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Wheatfield explores solar project for disused dump site
Fri, Apr 9th 2021 12:05 pm
While the Town of Niagara deals with a project on its own Witmer Road that has environmental groups outraged, the Wheatfield Town Board passed a resolution Monday that should make environmentalists happy.
Town of Niagara Board rescinds approval of asphalt plant
Fri, Apr 9th 2021 11:25 am
The Town of Niagara Board unanimously voted Wednesday to rescind its approval of an asphalt project it had approved on July 21, 2020. The move comes amid significant public outcry to the project and pushback from neighboring communities. The facility was planned to be built at 4660 Witmer Road, near Niagara University's southern entrance.
Marijuana law poses 'significant changes' for many
Fri, Apr 9th 2021 11:25 am
On March 31, Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed legislation that created the 128-page Marihuana Regulation and Taxation Act of 2021 following approvals in both the state Assembly and Senate.
Behind-the-scenes work continues at Frontier House, plaza; BBC shooting for summer reopening
Fri, Apr 9th 2021 11:00 am
Two of the largest construction projects underway in the Village of Lewiston are being spearheaded by Buffalo's Ellicott Development, a self-described "full-service real estate, leasing, management and development firm," that handles more than 7 million square-feet of office, retail, residential and hotel space.
Hibbard's Original Frozen Custard open for 2021
Mon, Apr 5th 2021 05:25 pm
Hibbard's Original Frozen Custard opened for the season Monday morning, in what is hopefully a sign of spring - and better days to come.
In Easter season, Matty Mullins will 'Show You The Cross'
Fri, Apr 2nd 2021 12:40 pm
You would expect the quintessential, Good Friday-dropping, Easter anthem of 2021 to come from this tatted-up dude, right?
Full edition: The Tribune-Sentinel for April 2, 2021
Fri, Apr 2nd 2021 09:45 am
Full edition: The Tribune-Sentinel for April 2, 2021
New Lewiston businesses spring forward
Fri, Apr 2nd 2021 08:55 am
In part two of this series, we look at a notable trend in Lewiston: the rise, relocation and expansion of new businesses over the past 13 months, even as the pandemic brought major challenges. Also included is an update on two local construction projects.
Town of Niagara: Asphalt plant permit could be rescinded, as proposal heads to county
Fri, Apr 2nd 2021 08:20 am
As public furor grows surrounding a planned asphalt facility in the Town of Niagara, the proposal will now have to go through the Niagara County Planning Board and a permit could be rescinded.
Apple Granny Restaurant is 4-time 'Best Fish Fry' contest winner
Fri, Apr 2nd 2021 08:15 am
Though the way in which fish is delivered to patrons has changed often in 13 months - indoor, takeout, curbside, indoor again - Apple Granny's prep standards have remained consistent. In a time when so much is unpredictable, a veteran kitchen staff and dedicated owners have doubled-down on a tried and true Friday fish fry recipe that is bringing some semblance of normalcy back to diners.
Wilson Middle School eighth-grader pays it back
Fri, Apr 2nd 2021 08:10 am
Rayn Cooper, an eighth-grader at Wilson Middle School "took it on the chin" Tuesday to send a thank you to a special person who has made an impression on her life.
Village of Lewiston to vote on budget
Fri, Apr 2nd 2021 08:10 am
The Village of Lewiston Board of Trustees will present the projected fiscal year 2021-22 budget at a 6 p.m. meeting Monday, April 19, inside the Red Brick Municipal Building.
Town of Niagara: Asphalt plant permit might be rescinded, as proposal heads to Niagara County
Wed, Mar 31st 2021 01:55 pm
A much-contested asphalt facility is expected to have its permit rescinded by the Town of Niagara, according to officials from Niagara County.
'Manifest' returns with big questions to answer
Mon, Mar 29th 2021 10:45 am
When the passengers of flight 828 returned home from what should've been a few-hour flight, they learned five-plus years had passed. Their plane seemingly disappeared, and they were presumed dead. If that wasn't enough, these passengers suddenly had "callings" - premonitions of something they had to stop or fix, or else face consequences.
