Tag:

Buffalo, NY

Rite Aid Announces Additional Long Island Store Closures After Declaring Bankruptcy Rite Aid Announces Additional Long Island Store Closures After Declaring Bankruptcy
Rite Aid Announces Additional Long Island Store Closures After Declaring Bankruptcy Rite Aid has announced new store closures after the struggling pharmacy chain filed for bankruptcy in the fourth quarter of 2023. Shortly after declaring bankruptcy, Rite Aid announced 154 store closures, with 20 in New York, and 14 on Long Island. In a filing on Tuesday, April 9, the company said 17 more stores, including three in New York (with two on Long Island) are now slated for closure. Rite Aid currently has 2,000 stores and about 44,000 employees. The Long Island stores slated for closure (with the newly announced closures in bold) are: 283 West Jericho Turnpike, Huntingto…
6 Woodbourne Inmates Permitted To View Eclipse After Suing Over Religious Rights 6 Woodbourne Inmates Permitted To View Eclipse After Suing Over Religious Rights
6 Woodbourne Inmates Permitted To View Eclipse After Suing Over Religious Rights Several New York prison inmates will be allowed to view the total solar eclipse on Monday afternoon, April 8 after all following their lawsuit against the state alleging religious discrimination. Related Story - Total Solar Eclipse: Here's What To Expect To See By Minute, Zip Code The six inmates, incarcerated at Woodbourne Correctional Facility in Sullivan County, agreed to drop their federal lawsuit after the Department of Corrections and Community Supervision (DOCCS) granted their religious request to watch the celestial spectacle, according to Thomas Mailey, a spokesperson for the age…
Solar Eclipse: How NYers Can Keep Furry Friends Safe During 'Astronomy Event Of Decade' Solar Eclipse: How NYers Can Keep Furry Friends Safe During 'Astronomy Event Of Decade'
Solar Eclipse: How NYers Can Keep Furry Friends Safe During 'Astronomy Event Of Decade' Ahead of the upcoming total solar eclipse – dubbed the astronomy event of the decade – pet owners should also be prepared. The total solar eclipse, slotted to occur on Monday, April 8, will follow a path of totality across just 15 states on the eastern side of the United States, including much of western and upstate New York. Between 3:15 and 3:30 p.m. that day, the moon will pass between the sun and the earth, blocking out all light for a few minutes for those in the zone of totality – which includes Buffalo, Rochester, Syracuse, Watertown, Lake Placid, and Plattsburgh. Places farther away…
Parents Of Stillborn Babies Would Qualify For Paid Family Leave Under NY Bill Parents Of Stillborn Babies Would Qualify For Paid Family Leave Under NY Bill
Parents Of Stillborn Babies Would Qualify For Paid Family Leave Under NY Bill New York lawmakers are considering legislation aimed at easing the immense burden on parents whose babies are stillborn. A bill introduced by Democratic State Sen. Timothy Kennedy – whose 63rd District represents most of Buffalo – would add birth of a stillborn child as a qualifying condition for receiving Paid Family Leave benefits. An earlier version of the bill passed the senate in March 2023, but it was not voted on in the assembly. Speaking on the senate floor before its passage in the chamber, Kennedy told his colleagues that the legislation is personal to him and his wife, whose bab…
New Way For Residents To Report Mass Violence, Terrorism Threats Launched In Westchester New Way For Residents To Report Mass Violence, Terrorism Threats Launched In Westchester
New Way For Residents To Report Mass Violence, Terrorism Threats Launched In Westchester Westchester County officials have launched a new threat assessment center intended to give residents a direct way to report any threats of mass violence or domestic terrorism.  Officials announced the launch of the Westchester County Threat Assessment Center on Thursday, March 21.  The center will utilize a multi-disciplinary team of law enforcement, mental health professionals, social workers, school officials, and other community stakeholders, and will receive, assess, and manage potential threats of targeted violence in an attempt to stop it from happening, officials said.…
