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FJC opens on Grand Island
Mon, Jun 28th 2021 02:15 pm
A ceremony was held Saturday, June 12, on the Trinity United Methodist Church campus, to open the Family Justice Center's satellite location on Grand Island. The site is sponsored by the George and Penny Panepinto Family. Read Mike Billoni's feature article now at www.wnypapers.com.
Acquest told to go back to the drawing board
Mon, Jun 28th 2021 02:10 pm
A positive declaration was issued calling for Acquest to prepare a supplemental draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) on its proposed 1.1-million-square-foot distribution facility at 2780 Long Road. The town voted to redesignate itself as lead agency for review of a revised version of the project. The site is where Amazon had wanted to build a similar facility until it withdrew last August.
Miracle League, DeGlopper Memorial in line for new federal funding
Mon, Jun 28th 2021 02:10 pm
Two Grand Island organizations are expected to get an influx of federal funds to help achieve their mission in the community.
Generosity spurs Grand Island Ladies of Charity Book Bag Project
Mon, Jun 28th 2021 02:10 pm
Thanks to the generosity of the many people who contributed, this year's Ladies of Charity Book Bag Project was a great success. This ecumenical project will provide hundreds of book bags for children in need.
Western New York mourns popular auto dealer, TV commercial star and philanthropist Billy Fuccillo
Mon, Jun 28th 2021 02:05 pm
William Bruce "Billy" Fuccillo Sr., age 65, passed away peacefully at home in Sarasota, Florida, on June 17, 2021.
Obituary: Michael Andrew Cap
Mon, Jun 28th 2021 02:05 pm
Michael Andrew Cap, 66, of Grand Island, went suddenly to be with God on Feb. 16, 2021.
New York Power Authority launches P-Tech internship program to prepare students for clean energy jobs
Mon, Jun 28th 2021 01:00 pm
Fifteen high school students from underserved communities in New York City, the Mohawk Valley and Western New York will begin six-week internships this week with the New York Power Authority to learn professional skills that will help them land competitive jobs in New York's growing clean energy workforce or other careers after graduation.
Niagara County to hold outdoor career fair at Ida Fritz Memorial Park
Mon, Jun 28th 2021 12:55 pm
The Niagara County Department of Employment and Training will hold an outdoor career fair Wednesday, June 30, at Ida Fritz Memorial Park in Lockport for those seeking employment. More than 30 companies with open positions have signed up to take part.
Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy, Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield of WNY renew partnership
Mon, Jun 28th 2021 10:10 am
The Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy announced its renewed partnership with Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield of Western New York with the adoption of MLK Jr. Park in 2021.
Local communities asked to take survey on Lake Ontario conditions
Mon, Jun 28th 2021 10:05 am
Legislator Irene Myers encouraged Niagara County residents along the Lake Ontario shoreline to participate in a survey on changing lake conditions as part of the Niagara Orleans Coastal Lakeshore Economy and Resiliency (CLEAR) initiative.
Sen. Ryan announces July mobile office hours
Mon, Jun 28th 2021 10:05 am
New York State Sen. Sean Ryan's office will host mobile office hours throughout the 60th Senate District in July. A member of the staff will visit communities throughout the district to provide convenient opportunities for constituents in each municipality to meet face-to-face with questions or concerns for Ryan.
With $1.7 million grant, UB will expand alcoholism research training program
Mon, Jun 28th 2021 10:05 am
The National Institute for Alcohol Abuse & Alcoholism (NIAAA) has awarded $1.7 million to the Clinical and Research Institute on Addictions (CRIA) and the School of Public Health and Health Professions at the University at Buffalo to expand its successful postdoctoral training program to include doctoral candidates as well.
Cuomo urges New Yorkers to prepare for another round of extreme heat
Mon, Jun 28th 2021 10:05 am
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Sunday urged New Yorkers to prepare for another extended period of high heat and humidity expected to continue through the middle of the week. Heat index values reaching up to the mid-90s are forecast through Wednesday, while humidity levels are expected to remain high.
Niagara Falls: Man found shot in vehicle on Whitney Avenue
Mon, Jun 28th 2021 10:05 am
Shortly after 8 a.m. Saturday, the Niagara Falls Police Department responded to the 1100 block of Whitney Avenue to check the welfare of a male sitting inside a pickup truck. Upon arrival, officers discovered an adult male in the truck, who was deceased from apparent gunshot wounds.
