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WNY nonprofits helping older adults eat well without leaving home during COVID-19 crisis

Older adults are most vulnerable to become seriously ill from COVID-19, so even as Western New York and other areas of the country begin to reopen, public health officials warn those over 65 should continue to limit their exposure. WBFO’s Older Adults Reporter Tom Dinki explores what local nonprofit organizations are doing to help seniors get their essentials without risking their health.

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From 'crisis' to 'decimation': What happens when a pandemic hits child care

The New York State Child Care Availability Task Force was established 18 months ago to dive into what officials call the child care "crisis" afflicting the state. After just a couple of months of pandemic, however, words like "devastation" and "decimation" are being used. Here are their interim findings and recommendations.

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A State Assemblyman, an estimated 70 pastors and church leaders, and at least 100 supporters gathered outside a Hamburg church, where they demanded Governor Andrew Cuomo consider places of worship as essential institutions and reopen them.

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Tuesday he believes New York has finally “turned the page” on the COVID-19 pandemic, for now at least, and that it’s time to refocus on “supercharging” the economy.

 

 


 

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The Buffalo Board of Education passed a resolution last week asking city leaders to keep 15 mph speed zones around schools intact and to make infrastructure changes that would make it easier for drivers to comply.


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Older adults are most vulnerable to become seriously ill from COVID-19, so even as Western New York and other areas of the country begin to reopen, public health officials warn those over 65 should continue to limit their exposure. WBFO’s Older Adults Reporter Tom Dinki explores what local nonprofit organizations are doing to help seniors get their essentials without risking their health. 


Tonawanda shooting sends police officer to ECMC

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A suspect has been apprehended in connection with an overnight shooting which sent a police officer to ECMC for treatment of multiple gun shot wounds.

From tourism and hospitality to retail, multiple industries are suffering from the COVID-19 pandemic. Jim Fink of Business First discussed some of the struggles during his monthly appearance on WBFO's Press Pass. Tourism, Fink points out, is suffering on both sides of the Niagara River as the border remains closed. Some retail analysts, Fink says, are predicting as many as 40 percent of small retail shops are in jeopardy of closing.


Profile of a respiratory therapist

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When a patient is admitted to a hospital to be treated for COVID-19, one of the first healthcare professionals they will probably see is a respiratory therapist.

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Usually, this would be the time when there are bonfires on the beaches on the Canadian shore of Lake Erie, traffic building on the Peace Bridge and people talking about Sherkston. Not this year.

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The Buffalo Common Council wants to give a break to many local bars and restaurants by changing the rules for outdoor eating and drinking.


While Gov. Andrew Cuomo has held daily briefings on the coronavirus and issued more than 250 executive orders, the state legislature has been absent from the capital for six weeks. Now, Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie and Senate Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins say they plan to hold committee meetings on Tuesday and convene in session in the following days to vote on legislation related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

 


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Heritage Moments: Buffalo, the Fenian Invasion and the Making of Canada

Depending on what side of the border you’re on, the story of the Fenian Invasion of June 1, 1866, is told differently. In Western New York it’s remembered as a brave fight for Irish independence against British oppression. On the Niagara Peninsula it’s a brave fight for self-defense against a surprise attack from a warlike America.

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