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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.
Brickyard fire 'could've been a lot worse'
Tue, Jun 2nd 2020 07:00 am
Speaking Monday morning with local leaders, Lewiston Fire Co. No. 1 Chief Les Myers said it was fortunate last week's fire at the Brickyard Brewing Company didn't carry over to the neighboring project, which is under construction.
Everything you need to know about phase 2, as Western New York continues its reopening process
Mon, Jun 1st 2020 04:50 pm
Western New York is entering phase two of Gov. Andrew Cuomo's reopening plan on Tuesday.
Niagara County Fair postponed until 2021 due to COVID-19
Mon, Jun 1st 2020 03:50 pm
Cornell Cooperative Extension of Niagara County's board of directors held a special meeting on Friday, May 29, resulting in the decision to postpone the Niagara County Fair until 2021, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Cuomo offers guidance on phase 2; Wydysh: 'I don't see any reason that WNY should not begin phase two next week'
Fri, May 29th 2020 04:55 pm
Speaking Friday on LCTV, Niagara County Legislature Chairwoman Becky Wydysh said, "From my perspective, I don't see any reason that Western New York should not begin phase two next week; and it appears that we are on target to do so."
Niagara-Wheatfield BOE gets set for budget vote; outlines graduation plans
Fri, May 29th 2020 10:35 am
On May 20, the Niagara-Wheatfield Board of Education held its last budget discussions before this week's upcoming public budget hearing and board elections. Amid funding shortfalls from the state, the board is set to propose a $77,119,627 budget for the 2020-21 fiscal year, a 3.66% increase from last year. Superintendent Daniel Ljiljanich and Assistant Superintendent of Finance and Management Allison Davis outlined strategies the district will use to cover the budget, including a 1.49% increase on the tax levy.
Island Dispatch for May 29, 2020
Fri, May 29th 2020 10:10 am
Island Dispatch for May 29, 2020
Full edition: The Tribune and The Sentinel for May 29, 2020
Fri, May 29th 2020 10:10 am
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Community responds to Brickyard/BBC fire: #Brickbybrick GoFundMe assistance effort launched
Fri, May 29th 2020 09:55 am
"Words cannot begin to express the pain we feel for our neighbors at Brickyard Pub and BBQ and Brickyard Brewing Company. Ken, Eric, Steve and the entire Brickyard family, we love you guys and will be with you every step of the way. Take care and God bless. #brickbybrick #lewistonstrong."
Safety first at Silo, as Lewiston restaurant opens for summer season
Fri, May 29th 2020 09:40 am
The Silo Restaurant in Lewiston has implemented an impressive slate of safety measures.
Lewiston-Porter proposes $49.092 million budget for 2020-21
Fri, May 29th 2020 09:20 am
With the budget vote and Board of Education election approaching on Tuesday, June 9, Lewiston-Porter has been working to give you as much detail as possible prior to mailing in your ballot.
Farmers Market to open in Lewiston
Fri, May 29th 2020 09:00 am
Jamie Symmonds of Willow Consulting is bringing her Farmers Market back for a third summer, starting up again on Saturday, June 6.
Brickyard Brewing Company fire: Praise for first responders & thanks blaze didn't spread
Thu, May 28th 2020 08:55 am
Village of Lewiston officials applauded those who helped fight a late Tuesday night fire that damaged the Brickyard Brewing Company and part of the Brickyard Pub & BBQ.
Broadcast TV's super superhero saga, 'Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.,' goes out on its own terms
Wed, May 27th 2020 04:30 pm
"S.H.I.E.L.D." was able to combine action/adventure with sci-fi, romance, comedy, and, on occasion, a sprinkling of the big screen Marvel Cinematic Universe to become the best comic book-inspired series on broadcast or cable television.
Academy Park bleachers demo'd
Wed, May 27th 2020 11:10 am
The green bleachers were torn down on Tuesday and Wednesday. Lewiston Event Center co-owner Harold Hibbard donated manpower to have the seating area demolished.
Brickyard Brewing Co., Pub & BBQ involved in late-night Center Street blaze
Wed, May 27th 2020 02:40 am
A staple of Center Street in the Village of Lewiston endured a tough hit late Tuesday night. Brickyard Brewing Co., in addition to the Pub and BBQ, erupted in flames that resulted in a partial roof collapse.
Island Dispatch for May 22, 2020
Tue, May 26th 2020 10:00 am
Island Dispatch for May 22, 2020
Memorial Day observed in Lewiston
Mon, May 25th 2020 12:25 pm
A pandemic wasn't going to stop Veterans of Foreign Wars Downriver Post 7487 from paying tribute to those who gave their lives defending this country.
Cuomo: NY could enter phase two sooner than expected
Sat, May 23rd 2020 12:50 pm
At a Saturday press conference, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said state regions could enter phase two of his "New York Forward" reopening process earlier than expected. Originally, he said locations would have to wait two weeks before going into the next stage.
Supervisors in towns of Niagara, Wheatfield cautiously optimistic as county enters phase one of reopening
Fri, May 22nd 2020 03:10 pm
On Monday, Gov. Andrew Cuomo made the announcement that, beginning Tuesday, Western New York could officially enter phase one of the state's reopening plan. The announcement came after local officials said the area had fulfilled the final requirements for reopening. These required metrics dictated that the area needed to secure 521 contact tracers, and have hospitalizations and deaths fall (or at least remain low) over three days.
Town of Niagara: Proposed Lockport Road solar project moves forward
Fri, May 22nd 2020 03:05 pm
Plans involving a proposed solar energy facility on Lockport Road took a few steps forward at Wednesday night's Town of Niagara regular board meeting. The project first gained traction at last month's board meeting, after board members authorized Supervisor Lee Wallace to sign a non-binding letter of intent. The letter allowed solar energy firm Nexamp Inc. to begin a study for a proposed solar energy project at a former Niagara landfill property owned by the Town of Niagara and located at 4798 Lockport Road.
 

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