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Full edition: The Tribune-Sentinel for Feb. 19, 2021
Fri, Feb 19th 2021 07:00 am
Full edition: The Tribune-Sentinel for Feb. 19, 2021
Rotary Club of Grand Island's 'Undie Sunday' begins Monday
Fri, Feb 19th 2021 07:00 am
Considering the need local shelters have experienced during the COVID-19 pandemic, the timing of the 21st annual Rotary Club of Grand Island's Undie Sunday is ideal. Beginning Monday and concluding on Sunday, March 7, Island residents are encouraged to donate the basic needs of new and unused underclothing and socks to benefit homeless men, women and children in Niagara Falls, Buffalo and surrounding areas.
Obituary: Dorothy Westhafer
Fri, Feb 19th 2021 07:00 am
Dorothy Holloway Westhafer, 91, a co-founder of the Kenan Center Arts Council who was an enthusiastic supporter of the arts and advocate for the preservation of green space, died Thursday, Feb. 11, 2021, in Niagara Hospice in Lockport after a brief illness.
NT: Pappas gives final State of the City speech
Fri, Feb 19th 2021 07:00 am
On Tuesday, North Tonawanda Mayor Arthur G. Pappas gave his 2021 State of the City address. It was his last such address as mayor, with his announcement last week that he would not seek reelection.
Memorial Day parade & luncheon on hold until 2022
Fri, Feb 19th 2021 07:00 am
Every Memorial Day since 2016, we have remembered our fallen veterans with a Memorial Day parade, community luncheon and a veterans memorial ceremony at Academy Park.
NT: Mayor Pappas full 2021 State of the City address
Fri, Feb 19th 2021 06:55 am
On Tuesday, North Tonawanda Mayor Arthur G. Pappas gave his 2021 State of the City address. It will be his last such address as mayor, having announced last week that he would not be seeking reelection.
Christine A. Learman, CPA, PC may have the cure for that tax time headache
Thu, Feb 18th 2021 05:25 pm
Tax time can be the best of times or the worst of times.
Community embraces DeGlopper Memorial
Thu, Feb 18th 2021 05:20 pm
Chris Taylor is a lifelong Grand Island resident who followed in the footsteps of family members who served their country in a branch of the armed forces when he joined the United States Air Force upon graduating from Grand Island High School in 1999. He left the Island with the memory of his uncle, Army Sgt. Philip C. Taylor, heavy on his heart. Sgt. Taylor was one of the first U.S. soldiers killed on Cambodian soil during an air strike at the tail end of the Vietnam War in 1971.
Viking Strong: Unity through art
Thu, Feb 18th 2021 05:20 pm
A small Grand Island art studio that's less than a year old has wasted no time bringing the community together in a big way.
Orange Poppy Art Studio: A place to learn, create ... and find respite
Thu, Feb 18th 2021 05:15 pm
When artists Bonnie Nevans and Crystal Still, both of Grand Island, decided they wanted to start an art studio, the idea was born of hope and a vision.
AAA: Gulf Coast refineries offline due to storm, gas prices climbing
Thu, Feb 18th 2021 05:10 pm
Since Monday, the national gas price average has increased 7 cents to $2.575 ($2.58). This quick, four-day jump is a direct result of all major Gulf Coast refineries being impacted by the recent storm, which has caused gas supplies to tighten and pump prices to increase.
Red Cross urges preparedness in winter weather
Thu, Feb 18th 2021 05:05 pm
With severe winter weather in the Western New York region, the American Red Cross encourages eligible blood and platelet donors to make an appointment to give before travel conditions become hazardous or, for those in unaffected areas, to make an appointment to give as soon as possible to help restock the blood supply.
Consumer alert: NYS DCP alerts consumers about loyalty programs
Thu, Feb 18th 2021 02:00 pm
The Division of Consumer Protection reminds consumers of their rights when engaging in the many loyalty programs available in the marketplace. When consumers sign up for loyalty programs, their information is captured and used by the company to contact the consumer - how and when the company wants. Consumers should know they have options to limit or stop any unwanted emails, texts and phone calls.
Niagara University Ostapenko Center brings valentines to seniors and disabled individuals
Thu, Feb 18th 2021 11:05 am
Once again, Niagara Falls' most vulnerable residents were treated to holiday goodie bags, thanks to the outreach efforts of the Rose Bente Lee Ostapenko Center for Race, Equity, and Mission at Niagara University, in partnership with the Niagara Falls Health Equity Task Force.
State Park Police, State Troopers, DEC police & forest rangers remind snowmobilers to ride safely
Thu, Feb 18th 2021 11:05 am
With the recent snowfall, the New York State Park Police, State Police, Environmental Conservation police officers and forest rangers are reminding all snowmobile riders to make safety their priority in an effort to reduce the number of personal injury and fatal accidents throughout New York.
