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'The Voice': Sugar Joans, Jean Kelley triumphant in 'Battle'
Mon, Oct 20th 2014 04:20 pm
Though it's called the "Battle Round," coaches on "The Voice" want the competition's second stage to be cooperative. So, while singers are "battling" head-to-head for a shot at the third round, the "Knockouts," they must find harmony with one another - literally and figuratively.
'The Voice': James David Carter, Craig Wayne Boyd prove they're country stars to beat
Mon, Oct 20th 2014 04:15 pm
For better or worse, coach Blake Shelton paired his top two male singers in the "Battle Rounds." What ensued was one of "The Voice's" best country music performances ever.
Comptroller's report: Lew-Port criticized
Sat, Oct 18th 2014 08:00 am
The Lewiston-Porter School District received some unfavorable news this week from the state comptroller's office.
Lew-Port Alumni Association inducts three into Hall of Fame
Sat, Oct 18th 2014 08:00 am
The Lewiston-Porter Alumni Association held its sixth annual induction ceremony Thursday at the Lewiston-Porter High School auditorium, honoring Distinguished Alumni for 2014.
Wheatfield highway superintendent to retire
Fri, Oct 17th 2014 07:00 am
Art Kroening, the Town of Wheatfield Highway Department superintendent for almost 15 years, will retire at the end of the month.
N-W grad finds success in business
Fri, Oct 17th 2014 07:00 am
Sanborn native James Tretter has gone far since he graduated from Niagara-Wheatfield High School in 2004, even though he is still in Western New York.
Connor Middle School: Fitzpatrick hired to serve as principal
Thu, Oct 16th 2014 04:45 pm
The Grand Island Central School District Board of Education unanimously appointed John Fitzpatrick principal of Veronica E. Connor Middle School during Monday's school board meeting.
Grand Island Scout unearths local history
Thu, Oct 16th 2014 04:45 pm
Ricky Hoover, a 15-year-old sophomore at Grand Island High School, said that he loves local history. That is why he chose, as his Eagle Scout project, to research a large stone found in a backyard near Whitehaven Road and to facilitate the donation of the stone to the Grand Island Historical Society.
Grand Island Board of Education: New VCMS principal approved
Thu, Oct 16th 2014 04:45 pm
The Grand Island Board of Education held its monthly meeting Monday evening in the Professional Development Suite in Grand Island High School. All seven trustees were present and worked through a short but varied business agenda.
Grand Island High School: Inspired students running fundraiser
Thu, Oct 16th 2014 04:40 pm
Grand Island High School is among the schools that are fundraising for West African relief to "Build Hope" in the face of the devastation caused by the Ebola virus.
Wild Women Unite on Island
Thu, Oct 16th 2014 04:30 pm
Nothing stops "Wild Women" once they get started.
Veterans show support for U.S. drone program
Thu, Oct 16th 2014 04:10 pm
A week after an anti-drone protest outside the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Base, a group of veterans gathered at the site for a different purpose: to show their support of the United States drone operations.
'The Voice': Meet week three 'genre-less' stars Beth Spangler and Matt McAndrew
Mon, Oct 13th 2014 07:00 am
As "The Voice" wrapped its blind auditions, the top singers in week three couldn't be labeled. Coaches applauded Matt McAndrew and Beth Spangler for being "genre-less" - and then engaged in a heated debate over which team the musically diverse singers should select.
We know Jack's scarecrow
Sat, Oct 11th 2014 07:15 am
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Beautiful weather enhances Beaver Island CROP Walk
Fri, Oct 10th 2014 03:55 pm
Grand Island's 28th CROP Walk was held Sept. 28 on a bright early autumn day, a good day for walking in the park and a good day for remembering past CROP Walks in the park and elsewhere.
Village of Lewiston appoints new clerk
Tue, Oct 7th 2014 11:05 am
The Village of Lewiston Board of Trustees appointed a new clerk/treasurer Monday following an executive session to discuss the open position.
New look to NFP website
Mon, Oct 6th 2014 04:40 pm
Thanks for your patience as we transition into our new look! As we complete the switch, feel free to read our news stories and look at our photo galleries.
'The Voice': Meet week two standouts Katriz Trinidad, Jean Kelley and Mia Pfirrman
Mon, Oct 6th 2014 02:10 pm
Season seven of NBC's "The Voice" started to ramp up in week two with solid performances from a trio of singers who could win the competition.
Sexual abuse arrest: Police broadening investigation of Iver Phallen
Sat, Oct 4th 2014 08:00 am
The Lewiston Police Department and New York State Police are broadening their investigation into a kidnapping-sexual abuse complaint that thus far has led to the arrest of a Lewiston man on multiple felony and misdemeanor charges, with more charges possible as new complaints come in.
Rivershore Gala
Sat, Oct 4th 2014 07:00 am
Rivershore Inc. hosted its fifth annual Rivershore Gala Wednesday at the Niagara Falls Country Club. Executive Director Jeff Sanderson updated the capacity crowd on what's happening within the OPWDD COMPASS provider, and informed guests the agency had become an affiliate of People Inc.
Youngstown plans spirited stroll
Sat, Oct 4th 2014 07:00 am
Two Youngstown women plan to take their love of village history and give it a seasonal twist with "Youngstown Hauntings, Ghosts, Graveyards and Murders" on Oct. 11.
Gemini's Closet: Consignment store opens on Military
Fri, Oct 3rd 2014 03:45 pm
Across from the Fashion Outlet Mall on Military Road sits an unassuming little shop. Inside, it doesn't look quite so little, covered wall-to-wall in clothes in different styles, designer and vintage; casual and formal.
There's no place like home: Introducing new Tribune editor
Fri, Oct 3rd 2014 03:40 pm
Hello, Wheatfield, Town of Niagara and Sanborn! As I'm sure you noticed last week, Sue Campbell has retired as Tribune editor, and I'll be taking over from here on out.
Operation Christmas Child recipient to share story this weekend in WNY
Fri, Oct 3rd 2014 01:25 pm
In 1999, Livia Satterfield, now 27 and living in Georgia, received a package from Operation Christmas Child. She was an orphan living in a world that was dark, dreary and lonely.
Niagara-Wheatfield reinstates extracurriculars
Wed, Oct 1st 2014 10:20 pm
The Niagara-Wheatfield School Board voted Wednesday to reinstate the athletic, music, theater and other extracurricular activities that were cut from the 2014-15 budget earlier this year. The sudden vote was the result of a report provided by Superintendent Lynn Marie Fusco, which revealed an unanticipated source of funding available to support the programs.

