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Cuomo: 30-day amendments to legislation establishing comprehensive adult-use cannabis program in NYS
Tue, Feb 16th 2021 01:40 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Monday announced 30-day amendments to his proposal to establish a comprehensive adult-use cannabis program in New York. Specifically, these amendments will detail how the $100 million in social equity funding will be allocated, enable the use of delivery services, and refine which criminal charges will be enforced as it relates to the improper sale of cannabis to further reduce the impact on communities hit hardest by the war on drugs.
Buffalo and Erie County Greenway Standing Committee to meet for presentations of project applications
Tue, Feb 16th 2021 01:40 pm
The next meeting of the Buffalo and Erie County Greenway Fund Standing Committee will be at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 23, via videoconference. For sign-in information, email [email protected] The meeting is open to the public.
Cuomo offers explanation for nursing home 'void' of information
Tue, Feb 16th 2021 01:20 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Monday offered commentary on coronavirus deaths related to nursing homes. His administration has been under fire for how it presented the numbers, with calls from Republican state leaders to lessen Cuomo's emergency powers in this pandemic.
SBA Buffalo District to honor resource partners
Tue, Feb 16th 2021 10:55 am
This National Entrepreneurship Week, the Buffalo District Office of the U.S. Small Business Administration will honor its resource partners for what it called "their tireless entrepreneurial assistance in serving the small business community and their continuing efforts during the nation's pandemic recovery."
William Mattar launches grocery gift card giveaway
Tue, Feb 16th 2021 10:55 am
William Mattar law offices recently kicked off the "William Mattar Food 4 Families" program, giving away thousands of dollars in grocery gift cards to the community. Through March 15, the public may enter for their chance to win a $75 gift card to a local grocery store. Winners will be selected by a random drawing and contacted on or around March 16.
Niagara County postpones vaccination clinic
Tue, Feb 16th 2021 10:40 am
The Niagara County Department of Health's second-dose COVID-19 point-of-distribution event today at the Kenan Center has been postponed due to weather.
Frenetic pace of winter storms to continue this week
Tue, Feb 16th 2021 10:00 am
The onslaught of wild winter weather that has been a repeating presence throughout the first half of February will continue wreaking havoc this week as another major storm system could deliver more snow and ice to many places that already have plenty of snow on the ground, AccuWeather forecasters say.
Catholic Health expands visitor policy for 'same-day' surgery patients
Mon, Feb 15th 2021 04:00 pm
Earlier this month, Catholic Health resumed limited visiting hours for hospitalized patients. On Wednesday, Feb. 17, the health system will expand its visitation policy for patients undergoing outpatient or "same-day" surgery at Kenmore Mercy Hospital, Mercy Hospital of Buffalo, Mount St. Mary's Hospital, and Sisters of Charity Hospital (Main Street campus) only.
NPR's first director of programming headlines Daemen College virtual event
Mon, Feb 15th 2021 03:55 pm
Daemen College will host a virtual lecture and discussion with Bill Siemering, National Public Radio's first director of programming, at 6 p.m. Monday, March 1.
Niagara County: COVID-19 second-dose vaccine clinic & bridge closure both postponed
Mon, Feb 15th 2021 02:10 pm
With Niagara County expecting a significant snowstorm beginning Monday and lasting through Tuesday, the Niagara County Department of Health announced the Feb. 16 vaccination distribution at Kenan Center has been postponed to later in the week.
UB physician is co-author on new international guidelines on treating COVID-19
Mon, Feb 15th 2021 12:40 pm
The first international guidelines on treating patients severely ill with COVID-19 were published in March 2020. Now, nearly a year later, the organization that published them has issued its first update: Surviving Sepsis Campaign Guidelines on the Management of Adults With Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in the ICU.
With winter storm warnings in effect, AAA shares safety tips
Mon, Feb 15th 2021 12:40 pm
With winter storm warnings in effect for Buffalo, Rochester and Syracuse, AAA wants to make sure drivers across the region are prepared to battle the snow and cold. Hazardous storms and inclement weather are a factor in more than half a million crashes and more than 2,000 road deaths every winter, according to research from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. AAA urges drivers to slow down, be cautious and prepare their vehicles for the cold days ahead for their own personal safety.
Niagara Falls: Man shot in leg multiple times; PD seeks information
Mon, Feb 15th 2021 12:10 pm
At about 9:15 p.m. Sunday, a 24-year-old Niagara Falls man arrived at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center emergency room by personal vehicle with several gunshot wounds to his legs.
NYS: More than 100,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccine administered in 24 hours
Mon, Feb 15th 2021 11:20 am
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Sunday announced 102,907 first and second doses of the COVID-19 vaccine had been administered in the past 24 hours.
