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Mojawalla's sugar-free journey
Tue, Feb 9th 2021 03:40 pm
Grand Island businessman Fahim Mojawalla is known to motivate his staff by setting goals and offering inspiration. The latest recipient of that inspirational goal-setting is - himself!
Modified Relay For Life tentatively scheduled
Tue, Feb 9th 2021 03:40 pm
The 2021 version of Relay For Life, tentatively scheduled for June 4, is expected to look far different from previous versions of the event, as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. "We are hoping for an in-person event, but it is doubtful that can happen because of New York State protocols, American Cancer Society protocols, and people's comfort levels," said Lynn Marston Dingey, one of three co-chairs of Relay For Life.
'Wag with Swag' brings pet grooming curbside
Tue, Feb 9th 2021 03:30 pm
It's winter, it's cold and we are still in the midst of a pandemic. But the dog needs a bath, and nobody in the family wants to wrestle with a dog, suds and the bathtub.
NT: Pappas won't seek reelection
Tue, Feb 9th 2021 03:20 pm
On Tuesday, North Tonawanda Mayor Arthur Pappas announced he is moving on:
Zoom piano lessons strike a new chord
Tue, Feb 9th 2021 03:10 pm
Grand Island piano teacher Debbie Bastian is adding Zoom to her music repertoire.
Fogarty steering the course for Fuccillo Auto Group
Tue, Feb 9th 2021 03:10 pm
Tom Fogarty, the new general manager at Fuccillo Auto Group on Grand Island, is no stranger to the car business. A 38-year veteran of the industry, he has been a general manager with Toyota in Buffalo for 19 of the past 20 years. He now oversees all three of the Fuccillo dealerships on the Island - Toyota, Chevrolet and Hyundai.
Filling gaps in Greenway Shoreline Trail
Tue, Feb 9th 2021 03:05 pm
On a recent late January afternoon when skiing, snowboarding or sledding were the optimum outdoor activities, Gregory D. Stevens, Michelle Lockett and Jim Sharpe were talking about bicycling and hiking on Grand Island and the urgency to bring together New York state, Erie County and Grand Island officials to create a plan to improve bike lanes, connect trails and position the Island as a true ecotourism destination.
Setting sites on Grand Island heroes
Tue, Feb 9th 2021 03:00 pm
Private First Class Charles N. DeGlopper was a 22-year-old United States Army soldier fighting for his country on June 9, 1944, during the Battle of Normandy campaign in World War II when he was compelled to make a split-second decision that ultimately cost him his life as he was killed in action protecting his fellow soldiers.
Full edition: The Tribune and The Sentinel for Feb. 5, 2021
Fri, Feb 5th 2021 02:25 pm
Full edition: The Tribune and The Sentinel for Feb. 5, 2021
Castellani Art Museum poised for grand comeback in 2021
Fri, Feb 5th 2021 02:15 pm
"We're moving forward," he said. "We have our goals, we have our time set, and we're working towards it as if life will get back to ('normal') and the museum can reopen and reenergize."
Doors shut at Lewiston APlus/Sunoco; Tops Xpress expands hours
Fri, Feb 5th 2021 12:10 pm
Earlier this week, the Village of Lewiston was notified Reid Petroleum Corp. was not renewing its lease with Sunoco/APlus for the gas station and convenience store at 890 Center St.
Readers invited to take Island Dispatch survey
Fri, Feb 5th 2021 09:15 am
2020 was a year that tested each and every one us. Thankfully, we made it through - and we're looking forward to better days in 2021.
'Chicago PD': Burgess becomes a mom!
Wed, Feb 3rd 2021 11:55 pm
To the surprise (and delight) of "Chicago P.D." fans last season, it seemed a "Burzek" baby was on the way. The shipper combo of on again, off again "Chicago P.D." officers Kim Burgess (Marina Squerciati) and Adam Ruzek (Patrick John Flueger) was unexpectedly expecting. ... But joy turned to sorrow when Burgess had a miscarriage upon jumping in between a victim and her perpetrator.
