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  • Jun. 15th, 2021 3:05 pm

    Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday announced COVID-19 restrictions are lifted immediately as 70% of New Yorkers aged 18 or older have received the first dose of their COVID-19 vaccination series. The state’s health guidance and “New York Forward” industry-specific guidelines – including social gathering limits, capacity restrictions, social distancing, cleaning and disinfection, health screening, and contact information for tracing – are now optional for retail, food services, offices, gyms and fitness centers, amusement and family entertainment, hair salons, barber shops and personal care services, among other commercial settings.

  • Jun. 15th, 2021 3:00 pm

  • Jun. 15th, 2021 1:25 pm

    The nation’s largest two-day food festival, Taste of Buffalo presented by Tops, returns to downtown Buffalo on Saturday, July 10, and Sunday, July 11. Enjoy culinary delights from 26 restaurants and food trucks, two New York state wineries, and live music along Delaware Avenue from Huron into and throughout Niagara Square.

  • Jun. 15th, 2021 1:20 pm

    Artist Nate Reilly will be putting the finishing touches on his new mural on Whirlpool Avenue on Tuesday as part of the NF Murals project spearheaded by the Niagara Falls National Heritage Area.

  • Jun. 15th, 2021 1:15 pm

    Erie County Clerk Michael P. Kearns and The Veterans Post Restoration of Erie County NY Inc., a not-for-profit comprised of American Legion, AMVETS, Marine Corps League and VFW posts throughout Erie County, announced they are again working collaboratively to upgrade handicapped-accessibility and other much-needed repairs at the posts.

  • Jun. 15th, 2021 1:15 pm

    City of Niagara Falls Mayor Robert Restaino announced plans to install a new playground at 1031 Garden Ave. His team said, “This project had been promised to the community but was not completed and had been highly anticipated by the neighboring community and residents.”

  • Jun. 15th, 2021 1:15 pm

    Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced the availability of $105 million in critical arts and cultural funding through the New York State Council on the Arts, including a program to reinvigorate near-term live performances that opens for applications Wednesday. The grants will aid in the arts sector’s multiyear recovery from COVID-19 and spur the revitalization of New York’s creative economy, which fosters $123 billion annually in economic activity and supports more than 500,000 jobs statewide.

  • Jun. 15th, 2021 1:10 pm

    The New York State Office for the Aging (NYSOFA) announced a partnership with the Association on Aging in New York and Selfhelp Community Services to bring Selfhelp’s Virtual Senior Center (VSC) into the homes of older New Yorkers to improve connectivity, combat social isolation, improve health and wellness. Launching initially with 20 pilot counties, the VSC will be available as a tool to help organizations bring their communities online for more than 700 potential AAA’s.

  • Jun. 15th, 2021 1:10 pm

    We’re starting to see them back on the streets: door-to-door salespeople. They’re out there offering meat, paving services, magazine subscriptions, security alarms, or other products and services.

  • Jun. 15th, 2021 1:10 pm

    Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday announced landmarks across the state will be lit blue and gold tonight in celebration of reaching 70% of New York adults receiving their first dose of the coronavirus vaccine. In addition to these lightings, firework displays will be held at 10 sites across the state beginning at 9:15 p.m.

  • Jun. 15th, 2021 12:30 pm

    With United States and Canadian officials expected to discuss plans to reopen the border, Congressman Brian Higgins released the following statement urging both nations to act with urgency:

  • Jun. 15th, 2021 12:25 pm

    To deliver crucial dental treatment to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, many of whom face immense barriers to oral health care, the University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine has partnered with Arc of Genesee Orleans to provide care to patients with disabilities in Western New York throughout the summer.

  • Jun. 15th, 2021 12:20 pm

    Congressman Brian Higgins announced a federal grant totaling $4,911,595 for Hauptman-Woodward Medical Research Institute (HWI) to establish the National Crystallization Center. The five-year grant, awarded through the National Institute of General Medical Sciences, will enable scientists and researchers across the nation to access HWI’s state-of-the-art disease research equipment, technology and expertise.

  • Jun. 15th, 2021 12:20 pm

    Gov. Andrew Cuomo recently announced law enforcement will be participating in the “Operation See! Be Seen!” pedestrian safety campaign from June 11-24 to decrease pedestrian-involved crashes.

  • Jun. 15th, 2021 12:15 pm

    During a recent ceremony at the Buffalo and Erie County Naval & Military Park, Congressman Brian Higgins honored the service and sacrifice of Lance Cpl. Frederick Ziomek. He was joined by Tom Thompson, president of the Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 77; and Paul Marzello, president and CEO of the Buffalo and Erie County Naval & Military Park. They marked the addition of Ziomek to the Western New York Vietnam Veterans Monument.

