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'In the Loop' with the Lewiston-Porter Board of Education: How are you?
Sat, Apr 18th 2020 07:00 am
How are you, Lewiston-Porter? On our homepage, you will find a quick family check-in survey. Please take the time to fill it out and let us know how your family is doing, and the best way to support you and your children during this time.
Full edition: The Tribune and The Sentinel for April 17, 2020
Fri, Apr 17th 2020 11:50 am
The full version of the Tribune Sentinel combo newspaper.
Niagara County Sheriff's Office: 3rd employee tests positive for COVID-19
Thu, Apr 16th 2020 06:50 pm
Niagara County Acting Sheriff Michael J. Filicetti on Thursday announced a communications division employee has tested positive for the COVID-19 virus.
Niagara County COVID-19 update for April 16
Thu, Apr 16th 2020 11:40 am
The Niagara County Department of Health issued the following update Thursday on positive COVID-19 cases in Niagara County:
Niagara County Treasurer's Office resumes normal business hours
Thu, Apr 16th 2020 09:05 am
"The Niagara County Treasurer's office has resumed normal business hours operating between 8:30 to 4:30 on a daily basis. We were able to do so while still meeting all requirements of Gov. Cuomo's executive orders by reorganizing our staffing plan."
Niagara County Legislature update on meetings
Wed, Apr 15th 2020 04:35 pm
On Wednesday afternoon, Niagara County Public Information Officer Kevin Schuler emailed and wrote, "The Niagara County Legislature held committee meetings on April 13, 2020. These meetings were conducted via video conference per the Governor's Executive Orders that provided some flexibility for public meetings during the COVID-19 pandemic."
Wydysh on flattening COVID-19 curve: 'We've made all those sacrifices; don't let that be a waste'
Wed, Apr 15th 2020 02:40 pm
In her afternoon update on LCTV, Niagara County Legislature Chairwoman Becky Wydysh said, "Keep following those guidelines. Know that what we're doing is working. But we have to keep continuing that process to see that steady flattening, and to stay in a good situation that won't overwhelm our health care system."
Niagara County loses 4 more to COVID-19; latest county stats
Wed, Apr 15th 2020 11:35 am
The Niagara County Department of Health issued the following update on positive COVID-19 cases in Niagara County.
Niagara County COVID-19 update for Tuesday, April 14
Tue, Apr 14th 2020 01:00 pm
The Niagara County Department of Health issued the following update on positive COVID-19 cases in Niagara County:
Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University receives major gift from noted art collector & patron Gerald C. Mead Jr.
Tue, Apr 14th 2020 12:25 pm
In appreciation for his longstanding relationship with the Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University - and the inspiration provided by its founders, Armand and Eleanor Castellani - curator, educator, artist and collector Gerald C. Mead Jr. has donated 58 artworks to the CAM.
Stapleton: Niagara County '2-3 weeks behind downstate' plateau
Mon, Apr 13th 2020 03:25 pm
As downstate New York continues to see a plateau in the number of COVID-19 hospitalizations, and less coronavirus-related deaths each day, the New York City area is rapidly approaching its pandemic apex. Niagara County isn't quite moving that fast.
Niagara County: Drug overdoses spike during pandemic
Mon, Apr 13th 2020 01:15 pm
Acting Niagara County Sheriff Michael J. Filicetti, along with Niagara County law enforcement partners, report drug overdose cases have increased during the course of the COVID-19 pandemic. The number of drug overdose cases dispatched by the Niagara County Sheriff's Office from Jan. 1 through April 6 has increased over 35% for the same time frame in 2019.
Toohey to play soccer at St. Lawrence
Mon, Apr 13th 2020 12:55 pm
Troy Toohey of Youngstown, a Canisius High School senior who formerly attended Lewiston-Porter Central School, has committed to play soccer at St. Lawrence University.
Coronavirus: Niagara County officially crosses 200 positive cases
Mon, Apr 13th 2020 11:55 am
"We regretfully report one death, a 66-year-old male with underlying health conditions," a press release said.
