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Survey work to begin on Sunset Drive
Mon, Jun 22nd 2020 04:00 pm
The Niagara Count Department of Public Works on Monday announced it will soon begin survey work on Sunset Drive from Upper Mountain Road to Stone Road as the first step in the design process to rehabilitate the driving surface. The actual project would be a few years away.
Community food drive at Cornerstone Community FCU
Mon, Jun 22nd 2020 01:25 pm
Cornerstone Community FCU, Cornerstone Arena and Mills Jewelers invite the community to come out for a canned food drive on Friday, June 26. Businesses and neighbors are asked to bring their canned goods to help support Niagara County food banks.
USAN announces start of construction on Third Street connector to Niagara Falls State Park
Mon, Jun 22nd 2020 01:25 pm
USA Niagara Development Corp. and New York State Parks announced the start of construction of a new pedestrian entry into Niagara Falls State Park. Located at 305 Buffalo Ave., on the corner of Third Street and Buffalo Avenue, the entry goes through a vacant parcel purchased by USAN through the Buffalo Billion strategic land acquisition program. The program provides funding to acquire vacant or underutilized properties near Niagara Falls State Park.
Cuomo: 10 COVID-19 deaths lowest since March 21
Mon, Jun 22nd 2020 01:20 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Monday updated New Yorkers on the state's progress during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The number of new cases, percentage of tests that were positive and many other helpful data points are always available at forward.ny.gov.
Niagara County Department of Health offers free drive-thru COVID-19 testing
Mon, Jun 22nd 2020 01:20 pm
Testing for COVID-19 leads to quick identification of cases, medical support for those that need it, and immediate isolation of the person to prevent spread. Close contacts to positive cases are considered quarantines to further reduce spread.
Coronavirus stats for June 22
Mon, Jun 22nd 2020 01:10 pm
Coronavirus stats for June 22
City of North Tonawanda update for June 22
Mon, Jun 22nd 2020 01:10 pm
I hope all residents are enjoying the summerlike weather we are having now. Everyone is eager to get outside and enjoy the sunshine, but please maintain social distancing and wearing your mask when among people. Since the Governor has allowed groups of 25 to assemble, there still needs to be social distancing. While dining outside is enjoyable, the rules still need to be followed. Dining inside is now allowed for 50% capacity.
Solo Roths, 'Bridges' team working on Artpark's second painted parking lot
Mon, Jun 22nd 2020 10:15 am
Artpark & Company drew rave reviews when, in 2017, Director of Visual Arts & Family Programs Tanis Winslow and a team of artists recreated "Niagara 1979" - the late Gene Davis' "Painted Parking Lot."
Cuomo: Yankees and Mets to have spring training in NYC
Sat, Jun 20th 2020 12:50 pm
Spring training appears headed to New York.
Wilson: Lawson sends Father's Day message
Sat, Jun 20th 2020 09:00 am
With Father's Day fast approaching, I wanted to take a moment to share this message of thanks. Today, fatherhood is sometimes drily described as a craft or an occupation, something which competes with career or outside pursuits for time and attention. In our era of new pressures and strains on families, we often forget just what it is that is special about fatherhood.
Free food drive-thru at Trinity Church
Sat, Jun 20th 2020 07:00 am
Trinity United Methodist Church has announced the first of a series of monthly food giveaways.
Town of Grand Island partners with local agencies to address questions related to solar energy
Sat, Jun 20th 2020 07:00 am
The Town of Grand Island has partnered with two local agencies to provide a virtual, live presentation with a question and answer session about solar parks and community solar.
WNY Welcome Center to be used as additional early voting polling location ahead of upcoming elections
Sat, Jun 20th 2020 07:00 am
The Town of Grand Island and the Erie County Board of Elections announced this week that the Western New York Welcome Center on Alvin Road will be used as an additional early voting location for the upcoming elections in New York state.
Grand Island Central School District: 5K vote as school budget passes
Sat, Jun 20th 2020 07:00 am
After a long Tuesday night and Wednesday morning of counting absentee ballots for the budget vote and trustee election, the Grand Island Central School District announced Wednesday passage of its $64 million 2020-21 school budget.
Grand Island Town Board: Playgrounds, rec programs to open
Sat, Jun 20th 2020 07:00 am
The Town of Grand Island Board approved motions at its meeting on Monday to open playgrounds and begin accepting registrations for adult and youth recreation programs this summer because of COVID-19 pandemic restrictions being lifted by the state.
OP-ED: Heat stroke is no joke
Sat, Jun 20th 2020 07:00 am
As states begin to relax stay-at-home COVID-19 restrictions, populations on lockdown are flocking outside - just in time for summer. As the mercury rises, however, so do reports of heat-related illnesses. Heat can trigger exhaustion and heat stroke, and, like COVID-19, can exacerbate underlying conditions like cardiovascular, respiratory, kidney or mental diseases.
Higgins: Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center, Read to Succeed awarded National Day of Service grants totaling over $103,000
Fri, Jun 19th 2020 02:50 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins announced two Western New York organizations were selected for September 11th National Day of Service and Remembrance Grant awards totaling more than $103,000 from the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS). The purpose of the grants is to encourage volunteering as a tribute to victims, survivors, and those who served in response to the attacks on 9/11.
Cuomo's fireside chats conclude
Fri, Jun 19th 2020 02:30 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Friday gave his final daily coronavirus update. He has appeared on TV before the media for 111 straight days - since the COVID-19 pandemic began and New York state went on "PAUSE."
Maid of the Mist ready to launch 135th consecutive season
Fri, Jun 19th 2020 02:15 pm
Since 1846 and continuously since 1885, Maid of the Mist vessels powered by steam and diesel engines have carried millions of passengers to the base of Niagara Falls for an iconic, up-close view of one of the wonders of the world.
