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Full edition: The Tribune and The Sentinel for Feb. 5, 2021
Fri, Feb 5th 2021 02:25 pm
Full edition: The Tribune and The Sentinel for Feb. 5, 2021
North Tonawanda pushes back against cuts in state aid
Fri, Feb 5th 2021 09:00 am
Facing cuts of nearly 25% in state funding this year, the North Tonawanda Common Council approved a resolution Tuesday requesting Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the State Legislature to increase Aid and Incentives to Municipalities (AIM) funding in the 2021-22 state budget.
COVID-19: NT woman hospitalized before holidays heads home
Fri, Feb 5th 2021 07:00 am
Talia Kalisiak, a 20-year-old North Tonawanda woman hospitalized with COVID-19 since Nov. 11, finally made her way home on Feb. 3, thanks to the medical rehabilitation team at Kenmore Mercy Hospital.
Super Bowl weekend DWI crackdown
Tue, Feb 2nd 2021 02:55 pm
Niagara County Sheriff Michael J. Filicetti announced Niagara County law enforcement agencies will participate in a special enforcement effort to crackdown on impaired driving.
History Center has brand-new exhibit coming soon
Tue, Feb 2nd 2021 02:20 pm
Opening on Presidents Day weekend, the History Center of Niagara County's latest exhibit is "The Lockwood Legacy: Belva Lockwood and the Fight for Equal Rights in America."
Full edition: The Tribune and The Sentinel for Jan. 29, 2021
Fri, Jan 29th 2021 11:45 am
Full edition: The Tribune and The Sentinel for Jan. 29, 2021
Niagara County Central Rotary Dictionary Project continues, despite COVID-19
Fri, Jan 29th 2021 10:55 am
The Rotary Club of Niagara County Central annually donates dictionaries to third grade students in the Niagara Wheatfield Central School District. Rotarian, the late Joseph B. Emmons, began this project locally in 2006. His wife, Rotarian Marsha Emmons, proudly continues his worthwhile endeavor to bring these keepsakes of written knowledge to the students.
North Tonawanda to seek $4.2 million loan as holdover until tax dollars roll in
Thu, Jan 28th 2021 08:00 pm
The City of North Tonawanda is looking to move forward with a tax anticipation note (TAN) - a short-term bond issued by a municipal government that will be repaid with future tax collections. The reason given is that the city is in the midst of a revenue shortfall and needs stop-gap funding until it begins to receive tax revenue in April.
Niagara Wheatfield Board of Education meeting
Wed, Jan 27th 2021 10:55 am
The Niagara Wheatfield Board of Education meeting to be held Feb. 3 will begin at 6 p.m. with an anticipated executive session. The public meeting is expected to begin at 7 p.m.
Niagara County gives greenlight to moderate- and higher-risk sports
Wed, Jan 27th 2021 10:50 am
Niagara County Public Health Director Daniel J. Stapleton on Wednesday said moderate- and higher-risk sports in Niagara County may proceed in accordance with New York state guidelines. Last Friday, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said the decision on whether these sports could start back up would be made by each county's health director.
Help support Catholic Charities' goal of being a 'beacon of hope' for those in need
Tue, Jan 26th 2021 02:25 pm
Over the past year, 20,333 Niagara County neighbors in need of all ages were served by the 10 programs Catholic Charities offers here. We provided basic emergency assistance, including support for food and finding housing.
New York Power Authority's economic development awards creating 583 jobs in WNY
Tue, Jan 26th 2021 12:30 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday announced the New York Power Authority's board of trustees approved four economic development awards that will support 583 jobs and spur $356 million in private capital investments across Western New York.
Cuomo announces expansion of Pine Pharmaceuticals in Tonawanda
Tue, Jan 26th 2021 10:40 am
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday announced the expansion of Pine Pharmaceuticals LLC's manufacturing plant in the Town of Tonawanda. The drug outsourcing company - which moved to the 25,000-square-foot building at 355 Riverwalk Parkway in the Riverview Solar Technology Park in May of 2018 - will be tripling the size of the facility.
Council for Older Adults calls for heritage recipes
Mon, Jan 25th 2021 03:45 pm
The Council for Older Adults in Niagara County launched a unique project to document the area's cultural history through food. The COA invited all Niagara County residents to submit traditional family recipes to preserve and commemorate their cultural history and honor their loved ones through the creation of a community cookbook. "A Taste of History: Heritage Recipes from Niagara County" will be available for sale later this year for a nominal fee.
