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Where to get coronavirus testing
Thu, May 7th 2020 11:20 am
Coronavirus testing is ramping up in Western New York.
Niagara County: Work release program suspended
Wed, May 6th 2020 06:00 pm
Acting Niagara County Sheriff Michael J. Filicetti on Wednesday announced the Niagara County Sheriff's Office Work Release Program will not be operating until further notice. This has occurred due to the temporary layoffs agreed to by Niagara County and the Civil Service Employees Association Union.
Coronavirus stats for May 6
Wed, May 6th 2020 01:25 pm
Coronavirus stats for May 6 in Erie and Niagara counties.
Is the Village of Lewiston more at risk for COVID-19 outbreak now that spring has sprung?
Wed, May 6th 2020 12:55 pm
Dozens of people were out and about in the Village of Lewiston enjoying the summer-like weather. They were walking down Center Street, eating on picnic tables and sitting on benches, looking at monuments, licking ice cream in Academy Park, and sprawled out on Water Street, looking out on the river. Many of those people were not wearing a mask or cloth face covering.
Niagara County, CSEA reach agreement on temporary layoffs
Tue, May 5th 2020 05:05 pm
"As we stated last week when we announced our 'ReConfigure Niagara' initiative, Niagara County, just like families and businesses across our community, would have to make tough budget decisions as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. We also knew the sooner we were able to make such decisions, the better we would be in the long run."
COVID-19: More testing availability in Erie and Niagara counties
Tue, May 5th 2020 04:40 pm
Coronavirus testing is ramping up in Western New York.
Following push, Congressman Higgins announces new retail coronavirus testing sites coming to Niagara Falls & Buffalo
Tue, May 5th 2020 10:50 am
Late Monday, Rite Aid confirmed plans to accommodate drive-thru testing at its locations at 1030 Pine Ave., Niagara Falls; and 2474 Bailey Ave., Buffalo.
Back up and running: A solid process reintroduces elective surgeries at Mount St. Mary's Hospital
Tue, May 5th 2020 10:50 am
Following Gov. Andrew Cuomo's announcement on April 21 lifting the restrictions for Niagara County's hospitals to perform elective surgeries, Mount St. Mary's Hospital designed a careful process to reopen its surgery department to elective procedures, recognizing it was more than just "flipping a switch."
Village of Lewiston suspends July 4 fireworks
Tue, May 5th 2020 10:00 am
There will be no Fourth of July fireworks in Lewiston this summer.
Coronavirus counties update for May 4
Mon, May 4th 2020 01:55 pm
Catholic Health receives area's top grades in Leapfrog safety report
Fri, May 1st 2020 07:45 pm
At a time when quality and safety are paramount in health care, Catholic Health once again received Western New York's highest cumulative score in the Leapfrog Group's Spring 2020 Hospital Safety Grade Report. In the national report released this week, Kenmore Mercy Hospital and Mount St. Mary's Hospital earned consecutive "A" safety grades, while Mercy Hospital of Buffalo, Sisters of Charity Hospital and its St. Joseph Campus each earned a "B" grade, improving their overall scores from last year's fall report.
Lewiston-Porter remains ever-hopeful, despite statewide school closure
Fri, May 1st 2020 04:45 pm
Parents, students, faculty and staff are receiving regular communication from Superintendent Paul Casseri, as well as our administrators. Paul's updates are also posted directly to our district homepage, along with vital information regarding kindergarten registration, meal pick-up and child care, upcoming board meetings and other important announcements. We encourage the community to stay current by regularly reading Paul's updates, which are available by following Lew-Port on Facebook and Twitter.
Old Fort Niagara: 'Faces of the Fort' interactive video programs provide fun, distance learning for free
Fri, May 1st 2020 04:15 pm
Old Fort Niagara will host a series of free, distance learning videos that share important stories from Fort Niagara's early history on Tuesdays and Thursdays during the month of May.
