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Grand Island Chamber of Commerce: Grand opening planned for new Island restaurant
Sat, Jan 27th 2018 07:00 am
Members of the Grand Island Chamber of Commerce, representatives of town government and the business community, friends and family are expected to be in attendance at a ribbon-cutting and grand opening to the news restaurant on the Island.
Lewiston Police Department stages active shooter drill at Lew-Port
Fri, Jan 26th 2018 11:00 pm
On Friday morning, the Lewiston Police Department led a joint active shooter drill on the Lewiston-Porter campus. The LPD teamed with Niagara County Sheriff's Office, U.S. Border Patrol and New York State Police, in conjunction with local fire and EMS companies. Access to the schools was restricted during the duration of the event.
Town of Wheatfield: MacSwan, Doktor participate in first regular board meeting
Fri, Jan 26th 2018 07:00 am
As the clock struck 7:30 p.m. Monday night, Town of Wheatfield Supervisor Don MacSwan called the regular Town Board meeting to order by banging his grandfather's gavel on the desk, something that meant a lot to MacSwan.
HS Hockey: Woods leads Niagara-Wheatfield to victory
Sat, Jan 20th 2018 09:35 pm
Niagara-Wheatfield head coach Rick Wrazin knows when his team is at its best. On Saturday night versus Lancaster, he saw some good things, but said his team was outplayed. Regardless, the Falcons won their third straight division game over the Legends, 2-0.
Cub Scout Pack 855 focused on recycling
Sat, Jan 20th 2018 07:00 am
Reduce, reuse, recycle is a common mantra for environmentally minded people. Lewiston's Cub Scout Pack 855 recently learned it will conserve resources, protect the environment and save money if Scouts can make the mantra a habit.
Lew-Port 'One District, One Book' reveal set for Wednesday
Sat, Jan 20th 2018 07:00 am
Come next week, the Lewiston-Porter School District invites residents to come and experience a growing campaign: "One District, One Book."
Lew-Port Class of 1958 recognized
Sat, Jan 20th 2018 07:00 am
The Lewiston-Porter Class of 1958 has distinguished itself among alumni in myriad ways. As individuals, they are a uniquely accomplished, both personally and professionally. As a class, dedication and generosity is unparalleled.
Grand Island Town Board: Assessor's, town clerk's office praised
Sat, Jan 20th 2018 07:00 am
Grand Island Town Board members had praise for two town government departments that helped hundreds of Island property owners save money on their taxes.
Above and Beyond: Assemblyman Morinello installs 2018 fire company officers
Sat, Jan 20th 2018 07:00 am
New York State Assemblyman Angelo Morinello administered the oath of office to newly elected Grand Island Fire Co. officers on Saturday, Jan. 13, at fire headquarters, 2275 Baseline Road. Both firematic and administrative officers were sworn to uphold their 2018 community protection duties. Honored guests and family members joined in praising the steadfast commitment of these volunteers.
Grand Island Board of Education: District reveals details of two resolutions from December meeting
Sat, Jan 20th 2018 07:00 am
More than a month after the Grand Island Board of Education passed two resolutions on secret agreements, the administration of the Grand Island Central School District revealed Wednesday what those votes were about.
Village of Lewiston: Hibbard's expansion approved, tree removal penalty increases
Fri, Jan 19th 2018 04:05 pm
Trustees in the Village of Lewiston on Tuesday voted in favor of an expansion to Hibbard's Original Frozen Custard. However, they tabled a request to allow the almost 80-year-old business to add a concrete pad in the right-of-way.
Town of Niagara Board approves several motions in light meeting; citizens speak more on Bri Estates
Fri, Jan 19th 2018 03:30 pm
On Tuesday night, the Town of Niagara Town Board had a fairly quick meeting, but ultimately accomplished a bit to help improve the town.
Niagara-Wheatfield golf to represent NFL in first Section VI team championship
Thu, Jan 18th 2018 03:25 pm
On Thursday, Section VI boys golf Chairman Nate Leary announced that the section would hold its first annual Section VI boys golf team championship. The team aspect will be held alongside the annual individual championship and state qualifier. So, the tournament will not only crown an individual Section VI Champion and eight state tournament qualifiers, but also a Section VI team champion, something that hasn't been awarded in "many decades."
