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North Tonawanda adopts 2021 budget
Fri, Nov 20th 2020 01:25 pm
On Nov. 10, the North Tonawanda Common Council voted 3-2 to adopt its revised 2021 budget, which includes a 3.75% property tax increase (equating to roughly $50 per $100,000 assessment). The figure is lower than the 6.52% increase called for in Mayor Arthur G. Pappas' initially proposed budget, which was heavily criticized by residents and some council members alike.
COVID-19 micro-clusters: Erie County goes to 'orange zone,' NT, Wheatfield Niagara County 'yellow zones'
Wed, Nov 18th 2020 09:00 pm
Following almost a week of warnings by local elected leaders, Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Wednesday did, in fact, move portions of Erie County into an "orange" micro-cluster zone.
COVID-19: What about Thanksgiving?
Wed, Nov 18th 2020 08:15 pm
Local and state leaders have speculated the new coronavirus wave of infections began, in large part, with people having Halloween get-togethers. As such, both Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz warned residents to limit their Thanksgiving gatherings.
Q&A with 'A Million Little Things' star James Roday Rodriguez
Wed, Nov 18th 2020 11:00 am
If you ask fans of "A Million Little Things" whom they'd choose to be, if they could emulate one character, they would choose Gary Mendez (James Roday Rodriguez) - hands down.
Erie County in 'a bad situation' with coronavirus, but controls its own destiny
Mon, Nov 16th 2020 04:55 pm
Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz and Commissioner of Health Dr. Gale Burstein again on Monday warned residents coronavirus cases will continue to rise unless safety measures are obeyed. Most of the area is in a "yellow" micro-cluster area, as the number of positive COVID-19 cases has skyrocketed in the past month.
Fight for Elizabeth's soul begins on 'The Blacklist'
Mon, Nov 16th 2020 03:20 pm
One of the best story restarts took place last Friday on NBC's "The Blacklist." In 42 minutes, fans were given a promising new lead on the true identity of Raymond "Red" Reddington (James Spader), one of the world's most-wanted criminals - and the FBI's best-kept secret weapon in finding fugitives. Agent Elizabeth Keen (Megan Boone) finally broke away from "Red" - a man she once believed to be her father - and aligned with her mother, Katarina Rostova (Laila Robins) ... who is also a world-class criminal. She abandoned her task force family - but finally made a romantic move on partner Donald Ressler (Diego Klattenhoff).
Lew-Port's Roddy Gayle commits to Ohio State
Sat, Nov 14th 2020 11:25 am
Friday night, Lewiston-Porter junior Roddy Gayle had a big decision to make, but it was one he utmost felt incredibly comfortable with. In front of a few family, friends, media and Lew-Port administration and coaches, Gayle made his commitment to the Ohio State University during a ceremony in the Lancers gymnasium.
'Yellow zone' poses new challenge for Grand Island
Sat, Nov 14th 2020 07:05 am
Kevin Slachciak, who has owned Say Cheese Pizza Co. on Love Road for 25 years, is beginning to believe Gov. Andrew Cuomo "hates small businesses and wants us all to close" after he was notified of the new "yellow zone" restrictions he must follow as a restaurant in Erie County.
Hope arises for bettering the boulevard
Sat, Nov 14th 2020 07:00 am
When the first South Grand Island Bridge was constructed in 1935, connecting Tonawanda with Niagara Falls, the New York State Thruway Highway 190 did not exist. Travelers heading north used Grand Island Boulevard as its primary thoroughfare, according to Supervisor John C. Whitney. That is why the former bustling Niagara Falls Visitor Center was built at the corner of Grand Island Boulevard and Staley Road - and why there are so many motels along the boulevard.
Full edition: The Tribune and The Sentinel for Nov. 13, 2020
Fri, Nov 13th 2020 05:05 pm
Full edition: The Tribune and The Sentinel for Nov. 6, 2020
PHOTOS: Town of Niagara Lions honor nation's veterans
Fri, Nov 13th 2020 04:30 pm
Veterans Day in the Town of Niagara was one of honor, appreciation and remembrance for the dedication to service of all the nation's servicemen and women.
Lewiston Town Board discusses park project, adopts 2021 budget
Fri, Nov 13th 2020 04:15 pm
News on the Lewiston Town Park planned for Lower River Road continued Monday, as Town Engineer Robert Lannon discussed the proposed site plan as well as an upcoming spring 2021 timeframe for construction of an access roadway at the park.
As 'The Blacklist' returns, will Liz stick with Katarina or return to 'Red'?
Fri, Nov 13th 2020 03:15 pm
Not wanting to end season seven without some semblance of a proper future tease, "The Blacklist" creative team found an unusual solution.
Small Business Saturday 2020: Lewiston businesses strive to offer safe shopping experience
Fri, Nov 13th 2020 01:25 pm
It's business as usual - whatever that means in 2020 - as Lewiston merchants prepare for an uptick in holiday shopping in coming weeks. Though coronavirus cases have spiked in Erie and Niagara counties this month, the village has only reported four new cases in the past six weeks. Safety protocols put in place when New York was "unpaused" last spring are still in place, and storeowners are working diligently to keep their sites clean and virus-free.
