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DEC announces statewide muskellunge fishing season opens May 30
Fri, May 29th 2020 01:00 pm
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos announced the statewide fishing season for muskellunge opens Saturday, May 30, in most locations. The muskellunge season for New York's Lake Erie, Upper Niagara River, Lower Niagara River, Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River opens on the third Saturday in June - June 20 this year.
Niagara University senior installs six little free libraries as capstone project
Fri, May 29th 2020 12:55 pm
As part of her capstone course, projects in public health, Niagara University senior Joy O'Brien decided to install Little Free Libraries throughout the City of Niagara Falls to increase and promote children's literacy. Working with her course professor, Dr. Mark Gallo, and their community partner, Brian Archie from Create a Healthier Niagara Falls Collaborative, O'Brien was well on her way to construct six libraries, which serve as neighborhood book exchanges and operate on a "take a book, leave a book" basis.
DEC urges New Yorkers: If you care, leave it there
Fri, May 29th 2020 12:50 pm
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos recently reminded New Yorkers to appreciate wildlife from a safe distance and resist the urge to touch or pick up newborn fawns and other young wildlife. Human contact with wildlife can carry unintended consequences detrimental to the creatures people intend to help.
Higgins & Niagara County Clerk Jastrzemski announce VA accreditation to better serve veterans in WNY
Fri, May 29th 2020 12:50 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins and Niagara County Clerk Joseph Jastrzemski announced the accreditation of Jeffrey M. Glatz, director of the Niagara County Veterans Service Agency. As a fully accredited representative of the American Legion, he can now work on the preparation and presentation of claims for veteran benefits.
AAA: 20.2 people die in NYS crashes involving teen drivers every summer during '100 Deadliest Days'
Fri, May 29th 2020 12:50 pm
In New York state, 222 people were killed in crashes involving teen drivers during the "100 Deadliest Days" from 2008 to 2018. The "100 Deadliest Days" is the period between Memorial Day and Labor Day, when fatal teen crashes increase dramatically. The number of people killed in crashes involving teen drivers, in New York, during rest of the year is 382 (for a total of 604 from 2008 to 2018). 222 people killed in summer months compared to 382 killed during non-summer months, over the 10 years, is an increase of more than 70%. Moreover, 222 people killed in the summertime equates to a yearly average of 20.2 deaths.
Buffalo Music Hall of Fame launches 2020 student scholarship project with all-star music collaboration
Fri, May 29th 2020 12:45 pm
Buffalo Music Hall of Fame President Anthony Casuccio posted an idea on Facebook, which evolved into a virtual creation of artists coming together for a good cause: The Buffalo Music Hall of Fame student scholarship program.
Higgins announces federal affordable housing assistance for people with disabilities
Fri, May 29th 2020 12:45 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins announced $34,561 to Buffalo Municipal Housing Authority (BMHA) and $65,073 to the City of Buffalo in federal funding to assist in providing affordable housing to non-elderly people living with disabilities through the Mainstream Housing Choice Voucher Program. This brings total affordable housing federal emergency relief supporting Buffalo residents to over $16 million: $3,044,512 for the Buffalo Municipal Housing Authority and $13,120,017 for the City of Buffalo.
Obituary: George E. Sullivan Jr.
Fri, May 29th 2020 12:00 pm
George E. Sullivan Jr., formerly of Grand Island, went to his eternal reward on May 28, 2020.
Coronavirus stats for May 29
Fri, May 29th 2020 11:30 am
Coronavirus stats for May 29
Niagara-Wheatfield BOE gets set for budget vote; outlines graduation plans
Fri, May 29th 2020 10:35 am
On May 20, the Niagara-Wheatfield Board of Education held its last budget discussions before this week's upcoming public budget hearing and board elections. Amid funding shortfalls from the state, the board is set to propose a $77,119,627 budget for the 2020-21 fiscal year, a 3.66% increase from last year. Superintendent Daniel Ljiljanich and Assistant Superintendent of Finance and Management Allison Davis outlined strategies the district will use to cover the budget, including a 1.49% increase on the tax levy.
