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Consumer alert: New York State Division of Consumer Protection offers tips to New Yorkers on upcoming outreach for census
Thu, Aug 6th 2020 11:30 am
The New York State Division of Consumer Protection (DCP) on Wednesday issued guidance to New Yorkers about census takers who will be visiting homes that haven't yet responded to the census beginning this week.
Statewide crackdown on speeding
Thu, Aug 6th 2020 11:30 am
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Wednesday announced New York State Police and local law enforcement will be increasing patrols over the next week to crack down on speeding across the state.
Cuomo directs State Police hate crimes task force to assist in investigation of assault against transgender man in Rochester
Thu, Aug 6th 2020 11:30 am
Gov. Andrew Cuomo issued the following statement on Wednesday: "I am outraged by reports of an assault against a 30-year-old black transgender man in Rochester. New York will never tolerate such rancorous acts of hate, and I am directing the State Police hate crimes task force to provide any and all resources necessary to bring the assailants to justice.
'Greetings from Niagara Falls': Mural a welcome sign
Thu, Aug 6th 2020 08:30 am
The Downtown Niagara Falls Business Association hosted an official unveiling for the new "Greetings From Niagara Falls" public mural outside of Wine on Third.
Food Network to premiere special at-home episodes of 'Rachael Ray's 30 Minute Meals'
Wed, Aug 5th 2020 04:20 pm
Production has just completed on special at-home episodes of "Rachael Ray's 30 Minute Meals," it was announced Wednesday by Food Network President Courtney White.
Cuomo announces construction milestone for historic Carousel project at Canalside
Wed, Aug 5th 2020 04:15 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Wednesday announced the start of timber construction on the Buffalo Heritage Carousel project at Canalside. The project consists of a new building near the corner of Prime and Perry streets to house the near-century-old De Angelis Carousel. The carousel is planned to open in the summer of 2021.
Matthew West launches 'The Matthew West Podcast' on That Sounds Fun Network
Wed, Aug 5th 2020 01:30 pm
Five-time Grammy-nominated artist Matthew West launches "The Matthew West Podcast" today on best-selling author, speaker and popular podcaster Annie F. Downs' That Sounds Fun Network. "The Matthew West Podcast" joins six other podcasts on the That Sounds Fun Network, which launched in May and already touts millions of downloads.
Instagram launches 'Reels' in US to provide users with ability to create, discover, & edit short-form videos
Wed, Aug 5th 2020 01:30 pm
Instagram announced today the U.S. launch of Reels, a new Instagram format that gives anyone the ability to create and discover short-form, edited videos with audio and music.
Cuomo directs State Department of Public Service to investigate utilities in wake of 'failed storm response'
Wed, Aug 5th 2020 01:30 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo released the following statement on Wednesday:
Girl Scouts celebrates National S'mores Day by offering a free pack of Girl Scout Cookies
Wed, Aug 5th 2020 10:40 am
In honor of National S'mores Day on Aug. 10, Girl Scouts of Western New York (GSWNY) will offer one free package of cookies including the famous Girl Scout S'mores cookies while supplies last.
Reopening schools: NYSUT, UFT demand clear, statewide policy for building shutdown, tracing, quarantine protocols in event of positive COVID-19 cases
Wed, Aug 5th 2020 09:45 am
As the state prepares to make decisions regarding reopening school buildings this week, New York State United Teachers and the United Federation of Teachers on Wednesday demanded that state health officials issue clear protocols for how and when school districts must close their buildings, and how health officials will perform contact tracing and initiate quarantines in the event of a positive COVID-19 case in a school this fall.
Cancer Services Program of Erie County plans online series for cancer prevention
Wed, Aug 5th 2020 09:40 am
The Erie County Department of Health (ECDOH) and its Cancer Services Program will present three cancer prevention webinars. Each 6 p.m. 40-minute presentation will have a specific focus, starting with breast cancer Aug. 31, followed by colorectal cancer on Sept. 28 and cervical cancer on Jan. 10, 2021.
J.D. Power pharmacy study ranks Wegmans highest in customer satisfaction among supermarket pharmacies
Wed, Aug 5th 2020 09:40 am
The recently released J.D. Power 2020 U.S. Pharmacy Study ranked Wegmans Pharmacy "Highest in Customer Satisfaction among Supermarket Pharmacies," for the third year in a row with a score of 904 (based on a 1,000-point scale).