'Most Visible Eclipse For US In 100 Years' Coming Soon 'Most Visible Eclipse For US In 100 Years' Coming Soon
'Most Visible Eclipse For US In 100 Years' Coming Soon In just over a month, what's being called the astronomy event of the decade will occur when a total solar eclipse will cross North America, passing over Mexico, the United States, and Canada. A total solar eclipse happens when the moon passes between the sun and earth, completely blocking the face of the sun and the sky will darken as if it were dawn or dusk. Many are planning road trips to places where the best viewing conditions are expected for what Space.com says will be "the longest and most visible for the US in 100 years," with a four-minute duration expected beginning…
'Most Visible Eclipse For US In 100 Years:' PA City Ranked Among Best Places For Viewing 'Most Visible Eclipse For US In 100 Years:' PA City Ranked Among Best Places For Viewing
'Most Visible Eclipse For US In 100 Years:' PA City Ranked Among Best Places For Viewing In just over a month, what's being called the astronomy event of the decade will occur when a total solar eclipse will cross North America, passing over Mexico, the United States, and Canada. And one Pennsylvania city has been named among the top 20 best places in the U.S. for viewing. A total solar eclipse happens when the moon passes between the sun and earth, completely blocking the face of the sun and the sky will darken as if it were dawn or dusk. Many are planning road trips to places where the best viewing conditions are expected for what space.com says will be "the l…
'Most Visible Eclipse For US In 100 Years' Coming Soon: First Projected Cloud Cover Conditions 'Most Visible Eclipse For US In 100 Years' Coming Soon: First Projected Cloud Cover Conditions
'Most Visible Eclipse For US In 100 Years' Coming Soon: First Projected Cloud Cover Conditions In just over a month, what's being called the astronomy event of the decade will occur when a total solar eclipse will cross North America, passing over Mexico, the United States, and Canada. A total solar eclipse happens when the moon passes between the sun and earth, completely blocking the face of the sun and the sky will darken as if it were dawn or dusk. Many are planning road trips to places where the best viewing conditions are expected for what space.com says will be "the longest and most visible for the US in 100 years," with a four-minute totality duration beginning…
Snowfall Map: Here's How Accumulation Amounts In These NY Spots Compare To Normal Winters Snowfall Map: Here's How Accumulation Amounts In These NY Spots Compare To Normal Winters
Snowfall Map: Here's How Accumulation Amounts In These NY Spots Compare To Normal Winters Most locations in the region have seen more snowfall than last winter, but only one location in the Northeast has exceeded the seasonal average, according to new data. "Now reaching the back stretch of the winter season, current snowfall totals across not only our area, but a large portion of the East remains below the seasonal averages," according the US National Weather Service Eastern Region Headquarters. In the first image above, areas in red have seen the most snowfall through Sunday, Feb. 18 while locations in white and sky blue have seen the least. A comparison of snowfall tota…
These Places Will Be Best To View 'Most Visible Eclipse For US In 100 Years': Here's When These Places Will Be Best To View 'Most Visible Eclipse For US In 100 Years': Here's When
These Places Will Be Best To View 'Most Visible Eclipse For US In 100 Years': Here's When It won't be long now. In just over two months, what's being called the astronomy event of the decade will occur when a total solar eclipse will cross North America, passing over Mexico, the United States, and Canada. Mark your calendar now for Monday, April 8 with four-minute totality duration beginning at 3:13 p.m. Eastern time. A total solar eclipse happens when the moon passes between the sun and earth, completely blocking the face of the sun and the sky will darken as if it were dawn or dusk. According to space.com, it will be "the longest and most visible for the US in 100 years," w…
First Total Solar Eclipse In 99 Years To Be Visible In New York: Here's When, Where First Total Solar Eclipse In 99 Years To Be Visible In New York: Here's When, Where
