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PHOTOS: Lewiston bicentennial parade
Sat, Jul 2nd 2022 04:40 pm
Lewiston's bicentennial celebration continued Saturday with a parade down Center Street. Participants included marching bands, dance studios, first responders, local businesses and elected leaders.
Ribbon-cutting ceremony held at Big Six Marina
Sat, Jul 2nd 2022 07:00 am
Many residents are unaware Grand Island is the home to three state parks: Buckhorn Island State Park, Beaver Island State Park, and Big Six Marina State Park. According to Mark Mistretta, western district director of New York State Parks, he has heard on several occasions, "I didn't even know this (Big Six Marina State Park) was here. This is beautiful. This is wonderful."
Town Board issues proclamations in advance of July 4 parade
Sat, Jul 2nd 2022 07:00 am
The Grand Island Town Board issued two proclamations, both connected with the upcoming Independence Day parade and Dick Bessel Independence Day Run, at its June 27 meeting.
Goo Goo Dolls announce 13th studio album, 'Chaos in Bloom'
Fri, Jul 1st 2022 10:25 pm
On Friday, Grammy Award-nominated, multi-Platinum-selling Goo Goo Dolls announced their 13th studio LP, "Chaos in Bloom," arriving Aug. 12 via Warner Records.
Hochul signs legislation targeting 'unfair ticketing practices' in live event industry
Fri, Jul 1st 2022 10:20 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul recently signed legislation (S.9461/A.10500) "targeting unfair, anticonsumer ticketing practices in the live event industry."
Higgins & Tylec announce construction on project improving & expanding North Tonawanda trailways
Fri, Jul 1st 2022 10:20 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins joined City of North Tonawanda Mayor Austin Tylec to announce construction of a project that will improve and expand trailways in North Tonawanda and better connect the Niagara Riverwalk to the Empire State Trail. (See map.)
Nearly 11 million Excelsior Passes issued to date
Fri, Jul 1st 2022 10:20 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced more than 10.9 million Excelsior Passes have been issued to date. As the first-in-the-nation platform continues to evolve to meet New Yorkers' needs, and as the original Excelsior Pass types expire, the state reminds New Yorkers to retrieve the latest and most robust pass option available, Excelsior Pass Plus.
NYS joins 'Operation Dry Water' to deter boating under the influence
Fri, Jul 1st 2022 10:20 pm
As boaters look forward to the Fourth of July holiday, thousands of law enforcement officers across the U.S. will be on heightened alert for those violating boating under the influence (BUI) laws.
Students learn robotics at Niagara University STEM Camp
Fri, Jul 1st 2022 10:20 pm
In the Niagara Falls Power Vista Visitors Center, robots maneuvered around obstacles, moved up and down ramps, threw balls through miniature basketball hoops, and scooped up orange disks that they then pushed across a grid. The demonstrations were part of the culminating event at Niagara University's Robotics Camp, which took place June 27-30.
TobyMac premieres music video for 'The Goodness (feat. Blessing Offor)'
Fri, Jul 1st 2022 10:20 pm
Seven-time Grammy Award-winner TobyMac has unveiled the effervescent music video for "The Goodness (feat. Blessing Offor)." It's the current single from his recently announced and anticipated Aug. 19 release "Life After Death."
Citizens shares 'A Thousand Shores'
Fri, Jul 1st 2022 10:20 pm
"A Thousand Shores," the new EP from Citizens, is out now courtesy of Integrity Music. The latest release from the Seattle-born alternative band offers five new songs, which, the band's team said, "cut across endless questions and mystery woven into the journey of discovering God." The group is set to release additional songs later this year."
As 97% of surveyed hotels report staffing shortages, AHLA Foundation expands recruitment campaign
Fri, Jul 1st 2022 10:15 pm
Nearly all hotels are experiencing staffing shortages, and half report being severely understaffed, according to a new member survey conducted by the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA).
Higgins & Laurrie: Nearly $2.2M federal grant to improve & expand Head Start & Early Head Start
Fri, Jul 1st 2022 10:15 pm
Congressman Higgins and Niagara Falls City School District Superintendent Mark Laurrie announced a federal grant totaling $2,196,974 to continue and expand the school district's leadership of Head Start (HS) and Early Head Start (EHS) programming for young children in the City of Niagara Falls.
