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NT Neighbourhood Watch resumes
Fri, Sep 11th 2020 09:15 am
On Thursday, the NT Neighbourhood Watch tentatively resumed its monthly meetings with its first in-person gathering since the COVID-19 outbreak began. The group met under a pavilion at Pinewoods Park after the Common Council voted Tuesday to waive the pavilion fee.
Adell's School of Dance welcomes students back
Thu, Sep 10th 2020 02:20 pm
Adell Hoover-Manarino, will be the first one to tell you the world of academics felt more like an alternate universe for her growing up. Instead of social studies or science, she turned her attention to dance. Finding it a better fit, she used her talents to travel the country and perform, before returning home and starting her own wildly successful business.
VIDEO, PICS: Hochul joins Village of Lewiston to cut ribbon on new waterfront
Wed, Sep 9th 2020 06:40 pm
Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul joined Village of Lewiston officials in officially opening the new, multimillion-dollar waterfront on Wednesday. Improvements at the popular Lewiston Landing include new shoreline stabilization measures to protect the area from future flooding and the installation of new floating docks, a new pathway with railings, improved lighting and power stations.
Brickyard back in business
Sat, Sep 5th 2020 12:25 pm
The Brickyard Pub & BBQ is open for curbside pickup, serving meals to customers for the first time since fire damage forced its owners to temporarily close the doors at 432 Center St., Lewiston.
Kiwanis Club of Lewiston donates to Brickyard workers
Sat, Sep 5th 2020 07:00 am
The Kiwanis Club of Lewiston has been without its weekly meeting space since the end of May - when a fire tore through the Brickyard Brewing Company's second floor, causing residual damage to the Kiwanians' home-away-from-home, the Brickyard Pub & BBQ.
Full edition: The Tribune and The Sentinel for September 4, 2020
Fri, Sep 4th 2020 02:15 pm
Full edition: The Tribune and The Sentinel for September 4, 2020
Town of Porter still adjusting to new residential trash service
Fri, Sep 4th 2020 11:00 am
The Town of Porter informs that deliveries of new, 95-gallon waste totes continue to residences. Begun Aug. 24, the new trash receptacles are designed specifically for the auto-loading of weekly curbside trash collections at residences by the town's solid waste provider, Modern Disposal Services.
North Tonawanda Fire Department receives grant for $174,600 to replace aging fire hoses
Fri, Sep 4th 2020 11:00 am
On Wednesday, Congressman Brian Higgins, North Tonawanda city officials and Fire Chief Joseph Sikora announced the North Tonawanda Fire Department was receiving a federal grant for $174,600 to replace its aging fire hoses and nozzles, as well as other critical equipment used in responding to mutual aid calls in neighboring districts.
Imagination Station keeps kids inspired & active during pandemic
Fri, Sep 4th 2020 11:00 am
With few activities and programs available to kids these days, parents know that it's all too easy for them to become glued to phones, TV's and video games. Fortunately for those in one North Tonawanda neighborhood, a brightly colored wooden box is helping to get kids away from the screens and foster their creativity.
Youngstown: YBPA expands its focus in northern Niagara
Fri, Sep 4th 2020 11:00 am
Like many who have weathered the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic this year, the Youngstown Business and Professional Association was forced to take a step back, with cancellations of a number of community favorites and a refocus on its priorities.
Mural completed at Artpark
Fri, Sep 4th 2020 10:30 am
Artpark & Company used its unusually (and pandemic-related) slower spring months to plot out a new mural project for the main parking lot on South Fourth Street in Lewiston. That grand canvas was recently completed and can be seen in these pictures from K&D Action Photo & Aerial Imaging.
Poloncarz: 'We should not be the highest region in New York state'
Wed, Sep 2nd 2020 07:15 pm
Speaking to the press Wednesday afternoon, Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz said Western New York controls its own destiny - and will determine if Gov. Andrew Cuomo rolls back "New York Forward" reopening permissions - based on how its residents respond to the coronavirus.