Russ gives again: Russell J. Salvatore Foundation donates an additional $200,000 to Buffalo City Mission
Wed, Aug 5th 2020 09:40 am
The Russell J. Salvatore Foundation announced a $200,000 commitment to help complete the dining room in the Buffalo City Mission's new Alfiero Family Center of Hope and Promise. The new room will be named the Russell J. Salvatore Dining Room, with a tag line that states, "Be our guest and let the City Mission do the rest."
Local artist donates painting of Air Force flyover to Mount St. Mary's
Tue, Aug 4th 2020 05:30 pm
Local artist Arthur Jones donated a one-of-a-kind oil painting of the Air Force flyover to Mount St. Mary's Hospital.
Oral rabies vaccine distribution project anticipated to begin as early as week of Aug. 10
Tue, Aug 4th 2020 04:45 pm
The Niagara County Department of Health Environmental Division is part of a collaborative effort to prevent the spread of raccoon rabies in the Western New York region through dissemination of oral rabies vaccine (ORV).
Spectrum Health and Buffalo Boys & Girls Club collaborate on new service
Tue, Aug 4th 2020 04:30 pm
Shooting hoops, homework help, making friends for life ... those are all part of the typical Boys & Girls Club experiences. Youth attending the Masten Clubhouse now have access to behavioral health services through a pilot program with Spectrum Health and Human Services.
Niagara County DPW to open Wisterman Road Bridge
Tue, Aug 4th 2020 03:55 pm
Niagara County Legislator Will Collins, chairman of the county's infrastructure committee, on Tuesday announced the Wisterman Road Bridge in the Town of Lockport will reopen Wednesday.
Niagara Wheatfield Central School District outlines reopening plan
Tue, Aug 4th 2020 02:15 pm
The Niagara Wheatfield Central School District is moving forward with a two-program model as it submits its reopening plans to New York state.
Cuomo, Hochul announce start of construction on new affordable housing development on Buffalo's east side
Tue, Aug 4th 2020 01:35 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday announced the start of construction on Mount Aaron Village, a new affordable housing development on Genesee Street in Buffalo. The complex will have 59 units, including 18 apartments that will be dedicated specifically for people who need supportive services to live independently.
2 arrested at Falls car dealership
Tue, Aug 4th 2020 01:20 pm
At 2:36 a.m. Monday, Niagara County Sheriff's Office Deputy Darryl Kroening was patrolling Niagara Falls Boulevard when he noticed a new Chevrolet Silverado at David Chevrolet, 10225 Niagara Falls Blvd., with stone blocks underneath an axle. After entering lot, Kroening observed a subject running westbound through the lot.
Cuomo: More than $2.3 million awarded through 'New York Forward' loan fund
Tue, Aug 4th 2020 01:10 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday announced more than $2.3 million has been awarded to support 61 businesses and residential landlords with COVID-19-related costs and expenses through the "New York Forward" loan fund. Of the 61 loans, 54 were provided to minority- and women-owned businesses; 10 loans were provided to residential landlords; two loans were awarded to veteran-owned businesses; and one loan supported a nonprofit organization.
Democrats to select nominees for Village of Lewiston election
Tue, Aug 4th 2020 01:10 pm
A Democratic Party caucus to nominate candidates for two, four-year terms as Village of Lewiston trustees will take place beginning at 6 p.m. Monday, Aug. 17, at the Red Brick Municipal Building gymnasium, 145 N. Fourth St.
Felons crossing Pennsylvania state lines caught after police pursuit
Tue, Aug 4th 2020 01:10 pm
On Monday, Niagara Falls Police Department was alerted of two felony warrants issued from the Pennsylvania State Police for 31-year-old Richard Reiss and 34-year-old Dewayne Shields. Warrant officers located a red, compact, four-door sedan with Pennsylvania plates heading southbound on John B. Daly Boulevard.
NYS Tax Department: 57% increase in use of Free File program
Tue, Aug 4th 2020 01:05 pm
The New York State Department of Taxation and Finance announced the Free File program experienced a 57% increase in use this tax filing season. Over a quarter-million taxpayers took advantage of the free tax preparation and filing software available through the Tax Department website, saving New Yorkers more than an estimated $51 million in tax preparer and tax software expenses.
COVID-19: Rhode Island meets metrics to qualify for travel advisory; WNY infection rate drops
Tue, Aug 4th 2020 12:05 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday announced an additional state meets 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 state is Rhode Island, bringing the total to 35.