A message from Wheatfield Supervisor Don MacSwan
Fri, May 29th 2020 10:30 am
The following message was issued by Wheatfield Town Supervisor Don MacSwan earlier this week:
Niagara-Wheatfield Board of Education public meeting on June 1
Fri, May 29th 2020 10:30 am
The Niagara-Wheatfield Central School District sent out the following press release on May 28.
Island Dispatch for May 29, 2020
Fri, May 29th 2020 10:10 am
Island Dispatch for May 29, 2020
Full edition: The Tribune and The Sentinel for May 29, 2020
Fri, May 29th 2020 10:10 am
Full edition: The Tribune and The Sentinel for May 29, 2020 Click for a larger version (PDF)
NYS issues details on phase two of reopening: More retail, no restaurant changes
Fri, May 29th 2020 09:55 am
Details are now available for phase two of Gov. Andrew Cuomo's "New York Forward" reopening process.
Community responds to Brickyard/BBC fire: #Brickbybrick GoFundMe assistance effort launched
Fri, May 29th 2020 09:55 am
"Words cannot begin to express the pain we feel for our neighbors at Brickyard Pub and BBQ and Brickyard Brewing Company. Ken, Eric, Steve and the entire Brickyard family, we love you guys and will be with you every step of the way. Take care and God bless. #brickbybrick #lewistonstrong."
Safety first at Silo, as Lewiston restaurant opens for summer season
Fri, May 29th 2020 09:40 am
The Silo Restaurant in Lewiston has implemented an impressive slate of safety measures.
10 Mile Garage and Sidewalk Sale postponed
Fri, May 29th 2020 09:25 am
Niagara Frontier Publications is postponing the annual 10 Mile Garage and Sidewalk Sale.
Food drive for Care-N-Share Food Pantry
Fri, May 29th 2020 09:20 am
The Town of Lewiston Senior Center will hold a food drive from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, May 30, to benefit the Care-N-Share Food Pantry in Ransomville. The donation drop-off will take place at the Lewiston Senior Center, 4361 Lower River Road, to assist the pantry in restocking its shelves.
Lewiston-Porter proposes $49.092 million budget for 2020-21
Fri, May 29th 2020 09:20 am
With the budget vote and Board of Education election approaching on Tuesday, June 9, Lewiston-Porter has been working to give you as much detail as possible prior to mailing in your ballot.
Farmers Market to open in Lewiston
Fri, May 29th 2020 09:00 am
Jamie Symmonds of Willow Consulting is bringing her Farmers Market back for a third summer, starting up again on Saturday, June 6.
'Today' & Citi kick off 2020 summer music series with Lady Antebellum; additional acts include Chance the Rapper, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Kelly Clarkson, Blake Shelton, Alanis Morissette, Rascal Flatts
Fri, May 29th 2020 08:00 am
For the past 25 years, NBC's "Today" has brought the biggest names in music to morning TV. This summer, the beat goes on with a star-studded lineup of talented musicians and reimagined performances. The 2020 "Citi Music Series on TODAY" kicks off Friday, May 29, with a special performance from Lady Antebellum.
Cuomo issues executive order authorizing businesses to deny entry to individuals not wearing masks or face-coverings
Thu, May 28th 2020 09:45 pm
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo on Thursday issued an executive order authorizing businesses to deny entry to individuals who do not wear masks or face-coverings. The mandate builds on the state's ongoing efforts to protect New Yorkers and slow the spread.
Following Higgins' push, administration extends federal orders for National Guard
Thu, May 28th 2020 09:45 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins, D-NY-26, welcomed news that the Trump administration is extending federal orders assigning National Guard members to COVID-19 response through mid-August. The president had previously indicated plans to end the current order when it expires on June 24, leaving National Guard members serving on the frontlines of the pandemic response ineligible for federal benefits.
Coronavirus stats for May 28
Thu, May 28th 2020 11:45 am
Coronavirus stats for May 28
Brickyard Brewing Company fire: Praise for first responders & thanks blaze didn't spread
Thu, May 28th 2020 08:55 am
Village of Lewiston officials applauded those who helped fight a late Tuesday night fire that damaged the Brickyard Brewing Company and part of the Brickyard Pub & BBQ.
Erie County Fair postponed until 2021
Wed, May 27th 2020 10:25 pm
The Erie County Agricultural Society, sponsors of the Erie County Fair, announced Wednesday that it has decided to postpone the 2020 Erie County Fair (originally scheduled to be held Aug. 12-23).
