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Play all! Unified basketball rolls at NWHS
Fri, Jun 18th 2021 11:00 am
The game of basketball can bring countless memories to all who have played. Some remember the first time they made their first basket, some remember game-winning shots, and some may just remember being part of a team. For some, though, they haven't been as fortunate to feel the experience of playing in front of fans or being on a team ... until recently.
Full edition: The Tribune-Sentinel for June 18, 2021
Fri, Jun 18th 2021 09:25 am
Full edition: The Tribune-Sentinel for June 18, 2021
NTHS and NWCSD revised graduation plans, protocols
Fri, Jun 18th 2021 08:15 am
The North Tonawanda and Niagara-Wheatfield Central school districts recently released revised graduation plans and protocols based on the most recent New York state guidelines.
USAN announces downtown Niagara Falls development strategy
Fri, Jun 18th 2021 07:55 am
USA Niagara Development Corp. (USAN) on Thursday released its strategy for the redevelopment of several state-owned properties in downtown Niagara Falls acquired through Gov. Andrew Cuomo's Buffalo Billion initiative. The strategy recommends a range of intermediate steps and attainable site development guidelines for "reimagining a vibrant downtown, while building momentum for sustainable and dynamic long-term development."
Niagara County announces Project Awareness pharmacy label campaign
Fri, Jun 18th 2021 07:50 am
The Niagara County Department of Mental Health & Substance Abuse Services (NCDMH), in partnership with the Niagara County Opioid Task Force (OASIS) and local pharmacies, on Thursday announced the launch of Project Awareness, a campaign to provide the Niagara County Crisis Services 24-hour phone line number on prescription medications that have a high potential for abuse and overdose.
Niagara Falls: Fireworks returning to Hyde Park for July 4th
Thu, Jun 17th 2021 09:45 am
City of Niagara Falls Mayor Robert Restaino announced the return of fireworks at Hyde Park at dusk Sunday, July 4. This return comes after the suspension of fireworks due to COVID-19 regulations and safety precautions in 2020.
Niagara County gives out Beacon of Hope Award to health department leadership
Wed, Jun 16th 2021 05:35 pm
The Niagara County Legislature returned to meeting in person this week and acknowledged the leadership team of the Niagara County Health Department for its "tremendous efforts in leading the county through the pandemic."
Niagara Falls artist Nate Reilly putting final touches on Whirlpool Avenue mural
Tue, Jun 15th 2021 01:20 pm
Artist Nate Reilly will be putting the finishing touches on his new mural on Whirlpool Avenue on Tuesday as part of the NF Murals project spearheaded by the Niagara Falls National Heritage Area.
Niagara SPCA to host car show
Mon, Jun 14th 2021 07:00 am
On the behalf of the WNY Hotrods & Classics Inc., the Niagara SPCA will host its second annual "Fast & Furrryous Car Show." This all-ages fundraising event will take place from 2-6 p.m. Saturday, July 17, on the Niagara SPCA grounds, 2100 Lockport Road, Niagara Falls.
Full edition: The Tribune-Sentinel for June 11, 2021
Sat, Jun 12th 2021 04:00 pm
Full edition: The Tribune-Sentinel for June 11, 2021
Ryan, Conrad pass legislation creating benevolent association for Kenilworth Volunteer Fire Co. No. 1
Fri, Jun 11th 2021 11:40 am
On Thursday, New York State Sen. Sean Ryan and Assemblyman Bill Conrad announced their legislation (S.7116/A.7377), creating the Kenilworth Volunteer Fire Co. No. 1 Benevolent Association, has passed both the Senate and Assembly. The legislation now heads to Gov. Andrew Cuomo's desk for his signature.
Niagara County looking to move Law Enforcement Academy to NCCC
Fri, Jun 11th 2021 11:30 am
Niagara County Legislator Dave Godfrey and Niagara County Sheriff Michael Filicetti on Thursday announced plans are underway to relocate the Niagara County Law Enforcement Academy (NCLEA) to the campus of Niagara County Community College (NCCC). The NCLEA is currently located at Niagara University.
Wheatfield officials celebrate work and service of Richard Muscatello
Fri, Jun 11th 2021 11:00 am
On Monday, the Wheatfield Town Board issued a formal proclamation to Richard Muscatello, a beloved and admired figure, for his many years of work and dedicated service. The board presented him with a plaque, a memorial bench (to be installed at the new Veterans Monument site behind Town Hall) and even a cake.
