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Grand Island's health food guru: Alan Pless maps out his version of a well-balanced life
Fri, Oct 30th 2020 07:00 am
We're all more focused on avoiding disease in the midst of this year's pandemic, but Grand Islander Alan Pless has been on a similar mission of promoting health for decades.
Red Brick Museum growing in Lewiston
Fri, Oct 30th 2020 07:00 am
This has been a big year for acquisitions and received donations. The museum collection has now tripled in size. Earlier this year, I acquired some local artwork from the Cary and Baker estate collections. Also, another signed print from Thomas Hanover, along with some other rare engravings, which are on display in the village boardroom.
Town of Lewiston extends solar law moratorium
Fri, Oct 30th 2020 07:00 am
The Town of Lewiston approved measures at its Monday meeting to extend the moratorium on utility scale solar installations in the town for an additional two months.
Niagara Falls nonprofits rewarded
Fri, Oct 30th 2020 07:00 am
On Wednesday, Congressman Brian Higgins and City of Niagara Falls Mayor Robert Restaino joined Pinnacle Community Services, Community Missions of Niagara Frontier, the Homeless Alliance of Western New York and other community partners to announce over $1.22 million toward the coordinated community effort to address youth homelessness in Niagara County.
Owners of Brewed and Bottled, Sgt. Peppers, Mad Hatter look forward to reteaming, reopening on Center Street
Fri, Oct 30th 2020 07:00 am
Brewed and Bottled Craft Beer Shop will reopen with the added amenity of a beer garden, while Sgt. Peppers Hot Sauces plans to expand its offerings (think: bacon), and Mad Hatter Tea House will partner products with paintings.
Grand Island Town Board: Southpointe developers discuss new concept plan
Sat, Oct 24th 2020 07:00 am
Planners for the Southpointe project presented yet another proposal Monday for the development that is decades in the making.
Full edition: The Tribune and The Sentinel for Oct. 23, 2020
Fri, Oct 23rd 2020 06:10 pm
Full edition: The Tribune and The Sentinel for Oct. 23, 2020
Heart, Love & Soul opens one-stop services center for homeless
Fri, Oct 23rd 2020 09:25 am
On Wednesday, local officials were on hand as Heart, Love & Soul food pantry cut the ribbon on the newly constructed Sr. Beth Brosmer Center. The center will house its new Daybreak program - a collaboratively designed one-stop program involving more than 30 partner agencies. The organization says the Daybreak program will increase access to services and offer additional support for people experiencing homelessness.
Porter Town Board reviewing 2021 budget plan
Fri, Oct 23rd 2020 09:25 am
The Town of Porter continues to proceed - albeit slowly - toward development of its budget plan for 2021.
NT: 6.52% in proposed property tax increases
Fri, Oct 23rd 2020 09:20 am
Despite numerous cuts, North Tonawanda Mayor Arthur G. Pappas said a property tax increase was imminent as he presented his general, water and sewer budgets for fiscal year 2020 to the Common Council on Tuesday.
Local officials call on residents to demand state protect theater industry
Fri, Oct 23rd 2020 09:20 am
Earlier this week, New York state's movie theater industry breathed a collective sigh of relief as Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced theaters across the state (except for NYC) could finally begin to reopen. Per state safety guidelines, theaters can only maintain a 25% capacity; with no more than 50 people in front of each movie screen.
Center Street projects moving along: Work continues on plaza, Fourth & Center, Frontier House
Fri, Oct 23rd 2020 09:10 am
Center Street construction projects were delayed last spring by the coronavirus pandemic and subsequent "New York State on PAUSE" executive orders. As summer approached and some restrictions were lifted, people expected to see a rush of activity on the village's main thoroughfare.
NT: Property tax increases almost assured as city faces COVID-19 struggles.
Mon, Oct 19th 2020 11:35 am
At Tuesday's North Tonawanda Common Council work session, Mayor Arthur G. Pappas read his 2021 budget message to the council, wherein he says a slight property tax increase seems all but imminent.