NYSUT: CDC schools guidance reaffirms need for COVID testing programs
Mon, Feb 15th 2021 11:15 am
New York State United Teachers President Andy Pallotta released the following statement Friday regarding the latest school reopening guidance released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:
Ransomville Speedway hosts driver's meeting; plans for 2021 continue
Mon, Feb 15th 2021 11:15 am
Ransomville Speedway hosted a driver's meeting to officially kick off the 2021 season. Drivers and crew members from the Krown Undercoating Modifieds, Investor's Service Sportsman, Ki-Po Motors Street Stocks, Sunflowers of Sanborn Mini Stocks, and the Kevin's Carpet Cleaning Novice Sportsman were on hand to go over any rule changes and procedures for the 2021 campaign.
Emergency response assets prepare, as heavy snow, sleet & ice forecast to impact most of state
Mon, Feb 15th 2021 11:15 am
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Sunday directed state agencies to prepare emergency response assets in advance of a major winter weather system forecast to impact much of the state with heavy snow, cold temperatures and ice in many areas.
Cuomo signs executive order extending restaurants, bars & other SLA-licensed entities closing times to 11 p.m. statewide
Mon, Feb 15th 2021 10:55 am
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Sunday announced that, given the continued decline in hospitalization and infection rates throughout New York, he signed executive order 202.94, extending closing times for bars, restaurants, gyms and fitness centers, casinos, billiards halls, as well as other State Liquor Authority-licensed establishments, from 10 to 11 p.m. statewide.
Cuomo signs executive order extending party registration enrollment period
Mon, Feb 15th 2021 10:55 am
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Sunday announced he signed executive order 202.94, extending the enrollment period for voters to make changes to their party enrollment until Tuesday, Feb. 16, setting forth a uniform statewide policy his camp said, "ensures voters can take advantage of this option regardless that the deadline this year falls on a Sunday.
Erie County DOH provides update on week's COVID-19 vaccine allocation
Mon, Feb 15th 2021 10:55 am
The Erie County Department of Health (ECDOH) on Sunday provided this update for its COVID-19 vaccine allocation from New York state for this upcoming week.
SBA reaches $200 billion milestone in economic injury disaster loan program to small businesses & nonprofits
Mon, Feb 15th 2021 10:55 am
The U.S. Small Business Administration recently reached a milestone in the success of the COVID-19 economic injury disaster loan (EIDL) program, which has provided U.S. small businesses, nonprofits and agricultural businesses a total of $200 billion in emergency funding.
WNY Land Conservancy, design team seek input on early design concepts for The Riverline
Mon, Feb 15th 2021 10:50 am
The Western New York Land Conservancy and its design team will display early concept designs for The Riverline during a livestreamed YouTube event at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 24. During the event, Western New Yorkers will see design alternatives for The Riverline and hear from Barbara Wilks of W Architecture and Landscape Architecture and Walter Hood of Hood Design Studio.
Kaleida Health statement on Erie County's plan to vaccinate those with underlying medical conditions
Sat, Feb 13th 2021 11:55 pm
Kaleida Health on Saturday released the following statement regarding Erie County Department of Health's plan to vaccinate residents with certain comorbidities and underlying medical conditions:
Erie County DOH outlines plan to vaccinate residents with certain medical conditions
Sat, Feb 13th 2021 11:55 pm
A press release noted, "After consulting with local infectious disease and medical experts, ECDOH decided to distribute next week's NYS-directed vaccine allocation to hospitals for people with comorbid conditions. As of this media release, ECDOH has not been notified of the vaccine allotment for this population for the week of Feb. 14. Hospitals will evaluate inpatients during their hospital stay and vaccinate those who are most at-risk due to one or more comorbidities. Hospitals will also identify outpatients with significant comorbidities, such as those accessing specialty clinics, and offer them COVID-19 vaccine."
Cuomo: Mass vaccination sites to increase capacity for individuals with comorbidities & underlying conditions, who can begin to schedule appointments
Sat, Feb 13th 2021 11:55 pm
The "Am I Eligible" screening tool will be updated for individuals with comorbidities and underlying conditions at 8 a.m. Sunday, with new appointments released on a rolling basis over the next weeks. Starting next week, local health departments will also receive vaccine allocations for these individuals. People can use the following to show they are eligible:
GIBOE: Draft 2021-22 budget introduced; Hybrid learning model decried by parents
Fri, Feb 12th 2021 07:00 pm
The Grand Island Board of Education is looking to close a budget gap of at least $1,478,957 after its first review of the draft budget for the school year 2021-22.