DEC cites Cascades facility for noxious odors; company working to find long-term solution
Fri, Jun 11th 2021 11:00 am
Recently, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation served Cascades Containerboard Packaging Inc. a notice of violation after receiving numerous complaints from residents in the Town of Niagara, City of Niagara Falls and even as far away as Sanborn throughout the month of May. The agency said the company was in violation of Air Pollution Control Law, Article 19 of the Environmental Conservation Law (ECL).
Wheatfield Enhancement Volunteers announce second annual July 4th beautification event
Fri, Jun 11th 2021 08:55 am
From June 24 through July 10, the Wheatfield Enhancement Volunteers invite residents and businesses, especially those along Niagara Falls Boulevard, to celebrate this country's independence by decorating for July 4th.
Sean Ryan, Bill Conrad pass legislation allowing Amigone to relocate Tonawanda crematory
Wed, Jun 9th 2021 11:00 am
On Tuesday, New York State Sen. Sean Ryan and Assemblyman Bill Conrad announced their legislation (S.6171B/A.6740), which will allow Amigone Funeral to relocate its Sheridan Park Crematory to a nonresidential area approved by the Town of Tonawanda, has passed both the Senate and Assembly. The legislation now heads to Gov. Andrew Cuomo's desk for his signature.
USAF Civil Air Patrol cadets to raise large flag at Stavatti Niagara
Wed, Jun 9th 2021 07:40 am
USAF Civil Air Patrol cadets from the Niagara Falls Composite Squadron No. 1 will participate in raising the 15-foot stars and stripes at Stavatti's newly acquired facility at 9400 Porter Road in the Town of Niagara. The flag-raising, set for noon Sunday, June 13, will be the first time in more than 17 years that "Old Glory" is permanently flown from the 70-foot mast - since the former U.S. Army Reserve Center was closed and sold to the Town of Niagara.
New York state announces $200 million in additional food aid for June
Tue, Jun 8th 2021 04:25 pm
The New York state Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance (OTDA) announced all New Yorkers enrolled in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) will receive at least the maximum allowable level of food benefits for June, a benefits distribution that will push more than $200 million in federal aid into the state's recovering economy.
Niagara County encourages Purple Heart veterans to come forward
Mon, Jun 7th 2021 01:40 pm
Niagara County Clerk Joseph A. Jastrzemski said Niagara County will once again honor Purple Heart veterans by adding their name to county's "Book of Honor" at a ceremony to be held Aug. 7. The county is asking any Purple Heart veterans or their family members who have not yet come forward to please do so by June 11 in order to be part of this year's ceremony.
Niagara County to hold outdoor career fair at Oppenheim Park
Mon, Jun 7th 2021 01:25 pm
The Niagara County Department of Employment and Training will hold an outdoor career fair on Wednesday, June 9, at Oppenheim Park for those seeking employment. More than 35 companies with open positions have signed up to take part.
Legislator Godfrey says local law on solar panel recycling drafted
Fri, Jun 4th 2021 05:25 pm
Niagara County Legislator Dave Godfrey on Friday said a first-of-its-kind local law in New York that will hold manufacturers responsible for disposing spent solar panels is now drafted and will be presented to the County Legislature on June 15.
DEC takes enforcement action against Cascades Containerboard Packaging Inc.
Fri, Jun 4th 2021 05:25 pm
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation issued a notice of violation (NOV) to Cascades Containerboard Packaging Inc., in the City of Niagara Falls, after the agency determined the facility was generating a persistent noxious odor that resulted in dozens of complaints from area residents, business owners, and state and local officials.
Bottle and can drive to help local animal rescue
Fri, Jun 4th 2021 01:05 pm
Diamonds in the Ruff Animal Rescue is having a bottle and can drive Saturday, June 12, to raise funds for the adoptable dogs and cats in its care. There are two ways to donate returnable bottles and cans to this cause:
Niagara Wheatfield Community Education recruiting instructors for fall classes
Fri, Jun 4th 2021 01:05 pm
Niagara Wheatfield Central School District Community Education is planning fall 2021 classes and ask residents to share their talents, and for business owners to promote their local business with the community. Instructors can create their own content, set their own schedule/fee, and have fun! They can teach a class one time, or as many times as they like between Sept. 15 and Dec. 22.
