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Cuomo adds 3 states to travel list, provides SLA update, invites Major League Baseball to NYS
Tue, Jul 28th 2020 04:45 pm
Earlier today, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced three additional states, Puerto Rico and Washington, D.C., meet the metrics to qualify for the travel advisory requiring individuals who have traveled to New York from those areas, all of which have significant community spread, to quarantine for 14 days. The newly added states are Illinois, Kentucky and Minnesota. No states have been removed.
34 Girl Scouts receive $36,000 in scholarships at Girl Scouts of WNY's 2020 Gold Award Celebration
Tue, Jul 28th 2020 04:30 pm
Girl Scouts of Western New York announced 34 Girl Scouts from the Western New York area have received a total of 38 scholarships worth $36,000 at the annual Girl Scout Gold Award Celebration.
Norris reports on legislative session
Tue, Jul 28th 2020 04:30 pm
Last week, the State Legislature reconvened for another session to address a variety of issues, including some of the ongoing concerns New Yorkers are facing as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.
Spider-panicked driver crashes into Yacht Club dock, hitting two boats
Tue, Jul 28th 2020 04:05 pm
At approximately 6:12 a.m. Tuesday, an officer from the Niagara Falls Police Department traffic unit responded to the LaSalle Yacht Club, at 73 S.68th St., to investigate a vehicle crash.
72nd Emmy Awards nominations announced as Television Academy recognizes fresh faces & longtime favorites who have elevated storytelling during unprecedented season
Tue, Jul 28th 2020 02:15 pm
Nominations for the 72nd Emmy Awards were announced Tuesday, recognizing a host of groundbreaking new programs and up-and-coming talent, along with beloved performers and hit shows that have been integral in helping television viewers navigate a changing world.
Erie County alerts community to deaths due to suspected cocaine plus opioid overdoses
Tue, Jul 28th 2020 01:25 pm
The Erie County Opiate Epidemic Task Force and invited officials provided an update on opioid-related overdose deaths in Erie County on Tuesday, along with a warning for the public on the deadly dangers of fentanyl and cocaine.
New York Power Authority board approves economic development support of more than 960 jobs around state
Tue, Jul 28th 2020 01:25 pm
The New York Power Authority board of trustees on Tuesday approved economic development awards in support of 960 jobs and $153 million in capital investments statewide in support of New York's economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.
Cuomo kicks off 'Census Push Week' to make sure every New Yorker is counted in upcoming census
Tue, Jul 28th 2020 01:20 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday kicked off the state's "Census Push Week," urging New Yorkers to fill out the 2020 U.S. Census before the Oct. 31 deadline - and to make sure every New Yorker is counted in the upcoming census.
House fire in Town of Newfane
Tue, Jul 28th 2020 12:10 pm
On Monday, the Niagara County Sheriff's Office responded to a 911 call reporting a house fire at 2766 West Ave.
NYSSMA cancels 2020 All State Festival & Winter Conference
Tue, Jul 28th 2020 12:05 pm
The New York State School Music Association (NYSSMA) announced that, due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 All State Festival and Winter Conference, held annually at the Rochester Riverside Convention Center, has been canceled.
Catholic Charities WIC Healthy Baby Festival to go virtual
Tue, Jul 28th 2020 12:05 pm
Catholic Charities Women, Infants and Children (WIC) nutrition program Healthy Baby Festival is going virtual this year. Expectant and young families are invited to attend the festival virtually through an event on Catholic Charities of Buffalo's Facebook page on Wednesday, Aug. 5.
Consumer alert: Division of Consumer Protection reminds businesses & consumers about unsolicited telemarketing calls during state of emergency
Tue, Jul 28th 2020 11:55 am
The New York State Division of Consumer Protection is reminding businesses and consumers about state law related to telemarketing activity during a declared state of emergency. On Dec. 18, 2019, Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed into law a bill that prohibits unsolicited telemarketing sales calls to anyone in an area subject to a declared state of emergency.
Hollywood Foreign Press Association announces awards timetable for 78th Annual Golden Globe Awards
Tue, Jul 28th 2020 11:40 am
The Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) has announced the awards timetable for the 78th Annual Golden Globe Awards, hosted by Tina Fey and Amy Poehler. The Feb. 28, 2021, ceremony will air live coast to coast (8-11 p.m. ET) on NBC from The Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, California.
