awards to eight tribal governments as part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act signed by President Donald Trump on March 27.
M&T Bank announces fall schedule for its complimentary webinar series: 'Managing Through Challenging Times'
Fri, Aug 28th 2020 03:20 pm
M&T Bank announced the fall schedule for its "Managing Through Challenging Times" webinar series. Sponsored by M&T's Commercial Bank, the series provides guidance for renewable energy, not-for-profit, health care and commercial real estate business owners, while spotlighting less-obvious opportunities amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
New York State Health Facilities Association calls on Cuomo to revise nursing home and assisted living testing & visitation policies
Fri, Aug 28th 2020 03:20 pm
Stephen Hanse, president and CEO of the New York State Health Facilities Association and the New York State Center for Assisted Living (NYSHFA|NYSCAL), a statewide association representing over 425 nursing homes and assisted living facilities throughout New York, delivered a letter to Gov. Andrew Cuomo calling on the state to revise its current policies concerning nursing home and assisted living COVID-19 staff testing and resident visitation restrictions.
Catholic Health hospitals receive Get With The Guidelines Gold Plus Awards for delivering high quality stroke care
Fri, Aug 28th 2020 03:20 pm
All four Catholic Health hospitals - Mercy Hospital of Buffalo, Mount St. Mary's, Kenmore Mercy and Sisters of Charity - were recently recognized with the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association's (AHA/ASA) Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award.
Census-takers are in every neighborhood conducting non-response follow-up operations on a compressed schedule
Fri, Aug 28th 2020 02:50 pm
The U.S. Census Bureau is actively conducting Non-Response Follow-Up operations across every city, town and municipality in the state to ensure a complete and accurate count of everyone living in the U.S. By law, the Census Bureau must provide the first results from the 2020 Census by Dec. 31.
DEC announces opening of Canada goose seasons, new waterfowl hunter registration system
Fri, Aug 28th 2020 02:45 pm
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos announced Canada goose hunting season opens Tuesday, Sept. 1, throughout most of the state. In addition, for the first time and for the 2020-2021 hunting season, DEC has incorporated the Harvest Information Program (HIP) registration into the DEC automated licensing system (DECALS) licensing system.

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