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Tech Wars: VCMS, GIHS both take down titles at NCCC technology competition
Fri, Jan 13th 2017 06:00 pm
Grand Island Central School District students continued their domination in technology competition Wednesday by winning the 21st annual Tech Wars competition at Niagara County Community College.
Village of Lewiston has questions about town tax
Sat, Jan 7th 2017 07:00 am
At Monday's municipal work session, Village of Lewiston Mayor Terry Collesano called into question tax bills received from the Town of Lewiston.
Grand Island Town Board: Marston named chairman of Planning Board
Sat, Jan 7th 2017 07:00 am
Monday's Grand Island Town Board reorganization meeting included the appointment of Pete Marston to the town's Planning Board for a one-year term.
Jewel headlines Hallmark mystery movie, Fallsview Casino concert
Thu, Jan 5th 2017 03:25 pm
It's hard to imagine Jewel Kilcher foresaw becoming the globally successful multimedia superstar she is today.
2016 - The Year In Sentinel Covers
Sat, Dec 31st 2016 07:00 am
What follows is a brief recap of our staff's favorite prominent news stories, and images of past Sentinel covers, encapsulating major events and trends in northern Niagara.
Lewiston Family Ice Rink deemed a 'huge success'; LPD offers proclamations
Sat, Dec 31st 2016 07:00 am
The Town of Lewiston closed down 2016 with routine approvals to its final audit, recognizing the efforts of area law enforcement, and receiving some very favorable news on the Lewiston Family Ice Rink.
Joshua Maloni's top 10 celebrity interviews of 2016
Sat, Dec 31st 2016 04:10 am
Here are my favorite celebrity interviews from 2016 (with clickable links).
Village of Lewiston considering taking Center Street
Sat, Dec 24th 2016 07:00 am
Faced with the prospect of 50-plus new, neon signs littering Center Street, trustees in the Village of Lewiston are looking into taking control of the roadway from the state of New York.
Designated Drivers expanding north
Sat, Dec 24th 2016 07:00 am
"It's all about being responsible." So commented Mike Mulé, president of Designated Drivers of Buffalo, earlier this week.
Aceti's gives to Team Luke
Sat, Dec 24th 2016 07:00 am
When Sam and Kim Aceti planned a wine tasting and celebration for their business's 10-year anniversary on Grand Island, they wanted to use the event as an opportunity to give back.
Grace signs letter of intent to play baseball at Niagara University
Fri, Dec 23rd 2016 01:00 pm
On Thursday, at the Niagara Falls High School fieldhouse, Wolverines shortstop and pitcher Matthew Grace signed his national letter of intent to play baseball at Niagara University.
North Tonawanda History Museum seeks assistance from council
Fri, Dec 23rd 2016 07:00 am
The future of the North Tonawanda History Museum remains in question as its Webster Street property faces possible foreclosure.
Wheatfield postpones solar law approval
Fri, Dec 23rd 2016 07:00 am
Wheatfield extended its solar power moratorium by three months on Monday after residents and local officials heard from planning consultant Andrew C. Reilly, who suggested fewer restrictions to a recently proposed solar panel law for the town.
Old favorites are making a comeback on Christmas menus
Thu, Dec 22nd 2016 05:45 pm
This year's Christmas dinner doesn't have to feature the same old turkey and ham. Instead, let the influences of the foodie revolution seep through your television and onto the holiday table.
Village of Lewiston: Planning Board receives update on 65 Center St.
Sat, Dec 17th 2016 08:00 pm
Whirlpool Jet Boat Tours proprietor John Kinney provided the Village of Lewiston Planning Commission with an update, Monday, on his property at 65 Center St.
Town of Lewiston addresses year-end issues
Sat, Dec 17th 2016 07:50 pm
The Lewiston Town Board spent much of its Dec. 12 work session addressing a host of year-end business and financial issues.
Neighbors Foundation receives record donation
Sat, Dec 17th 2016 07:00 am
Islanders donated 12 palettes of food to the Grand Island Neighbors Foundation this holiday season for their neighbors in distress.
Grand Island Board of Education: New middle school assistant principal appointed
Sat, Dec 17th 2016 07:00 am
The Grand Island Board of Education filled a vacant assistant principal position Monday by making an interim appointment permanent.
Town of Niagara discusses tax breaks for seniors
Fri, Dec 16th 2016 11:00 am
More Town of Niagara seniors may soon be eligible for a tax exemption. Officials discussed a revision in the town code that determines a tax exemption for seniors based on income level at a work session on Dec. 7 at Town Hall. The plan is to make the Town of Niagara's tax exemption codes consistent with those of Niagara County.
Interview: Emma Slater offers inside look at 'Dancing with the Stars' show, live tour & engagement
Thu, Dec 15th 2016 05:45 pm
"Dancing with the Stars: Live! - We Came to Dance" promises to "showcase every type of ballroom and modern dance seen on ABC's hit show ... including group performances, romantic duets, contemporary numbers and original pieces created specifically for the nationwide tour."
Interest building for Central Terminal site
Tue, Dec 13th 2016 10:55 pm
Organizers of AllAboardCT.com, together with the Central Terminal Restoration Corp., hosted a holiday gathering attended by hundreds Saturday evening at the shuttered former train station on Buffalo's east side.
