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Passenger seat program resumes
Thu, Jun 11th 2020 11:20 am
Niagara County Department of Health encourages safely enjoying outdoors
Thu, Jun 11th 2020 11:20 am
With warmer weather and gradual reopening of Niagara County, the Niagara County Department of Health encourages individuals to enjoy the outdoors safely during COVID-19.
NCCC offers exploratory 'gap year' options
Thu, Jun 11th 2020 11:20 am
While the pressure to attend a four-year college, trade school, or enter the workforce can weigh heavy on high school seniors, the option for a "gap year" may be an option that facilitates career exploration while moving forward with purpose.
Carrousel Museum to host Chiavetta's fundraiser
Wed, Jun 10th 2020 04:05 pm
The Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum is holding a curbside Chiavetta's chicken dinner pickup from 3-7 p.m. Friday, June 26. Dinners are $12 each in advance, and include the famous Chiavetta's chicken, potato salad, coleslaw and a roll. A portion of each dinner sold will help the museum to make up lost admissions income from the three months the museum was required to close due to COVID-19.
COVID-19 testing is available at Niagara University
Wed, Jun 10th 2020 04:00 pm
Niagara University, in partnership with Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center, is offering COVID-19 testing on Tuesdays throughout the month of June.
Pappas offers information for NT restaurant and patio seating reopenings
Wed, Jun 10th 2020 04:00 pm
Because the signs of reopening North Tonawanda are positive, city leaders are making decisions to let business and recreation areas reopen on a case-by-case basis. One notable feature is the allowance of restaurants to open patio seating in accordance with New York state protocols and SLA approval, if required.
Coronavirus stats for June 10
Wed, Jun 10th 2020 03:45 pm
Coronavirus stats for June 10
Higgins calls on state & federal government to resolve Trusted Traveler differences
Tue, Jun 9th 2020 03:20 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins, D-NY-26, is calling for U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to continue to negotiate with New York state government in good faith to resolve the suspension of enrollment and renewal of Trusted Traveler program participation for New York residents.
Niagara County making goggles available to hair salons, barbershops
Tue, Jun 9th 2020 01:05 pm
Niagara County Legislator Rich Andres on Tuesday announced the Niagara County Department of Emergency Services has goggles available for hair salons and barbershops to help them meet the state reopening guidelines. Andres said the guidelines initially required face shields, but now have been amended by New York state to include goggles.
Coronavirus stats for June 9
Tue, Jun 9th 2020 11:45 am
Coronavirus stats for June 9
Niagara County Department of Health performs field surveillance for ticks, warns against exposure & risk of Lyme disease
Mon, Jun 8th 2020 12:30 pm
Ticks and tick-borne diseases are a public health concern in Western New York, including Niagara County. With warmer weather, ticks are actively feeding and reproducing.
SUNY Impact Foundation to match donations in Niagara County Community College student emergency relief fund
Mon, Jun 8th 2020 12:30 pm
The Niagara County Community College Foundation office has continued to work tirelessly to raise funds for our students who are struggling with financial hardships caused by the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis. As of June 5, the NCCC Foundation has raised $15,000 to support 150 current students. Each student has received a $100 gift card to help purchase groceries, medicine and other basic necessities.
NCCC to offer PPE training for hospitality industry
Mon, Jun 8th 2020 12:30 pm
The Niagara County Community College Workforce Development department will offer online training targeting businesses involved in the reopening of the hospitality sector. This awareness-level training is geared for employees who will be returning to the workplace and may be responsible for the cleaning and disinfection of their work space.
Coronavirus stats for June 8
Mon, Jun 8th 2020 12:00 pm
Coronavirus stats for June 8
City of North Tonawanda update
Mon, Jun 8th 2020 10:35 am
Mayor Arthur Pappas announced the following on Saturday:
History Center of Niagara to partially reopen
Sat, Jun 6th 2020 07:00 am
The History Center of Niagara will begin to open its doors to the public starting with the Outwater Emporium Gift Shop, 215 Niagara St., Lockport. In-store sales will be available from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, June 10. The second floor will be closed to the public at present.
Niagara County 'OneStop' employment center to reopen
Fri, Jun 5th 2020 02:25 pm
Legislator Jesse Gooch on Friday announced the Niagara County Employment & Training "OneStop" Center located in the Trott Access Center will reopen on a limited basis beginning Monday, June 8. The center has been closed since March due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Niagara-Wheatfield BOE: Public hearing on 2020-21 budget; candidates prepare for election
Fri, Jun 5th 2020 07:00 am
The Niagara-Wheatfield Board of Education on Monday held a virtual public hearing on Zoom regarding the proposed $77,119,627 budget for the 2020-21 fiscal year. While the figures represent a 3.66% increase from last year, the board said most of that will be paid through reserves the district has on hand. The board also discussed plans to continue its popular grab-and-go food service through the end of June, and weighed in on whether the district should continue the program throughout the summer.
Summertime eateries back in full swing after state OKs outdoor seating
Fri, Jun 5th 2020 07:00 am
The sun is out, the trees are in bloom, and the intoxicating scent of charbroiled burgers and hot dogs is making it hard for anyone stuck indoors to get any work done. It's summertime in Western New York and, as you would expect, many of the area's favorite seasonal eateries are opening back up for business.
Niagara-Wheatfield School Board candidate profiles
Fri, Jun 5th 2020 07:00 am
With the Niagara-Wheatfield School Board election set to take place on Tuesday, June 9, candidates were given the opportunity to briefly speak to residents about their platforms and qualifications. In total, there are five candidates looking to fill three seats. Two of those seats are held by incumbents Darren Sneed and Jason Myers who are seeking reelection. The third is being vacated by board member Gina Terbot who will not seek reelection after serving on the board for six years.
