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No relief at the pump, as oil prices continue to increase
Mon, Jan 17th 2022 09:20 am
Today's national average price for a gallon of gasoline is $3.31, up 1 cent from last week. One year ago, the price was $2.39. The New York state average is $3.48, no change from last week. A year ago, the NYS average was $2.47.
AAA offers winter driving advice
Mon, Jan 17th 2022 09:15 am
Winter weather has arrived, and AAA has tips to keep everyone safe on the roads. About 46% of crashes involving bad weather take place in the winter, making this the worst time of year for driving in treacherous conditions.
Space heaters need space: Home heating is essential during cold winter months
Mon, Jan 17th 2022 09:00 am
New York is well into the winter months and residents have been doubling up on the heat - bringing out their space heaters and curling up next to their fireplaces on top of their heating. The Firefighters Association of the State of New York (FASNY) wants to remind everyone to follow some simple tips when preparing their homes for winter.
UPDATED: Speed restrictions in place
Mon, Jan 17th 2022 09:00 am
The New York State Thruway Authority issued the following:
UPDATED: Travel ban in City of Niagara Falls adjusted
Mon, Jan 17th 2022 08:30 am
A travel ban has been issued in the City of Niagara Falls and the Town of Niagara.
Winter is here: Severe cold advice, prep tips
Sat, Jan 15th 2022 10:35 am
Extremely cold temperatures and negative wind chills are expected this weekend, along with significant snowfall. Winter storm watches and wind chill advisories/warnings are in effect in many areas. AAA Western and Central New York wants to ensure drivers are prepared for what lies ahead.
Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy seeks community participation at quarterly meetings
Sat, Jan 15th 2022 07:00 am
The Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy (BOPC) invites the public to join the Olmsted Community Alliance (OCA).
'Festal Choral Evensong' at St. Paul's Episcopal Cathedral
Sat, Jan 15th 2022 07:00 am
At 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 6, St. Paul's Episcopal Cathedral will have a "Festal Choral Evensong" for the "Presentation of Christ in the Temple," also known as Candelmas. St. Paul's Cathedral Choir, under the direction of Canon Robert Duerr, will sing music by Johannes Eccard and Caroline Shaw.
Obituary: Jacqueline Marie Nowakowski
Sat, Jan 15th 2022 07:00 am
Jacqueline Marie Nowakowski, age 78, peacefully joined her heavenly Father on Sunday, Jan. 9, 2022.
Obituary: Michael Zaremski Jr.
Sat, Jan 15th 2022 07:00 am
Michael Zaremski, Jr., 45, of Grand Island, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2021.
Obituary: Peter Powel Mazenauer (1946-2021)
Sat, Jan 15th 2022 07:00 am
Pete Mazenauer of Tempe, Arizona, passed away peacefully at home on Dec. 18, 2021, at the age of 75. He was born and raised on Grand Island; attended Sidway School, Class of 1961; and was a member of the Grand Island Jaycees in the early 1970s.
'Hope Takes Flight' with Relay For Life
Sat, Jan 15th 2022 07:00 am
The snow glittered under the bright sunlight on Jan. 8, and the temperature sat at a frozen 10 degrees. At Veterans Park, the weather did not deter Relay For Life's first lap.
School Board moves forward with 'test to stay' strategy
Sat, Jan 15th 2022 07:00 am
The Grand Island School District is moving forward with the "test to stay" strategy, which the district has piloted since Dec. 6.
State agencies prepare for extreme cold weather & potential snowstorm
Fri, Jan 14th 2022 05:40 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Friday directed state agencies to prepare emergency response assets as extreme cold temperatures and increasing winds push across the state today, dropping temperatures and wind chill values to dangerous levels tonight through Saturday.
Community Missions postpones 'Sweetheart Dinner'
Fri, Jan 14th 2022 05:20 pm
On Friday, Community Missions announced, due to the increased prevalence of COVID-19 throughout the region, it is postponing the 25th annual "Sweetheart Dinner" to Friday, April 1.
NCCC COVID testing site reopens
Fri, Jan 14th 2022 05:05 pm
Beginning the week of Jan. 18, the Niagara County Community College site will reopen at Building G, 3111 Saunders Settlement Road, Sanborn. Daily hours of operation will be 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Tim Allen will reprise his fan-favorite role in 'The Santa Clause,' a limited series for Disney+
Fri, Jan 14th 2022 05:00 pm
Disney legend Tim Allen will executive-produce "The Santa Clause" (working title), a Disney+ Original limited series in which he reprises the beloved role of Scott Calvin from Walt Disney Pictures' blockbuster franchise.
