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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.
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.
 

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