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Strawberry Moon Festival: Artpark dedicates Native American Peace Garden
Sat, Aug 1st 2020 05:25 pm
Artpark & Company welcomed members of the local and Western New York Native American communities to Lewiston for a ceremony celebrating the official opening of the Peace Garden.
North Tonawanda School District superintendent Q&A on district reopening plans
Fri, Jul 31st 2020 05:35 pm
On Wednesday, North Tonawanda School Superintendent Gregory J. Woytila provided an update on the district's reopening plans during a Q&A via Facebook Live. The update comes as school districts across the state are set to submit their reopening plans to New York state by the end of this week.
Full edition: The Tribune and The Sentinel for July 31, 2020
Fri, Jul 31st 2020 11:15 am
Full edition: The Tribune and The Sentinel for July 31, 2020
Lewiston receives good news from town's auditors
Fri, Jul 31st 2020 10:35 am
As it looks toward the fall and budget preparation time, the Town of Lewiston received some good news from the Dresher & Malecki audit team with regard to the town's 2019 audit.
Lights, camera, action! Wheatfield native publishes book on making it in Hollywood
Fri, Jul 31st 2020 08:50 am
Actress, comedian and, most importantly, a Wheatfield native, Meghan Deanna Smith always knew that she was supposed to be an actor.
Lewiston-Porter submits two options on reopening
Fri, Jul 31st 2020 08:50 am
Lewiston-Porter has submitted its reopening plan to the New York State Education Department (NYSED). The reopening plan provides for in-person instruction, remote learning, and a hybrid of the two approaches as required by NYSED. Superintendent Paul Casseri shared our reopening plan with the school community this week.
Town of Lewiston: EnSol plan flares up at session
Fri, Jul 31st 2020 08:45 am
At issue here is concern over a site plan application submitted by Niagara Properties - EnSol Inc. - of Niagara Falls. The company has been working with the town's Planning Board and Environmental Commission over past months and wishes to create a soil recycling center and composting facility on some 10 acres of land it owns on the north side of the 1100 block of Pletcher Road.
DiCamillo's celebrates centennial with revamped Linwood Store
Fri, Jul 31st 2020 08:45 am
One of Western New York's most popular and well-respected local businesses is celebrating a milestone few can hardly even dream of: DiCamillo's Bakery is turning 100 years old.
Poloncarz: Erie County has had 'pretty stern conversations' with bar, restaurant owners
Wed, Jul 29th 2020 05:10 pm
Speaking at a press conference on Wednesday afternoon, Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz said his office and the Department of Health "continue to get complaints" about eateries not abiding by New York's COVID-19 safety protocols.
Bike path network ecotourism 'gold standard'
Tue, Jul 28th 2020 11:15 am
Greg Stevens, executive director of the Niagara River Greenway, and Jim Sharpe, chair of Grand Island's Long Range Planning Committee, invited volunteer members of their organizations for two bicycle rides recently to understand Grand Island's current trail network and identify gaps in trail connectivity.
Crawford asks for traffic summit to address Isle projects
Tue, Jul 28th 2020 11:10 am
Grand Island Highway Superintendent Richard Crawford is asking for a "coordinated transportation meeting" with other levels of government to tackle growing traffic concerns in the midst of the Island's two historically large development proposals.
Fuccillo takes checkered flag with Island Fun Center
Tue, Jul 28th 2020 11:05 am
When Tom Fogarty was recruited by Billy Fuccillo Sr. and his son, Billy Jr., to become general manager of its Toyota store on Grand Island, he told them about his concern of residents leaving the Island to purchase the same vehicles elsewhere.
Sidewalk project making town center more walkable
Tue, Jul 28th 2020 10:55 am
Fahim Mojawalla, whose family-owned Island Ship Center has operated at 1879 Whitehaven Road since 2008, ran outside recently with his team carrying "bottles of the coldest water on the Island" for the crews installing the sidewalk outside his store.
