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NYSEG, RG&E offer tips for thunderstorms & high winds across state
Fri, Aug 28th 2020 02:45 pm
NYSEG and RG&E, subsidiaries of AVANGRID Inc., are prepared for high winds and rain associated with incoming thunderstorms expected to hit their service areas into the weekend. As a result of the storms, customers may experience service disruptions. The storm is expected to impact most of the NYSEG and RG&E footprint, which includes the Western New York, Rochester, Southern Tier, Capital Region, Hudson Valley and Westchester regions.
AARP awards Community Challenge grant to Preservation Buffalo Niagara
Fri, Aug 28th 2020 02:45 pm
Preservation Buffalo Niagara has been named a recipient of a 2020 AARP Community Challenge grant; one of six grantees selected in New York.
National Fuel warns of collections scam
Fri, Aug 28th 2020 02:45 pm
National Fuel Gas Distribution Corp. is warning customers of a recent collections scam. Scammers, posing as National Fuel representatives, are contacting customers and stating the customer has 45 minutes to pay their bill or service will be disconnected.
NYSUT calls on state to make masks mandatory at all times in schools
Fri, Aug 28th 2020 02:40 pm
New York State United Teachers - joined by American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten, local educators and others - on Thursday called on the state to update Department of Health school reopening guidelines to make mandatory the wearing of masks at all times indoors during the school day, except for appropriate break periods and in cases of medical accommodation.
Senior lunch program temporarily suspended at Duke Senior Center for rapid COVID-19 testing
Fri, Aug 28th 2020 02:20 pm
In response to Thursday's announcement from Gov. Andrew Cuomo about the implementation of the "SWAT" rapid COVID-19 testing sites being set up around Western New York, the senior lunch program at the John A. Duke Senior Center is temporarily suspended from Aug. 31 to Sept. 2.
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
Obituary: Hannah Louisa Shapiro
Fri, Aug 28th 2020 01:00 pm
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.
Tuscarora Village ready to welcome new residents
Fri, Aug 28th 2020 11:55 am
Tuscarora Village is looking to welcome new residents to its idyllic neighborhood setting. The manufactured home community, located at 4012 Seneca Parkway, Niagara Falls, is ramping up its phase two construction plans, giving prospective homeowners the opportunity to create their perfect home from the ground up.
Lewiston No. 1 awards TV
Fri, Aug 28th 2020 11:55 am
Lewiston Fire Co. No. 1 culminated its yearly fundraiser mailing with a drawing for a large-screen smart TV. This year's winners were Arlene and Nick Sliz of Lewiston.
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.
Obituary: Henk Schonewille
Fri, Aug 28th 2020 11:55 am
Henk Schonewille passed away at the age of 78 on Sunday, July 19, 2020, following a brief stay in the hospital.
After 500 days, local shelter dog finds his forever home
Fri, Aug 28th 2020 11:55 am
Joey the shelter dog called Niagara County SPCA his home for the past 500 days but, on Wednesday, he finally got his happily ever after.
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.
Ahlas running for one of two Village of Lewiston trustee positions
Fri, Aug 28th 2020 11:55 am
Hi, I'm Keith Casey Ahlas, a long-time resident of the Village of Lewiston.
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.
Pearson family reunites as 'This Is Us' launches 5th season; all 3 'Chicago' series, 'Law & Order: SVU' & 'The Blacklist' make fall debuts
Fri, Aug 28th 2020 11:25 am
NBC is celebrating a November to remember as America's most-loved dramas make their highly anticipated season debuts the week of Nov. 9-13, including a two-hour premiere of "This Is Us" (Nov. 10) and all three "Chicago" series (Nov. 11).
ABC announces unscripted series premiere dates for 2020-21 season
Fri, Aug 28th 2020 11:25 am
Ending the 2019-20 season as the No. 1 entertainment network among adults 18-49 and ranking as the summer's No. 1 network for the second consecutive year, ABC unveiled its fall unscripted premiere dates. Details for the network's scripted series premiere dates will be shared at a later time.
All-new unscripted series 'I Can See Your Voice,' hosted by Ken Jeong, to pair with 'The Masked Singer'
Fri, Aug 28th 2020 11:20 am
FOX has fast-tracked the all-new music guessing game unscripted series "I Can See Your Voice," hosted and executive-produced by comedian, actor and "The Masked Singer" panelist Ken Jeong. For a night of event television, the series will debut Wednesday, Sept. 23 (9 p.m. ET), following the season four premiere of television's No. 1 show, "The Masked Singer" (8 p.m.), on FOX.
ABC News hosts town hall with President Donald Trump
Fri, Aug 28th 2020 11:20 am
Seven weeks before Election Day, ABC News will host a town hall with President Donald Trump and undecided voters. ABC News chief anchor George Stephanopoulos will anchor the live event, which will provide undecided voters, both in person and virtually, a chance to ask the president their important questions before voting in November.
ABC News' '20/20' presents 'The March,' and also features new interviews with Martin Luther King III
Fri, Aug 28th 2020 10:45 am
On the 57th anniversary of the historic 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, "20/20" will present "The March," a film narrated by actor Denzel Washington that tells the story about how this crucial moment in the civil rights movement began.
