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DiNapoli: Thruway Authority toll increases should be last option
Fri, Feb 3rd 2023 03:20 pm
The New York State Thruway Authority has proposed a multiyear schedule of systemwide toll increases to begin in 2024, but a new report from State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli identifies concerns with the proposal and urges the Thruway Authority to first improve its operations and maximize non-toll revenues. DiNapoli's office reviewed a decade of the Thruway Authority's finances and the toll hike proposal, and found gaps in essential information necessary to evaluate the proposal.
NW Hall of Fame seeking nominations
Fri, Feb 3rd 2023 03:20 pm
The Niagara Wheatfield Hall of Fame board of directors is seeking nominations for the following:
Martin Smith releases new song, 'Holy,' with Kari Jobe
Fri, Feb 3rd 2023 03:20 pm
U.K. worship artist and songwriter Martin Smith has released a unique version of his song, "Holy," with Kari Jobe. The original song appears on Smith's most recent album, "Dancing In The Fire," which was released last year. Click here to listen to the new version of "Holy."
National Wear Red Day brings awareness of women's No. 1 health threat
Fri, Feb 3rd 2023 01:45 pm
The American Heart Association is rallying women in Western New York to take charge of their health on Friday, Feb. 4, as a part of the Association's Go Red for Women National Wear Red Day. Today's event helps launch February as American Heart Month.
Highmark Awards BestSelf, Say Yes Buffalo major equity-focused grants
Fri, Feb 3rd 2023 01:45 pm
As part of what it called a "long-term commitment to improve racial and health equity," Highmark BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York announced grants totaling $1.2 million to Say Yes Buffalo and BestSelf Behavioral Health.
Grand Island: Blizzard response discussed at joint town and school board meeting
Fri, Feb 3rd 2023 01:40 pm
The response to the blizzard that struck Grand Island around Christmas 2022 was discussed at a joint meeting of the Town Board and the Board of Education that was held on Jan. 29 at Grand Island High School.
Hochul announces details of $1 billion plan to 'overhaul' New York's continuum of mental health care
Fri, Feb 3rd 2023 01:25 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul has announced details of her comprehensive, $1 billion multiyear plan to "overhaul the continuum of mental health care and drastically reduce the number of individuals with unmet mental health needs throughout the state."
Environmental conservation police honored in Buffalo
Fri, Feb 3rd 2023 01:25 pm
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation's (DEC) Division of Law Enforcement enforces the 71 chapters of New York state's Environmental Conservation Law (ECL), protecting fish and wildlife and preserving environmental quality across New York.
Save A Lot provides VIP Rewards
Fri, Feb 3rd 2023 01:00 pm
Save A Lot, located on Military Road in Niagara Falls, recently held a drawing for one of its customers to win a $500 gift card from the VIP Rewards program.
DEC reminds visitors to state lands to love New York lands and 'Leave No Trace'
Fri, Feb 3rd 2023 11:45 am
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) reminds visitors to the Adirondack and Catskill forest preserves and all state lands to recreate safely and responsibly, and practice "Leave No Trace" this winter.
Fatal fire in Youngstown
Fri, Feb 3rd 2023 11:20 am
On Thursday, at 8:12 p.m., the Niagara County Sheriff's Office communications center received a 911 call reporting smoke in the apartment building located at 136 Jackson St., in the Village of Youngstown. NCSO deputies and officers from the Town of Lewiston Police Department responded and confirmed smoke coming from the second floor of the building.
Frontier House team looks to award construction bids, finalize agreement with restaurant tenant
Fri, Feb 3rd 2023 11:00 am
Ellicott Development, the principal pillar in the Frontier House ownership team, is drawing closer to awarding construction bids to renovate Lewiston's most-famous building.
New lights installed at Center and Fifth
Fri, Feb 3rd 2023 09:50 am
Brand-new traffic lights and street signs have been installed at the intersection of Center and Fifth streets in the Village of Lewiston. This is part of the streetscape project that began in 2022, and was funded by the New York State Department of Transportation.
Full free edition: The Tribune-Sentinel for Feb. 3, 2023
Fri, Feb 3rd 2023 09:15 am
Full free edition: The Tribune-Sentinel for Feb. 3, 2023
DeGlopper Memorial Expansion Committee sends thanks; has pavers for sale
Fri, Feb 3rd 2023 08:55 am
The DeGlopper Memorial Expansion Committee would like to extend heartfelt thanks for the ongoing support from the community, as well as a special note of appreciation to two Island organizations for their support during the hustle and bustle of the holiday season.