Artpark reschedules Joe Russo's Almost Dead
Fri, May 1st 2020 04:00 pm
We remain in regular contact with all artists scheduled to perform this season and await further direction from their representatives on the status of their tours. We can confirm that the following concerts: The Head And The Heart (May 27), AWOLNATION with Andrew McMahon (May 31), and Bright Eyes (June 14) have been cancelled. Joe Russo's Almost Dead has been rescheduled to August 20, 2021. Details on these events have been communicated to ticket holders. If you have tickets to any of these shows and have not yet received an email, please contact us at [email protected]
Cuomo: K-12, colleges will be closed for rest of academic year & continue distance learning programs
Fri, May 1st 2020 12:50 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Friday announced new York's 4.2 million students will not return to campus before the end of the academic year.
Coronavirus: Niagara, Erie counties update for May 1
Fri, May 1st 2020 12:00 pm
The Niagara County Department of Health issued the following update on positive COVID-19 cases in Niagara County: "We regretfully report one new death of a Niagara County resident, a 92-year-old female with underlying health conditions. We send our deepest sympathies to her family and friends."
Lori Caso is cleaning out the freezer & fridge
Fri, May 1st 2020 11:30 am
During our quarantine, many of you may be experiencing this: cleaning out your freezer or using up something in your refrigerator before it spoils. In the last week, my challenges included using up my milk before the next delivery from Hoover's Dairy, some sketchy carrots and a loaf of freezer-burned bread.
Water Street Landing to open May 7
Fri, May 1st 2020 07:00 am
Water Street Landing is a unique property in that it normally offers three distinct dining options - outside patio, inside social hall and elegant dining room - each with its own menu.
Full edition: The Tribune and The Sentinel for May 1, 2020
Fri, May 1st 2020 02:55 am
The full version of the Tribune and The Sentinel combo newspaper.
HART to participate in #GivingTuesdayNow
Fri, May 1st 2020 02:20 am
#GivingTuesday is a national charitable fundraising effort, traditionally held annually in November. Due to the unprecedented needs of not-for-profit organizations caused by COVID-19, a new global day of giving and unity will now be held May 5. The event is designed to drive an influx of giving, helping to mitigate the growing impact of revenue losses experienced by charities, due to the current viral pandemic.
State conducting drive-thru coronavirus testing at NCCC
Thu, Apr 30th 2020 06:40 pm
As part of her weekday afternoon community update Thursday on LCTV, Niagara County Legislature Chairwoman Becky Wydysh said, "That site is being run by the state Department of Health, and they are requiring that you preregister to be tested at that site. Again, you can call 1-888-364-3065, or head to the website (covid19screening.health.ny.gov).
Coronavirus county update for April 30
Thu, Apr 30th 2020 12:25 pm
The Niagara County Department of Health issued the following update on positive COVID-19 cases in Niagara County: "We regretfully report one new death of a Niagara County resident, a 70-year-old female with underlying health conditions. We send our deepest sympathies to her family and friends.
Convent tower bells to ring during collective moment of daily prayer for COVID-19
Thu, Apr 30th 2020 11:10 am
The Sisters of St. Francis of Penance and Christian Charity, located at Stella Niagara near Lewiston, invite the community to join in a collective moment of prayer beginning on Friday, May 1.
Niagara SBDC receives grant as part of Ralph C. Wilson Jr. Foundation's COVID-19 small business relief fund
Thu, Apr 30th 2020 11:10 am
On Monday, the Niagara County Community College Small Business Development Center was awarded a grant from the Ralph C. Wilson Jr. Foundation. The grant award total was for $36,300.00, part of the foundation's COVID-19 small business relief fund. Thanks to this timely funding award, the Niagara SBDC will be able to offer Niagara County businesses emergency relief services. These services include expert consultation on e-commerce development, free participation in a multiple-part small business crisis management webinar series, and individual advisement on enhanced marketing sales techniques.
