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Winter parking restrictions in North Tonawanda
Tue, Oct 27th 2020 07:20 pm
City of North Tonawanda Mayor Arthur G. Pappas reminds the residents of North Tonawanda that the off-street parking restrictions begin Sunday, Nov. 1. There is no parking permitted on any city street between the hours of 3 and 6 a.m. until April 1.
Early voting continues in Niagara County
Mon, Oct 26th 2020 12:00 pm
Voters already have been out in large numbers taking advantage of early voting opportunities in Niagara County.
Coronavirus stats for Oct. 26
Mon, Oct 26th 2020 11:20 am
Coronavirus stats for Oct. 26
North Tonawanda Police Department: Therapy dog part of police reform & reinvention collaborative
Mon, Oct 26th 2020 11:05 am
Therapy dog "Remy" is sworn-in as the newest member of the North Tonawanda Police Department.
Halloween events, hours in Niagara County
Mon, Oct 26th 2020 07:00 am
President Jennifer Pauly said, "Halloween is around the corner and we have created a new event were the community can get involved! 'The Pumpkin Spectacular' will take place Thursday, Oct. 29, through Halloween night (Saturday, Oct. 31). The community pumpkin light up display will feature pumpkins carved by you!"
Full edition: The Tribune and The Sentinel for Oct. 23, 2020
Fri, Oct 23rd 2020 06:10 pm
Full edition: The Tribune and The Sentinel for Oct. 23, 2020
NCCC's nursing student 'rocks' exams
Fri, Oct 23rd 2020 05:25 pm
During the summer months of 2020, nursing student Tami Scruggs received news that the classes she signed up for at Niagara County Community College were going remote because of the continued threat of COVID-19.
'Spooktacular Howl-O-Ween' photo contest to benefit Niagara County SPCA
Fri, Oct 23rd 2020 09:35 am
Niagara County SPCA is getting into the Halloween spirit. The shelter is asking the community to enter pets in the first "Spooktacular Howl-O-Ween" photo contest for a chance to win some great prizes. Grand prize is a year of free Netflix and a year of free pizza from Just Pizza in Amherst. More prizes include a free year of Amazon Prime, a $100 gift card to Chewy, a three-month membership to BarkBox and a $50 gift card to Pet Supplies Plus.
NT: 6.52% in proposed property tax increases
Fri, Oct 23rd 2020 09:20 am
Despite numerous cuts, North Tonawanda Mayor Arthur G. Pappas said a property tax increase was imminent as he presented his general, water and sewer budgets for fiscal year 2020 to the Common Council on Tuesday.
Local officials call on residents to demand state protect theater industry
Fri, Oct 23rd 2020 09:20 am
Earlier this week, New York state's movie theater industry breathed a collective sigh of relief as Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced theaters across the state (except for NYC) could finally begin to reopen. Per state safety guidelines, theaters can only maintain a 25% capacity; with no more than 50 people in front of each movie screen.
Wheatfield Pumpkin Farm open & welcoming families for fall fun
Wed, Oct 21st 2020 12:50 pm
Meet "Josh Allen," the Wheatfield Pumpkin Farm's 2,000-pound steer. Farmer Jim DeVantier, who has owned and operated the farm for over 30 years, affectionately named him after Josh Allen, quarterback for the Buffalo Bills. The steer is the star of the daytime hayride at the farm, which runs daily from 11 a.m. until 7 p.m.
Niagara County offers extended hours for absentee balloting
Wed, Oct 21st 2020 12:35 pm
The Niagara County Board of Elections will be open expanded hours for absentee balloting ahead of the Nov. 3 general election: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, Oct. 21-22; Monday, Oct. 26, and Wednesday, Oct. 28; and 9 a.m. to noon Saturdays, Oct. 24 and 31.
Hammonds named senior vice president at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center
Mon, Oct 19th 2020 01:20 pm
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center has named Alfred "Al" Hammonds, CSSBB, to the post of senior vice president of clinical service operations and business development, effective Nov 2.
NT: Property tax increases almost assured as city faces COVID-19 struggles.
Mon, Oct 19th 2020 11:35 am
At Tuesday's North Tonawanda Common Council work session, Mayor Arthur G. Pappas read his 2021 budget message to the council, wherein he says a slight property tax increase seems all but imminent.
