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Full edition: The Tribune and The Sentinel for Sept. 18, 2020
Fri, Sep 18th 2020 02:20 pm
Full edition: The Tribune and The Sentinel for Sept. 18, 2020
Lewiston Town Board work sessions return
Fri, Sep 18th 2020 12:30 pm
The Lewiston Town Board returned to its monthly work session schedule Monday following breaks to allow for COVID-19 social distancing protocols and the summer months.
Audit: Wheatfield in 'decent position' to weather COVID-19-related financial problems
Fri, Sep 18th 2020 12:30 pm
Despite the effects of the pandemic, the Town Wheatfield received a generally favorable review of its finances this week by independent auditing firm Drescher and Malecki. However, the town was cautioned to monitor its finances closely as harsh reductions in sales tax revenue and state aid funding are looming.
Wheatfield Town Board: Tom Kontak honored for work on veteran's memorial; outrage at Ward Road delays
Fri, Sep 18th 2020 12:30 pm
It was an eventful session at Monday's Town Board meeting in the Town of Wheatfield. Tom Kontak, a member of a local veterans group, was recognized for his efforts in the restoration of a helicopter located at the Town Hall, which now stands as a monument for veterans.
Project H.O.P.E. gives a fresh paint job to local homeowners in need
Fri, Sep 18th 2020 12:25 pm
Last weekend, Jesse Gooch, owner of Painters Plus, several of the company's employees, and a handful of volunteers washed, primed and painted the house of Steven and Cindy Kureczka of Zimmerman Street in North Tonawanda, the chosen winners for the 10th annual Project H.O.P.E. (Helping Others Paint Exteriors). The project is an annual citywide contest that offers a free exterior home paint job to homeowners in need.
Ali Price celebrates 'treasure' that is Youngstown
Fri, Sep 18th 2020 12:25 pm
Over past months, the Village of Youngstown - like countless other places - has weathered the COVID-19 pandemic. And there have also been fresh positives.
Schools open to 'new way of learning'
Fri, Sep 18th 2020 12:10 pm
After not seeing each other in six months due to the COVID-19 pandemic, students and teachers reunited for the opening day of the Grand Island school year Wednesday.
Bike track: Lewiston Business Group prefers 2022 Center Street repaving; public meetings set
Wed, Sep 16th 2020 04:20 pm
The Lewiston Business Group assembled Wednesday morning to share concerns about a conceptual Center Street bicycle track recently proposed by Niagara River Greenway Commission Executive Director Greg Stevens and Mayor Anne Welch.
Conde, Gibson reelected in Lewiston
Tue, Sep 15th 2020 10:30 pm
Incumbent Republican trustees Nick Conde and Dan Gibson were reelected to the Village of Lewiston Board on Tuesday. They will be sworn into office Monday, ahead of the 6 p.m. monthly meeting at the Red Brick Municipal Building.
Stevens provides additional details on conceptual Lewiston bike path
Tue, Sep 15th 2020 06:20 pm
Amid speculation the New York State Department of Transportation will decide which, if any, bike paths are selected for Center Street in the next 60 days, Niagara River Greenway Commission Executive Director Greg Stevens again appeared in the Red Brick Municipal Building to pitch a southside bicycle track on Monday.
Have you seen 'It'? Halloween comes early to Lewiston
Mon, Sep 14th 2020 07:00 am
After more than a decade of entertaining (terrifying?) neighbors in Niagara Falls, Michael Nickles has brought his one-of-a-kind army of the undead to the corner of North Seventh and Onondaga streets.
Full edition: The Tribune and The Sentinel for Sept. 11, 2020
Fri, Sep 11th 2020 12:55 pm
Full edition: The Tribune and The Sentinel for Sept. 11, 2020
North Tonawanda appoints Frank DiBernardo 2nd Ward Alderman
Fri, Sep 11th 2020 12:30 pm
On Tuesday, the North Tonawanda Common Council voted 4-1 (Austin Tylec) to name Frank DiBernardo, an Independent, as the long-term appointment for 2nd Ward Alderman.
Town of Niagara looking to land aerospace company, nearly 600 jobs
Fri, Sep 11th 2020 12:30 pm
The Town of Niagara is considering making zoning changes to a disused hangar at the former U.S. Army Reserve Center (USARC) site to help lure an airplane manufacturing facility to the area along with roughly 600 new jobs.
Conceptual Center Street bike trail draws mixed reviews
Fri, Sep 11th 2020 12:30 pm
A new Center Street bike trail proposal from Niagara River Greenway Commission Executive Director Greg Stevens and Village of Lewiston Mayor Anne Welch was not an instant hit with the crowd attending Tuesday's municipal work session.
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.
 

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