Legin delivers passionate call for unity & justice with 'In This Moment'
Tue, Jul 28th 2020 11:40 am
Church leader, speaker, community advocate, and acclaimed hip-hop artist Legin returns with "In This Moment," a personal and passionate musical response to racial injustice, political divisiveness, and disunity in the country.
ABC News announces a primetime special on Regis Philbin, his life and legacy as a television pioneer
Tue, Jul 28th 2020 11:40 am
ABC News announced a primetime special on television pioneer Regis Philbin, his life and his legacy as the legendary host of the "Live" morning franchise for 28 years - following his passing last Friday.
Rotary Club of Grand Island holds second successful Shred-It fundraiser
Tue, Jul 28th 2020 11:25 am
Laura Zaepfel, vice president of corporate relations at Uniland Development Co., took advantage of her sequestered time at home because of the COVID-19 pandemic to finally go through files of important papers and box those she no longer needed. A problem, she quickly found out, was where she could go with these boxes of papers to be shredded.
Bike path network ecotourism 'gold standard'
Tue, Jul 28th 2020 11:15 am
Greg Stevens, executive director of the Niagara River Greenway, and Jim Sharpe, chair of Grand Island's Long Range Planning Committee, invited volunteer members of their organizations for two bicycle rides recently to understand Grand Island's current trail network and identify gaps in trail connectivity.
Crawford asks for traffic summit to address Isle projects
Tue, Jul 28th 2020 11:10 am
Grand Island Highway Superintendent Richard Crawford is asking for a "coordinated transportation meeting" with other levels of government to tackle growing traffic concerns in the midst of the Island's two historically large development proposals.
Adrian's awards community scholarships
Tue, Jul 28th 2020 11:10 am
Toni Amantia of Adrian's Custard & Beef, at 2352 Grand Island Blvd., presented two scholarships to Grand Island seniors last week as part of the inaugural Adrian's community scholarship program.
Fuccillo takes checkered flag with Island Fun Center
Tue, Jul 28th 2020 11:05 am
When Tom Fogarty was recruited by Billy Fuccillo Sr. and his son, Billy Jr., to become general manager of its Toyota store on Grand Island, he told them about his concern of residents leaving the Island to purchase the same vehicles elsewhere.
Sidewalk project making town center more walkable
Tue, Jul 28th 2020 10:55 am
Fahim Mojawalla, whose family-owned Island Ship Center has operated at 1879 Whitehaven Road since 2008, ran outside recently with his team carrying "bottles of the coldest water on the Island" for the crews installing the sidewalk outside his store.
Island Ship Center earning perfect 10 during pandemic
Tue, Jul 28th 2020 10:50 am
Fahim Mojawalla, owner of the Island Ship Center on Whitehaven Road, said his business is "pivoting during a pandemic."
Sahlen looking forward to having Blue Jays in Buffalo
Tue, Jul 28th 2020 10:40 am
Sahlen Packing Co. is honored to have its name on what first was called Pilot Field in downtown Buffalo, New York, just minutes away from our home on Howard Street. Few people from the Sahlen family would have guessed - when we agreed to a 10-year naming rights agreement nearly 30 years after Sahlen Field opened - that our name would be associated to this extent with that of a Major League Baseball team's home. But if 2020 has taught us anything, it's that anything is possible.
Higgins urges CBP to create guidance on caregiver crossings as US-Canada border travel restrictions continue
Tue, Jul 28th 2020 10:40 am
Congressman Brian Higgins is calling for the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to establish clear guidance for patient caregivers when crossing the U.S.-Canada border to give better certainty to families and the medical institutions providing care.
Grand Island: Project Olive 'on pause' after being pulled from workshop meeting agenda
Tue, Jul 28th 2020 10:40 am
An anticipated appearance by Project Olive representatives at last Monday's Grand Island Town Board meeting never materialized as the developers told the town they had hit the pause button on the proposal.
Cuomo: Clean energy investments to benefit over 350,000 low-to-moderate income households
Mon, Jul 27th 2020 05:10 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Monday announced a nation-leading initiative between the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority and the state's investor-owned utilities for a new framework to increase access to energy-efficiency and clean energy solutions for low-to-moderate income households and affordable multifamily buildings.
