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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.
Roundabout redesign: Ceretto asks DOT to make changes to the center of the traffic circle
Sat, Jan 23rd 2016 07:00 am
New York State Assemblyman John Ceretto is asking the Department of Transportation to redesign the roundabout at the intersection of Staley Road and Grand Island Boulevard.
Grand Island Town Board: Long Range Planning Committee reinstituted
Sat, Jan 23rd 2016 07:00 am
The wheels are in motion to draft a new town master plan.
Plans for Stella Niagara Preserve unveiled
Sat, Jan 23rd 2016 01:00 am
At an evening presentation held before roughly 100 people at the Lewiston Senior Center, Western New York Land Conservancy representatives unveiled both their vision plan and the concept plan for the preserve.
Belden Center improvements project plans held up
Fri, Jan 22nd 2016 10:55 am
Town of Niagara Supervisor Lee S. Wallace told residents at Tuesday's Town Board meeting he has received questions on the Belden Center improvements project, particularly, "What is dragging the project down?"
Celebrating winter: First Wheatfield Winterfest planned with activities for all
Fri, Jan 22nd 2016 10:50 am
Both the Town of Wheatfield's Civic Advisory Focus Group and Recreation Department have come together to plan and host the town's first Winterfest, to be held from 1-4 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 30, at the Town Hall complex.
Interview: Recovering, healthier Scott Stapp returns to Buffalo with revamped 'Proof of Life' tour
Mon, Jan 18th 2016 02:45 pm
A grateful Scott Stapp is recovering; ready to meet, entertain, inspire fans on new "Proof of Life" tour.
The Band Perry headlines first announced Artpark acts for summer 2016; watch latest video
Mon, Jan 18th 2016 10:00 am
Artpark welcomes The Band Perry, Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals and Ben Folds with yMusic. Tickets go on sale Friday.
GI Fire Company installs 2016 officers
Sat, Jan 16th 2016 11:00 am
Newly elected Town Supervisor Nathan McMurray administered the oaths of office to 2016 Grand Island Fire Co. officers Saturday, Jan. 9, at fire headquarters, 2275 Baseline Road. Both firematic and administrative offices were sworn to uphold their upcoming community protection duties.
Ray Pauley receives Fire Chief's Award for 52 years of active service
Sat, Jan 16th 2016 11:00 am
The Grand Island Fire Co. has recognized a longtime member of the fire service for going above and beyond.
Change continues for parishioners of St. Bernard's R.C. Church
Sat, Jan 16th 2016 09:00 am
Two parishes are now working together as St. Peter and St. Bernard Roman Catholic Churches.
Village of Youngstown: Town of Porter recreation issues resurface at board meeting
Sat, Jan 16th 2016 07:00 am
The boardroom in the Youngstown Red Brick building was swamped with people at Thursday's village meeting. The reason? Despite the fact this was the first meeting of the new year, old topics resurfaced.
Army Corps session provides details on IWCS future
Sat, Jan 16th 2016 07:00 am
Representatives from the Army Corps Buffalo District provided the long-awaited details to area residents on the Corps preferred option to the Interim Waste Containment Structure at the Niagara Falls Storage Site.
Town of Lewiston acts on River Walk fire access
Sat, Jan 16th 2016 07:00 am
The Town of Lewiston held a relatively light session Monday. Newsmakers included long-awaited improvement work for the River Walk subdivision; revisions on a few reorganization items; a Lewiston Police Department award; and the announcement of a new citizens group organizing in the town.
Decision on including farms in agricultural district imminent
Sat, Jan 16th 2016 07:00 am
The Erie County Legislature will decide Jan. 21 whether or not to approve the applications of approximately 40 Grand Island farmers to be part of the Amherst Agricultural District. All approved applications will then be forwarded to the New York State Commissioner of Agriculture and Markets for certification.
National Fuel addresses Wheatfield resident concerns about dehydration station
Fri, Jan 15th 2016 07:45 pm
Wheatfield officials and residents gathered at the town community center Wednesday where National Fuel representatives held an information forum on a proposed natural gas dehydration facility near Liberty Drive.
TNBPA to honor businesses, citizens at annual dinner, awards ceremony
Fri, Jan 15th 2016 10:50 am
The Town of Niagara Business and Professional Association will honor local businesses and community members at its annual Dinner and Awards Ceremony at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 27, at the LaSalle Yacht Club, 73 S. 68th St., Niagara Falls. Admission is $40.
Q&A: Artpark's new executive director, Sonia Kozlova Clark, excited about venue's future
Mon, Jan 11th 2016 05:30 pm
Sonia Kozlova Clark was officially announced Monday as Artpark & Company's new executive director.
'The Only Pirate at the Party': Lindsey Stirling inspires others to be different with first book
Sun, Jan 10th 2016 02:00 pm
Lindsey Stirling talks about her first book, "The Only Pirate at the Party," in a new interview with NFP.
Town of Lewiston reorganizes; parties differ on town attorney appointments
Sat, Jan 9th 2016 09:00 am
With a newly elected supervisor and two new councilmen, the Town of Lewiston opened 2016 Monday in traditional form: With the reorganization of town affairs.
GI Town Board: Nathan McMurray names Jim Sharpe deputy supervisor
Sat, Jan 9th 2016 07:00 am
Newly elected Town Supervisor Nathan McMurray appointed Grand Island Democratic Party chairman Jim Sharpe as deputy supervisor.
Found ammunition shells trigger lockout at Niagara-Wheatfield High School
Fri, Jan 8th 2016 02:35 pm
A Niagara-Wheatfield High School student reported to administration at 2:45 p.m. Thursday he found empty ammunition shell casings on his vehicle in the school parking lot.
Residents voice concern as National Fuel's forum approaches
Fri, Jan 8th 2016 01:35 pm
Several residents at the Wheatfield Town Board meeting Monday expressed their concerns about the possible dispersion of harmful emissions from National Fuel's proposed dehydration facility.
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.