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Army Corps report focuses on Old Fort Niagara shoreline protection
Fri, Mar 19th 2021 11:15 am
The U.S., Army Corps of Engineers, Buffalo District, has released its project findings for the Old Fort Niagara Streambank and Shoreline Erosion Protection Study. A 735-page report represents the federal government's response to the Lake Ontario shoreline erosion problems that threaten historically significant structures at Old Fort Niagara.
NU's Ward to be honored as community hero by National Federation for Just Communities
Wed, Mar 17th 2021 11:00 am
Dr. Rolanda L. Ward, director of Niagara University's Rose Bente Lee Ostapenko Center for Race, Equity & Mission and associate professor of social work, will be honored as a community hero by the National Federation for Just Communities of Western New York at its 2021 NFJC Re-Envisioned Community Heroes Awards on March 19.
NYS: COVID-19 vaccination appointments now available at Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls
Wed, Mar 17th 2021 10:45 am
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Wednesday announced appointments are now available at 10 new state-run mass-vaccination sites across the state, including The Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls at 101 Old Falls St. All 10 sites will open Friday, March 19, and will operate from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily. Each site will have the ability to vaccinate more than 1,000 New Yorkers daily, dependent on supply from the federal government.
Higgins: $172 million-plus for students & higher education institutions in WNY
Tue, Mar 16th 2021 11:30 am
Congressman Brian Higgins, D-NY-26, announced colleges, universities and institutions of higher education in Erie and Niagara Counties can expect to receive approximately $172.7 million in federal funding through the American Rescue Plan, with the requirement that at least half of the funding is dedicated directly to students.
'Big R': Scott Kerwin returning for some fun in 2021
Tue, Mar 16th 2021 11:20 am
Veteran Scott Kerwin is returning to Ransomville Speedway and adding his name to the competitive Investors Service Sportsman division. Kerwin will be behind the wheel of the Dirt Rocket Racing No. 1 for Bubby Pawlak.
Morinello, Red Cross to host community blood drive
Tue, Mar 16th 2021 07:00 am
Assemblyman Angelo Morinello and the Red Cross will host a community blood drive from 1-6 p.m. Tuesday, March 23, at the Grand Island Knights of Columbus, 1841 Whitehaven Road. The community event will honor the lives lost and the one-year anniversary of the pandemic.
Niagara County summer youth employment program now accepting applications
Mon, Mar 15th 2021 11:40 am
Niagara County Employment & Training announced applications are being accepted for the department's summer youth employment program (SYEP). In order to be considered for the program, applicants must be a county resident, be between 14-20 years-old (must turn 14 by May 14 and cannot turn 21 until after Aug. 27), and meet income guidelines.
Missing female rescued on Niagara River
Mon, Mar 15th 2021 10:30 am
U.S. Border Patrol agents from the Niagara Falls Station, the U.S. Coast Guard and several local first responders rescued a 54-year-old U.S. citizen on the lower Niagara River.
Hill: Safety improvements coming to 'dangerous' Route 77 intersection
Fri, Mar 12th 2021 01:15 pm
Niagara County Legislator Mike Hill said the New York State Department of Transportation traffic group has completed a safety evaluation and will be making safety improvements to the intersection of Lewiston Road (Route 77) and Griswold Street in the Town of Royalton. The intersection has been the site of numerous accidents, including a serious accident with fatalities this past November.
Full edition: The Tribune-Sentinel for March 12, 2021
Fri, Mar 12th 2021 11:40 am
Full edition: The Tribune-Sentinel for March 12, 2021
'In the Loop': Lewiston-Porter Board of Education hears of student challenges, hopes & goals in 2021-22
Fri, Mar 12th 2021 07:00 am
The Lewiston-Porter Board of Education met this week for an extensive work session.
Lewiston Police Department survey finds strong support
Fri, Mar 12th 2021 07:00 am
The Lewiston Police Department is currently reviewing the results of its just-concluded online performance survey with members of the Town of Lewiston community panel formed to comply with state mandates on police reform.