HUD announces extensions & expansions of COVID-19 homeowner relief, home retention measures
Thu, Feb 18th 2021 11:05 am
To provide urgent economic relief to homeowners impacted by COVID-19, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced extensions of the Federal Housing Administration's (FHA) foreclosure and eviction moratoriums, as well as an extension of the initial start date of a COVID-19 forbearance. Forbearance is an option mortgage servicers use to provide homeowners with a pause to their monthly payments for a limited period of time during a COVID-19-induced hardship.
Niagara County DPW: Do not clear snow into road
Thu, Feb 18th 2021 09:45 am
Niagara County Public Works Commissioner Garret Meal reminded residents and plow services that depositing snow from driveways and sidewalks into roadways is illegal.
Cooper Sign Company awarded project at Western New York National Cemetery
Thu, Feb 18th 2021 08:35 am
Cooper Sign Company recently was chosen as the supplier for wayfinding signage, bronze medallions, dimensional letters and interior signage for Western New York National Cemetery, a 269-acre Department of Veteran Affairs national cemetery in Genesee County. The new national cemetery will serve the burial needs of more than 96,000 veterans for the next 70 years and will be the seventh VA national cemetery in New York.
Higgins: School districts slated to receive estimated $414 million under American Rescue Plan
Wed, Feb 17th 2021 06:10 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins, D-NY-26, announced school districts in Erie and Niagara counties would see an estimated $413,973,000 in COVID-19 relief under President Joe Biden's American Rescue Plan. The data was provided by the House of Representatives Committee on Education and Labor, which recently held hearings to advance education measures included in the $1.9 trillion COVID relief package.
Pecoraro to run for mayor in North Tonawanda
Wed, Feb 17th 2021 06:00 pm
North Tonawanda City Council President Bob Pecoraro announced his candidacy for mayor of North Tonawanda. Pecoraro said he would seek endorsements of the Republican and Conservative committees.
4 additional FEMA & state-partnered vaccination sites to open in New York, targeted at increasing equitable vaccination access
Wed, Feb 17th 2021 04:00 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Wednesday announced that, at his request, the Federal Emergency Management Agency will establish four additional community-based vaccination sites in Buffalo, Rochester, Albany and Yonkers. These four major vaccination sites outside of New York City will vaccinate approximately 1,000 New Yorkers each day beginning the first week of March, and appointments will be initially reserved for members of the community in which the sites are located.
13 community-based pop-up vaccination sites coming online to provide first doses to 3,850
Wed, Feb 17th 2021 04:00 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Wednesday announced 13 community-based pop-up vaccination sites coming online this week at community centers, public housing complexes and cultural centers. These sites are expected to vaccinate 3,850 people throughout the week, with more sites coming online every week.
Open enrollment for New Yorkers extended to May 15; marketplace reopens for millions of Americans
Wed, Feb 17th 2021 03:00 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Wednesday announced New York's health insurance open enrollment period will be further extended to May 15, aligning with states across the country. With this extension, New York joins the federal marketplace and other state-based marketplaces giving consumers even more time to enroll for 2021.
Cuomo announces $4 million to help New York farms address impacts of climate change
Wed, Feb 17th 2021 02:55 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Thursday announced $4 million is being awarded through the Climate Resilient Farming Grant Program to help 80 farms across the state reduce their environmental footprints and prepare for extreme weather events resulting from climate change. His team said the projects selected will reduce greenhouse gases by an estimated 90,000 metric tons of CO2 per year, or as much as eliminating nearly 20,000 cars from the road.
NBC Sports to present PWHPA Secret Dream Gap Tour hockey game live on March 6
Wed, Feb 17th 2021 02:50 pm
NBC Sports will present live coverage of the 2021 Secret Dream Gap Tour - featuring some of the best women's hockey players in the world - on Saturday, March 6 (3 p.m. ET), on NBCSN from United Center in Chicago.
Reopening: Indoor family entertainment centers March 26, outdoor amusement parks April 9
Wed, Feb 17th 2021 02:40 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Wednesday announced indoor family entertainment centers and places of amusement can open with a 25% capacity limit beginning Friday, March 26. Outdoor amusement parks can open with a 33% capacity limit beginning Friday, April 9.
Pedestrian struck by vehicle on Lewiston Road
Tue, Feb 16th 2021 08:25 pm
At approximately 3 p.m. Tuesday, a vehicle heading southbound on Lewiston Road struck a pedestrian who entered the roadway in the 2600 block.