Cuomo: Federal vaccine supply to increase to 20% for next 3 weeks
Tue, Feb 2nd 2021 03:35 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday updated New Yorkers on the state's vaccination program. As of noon, New York's health care distribution sites have received 1,554,450 first doses and already administered 91% (1,414,241) first-dose vaccinations and 76% of first and second doses. Delivery of the week 8 allocation from the federal government begins mid-week.
Cuomo gives blessing to wedding receptions
Fri, Jan 29th 2021 04:50 pm
Speaking to the press on Friday, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said the recent model of allowing pretested fans into Buffalo Bills Stadium can be replicated to include other events - including wedding receptions.
Full edition: The Tribune and The Sentinel for Jan. 29, 2021
Fri, Jan 29th 2021 11:45 am
Full edition: The Tribune and The Sentinel for Jan. 29, 2021
Lew-Port's 'One District, One Book' underway in River Region
Fri, Jan 29th 2021 07:00 am
Lewiston-Porter's "One District, One Book" reveal was hosted online Friday by school librarians Mrs. Zielinski and Mrs. Cumminsky. More than 400 participated in the live telecast event. When it was all said and done, the children's book "Fenway and Hattie," by Victoria J. Coe, was declared the winner.
Lewiston Town Board addresses personnel issues
Thu, Jan 28th 2021 08:15 pm
Lewiston Town Board members began the process Monday of getting the town's now-paused recreational programs restarted for 2021. Included was approval for Recreation Director Mike Dashineau to fill a part-time recreation clerk/typist position currently unfilled, and to begin planning for the town's youth baseball and softball programs, as well as the anticipated hiring of a recreational leader and rec program aides.
North Tonawanda to seek $4.2 million loan as holdover until tax dollars roll in
Thu, Jan 28th 2021 08:00 pm
The City of North Tonawanda is looking to move forward with a tax anticipation note (TAN) - a short-term bond issued by a municipal government that will be repaid with future tax collections. The reason given is that the city is in the midst of a revenue shortfall and needs stop-gap funding until it begins to receive tax revenue in April.
Cuomo gives praise to Buffalo Bills for playoff run
Mon, Jan 25th 2021 10:15 pm
Speaking to the media Monday at Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center in Buffalo, Gov. Andrew Cuomo praised the Buffalo Bills organization for the team's best season since the early 1990s. The team's season ended Sunday, with the Bills losing to the Kansas City Chiefs in the AFC Championship game.
Cuomo allowing elective surgery in Erie County; poised to lessen micro-cluster zone restrictions
Mon, Jan 25th 2021 10:00 pm
Speaking to the media Monday at Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center in Buffalo, Gov. Andrew Cuomo suggested he will lessen restrictions placed on Western New York - and Erie County, in particular - designed to lessen the spread of the coronavirus.
One Bills 'Drive': Grand Island parade cheers team on march to Super Bowl
Sat, Jan 23rd 2021 07:00 am
What started as a whim turned into a mile-long parade of cars circling the Island in a pregame support of the Buffalo Bills on Saturday.
Thermo Fisher one step closer to $85M expansion
Sat, Jan 23rd 2021 07:00 am
An approval by the Erie County Industrial Development Agency's (ECIDA) Board of Directors on Wednesday for a tax incentive package presented by Grand Island's Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. should result in the life sciences company proceeding with plans to add an $85 million, 69,000-square-foot expansion to its research, development and manufacturing facility at 3175 Staley Road.
Grand Island restaurants bouncing back
Sat, Jan 23rd 2021 07:00 am
When a state judge opened the door to indoor dining for Erie County eating establishments last Thursday, Jan. 14, patrons beat feet into Grand Island restaurants. The patter of their feet was music to the ears of restaurant owners, who were more than ready to comply with the required COVID-safe measures of 50% capacity, 6-foot distance between tables, no more than four people per table and 10 p.m. closing.
