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Luke Bryan to participate in Verizon's 'The Big Concert for Small Business' during Super Bowl LV after-party
Mon, Feb 1st 2021 05:45 pm
Country music superstar Luke Bryan will perform as part of "The Big Concert for Small Business," Verizon's after-party for Super Bowl LV, on Sunday, Feb. 7 (11 p.m. ET).
Workforce Board launches 'career connections podcasts'
Mon, Feb 1st 2021 05:20 pm
The Buffalo and Erie County Workforce Investment Board (WIB) has launched a new workforce podcast initiative titled "Workforce Buffalo Career Connections." The podcasts will highlight the employment and training opportunities that exist in this region and how both job seekers and employers can tap into the many available local resources.
Planning continues for Lewiston Art Festival
Mon, Feb 1st 2021 02:15 pm
Applications are now available for the Lewiston Art Festival, which is slated for Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 14-15, in the Village of Lewiston.
Niagara Falls: Man found deceased on 20th Street
Mon, Feb 1st 2021 02:05 pm
At approximately 1:30 a.m., the Niagara Falls Police Department responded to the report of a man lying on the ground for about 30 minutes at the 500 Block of 20th Street.
Propane Association shares 5 critical steps to keep propane users safe during storm
Mon, Feb 1st 2021 02:05 pm
In preparation for the significant amount of snow that is expected over the next 48 hours, the New York Propane Gas Association issued the following notice for the hundreds of thousands of propane customers in New York state.
New York State Parks highlights Black History Month
Mon, Feb 1st 2021 02:05 pm
New Yorkers can help celebrate contributions to state history through a series of events, programming and visits to State Parks and historic sites during Black History Month.
New York state announces a boost in nutrition assistance
Mon, Feb 1st 2021 02:05 pm
More than $100 million in emergency food assistance also to be distributed in February The state Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance (OTDA) announced all New Yorkers enrolled in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) will see a 15% boost when their regular monthly food benefits are issued, as part of an increase that will continue through June.
Marking anniversary of first Social Security check, Higgins answers FAQ
Mon, Feb 1st 2021 12:20 pm
On Jan. 31, 1940, Ida May Fuller became the first person to receive a Social Security payment following enactment of the Social Security Act. As the county marks the 81st anniversary of the first check, Congressman Brian Higgins is sharing answers to some of the questions that frequently come into his office - and, he said, committing to continuing to fight to protect the Social Security program and services.
Oil prices drive gas prices up
Mon, Feb 1st 2021 12:20 pm
Today's national average price for a gallon of gasoline is $2.42, up 2 cents from last week. One year ago, the price was $2.48. The New York average is $2.51 - up 2 cents from last week. A year ago, the state average was $2.66.
BBB tip: Don't share your COVID-19 vaccine card on social media
Mon, Feb 1st 2021 12:20 pm
Did you get your COVID-19 vaccine? Better Business Bureau is issuing a warning to everyone not to share a photo of your vaccination card on social media. The self-identifying information on it makes you vulnerable to identity theft and can help scammers create phony versions.
Cuomo: New York's COVID-19 positivity rate has declined for 23 straight days
Mon, Feb 1st 2021 12:15 pm
On Sunday, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced New York's state's seven-day average COVID-19 positivity rate had declined for 23 straight days.
Erie County DOH provides information about COVID cases among St. Francis High School staff & students
Mon, Feb 1st 2021 12:15 pm
The Erie County Department of Health (ECDOH) has identified multiple COVID-19 cases among students and staff at St. Francis High School in Hamburg throughout the month of January. As of today, there are four staff members and 14 students with positive diagnostic COVID-19 tests during the past four weeks.
General Motors awards Field & Fork Network $50,000 to begin workforce development
Mon, Feb 1st 2021 10:00 am
Field & Fork Network announced it has been awarded a $50,000 grant, from General Motors, to propel workforce development and training programming related to the local food system of Niagara Falls. The grant will immediately focus on a planning and piloting phase to provide a better understanding of the needs and interests of local food systems' employers and potential employees.
Tops honors Black History Month with contest for students
Mon, Feb 1st 2021 07:00 am
February is Black History Month and, for the past three decades, Tops has been proud to salute and educate the community about those who have accomplished remarkable achievements in their lifetime.
