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Traveler advisory for I-190: Roadwork begins Monday
Fri, Jan 24th 2014 04:00 pm
The New York State Department of Transportation today announced work is scheduled to begin Monday, Jan. 27, on the rehabilitation of the Interstate 190 and NY Route 265 (Military Road) bridges over the Niagara Power Project in the Town of Lewiston.
Town of Lewiston: Brochey seeks district representatives
Thu, Jan 23rd 2014 03:35 pm
Newly elected Lewiston Town Supervisor Dennis Brochey is seeking local individuals who would like to volunteer to be a representative of their district. There are 14 districts throughout the Town of Lewiston, and Brochey is looking for individuals who would like to be a representative of their district to bring concerns and problems to Town Board meetings.
Artpark invites schools, artists, groups to create fairy houses
Wed, Jan 22nd 2014 01:35 pm
Artpark & Company is seeking schools, Scout troops, regional artists, community groups and families to create fairy houses for display at Artpark's annual Fairy House Festival. The popular event returns to Artpark Sunday June 8.
Lewiston Council on the Arts receives grant funding
Wed, Jan 22nd 2014 01:35 pm
The Lewiston Council on the Arts recently received notification of its award of decentralization grant funding in support of two projects.
Village of Lewiston tables food truck proposal
Wed, Jan 22nd 2014 09:00 am
Trustees in the Village of Lewiston have asked The Great Foodini owner/operator Michael Attardo for more time before granting his facility contract to operate a food truck on Center Street.
Toast & Jam: Back by popular demand in Lewiston
Tue, Jan 21st 2014 03:10 pm
Get ready to lose those winter blues. Toast & Jam, now in its 15th year, begins Monday, Feb. 17, at 7 p.m., at The Brickyard Pub & B.B.Q, 432 Center St., Lewiston. This jazz-jammin', blues-rockin', poetry-reading coffeehouse event is back by popular demand and continues until March 24.
Local restaurants embrace Heart of Niagara Animal Rescue's 'Heart to Heart' fundraiser
Tue, Jan 21st 2014 01:40 pm
The Western New York community continues to show support to homeless and abandoned animals. Heart of Niagara Animal Rescue reports an outpouring of support for the organization's second annual "Heart to Heart" fundraising event, "A Taste of The Niagara Region."
Village of Lewiston to hear second food truck proposal
Tue, Jan 21st 2014 01:15 pm
A second food truck operator is interested in bringing mobile dining to the Village of Lewiston. Chef Michael Attardo, owner and operator of The Great Foodini, will present his plan to trustees at tonight's Village Board meeting.

In May, Lewiston's Christian Willmott pitched trustees The Black Market Food Truck, a mobile gourmet deli sandwich unit he drives in Buffalo. Board members were lukewarm to the idea, but didn't reject it.

Attardo, who is also a Lewiston native, and a Lewiston-Porter High School graduate, has one significant advantage ...

Niagara University Family Business Center hosts February breakfast forum
Tue, Jan 21st 2014 07:00 am
The Niagara University Family Business Center will hold its next breakfast forum Tuesday, Feb. 4, at Giancarlo's (Tony Walker Plaza), 5110 Main St., Williamsville. The event begins at 7:30 a.m.
Family donates original 1815 map to Lewiston Museum
Mon, Jan 20th 2014 11:00 am
Descendants of the Townsend family of Lewiston recently donated an original 1815 Village of Lewiston map to the Historical Association of Lewiston. It is the oldest original map now at the Lewiston Museum.
Ransomville Library Friends used book sale
Mon, Jan 20th 2014 07:00 am
Friends of the Ransomville Library will hold a used book sale Friday, Feb. 7, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturday, Feb. 8, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (with a bag sale from 3 to 4 p.m.), at the Ransomville Library, 3733 Ransomville Road.
Lewiston-Porter classified as in 'significant fiscal stress' in State Comptroller DiNapoli's report
Sat, Jan 18th 2014 07:00 am
Eighty-seven school districts - 13 percent of school districts statewide - have been designated as fiscally stressed under State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli's Fiscal Stress Monitoring System, in a report released this week.

And Lewiston-Porter has the unfavorable distinction of being ranked the second-worst school district in New York state in terms of "significant fiscal stress," the report finds.

DiNapoli's office evaluated 674 school districts with fiscal years ending on June 30, 2013.