On National Missing Person's Day, New York's specialized police officers reassure families their missing loved ones remain a priority
Fri, Feb 3rd 2023 07:00 am
The uncertainty and fear from having a loved one go missing is a pain that too many families endure - often for a lifetime. The 1,100 officers of the PBA of New York State (PBANYS) routinely work to reunite families of the missing, including students from the State University of New York and sportsmen and visitors who become lost or missing in state forests and parks.
Disney+ announces release date, animation studios, filmmakers & more for 'Star Wars: Visions' volume 2
Thu, Feb 2nd 2023 11:55 pm
Today, Disney+ and Lucasfilm announced that the second volume of the animated anthology series "Star Wars: Visions" will premiere exclusively on Disney+ on May 4.
Hochul urges New Yorkers to prepare for dangerously cold temperatures & extreme wind chill this weekend
Thu, Feb 2nd 2023 10:50 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Thursday urged New Yorkers to prepare for dangerously cold temperatures and wind chills beginning Friday and continuing through Saturday. Most regions across the state, including Western and Central New York, Finger Lakes, Southern Tier, Mohawk Valley, North Country, Capital Region and Mid-Hudson, are expected to see temperatures as low as minus-15 degrees and wind chills as low as minus-25 to minus-50 degrees for a period lasting almost 48 hours.
Ice at Canalside closing Friday due to low temperatures
Thu, Feb 2nd 2023 10:50 pm
The Ice at Canalside presented by Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield will be closed Friday, Feb. 3, due to the frigid temperatures expected throughout our region. All curling, igloo and group reservations scheduled will be notified and refunded.
Erie County prepares for bitterly cold weather leading into the weekend
Thu, Feb 2nd 2023 10:50 pm
An arctic front will enter Erie County on Thursday evening, bringing strong winds with possible gusts in excess of 40 mph. Low windchills and a burst of moderately heavy snow may cause localized hazardous travel on Thursday evening. These conditions will increase the risks of frostbite and hypothermia for people who spend any time outdoors tonight through Saturday.
9 Niagara University students score 'Super Sunday' experience
Thu, Feb 2nd 2023 09:40 am
Nine students from Niagara University's College of Hospitality, Sport, and Tourism Management will work behind the scenes at Super Bowl LVII for a one-of-a-kind experiential learning opportunity.
Defendant sentenced for committing series of bank robberies in south Buffalo
Thu, Feb 2nd 2023 09:40 am
Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn announces that 60-year-old Donald R. Thie of no permanent address was sentenced yesterday afternoon before Erie County Court Judge Suzanne Maxwell Barnes to two to six years in prison.
'Little Sweet Hearts' campaign looks to raise funds to fight pediatric cancer
Thu, Feb 2nd 2023 09:00 am
Throughout the month of February, Sweet Buffalo Rocks and Totally Buffalo Cares are teaming up with local businesses and organizations to raise funds for children battling pediatric cancer and life-threatening illnesses with the "Little Sweet Hearts" campaign.
Free tax filing at NCCC
Thu, Feb 2nd 2023 08:55 am
Tax season is here and Niagara County Community College (NCCC) is ready to assist people with their annual filings.
FOX renews 'The Cleaning Lady' for third season
Thu, Feb 2nd 2023 08:55 am
FOX Entertainment has renewed the character-driven drama "The Cleaning Lady" for a third season, it was announced Wednesday by Michael Thorn, president of scripted programming, FOX Entertainment.
NYSEG, RG&E offer safety tips ahead of extreme cold
Thu, Feb 2nd 2023 08:40 am
New York State Electric & Gas (NYSEG) and Rochester Gas and Electric (RG&E) are reminding customers to take measures to stay safe and warm with extreme cold weather moving into New York beginning Thursday, Feb. 2, and lasting into Saturday, Feb. 4.
Disney+ marks 30-day countdown to new season of Emmy Award-winning series 'Star Wars: The Mandalorian' with new key art & featurette
Wed, Feb 1st 2023 11:55 pm
Today, Disney+ shared brand-new key art and an exciting featurette for the third season of "The Mandalorian," the critically acclaimed, original, live-action series from Lucasfilm, streaming exclusively on Disney+ starting March 1. Watch the new featurette and join Jon Favreau, Dave Filoni, Rick Famuyiwa and others as they explore how "The Mandalorian" and its fan-favorite character Grogu rose to engage the world and win the hearts of viewers across the globe.
Beyoncé returns to the global stage for 'Renaissance World Tour'
Wed, Feb 1st 2023 11:55 pm
Following the wildly successful release of Beyoncé's seventh studio album, "Renaissance," the global superstar has announced "Renaissance World Tour" today, her first solo tour in over six years.
