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Full edition: The Tribune-Sentinel for Feb. 19, 2021
Fri, Feb 19th 2021 07:00 am
Full edition: The Tribune-Sentinel for Feb. 19, 2021
NT: Pappas gives final State of the City speech
Fri, Feb 19th 2021 07:00 am
On Tuesday, North Tonawanda Mayor Arthur G. Pappas gave his 2021 State of the City address. It was his last such address as mayor, with his announcement last week that he would not seek reelection.
NT: Mayor Pappas full 2021 State of the City address
Fri, Feb 19th 2021 06:55 am
On Tuesday, North Tonawanda Mayor Arthur G. Pappas gave his 2021 State of the City address. It will be his last such address as mayor, having announced last week that he would not be seeking reelection.
Christine A. Learman, CPA, PC may have the cure for that tax time headache
Thu, Feb 18th 2021 05:25 pm
Tax time can be the best of times or the worst of times.
Community embraces DeGlopper Memorial
Thu, Feb 18th 2021 05:20 pm
Chris Taylor is a lifelong Grand Island resident who followed in the footsteps of family members who served their country in a branch of the armed forces when he joined the United States Air Force upon graduating from Grand Island High School in 1999. He left the Island with the memory of his uncle, Army Sgt. Philip C. Taylor, heavy on his heart. Sgt. Taylor was one of the first U.S. soldiers killed on Cambodian soil during an air strike at the tail end of the Vietnam War in 1971.
Viking Strong: Unity through art
Thu, Feb 18th 2021 05:20 pm
A small Grand Island art studio that's less than a year old has wasted no time bringing the community together in a big way.
Orange Poppy Art Studio: A place to learn, create ... and find respite
Thu, Feb 18th 2021 05:15 pm
When artists Bonnie Nevans and Crystal Still, both of Grand Island, decided they wanted to start an art studio, the idea was born of hope and a vision.
GIBOE: Draft 2021-22 budget introduced; Hybrid learning model decried by parents
Fri, Feb 12th 2021 07:00 pm
The Grand Island Board of Education is looking to close a budget gap of at least $1,478,957 after its first review of the draft budget for the school year 2021-22.
Full edition: The Tribune-Sentinel for Feb. 12, 2021
Fri, Feb 12th 2021 07:00 am
Full edition: The Tribune-Sentinel for Feb. 12, 2021
Porter holds public hearing on revised solar law
Fri, Feb 12th 2021 07:00 am
The Town of Porter began the process Monday toward addressing its nearly year-long moratorium on solar installations, with a public hearing en route to finalizing Local Law No. 1 of 2021 titled, "Solar Energy Systems."
Cuomo's proposed budget draws criticism from Niagara Wheatfield CSD
Fri, Feb 12th 2021 07:00 am
Last month, Gov. Andrew Cuomo unveiled his proposed 2021-22 executive budget for New York. His education spending plans have sparked concerns amongst local school districts that they could miss out on millions of dollars in much-needed aid.
Tesla monument proposed for Gratwick Park
Fri, Feb 12th 2021 07:00 am
During Tuesday's Common Council work session, members of the nonprofit Buffalo Niagara Nikola Tesla Council Inc. (BNNTC) proposed a plan to gift the City of North Tonawanda with an art structure meant to pay homage to famous scientist and inventor Nikola Tesla.
Lewiston Police Department seeks community input with survey
Wed, Feb 10th 2021 04:10 pm
The Lewiston Police Department issued its anticipated community survey this week, seeking input on its service operations, police practices and any needs for improvement.
Cuomo: Sports & entertainment events in major stadiums, arenas can reopen with limited spectators beginning Feb. 23
Wed, Feb 10th 2021 03:00 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Wednesday announced that, building off of the successful Buffalo Bills pilot program, sports and entertainment events in major stadiums and arenas with a capacity of 10,000 or more people can reopen with limited spectators beginning Feb. 23.
Wydysh offers insight offered on state, Niagara County COVID-19 vaccination efforts
Wed, Feb 10th 2021 02:20 pm
The Lewiston Senior Club and Town of Lewiston Senior Center hosted 2nd District Niagara County Legislator Becky Wydysh, chairwoman of the Niagara County Legislature, on Tuesday. She visited to offer some insight to an issue of demand among residents: When and where can I get vaccinated?
