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Schumer, Gillibrand, Higgins, Morelle, Reed & Jacobs call on FAA to finalize, implement pilot records database
Fri, Jul 24th 2020 03:45 pm
Members of the Western New York Congressional delegation are calling on federal agencies to finalize and implement the pilot records database to prevent further unnecessary airplane tragedies.
AAA: Area students backlogged for 5-hour pre-licensing course
Fri, Jul 24th 2020 02:45 pm
AAA Western and Central New York has heard from many young drivers and their parents who are inquiring about the five-hour prelicensing course that is required in New York state to obtain a driver's license. With classroom instruction not allowed in New York at this time, AAA driver training is closely following state mandates and cannot legally offer the course.
Taylor Swift releases 'folklore'
Fri, Jul 24th 2020 02:35 pm
Most of the things Taylor Swift had planned for the summer of 2020 didn't end up happening but ... there was something magical that did happen, the surprise release of her eighth studio album, "folklore," on Friday.
Toronto Blue Jays to play ball in Buffalo
Fri, Jul 24th 2020 02:30 pm
The Toronto Blue Jays today announced it will host the greater part of its home schedule at Sahlen Field in Buffalo, home of the club's Triple-A affiliate Buffalo Bisons.
Rebecca St. James embraces the 'Dawn'
Fri, Jul 24th 2020 02:00 pm
For three decades, Rebecca St. James has lived her life based on the word of God. But for a period of time a decade ago, she also found herself living out a Tom Petty song.
Lynda Randle, Michael Tait spread virtual yuletide cheer with 'Together For Christmas In July'
Fri, Jul 24th 2020 12:00 pm
Multi-talented southern gospel favorite Lynda Randle and her brother, award-winning Newsboys frontman Michael Tait, are set to deliver an early holiday gift to fans around the world with "Together For Christmas In July." The exclusive online concert premieres at 8 p.m. ET Thursday, July 30. Tickets are $5 and available for advance purchase here or via
'Bill & Ted Face the Music' on demand and in theaters Sept. 1
Fri, Jul 24th 2020 11:55 am
As theaters remain closed around the country, it was announced Thursday that "Bill & Ted Face the Music" will have a split theatrical/VOD debut on Sept. 1.
Justin Bieber announces rescheduled world tour dates, adds new shows in 2021
Fri, Jul 24th 2020 11:50 am
Grammy Award-winning global superstar Justin Bieber announced his rescheduled world tour dates. The tour was to kick off in May, but was postponed this spring for the safety and health concerns of the fans and crew.
Higgins: $800,000 for BestSelf to expand mental health and domestic abuse services in Western New York
Fri, Jul 24th 2020 11:50 am
Congressman Brian Higgins announced the award of $800,000 in federal funding through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) to BestSelf Behavioral Health to expand current efforts to prevent suicide and assist victims of domestic violence.
DEC releases PSA to remind outdoor adventurers to 'PLAY SMART * PLAY SAFE * PLAY LOCAL' while keeping natural areas litter-free
Fri, Jul 24th 2020 11:50 am
In response to increased litter left behind by visitors to New York's natural areas, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has released a new PSA to remind outdoor adventurers to follow the principles of "Leave No Trace." The PSA features images of trash in the Catskills and the Adirondacks with a reminder that litter is not only unsightly, but can be deadly to New York's wildlife.
Senate & Assembly majorities advance legislation limiting immunity for health care services
Fri, Jul 24th 2020 11:45 am
Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins and Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie announced the Legislature advanced legislation to limit the immunity that was granted in the state fiscal year 2020-21 budget. The new legislation (S.8835/A.10840) will narrow that scope to certain health care professionals who treat patients during the COVID-19 state of emergency.
Town of Niagara historian, Lions Club work to honor a local civil war veteran
Fri, Jul 24th 2020 10:10 am
The Town of Niagara Lions Club recently completed the restoration and renovation of African American Civil War veteran Private George Martin's head stone at the Witmer Cemetery.
WEBR alums recall good old days
Fri, Jul 24th 2020 10:00 am
Radio station WEBR is making a comeback to its hometown of Buffalo, at 1440 on the AM dial. After a 27-year absence, this historic "Buffalo Born" radio station looks to have a strong reemergence on local airwaves, which will be music to the ears of Western New Yorkers who could not find any trace of the classic standards from the "Great American Song Book" anywhere on the AM or FM dial.
