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Old Niagara Road Bridge reopens to traffic
Tue, Jul 28th 2020 04:45 pm
Legislator Will Collins, chairman of the Niagara County infrastructure committee, said the Old Niagara Road Bridge in the Town of Lockport would reopen today to traffic. The bridge goes over the Somerset Railroad.
Alderman-at-Large Austin Tylec joins North Tonawanda Police for midnight shift ride-along
Mon, Jul 27th 2020 11:35 am
In a showing of commitment during uncertain times, Alderman-at-Large Austin Tylec of the City of North Tonawanda joined the NT Police Department for a ride-along during a midnight shift.
NT boating fatality claims life of Grand Island man
Sat, Jul 25th 2020 12:05 pm
Per the Niagara County Sheriff's Office: On July 24 at 16:56 hours, the Niagara County Sheriff's Office received a 911 call of a possible boating accident. An occupant of a mid-size anchored vessel, just east of Gratwick Park, jumped off the vessel into the Niagara River for a swim. The male subject was quickly overtaken by the fast-moving current and went under the water for a short time.
Town of Niagara historian, Lions Club work to honor a local civil war veteran
Fri, Jul 24th 2020 10:10 am
The Town of Niagara Lions Club recently completed the restoration and renovation of African American Civil War veteran Private George Martin's head stone at the Witmer Cemetery.
NT officials honor high schoolers who stopped assault on school field
Fri, Jul 24th 2020 07:00 am
A pair of North Tonawanda high school students were honored Monday by local officials for doing the right thing when it mattered the most.
Wheatfield Town Board meeting updates
Fri, Jul 24th 2020 07:00 am
It was a light agenda at the Town of Wheatfield's regular Town Board meeting on Monday. The board passed all agenda items unanimously. The agenda items were as follows:
Gateway Harbor of the Tonawandas receives Heritage Award
Fri, Jul 24th 2020 07:00 am
On Tuesday, local officials from North Tonawanda and Tonawanda, along with representatives from the Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor, came together to unveil a bronze plaque in recognition of the Gateway Harbor of the Tonawandas winning the 2020 Erie Canalway Heritage Award of Excellence.
Kiwanis Club of Niagara-Wheatfield awards scholarships, announces Chiavetta's BBQ fundraiser
Thu, Jul 23rd 2020 04:55 pm
The Niagara-Wheatfield Kiwanis Club recently honored two recipients of its 2020 scholarship program. The $500 scholarship winners include Akashpreet Grewel and Katelyn Hoover.
Town of Niagara Board approves all agenda items
Thu, Jul 23rd 2020 04:50 pm
It was an agenda full of procedural matters at the Town of Niagara's board meeting on Tuesday. The board passed all items unanimously with little discussion.
Gooch bringing fairground flavors to NT
Thu, Jul 23rd 2020 04:40 pm
Normally around this time of year, the banks of the historic Erie Barge Canal between the cities of Tonawanda and North Tonawanda are bustling with the sights and sounds of Canal Fest - the eight-day summer festival that the Twin Cities cosponsor together every year.
Painters Plus & NT officials team up for 10th annual Project H.O.P.E.
Thu, Jul 23rd 2020 07:00 am
North Tonawanda Mayor Arthur G. Pappas announced another city resident will experience an exterior paint makeover this summer.
NCCC postpones annual Foundation Scholarship Gala
Mon, Jul 20th 2020 12:20 pm
Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Niagara County Community College has decided to postpone its 30th annual Foundation Scholarship Gala. The event, originally scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 17, at the Niagara Falls Culinary Institute, will now be held in spring 2021. No official date has been set at this time.
'Trump Van,' closure of farmers market vendor cause stir in North Tonawanda
Fri, Jul 17th 2020 12:00 pm
A pair of news stories that have caused a stir in North Tonawanda were the hot topics at the city's Common Council meeting on July 7. A mobile vendor selling political merchandise at Gratwick-Riverside Park has sparked a debate about political signage on public property, while the closure of a local vendor at the city farmers market has customers and supporters looking for leniency from government officials.
North Tonawanda public hearing held for proposed Mexican restaurant
Fri, Jul 17th 2020 11:50 am
On Tuesday, the North Tonawanda Common Council held a public hearing regarding an application for community development block grant (CBG) funding for a proposed restaurant - El Gringo Mexican Cantina - to be located at 54 Webster St. The location was most recently the site of the N.T. History Museum, and formerly the old G.C. Murphy's Department Store.