Buffalo: 3.4 million available in rental assistance as eviction moratorium set to expire
Fri, Jan 14th 2022 04:50 pm
As New York state's eviction moratorium law expires on Saturday, Jan. 15, Mayor Byron Brown, board chair of the Buffalo Urban Renewal Agency (BURA), informs tenants that $3.4 million in "Stand Up Buffalo" rental assistance funds are available for tenants facing eviction.
Structure fire on Cory Drive in Wheatfield
Fri, Jan 14th 2022 04:50 pm
On Friday afternoon, the Niagara County Sheriff's Office received a 911 call reporting a structure fire at 2040 Cory Drive, in the Town of Wheatfield. NCSO deputies responded with members of Bergholz Volunteer Fire Co., Sanborn Volunteer Fire Co. and the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station. Responding personnel observed large amounts of black smoke and visible flames coming from the building.
'The In Between,' starring Joey King, to premiere Feb. 11 exclusively on Paramount+
Fri, Jan 14th 2022 04:35 pm
Paramount+, the streaming service from ViacomCBS, recently announced the feature film "The In Between" from Paramount Players, will premiere Friday, Feb. 11, exclusively for Paramount+ subscribers in the U.S.
Skillet shows 'Dominion'
Fri, Jan 14th 2022 04:30 pm
Multi-Platinum, Grammy Award-nominated rock band Skillet deliver their 11th studio project, "Dominion" (Atlantic), on Friday. With critics lauding the project, the 12-song set immediately hit No. 1 on iTunes Top Albums Chart, and is available across all DSPs.
Sentencing in Mandy Steingasser murder case
Fri, Jan 14th 2022 04:25 pm
Niagara County District Attorney Brian D. Seaman announced Friday that Joseph H. Belstadt, after being convicted of the 1993 murder of Mandy Steingasser, was sentenced to 25 years to life in state prison, by the Hon. Michael Mohun.
Paramount+ limited event series 'The Offer' to premiere April 28
Fri, Jan 14th 2022 04:25 pm
Paramount+, the streaming service from ViacomCBS, recently announced its original limited event series, "The Offer," will premiere on Thursday, April 28, exclusively for Paramount+ subscribers in the U.S. The first three episodes of the 10-episode-long series will be available to stream at launch. Following the premiere, the remaining seven episodes will be available to stream weekly on Thursdays.
Casting Crowns releases new studio album, 'Healer'
Fri, Jan 14th 2022 04:25 pm
On Friday, multi-Platinum-selling, Grammy Award-winning group Casting Crowns released a new studio album, "Healer." This album follows the group's 2018 release, "Only Jesus," which delivered two No. 1 radio singles along with the RIAA Gold certification for the title track and RIAA Platinum certification for "Nobody."
Memphis May Fire kick off 2022 with 'The American Dream'
Fri, Jan 14th 2022 04:25 pm
Matty Mullins (vocals), Kellen McGregor (guitar), Cory Elder (bass) and Jake Garland (drums) are kicking off 2022 with "The American Dream."
Billboard Chartbreaker Anne Wilson releases 'Sunday Sermons'
Fri, Jan 14th 2022 04:25 pm
Capitol CMG artist and songwriter Anne Wilson kicks off the new year with a brand-new song, "Sunday Sermons," available today. This is the follow-up single to her debut No. 1 breakout hit, "My Jesus," which was the longest-running No. 1 song on the Billboard Christian Airplay Chart of 2021 for seven weeks total. Introducing "Sunday Sermons" to her fans, a lyric video has also been released.
Poloncarz signs local law establishing office of health equity
Fri, Jan 14th 2022 04:20 pm
Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz was joined Friday by Erie County Legislature Chair April N.M. Baskin (2nd district) and legislators Howard Johnson (1st district) and Lisa Chimera (3rd district) as he signed the Erie County Health Equity Act of 2021 into law. Local Law Intro. No. 3-1-2021 creates an office of health equity within the Erie County Health Department.
