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Niagara County declares April 'Donate Life Month'
Mon, Apr 3rd 2023 04:30 pm
The Niagara County Legislature passed a proclamation declaring April "Donate Life Month," as part of the annual nationwide campaign. Throughout the month, those who have saved lives through the gift of a donation are honored, and others are encouraged to consider registering as organ, eye and tissue donors.
April is 'Safe Digging Month'
Mon, Apr 3rd 2023 04:30 pm
The New York State Public Service Commission announced it is participating in the nationwide effort to recognize April 2023 as "Safe Digging Month."
Distracted driving: It's not just talking and texting on your phone
Mon, Apr 3rd 2023 04:30 pm
Distracted driving is deadly, claiming 3,142 lives in 2020, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). In 2020, distracted driving contributed to 8.1% of the 38,824 lives lost to crashes on U.S. roadways, according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). In New York state alone, 110 people died in 2019 as a result of distracted driving.
Gas prices jump on unexpected announcement
Mon, Apr 3rd 2023 04:30 pm
Today's national average price for a gallon of gasoline is $3.50, up 6 cents since last Monday. One year ago, the price was $4.20. The New York state average is $3.47, up 5 cents since last Monday. A year ago, the NYS average was $4.30.
Delicious dish: Hibbard's Original Frozen Custard opens for 2023 season
Mon, Apr 3rd 2023 04:30 pm
Monday morning was a dreary, windy, fall-like day. But for a moment, just before Hibbard's Original Frozen Custard opened for the season, it was unusually sunny and bright.
US government looking into TikTok restrictions
Mon, Apr 3rd 2023 02:20 pm
TikTok is an app owned by a Chinese company, Bytedance, that launched in 2017. Amid the pandemic, the app became famous in 2019 and 2020, generating over 1 billion users.
Bruce Sutherland Memorial Golf Tournament features $10,000 hole-in-one, $1,000 putting contests
Mon, Apr 3rd 2023 12:00 pm
This year's Bruce Sutherland Memorial Golf Tournament will be held Monday, May 15, at the Niagara Frontier Golf Club at 1058 Lake Road in Youngstown. The tournament is open to the public. Funds raised will go to the Historical Association and the Lewiston Museum, in addition to the VFW Downriver Post 7487 scholarship fund - two local causes Sutherland volunteered and worked for in the past.
Community impacts lives at Niagara Gospel Mission
Mon, Apr 3rd 2023 10:00 am
Niagara Gospel Mission, 1317 Portage Road in Niagara Falls, has had a huge impact on the people of Niagara Falls, and wants to thank the community for making it possible.
NYS: Heightened monitoring in response to increase in false threats to schools
Mon, Apr 3rd 2023 10:00 am
Over the weekend, Gov. Kathy Hochul announced heightened monitoring in response to the recent increase in "swatting" calls, or the false reporting of a serious law enforcement emergency, such as a bomb threat, hostage situation or homicide, across the state and country.
Hochul issues proclamations declaring April as Sexual Assault Awareness Month, Month of the Military Child
Mon, Apr 3rd 2023 10:00 am
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Saturday recognized April as Sexual Assault Awareness Month in New York, issuing a proclamation. Coinciding with this proclamation, the State Office for the Prevention of Domestic Violence will conduct weekly "Sexual Violence 101" training, and collaborate with the state Office of General Services to host an exhibit to honor survivors' experiences and recognize International Denim Day.
NYRx: NYS launches new statewide Medicaid pharmacy benefit program
Mon, Apr 3rd 2023 09:55 am
Gov. Kathy Hochul has launched NYRx, the state's new pharmacy benefit program, which is designed to improve prescription drug access and coverage for the 8 million New Yorkers enrolled in Medicaid statewide.
Niagara Arts Guild president describes role of art director for musicals on April 14
Mon, Apr 3rd 2023 09:55 am
Niagara Arts Guild President Kim Christy will speak on the job of the art director for plays and musical shows at the organization's monthly meeting Friday, April 14. The meeting begins at 7 p.m. at the Dale Association, 33 Ontario St., Lockport. Artists and art lovers are invited to attend. Refreshments will be served.
