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Splash World opens on Grand Island
Fri, Aug 27th 2021 07:00 am
Niagara Amusement Park and Splash World has the green light to open the water park starting Saturday, with a limited number of its slides and pools passing inspection Thursday morning.
Hochul signs proclamation naming Aug. 26 Women's Equality Day
Thu, Aug 26th 2021 05:15 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Thursday signed a proclamation naming Aug. 26, 2021, Women's Equality Day.
Hochul announces groundbreaking for $22.8 million supportive housing development in Erie County
Thu, Aug 26th 2021 04:55 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Thursday announced the groundbreaking for Angela's House, a $22.8 million development that will transform a long-dormant wing of the historic Villa Maria Academy into affordable housing in the Town of Cheektowaga. Funded in part by $3.6 million from the state's Homeless Housing and Assistance Program, the project will redevelop the former all-girls high school into 67 affordable apartments, including 21 supportive units that will serve adults over the age of 55 who are grappling with housing insecurity.
Robert Irvine returns with new season of 'Dinner: Impossible'
Thu, Aug 26th 2021 04:15 pm
World-class chef and host of the long-running hit series "Restaurant: Impossible," Robert Irvine returns with a new season of "Dinner: Impossible," premiering Tuesday, Oct. 5 (10 p.m. ET/PT), on Food Network.
UB poised for safe, successful fall semester
Thu, Aug 26th 2021 04:15 pm
With students arriving back on campus this week after a year-and a-half of mostly remote instruction, the University at Buffalo is well-prepared to ensure the fall semester is both safe and successful.
Hochul announces selection of Sen. Brian Benjamin for lieutenant governor
Thu, Aug 26th 2021 04:10 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Thursday announced the selection of Brian Benjamin for lieutenant governor.
Canisius continues investment in Hamlin Park neighborhood
Thu, Aug 26th 2021 11:45 am
Canisius College on Wednesday announces the sale of its Griffin Hall and Main Humboldt apartment complexes to TDB Properties LLC, which will redevelop the buildings into 43 market-rate apartments.
Higgins: $280,000-plus for Grassroots Gardens, Niagara Falls School District & Buffalo Schools
Thu, Aug 26th 2021 09:55 am
Congressman Brian Higgins announced three local recipients of U.S. Department of Agriculture Farm to School Grants. Grassroots Gardens of Western New York received an award totaling $96,627, the Buffalo Public School District was awarded $96,290, and the Niagara Falls Central School District received an award of $94,603.
Kiwanians gearing up for Niagara County Peach Festival
Thu, Aug 26th 2021 09:40 am
The Kiwanis Club of Lewiston held a news conference Wednesday at Academy Park in Lewiston to announce what's new for the 63rd annual Niagara County Peach Festival. The event returns after having to be canceled in 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic. The 2021 edition will take place Sept. 9-12 at Academy Park on Center Street.
Hochul announces expanded eligibility for the $800 million COVID-19 pandemic small business recovery grant program
Wed, Aug 25th 2021 03:45 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Wednesday announced changes to New York state's $800 million COVID-19 Pandemic Small Business Recovery Grant Program that will enable more small businesses to apply for funding.
Full edition: The Tribune-Sentinel for Aug. 20, 2021
Wed, Aug 25th 2021 02:55 pm
Full edition: The Tribune-Sentinel for Aug. 20, 2021
Coaches vs. Cancer 716 Golf Classic to benefit American Cancer Society
Wed, Aug 25th 2021 01:45 pm
Division I NCAA coaches from across the state and special guests will participate in the second annual 716 Golf Classic at Bartlett Country Club on Aug. 30. Funds raised from this event will benefit the American Cancer Society in direct support of cancer research, through the Coaches vs. Cancer partnership with the National Association of Basketball Coaches.
Poppy fundraiser
Wed, Aug 25th 2021 01:45 pm
The American Legion Post 1346 poppy fundraiser will take place from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Sept. 10-11, at Tops Markets, Gui's Lumber, Northwest Bank and KeyBank on Grand Island.
Study identifies possible antidote for club drug GHB overdose
Wed, Aug 25th 2021 01:45 pm
Diclofenac and other non‐steroidal anti‐inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) may limit the passage of gamma hydroxybutyric acid (a narcolepsy medication and illicit party drug commonly known as GHB) to the brain, decreasing the potential for fatal overdose, according to a University at Buffalo study.
