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COVID-19: Niagara County health director offers guidance for residents as winter approaches
Tue, Nov 3rd 2020 07:00 am
It's been said there was no playbook for the coronavirus. Instead, health experts and elected leaders had to come up with better practices on the fly, test those ideas with research, and see what worked best to limit the viral spread and keep people healthy.
Coronavirus stats for Nov. 2
Mon, Nov 2nd 2020 10:00 pm
Coronavirus stats for Nov. 2
'JEOPARDY!' champs James Holzhauer, Ken Jennings & Brad Rutter to appear on ABC's 'The Chase'
Mon, Nov 2nd 2020 07:05 pm
On Monday, ABC announced "The Chase," a heart-racing quiz show where three competitors must pit their wits and face off against the Chaser, a ruthless quiz genius determined to stop them from winning cash prizes. Each hour-long episode is a fast-paced battle of brain power, where contestants are challenged to think faster than they ever thought possible to answer up to 166 questions across all topics.
We The Kingdom named New Artist of the Year at 51st Annual GMA Dove Awards
Mon, Nov 2nd 2020 04:50 pm
Multigenerational family band We The Kingdom earned the prestigious title of New Artist of the Year at the 51st annual GMA Dove Awards. This marks the inaugural Dove Award win for the group, which performed its eight-week chart-topping hit, "Holy Water," on the official Dove Awards broadcast, which aired Friday evening on Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN).
Cuomo: $328 million for home heating aid to assist New Yorkers during cold weather months
Mon, Nov 2nd 2020 01:10 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Monday announced more than $328 million in home heating aid is now available for low- and middle-income New Yorkers who need assistance keeping their homes warm during the coming winter season. Applications are now being accepted for the Home Energy Assistance Program, which provides federal funding to assist homeowners and renters with their heating costs during the cold weather months.
Forbes names The Summit FCU a best-in-state credit union
Mon, Nov 2nd 2020 01:05 pm
Forbes has named The Summit Federal Credit Union one of the nation's best in-state credit unions for 2020.
William Mattar hosts pet photo contest during 'Rescue a Shelter Animal' campaign
Mon, Nov 2nd 2020 01:05 pm
Beginning today, William Mattar law offices kicks off its "Rescue a Shelter Animal" campaign. Since 2013, attorney William Mattar has supported shelter animals through the firm's annual campaign, highlighting the importance of rescuing an animal in need from a local animal shelter or rescue.
Bob Marley: 'Legacy' documentary series continues with 'Freedom Fighter'
Mon, Nov 2nd 2020 01:00 pm
Today, episode seven of "Bob Marley's Legacy" documentary series continues with "Freedom Fighter." A press release said the new short features "insight and interviews from some of the world's most respected artists, writers, activists and filmmakers, each offering their own take on Bob's music, his message, and his unique power at uniting and articulating the long and painful journey from oppression and the struggles his brothers and sisters have endured over the years.
Rustic Buffalo Artisan Market converts mid-1800s barn into shopping experience with 50+ artisans
Mon, Nov 2nd 2020 09:25 am
Entrepreneurs John Pirrone and Scott DeMott, owners of Rustic Buffalo Artisan Market, has opened a new brick-and-mortar location 6610 Shawnee Road, North Tonawanda. A grand opening weekend is set for 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 14-15.
NYS and COVID-19: New guidelines allowing out-of-state travelers to 'test out' of mandatory 14-day quarantine
Mon, Nov 2nd 2020 09:00 am
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Saturday announced new guidelines allowing out-of-state travelers to New York to "test out" of the mandatory 14-day quarantine.
Niagara Falls: 'Art of Suffrage' exhibit at Power City Eatery
Mon, Nov 2nd 2020 09:00 am
The Niagara Falls National Heritage Area is set to install an extension of "The Art of Suffrage" exhibit on Nov. 2. The display will be located at Power City Eatery on Third Street in Niagara Falls. It commemorates the 19th Amendment, which secured the right of women to vote.
'Country Strong 2020: Countdown To The CMA Awards' on ABC
Mon, Nov 2nd 2020 09:00 am
On the eve of "Country Music's Biggest Night," ABC will air its 12th annual pre-CMA Awards special, "Country Strong 2020: Countdown To The CMA Awards," Tuesday, Nov. 10 (10:01-11 p.m. EST). This year, ABC takes an unfiltered look at how current events have impacted the country music community - and how the industry is moving forward.
First Night Buffalo 2021: The show will go on, virtually
Mon, Nov 2nd 2020 08:45 am
The 32nd annual First Night Buffalo presented by the Independent Health Foundation will be like none before as it will be celebrated virtually for everyone looking forward to the promise of the new year in 2021.
