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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.
Thunder of Niagara air show canceled
Fri, Mar 19th 2021 11:00 am
The Thunder of Niagara 2021 air show has been canceled, organizers announced Wednesday. The show was originally slated for June 19 and 20 and was set to feature the Blue Angels and the Canadian Forces Snowbirds.
Deskside with David: Livestreams need to stay: Districts livestreaming high school sports with reduced fan limitations
Fri, Mar 19th 2021 10:55 am
As we pass the year anniversary (I guess you can call it that) of COVID-19 shutting the nation down, I have continually looked back and asked myself, "Has anything good came out of this pandemic?"
Grand Island school nurses get Zonta Yellow Rose award
Wed, Mar 17th 2021 11:00 pm
For Zonta women worldwide, March 8 is not only International Women's Day; it is also Zonta Yellow Rose Day. On this day, countries all over the world celebrate the achievements of women, while also acknowledging their ongoing quest for gender equality. In many countries, this day is also a national holiday. March 8 was designated Yellow Rose Day, by Zonta International in 1999 to celebrate women's achievements through the beauty of a yellow rose.
Scout's DeGlopper Memorial artwork shows impassioned dedication to veterans' causes
Tue, Mar 16th 2021 11:15 am
Morgan Schaefer of Girl Scout Troop 30970 in Williamsville wanted her Gold Award project to involve military veterans. Lucky for Grand Island, a family friend introduced her to Keith Wegrzyn of the DeGlopper Memorial Expansion Committee.
The Island Shoppe has iconic, artistic selection of gifts for special occasions
Tue, Mar 16th 2021 11:00 am
If you love Grand Island, chances are you'll love The Island Shoppe.
Q&A: New music, new start, same drive from Buffalo native Hannah Kerr
Fri, Mar 12th 2021 04:05 pm
Getting married at the start of a global pandemic is not conventional, but then so many events in Hannah Kerr's life have not been conventional.
Full edition: The Tribune-Sentinel for March 12, 2021
Fri, Mar 12th 2021 11:40 am
Full edition: The Tribune-Sentinel for March 12, 2021
Grand Island School District trimming budget: Tentative tax rate would increase by 3.21%
Fri, Mar 12th 2021 11:00 am
Grand Island School District administrators are working through the next fiscal year's draft budget to whittle away at expenses and find ways to increase revenue in order to cut the tax rate and the tax levy, yet still maintain an excellent, quality education and an adequate fund balance.
Beach House owner eager to go to 75% capacity
Fri, Mar 12th 2021 11:00 am
Beach House Restaurant owner Mike Mongan is happy New York state announced that restaurants can increase seating capacity to 75% beginning March 19, but he wishes the starting date was two days earlier on St. Patrick's Day, which is his busiest day of the year.
Grand Island: Snow may be departing, but plow controversy persists
Fri, Mar 12th 2021 11:00 am
Snowplows were on the minds of Town Board members at a March 1 workshop meeting. Not because of a big snowfall, but because when the flakes flew furiously in mid-February, dozens of residents called town officials to complain.
Grand Island: COVID-19 shots resume at K of C
Fri, Mar 12th 2021 11:00 am
While the prospect of an injection is not usually a happy occasion, the administering of COVID-19 shots at the Knights of Columbus Hall on Wednesday was, for some, a cause to celebrate.
Lewiston Town Board opposes change in real property tax law
Fri, Mar 12th 2021 07:00 am
At its Monday work session, the Lewiston Town Board approved a resolution in opposition to §575-b, a proposed amendment to New York State Real Property Tax Law §487 that, if approved, would drastically alter how real property is assessed for wind and solar energy systems.
Lewiston Police Department survey finds strong support
Fri, Mar 12th 2021 07:00 am
The Lewiston Police Department is currently reviewing the results of its just-concluded online performance survey with members of the Town of Lewiston community panel formed to comply with state mandates on police reform.
Excitement for future of Fashion Outlets Mall
Fri, Mar 12th 2021 07:00 am
When it comes to the Fashion Outlets, John Doran says there's actually plenty of reasons to be optimistic.
Destination Niagara cautiously optimistic about 2021
Fri, Mar 12th 2021 07:00 am
John Percy and the Destination Niagara USA team hosted a webinar Wednesday to provide an update on travel, tourism and marketing in what will hopefully soon be a post-pandemic world.
2021 Northwest Jazz Festival canceled; will resume in 2022
Thu, Mar 11th 2021 02:25 pm
The board of directors of the Northwest Jazz Festival of Historic Lewiston, NY (Lewiston Jazz Festival Inc.) announced Thursday the popular festival has been canceled for 2021. Planning is underway for the 2022 event, slated for Aug. 26-27.
Q&A: Elizabeth 'Bitsie' Tulloch on a more grown-up 'Superman & Lois'
Tue, Mar 9th 2021 05:50 pm
The Superman and Lois Lane characters introduced via the "Arrowverse" recently were relaunched on The CW - and reimagined from what many DC Comics fans have come to expect from Last Son of Krypton. Yes, they're still bound and determined to save the world - him with his powers, her with a pen - but now they're facing a challenge far beyond anything they could imagine.
 

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