Handsome Jack to perform at Carnegie Art Center
Wed, Aug 25th 2021 01:40 pm
The staff and board at the Carnegie Art Center announce Handsome Jack will perform an in-person concert on the lawn this Saturday, Aug. 28. Off the Wall will open.
Hochul announces changes to accelerate state rent relief program, attract more applicants
Wed, Aug 25th 2021 01:25 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Tuesday announced a series of changes to both attract more applications and accelerate payments within New York state's Emergency Rental Assistance Program. Under the governor's direction, the state will invest an additional $1 million in marketing and outreach efforts to raise awareness about the rent relief program, the available funding, and the strong tenant eviction protections in place for those who apply.
Spectrum Health marks International Overdose Awareness Day
Wed, Aug 25th 2021 01:25 pm
Spectrum Health and Human Services says, "The statistics are startling. Here in Erie County, there was a 57% increase in confirmed opioid-related overdose deaths from 2019 to 2020. Nationally, there was a 30% increase. The trajectory for 2021 is not any better: As of July 14, there were 85 confirmed opioid-related deaths, and as many as 75 more once full toxicology reports are reviewed. While tragic, death from overdose is also preventable with education and intervention."
Buffalo Bills extend partnership with Crunch Fitness
Wed, Aug 25th 2021 01:15 pm
Pegula Sports & Entertainment announced a multiyear extension with Crunch Fitness as an "Official Partner of the Buffalo Bills." This multiyear partnership extension continues the gym's commitment to Western New York and will create opportunities for Bills fans who work out at Crunch.
'Big R': ESS returns to Ransomville for 'King of the Hill' on Sept. 17
Wed, Aug 25th 2021 01:15 pm
The long-running "King of the Hill" at the Ransomville Speedway will add another chapter to the history books of the event in 2021. The Sept. 17 racing program will feature the return of the Empire Super Sprints along with the opening of rules for the street stock "King of the Hill."
Higgins announces $352,266 grant to Canisius College for academic talent search
Wed, Aug 25th 2021 01:15 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins announced Canisius College was awarded a grant totaling $352,266 through the U.S. Department of Education's talent search program. The grant provides funding for the college's academic talent search program, which is designed to identify students in underserved communities with the potential for success in post-secondary education.
Gates officially close on 181st Erie County Fair
Wed, Aug 25th 2021 01:05 pm
The "Best 12 Days of Summer" in Western New York concluded Sunday night. The Erie County Fair was put together in just over 80 days once state and county officials provided final approval.
Hochul has 'comprehensive plan to help ensure a safe, productive return to schools this fall'
Tue, Aug 24th 2021 05:05 pm
On her first day in office, Gov. Kathy Hochul announced a new plan to help ensure a "safe, productive return to schools this fall in the midst of rising COVID-19 numbers fueled by the delta variant."
ECDOH: 'Steady increase in new COVID cases continues'
Tue, Aug 24th 2021 05:05 pm
The Erie County Department of Health on Tuesday provided an update on COVID-19 data. For the week ending Aug. 21, ECDOH received reports for 983 new COVID-19 cases among Erie County residents. With a 20% increase from the previous week's total of 811, a steady increase in new COVID-19 cases continues.
Hochul addresses New Yorkers
Tue, Aug 24th 2021 04:45 pm
On Tuesday afternoon, Gov. Kathy Hochul delivered a virtual address to the people of New York.
NCCC kicks off inaugural esports season with launch party
Tue, Aug 24th 2021 12:45 pm
The esports industry is expected to pass the $1 billion mark by early 2022. Niagara County Community College will meet demand within the industry both on the creative side and on a competitive level for students. A newly renovated portion of NCCC's cafeteria has been reconstructed and redesigned as the new advanced computing lab, which will host computer programming courses as well as serve as a home base for NCCC's esports teams.
Old Fort Niagara to host 'War of 1812 Encampment'
Tue, Aug 24th 2021 12:35 pm
Old Fort Niagara's "War of 1812 Encampment" is set for Labor Day weekend, Sept. 4-5. This year's event will focus on U.S. troops who garrisoned the fort from June of 1812 through December of 1813, when the British captured the fort.
CBS' iconic game show 'The Price Is Right' celebrates its 50th season
Tue, Aug 24th 2021 12:35 pm
Daytime Emmy Award-winning "The Price Is Right," network television's No. 1-rated daytime series and the longest-running game show in television history, celebrates its milestone 50th season with a weeklong event featuring a game each day where contestants can win up to $1 million, beginning Monday, Sept. 13 (11 a.m. ET) on the CBS Television Network.
