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June is Homeownership Month
Mon, Jun 27th 2022 10:15 am
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development New York Regional Office, in collaboration with the Philadelphia Homeownership Center, and the Office of Housing Counseling, will host a webinar in celebration of National Homeownership Month.
NYS announces $102 million project at UB School of Engineering and Applied Sciences building
Mon, Jun 27th 2022 10:15 am
Gov. Kathy Hochul recently announced the launch of a $102 million project that will create a new building housing the University at Buffalo School of Engineering and Applied Sciences.
Legislation added to 'safeguard absentee ballots & protect New Yorkers' right to vote'
Mon, Jun 27th 2022 10:15 am
Gov. Kathy Hochul recently signed legislation (S.253A/A.1144A) to, her team said, "safeguard absentee ballots and protect New Yorkers' right to vote by ensuring that ballots are not voided due to stray marks or writing as long as the express intent of the voter is unambiguous."
Falls crews working to fix water main break
Mon, Jun 27th 2022 09:55 am
On Sunday morning, the Office of City of Niagara Falls Mayor Robert Restaino announced a 20-inch water main break at James Avenue and Hyde Park Boulevard. The Niagara Falls Water Board reported lower water pressure in the DeVeaux area due to the size of the break. Crews were on site for repair. A picture of the split in water main is shown above.
From cancer to healing: Eric Fiebelkorn's survival story (Part II)
Sat, Jun 25th 2022 07:00 am
Cancer changes a person forever, said Relay For Life Honorary Survivor Eric Fiebelkorn, who was diagnosed with cancer in 2012. He said the time that he spent fighting cancer gave him the opportunity to explore his faith and to reassess the direction of his life. He said this time of great pain and suffering also provided him with blessings.
Hope takes flight at 2022 'Taste of Relay'
Sat, Jun 25th 2022 07:00 am
At the "Taste of Relay" on June 18, painted lady butterflies were released from small envelopes to demonstrate the event's theme, "Hope Takes Flight," in action. They sat on people's hands, they fluttered to the ground, and then, they took flight.
Lawnmower Race reunites Grand Island family
Sat, Jun 25th 2022 07:00 am
Cesar Silveira was a 15-year-old kid who loved playing soccer. He had traveled from his native Brazil to Grand Island as an exchange student, where he discovered Grand Island High School's junior varsity soccer team.
Amy Grant revisits critically acclaimed album 'Behind The Eyes' with 25th anniversary expanded edition
Fri, Jun 24th 2022 04:05 pm
On Sept. 9, Amy Grant will revisit her critically acclaimed album," Behind The Eyes" - exactly 25 years to the day of its original release - with a special project: "Behind The Eyes (25th Anniversary Expanded Edition)."
Welcome to Lewiston, Transform Wellness Studio
Fri, Jun 24th 2022 04:00 pm
Transform Wellness Studio opened in 2020 during the pandemic. Two years later, the Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce was finally able to celebrate the success of the business with owner Christina Venditti. She was joined by friends, family, elected and community leaders, and the Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce for a ribbon-cutting ceremony this week.
Niagara University to create academic innovation hub at First Congregational Church in Falls
Fri, Jun 24th 2022 03:50 pm
The Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., president of Niagara University, announced that the university is in the process of purchasing the First Congregational Church, at 822 Cleveland Ave., in the bridge district of Niagara Falls.
Niagara County Department of Health reports rabid raccoon in Town of Niagara
Fri, Jun 24th 2022 03:50 pm
The Niagara County Department of Health confirmed a rabid raccoon on Dell Drive in the Town of Niagara on Thursday.
Ryan secures $250,000 for pocket park on Niagara Street
Fri, Jun 24th 2022 03:50 pm
On Friday, New York State Sen. Sean Ryan was joined by local elected officials and community leaders to announce plans for a pocket park at a former industrial site on Niagara Street. The project will be funded by a $250,000 New York state grant secured by Ryan. Buffalo Common Council member David Rivera's office secured an additional $40,000 for project planning costs.
City of Buffalo, AMR partner to provide lifesaving 'Stop the Bleed' training to residents
Fri, Jun 24th 2022 03:50 pm
Buffalo Council Member Ulysees O. Wingo Sr. and American Medical Response, a leader in the delivery of 911 emergency and non-emergency interfacility transportation throughout Erie and Niagara counties, will offer two free "Stop the Bleed" trainings to Buffalo-area residents. The trainings, which will be held this Saturday at Delavan-Grider Community Center, are focused on empowering individuals to help in bleeding emergencies.