Heart, Love & Soul announces reopening for sit-down dining
Fri, Jun 4th 2021 01:00 pm
In its continued mission to "nourish all in need - body, mind and soul," Heart, Love & Soul has resumed on-site dining as of June 1, during the lunch hours of 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. weekdays at 939 Ontario Ave., Niagara Falls.
LGBTQ+ flags raised across Niagara County for Pride Month
Fri, Jun 4th 2021 12:35 pm
On Tuesday, June 1, the LGBTQ+ flag was raised in a number of notable locations throughout Niagara County in honor of Pride Month. Flag-raising ceremonies were held at Niagara Falls City Hall, Lockport City Hall, Niagara Falls State Park and, for the first time this year, Artpark.
Full edition: The Tribune-Sentinel for June 4, 2021
Fri, Jun 4th 2021 11:10 am
Full edition: The Tribune-Sentinel for June 4, 2021. Click for a larger version (PDF).
NT Common Council: Community Bike ride event approved; engineering firm chosen for bike path expansion
Fri, Jun 4th 2021 09:20 am
It was an uncommonly light agenda for the North Tonawanda Common Council this week. Nevertheless, there were a few noteworthy items on the agenda.
Memorial, NAMI to offer mental health support in response to pandemic
Wed, Jun 2nd 2021 10:00 am
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center and the National Alliance on Mental Illness Buffalo & Erie County are responding to a growing need for mental health care stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic.
PHOTOS: Memorial Day in Niagara County
Tue, Jun 1st 2021 11:30 am
2021 Memorial Day observances in Niagara County.
Full edition: The Tribune-Sentinel for May 28, 2021
Sat, May 29th 2021 01:35 pm
Full edition: The Tribune-Sentinel for May 28, 2021
Memorial Day events in Niagara County
Sat, May 29th 2021 07:00 am
Cuomo: 'Vax and Scratch' program to be extended to new sites
Fri, May 28th 2021 02:50 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Friday announced the "Vax and Scratch" program - which provides free New York State Lottery scratch-off tickets to individuals 18 and over with a grand prize of $5 million - will extend to 10 new state mass-vaccination sites.
Aquarium of Niagara to offer extended summer hours & daily sea lion demonstrations
Fri, May 28th 2021 01:40 pm
On Saturday, May 29, the Aquarium of Niagara will transition to a summer schedule featuring extended operating hours. Sunday through Thursday, the venue will be open from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. On Fridays and Saturdays, it will be open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Extended hours will run through Labor Day.
2021 'Gateway Harbor Canal Concert Series' reveals lineup
Fri, May 28th 2021 12:15 pm
The "Gateway Harbor Canal Concert Series" returns this year to Gateway Harbor park in North Tonawanda. The series runs from June through August.
Niagara Pride gets set for Pride Month events
Fri, May 28th 2021 12:15 pm
June is LGBTQ+ Pride Month - a time meant to recognize and celebrate the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning individuals. The month itself is significant as it commemorates the Stonewall riots, a flashpoint in the LGBT equal rights movement.
Niagara Alliance Church Helps Wheatfield Lions Club serve
Fri, May 28th 2021 12:00 pm
Members of Niagara Alliance Church, located at 7041 Witmer Road, have established a ministry to help serve the Wheatfield community. Their generosity was on display recently as the assisted the Town of Wheatfield Lions maintain their property by staining their front, Ward Road sign and landscaping bed.
After Niagara County rejects plan, AL Asphalt wonders 'Where can we go?'
Fri, May 28th 2021 09:50 am
Last week, the Niagara County Planning Board voted unanimously to reject a plan for an asphalt plant at 4660 Witmer Road in the Town of Niagara. It was the latest setback for AL Asphalt, the company behind the project.
Town of Niagara/Belden Center World War II service cloth to be unveiled in private ceremony
Thu, May 27th 2021 08:55 am
There will be a private unveiling of a World War II service cloth bearing the names of 148 men and women from the Belden Center area of the Town of Niagara who served in the military during World War II. The private ceremony will take place at 11 a.m. Sunday, May 30, at the Community Center located in Veteran's Memorial Community Park, 7000 Lockport Road.
 

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