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Riviera, local officials advocate for safe reopening of live music venues
Fri, Sep 18th 2020 04:25 pm
The Riviera Theatre held a press conference Thursday afternoon with New York State Sen. Robert Ortt and other local elected officials to urge Gov. Andrew Cuomo to reopen live music venues.
United Way of Greater Niagara launches 2020 campaign
Fri, Sep 18th 2020 03:50 pm
United Way of Greater Niagara (UWGN) on Friday announced the launch of its 2020 campaign, with Nicolas Maniccia (KeyBank) and Denise Abbott (DeGraff Medical Park) as this year's campaign co-chairs. Running through Nov. 30, funds raised throughout the campaign will continue to support 29 agencies focused on a spectrum of human services throughout the Niagara Region.
Full edition: The Tribune and The Sentinel for Sept. 18, 2020
Fri, Sep 18th 2020 02:20 pm
Full edition: The Tribune and The Sentinel for Sept. 18, 2020
Wheatfield Town Board: Tom Kontak honored for work on veteran's memorial; outrage at Ward Road delays
Fri, Sep 18th 2020 12:30 pm
It was an eventful session at Monday's Town Board meeting in the Town of Wheatfield. Tom Kontak, a member of a local veterans group, was recognized for his efforts in the restoration of a helicopter located at the Town Hall, which now stands as a monument for veterans.
Audit: Wheatfield in 'decent position' to weather COVID-19-related financial problems
Fri, Sep 18th 2020 12:30 pm
Despite the effects of the pandemic, the Town Wheatfield received a generally favorable review of its finances this week by independent auditing firm Drescher and Malecki. However, the town was cautioned to monitor its finances closely as harsh reductions in sales tax revenue and state aid funding are looming.
Host Communities Standing Committee provides grants for parks in NT, Pendleton
Fri, Sep 18th 2020 12:30 pm
On Tuesday, the Host Communities Standing Committee (HCSC) approved a pair of grants for $200,000 in Greenway funding for parks located in North Tonawanda and Pendleton.
Project H.O.P.E. gives a fresh paint job to local homeowners in need
Fri, Sep 18th 2020 12:25 pm
Last weekend, Jesse Gooch, owner of Painters Plus, several of the company's employees, and a handful of volunteers washed, primed and painted the house of Steven and Cindy Kureczka of Zimmerman Street in North Tonawanda, the chosen winners for the 10th annual Project H.O.P.E. (Helping Others Paint Exteriors). The project is an annual citywide contest that offers a free exterior home paint job to homeowners in need.
Muzzleloader course to be given in Wheatfield
Fri, Sep 18th 2020 12:20 pm
Hunting season is almost here and the Firearms Permit Review Board of Wheatfield will be giving its annual muzzleloader coarse at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 15, at the Community Center located behind the Wheatfield Town Hall. A certificate will be issued to those taking this course as a requirement for a muzzleloader discharge permit.
Senior shelter cats being helped by local attorney
Fri, Sep 18th 2020 12:20 pm
Kittens are always the first pets to be adopted at an animal shelter, but what about the elderly? Unfortunately for senior cats, their stay at animal shelters is much longer. That's why a local attorney has stepped up to help.
Niagara County to hold 'walk-up' career fair
Thu, Sep 17th 2020 01:40 pm
The Niagara County Department of Employment and Training will hold a "mini" walk-up career fair next Thursday, Sept. 24, for those seeking employment. Eight companies with open positions have signed up to participate and more are expected to take part.
Niagara County announces bridge work and road closures in Hartland
Thu, Sep 17th 2020 01:30 pm
The Niagara County Department of Public Works announced two bridge projects on roads over Eighteen Mile Creek in the Town of Hartland are slated to begin next week, necessitating some traffic changes.
Niagara County Community College Foundation seeks 2020 scholarship donations
Thu, Sep 17th 2020 01:25 pm
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, Niagara County Community College has decided to postpone its 30th Annual Foundation Scholarship Gala. No official date has been set at this time.
Wayne Lynch named new vice president at NCCC
Thu, Sep 17th 2020 01:20 pm
Niagara County Community College has named Wayne Lynch as interim vice president of administration effective Sept. 1. Lynch has served as interim vice president of operations at NCCC since November 2018.