Como for sale, not closing: 'Everything is open and continuing to go on'
Wed, Sep 2nd 2020 06:55 pm
"We could sell tomorrow; we could never sell. We're staying open here; we're staying open there. None of our locations are closing. And we could always decide to not sell," Colucci said. "As far as the Lewiston deli goes - or any of our locations - everything is open and continuing to go on. We're still taking banquets; we're still taking reservations at our main location."
Full edition: The Tribune and The Sentinel for August 28, 2020
Fri, Aug 28th 2020 01:30 pm
Full edition: The Tribune and The Sentinel for August 28, 2020
Reopening at St. Peter RC School in Lewiston: 'FAITH...FAMILY...FUTURE...SAFE'
Fri, Aug 28th 2020 12:00 pm
To say that things are different now than they were six short months ago is an understatement for sure. Life had come to almost a complete halt back in March and at St. Peter School we felt the impact of COVID-19 like everyone else.
NW School District urges parents: 'Reach out to your legislators' as lack of aid threatens programs/pre-K
Fri, Aug 28th 2020 11:55 am
As school districts across New York state grapple with their reopening plans, another pandemic-related issue threatens to disrupt the education of thousands of students.
NT: Tylec takes issue with city officials' criticism of state audit
Fri, Aug 28th 2020 11:55 am
Last Tuesday, North Tonawanda Alderman-at-Large Austin Tylec issued a press release criticizing certain city officials for their response to a critical audit of the city's finances issued by the New York state comptroller's office. Since the audit's publication, some current and former officials have disputed some of the audit's findings and have elsewhere implied it had political motivations.
Town of Lewiston hears about community solar benefits
Fri, Aug 28th 2020 11:55 am
As its local law extending a moratorium on utility scale energy system installations continues, the Lewiston Town Board learned more about the concept of community solar at Monday's regular meeting.
Kentucky Derby wagers, mint juleps and more at Tin Pan Alley
Fri, Aug 28th 2020 11:55 am
When Bill Castiglione and his son, chef Bill Castiglione II, took over Tin Pan Alley a year ago, the younger said he had "a few different things in the works."
Residents fear DOT work on Ward Road intersection too little, too late
Fri, Aug 28th 2020 11:55 am
Earlier this week, the New York State Department of Transportation took preliminary steps to address an area long considered one of the most dangerous roadways in the Town of Wheatfield - a stretch of Niagara Falls Boulevard running between Errick and Sy roads, including the intersection at Ward Road and Niagara Falls Boulevard.
Hibbard's Custard teams with Village Bake Shoppe, Just Desserts by Aimee on cookie sandwiches
Fri, Aug 28th 2020 11:55 am
Like so many locally owned businesses, Hibbard's took time during the coronavirus pandemic's early stages to go back to the drawing board. The Lewiston fixture came up with a sweet plan to collaborate with two popular pastry artists.
COVID-19: Cuomo raising WNY caution flag; adds caveat to college reopening
Thu, Aug 27th 2020 01:30 pm
Speaking to the press on Thursday, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said, New York state's rate of positive coronavirus tests has been less than 1% for 20 straight days.
Full edition: The Tribune and The Sentinel for August 21, 2020
Fri, Aug 21st 2020 10:20 am
Full edition: The Tribune and The Sentinel for August 21, 2020
Baseball returns to Buffalo: MLB dreams come true; new book announced
Fri, Aug 21st 2020 07:00 am
When "Play ball!" was heard in Buffalo's downtown gem of a ballpark, Sahlen Field, at 6:37 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 11, I experienced tears of joy. The game's first pitch signified the return of Major League Baseball to Buffalo. The Queen City was a member of the Federal League in 1905.
NT: World War II veteran William Gosch sworn-in as interim 2nd Ward Alderman
Thu, Aug 20th 2020 03:50 pm
Officials from North Tonawanda and Niagara County gathered on the steps of City Hall Wednesday for a swearing-in ceremony for 97-year-old William Gosch, who will serve as a temporary replacement for 2nd Ward Alderwoman Donna Braun.
North Tonawanda Common Council: Braun appointed clerk/treasurer
Thu, Aug 20th 2020 07:00 am
On Tuesday, the North Tonawanda Common Council voted 3-1 to appoint current 2nd Ward Alderman Donna Braun as city clerk/treasurer. The position was vacated when then-city clerk/treasurer Matthew Parrish resigned on Aug. 9. Assistant City Clerk Lori Swartz has filled the position in the interim.