Ryan honors Revolution Buffalo as March 'Small Business of the Month'
Mon, Apr 3rd 2023 09:55 am
On Friday, New York State Sen. Sean Ryan announced Revolution Buffalo was selected as the 61st Senate District Small Business of the Month for March. In recognition of its commitment to giving back to the community, Ryan will present Revolution's owners with a New York State Senate Empire Award.
Erie County Clerk Kearns urges motorists to register as organ donors
Mon, Apr 3rd 2023 07:00 am
Each year during the month of April, my office is pleased to join Donate Life New York State in celebrating "National Donate Life Month" in an effort to raise awareness of the lifesaving impact of organ, eye and tissue donation, and honoring those who have saved lives through the gift of donation.
'Road Rally' to benefit Niagara County Historical Society
Mon, Apr 3rd 2023 07:00 am
The Niagara County Historical Society will hold its second annual "Road Rally" on June 3. The event is a fundraiser to benefit the Historical Society, and is sponsored by Crosby's.
Grand Island: Students honored at Board of Education meeting
Sat, Apr 1st 2023 07:00 am
One of the most difficult feats to accomplish in bowling is the 800 series. To succeed at that, the bowler must average 267 in a series of three games. According to Craig Davis, coach of the Grand Island High School boys' bowling team, senior bowler Talon Newton succeeded in doing exactly that.
SOLD: Grand Island Knights of Columbus hall has new owners
Sat, Apr 1st 2023 07:00 am
James J. Panepinto, president of a 91-year-young family business, Pinto Construction Services Inc., and a long-time member of the Mary Star of the Seas Knights of Columbus Council No. 4752, has purchased the club building at 1841 Whitehaven Road, and the nearly nine acres of land behind it.
John Paul Szczublewski: Overcoming challenges and soaring as an Eagle Scout
Sat, Apr 1st 2023 07:00 am
John Paul Szczublewski started life as a premature baby, who experienced a variety of difficulties as a small child.
NHL Hall of Famer and Buffalo Sabres great Pat LaFontaine teams with Niagara University for Sports Summit
Sat, Apr 1st 2023 07:00 am
Pat LaFontaine grew up loving the game of hockey, as he played on backyard rinks in his hometown of Waterford, Michigan.
Mass shootings cause frustration
Fri, Mar 31st 2023 06:55 pm
This year, as of Monday, March 27, there have been 17 school shootings according to the Washington Post database. This has installed fear into students and their families in attendings school. That is just the small percentage of the more than 100 mas shootings that have happened so far this year. With these events happening more frequently it's hard for people to not worry and fear the worst.
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center announces 2023 board appointments
Fri, Mar 31st 2023 03:45 pm
The Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center board of directors confirmed its 2023 slate of officers and reelected four incumbent members to the board at its annual meeting on Monday.
NU softball returns home after 14 days of spring games in Hawaii
Fri, Mar 31st 2023 02:25 pm
The Niagara University softball team has returned home after spending 14 days in Hawaii participating in the Hawaii Spring Fling tournament and the Rainbow Wahine Classic.
Niagara University shows 'Power of Our Voice' to end gender-based violence
Fri, Mar 31st 2023 01:35 pm
Hundreds of Niagara University students, faculty and staff were joined by members of the community on March 30 to "Take Back the Night." The annual event, now in its sixth year, aims to end gender-based violence in all forms, including domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking.
Taste of Buffalo winner of USA TODAY's 10Best Readers' Choice for Best City Food Festival
Fri, Mar 31st 2023 01:30 pm
The Taste of Buffalo presented by Tops announced it is a winner in the 2023 USA TODAY 10Best Readers' Choice travel award contest, and placed No. 1 in the Best City Food Festival category.
NYS: $1.4 million to help east Buffalo residents impacted by Tops Market shooting
Fri, Mar 31st 2023 01:30 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced more than $1.4 million in federal funding to support mental health programs in east Buffalo following the Tops Market shooting last year. Administered by the State Office of Mental Health, the awards include funding for six community-based organizations to provide an array of mental health resources to help residents impacted by the shooting that killed 10 individuals last year.
Hochul issues proclamation celebrating Transgender Day of Visibility
Fri, Mar 31st 2023 01:30 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul issued a proclamation declaring March 31, 2023, Transgender Day of Visibility, celebrating the trans community in New York state and across the country. The governor also announced that New York state landmarks will be lit pink, white and light blue tonight, March 31, in celebration of Transgender Day of Visibility.