Fusco said that, as a result of 11 retirements and resignations processed after the budget was put into place, the district had in excess of $158,000, originally slated for those employees' salaries, available for use. Fusco said reinstating the extracurriculars would cost about $111,000, leaving just under $50,000 available for reserve.

'The Voice': Meet week one dark horses Reagan James and Taylor Phelan
Mon, Sep 29th 2014 02:05 pm
Week one of NBC's "The Voice" produced two singers we're bound to watch compete long into the seventh season.
'The Voice': Meet week one four-chair turns Luke Wade and James David Carter
Mon, Sep 29th 2014 01:30 pm
As it's done in past years, "The Voice" kicked off season seven with top-tier, four-chair turns in the premiere episode's opening and closing slots.
Tin Pan Alley celebrates 20 years as Lewiston's hometown hangout
Sat, Sep 27th 2014 11:10 am
It's been more than 20 years since "Cheers" went off the air, but people still want a place "where everybody knows your name."

In Lewiston, that location is Tin Pan Alley.

Town of Lewiston: Fire companies vent over tower
Sat, Sep 27th 2014 10:00 am
"We've put (addressing) bad communications off for six months or more."

So summarized Greg Sitek of the Upper Mountain Fire Co. to the continuing problem of a stop work order now impacting completion of a recently constructed 219-foot radio tower behind the Upper Mountain firehall.

Duke to fill Lew-Port BOE vacancy
Sat, Sep 27th 2014 08:00 am
The Lewiston Porter Board of Education has appointed Cindy Duke to fill a vacancy on the board, left when longtime board member Keith Fox died in July.
Mug and Musket, music fest debut in Youngstown
Sat, Sep 27th 2014 07:00 am
Excitement is back in Youngstown.

The Mug and Musket Tavern (formerly known as Brennan's), 418 Main St., is now open and features a variety of dinner and pub fare offerings as well as all-new entertainment.

Village businesses are also gearing up for the Youngstown Arts and Music Festival.

Law Enforcement Day supports Miracle League
Fri, Sep 26th 2014 02:40 pm
Members of the police turned out to serve as "celebrity buddies" at a Miracle League ballgame.

The buddies help the Miracle League players at bat, on the base paths and in the field.

Town Commons, Nike Base Park eyed for upgrades
Fri, Sep 26th 2014 02:35 pm
The town government has begun long-range planning to improve two of its parks: the Town Commons and Nike Base Park.
Tribune editor Campbell retiring: It's time to be like Barbara Walters
Thu, Sep 25th 2014 11:50 pm
My Aunt Ekkie always used to tell me to say "So long," not "Goodbye."
Empire pipeline changes ahead
Thu, Sep 25th 2014 11:50 pm
Wheatfield Councilman Larry Helwig is worried that residents might not be fully informed about proposed changes in the Empire pipeline in the town.
Errick Road residents address Cobblestone Creek construction
Thu, Sep 25th 2014 11:50 pm
Errick Road residents gathered at the Sept. 17 Niagara-Wheatfield Board of Education meeting to urge the board to speak out against a subdivision planned for the area.
Wheatfield to get tentative budget Oct. 6
Thu, Sep 25th 2014 11:50 pm
Wheatfield Supervisor Bob Cliffe told Town Board members on Monday that they should receive the initial tentative budget for 2015 at their next meeting on Oct. 6.
Vanessa Ray talks 'Blue Bloods,' what's next for Eddie and Jamie
Thu, Sep 25th 2014 03:00 pm
Bicoastal actress Vanessa Ray can boast something no other thespian can: She's working on the No. 1 show for young viewers ("Pretty Little Liars"), and the No. 1 show for, say, slightly older viewers ("Blue Bloods").
'Bones' returns with Booth in prison: David Boreanaz, Emily Deschanel preview season 10
Wed, Sep 24th 2014 11:15 pm
It's been a rough year for FBI Special Agent Seeley Booth (David Boreanaz) and his partner, world-famous Jeffersonian Institute forensic anthropologist Dr. Temperance "Bones" Brennan (Emily Deschanel).
Poll results: Lewiston residents overwhelmingly support keeping Lewiston Police Department
Sat, Sep 20th 2014 08:00 am
Message received.

In a recent poll on the Niagara Frontier Publications website, 95 percent of Lewiston residents ages 18 and older voted in favor of retaining the Lewiston Police Department.