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Free tax prep for Niagara County residents
Tue, Jan 31st 2023 04:40 pm
Parachute Credit Counseling - formerly known as Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Buffalo (CCCS) - announced it is launching the ninth year of its "Niagara County Free Tax Preparation Program" on Jan. 31. Parachute will use a "drop-off" process, with sites in Niagara Falls at Pinnacle Community Services, 1522 Main St.; and in Lockport, at the Lockport Library, 23 East Ave.
Destination Niagara: A year in review for Niagara Falls Convention Center
Tue, Jan 31st 2023 04:35 pm
USA Niagara Development Corp., an arm of Empire State Development, approved a five-year contract with Destination Niagara USA to manage the Niagara Falls Convention Center, which started in January of 2022. As the lead tourism promotion agency for Niagara County, Destination Niagara USA seized the opportunity to increase sales and leverage existing strengths with their team and community partners.
State Agriculture Department seeking program administrators to manage two new grant funds
Mon, Jan 30th 2023 03:55 pm
New York State Agriculture Commissioner Richard A. Ball announced the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets is now accepting proposals for program administrators for the $1 million Beginning Farmers Grant Program and for the $4 million Socially and Economically Disadvantaged Farmers Grant Program.
Empower announces annual campaign
Mon, Jan 30th 2023 03:30 pm
On Feb. 20, Empower (United Cerebral Palsy Association of Niagara County Inc.) will be launching its annual giving campaign.
Town of Wheatfield Republican Committee looks for candidates
Mon, Jan 30th 2023 03:30 pm
The Town of Niagara Republican Committee is looking for candidates interested in the following positions: town supervisor, town clerk, town justice, town councilman, superintendent of highway.
Structure fire in Newfane
Mon, Jan 30th 2023 02:35 pm
On Jan. 30, at approximately 11:27 a.m., the Niagara County Sheriff's Office communications center received a telephone call reporting a structure fire at 6452 Hatter Road in Newfane. The fire was reported to be in a detached garage/barn approximately 25 feet away from the house.
Higgins introduces bill to allow for virtual NEXUS interviews
Mon, Jan 30th 2023 01:40 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins, D-NY-26, has introduced the "Make NEXUS Work Act" legislation to make video conferencing available to new and renewing NEXUS applicants.
Niagara Falls State Park announces handicraft lottery
Mon, Jan 30th 2023 01:40 pm
Applications for the 2023 Native American handicraft sales permits are now available for the upcoming summer season at Niagara Falls State Park.
SkillsUSA students help out shelter dogs for community service project
Mon, Jan 30th 2023 10:15 am
Three SkillsUSA members, who also happen to be in the animal science program at the Niagara Career and Technical Education Center, chose to do a thoughtful community service project for our furry friends.
Town of Wheatfield Democratic Committee looks for candidates
Mon, Jan 30th 2023 10:10 am
The Town of Wheatfield Democratic Committee is seeking candidates to run for various local offices. The offices of town supervisor, councilmen (two), town clerk, highway superintendent and county legislators are up for election this year.
Catholic Charities: Providing HOPE for 100 years
Mon, Jan 30th 2023 07:00 am
Over the past several months, the Western New York community has been reeling with losses and tragedies, each one reminding us how fragile life is. But in spite of, or because of, these adversities, signs of hope, strength and unity have continued to emerge rather quickly.
Full free edition: The Tribune-Sentinel for Jan. 27, 2023
Fri, Jan 27th 2023 11:30 am
Full free edition: The Tribune-Sentinel for Jan. 27, 2023
Town of Wheatfield: Volunteers set to get 10% property tax break pending legislation
Fri, Jan 27th 2023 11:00 am
A long-standing $500 pittance given to emergency responders as compared to the ever-rising cost of property taxes in Niagara County, first responders could see a noticeable tax break very soon.
LaSalle Senior center closed for repairs
Fri, Jan 27th 2023 10:35 am
The LaSalle Senior Center will be closed for the next two weeks for repairs. The County Office of the Aging will be transporting effected seniors to the John Duke Center for the next two weeks for the senior lunch program.
