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Western New York in phase 4 of reopening
Mon, Jun 29th 2020 03:25 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo has OK'd Western New York to enter into phase four of his "New York Forward" reopening plan. He said his global health experts cleared the region for this stage of operations.
'Fuccillo Feeds the Front Lines': Grand Island dealership supports first responders
Sat, Jun 27th 2020 07:00 am
Ronnie Mansour had one word to describe his exuberance of the successful "Fuccillo Feeds the Front Lines" promotion being held this month: "HUUUGE," bellowed the general manager of Fuccillo Chevrolet on Grand Island in his best Billy Fuccillo Sr. voice. His team delivered enough meals from the Brick Oven Pizzeria & Pub to feed more than 100 members of the Island's police and fire departments on June 18.
Cuomo still looking into gyms, theaters, malls as phase 4 begins; concerns continue over airflow
Fri, Jun 26th 2020 05:50 pm
As phase four of "New York Forward" began in parts of New York, Gov. Andrew Cuomo explained more has to be learned before gyms, theaters or malls can reopen.
Full edition: The Tribune and The Sentinel for June 26, 2020
Fri, Jun 26th 2020 04:50 pm
Full edition: The Tribune and The Sentinel for June 26, 2020
Wheatfield Board: Town Hall opens, softball league's request denied
Fri, Jun 26th 2020 10:50 am
The Wheatfield Town Board held a brief special meeting via Zoom on Monday. Among the announcements, the board declared an end to the town's state of emergency put in place due to the coronavirus. A request from a local softball league to utilize town playing fields was also denied.
Carnegie Art Center to sponsor Fourth of July kids parade in NT
Fri, Jun 26th 2020 10:45 am
Legislator Richard Andres and the Carnegie Arts Center are sponsoring a kids Fourth of July parade. The event will take the place of the annual Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum Fourth of July kids parade, which was canceled due to COVID-19 concerns.
Lewiston Town Board returns to business
Fri, Jun 26th 2020 10:45 am
As municipalities and businesses continue social distancing adjustments in response to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the Lewiston Town Board conducted its first regular meeting open to the public on Monday at Town Hall.
#AdoptAPupInACup: De Dee's Dairy puts shelter dogs in ice cream cups to help them get adopted
Fri, Jun 26th 2020 10:45 am
Niagara County SPCA has teamed up with De Dee's Dairy in Niagara Falls on a brand-new #AdoptAPupInACup campaign to help raise funds and get shelter dogs get adopted.
Town of Porter cancels Summerfest
Fri, Jun 26th 2020 10:45 am
The Town of Porter Town Board announced Thursday it has decided to cancel this year's Summerfest, which had been scheduled for Saturday, July 18, at Porter on the Lake Town Park.
New stores, safety procedures in works as Fashion Outlets looks forward to reopening
Fri, Jun 26th 2020 10:40 am
Although initially thought to be included in Gov. Andrew Cuomo's phase four reopening plans, this week malls across the state learned they would have to remain closed for now. During the governor's press briefing on Wednesday, Cuomo said state health officials would continue to "study malls, movie theaters and gyms," as concerns rise that air conditioning systems could propel a resurgence of the coronavirus.
Village of Lewiston planning on fireworks for July 4
Fri, Jun 26th 2020 07:00 am
As first reported here last week, the Village of Lewiston does intend to hold its annual Fourth of July fireworks show at dusk on Saturday, July 4. This is assuming Western New York is in phase four of Gov. Andrew Cuomo's "New York Forward" reopening plan, which is expected to happen on Tuesday, June 30.
'New York Forward' provides details on phase 4
Tue, Jun 23rd 2020 11:50 pm
The "New York Forward" website has begun to detail the fourth phase of Gov. Andrew Cuomo's reopening plan. Western New York is expected to enter this stage on Tuesday, June 30.