Grand Island: Project Olive 'on pause' after being pulled from workshop meeting agenda
Tue, Jul 28th 2020 10:40 am
An anticipated appearance by Project Olive representatives at last Monday's Grand Island Town Board meeting never materialized as the developers told the town they had hit the pause button on the proposal.
Niagara County: Wydysh, Stapleton provide updates on eateries, travel advisory, school reopening & TTP
Mon, Jul 27th 2020 03:05 pm
Niagara County Legislature Chairwoman Becky Wydysh provided her weekly update Monday on LCTV. She was joined by Public Health Director Daniel Stapleton. Among their topics of conversation:
Coronavirus stats for July 27
Mon, Jul 27th 2020 12:15 pm
Coronavirus stats for July 27
Summer returns to Artpark
Mon, Jul 27th 2020 08:35 am
Artpark was alive with artistic activity Sunday, as patrons took part in a live concert by Svetlana & The New York Collective, a drum circle with Stephen Bell, and "The Art of Walking" tour.
Sciortino opens Marco's Italian Deli inside Grand Island Market
Sat, Jul 25th 2020 07:00 am
Marco Sciortino, one of the most respected restauranteurs in Western New York, felt like standing on the roof of the Grand Island Market at 1441 Ransom Road and shouting, "I AM BACK!!!"
Rebecca St. James embraces the 'Dawn'
Fri, Jul 24th 2020 02:00 pm
For three decades, Rebecca St. James has lived her life based on the word of God. But for a period of time a decade ago, she also found herself living out a Tom Petty song.
Town of Niagara historian, Lions Club work to honor a local civil war veteran
Fri, Jul 24th 2020 10:10 am
The Town of Niagara Lions Club recently completed the restoration and renovation of African American Civil War veteran Private George Martin's head stone at the Witmer Cemetery.
WEBR alums recall good old days
Fri, Jul 24th 2020 10:00 am
Radio station WEBR is making a comeback to its hometown of Buffalo, at 1440 on the AM dial. After a 27-year absence, this historic "Buffalo Born" radio station looks to have a strong reemergence on local airwaves, which will be music to the ears of Western New Yorkers who could not find any trace of the classic standards from the "Great American Song Book" anywhere on the AM or FM dial.
Full edition: The Tribune and The Sentinel for July 24, 2020
Fri, Jul 24th 2020 09:25 am
Full edition: The Tribune and The Sentinel for July 24, 2020
Village of Lewiston: Bike paths in planning stages
Fri, Jul 24th 2020 07:00 am
Lewiston Mayor Anne Welch has had several meetings recently with Niagara Greenway Commission Executive Director Greg Stevens regarding extending the bike path now entering the village from the Niagara Scenic Parkway on-ramp.
Village of Lewiston hopes to use water surcharge to repair aging, insufficient lines
Fri, Jul 24th 2020 07:00 am
A fire temporarily closing the Brickyard family of restaurants was an eye-opener for the Village of Lewiston Board of Trustees.
Niagara Falls tourism reps in 'staycation' mode
Fri, Jul 24th 2020 07:00 am
As the "New York Forward" pandemic recovery campaign continues, Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul made her second visit to Niagara Falls in as many weeks to again send home the message Niagara has overcome COVID-19 and is open for business. On Tuesday, she said now is the time to consider a visit to the Cataract City as part of "staycation" plans this year.
NT officials honor high schoolers who stopped assault on school field
Fri, Jul 24th 2020 07:00 am
A pair of North Tonawanda high school students were honored Monday by local officials for doing the right thing when it mattered the most.
Gooch bringing fairground flavors to NT
Thu, Jul 23rd 2020 04:40 pm
Normally around this time of year, the banks of the historic Erie Barge Canal between the cities of Tonawanda and North Tonawanda are bustling with the sights and sounds of Canal Fest - the eight-day summer festival that the Twin Cities cosponsor together every year.
Cuomo: Younger people in bars the issue when it comes to spreading coronavirus
Tue, Jul 21st 2020 05:10 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo said young adults congregating in bars is a surefire recipe for the spread of the coronavirus.