PHOTOS: Veterans Day observed at 'Circle of Honor'
Wed, Nov 11th 2020 02:15 pm
When the "Circle of Honor" debuted one year ago in Lewiston's Academy Park, the cold, wet weather kept crowds away from a morning Veterans Day ceremony. With 30 more degrees on the thermometer this time around, people masked up and came out to celebrate the lives and service of those who served in defense of this country.
Cuomo placing Erie County in 'yellow zone'
Mon, Nov 9th 2020 11:55 am
In a Monday morning conference call, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said he is placing parts of Erie County into his micro-cluster action initiative "yellow zone." Maps will be released this afternoon.
Town of Lewiston presents 2021 budget, with decreased tax rates for property owners
Sat, Nov 7th 2020 10:20 am
Progress continues toward adoption of the Town of Lewiston's budget for 2021. On Thursday evening before an empty Town Hall board room, the Lewiston Town Board held two public hearings - one on the town's $18,353,414 preliminary budget plan, and on a second to consider approval of a one-year contact for the fire protection districts.
COVID-19 sanctions coming to Erie County
Sat, Nov 7th 2020 10:00 am
Addressing the media in a conference call Friday, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said he is strongly considering placing portions of Western New York into a micro-cluster category, which could limit could mean limitations on places reopened under phase four of his "New York Forward" plan. This is as the rate of new coronavirus cases spiked above 3%.
Veterans Day event set for Wednesday on Grand Island
Sat, Nov 7th 2020 07:00 am
Ray DeGlopper, the nephew of World War II hero Charles N. DeGlopper, will proudly march with American Legion Post 1346's color guard on Veteran's Day, Wednesday at 11 a.m., as the nation stops to honor all those who have served the country in war and also to commemorate the end of World War I.
DeGlopper Memorial raising funds to continue capstone project
Sat, Nov 7th 2020 07:00 am
With the dedication of the Charles N. DeGlopper Memorial scheduled for June 5, 2021, its expansion project committee decided to take fundraising initiatives to a new level this week through and continue it through the end of the year. The goal is to complete fundraising needs by raising $100,000.
Full edition: The Tribune and The Sentinel for Nov. 6, 2020
Fri, Nov 6th 2020 03:35 pm
Full edition: The Tribune and The Sentinel for Nov. 6, 2020
NT: Virtual budget hearing gets 'Zoom bombed'
Fri, Nov 6th 2020 12:00 pm
By Michael DePietro A virtual public hearing on the City of North Tonawanda's 2021 budget did not go as planned on Monday. Just moments after the hearing went live on Zoom, the stream was hijacked, or "Zoom bombed" by internet trolls.
DEC to begin investigation of former NT factory site
Fri, Nov 6th 2020 12:00 pm
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has released a draft investigation work proposal, referred to as a "Remedial Investigation Work Plan," for public review at the site at 624 River Road, North Tonawanda.
Wheatfield passes preliminary 2021 budget, as Moody's improves town rating
Fri, Nov 6th 2020 12:00 pm
The Town of Wheatfield unanimously approved its preliminary 2021 budget on Monday.
Town of Niagara adopts 2021 budget
Fri, Nov 6th 2020 12:00 pm
The Town of Niagara voted to adopt its proposed 2021 budget on Wednesday. The total overall budget as submitted is $9,515,442.
PHOTOS: Brickyard receives upgrade; progress seen at BBC
Fri, Nov 6th 2020 07:10 am
A late-May fire left Lewiston without its modern-day crown jewels, the Brickyard Pub & BBQ and Brickyard Brewing Company, for the summer months.
Lewiston-Porter continues its adjustments to COVID-19
Fri, Nov 6th 2020 07:10 am
Mondays are normally a day of virtual learning for all students in the hybrid model. With the Veterans Day holiday on Wednesday, there will be no virtual day this week. Hybrid students in the green group will be on campus on Monday and Tuesday, while students in the white group will be on campus Thursday and Friday. The district will be closed Wednesday, Nov. 11, in observance of Veterans Day.
Hochul explains live music delay, why fans can't attend Buffalo Bills games
Fri, Nov 6th 2020 07:10 am
As Western New Yorkers know, not every industry reemerged from "New York State on PAUSE" when Gov. Andrew Cuomo placed the region in phase four reopening.
COVID-19: Niagara County health director offers guidance for residents as winter approaches
Tue, Nov 3rd 2020 07:00 am
It's been said there was no playbook for the coronavirus. Instead, health experts and elected leaders had to come up with better practices on the fly, test those ideas with research, and see what worked best to limit the viral spread and keep people healthy.
PHOTOS: Happy Halloween
Sat, Oct 31st 2020 03:10 pm
Homeowners and community groups put their creativity on display in Lewiston, celebrating Halloween and creating a fun environment for trick-or-treating youth.
Full edition: The Tribune and The Sentinel for Oct. 30, 2020
Fri, Oct 30th 2020 11:50 am
Full edition: The Tribune and The Sentinel for Oct. 30, 2020
Lew-Port elementary safety patrol members on duty
Fri, Oct 30th 2020 11:10 am
Happy Halloween, boys and ghouls! This week at Lewiston-Porter was filled with spirited activities across the district as students celebrated School Spirit Week. Activities included dress up days and virtual events, including Halloween celebrations, bringing the whole school community together.
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.
 

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