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GISBA to hold online prize raffle drawing
Sat, Sep 12th 2020 07:00 am
The Grand Island School and Business Alliance will hold a web-only prize raffle fundraiser with four prize packages each valued at more than $1,300.
White Cane Drive switches to online amid COVID-19 pandemic
Sat, Sep 12th 2020 07:00 am
A central tenet of the Grand Island Lions Club's mission is to support children and people with vision and hearing impairments.
CAO urging WNYers to participate in 2020 census with 'Help Us Help You: Count Yourself Campaign'
Fri, Sep 11th 2020 06:50 pm
The Community Action Organization of Western New York (CAO) is working hard to increase 2020 U.S. participation across Western New York by launching the "Help Us Help You: Count Yourself" campaign.
Buffalo Police Explorers help None Like You/We Care Outreach Center with renovations
Fri, Sep 11th 2020 06:50 pm
The Buffalo Police Explorer Post 638 has partnered up with the None Like You/ We Care Outreach Center to raise money for the center's renovation. The Buffalo Police Explorers raised the funds to purchase the supplies needed to clean and paint the building located at 276 Southampton St. The Buffalo Benevolent Association was one of the largest contributors.
Judge sets deadline for survivors in Diocese of Buffalo bankruptcy
Fri, Sep 11th 2020 06:50 pm
In a ruling issued Friday by Judge Carl L. Bucki of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court Western District of New York, survivors of child sexual abuse within the Diocese of Buffalo will have until Aug. 14, 2021, to file claims against the diocese.
Jim Brickman supports local theaters with 'Comfort & Joy at Home' 2020 virtual live tour
Fri, Sep 11th 2020 06:35 pm
Grammy-Nominated songwriter and piano standout Jim Brickman brightens the holiday season with his "Comfort & Joy at Home 2020" virtual tour. A portion of each ticket purchased to this live event will benefit theaters across the U.S. Fans and their families can enjoy this unique virtual concert experience from the comfort of home while supporting their local venue during this challenging time.
Disturbed shares video for cover of Sting's 'If I Ever Lose My Faith In You'
Fri, Sep 11th 2020 06:35 pm
Disturbed, the two-time Grammy Award-nominated, multi-Platinum-selling band, share their cover of Sting's hit single "If I Ever Lose My Faith In You."
INXS co-founder, songwriter Andrew Farriss releases 'All The Stars Are Mine'
Fri, Sep 11th 2020 06:30 pm
Gearing up for the release of his first solo EP, songwriter Andrew Farriss delivers refreshing optimism with an enchanting new single titled, "All The Stars Are Mine". The single is the perfect representation of what Andrew's forthcoming EP, "Love Makes The World," mirrors.
Reba McEntire releases 30th anniversary edition of 'Rumor Has It' album
Fri, Sep 11th 2020 06:30 pm
Country superstar Reba McEntire has rereleased her iconic, RIAA triple-Platinum-certified album "Rumor Has It" in honor of the record's 30th anniversary.
ABC unveils scripted series premiere dates: 'The Goldbergs,' 'The Conners,' 'black-ish' debut Oct. 21
Fri, Sep 11th 2020 06:30 pm
Delivering on the network's commitment to being the broadcast destination for family comedy, ABC announced premiere dates for its Wednesday primetime comedy block. "The Goldbergs," "The Conners" and "black-ish" will return Oct. 21, while "American Housewife" will join the comedy lineup on Oct. 28.
Niagara County DMV to host Saturday event for driver's license renewals
Fri, Sep 11th 2020 06:25 pm
Niagara County Clerk Joseph A. Jastrzemski on Friday announced the Niagara County Department of Motor Vehicles will hold special office hours on Saturday, Sept. 19, for driver's licenses renewals. No appointment is necessary.
Casting Crowns releases live version of 'Nobody' (Featuring Elevation Worship)
Fri, Sep 11th 2020 04:05 pm
Grammy-Award winning and multi-RIAA Platinum-selling group Casting Crowns has released a live recording of their multiple Dove Award-nominated song "Nobody." The live version features Elevation Worship, whom Casting Crowns toured with in 2019 when the audio and video were captured.