September declared Suicide Prevention Month
Wed, Sep 16th 2020 11:55 am
Legislator Jesse Gooch presented a proclamation to Niagara County Office of Mental Health Deputy Director Myrla Gibbons Doxey at Monday's legislative meeting, declaring September "Suicide Prevention Month" in Niagara County.
Coronavirus stats for Sept. 14
Mon, Sep 14th 2020 01:05 pm
Coronavirus stats for Sept. 14
Strong choice for chief diversity and equity officer at NCCC
Mon, Sep 14th 2020 12:10 pm
Niagara County Community College has appointed assistant professor John D. Strong as the new chief diversity and equity officer starting this fall. This is a newly created position to lead the diversity and inclusion committee that was formed in September of 2016.
Intandem: Girl Scout donates habilitation supplies to people with disabilities
Mon, Sep 14th 2020 11:40 am
Local Girl Scout Julia Wasley just completed a Gold Award service project she titled "Craft Cupboard for Intandem," and donated her entire project to individuals with disabilities who attend the day-habilitation programs at Intandem in Niagara County.
Carnegie Art Center launches a 2021 calendar featuring artwork by 12 local artists
Mon, Sep 14th 2020 07:00 am
The Carnegie Art Center is selling printed 2021 calendars as a fundraiser. The calendars feature a different work of art for each month of the year created by 12 artists living and working in Western New York. Calendars can be pre-ordered on the center's website anytime and will be available for delivery and pick-up in mid-September. Sales from the calendars will support the Carnegie Art Center, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.
Niagara County DMV to host Saturday event for driver's license renewals
Fri, Sep 11th 2020 06:25 pm
Niagara County Clerk Joseph A. Jastrzemski on Friday announced the Niagara County Department of Motor Vehicles will hold special office hours on Saturday, Sept. 19, for driver's licenses renewals. No appointment is necessary.
Memorial names Wind head of sports medicine services
Fri, Sep 11th 2020 02:35 pm
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center has named William M. Wind Jr., M.D., F.A.O.O.S., to the post of medical director of sports medicine services. The appointment, which was announced by President and CEO Joseph A. Ruffolo, was effective Sept. 1.
Full edition: The Tribune and The Sentinel for Sept. 11, 2020
Fri, Sep 11th 2020 12:55 pm
Full edition: The Tribune and The Sentinel for Sept. 11, 2020
Town of Niagara looking to land aerospace company, nearly 600 jobs
Fri, Sep 11th 2020 12:30 pm
The Town of Niagara is considering making zoning changes to a disused hangar at the former U.S. Army Reserve Center (USARC) site to help lure an airplane manufacturing facility to the area along with roughly 600 new jobs.
North Tonawanda appoints Frank DiBernardo 2nd Ward Alderman
Fri, Sep 11th 2020 12:30 pm
On Tuesday, the North Tonawanda Common Council voted 4-1 (Austin Tylec) to name Frank DiBernardo, an Independent, as the long-term appointment for 2nd Ward Alderman.
Sunnking prepping for electronics recycling events
Fri, Sep 11th 2020 10:40 am
Brockport-based electronics recycler Sunnking is preparing for record crowds during its first electronics recycling collection events since the COVID-19 shutdown.
NT Neighbourhood Watch resumes
Fri, Sep 11th 2020 09:15 am
On Thursday, the NT Neighbourhood Watch tentatively resumed its monthly meetings with its first in-person gathering since the COVID-19 outbreak began. The group met under a pavilion at Pinewoods Park after the Common Council voted Tuesday to waive the pavilion fee.
NT push for 2020 census
Tue, Sep 8th 2020 04:30 pm
A proclamation was given, thanking the residents of North Tonawanda for being proactive with the 2020 census.
Coronavirus stats for Sept. 8
Tue, Sep 8th 2020 03:35 pm
Coronavirus stats for Sept. 8
Full edition: The Tribune and The Sentinel for September 4, 2020
Fri, Sep 4th 2020 02:15 pm
Full edition: The Tribune and The Sentinel for September 4, 2020
Imagination Station keeps kids inspired & active during pandemic
Fri, Sep 4th 2020 11:00 am
With few activities and programs available to kids these days, parents know that it's all too easy for them to become glued to phones, TV's and video games. Fortunately for those in one North Tonawanda neighborhood, a brightly colored wooden box is helping to get kids away from the screens and foster their creativity.