Heart, Love & Soul reopens for sit-down dining
Sat, Jun 26th 2021 11:15 am
Last year, as the pandemic forced restaurants to shutter in-door seating for guests, it was often overlooked that similar restrictions were placed upon local food pantries and other service providers for those in need.
AAA Insurance shares pool safety tips
Sat, Jun 26th 2021 11:00 am
More than 3,500 people drown each year in the U.S., according to the Centers for Disease Control. Drowning is also one of the leading causes of unintentional death in children between the ages of 1 and 9. Many of these fatalities occur even with supervision.
'Big R': Mother Nature gets Ransomville program
Sat, Jun 26th 2021 11:00 am
For the third time in 2021, Ransomville Speedway was forced to pull the plug on the scheduled Friday night racing program.
'Leverage' is back: Beth Riesgraf talks 'Redemption'
Fri, Jun 25th 2021 06:00 pm
Feeling trapped by evil, episodic television? IMDb TV provides "Leverage."
Full edition: The Tribune-Sentinel for June 25, 2021
Fri, Jun 25th 2021 02:40 pm
Full edition: The Tribune-Sentinel for June 25, 2021
Phil Wickham shares 'Hymn Of Heaven'
Fri, Jun 25th 2021 02:25 pm
Phil Wickham released his eighth album, "Hymn Of Heaven" (Fair Trade Services), on Friday. Encompassing 13 songs, including his multiple-week No. 1 hit "Battle Belongs," the anticipated project is the follow-up to his 2018 release, "Living Hope," which features the RIAA Gold-certified single and GMA Dove Award for "Worship Recorded Song of the Year" of the same name. At press time, "Hymn Of Heaven" is topping the iTunes Christian album chart and is No. 7 on the overall iTunes album chart.
Data from past 5 months show 'breakthrough' COVID-19 disease in just .17% of fully vaccinated Erie County residents
Fri, Jun 25th 2021 02:25 pm
The Erie County Department of Health is announcing the demobilization of its larger COVID-19 vaccination clinics at KeyBank Center, Erie Community College (ECC) North and ECC South.
Amphitheater concerts return to Artpark; Fitz and the Tantrums: 'We are ready to get back and play shows after way too long of a break'
Fri, Jun 25th 2021 02:25 pm
Artpark & Company will continue to spotlight nature, art and community this season, while also welcoming concertgoers back to its famed grassy bowl.
Ryan Ellis shares 'Heart of the Father'
Fri, Jun 25th 2021 02:20 pm
Ryan Ellis, a singer, songwriter and worship leader, is the newest member to join the Provident Label Group/Sony Music family. Debuting his single, "Heart of the Father," accompanied by a lyric video, an acoustic song session with Essential Worship is also out now, which can be viewed here and below.
Phil Thompson releases 'Only Risen King'
Fri, Jun 25th 2021 02:20 pm
On Friday, worship artist and songwriter Phil Thompson released his latest single, "Only Risen King," with Integrity Music. Accompanied with a live performance video, "Only Risen King" will be featured on Thompson's sophomore album, "Lion of Judah," slated to release July 23 (available for preorder). This latest release is the third leading up to the album, following "Jesus" and "Constant Mercies."
Artpark announces 'Free Drum Circles with Stephen Bell'
Fri, Jun 25th 2021 02:15 pm
Artpark & Company announced Free Drum Circles with Stephen Bell as part of the summer season. Performances run 2-3:30 p.m. Saturdays, July 3, through Aug. 28, at Artpark's Emerald Grove, 450 S. Fourth St., Lewiston.
Highmark Stadium to host fireworks show July 4
Fri, Jun 25th 2021 02:15 pm
Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield of Western New York is presenting a Fourth of July fireworks show on Independence Day at Highmark Stadium. All members of the community are invited to the Highmark Stadium parking lots to enjoy the celebration, with lots opening at 8 p.m. July 4.
Leigh Nash and Stephen Wilson Jr. get real about relationships in 'Made For This'
Fri, Jun 25th 2021 02:15 pm
Leigh Nash and her husband, Stephen Wilson Jr., are pulling back the curtain on the often-bumpy journey of marriage in their new song, "Made For This." The Nashville-based couple penned the intimate track a few months into the COVID-19 quarantine.
