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PPP provides crucial lifeline to Western New York small businesses, nonprofits affected by pandemic
Wed, Jul 8th 2020 11:55 am
The U.S. Small Business Administration Atlantic Region's Paycheck Protection Program loan data for New York congressional districts 23 through 27 highlights the success of unprecedented federal relief to New York's small businesses. Approximately $38.35 billion in initial approved amounts came through many of SBA PPP-participating lenders to 323,903 small businesses and nonprofits across the Empire State.
Niagara County encourages residents to stay cool, hydrated and informed of cooling center locations
Wed, Jul 8th 2020 11:45 am
High temperatures can cause serious heat-related illness. Heat-related illnesses occur when the body is unable to properly cool itself through perspiration. People who are more susceptible to heat-related illness are young children, older adults, outside workers, and people with chronic medical conditions.
AAA warns motorists of extreme heat and dangers of hot vehicles
Wed, Jul 8th 2020 11:45 am
With heat warnings issued across the region, AAA Western and Central New York is reminding motorists to be aware of the dangers of hot cars. On average, 37 children die in hot cars every year. While an overwhelming majority of these deaths are accidental, such tragedies are often preventable.
Reorganizational meeting: Village of Lewiston sticks with established team
Tue, Jul 7th 2020 05:45 pm
Monday's Village of Lewiston reorganizational meeting saw no significant changes for the new fiscal year.
New downtown mural welcomes visitors to Niagara Falls USA
Tue, Jul 7th 2020 05:20 pm
A colorful new mural can be seen on the side of the Wine on Third building, located at 501 Third St., Niagara Falls, facing Ferry Avenue. The postcard-inspired mural, "Greetings from Niagara Falls," was conceived and painted by local freelance artist Paul Clifton. It was commissioned by the Downtown Niagara Falls Business Association (DNFBA) as a way to showcase Niagara County activities and welcome guests to Niagara Falls USA.
Project Pride of North Tonawanda completes downtown rain garden plaque project
Tue, Jul 7th 2020 05:15 pm
Project Pride has completed the installation of the rain garden informational plaques on Manhattan Street in downtown North Tonawanda.
'NBA Countdown' has special 2-hour 'NBA Restart' live event Saturday, July 25
Tue, Jul 7th 2020 05:15 pm
"NBA Countdown presented by Mountain Dew: NBA Restart," led by host Maria Taylor and featuring analysts Paul Pierce, Jalen Rose, Jay Williams and ESPN Senior NBA Insider Adrian Wojnarowski, will air live, Saturday, July 25 (8 p.m. EDT), on ABC.
Higgins announces federal grants for first responders in Niagara County & Amherst
Tue, Jul 7th 2020 05:15 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins announced federal funding to the Niagara County Department of Emergency Services and Ellicott Creek Fire Co. to prevent, prepare for and respond to COVID-19.
Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum reopens for 2020 season
Tue, Jul 7th 2020 05:15 pm
The Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum will reopen for the 2020 season on Wednesday, July 8. The museum was forced to keep its doors shut due to COVID-19 restrictions, but received permission to open as part of phase four of "New York Forward" reopening guidelines.
Local businesses worthy of honor, need support
Tue, Jul 7th 2020 05:15 pm
We are at the halfway point of our summer and supporting our businesses are more important than ever. Never have businesses faced an incredibly unique challenge due to the extraordinary circumstances created by the COVID-19 pandemic. Our small business is the engine that drives the train of our community and our country.
Cuomo: 3 more states added to quarantine list
Tue, Jul 7th 2020 11:05 am
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday announced three additional states meet the metrics to qualify for the travel advisory requiring individuals who have traveled to New York from those states, all of which have significant community spread, to quarantine for 14 days. The newly added states are Delaware, Kansas and Oklahoma.
Fellow performers remember country & southern rock legend Charlie Daniels
Tue, Jul 7th 2020 10:50 am
Country Music Hall of Famer, Grand Ole Opry member and southern rock legend Charlie Daniels passed away Monday morning at Summit Medical Center in Hermitage, Tennessee. Doctors determined the cause of death was a hemorrhagic stroke. Daniels was 83.
PSE welcomes Kelton Enterprises as Tim Hortons partner
Tue, Jul 7th 2020 10:50 am
Pegula Sports & Entertainment on Monday announced a partnership with Kelton Enterprises LLC to operate the Tim Hortons Café & Bakeshop at LECOM Harborcenter, which reopens Tuesday.