Cuomo announces progress of technology 'SWAT' partnership in assisting New Yorkers during COVID-19
Mon, Jul 27th 2020 03:45 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Monday announced the progress of technology "SWAT" partnership in assisting New Yorkers during the COVID-19 pandemic. The first-in-the-nation public-private service partnerships allowed the state to surge tech resources, impacting millions of new Yorkers and saving taxpayer money. The progress report details 19 pro bono projects, all of which bolstered and supported the state's response during a time of unprecedented need.
Freeform finds 'Love in the Time of Corona' with limited series event airing Aug. 22-23
Mon, Jul 27th 2020 03:40 pm
Freeform's anticipated limited series "Love in the Time of Corona" will premiere as a special two-night limited event, beginning Saturday, Aug. 22 (8 p.m. EST/PST) and continuing Sunday, Aug. 23 (8 p.m.), the network announced Monday in the first teaser trailer for the series. The episodes will also be available on Hulu the following day.
Niagara County: Wydysh, Stapleton provide updates on eateries, travel advisory, school reopening & TTP
Mon, Jul 27th 2020 03:05 pm
Niagara County Legislature Chairwoman Becky Wydysh provided her weekly update Monday on LCTV. She was joined by Public Health Director Daniel Stapleton. Among their topics of conversation:
Villa Maria details plans for reopening, in-person classes for its fall 2020 semester
Mon, Jul 27th 2020 01:45 pm
A Villa Maria press release sent Monday began, "August is quickly approaching, and the college is excited to welcome all students, faculty and staff back to campus for the fall 2020 semester."
Hochul: Stay safe and support local businesses with a 'staycation' in Niagara Falls
Mon, Jul 27th 2020 01:30 pm
If you've ever thought of a "staycation," now is the time to do it.
Kenan Center launches new weekly programming
Mon, Jul 27th 2020 01:15 pm
The Kenan Center is continuing to utilize the space on its Lockport campus for socially distanced programming for the community.
Sunnking to host electronics recycling collection events
Mon, Jul 27th 2020 12:55 pm
Brockport-based electronics recycler Sunnking is preparing for record crowds during its first electronics recycling collection events since the COVID-19 shutdown.
Seneca Resorts & Casinos postpones entertainment shows through October
Mon, Jul 27th 2020 12:20 pm
Seneca Resorts & Casinos on Monday announced all entertainment shows have been postponed through October.
Coronavirus stats for July 27
Mon, Jul 27th 2020 12:15 pm
Coronavirus stats for July 27
Cuomo urges New Yorkers to take safety precautions as extreme heat is forecast
Mon, Jul 27th 2020 11:45 am
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Monday urged New Yorkers statewide to take proper safety precautions as potentially dangerous heat conditions are expected as heat index values will range from the mid-90s to low-100 degrees.
Alderman-at-Large Austin Tylec joins North Tonawanda Police for midnight shift ride-along
Mon, Jul 27th 2020 11:35 am
In a showing of commitment during uncertain times, Alderman-at-Large Austin Tylec of the City of North Tonawanda joined the NT Police Department for a ride-along during a midnight shift.
Tom Mallon receives Uplinger Award - highest honor in NYS
Mon, Jul 27th 2020 11:10 am
On Saturday, July 25, the Barker Lions installed the 2020-21 officers and presented various awards. Lion Tom Mallon was presented with the Robert J. Uplinger Award.
Taylor Swift's 'folklore' exceeds 1.3 million sold globally in 24 hours
Mon, Jul 27th 2020 10:55 am
In under 24 hours, Taylor Swift's critically acclaimed album "folklore" sold over 1.3 million copies around the world. It also shattered "the global record for first-day album streams on Spotify by a female artist" with 80.6 million streams, and delivered "the most-streamed pop album on Apple Music in 24 hours" with 35.47 million streams.
Unproven 'stem cell' therapies for COVID-19 pose harm to public, says UB expert
Mon, Jul 27th 2020 10:55 am
Be wary of "stem cell" therapy as a preventative treatment for COVID-19, warns Laertis Ikonomou, University at Buffalo expert on stem cell and gene therapies.

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