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Buffalo Sabres sign Linus Ullmark, Sam Reinhart to 1-year contracts
Mon, Oct 26th 2020 10:30 am
The Buffalo Sabres on Sunday announced the signing of forward Sam Reinhart to a one-year contract with an average annual value of $5.2 million.
New York organic growers rank third in number of organic farms, fourth in certified acres and seventh in sales
Mon, Oct 26th 2020 07:00 am
Results of the 2019 Organic Survey released Oct. 22 show there was 1,321 certified organic farms in New York. This ranks New York third in the nation behind California and Wisconsin.
AG issues voter protection guidance ahead of Nov. 3 election
Mon, Oct 26th 2020 07:00 am
Attorney General Letitia James issued guidance to Board of Election offices and law enforcement entities throughout the state to protect New Yorkers from voter intimidation on, and before, Election Day.
Halloween events, hours in Niagara County
Mon, Oct 26th 2020 07:00 am
President Jennifer Pauly said, "Halloween is around the corner and we have created a new event were the community can get involved! 'The Pumpkin Spectacular' will take place Thursday, Oct. 29, through Halloween night (Saturday, Oct. 31). The community pumpkin light up display will feature pumpkins carved by you!"
NFMMC to provide additional COVID-19 testing
Sat, Oct 24th 2020 11:15 am
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center has scheduled additional COVID-19 community testing dates during the coming weeks. Testing is scheduled:
From the GI BOE: Thank you to district personnel for going above and beyond
Sat, Oct 24th 2020 07:00 am
The Grand Island Board of Education held the first workshop of the school year on Sept. 28. This initial workshop session enabled board members to examine district plans in order to use resources wisely.
Grand Island Town Board: Southpointe developers discuss new concept plan
Sat, Oct 24th 2020 07:00 am
Planners for the Southpointe project presented yet another proposal Monday for the development that is decades in the making.
Full edition: The Tribune and The Sentinel for Oct. 23, 2020
Fri, Oct 23rd 2020 06:10 pm
Full edition: The Tribune and The Sentinel for Oct. 23, 2020
Foo Fighters release Amazon Original EP 'Live On the Radio 1996'
Fri, Oct 23rd 2020 05:55 pm
Foo Fighters have released a new Amazon Original EP, "Live On the Radio 1996," available to stream and purchase only on Amazon Music.
National Comedy Center to preserve historic Johnny Carson archive
Fri, Oct 23rd 2020 05:55 pm
As the country remembers comedy and late-night legend Johnny Carson on his 95th birthday, the National Comedy Center - the nation's official cultural institution dedicated to comedy - and the Elkhorn Valley Museum in Carson's hometown of Norfolk, Nebraska, announced the National Comedy Center will lead preservation of the historic Johnny Carson archives.
Ty Herndon + Kristin Chenoweth release new duet, 'Orphans of God'
Fri, Oct 23rd 2020 05:55 pm
Grammy nominated and Dove Award-winning recording artist Ty Herndon has released a duet with Emmy and Tony award-winning actress and singer Kristin Chenoweth, titled, "Orphans of God." The single, which also features award-winning pianist and composer Paul Cardall on piano, will be featured on Herndon's upcoming Christmas album, "Regifted," set for release Friday, Nov. 27. Both the single and album are released via BFD/The Orchard.
Sarah Kroger sees the 'Light'
Fri, Oct 23rd 2020 05:50 pm
Integrity Music presents Sarah Kroger's new album, "Light," available today. Kroger, a Nashville-based Catholic worship leader and songwriter ("For Us," "Run to The Cross," "In The Silence"), offers this project with more upbeat worship, showcasing her coming into her own as a worship artist with dynamic energy, color and enthusiasm since her 2019 release, "Bloom."
Cam releases new song 'Forgetting You'
Fri, Oct 23rd 2020 05:50 pm
Ahead of the release of her anticipated sophomore album, "The Otherside," Grammy-nominated artist Cam shares a brand-new song, "Forgetting You," via Triple Tigers/RCA Records.
Admission for Fairgrounds Festival of Lights on sale starting Nov. 1
Fri, Oct 23rd 2020 05:35 pm
Visitors to the Fairgrounds Festival of Lights can plan ahead and purchase admission starting Nov. 1. Tickets can be purchased from any checkout register at all Tops Friendly Markets for $15 per vehicle or online at until Dec. 31. It is one price for the entire vehicle to be admitted any one night to the festival. Admission must be purchased in advance, as tickets will not be sold at the gate.