ABC, Television Academy create virtual media center for 72nd Emmy Awards
Fri, Aug 28th 2020 10:45 am
ABC and the Television Academy have partnered to create a virtual media center for the 72nd Emmy Awards. In lieu of the traditional press rooms that have occurred on-site during previous years, credentialed press will be provided the opportunity to connect directly with Emmy winners in a real-time, virtual environment. This will ensure talent may participate from wherever they are in the world.
Carrie Underwood stars in reimagined 2020 NBC 'Sunday Night Football' show open
Fri, Aug 28th 2020 10:45 am
In less than three weeks, on Sunday, Sept. 13, seven-time Grammy Award-winner and multi-Platinum recording artist Carrie Underwood stars in the debut of the 2020 show open for NBC's "Sunday Night Football," which has been primetime television's No. 1 program for an unprecedented nine consecutive years.
State Parks Niagara River Greenway Standing Committee meeting canceled
Fri, Aug 28th 2020 10:35 am
The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation Niagara River Greenway Standing Committee will not meet Wednesday, Sept. 23, as previously announced, due to lack of business. There are no projects to vote on.
Higgins: $773,000-plus for Community Health Centers in WNY
Fri, Aug 28th 2020 10:30 am
Congressman Brian Higgins announced $773,233 in federal funding provided through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) awarded to Neighborhood Health Center of WNY, Community Health Center of Buffalo, and Jericho Road Ministries to further strengthen quality improvement activities and expand quality primary health care service delivery.
Highland Clubhouse officially purchases Niagara Falls property
Fri, Aug 28th 2020 10:30 am
Highland Clubhouse officially purchased the property at 1111 Grove Ave., Niagara Falls, where it has been serving the community with activities and educational programming.
When mom-to-be has COVID-19: UB neonatologist's paper sets best delivery room practices for health care team
Fri, Aug 28th 2020 10:25 am
But when the mother-to-be tests positive for COVID-19, or is suspected of having the virus, the stakes get higher. Keeping mom, baby and the health care team as safe as possible adds another layer of concern for everyone involved. Taking steps to minimize risks becomes a priority.
Niagara University junior Gabriella Ortiz receives club management scholarship
Fri, Aug 28th 2020 10:15 am
Gabriella Ortiz, a junior hospitality and tourism/business finance major from Youngstown, was one of only 10 students nationwide recognized for her commitment to the club management industry with the coveted Joe Perdue Scholarship.
Schumer, Gillibrand & Higgins announce new law saving jobs for visually impaired
Fri, Aug 28th 2020 10:15 am
U.S. Sens. Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand, and Congressman Brian Higgins announced a new law to protect the jobs of Western New Yorkers who are blind or visually impaired.
Cuomo: 1,222 tickets already issued by State Police in 2020 under 'Operation Hardhat'
Fri, Aug 28th 2020 10:15 am
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Thursday announced the New York State Police has already issued 1,222 tickets during "Operation Hardhat," an initiative between State Police, the New York State Department of Transportation and the New York State Thruway Authority.
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.
Survey: Frequent travelers cite priorities for hotel stays
Thu, Aug 27th 2020 12:55 pm
A new national survey commissioned by the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) conducted by Morning Consult shows a number of improvements to health and sanitation protocol at U.S. hotels would have considerable impact on guests' comfort levels staying there, with the top three including face coverings for employees (87% a lot/some impact) and guests (85%), suspending daily housekeeping of rooms (86%), and utilizing technology to reduce direct contact (85%).
Tonawanda Creek in Pendleton to reopen to two-way traffic
Thu, Aug 27th 2020 12:50 pm
Niagara County Legislator Tony Nemi announced work on Tonawanda Creek Road, between Irish Road and Campbell Boulevard, is finishing up and the road will reopen to two-way traffic this Friday.
Coronavirus: Higgins, Cuomo, Murphy, Lamont oppose new CDC policy
Thu, Aug 27th 2020 12:50 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins, and governors Andrew Cuomo, Phil Murphy (New Jersey) and Ned Lamont (Connecticut) all have stated their opposition to new guidance issues this week from the Centers for Disease Control.
New York State Insurance Fund announces new program rewarding businesses for purchase of PPE
Wed, Aug 26th 2020 07:40 pm
New York state's largest workers' compensation carrier - the New York State Insurance Fund (NYSIF) - introduced a new COVID-19 personal protective equipment (PPE) premium credit program that will make it more affordable for its policyholders to get back to business.
ECMC breast health program honored as top 10 submission by America's Essential Hospitals
Wed, Aug 26th 2020 07:40 pm
Erie County Medical Center Corp.'s breast health program was recently honored by America's Essential Hospitals as a top 10 submission nationally. The VITAL 2020 Awards committee stated this program was "receiving high marks and extensive consideration" for its increasing breast health equity via primary care navigation program in the population health category.
UBMD Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine, Niagara Falls Memorial team up to support Niagara University athletics
Wed, Aug 26th 2020 07:40 pm
UBMD Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine and Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center have signed agreements with Niagara University to provide sports medicine services to Niagara University's Division I and club sports programs beginning with the 2020-21 school year.

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