Town of Niagara: Update on Military Road School
Mon, Oct 19th 2020 11:00 am
The Town of Niagara added a message regarding Military Road school to its website on Thursday. The school, which closed in 1992, was all but burned down in 2019 as the result of arson. It has remained an eyesore for residents ever since.
Kangaroos & kids at Kelly's Country Store
Sat, Oct 17th 2020 07:00 am
When the pandemic threw a monkey wrench into its traditional Fall Fest, Kelly's County Store hopped to another model that has brought kangaroos, kids and customers together for a series of weekend "Fun & Food" events.
Full edition: The Tribune and The Sentinel for Oct. 16, 2020
Fri, Oct 16th 2020 05:00 pm
Full edition: The Tribune and The Sentinel for Oct. 9, 2020
A peaceful path to nature: Writers walk the plank to an island treasure
Fri, Oct 16th 2020 03:30 pm
I set off with my fellow intrepid hiker, Alice Gerard, on a sunny, breezy day last week Tuesday to find beauty and peace - and maybe a rabbit or two - along Grand Island's newest nature trail.
Bike path: Residents hear plans for river shoreline trail
Fri, Oct 16th 2020 11:35 am
River Region residents learned more on plans for a Lower Niagara River Shoreline Trail, at presentations held Oct. 8 in Lewiston and Youngstown by representatives of New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, and the Niagara River Greenway Commission.
Next steps revealed in Academy Park makeover
Fri, Oct 16th 2020 11:35 am
Plans are in place for the bandshell in Academy Park to move from the northwest corner of Center Street and Portage Road to the southwest end across from Syros Restaurant and Warren's Village Hardware at Portage Road and Cayuga Street. The stage will face the field.
Niagara Wheatfield's new athletic field stirs Falcon pride for a pair of alumni
Fri, Oct 16th 2020 11:30 am
Recently, Niagara Wheatfield High School celebrated the completion of its new multipurpose athletic field. The project, which was estimated to cost $7.6 million, included an all-new synthetic turf field and is able to accommodate football, baseball, softball, lacrosse, soccer and field hockey. The project also included new bleachers (able to seat 2,000 home and 500 away fans), scoreboards, lights, fencing and backstops.
The Sitting Club: Niagara Falls-based clothing brand reflects on community, friendship, and now, coffee
Fri, Oct 16th 2020 11:25 am
When Matthew Catanese set out to start his own clothing brand, he knew he wanted his designs to be a reflection of the things that mean the most to him.
Doug Jones: 'Star Trek: Discovery' lives up to its name in futuristic season 3
Thu, Oct 15th 2020 07:40 pm
Q&A with actor behind Saru - and iconic characters The Gentleman, Abe Sapien & Silver Surfer
Full edition: The Tribune and The Sentinel for Oct. 9, 2020
Sat, Oct 10th 2020 10:45 am
Full edition: The Tribune and The Sentinel for Oct. 9, 2020
New style of haircutting at J-Cruz Barbershop
Fri, Oct 9th 2020 07:00 am
J-Cruz Barbershop is open from noon to 6 p.m. Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday; from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday; and noon to 4 p.m. Saturday.
Wheatfield 2021 tentative budget: Slight tax increase to cover garbage costs
Fri, Oct 9th 2020 07:00 am
On Tuesday, the Wheatfield Town Board formally received its 2021 tentative budget, which includes a small tax increase attributed to rising garbage collection costs. Budget Director Ed Mongold was on hand for a brief presentation where he explained some of the developments.
'In the Loop' with the Lewiston-Porter Board of Education: Fall sports returns
Fri, Oct 9th 2020 07:00 am
Lewiston-Porter celebrates the return of sports to our campus. For the fall season, varsity/JV soccer (boys/girls), varsity golf (boys/girls), varsity tennis (girls), and varsity cross-country (boys/girls) are all on. Athletics move forward in a limited fashion, in alignment with the Niagara Frontier League and following strict state guidelines.
