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Snow, cold does not deter Village of Youngstown
Sat, Feb 13th 2016 07:00 am
Continuing what's been a roller coaster ride of unusual weather thus far this winter, the snow and cold has returned to the northern Niagara County area.
A family firefighting tradition continues in Youngstown
Sat, Feb 13th 2016 07:00 am
Volunteer firefighting is an honored tradition in the Muller family of Youngstown. Currently, five members of the family are members of the Youngstown Volunteer Fire Co., and one is the new fire chief.
Town of Lewiston names new auditor
Sat, Feb 13th 2016 07:00 am
Slowly but surely, new Lewiston Supervisor Steve Broderick is starting to make his mark on town affairs.
Youngstown Village Board continues to discuss tourism traffic
Sat, Feb 13th 2016 07:00 am
Thursday night's Youngstown Village Board meeting was short due to the absence of trustees Steven Suitor and Tim Lockhart, as well as no public participation. Upon the early dismissal of the meeting, the board entered into a work session, inviting the public to stay and listen in.
Mark Daul: A winter steelhead contest; squirrels revisited
Sat, Feb 13th 2016 07:00 am
You'd think to yourself, "Who in their right mind would get up and prepare to go fishing at 4:30 in the morning in the winter?"
Grand Island Board of Education: First budget input session held
Fri, Feb 12th 2016 08:15 pm
Board of Education trustees heard the first news on the 2016-17 budget for the Grand Island Central School District on Monday.
Kenmore/Grand Island reaches state championship
Fri, Feb 12th 2016 08:05 pm
The Kenmore/Grand Island girls hockey team made it to the championship game of the 2016 New York State Girls Varsity Final Four in Albany last weekend.
Village of Lewiston: Planning Board approves first submittal for Paladino plaza, Fairchild site
Fri, Feb 12th 2016 07:50 pm
A crowd of about 75 gathered into the Red Brick Municipal Building gymnasium Monday night to watch the Village of Lewiston Historic Preservation Commission/Planning Board unanimously accept first submissions for Ellicott Development's Center Street plaza and James Jerge's Onondaga Street apartment complex.
Setting the stage for bigger acts: Riviera Theatre plans for expansion project
Fri, Feb 12th 2016 07:25 pm
While driving down Webster Street in North Tonawanda, you may be surprised by some famous acts flashing on the Riviera Theatre's marquee - acts unlike what the venue has booked in past years.
Wheatfield: Dehydrator project postponed
Fri, Feb 12th 2016 10:45 am
National Fuel's plans for Wheatfield's dehydrator are on hold due to company cutbacks from low natural gas prices, but residents are not backing down.
UPDATE: Brickyard expanding, taking over Brio
Tue, Feb 9th 2016 02:25 pm
Top Lewiston restaurateurs Ken Bryan and Eric Matthews are expanding by subtraction.
Mark Daul: Squirrels are interesting creatures
Sat, Feb 6th 2016 09:40 am
A while back, I received an email from Sentinel reader Mrs. Patricia Schultz of Lewiston who was curious about an "orange" squirrel sighting in her yard.
Lewiston police eye new community surveillance monitoring
Sat, Feb 6th 2016 07:00 am
Lewiston Town Board member Al Bax revealed a new grassroots community surveillance monitoring idea at last month's board session - one that he and Lewiston Police Chief Frank Previte have hopes of getting underway soon in the town.
Village of Lewiston: Paladino plaza, Fairchild on Planning Board agenda
Sat, Feb 6th 2016 07:00 am
It's time for another round of discussion and debate concerning the two largest active construction proposals in the Village of Lewiston.
First Island girls to play for state hockey championship
Fri, Feb 5th 2016 08:10 pm
In just their first year of play in the Western New York Girls Varsity Ice Hockey Federation, Grand Islanders will compete for a state championship this weekend.
Glenn Colton returns for Huth Road School show
Fri, Feb 5th 2016 08:00 pm
Glenn Colton said that he started his career as a musician "with an idea in 1985." He became a full time performer in 1993, taking his show to libraries, elementary schools, and town-sponsored concert series. In 2012, Colton retired from his performing career.
'Be Mine with Wine': Niagara Wine Trail gives locals, tourists a different date option
Fri, Feb 5th 2016 08:00 pm
The Niagara Wine Trail is offering its annual "Be Mine with Wine" Valentine-themed event for those who wish to treat their sweethearts (or themselves) this February.
Pappas delivers State of the City address
Fri, Feb 5th 2016 07:50 pm
North Tonawanda Mayor Arthur G. Pappas views North Tonawanda as a city on the rise and he expects that trend to continue.
New TNBPA president Restaino takes the helm
Fri, Feb 5th 2016 07:50 pm
Anthony L. Restaino, a 31-year-old attorney and partner at the law office of Restaino Reddien LLP on Military Road, was sworn in as the Town of Niagara Business and Professional Association's new president Jan. 27.
High-flying 'Mary Poppins' musical continues Friday, Saturday
Fri, Feb 5th 2016 07:45 pm
No one came right out and told Jill Anderson during auditions for the Grand Island High School musical that she would be flying across the Grand Viking Theater.
NFP's annual fish fry contest is now open
Mon, Feb 1st 2016 12:25 pm
Vote for your favorite fish fry as part of Niagara Frontier Publications' annual "Best Fish Fry" contest. The place with the most votes will receive a full write-up in the Tribune, Dispatch and Sentinel, plus additional photos and a video online at www.wnypapers.com.
