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Como for sale, not closing: 'Everything is open and continuing to go on'
Wed, Sep 2nd 2020 06:55 pm
"We could sell tomorrow; we could never sell. We're staying open here; we're staying open there. None of our locations are closing. And we could always decide to not sell," Colucci said. "As far as the Lewiston deli goes - or any of our locations - everything is open and continuing to go on. We're still taking banquets; we're still taking reservations at our main location."
Full edition: The Tribune and The Sentinel for August 28, 2020
Fri, Aug 28th 2020 01:30 pm
Full edition: The Tribune and The Sentinel for August 28, 2020
Reopening at St. Peter RC School in Lewiston: 'FAITH...FAMILY...FUTURE...SAFE'
Fri, Aug 28th 2020 12:00 pm
To say that things are different now than they were six short months ago is an understatement for sure. Life had come to almost a complete halt back in March and at St. Peter School we felt the impact of COVID-19 like everyone else.
NW School District urges parents: 'Reach out to your legislators' as lack of aid threatens programs/pre-K
Fri, Aug 28th 2020 11:55 am
As school districts across New York state grapple with their reopening plans, another pandemic-related issue threatens to disrupt the education of thousands of students.
NT: Tylec takes issue with city officials' criticism of state audit
Fri, Aug 28th 2020 11:55 am
Last Tuesday, North Tonawanda Alderman-at-Large Austin Tylec issued a press release criticizing certain city officials for their response to a critical audit of the city's finances issued by the New York state comptroller's office. Since the audit's publication, some current and former officials have disputed some of the audit's findings and have elsewhere implied it had political motivations.
Town of Lewiston hears about community solar benefits
Fri, Aug 28th 2020 11:55 am
As its local law extending a moratorium on utility scale energy system installations continues, the Lewiston Town Board learned more about the concept of community solar at Monday's regular meeting.
Kentucky Derby wagers, mint juleps and more at Tin Pan Alley
Fri, Aug 28th 2020 11:55 am
When Bill Castiglione and his son, chef Bill Castiglione II, took over Tin Pan Alley a year ago, the younger said he had "a few different things in the works."
Residents fear DOT work on Ward Road intersection too little, too late
Fri, Aug 28th 2020 11:55 am
Earlier this week, the New York State Department of Transportation took preliminary steps to address an area long considered one of the most dangerous roadways in the Town of Wheatfield - a stretch of Niagara Falls Boulevard running between Errick and Sy roads, including the intersection at Ward Road and Niagara Falls Boulevard.
Hibbard's Custard teams with Village Bake Shoppe, Just Desserts by Aimee on cookie sandwiches
Fri, Aug 28th 2020 11:55 am
Like so many locally owned businesses, Hibbard's took time during the coronavirus pandemic's early stages to go back to the drawing board. The Lewiston fixture came up with a sweet plan to collaborate with two popular pastry artists.
COVID-19: Cuomo raising WNY caution flag; adds caveat to college reopening
Thu, Aug 27th 2020 01:30 pm
Speaking to the press on Thursday, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said, New York state's rate of positive coronavirus tests has been less than 1% for 20 straight days.
Full edition: The Tribune and The Sentinel for August 21, 2020
Fri, Aug 21st 2020 10:20 am
Full edition: The Tribune and The Sentinel for August 21, 2020
Baseball returns to Buffalo: MLB dreams come true; new book announced
Fri, Aug 21st 2020 07:00 am
When "Play ball!" was heard in Buffalo's downtown gem of a ballpark, Sahlen Field, at 6:37 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 11, I experienced tears of joy. The game's first pitch signified the return of Major League Baseball to Buffalo. The Queen City was a member of the Federal League in 1905.
NT: World War II veteran William Gosch sworn-in as interim 2nd Ward Alderman
Thu, Aug 20th 2020 03:50 pm
Officials from North Tonawanda and Niagara County gathered on the steps of City Hall Wednesday for a swearing-in ceremony for 97-year-old William Gosch, who will serve as a temporary replacement for 2nd Ward Alderwoman Donna Braun.
