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DEC announces new regulations to improve food scrap recycling and prevent food waste
Mon, Aug 16th 2021 12:30 pm
State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos recently announced the adoption of final regulations to implement New York's Food Donation and Food Scraps Recycling Law.
Pediatric sleep medicine experts to give sleep tips for school-aged children, discuss impact of COVID-19 pandemic on sleep
Mon, Aug 16th 2021 12:30 pm
At 1 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 18, UBMD Pediatrics will host its first-ever sleep medicine webinar for community members and providers alike.
Montana looks to make Grand Island park a four-season, must-see attraction
Mon, Aug 16th 2021 10:40 am
If Western New York has written off Beaver Island State Park as a destination, Montana International is determined to change that.
GIHS grad awarded 'Prof.' Don Burns Memorial Scholarship
Mon, Aug 16th 2021 10:40 am
The Queen City Jass Society (QCJS) announced the "Professor" Don Burns Memorial Scholarship has been awarded to Ian Cioppa, a 2021 graduate of Grand Island High School.
St. Stephen Church to hold 'Rockin' the Grounds' Aug. 18
Mon, Aug 16th 2021 10:40 am
St. Stephen R.C. Church, 2100 Baseline Road, will hold its major annual fundraiser, "Rockin' the Grounds," from 5-9 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 18.
D'Orazio celebration of life
Mon, Aug 16th 2021 10:35 am
The family Luigi "Lou" D'Orazio of Grand Island, who passed away on April 2, 2020 (Dispatch obituary, April 17, 2020), announced plans for a celebration of life event in his honor.
Grand Island Memorial Library survives lockdown
Mon, Aug 16th 2021 10:35 am
So you like to read, right? How would you like to be cooped up in a library for four months with little or no contact with the outside world?
Art Festival (crowd) returns to Lewiston
Mon, Aug 16th 2021 09:00 am
As evidenced by the throngs of people entering as and slightly before it began this past weekend, the Lewiston Art Festival was sorely missed.
New York Power Authority fishing pier at Robert Moses dam to close temporarily Aug. 16
Sat, Aug 14th 2021 12:15 pm
The fishing pier at the base of the New York Power Authority's Robert Moses Niagara Hydroelectric Power Plant will be closed for maintenance work on Monday, Aug. 16. It will reopen Tuesday, Aug. 17.
Higgins & Jericho Road Community Health Center team to increase COVID-19 vaccinations in Western New York
Sat, Aug 14th 2021 12:15 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins announced an American Rescue Plan grant totaling $658,677 was awarded to Jericho Road Community Health Center through the Department of Health and Human Services.
Full edition: The Tribune-Sentinel for Aug. 13, 2021
Sat, Aug 14th 2021 11:50 am
Full edition: The Tribune-Sentinel for Aug. 13, 2021
More stars join Stand Up To Cancer roadblock fundraising telecast & streaming event
Fri, Aug 13th 2021 11:00 pm
Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C) has added more star power to the lineup of its seventh biennial roadblock televised fundraising special. Celebrities lending their support to help raise funds for cancer research include Alison Sweeney, Candice Patton, Cecily Strong, Chandra Wilson, Ciara, Deon Cole, Ed Helms, Italia Ricci, Jaime Camil, Jennifer Garner, Kate Del Castillo, Kyle MacLachlan, Matthew McConaughey, Max Greenfield, Michael Peña, Tony and October Gonzalez, and Tony Hale.
Cuomo: NYS Assembly not moving forward with impeachment proceedings
Fri, Aug 13th 2021 02:50 pm
Statement from Speaker Carl Heastie on impeachment investigation:
BPO performs at Old Fort Niagara
Fri, Aug 13th 2021 11:15 am
The Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra returned to Youngstown on Sunday for a performance at Old Fort Niagara. Assistant Conductor Jaman E. Dunn led an evening of patriotic favorites as the BPO performed Sousa's "The Stars and Stripes Forever," an "Armed Forces Song Medley" and Tchaikovsky's "1812 Overture."
