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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.
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.
Supervisors in towns of Niagara, Wheatfield cautiously optimistic as county enters phase one of reopening
Fri, May 22nd 2020 03:10 pm
On Monday, Gov. Andrew Cuomo made the announcement that, beginning Tuesday, Western New York could officially enter phase one of the state's reopening plan. The announcement came after local officials said the area had fulfilled the final requirements for reopening. These required metrics dictated that the area needed to secure 521 contact tracers, and have hospitalizations and deaths fall (or at least remain low) over three days.
Town of Niagara: Proposed Lockport Road solar project moves forward
Fri, May 22nd 2020 03:05 pm
Plans involving a proposed solar energy facility on Lockport Road took a few steps forward at Wednesday night's Town of Niagara regular board meeting. The project first gained traction at last month's board meeting, after board members authorized Supervisor Lee Wallace to sign a non-binding letter of intent. The letter allowed solar energy firm Nexamp Inc. to begin a study for a proposed solar energy project at a former Niagara landfill property owned by the Town of Niagara and located at 4798 Lockport Road.
Student pharmacist steps up to help community
Fri, May 22nd 2020 03:05 pm
Pandemic-fueled "panic-buying" left store shelves lacking personal care items in late March. This effect carried over to nonprofits, including Pinnacle Community Services. Pinnacle's supporters have a history of providing many of these necessities, but donations were depleted at the onset of the pandemic.
Town of Niagara cancels summer events
Fri, May 22nd 2020 03:00 pm
The following message was posted on the Town of Niagara Facebook page on May 20.
Ortt announces 2020 Veterans Hall of Fame nominee
Fri, May 22nd 2020 02:55 pm
New York State Sen. Rob Ortt announced U.S. Army Private First Class Robert Alexander Fire as his nominee for New York State's Veterans Hall of Fame, Class of 2020.
Full edition: The Tribune and The Sentinel for May 22, 2020
Fri, May 22nd 2020 11:05 am
Full edition: The Tribune and The Sentinel for May 22, 2020
Full edition: The Tribune and The Sentinel for May 15, 2020
Fri, May 15th 2020 07:35 pm
The full version of the Tribune and The Sentinel combo newspaper for May 15, 2020.
Niagara County Clerk Jastrzemski offers updates on DMV
Fri, May 15th 2020 10:40 am
Niagara County Clerk Joseph A. Jastrzemski on Friday said that, in compliance with Gov. Andrew Cuomo's executive order 202.29, the Department of Motor Vehicles offices in Niagara County, like those across the state, will remain closed for face-to-face transactions through June 6.
Municipal updates, event changes
Thu, May 14th 2020 03:55 pm
Niagara-Wheatfield is now accepting online student registration for all new students. If one has a child who will enroll in the Niagara-Wheatfield Central School District this fall, they can now register online.
City of North Tonawanda begins plans for reopening
Mon, May 11th 2020 10:00 am
In accordance with state and county recommendations, each city or town should begin to develop a plan for reopening their municipality. Since every locality has unique entities, we need to include foresight to plan accordingly. In keeping with this directive, I have established a committee of individuals representing various interests of the city. This committee will be referred to as C.E.T., City Emergent Team.
Where is Mr. Toasters?
Fri, May 8th 2020 01:20 pm
Mr. Toasters, a pet cockatiel who lives at 483 Harrison Ave., Tonawanda got out of the house on April 27. His family followed him until the evening of April 30, when they lost sight of him. He is currently still lost.
Full edition: The Tribune and The Sentinel for May 8, 2020
Fri, May 8th 2020 10:05 am
The full version of the Tribune and The Sentinel combo newspaper for May 8, 2020.
Niagara County: Work release program suspended
Wed, May 6th 2020 06:00 pm
Acting Niagara County Sheriff Michael J. Filicetti on Wednesday announced the Niagara County Sheriff's Office Work Release Program will not be operating until further notice. This has occurred due to the temporary layoffs agreed to by Niagara County and the Civil Service Employees Association Union.
City of North Tonawanda update
Sat, May 2nd 2020 03:30 pm
If you listen to state and county leaders' information, you must be mindful of when we will begin to reopen. Presently, we are still under the governor's "PAUSE" order. As the number of cases in Niagara County continue to rise with 488 and 60 cases being in N.T., we have not reached the peak of infection or are even plateauing. In order to reopen, we need the rate of infection to decrease.
Full edition: The Tribune and The Sentinel for May 1, 2020
Fri, May 1st 2020 02:55 am
The full version of the Tribune and The Sentinel combo newspaper.
Niagara SBDC receives grant as part of Ralph C. Wilson Jr. Foundation's COVID-19 small business relief fund
Thu, Apr 30th 2020 11:10 am
On Monday, the Niagara County Community College Small Business Development Center was awarded a grant from the Ralph C. Wilson Jr. Foundation. The grant award total was for $36,300.00, part of the foundation's COVID-19 small business relief fund. Thanks to this timely funding award, the Niagara SBDC will be able to offer Niagara County businesses emergency relief services. These services include expert consultation on e-commerce development, free participation in a multiple-part small business crisis management webinar series, and individual advisement on enhanced marketing sales techniques.
Niagara-Wheatfield BOE begin budget talks amid uncertainty in state funding
Fri, Apr 24th 2020 04:45 pm
The Niagara-Wheatfield Board of Education held a virtual board meeting this week where they began tentative budget discussions for the 2020-21 school year. A proposed budget of $77,119,627 shows only a moderate 3.7% increase from last year. However, amidst the uncertainty brought on by COVID-19, board members will have to await the governor's decision regarding the end of the month before they can decide whether or not to move forward with the figures.
Full edition: The Tribune and The Sentinel for April 24, 2020
Fri, Apr 24th 2020 03:55 pm
The full version of the Tribune Sentinel combo newspaper.
2019 Wheatfield Family Picnic canceled
Fri, Apr 24th 2020 03:10 pm
The Wheatfield Family Picnic committee announced the Wheatfield Family Picnic, originally scheduled for Aug. 16, has unfortunately been cancelled.
City of NT update for April 24
Fri, Apr 24th 2020 02:50 pm
"I realize that residents' patience is extremely stressed to the limit. Three times a week, at least, I have a phone conference with Niagara County Health Department and leaders of all county towns and cities. When I pass on information to you, it is from those conferences and from the orders put out by the governor. Recommendations made and numbers given are from those agencies. I also confer with the police and fire chiefs before a recommendation is made."
Cambria resident to lead new sustainability division at NOCO
Wed, Apr 22nd 2020 10:05 am
NOCO Energy recently announced the creation of a sustainability division within its commercial and residential heating, ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC) business based in Akron. The new division will focus on working with customers in the installation of energy efficiency heating and cooling units and equipment, energy efficiency consulting, LED lighting and other measures to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
 

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