Lewiston Town Board opposes change in real property tax law
Fri, Mar 12th 2021 07:00 am
At its Monday work session, the Lewiston Town Board approved a resolution in opposition to §575-b, a proposed amendment to New York State Real Property Tax Law §487 that, if approved, would drastically alter how real property is assessed for wind and solar energy systems.
Windsong Mammography mobile unit to visit Ransomville
Fri, Mar 12th 2021 07:00 am
First District Niagara County Legislator Irene Myers, left, and the Ransomville Volunteer Fire Co. would like to remind area residents that the Windsong Mammography mobile unit will be at the Ransomville firehall from 8 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, March 13, to conduct mammograms.
HAL to take 'One Hell of a Ride' with Rocket Man
Fri, Mar 12th 2021 07:00 am
The Historical Association of Lewiston's March program will be "One Hell of a Ride." William Suitor will present this event at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 25, at the Village of Lewiston's Red Brick Municipal Building gym, 145 N. Fourth St.
Niagara County DA warns of unemployment insurance fraud
Thu, Mar 11th 2021 08:45 pm
Niagara County District Attorney Brian D. Seaman on Thursday said the filing of fraudulent unemployment insurance claims using stolen identities continues to be a problem, and his office is working closely with the New York State Department of Labor to address the issue.
Charlie Dieteman hopes cerebral palsy fundraiser raises awareness & funds for cause
Thu, Mar 11th 2021 10:05 am
Charlie Dieteman hopes his senior year at Niagara Career and Technical Education Center (NCTEC) and Lewiston-Porter High School ends on a high note with his annual cerebral palsy fundraiser. He is selling green rubber bracelets for a dollar for an organization known as Empower. Empower is a premier service provider in Western New York that offers diverse programming and individualized care and support to make people's lives better. Green represents cerebral palsy awareness.
Builders announce scholarship
Thu, Mar 11th 2021 09:55 am
The William Morehouse Scholarship Applications are available for high school seniors, college freshmen, sophomores and juniors who are pursuing careers in construction-related fields. The scholarship is sponsored by the New York State Builder Association Research and Education Foundation (NYSBA REF) through the donation of William Morehouse, a longtime member and supporter of the building industry in New York.
Niagara County to host agribusiness outreach forum
Thu, Mar 11th 2021 09:50 am
The Niagara County Center for Economic Development announced it will again host its annual agribusiness outreach forum, although this year's event will be done virtually. The event will be held over two days, March 23 and 25, from 9-11 a.m. each day.
New York Farm Bureau statement on exclusion of farmworkers from vaccine eligibility list
Tue, Mar 9th 2021 03:40 pm
New York Farm Bureau President David Fisher issued this statement Tuesday:
NYPA names Daniella Piper regional manager for Western New York
Tue, Mar 9th 2021 02:30 pm
The Niagara Power Project has a new executive in charge of its operations following the appointment by the New York Power Authority of Daniella Piper to regional manager of Western New York - the top position at NYPA's flagship hydroelectric project in Lewiston. Piper previously served as chief of staff for NYPA President and CEO Gil C. Quiniones and vice president of NYPA's digital transformation office.
Pedestrian struck by vehicle on Portage Road
Tue, Mar 9th 2021 02:25 pm
At approximately 7:10 p.m. Monday, the Niagara Falls Police Department responded to a call of a pedestrian struck by a vehicle in the 1000 block of Portage Road.
Niagara County leaders frustrated over vaccine allocations
Tue, Mar 9th 2021 09:45 am
Niagara County Legislature Chairwoman Becky Wydysh and Director of Public Health Daniel J. Stapleton on Tuesday said it does not appear Niagara County will be getting the amount of vaccine doses it expected from New York state. The county ordered 6,500 doses of vaccine, including 5,000 of Johnson & Johnson. The county is still expecting a small supply of Moderna.
HUD awards $5.2 million to NYS for affordable housing activities in Native American communities
Mon, Mar 8th 2021 05:25 pm
On Monday, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announced more than $652 million in Indian Housing Block Grant (IHBG) formula funding for eligible Native American Tribes and Tribally Designated Housing Entities (TDHEs) to carry out affordable housing activities in tribal communities.
