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'Good Neighbors Against COVID-19': Win dinner with Thurman & Patti Thomas in online raffle fundraiser for Child Care Resource Network
Thu, Apr 30th 2020 11:00 am
The Giving Project has launched a fundraising campaign called, "Good Neighbors Against COVID-19," which will benefit the Child Care Resource Network. CCRN is an essential resource for the Western New York community during the pandemic as it is connecting essential workers such as doctors, nurses and grocery store workers with child care services. The organization teamed up with Thurman and Patti Thomas to put together a special raffle prize: Dinner with them at Mullberry Italian Ristorante.
Kaleida Health labs expand testing hours for east side site
Thu, Apr 30th 2020 11:00 am
Kaleida Health has expanded hours for its COVID-19 testing site on the East Side of Buffalo.
Best Fish Fry 2020: Apple Granny wins 3rd title
Thu, Apr 30th 2020 10:30 am
Everything about this year's Best Fish Fry contest was different - except the winner. For the third year in a row, Apple Granny Restaurant battered, I mean bested, the competition. The Village of Lewiston restaurant once again garnered the most votes (and the most voters) to take the title.
Niagara County plans to 'ReStart, ReThink, ReConfigure'
Thu, Apr 30th 2020 10:10 am
Niagara County Legislature Vice Chairman John Syracuse on Thursday announced the formation of three working groups charged with preparing Niagara County for post-pandemic operations. Syracuse said the effort will involve members of the legislature as well as other county leaders, department heads and community partners.
'The Titan Games' returns May 25
Wed, Apr 29th 2020 09:45 pm
NBC's hit athletic competition series "The Titan Games" will premiere Monday, May 25, with a two-hour episode at 8 p.m. ET/PT. Then, beginning June 1, "The Titan Games" will begin airing in its regularly scheduled 8-9 p.m. timeslot.
'American Idol' returns with an all-new remote show revealing who America voted into Top 10
Wed, Apr 29th 2020 09:45 pm
Find out who America voted into the Top 10 of "American Idol" and whether or not judges Luke Bryan, Katy Perry and Lionel Richie choose to use their only save of the season, Sunday, May 3 (8 p.m. EDT), on ABC. In this "home"-themed episode, "Idol" judges team up with friends and industry heavyweights to give the finalists a masterclass on what it takes to be a superstar.
Make it an affair to remember with 'ABC Prom Night,' featuring themed season finales of 'The Goldbergs,' 'Schooled' & 'American Housewife'
Wed, Apr 29th 2020 09:40 pm
Who said that you can't host prom in your living room?! Break out your punch bowls and dust off your dancing shoes, because ABC is bringing the party home on Wednesday, May 13, with #ABCPromNight. The evening will feature special prom-themed season finale episodes of network comedies "The Goldbergs," "Schooled" and "American Housewife."
This Mother's Day, invite your mom along to 'The Disney Family Singalong: Volume II'
Wed, Apr 29th 2020 09:30 pm
Nearly 13 million people across the nation were united in song by "The Disney Family Singalong," a "Disney Magic Moment" celebrating family and music that aired Thursday, April 16, on ABC. On Tuesday, the network announced an enchanting reprise, "The Disney Family Singalong: Volume II," to air Sunday, May 10 (7 p.m. EDT), with Ryan Seacrest returning as host and all-new star-studded performances, inventive at-home choreography and even more Disney magic.
Sarah Kroger releases 'Standing In Your Light,' announces new album slated to release in fall
Wed, Apr 29th 2020 09:30 pm
Integrity Music on Tuesday announced the release of a new single from Sarah Kroger, "Standing In Your Light" (listen here). Kroger, a Nashville-based Catholic worship leader and songwriter ("For Us," "Run to The Cross," "In The Silence"), will also release a new album this fall.
F-E-I-N: NYS Labor Commissioner Reardon announces directive requiring employers to provide information New Yorkers need to apply for unemployment benefits
Wed, Apr 29th 2020 09:25 pm
New York State Labor Commissioner Roberta Reardon on Wednesday announced the New York State Department of Labor has directed all New York-based employers to proactively provide New Yorkers with the information they need to file for unemployment benefits. In a directive sent to over 320,000 businesses, the DOL reminded employers of their legal obligation to provide employees with their employer's New York state employer registration number, federal employer identification number (FEIN), and full employer name and address.