Full edition: The Tribune and The Sentinel for Jan. 22, 2021
Fri, Jan 22nd 2021 12:10 pm
Full edition: The Tribune and The Sentinel for Jan. 22, 2021
The Plant Shack puts spring in our step, while giving back to many worthy causes
Fri, Jan 22nd 2021 11:50 am
I can actually see, touch and smell something green, vibrant and cheery now that The Plant Shack has opened a new location on Center Street in Lewiston.
Village of Lewiston: Negligent restaurant owners headed down slippery slope
Fri, Jan 22nd 2021 11:45 am
For more than a decade, past and present trustees in the Village of Lewiston have complained about inadequate grease traps in restaurants - and, even worse, eateries without any grease trap.
Lewiston begins police reform process
Fri, Jan 22nd 2021 11:40 am
The Town of Lewiston ad hoc committee on police reform has begun its series of meetings in the community.
Power City scores touchdown with Buffalo Bills-inspired bagels
Fri, Jan 22nd 2021 11:30 am
Western New York has Buffalo Bills fever.
More in-person learning weighed for Sidway
Sat, Jan 16th 2021 07:00 am
"COVID" and "hybrid" were the operative words at Monday's Grand Island School Board meeting. There was good news on both fronts for district students, parents, faculty and staff.
Town Hall Square Plaza to get facelift
Sat, Jan 16th 2021 07:00 am
As president and CEO of his family's 73-years-old Consumer Beverages, Neil Kavanaugh is always looking for favorable strips of commercial property throughout Western New York. While driving on Grand Island Boulevard 30 years ago, he found one in the Town Hall Square strip plaza, which he calls "the perfect location" on Grand Island.
Full edition: The Tribune and The Sentinel for Jan. 15, 2021
Fri, Jan 15th 2021 07:45 pm
Full edition: The Tribune and The Sentinel for Jan. 15, 2021
Pauly provides update on Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce, 2021 events
Fri, Jan 15th 2021 02:10 pm
As I closed out 2020 on New Year's Eve with my family (yes, I actually stayed awake past midnight!), I couldn't help but reflect on the year we just put behind us. I thought of how the events of 2020 affected my family and friends, as well as on a larger scope with the Chamber of Commerce and community.
Town of Lewiston: Bax named town attorney; Morreale rejoins board
Fri, Jan 15th 2021 02:10 pm
Changes for 2021 continued Monday with the Town of Lewiston.
Ransomville eighth-grader has fundraiser in honor of 3F mentor
Fri, Jan 15th 2021 02:05 pm
Rayn Cooper of Ransomville, an eighth-grader at Wilson Central, is currently doing a neat project - and she'd like your help.
Deskside with David: Low-risk HS sports ready to roll & local teams ready to dive forward after gutter of winter
Fri, Jan 15th 2021 11:45 am
Winter has dealt us a fair share of blows. The holiday season was sure different this year and, at certain times, it really didn't even feel like the "most wonderful time of the year."
Sal Maglie's legend lives on in new barbershop, 'The Barber' Co.
Wed, Jan 13th 2021 09:40 am
Baseball legend and local hometown hero Sal "The Barber" Maglie's legend lives on as his great-great-nephew, Paolo Beilman, opens a new barbershop in his honor. "The Barber" Co. located at 2301 Pine Ave., in Niagara Falls, is the newest addition to "Little Italy."
Grand Island receives $50,000 for tree inventory
Sat, Jan 9th 2021 07:00 am
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) awarded the Town of Grand Island $50,000 for a tree inventory and management plan that Town Highway Superintendent Richard Crawford said is of "critical importance to our future forestry and conservation projects."
Island Prescription Center offers rapid COVID testing
Sat, Jan 9th 2021 07:00 am
Do you want a quick answer to the question, "Do I have COVID?"
'Cobra Kai' never dies: Netflix series brings new life to 'The Karate Kid'
Fri, Jan 8th 2021 09:30 pm
Just like the three tenets scrolled across the dojo wall suggest, "Cobra Kai" struck first, struck hard, and showed no mercy when it debuted on Netflix in 2020.
 

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