Buffalo Niagara Partnership names new Board members

Organization also extends thanks to outgoing Board members for years of service BUFFALO, N.Y– The Buffalo Niagara Partnership, the area’s regional chamber of commerce, announces that seven new members have joined its Board of Directors, with terms effective immediately. The


West Falls man sentenced for forcible touching

Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn announces that 54-year-old Andrew Amato of West Falls has been sentenced by Erie County Court Judge James Bargnesi to 6 years of probation. The defendant admitted that during the late evening of November


Millions may be on Pandemic Unemployment who did not apply

BY MATT WEIDINGER Various reviewers (including me) have noted the rapid growth of the Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) program. That’s the temporary federally funded unemployment benefit program created in the March 2020 CARES Act that is designed to assist self-employed individuals,


NYC led the latest state population drop

BY E.J. McMAHON For a second consecutive year, New York’s population loss was mainly concentrated downstate, according to the latest Census Bureau estimates. During the 12-month period ending last July 1, the 50 counties of upstate New York lost 20,846

Erie County

Erie County announces pandemic EBT benefit

The Erie County Department of Social Services (“ECDSS) has announced that the New York State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance (“ODTA”)will be issuing a Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (“EBT”) food benefit to all New York State households with school-aged

City & Region

Wendel extends State of Emergency for Chautauqua County

MAYVILLE, NY — Chautauqua County Executive P.J. Wendel extended Chautauqua County’s State of Emergency for up to thirty (30) additional days as of 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 14, 2020 due to the continuing novel Coronavirus-19 (COVID-19) pandemic.  COVID-19 is an infection