Meat and potatoes mastered at Syros
Sat, Dec 10th 2016 10:00 am
Try as I may, I can't finish the Syros steak and eggs in one sitting.
Grand Island Town Board: State rejects Share the Road option for West River Connector Trail
Sat, Dec 10th 2016 07:00 am
After learning the state had rejected the latest proposed option for the West River Connector Trail, Town Councilman Mike Madigan vowed to continue opposing the state's preferred option that would close West River Parkway.
Village of Lewiston trustees meet new Greenway exec. director
Sat, Dec 10th 2016 07:00 am
New Niagara River Greenway Executive Director Jeanne Leccese paid a visit to Monday's Village of Lewiston work session. Not yet three months into the job, Leccese has already made visiting Greenway municipalities a priority.
Pearl Harbor remembered
Fri, Dec 9th 2016 04:35 pm
Seventy-five years after a day that will live in infamy, more than 50 Islanders gathered to remember the attacks on Pearl Harbor.
'Tis the season: 'Give Fashionably' benefits community organizations
Fri, Dec 9th 2016 11:55 am
Donations were presented Tuesday to more than 40 community and charitable organizations at the Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls USA for the annual "Give Fashionably" program, sponsored by the Town of Niagara and the mall.
Wheatfield considers adoption of solar panel law
Fri, Dec 9th 2016 11:55 am
A public hearing on a proposed law to regulate the location and features of solar-energy systems within the Town of Wheatfield was held Monday night at Town Hall.
International Joint Commission signs off on Plan 2014; Collins vows to block funding
Thu, Dec 8th 2016 05:20 pm
Following months of discussion and a fair amount of local controversy, the International Joint Commission on Thursday signed off on Plan 2014, an updated regulation policy for determining water levels and flows in Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River.
PHOTOS, VIDEO: Santa Claus is coming to town
Sat, Dec 3rd 2016 04:05 pm
Christmas trees were lit Friday night in downtown Niagara Falls and in the Village of Lewiston.
Cataract Classic lives up to billing
Sat, Dec 3rd 2016 02:15 pm
Day one of the Cataract City Classic at Niagara Falls High School did not disappoint.
Youngstown readies for Christmas in the Village
Sat, Dec 3rd 2016 07:00 am
Up next, it's the seventh annual Youngstown Christmas in the Village celebration, Saturday, Dec. 10. Presented by the Village of Youngstown, the Youngstown Business and Professional Association and local businesses, this community event kicks off at 10 a.m. and continues all day with a number of holiday-themed events taking place at the Red Brick School Village Center, at area businesses and throughout Youngstown.
GI Board of Education: Graham notes Trump pick for education secretary
Sat, Dec 3rd 2016 07:00 am
Grand Island Superintendent of Schools Dr. Brian Graham sounded a cautionary alarm in reaction to President-elect Donald J. Trump's recent choice for secretary of education.
Lewiston approves dedication of Wolf Run
Sat, Dec 3rd 2016 07:00 am
The Town of Lewiston Town Board moved on approving a number of procedural items en route to dedication of the Wolf Run roadway in the French Landing subdivision at its Monday session. But not before a few questions arose.
Here comes Santa Claus: Youth, family Christmas celebrations slated for December
Fri, Dec 2nd 2016 05:30 pm
Children and families will have the chance to celebrate Christmastime by joining in a variety of family-friendly activities planned in December.
Grand Island Town Board: NY looking at Share the Road option for parkway
Fri, Nov 25th 2016 07:00 pm
Grand Island Town Supervisor Nathan McMurray said when he saw Monday's Town Board meeting agenda, "I spent the whole day and the whole weekend preparing for war, preparing for bloodshed."
#GivingTuesday is back
Thu, Nov 24th 2016 01:00 am
Community Missions of Niagara Frontier has big plans for Giving Tuesday (#GivingTuesday), which is Nov. 29. More than 100 volunteers will visit the agency as part of the event, while many collections throughout the area are also planned.
Lake Effect Artisan Ice Cream taking Western New York by storm this winter
Wed, Nov 23rd 2016 11:35 pm
In 2007, Lake Effect Artisan Ice Cream was started by two lifelong friends turned Lockport High School teachers. Today, Erik Bernardi, who teaches biology, and Jason Wulf, who is an art teacher, have made Lake Effect into an award-winning ice cream shop.
Kahlil Dukes and his long, winding road to Niagara
Wed, Nov 23rd 2016 10:00 pm
The path to success for Niagara University men's basketball player Kahlil Dukes has not been the easiest to come by. The redshirt junior has had an up and down college career that has taken him all across the country.
Celebration of art: Opportunities Unlimited of Niagara members share their creative works
Wed, Nov 23rd 2016 09:45 pm
Opportunities Unlimited of Niagara and the Niagara County Chapter of the New York State Council on the Arts hosted an art exhibition and reception on Nov. 16, which featured works created by individuals with intellectual and other developmental disabilities through the agency's fine arts program.
Gateway Cities Winter Walk offers family fun, shopping specials
Wed, Nov 23rd 2016 09:40 pm
North Tonawanda's Webster Street will become home to a host of holiday festivities as local businesses and organizations come together to offer the annual Gateway Cities Winter Walk beginning Friday, Dec. 2, and running until Sunday, Dec. 4.