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Wheatfield Board OKs moratorium on fracking waste
Fri, Jan 8th 2016 01:30 pm
The Wheatfield Town Board approved a six-month moratorium Monday night on the sale, application, disposal, extraction and storage of waste associated with fracking (formally known as hydraulic fracturing), in the town.
Video: Elected leaders sworn into office in Lewiston
Fri, Jan 8th 2016 12:00 pm
The Town of Lewiston held its swearing-in ceremonies Jan. 1 and 2 at Lewiston Town Hall.
Town of Lewiston: Residents question executive session with French Landing interests
Sat, Jan 2nd 2016 07:00 am
Monday's regular meeting/final audit session of the Lewiston Town Board saw a fair amount of discussion from residents - far beyond the range of the expected financial matters.
Grand Island Dog Park sign installed
Thu, Dec 31st 2015 01:00 pm
A sign went up Wednesday at the Nike Base announcing the future home of the Grand Island Dog Park.
Happy 100th birthday, Elsie!
Thu, Dec 31st 2015 01:00 pm
As Grand Islanders prepare to ring in 2016, one Islander will ring in her 100th birthday.
Tribune Year in Review: Community leaders reflect on the year, look ahead to 2016
Thu, Dec 31st 2015 07:00 am
The leaders of the Town of Niagara, Town of Wheatfield and City of North Tonawanda reflected on the highlights of 2015 and looked forward to 2016 in recent interviews.
Joshua Maloni's top 10 celebrity interviews of 2015
Mon, Dec 28th 2015 03:35 pm
My 10 favorite celebrity interviews of 2015. Starring: Alan Ruck, Ed Roland, Jeff Martin, Amanda Schull, Peter Cetera, Lindsey Stirling, "Morning Sun" cast, Garth Brooks, TobyMac and Chris Cornell.
Billoni: Remembering legendary sportswriter Phil Ranallo
Mon, Dec 28th 2015 01:15 pm
I was a 22-year-old rookie sportswriter at the Buffalo Courier-Express in August of 1977 when at precisely 7 p.m. my idol, legendary columnist Phil Ranallo, walked into the sports department.
Lew-Port students honored in music and science
Sat, Dec 26th 2015 07:00 am
At the Dec. 22 Lewiston-Porter Board of Education meeting, many high school students were honored for their recent achievements in the fields of music and science.
Meet Commodore Rhonda Ried: Buffalo Launch Club elects first woman to steer the ship
Sat, Dec 26th 2015 07:00 am
For the first time in its 113-year history, the Buffalo Launch Club's commodore is a woman.
New Year's resolutions: Self-improve or self-delude?
Sat, Dec 26th 2015 07:00 am
Dr. Timothy Osberg of the American Psychological Association, who has done extensive research on addiction and irrational food beliefs, said, "People make resolutions because they look at important milestones, like the new year, as signals of change and a new beginning, so they see it as an opportunity for real change."
Phyllis, the 'Morning Sun' starlet, loving her new home
Thu, Dec 24th 2015 07:00 am
Phyllis, a cute Shih-Tzu mix, has been adopted into a new, loving home. This comes after the drama of being abandoned at a shelter, rescued from euthanasia, having surgery at the Lewiston Animal Hospital, and then being chosen for a role in a film.
Feedback from Wheatfield residents sought on possible new library
Thu, Dec 24th 2015 07:00 am
Town Center Focus Group Chairwoman Melissa A. Germann informed Wheatfield residents at Monday's Town Board meeting that a survey would be released in early January on whether or not the town should consider building its own library.
Leaving office: Town of Niagara Councilman Sklarski retires after many notable accomplishments
Thu, Dec 24th 2015 07:00 am
After a long career in local government, Town of Niagara Councilman Danny Sklarski is retiring as a public official.
Town of Niagara focusing on future park developments
Thu, Dec 24th 2015 07:00 am
Increasing safety at Veterans Memorial Community Park was thoroughly discussed by Niagara's Town Board at its Dec. 17 meeting.
Town of Niagara: Board concludes meeting with emotional goodbye
Thu, Dec 24th 2015 07:00 am
After business was discussed, the Town of Niagara Town Board said goodbye to two of its councilmen: Danny Sklarski and Robert A. Clark.
DEC delivers response on CWM landfill
Wed, Dec 23rd 2015 05:30 pm
Following months of anticipation, the community finally has a response from the state's Department of Environmental Conservation's Siting Board on CWM Chemical Services in Porter.
Village of Lewiston: Remodeled Rite-Aid plaza, new boardroom planned
Tue, Dec 22nd 2015 01:45 pm
Residents in the Village of Lewiston will notice two significant changes in the new year.
'Rat Pack' producer Lisa Dawn Miller shares Christmas wishes with new EP
Sat, Dec 19th 2015 06:20 pm
Lisa Dawn Miller recorded and recently released "It's Christmas" and the aptly titled "My Favorite Time of Year."
Playground sign dedicated: Kaegebein facility goes from plans to reality in 5 years
Sat, Dec 19th 2015 10:45 am
Five years ago, when the Kaegebein Playground Committee formed, the idea of a playground for Kaegebein Elementary School seemed like a distant dream
Neighbors Foundation: Annual food drive helps needy
Sat, Dec 19th 2015 10:00 am
Sixty-one families on the Island will have a little brighter holiday season thanks to their generous neighbors.