'Free Fishing Weekend' June 25-26 in New York state
Fri, Jun 24th 2022 03:50 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced a "Free Fishing Weekend" in New York June 25-26. This event marks two of the state's six "Free Fishing Days" offered every year to increase fishing participation and awareness of the fishing opportunities in New York, and introduce new anglers to the sport of fishing.
$178.8 million in funding to support transportation enhancements in 75 communities across NYS
Fri, Jun 24th 2022 03:45 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced $178.8 million has been awarded to 75 communities across New York for "projects that promote environmentally friendly modes of travel and make it easier and safer to walk, bike or hike."
ECDOH offers COVID-19 vaccine for children 6 months to under 5 years
Fri, Jun 24th 2022 03:25 pm
Following the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's recent authorization for coronavirus vaccine in children ages 6 months to under 5 years old, the Erie County Department of Health will provide COVID-19 vaccines for this age group starting Wednesday, June 29.
During National Pollinator Week, NYS highlights actions to promote & protect pollinator health
Fri, Jun 24th 2022 03:20 pm
The New York State Departments of Agriculture and Markets (AGM) and Environmental Conservation (DEC) have highlighted several new actions New York state has taken to promote honeybee health and better protect pollinators statewide.
Alex Guarnaschelli returns to battle chefs in culinary arena on 'Alex vs America'
Fri, Jun 24th 2022 03:20 pm
Will chef Alex Guarnaschelli's winning streak continue? Food Network will find out when Alex returns with more intense and action-packed culinary battles on the new season of "Alex vs America," premiering Sunday, July 31 (9 p.m. ET/PT).
Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Heritage Center presents dinner & tour in celebration of Juneteenth
Fri, Jun 24th 2022 03:20 pm
From 5:30-8 p.m. Saturday, June 25, the Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Heritage Center is hosting dinner and a tour to celebrate Juneteenth.
City of Buffalo splash pads open every day through Labor Day
Fri, Jun 24th 2022 03:15 pm
City of Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown recently announced 10 of the city's 11 splash pads will be open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily through Labor Day, Sept. 5 (weather-permitting).
Niagara County Legislature calls on Congress to 'Do right by Delphi retirees'
Fri, Jun 24th 2022 03:00 pm
Niagara County Legislator Rick Abbott reports the Niagara County Legislature passed a resolution calling on Congress to restore the pensions of salaried Delphi retirees that were cut during the Great Recession of 2008-09. The resolution passed unanimously.
Celebrating 200 years: Everything you need to know about bicentennial weekend in Lewiston
Fri, Jun 24th 2022 10:30 am
Lewiston is marking 200 years with a special celebration the weekend of July 1-4. Click the images below to see the schedule, learn more about the planning process, and discover the past and present people, places and events that have made this a special community.
'I don't feel safe anymore': Niagara residents, leaders continue battles over Amazon warehouse proposal
Fri, Jun 24th 2022 10:25 am
Traffic concerns continued to dominate the conversation Tuesday, as residents and Town of Niagara elected officials butted heads over the proposed Amazon warehouse that could be a financial windfall for the town.
Inclusive playground opens in Lewiston
Fri, Jun 24th 2022 10:25 am
The inclusive playground at Marilyn Toohey Park is now open - splash pad included - and families and children have taken a liking to the new recreational area.
Full edition: The Tribune-Sentinel for June 24, 2022
Fri, Jun 24th 2022 08:55 am
Full edition: The Tribune-Sentinel for June 24, 2022
Flogging Molly to bring honesty - plus a little 'Swagger' and 'Anthem' - to Artpark
Fri, Jun 24th 2022 07:00 am
A little over 20 years ago, I caught Flogging Molly performing at a small club in Rochester. I was a single, custodial dad of a couple of young sons, and one of them begged me to take him and his younger brother to the show on a school night.
Niagara Wine Trail celebrates 20 years
Thu, Jun 23rd 2022 07:00 am
The grape has deep roots in Niagara County - and thanks to the Niagara Wine Trail, its growing climate and season, the fruit has become an important part of the local tourism industry.
As New Yorkers plan their summer vacations, FASNY reminds families to stay safe
Wed, Jun 22nd 2022 05:15 pm
With the warm weather rolling in, many New Yorkers are eager to begin traveling and planning their summer vacation. Although most travel restrictions have been lifted ahead of summer, many people are still opting out of long-distance vacations. Many families will still practice "stay-cations," or "stay close-to-home vacations," as they adjust to a more post-pandemic lifestyle.
