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Seniors support local pet rescue
Tue, Dec 7th 2021 04:10 pm
Heritage Manor of Lockport is asking for the community's help to support a cause that is near and dear to its heart.
HUD: $2.7 million to deliver equitable COVID-19 relief to Tribal communities in New York
Tue, Dec 7th 2021 03:30 pm
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announced the awarding of more than $52 million in Indian Community Block Grant-American Rescue Plan (ICDBG-ARP) grants to 49 Tribal communities to prevent, prepare for, and respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. The announcement was made by HUD Deputy Secretary Adrianne Todman during a speaking engagement at the National American Indian Housing Council's Legal Symposium.
NAACP's 'COVID. KNOW MORE' initiative continues to stand as Black America's best defense and resource, as pandemic rages on
Tue, Dec 7th 2021 03:30 pm
This month, the nation marked a foreboding, record death toll: More than 5,230,000 deaths worldwide as a result of COVID-19. It's a sad, painful and tragic milestone that signals the obvious: The coronavirus pandemic - here in the U.S. as well as around the globe - is far from over, and simply isn't going away anytime soon.
Heart attack deaths more likely during winter holiday season than any other time of year
Tue, Dec 7th 2021 03:05 pm
Scientific research over time has shown an uptick in cardiac events during the winter holiday season, and more people die from heart attacks between Dec. 25 and Jan. 1 than at any other time of the year.
NFMMC unveils new mobile care van
Tue, Dec 7th 2021 03:05 pm
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center on Tuesday unveiled its new mobile health care van. The 26-foot mobile unit, which is fully equipped with an exam room, intake room, and is ADA-compliant wheelchair-accessible, will provide essential health care services to vulnerable populations in the City of Niagara Falls.
Leaders break ground on new NFTA electric bus-charging station in Buffalo
Tue, Dec 7th 2021 02:20 pm
U.S. Labor Secretary Marty Walsh and Congressman Brian Higgins on Monday visited the site of a future Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority charging station in Buffalo, to discuss the opportunities the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act ("bipartisan infrastructure law") can deliver to American communities and workers. The NFTA operates bus, light rail and airport transportation in Western New York, supporting 1,600 jobs in the Buffalo-Niagara Region.
Hochul announces first-in-nation $539 million homeowner assistance fund to assist eligible New Yorkers at risk of foreclosure or displacement
Tue, Dec 7th 2021 02:20 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Monday announced New York is the first state in the nation to receive U.S. Department of the Treasury's approval to launch its Homeowner Assistance Fund, a program that will provide up to $539 million to help eligible homeowners avert mortgage delinquency, default, foreclosure, and displacement. Applications will be accepted beginning Monday, Jan. 3, 2022.
Hochul directs flags to half-staff in observation of 80th anniversary of Pearl Harbor
Tue, Dec 7th 2021 02:20 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced flags on state buildings will be flown at half-staff Dec. 7, from sunrise to sunset, in observation of the 80th anniversary of Pearl Harbor.
Lewiston Garden Club assists Community Missions
Tue, Dec 7th 2021 02:20 pm
Members of the Lewiston Garden Club gathered on Monday at the Red Brick to prepare donations for multiple families from Community Missions in Niagara Falls. Items donated included: clothing, food items, paper products, holiday presents and gift cards.
Lewiston-Porter Middle School high honor, honor, merit rolls
Tue, Dec 7th 2021 11:30 am
Lewiston-Porter Middle School announces the following students have been named to its high honor, honor and merit rolls for the first quarter marking period of the 2021-22 academic year.
Lewiston-Porter High School high honor, honor, merit rolls
Tue, Dec 7th 2021 11:30 am
Lewiston-Porter High School announced the following students have been named to its high honor, honor and merit rolls for the first quarter marking period of the 2021-22 academic year.
State ag. commissioner encourages agricultural industry to apply for COVID-19 Pandemic Small Business Recovery Grant program
Mon, Dec 6th 2021 04:10 pm
State Agriculture Commissioner Richard A. Ball encouraged New York state's agricultural industry to apply for the $800 million COVID-19 Pandemic Small Business Recovery Grant program. Grants are available for eligible small businesses that have revenues up to $2.5 million and are experiencing hardship due to COVID-19. Additional information and the application are available here.
During visit to Northland Workforce Training Center, Labor Secretary Walsh & Congressman Higgins discuss efforts to prepare workers for jobs of tomorrow
Mon, Dec 6th 2021 04:00 pm
U.S. Labor Secretary Marty Walsh joined Congressman Brian Higgins for a tour of the Northland Workforce Training Center during a visit to Western New York on Monday. Federal leaders met with students, teachers and administrators to discuss opportunities to prepare workers for the quality jobs of tomorrow.