Grand Island: New library director named
Sat, Dec 19th 2015 10:00 am
Patricia Q. Covley was named director of the Grand Island Memorial Library by the Grand Island Memorial Library Board of Trustees.
Shopping done for Christmas?
Sat, Dec 19th 2015 07:00 am
Each year, it seems like many of us leave the Christmas shopping until the last minute. But there are also others buying Christmas gifts in the summertime.
Porter explores new options for recreation offerings
Sat, Dec 19th 2015 07:00 am
In response to last week's Youngstown Village Board meeting, where discussion of allowing the Town of Porter to use the Red Brick School Village Center for karate and a self-defense course was tabled due to lack of monetary consideration, the Town of Porter Recreation Department is now looking into alternative options and locations for these services.
Porter Board examines gardening, farming sales/service law
Sat, Dec 19th 2015 07:00 am
For nearly two years now, a commercial operation existing in a residentially zoned area on Lake Road has been an upsetting topic for neighboring residents. And throughout this period, as neighboring areas were disrupted, residents have argued the town has not responded as some would have liked.
French Landing tree-clearing activities explained
Sat, Dec 19th 2015 07:00 am
Residents in northern Lewiston were caught by surprise this week with unexpected tree-cutting and land-clearing activities taking place on property owned by Lower River Road resident/developer Jerry Wolfgang in preparation for his future French Landing housing subdivision.
'Tis the season: Wheatfield celebrates Christmastime with tree lighting and party
Fri, Dec 18th 2015 09:15 am
Wheatfield residents celebrated the Christmas season during the annual tree lighting and Christmas party Saturday. The event was put on with the help of staff from the town's youth and recreation departments, as well as its Community Center. The night kicked off when Santa arrived near Town Hall on a fire truck.
Town of Wheatfield residents take action on dehydration facility; National Fuel to hold first information forum in January
Thu, Dec 17th 2015 09:55 pm
National Fuel has confirmed a public information forum will be held at the Wheatfield Community Center from 6-9 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 13, on its proposed dehydration facility set to be installed near Liberty Drive in Wheatfield.
'The Voice': Emily Ann Roberts ready to write, record; interview
Thu, Dec 17th 2015 05:50 pm
In any other season, Emily Ann Roberts would be "The Voice."
Grand Island: Zoning Code is debated
Sat, Dec 12th 2015 07:00 am
The Town of Grand Island is under assault by developers, said Paul Koppmann, speaking at a public hearing on a proposed amendment to the Grand Island Town Code on R-2 zoning at the Dec. 7 Town Board meeting.
Spirit of giving at Upper Mountain Fire Co.
Sat, Dec 12th 2015 07:00 am
The Ministry of Health of Belize, a small country in Central America, has been underfunded for decades. Many of the health services we enjoy in the United States - like ambulances - are nonexistent.
Board reviews money matters in Village of Youngstown
Sat, Dec 12th 2015 07:00 am
With the holiday season upon us, everyone seems to be discussing ways to save money. The Youngstown Village Board is no exception.
Lewiston officials christen new ice rink season
Sat, Dec 12th 2015 07:00 am
The Village of Lewiston Board of Trustees presented the Town of Lewiston Council with a check for $5,000 Wednesday to support the Lewiston Family Ice Rink. Following the presentation inside the refurbished warming tent, elected leaders cut a ribbon to officially begin the new season of outdoor skating at Academy Park.
Grand Island: Community celebrates retiring library director
Sat, Dec 12th 2015 07:00 am
A large and appreciative group came to a reception Dec. 7 at the Grand Island Memorial Library to celebrate Lynn Konovitz's 32 years as library director and to wish him well on his upcoming retirement.
'Four Falls of Buffalo' relives Bills Super Bowl years
Fri, Dec 11th 2015 06:35 pm
The North Park Theatre in Buffalo was the setting for the ESPN Films "30 for 30" series premier of "Four Falls of Buffalo." The movie traces the historic journey of the four Buffalo Bills Super Bowl appearances - the highs and the lows.
'The Voice': Amy Vachal more passionate than ever about music career
Fri, Dec 11th 2015 03:30 pm
Amy Vachal has a different outlook.
Wheatfield: Residents unite against dehydration station
Fri, Dec 11th 2015 10:50 am
The Wheatfield Town Board and residents discussed Monday how to deal with the ongoing concern of the dehydration station set to be constructed off Liberty Drive, as well as National Fuel's compressor station planned for Pendleton.
Local hero talks to Meadow students about war experience and life
Fri, Dec 11th 2015 10:50 am
North Tonawanda Meadow Elementary teacher Judy Hagan can still remember Tim Payne as a little boy when she taught at Gilmore Elementary more than 20 years ago.
Cutest Christmas pageant ever
Fri, Dec 11th 2015 10:50 am
The kids stole the show at Theatre in the Mist's annual Christmas play last weekend at Stella Niagara Education Park in Lewiston.
Big plans proposed for the former Summit Mall site
Fri, Dec 11th 2015 10:50 am
Owner Zoran Cocov has significant plans for the former Summit Park Mall in Wheatfield.