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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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Residents fear DOT work on Ward Road intersection too little, too late
Fri, Aug 28th 2020 11:55 am
Earlier this week, the New York State Department of Transportation took preliminary steps to address an area long considered one of the most dangerous roadways in the Town of Wheatfield - a stretch of Niagara Falls Boulevard running between Errick and Sy roads, including the intersection at Ward Road and Niagara Falls Boulevard.
NT: Tylec takes issue with city officials' criticism of state audit
Fri, Aug 28th 2020 11:55 am
Last Tuesday, North Tonawanda Alderman-at-Large Austin Tylec issued a press release criticizing certain city officials for their response to a critical audit of the city's finances issued by the New York state comptroller's office. Since the audit's publication, some current and former officials have disputed some of the audit's findings and have elsewhere implied it had political motivations.
NW School District urges parents: 'Reach out to your legislators' as lack of aid threatens programs/pre-K
Fri, Aug 28th 2020 11:55 am
As school districts across New York state grapple with their reopening plans, another pandemic-related issue threatens to disrupt the education of thousands of students.
Niagara County Golf Course offers deal for youth golfers
Tue, Aug 25th 2020 03:10 pm
In an effort to attract more young people to the game of golf, the Niagara County Golf Course on Tuesday announced golfers who purchase a single round of golf can bring one child 17 years of age of younger to play with them for free. This promotion is offered after noon on weekends, only during nonschool hours during the week, and will last through the end of September. Tee times must be scheduled in advance and are subject to availability.
Town of Niagara: New deal on telecom easement to pay for water tower painting
Thu, Aug 20th 2020 07:00 am
A new lease agreement in the Town of Niagara for the telecommunication easement on the municipality's water tower will pay for a much-needed paint job.
Town of Wheatfield: Safety changes coming to Niagara Falls Boulevard; town looking to extend fire contracts
Thu, Aug 20th 2020 07:00 am
Last week, Wheatfield Supervisor Don MacSwan said he had a "positive meeting" with Department of Transportation officials where they provided a schedule for roadwork for the oft-maligned intersections along Niagara Falls Boulevard at Witmer and Ward roads.
North Tonawanda Common Council: Braun appointed clerk/treasurer
Thu, Aug 20th 2020 07:00 am
On Tuesday, the North Tonawanda Common Council voted 3-1 to appoint current 2nd Ward Alderman Donna Braun as city clerk/treasurer. The position was vacated when then-city clerk/treasurer Matthew Parrish resigned on Aug. 9. Assistant City Clerk Lori Swartz has filled the position in the interim.
NT artist's Ad Age cover submission a window to future success
Thu, Aug 20th 2020 07:00 am
North Tonawanda native and (now) Buffalo State College graduate Crista Sukennik was recently a finalist for Ad Age magazine's "Young Creatives Cover Competition." Sukennik was one of nine finalists selected out of over 350 submissions from professional artists and industry professionals all over the globe.
NT: Call for 'fiscal stability committee' shut down
Mon, Aug 17th 2020 03:00 pm
At last week's North Tonawanda Common Council meeting, a proposed resolution from Alderman-at-Large Austin Tylec to establish a "fiscal stability committee," which he said would be "tasked with developing and implementing the changes recommended by New York state auditors," was shut down by the council.
People Inc. celebrates 50th anniversary
Fri, Aug 14th 2020 04:25 pm
People Inc. started with a just a small group of parents and professionals who joined together to address the needs of people with intellectual disabilities and formed what would grow to become People Inc.
NT: City accountant refutes state audit findings
Fri, Aug 14th 2020 12:35 pm
In response to a blistering audit from the New York State Comptroller's office, City of North Tonawanda Accountant Jeffrey Zellner addressed the council Tuesday night and refuted some of the audit's findings. He also referred to the audit as being "politically motivated" and criticized the auditors themselves as being "unprofessional."
State audit: 'Poor financial management' leads to financial woes in NT
Fri, Aug 14th 2020 12:30 pm
A scathing audit released Aug. 7 from New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli says that North Tonawanda is in "a vulnerable financial position" due to "the Mayor's and City Council's budgeting practices and poor financial management."
NCSO food distribution event
Wed, Aug 12th 2020 01:40 pm
The Niagara County Sheriff's Office is partnering with WNY Heroes regarding a free food distribution event for Niagara County veterans and military families.
North Tonawanda School superintendent provides school reopening update
Fri, Aug 7th 2020 03:25 pm
North Tonawanda School Superintendent Gregory Woytila held a live Q&A on Facebook on Wednesday where he shared some updates regarding the district's reopening plans. At the onset, he addressed some of the confusion that was caused by some comments Gov. Andrew Cuomo made earlier in the week involving COVID-19 testing.
Full edition: The Tribune and The Sentinel for August 7, 2020
Fri, Aug 7th 2020 11:35 am
Full edition: The Tribune and The Sentinel for August 7, 2020
North Tonawanda clerk/treasurer resigns
Fri, Aug 7th 2020 09:30 am
North Tonawanda City Clerk/Treasurer Matthew Parrish announced his resignation on Tuesday with an effective date of Aug. 9. Alderman-at-Large Austin Tylec communicated the announcement on Facebook about an hour before the North Tonawanda Common Council's meeting.
'Wheatfield Crossing' subdivision concerns residents
Fri, Aug 7th 2020 09:25 am
A proposed residential subdivision on Shawnee Road has neighborhood residents concerned about dangerous road conditions and flooding.
Wheatfield Town Board: New COVID-19 travel rules; Ward Road, community/youth center updates
Thu, Aug 6th 2020 09:40 pm
Following the public hearings, the Wheatfield Town board proceeded with its regular meeting. All board members except for Councilman Curt Doktor were in attendance.
Niagara Wheatfield Central School District outlines reopening plan
Tue, Aug 4th 2020 02:15 pm
The Niagara Wheatfield Central School District is moving forward with a two-program model as it submits its reopening plans to New York state.
Town of Niagara Senior Center to remain closed
Mon, Aug 3rd 2020 11:05 am
The following update was posted on the Town of Niagara Facebook page on July 28.
Town of Niagara to hold August meetings at Community Center
Mon, Aug 3rd 2020 11:05 am
The following update was posted on the Town of Niagara Facebook page on July 29.
North Tonawanda School District superintendent Q&A on district reopening plans
Fri, Jul 31st 2020 05:35 pm
On Wednesday, North Tonawanda School Superintendent Gregory J. Woytila provided an update on the district's reopening plans during a Q&A via Facebook Live. The update comes as school districts across the state are set to submit their reopening plans to New York state by the end of this week.
Full edition: The Tribune and The Sentinel for July 31, 2020
Fri, Jul 31st 2020 11:15 am
Full edition: The Tribune and The Sentinel for July 31, 2020
Bicyclist struck by vehicle leaving Pine Avenue 7-Eleven
Fri, Jul 31st 2020 10:55 am
At approximately 10:23 p.m. Wednesday, Niagara Falls police officers responded to an accident heading westbound involving a vehicle and bicycle collision at the intersection of 28th and Pine Avenue.
Lights, camera, action! Wheatfield native publishes book on making it in Hollywood
Fri, Jul 31st 2020 08:50 am
Actress, comedian and, most importantly, a Wheatfield native, Meghan Deanna Smith always knew that she was supposed to be an actor.
Webster's Kitchen has 'Wine, Dine & Donate'
Wed, Jul 29th 2020 07:00 am
Webster's Kitchen on Tuesday announced a collaboration with local nonprofit organizations to raise money with "Wine, Dine & Donate" fundraising events.
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.
 

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