'One Chicago Day' 2021: Dick Wolf series shine light on first responders ... predict the future
Wed, Feb 10th 2021 09:30 am
Whether it's working feverishly to save someone's life, running into a burning building or protecting the innocent, first responders are among the most heroic people on earth at any given "normal" time. Just imagine, then, how much more difficult it's been to be a medic, firefighter or police officer in the past year - with the coronavirus lurking behind the bushes.
Town Board workshop deals with reval, website redesign
Tue, Feb 9th 2021 03:45 pm
Reassessments and revising the town's website to make it more user-friendly were the key topics discussed at a Feb. 1 workshop meeting of the Town Board.
Mojawalla's sugar-free journey
Tue, Feb 9th 2021 03:40 pm
Grand Island businessman Fahim Mojawalla is known to motivate his staff by setting goals and offering inspiration. The latest recipient of that inspirational goal-setting is - himself!
Modified Relay For Life tentatively scheduled
Tue, Feb 9th 2021 03:40 pm
The 2021 version of Relay For Life, tentatively scheduled for June 4, is expected to look far different from previous versions of the event, as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. "We are hoping for an in-person event, but it is doubtful that can happen because of New York State protocols, American Cancer Society protocols, and people's comfort levels," said Lynn Marston Dingey, one of three co-chairs of Relay For Life.
'Wag with Swag' brings pet grooming curbside
Tue, Feb 9th 2021 03:30 pm
It's winter, it's cold and we are still in the midst of a pandemic. But the dog needs a bath, and nobody in the family wants to wrestle with a dog, suds and the bathtub.
NT: Pappas won't seek reelection
Tue, Feb 9th 2021 03:20 pm
On Tuesday, North Tonawanda Mayor Arthur Pappas announced he is moving on:
Zoom piano lessons strike a new chord
Tue, Feb 9th 2021 03:10 pm
Grand Island piano teacher Debbie Bastian is adding Zoom to her music repertoire.
Fogarty steering the course for Fuccillo Auto Group
Tue, Feb 9th 2021 03:10 pm
Tom Fogarty, the new general manager at Fuccillo Auto Group on Grand Island, is no stranger to the car business. A 38-year veteran of the industry, he has been a general manager with Toyota in Buffalo for 19 of the past 20 years. He now oversees all three of the Fuccillo dealerships on the Island - Toyota, Chevrolet and Hyundai.
Filling gaps in Greenway Shoreline Trail
Tue, Feb 9th 2021 03:05 pm
On a recent late January afternoon when skiing, snowboarding or sledding were the optimum outdoor activities, Gregory D. Stevens, Michelle Lockett and Jim Sharpe were talking about bicycling and hiking on Grand Island and the urgency to bring together New York state, Erie County and Grand Island officials to create a plan to improve bike lanes, connect trails and position the Island as a true ecotourism destination.
Setting sites on Grand Island heroes
Tue, Feb 9th 2021 03:00 pm
Private First Class Charles N. DeGlopper was a 22-year-old United States Army soldier fighting for his country on June 9, 1944, during the Battle of Normandy campaign in World War II when he was compelled to make a split-second decision that ultimately cost him his life as he was killed in action protecting his fellow soldiers.
Full edition: The Tribune and The Sentinel for Feb. 5, 2021
Fri, Feb 5th 2021 02:25 pm
Full edition: The Tribune and The Sentinel for Feb. 5, 2021
Castellani Art Museum poised for grand comeback in 2021
Fri, Feb 5th 2021 02:15 pm
"We're moving forward," he said. "We have our goals, we have our time set, and we're working towards it as if life will get back to ('normal') and the museum can reopen and reenergize."
Doors shut at Lewiston APlus/Sunoco; Tops Xpress expands hours
Fri, Feb 5th 2021 12:10 pm
Earlier this week, the Village of Lewiston was notified Reid Petroleum Corp. was not renewing its lease with Sunoco/APlus for the gas station and convenience store at 890 Center St.