NTHS Wall of Fame project hopes to inspire future generations
Fri, Oct 9th 2020 07:00 am
This past March, John Baran was attending his great-nephew's home volleyball game at North Tonawanda High School when he saw something that just didn't sit right with him.
Army Corps releases alternative 3 project for NFSS
Fri, Oct 9th 2020 07:00 am
The U.S. Amy Corps of Engineers, Buffalo District, reports the public comment period is now underway on the plans to what is referred to as the alternative 3 "balance of plant" remediation at the Niagara Falls Storage Site in Lewiston.
Full edition: The Tribune and The Sentinel for Oct. 2, 2020
Fri, Oct 2nd 2020 06:25 pm
Full edition: The Tribune and The Sentinel for Oct. 2, 2020
North Tonawanda to submit late budget; council members worry about transparency
Fri, Oct 2nd 2020 05:50 pm
In a letter from the mayor's office this week, the City of North Tonawanda announced this year's tentative budget will be submitted late.
Lewiston Town Board hears about proposed MSM helipad
Fri, Oct 2nd 2020 05:50 pm
Lewiston Town Board members heard details of a new helipad under consideration at the Mount St. Mary's Hospital campus on Military Road, at a public hearing before Monday's regular meeting.
Wheatfield discusses Halloween plans
Fri, Oct 2nd 2020 05:50 pm
At Monday's Town Board meeting, the Town of Wheatfield announced that this year's Halloween trick-or-treat hours will be from 4-8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 31. The town recommends all participants follow state and CDC guidelines and take caution in all Halloween-associated activities.
Lewiston Town Board presented tentative 2021 budget
Fri, Oct 2nd 2020 05:50 pm
Budget season is now underway in the Town of Lewiston. At Monday's work session, the Town Board was presented a tentative 2021 budget of $18,367,654 by Donna Garfinkel, town clerk/tax collector.
Fostering communities is all fun and games at new card game store in NT
Fri, Oct 2nd 2020 05:45 pm
City officials were on hand Thursday for a ribbon-cutting ceremony marking the grand opening of the Mana Bar, a retail establishment specializing in hobby and collectible trading card games with a primary focus on the ever popular "Magic: The Gathering" (MtG). The store is located at 287 Oliver St.
Lewiston market expanding for final weekend
Fri, Oct 2nd 2020 05:45 pm
Jamie Symmonds is bringing some of her holiday market vendors to the final Saturday of the Lewiston Artisan Farmers Market.
Lewiston at 200: Plans begin for bicentennial
Fri, Sep 25th 2020 02:40 pm
Town of Lewiston Supervisor Steve Broderick, Village of Lewiston Mayor Anne Welch and Lewiston Bicentennial Chairperson Leandra Collesano unveiled the official Lewiston Bicentennial Logo at the historic Frontier House on Friday.
Playground equipment arrives in Lewiston
Fri, Sep 25th 2020 12:05 pm
Further proof that life will resume and activities commence when the pandemic is over: The Village of Lewiston received $250,000 worth of playground equipment on Thursday. Come spring 2021, the community will be invited to enjoy the all-inclusive playground at Marilyn Toohey Park.
Lewiston Senior Center reopens with COVID-19 protocols
Fri, Sep 25th 2020 12:00 pm
The Town of Lewiston Senior Center continues its reopening process - albeit with reduced offerings - following a months-long hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
United Way kicks off 2020 campaign
Fri, Sep 25th 2020 12:00 pm
Last Friday, the United Way of Greater Niagara announced the start of its 2020 fundraising campaign at the Four Points Sheridan Hotel in Niagara Falls. The organization says this year's campaign, which will run through Nov. 30, is more critical than ever as community groups continue to struggle with the effects of COVID-19. Funds raised throughout will continue to support 29 agencies focused on a spectrum of human services throughout the Niagara Region.
Town of Niagara cancels more events due to COVID-19
Fri, Sep 25th 2020 12:00 pm
The Town of Niagara announced a number of event cancellations this week, including some related to wintertime festivities. The cancellations were announced via the following message, which was posted to the town's website earlier this week:
 

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