More sponsors on board as Big R readies for 2014 season
Sat, Jan 18th 2014 07:00 am
With the colder, winter temperatures settling into the Western New York atmosphere, Ransomville Speedway continues to prepare for the 2014 season. The Niagara County-based half-mile speed plant will be releasing a monster 2014 schedule within the next few weeks and continues to sign valuable marketing partners that will only enhance Ransomville Speedway's popular Friday racing program.

Tim Hortons, Johnston's Restaurant, Pepsi and Gippster's Collision are officially back in the fold for the upcoming season.

Porter to consider local law on industrial lagoons
Sat, Jan 18th 2014 07:00 am
Monday's Town of Porter Board session was very ordinary - save for an abrupt break for an executive session to iron out board differences over a summer part-time salary schedule from the board's reorganization meeting earlier this month.
Camping out in my 1942 Willys Americar
Sat, Jan 18th 2014 07:00 am
Remember when I told you a couple weeks ago about the whip-poor-will call and music dating you to old memories? It happens to everyone I'm sure.
Ceretto pays tribute to Niagara Wine Trail
Sat, Jan 18th 2014 06:55 am
Earlier this month, State Assemblyman John Ceretto joined with friends and supporters in mid-winter salute to the Niagara Wine Trail.
Buffalo Launch Club program to examine history of Strawberry, Motor Boat islands
Sat, Jan 18th 2014 06:55 am
The Buffalo Launch Club invites area residents interested in the history and future of Strawberry and Motor Boat islands in the upper Niagara River to an evening program on Saturday, Jan. 25, at the BLC, 503 East River Road, Grand Island.
Local transportation projects to receive grant funds
Fri, Jan 17th 2014 09:20 pm
State Sen. George Maziarz, R-C-Newfane, has confirmed two projects in his district were included in a round of Transportation Enhancement Program grants announced this week by the New York State Department of Transportation.
Lewiston/Niagara Relay seeks planning committee volunteers
Fri, Jan 17th 2014 09:10 pm
The Relay For Life of Lewiston/Niagara is looking for passionate volunteers to join its 2014 planning committee.
Winter gulls at Artpark
Fri, Jan 17th 2014 07:00 am
The Buffalo Audubon Society will host a program on winter gulls on Saturday, Jan. 25, at 9 a.m. at Artpark in Lewiston.
Public's assistance sought in locating armed robbery suspects
Thu, Jan 16th 2014 05:00 pm
The Niagara County Sheriff's Office, New York State Police, Niagara Falls Police Department, Middleport Police Department and the Lockport Police Department are currently investigating a string of armed robberies that have occurred throughout Niagara County, between Dec. 24, 2013, to Jan. 9, 2014.
Sign up for Sheriff's Community Police Academy
Thu, Jan 16th 2014 04:25 pm
Niagara County Sheriff James R. Voutour has announced the Sheriff's Community Police Academy will be held at the Niagara County Public Safety Building, 5574 Niagara St. Ext., Lockport, beginning Feb. 27.
Civil War field music comes to Lewiston
Wed, Jan 15th 2014 01:40 pm
The Union Volunteers Fife and Drum Corps will perform at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 27, at the First Presbyterian Church of Lewiston, corner of South Fifth and Cayuga streets. The event is free and open to the public.
Calling all Lewiston 'Knit-Wits'
Wed, Jan 15th 2014 01:40 pm
The Lewiston "Knit-Wits" group will meet once a month at the historic Lewiston Opera Hall, 732 Center St., beginning Wednesday, Jan. 22, at 7 p.m.
'A Taste of the Niagara Region' at Heart of Niagara Animal Rescue's annual 'Heart To Heart' fundraiser
Wed, Jan 15th 2014 01:30 pm
Heart of Niagara Animal Rescue's second annual "Heart to Heart" fundraising event, "A Taste of The Niagara Region," will take place Saturday, Feb. 8, from noon to 7 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church social hall, 505 Cayuga St., Lewiston.
Sweethearts celebrate along Niagara Wine Trail
Tue, Jan 14th 2014 08:00 pm
Treat your sweetheart to local wines and chocolate during the Niagara Wine Trail's "Be Mine with Wine" event Feb. 14-16.
Plenty of cold, ice in region
Sat, Jan 11th 2014 07:00 am
The first full week of January 2014 was a wild one as the much-anticipated polar vortex descended into Western New York. Weather conditions ranged from very heavy lake effect snows and blizzards in the Buffalo area to extreme cold, winds, ice and river shore flooding in Niagara County.
Big R announces return of sponsors for 2014
Sat, Jan 11th 2014 07:00 am
Ransomville Speedway has announced the return of several sponsors for the 2014 season. With the 14th annual Hangover 150 in the books, Big R has set its sights on preparing for Friday, April 25, and the annual test, tune and time night. The 57th season opener is slated for Friday, May 2.

