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Town of Lewiston board hears of new taxpayers' alliance
Sat, Jan 30th 2016 07:00 am
Despite Town Board changes and a new year, the frustrations of residents on how the Town of Lewiston manages its affairs continue as January 2016 turns into February.
Lewiston-Porter Board of Education: Principals report positive results
Sat, Jan 30th 2016 07:00 am
With Friday marking the halfway point of the 2015-16 school year, Lewiston-Porter Central Schools began assessing students' academic progress.
New Stella program integrates outdoor experience into every class
Sat, Jan 30th 2016 07:00 am
Unlike previous generations, today's children are growing up connected to technology that they use for learning, entertainment and communication. While advancements in digital communications have brought them closer to information and people, some behavioral experts fear they are becoming disconnected from the real world.
Village of Lewiston: Memorial Day parade, ceremony back on
Sat, Jan 30th 2016 07:00 am
Veterans of Foreign Wars Downriver Post 7487 Cmdr. Bill Justyk and Adjutant Norm Machelor officially announced Thursday the Village of Lewiston Memorial Day ceremony is coming back after a year off.
Obit: Dr. Phyllis Franzek
Fri, Jan 29th 2016 05:50 pm
Dr. Phyllis J. Franzek, 65, of Los Angeles, passed away Sunday, Jan. 3, 2016, after a short illness. Born in Lewiston, she was the daughter of the late Raymond and Eugenia (Deskiewicz) Franzek.
Village of Youngstown receives unexpected donations for Veteran's Memorial security system
Fri, Jan 29th 2016 05:15 pm
Thursday's Village of Youngstown Board meeting began with a pleasant surprise. The Vietnam Veterans of America Niagara County Chapter 268 presented donations to the village in honor of Francis Daniel Zuhlke, a veteran and active community member who passed away in October.
Hospice volunteers gear up for spring bouquet sale
Fri, Jan 29th 2016 10:35 am
Staff and volunteers from Niagara Hospice are gearing up for the 2016 spring bouquet sale. The sale will run March 7-13 with presale bouquets being ordered throughout the month of February.
'Toast & Jam' returns to Lewiston
Tue, Jan 26th 2016 03:50 pm
The ever-popular "Toast & Jam" returns to the Village of Lewiston on Monday, Feb. 15. Singer-songwriter Dale Campbell hosts the six-week series of open mic nights, which take place from 7-10 p.m. at The Brickyard Pub & B.B.Q., 432 Center St., Lewiston.
Puppy training sessions
Mon, Jan 25th 2016 07:20 am
Learn to socialize your puppy with certified dog trainer Karen Drumm from Harmony Dog Training at Shoppe on Main, 2714 Main St., Newfane. Sessions will be held from noon until 2 p.m. Saturdays, Jan. 30, Feb. 13 and 27, and March 12.
Friends of the Ransomville Library used book sale
Mon, Jan 25th 2016 07:00 am
Friends of the Ransomville Library will hold a used book sale from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, Feb. 12, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 13 (with a bag sale from 3 to 4 p.m.), at the library 3733 Ransomville Road.
Silver anniversary: Lewiston Public Library celebrates 25 years
Sat, Jan 23rd 2016 11:30 am
Shhhh! The Lewiston Public Library isn't likely to be the usual quiet place to read the newspaper, use a computer or check out its abundance of books and movie, television and music CDs from 2-4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 30.
Village of Lewiston looks to improve safety measures
Sat, Jan 23rd 2016 10:30 am
Safety was the theme of Tuesday's Village of Lewiston Board meeting.
'Swingtime Canteen!' on stage
Sat, Jan 23rd 2016 07:00 am
The one-act musical "Swingtime Canteen!" will be performed at 7 p.m., Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Jan. 28-30, at the Youngstown First Presbyterian Church Hall, 100 Church St.
26th 'Doctors with a Heart Day' Feb. 13
Sat, Jan 23rd 2016 07:00 am
Rose Chiropractic P.C. will sponsor its 26th annual "Doctors with a Heart Day" from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 13, at its Lewiston office.
Something familiar blooming at Apple Granny
Sat, Jan 23rd 2016 07:00 am
Back by popular demand is the restaurant's signature blooming onion.
Plans for Stella Niagara Preserve unveiled
Sat, Jan 23rd 2016 01:00 am
At an evening presentation held before roughly 100 people at the Lewiston Senior Center, Western New York Land Conservancy representatives unveiled both their vision plan and the concept plan for the preserve.
You know his son: Nicholas F. Minicucci Sr. passes
Thu, Jan 21st 2016 04:50 pm
Nicholas F. Minicucci Sr., 90, of Lewiston, passed away peacefully at his home with his devoted wife at his side on Sunday, Jan. 17, 2016. Born in Niagara Falls, he was the son of the late Eugene and Julia (Floramo) Minicucci.
Niagara County putting focus on leadership
Wed, Jan 20th 2016 05:05 pm
The leadership of top government posts that report to the Office of County Manager will be scrutinized for effectiveness and results, after County Manager Jeffrey M. Glatz advised department heads to submit résumés for review.
State of Niagara County: McNall urges fiscal restraint, review of county government leadership
Wed, Jan 20th 2016 03:25 pm
Niagara County Legislature Chairman Wm. Keith McNall, R-Lockport, delivered a policy-heavy State of the County address Tuesday, as he presided over his second meeting since succeeding longtime Legislature Chairman William L. Ross of Wheatfield.