Full edition: The Tribune and The Sentinel for June 5, 2020
Fri, Jun 5th 2020 07:00 am
Full edition: The Tribune and The Sentinel for June 5, 2020
Niagara-Wheatfield alumni picnic canceled
Thu, Jun 4th 2020 04:35 pm
The Niagara-Wheatfield High School 50+ Alumni Picnic Committee announced the reunion set for Aug. 16 is canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Riviera Theatre reopening box office
Thu, Jun 4th 2020 04:35 pm
The Riviera Theatre was set to reopen its lobby box office and telephone sales on Thursday.
Coronavirus stats for June 4
Thu, Jun 4th 2020 01:20 pm
Coronavirus stats for June 4
SLA offers guidance for restaurants offering outdoor seating
Thu, Jun 4th 2020 08:30 am
In response to Gov. Andrew Cuomo's decision to allow restaurants to offer outdoor seating in phase two, the New York State Liquor Authority posted the following:
Intandem: Annual golf fundraiser rescheduled
Wed, Jun 3rd 2020 03:00 pm
The Opportunities Unlimited of Niagara Foundation, Intandem's charitable foundation in Niagara County, has announced a new date for its annual golf raffle. Originally planned as a May event, the raffle drawing will now be held as a Facebook Live online event at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 25.
Jastrzemski: DMVs not open yet
Wed, Jun 3rd 2020 02:30 pm
Niagara County Clerk Joseph A. Jastrzemski issued the following statement Wednesday regarding Department of Motor Vehicle offices:
Coronavirus stats for June 3
Wed, Jun 3rd 2020 02:30 pm
Coronavirus stats for June 3
NCCC to offer free webinar on training for reopening restaurants
Tue, Jun 2nd 2020 05:05 pm
The Niagara County Community College Small Business Development Center, in conjunction with Workforce Development, will hold training for Western New York restaurants to help them prepare for reopening.
Coronavirus stats for June 2
Tue, Jun 2nd 2020 12:55 pm
Coronavirus stats for June 2
Niagara County Fair postponed until 2021 due to COVID-19
Mon, Jun 1st 2020 03:50 pm
Cornell Cooperative Extension of Niagara County's board of directors held a special meeting on Friday, May 29, resulting in the decision to postpone the Niagara County Fair until 2021, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Learn how to navigate financial impact of COVID-19 on family businesses
Mon, Jun 1st 2020 01:35 pm
Join a panel of financial experts from 3-4 p.m. Thursday, June 4, as they provide insight into ways to navigate the financial challenges family businesses are facing as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. The discussion, presented via Zoom, is the second in a four-part virtual series exploring "How Western New York Businesses Are Dealing with the COVID-19 Pandemic."
Coronavirus stats for June 1
Mon, Jun 1st 2020 12:50 pm
Coronavirus stats for June 1
City of North Tonawanda update
Sun, May 31st 2020 12:55 pm
With the coming of Flag Day, June 14, we may think of the symbol it stands for and how it is flown. As an example, the U.S. flag on Memorial Day has special rules. The flag is to be hoisted from sunrise to noon at half-staff to honor those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom. From noon to sunset, the flag is to be raised to full staff to honor our nations living heroes.
Cuomo offers guidance on phase 2; Wydysh: 'I don't see any reason that WNY should not begin phase two next week'
Fri, May 29th 2020 04:55 pm
Speaking Friday on LCTV, Niagara County Legislature Chairwoman Becky Wydysh said, "From my perspective, I don't see any reason that Western New York should not begin phase two next week; and it appears that we are on target to do so."
NFMMC updates schedule for community COVID-19 testing
Fri, May 29th 2020 04:50 pm
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center has updated its schedule for performing community diagnostic testing for COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus. The schedule, effective immediately, was revised to better reflect public demand for this testing.
Niagara Hospice special events going virtual for community
Fri, May 29th 2020 02:20 pm
In placing the highest priority on the health and safety of the community, Niagara Hospice is adapting its annual special events schedule into virtual events for the remainder of 2020. The organization's special events department has developed alternative activities, including trivia night and paint kits, and virtual versions of the Hospice Gran Fondo bike ride and Mighty Niagara Half Marathon & Hospice Dash 5K, to engage with supporters of all ages and interests.
NY Farm Bureau encourages farms to implement new COVID-19 guidance
Fri, May 29th 2020 01:30 pm
New York State has issued comprehensive guidance to help farms manage and mitigate the spread of COVID-19, and New York Farm Bureau is asking farms across the state to review the information and put it to practice.
Morinello focused on future of New York
Fri, May 29th 2020 01:05 pm
Whether it be behind masks, screens or phones, the legislature has reconvened in Albany, focused and motivated. The coronavirus epidemic has put a tremendous strain on our communities, our livelihoods, and the very things that make us human. Interactions at work, in social settings, or in passing have ceased to brief greetings and informal salutations. The legislature returns this week frustrated but with a heavy heart, knowing the pain, suffering, stress and anxiety the members of our community have faced over the last few incredibly trying months.
Niagara University senior installs six little free libraries as capstone project
Fri, May 29th 2020 12:55 pm
As part of her capstone course, projects in public health, Niagara University senior Joy O'Brien decided to install Little Free Libraries throughout the City of Niagara Falls to increase and promote children's literacy. Working with her course professor, Dr. Mark Gallo, and their community partner, Brian Archie from Create a Healthier Niagara Falls Collaborative, O'Brien was well on her way to construct six libraries, which serve as neighborhood book exchanges and operate on a "take a book, leave a book" basis.
 

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