Seneca Resorts & Casinos to light up the sky with holiday fireworks shows in Niagara Falls, Salamanca
Fri, Jun 25th 2021 02:15 pm
Seneca Resorts & Casinos is ready to celebrate Independence Day in grand style, with spectacular fireworks displays at both Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino and Seneca Allegany Resort & Casino.
Ellie Holcomb releases 'Canyon'
Fri, Jun 25th 2021 02:15 pm
Singer-songwriter Ellie Holcomb released her third studio LP, "Canyon," Friday in partnership with Capitol CMG. This hope-filled album showcases an all-star team of co-writers such as Natalie Hemby, Bear Rinehart of NEEDTOBREATHE, Thad Cockrell, David Leonard and Jon Guerra. It was produced by Cason Cooley and executive produced by her father, Brown Bannister. "Canyon" is a record about a deeper sorrow and a higher hope. Click here to listen to the full-length album.
NYS: Don't miss out on monthly federal payments up to $300 per child
Fri, Jun 25th 2021 02:15 pm
The New York State Department of Taxation and Finance reminded taxpayers to review their eligibility for The Child Tax Credit. The American Rescue Plan increased the Child Tax Credit to $3,600 per child for children under 6 years old and $3,000 per child for children ages 6-17. The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) will begin distributing monthly payments of up to $300 per child to eligible families in the coming weeks; the remaining half of the 2021 credits must be claimed on income tax returns filed next spring.
Higgins announces passage of legislation protecting veterans from scams
Fri, Jun 25th 2021 02:15 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins announced the passage of H.R. 983, the Preventing Crimes Against Veterans Act of 2021, legislation that works to prevent scams aimed at stealing veterans' benefits.
Lewiston gas station set to reopen
Fri, Jun 25th 2021 11:40 am
CAL's Convenience Inc. is expected to reopen the Sunoco gas station and APlus market in coming weeks at 890 Center St., Lewiston. The front doors were opened in past days, as trucks delivered products and people worked on redoing the store interior. A help wanted sign is now on the glass windows.
Dispenza family returns to Lewiston Artisan Farmers Market
Fri, Jun 25th 2021 11:35 am
Visitors to the Lewiston Artisan Farmers Market were recently surprised to find two familiar faces: Frank and Rachel Dispenza. The couple, which used to run Dispenza's Meat Market on Ridge Road in Ransomville, was the market's original breakfast sandwich provider.
Village of Lewiston reconsidering Ridge Street traffic path
Fri, Jun 25th 2021 11:35 am
Stuart Sports owner Curt Stuart recently canvassed his Ridge Street neighbors and found more than two-dozen are not in favor of the roadway's one-way traffic pattern. Some, he said, are even scared of motorists heading the wrong way down the street, or hitting a vehicle backing out of one of the parking lots.
North Tonawanda rededicates historic Col. Payne residence with new plaque
Fri, Jun 25th 2021 11:25 am
Completing a project that saw the Historic District of North Tonawanda receive new street signs, elected representatives from city government along with County Legislator Rich Andres gathered to rededicate the Col. Payne Historic plaque in front of his historic residence located on Payne Avenue and Wheatfield Street on Wednesday.
AG James sues Niagara Wheatfield Central School District for 'failing to protect students from sexual assault'
Fri, Jun 25th 2021 11:25 am
New York Attorney General Letitia James on Wednesday filed a lawsuit against the Niagara Wheatfield Central School District (NWCSD) for what she called "failing to respond to incidents of sexual assault and bullying in the schools."
Town of Niagara Board honors Barney
Fri, Jun 25th 2021 11:25 am
On Wednesday, the Town of Niagara board held its first session at Town Hall (7105 Lockport Road) since St. Patrick's Day 2020. The facility had been closed during that time due to the pandemic.
NT Common Council passes solar moratorium
Fri, Jun 25th 2021 11:20 am
Following a public hearing last week, the North Tonawanda Common Council unanimously passed a six-month moratorium on applications, approvals and/or construction or installation on solar energy systems/and or solar farms in the city.
Hibbard's donates to VFW, memorial
Fri, Jun 25th 2021 11:15 am
Over Memorial Day weekend, Hibbard's Original Frozen Custard held a fundraiser for VFW Downriver Post 7487, which maintains the "Circle of Honor" memorial across the street in Academy Park. Proceeds from the custard cookies - a collaboration between Hibbard's and the Village Bake Shoppe - will go toward upkeep at the tribute to Lewiston veterans.
 

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