Wheatfield veterans honored in memorial dedication
Fri, Aug 13th 2021 11:15 am
On Saturday, Aug. 8, a crowd of residents, including current and former military personnel and their families, joined local and state officials on a beautiful, sunny afternoon for a dedication ceremony for the Wheatfield Veterans Memorial.
Niagara County Peach Festival: New park arrangements in store for visitors
Fri, Aug 13th 2021 07:00 am
News and excitement continues to build as the 63rd edition of the Niagara County Peach Festival nears.
Jacoby steps down as NC Dem Committee chair
Fri, Aug 13th 2021 07:00 am
Town of Lewiston Councilmember John Jacoby recently announced his resignation as chair of the Niagara County Democratic Committee.
Duran Duran celebrating upcoming release of 'Future Past'
Thu, Aug 12th 2021 11:00 pm
Duran Duran recently shared a stunning new animé lyric video for their latest single 'More Joy!' feat CHAI. The video was created by Melissa Ladybug, and comes ahead of their anticipated 15th studio album "Future Past," set for global release Oct. 22 via Tape Modern for BMG. Preorder/save/add here.
Artpark to screen 'Finding Nemo' as part of Community Appreciation Night
Thu, Aug 12th 2021 07:45 pm
Artpark & Company has announced the Artpark Community Appreciation Night showing of "Finding Nemo" on Sunday, Aug. 15 (8 p.m.) Tickets are free. This film is part of the "T-Mobile Outdoor Film Series at Artpark." Movies are projected on a 30-foot screen on the Artpark Amphitheater stage.
Traffic safety a concern for law enforcement
Thu, Aug 12th 2021 07:45 pm
The Niagara County Traffic Safety Board is charged with promoting and overseeing traffic safety throughout Niagara County. This coalition includes members of law enforcement, local and county public works departments, and Niagara County legislators. The goal is to ensure the safety of residents and visitors as they travel throughout Niagara County.
SBA announces plan to open supplemental grants for Shuttered Venue Operators Grant applicants
Wed, Aug 11th 2021 11:00 pm
Today, the U.S. Small Business Administration is announcing a call to all eligible Shuttered Venue Operators Grant (SVOG) applicants seeking economic aid for live entertainment small businesses, nonprofits and venues.
Hochul: 'I am prepared'
Wed, Aug 11th 2021 07:15 pm
On Wednesday afternoon, Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul addressed New Yorkers on her transition to assume the governorship and the state's future.
Full edition: The Tribune-Sentinel for Aug. 6, 2021
Wed, Aug 11th 2021 04:00 pm
Full edition: The Tribune-Sentinel for Aug. 6, 2021
Mike Donehey set to 'Flourish' with new album
Wed, Aug 11th 2021 03:45 pm
Mike Donehey, a songwriter, performing artist, author and podcaster - to name just a few titles - is set to release his first solo album. Titled "Flourish," the project will drop Aug. 27 with Fair Trade Services and is available for preorder now.
Tops Markets partners with 26 Shirts to launch exclusive 'Mafia' football design T-shirts
Wed, Aug 11th 2021 03:20 pm
Tops said, "Nothing rally's Western New Yorkers quite like supporting our favorite hometown team and so, when 26 Shirts approached Tops Friendly Markets to help release its newest design, it was a no brainer."
Catholic Health, Eastern Niagara Health System to receive $18M in state funding to sustain local health care
Wed, Aug 11th 2021 03:20 pm
Catholic Health, in collaboration with Eastern Niagara Health System, has been awarded $18 million in funding from the New York State Department of Health to ensure the continuation of emergency and acute care hospital services in Eastern Niagara County. Plans announced last October call for Catholic Health to build a 60,000-square-foot hospital off South Transit Road between Shimer Drive and Ruhlmann Road in the Town of Lockport.
Trucks return for fun, free day for families at Canalside
Wed, Aug 11th 2021 03:20 pm
This year, Explore & More - The Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Children's Museum's annual "Touch A Truck" event returns. The Western New York community is invited to come and join in the fun at Canalside in Buffalo from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 28.