Ash Wednesday ashes available
Mon, Feb 1st 2021 07:00 am
St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Lewiston will offer "Ashes to Go," in accordance with COVID-19 guidelines, between 8:30 and 9:30 a.m. Ash Wednesday, Feb. 17, at Hennepin Park (corner of Center and South Fourth streets).
NBC sets season 3 premiere for 'New Amsterdam'
Fri, Jan 29th 2021 07:50 pm
NBC's hit medical drama "New Amsterdam" will begin its third season on Tuesday, March 2 (10 p.m. ET/PT).
Cuomo gives blessing to wedding receptions
Fri, Jan 29th 2021 04:50 pm
Speaking to the press on Friday, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said the recent model of allowing pretested fans into Buffalo Bills Stadium can be replicated to include other events - including wedding receptions.
Higgins tells House & Senate leaders to Include RESTAURANTS Act in COVID relief package
Fri, Jan 29th 2021 04:40 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins, D-NY-26, is pressing congressional leaders to make sure direct relief to restaurants is included in the next COVID-19 relief package.
Jacobs joins colleagues in calling for reopening US-Canadian border
Fri, Jan 29th 2021 04:40 pm
Congressman Chris Jacobs, R-NY-27, has joined a bipartisan group to call on the Biden administration to work with the Canadian government to develop a cooperative plan to reduce cross-border travel restrictions.
Casting Crowns & KB release new version of 'Start Right Here'
Fri, Jan 29th 2021 03:40 pm
Grammy-Award winning and multi-RIAA Platinum-selling group Casting Crowns have partnered with chart-topping hip-hop artist KB to create an anthem-like version of the group's single, "Start Right Here."
Senate Republicans discuss plan to 'Reset NY's Restaurant & Hospitality Industry'
Fri, Jan 29th 2021 03:35 pm
On Friday, New York State Sens. Rob Ortt, George Borrello and Ed Rath shared a package of legislation to help "Reset New York's Restaurant and Hospitality Industry."
ECDOH provides vaccine distribution update
Fri, Jan 29th 2021 03:35 pm
The Erie County Department of Health is providing an update on the number of COVID-19 vaccinations administered to county residents, including those at nursing home facilities, based on information provided by the New York State Department of Health.
Fair Trade Services announces debut single from songwriter, 'Survivor' star Baylor Wilson
Fri, Jan 29th 2021 12:35 pm
In partnership with Halogen Entertainment, Fair Trade Services is excited to share "Jesus Happened," the new song from their newest signing: artist and songwriter Baylor Wilson. Out today on all platforms (along with a new lyric video), "Jesus Happened" is Wilson's "over-the-top joy for the Lord that she radiates, spilling over onto everyone she meets," a press release stated.
'The Voice' season 9 winner Jordan Smith signs to Provident Label Group, releases new song
Fri, Jan 29th 2021 12:35 pm
Vocalist and songwriter and "The Voice" season 9 winner Jordan Smith has signed a deal with Provident Label Group/Sony Music. Releasing his first single with the label today, titled "Great You Are," it is also accompanied with a lyric video, which can be viewed below.
'Kitten Bowl VIII' premieres exclusively on Hallmark Channel, Feb. 7
Fri, Jan 29th 2021 12:05 pm
Hallmark Channel hosts the nation's most beloved rescue pet event of the year when "Kitten Bowl VIII" premieres exclusively on the network, Sunday, Feb. 7 (2 p.m. ET/PT). "Kitten Bowl VIII" features kittens rescued from across the country, as four teams compete for the Kitten Bowl Championship trophy. The 2021 special also marks a milestone of more than 50,000 shelter pet adoptions since "Kitten Bowl" premiered in 2014.
Niagara Falls Memorial to resume patient visitation
Fri, Jan 29th 2021 11:55 am
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center on Friday announced it is allowing limited patient visitation in its acute care areas for first time since early December. The new visitation policy comes with a number of restrictions meant to keep patients and staff members safe.
Full edition: The Tribune and The Sentinel for Jan. 29, 2021
Fri, Jan 29th 2021 11:45 am
Full edition: The Tribune and The Sentinel for Jan. 29, 2021
Ransomville Speedway to host drivers meeting Feb. 13
Fri, Jan 29th 2021 11:00 am
Ransomville Speedway will host a drivers meeting for all classes on Saturday, Feb. 13, at the O. Leo Curtis American Legion Post No. 830, 2589 Youngstown-Lockport Road.