Niagara-Wheatfield basketball team to host 'Pink-out' night
Tue, Jan 16th 2018 11:40 am
As a teacher and a coach at Niagara-Wheatfield, coach Steve Miller has a lot that he has to take care of. Miller also has a family, which he cares for dearly. This summer, though, he was dealt a tough blow. Miller's wife, Krista, was diagnosed with breast cancer this past summer for the second time and he's been at the forefront taking care of his family. Along with that, he continues to help coach the Niagara-Wheatfield boys basketball team, which his son Cam Miller also plays for. The team has been nothing but supportive for the family, knowing what their coach and teammate is going through.
Lewiston: DeGiulio's Pharmacy aims to cater to community's needs
Sat, Jan 13th 2018 09:00 am
In fact, within the first five minutes of speaking with brothers and pharmacists Richard and James DeGiulio, you'll probably be asked what you need and what it costs elsewhere (you know, assuming you've actually found "X"). Then, you - yes, you - can have that item ordered and delivered to the store for purchase.
Hibbard's Custard looks to expand
Sat, Jan 13th 2018 09:00 am
Hibbard's Original Frozen Custard has served cones and cups and bowls of sweet treats to generations of Lewiston residents. This summer, the Hibbard family is hoping to dish up and distribute custard from larger serving windows.
Lewiston-Porter High School: DECA students compete at Regional event
Sat, Jan 13th 2018 07:00 am
More than 500 students from 13 schools in Western New York passed up watching the Buffalo Bills playoff game Sunday and took part in a competition of their own.
Town of Lewiston plans underway for 2018: Board reorganizes, holds hearings, work session
Sat, Jan 13th 2018 07:00 am
The Town of Lewiston got down to business for 2018 on Monday, with two public hearings, a host of reorganizational adoptions, approvals and appointments, followed by a light agenda work session.
Grand Island Central School District: Korean War vet gives thanks for handmade cards on Buffalo Niagara Honor Flight
Sat, Jan 13th 2018 07:00 am
Korean War veteran Richard Pealer returned to Buffalo after a Buffalo Niagara Honor Flight to the National World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C., with a special message from Grand Island students. Tucked into his luggage was a handmade note that thanked him for his service to his country.
Grand Island Board of Education: District still hasn't responded to freedom of information request
Sat, Jan 13th 2018 07:00 am
The Grand Island Central School District has so far failed to comply with a Freedom of Information Law request asking for information on two secret agreements the Board of Education passed at its Dec. 11 meeting.
MacSwan era opens in Wheatfield
Fri, Jan 12th 2018 03:30 pm
Last week Wednesday, the Town of Wheatfield Town Board met for its reorganizational meeting to start the year. The meeting was the first headed by Town Supervisor Don MacSwan and also the first for Councilman Curt Doktor.
North Tonawanda dedicates section of Vandervoort Street as 'Hope Way'
Fri, Jan 12th 2018 03:30 pm
On what could end up being the coldest day of 2018, North Tonawanda citizens and leaders packed into Lumber City Church in the lower level of the Hope Center, 383 Vandervoort St., for the Hope Way dedication.
'New sheriff in town': A sit down with Wheatfield's new supervisor, Don MacSwan
Fri, Jan 12th 2018 03:30 pm
This past summer, former Town of Wheatfield Supervisor Bob Cliffe announced he wouldn't be running for re-election. This decision opened up a seat as the town's supervisor. As with any government job, the supervisor's job is difficult and can be strenuous. People wondered who would step into Cliffe's spot. In comes Don MacSwan.
North Tonawanda Common Council gathers for first meeting of 2018
Fri, Jan 12th 2018 03:30 pm
Last Wednesday, the North Tonawanda Common Council met for their first meeting of 2018. In front of a light crowd on a cold, snowy night, the meeting was brief and covered a few topics.
Niagara-Wheatfield girls basketball season gives back to good cause
Thu, Jan 11th 2018 12:15 pm
Being a high school student athlete is no easy task. Jumbling practice with homework, and games with important projects can be a difficult time for most. For Kelsey Lachowski, she's dealing with a lot more than being a senior in the classroom and on the court for the Niagara-Wheatfield girls basketball team.
