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Missing female rescued on Niagara River
Mon, Mar 15th 2021 10:30 am
U.S. Border Patrol agents from the Niagara Falls Station, the U.S. Coast Guard and several local first responders rescued a 54-year-old U.S. citizen on the lower Niagara River.
Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra and Chorus win big at 63rd Grammy Awards
Mon, Mar 15th 2021 10:25 am
The Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra and the Buffalo Philharmonic Chorus are the proud recipients of a Grammy Award in the category of "Best Choral Performance" for their recording of Richard Danielpour's "The Passion of Yeshua." The recording features the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by JoAnn Falletta; the Buffalo Philharmonic Chorus, prepared by Adam Luebke; and the UCLA Chamber Singers, prepared by James K. Bass.
Buffalo: Brown & Scanlon celebrate St. Patrick's Day with flag-raising ceremony in Niagara Square
Mon, Mar 15th 2021 10:25 am
City of Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown and South District Council Member Christopher Scanlon were joined Saturday by members of the United Irish American Association to mark St. Patrick's Day by hosting an Irish flag-raising ceremony in Niagara Square.
Erie County acknowledging families impacted by COVID-19
Mon, Mar 15th 2021 10:25 am
Old Erie County Hall in downtown Buffalo will be illuminated in amber during the week of March 14 to acknowledge the one-year anniversary of the first identified COVID-19 cases in Erie County.
Tim Hortons offering free breakfast sandwich, 'Member Month'
Sun, Mar 14th 2021 07:00 am
It's time for freshly cracked eggs at Tim Hortons. The breakfast sandwiches just got even better with the launch of freshly cracked eggs in restaurants across the U.S.
Top 4 precautions for drivers as daylight saving time begins
Sat, Mar 13th 2021 07:00 am
Americans will "spring forward" and set their clocks ahead one hour beginning Sunday, March 14, at 2 a.m. Losing an hour of sleep and the change in daylight hours means motorists may potentially experience drowsy driving and added distractions behind the wheel.
Cuomo doubles-down on not resigning
Fri, Mar 12th 2021 05:30 pm
Despite two investigations into alleged sexual misconduct, six female accusers and growing calls for his resignation, Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Friday said it's the people that elected him into office, and it's the people who will ultimately determine his innocence or guilt. Cuomo emphatically said he did not inappropriately touch anyone, and he will not resign.
Cuomo signs legislation granting employees time off to receive COVID-19 vaccination
Fri, Mar 12th 2021 05:30 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Friday signed legislation (S.2588-A/A.3354-B) granting public and private employees time off to receive the COVID-19 vaccination. Under this new law, employees will be granted up to four hours of excused leave per injection that will not be charged against any other leave the employee has earned or accrued.
NT: Pappas announces Lumber City COVID Relief Initiative
Fri, Mar 12th 2021 05:30 pm
North Tonawanda Mayor Art Pappas announced a new path forward as the city emerges from the COVID-19 pandemic: The Lumber City COVID Relief Initiative. With the passage of the federal stimulus bill, North Tonawanda is slated to receive $3.3 million in federal aid, which will help as the city emerges from the most prolonged crisis it has faced in decades.
Hochul marks pandemic's anniversary, receives J&J vaccine
Fri, Mar 12th 2021 05:25 pm
Almost exactly a year to the day since the coronavirus global pandemic was declared, Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul marked the solemn occasion in downtown Buffalo at Catholic Health's Associate Regional Training Center by thanking health care workers for their "courage" and received a dose of the life-saving vaccine.
Q&A: New music, new start, same drive from Buffalo native Hannah Kerr
Fri, Mar 12th 2021 04:05 pm
Getting married at the start of a global pandemic is not conventional, but then so many events in Hannah Kerr's life have not been conventional.
Jacobs: Governor a 'distraction,' must resign
Fri, Mar 12th 2021 01:25 pm
DWI enforcement campaign scheduled for St. Patrick's Day weekend
Fri, Mar 12th 2021 01:20 pm
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz announced Erie County law enforcement will participate in a statewide DWI enforcement effort this weekend. Local, county and state police agencies in Erie County will combine efforts to conduct sobriety checkpoints and perform roving patrols.