A dream realized; a partnership formed
Fri, Jan 14th 2022 04:20 pm
For Natalie Barnhard and her dream of opening a recovery center for people who have a spinal cord injury, all the right puzzle pieces fell into place at the right time. The Natalie Barnhard Center for Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation and Recovery opened in Buffalo this fall, welcoming clients who would otherwise have to travel hundreds of miles to find a similar place to work out and, perhaps just as important, bond with other spinal cord injured clients.
New Life Worship releases 'Our God Is Over All'
Fri, Jan 14th 2022 04:20 pm
New Life Worship announced their new song, "Our God Is Over All," is out today accompanied by a live video. It's the first single from their upcoming album, "Over It All." Two additional songs will become available prior to the album's April release.
Elias Dummer & Citizens bring forth stirring 'Kyrie Eleison (It's Mercy We Need)'
Fri, Jan 14th 2022 04:20 pm
Issuing "a deeply felt call to repentance and an earnest plea for mercy," Juno and GMA Canada Covenant Award-winning singer/songwriter Elias Dummer and Seattle-based Citizens have joined forces for "Kyrie Eleison (It's Mercy We Need)," out today.
Loverboy, REO Speedwagon & Styx bring tour to region
Fri, Jan 14th 2022 04:20 pm
"Like millions of others around the globe, we're ready to rock again," Loverboy guitarist/co-founding member Paul Dean said about a return to recording and the concert stage in 2022.
Switch seeks a 'Better View'
Fri, Jan 14th 2022 04:20 pm
On Friday, Switch dropped their newest single, "Letting Go," ahead of the release of their upcoming album, "Better View, Part II," out March 11. The second part of their "Better View" project follows the fall 2021 EP release of "Better View, Part I" (Sony Music/Provident's Essential Worship).
NYS's 2022 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Fine Arts and Essay Exhibition draws record-breaking number of submissions
Fri, Jan 14th 2022 04:20 pm
The New York State Education Department (NYSED) and Office of General Services (OGS) on Friday announced a record-breaking number of students participated in the 2022 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Fine Arts and Essay Exhibition.
Higgins: 'Bipartisan Infrastructure Law' will deliver $378.4 million to fix bridges in 2022
Fri, Jan 14th 2022 04:20 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins announced New York is set to receive a record $378.4 million federal investment in bridges in 2022 thanks to funding provided through the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Law. Nearly $1.9 billion will be allocated for New York bridges over the next five years.
Consumer alert: NYS DCP warns of carbon monoxide and fire hazards during extreme cold weather
Fri, Jan 14th 2022 04:20 pm
The New York State Division of Consumer Protection on Friday issued a consumer alert about the dangers of carbon monoxide and fire hazards in extreme cold weather. The winter months pose the most risk for these hazards - as the temperatures drop, consumers may turn to dangerous heating alternatives to stay warm. Propane heaters, generators, space heaters and/or outdoor grills all pose lethal risks of carbon monoxide poisoning and fire hazards when used improperly.
Full edition: The Tribune-Sentinel for Jan. 14, 2022
Fri, Jan 14th 2022 02:00 pm
Full edition: The Tribune-Sentinel for Jan. 14, 2022
Boar's Head leaving Tops, but may return for holiday season
Fri, Jan 14th 2022 11:00 am
The level of excitement in DiMino Tops Lewiston owner Anthony DiMino's voice last spring when announcing the arrival of Boar's Head products was matched this week by a level of disappointment in revealing the deli line is going away.
Town of Niagara plans ahead for 2022
Fri, Jan 14th 2022 11:00 am
The Town of Niagara opened 2022 with its organizational session earlier this month. There, a number of procedural matters, including meeting schedules, town designations, members and personnel appointments, were approved for the year ahead.
Counting down to Lewiston's bicentennial: Smith Home has ties to Lewiston founders
Fri, Jan 14th 2022 11:00 am
Situated in the heart of the village at the southwest corner of South Fifth and Plain streets, the house consists of two wings. The first wing, or north section (along Plain), is a large rectangular wing with a center chimney built in 1817 by David Smith. He was the minister for the first Religious Society in Lewiston, first minister of the Presbyterian Church, and also a founder for the first Episcopal congregation.
NCCC president challenges MCC president to friendly wager for Buffalo Bills playoff game
Fri, Jan 14th 2022 11:00 am
Via a Zoom meeting on Wednesday morning, Niagara County Community College President William J. Murabito challenged Massasoit Community College President Ray DiPasquale to a friendly wager on the outcome of the playoff game between the Buffalo Bills and the New England Patriots.

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