State Parks Niagara River Greenway Standing Committee cancels meeting
Fri, Jan 27th 2023 10:35 am
The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation Niagara River Greenway Standing Committee has canceled its next standing committee meeting due to lack of business. The meeting was scheduled for Feb. 8 at 11 a.m.
Community remembers Jerry Wolfgang
Fri, Jan 27th 2023 09:05 am
Long-time Lewiston resident Jerald I. Wolfgang, age 84, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2023, at his Lewiston home. He was a prominent face in education, economic development, political and community affairs in Niagara County over past decades.
Historic blizzard raises questions about NYS Climate Leadership & Community Protection Act scoping plan
Fri, Jan 27th 2023 09:00 am
Following any major storm event like the blizzard we all experienced one month ago, those in positions of leadership often do a post-event analysis to review our overall efforts. We come together to have an open dialogue about what we learned, what we did well in storm response, and what needs improvement. For policy-makers, it is often a time to consider (or reconsider) certain policy decisions and assumptions, and see if they still hold up.
NCCC nursing licensures exceed state and national rates
Wed, Jan 25th 2023 08:00 pm
Niagara County Community College nursing programs announced today that their students' National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) scores are well above the state and national averages. The 2022 registered nursing program NCLEX scores are 92.5%, and the licensed practical nursing program scores are 100% for the third year in a row.
UPDATED: NCSO: Missing vulnerable adult with Alzheimer's
Wed, Jan 25th 2023 07:00 pm
Diane Harvey is missing from Middleport. She was last seen at 9 a.m. Wednesday morning. There is an unknown clothing description, however, she may be wearing a light-red-colored coat, as this is missing, along with her purse.
Danielle Roberts named YMCA vice president of community impact
Wed, Jan 25th 2023 07:00 pm
YMCA Buffalo Niagara announced the promotion of Danielle Roberts to the position of vice president of community impact. A member of the YMCA management team for over 10 years, Roberts will transition from her current role as executive director of the YMCA's William-Emslie, Delaware and Ken-Ton branches.
NYSDOT to host public information meeting on proposed intersection improvement project at Warrens Corners in towns of Lockport & Cambria
Wed, Jan 25th 2023 10:10 am
The New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) will host a public information meeting from 4-6 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 31. The session pertains to a proposed intersection improvement project scheduled to begin in spring 2024 on state Route 104 (Ridge Road), at state Route 93 (Townline Road) - commonly referred to as Warrens Corners - in the towns of Lockport and Cambria.
White House correspondent April Ryan is featured speaker at Niagara University's MLK celebration
Wed, Jan 25th 2023 09:35 am
Niagara University will welcome White House correspondent April Ryan as the featured speaker during its annual celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s legacy. The presentation takes place at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 1, in the Russell J. Salvatore Dining Commons on the Niagara University campus. The event is free and open to the public.
WBA sets 2023 board of directors
Tue, Jan 24th 2023 03:30 pm
The Wheatfield Business Association recently announced its 2023 board of directors.
New York Farm Bureau releases 2023 state legislative priorities
Tue, Jan 24th 2023 02:40 pm
New York Farm Bureau released its 2023 state legislative priorities during a press call Tuesday that addressed the needs and challenges of the state's diverse agricultural community. NYFB President David Fisher and Public Policy Director Jeff Williams highlighted the major issues based on member approved public policy positions.
NCSO: Vehicle pursuit in Town of Wheatfield
Mon, Jan 23rd 2023 07:45 pm
On Sunday, at 2:10 p.m., Deputy Battaglia observed a vehicle traveling south on Niagara Falls Boulevard at a high rate of speed. Deputy Battaglia attempted to pull the vehicle over, which started a vehicle pursuit.
NCSO: Incarcerated individual dies
Mon, Jan 23rd 2023 07:45 pm
On Friday, Jan. 20, at approximately 8:03 p.m., EMS crews from Wrights Corners Fire Co. and Mercy Ambulance responded to the Niagara County Correctional Facility for an unresponsive incarcerated individual following an apparent medical emergency and possible overdose.
Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Heritage Center: Black History Month starts with 'We Are Here' speaker series
Mon, Jan 23rd 2023 01:35 pm
On Wednesday, Jan. 25, the Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Heritage Center is kicking off its "We Are Here" speaker series with presenter Josh Poole. Poole's topic is "The Global Underground Railroad: How Enslaved People Communicated Resistance and Sought Freedom Across the World."
Niagara County readjusts income guidelines for county property tax exemptions for seniors, people with disabilities
Mon, Jan 23rd 2023 01:10 pm
Niagara County Legislator Rick Abbott on Monday said the Niagara County Legislature has passed two local laws to readjust the income guidelines for county property tax exemptions for seniors (65-plus) and people with disabilities, so more people can take advantage of the program - and those who are receiving the exemption do not lose them.
'Coffee with Chris' and Assemblyman Morinello
Mon, Jan 23rd 2023 10:00 am
New York State Assemblyman Angelo Morinello will join Niagara County Legislator Chris Voccio at "Coffee with Chris" at 9 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 4.
UPDATED: Niagara Falls police investigating fatal shooting
Mon, Jan 23rd 2023 08:45 am
Shortly after 6:30 p.m. on Saturday night, the Niagara Falls Police Department responded to the corner of South Avenue and Lockport Street for a report of a man shot. Upon arrival, an officer located a 24-year-old Niagara Falls resident suffering from multiple gunshot wounds to his body.
Full free edition: The Tribune-Sentinel for Jan. 20, 2023
Fri, Jan 20th 2023 12:05 pm
Full free edition: The Tribune-Sentinel for Jan. 20, 2023
New GO Car Wash outlet opens in Niagara County
Fri, Jan 20th 2023 11:10 am
Colorado-based business GO Car Wash opened its seventh location in Western New York on 2706 Military Road, Niagara Falls.
Election 2023: Michael Lee announces intent to run for Town of Niagara Board
Fri, Jan 20th 2023 11:05 am
In July of last year, I officially stepped away from a 20-year career as a police officer serving the Town of Niagara. At the time, many people had asked me why. Now I can finally share my reason.
Military Road strip mall property listed for sale
Fri, Jan 20th 2023 11:05 am
Town of Niagara officials on Tuesday formalized an agreement to list for sale a town-owned former strip mall on Military Road.
Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls USA hosts Lunar New Year event
Fri, Jan 20th 2023 11:00 am
Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls USA is celebrating Lunar New Year from noon to 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 27. Guests are invited to celebrate the Year of the Rabbit by choosing a lucky red envelope from the Fashion Outlets giving tree. This activity will be hosted at the Lunar New Year-inspired Selfie Station, located between the Aerie and Janie and Jack stores, closest to entrance No. 7.
Burglary in Town of Niagara leads to shelter in place
Thu, Jan 19th 2023 10:00 am
On Wednesday, Jan. 18, at 5:12 p.m., officers from the Town of Niagara Police Department were dispatched to 8521 Porter Road (Royal Park Apartments) for a Burglary in progress.
Cardinal O'Hara hosts BBC Band
Tue, Jan 17th 2023 01:15 pm
The Cardinal O'Hara High School Alumni Association will present the BBC Band live concert at 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 27, in the O'Hara Performing Arts Center, 39 O'Hara Road, Town of Tonawanda.
Free tax preparation
Tue, Jan 17th 2023 01:10 pm
The AARP Taxaide Foundation announced tax assistance this season.
Moe's, A&W restaurants look to open in Niagara Falls
Tue, Jan 17th 2023 07:00 am
The owner of two local Papa Johns restaurants has announced plans to open two more national chain restaurants in Niagara Falls in time for the upcoming tourist season.
Cardinal O'Hara names new assistant principal
Mon, Jan 16th 2023 03:25 pm
Earl Schunk, athletic director at Cardinal O'Hara High School, has taken on increased responsibility as the new assistant principal. He follows interim Vice Principal Dave Lovering, who will continue his work as Cardinal O'Hara's alumni coordinator.

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