Schumer: Feds approve $50 million modernization project for US plaza at Lewiston-Queenston Bridge
Tue, Jan 19th 2016 07:55 pm
Standing at the Lewiston-Queenston Bridge, U.S. Sen. Charles E. Schumer today announced the U.S. Customs and Border Protection and the U.S. General Services Administration have heeded his call and given final approval to the $50 million modernization of the bridge in Western New York.
Wilson Lions Club partners with Cell Phones for Soldiers to provide troops with free calls home
Mon, Jan 18th 2016 12:00 pm
The Wilson Lions Club and nonprofit Cell Phones For Soldiers are asking area residents to help troops call home by donating gently used cellular phones.
HAL explores NCSO history
Mon, Jan 18th 2016 12:00 pm
The Historical Association of Lewiston will present its January program, "The History of the Niagara County Sheriff's Office," at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 28, at the Lutheran Church of the Messiah, 915 Oneida St.
Change continues for parishioners of St. Bernard's R.C. Church
Sat, Jan 16th 2016 09:00 am
Two parishes are now working together as St. Peter and St. Bernard Roman Catholic Churches.
Applications available for 2016 student registrar and office assistant summer positions
Sat, Jan 16th 2016 07:00 am
The Niagara History Center is taking applications to fill two student positions funded by the Grigg Lewis Foundation Workership Program at the museum this summer. The grant will support the student positions of a registrar assistant and an office assistant. Both staff will work from late May to mid-August, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.
YPBA members review 2015, plan for 2016
Sat, Jan 16th 2016 07:00 am
The Youngstown Business and Professional Association held its quarterly membership meeting Tuesday at Ray's Tavern on Lake Road in Porter.
Town of Lewiston acts on River Walk fire access
Sat, Jan 16th 2016 07:00 am
The Town of Lewiston held a relatively light session Monday. Newsmakers included long-awaited improvement work for the River Walk subdivision; revisions on a few reorganization items; a Lewiston Police Department award; and the announcement of a new citizens group organizing in the town.
Army Corps session provides details on IWCS future
Sat, Jan 16th 2016 07:00 am
Representatives from the Army Corps Buffalo District provided the long-awaited details to area residents on the Corps preferred option to the Interim Waste Containment Structure at the Niagara Falls Storage Site.
Village of Youngstown: Town of Porter recreation issues resurface at board meeting
Sat, Jan 16th 2016 07:00 am
The boardroom in the Youngstown Red Brick building was swamped with people at Thursday's village meeting. The reason? Despite the fact this was the first meeting of the new year, old topics resurfaced.
Engineering/land surveying firm Nussbaumer & Clarke realigns ownership
Fri, Jan 15th 2016 10:40 am
Nussbaumer & Clarke Inc., one of the region's oldest engineering and land surveying firms, has recently realigned its top executives and transferred ownership.
Heart of Niagara animal rescue adoption event at Walden Galleria
Thu, Jan 14th 2016 11:25 am
Heart of Niagara Animal Rescue will hold an adoption event at Walden Galleria Mall (Walden Avenue, Cheektowaga) from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. this Saturday, Jan. 16. Adoptable dogs Devers, Katrina, Snoopy and Tillie are scheduled to be on site.
Membership set for Niagara County manager search
Wed, Jan 13th 2016 12:30 pm
The membership of the Niagara County Manager search committee has been finalized, Niagara County Legislature Chairman Wm. Keith McNall, R-Lockport, announced Tuesday afternoon.
Ransomville Speedway, World Racing Group finalize super DIRTcar series events, sanction for 2016 season
Mon, Jan 11th 2016 10:35 am
Ransomville Speedway General Manager Tana Robinson announced the Western New York Friday night weekly short track facility will once again work under the DIRTcar Northeast sanction in 2016.
Lewiston: St. Peter's R.C. School to host pancake breakfast, open house
Mon, Jan 11th 2016 10:35 am
St. Peter's R.C. School will host its annual pancake breakfast and open house from 9 a.m. until noon Sunday, Jan. 24, in the school cafeteria on North Sixth Street.
Newfane Public Library hosts book sale
Mon, Jan 11th 2016 10:20 am
From Jan. 18 until Feb. 15, the Newfane Public Library will hold its second annual book sale at The Winery at Marjim Manor, 7171 East Lake Road (Route 18), Appleton. There will be a variety of soft and hard cover books in myriad genres.
Lewiston-Porter High School staging production of 'The Drowsy Chaperone'
Sat, Jan 9th 2016 10:00 am
Lewiston-Porter High School announces the production "The Drowsy Chaperone" will open at 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 15, with shows continuing next Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 16 and 17.
Town of Lewiston reorganizes; parties differ on town attorney appointments
Sat, Jan 9th 2016 09:00 am
With a newly elected supervisor and two new councilmen, the Town of Lewiston opened 2016 Monday in traditional form: With the reorganization of town affairs.
Lewiston named 25th safest in New York
Fri, Jan 8th 2016 02:00 pm
Residents of the Town and Village of Lewiston received some upbeat news this week, in the form of the community being ranked No. 25 among the safest cities in New York state.
Meetings for dementia caregiver support groups in Niagara County
Fri, Jan 8th 2016 12:50 pm
Providing care for a loved one with Alzheimer's disease can be stressful and isolating, but support groups can provide coping tools and a welcoming embrace from others in the same position.
Video: Elected leaders sworn into office in Lewiston
Fri, Jan 8th 2016 12:00 pm
The Town of Lewiston held its swearing-in ceremonies Jan. 1 and 2 at Lewiston Town Hall.
Chef's lends support
Thu, Jan 7th 2016 09:45 pm
The popular Chef's Restaurant of Buffalo brought its food truck to Niagara Falls this week to help the Mount St. Mary's Neighborhood Health Center.