North Tonawanda Common Council: Braun appointed clerk/treasurer
Thu, Aug 20th 2020 07:00 am
On Tuesday, the North Tonawanda Common Council voted 3-1 to appoint current 2nd Ward Alderman Donna Braun as city clerk/treasurer. The position was vacated when then-city clerk/treasurer Matthew Parrish resigned on Aug. 9. Assistant City Clerk Lori Swartz has filled the position in the interim.
NT artist's Ad Age cover submission a window to future success
Thu, Aug 20th 2020 07:00 am
North Tonawanda native and (now) Buffalo State College graduate Crista Sukennik was recently a finalist for Ad Age magazine's "Young Creatives Cover Competition." Sukennik was one of nine finalists selected out of over 350 submissions from professional artists and industry professionals all over the globe.
Federal, state officials meet in Wilson to discuss COVID-19 impacts
Thu, Aug 20th 2020 07:00 am
As summer 2020 moves into fall amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the northern Niagara County region continues its struggles with the residual impacts.
Town of Wheatfield: Safety changes coming to Niagara Falls Boulevard; town looking to extend fire contracts
Thu, Aug 20th 2020 07:00 am
Last week, Wheatfield Supervisor Don MacSwan said he had a "positive meeting" with Department of Transportation officials where they provided a schedule for roadwork for the oft-maligned intersections along Niagara Falls Boulevard at Witmer and Ward roads.
Town of Niagara: New deal on telecom easement to pay for water tower painting
Thu, Aug 20th 2020 07:00 am
A new lease agreement in the Town of Niagara for the telecommunication easement on the municipality's water tower will pay for a much-needed paint job.
Cuomo advising local health departments to prepare for COVID-19, seasonal flu double-teaming people this fall
Wed, Aug 19th 2020 09:10 pm
Speaking to reporters on a conference call Wednesday, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said New York is in "the second half of the game" - hopefully - with regard to fighting the coronavirus. He said local health departments need to prepare for flu season while not detracting from COVID-19 testing and tracing. Moreover, he said schools need to have a plan to mitigate a possible spread of the virus once campus doors reopen.
NT: Call for 'fiscal stability committee' shut down
Mon, Aug 17th 2020 03:00 pm
At last week's North Tonawanda Common Council meeting, a proposed resolution from Alderman-at-Large Austin Tylec to establish a "fiscal stability committee," which he said would be "tasked with developing and implementing the changes recommended by New York state auditors," was shut down by the council.
Cuomo allowing gyms to reopen next week
Mon, Aug 17th 2020 11:55 am
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Monday announced gyms in New York can reopen beginning Monday, Aug. 24.
PHOTOS: Families flock to Artpark for Fairy House Festival
Sat, Aug 15th 2020 02:20 pm
Just like the first Fairy House Festival a decade prior, the 10th annual event was filled with art, costumes, music and more than a little improv.
Lewiston looks a lot different this summer
Sat, Aug 15th 2020 07:00 am
Four-and-a-half months after New York state went on "PAUSE" to prevent the coronavirus from spreading, organizations are still cancelling events. In fact, it's been a pretty steady, rather depressing stream of "See you in 2021 - we hope" messages sent to this newspaper each week.
It's a boy! And a girl! Aquarium of Niagara reveals penguin chicks' genders & names
Fri, Aug 14th 2020 09:55 pm
The newest members of the Aquarium of Niagara's Humboldt penguin colony are a male named "Smitty" and a female named "Jules."
Full edition: The Tribune and The Sentinel for August 14, 2020
Fri, Aug 14th 2020 01:25 pm
Full edition: The Tribune and The Sentinel for August 14, 2020
Andrea Costrino carries on decades-long tradition of excellence
Fri, Aug 14th 2020 12:55 pm
One of the area's renowned portrait photographers, Lewiston native Andrea Costrino is moving to a location that will enable her to carry on a decades-long tradition of artistic excellence.