Niagara County Easter fun for 2021!
Sun, Mar 28th 2021 07:00 am
Sure, it might look a little different again this year, but there's certainly no shortage of safe and fun Easter activities to be found in Niagara County. From good ol' egg hunting to Easter Bunny meet-and-greets, there are plenty of reasons for families to be egg-cited this year.
Grand Island parent group sues to open schools
Sat, Mar 27th 2021 07:00 am
A group of Grand Island parents is taking a stand against the state's reopening guidance that has kept students from attending school more than two days a week.
Viking Diner closes
Sat, Mar 27th 2021 07:00 am
The Viking Diner has closed its doors, and building owner Dave Mazur is advertising the site as available for a new tenant as a turn-key operation.
Full edition: The Tribune-Sentinel for March 26, 2021
Fri, Mar 26th 2021 05:50 pm
Full edition: The Tribune-Sentinel for March 26, 2021
Lewiston Town Board approves local flood law, adopts police reform policy
Fri, Mar 26th 2021 11:35 am
Overall, the workload was light Monday evening for the Lewiston Town Board, as two public hearings opened the regular meeting followed by limited board discussion and approval on various routine matters.
DEC public comment period for proposed Town of Niagara asphalt plant
Fri, Mar 26th 2021 11:35 am
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation is holding a public comment period regarding an air quality permit filed on behalf of a proposed asphalt plant for 4660 Witmer Road in the Town of Niagara. Written comments may be sent to Kerri L. Pickard-DePriest at DEC Region 9 Headquarters, 270 Michigan Ave., Buffalo, NY 14203. The deadline for comment recently was extended to May 3.
Lew-Port awaits state direction on reopening
Fri, Mar 26th 2021 11:35 am
Lewiston-Porter is preparing for a return to a traditional five-day, in-person school week. Federal guidance has now changed, allowing for state guidance to follow.
River Region businesses still STILL open for business
Fri, Mar 26th 2021 11:00 am
A year ago this week, we published an article noting small businesses in the River Region would remain open, even as New York state went on "PAUSE" to slow the coronavirus spread.
Canal Fest canceled again this year
Wed, Mar 24th 2021 04:25 pm
Canal Fest of the Tonawandas 2021 has been officially canceled, North Tonawanda Mayor Arthur G. Pappas announced Tuesday. The event was scheduled for July 18-25.
Pros, cons of Aquest plan debated in separate sessions
Tue, Mar 23rd 2021 01:20 pm
Acquest Development CEO Michael Huntress on Monday restated to the Town Board his company's proposal for building a single 1.1 million-square-foot warehouse and distribution facility on its 145-acre site at 2780 Long Road.
High hopes as Adrian's Custard & Beef opens for season
Tue, Mar 23rd 2021 01:20 pm
Adrian's Custard & Beef opened for the season on March 16, and is gearing up and staffing up to reopen its dining room soon.
'Paws for a Cause' pet drive benefits SPCA
Tue, Mar 23rd 2021 01:10 pm
The pets at SPCA Serving Erie County will be getting an extra serving of treats, toys and comfort items, thanks to hard work and dedication March 13 by the Junior DECA team of Veronica Connor Middle School.
Grand Island Police Department drafting policy reform
Tue, Mar 23rd 2021 01:05 pm
The Grand Island Police Department is finalizing with town attorneys a draft of its Police Reform Action Plan and will hold another public comment session before submitting the plan to the state by the April 1 deadline.
East Park Garden Club beautifying DeGlopper Memorial since 1962
Tue, Mar 23rd 2021 01:05 pm
Members of the DeGlopper Memorial Expansion Committee enjoy talking about the many Town of Grand Island residents, businesses and organizations that have donated their time, resources or funds over the years to create what has been developed at the corner of Baseline Road and Grand Island Boulevard.