Hill: Safety improvements coming to 'dangerous' Route 77 intersection
Fri, Mar 12th 2021 01:15 pm
Niagara County Legislator Mike Hill said the New York State Department of Transportation traffic group has completed a safety evaluation and will be making safety improvements to the intersection of Lewiston Road (Route 77) and Griswold Street in the Town of Royalton. The intersection has been the site of numerous accidents, including a serious accident with fatalities this past November.
'Rise Up' is new single & music video from 'Array of Hope'
Fri, Mar 12th 2021 01:15 pm
Array of Hope, a New Jersey-based ministry creating and producing transformative events, films and music for churches and faith-based organizations, announced the release of their latest song "Rise Up," which is available now. A new music video for "Rise Up" also dropped today and can be viewed below.
Tim Timmons is 'HERE,' but not until April 16
Fri, Mar 12th 2021 01:15 pm
Tim Timmons and Integrity Music announce the release of his latest album, "HERE." Officially dropping April 16, the album preorder begins today and offers the single "No Other Gods" as an instant grat.
Pappas lifts winter parking restrictions
Fri, Mar 12th 2021 12:30 pm
City of North Tonawanda Mayor Arthur G. Pappas and the Common Council would like to let the residents of North Tonawanda know that, as of Monday, March 15, the street parking ban will be lifted. If a winter storm does arrive, they request residents use judgement and remove their vehicles from the street.
Higgins to Cuomo: Time to resign
Fri, Mar 12th 2021 11:50 am
Congressman Brian Higgins provided this statement on Friday:
Full edition: The Tribune-Sentinel for March 12, 2021
Fri, Mar 12th 2021 11:40 am
Full edition: The Tribune-Sentinel for March 12, 2021
EPA selects PUSH Buffalo to receive $200,000 brownfields job training grant to 'build skilled environmental workforce in economically distressed communities'
Fri, Mar 12th 2021 11:15 am
On Thursday, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced People United for Sustainable Housing (PUSH) of Buffalo is one of 18 organizations to receive a total of $3.3 million in grants for environmental job training programs across the country.
DiNapoli announces sale of $636 million state of New York general obligation bonds
Fri, Mar 12th 2021 11:15 am
State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli on Thursday announced the details of the competitive sale scheduled for March 16 of tax-exempt and taxable New York state general obligation bonds, totaling $635.9 million.
Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield of Western New York announces 2021 Blue Fund grant cycle
Fri, Mar 12th 2021 11:10 am
Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield of Western New York Blue Fund has opened its 2021 grant cycle, and is accepting applications online through April 16 for grants to organizations and initiatives that align with at least one of Blue Fund's key health areas that support Western New York's greatest needs. This includes behavioral health, cardiovascular health, health care workforce development and healthy children.
Health leaders to AG James: HealthNow/Highmark deal 'will shortchange New Yorkers on charitable funds'
Fri, Mar 12th 2021 11:10 am
A group of six philanthropic organizations serving Western New York recently sent the following letter to New York State Attorney General Letitia James to express their dissatisfaction with the proposed charitable requirements of the affiliation of HealthNow New York - the largest health plan in Western New York - and Highmark, a health care company headquartered in Pennsylvania.
KeyBank: $40 billion investment in communities, including affordable housing, economic inclusion & climate change funding commitments
Fri, Mar 12th 2021 11:10 am
Building on early fulfilment of its groundbreaking $16.5 billion community benefits plan, KeyBank announced it will increase its commitment to $40 billion. The investments will continue focus on economic access and equity for underserved communities and populations.
Grand Island School District trimming budget: Tentative tax rate would increase by 3.21%
Fri, Mar 12th 2021 11:00 am
Grand Island School District administrators are working through the next fiscal year's draft budget to whittle away at expenses and find ways to increase revenue in order to cut the tax rate and the tax levy, yet still maintain an excellent, quality education and an adequate fund balance.