Erie County Department of Health expands COVID-19 vaccination sites
Mon, Dec 6th 2021 03:55 pm
The Erie County Department of Health has announced additional Erie County COVID-19 vaccine sites. A full and updated schedule is available at, and appointments are strongly suggested.
Hochul signs legislation protecting seniors from fraudulent use of personal information
Mon, Dec 6th 2021 03:10 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Monday signed legislation (S.1560/A.1994) into law to protect seniors from fraudulent use of personal information by authorizing support services on identity theft through nonprofit agencies and law enforcement. The legislation allows the Office of the Aging and law enforcement to recognize identity theft as one of the many forms of elder abuse, and take appropriate action to help seniors.
NYS Department of State: $1 million available through Citizens Reorganization Empowerment Grant to support local governments considering municipal consolidations
Mon, Dec 6th 2021 03:10 pm
The New York State Department of State announced $1 million is available for the Citizens Reorganization Empowerment Grant. The CREG program provides up to $100,000 to local governments to plan for and implement municipal restructuring.
Grand Island Chamber of Commerce welcomes KinderKiddz
Mon, Dec 6th 2021 01:30 pm
On Tuesday, the Grand Island Chamber of Commerce, as well as town government officials, held a ribbon cutting at KinderKiddz, 2710 Grand Island Blvd.
Santa Land returns to Chestnut Ridge Park
Mon, Dec 6th 2021 01:25 pm
The Erie County Department of Parks, Recreation & Forestry has announced the return of Santa Land to Chestnut Ridge Park this year, bringing the popular family fun event back after a year's hiatus in 2020.
'Pentatonix: The Evergreen Experience' a worldwide digital performance
Mon, Dec 6th 2021 01:15 pm
Pentatonix has announced "Pentatonix: The Evergreen Experience," the three-time Grammy Award-winning and multi-Platinum-selling artist's full-length streamed concert via Moment House. The exclusive live show will be streamed on the premium social live media platform on Sunday and Monday, Dec. 19-20 (depending on territory). The show will highlight the band's sixth and latest holiday album, "Evergreen," as well as other holiday classics from the group's five other Christmas albums.
NW athletes raise money for Special Olympics
Mon, Dec 6th 2021 12:15 pm
Members of the Niagara Wheatfield Falcons Unified basketball team participated in the Buffalo Polar Plunge fundraiser on Sunday at Woodlawn Beach State Park. The team raised $2,450 in just two weeks.
Zogby: Overwhelming majority of NYS voters say open primaries will bring needed change to failing political system
Mon, Dec 6th 2021 11:55 am
A new poll by John Zogby Strategies reveals that overwhelming numbers of New Yorkers are ready to support open primaries, ending a long tradition of "party only" voters in primaries.
'Christmas on the Canal,' a free holiday market hosted by Lockport Main Street
Mon, Dec 6th 2021 11:15 am
Lockport Main Street invites the community to a free and indoor holiday market of local vendors and makers with beautiful views of the Erie Canal. "Christmas on the Canal," a holiday market, will take place from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 11, at Lockport Locks and Erie Canal Cruises, 210 Market St.
Comedian John Mulaney brings 'From Scratch' tour to KeyBank Center
Mon, Dec 6th 2021 11:15 am
Emmy Award-winning stand-up comedian and writer John Mulaney will bring his "From Scratch" tour to KeyBank Center on Saturday, June 11, 2022. All local health and safety guidelines will be followed at this event.
Christina P. Orsi named new president of The John R. Oishei Foundation
Mon, Dec 6th 2021 11:15 am
The board of directors of The John R. Oishei Foundation announced Christina P. Orsi will lead the region's most comprehensive private foundation. Named as the new president, Orsi will be the first woman to hold that title in the organization's history, succeeding Robert D. Gioia, who retires in January 2022 after 15 years of service.
NT receives assistance for Downtown Revitalization Initiative funding plan
Mon, Dec 6th 2021 10:50 am
With assistance from the Lumber City Development Corp., the City of North Tonawanda has been awarded $10 million from the Western New York Regional Economic Development Council for round 5 of the Downtown Revitalization Initiative.
With high winds and wintry mix in forecast, National Grid increases staffing
Mon, Dec 6th 2021 10:45 am
National Grid, on Sunday, announced it was increasing staffing, extending evening and overnight work shifts, and closely monitoring an upstate New York weather forecast that calls for high winds, with gusts up to 60 mph, and a wintry mix of precipitation across portions of the region through Monday evening. The company has increased its statewide field force to include more than 2,300 line, service, tree, damage assessment and public safety workers, and has activated its comprehensive emergency response plan, including:
Second Generation Theatre teams with Explore & More Museum, Buffalo Riverworks to present 'Once Upon a Holiday'
Mon, Dec 6th 2021 10:45 am
Get lost in a winter wonderland with Explore & More - The Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Children's Museum, Buffalo Riverworks, and Second Generation Theatre at "Once Upon a Holiday," a family-friendly holiday festival. On Dec. 18, families are invited to Riverworks to enjoy holiday cheer, music, dancing, skating and shopping.