Town of Niagara: Update on Military Road School
Mon, Oct 19th 2020 11:00 am
The Town of Niagara added a message regarding Military Road school to its website on Thursday. The school, which closed in 1992, was all but burned down in 2019 as the result of arson. It has remained an eyesore for residents ever since.
People Inc.: Employing people with disabilities is a year-round goal
Mon, Oct 19th 2020 09:45 am
Ensuring that people with developmental disabilities and varying abilities secure and maintain meaningful, competitive employment is an important part of what People Inc. does year-round.
Niagara Pride partners with local business & agencies for Thanksgiving food drive, fundraiser
Mon, Oct 19th 2020 08:10 am
Niagara Pride is partnering with Busy Bee Bookstore in Lockport and other local community agencies to conduct a food drive to benefit Heart, Love & Soul Food Pantry in Niagara Falls, and other local food pantries. This year's food drive is also a fundraising opportunity for Niagara Pride.
Full edition: The Tribune and The Sentinel for Oct. 16, 2020
Fri, Oct 16th 2020 05:00 pm
Full edition: The Tribune and The Sentinel for Oct. 9, 2020
Halloween 2020 in North Tonawanda
Fri, Oct 16th 2020 11:55 am
This year presents new ideas and challenges for the holidays. Since we are still attempting to keep the rate of COVID-19 infection low, there are new guidelines for Halloween from the CDC. Their recommendations are to avoid door-to-door trick or treating, although Gov. Cuomo did say it was allowed in NYS.
Niagara Wheatfield's new athletic field stirs Falcon pride for a pair of alumni
Fri, Oct 16th 2020 11:30 am
Recently, Niagara Wheatfield High School celebrated the completion of its new multipurpose athletic field. The project, which was estimated to cost $7.6 million, included an all-new synthetic turf field and is able to accommodate football, baseball, softball, lacrosse, soccer and field hockey. The project also included new bleachers (able to seat 2,000 home and 500 away fans), scoreboards, lights, fencing and backstops.
Seaman receives backing of local law enforcement
Fri, Oct 16th 2020 11:30 am
I'm Brian Seaman and am running for district attorney.
The Sitting Club: Niagara Falls-based clothing brand reflects on community, friendship, and now, coffee
Fri, Oct 16th 2020 11:25 am
When Matthew Catanese set out to start his own clothing brand, he knew he wanted his designs to be a reflection of the things that mean the most to him.
NT: Tylec calls on Niagara County for financial aid during COVID-19-induced fiscal crisis
Fri, Oct 16th 2020 11:10 am
At a scheduled meeting of the North Tonawanda Common Council on Tuesday, Alderman-at-Large Austin Tylec presented a resolution requesting the Niagara County Legislature to take swift action to aid the city as it prepares its already delayed budget. The sales tax revenue his city receives is expected to include a $1 million revenue gap Tylec estimates due to the economic impacts of COVID-19.
Niagara County DMV doubles number of available appointments
Tue, Oct 13th 2020 01:55 pm
Niagara County Clerk Joseph A. Jastrzemski said New York state is requiring all previously expired documents that were still considered valid during the pandemic be renewed by Nov. 3: This includes driver's licenses, vehicle registrations and non-driver identification cards.
Coronavirus stats for Oct. 12-13
Tue, Oct 13th 2020 01:40 pm
Coronavirus stats for Oct. 12-13
Niagara County announces next sheriff's office community engagement meetings
Tue, Oct 13th 2020 10:50 am
Niagara County Legislature Chairwoman Becky Wydysh and Acting Sheriff Michael Filicetti on Monday announced the next meeting of the county task force charged with complying with Gov. Andrew Cuomo's mandate that local governments undertake a police reform and reinvention collaborative initiative. The meeting will be held at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 14, at Mt. Zion Baptist Church, 1334 Calumet Ave., Niagara Falls. The public is welcome and encouraged to attend to express their opinions.
NCSO: Man found dead in Wheatfield
Sat, Oct 10th 2020 08:15 pm
The Niagara County Sheriff's Office reported a homicide on Saturday morning.