Ceretto seeks vote for DA
Fri, Sep 4th 2020 11:00 am
I am writing this letter to introduce myself. My name is John D. Ceretto II and I am running for Niagara County district attorney. On Nov. 3, a general election will take place and I humbly ask for your consideration.
North Tonawanda Fire Department receives grant for $174,600 to replace aging fire hoses
Fri, Sep 4th 2020 11:00 am
On Wednesday, Congressman Brian Higgins, North Tonawanda city officials and Fire Chief Joseph Sikora announced the North Tonawanda Fire Department was receiving a federal grant for $174,600 to replace its aging fire hoses and nozzles, as well as other critical equipment used in responding to mutual aid calls in neighboring districts.
Wegmans pharmacies offer vaccines for 2020-21 flu season
Thu, Sep 3rd 2020 10:10 am
With so much uncertainty surrounding the upcoming flu season, many people are looking for ways to protect themselves. Wegmans Food Markets Inc. would suggest one of the simplest ways to do that is receiving the flu vaccine. Wegmans Pharmacies, ranked "Highest in Customer Satisfaction" by J.D. Power three years in a row, are taking extra steps to safely and easily administer flu shots this season.
Niagara Falls: Council in the community Sept. 19
Thu, Sep 3rd 2020 10:00 am
The Niagara Falls City Council will host a community outreach meeting at 9am Saturday, Sept. 19 at the Doris Jones Resource Center, 3001 9th St.
Como for sale, not closing: 'Everything is open and continuing to go on'
Wed, Sep 2nd 2020 06:55 pm
"We could sell tomorrow; we could never sell. We're staying open here; we're staying open there. None of our locations are closing. And we could always decide to not sell," Colucci said. "As far as the Lewiston deli goes - or any of our locations - everything is open and continuing to go on. We're still taking banquets; we're still taking reservations at our main location."
Catholic Health and its foundations notified of nationwide data breach
Tue, Sep 1st 2020 05:35 pm
In mid-July, Catholic Health and its foundations were notified by a third-party software vendor, Blackbaud Inc., of a cyber security breach that impacted the health system and other nonprofit organizations locally and throughout the country. The breach, which was part of a potential donor data base, included the names, medical record numbers, and dates of service for patients who received care in Catholic Health from 2016 through May of this year.
COVID-19: Niagara County to give out masks for children
Tue, Sep 1st 2020 03:20 pm
Niagara County Legislature Chairwoman Becky Wydysh on Tuesday announced the Niagara County Department of Emergency Services will hold three drive-thru events on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday of this week at the Public Safety Training Facility in Lockport to distribute masks for children going back to school.
Memorial names Anne Passalugo vice president of quality and corporate compliance
Mon, Aug 31st 2020 02:05 pm
Anne E. Passalugo has been named vice president of quality and corporate compliance at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center effective Sept. 28.
Riviera Theatre to participate in #RedAlertRESTART awareness campaign
Mon, Aug 31st 2020 01:50 pm
From 9 p.m. to midnight Tuesday, Sept. 1, the front fa├žade of the Riviera Theatre will be lit up. WeMakeEvents North America is spearheading the #RedAlertRESTART Day of Action, with an anticipated 1,500 buildings lit in red in more than 50 cities from coast-to-coast.
Full edition: The Tribune and The Sentinel for August 28, 2020
Fri, Aug 28th 2020 01:30 pm
Full edition: The Tribune and The Sentinel for August 28, 2020
Residents fear DOT work on Ward Road intersection too little, too late
Fri, Aug 28th 2020 11:55 am
Earlier this week, the New York State Department of Transportation took preliminary steps to address an area long considered one of the most dangerous roadways in the Town of Wheatfield - a stretch of Niagara Falls Boulevard running between Errick and Sy roads, including the intersection at Ward Road and Niagara Falls Boulevard.
 

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