St. Peter RC School holds outdoor graduation ceremony for 8th grade class
Tue, Jun 23rd 2020 06:00 pm
St. Peter R.C. School held an outdoor celebration of its eighth grade class on Monday, abiding by the governor's rules for social distancing and graduation ceremonies.
Island Dispatch for June 19, 2020
Tue, Jun 23rd 2020 07:00 am
Island Dispatch for June 19, 2020
Solo Roths, 'Bridges' team working on Artpark's second painted parking lot
Mon, Jun 22nd 2020 10:15 am
Artpark & Company drew rave reviews when, in 2017, Director of Visual Arts & Family Programs Tanis Winslow and a team of artists recreated "Niagara 1979" - the late Gene Davis' "Painted Parking Lot."
Grand Island Central School District: 5K vote as school budget passes
Sat, Jun 20th 2020 07:00 am
After a long Tuesday night and Wednesday morning of counting absentee ballots for the budget vote and trustee election, the Grand Island Central School District announced Wednesday passage of its $64 million 2020-21 school budget.
Grand Island Town Board: Playgrounds, rec programs to open
Sat, Jun 20th 2020 07:00 am
The Town of Grand Island Board approved motions at its meeting on Monday to open playgrounds and begin accepting registrations for adult and youth recreation programs this summer because of COVID-19 pandemic restrictions being lifted by the state.
Full edition: The Tribune and The Sentinel for June 19, 2020
Fri, Jun 19th 2020 10:10 am
Full edition: The Tribune and The Sentinel for June 19, 2020
Brickyard, BBC owners appreciate community, working toward reopening
Fri, Jun 19th 2020 09:50 am
Brickyard team members are serving their signature barbecue and beer at the Lewiston Farmers Market.
Niagara County officials seek waiver for REDI projects
Fri, Jun 19th 2020 09:45 am
As planning continues toward restoration of Niagara County shoreline areas under the New York State Lake Ontario Resiliency and Economic Development Initiative (REDI), Niagara County legislators are now putting out the call for Gov. Andrew Cuomo to consider waiving the 5% local funding share.
Niagara-Wheatfield graduation: Student government helps give Class of 2020 a proper send-off
Fri, Jun 19th 2020 09:45 am
Graduating seniors from Niagara-Wheatfield High School are set to get a send-off to remember on Saturday, June 20. Co-developed by school administrators as well as students, the three-part graduation ceremony will include a virtual ceremony, drive-up commencement and a community parade.
Town of Niagara: Hefty price tag for water tower paint job
Fri, Jun 19th 2020 09:45 am
The Town of Niagara water tower was the subject of some discussion at the regular Town Board meeting on June 16. A late agenda resolution to award the "Water Tank Exterior Painting Project" to Utility Service Co. Inc. for $1,581,600 raised some questions among board members.
Island Dispatch for June 12, 2020
Wed, Jun 17th 2020 12:10 pm
Island Dispatch for June 12, 2020
Village of Lewiston reconsidering July 4 fireworks
Tue, Jun 16th 2020 07:00 am
As it turns out, fireworks might light the night sky July 4 in Lewiston, after all.
Town Board, Planning Board hold online joint Project Olive hearing
Sat, Jun 13th 2020 12:00 pm
Project Olive returned to the town government's agenda with an online joint meeting of the Grand Island Town Board and Planning Board Thursday night.
Niagara County tourism entities await word on when, how they can reopen
Fri, Jun 12th 2020 03:40 pm
As Niagara County prepares for phase three of Gov. Andrew Cuomo's "New York Forward" reopening process, answers, dates and procedures have been given for a number of items. The reemergence of one significant sector, however, is still unknown: Tourism.
Full edition: The Tribune and The Sentinel for June 12, 2020
Fri, Jun 12th 2020 10:55 am
Full edition: The Tribune and The Sentinel for June 12, 2020
More eateries opening, as restrictions loosen
Fri, Jun 12th 2020 09:35 am
As social contact restrictions impacting businesses from the coronavirus pandemic continue to lessen, slowly but surely bars and restaurants throughout the River Region are getting back into operations. Currently in place is phase two, allowing for outdoor, on-premises service of food/alcoholic beverages. Phase three will enable the indoor service of food/alcoholic beverages. It is expected to begin locally on Tuesday, June 16.