NCCC nursing students excel in licensing exams
Mon, Jan 25th 2021 03:45 pm
To become licensed as a registered nurse or practical nurse, students who graduate from a state-approved registered nursing or practical nursing program must pass the National Council License Examination (NCLEX). Both of the Niagara County Community College (NCCC) RN and PN programs have routinely received rates above the state and national averages for success in passing these exams. In 2020, NCCC nursing grads achieved a 94.05% pass rate for the NCLEX-RN and a 100% pass rate was achieved for the NCLEX-PN.
NF National Heritage Area digital archive funding uncovers mysteries in Falls
Mon, Jan 25th 2021 02:25 pm
The Niagara Falls National Heritage Area (NFNHA) is uncovering mysteries in Niagara Falls by funding the Oakwood Cemetery Burial Permit Digital Archive Project and the Niagara Falls Public Library Local History Collection Project. It said Niagara Falls is known for its role in the Underground Railroad, but only a few precious artifacts have survived.
Cuomo: $200 million in BRIDGE NY funding available to build resiliency in NYS communities
Mon, Jan 25th 2021 02:15 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced the availability of $200 million in BRIDGE NY funding for local governments to make their infrastructure more resilient to extreme weather events.
Full edition: The Tribune and The Sentinel for Jan. 22, 2021
Fri, Jan 22nd 2021 12:10 pm
Full edition: The Tribune and The Sentinel for Jan. 22, 2021
NT Common Council: Davignon retires; Belmont Housing Resources For WNY to help with foreclosure prevention outreach
Fri, Jan 22nd 2021 11:35 am
At Tuesday's North Tonawanda Common Council meeting, city officials bid a congratulatory farewell to Superintendent of Water, Wastewater & Water Distribution Bill Davignon, who is set to retire this week. Davignon had worked at the plant for over 30 years and was appointed the supervisor role in 2016 by the Mayor Arthur G. Pappas and the Common Council.
Wheatfield veteran's memorial, Aquarium of Niagara plaza projects approved for Greenway funds
Fri, Jan 22nd 2021 10:40 am
On Tuesday, the Host Communities Standing Committee (HCSC), which administers and oversees projects financed by the Niagara River Greenway, voted to award funding for a veterans memorial in Wheatfield and a new plaza in front of the Aquarium of Niagara.
Niagara Hospice's spring bouquet sale supports Niagara County families
Wed, Jan 20th 2021 11:50 am
Staff and volunteers from Niagara Hospice are gearing up for the 2021 spring bouquet sale that runs March 1-7. This annual fundraiser, supported by many community partners, raises awareness for Niagara Hospice's mission of providing expert care and support to families facing a terminal illness while spreading beautiful spring blooms throughout Niagara County.
Applications being accepted for $1M grant program to improve state parks, trails, historic sites & public lands
Wed, Jan 20th 2021 11:25 am
Parks & Trails New York (PTNY) and the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation (OPRHP), with support from Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, are pleased to announce the sixth round of competitive grants through the New York State Park and Trail Partnership Grants program, funded through the state Environmental Protection Fund.
Higgins: $34,000-plus in federal funding to keep WNY firefighters & communities safe
Tue, Jan 19th 2021 02:15 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins, D-NY-26, announced federal funding totaling more than $34,373 for several Western New York fire departments toward the purchase of personal protective equipment to keep firefighters and the community safe during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Carnegie Art Center has 'The Flow Through Wanakena Exhibition'
Mon, Jan 18th 2021 12:50 pm
The Carnegie Art Center is hosting "The Flow Through Wanakena Exhibition" through Jan. 30 in the Rotunda Gallery space. This exhibition features photography by Michael Mandolfo. All are welcome to view the exhibition during their gallery hours of 6-8 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, and noon to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday. There is no charge to attend the exhibition.
NT: Snowflake Ball canceled
Fri, Jan 15th 2021 07:15 pm
Due to the uncertainty of the restrictions going forward for COVID-19, unfortunately the Mayor's Charity Snowflake Ball will not be held in February. Since masks and social distancing are in effect, as well as groups no larger than 25 people gathering, the ball seems impossible to host this year.