PHOTOS: Happy Halloween
Sat, Oct 31st 2020 03:10 pm
Homeowners and community groups put their creativity on display in Lewiston, celebrating Halloween and creating a fun environment for trick-or-treating youth.
NCSO offers Halloween trick-or-treating guidance
Sat, Oct 31st 2020 10:10 am
With Halloween here, Acting Sheriff Michael J. Filicetti reminded citizens of a valuable resource offered by the Niagara County Sheriff's Office.
New York State Homes & Community Renewal: Nearly $40 million being provided to tenants through COVID-19 rent relief program
Sat, Oct 31st 2020 10:10 am
New York State Homes and Community Renewal Commissioner RuthAnne Visnauskas announced nearly $40 million will be distributed to more than 15,000 households through the COVID-19 rent relief program. This includes $23.2 million already distributed and about $16.8 million in currently pending payments.
Youngstown Presbyterian calls associate pastor
Sat, Oct 31st 2020 07:00 am
At a special socially distant congregational meeting this summer, the First Presbyterian Church of Youngstown voted unanimously to welcome the Rev. Steve Hong as its new associate pastor of family life - a call Hong joyfully accepted.
Newly created statewide special counsel for ratepayer protection
Sat, Oct 31st 2020 07:00 am
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Friday announced that, in the wake of what he has called repeated failures by utility and telecom companies to meet their obligations to New Yorkers, he has appointed Rory Lancman, a seasoned lawyer and legislator, as statewide special counsel for ratepayer protection.
Last week of The Market In The Square & Country 106.5 WYRK 'Famous Polish Cheesecake Donut' fundraising challenge to benefit ECMC
Sat, Oct 31st 2020 07:00 am
Erie County Medical Center Corp. reminds the community that the week of Nov. 1 is the last week of The Market In The Square and Country 106.5 WYRK special "Famous Polish Cheesecake Donut" north towns versus south towns fundraising sale challenge to support ECMC.
Father Michael McGivney to be beatified
Sat, Oct 31st 2020 07:00 am
The Rev. Michael J. McGivney, the Connecticut-born founder of the Knights of Columbus, will take one step closer to sainthood on Saturday, Oct. 31, when he is beatified in a ceremony at 11 a.m. at the Cathedral of St. Joseph in Hartford, Connecticut. McGivney entered Our Lady of Angels Seminary, the precursor of Niagara University, in 1871 and attended through the summer of 1872.
Erie County Home Energy Assistance program opens Monday
Fri, Oct 30th 2020 04:30 pm
Applications for Home Energy Assistance Program ("HEAP") regular benefits will be accepted beginning Monday, Nov. 2. This year, in light of the virus-related risks related to public gatherings, the Erie County Department of Social Services is strongly encouraging applicants to apply online or to utilize other remote channels to apply. As in previous years, interested applicants are encouraged to apply sooner rather than later.
Cuomo: Emergency food providers to continue to deliver NYS agricultural products to families in need
Fri, Oct 30th 2020 04:30 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Friday announced an additional $10 million is being dedicated to the Nourish New York program, bringing the total funding dedicated to the program to $35 million.
Cuomo to New Yorkers: Now is time to get flu shot, as daily flu tracker launches online
Fri, Oct 30th 2020 04:25 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Friday encouraged New Yorkers to get a flu shot to prepare for the flu season, which usually begins in October and runs through May. The New York state flu tracker launches today. The tracker displays daily and weekly flu data and provides timely information about local, regional and statewide flu activity.
Tenth Avenue North releases their final offering as a band for fans
Fri, Oct 30th 2020 12:30 pm
After announcing their farewell earlier this year, Tenth Avenue North is releasing their last offering as a band with newly recorded versions of their hits over the past two decades. The album, "Unplugged For The People (The Acoustic Greatest Hits)," is available now and features 10 of the band's greatest hits and fan favorites, including "By Your Side," "You Are More," "Control" and "Greater Than All My Regrets."
State Police, local law enforcement crackdown on impaired driving this Halloween weekend
Fri, Oct 30th 2020 12:25 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Friday announced the New York State Police and local law enforcement will increase patrols to crackdown on impaired driving and underage drinking through Halloween. This special enforcement campaign runs from Friday, Oct. 30, until noon on Sunday, Nov. 1.