First Total Solar Eclipse In 99 Years To Be Visible In New York: Here's When, Where New York officials are hard at work making preparations for a historic solar eclipse event that will be the first one visible in the state in nearly a century.  The total eclipse will be visible in the western and northern parts of New York state during the afternoon of Monday, April 8, according to Gov. Kathy Hochul and her office.  On the day of the event, between 3:15 p.m. and 3:30 p.m., the moon will pass between the earth and the sun and completely block out sunlight, completely turning day into night for 1 and a half to 3 and a half minutes.  The path of totality where…
Taylor Swift Touches Down In Morristown — AGAIN Taylor Swift Touches Down In Morristown — AGAIN
Taylor Swift Touches Down In Morristown — Again As Buffalo Bills fans deal with a "cruel summer," Taylor Swift is continuing to enjoy her playoff karma in Morristown. According to a Reddit page designated to tracking Swift's private jet, her plane landed at Morristown Airport after she was in Buffalo to support her boyfriend Travis Kelce and the Kansas City Chiefs in their defeat of the Buffalo Bills 27-24 on Sunday, Jan. 21.  Kelce set social media ablaze when he did Swift's signature "heart hand" after scoring a touchdown, while his brother, Jason, who plays for the Philadelphia Eagles, celebrated shirtless in the stands. …
Baltimore Ravens Fans Can Flock To Popeyes For Free Wings With Super Bowl Win Baltimore Ravens Fans Can Flock To Popeyes For Free Wings With Super Bowl Win
Baltimore Ravens Fans Can Flock To Popeyes For Free Wings With Super Bowl Win If the Baltimore Ravens keep riding their wave of success, fans of the Flock may have more to root for than just partying with the Lombardi on Super Bowl Sunday. Popeyes announced its new "Wings for Wings" special, where fans of select teams will have the opportunity to enjoy their win in the Big Game with a side of free chicken days later. Restaurants in cities where a football team that has wings in its name, logo, or on its mascot are eligible for a free six-piece chicken wing if they win it all, available on "Fat" Tuesday, Feb. 13, a nod to the eatery's New Orleans heritage (sorry,…
Gilgo Four: A Look At Women At Heart Of Serial Murder Case Gilgo Four: A Look At Women At Heart Of Serial Murder Case
Gilgo Four: A Look At Women At Heart Of Serial Murder Case They're known as the Gilgo Four. The women, all in their 20s, are at the heart of the Long Island serial murder case that has captured national and global attention following the arrest of suspect Rex Heuermann just over a week ago. The 59-year-old married father of two, an architect who worked on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan and resided in Nassau County in the village of Massapequa Park just miles north of the site where their bodies were found -- in a grassy area of Gilgo Beach, a barrier island off Long Island's south shore in the Suffolk County town of Babylon. Heuermann was arraigned on…
Methuen Man With 'Beautiful Soul' Dies At 20, Community Pours Out Support Methuen Man With 'Beautiful Soul' Dies At 20, Community Pours Out Support
Methuen Man With 'Beautiful Soul' Dies At 20, Community Pours Out Support A young man who "met everyone with a smile" died, leaving his family to lean on their community in his absence.  Xavier Carlos Cordero, of Methuen, died "peacefully" at age 20 in Buffalo, New York, according to his obituary.  Cordero spent his childhood in Savannah, Georgia and Worcester, Massachusetts before moving to Methuen.  He was a high school athlete, participating on the wrestling, golf, and track teams while attending Methuen High School.  He graduated in 2021 and enrolled in Bridgewater State University in Bridgewater, Massachusetts.  Cordero stayed busy with many hobbies and …
GOP Presidential Hopeful Ron DeSantis Cancels Suffern Fundraiser GOP Presidential Hopeful Ron DeSantis Cancels Suffern Fundraiser