United Way of Greater Niagara providing community agencies with critical funding during COVID-19 crisis
Thu, Apr 30th 2020 11:10 am
United Way of Greater Niagara has continued to ramp up funding to support its 29 partner agencies within Niagara County. UWGN recently received grants from National Grid, General Motors and Hypertherm, which will be used to support COVID-19 response efforts related to child care services in the Niagara Region. These grants, along with funding from the Beeman Foundation, will provide funding to Youth Mentoring Services in Lockport and the Niagara Falls Boys and Girls Club, two organizations in the county currently providing day care services for essential workers.
Best Fish Fry 2020: Apple Granny wins 3rd title
Thu, Apr 30th 2020 10:30 am
Everything about this year's Best Fish Fry contest was different - except the winner. For the third year in a row, Apple Granny Restaurant battered, I mean bested, the competition. The Village of Lewiston restaurant once again garnered the most votes (and the most voters) to take the title.
Niagara County plans to 'ReStart, ReThink, ReConfigure'
Thu, Apr 30th 2020 10:10 am
Niagara County Legislature Vice Chairman John Syracuse on Thursday announced the formation of three working groups charged with preparing Niagara County for post-pandemic operations. Syracuse said the effort will involve members of the legislature as well as other county leaders, department heads and community partners.
Coronavirus county update for April 29
Wed, Apr 29th 2020 01:00 pm
The Niagara County Department of Health issued the following update Wednesday on positive COVID-19 cases in Niagara County: "We regretfully report one new death of a Niagara County resident, an 80-year-old male with underlying health conditions. We send our deepest sympathies to his family and friends."
Youngstown's Easter Parade of Hope
Wed, Apr 29th 2020 10:40 am
On Saturday, April 11, an Easter Bunny Parade was held in the Village of Youngstown. Parading through the village was Youngstown Police and Volunteer Fire Co., in accompaniment with the Youngstown Lions Club.
Ransomville Speedway puts 2020 season 'on pause' due to COVID-19
Tue, Apr 28th 2020 08:15 pm
All racing events at Ransomville Speedway have been postponed indefinitely due to continued restrictions put in place by New York state to help stop the spread of COVID-19.
Wydysh offers update on NCCC drive-thru testing site, antibody test at Wegmans; county offering face masks to all businesses
Tue, Apr 28th 2020 03:35 pm
"One thing that we can offer right now is the cloth masks. Last week, we offered those free cloth masks through Niagara County Department of Emergency Management to businesses who needed to give them to their essential workers. We would now like to open that up to all of our area businesses. We gave out over 15,000 masks in the last week through that program. And we now want to offer this to businesses who are starting about their reopening process, and will need them for all of their employees most likely when that occurs."
NFMMC primary care sites offering video visits
Tue, Apr 28th 2020 02:20 pm
Patients at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center's six primary care sites can now go online to quickly and conveniently meet with their care providers.
Coronavirus county update for April 28
Tue, Apr 28th 2020 12:00 pm
Coronavirus county update for April 28
Law enforcement agencies in Niagara County partner on resident checks
Tue, Apr 28th 2020 09:55 am
The Niagara County Sheriff's Office and the Lewiston Police Department are partnering with one another to use an existing system to conduct welfare checks on residents.
Photo, video: WNYREDC announces successful milestone within Aquarium of Niagara's Humboldt penguin exhibit
Mon, Apr 27th 2020 12:50 pm
The Western New York Regional Economic Development Council on Monday congratulated the Aquarium of Niagara on successfully breeding Humboldt penguins in the $3.5 million "Penguin Coast."
COVID-19 county update for April 27
Mon, Apr 27th 2020 12:15 pm
The Niagara County Department of Health issued the following update Monday on positive COVID-19 cases in Niagara County:
Showing care with cookies: NCCC Class of 2020 'chips' in to sweeten day of local heroes
Mon, Apr 27th 2020 11:50 am
Students at Niagara County Community College are still adjusting to a new normal during the COVID-19 pandemic. Virtual learning has replaced in-person instruction, and plans for major milestones like commencement are being postponed in order to keep the community safe and healthy.
Coronavirus update for April 26
Sun, Apr 26th 2020 01:35 pm
Niagara County is nearing 400 positive cases of COVID-19. On Sunday, the Niagara County Department of Health issued the following update:
 

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