Attorney General James, State Education Commissioner Rosa take action to support students experiencing homelessness
Tue, Feb 16th 2021 05:30 pm
Attorney General Letitia James and New York State Education Commissioner Betty A. Rosa on Wednesday issued guidance to local education agencies (LEA) highlighting their legal obligation to ensure students experiencing homelessness have consistent access to educational resources.
Bone-chilling temps pose danger to homeless
Tue, Feb 16th 2021 05:30 pm
The homeless in the Niagara Region have been dealt a double-blow, said officials at Niagara Gospel Rescue Mission.
Following Jacobs' advocacy, IJC implements plan to increase outflows for 2021
Tue, Feb 16th 2021 05:25 pm
Congressman Chris Jacobs, R-NY-27, is releasing the following statement after it was reported the International Joint Commission (IJC) decided to extend the period for increased outflows from Lake Ontario after he lead and joined bipartisan efforts to advocate for lakeshore communities.
Welcome to Webster Street, SPoT Coffee
Tue, Feb 16th 2021 05:10 pm
The City of North Tonawanda will host a public "Welcome to Webster Street" event for downtown North Tonawanda's newest business, SPoT Coffee, at 1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 19. Located at the newly redeveloped 54 Webster St., SPoT Coffee features a robust beverage menu with coffee, tea, espresso and smoothies. Using only the freshest ingredients - and with an eye for unique and colorful flavor - its daily menu features breakfast and lunch items such as salads, sandwiches, baked goods and pizzas.
Heart, Love & Soul announces Daybreak opening
Tue, Feb 16th 2021 05:10 pm
Daybreak at Heart, Love & Soul has opened for services to the community, including case management, acute nursing care and health care coordination, showers and laundry for those experiencing homelessness, housing linkage and referral, homeless street outreach, and connection and referral to partner agencies.
NHL announces updates to 2020-21 regular-season schedule
Tue, Feb 16th 2021 05:05 pm
The National Hockey League on Wednesday announced updates to the 2020-21 regular-season schedule. The complete 2020-21 NHL regular-season schedule can be found at NHL.com/schedule.
Higgins: WNY clinics to be among first to receive direct federal allocation of COVID-19 vaccine
Tue, Feb 16th 2021 05:05 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins announced federally qualified health centers (FQHC) in Western New York will be included among the 250 clinics nationwide first to receive a direct allocation of COVID-19 vaccine doses.
Buffalo Society of Artists kicks off 130th year with members exhibition
Tue, Feb 16th 2021 05:05 pm
The Buffalo Society of Artists (BSA) begins its 130th anniversary celebration with an open members exhibition. This non-juried exhibition, the first of the year, includes both exhibiting and associate members, promoting the artwork of all BSA artists.
CBS presents 'Oprah with Meghan and Harry: A CBS Primetime Special'
Tue, Feb 16th 2021 02:20 pm
CBS recently announced a new primetime event, "Oprah with Meghan and Harry: A CBS Primetime Special. Oprah Winfrey sits down with Prince Harry and Meghan, the duke and duchess of Sussex, for an intimate, exclusive conversation to air Sunday, March 7 (8:-9:30 p.m., ET/PT), on the CBS Television Network (followed by global distribution).
NFMMC: Weather-related delivery delay causes COVID-19 clinic cancellation
Tue, Feb 16th 2021 02:10 pm
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center has canceled Wednesday's COVID-19 vaccination clinic due to a Moderna second dose vaccine delivery delay caused by the winter storm that has pounded much of the continental U.S.
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Western New York announces 3rd annual young professionals committee meat raffle
Tue, Feb 16th 2021 02:10 pm
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Western New York (RMHC of WNY) announced the third annual young professionals committee meat raffle will be virtual. Join it special guest star Rob Lederman live from the comfort of your own home at 7 p.m. Monday, March 15, via an interactive Zoom broadcast. All proceeds will benefit Ronald McDonald House Charities of WNY.
Cuomo announces gestational surrogacy now legal in NYS
Tue, Feb 16th 2021 02:05 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced New York's gestational surrogacy law is now in effect, "delivering help to LGBTQ+ couples and couples struggling with fertility who are trying to start families of their own."
Ortt pens letter to AG; requests expanded investigation into Cuomo team's 'COVID-19 failures'
Tue, Feb 16th 2021 02:05 pm
New York State Senate Republican Leader Rob Ortt on Tuesday penned a letter to Attorney General Letitia James respectfully requesting her office to formally broaden the scale and scope of its investigation into COVID-19-related nursing home deaths to also include an investigation into what he called the "clandestine" Feb. 10 meeting held between members of the Senate and Assembly and top staff members from Cuomo's administration.
 

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