GOP Presidential Hopeful Ron DeSantis Cancels Suffern Fundraiser Republican presidential candidate, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, canceled a planned upscale fundraiser in the Hudson Valley after failing to notify the local party leader, according to Politico. The $6,600-a-person event was slated to be held in Rockland County at the Crowne Plaza in Suffern on Thursday, June 29. LBGTQ groups and local Democrats were planning protests during the event. But earlier in the week, DeSantis moved the fundraiser to a more remote location, reportedly in New Jersey, officials familiar with the event said. DeSantis' office did not return phone calls regarding the cha…
Track US Air Force Flyover In NJ-PA Track US Air Force Flyover In NJ-PA
Track US Air Force Flyover In Nj-pa The U.S. Air Force is celebrating 100 years of air refueling on Tuesday, June 27 with flyovers in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and New York. The display by the 305th Air Mobility Wing includes a 15-jet formation of tankers and giant cargo planes over the Jersey Shore and Delaware River. The flyover begins from Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst in New Jersey with one KC-135, eight KC-46s and six C-17s. The flyovers will follow the Jersey Shore starting at 1:03 p.m. in Asbury Park, heading south over Barnegat Light, Atlantic City and Cape May. The aircraft will then turn toward Philad…
Upstate NY Man Admits Assaulting Female Passenger On Flight To Newark Upstate NY Man Admits Assaulting Female Passenger On Flight To Newark
Upstate NY Man Admits Assaulting Female Passenger On Flight To Newark A New York State man admitted assaulting a female passenger on a flight to Newark Airport, federal authorities in New Jersey said. Ryan Manuella, 30, "moved to a vacant seat next to a female passenger and touched the passenger without her consent" on a flight from Denver on April 16, 2021, U.S. Attorney Philip R. Sellinger said. Manuella -- of the Erie County town of Cheektowaga, just northeast of Buffalo -- didn't know the woman, according to a complaint on file in U.S. District Court in Newark. The victim then yelled at him and left the row of seats, Sellinger said. Manuella took a deal…
Capsized Boat Update: 1 Killed, 11 Injured When Tourist Vessel Overturns In NY Cave Capsized Boat Update: 1 Killed, 11 Injured When Tourist Vessel Overturns In NY Cave
Capsized Boat Update: 1 Killed, 11 Injured When Tourist Vessel Overturns In NY Cave This story has been updated. One person is dead and several others are hospitalized after a tourist boat capsized in a New York cave. Emergency crews along the Erie Canal were called at around 11:20 a.m. Monday, June 12, with reports that a vessel had capsized at the Lockport Cave, located in Lockport in Niagara County. The historic site is located approximately 30 miles northeast of Buffalo. Speaking at a press conference hours later, Lockport Mayor Michelle Roman said 28 passengers and one employee were onboard the boat, which was operated by Destination Niagara. One man, believed to b…
Brand-New TV Show Helps Families Find Their Hudson Valley Dream Homes Brand-New TV Show Helps Families Find Their Hudson Valley Dream Homes
Brand-New TV Show Helps Families Find Their Hudson Valley Dream Homes Television’s newest home improvement show will feature a familiar backdrop to New Yorkers. HGTV’s “Small Town Potential” will follow along as life partners Davina Thomasula and Kristin Leitheuser help families find - and renovate - their dream homes in the Hudson Valley. In each episode, real estate agent and designer Thomasula comes up with a “timeless design plan” complemented by the area’s natural surroundings, while contractor Leitheuser brings the vision to life with her master carpenter dad Don, according to the network. The couple is no stranger to the region. Leitheuser grew up in…
Details Emerge Around Widow Of NJ ‘Animal Whisperer’ Who Continued Vet Practice Without License Details Emerge Around Widow Of NJ ‘Animal Whisperer’ Who Continued Vet Practice Without License
Details Emerge Around Widow Of NJ ‘Animal Whisperer’ Who Continued Vet Practice Without License The widow of a revered North Jersey veterinarian known as the “animal whisperer” had help from two alleged co-conspirators from New York in continuing to operate her husband’s clinic without a license, it was recently revealed. Alia Muslih, 41, of Montclair originally was accused of posing as a veterinarian following her husband’s death in order to keep the Totowa Animal Hospital open. A massive 77-count grand jury indictment returned earlier this month in Paterson lays out additional details. Included are allegations that Muslih had help from Marco A. Gamarra, 64, of the Bronx and Yaser I…
