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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.
Rockin' With Santa campaign a success
Fri, Dec 29th 2017 09:55 pm
John White, Rockin' With Santa creator, believes the holidays are a time to give back to others. Over the last month, White, alongside volunteers, did that and then some this winter.
Joshua Maloni's top celebrity interviews of 2017
Fri, Dec 29th 2017 04:50 pm
Celebrity interviews are like Lay's potato chips: One is never enough - not for reporters or audiences.
Grand Island Town Board: RFP for community center approved
Sat, Dec 23rd 2017 07:00 am
The Grand Island Town Board couldn't resist holding its last meeting of 2017, and the last meeting of the terms of two councilmen, without a lengthy argument.
Final Town of Niagara board meeting honors locals for their efforts
Fri, Dec 22nd 2017 07:05 am
On Tuesday night, the Town of Niagara Town Board held its final meeting of 2017. The meeting was relatively quick, but the end of the meeting held something new for Supervisor Lee Wallace.
Niagara University student wins free Lasik surgery from Fichte, Endl & Elmer
Fri, Dec 22nd 2017 07:00 am
As the holiday season gets closer and closer, the doctors and staff at Fichte, Endl and Elmer Eyecare decided to fit the holiday theme of giving back.
Cliffe and Gerbec bid farewell at final board meeting of 2017
Fri, Dec 22nd 2017 07:00 am
As the calendar begins to change to 2018 and the season begins to turn to winter, things will also be changing in the Town of Wheatfield.
OK Go director Trish Sie looks to aca-finish 'Pitch Perfect' series on high note
Tue, Dec 19th 2017 08:35 pm
"Pitch Perfect," in many ways, lived up to its title. Led by aca-ceptional performances by Anna Kendrick (Beca), Skyler Astin (Jesse) and Rebel Wilson (Amy), the movie was funny, touching and outright entertaining.
Village of Lewiston approves sign code change to aid businesses
Tue, Dec 19th 2017 05:40 pm
Trustees in the Village of Lewiston voted Monday to approve a change to the municipal sign code. Intent on helping people spot local businesses from the street, the board voted unanimously to modify the projecting sign size from two square feet up to a maximum of six square feet.
Tuscarora heroes remembered in Lewiston
Tue, Dec 19th 2017 10:15 am
Lewiston and Tuscarora Nation residents gathered together Tuesday morning at the corner of Center Street and Portage Road to observe the 204th anniversary of the village's most significant event.
USW, Women of Steel, Falls workers collect items for victims of domestic abuse
Mon, Dec 18th 2017 05:20 pm
Mountains of pillows and a roomful of toiletries greeted Passage House Domestic Violence Services staff when they arrived at the City of Niagara Falls Department of Public Works on Monday afternoon. For the past six weeks, United Steelworkers Local No. 9434 and Women of Steel have collected shampoo, toothpaste, deodorant, body wash, combs, pillows and sheets for the Family & Children's Service of Niagara program. Most items were purchased and donated, while others were handmade and personally delivered.
Neighbors Foundation: 54 Island families assisted this holiday season
Mon, Dec 18th 2017 01:45 pm
Neighbors Foundation President Henry Kammerer said 54 families will receive assistance this holiday as part of the organization's Share Your Happiness food distribution.
Grand Island Board of Education: Interim principal appointed at Huth Road Elementary
Sat, Dec 16th 2017 07:00 am
Kerri Nowak has been replaced as principal at Huth Road Elementary School after the Grand Island Board of Education approved two agreements at Monday's board meeting.
Hockey game to raise funds for scholarship
Fri, Dec 15th 2017 09:00 pm
Setting up a fundraiser for a cause is no easy task. To Jordan Fox, 18, setting up a scholarship in Joey Brochey's name was an absolute must. With the hard work of Fox, there will be a memorial hockey game from 3-5 p.m. Saturday at Hyde Park Ice Pavilion.
Niagara-Wheatfield Kiwanis Club K-Kids complete seasonal projects
Fri, Dec 15th 2017 09:00 pm
The Kiwanis Club of Niagara-Wheatfield's Student Leadership Program clubs have been busy with different projects serving and aiding their community during the Thanksgiving and Christmas season. The Niagara-Wheatfield Kiwanis sponsors four individual SLP's within the Niagara-Wheatfield school district; K-Kids at West Street, Colonial Village and Errick Road elementary schools and a Builder's Club at Edward Town Middle School.
Lewiston Town Board approves new water rates; hears about bar fight
Thu, Dec 14th 2017 12:05 pm
Monday's work session saw the Lewiston Town Board, as anticipated, move on setting new water rates for town residential and business users.