Real budgets, big flavors: Ree Drummond hosts new competition series 'Big Bad Budget Battle'
Fri, Jul 1st 2022 10:10 pm
This summer, Ree Drummond, "The Pioneer Woman," celebrates crafty cooking and smart-shopping on the new primetime competition series "Big Bad Budget Battle," premiering on Food Network on Tuesday, Aug. 9 (10 p.m. ET/PT), and streaming same day on discovery+.
Davy Flowers celebrates 'I Was Loved'
Fri, Jul 1st 2022 10:10 pm
Dallas-based singer/songwriter and worship leader Davy Flowers is celebrating two major milestones this week with the release of her full-length debut, "I Was Loved," as well as the success of the record-breaking "The Kingdom Tour," which currently ranks as one of Pollstar's "Live 75" top outings.
NBA world champion & Finals MVP Stephen Curry to host 2022 ESPYS
Fri, Jul 1st 2022 10:00 pm
The 2022 ESPYS Presented by Capital One will be hosted by recent NBA champion and Finals MVP Stephen Curry. The four-time NBA champion will join top celebrities from sports and entertainment to celebrate the past year in sports by recognizing major sports achievements, remembering unforgettable moments, and honoring the leading performers and performances. The ESPYS airs live Wednesday, July 20 (8 p.m. EDT), on ABC from Los Angeles.
Bicentennial weekend underway in Lewiston
Fri, Jul 1st 2022 09:30 pm
Lewiston's bicentennial celebration kicked off Friday with the ringing of bells at the Red Brick Municipal Building and village churches. Community members joined local elected leaders and event organizers, clapping and cheering outside the former schoolhouse. Trustee Nick Conde tolled the bell for two minutes, signifying the municipality's first 200 years.
DEC joins Great Lakes, northeast states & Canadian provinces aquatic invasive species landing blitz
Fri, Jul 1st 2022 01:35 pm
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, in partnership with seven Great Lakes states, six northeast states, and six Canadian provinces, announced the newly expanded annual aquatic invasive species landing blitz. This international campaign informs boaters and the general public about the risks of introducing and spreading aquatic invasive species (AIS).
New album from Ryan Ellis slated to release July 15
Fri, Jul 1st 2022 01:30 pm
Singer, songwriter and performing artist Ryan Ellis recently announced the release of his self-titled album is set for July 15 (Provident Label Group/Sony Music).
Completion of environmental assessment for Kensington Expressway project expected in early 2024
Fri, Jul 1st 2022 01:30 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul recently announced an environmental assessment for the Kensington Expressway project is underway and will be completed in early 2024, opening the door for an official groundbreaking by the end of that year. A new website was launched in advance of two public scoping meetings held at the Buffalo Museum of Science on June 30.
Oishei Foundation opens applications for Karen Lee Spaulding Oishei Fellowship for Leaders of Color
Fri, Jul 1st 2022 01:30 pm
Applications are open for participation in the Karen Lee Spaulding Oishei Fellowship for Leaders of Color, hosted by The John R. Oishei Foundation in partnership with the Oakland, California-based Rockwood Leadership Institute. The fellowship, begun in 2019, will welcome its fourth cohort in October after a comprehensive vetting process for applicants this summer.
Northwest Bank welcomes North Tonawanda community to newly renovated Payne Avenue branch
Fri, Jul 1st 2022 01:30 pm
Northwest Bank recently held a grand reopening event for its Payne Avenue office in North Tonawanda. After over a year of remodeling to improve the customer experience, Meaghan Sowinski, Payne Avenue office manager, welcomed customers, business partners and Northwest Bank colleagues to a ribbon-cutting celebration with Mayor Austin Tylec.
Study looks at how friends can work together to help protect against unwanted sexual experiences in first year of college
Fri, Jul 1st 2022 01:25 pm
A new study from the University at Buffalo is helping researchers understand how women in their early college years can use friends-based strategies to help avoid unwanted sexual experiences.
DCP & State Parks remind people about importance of water safety
Fri, Jul 1st 2022 01:00 pm
The New York State Division of Consumer Protection and the Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation remind parents and guardians of the importance of year-round water safety. As the hot weather sets in, many families head to swimming pools, beaches and lakes, but it is imperative to pay special attention to these safety tips to prevent accidents.