Vogue Salon & Back Bar marks 5 years; Conte continues to find success in salon business
Wed, Jan 10th 2018 11:45 am
"Impressive" was the word used in a 2006 Sentinel article to describe Christine Conte who, at 22 - just six months out of Mar Jon School of Beauty Culture - was the owner/operator of her very own Village of Lewiston salon business.
FRONTIER HOUSE SALE IN JEOPARDY
Sat, Jan 6th 2018 08:00 am
An agreement to purchase the Frontier House appears to have fallen through, and the Village of Lewiston's most famous property is, once again, up for sale.
Porter reorganizes
Sat, Jan 6th 2018 07:00 am
With a new supervisor (John "Duffy" Johnston) and two new council members (Irene Myers and Tim Adamson) sworn-in, the Town of Porter held its reorganizational meeting for 2018. Tuesday's session saw a number of authorizations, appointments and approvals, including the following:
4 inaugurated on New Year's Day
Sat, Jan 6th 2018 07:00 am
On a cold New Year's Day, four newly elected town officials, their families, friends and other interested Island residents were at the Buffalo Launch Club, waiting for the inauguration of four newly elected town officials to begin. Only one person was missing when the clock struck noon: New York State Supreme Court Justice Russell Buscaglia.
Grand Island: Deputy clerks get job raise amid debate
Sat, Jan 6th 2018 07:00 am
The atmosphere in Grand Island Town Hall was tense as the Grand Island Town Board approved, by a split 3-2 vote along party lines, a promotion for the town's deputy town clerks, after a contentious debate.
North Tonawanda elected officials sworn in on New Year's
Fri, Jan 5th 2018 03:10 pm
As the clock turned to 2018, North Tonawanda rang in the New Year by swearing in elected candidates from November.
Voz Cycle City holds toy fund for WNY Heroes
Fri, Jan 5th 2018 03:10 pm
For years, Terry Vosburgh, CEO of Voz Cycle City, has been giving back to the local community with toy funds that help children and families have an enjoyable holiday season. In 2017, Vosburgh, with the help of local organizations and businesses, raised over $10,000 that went to purchasing toys and bicycles for local families with veterans through WNY Heroes.
New era begins in Wheatfield
Fri, Jan 5th 2018 03:10 pm
When the New Years Eve ball dropped to signify the start of 2018, it also signified change. As people began setting New Years resolutions to change lifestyles, the Town of Wheatfield also adjusted to change.
No more pouts about the drought: Bills are in playoffs
Thu, Jan 4th 2018 12:15 pm
Waking up on New Year's Day was different this year. It wasn't that dates changed to 2018, or drastic cold weather, it was being able to say six words that had been absent from a Western New Yorker's vocabulary for what seemed like an eternity: "The Bills are in the playoffs."
Grand Islanders learning about life in the freezer
Sat, Dec 30th 2017 07:00 am
On Christmas Day, Grand Island woke up to a fresh layer of snow and to ice forming on the creeks.
Grand Island sees progress, growth in 2017
Sat, Dec 30th 2017 07:00 am
The year 2017 has been one of growth and growing pains for Grand Island.
Lewiston's 700 Cafe & Bistro offering healthy food choices to community
Sat, Dec 30th 2017 07:00 am
Since Jan. 2, 2015, Lewiston's 700 Cafe & Bistro has offered organic coffees, smoothies and healthy food options. As the three-year anniversary of the cafe approaches, owner Barbara Crouthamel recalled a story about her business.
2017: The year in review (Sentinel)
Sat, Dec 30th 2017 07:00 am
Here is a look back at some of the top issues from 2017.
2017: Tribune Year in Review
Fri, Dec 29th 2017 10:05 pm
As 2017 comes closer to an end, it's time to turn focus toward 2018: a clean slate.
Tribune's year in high school sports
Fri, Dec 29th 2017 10:00 pm
Over the past year, Niagara-Wheatfield and North Tonawanda High School have been battling on the field, with student-athletes showing pride for their respective schools. The two schools accomplished a few feats that made hometown residents proud to call the area home. With that, here is a recap of some of those accomplishments from the past year.
 

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