Hochul announces highlights of executive budget
Wed, Feb 1st 2023 11:05 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Wednesday outlined her fiscal year 2024 executive budget.
Students studying food service, hospitality, culinary arts encouraged to apply for scholarships from Taste of Buffalo & Tops Friendly Markets
Wed, Feb 1st 2023 10:45 pm
The Taste of Buffalo presented by Tops is now accepting applications for its annual scholarship program to support Western New York-area high school seniors aspiring to careers in the food service and hospitality industries. This year's program will award four recipients with a $1,000 scholarship to be applied toward room and board, books or fees.
Electric vehicle charging stations available at Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls USA
Wed, Feb 1st 2023 10:45 pm
Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls USA has added ultra-fast electric vehicle (EV) charging capacity through a collaboration with Electrify America that will enable drivers of capable vehicles to fully charge their battery in as little as 20 minutes.
Niagara University receives grants totaling $500,000 from Mother Cabrini Foundation
Wed, Feb 1st 2023 10:40 pm
Niagara University has received a $300,000 grant from the Mother Cabrini Health Foundation to continue and enhance work done by its College of Nursing to foster nurse resilience, effectively bridge the transition from student to health care professional, address a critical shortage in the nursing workforce, increase awareness of health inequities, and develop effective approaches to care in complex environments across Western New York, with an emphasis on Niagara County.
Villa Maria College partners with Duncan Kirkwood to launch Center for Resiliency
Wed, Feb 1st 2023 10:40 pm
The start of the spring 2023 semester marked the official launch of Villa Maria College's Center for Resiliency. Renowned speaker, author and trainer Duncan Kirkwood will serve as the founding director of the Center for Resiliency, which was created to help students and other young people develop the skills that are critical to overcoming obstacles and achieving their goals.
Roofer sentenced for scamming 6 customers in Erie County
Wed, Feb 1st 2023 10:40 pm
Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn announced 33-year-old David J. Whitman, formerly of Niagara Falls, was sentenced this morning before Erie County Court Judge James Bargnesi to a three-year conditional discharge and ordered to pay a $5,000 fine.
Buffalo woman pleads guilty to driving through police blockade, running over trooper during protest
Wed, Feb 1st 2023 10:40 pm
Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn announced 33-year-old Deyanna J. Davis of Buffalo pleaded guilty this afternoon before Erie County Court Judge Kenneth Case to one count of assault in the second degree (class "D" felony). The defendant pleaded guilty to the charge on the day jury selection was scheduled to begin in her trial.
HEALTHeLINK releases 2022 report to the community
Wed, Feb 1st 2023 12:05 pm
HEALTHeLINK, the health information exchange (HIE) for Western New York, is advancing its collaboration with the health care community to further expand the utilization of data to support strategies to improve health, increase access to care, and reduce health disparities.
Niagara County clerk 'clears up confusion' on notary renewals
Wed, Feb 1st 2023 10:00 am
Niagara County Clerk Joseph A. Jastrzemski today sought to clear up confusion for any person looking to renew their notary commission. Jastrzemski said notaries should continue to renew through their local county clerk's office.
Bryan Adams returns to the road with 'So Happy It Hurts Tour' featuring special guest Joan Jett and the Blackhearts
Wed, Feb 1st 2023 10:00 am
Famed musician and singer-songwriter Bryan Adams announced his 2023 "So Happy It Hurts Tour" with iconic group Joan Jett and the Blackhearts on Tuesday night's episode of "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon."
Black History Month offers opportunities to save lives and to 'Be The Beat'
Wed, Feb 1st 2023 09:55 am
Black or Hispanic adults who experience cardiac arrest outside a hospital setting are substantially less likely to receive lifesaving care from a bystander. The American Heart Association, devoted to world of healthier lives for all, is working to affect change by empowering members of these communities to learn lifesaving Hands-Only CPR.
Fall Out Boy announces 'So Much For (Tour) Dust,' with stops in Buffalo & Toronto
Wed, Feb 1st 2023 09:55 am
Grammy Award-nominated and multi-Platinum-selling rock band Fall Out Boy is set to hit the road this summer with their 2023 headline tour "So Much For (Tour) Dust." The 25-date-plus North American trek will kick off with a show of epic proportions at Chicago's famed Wrigley Field on June 21 before continuing through cities like St. Louis, Dallas, Phoenix, Atlanta, Toronto, and concluding in Camden, New Jersey, on Aug. 6.

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