World Showcase Travel Agency is CCT 'Member of the Month'
Fri, Jan 15th 2021 02:30 pm
The Chamber of Commerce of the Tonawandas recently named World Showcase Travel Agency "Member of the Month.
Golf in NT
Fri, Jan 15th 2021 12:40 pm
The North Tonawanda Department of Youth, Recreation, Parks & Seniors is are accepting in-office appointments for golf ID/pass registrations for Deerwood Golf Course. Customers can book an appointment online at www.ntparksrec.com or by calling 716-695-8520.
Deskside with David: Low-risk HS sports ready to roll & local teams ready to dive forward after gutter of winter
Fri, Jan 15th 2021 11:45 am
Winter has dealt us a fair share of blows. The holiday season was sure different this year and, at certain times, it really didn't even feel like the "most wonderful time of the year."
Jacobs: Almost $100,000 in grant funding for firehouses
Fri, Jan 15th 2021 10:40 am
Congressman Chris Jacobs announced more than $96,000 in grant funding awarded to Western New York fire departments through the Assistance to Firefighters Grant program.
NCDOH: First week of POD at Transit Drive-In Theatre successful due to planning & partnerships
Fri, Jan 15th 2021 10:35 am
The Niagara County Department of Health (NCDOH) announces the first week of Point of Dispensing (POD) operations was a large success due to years of planning and valuable partnerships.
Niagara County police reform plan available for public review
Thu, Jan 14th 2021 03:40 pm
Niagara County Legislature Chairwoman Becky Wydysh and Sheriff Michael Filicetti on Thursday announced the draft plan of Niagara County's police reform and reinvention collaborative is available online for public review.
Niagara County Department of Health, 211 partner to ensure access to COVID-19 POD preregistration
Thu, Jan 14th 2021 12:35 pm
The Niagara County Department of Health and 211 Western New York have established a formal partnership to ensure access to county point of dispensing COVID-19 preregistration access for those within limited or no access to the internet.
NCCC to begin spring semester with safety measures in place
Wed, Jan 13th 2021 03:35 pm
Niagara County Community College will begin the spring 2021 semester on Jan. 19 at both the Sanborn campus and Niagara Falls Culinary Institute. Most classes will operate virtually through Feb. 1 while a limited number of SUNY approved high-contact labs will take place in-person throughout the semester.
NCCC student honored with statewide award
Mon, Jan 11th 2021 02:40 pm
On Dec. 14, State University of New York Chancellor Dr. Jim Malatras hosted a virtual Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) Honors Awards ceremony recognizing the achievements of 45 students from 49 SUNY campuses statewide. Elaine Champagne-Lewis of Niagara County Community College was chosen to receive the 2020 Norman R. McConney, Jr. Award for EOP Student Excellence, which celebrates EOP students who have overcome significant obstacles in life to achieve their educational and personal goals.
Riviera Theatre reschedules additional shows
Mon, Jan 11th 2021 02:30 pm
The Riviera Theatre announces new dates for the following shows:
Niagara County Department of Health offers COVID-19 POD eligibility, preregistration details
Mon, Jan 11th 2021 11:20 am
The Niagara County Department of Health (NCDOH) will conduct point-of-dispensing (POD) operations starting Tuesday, Jan. 12.
Niagara Falls State Park announces handicraft lottery
Mon, Jan 11th 2021 10:10 am
Applications for the 2021 Native American handicraft sales permits are available for the upcoming summer season at Niagara Falls State Park.
NT: Pecoraro named Common Council president
Fri, Jan 8th 2021 07:00 am
During the North Tonawanda Common Council's annual reorganization meeting on Monday, the council voted unanimously to name Alderman-at-Large Robert Pecoraro as its new president.
Full edition: The Tribune and The Sentinel for Jan. 8, 2021
Thu, Jan 7th 2021 09:15 pm
Full edition: The Tribune and The Sentinel for Jan. 8, 2021
Niagara County clerk reminds pistol permitholders to recertify
Thu, Jan 7th 2021 08:35 pm
Niagara County Joseph A. Jastrzemski on Thursday reminded pistol permitholders that, under the New York Secure Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement Act of Jan. 15, 2013, pistol permit holders must recertify every five years with the New York State Police Office. That means those who received their permits in 2016 must recertify by the date of issuance on their permit.
 

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