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Village of Lewiston DPW earns praise for snow removal
Wed, Jan 30th 2019 06:40 pm
As snow-covered roads were prominently featured on local TV news stations Wednesday morning, residents in the Village of Lewiston woke up to a very different site.
Mark Cerrone teaming with Village of Lewiston for Mason's Mission playground
Sat, Jan 26th 2019 07:00 am
The Village of Lewiston announced Niagara Falls-based Mark Cerrone Inc. will oversee construction of the Mason's Mission Playground at Marilyn Toohey Park.
New senior van dedicated in Youngstown
Sat, Jan 26th 2019 07:00 am
"We're really happy to have this new van," said Village of Youngstown Mayor Raleigh Reynolds on Thursday, as village officials joined with elected leaders from the Town of Porter to dedicate a new 2019 Chrysler Pacifica. It will serve as the Youngstown-Porter Senior Van.
Community solar gaining popularity
Sat, Jan 26th 2019 07:00 am
Community solar continues to make inroads throughout New York state, including in Buffalo-Niagara.
Grand Island Town Board: Insurance carrier to recompense town after theft
Sat, Jan 26th 2019 07:00 am
The Town of Grand Island's insurance carrier will reimburse the town for nearly all of its loss from a theft in the Golden Age Center.
Above and Beyond: Jacobs installs 2019 Grand Island Fire Co. officers
Sat, Jan 26th 2019 07:00 am
New York State Sen. Chris Jacobs administered the oath of office to newly elected Grand Island Fire Co. officers on Saturday, Jan. 12, at fire headquarters. Both firematic and administrative officers were sworn to uphold their community protection duties. Honored guests and family members joined in praising the steadfast commitment of these volunteers.
Reunited +LIVE+ in top form with new music, tour; Ed Kowalczyk interview
Fri, Jan 25th 2019 06:30 pm
Everyone knows the saying, "absence makes the heart grow fonder." In the case of '90s hitmakers +LIVE+, a seven-year breakup actually made the four Pennsylvania rockers better at what they do - onstage and in the studio.
Lewiston: Smelt Festival moving to Academy Park
Wed, Jan 23rd 2019 09:05 am
Unlike the fish it's named for, which is tiny and landlocked, the Lewiston Smelt Festival is large and needs room to expand. On Tuesday, the Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce was granted permission by the Village Board to move the May 3 event from the Lewiston waterfront into Academy Park.
Lewiston Town Board sets stage for 2019
Sat, Jan 19th 2019 07:00 am
In addition to its Jan. 7 approval for construction of the town's second privately owned utility-scale solar system, Lewiston Town Board members spent much of that session with approvals on a number of procedural matters, setting the stage for town operations in 2019.
Spring opening expected for 765 Fairchild Place
Sat, Jan 19th 2019 07:00 am
Construction is nearly complete at 765 Fairchild Place, and a May move-in date was announced on Wednesday night. The 29-unit living complex was constructed at the site of the former Fairchild Manor nursing home.
Elected leaders withhold support for soil study on Tonawanda Coke
Sat, Jan 19th 2019 07:00 am
Elected leaders and citizen activists who fought and won in court against polluter Tonawanda Coke criticized the researchers who are conducting a soil study mandated as part of the company's court sentence.
Village of Lewiston power outage due to circuit breaker repair
Mon, Jan 14th 2019 04:45 pm
Residents and businesses in the Village of Lewiston were unexpectedly without electricity for about a half-hour Monday afternoon as National Grid made repairs to substation 087 at North Fifth and Oneida streets.
Grand Island Central School District: Capital project approved by 2-1 margin
Sat, Jan 12th 2019 07:05 am
Grand Island voters approved a $24 million capital project plan in a referendum Tuesday.
Lewiston: Artpark & Company begins long-range master plan process
Sat, Jan 12th 2019 07:05 am
Right before Christmas, Empire State Development announced Artpark & Company was the recipient of a $100,000 award from the Western New York Regional Economic Development Council. The money will go toward the creation of a master plan - a road map outlining what Artpark could and should be now and well into the future.
Youngstown: YBPA readies for a busy 2019
Sat, Jan 12th 2019 07:00 am
The Youngstown Business and Professional Association held its annual winter meeting Tuesday evening at Rays Tavern, with a full house in attendance.
Village of Lewiston taking appointments for water meter head replacement
Sat, Jan 12th 2019 07:00 am
Starting Monday, Jan. 14, the Village of Lewiston Department of Public Works will begin replacing water meter heads. Residents are asked to call the clerk's office at 754-8271 to make an appointment. There is no fee for this service, which should only take about 10 minutes.
Town of Lewiston approves second utility-scale solar energy project
Sat, Jan 12th 2019 07:00 am
Community solar is beginning to make waves around Lewiston.
Q&A with 'Blindspot' star Ashley Johnson
Fri, Jan 11th 2019 07:55 pm
NBC's "Blindspot" gave fans a pre-Christmas gift in the form of a midseason finale stocking-stuffed with story setups normally reserved for the season-ender.
Niagara-Wheatfield, Grand Island b-ball teams come together for Neville family
Tue, Jan 8th 2019 11:50 pm
In basketball terms, when Niagara-Wheatfield and Grand Island stepped onto the hardwood inside N-WHS Tuesday night, the teams were battling to improve their record in the Niagara Frontier League and gain points for the sectional playoffs. As important as a win was, though, Tuesday night was a lot more than basketball. The Falcons and Vikings joined in the 2019 Hoops for Hope game, which was played in honor of a friend close to each school's heart - Julie Neville.
Grand Island Board of Education: 2 dozen show up for second capital project hearing
Sat, Jan 5th 2019 07:00 am
A small gathering of residents attended the second and final public hearing Thursday at Grand Island High School for a proposed $24 million capital project.