Buffalo Rotary Foundation $20,000 grant program deadline extended for community organizations
Wed, Aug 11th 2021 03:20 pm
The Rotary Club of Buffalo has extended its grant request deadline to Sept. 22. The Buffalo Rotary Foundation funds projects to nonprofit organizations operating within the City of Buffalo primarily serving youth and families. The foundation awards grants that will provide for acquisition of necessary equipment and facilities; do not exceed $10,000; and will have a positive impact on the community for more than one year.
Tops Friendly Markets teams with The Teacher's Desk in memory of Pancho Billa to help children in need
Wed, Aug 11th 2021 03:20 pm
Tops Friendly Markets has teamed up with The Teacher's Desk in memory of Buffalo football superfan Ezra "Pancho Billa" Castro to help children in need this school year. Tops will be working with The Teachers Desk to fill backpacks with school supplies to help give students a good start to the school year.
New York state announces $200 million in additional food assistance for August
Wed, Aug 11th 2021 03:20 pm
The New York State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance recently announced all New Yorkers enrolled in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program will receive the maximum allowable level of food benefits for August. The agency is also working with the federal government to ensure these supplemental benefits continue to reach households in need through September and beyond.
National Grid reminds customers and contractors to always call 811 before you dig
Wed, Aug 11th 2021 12:00 pm
Aug. 11 marks National 811 Safe Digging Day. National Grid reminds customers and contractors to call 811 before starting any digging or excavation project (no matter how big or small) to have underground utility lines properly marked. Dig Safe is a free service, funded solely by its utility members, to promote public safety and avoid costly underground utility damage.
HART in need of caregivers & home helpers
Wed, Aug 11th 2021 11:00 am
HART (Home Assistance Referral Team) is a referral service that provides care to seniors and those needing assistance throughout Niagara County and adjacent areas, allowing them to remain independent in their own home.
Niagara County inducts 87 into Purple Heart Book
Wed, Aug 11th 2021 10:40 am
Niagara County Clerk Joseph A. Jastrzemski on Tuesday released the names of the 87 county residents who were inducted into the Purple Heart Book during a recognition ceremony on Purple Heart Day (Aug. 7) at Raymond Klimek Veteran's Park in North Tonawanda.
Lawrence H. Cook II appointed to New York State Council on the Arts
Wed, Aug 11th 2021 10:40 am
Gov. Andrew Cuomo has appointed Lawrence H. Cook II, senior vice president of programs for The John R. Oishei Foundation, to the New York State Council on the Arts. Cook was one of nine new appointees to the 20-member board and one of two that will represent the Western New York Region. NYSCA preserves and advances the arts and culture throughout the state.
'Scare Fair': Six Flags Darien Lake hiring over 200 positions for 'Fright Fest' during live auditions
Wed, Aug 11th 2021 10:40 am
Six Flags Darien Lake is looking for team members who aren't scared of the dark to be a part of Western New York's largest annual Halloween event, "Six Flags Fright Fest."
A reminder from National Grid: Aug. 31 deadline approaching for bill payment assistance through HEAP
Wed, Aug 11th 2021 10:35 am
National Grid urges its Buffalo and other Western New York customers who need help paying their energy bill to apply now for federally funded assistance through The Home Energy Assistance Program and the Emergency HEAP program.
National Grid offers safety, energy-saving tips for forecasted high temperatures
Wed, Aug 11th 2021 10:35 am
The heat is on this week across upstate New York with forecasters calling for a run of high temperatures and humidity in the region. Prolonged temperatures of 90 degrees or higher can lead to heat-related illnesses, especially for the elderly, young children and those with chronic illnesses. We also offer the following energy-efficiency tips:
COVID cases continue to rise in Erie County
Wed, Aug 11th 2021 10:35 am
The Erie County Department of Health on Tuesday provided an update on COVID-19 data.
ECDOH plans free, drive-thru rabies vaccination clinics for September
Wed, Aug 11th 2021 10:30 am
The Erie County Department of Health has opened registration for free rabies vaccination clinics on Saturday, Sept. 11, in Orchard Park and Saturday, Sept. 25, in Cheektowaga.
 

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