Hotels & airlines assure travelers of cleanliness
Wed, Apr 29th 2020 09:20 pm
With pent-up demand for travel expected once the pandemic passes, many travelers will be anxious to vacation and check destinations off their bucket lists. Yet it's only natural to wonder if hotels and airlines are safe and clean before venturing out on a trip.
Speaker Heastie, members of Assembly majority call on NY congressional delegation to support federal aid for state & local governments facing 'devastating' budget cuts due to COVID-19
Wed, Apr 29th 2020 09:20 pm
Speaker Carl Heastie and members of the Assembly majority sent a letter to the New York state congressional delegation calling on members to support unrestricted aid to state and local governments that have borne the financial burden of confronting the COVID-19 crisis.
New UB app could help with COVID-19 contact tracing
Wed, Apr 29th 2020 09:20 pm
To slow the spread of COVID-19, individuals who test positive are asked to retrace the people and places they recently interacted with.
Higgins announces federal grants available to support local fire department response to COVID-19
Wed, Apr 29th 2020 09:20 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins encouraged local professional and volunteer fire departments to apply for new federal fire grants made available through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act approved by Congress on March 27.
COVID and kids: A parent's guide to surviving quarantine
Wed, Apr 29th 2020 02:00 pm
Did you wake up this morning unsure of what day it was? Maybe you had ice cream and a glass of wine for dinner last night after your kids ran out of excuses to not go to bed? I'm here to tell you you're not alone.
Bored in the house and you're in the house bored? 3 ways to shake up your everyday quarantine routine
Wed, Apr 29th 2020 01:25 pm
Are you getting bored out of your mind? If so, I know exactly how you feel! So, I've decided to come together with my sisters to bring you a few ideas that have given us something fun to do and have shaken up our quarantine routine.
Coronavirus county update for April 29
Wed, Apr 29th 2020 01:00 pm
The Niagara County Department of Health issued the following update Wednesday on positive COVID-19 cases in Niagara County: "We regretfully report one new death of a Niagara County resident, an 80-year-old male with underlying health conditions. We send our deepest sympathies to his family and friends."
Watch: Cuomo outlines additional guidelines for phased plan to reopen New York
Wed, Apr 29th 2020 11:30 am
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo on Tuesday outlined additional guidelines for the phased plan to reopen New York on a regional basis. Each region of the state - Capital Region, Central New York, Finger Lakes, Mid-Hudson Valley, Mohawk Valley, New York City, North Country, Long Island, Southern Tier and Western New York - must follow these guidelines as part of the reopening plan.
Coronavirus stories that will brighten your day
Wed, Apr 29th 2020 11:15 am
What is the one big thing on everyone's mind today? You guessed it ... the coronavirus. Many, if not all countries are affected around the world by this fearful virus. More than 2 million people have been infected. There's no telling on when things might get back to normal.
Quarantine and education aren't exactly two peas in a pod
Wed, Apr 29th 2020 10:55 am
As everyone knows by now, COVID-19 has taken over the world and caused a global pandemic since it was announced by the World Health Organization in March. All nonessential businesses are closed, and places that generally have large gatherings have come to a grinding halt.
Youngstown's Easter Parade of Hope
Wed, Apr 29th 2020 10:40 am
On Saturday, April 11, an Easter Bunny Parade was held in the Village of Youngstown. Parading through the village was Youngstown Police and Volunteer Fire Co., in accompaniment with the Youngstown Lions Club.
How the Buffalo Bills created newfound sense of winning
Wed, Apr 29th 2020 10:25 am
The Buffalo Bills are in the midst of coming out of a 17-year rebuild. For the past two decades, the Bills have gone through the same cycle year in and year out. Buffalo constantly has had a quarterback-coach carousel and it was tiring the dedicated Bills fanbase.
Island Dispatch for April 24, 2020
Wed, Apr 29th 2020 02:00 am
The Grand Island Dispatch for April 24, 2020
Ransomville Speedway puts 2020 season 'on pause' due to COVID-19
Tue, Apr 28th 2020 08:15 pm
All racing events at Ransomville Speedway have been postponed indefinitely due to continued restrictions put in place by New York state to help stop the spread of COVID-19.
How does a pandemic affect the lives of college students?
Tue, Apr 28th 2020 05:00 pm
With quarantine being extended until mid-May for New York state, college students are unsure on when they will return to school for classes, when trips could possibly be rescheduled, or when life will go back to some form of normality.
