by Joshua Maloni
"Our Tuesday nights have been a real bear," Village of Lewiston Mayor Terry Collesano said Monday of the free concert nights at Artpark.
The recently concluded "Tuesday in the Park" series drew record numbers to the village and required extra manpower. Lewiston Police Chief Chris Salada utilized his entire force and called upon officers from the New York State Police, State Parks Police, Niagara County Sheriffs Office, Niagara County Auxiliary Police, U.S. Border Patrol, Town of Niagara Police and Youngstown Police Department to assist in crowd and traffic control.
"We've had all these police agencies protecting our citizens on Tuesday nights," Collesano said, as he thanked officers on hand to receive a certificate of appreciation from the village.
Remembering those who serve
Collesano urged those in attendance at the work session to participate in the Sept. 18 WNY Parade for Fallen Patriots & First Responders. The event begins with registration at 10 a.m. at the Fashion Outlets Mall in Niagara Falls. It will travel through 10 municipalities, arriving in Lewiston around noon.
The mayor asked residents to wave U.S. flags on Center Street as the motorcade passes.
The event concludes with a 2 p.m. party at Gratwick Park in North Tonawanda. For more information, visit www.wnyparade.com.