Wydysh: Despite flattening curve, 'New York State on PAUSE' still in effect; golf courses, boat launches added to closure list
Sat, Apr 11th 2020 03:35 pm
In her Saturday afternoon appearance on LCTV, Niagara County Legislature Chairwoman Becky Wydysh said this is no time to abandon the physical distancing measures put in place by Gov. Andrew Cuomo.
Niagara County Department of Health update for April 11
Sat, Apr 11th 2020 11:40 am
The Niagara County Department of Health issued the following update on positive COVID-19 cases in Niagara County.
Structure fire in Ransomville
Sat, Apr 11th 2020 10:15 am
On Friday, the Niagara County Communications Center received a report of a structure fire at 3604 Curtis Ave., Ransomville. Deputies arrived on scene and observed heavy smoke coming from the northwest corner of the residence. All occupants and two canines were safely evacuated without injury. Ransomville and Wilson Fire Companies responded to the scene and quickly extinguished the fire. The damage was contained to the northwest corner of the structure.
Full edition: The Tribune and The Sentinel for April 10, 2020
Fri, Apr 10th 2020 07:00 am
The full version of the Tribune Sentinel combo newspaper.
Here's how the Regents decision affects Lewiston-Porter
Fri, Apr 10th 2020 07:00 am
Closure of all schools will continue now through Wednesday, April 29. The governor states this will again be reassessed in two weeks. There has been no discussion or guidance as to the closing of school for the remainder of the year. As hope springs eternal, we are still operating on the premise that schools will reopen at some certain point this year. We continue to look forward to returning to school and returning to normalcy.
Summer events/seasonal eats update
Fri, Apr 10th 2020 07:00 am
On Wednesday, The Silo Restaurant owner Alan Hastings and GM Lexi Alfiere said, "We are eager to open for the 2020 season and have already started to assemble our team. We wish that we could take advantage of the great spring weather to begin our training, but will keep things on hold for a little while. We are watching the situation closely and anticipate a delayed opening."
Village of Lewiston to approve budget ahead of 'shaky couple months'
Fri, Apr 10th 2020 07:00 am
The Village of Lewiston Board of Trustees stands ready to adopt a budget for fiscal year 2020-21 - one that will include an 8-cent property tax increase for residents.
Artpark announces opportunities for young performers & professional artists
Fri, Apr 10th 2020 07:00 am
During this period of time when the impact of COVID-19 on future public events is still uncertain, Artpark & Company is approaching its nonprofit mission of creating, nurturing and presenting the arts for the community with renewed focus and energy. New initiatives announced for the 2020 season offer learning and performance opportunities for young local singers/musicians, plus a paid contract for a lead artist on a special collaborative large-scale mural project with the "Artpark Bridges" program.
Next Town of Lewiston meeting can be viewed online
Thu, Apr 9th 2020 12:40 pm
The Town of Lewiston Board will meet and hold a public hearing regarding a proposed increase in the maximum amount authorized to be expended in connection with the establishment of the Town of Lewiston Water District. Councilmen will assemble at 6 p.m. Monday, April 13.
Lori Caso offers recipes for 'Cooking in Quarantine'
Thu, Apr 9th 2020 12:25 pm
I'm one of those folks who tends to bake when I'm stressed or anxious. So, you can only imagine how these weeks in quarantine have been. I've joked that the 19 in COVID-19 will represent my anticipated weight gain.
3 more coronavirus-related deaths in Niagara County
Thu, Apr 9th 2020 11:50 am
"We regretfully had three more county residents pass away from COVID-19 since our report yesterday morning," Niagara County Public Health Director Daniel Stapleton said. "All of Niagara County sends our condolences to these families."
Nonprofit organizations serving Niagara County invited to apply for grant funding
Wed, Apr 8th 2020 03:30 pm
The Verizon Media Community Benefit Fund for Lockport and the Verizon Media Community Benefit Fund for Niagara County - Empire State Development, two grant funds administered by the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo, are now accepting applications from nonprofits serving Niagara County. Qualifying nonprofits are welcome to apply for both grant funds.
Niagara Global Tourism Institute continues to support businesses during coronavirus pandemic
Wed, Apr 8th 2020 01:05 pm
Main Street businesses, entrepreneurs, startups and employees who are wondering "what's next" during these unprecedented times can turn to Niagara Global Tourism Institute's TReC. The business incubator has put into place a number of virtual resources to help business owners navigate through this uncharted territory.
