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United Way kicks off 2020 campaign
Fri, Sep 25th 2020 12:00 pm
Last Friday, the United Way of Greater Niagara announced the start of its 2020 fundraising campaign at the Four Points Sheridan Hotel in Niagara Falls. The organization says this year's campaign, which will run through Nov. 30, is more critical than ever as community groups continue to struggle with the effects of COVID-19. Funds raised throughout will continue to support 29 agencies focused on a spectrum of human services throughout the Niagara Region.
Town of Niagara board: Public hearing scheduled for aerospace project
Fri, Sep 25th 2020 12:00 pm
Among the news from this week's Town of Niagara board meeting was that the town is scheduling a public hearing regarding the rezoning of property at the former U.S. Army Reserve Center from light industrial to heavy industrial.
Town of Niagara cancels more events due to COVID-19
Fri, Sep 25th 2020 12:00 pm
The Town of Niagara announced a number of event cancellations this week, including some related to wintertime festivities. The cancellations were announced via the following message, which was posted to the town's website earlier this week:
Land conservancy files suit against seller; current buyer speaks out
Fri, Sep 25th 2020 12:00 pm
The story surrounding the sale of a former farmland site in the Town of Niagara took a number of interesting turns this week. The Town of Niagara Farmland Conservancy says it will file a lawsuit against the George Mannoe family, the former owners of a 26-acre parcel located on the east side of Miller Road after they decided to sell to another buyer, Alexis Johnson.
Full edition: The Tribune and The Sentinel for Sept. 25, 2020
Fri, Sep 25th 2020 10:40 am
Full edition: The Tribune and The Sentinel for Sept. 25, 2020
HANCI offering free personal care aide training in October
Thu, Sep 24th 2020 10:05 am
HANCI's mission to keep people living safely at home has never been more important. With the protection of our clients and caregivers as our highest priority during the coronavirus pandemic and always, we have mobilized our team so we can stay on the front lines, providing the highest level of care to our clients - safely. If you are the type of person who rises to the occasion and wants to make a real difference in the lives of others through your work, we want to meet you!
Memorial to conduct COVID-19 testing Friday at City Market
Thu, Sep 24th 2020 09:30 am
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center will conduct diagnostic testing for COVID-19 from 1-4 p.m. Friday, Sept 25, at the Niagara Falls City Market on East Market Street.
Aquarium of Niagara says goodbye to beloved penguin
Thu, Sep 24th 2020 09:20 am
The Aquarium of Niagara is mourning the death of one of its beloved penguins, Opus.
Lockport's Ed Tase elected as FASNY first vice president
Wed, Sep 23rd 2020 01:35 pm
Edward Tase Jr. of Lockport was elected first vice president of the Firemen's Association of the State of New York at its 148th annual convention, which was held virtually (due to COVID-19) Aug. 22. Tase has served in a number of leadership roles within FASNY, most recently as a member of its board of directors, and now assumes new statewide responsibilities on behalf of New York's volunteer fire service.
NCSO: Lost, elderly female in Wheatfield area
Mon, Sep 21st 2020 09:30 pm
The Niagara County Sheriff's Office is currently searching for a lost woman described as white, elderly, 86 years old. She is believed to be in a wooded area near her 2000 gold Mercury Sable 4-door. She was last seen wearing a white sweater and tan pants.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
 

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