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Grand Island High School unveils new athletic facility
Fri, Apr 16th 2021 05:00 pm
Grand Island High School varsity softball coach Cheryl O'Connor would have been happy enough just to see her team be able to play its home games on school property.
DOT provides update on Center Street paving
Fri, Apr 16th 2021 12:20 pm
Center Street's face-lift might occur later than originally expected.
Youngstown budget passes; board to meet with YVFC
Fri, Apr 16th 2021 12:10 pm
The Village of Youngstown approved its 2021-22 budget of $1,781,089 Monday evening following a public hearing on Zoom that saw limited input from the community.
Lew-Port to hold session on school reopening process
Fri, Apr 16th 2021 12:05 pm
Since our last edition, things have really progressed on a number of fronts: The state budget was finalized in Albany, and new guidance was (finally) released by the New York State Department of Health, aligning to the updated guidance from the CDC related to social distancing in schools. We have moved quickly to advance both the 2021-22 budget and plans to return students to campus under the new guidance.
NWCSD sets expenditure budget and tax levy limit
Fri, Apr 16th 2021 12:00 pm
The ballot is taking shape in the Niagara Wheatfield Central School District for the annual budget vote to be held Tuesday, May 18. The Board of Education recently passed motions setting its expenditure budget for the 2021-22 school year at $79,222,507, and the tax levy limit to $34,720,519 - an increase of 1.99% from last year. Both motions were passed unanimously.
North Tonawanda celebrates Dyngus Day with Oliver Street parade
Fri, Apr 16th 2021 12:00 pm
A little rain couldn't stop North Tonawanda's first (potentially annual) Dyngus Day parade.
Library reopening discussions grow contentious in Youngstown
Fri, Apr 16th 2021 11:55 am
At its April 8 combined work session/regular meeting, the Village of Youngstown announced plans to reopen the Red Brick Youngstown Village Center to the public on May 1, with all state-mandated COVID-19 protocols in place.
North Tonawanda: Drescher & Malecki named city's auditing firm
Fri, Apr 16th 2021 11:45 am
Last week, the North Tonawanda Common Council awarded a bid to Drescher and Malecki LLP Certified Public Accounts to provide audit services to the city over a three-year engagement.
Town of Lewiston puts peddling/soliciting on hold
Fri, Apr 16th 2021 09:55 am
As spring moves ahead and COVID-19 continues, the Town of Lewiston is now considering changes as to how it handles a yearly increase in peddlers and solicitors.
Barenaked Ladies to perform at Artpark in 2022
Thu, Apr 15th 2021 11:35 am
Multi-Platinum band Barenaked Ladies will return to Artpark in Lewiston to headline a "Tuesdays in the Park" concert on July 5, 2022. The show was originally scheduled for the summers of 2020 and 2021, but was delayed due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
Grand Island: 5-day school resumes April 26 for elementary students
Tue, Apr 13th 2021 08:45 am
Grand Island's elementary school students head back to the classroom five days a week starting Monday, April 26.
Roman Café fundraiser benefits Chamber of Commerce of the Tonawandas
Mon, Apr 12th 2021 09:00 am
The Chamber of Commerce of the Tonawandas took as big a hit as any business or organization could have endured last year due to the pandemic. Many fundraising events that the business organization relies on were canceled.
Town of Grand Island to be lead agency for Acquest project
Sat, Apr 10th 2021 07:00 am
The Town Board voted Monday night to be the lead agency for Acquest Development Co. in its quest to put a 1.1-million-square-foot distribution facility on Long Road at a site Amazon withdrew from last August.
Town of Grand Island OKs police reform plan, advisory board
Sat, Apr 10th 2021 07:00 am
The Town Board approved a Police Reform Action Plan for the Grand Island Police Department in a public hearing during its regular Monday night meeting.
Full edition: The Tribune-Sentinel for April 9, 2021
Fri, Apr 9th 2021 01:05 pm
Full edition: The Tribune-Sentinel for April 9, 2021
Sweet! Village Bake Shoppe expands partnership with De Dee's
Fri, Apr 9th 2021 12:20 pm
Earlier this week, Lewiston's The Village Bake Shoppe announced it would offer an expanded dessert line at De Dee's Dairy in Niagara Falls.
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.
 

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