New York state record for smallmouth bass broken by 8.6-pound catch on Cayuga Lake
Fri, Jul 1st 2022 12:35 pm
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos recently announced a new state record for smallmouth bass was set June 15, opening day for bass harvest season. Thomas Russell Jr. of Albion reeled in an 8-pound, 6-ounce smallmouth bass from Cayuga Lake, Seneca County. Russell's bass surpassed the previous record by two ounces, a tie between fish caught on Lake Erie in 1995, and in the St. Lawrence River in 2016.
New jazz festival to debut in Falls
Fri, Jul 1st 2022 12:35 pm
The Niagara Falls National Heritage Area and the Pappy Martin Legacy Jazz Collective are announcing the first Niagara Falls Jazz Fest will take place from 5-8 p.m. Sunday, July 17, at Beloved Community Center (lawn), 1710 Calumet Ave., Niagara Falls.
Oishei Children's Hospital, ECDOH to offer COVID-19 vaccine to children
Fri, Jul 1st 2022 12:30 pm
The Erie County Department of Health and John R. Oishei Children's Hospital (OCH) are coordinating a pediatric COVID-19 vaccine clinic from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. Saturday, July 9, for children ages 6 months to 4 years. It will be held at Oishei Children's Hospital, 818 Ellicott St., Buffalo.
Air quality health advisory issued for Western New York & NYC metro
Fri, Jul 1st 2022 12:25 pm
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos and State Department of Health Commissioner Dr. Mary T. Bassett issued an air quality health advisory for the Western New York and New York City metro regions for Friday, July 1.
Hochul announces suspension of construction-related lane closures for July 4th holiday
Fri, Jul 1st 2022 12:25 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced temporary lane closures for road and bridge construction projects on New York state highways will be suspended from 6 a.m. on Friday, July 1, to 6 a.m. on Tuesday, July 5, to ease travel throughout the July 4th holiday weekend.
Positive reviews so far for playground
Fri, Jul 1st 2022 11:00 am
Once the splash pad was activated last week, the new playground at Marilyn Toohey Park was the place to be for families and children looking for summer fun in and out of the sun.
Banners installed for Town of Niagara 'Hometown Heroes'
Fri, Jul 1st 2022 11:00 am
With summer now underway, the Town of Niagara announced its annual "Hometown Heroes" project is in full swing, with banners installed on street poles and expected to remain to Veterans Day.
RRG announces next DEC hearings on CWM application
Fri, Jul 1st 2022 09:40 am
Residents for Responsible Government announced this week that the next hearing by the New York Department of Environmental Conservation to review applications filed by CWM Chemical Services on Balmer Road in the Town of Porter will occur Wednesday, July 6.
Obituary: Marion Marcinowski Flanagan
Fri, Jul 1st 2022 09:35 am
Marion Marcinowski Flanagan, age 94, of Lewiston, New York, passed away on June 23, 2022, following a brief illness. She was beloved by family, friends, and many of her former Niagara Falls public schools students.
Obituary: Lenora 'Nonnie' Carroll
Fri, Jul 1st 2022 09:35 am
Lenora "Nonnie" Carroll (nee Marshall) of Grand Island, passed away peacefully June 24, 2022.
Obituary: Robert A. Conta
Fri, Jul 1st 2022 09:35 am
Robert A. Conta, age 83, of Grand Island, New York, passed away on June 26, 2022.
Catholic Charities: Appeal 2022 reaches $9.5 million goal
Fri, Jul 1st 2022 09:30 am
Catholic Charities of Buffalo on Thursday announced Appeal 2022, in support of Catholic Charities and the "Fund for the Faith," achieved its $9.5 million goal with a total of $9,562,329.69 in cash and pledges.
Full edition: The Tribune-Sentinel for July 1, 2022
Fri, Jul 1st 2022 09:15 am
Full edition: The Tribune-Sentinel for July 1, 2022
Lewiston couple giving back to military, one cup at a time
Fri, Jul 1st 2022 09:00 am
If you're an active-duty, former or retired military member, your Orange Cat order is on the Erways this weekend.
Higgins: Border restrictions breaking US-Canada relationship & economies
Thu, Jun 30th 2022 09:20 am
Congressman Brian Higgins, who represents the cities of Buffalo and Niagara Falls, released the following statement in response to the Canadian government's notice it is extending current land border restrictions through at least the end of September.
 

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