Tory Burch store opens at Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls
Wed, Jul 15th 2020 03:15 pm
Tory Burch, an American lifestyle brand, opened Wednesday at Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls. It is Western and upstate New York's first and only Tory Burch storefront, and the only location within an 80-mile-radius of Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls.
Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls reopens
Fri, Jul 10th 2020 05:35 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo is allowing shopping malls in "New York Forward" phase four regions to reopen to the general public.
Community rallies to support NT girl attacked on video
Fri, Jul 10th 2020 12:20 pm
The violent attack of Amelia, a 14-year-old North Tonawanda High School student, has galvanized a local community to come together in support, and to help put an end to bullying altogether.
Project Pride of North Tonawanda completes downtown rain garden plaque project
Tue, Jul 7th 2020 05:15 pm
Project Pride has completed the installation of the rain garden informational plaques on Manhattan Street in downtown North Tonawanda.
Full edition: The Tribune and The Sentinel for July 3, 2020
Fri, Jul 3rd 2020 07:00 am
Full edition: The Tribune and The Sentinel for July 3, 2020
NCCC board outlines reopening for fall semester, sports
Fri, Jul 3rd 2020 07:00 am
This week, Niagara Community College's Board of Trustees discussed fall reopening plans, including its decision to offer fall-season intercollegiate athletics. The board summarized its official reopening procedures that were submitted to, and ultimately approved by, SUNY on Thursday morning.
Late-night fireworks are more than just a headache
Fri, Jul 3rd 2020 07:00 am
As the Fourth of July approaches, many residents throughout Niagara County say they are fed up with the barrage of fireworks going off at all hours of the night. Community Facebook forums are filled with countless posts by angry residents who want law enforcement to do more to take care of the problem.
Full edition: The Tribune and The Sentinel for June 26, 2020
Fri, Jun 26th 2020 04:50 pm
Full edition: The Tribune and The Sentinel for June 26, 2020
Carnegie Art Center to sponsor Fourth of July kids parade in NT
Fri, Jun 26th 2020 10:45 am
Legislator Richard Andres and the Carnegie Arts Center are sponsoring a kids Fourth of July parade. The event will take the place of the annual Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum Fourth of July kids parade, which was canceled due to COVID-19 concerns.
New stores, safety procedures in works as Fashion Outlets looks forward to reopening
Fri, Jun 26th 2020 10:40 am
Although initially thought to be included in Gov. Andrew Cuomo's phase four reopening plans, this week malls across the state learned they would have to remain closed for now. During the governor's press briefing on Wednesday, Cuomo said state health officials would continue to "study malls, movie theaters and gyms," as concerns rise that air conditioning systems could propel a resurgence of the coronavirus.
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:
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:
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.
School district budgets pass
Fri, Jun 19th 2020 09:40 am
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Niagara-Wheatfield BOE gets set for budget vote; outlines graduation plans
Fri, May 29th 2020 10:35 am
On May 20, the Niagara-Wheatfield Board of Education held its last budget discussions before this week's upcoming public budget hearing and board elections. Amid funding shortfalls from the state, the board is set to propose a $77,119,627 budget for the 2020-21 fiscal year, a 3.66% increase from last year. Superintendent Daniel Ljiljanich and Assistant Superintendent of Finance and Management Allison Davis outlined strategies the district will use to cover the budget, including a 1.49% increase on the tax levy.
Niagara-Wheatfield Board of Education public meeting on June 1
Fri, May 29th 2020 10:30 am
The Niagara-Wheatfield Central School District sent out the following press release on May 28.
A message from Wheatfield Supervisor Don MacSwan
Fri, May 29th 2020 10:30 am
The following message was issued by Wheatfield Town Supervisor Don MacSwan earlier this week:
Full edition: The Tribune and The Sentinel for May 29, 2020
Fri, May 29th 2020 10:10 am
Full edition: The Tribune and The Sentinel for May 29, 2020 Click for a larger version (PDF)
City of North Tonawanda Memorial Day weekend update
Sat, May 23rd 2020 11:45 am
Finally, we can celebrate the holiday weekend with the beautiful weather we have been craving. Since we are still under the "PAUSE" order of social distancing and wearing masks with no more than 10 in a group, residents need to be careful when picnicking with family. This is a time to be grateful for the blessings we are afforded by the sacrifices of our armed forces.
 

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