Readers invited to take Island Dispatch survey
Fri, Feb 5th 2021 09:15 am
2020 was a year that tested each and every one us. Thankfully, we made it through - and we're looking forward to better days in 2021.
'Chicago PD': Burgess becomes a mom!
Wed, Feb 3rd 2021 11:55 pm
To the surprise (and delight) of "Chicago P.D." fans last season, it seemed a "Burzek" baby was on the way. The shipper combo of on again, off again "Chicago P.D." officers Kim Burgess (Marina Squerciati) and Adam Ruzek (Patrick John Flueger) was unexpectedly expecting. ... But joy turned to sorrow when Burgess had a miscarriage upon jumping in between a victim and her perpetrator.
Cuomo: Federal vaccine supply to increase to 20% for next 3 weeks
Tue, Feb 2nd 2021 03:35 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday updated New Yorkers on the state's vaccination program. As of noon, New York's health care distribution sites have received 1,554,450 first doses and already administered 91% (1,414,241) first-dose vaccinations and 76% of first and second doses. Delivery of the week 8 allocation from the federal government begins mid-week.
Cuomo gives blessing to wedding receptions
Fri, Jan 29th 2021 04:50 pm
Speaking to the press on Friday, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said the recent model of allowing pretested fans into Buffalo Bills Stadium can be replicated to include other events - including wedding receptions.
Full edition: The Tribune and The Sentinel for Jan. 29, 2021
Fri, Jan 29th 2021 11:45 am
Full edition: The Tribune and The Sentinel for Jan. 29, 2021
Lew-Port's 'One District, One Book' underway in River Region
Fri, Jan 29th 2021 07:00 am
Lewiston-Porter's "One District, One Book" reveal was hosted online Friday by school librarians Mrs. Zielinski and Mrs. Cumminsky. More than 400 participated in the live telecast event. When it was all said and done, the children's book "Fenway and Hattie," by Victoria J. Coe, was declared the winner.
Lewiston Town Board addresses personnel issues
Thu, Jan 28th 2021 08:15 pm
Lewiston Town Board members began the process Monday of getting the town's now-paused recreational programs restarted for 2021. Included was approval for Recreation Director Mike Dashineau to fill a part-time recreation clerk/typist position currently unfilled, and to begin planning for the town's youth baseball and softball programs, as well as the anticipated hiring of a recreational leader and rec program aides.
North Tonawanda to seek $4.2 million loan as holdover until tax dollars roll in
Thu, Jan 28th 2021 08:00 pm
The City of North Tonawanda is looking to move forward with a tax anticipation note (TAN) - a short-term bond issued by a municipal government that will be repaid with future tax collections. The reason given is that the city is in the midst of a revenue shortfall and needs stop-gap funding until it begins to receive tax revenue in April.
Cuomo gives praise to Buffalo Bills for playoff run
Mon, Jan 25th 2021 10:15 pm
Speaking to the media Monday at Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center in Buffalo, Gov. Andrew Cuomo praised the Buffalo Bills organization for the team's best season since the early 1990s. The team's season ended Sunday, with the Bills losing to the Kansas City Chiefs in the AFC Championship game.
Cuomo allowing elective surgery in Erie County; poised to lessen micro-cluster zone restrictions
Mon, Jan 25th 2021 10:00 pm
Speaking to the media Monday at Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center in Buffalo, Gov. Andrew Cuomo suggested he will lessen restrictions placed on Western New York - and Erie County, in particular - designed to lessen the spread of the coronavirus.
One Bills 'Drive': Grand Island parade cheers team on march to Super Bowl
Sat, Jan 23rd 2021 07:00 am
What started as a whim turned into a mile-long parade of cars circling the Island in a pregame support of the Buffalo Bills on Saturday.
Thermo Fisher one step closer to $85M expansion
Sat, Jan 23rd 2021 07:00 am
An approval by the Erie County Industrial Development Agency's (ECIDA) Board of Directors on Wednesday for a tax incentive package presented by Grand Island's Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. should result in the life sciences company proceeding with plans to add an $85 million, 69,000-square-foot expansion to its research, development and manufacturing facility at 3175 Staley Road.
 

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