Full edition: The Tribune and The Sentinel for Oct. 9, 2020
Sat, Oct 10th 2020 10:45 am
Full edition: The Tribune and The Sentinel for Oct. 9, 2020
NYS Senate Republicans fight to save 'Farm to School' incentive program
Fri, Oct 9th 2020 01:35 pm
New York State Senate Republican Leader Rob Ortt and members of the Senate Republican Conference sent a letter to Gov. Andrew Cuomo asking for clarity and a reverse course on any potential changes to the successful "Farm to School" incentive program.
Niagara County to hold outdoor career fair at Oppenheim Park
Fri, Oct 9th 2020 01:35 pm
The Niagara County Department of Employment and Training will hold an outdoor career fair next Thursday, Oct. 15, at Oppenheim Park for those seeking employment. More than 20 companies with open positions have signed up to take part.
Greater Niagara Fishing Expo moving to February 2021
Fri, Oct 9th 2020 01:05 pm
The Greater Niagara Fishing and Outdoor Expo, one of the largest pure-fishing shows in the Great Lakes, is postponing its popular event at the Conference and Event Center Niagara Falls due to COVID-19. Conference Center officials are following New York state guidelines, as well as Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommendations, regarding what protocols need to be followed in an effort to keep attendees, vendors and Conference Center staff safe.
NTHS Wall of Fame project hopes to inspire future generations
Fri, Oct 9th 2020 07:00 am
This past March, John Baran was attending his great-nephew's home volleyball game at North Tonawanda High School when he saw something that just didn't sit right with him.
Niagara Falls Music Hall of Fame announces induction Class of 2020
Fri, Oct 9th 2020 07:00 am
On Tuesday, the Niagara Falls Music Hall of Fame announced its 2020 inductees at a small, private event at the Evening Star Concert Hall. This year's inductees are Marsha McWilson, Seven Day Faith, Thom Rotella, Michael Hatalak, D'Amico Music, Thomas Nelson and Charles Chiarenza. Additionally, a Niagara Falls Music Support Award in honor of the late Dr. Samuel "Saxman" Morreale was presented to Thomas Proctor IV (aka Thomas Loop).
Wheatfield 2021 tentative budget: Slight tax increase to cover garbage costs
Fri, Oct 9th 2020 07:00 am
On Tuesday, the Wheatfield Town Board formally received its 2021 tentative budget, which includes a small tax increase attributed to rising garbage collection costs. Budget Director Ed Mongold was on hand for a brief presentation where he explained some of the developments.
870 Lee Home Haunt to benefit Niagara County SPCA
Fri, Oct 9th 2020 07:00 am
For the second year in a row, local construction company WNY Property Kings will be hosting a house haunt at 870 Lee Ave., North Tonawanda, to benefit Niagara County SPCA.
HANCI recipient of KeyBank/First Niagara Foundation grant
Tue, Oct 6th 2020 08:40 pm
The Health Association of Niagara County Inc. - better known as HANCI - announced Tuesday it is the recipient of a $30,000 grant award from KeyBank, in partnership with the First Niagara Foundation. The grant was awarded to the nonprofit to implement a frontline worker education and care coordination/telehealth program.
Chair project kicks off school year in project-based engineering
Mon, Oct 5th 2020 02:00 pm
The first day that students showed up for Scott Brauer's project-based engineering class, they were a bit confused by the lack of some place to sit. The Orleans/Niagara BOCES class, located at the Niagara Career and Technical Education Center, seemed to have no chairs.
Niagara County announces upcoming civil service exams
Mon, Oct 5th 2020 12:15 pm
Niagara County Legislator Tony Nemi announced the application deadlines for two upcoming civil service exams - for social service worker and correction officer - are fast approaching, and encouraged those who are interested to sign up now for the exam. The application deadline for both exams is Oct. 23, and the respective tests will be given Dec. 5.
Becker Farms presents 'Haunted Forest' as drive-thru experience
Mon, Oct 5th 2020 10:15 am
Becker Farms reimagines its "Haunted Hayride" as a "Haunted Forest" drive-thru experience starting Oct. 16 and running 7-10 p.m., Friday, Saturday and Sunday through Oct. 31.
Full edition: The Tribune and The Sentinel for Oct. 2, 2020
Fri, Oct 2nd 2020 06:25 pm
Full edition: The Tribune and The Sentinel for Oct. 2, 2020
 

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