Beach House owner eager to go to 75% capacity
Fri, Mar 12th 2021 11:00 am
Beach House Restaurant owner Mike Mongan is happy New York state announced that restaurants can increase seating capacity to 75% beginning March 19, but he wishes the starting date was two days earlier on St. Patrick's Day, which is his busiest day of the year.
Grand Island: Snow may be departing, but plow controversy persists
Fri, Mar 12th 2021 11:00 am
Snowplows were on the minds of Town Board members at a March 1 workshop meeting. Not because of a big snowfall, but because when the flakes flew furiously in mid-February, dozens of residents called town officials to complain.
Undie Sunday donations bring joy, thanks
Fri, Mar 12th 2021 11:00 am
The beneficiaries of the donations to the 21st annual Rotary Club of Grand Island's Undie Sunday were overjoyed with the many packages of new undergarments and socks to benefit homeless men, women and children in Niagara Falls, Buffalo and surrounding areas.
Grand Island: COVID-19 shots resume at K of C
Fri, Mar 12th 2021 11:00 am
While the prospect of an injection is not usually a happy occasion, the administering of COVID-19 shots at the Knights of Columbus Hall on Wednesday was, for some, a cause to celebrate.
Biden: 'America is coming back'
Fri, Mar 12th 2021 10:45 am
On Thursday, after he signed the $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 into law, President Joe Biden said, "America is coming back."
Biden: All adult Americans to be eligible for vaccinations by May 1; targets July 4 as return to 'normal'
Fri, Mar 12th 2021 10:35 am
Thursday night, in his first primetime address, President Joe Biden announced the next phase of a "war-time effort" to vaccinate the U.S. population, with the goal of getting the nation closer to "normal" by July 4, Independence Day.
HAL to take 'One Hell of a Ride' with Rocket Man
Fri, Mar 12th 2021 07:00 am
The Historical Association of Lewiston's March program will be "One Hell of a Ride." William Suitor will present this event at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 25, at the Village of Lewiston's Red Brick Municipal Building gym, 145 N. Fourth St.
Buffalo & Erie County Greenway Standing Committee to meet March 19 for announcement of grant awards
Fri, Mar 12th 2021 07:00 am
The Buffalo and Erie County Greenway Fund Standing Committee announcement of awards will be conducted via videoconference at 8:30 a.m. Friday, March 19. For information on how to participate, contact Carol Sampson at 716-842-3232. The meeting will be recorded and posted on the committee website.
Windsong Mammography mobile unit to visit Ransomville
Fri, Mar 12th 2021 07:00 am
First District Niagara County Legislator Irene Myers, left, and the Ransomville Volunteer Fire Co. would like to remind area residents that the Windsong Mammography mobile unit will be at the Ransomville firehall from 8 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, March 13, to conduct mammograms.
Lewiston Town Board opposes change in real property tax law
Fri, Mar 12th 2021 07:00 am
At its Monday work session, the Lewiston Town Board approved a resolution in opposition to §575-b, a proposed amendment to New York State Real Property Tax Law §487 that, if approved, would drastically alter how real property is assessed for wind and solar energy systems.
Obituary: Michael Andrew Cap
Fri, Mar 12th 2021 07:00 am
Michael Andrew, 66, of Grand Island went suddenly to be with God on Feb. 16, 2021.
Lewiston Police Department survey finds strong support
Fri, Mar 12th 2021 07:00 am
The Lewiston Police Department is currently reviewing the results of its just-concluded online performance survey with members of the Town of Lewiston community panel formed to comply with state mandates on police reform.
Excitement for future of Fashion Outlets Mall
Fri, Mar 12th 2021 07:00 am
When it comes to the Fashion Outlets, John Doran says there's actually plenty of reasons to be optimistic.
Destination Niagara cautiously optimistic about 2021
Fri, Mar 12th 2021 07:00 am
John Percy and the Destination Niagara USA team hosted a webinar Wednesday to provide an update on travel, tourism and marketing in what will hopefully soon be a post-pandemic world.
'In the Loop': Lewiston-Porter Board of Education hears of student challenges, hopes & goals in 2021-22
Fri, Mar 12th 2021 07:00 am
The Lewiston-Porter Board of Education met this week for an extensive work session.

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