Residents question Upper Mountain tower

Lewiston Police Department petition declared null and void

by Terry Duffy

It was another one of those Lewiston Town Board meetings this past Monday.

A host of items were covered. Included was a questionably built communications tower erected behind Upper Mountain Volunteer Fire Co., supposedly without following proper procedure, ongoing concerns of equate applications on town farm lands and talks for a moratorium/local law, the controversial Lewiston Police Department voter referendum to dissolve and consolidate with the Niagara County Sheriff's Office, River Walk sidewalks, Country Club Trail sinkholes, green space issues and more.

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Lew-Port readies for school year

by Janet Schultz

The Lewiston Porter Board of Education held two consecutive public hearings on student conduct Tuesday evening with no residents attending.

The first was the district's annual review of the Code of Conduct, which has been revised to bring it up-to-date. High School Principal Paul Casseri reviewed the policy, explaining that this document is included in both the school calendar and the student planners, as well as posted on the website in the district's policy manual.

The students also receive a review of the policy at their class meetings.

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Heart of Niagara Animal Rescue in Lewiston Peach Festival Parade

Heart of Niagara Animal Rescue volunteers will be walking in the Lewiston Peach Festival Parade on Saturday, Sept. 6. The parade begins at 11 a.m. near the Red Brick Municipal Building and proceeds down Center Street to the base of Academy Park.

Heart of Niagara adopters, fosters, volunteers and their families are invited to walk in the parade with their own dog-friendly dogs on a leash to show solidarity and support of the rescue's ongoing work of helping animals find forever homes.

Walkers are asked to meet at 10 a.m. on parade day outside Grandpaws Pet Emporium's new location.

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Wilson: 'Super Jam' at Sunset Grill

Wilson's Sunset Grill has teamed up with local entertainment coordinator Steve Goodman to present the second annual "Super Jam" concert on Sunday, Aug. 31. The free event begins at 3 p.m. at 3 O'Connell Island.

Goodman said each artist was handpicked and invited to perform. The headline act is Chicago Blues Connection featuring Jay Moynihan, Ray Barry, Paul Yates and Shannon Street. Guest performers include the Thurman Brothers, Jim Wynne, Jamie Holka, Dave Miller, Chuck DeRose, Ron LoCurto, Jim Bohm, Michael DiSanto, Melissa Barry, Tony Petrocelli, Stevie Fleck, Tom Scime, Barry Arbogast, Jack McArdle, Keith McDougal, Tom Ryan, Eric Crittenden, Maria Aurigema, Jon Dretto and Hayden Fogle.

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Mark Daul: Winning a summer trifecta

by Mark Daul

Betting on horses can be a lot of fun and exciting, even though I spent most of my life rejecting the thought until recently.

A couple years ago friends of ours, John and Mary Broda, got us interested in watching the Kentucky Derby on TV. We set up a little pool with other patrons at the bar that day and everyone threw a buck out. Then each drew one horse's name out of a hat, and that was the name of both the horse and rider they had for the race. The person with the winning horse won the jackpot of whatever was in the hat. Everyone got excited and up went the TV volume as they were rooting for their horse.

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Lewiston practice joins HEALTHeLINK

Lewiston-based Women's Medicine of Niagara is the latest health care organization to join HEALTHeLINK, Western New York's clinical information exchange.

HEALTHeLINK is a collaborative effort among the region's hospitals, health insurance plans, physician offices and other health care organizations to allow medical information that has been recorded electronically to be accessed by treating physicians at the point of care.

More than 3,100 physicians throughout Western New York utilize HEALTHeLINK for immediate and secure access to medical information in order to improve the quality of care, enhance patient safety and reduce health care costs.

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