SHoP Architects lead designer of new pedestrian bridge in Brockport
Fri, Jan 29th 2021 11:00 am
Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced the selection of SHoP Architects as the lead designer of the Brockport Loop Pedestrian Bridge over the Erie Canal. Originally announced as part of the governor's State of the State address in January 2020, this new pedestrian bridge in the Village of Brockport represents the first large-scale infrastructure project to begin under the state's "Reimagine the Canals" initiative.
National Grid's 'Grid for Good' program powers change
Fri, Jan 29th 2021 11:00 am
National Grid recently launched "Grid for Good," a new initiative designed to increase the social mobility and employment opportunities for disadvantaged young people in the communities they serve in the U.S. and U.K. This program is part of the "Responsible Business Charter," which lays out the company's commitments to the environment, employees, customers and communities.
New York Farm Bureau seeking scholarship applicants
Fri, Jan 29th 2021 10:55 am
New York high school seniors who are graduating and interested in pursuing a career in agriculture can apply for New York Farm Bureau's Agricultural Youth Scholarship. Statewide winners can earn up to $1,500 toward their future education.
Niagara County Central Rotary Dictionary Project continues, despite COVID-19
Fri, Jan 29th 2021 10:55 am
The Rotary Club of Niagara County Central annually donates dictionaries to third grade students in the Niagara Wheatfield Central School District. Rotarian, the late Joseph B. Emmons, began this project locally in 2006. His wife, Rotarian Marsha Emmons, proudly continues his worthwhile endeavor to bring these keepsakes of written knowledge to the students.
Cuomo reminds New Yorkers they are not responsible for paying PPE charges from in-network health care providers
Fri, Jan 29th 2021 10:30 am
Gov. Andrew Cuomo reminded insured New Yorkers they should not be charged for personal protective equipment by in-network health care providers under their state-regulated health and dental insurance coverage. Pursuant to State Department of Financial Services guidance, insurers are required to make sure consumers are not charged PPE-related fees by in-network providers.
Grand Island man sentenced for setting fire inside his apartment
Fri, Jan 29th 2021 10:30 am
Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn on Thursday announced 35-year-old Robert L. Shoemaker of Grand Island was virtually sentenced that afternoon by Erie County Court Judge Suzanne Maxwell Barnes to a determinate sentence of three-and-a-half years in prison followed by two-and-a-half years of post-release supervision.
Higgins & Stefanik lead bipartisan push for action on US-Canada border policy
Fri, Jan 29th 2021 10:25 am
Congressmembers Brian Higgins, D-NY-26, and Elise Stefanik, R-NY-21, who serve as co-chairs of the congressional northern border caucus, are leading a bipartisan letter making several recommendations to President Joe Biden's administration supporting opportunities to improve the existing situation at the U.S.-Canada border.
Cold weather car trouble: Motorists may experience battery problems this weekend
Fri, Jan 29th 2021 10:25 am
We are experiencing frigid temperatures, and parts of Western and Central New York will dip into single digits this weekend as cold weather grips the area. AAA is preparing for call volume to increase as temperatures drop.
Higgins shares information on Earned Income Tax Credit
Fri, Jan 29th 2021 10:25 am
Congressman Brian Higgins is encouraging eligible Western New Yorkers to pursue the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), a tax provision that can help lift families out of poverty. While 25 million people claimed the EITC in 2020, it is estimated 20% of those eligible did not take advantage of the credit.
Obituary: Thomas J. Carter
Fri, Jan 29th 2021 07:00 am
Thomas J. Carter of Niagara Falls, New York, passed away on Sunday, Jan. 24, 2021, in the Schoellkopf Health Center.
Lew-Port's 'One District, One Book' underway in River Region
Fri, Jan 29th 2021 07:00 am
Lewiston-Porter's "One District, One Book" reveal was hosted online Friday by school librarians Mrs. Zielinski and Mrs. Cumminsky. More than 400 participated in the live telecast event. When it was all said and done, the children's book "Fenway and Hattie," by Victoria J. Coe, was declared the winner.
Duran Duran share official music video for tribute cover of David Bowie's 'Five Years'
Thu, Jan 28th 2021 09:05 pm
Following the release of their poignant tribute cover of David Bowie's classic "Five Years," Duran Duran share their official music video today in continued celebration of the late and legendary icon.

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