Broadcast TV's super superhero saga, 'Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.,' goes out on its own terms
Wed, May 27th 2020 04:30 pm
"S.H.I.E.L.D." was able to combine action/adventure with sci-fi, romance, comedy, and, on occasion, a sprinkling of the big screen Marvel Cinematic Universe to become the best comic book-inspired series on broadcast or cable television.
Coronavirus stats for May 27
Wed, May 27th 2020 12:20 pm
Coronavirus stats for May 27
Academy Park bleachers demo'd
Wed, May 27th 2020 11:10 am
The green bleachers were torn down on Tuesday and Wednesday. Lewiston Event Center co-owner Harold Hibbard donated manpower to have the seating area demolished.
Brickyard Brewing Co., Pub & BBQ involved in late-night Center Street blaze
Wed, May 27th 2020 02:40 am
A staple of Center Street in the Village of Lewiston endured a tough hit late Tuesday night. Brickyard Brewing Co., in addition to the Pub and BBQ, erupted in flames that resulted in a partial roof collapse.
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center to perform COVID-19 testing at residential sites
Tue, May 26th 2020 08:15 pm
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center is expanding its efforts to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in Niagara Falls.
NHL plans 'Return to Play'
Tue, May 26th 2020 08:05 pm
The National Hockey League on Tuesday announced a "Return to Play" plan, which will see 24 teams compete in the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Participating squads will begin in "hub cities." The top four teams in each conference will have a round-robin tournament, while the remaining field of 16 enters a best-of-five-games elimination tournament.
NCCC hosts virtual commencement celebration for grads
Tue, May 26th 2020 04:30 pm
On Saturday, May 23, Niagara County Community College hosted a virtual commencement celebration for the Class of 2020, recognizing over 900 graduates. The prerecorded video allowed graduates to submit a photo of themselves, future plans, and messages of appreciation to friends and family. Additionally, the video included remarks from SUNY Chancellor Kristina Johnson, and NCCC President William Murabito.
Cuomo: 'We're going to turn the page on COVID-19'
Tue, May 26th 2020 04:05 pm
As part of his Tuesday morning press conference, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced good news, in terms of COVID-19 stats in New York.
VFW Post 313 presents Memorial Day remembrance by car
Tue, May 26th 2020 03:15 pm
Over 20 families participated in the VFW Post 313 Youngstown Memorial Day car drive-by remembrance Monday at Universal, Saint Bernard's, Oakland Rural and Old Fort Niagara cemeteries. At each site, veterans got out of their vehicles and offered a salute to their fallen comrades and a wreath was placed at the War of 1812 monument at Old Fort Niagara.
SERVPRO cleaning specialist in Niagara Falls recommends 4 key things to look for as businesses reopen
Tue, May 26th 2020 03:10 pm
For the past several months, people across the country have been sheltering at home to help stop the spread of the COVID-19 virus. It is no surprise that many consumers are now nervous about rejoining their communities and reentering public spaces. A recent nationally recognized survey reported 89% of consumers were hesitant about visiting a brick-and-mortar business and 40% cited cleanliness as a top concern.
Census Bureau to deliver 2020 census questionnaires in most upstate counties
Tue, May 26th 2020 03:05 pm
The U.S. Census Bureau, in coordination with federal, state and local health officials, will begin to drop off 2020 census questionnaire packets at front doors of households in most upstate New York counties starting Wednesday, May 27. This is done in areas where the majority of households do not receive mail at their physical address. The Census Bureau began hand-delivering census materials on March 15, but suspended all fieldwork for this operation on March 18 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Child Care centers hit hard by COVID-19, according to study by Niagara University's Levesque Institute
Tue, May 26th 2020 03:00 pm
A report recently released by Niagara University's Levesque Institute for Civic Engagement reveals some sobering statistics concerning the current and future status of Niagara County's licensed, center-based child care centers due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Treating substance use disorder amid pandemic
Tue, May 26th 2020 02:50 pm
When Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo put out the call in March for health care workers to volunteer in New York City during the height of the pandemic, Tildabeth Doscher, M.D., eagerly signed up: "I said I was willing to do anything, happy to provide support in whatever way was needed."
 

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