Casseri provides update to Lew-Port families
Tue, Aug 4th 2020 11:35 am
Lewiston-Porter Central School District Superintendent of Schools Paul Casseri sent out this correspondence on Friday:
NYSEG shares 7 simple steps to manage energy use this summer
Tue, Aug 4th 2020 10:55 am
This summer, many of us are spending more time at home than ever before due to COVID-19. From video work calls to keeping the cool air flowing all day long, the extra time at home is inevitably increasing your home energy consumption. As a result, it's essential to make your home as energy-efficient as possible.
ECMC awarded 3-year CARF accreditation for medical rehab program
Tue, Aug 4th 2020 10:15 am
The Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) announced Erie County Medical Center (ECMC) Corp.'s acute inpatient rehabilitation unit was accredited for a period of three years (through June 30, 2023).
IRS grants Higgins' request to extend Federal Historic Tax Credit deadlines
Tue, Aug 4th 2020 10:15 am
Following a request by Congressman Brian Higgins, D-NY-26, and other members, the Internal Revenue Service is granting an extension giving Federal Historic Tax Credit (HTC) applicants additional time to fulfil necessary requirements due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
COVID-19: Western New York has highest rate of infection on Sunday
Mon, Aug 3rd 2020 06:00 pm
Per Gov. Andrew Cuomo's office, Western New York had the highest number (by percentage) of positive coronavirus cases in New York state, at 2.2%. That includes 54 new cases in Erie County and three in Niagara County.
UB to remove names of Millard Fillmore, James O. Putnam, Peter B. Porter
Mon, Aug 3rd 2020 05:50 pm
The University at Buffalo will remove the names Millard Fillmore, James O. Putnam and Peter B. Porter from four locations at UB, a decision that aligns with the university's commitment to fight systemic racism and create a welcoming environment for all.
Cuomo signs legislation regulating oil- and gas-related waste
Mon, Aug 3rd 2020 05:45 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Monday signed legislation (S3392/A2655) regulating waste from oil or natural gas in New York as hazardous waste.
Award-winning Respect My Vote! campaign relaunches for 2020 election
Mon, Aug 3rd 2020 05:45 pm
Hip Hop Caucus, the political arm of hip-hop, is relaunching its Respect My Vote! nonpartisan campaign just in time for the 2020 election. Respect My Vote! is the longest-running, most successful Hip Hop voter mobilization campaign. This year, the 2020 campaign is focused on ensuring communities are able to vote amidst the COVID-19 crisis, returning citizens exercise their right to vote, and young people are inspired to vote on issues such as racial justice and climate justice.
Ortt: Democrat-controlled nursing home hearing fails to get answers on deaths from DOH in absence of subpoenas
Mon, Aug 3rd 2020 05:45 pm
New York State Senate Republicans on Monday renewed calls for the Senate to use its subpoena power after, empty testimony from DOH Commissioner Howard Zucker left grieving families whose loved ones died in nursing homes without new information about why this tragedy occurred.
'Delicious Miss Brown' returns with new season filled with family, friends & fresh dishes from South Carolina's low-country
Mon, Aug 3rd 2020 05:45 pm
Just in time to wrap up summer and head into fall, cook and caterer Kardea Brown is back with a brand-new season of "Delicious Miss Brown" to share more of her cherished family recipes and Southern traditions.
Consumer alert: New York State Division of Consumer Protection warns of rise in online shopping complaints during pandemic
Mon, Aug 3rd 2020 05:30 pm
The New York State Division of Consumer Protection (DCP) is alerting consumers to a rise in online shopping complaints as the COVID-19 pandemic continues.
AAF Buffalo announces 2020-21 board of directors; names new vice presidents
Mon, Aug 3rd 2020 05:30 pm
The American Advertising Federation of Buffalo (AAF Buffalo) has announced its 2020-21 board of directors, including new vice presidents of communications and programming.
Cuomo signs legislation extending lookback window for child victims act
Mon, Aug 3rd 2020 05:15 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Monday signed legislation (S7082/A9036) extending the lookback window for victims to file claims under the Child Victims Act, regardless of when or how long ago the alleged abuse occurred.
Allpro Parking plants tree with plaque in honor of late Eugene Tenney
Mon, Aug 3rd 2020 05:15 pm
Allpro Parking LLC is paying homage to Eugene Tenney, who passed away Oct. 31, by planting a tree with a plaque in his memory in a garden in front of a parking lot that he owned in the shadows of Buffalo's City Hall.

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