School Boards Association updates school budget results
Fri, Jun 19th 2020 02:05 pm
An updated analysis of school budget votes by the New York State School Boards Association finds 98.7% of school district budgets were approved by voters on Tuesday.
Fire companies to celebrate Lew-Port grads
Fri, Jun 19th 2020 02:05 pm
On Saturday, June 20, the Upper Mountain, Lewiston No. 1, Ransomville and Youngstown volunteer fire companies will pay a visit to each of the graduating seniors of the Lewiston-Porter High School Class of 2020.
AARP NY applauds new law designed to safeguard nursing home residents
Fri, Jun 19th 2020 02:00 pm
A new law designed to safeguard nursing homes against future pandemic outbreaks and other public health emergencies is a good first step in providing vital protection to residents, AARP New York announced.
ASPA Buffalo Niagara Chapter honors local professionals & announces 2020-21 board
Fri, Jun 19th 2020 01:55 pm
ASPA Buffalo Niagara Chapter - the local chapter for the American Society for Public Administration - announced recipients of a first-ever annual awards program, and 2020-21 officers and board members during its recent 2020 annual meeting.
North Tonawanda City Hall reopening
Fri, Jun 19th 2020 01:55 pm
North Tonawanda City Hall will be reopening to the public by appointment only, beginning June 22. The following rules and conditions will apply:
Coronavirus stats for June 19
Fri, Jun 19th 2020 01:20 pm
Town of Niagara will begin gradual reopening of Town Hall
Fri, Jun 19th 2020 10:35 am
The Town of Niagara will begin the gradual process of reopening the Town Hall. Below are the procedures in place for the week of June 22:
Full edition: The Tribune and The Sentinel for June 19, 2020
Fri, Jun 19th 2020 10:10 am
Full edition: The Tribune and The Sentinel for June 19, 2020
Brickyard, BBC owners appreciate community, working toward reopening
Fri, Jun 19th 2020 09:50 am
Brickyard team members are serving their signature barbecue and beer at the Lewiston Farmers Market.
Niagara County officials seek waiver for REDI projects
Fri, Jun 19th 2020 09:45 am
As planning continues toward restoration of Niagara County shoreline areas under the New York State Lake Ontario Resiliency and Economic Development Initiative (REDI), Niagara County legislators are now putting out the call for Gov. Andrew Cuomo to consider waiving the 5% local funding share.
VFW presents check to scholar
Fri, Jun 19th 2020 09:45 am
Veterans of Foreign Wars Downriver Post 7487 presented a scholarship award to 18-year-old Lukas Larson last Friday. The Lewiston resident (by way of California) plans to attend Brigham Young University in the fall to begin studies in mechanical engineering and aerospace studies.
Town of Niagara: Hefty price tag for water tower paint job
Fri, Jun 19th 2020 09:45 am
The Town of Niagara water tower was the subject of some discussion at the regular Town Board meeting on June 16. A late agenda resolution to award the "Water Tank Exterior Painting Project" to Utility Service Co. Inc. for $1,581,600 raised some questions among board members.
Niagara-Wheatfield graduation: Student government helps give Class of 2020 a proper send-off
Fri, Jun 19th 2020 09:45 am
Graduating seniors from Niagara-Wheatfield High School are set to get a send-off to remember on Saturday, June 20. Co-developed by school administrators as well as students, the three-part graduation ceremony will include a virtual ceremony, drive-up commencement and a community parade.
Wheatfield Enhancement Volunteers announce July 4 'Boulevard Beautification' event
Fri, Jun 19th 2020 09:45 am
Show off your "red, white and blue" for the Fourth of July in Wheatfield from June 24 through July 8.
Niagara Falls Memorial prepares for opening of Golisano Medical Oncology Center
Fri, Jun 19th 2020 07:55 am
Installers from Signmatic Systems in Akron recently hung the first of two backlit signs identifying Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center as the home of the new Golisano Medical Oncology Center.
Niagara County Department of Motor Vehicles to open Monday, June 22
Fri, Jun 19th 2020 07:55 am
Niagara Clerk Joseph A. Jastrzemski on Thursday announced the Niagara County Department of Motor Vehicles offices in North Tonawanda and Lockport will be open for in-person transactions for Niagara County residents only beginning Monday, June 22. In-person transactions are by appointment only. Residents can begin scheduling their appointments as of 9 a.m. Friday.
Cuomo issues executive order strengthening state enforcement during phased reopening to protect New Yorkers & ensure business compliance
Fri, Jun 19th 2020 07:55 am
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Thursday announced he will issue an executive order strengthening state enforcement during the phased reopening to protect New Yorkers and ensure business compliance.
Poor outcomes in COVID-19 and immunity to the virus: UB physicians are studying social & biomedical factors at play
Fri, Jun 19th 2020 07:55 am
The sudden appearance of a novel, sometimes deadly, highly infectious disease about which not much is known is terrifying enough. But when combined with pronounced health disparities among the underserved in communities like Buffalo, the COVID-19 pandemic became all the more devastating.
Erie County: Make your living spaces safer during National Healthy Homes Month
Fri, Jun 19th 2020 07:40 am
With so many people now spending a significant amount of time at home, the Erie County Department of Health is urging homeowners and renters to reduce the risk of preventable injuries inside the home during National Healthy Homes Month in June.
New York State Office for the Aging reminds New Yorkers to remain vigilant against COVID-19 scams
Fri, Jun 19th 2020 07:40 am
New York State Office for the Aging (NYSOFA) reminds New Yorkers of all ages to stay aware of scams surrounding the novel coronavirus. Scams have become even more sophisticated in recent years, and although COVID-19 cases are currently on the decline across the state, scammers continue to seek to take advantage of uncertainty surrounding the virus.
 

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