6 new physicians to join medical staff at NFMMC
Tue, Apr 28th 2020 03:40 pm
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center is adding six physicians, including three orthopaedic surgeons, to its medical staff. The additions were announced by President and CEO Joseph A. Ruffolo.
Wydysh offers update on NCCC drive-thru testing site, antibody test at Wegmans; county offering face masks to all businesses
Tue, Apr 28th 2020 03:35 pm
"One thing that we can offer right now is the cloth masks. Last week, we offered those free cloth masks through Niagara County Department of Emergency Management to businesses who needed to give them to their essential workers. We would now like to open that up to all of our area businesses. We gave out over 15,000 masks in the last week through that program. And we now want to offer this to businesses who are starting about their reopening process, and will need them for all of their employees most likely when that occurs."
ESPN's 'The Last Dance' is exactly what the sports world needed
Tue, Apr 28th 2020 02:55 pm
As the world progresses through the 2020 calendar year, it is obvious that this is a very strange time to be living in. Due to the outbreak of the COVID-19 virus, much of the world has seemed to shut down. The emptiness this terrible virus has caused is perhaps most obviously visible in the sports world.
Creativity and the coronavirus
Tue, Apr 28th 2020 02:45 pm
A high school senior stuck home, unable to participate in extracurriculars or clubs. Not knowing if they'll be able to walk across the stage to receive their diploma. A college student is unable to walk to the library or their professor's office.
NFMMC primary care sites offering video visits
Tue, Apr 28th 2020 02:20 pm
Patients at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center's six primary care sites can now go online to quickly and conveniently meet with their care providers.
COVID-19 and its effect on college students
Tue, Apr 28th 2020 12:15 pm
COVID-19: The disease that has changed society as we know it. Nobody really knew what to expect when the Centers for Disease Control confirmed the first case in the U.S. on Jan. 14, least of all college students.
Coronavirus county update for April 28
Tue, Apr 28th 2020 12:00 pm
Coronavirus county update for April 28
Josh Mertzlufft to run for New York State Senate
Tue, Apr 28th 2020 11:55 am
Local attorney Josh Mertzlufft announced the official launch of his campaign for the New York State Senate, 60th District.
Faced with unprecedented 50% cut in state reimbursement, counties urge Congress to provide direct aid in stimulus 4
Tue, Apr 28th 2020 10:00 am
Following an announcement from the New York State Division of Budget that budget shortfalls resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic could result in cuts of up to 50% in aid to local governments, the New York State Association of Counties called on President Trump, U.S. Treasury Secretary Mnuchin, the New York congressional delegation and leaders McConnell, Pelosi, Schumer and McCarthy to provide direct support to counties as congressional leaders begin negotiations for a fourth stimulus package.
NY nonprofits join Cuomo's call for federal hazard pay for essential public workers
Tue, Apr 28th 2020 10:00 am
Twenty-two coalitions and organizations representing thousands of nonprofit organizations across New York are joining Gov. Andrew Cuomo's call this week for the federal government to provide hazard pay for essential public workers on the front lines.
Law enforcement agencies in Niagara County partner on resident checks
Tue, Apr 28th 2020 09:55 am
The Niagara County Sheriff's Office and the Lewiston Police Department are partnering with one another to use an existing system to conduct welfare checks on residents.
Capital Region businesses featured in Barstool Sports pizza reviews, unboxings
Tue, Apr 28th 2020 08:50 am
One Capital Region pizza business, Paesan's Pizza, was fortunate enough to be featured in a review, leading to a positive impact for the business. This is known as the "Portnoy Effect," where a pizza shop sees a rapid increase in sales after its pizza is reviewed.
State to open 5 new drive-thru COVID-19 testing facilities, including one in Niagara County
Mon, Apr 27th 2020 07:25 pm
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo on Monday announced the state is opening five new drive-through testing facilities in Monroe, Erie, Broome, Niagara and Oneida Counties. On Saturday, the state expanded diagnostic testing criteria to include all first responders, health care workers and essential employees, even if they aren't symptomatic. These individuals will be able to get tested for COVID-19 at these new drive-thru facilities. Residents who would like to be tested at these facilities must make an appointment by calling 888-364-3065 or online at covid19screening.health.ny.gov.
ECMC celebrates COVID-19 discharges with 'Here Comes the Sun'
Mon, Apr 27th 2020 06:25 pm
Erie County Medical Center Corp. on Monday announced the 50th COVID-19 patient has been discharged and the institution celebrated the positive milestone by playing The Beatles' much-loved song, "Here Comes the Sun."
 

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