State landmarks to be lit pink in recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Fri, Oct 23rd 2020 05:30 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Friday announced One World Trade Center, The Governor Mario M. Cuomo Bridge, Kosciuszko Bridge, The H. Carl McCall SUNY Building, State Education Building, Alfred E. Smith State Office Building, New York State Fairgrounds, Niagara Falls, Mid-Hudson Bridge, Grand Central Terminal and the Albany International Airport Gateway will light up pink to commemorate Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
Cuomo: 8 additional NYS companies to start producing COVID-19-related equipment & supplies to support in-state needs
Fri, Oct 23rd 2020 05:30 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Friday announced eight additional Empire State companies have received support from New York to produce needed supplies to help combat the COVID-19 pandemic.
NCCC's nursing student 'rocks' exams
Fri, Oct 23rd 2020 05:25 pm
During the summer months of 2020, nursing student Tami Scruggs received news that the classes she signed up for at Niagara County Community College were going remote because of the continued threat of COVID-19.
OASAS: Award to expand addiction prevention services across NYS at start of red ribbon week & national prevention campaign
Fri, Oct 23rd 2020 03:15 pm
The New York State Office of Addiction Services and Supports announced the award of nearly $800,000 to expand the "Triple P" Positive Parenting Program, an evidence-based prevention practice that has been shown to reduce risky behaviors among youth. Nine OASAS prevention providers were awarded funding under this initiative, which was provided through the federal State Opioid Response Grant and administered by OASAS.
ESAAL: New York state continues to deny assisted living residents on-site hair services putting their health & well-being at risk
Fri, Oct 23rd 2020 03:15 pm
For most, including our country's senior population, maintaining good grooming is vital to living a healthy life. However, for the past eight months, despite the Empire State Association of Assisted Living's (ESAAL) fervent efforts, New York state's Department of Health continues to put thousands of seniors' health at risk by keeping New York's 550 licensed adult care facilities' (ACFs) hair salons closed.
McMurray calls for additional debate, truce on ads
Fri, Oct 23rd 2020 03:15 pm
Nate McMurray, Democratic candidate for Congress in New York's 27th Congressional District, released the following statement:
'FBI,' 'FBI: Most Wanted' among next slate of returning shows on CBS
Fri, Oct 23rd 2020 01:15 pm
The returning shows include the No. 2 drama, "FBI," and No. 1 new series "FBI: Most Wanted," on Tuesday, Nov. 17; Monday's No. 1 entertainment program "Bull," on Nov. 16; fan favorite "Seal Team" on Wednesday, Nov. 25; and the No. 2 new comedy, "The Unicorn," on Thursday, Nov. 12.
Nelly releases 'Lil Bit' featuring Florida Georgia Line
Fri, Oct 23rd 2020 01:00 pm
Diamond-selling, multi-Platinum, Grammy Award-winning hip-hop superstar (and fan-favorite on this season of "Dancing with the Stars"), Nelly reunites with country music heavyweights Florida Georgia Line for his new single "Lil Bit," out now via RECORDS/Columbia.
Teddy Swims teams up with Thomas Rhett on new version of 'Broke'
Fri, Oct 23rd 2020 01:00 pm
Ace Atlanta singer/songwriter Teddy Swims returns with an updated take on his latest single, "Broke," with multi-Platinum entertainer Thomas Rhett, out today via Warner Records. On the new version, the duo add "an extra shot of country twang" to Teddy's Motown-meets-two-step stomp.
UK-based Orphan No More says 'Even Now'
Fri, Oct 23rd 2020 12:55 pm
"Even Now," the live project from U.K.-based music collective Orphan No More Co, releases today. Comprised of 11 songs offering hope for those feeling brokenhearted, weary and lost, "Even Now" is certainly an album for the times. Three singles dropped early leading up to today's debut, and the live videos are now available: the title track "Even Now," as well as "I Belong" and "Roll My Stone."
Hannah Kerr shares 'Christmas Eve In Bethlehem (Deluxe Edition)'
Fri, Oct 23rd 2020 12:55 pm
It's time to have yourself a merry little Christmas! Black River Christian is ringing in the holiday cheer by announcing today's release of "Christmas Eve In Bethlehem (Deluxe Edition)" from artist/songwriter Hannah Kerr. As revealed earlier this week on Instagram, the album's feature single, "Here To Stay," is a duet with Cochren & Co.
I AM THEY serves 'Faithful God'
Fri, Oct 23rd 2020 12:55 pm
Today is the day for I AM THEY. The band released its latest album, "Faithful God" (Provident Label Group/Sony Music), which is available everywhere. To celebrate street date, the group is holding a live event on its socials today beginning at 2:30 p.m. ET to perform a few of the new songs as well as chat with fans.