Automated trash pickups coming to Porter
Fri, Aug 14th 2020 12:40 pm
Town of Porter residents can look forward to some changes in their garbage services as a result of a new refuse arrangement between the town and Modern Disposal Services Inc.
Old Editions bookstore reopens (and a world of treasures awaits)
Fri, Aug 14th 2020 12:35 pm
Old Editions Book Shop & Gallery, one of Western New York's largest and most renowned bookstores, is ready to begin a fresh, new chapter in its storied history. Last week, the store reopened its doors for the first time since closing in April due to the pandemic.
NT: City accountant refutes state audit findings
Fri, Aug 14th 2020 12:35 pm
In response to a blistering audit from the New York State Comptroller's office, City of North Tonawanda Accountant Jeffrey Zellner addressed the council Tuesday night and refuted some of the audit's findings. He also referred to the audit as being "politically motivated" and criticized the auditors themselves as being "unprofessional."
State audit: 'Poor financial management' leads to financial woes in NT
Fri, Aug 14th 2020 12:30 pm
A scathing audit released Aug. 7 from New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli says that North Tonawanda is in "a vulnerable financial position" due to "the Mayor's and City Council's budgeting practices and poor financial management."
PHOTOS: Artpark drive-in series revisits Tragically Hip
Thu, Aug 13th 2020 09:20 am
The Tragically Hip is a beloved Canadian band that, in any given summer, could've performed for a full month at Artpark and found the venue sold-out each night.
Hannah Mergi continues to make her mark in world
Wed, Aug 12th 2020 08:30 pm
The name Hannah Mergi is not unfamiliar to NFP readers. The 20-year-old Youngstown native has been featured in stories where:
Alarm Will Sound performs WNY premiere of 'Ten Thousand Birds' at Artpark
Mon, Aug 10th 2020 02:50 pm
Acclaimed musical ensemble Alarm Will Sound performed the Western New York premiere of "Ten Thousand Birds" by John Luther Adams at Artpark on Sunday. The Lewiston venue is one of only two sites in the country to present the group for this special performance that utilizes social distancing for both the group of 20 musicians and the audience.
COVID-19: Western New York has highest positive infection rate over 3-day period
Mon, Aug 10th 2020 11:15 am
Western New York has had New York state's highest positive coronavirus test rate over the past three days of reporting.
Cuomo on school reopening: ' "If and how" is left to local school districts'; meetings with parents, teachers mandatory
Sun, Aug 9th 2020 12:30 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo, in a Sunday conference call with reporters, said, "I announced the other day that, by the (coronavirus) viral infection rate, all school districts in the state can open - can open. 'If and how' is left to the local school districts."
North Tonawanda School superintendent provides school reopening update
Fri, Aug 7th 2020 03:25 pm
North Tonawanda School Superintendent Gregory Woytila held a live Q&A on Facebook on Wednesday where he shared some updates regarding the district's reopening plans. At the onset, he addressed some of the confusion that was caused by some comments Gov. Andrew Cuomo made earlier in the week involving COVID-19 testing.
Cuomo: Schools can reopen in New York
Fri, Aug 7th 2020 12:35 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Friday gave each New York school district the go-ahead to reopen for in-person learning.
Full edition: The Tribune and The Sentinel for August 7, 2020
Fri, Aug 7th 2020 11:35 am
Full edition: The Tribune and The Sentinel for August 7, 2020
Lewiston-Porter to meet with parents regarding reopening in September
Fri, Aug 7th 2020 09:30 am
With our reopening plan now out, we are working diligently as a district to put our plan into action. We are focusing on reopening Tuesday, Sept. 8, in the hybrid model outlined in our plan. Our plan allows students to attend school in person or choose a 100% remote learning option. As parents decide what the best option is for their children, we are committed to providing all the information we can to support our families.
Lewiston Senior Center sets Sept. 1 reopening
Fri, Aug 7th 2020 09:30 am
At last, some good news for seniors in the River Region.
 

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