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NYSAC, NYSCEA statements on 1-year anniversary of first COVID-19 positive case in New York
Mon, Mar 1st 2021 01:35 pm
On Monday, Hon. Marcus Molinaro, president of the New York State County Executives' Association and Dutchess County executive, stated, "We pause today to remember all those who lost their lives to the novel coronavirus. This has been a long, painful, and challenging year for their families, friends and loved ones, and we mourn with all of them."
On 1-year anniversary of COVID-19, NYS passes 4.5 million vaccine doses administered
Mon, Mar 1st 2021 01:15 pm
On Monday, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said, "It's been exactly one year since we first identified COVID in New York, and while we've made incredible progress towards defeating it, testing and vaccinating more and more New Yorkers, we need to stay vigilant."
HUD awards $675 million to improve, preserve public housing; $22 million for Western New York
Mon, Mar 1st 2021 01:15 pm
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development on Monday awarded more than $2.7 billion in funding to nearly 2,900 public housing authorities (PHAs) in all 50 states, as well as the District of Columbia, Guam, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands to make capital investments in their public housing units. New York PHAs were awarded nearly $675 million.
Researchers aim to advance NY winter-storm emergency response
Mon, Mar 1st 2021 01:15 pm
Partnering with community organizations, Cornell University researchers are developing and planning a hyperlocal weather forecasting system designed to improve winter-storm emergency response and enhance natural disaster coordination for New York state's rural communities.
UB: Crystal contest sparks joy
Mon, Mar 1st 2021 01:00 pm
In a year unlike any other in recent memory, the U.S. Crystal Growing Competition brought a bit of sparkle and shine into the lives of kids, families and teachers nationwide.
MS Awareness Week is March 7-13
Mon, Mar 1st 2021 11:05 am
Every day, nearly 1 million people living with multiple sclerosis (MS) in the United States do whatever it takes to move their lives forward despite the challenges. By sharing their stories and raising awareness, we help people better understand life with MS and become inspired to do whatever it takes to change the world for people living with MS.
2021 'mega drop': Nearly 1 million packages of Girl Scout cookies are here
Mon, Mar 1st 2021 10:55 am
Nearly 1 million packages of Girl Scout cookies have landed in Western New York for the "mega drop" event. From March 3-6, Girl Scout volunteers will fill their vehicles with cookies to prepare their troops' orders. Girl Scout Cookie lovers across Western New York can support local Girl Scouts and visit in-person, virtual and drive-thru booths March 7-28. Visit www.gswny.org.
Taste of Buffalo announces 2021 in-person festival
Mon, Mar 1st 2021 10:50 am
The Taste of Buffalo presented by Tops on Monday announced planning is underway for an in-person festival for July 10-11, occupying a portion of its longtime home on Delaware Avenue and Niagara Square in downtown Buffalo.
'Queen: Rock Tour': Become a rock legend with first official Queen game on mobile
Mon, Mar 1st 2021 10:45 am
With live music in lockdown and the return of tours still uncertain, rock group Queen has come up with a safe alternative - no masks, no social distancing, just the good, old-fashioned live experience, with "Queen: Rock Tour," the band's first official game for Android and iOS devices.
Legin is 'Feelin Blessed' ahead of concert series: Online events to raise funds & awareness for mental health care
Mon, Mar 1st 2021 10:40 am
Acclaimed hip-hop and spoken word artist, church leader, speaker and community advocate Legin is set to release his latest single, "Feelin Blessed," on March 12. The windows-down groove explores life's successes and failures, focusing on Legin's own account of nearly failing his family in pursuit of his dreams. Produced by Cardec Drums and Ben Mekkes, his team said the track - available for pre-save now - "spotlights God's goodness even in hard times."
'Nomadland' big winner at 78th Annual Golden Globe Awards
Mon, Mar 1st 2021 10:20 am
The Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) on Sunday announced the winners of the 78th Annual Golden Globe Awards:
'The Artpark Idea Series' conversations explore past, present & future of visual arts legacy
Mon, Mar 1st 2021 09:30 am
Artpark & Company on Monday announced a special series of online conversations to explore Artpark's visual arts legacy in a modern context. The "Artpark Idea Series" will feature eight notable artists connected to Artpark over six weekly sessions to be held via Zoom beginning Friday, March 19.
Ortt call for Cuomo's resignation; governor's team, AG announce new investigation plan
Mon, Mar 1st 2021 09:10 am
Cuomo also provided written comments on Sunday.