Carolyn Cianciosa Memorial Scholarship available at Niagara County Community College
Mon, Mar 8th 2021 05:05 pm
For more than 20 years, Carolyn Cianciosa was a faculty member at Niagara County Community College. She played a critical role in establishing the radiologic technology program, and took pride in growing rad tech from 13 to 100 students before she retired in 2012.
Ransomville Speedway: 2021 season around the corner at 'Little R'
Mon, Mar 8th 2021 12:30 pm
The "Little R" at the Ransomville Speedway is returning to action in 2021. While the 2020 season was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, 2021 is shaping up to be an exciting year of racing on Thursday nights, officials said.
New York Power Authority makes 'significant progress' on BuildSmart2025 to reduce energy consumption at state buildings
Mon, Mar 8th 2021 12:25 pm
The New York Power Authority has made "significant progress" during the first year of BuildSmart2025, a statewide energy efficiency program aimed at drastically reducing energy usage in state facilities, the company stated Monday.
Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls to serve as mass-vaccination site
Mon, Mar 8th 2021 12:15 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Monday announced, that as the federal vaccine supply continues to increase, New York will establish 10 additional state-run mass vaccination sites - including one in Niagara Falls - to further grow New York's vast distribution network.
What is Builders Club like in 2020-21 at Lewiston-Porter Middle School?
Sat, Mar 6th 2021 11:25 am
Builders Club has worked extremely hard on many projects this year and each has turned out to be a great success.
Full edition: The Tribune-Sentinel for March 5, 2021
Fri, Mar 5th 2021 05:45 pm
Full edition: The Tribune-Sentinel for March 5, 2021
Niagara Falls gets a little Moxie
Fri, Mar 5th 2021 05:15 pm
Got the COVID-19 winter blues?? Book an appointment at the newest Aveda salon in Niagara Falls for an early jump on a spring makeover.
Sloop Part II: Interest, hope spurs for beached sailboat
Fri, Mar 5th 2021 04:40 pm
The saga of the little sloop continues.
Welch offers response to De-Sign group
Fri, Mar 5th 2021 04:35 pm
Village of Lewiston Mayor Anne Welch, having read the De-Sign Committee letter on this website, issued the following response on Monday:
'In the Loop': Lew-Port students fare well in hybrid, remote assessments
Fri, Mar 5th 2021 04:20 pm
March is here, and with it comes the one-year mark of the global pandemic shutdown. We have all grown very weary of COVID-19, but unfortunately that does not mean the crisis is over. All aspects of our lives remain affected while vaccination and other mitigation efforts progress.
NCSO criminal division received state reaccreditation
Fri, Mar 5th 2021 04:15 pm
Sheriff Michael J. Filicetti announces the criminal division of the Niagara County Sheriff's Office achieved reaccreditation from the New York State Department of Criminal Justice Services.
Niagara County Golf Course now part of 'Thank a Vet Program'
Fri, Mar 5th 2021 11:15 am
Niagara County Legislator Jesse Gooch on Thursday announced the Niagara County Golf Course will now offer a discount to veterans who have signed up for the county's "Thank a Vet" program.
Shadowing experience helps BOCES students focus on career path
Fri, Mar 5th 2021 11:05 am
Many of the Orleans/Niagara BOCES career and technical education (CTE) classes encourage students to accept either shadowing (non-paid internships) or capstoning (paid internships) opportunities. Work Based Coordinator Susan Francis says these experiences are invaluable to CTE students.
Schoellkopf Health Center begins in-person visitation
Fri, Mar 5th 2021 09:50 am
It's been a year in the making, but Ken Kenney was finally reunited with his wife, Nancy, on Thursday when Schoellkopf Health Center resumed in-person visitation at the facility.
Village of Lewiston gets favorable financial review; looks to shore up public safety
Fri, Mar 5th 2021 08:55 am
The Village of Lewiston made it through the beginning of the coronavirus outbreak in fine fashion. How the numbers look for the brunt of the pandemic is yet to be fully determined.
Niagara County Department of Health removes quarantine requirement for fully vaccinated persons in alignment with updated guidance
Thu, Mar 4th 2021 06:00 pm
The Niagara County Department of Health issued an update Thursday regarding quarantine requirements, to reflect the updated U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and New York state guidance.
 

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