AAA reminds community of Older Driver Safety Awareness Week
Mon, Dec 6th 2021 10:45 am
Older Driver Safety Awareness Week (Dec. 6-10, 2021) aims to promote the importance of mobility and transportation to ensure older adults remain active in the community (i.e., shopping, working, volunteering, etc.)
National gas price average drops by 3 cents
Mon, Dec 6th 2021 10:45 am
Today's national average price for a gallon of gasoline is $3.36, down 3 cents from last week. One year ago, the price was $2.16. The New York state average is $3.54 - down 2 cents from last week. A year ago, the NYS average was $2.25.
Champions honored at Ransomville Speedway awards banquet
Mon, Dec 6th 2021 10:45 am
Ransomville Speedway honored its 2021 track champions Saturday night at the annual awards banquet at the Lewiston Fire Co. No. 2 firehall. Breakaway provided music for the evening, and Donna Eick catered the meal. Rick Mooney and Steven Petty served as the masters of ceremonies.
'Candy Cane Story Lane' at Old Falls Street features fun for families
Mon, Dec 6th 2021 10:45 am
Niagara University's Levesque Institute for Civic Engagement and its College of Education have teamed up with Old Falls Street USA to transform the three-block entertainment district into "Candy Cane Story Lane." For the month of December, children and their families can take a self-guided stroll along the path to read Gregg and Evan Spiridellis' charming story "Are You Grumpy Santa?" On Saturdays, those who answer questions about the story will receive a free treat courtesy of Bryce's Snack Trailer.
Niagara County accepting grant applications for small business COVID-19 funds
Mon, Dec 6th 2021 10:45 am
Niagara County Legislator Rich Andres, chairman of the Economic Development Committee, on Monday announced applications are now available for Niagara County's COVID Relief for Small Business Grant program. Niagara County was awarded $1 million in state Community Development Block Grant CARES Act funding for the program, which will be administered by the Niagara County Industrial Development Agency.
'It's A Wonderful Life' part of Youngstown's 'Christmas in the Village'
Mon, Dec 6th 2021 07:00 am
"It's A Wonderful Life" will be presented as a live radio performance at 7 p.m. Dec. 9-10 and 3 p.m. Dec. 11-12 at 418 Main St.
VIDEO: Lewiston Christmas Lights Parade debuts
Sun, Dec 5th 2021 10:20 pm
Christmas Walk weekend wrapped Sunday night with the inaugural Lewiston Christmas Lights Parade. The one-hour event featured floats and decorated first-responder vehicles, as well as dancers, costumed characters, musical performances and local nonprofits. Families lined the roadway to watch, cheer, take pictures and collect candy.
Santa on a tank; elves flying in the sky: Not your typical Saturday in Lewiston
Sat, Dec 4th 2021 02:35 pm
Santa and his elves made a grand entrance into Lewiston on Saturday morning as part of the weekend Christmas Walk festivities.
Full edition: The Tribune-Sentinel for Dec. 3, 2021
Sat, Dec 4th 2021 11:35 am
Full edition: The Tribune-Sentinel for Dec. 3, 2021
Hochul: 3 more confirmed COVID-19 omicron variant cases in New York state for a total of 8
Sat, Dec 4th 2021 11:10 am
Gov. Kathy Hochul today announced the detection of three more confirmed cases of the COVID-19 omicron variant in New York, for a total of eight confirmed cases. Her team said, "So far, the cases appear unrelated and have been confirmed through sequencing of the SARS-CoV-2 virus. All three of the new cases are from New York City, for a total of seven New York City residents, and one from Suffolk County, confirmed to have the omicron variant."
Grand Island businesses, community celebrate Small Business Saturday
Sat, Dec 4th 2021 07:00 am
Buying locally, encouraging creativity, and creating community were some of the themes of Small Business Saturday, held on Nov. 27.
Jan Yardley: Reflections on a life spent helping others
Sat, Dec 4th 2021 07:00 am
Helping other people is something that has made Jan Yardley, the recipient of the Grand Island Golden Age Center's 2020 Senior of the Year award, happy.
VFW Post celebrates DeGlopper's 100th birthday
Sat, Dec 4th 2021 07:00 am
It was a proud moment when Pfc. Charles N. DeGlopper's 100th birthday was celebrated Nov. 30 by the Grand Island VFW post named in his honor and in memory that he died a hero in the Battle of Normandy.

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