Full edition: The Tribune and The Sentinel for Oct. 30, 2020
Fri, Oct 30th 2020 11:50 am
Full edition: The Tribune and The Sentinel for Oct. 30, 2020
Goo Goo Dolls release 'It's Christmas All Over' via Warner Records
Fri, Oct 30th 2020 11:45 am
Multi-Platinum, four-time Grammy-nominated rock band Goo Goo Dolls officially released "It's Christmas All Over" Friday via Warner Records. Marking the band's first Christmas album, the project features holiday classics such as the recently released single "Let It Snow," as well as the two brand-new original holiday songs: "This Is Christmas" and "You Ain't Getting Nothin.' "
Erie County Fiscal Stability Authority signals approval of proposed 2021 Erie County budget, 4-year plan
Fri, Oct 30th 2020 11:40 am
The Erie County Fiscal Stability Authority board of directors on Friday unanimously passed a resolution approving the proposed 2021 Erie County budget and accompanying four-year plan, submitted by the administration Oct. 15.
Memorial Medical Center updates COVID-19 testing calendar
Fri, Oct 30th 2020 11:40 am
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center has updated its COVID-19 Niagara Falls community testing calendar. Testing is scheduled:
Passion presents first Christmas album, 'Hope Has a Name'
Fri, Oct 30th 2020 11:40 am
On Friday, sixstepsrecords/Capitol CMG's Passion presented their first Christmas album, "Hope Has a Name," on all digital platforms. This special holiday offering was recorded in studio at Passion City Church in Atlanta. "Hope Has a Name" features Passion worship leaders Kristian Stanfill, Brett Younker and Melodie Malone, along with friends Crowder and Chidima.
Matthew West releases 'Live Before The World Shut Down' EP
Fri, Oct 30th 2020 11:15 am
The EP, "Live Before The World Shut Down," from the multi-award-winning artist and songwriter Matthew West, officially released Friday. Recorded earlier this year before the live entertainment industry shut down due to COVID-19, the project features six live recordings, including West's version of the No. 1 hit "Nobody," which was originally recorded by Casting Crowns and West, who also co-wrote the song.
Josh Groban releases new song, 'Celebrate Me Home'
Fri, Oct 30th 2020 11:15 am
On Friday, Josh Groban released his version of the classic Kenny Loggins song, "Celebrate Me Home," via Reprise Records. The song is off his forthcoming album, "Harmony," out Nov. 20. The album is available for preorder, and fans who preorder the album will receive an instant grat download of "Celebrate Me Home," along with the previously released "Impossible Dream."
WNY Farm show to cancel dates in early 2021
Fri, Oct 30th 2020 11:15 am
The Erie County Agricultural Society announced that the Western New York Farm Show, which was scheduled to be held Jan. 28-30, 2021, is canceled.
Law mandating seat belt use in rear of all vehicles takes effect
Fri, Oct 30th 2020 11:15 am
New York's new rear seat belt law goes into effect Sunday, Nov. 1, requiring all passengers to wear a seat belt in the back seat of a motor vehicle, including passengers of ridesharing services such as Uber and Lyft. Until now, passengers over age 16 were not required to wear seat belts in the rear seat in New York. The new law, championed by AAA New York State, will save lives and prevent injuries across state roadways by requiring all occupants in a motor vehicle to buckle up.
Lewiston Public Library November programs
Fri, Oct 30th 2020 11:10 am
The Lewiston Public Library, 305 S. Eighth St., in the Village of Lewiston, announces the following programs, events and activities for the month of November.
Winning ways continue for Lew-Port boys soccer
Fri, Oct 30th 2020 11:10 am
It's proving to be an impressive October for Lewiston-Porter boys soccer, according to team coach Rick Sweeney. The 2019 Niagara Frontier League champions kicked off their 2020 season earlier this month with a 4-0 shutout over Ken East.
Lew-Port elementary safety patrol members on duty
Fri, Oct 30th 2020 11:10 am
Happy Halloween, boys and ghouls! This week at Lewiston-Porter was filled with spirited activities across the district as students celebrated School Spirit Week. Activities included dress up days and virtual events, including Halloween celebrations, bringing the whole school community together.
Lewiston Senior Center announces November happenings
Fri, Oct 30th 2020 07:00 am
The Town of Lewiston Senior Center will host its Thanksgiving Day get-together (a hearty turkey dinner luncheon with all the trimmings) at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 18, at its Lower River Road site. Hosted by the Niagara County Office for the Aging, a number of area officials have been invited including members of the Lewiston Town Board and area seniors.
Grand Island's health food guru: Alan Pless maps out his version of a well-balanced life
Fri, Oct 30th 2020 07:00 am
We're all more focused on avoiding disease in the midst of this year's pandemic, but Grand Islander Alan Pless has been on a similar mission of promoting health for decades.
Obituary: Grace C. Kammerer
Fri, Oct 30th 2020 07:00 am
Grace Carolyn Kammerer passed away unexpectedly on October 17, 2020 at Canterbury Woods Continuing Care Retirement Center in Williamsville, where she received care for Parkinson's Disease.

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