'Get fishing!' Greater Niagara Fishing and Outdoor Expo returns to Niagara Falls
Sat, Jan 5th 2019 07:00 am
As the Buffalo-Niagara waterways of the Great Lakes continue to gain in prominence as a world-class fishing destination, plans are shaping well for what will likely be one of the best fishing/outdoors show of its type to hit the Cataract City.
It Happened to Alexa seeks to grow, expand
Sat, Jan 5th 2019 07:00 am
With 2019 underway, It Happened to Alexa continues to make news.
Errick Road teachers publish popular book on Buffalo
Thu, Jan 3rd 2019 01:10 pm
Publishing a book is no easy feat. Authors start off with an idea, and sometimes it could be tough for that idea to transfer into a publication. For Brigette Callahan and Kristin Warham, their dream of creating a book about their love of Buffalo came true. The book, "Buffalo From A to Z, Come Take a Tour With Me," is a bright, colorful, 54-page guide around the City of Buffalo.
Grand Island Central School District: Citizens skip capital project public hearing
Sat, Dec 29th 2018 07:00 am
Not even the prospect of forking out $24 million was enough to entice a single member of the voting public to attend a capital project public hearing held by the Grand Island Central School District last week.
2018 a 'bridge' year in Village of Lewiston
Sat, Dec 29th 2018 07:00 am
A bridge movie isn't always the most popular - or rewarding - chapter in a series' story. But it's absolutely necessary and, hopefully, leads to a proper payoff.
River Region 2018 year in review
Sat, Dec 29th 2018 07:00 am
As we enter 2019, it's time to take a look back.
Joshua Maloni's top celebrity interviews of 2018
Fri, Dec 28th 2018 07:35 pm
These celebrities are not overnight flashes in the pan, but rather innovative actors, artists and musicians who have built a career on accomplishment, and not gossip, their parents' wealth or flipping a bottle on its bottom. In fact, many would resist the term "celebrity," choosing instead to say they've been blessed to be given a platform to touch others.
Tribune's Year in Sports: 2018
Thu, Dec 27th 2018 02:40 pm
There's only a few days left in 2018, but looking back ... what a year it has been for Niagara-Wheatfield athletics. 2018 saw a majority of Falcons sports teams accomplish winning records, some of which included Niagara Frontier League and Section VI championships. Some teams and individuals were even fortunate enough to reach the state finals.
PHOTOS: Tribune highlights from 2018
Thu, Dec 27th 2018 01:45 pm
The following is a sampling of some events that occured in the Town of Wheatfield, Town of Niagara and City of North Tonawanda in 2018:
Tribune year in review: 2018
Thu, Dec 27th 2018 01:45 pm
2018 was an interesting year. Residents in the Town of Wheatfield, Town of Niagara and City of North Tonawanda all saw their municipality change in some type of way, but now that 2018 is soon turning into 2019, it's time to start fresh.
Lewiston: VFW hoping to have new monument built, unveiled in 2019
Sat, Dec 22nd 2018 07:00 am
The Village of Lewiston Board of Trustees endorsed a plan to build a "circle of honor" in Academy Park. Veterans of Foreign Wars Downriver Post 7487 is raising funds to redo the monument area.
Lewiston Police Department honors its own
Sat, Dec 22nd 2018 07:00 am
Earlier this month, members of the Lewiston Police Department gathered at the Lewiston Fire Co. No. 2 banquet hall for their annual Christmas party and awards ceremony.
Youngstown Community Baskets: Donations and volunteers help brighten Christmas for needy
Sat, Dec 22nd 2018 07:00 am
The 2018 version of the Youngstown Community Baskets campaign proved to be a success for many, with scores of volunteers assisting and upward of 50 needy families served in the Youngstown and Porter areas.
Money raised for Eagle Scout project benefitting DeGlopper Park
Sat, Dec 22nd 2018 07:00 am
For the third year, Veronica Connor Middle School social studies teacher Dawn Hayes and her students have sold poppies in the fall. This year's sale took place prior to the second annual Veterans Parade.
Town of Niagara honors local volunteers
Thu, Dec 20th 2018 07:00 am
Tuesday night, the Town of Niagara Town Board honored several local leaders and volunteers for accomplishments in the town during 2018.
Wheatfield board offers updates on LED switch
Thu, Dec 20th 2018 07:00 am
For months now, the Town of Wheatfield Town Board has discussed switching the town's light standards to LED. The effort, which has been spearheaded by Wheatfield Supervisor Don MacSwan and Councilman Curt Doktor took a step in a positive direction Monday night.
VIDEO: Lew-Port students, community leaders gather to thank Tuscaroras
Wed, Dec 19th 2018 09:40 pm
A remembrance ceremony was held Wednesday, Dec. 19, on the 205th anniversary of the Tuscarora Nation's brave actions to save Lewiston lives in an 1813 British attack.
Mercado Place food hall to open at Fashion Outlets
Mon, Dec 17th 2018 02:45 pm
Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls, USA, and Mercado Development have announced plans to develop a "chef inspired" food hall at the Fashion Outlets. The food hall, named Mercado Place, is expected to open in the spring of 2019.
It's the best day of the year, as Neighbors Foundation provides food for Island needy
Sat, Dec 15th 2018 02:00 pm
Cheryl Chamberlain called Thursday her "favorite day of the year."
Lights, camera, Carmelo: Restaurateur teams with marketer to launch hybrid show, experience
Sat, Dec 15th 2018 07:00 am
The farm-to-table restaurant was screening - get this - "Carmelo's: The Show," a one-part sitcom, one-part cooking show concoction thought up by marketing guru Alessandro Renzi and chef Carmelo Raimondi.