Mike Greenawalt and Investors Service Company will return for the upcoming season in several capacities.

Children's book explores Lewiston's Underground Railroad
Fri, Jan 10th 2014 08:50 pm
"Johnnie's Adventures: Lewiston's Underground Railroad," a new book, is aimed at teaching children and adults the story of slavery and its connections to Lewiston. Each page of text includes historical annotations. Children can follow the adventure on the map on the back cover designed by BeauDesigns.
Demus, former Lewiston supervisor, dies
Thu, Jan 9th 2014 05:30 pm
Richard F. Demus of Lewiston, a former town supervisor, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014, in Mount St. Mary's Hospital.
Artpark to hold local auditions for 'Mary Poppins'
Wed, Jan 8th 2014 07:10 pm
Artpark & Company is holding local auditions Saturday, Jan. 25, for its upcoming summer production of Disney's and Cameron MacKintosh's "Mary Poppins."
Higgins calls for investigation into Niagara River ice jam
Wed, Jan 8th 2014 07:00 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins is writing to the U.S. chair of the International Joint Commission calling for an investigation into what led to an ice jam buildup and flooding along the Niagara River during the blizzard that hit the Western New York area. Higgins' request is aimed at preventing potential tragedies in the future.
Music and poetry abound at 'Lewiston Arts Cafe''
Wed, Jan 8th 2014 07:00 pm
The Lewiston Council on the Arts and Just Buffalo Literary Center will partner to launch a new regional poetry and music event in Niagara County. The "Lewiston Arts Café" will feature some of the finest poets and musicians in Western New York performing in a 1960s coffee house style setting.
Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce fills board positions, hires administrative assistant
Wed, Jan 8th 2014 01:15 pm
At the recent board meeting of the Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce, elections were held to fill open positions. Also, the Chamber of Commerce has hired Marlo Briglio of Lewiston to fulfill the part-time administrative assistant position.
Maziarz urges governor to direct infrastructure aid to Niagara County wastewater treatment plants
Tue, Jan 7th 2014 04:35 pm
On the heels of Gov. Andrew Cuomo's announcement of a multibillion-dollar infrastructure improvement plan for the new York, State Sen. George Maziarz, R-C-Newfane, is strongly urging monies from this initiative be directed to Niagara County to help repair and upgrade the Niagara Falls and Lockport wastewater treatment plants.
Power Authority responding to ice conditions along upper Niagara River; works to reduce ice jams near Niagara hydroelectric plant intakes
Tue, Jan 7th 2014 04:30 pm
The New York Power Authority and Ontario Power Generation ice breakers have been working since midnight this morning to break ice jams along the upper Niagara River. The Niagara River Control Center - part of OPG - issued a flood warning at 9:20 a.m. Ice conditions and water levels are being closely monitored.
Village of Lewiston: Gibson wants to be a 'difference maker'
Tue, Jan 7th 2014 03:55 pm
Monday night, before family and friends, Daniel R. Gibson was sworn into office in the Village of Lewiston. Mayor Terry Collesano appointed Gibson, a Republican, to assume a portion of Democrat and former Trustee Dennis Brochey's term.
Mount St. Mary's Hospital earns re-accreditation for echocardiography
Tue, Jan 7th 2014 11:00 am
Mount St. Mary's Hospital, has earned a re-accreditation in the area of echocardiography by the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission.
LCTV orientation
Tue, Jan 7th 2014 11:00 am
Lockport Community Television will hold its first orientation session of the new year at 7 p.m. Tuesday Jan. 14, at 293 Niagara St., Lockport. At this session, participants will learn how to become a community producer at LCTV, and be given the opportunity to sign up for television production workshops.
2013: An eventful year in the River Region
Tue, Jan 7th 2014 10:40 am
You can say one thing: The year 2013 certainly wasn't a dull, uneventful one for northern Niagara.
 


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