'Savor on the Street' offers summertime lunch specials
Tue, Jul 7th 2020 10:50 am
Niagara Falls Culinary Institute's Savor Restaurant has the kitchen stocked and chefs ready to serve guests from the patio on historic Old Falls Street.
Erie County District Attorney's Office presents virtual speaker series to Buffalo Public School students
Tue, Jul 7th 2020 10:50 am
Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn announced that, in lieu of an in-person community conversation, his office created a virtual speaker series that was distributed Monday to Buffalo Public School students. The video, "Buffalo Strong: Inspirational Moments for Our Youth," features more than a dozen government leaders, community activists and artists from the Buffalo area offering words of encouragement to students who finished the school year at home due to the pandemic.
Working together for clean energy: SUNY Fredonia, NYPA, Oriden & Solar Liberty team for solar project
Tue, Jul 7th 2020 10:50 am
The State University of New York at Fredonia announced construction is starting on its first solar/battery project, enabling the Chautauqua County campus in Western New York to lead by example in reducing its carbon footprint with innovative energy efficiency and renewable energy technology. The New York Power Authority, as the campus' energy adviser, is overseeing the project. Selected in a competitive bidding process, the state's strategic partners Oriden, a Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems venture, and Solar Liberty are providing a turnkey installation for the solar-plus-storage solution, from concept to design, installation and financing.
Cuomo directs flags at half-staff for fallen soldier
Mon, Jul 6th 2020 08:25 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Monday directed flags on state government buildings to remain at half-staff in recognition of a Fort Drum Soldier who died in Afghanistan on Friday, July 3.
Youngstown Lions Club awards Riordan scholarships
Mon, Jul 6th 2020 02:45 pm
The Youngstown Lions Club has awarded $1,000 scholarships, honoring the memory of Neil Riordan, former mayor of Youngstown, to three Lewiston-Porter High School seniors.
Cuomo: DOH finalizing guidance on possible school reopening in September; casinos & movie theaters to remain closed as government reviews facts
Mon, Jul 6th 2020 02:45 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Monday announced the New York State Department of Health, in consultation with the Reimagine Education Advisory Council and others, is finalizing guidance on the possible reopening of schools in September. New York state previously directed all school districts to develop reopening plans. A decision on whether to reopen schools in September has not been made yet.
New York Sea Grant equips 'for-hire' boating industry to encourage clean & safe practices during COVID-19
Mon, Jul 6th 2020 02:15 pm
New York Sea Grant (NYSG) is providing New York state's freshwater marine industry for-hire boating sector with a series of six decals to encourage public compliance with boating-specific COVID-19 safety precautions. The outreach is part of the 2020 edition of NYSG's nationally recognized "Discover Clean and Safe Boating" campaign.
Lewiston fireworks draw rave reviews
Mon, Jul 6th 2020 12:20 pm
Independence Day in Lewiston had a different meaning this year, as, for one night, people were liberated from their COVID-19 quarantines and allowed to join together for a public celebration.
Coronavirus stats for July 6
Mon, Jul 6th 2020 11:45 am
Coronavirus stats for July 6
Buffalo History Museum announces annual Red Jacket Award recipients
Mon, Jul 6th 2020 10:50 am
The board of managers of The Buffalo History Museum has named community leaders Jake and Katie Schneider recipients of its annual Red Jacket Award. The board will present the awards at the Red Jacket Awards ceremony on Oct. 8.
Wheatfield to conduct first public Town Board meeting
Mon, Jul 6th 2020 09:55 am
The Town of Wheatfield is scheduled to conduct its first public Town Board meeting since March at 7 p.m. tonight. Board meetings have been held via Zoom.
EPIC & PARENT Network of WNY launch 'Parent Leadership Series'
Mon, Jul 6th 2020 09:45 am
EPIC-Every Person Influences Children announced its upcoming "Parent Leadership Series," in collaboration with Parent Network of WNY. The series is funded by the Mother Cabrini Health Foundation, which provides support for low-income individuals and families, as well as persons with special needs in New York.
BOCES: 'Public education is, and has been, a place where tolerance and kindness are learned, practiced & valued'
Mon, Jul 6th 2020 09:45 am
The 14 local school superintendents of the districts comprising the Orleans/Niagara Board of Cooperative Educational Services would like to add to the conversation regarding the protests and reform movements that have occurred across the nation over the last several weeks.
HEAP remains available for customers facing financial difficulties
Mon, Jul 6th 2020 09:45 am
National Fuel Gas Distribution Corp. announced HEAP has been extended through Aug. 31, 2020, or until the funds are exhausted, whichever occurs first.