Elected leaders working to reduce crowd sizes
Wed, Apr 8th 2020 12:35 pm
On Tuesday, Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed an executive order extending limitations he placed on social gatherings to slow the spread of COVID-19. His mandate, "which closed or otherwise restricted public or private businesses or places of public accommodation, and which required postponement or cancellation of all nonessential gatherings of individuals of any size for any reason (e.g. parties, celebrations, games, meetings or other social events) ... shall be continued ... until 11:59 p.m. on April 29, 2020, unless later extended by a future executive order."
Niagara County COVID-19 update for April 8
Wed, Apr 8th 2020 11:40 am
The Niagara County Department of Health issued the following update on positive COVID-19 cases in Niagara County:
Virtual racing in Youngstown
Wed, Apr 8th 2020 07:00 am
All of us have been dealing with a new normal these last few weeks and many changes have been made to the way we are doing everyday things. Due to the current community restrictions, The Nancy Price Memorial 5K Run will be a virtual race.
Lewiston's Memorial Day parade canceled
Wed, Apr 8th 2020 07:00 am
It is with a heavy heart that Lewiston's Memorial Day Remembrance Committee voted during a conference call on Saturday, the 4th of April, to cancel the remaining portion of our Memorial Day observance.
HUD makes nearly $1.8 million of COVID-19 relief funding available to help Native American communities across New York
Tue, Apr 7th 2020 04:55 pm
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson announced $200 million in Indian Housing Block Grants (IHBG) to American Indian Tribes and Tribally Designated Housing Entities (TDHEs) across the country to respond to COVID-19.
Niagara County DMV to begin vehicle registrations/transfer of plates
Tue, Apr 7th 2020 12:40 pm
Niagara County Clerk Joseph A. Jastrzemski today announced his department has put a process in place that will allow people to register their vehicles and get license plates or transfer plates between vehicles. This limited service is available to Niagara County residents only.
Niagara County has first COVID-19 death
Tue, Apr 7th 2020 12:25 pm
Niagara County Public Information Officer Kevin Schuler on Tuesday said, "The Niagara County Department of Health today is sad to report the first COVID-19 related death of a Niagara County resident. The resident was a 58-year-old male with no underlying health conditions."
NY Farm Bureau asks for direct assistance from USDA to help distressed farm families during pandemic
Tue, Apr 7th 2020 12:10 pm
New York Farm Bureau is requesting immediate help for farmers who are facing serious economic challenges from the COVID-19 pandemic. The recently passed CARES Act provides $9.5 billion in funding for USDA, and NYFB is encouraging that funding to be used for direct payments to farms.
'We can all play a part in supporting strong & thriving families'
Tue, Apr 7th 2020 12:10 pm
April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month, and Pinnacle Community Services has kicked off its second annual campaign by painting Niagara County blue (the color of child abuse prevention) in a virtual way.
Arrest made after suspicious vehicle seen in Lewiston
Tue, Apr 7th 2020 11:40 am
At 11:07 a.m. Saturday, Niagara County Sheriff's Office patrol units were dispatched to the area of 5355 Walmore Road. They investigated a confirmed report of a female driver retrieving a long gun from the bushes and handing it to a male passenger of a black, four-door sedan. Further information indicated the female re-entered the vehicle and traveled southbound toward Saunders Settlement Road.
Ransomville Speedway delays start of 2020 season
Tue, Apr 7th 2020 11:00 am
With the federal government extending its guidelines for social distancing through the end of April to limit the spread of COVID-19, Ransomville Speedway has been forced to delay the start of its 2020 racing season.
What's happening in Wilson
Mon, Apr 6th 2020 04:30 pm
Village of Wilson Mayor Arthur Lawson announced the following:
Wydysh: Lack of testing a 'major frustration,' but 'we are fighting for you in every way that we can to get those tests here'
Mon, Apr 6th 2020 04:25 pm
The Niagara County Health Department today released the following update on positive COVID-19 cases in Niagara County:
 

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