NT artist's Ad Age cover submission a window to future success
Thu, Aug 20th 2020 07:00 am
North Tonawanda native and (now) Buffalo State College graduate Crista Sukennik was recently a finalist for Ad Age magazine's "Young Creatives Cover Competition." Sukennik was one of nine finalists selected out of over 350 submissions from professional artists and industry professionals all over the globe.
Federal, state officials meet in Wilson to discuss COVID-19 impacts
Thu, Aug 20th 2020 07:00 am
As summer 2020 moves into fall amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the northern Niagara County region continues its struggles with the residual impacts.
Town of Wheatfield: Safety changes coming to Niagara Falls Boulevard; town looking to extend fire contracts
Thu, Aug 20th 2020 07:00 am
Last week, Wheatfield Supervisor Don MacSwan said he had a "positive meeting" with Department of Transportation officials where they provided a schedule for roadwork for the oft-maligned intersections along Niagara Falls Boulevard at Witmer and Ward roads.
Town of Niagara: New deal on telecom easement to pay for water tower painting
Thu, Aug 20th 2020 07:00 am
A new lease agreement in the Town of Niagara for the telecommunication easement on the municipality's water tower will pay for a much-needed paint job.
Cuomo advising local health departments to prepare for COVID-19, seasonal flu double-teaming people this fall
Wed, Aug 19th 2020 09:10 pm
Speaking to reporters on a conference call Wednesday, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said New York is in "the second half of the game" - hopefully - with regard to fighting the coronavirus. He said local health departments need to prepare for flu season while not detracting from COVID-19 testing and tracing. Moreover, he said schools need to have a plan to mitigate a possible spread of the virus once campus doors reopen.
NT: Call for 'fiscal stability committee' shut down
Mon, Aug 17th 2020 03:00 pm
At last week's North Tonawanda Common Council meeting, a proposed resolution from Alderman-at-Large Austin Tylec to establish a "fiscal stability committee," which he said would be "tasked with developing and implementing the changes recommended by New York state auditors," was shut down by the council.
Cuomo allowing gyms to reopen next week
Mon, Aug 17th 2020 11:55 am
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Monday announced gyms in New York can reopen beginning Monday, Aug. 24.
PHOTOS: Families flock to Artpark for Fairy House Festival
Sat, Aug 15th 2020 02:20 pm
Just like the first Fairy House Festival a decade prior, the 10th annual event was filled with art, costumes, music and more than a little improv.
Lewiston looks a lot different this summer
Sat, Aug 15th 2020 07:00 am
Four-and-a-half months after New York state went on "PAUSE" to prevent the coronavirus from spreading, organizations are still cancelling events. In fact, it's been a pretty steady, rather depressing stream of "See you in 2021 - we hope" messages sent to this newspaper each week.
It's a boy! And a girl! Aquarium of Niagara reveals penguin chicks' genders & names
Fri, Aug 14th 2020 09:55 pm
The newest members of the Aquarium of Niagara's Humboldt penguin colony are a male named "Smitty" and a female named "Jules."
Full edition: The Tribune and The Sentinel for August 14, 2020
Fri, Aug 14th 2020 01:25 pm
Full edition: The Tribune and The Sentinel for August 14, 2020
Andrea Costrino carries on decades-long tradition of excellence
Fri, Aug 14th 2020 12:55 pm
One of the area's renowned portrait photographers, Lewiston native Andrea Costrino is moving to a location that will enable her to carry on a decades-long tradition of artistic excellence.
Automated trash pickups coming to Porter
Fri, Aug 14th 2020 12:40 pm
Town of Porter residents can look forward to some changes in their garbage services as a result of a new refuse arrangement between the town and Modern Disposal Services Inc.
Old Editions bookstore reopens (and a world of treasures awaits)
Fri, Aug 14th 2020 12:35 pm
Old Editions Book Shop & Gallery, one of Western New York's largest and most renowned bookstores, is ready to begin a fresh, new chapter in its storied history. Last week, the store reopened its doors for the first time since closing in April due to the pandemic.
 

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