Clinical research resumes 'safely and carefully' at UB
Mon, Jul 6th 2020 09:15 am
Almost all research at the University at Buffalo other than that focused on COVID-19 was paused on March 23. The move, a direct result of the growing pandemic, was made to reduce the risk of viral transmission. When UB administrators made that announcement, they noted it was a difficult but necessary decision made after a great deal of thought.
Gas prices remain flat despite holiday travel
Mon, Jul 6th 2020 09:15 am
Monday's national average price for a gallon of gasoline is $2.18, which is 1 cent higher than a week ago. One year ago, the price was $2.76. The New York state average is $2.25, 1 cent higher than last week. A year ago, the state average was $2.88.
Mount St. Mary's Hospital offers advanced cardiac arrhythmia detection with world's smallest insertable cardiac monitor
Mon, Jul 6th 2020 09:05 am
For patients throughout Niagara County who suffer from transient or unexplained cardiac arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), Mount St. Mary's Hospital now offers an implantable cardiac monitoring system that features advanced diagnostic capabilities in a device one-third the size of a AAA battery.
Northern Border Caucus co-chairs Higgins & Stefanik lead bipartisan push for US & Canada to develop framework for phased reopening of border
Mon, Jul 6th 2020 09:00 am
As the nation headed into what would typically be a busy weekend for cross-border travel, Congress members Brian Higgins (D-NY-26) and Elise Stefanik (R-NY-21), co-chairs of the Northern Border Caucus, were leading a push for the U.S. and Canada to develop guidance that prepares for reopening while the border is under its current shutdown.
New 'Take Me Out to the Ball Game' exhibit at History Center of Niagara
Mon, Jul 6th 2020 09:00 am
The History Center of Niagara has a brand-new exhibit on display on the first floor of its Outwater Building, 215 Niagara St, Lockport. Open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday, this exhibition, "Take Me Out to the Ball Game," shows the rich history of baseball and the PONY League (Pennsylvania, Ontario and New York) all throughout Niagara County.
The graduation that almost wasn't: Grand Island High School holds memorable 55th commencement
Sat, Jul 4th 2020 07:00 am
When schools closed on March 16, Cheryl Chamberlain didn't think it would impact her graduation class. March was a far cry from June, however the COVID-19 days turned into months and Chamberlain had to rethink her plan.
New York State Thruway Authority: Grand opening held for expanded pet comfort area at WNY Welcome Center
Sat, Jul 4th 2020 07:00 am
The New York State Thruway Authority announced the grand opening of the expanded pet comfort area at the Western New York Welcome Center in Grand Island. This collaborative effort between the Town of Grand Island and the Thruway Authority nearly doubled the size of the dog park.
State landmarks to be lit in recognition of July 4th
Fri, Jul 3rd 2020 05:10 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Friday announced landmarks across the state will be lit in celebration of July 4, including One World Trade Center, the Governor Mario M. Cuomo Bridge, Kosciuszko Bridge, the H. Carl McCall SUNY Administration Building, the State Education Building, the Alfred E. Smith State Office Building, the New York State Fairgrounds, Niagara Falls, Olympic Ski Jumps, Olympic Center, the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Mid-Hudson Bridge and the Park Avenue Viaduct. All landmarks will be lit red, white and blue in celebration of Independence Day.
Full edition: The Tribune and The Sentinel for July 3, 2020
Fri, Jul 3rd 2020 07:00 am
Full edition: The Tribune and The Sentinel for July 3, 2020
Sponsors support fireworks on the 4th
Fri, Jul 3rd 2020 07:00 am
Lewiston Tops owner Anthony DiMino is shown presenting a check to Village of Lewiston Mayor Anne Welch. The funds will go toward Fourth of July fireworks on Saturday night.
Rock Burger: 4 years of great tastes - and a delicious-looking future
Fri, Jul 3rd 2020 07:00 am
Four years ago this week, Rock Burger made its debut in Niagara Falls - and waistbands throughout the area are still yet to recover.
How about a 'stay-cation' in northern Niagara?
Fri, Jul 3rd 2020 07:00 am
With Western New York now officially in phase four of Gov. Andrew Cuomo's "NY Forward" reopening plan, and the July 4 weekend at hand, many are opting to remain at home in "stay-cation" mode, as far as any travel plans are concerned.
Late-night fireworks are more than just a headache
Fri, Jul 3rd 2020 07:00 am
As the Fourth of July approaches, many residents throughout Niagara County say they are fed up with the barrage of fireworks going off at all hours of the night. Community Facebook forums are filled with countless posts by angry residents who want law enforcement to do more to take care of the problem.
 

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