  • Jun. 15th, 2021 12:15 pm

    Niagara County Department of Public Works Commissioner Garret Meal on Monday announced the pending closing of Lockport Road, just east of Walmore Road. Electronic message boards were erected Monday, warning travelers the road is scheduled to be closed, except for local traffic, beginning on Monday, June 21. Motorists will need to follow the detour route from Ward Road to Niagara Falls Boulevard to Walmore Road.

  • Jun. 15th, 2021 12:15 pm

    Congressman Brian Higgins welcomed news U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) launched a new pilot program to allow Trusted Traveler Program members to conduct renewal interviews virtually. The initiative comes after Higgins sent a letter requesting CBP and the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) resume NEXUS interviews, despite ongoing travel restrictions between the U.S. and Canada, by allowing the required in-person interview to be held online.

  • Jun. 12th, 2021 7:00 am

    Congratulations were in order for 27 employees invited to a reception preceding Monday’s School Board meeting.

  • Jun. 12th, 2021 7:00 am

    It was an emotionally charged, patriotic, somber and extremely well-orchestrated military tribute to veterans. The unveiling of a life-sized statue of Pfc. Charles N. DeGlopper in his hometown occurred in front of a large crowd with great fanfare on Saturday, June 5.

  • Jun. 11th, 2021 5:15 pm

    The Castellani Art Museum is reopening to the public with five new exhibits and a completely revamped gallery. The museum on the Niagara University campus was closed to visitors more than a year ago due to COVID-19, and NU used the gallery as a distance classroom.

  • Jun. 11th, 2021 3:10 pm

    St. Peter R.C. School in Lewiston celebrated Flag Day on Friday with a group gathering in front of the church rectory. Students recited the Pledge of Allegiance before receiving a blessing from the Rev. Cole Webster. They then planted small American flags in the ground.

  • Jun. 11th, 2021 12:10 pm

    Strategic marketing agency 19 Ideas announced the unveiling of its two-floor, expanded and remodeled headquarters at the Essex Arts Center (EAC).

  • Jun. 11th, 2021 11:55 am

    In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, hotels have adapted their cleaning procedures and housekeeping standards, and the AAA Diamond Program is evolving to meet the changing expectations of today’s travelers. In fact, according to AAA research, 76% of consumers surveyed would be disappointed if a third-party inspection did not evaluate whether high-touch areas in a hotel are sanitized.

  • Jun. 11th, 2021 11:30 am

    The program reimburses New York small businesses with grants of up to $50,000 for COVID-19-related expenses incurred between March 1, 2020, and April 1, 2021. Grants will be awarded to small and micro businesses and small for-profit independent arts and cultural organizations, with priority being given to socially and economically disadvantaged business owners, including minority- and women-owned business enterprises, service-disabled veteran-owned businesses and veteran-owned businesses, and businesses located in economically distressed communities.

  • Jun. 11th, 2021 11:30 am

    Niagara County Legislator Dave Godfrey and Niagara County Sheriff Michael Filicetti on Thursday announced plans are underway to relocate the Niagara County Law Enforcement Academy (NCLEA) to the campus of Niagara County Community College (NCCC). The NCLEA is currently located at Niagara University.

  • Jun. 11th, 2021 11:30 am

    Just Buffalo Literary Center’s “Silo City Reading Series” returns to Silo City Row on July 31 for an evening of poetry by Peter Gizzi and Laura Marris; live music by Brooklyn-based singer-songwriter Shilpa Ray; and an art installation by Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist Adam Zyglis.

  • Jun. 11th, 2021 11:00 am

    Recently, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation served Cascades Containerboard Packaging Inc. a notice of violation after receiving numerous complaints from residents in the Town of Niagara, City of Niagara Falls and even as far away as Sanborn throughout the month of May. The agency said the company was in violation of Air Pollution Control Law, Article 19 of the Environmental Conservation Law (ECL).

  • Jun. 11th, 2021 8:30 am

    Cristina Catalano is a go-getter. Last fall, at the age of 22, she started an online clothing brand – Revamped New York.

  • Jun. 9th, 2021 12:50 pm

    Duff Goldman (“”Ace of Cakes) won the king of cake in season one, and Buddy Valastro (“Cake Boss”) took home the crown in season two. Now, these longtime rivals are back to battle in the ultimate baking brawl on “Buddy vs. Duff,” beginning Sunday, July 18 (9 p.m. ET/PT), on Food Network and discovery+.

  • Jun. 9th, 2021 11:00 am

    On Tuesday, New York State Sen. Sean Ryan and Assemblyman Bill Conrad announced their legislation (S.6171B/A.6740), which will allow Amigone Funeral to relocate its Sheridan Park Crematory to a nonresidential area approved by the Town of Tonawanda, has passed both the Senate and Assembly. The legislation now heads to Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s desk for his signature.