Racial trauma and Black lives: UB School of Social Work to host important conversation
Fri, Mar 31st 2023 01:30 pm
As Buffalo prepares to acknowledge the first anniversary of the May 14 massacre at the Jefferson Avenue Tops grocery store, the University at Buffalo School of Social Work will host a webinar on Black racial trauma. The event will be a moment of learning and reflection to denote the ongoing existence of racial trauma in the lives of Black people.
Red Rocks Worship to 'Ascend' July 14
Fri, Mar 31st 2023 01:25 pm
It's been two years since Red Rocks Worship released their acclaimed album, "Things Of Heaven," and they are now more than ready to share new music with the world.
DEC, Buffalo Niagara Waterkeeper to hold virtual outreach event for Buffalo River Area of Concern
Fri, Mar 31st 2023 01:25 pm
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation and Buffalo Niagara Waterkeeper (BNW) will hold a virtual outreach event to update the public about ongoing efforts to restore natural resources in the Buffalo River Area of Concern (AOC), and the proposed removal of the "Loss of Fish and Wildlife Habitat Beneficial Use Impairment" (BUI).
UPDATED: NCSO service outage
Fri, Mar 31st 2023 12:00 pm
The Niagara County Sheriff's Office communications division is experiencing an intermittent service outage with the administrative non-emergency phone lines.
Higgins announces $250,000 for Niagara Falls Airport
Fri, Mar 31st 2023 11:55 am
Congressman Brian Higgins announced $250,000 in new federal funding through the "Bipartisan Infrastructure Law" for the Niagara Falls International Airport. The local airport is among just 33 projects receiving an award through the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Contract Tower Competitive Grant Program.
Buffalo Airport sees highest numbers of flight cancellations
Fri, Mar 31st 2023 11:45 am
If you were one of the many unfortunate ones to have a flight canceled out of Buffalo Niagara International Airport, you certainly are not alone.
Full free edition: The Tribune-Sentinel for March 31, 2023
Fri, Mar 31st 2023 11:30 am
Full free edition: The Tribune-Sentinel for March 31, 2023
Village of Lewiston eyeing tax increase
Fri, Mar 31st 2023 11:00 am
Trustees in the Village of Lewiston held a public work session Monday to begin shaping the fiscal year 2023-24 budget. At the meeting, board members discussed raising the tax rate 20 cents - to $7.964858 per $1,000 of assessed property valuation.
Former Lewiston businessman goes back to Turkey to help his community
Fri, Mar 31st 2023 11:00 am
Kindness and charity has the power to change people's lives. In wake of the devastating Turkey-Syria earthquake that took place in February, former Lewiston salon owner Semir Huzmeli felt he could not just stay here and witness the suffering of his family and community overseas.
NYATEP introduces inaugural Buffalo & Niagara Falls Workforce Leadership Academy fellows
Fri, Mar 31st 2023 10:45 am
The New York Association for Training and Employment Professionals (NYATEP) introduced the inaugural class of a new program designed to improve local economic mobility and workforce development efforts, while presenting innovative solutions to the challenges faced by workers and businesses.
Porter residents hear more on waterline replacements
Fri, Mar 31st 2023 10:40 am
Town of Porter residents learned the details this week on the expected impacts from the Town of Porter's nearly $6.8 million water line replacement project that is now in planning.
NCSO: Traffic safety is public safety
Fri, Mar 31st 2023 10:40 am
I have heard many times from individuals that traffic enforcement is thought of as a revenue generator or unnecessary. My hope in this column is to offer a perspective on traffic enforcement that shows you the need for this function of law enforcement. Traffic enforcement can save lives, reduce traffic collisions, have positive impacts on the community, and offer crime reduction.
Election 2023: Monpremier announces candidacy for Erie County Legislature
Fri, Mar 31st 2023 10:40 am
Buffalo resident Stephan Monpremier has announced his candidacy for Erie County legislator in the third legislative district. District No. 3 is a new district that now includes portions of Buffalo and the Town of Tonawanda, as well as the Town of Grand Island and Village of Kenmore.
Lewiston Town Board updated on 2023 activities
Fri, Mar 31st 2023 10:35 am
At its monthly regular meeting, Lewiston Town Board members heard more on a few programs of interest as 2023 moves along.

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