Former Westchester County Association Chairman, Longtime Tarrytown Resident Dies Former Westchester County Association Chairman, Longtime Tarrytown Resident Dies
Former Westchester County Association Chairman, Longtime Tarrytown Resident Dies Beloved lawyer Bill Plunkett, who served as chairman of the Westchester County Association and was also an integral part of several other important institutions, has died.  Plunkett, a longtime resident of Tarrytown, died on Sunday, April 16 at the age of 82, according to his obituary. Born in Buffalo in 1940, Plunkett graduated from Archbishop Stepinac High School in 1958 and went on to attend the College of the Holy Cross and the New York University School of Law, earning his law degree in 1965.  He then went on to start a law career and began the successful firm Plunkett …
‘Stop The Bloodshed’: Louisville Shooting Could’ve Been Prevented By Red Flag Law, Hochul Says ‘Stop The Bloodshed’: Louisville Shooting Could’ve Been Prevented By Red Flag Law, Hochul Says
‘Stop The Bloodshed’: Louisville Shooting Could’ve Been Prevented By Red Flag Law, Hochul Says Recent mass shootings that killed six people at an elementary school in Tennessee and five more at a bank in Kentucky might not have occurred had those states implemented so-called “red flag” laws like New York, according to Gov. Kathy Hochul. In an op-ed written for USA Today Network and shared on the governor's website, Hochul touted the measures, which allow a court to issue an extreme risk protection order (ERPO) that temporarily prohibits someone from buying or possessing a gun should they be deemed a danger to themselves or others. Former Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed the state’s ERPO in…
'Outrageous, Appalling': Hochul Lambastes Santos Over Proposed Bill Making AR-15 'National Gun' 'Outrageous, Appalling': Hochul Lambastes Santos Over Proposed Bill Making AR-15 'National Gun'
'Outrageous, Appalling': Hochul Lambastes Santos Over Proposed Bill Making AR-15 'National Gun' New York Gov. Kathy Hochul is joining the growing chorus of criticism over proposed federal legislation that would designate a “national gun,” which is being co-sponsored by embattled Long Island Rep. George Santos. "It's outrageous and appalling that New York Congressman Santos would attach his name to legislation that would designate the AR-15 as the 'national gun of the United States,’” Hochul said in a statement Thursday, Feb. 23. Earlier Report: AR-15 Would Be 'National Gun Of America' Under Bill Co-Sponsored By Nassau Rep. George Santos She went on to describe the AR-15 rifle as a …
Courtroom Scuffle: Man Charges Buffalo Grocery Store Mass Shooter Ahead Of Sentencing (Video) Courtroom Scuffle: Man Charges Buffalo Grocery Store Mass Shooter Ahead Of Sentencing (Video)
Courtroom Scuffle: Man Charges Buffalo Grocery Store Mass Shooter Ahead Of Sentencing (Video) Sentencing proceedings for the 19-year-old gunman who shot and killed ten Black people in a racist attack at a New York grocery store were briefly halted Wednesday, Feb. 15, when someone inside the courtroom charged toward the admitted killer. Video posted on Twitter captured the tense moment, which came as a relative of one of the victims addressed the shooter inside an Erie County courtroom. “You don’t know a damn thing about Black people. We’re human,” the woman is heard saying to Payton Gendron. “We like our kids to go to good schools. We love our kids. We never go to no neighborhoods …
3.8 Magnitude Earthquake Reported In NY 3.8 Magnitude Earthquake Reported In NY
3.8 Magnitude Earthquake Reported In NY An earthquake has been reported in Western New York, according to authorities. The United States Geological Survey said it had a magnitude of 3.8, was centered near Buffalo, east-northeast of West Seneca, and was felt at around 6:15 a.m. Monday, Feb. 6. An interactive map from the service is available here and in the image above. Earthquakes between 2.5 and 5.4 magnitude rank fifth highest on a six-level scale and are characterized as being "often felt, but only causing minor damage."