Aquarium of Niagara harbor seal predicts winter weather in WNY
Fri, Oct 23rd 2020 12:50 pm
Bundle up: This year's winter in Western New York is going to be cold! That's the winter weather prediction made Friday by Stryker, the harbor seal at the Aquarium of Niagara.
Kari Jobe releases 'The Blessing (Live Album)'
Fri, Oct 23rd 2020 12:25 pm
On Friday, Grammy-nominated, Dove Award-winning worship leader Kari Jobe released the anticipated project, "The Blessing (Live Album)." As her first new album in three years, Jobe recorded the music live this summer during the pandemic without an audience despite her deep desire to worship with a live audience.
Niagara County Department of Health: Results of rapid testing of school staff 'very encouraging'
Fri, Oct 23rd 2020 12:20 pm
The Niagara County Department of Health on Friday said it has completed voluntary, rapid testing days of teachers and staff in five school districts and, thus far, the results are not showing any significant presence of COVID-19 in schools. According to the health department, 574 tests have been completed, with 571 negative results to just three positives.
CAO of WNY connects underserved communities with mortgage & rent relief
Fri, Oct 23rd 2020 12:15 pm
The Community Action Organization of WNY (CAO) is helping underserved communities get connected with rent relief resources to combat the impact of the COVID-19 crisis. Those who qualify for various programming can receive up to $1,000 in funding assistance.
NYS: $357 million in new pavement renewal projects
Fri, Oct 23rd 2020 12:15 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced $357 million in funding for the renewal of roadways in every region of New York.
Study: 34% of older adults in US prescribed potentially inappropriate drugs, raising health care costs by hundreds
Fri, Oct 23rd 2020 12:05 pm
The prescription of potentially inappropriate medications to older adults is linked to increased hospitalizations, and it costs patients, on average, more than $450 per year, according to a new University at Buffalo study.
To improve medication use among older adults, UB's Team Alice partners with US Deprescribing Research Network
Fri, Oct 23rd 2020 12:05 pm
Team Alice, an initiative of the University at Buffalo's Center for Successful Aging, has been awarded a $60,000 grant from the U.S. Deprescribing Research Network (USDeN) to evaluate an educational video designed to encourage patient/caregiver-initiated deprescribing conversations with doctors and to evaluate its impact on medication use.
Erie County Parks, partners plan improvements to Isle View Park
Fri, Oct 23rd 2020 12:00 pm
The Erie County Department of Parks, Recreation and Forestry is joining partners to plan upgrades to Isle View Park with the support of the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation, which awarded Erie County a grant in the amount of $1,065,068 for improvements at the park.
As nation marks 48th anniversary of Clean Water Act, Higgins leads effort to protect its progress
Fri, Oct 23rd 2020 12:00 pm
This week, as the U.S. marks the 48th anniversary of the Clean Water Act, Congressman Brian Higgins, D-NY-26, and colleagues on the Great Lakes Task Force warned the progress made to restore and protect the Great Lakes is at risk of unravelling.
AAA: Classroom defensive driving classes to resume
Fri, Oct 23rd 2020 12:00 pm
AAA Western and Central New York has been approved to offer classroom instruction for defensive driving once again. Classes will resume effective Oct. 29. The defensive driving courses will be offered at Amherst, Penfield and Liverpool AAA locations.
ASI announces presenters for 2nd 'Creative Professionals Exchange'
Fri, Oct 23rd 2020 10:00 am
Arts Services Inc. (ASI) has announced the presenters for its second annual "Creative Professionals Exchange (CPX)," which will take place virtually on Friday-Saturday, Nov. 6-7. The conference will explore how artists and arts organizations can adapt to the current climate while being more inclusive of and accessible to the entire Western New York community.
New York Lottery announces new draw times for NUMBERS, Win4, Take 5 & LOTTO
Fri, Oct 23rd 2020 10:00 am
The New York Lottery on Thursday announced a new schedule for live drawings produced from its studios in Schenectady. Effective Nov. 2, the New York Lottery games with new draw times include New York's Daily NUMBERS, Win4, Take 5 and LOTTO.
Environmental justice & indigenous resistance focus of Niagara University's 'Transformative Visions' presidential series
Fri, Oct 23rd 2020 10:00 am
Niagara University will present the third in its "Transformative Visions" presidential speaker series at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 27. Dina Gilio-Whitaker, policy director and a senior research associate at the Center for World Indigenous Studies, will discuss environmental justice and indigenous resistance.

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