Village of Lewiston: Memorial Day parade, ceremony back on
Sat, Jan 30th 2016 07:00 am
Veterans of Foreign Wars Downriver Post 7487 Cmdr. Bill Justyk and Adjutant Norm Machelor officially announced Thursday the Village of Lewiston Memorial Day ceremony is coming back after a year off.
Mount View offers seniors a new lease on life
Sat, Jan 30th 2016 07:00 am
At Mount View Assisted Living in Lockport, seniors aren't considered "old people." They're not forced into stereotypical hobbies or limited on what they can or can't do. In fact, they're encouraged to think past limitations - age, sickness, injury or anything else that would slow a person down.
Lewiston-Porter Board of Education: Principals report positive results
Sat, Jan 30th 2016 07:00 am
With Friday marking the halfway point of the 2015-16 school year, Lewiston-Porter Central Schools began assessing students' academic progress.
Town of Lewiston board hears of new taxpayers' alliance
Sat, Jan 30th 2016 07:00 am
Despite Town Board changes and a new year, the frustrations of residents on how the Town of Lewiston manages its affairs continue as January 2016 turns into February.
Grand Island Board of Education: Teachers praise district's new iPad initiative
Sat, Jan 30th 2016 07:00 am
Teachers and administrators say a new teaching project underway in Grand Island Central School District is having a transformational impact on students in second grade.
Grand Island native earns Junior Sailor of the Year
Sat, Jan 30th 2016 07:00 am
Petty Officer 2nd Class Christopher Eley from Grand Island, serving aboard the USS Bulkeley, earned Junior Sailor of the Year for 2015.
Grand Island: New library director finds Island a welcoming place
Sat, Jan 30th 2016 07:00 am
Patricia Covley said that she was "very excited about the opportunity" to work as the director of the Grand Island Memorial Library.
Grand Island Town Board: Gus Macker on agenda
Sat, Jan 30th 2016 07:00 am
A possible second edition of the Gus Macker 3-on-3 Tournament may tip off on Grand Island Boulevard in June.
State plans Niagara Falls dewatering, bridge replacements
Fri, Jan 29th 2016 07:00 pm
In coming years, area residents and visitors to Niagara Falls will be able experience a truly unique event - if plans announced this week hold true.
Village of Youngstown receives unexpected donations for Veteran's Memorial security system
Fri, Jan 29th 2016 05:15 pm
Thursday's Village of Youngstown Board meeting began with a pleasant surprise. The Vietnam Veterans of America Niagara County Chapter 268 presented donations to the village in honor of Francis Daniel Zuhlke, a veteran and active community member who passed away in October.
'Grimm': Eve emerges from Hexenbiest Juliette; Bitsie Tulloch explains twist
Fri, Jan 29th 2016 04:00 pm
On the back end of "Grimm's" fourth season last year, Juliette (Bitsie Tulloch) turned into a Hexenbiest - nasty and super-powerful - betrayed Nick's mother and then tried to kill Nick - before taking a double-dose of crossbow courtesy of Trubel.
DEC looks to secure funds for landfill remediation
Fri, Jan 29th 2016 11:00 am
Last month, the Department of Environmental Conservation recategorized the Niagara Sanitation site off Nash Road from a class 3 site, which is described as offering no hazard to the public, to a class 2 site, indicating there is a potential hazard to the public.
'The Blacklist': Hisham Tawfiq brings life to Dembe, credits James Spader for fan-favorite role
Wed, Jan 27th 2016 08:10 pm
Actor Hisham Tawfiq brings life to Dembe, his popular character on NBC's hit series "The Blacklist."
Billoni: Impressed with US Naval Sea Cadet Corps
Wed, Jan 27th 2016 01:10 pm
As the secretary of the board of the directors of the Buffalo and Erie County Naval & Military Park at Canalside on Buffalo's beautiful waterfront, the overnight stay-encampment program offered for youth groups during the spring and fall each season has always impressed me.
Interview: 'Supergirl' star David Harewood 'excited' to play Martian Manhunter J'onn J'onzz
Sun, Jan 24th 2016 08:30 pm
Once again, it's up to a stylish Brit to save the world. This time, however, it isn't Daniel Craig's James Bond fighting off Spectre, but rather David Harewood's J'onn J'onzz shielding the populace from White Martians.
Silver anniversary: Lewiston Public Library celebrates 25 years
Sat, Jan 23rd 2016 11:30 am
Shhhh! The Lewiston Public Library isn't likely to be the usual quiet place to read the newspaper, use a computer or check out its abundance of books and movie, television and music CDs from 2-4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 30.
Village of Lewiston looks to improve safety measures
Sat, Jan 23rd 2016 10:30 am
Safety was the theme of Tuesday's Village of Lewiston Board meeting.
New eats: Niagara County adds to its list of go-to restaurants
Sat, Jan 23rd 2016 10:25 am
A good steakhouse is hard to come by, so when Center Cut opened on Center Street in Lewiston last year, carnivores were delighted. For those who aren't in favor of the turf, there's plenty of surf being dished up, as well.
Grand Island Board of Education hears proposal for video screen
Sat, Jan 23rd 2016 07:05 am
School board trustees were briefed last Monday on a proposal to present the story of the founders of the Grand Island school district on a modern video screen.