He's Coming Home: Damar Hamlin Returns To Buffalo With $8.6M Donated To PA Children's Charity He's Coming Home: Damar Hamlin Returns To Buffalo With $8.6M Donated To PA Children's Charity
He's Coming Home: Damar Hamlin Returns To Buffalo With $8.6M Donated To PA Children's Charity As Pittsburgh College graduate and McKees Rocks native Damar Hamlin plans to head home back to Buffalo, he’ll be doing so after raising millions of dollars for his Pennsylvania-based Chasing M’s Foundation. The 24-year-old Buffalo Bills safety suffered a terrifying injury during Monday Night Football on Jan. 2 when he collapsed after making an open-field tackle on Cincinnati Bengal Tee Higgins midway through the first quarter of the highly anticipated matchup between two playoff contenders. 💙❤️ for #3 pic.twitter.com/Btbyo9jy25 — Tee Higgins⁵ (@teehiggins5) January 8, 2023 The second-y…
PA's Damar Hamlin Of Buffalo Bills Collapses, Monday Night Football Game Postponed PA's Damar Hamlin Of Buffalo Bills Collapses, Monday Night Football Game Postponed
PA's Damar Hamlin Of Buffalo Bills Collapses, Monday Night Football Game Postponed Defensive back Damar Hamlin, a Pittsburgh College graduate and McKees Rocks native out of Pennsylvania, suffered a terrifying injury that postponed a Monday Night Football game between his Buffalo Bills and the hometown Cincinnati Bengals. Roughly six minutes remained in the first quarter when Hamlin, 24, made an open-field tackle on Bengals wideout Tee Higgins, who'd caught a pass while headed across the middle of the field. Higgins's helmet appeared to hit Hamlin square in the upper chest area. Hamlin got up -- and seconds later fell onto his back without moving again. Replays were bro…
'This Is One For The Ages': 28 Now Confirmed Dead During 'Blizzard Of Century' In Western NY 'This Is One For The Ages': 28 Now Confirmed Dead During 'Blizzard Of Century' In Western NY
'This Is One For The Ages': 28 Now Confirmed Dead During 'Blizzard Of Century' In Western NY This story has been updated. At least 28 people are now confirmed dead in Erie and Niagara counties, where around 4 feet of snowfall, coupled with hurricane-force, lake-effect wind gusts of up to 80 miles per hour, have paralyzed the region for the third day. The storm-related death toll in the city of Buffalo is now at 20 people, Buffalo PD spokesman Michael J. DeGeorge said on Monday, Dec. 26. "Unfortunately, we do expect that number (of deaths) to grow," said Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz, who provided details on some of the newly reported fatalities. They include: A 22-year-o…
7 Dead As Buffalo's Buried In 4 Feet Of Snow: 'We're At War With Mother Nature,' Hochul Says 7 Dead As Buffalo's Buried In 4 Feet Of Snow: 'We're At War With Mother Nature,' Hochul Says
7 Dead As Buffalo's Buried In 4 Feet Of Snow: 'We're At War With Mother Nature,' Hochul Says Updated story: Death Toll Climbs To At Least 17 In Western NY From Devastating Lake-Effect Blizzard At least seven people are confirmed dead in the Buffalo area, where around 4 feet of snowfall, coupled with hurricane-force, lake-effect winds, have brought emergency response efforts to a standstill. Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz said on Christmas morning, Sunday, Dec. 25 that four more people had died as a result of the storm, after three earlier deaths had been reported, including two who had medical emergencies in the town of Cheektowaga, just east of Buffalo, because responders w…
Here's How Much Tappan Zee Bridge Toll Could Increase If NY Thruway Proposal Takes Effect Here's How Much Tappan Zee Bridge Toll Could Increase If NY Thruway Proposal Takes Effect
Here's How Much Tappan Zee Bridge Toll Could Increase If NY Thruway Proposal Takes Effect It could soon cost more to drive on the New York State Thruway, and that includes the Tappan Zee Bridge. The New York State Thruway Authority's (NYSTA) board of directors will meet Monday, Dec. 5, to consider a proposed toll hike that would begin in 2024, WIVB in Buffalo reports.  Tolls would increase by 5 percent for E-ZPass customers in 2024 and 5 percent again in 2027, according to the outlet.  Those with out-of-state E-ZPasses or who are paying by mail would pay 75 percent more than the tolls for New York E-ZPass holders. That’s up considerably compared to the current 15 percent dif…