Old Fort Niagara hosts 'inverse parade' to celebrate St. Patrick's Day
Mon, Mar 1st 2021 07:00 am
St. Patrick's Day parades are a favorite activity this time of year, but many have been canceled due to the pandemic. From 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday, March 13, Old Fort Niagara will host an "inverse" St. Patrick's Day parade. An "inverse parade" allows those on parade and those watching to switch places, maintain social distance and stay safe.
St. Paddy's takeout dinner to support historic old stone church
Mon, Mar 1st 2021 07:00 am
The First Presbyterian Church of Lewiston will offer a takeout traditional St. Patrick's Day dinner from 4-6 p.m. Wednesday, March 17, at 505 Cayuga St., Lewiston. Pick-up will be at the back entrance of the church (drive thru).
'Outside review' to determine Cuomo's dealings with former aide
Sat, Feb 27th 2021 07:20 pm
Following accusations of sexual harassment from his former aide, Charlotte Bennett, Gov. Andrew Cuomo released the following statement Saturday evening:
Communities embrace Northern Niagara Regional Trail Network
Sat, Feb 27th 2021 05:30 pm
Niagara County municipal leaders laid the foundation Friday for what is envisioned to be a 35-mile-long Niagara County bike trail system connecting the Village of Lewiston on the south to lake communities on the north and Lockport on the east.
Sabres will reopen KeyBank Center to fans for select home games
Sat, Feb 27th 2021 03:10 pm
The Buffalo Sabres on Thursday announced plans to welcome fans back to the arena.
'Live with Kelly and Ryan' demystifies latest cooking trends with 'Live's Cooking School: Gadget Edition'
Sat, Feb 27th 2021 09:45 am
Beginning Monday, March 1, hosts Kelly Ripa and Ryan Seacrest kick off "Live's Cooking School: Gadget Edition," a week-long series of demonstrations designed as a primer for explaining the latest tools and devices in kitchenware.
Erie County DOH outlines facility requirements for non-professional, non-collegiate sports events; offers update on vaccinations, quarantines
Sat, Feb 27th 2021 09:40 am
The ECDOH said that, based on information provided by the New York State Department of Health, 14.3% of Erie County residents have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine. Moreover, 9.2% percent have received the two-dose series.
Higgins announces House approval of American Rescue Plan; Jacobs critical of package
Sat, Feb 27th 2021 09:40 am
Congressman Brian Higgins, D-NY-26, on Friday announced the House of Representatives approved the American Rescue Plan, an approximately $1.9 trillion package providing COVID-19 relief to American families, businesses and communities.
NFMMC vaccine program returns to Doris Jones Community Center
Fri, Feb 26th 2021 04:45 pm
Willie Payne of Niagara Falls receives his second dose of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine from a Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center pharmacist Friday at the Doris W. Jones Family Resource Center. The second-dose event was part of Memorial's continuing campaign to make the vaccine more accessible to qualifying residents by holding "pop-up" clinics in city neighborhoods.
NYS to expand vaccination network to include sites designed to serve 65-plus
Fri, Feb 26th 2021 04:00 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Friday announced the state will partner with local health departments to include vaccination sites for the 65-plus population across New York. These sites will be in partnership with local health departments and, where needed, will provide assistance to New Yorkers with transportation to and from the vaccination facilities and special support for paperwork regarding their vaccination.
Higgins announces passage of legislation supporting local National Heritage Areas
Fri, Feb 26th 2021 03:45 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins announced the House of Representatives approved legislation that includes the National Heritage Area Act, authorizing $750,000 per year for each National Heritage Area, including the Niagara Falls National Heritage Area and the Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor, through fiscal year 2036.
Erie County Department of Health offers information to wedding & event venues
Fri, Feb 26th 2021 03:45 pm
New York state has released additional "New York Forward" interim guidance for weddings and similar catered events.
Full edition: The Tribune-Sentinel for Feb. 26, 2021
Fri, Feb 26th 2021 02:50 pm
Full edition: The Tribune-Sentinel for Feb. 26, 2021
Niagara Wheatfield High School high honor, honor, merit rolls
Fri, Feb 26th 2021 02:35 pm
Niagara Wheatfield High School announced the following students have been named to its high honor, honor and merit rolls for the second marking period of the 2020-21 academic year.
NCCC part-time honors list
Fri, Feb 26th 2021 02:35 pm
Niagara County Community College recently announced the following students in the Tribune/Sentinel coverage area were named to its part-time honors list for the fall 2020 semester.