Lewiston Farmers Market makes 2020 debut
Tue, Jun 9th 2020 07:00 am
Jamie Symmonds opened her Lewiston Farmers Market on Saturday. Throngs of people came out - wearing masks and socially distancing, of course - to patronize local farmers and small businesses.
Cuomo: 'Now is the time' for change & equality
Mon, Jun 8th 2020 09:25 am
Speaking to the press Sunday afternoon, Gov. Andrew Cuomo acknowledged those who continue to take a stand against racial inequality and injustice across the state, but said more needs to be done to create lasting change.
Grand Island Town Board looks into gas prices
Sat, Jun 6th 2020 07:00 am
A motion was passed in Monday's Grand Island Town Board workshop for a letter to be sent from the board to gas station operators on the Island expressing feedback members have received from residents regarding the disparity in fuel costs in comparison to stations over the bridge in Tonawanda.
Island Dispatch for June 5, 2020
Fri, Jun 5th 2020 11:00 am
Island Dispatch for June 5, 2020
Niagara-Wheatfield School Board candidate profiles
Fri, Jun 5th 2020 07:00 am
With the Niagara-Wheatfield School Board election set to take place on Tuesday, June 9, candidates were given the opportunity to briefly speak to residents about their platforms and qualifications. In total, there are five candidates looking to fill three seats. Two of those seats are held by incumbents Darren Sneed and Jason Myers who are seeking reelection. The third is being vacated by board member Gina Terbot who will not seek reelection after serving on the board for six years.
Full edition: The Tribune and The Sentinel for June 5, 2020
Fri, Jun 5th 2020 07:00 am
Full edition: The Tribune and The Sentinel for June 5, 2020
Summertime eateries back in full swing after state OKs outdoor seating
Fri, Jun 5th 2020 07:00 am
The sun is out, the trees are in bloom, and the intoxicating scent of charbroiled burgers and hot dogs is making it hard for anyone stuck indoors to get any work done. It's summertime in Western New York and, as you would expect, many of the area's favorite seasonal eateries are opening back up for business.
LPD, Lew-Port to hold 'modified' celebration for senior class
Fri, Jun 5th 2020 07:00 am
The Lewiston Police Department and Lewiston-Porter High School this week announced plans for what area officials are calling a "modified" community celebration in salute for the high school's Class of 2020.
Grupka details $49.092M proposed Lewiston-Porter budget
Fri, Jun 5th 2020 07:00 am
With the Lewiston-Porter School District in lockdown mode for the balance of the school year, the Board of Education held its annual budget/board candidates session Tuesday evening via Zoom for community members.
Niagara-Wheatfield BOE: Public hearing on 2020-21 budget; candidates prepare for election
Fri, Jun 5th 2020 07:00 am
The Niagara-Wheatfield Board of Education on Monday held a virtual public hearing on Zoom regarding the proposed $77,119,627 budget for the 2020-21 fiscal year. While the figures represent a 3.66% increase from last year, the board said most of that will be paid through reserves the district has on hand. The board also discussed plans to continue its popular grab-and-go food service through the end of June, and weighed in on whether the district should continue the program throughout the summer.
'In the Loop' with the Lewiston-Porter Board of Education: Final details on election, budget vote
Thu, Jun 4th 2020 04:45 pm
The Board of Education election and budget vote is Tuesday, June 9. All voting is to be conducted by mail.
Sidewalk Prophets bringing virtual concert experience to New York
Tue, Jun 2nd 2020 04:55 pm
Sidewalk Prophets frontman Dave Frey will be one of few to fondly recall the great pandemic of 2020.
 

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