Full edition: The Tribune and The Sentinel for July 24, 2020
Fri, Jul 24th 2020 09:25 am
Full edition: The Tribune and The Sentinel for July 24, 2020
Village of Lewiston: Bike paths in planning stages
Fri, Jul 24th 2020 07:00 am
Lewiston Mayor Anne Welch has had several meetings recently with Niagara Greenway Commission Executive Director Greg Stevens regarding extending the bike path now entering the village from the Niagara Scenic Parkway on-ramp.
Village of Lewiston hopes to use water surcharge to repair aging, insufficient lines
Fri, Jul 24th 2020 07:00 am
A fire temporarily closing the Brickyard family of restaurants was an eye-opener for the Village of Lewiston Board of Trustees.
Gateway Harbor of the Tonawandas receives Heritage Award
Fri, Jul 24th 2020 07:00 am
On Tuesday, local officials from North Tonawanda and Tonawanda, along with representatives from the Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor, came together to unveil a bronze plaque in recognition of the Gateway Harbor of the Tonawandas winning the 2020 Erie Canalway Heritage Award of Excellence.
Wheatfield Town Board meeting updates
Fri, Jul 24th 2020 07:00 am
It was a light agenda at the Town of Wheatfield's regular Town Board meeting on Monday. The board passed all agenda items unanimously. The agenda items were as follows:
Niagara Falls tourism reps in 'staycation' mode
Fri, Jul 24th 2020 07:00 am
As the "New York Forward" pandemic recovery campaign continues, Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul made her second visit to Niagara Falls in as many weeks to again send home the message Niagara has overcome COVID-19 and is open for business. On Tuesday, she said now is the time to consider a visit to the Cataract City as part of "staycation" plans this year.
NT officials honor high schoolers who stopped assault on school field
Fri, Jul 24th 2020 07:00 am
A pair of North Tonawanda high school students were honored Monday by local officials for doing the right thing when it mattered the most.
New York amends 'Green Light Law' to cooperate with federal law enforcement on DMV records
Thu, Jul 23rd 2020 05:15 pm
Today, the Department of Homeland Security announced it will lift its ban on the Trusted Traveler Program (TTP) for New York residents. After DHS cut off the TTP program in February, Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the State Legislature amended the law that prevents sharing of information to federal law enforcement officers who are working to protect the citizens of New York and the American people.
Kiwanis Club of Niagara-Wheatfield awards scholarships, announces Chiavetta's BBQ fundraiser
Thu, Jul 23rd 2020 04:55 pm
The Niagara-Wheatfield Kiwanis Club recently honored two recipients of its 2020 scholarship program. The $500 scholarship winners include Akashpreet Grewel and Katelyn Hoover.
Town of Niagara Board approves all agenda items
Thu, Jul 23rd 2020 04:50 pm
It was an agenda full of procedural matters at the Town of Niagara's board meeting on Tuesday. The board passed all items unanimously with little discussion.
Gooch bringing fairground flavors to NT
Thu, Jul 23rd 2020 04:40 pm
Normally around this time of year, the banks of the historic Erie Barge Canal between the cities of Tonawanda and North Tonawanda are bustling with the sights and sounds of Canal Fest - the eight-day summer festival that the Twin Cities cosponsor together every year.
Higgins announces House approval of Great American Outdoors Act
Thu, Jul 23rd 2020 11:00 am
Congressman Brian Higgins, D-NY-26, announced the House of Representatives approved the Great American Outdoors Act. The legislation, cosponsored by Higgins, invests in the nation's natural resources and fully funds the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) at $900 million annually.
Independent Living of Niagara County to hold 'Walk, Run & Roll Virtual 5K & 10K' race
Thu, Jul 23rd 2020 07:00 am
Independent Living of Niagara County (ILNC) is holding its first "Walk, Run & Roll Virtual 5K & 10K" 2020 race. Entrants can participate anytime during the month of August, and choose the venue that they feel is safe - say, traveling around a building, around the block, up and down the hall, etc.
Run Jimmy Run Charity 5K adapts to challenges of COVID-19
Thu, Jul 23rd 2020 07:00 am
The annual Run Jimmy Run Charity 5K, organized for the past seven years to benefit the Alzheimer's Association Western New York, will go on this year - but with some changes. Instead of gathering hundreds of runners in one location on one day, organizers are offering runners a choice of routes over a period of four days.
Painters Plus & NT officials team up for 10th annual Project H.O.P.E.