Lewiston-Porter Middle School high honor, honor, merit rolls
Fri, Feb 26th 2021 02:35 pm
Lewiston-Porter Middle School announced the following students have been named to its high honor, honor and merit rolls for the second quarter marking period of the 2020-21 academic year.
Stella Niagara first quarter honor roll
Fri, Feb 26th 2021 02:35 pm
Stella Niagara Education Park has announced the following students have been named to its honor roll for the second quarter of the 2020-21 academic year.
COVID-19: WNY drops below 2%
Fri, Feb 26th 2021 02:25 pm
For the first time since before the holiday season, Western New York's percentage of new coronavirus cases is below 2%. The governor's office reported the region at 1.93% for Thursday.
'Cruel Summer' at Freeform
Fri, Feb 26th 2021 02:10 pm
At Freeform's virtual TCA presentation, Walt Disney Television's young adult network announced the anticipated psychological mystery "Cruel Summer" will premiere with a two-hour event on Tuesday, April 20 (9 p.m. EDT/PDT).
Pat Barrett says 'Act Justly, Love Mercy, Walk Humbly'
Fri, Feb 26th 2021 02:05 pm
On Friday, worship leader and songwriter Pat Barrett released his new, 17-track studio project, "Act Justly, Love Mercy, Walk Humbly" (Bowyer & Bow / Capitol Christian Music Group), available here. Accompanying the studio project are specially recorded live videos with appearances including Mack Brock, Chris Tomlin, Jon Reddick and Franni Rae Cash of We The Kingdom.
Disney+ has premiere dates for 'Big Shot,' 'Star Wars: The Bad Batch,' Marvel Studios' 'Loki,' 'The Mysterious Benedict Society,' 'Monsters At Work,' 'Chip 'N' Dale: Park Life,' 'Turner & Hooch'
Fri, Feb 26th 2021 01:55 pm
At Wednesday's Television Critics Association Winter Press Tour, Disney+ paneled some of its upcoming series, including the Disney+ Original Series "Big Shot," "The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers," and presented a Q&A with Kevin Feige, Producer, President of Marvel Studios and Chief Creative Officer, Marvel, in support of "The Falcon and The Winter Soldier."
Cuomo announces construction start of Resiliency Project in Niagara County
Fri, Feb 26th 2021 01:30 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Friday announced construction has begun on a $500,000 resiliency project awarded under the Resiliency and Economic Development Initiative. This project will address a badly deteriorated steel waterline that has been identified as at-risk. The Town of Wilson owns and operates the local water supply system, serving the approximately 5,800 residents.
Erie County Senior Services offering frozen meal pickup program
Fri, Feb 26th 2021 01:30 pm
The Erie County Department of Senior Services is offering a frozen meal pickup program at 27 participating senior center locations across Erie County while the popular congregate dining program has been paused due to COVID-19 restrictions. Frozen meals are currently available to Erie County residents 60 years of age or older.
Friendly service, great fish frys at Shooters Grille
Fri, Feb 26th 2021 01:30 pm
Shooters Grille at the Tonawandas Sportsmen's Club is offering full-service dinners, which includes haddock fish fry beginning at 4 p.m. every Wednesday and Friday throughout Lent.
Savor Restaurant: Culinary classroom now in session
Fri, Feb 26th 2021 01:25 pm
The City of Niagara Falls is obviously known for the world-class tourist attraction of the falls themselves, but the downtown area of the city has plenty to offer for visitors and local residents alike. Savor Restaurant within the Niagara Falls Culinary Institute (NFCI) is a premier destination for guests to enjoy a delicious meal with a unique experience.
Memorial Medical Center schedules free COVID-19 testing at Word of Life Ministries
Fri, Feb 26th 2021 01:25 pm
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center will conduct free testing for COVID-19 from 1-4 p.m. Thursday, March 4, at Word of Life Ministries, 1941 Hyde Park Blvd. Testing will be supported by City of Niagara Falls Community Development Block Grant funds.
Niagara County: Next vaccination site will be in North Tonawanda
Fri, Feb 26th 2021 12:40 pm
Niagara County legislators Rich Andres, Randy Bradt and Jesse Gooch on Friday joined Niagara County Public Health Director Daniel J. Stapleton in announcing Niagara County will be relocating its COVID-19 vaccination point-of-dispensing (POD) clinic from the Kenan Arena in Lockport to Gratwick Fire Hose Co. No. 6 in North Tonawanda beginning the second week in March.
 

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