Island Dispatch's first subscriber still going strong at 98
Tue, Mar 23rd 2021 01:00 pm
As the Island Dispatch turns 77 years old this month, the newspaper is proud to still be in touch with its very first subscriber, lifelong Grand Island resident Donald B. Loder.
UPDATE: Grand Island's Niagara Sailing Club heavily damaged by fast-moving blaze
Sun, Mar 21st 2021 11:45 am
Members resolved to rebuild, after fire tore through the Niagara Sailing Club, at 3619 E. River Road, on Saturday. The Grand Island club's flag was spared, and later hoisted up alongside the American flag.
Grand Island: Fire at Niagara Sailing Club
Sat, Mar 20th 2021 10:25 pm
Members gathered together to console one another Saturday, as fire tore through the Niagara Sailing Club at 3619 E. River Road, Grand Island. The club flag was spared, and later hoisted up alongside the American flag.
Full edition: The Tribune-Sentinel for March 19, 2021
Fri, Mar 19th 2021 06:15 pm
Full edition: The Tribune-Sentinel for March 19, 2021.
Q&A: Josh Wilson champions kindness
Fri, Mar 19th 2021 04:15 pm
An ASCAP Writer/Performer of the Year award-winner - and someone who has toured with the likes of Third Day, Steven Curtis Chapman, Casting Crowns and Matthew West - Josh Wilson took "Revolutionary" on the road last year. Though he couldn't perform the song at traditional music venues, Wilson brought it - and his new song, "Undeniable" - to the backyards of fans across the country as part of his "RV-lutionary Backyard Tour."
9-year-old 'Jam Man' interviews the stars
Fri, Mar 19th 2021 02:00 pm
It's probably safe to assume most 9-year-olds didn't spend their COVID-19 lockdown time interviewing Hollywood actors and rock stars.
The Plant Shack & Orange Cat Coffee team up to help dogs and cats
Fri, Mar 19th 2021 11:50 am
The Plant Shack and Orange Cat Coffee Co. in Lewiston have teamed up to raise funds for animals the best way they know how - with plants and coffee!
Village of Lewiston begins budget preparation
Fri, Mar 19th 2021 11:45 am
Village of Lewiston Treasurer Stephanie Myers presented the Board of Trustees with a preliminary $4.07 million budget for fiscal year 2021-22, which begins June 1. The proposed property tax rate is $7.76 per $1,000 of assessed valuation, which would be a dime increase over the current rate.
Niagara County SPCA kicks off fundraising season with 'Bark Day Bash'
Fri, Mar 19th 2021 11:40 am
The Niagara County SPCA kicked off its fundraising season on Wednesday with its first "Bark Day Bash" event at the Sheraton Hotel in Niagara Falls. The event provided a lively, yet-COVID-19-friendly and well-organized affair for attendees to celebrate St. Patrick's Day whilst raising money for one of the area's foremost animal welfare organizations.
Town of Wheatfield: Revenues topped losses by $150,000 in 2020
Fri, Mar 19th 2021 11:35 am
The Town of Wheatfield received $150,446 more in revenues than it spent for all of its budgetary funds and special districts in 2020.
$3.36 million in Greenway funds for Veterans Memorial Park project
Fri, Mar 19th 2021 11:15 am
On Tuesday, the Host Community Standing Committee (HCSC), which administers and oversees projects financed by the Niagara River Greenway Recreation/Tourism Fund, awarded $3.36 million to Veterans Memorial Community Park in the Town of Niagara. The funds will be used to cover phases III and IV of the park's master plan. The project was deemed consistent with the principles of the Niagara Greenway by the Greenway Commission on March 3.
Army Corps report focuses on Old Fort Niagara shoreline protection
Fri, Mar 19th 2021 11:15 am
The U.S., Army Corps of Engineers, Buffalo District, has released its project findings for the Old Fort Niagara Streambank and Shoreline Erosion Protection Study. A 735-page report represents the federal government's response to the Lake Ontario shoreline erosion problems that threaten historically significant structures at Old Fort Niagara.
 

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