Festival of Trees at NYPA Power Vista
Wed, Dec 13th 2017 12:40 pm
The New York Power Authority kicked off its annual Festival of Trees last weekend as part of its "Deck the Halls" event. Visitors can now view more than 60 colorful trees, which are spread out across the two-building Niagara Power Vista at the Niagara Power Project.
Village of Lewiston ZBA denies Benjamin Homes variance request
Wed, Dec 13th 2017 07:00 am
Almost two-dozen Village of Lewiston residents came to the Zoning Board of Appeals meeting Tuesday night to oppose a dimensional variance request for a new build at lot No. 210 on South Third Street. Many hands were raised to voice an opinion but, before anyone had a chance to speak, ZBA Chairman H. John Ritter essentially took the words out of their mouths. He said he couldn't vote in favor of a municipal code alteration, which, he said, would "devalue" the neighboring properties.
HS Basketball: Niagara Falls storms past Niagara-Wheatfield
Tue, Dec 12th 2017 11:00 pm
Niagara Falls High School has been a thorn in the side of Niagara Frontier League basketball teams for years. Tuesday night, the Wolverines proved to the Niagara-Wheatfield Falcons that trend is still alive, defeating the Falcons, 76-22.
Lewiston Senior Center celebrates holiday season by giving back to Lew-Port, Heart & Soul families
Tue, Dec 12th 2017 03:20 pm
As part of a holiday luncheon program on Tuesday, the Lewiston Senior Center donated dozens of presents to needy Lewiston-Porter Central School District families, and even more canned goods to the Heart, Love & Soul Food Pantry in Niagara Falls. In addition, scarves were given to the Youngstown Porter Community Christmas Baskets program.
HS Basketball: Cataract Classic day two recap
Sat, Dec 9th 2017 11:50 pm
In the second and final day of the 2017 Cataract Classic, the schedule provided a slate of six games that provided everything from close overtime games to teams showing their strength in victory. Games started at noon and the final horn sounded around 10 p.m. To catch up on the day and night's action, here is a recap of the final day of the 18th Cataract Classic.  
PHOTOS: 'The Nutcracker' springs to life
Sat, Dec 9th 2017 06:25 pm
The Greater Niagara Ballet Company staged its annual production of "The Nutcracker" over the weekend at the Niagara Falls High School Performing Arts Center. The family-centric production was directed by Beverley Feder and Julie Traver, and starred local dance students (and their parents, too).
Grand Island Town Board: School Board's court on school resource officer
Sat, Dec 9th 2017 07:00 am
A memorandum of understanding between the Grand Island Central School District and Grand Island Town Board is on the table for a school resource officer agreement.
Holiday shipping event to support soldiers has successful first effort
Sat, Dec 9th 2017 07:00 am
Active-duty servicemen and servicewomen away from their hometown this holiday season will soon receive care packages from Islanders following Saturday's first-ever support-a-soldier shipping event.
Former Islander faces cliffs, snakes, bears in Appalachian Trail hike
Sat, Dec 9th 2017 07:00 am
Near the northernmost point of the Appalachian Trail, in Maine, hikers walk through a wilderness that stretches unbroken for 100 miles. It is called the One Hundred Mile Wilderness. Jeff Bullock, 32, a Grand Island High School graduate, who hiked the entire 2,190 miles of the Appalachian Trail in six months, described the wilderness as "peaceful."
HS Basketball: Cataract Classic day one recap
Fri, Dec 8th 2017 11:15 pm
Day one of the 18th annual Cataract Classic lived up to the hype its amassed over the years. On Friday night, fans got to see six teams in three different games that all brought entertainment to the table. With another full slate of games on tap for Saturday, here's a recap of the first three games of the Classic from Friday night.  
Cataract City Classic basketball showcase returns for 18th year
Fri, Dec 8th 2017 02:50 pm
The holiday season is around the corner, and high school winter sports have begun. That means one thing: it's time for another edition of the Cataract City Classic.
Town of Wheatfield: Town Board addresses multiple items with lasting implications
Fri, Dec 8th 2017 02:50 pm
On Monday night the Town of Wheatfield Town Board held its regular meeting at Town Hall. The meeting was rather brief, but accomplished a few things that could have future effects on the town.
Fashion Outlets, Town of Niagara continue giving tradition
Fri, Dec 8th 2017 02:50 pm
As the holiday season approaches, many know it's called the season of giving. Around Niagara County, there are a great deal of organizations that focus on giving back to others. On Tuesday night, the Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls, USA once again partnered up with the Town of Niagara in their annual "Giving Fashionably" event that donates to organizations who have had a meaningful impact to the Town of Niagara and community at large.
Village of Lewiston businesses not worried about proposed Tim Hortons
Thu, Dec 7th 2017 02:35 pm
While many names were bandied about (particularly McDonald's and Walgreens), there was two words many speculated would result in a doomsday scenario for locally owned eateries: Tim Hortons.
 

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