BTS 'Break The Silence: The Movie' official teaser & images
Fri, Sep 11th 2020 04:00 pm
"Break The Silence: The Movie" is the fourth film from BTS following 2019's record-breaking release of "Bring The Soul: The Movie," which reached a box office of $24.3 million and saw 2.55 million tickets sold across 112 territories around the world.
On 19th anniversary, Cuomo signs reconstitution of September 11 Workers Protection Task Force Bill
Fri, Sep 11th 2020 02:45 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Friday signed legislation (S08129/A10249) reconstituting the September 11 Workers Protection Task Force.
Lew-Port announces meal plans for students, positive case correspondence
Fri, Sep 11th 2020 02:35 pm
Lewiston-Porter welcomed back students, faculty and staff to school this week. Thank you to everyone for your patience and support as we navigate returning to school during a global pandemic. With so many changes, so many new learning models, schedules, protocols, rules, restrictions, traffic patterns ... launching 2020-21 is a lot to manage.
Buffalo Prep to host voter registration event for community
Fri, Sep 11th 2020 02:35 pm
Buffalo Prep, a local nonprofit organization and partner of When We All Vote, is hosting a voter registration event on Saturday, Sept. 12, on the University at Buffalo South Campus.
Cuomo announces digital campaign to raise awareness on suicide prevention in New York
Fri, Sep 11th 2020 02:35 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Thursday announced a new digital campaign to raise awareness and to inform all New Yorkers of the suicide prevention resources available across the state. He also issued a proclamation recognizing September as Suicide Prevention Month and Sept. 10 as Suicide Prevention Day in New York.
Memorial names Wind head of sports medicine services
Fri, Sep 11th 2020 02:35 pm
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center has named William M. Wind Jr., M.D., F.A.O.O.S., to the post of medical director of sports medicine services. The appointment, which was announced by President and CEO Joseph A. Ruffolo, was effective Sept. 1.
Safety measures in place for Village of Lewiston election
Fri, Sep 11th 2020 12:55 pm
The Village of Lewiston is utilizing several safety measures for Tuesday's election. When participants enter the Red Brick Municipal Building gym at 145 N. Fourth St.:
Full edition: The Tribune and The Sentinel for Sept. 11, 2020
Fri, Sep 11th 2020 12:55 pm
Full edition: The Tribune and The Sentinel for Sept. 11, 2020
Obituary: Stanford E. Harrington
Fri, Sep 11th 2020 12:35 pm
Stanford E. Harrington of Grand Island passed away Sept. 3, 2020.
North Tonawanda appoints Frank DiBernardo 2nd Ward Alderman
Fri, Sep 11th 2020 12:30 pm
On Tuesday, the North Tonawanda Common Council voted 4-1 (Austin Tylec) to name Frank DiBernardo, an Independent, as the long-term appointment for 2nd Ward Alderman.
Town of Niagara looking to land aerospace company, nearly 600 jobs
Fri, Sep 11th 2020 12:30 pm
The Town of Niagara is considering making zoning changes to a disused hangar at the former U.S. Army Reserve Center (USARC) site to help lure an airplane manufacturing facility to the area along with roughly 600 new jobs.
Conceptual Center Street bike trail draws mixed reviews
Fri, Sep 11th 2020 12:30 pm
A new Center Street bike trail proposal from Niagara River Greenway Commission Executive Director Greg Stevens and Village of Lewiston Mayor Anne Welch was not an instant hit with the crowd attending Tuesday's municipal work session.
Zastrow seeks reelection in Youngstown
Fri, Sep 11th 2020 12:25 pm
I used to think there would be more people like me.
Virtual Taste NY Producer Showcase to boost New York's farms, small food & beverage businesses
Fri, Sep 11th 2020 12:15 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced the virtual Taste NY Producer Showcase, which was created to boost business for New York's farms and small food and beverage makers.
Free drive-thru Fall Fest for families event hosted by Girl Scouts of Western New York
Fri, Sep 11th 2020 12:15 pm
Girl Scouts of Western New York will offer a free drive-thru Fall Fest for families to provide girls in grades K-12 and adults ages 18 and older with an opportunity to have some family-fun and join Girl Scouts for the new program year. This is the first event of its kind for GSWNY and it's open to the public.