Niagara SPCA breaks ground on $1.5 million surgical suite
Mon, Jul 20th 2020 01:00 pm
Donning hard hats and shovels, local officials joined administrators from the Niagara County SPCA for a groundbreaking ceremony Friday, as the organization gets set to begin construction on a $1.5 million state-of-the-art surgical suite. The end result will be a 2,000-square-foot facility complete with an X-ray room, which the SPCA said it's never had before.
Sentinel outdoors writer Mark Daul passes
Mon, Jul 20th 2020 10:50 am
Joseph "Mark" Daul of Youngstown passed away on Thursday, July 16, 2020, in Niagara Hospice House, Lockport.
Grand Island Town Board: Project Olive at top of workshop meeting agenda Monday
Sat, Jul 18th 2020 07:00 am
Project Olive representatives are expected to meet with the Grand Island Town Board on Monday after an apparent setback before the town's Planning Board.
Cuomo on bar, restaurant restrictions: 'Dining is eating. When you eat, it requires food.'
Fri, Jul 17th 2020 04:30 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo, in a Friday conference call, reiterated his stance on limiting bar service.
Full edition: The Tribune and The Sentinel for July 17, 2020
Fri, Jul 17th 2020 12:25 pm
Full edition: The Tribune and The Sentinel for July 17, 2020
Numerous planning issues spurred Kiwanis to cancel Peach Festival
Fri, Jul 17th 2020 12:05 pm
On Tuesday the Kiwanis Club of Lewiston announced its annual Niagara County Peach Festival is canceled for this year due to coronavirus pandemic restrictions.
'Trump Van,' closure of farmers market vendor cause stir in North Tonawanda
Fri, Jul 17th 2020 12:00 pm
A pair of news stories that have caused a stir in North Tonawanda were the hot topics at the city's Common Council meeting on July 7. A mobile vendor selling political merchandise at Gratwick-Riverside Park has sparked a debate about political signage on public property, while the closure of a local vendor at the city farmers market has customers and supporters looking for leniency from government officials.
North Tonawanda public hearing held for proposed Mexican restaurant
Fri, Jul 17th 2020 11:50 am
On Tuesday, the North Tonawanda Common Council held a public hearing regarding an application for community development block grant (CBG) funding for a proposed restaurant - El Gringo Mexican Cantina - to be located at 54 Webster St. The location was most recently the site of the N.T. History Museum, and formerly the old G.C. Murphy's Department Store.
Niagara Falls Memorial honors those impacted by COVID-19
Tue, Jul 14th 2020 04:50 pm
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center honored area residents and staff members impacted by COVID-19 during ceremonies held Tuesday morning in historic Schoellkopf Park on the medical center's downtown campus.
VIDEO, PICS: Niagara Falls USA welcome plaza has grand opening
Tue, Jul 14th 2020 04:00 pm
Visitors will find a brand-new entryway at the oldest state park in America. On Tuesday, Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul joined New York State Parks Commissioner Erik Kulleseid and Western District Director Mark Mistretta, Assemblyman Angelo Morinello, and Niagara Falls Mayor Robert Restaino in officially opening a $6.2 million welcome plaza at Niagara Falls State Park.
Cuomo outlines metrics for school reopening
Mon, Jul 13th 2020 04:40 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Monday announced new, data-driven guidance for reopening schools in New York. Schools in a region can reopen if that region is in phase four of reopening, and if its daily infection rate remains below 5% or lower using a 14-day average since "PAUSE" was lifted.
Paddles Up goes online for 2020
Sat, Jul 11th 2020 07:00 am
Paddles Up, an annual summer event at Beaver Island State Park, will have to wait until 2021 to celebrate its 15th year in the Niagara River. The event has been canceled due to the current COVID-19 restrictions and the concern for participants' health, announced Michelle Lockett, community engagement manager at Niagara River Greenway.
 

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