Thu, Jul 23rd 2020 07:00 am
North Tonawanda Mayor Arthur G. Pappas announced another city resident will experience an exterior paint makeover this summer.
Emergency physicians & nurses remind patients 'ER is safest place in a medical emergency'
Wed, Jul 22nd 2020 08:00 pm
With rates of COVID-19 spiking in certain regions and different parts of the country in various stages of reopening, America's emergency physicians and nurses have a message to the nation's patients: Do not delay care if you think you're having a medical emergency.
Three Days Grace debut their cover of Gotye's 'Somebody That I Used To Know'
Wed, Jul 22nd 2020 07:40 pm
On Wednesday, Three Days Grace, the internationally acclaimed and multi-Platinum-certified Canadian band, shared their cover of Gotye's "Somebody That I Used To Know."
Higgins calls for swift action to reopen waterfront destinations
Wed, Jul 22nd 2020 07:40 pm
Public parks and outdoor spaces have become increasingly cherished and frequented during the ongoing pandemic, but a recent visit to Buffalo's Outer Harbor left Congressman Brian Higgins wondering why the public is being locked out of so many outdoor destinations.
Senate and Assembly majorities advance anti-SLAPP legislation to protect free speech
Wed, Jul 22nd 2020 07:40 pm
Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins and Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie on Wednesday announced the Senate and Assembly have passed legislation that offers legal protection to any individual or entity sued for exercising their free speech rights.
Govs. Cuomo & Hogan call on Congress to pass $500 billion state stabilization fund in next COVID-19 relief package
Wed, Jul 22nd 2020 01:25 pm
Democrat New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Republican Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan are calling on the federal government to provide funding to states in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.
Niagara Falls seeking answers to pulled testing resources for COVID-19
Wed, Jul 22nd 2020 01:15 pm
With the number of COVID-19 cases decreasing in the Western New York area, there has been a decrease in testing availability - as well as a longer turnaround times for test results, with available test supplies being redirected to areas considered to be hotspots.
Austin and Lindsey Adamec join GMA, Love Justice International for #LOVEGOESVIRAL concert series
Wed, Jul 22nd 2020 12:05 pm
Integrity Music's Austin and Lindsey Adamec will join the Gospel Music Association (GMA) and Love Justice International this evening for the special online fundraising concert #LOVEGOESVIRAL. The husband and wife duo also announce they will release their EP, "Sound of the House," on Sept. 11.
NBC Sports to present up to 120 hours of 2020 Stanley Cup qualifiers coverage on NBC, NBCSN, USA Network beginning Aug. 1
Wed, Jul 22nd 2020 12:05 pm
NBC Sports will present up to 120 hours of coverage from the NHL's 2020 Stanley Cup qualifiers on NBC, NBCSN and USA Network beginning Aug. 1, highlighted by at least 10 hours of wall-to-wall NHL action each day from Aug. 1-5, comprised of qualifying round and round-robin matchups.
Higgins announces approval of National Defense Authorization Act
Wed, Jul 22nd 2020 12:05 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins, D-NY-26, announced the House of Representatives approved H.R. 6395, the fiscal year 2021 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), a bill providing funding for the nation's military bases, research and operations. The legislation includes a maritime heritage amendment submitted by Higgins, as well as measures related to COVID-19 response suggested in Higgins' pandemic preparedness bill.
Erie County DA's Office organizes implicit bias training course for prosecutors & public defenders
Wed, Jul 22nd 2020 12:05 pm
Erie County District Attorney John Flynn announced all assistant district attorneys in his office will complete an implicit bias training course. The session will be provided virtually Wednesday afternoon by Buffalo City Court Judge Hon. Lenora Foote-Beavers to all prosecutors and confidential criminal investigators in the Erie County District Attorney's Office, as well as public defenders from the Legal Aid Bureau of Buffalo.
SBDC offers free eCommerce webinar
Wed, Jul 22nd 2020 12:05 pm
On Wednesday, July 29, the Niagara Small Business Development Center (SBDC) will present two live webinars focusing on eCommerce for small business success.
Cuomo announces largest combined solicitations for renewable energy ever issued in US to combat climate change
Wed, Jul 22nd 2020 11:45 am
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday announced the largest combined clean energy solicitations ever issued in the U.S., seeking up to 4,000 megawatts of renewable capacity to combat climate change. New York's second offshore wind solicitation seeks up to 2,500 megawatts of projects, the largest in the nation's history, in addition to last year's solicitation, which resulted in nearly 1,700 megawatts awarded.

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