Western New York

ROCHESTER, N.Y. — The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Western District of New York has expanded its investigation into a COVID-era cleaning supply scam, revealing $8 million in fraudulent billings. From January 2019 to January 2022, the defendants billed 5,458 businesses for cleaning products under fake company names. Exploiting the pandemic, they sent small, seemingly […]

Experience the vibrant hues of fall in Western New York like never before! Next month, the New York Museum of Transportation in Rush will introduce an electric trolley car ride through the scenic Genesee River valley. These 20-minute journeys are scheduled for Sundays – Oct. 8, 15, and 29. Your museum ticket covers the ride, […]

If you were hoping to travel to Buffalo this weekend, looks like you have to make different plans! The Buffalo Bills vs Cleveland Browns has officially been moved to Detroit due to heavy snowfall in Western New York. Tickets went on sale for pre-sale fans using the Buffalo Bills yesterday at 5 pm. The ticket […]

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April 9, 2022

A beloved restaurant in Buffalo, Bar Bill, has received approval for its Special Use Permit and will be opening in Penfield! Back in February, the popular Western New York restaurant submitted an application to open a location at 1129 Empire Boulevard in the Town of Penfield, the site formerly occupied by McGregor’s. With the recent […]

On Saturday, Gov. Cuomo updated New Yorkers on the status of the pandemic as well as the states progress. Western New York’s 7-day average has falled below 2% for the first time since mid-March and has falled 62% since the spring peak a month ago. Cuomo stated: “New Yorkers are tough and they are strong. […]

They say all it takes is a dollar and a dream. Well in this story that dream became a nightmare because a Western New York man was arrested for possession of a stolen lottery ticket that he legally purchased from a gas station. Back in July Eric Martin had won $50 from a scratch-off lottery […]

Apparently we have entered the season for harmful algal blooms or HABs, which is August 3rd until October 4th. The Canandaigua Lake Watershed Association has volunteers monitoring the waters. According to reports not all incidences have been cyanobacteria, which is known to be harmful to humans and pets. Places with public swimming usually test the […]

U.S. District Judge Glenn T. Suddaby issued a preliminary injunction this past Friday for the case involving a couple who had booked their wedding at a golf club venue in Akron, Ohio. This goes against the western New York pandemic-related restrictions. One of Cuomo’s administration spokespeople has called the decision “Irresponsible”. Source: Rochester First

On Thursday, May 7, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that he extended the evictions moratorium to at least August 20. He also banned late rent payment fees and advised New Yorkers that they can use their security deposits toward their normal rental payments. Governor Cuomo’s administration is exploring federal programs and working with banks […]

On Thursday, April 16, the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation announced that it’s providing an additional $500,000 to Rochester hospitals and community organizations out of a $1.5 million donation to 18 separate facilities. Rochester Regional Health and the University of Rochester Medical Center are on the recipient’s list. The foundation will distribute the rest of […]

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