'Clouds Are Clearing' for SEU Worship with 'Mixtape 1B'
Fri, Feb 12th 2021 04:30 pm
Provident Label Group/Essential Worship's SEU Worship releases the second installment of their mixtape projects, "Clouds Are Clearing: Mixtape 1B" today. Click here to check it out.
'FAITHFUL' Ellie Holcomb & Amy Grant release 'A Woman'
Fri, Feb 12th 2021 04:30 pm
It was announced in January that the ministries of Compassion International, David C Cook, and Integrity Music would release the "FAITHFUL Project," a collaborative project encapsulating a book, music and live events. The album, titled "FAITHFUL: Go and Speak," is slated to drop April 30, while the "FAITHFUL" book will release May 1.
Cuomo: Restaurant & bar closing times to be extended to 11 pm statewide
Fri, Feb 12th 2021 12:00 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Friday announced that, given the continued decline in hospitalization and infection rates throughout New York, closing times for restaurants and bars will be extended from 10 p.m. to 11 p.m. statewide beginning Sunday, Feb. 14.
NYS: Melissa DeRosa clarifies statements
Fri, Feb 12th 2021 11:55 am
In the wake of a New York Post story, Secretary to the Governor Melissa DeRosa released the following statement Friday regarding comments made during a Zoom conference call with state legislators:
GOP takes aim at Cuomo
Fri, Feb 12th 2021 11:40 am
Senate Republican Leader Robert Ortt and members of the Republican conference on Friday called on the Senate majority to convene a special session and immediately strip Gov. Andrew Cuomo of his emergency powers. They also stressed the immediate need for a thorough, top-to-bottom investigation into the entire administration.
Higgins announces committee approval of COVID-19 relief for working families
Fri, Feb 12th 2021 11:30 am
Congressman Brian Higgins, D-NY-26, announced, during a second full day of hearings on the American Rescue Plan, the House of Representatives Ways and Means Committee approved several measures providing COVID-19 relief for families.
While shopping locally, support a Western New York Girl Scout with a cookie purchase
Fri, Feb 12th 2021 11:30 am
Girl Scouts of Western New York asks for the community's support of local girls across GSWNY's nine-county service area of Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie, Genesee, Livingston, Monroe, Niagara, Orleans and Wyoming counties who are participating in the 2021 Girl Scout Cookie Program. Girl Scout Cookie lovers across Western New York are currently able to purchase their favorite cookies from a girl for $5 per box online now, throughout the program, until March 28.
As WNY marks anniversary of Flight 3407 tragedy, Higgins fights to finish job families started
Fri, Feb 12th 2021 11:30 am
Congressman Brian Higgins is urging the newly appointed U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg to get to work on finalizing the last piece of policy directed to be implemented following the tragic crash of Flight 3407 in Western New York on Feb. 12, 2009.
Harry Connick Jr set to release new album 'Alone With My Faith'
Fri, Feb 12th 2021 11:25 am
With the pandemic casting a long shadow in 2020, Grammy and Emmy award-winning multiinstrumentalist Harry Connick Jr retreated to his home studio during the lockdown and emerged with an album of new music.
Rhett Walker debuts 'Gospel Song'
Fri, Feb 12th 2021 11:25 am
Provident Label Group/Sony Music drops "Gospel Song," the latest single from the Grammy- and multi-GMA Dove awards-nominated southern rocker and songwriter Rhett Walker. Accompanied by a music video, the song is now available on all digital platforms.
Allied Health students show love for Niagara Falls Memorial nurses
Fri, Feb 12th 2021 11:20 am
Orleans/Niagara BOCES Allied Health students, at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center, made Valentine's Day goody bags for the nurses on the units as a thank you for their hard work and dedication the past year. Teacher Lisa Trapasso said they are all very grateful to these medical professionals and all they do.
NE-YO celebrates 15 years of 'In My Own Words'
Fri, Feb 12th 2021 11:20 am
In honor of the 15th anniversary of the two-times-Platinum "In My Own Words" by R&B veteran NE-YO, UMe/Def Jam will release a digital deluxe version of the album - as well as two live acoustic performances of the hit singles from the project "So Sick" and "Sexy Love, " live from The Compound in Atlanta.
Full edition: The Tribune-Sentinel for Feb. 12, 2021
Fri, Feb 12th 2021 07:00 am
Full edition: The Tribune-Sentinel for Feb. 12, 2021
Youngstown Lions to hold virtual 'Cash Bash'
Fri, Feb 12th 2021 07:00 am
With St. Patrick's Day approaching, Youngstown Lions Club President Terry Cummings has announced the traditional "St. Patrick's Cash Bash" raffle will be virtual due to COVID-19 protocols. The online event will take place at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 17.
 

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