NBC finds its Annie, and her name is Celina Smith
Tue, Aug 24th 2021 12:30 pm
After a nationwide search that brought forth the country's most talented and exuberant young performers, Celina Smith has landed the title role of Annie in NBC's upcoming holiday production of "Annie Live!"
Stephen McWhirter & Jason Clayborn join forces for 'Highest Praise'
Tue, Aug 24th 2021 10:50 am
Acclaimed singer/songwriter and worship leader Stephen McWhirter and Grammy and Stellar-nominated recording artist Jason Clayborn have joined forces for "Highest Praise," a celebration of soul-drenched worship bowing Oct. 8 from Lula Street Records (Integrity Music). The nine-track live studio set pairs the duo's impassioned lead vocals with classic rock, Motown, gospel, and contemporary worship moments.
Six Flags Darien Lake to shine bright this holiday season with drive-thru holiday light experience
Tue, Aug 24th 2021 10:45 am
Six Flags Darien Lake has announced an all-new holiday tradition, the "Magic of Lights" drive-thru experience. The theme park will be all decked out and shining bright this holiday season from Nov. 18 through Jan. 2, 2022. This 1.25-mile route winds guests through the park and campground from the comfort and warmth of their own cars. The site will be overflowing with lighting displays to bring favorite holiday themes and characters to life.
Kathy Hochul sworn-in as 57th governor of New York
Tue, Aug 24th 2021 10:45 am
At a procedural ceremony at midnight Tuesday, Kathy Hochul was sworn in as the 57th governor of the state of New York.
Phoebe Bridgers to bring her reunion tour to Artpark Sept. 15
Mon, Aug 23rd 2021 06:35 pm
Phoebe Bridgers with special guest Muna will perform on the Artpark Amphitheater stage at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 15, as part of the "Coors Light Concerts Series" and presented by Artpark and Funtime.
Student vaccination requirement takes effect at UB
Mon, Aug 23rd 2021 01:00 pm
University at Buffalo students who have yet to be vaccinated will have seven days to receive their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine and five weeks to be fully vaccinated, a 35-day grace period.
Game on: 'Jeopardy Beer and Pizza Night' slated for Sept. 18
Mon, Aug 23rd 2021 11:25 am
It's been a long 18 months, but "Lewiston Jeopardy" will be resurrected at the newly restored Brickyard Brewing Company at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 18.
All Wegmans pharmacies now offering vaccine for upcoming flu season
Mon, Aug 23rd 2021 11:15 am
The most important step to protecting yourself during the upcoming 2021-22 flu season is getting the influenza vaccine, which is now available at all Wegmans Pharmacy locations. Getting your family ready for flu season is easy - just stop by your Wegmans Pharmacy during normal business hours; no need for a prescription, and in most cases, the fee is covered in full by insurance.
Hochul announces senior appointments to administration
Mon, Aug 23rd 2021 11:15 am
Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul on Monday announced senior appointments to her incoming administration, with Karen Persichilli Keogh to be appointed secretary to the governor and Elizabeth Fine to be appointed counsel to the governor.
Higgins announces updates to IRS Child Tax Credit Portal
Mon, Aug 23rd 2021 11:15 am
Congressman Brian Higgins announced improvements to the Child Tax Credit update portal to make it easier for families to update information important to delivering the monthly payments.
Erie County Department of Health shares school guidance for 2021-22 academic year
Mon, Aug 23rd 2021 10:45 am
The Erie County Department of Health released a set of requirements and recommendations for Erie County grades pre-K to 12 public, private and charter schools for the 2021-22 school year.
Higgins: $314,000-plus for City of Niagara Falls Fire Department
Mon, Aug 23rd 2021 10:45 am
Late last week, Congressman Higgins announced the City of Niagara Falls Fire Department was awarded a federal fire award. Funded by the Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters (AFG) Grant program, the grant totals $314,718.
Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls USA names winners of Macerich Special Events Grant
Mon, Aug 23rd 2021 10:45 am
Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls USA announced Heart, Love & Soul Inc. and Community Missions of Niagara Frontier Inc. were named 2021 winners of the Macerich Special Event Grant (SEG), a community giveback initiative offered under the Louise Marquez volunteer grant program and administered by Fashion Outlet's parent company, Macerich.
 

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