New York state announces expanded FreshConnect Checks program for veterans
Wed, Jun 22nd 2022 05:10 pm
The New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets (AGM) and Division of Veterans Services (DVS) announced an expanded FreshConnect Checks program that aims to increase participation in the program by veterans, servicemembers, and their immediate families.
City of Niagara Falls, Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino announce Independence Day fireworks displays
Wed, Jun 22nd 2022 04:25 pm
Niagara Falls will have multiple celebrations for residents and visitors to enjoy during the upcoming Independence Day weekend.
182nd Erie County Fair to honor firefighters, veterans & active military
Wed, Jun 22nd 2022 04:25 pm
The Erie County Fair will honor firefighters, veterans and active military daily this August. In addition to the traditional daily flag retreat ceremony honoring a veteran or active-duty military member, there will be a firefighter honored daily in the all-new Firefighter Honoree Ceremony.
Niagara County clerk helps vets sign up for 'Thank A Vet' program
Wed, Jun 22nd 2022 04:15 pm
Niagara County Clerk Joseph A. Jastrzemski welcomed a group of veterans to the Niagara County Courthouse on Tuesday to sign up for the county's "Thank A Vet" program and receive their photo I.D. card. This card entitles veterans to discounts on the purchase of goods and services at more than 500 participating businesses throughout Niagara County.
COVID-19 service updates from Erie County Department of Health
Wed, Jun 22nd 2022 04:15 pm
The Erie County Department of Health is adjusting its COVID-19 test site operations and information line hours.
BBB warning: Bulky Bean LLC took orders, money without delivering product, consumers say
Wed, Jun 22nd 2022 04:15 pm
Better Business Bureau of Upstate New York warns consumers to use caution when ordering from Bulky Bean LLC. BBB received a high volume of complaints and reports from consumers who placed orders, paid, and did not receive the items.
Pay increases for state lifeguards to address shortage
Wed, Jun 22nd 2022 04:00 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul has directed a pay increase for state lifeguards to help address a staffing shortage at New York State Park beaches and pools, and Department of Environmental Conservation campgrounds and day use areas beaches. Starting pay rates for lifeguards at upstate facilities will increase 34%, from $14.95 per hour to $20 per hour, and 21% for lifeguards at downstate facilities, from $18.15 per hour to $22 per hour.
DEC announces falconry, wildlife rehabilitator & leashed tracking dog examinations
Wed, Jun 22nd 2022 04:00 pm
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation announced examinations for individuals seeking a license to practice the sport of falconry, become a volunteer wildlife rehabilitator, or use leashed tracking dogs to find wounded or injured big game animals, are scheduled for Friday, Aug. 12.
DEC announces implementation of new federal requirements for recreational fishing of black sea bass and scup
Wed, Jun 22nd 2022 04:00 pm
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation announced new recreational saltwater fishing regulations for black sea bass and scup that take effect immediately in New York's marine and coastal district. These regulatory changes are necessary for New York state to remain in compliance with the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (ASMFC) by reducing recreational harvest of scup and black sea bass.
$15,000 & $10,000 grants awarded to Black-owned and -led businesses in Western New York
Wed, Jun 22nd 2022 04:00 pm
Looking to ensure that Black-owned and -led businesses can become trailblazers in Western New York's economy, community development nonprofit LISC WNY and General Motors are working together to provide $15,000 and $10,000 grants to more than a dozen under-capitalized Black businesses to help them scale their capital to grow their operations and position themselves as leaders in the region's in-demand industries.
Village of Lewiston election 2022: Anne Welch reelected mayor
Tue, Jun 21st 2022 09:00 pm
Anne Welch was reelected mayor Tuesday in the Village of Lewiston. She topped outgoing Trustee Claudia Marasco by a 52-vote margin (367-315 votes).
Rivera & Ryan recognize 'crucial' cost-of-living adjustment for direct support professionals
Tue, Jun 21st 2022 07:15 pm
New York State Assembly member Jon D. Rivera, State Sen. Sean Ryan, Hamburg Town Supervisor Randy Hoak and representatives from both People Inc. and Developmental Disabilities Alliance of WNY on Tuesday recognized what they called a critical and well-deserved cost-of-living adjustment for direct support professionals (DSP) and the not-for-profit organizations that employ them.
 

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