  • Jun. 9th, 2021 11:00 am

    The New York State Senate has confirmed Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s nomination of Bethaida Gonzalez as a new member of the New York Power Authority board of trustees and the Canal Corp. board of directors. Gonzalez, a Syracuse resident, is the first Latina to serve on the NYPA board.

  • Jun. 9th, 2021 7:40 am

    The Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR) will pass through Erie County on Wednesday as the “Flame of Hope” makes its way around the state in support of Special Olympics New York. Wednesday’s run is held annually in honor of two New York State troopers: David Brinkerhoff and Joe Dubreville.

  • Jun. 8th, 2021 7:55 pm

    At approximately 3:45 p.m. Tuesday, Niagara Falls Police Department officers responded to the 600 block of 19th Street for a report of a stabbing.

  • Jun. 8th, 2021 4:25 pm

    The New York state Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance (OTDA) announced all New Yorkers enrolled in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) will receive at least the maximum allowable level of food benefits for June, a benefits distribution that will push more than $200 million in federal aid into the state’s recovering economy.

  • Jun. 8th, 2021 4:25 pm

    Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday proposed legislation to waive taxes on grants from the $800 million COVID-19 Pandemic Small Business Recovery Grant program. Applications for the program will be accepted starting June 10 for small and micro businesses and small for-profit independent arts and cultural organizations to help them recover from the economic impact of the pandemic.

  • Jun. 8th, 2021 3:55 pm

    Congressman Brian Higgins, who serves as co-chair of the northern border caucus and the Canada-U.S. interparliamentary group, released the following statement Tuesday in response to ongoing discussions about U.S.-Canada border restrictions:

  • Jun. 8th, 2021 3:55 pm

    Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz joined Erie County District Attorney John Flynn, Erie County Sheriff Timothy Howard, Buffalo Police Department Deputy Commissioner Joe Gramaglia, Commissioner of Erie County Central Police Services James Jancewicz, Chairman of the Board of Crime Stoppers of WNY Frank Christiano, and Dan Denz of the Erie County Chiefs of Police Association on Tuesday to announce a new initiative to raise community awareness regarding the increased firearm-related violence occurring across the region and in Buffalo.

  • Jun. 8th, 2021 10:25 am

    New York State Senate Republican Leader Rob Ortt, Assembly Republican Leader Will Barclay and members of their respective conferences on Monday announced the introduction of a concurrent resolution that would terminate the state disaster emergency declared by Gov. Cuomo on March 7, 2020, under executive order 202 and revoke his decision-making authority.

  • Jun. 8th, 2021 10:20 am

    National Grid will honor Juneteenth as a company holiday for all U.S. employees starting this June. The company stated, “National Grid has remained committed to inclusion, equity and diversity over the years, but refocused their efforts in 2020, fueled by the Black Lives Matter movement and the murder of George Floyd.

  • Jun. 8th, 2021 10:20 am

    The Erie County Department of Health is announcing a “Doses & Mimosas” event on Sunday, June 13, in partnership with Savoy Buffalo, Mr. Goodbar and 40 Thieves in Buffalo.

  • Jun. 8th, 2021 7:00 am

    It’s been a long 15 months full of fear, facemasks, disrupted schedules, and devastating losses. The coronavirus pandemic changed our lives, and while we are on the road to recovery, truth is that some losses will never leave us. It’s a lot to process.

  • Jun. 8th, 2021 7:00 am

    New York SADD (Students Against Destructive Decisions) is issuing a statewide call to action to combat the deadliest season for young people – the summer months. Known as the “100 Deadliest Days,” the period between Memorial Day and Labor Day is the time when young people lose their lives most frequently in car crashes, as well as other destructive decisions. SADD is calling upon teens, caring adults, law enforcement, and the community at large to raise awareness and take action to help keep our young drivers safe.

  • Jun. 7th, 2021 5:15 pm

    Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Monday announced 11 new pop-up vaccination sites will open in areas where ZIP code data shows the vaccination rate is significantly lower than the statewide average. New York will expand on the program and open additional sites in the coming weeks.

  • Jun. 7th, 2021 4:55 pm

    William Mattar law offices is kicking off its “Buckle Your Belt” program promoting seat belt safety. Through June 30, the public may enter for their chance to win a $50 gift card to a local gas station when they pledge to buckle their seatbelt anytime they ride in a motor vehicle.

  • Jun. 7th, 2021 3:10 pm

    Clark Rigging and Behm Automotive will present the racing action this coming Friday night, June 11, at Ransomville Speedway. The program is a popular one for the kids as they can show off their artistic talents with the popular poster contest.

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