Erie County: University Express fall semester introduces hybrid learning
Fri, Sep 11th 2020 12:15 pm
The Erie County Department of Senior Services' Health and Wellness program has announced the fall 2020 University Express semester will be a hybrid learning experience. Classes will be livestreaming every weekday during the semester at 10 a.m. and also on select days at 2 p.m.
Erie County Department of Health announces locations for 2 free rabies vaccination clinics
Fri, Sep 11th 2020 12:10 pm
The Erie County Department of Health (ECDOH) has opened registration for its free rabies vaccination clinics, scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 19, and Tuesday, Sept. 29.
To study and improve plastics recycling, New York turns to UB RENEW Institute
Fri, Sep 11th 2020 11:50 am
Giant garbage patches in the oceans. Confusion over what is and what is not recyclable. Microplastics invading our water supplies and wildlife.
SPCA's 'Paws for Love' visits Mt. St. Mary's
Fri, Sep 11th 2020 11:45 am
SPCA's "Paws for Love" program was recently approved for stress relief events for essential workers. As such, the pups visited Mount St. Mary's Hospital for some stress-reducing therapy on Thursday, in the grassy grove between Mount St. Mary's and Our Lady of Peace Nursing Home. Pet owners and their sweet dogs greeted hospital staff, physicians and nurses.
HUD urges localities to prevent evictions by using grant funds
Fri, Sep 11th 2020 11:00 am
Consistent with President Donald Trump's executive order "Fighting the Spread of COVID-19 by Providing Assistance to Renters and Homeowners," the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has reiterated the Trump administration's commitment to minimize displacement and evictions resulting from the COVID-19 global pandemic national emergency.
Higgins: Additional $9M in COVID-19 emergency funding for WNY communities
Fri, Sep 11th 2020 11:00 am
Congressman Brian Higgins announced Western New York will receive over $9 million in federal emergency funding through the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program to help local communities respond to and recover from the COVID-19 outbreak.
$88.6 million in CARES Act funding available to assist child care providers during COVID-19
Fri, Sep 11th 2020 11:00 am
Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced $88.6 million in federal CARES Act funding is available to assist child care providers through "New York Forward" grants as they adjust their programs amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.
$2.3 million in CARES Act funding awarded to help small & mid-sized manufacturers recover from COVID-19
Fri, Sep 11th 2020 11:00 am
Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced $2.3 million in federal CARES Act funding for four organizations to provide critical services to small and mid-sized manufacturers as they adapt to changing market conditions amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.
Cuomo: New-ice breaking tugboat to clear ice & help prevent shoreline flooding along Niagara River
Fri, Sep 11th 2020 10:40 am
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Wednesday welcomed a new ice-breaking tugboat designated to work in the Niagara River to help alleviate shoreline flooding and reduce the likelihood of ice limiting the power production at large hydroplants along the Niagara River. The "Breaker II" joins a fleet of three boats that work every winter to install the Lake Erie-Niagara River Ice Boom - a series of 22 spans of steel pontoons that straddle the mouth of the Niagara River and work to prevent large ice formations from traveling up river.
Higgins visits Buffalo mail processing facility
Fri, Sep 11th 2020 10:40 am
Congressman Brian Higgins, D-NY-26, toured Buffalo's William Street mail processing facility on Wednesday to get a first-hand look at the current state of U.S. Postal Service operations in Western New York. The Congressman requested the visit after hearing from over 4,800 residents and employees throughout 2020 expressing concern about current delays as well as the future of the USPS.
Gill Creek Park offers new basketball court to neighboring community
Fri, Sep 11th 2020 10:40 am
Gill Creek Park once again has basketball courts available for public usage. The new basketball court grand opening is set for 2:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 14.
JCOPE posts 2019 financial disclosure statements for elected officials
Fri, Sep 11th 2020 10:40 am
The New York State Joint Commission on Public Ethics announced it has posted the 2019 annual statements of financial disclosure of the statewide elected officials and members of the Assembly and Senate who were in office as of the statutory May 15 filing deadline.
'March On for Brain Injury' moves online
Fri, Sep 11th 2020 10:40 am
Supporters from across New York and the country are participating in "March On for Brain Injury" on Saturday, Sept. 12, an annual event hosted by the Brain Injury Association of New York State (BIANYS). All proceeds from "March On" go directly to BIANYS programs and services.

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