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Car crash simulation illustrates consequences of driving while impaired
Tue, Oct 28th 2014 02:50 pm
Impaired drivers are involved in nearly 60 percent of all Halloween highway fatalities nationwide, according to the National Highway Traffic Administration.
Coyotes Bantam Major AA team wins
Mon, Oct 27th 2014 05:30 pm
The Niagara County Coyotes Bantam Major AA team won the Bantam Major Division in the Niagara Falls Columbus Day Tournament Monday, Oct. 13. The Coyotes won the championship defeating the Southpointe Rink Rats from Pennsylvania by a score of 4-2.
Lew-Port IEC multi-age class sweeps Lake Ontario
Mon, Oct 27th 2014 05:30 pm
Last month, students in Ms. Khatib's and Mrs. Danahy's fourth- and fifth-grade multi-age classes at the Lewiston-Porter Intermediate Education Center swept the shores of Lake Ontario for the Aquarium of Niagara's annual Beach Sweep.
NWAA Wildcats earn spot in NEYSA Championship Bowl
Mon, Oct 27th 2014 05:25 pm
The NWAA Wildcats defeated the TFC Redskins 35-20 in an Oct. 19 playoff game to remain undefeated at 8-0 in the NEYSA 145-pound youth football division.
Power Authority to reopen south access road to Niagara Project fishing pier
Mon, Oct 27th 2014 03:25 pm
The New York Power Authority will reopen the south access road and pedestrian walkway leading to the popular free fishing pier at the base of the Niagara Power Project's Robert Moses Niagara Power Plant effective Saturday, Nov. 1. The shoreline stairway also will open for seasonal use.
Lewiston Arts Café wraps series
Mon, Oct 27th 2014 03:20 pm
Lewiston Council on the Arts (www.artcouncil.org) and Just Buffalo Literary Center (www.justbuffalo.org) will present the fifth and final program in the Lewiston Arts Cafe' series featuring Western New York poets and musicians.
In Hungary, Maher presents Caritas Medal, establishes alumni chapter
Mon, Oct 27th 2014 03:20 pm
As the Berlin Wall was being razed in the early 1990s, Dr. Péter Forgách was watching closely from afar.
Porter GOP honors McCollum
Sat, Oct 25th 2014 07:00 am
Wednesday evening, the Town of Porter Republican Committee held its annual fundraiser reception where the group honored one of its own as Republican of the Year. In his naming of Lee "Moo Cow" McCollum, Porter GOP Committee Chair Duffy Johnston spoke of the resident's involvement in the community.
Wiepert: 'No major changes' in Porter budget
Sat, Oct 25th 2014 07:00 am
Porter Town Supervisor Mert Wiepert reports Town Board discussions are continuing as the town's tentative $5.255 million budget nears completion.
Lew-Port Middle School PTSA seeks members
Sat, Oct 25th 2014 07:00 am
News from Lewiston-Porter Middle School finds the Lewiston-Porter Middle School PTSA, a volunteer organization comprised of parents, teachers and administrators, has returned for the 2014-15 school year.
St. Peter teachers presenting science through STEM with interdisciplinary approach
Sat, Oct 25th 2014 06:55 am
Is it possible for science education to begin in the kitchen? How will craft store supplies help to teach Earth science?
Porter sets tire collection day
Fri, Oct 24th 2014 06:25 pm
The Town of Porter announced a town-wide tire collection day will be held 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25, at the Ransomville firehall, 2521 Youngstown-Lockport Road.
A little bit of Britain in Youngstown
Fri, Oct 24th 2014 06:25 pm
The Mug & Musket Tavern, 418 Main St., Youngstown, offers a little bit of Britain this weekend, with members of the Niagara University cast of "Sweeney Todd" appearing at 8:30 p.m. Saturday to offer a show preview.
NYPA to acquire two new tugboats
Fri, Oct 24th 2014 06:05 pm
The New York Power Authority board of trustees has taken action for the acquisition of two new tugboats to support the operation of the Niagara Hydroelectric Power Plant.
Robbery suspect sought
Fri, Oct 24th 2014 06:05 pm
The Niagara County Sheriff's Office Criminal Investigation Bureau is continuing its investigation into a robbery that occurred at approximately 2:55 p.m. Tuesday at the Subway restaurant, 2846 Saunders Settlement Road, Sanborn.
LCA presents 'A Tribute to the Edmund Fitzgerald'
Wed, Oct 22nd 2014 11:55 pm
At 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 7, Lewiston Council on the Arts presents "A Tribute to the Edmund Fitzgerald" at the Brickyard Pub & B.B.Q., 432 Center St. This multisensory, multimedia tribute will be hosted by artist and Fitzgerald enthusiast Thomas Paul Asklar.
NYPA hosts annual 'Halloween Spooktacular' at Power Vista
Wed, Oct 22nd 2014 11:50 pm
Children can get a running start on Halloween at the New York Power Authority's annual "Halloween Spooktacular" Saturday, Oct. 25, at the Power Vista, the visitors center for NYPA's Niagara Power Project in Lewiston.
Heart of Niagara Animal Rescue receives $5,000 ASPCA grant
Tue, Oct 21st 2014 04:20 pm
Heart of Niagara Animal Rescue is the recipient of a $5,000 grant from the ASPCA and Subaru Rescue Ride that will assist the agency's shelter partners and transport partners, with monetary support to enable the transport of dogs sitting in overcrowded shelters awaiting their forever homes.
Comptroller's report: Lew-Port criticized
Sat, Oct 18th 2014 08:00 am
The Lewiston-Porter School District received some unfavorable news this week from the state comptroller's office.
Lew-Port Alumni Association inducts three into Hall of Fame
Sat, Oct 18th 2014 08:00 am
The Lewiston-Porter Alumni Association held its sixth annual induction ceremony Thursday at the Lewiston-Porter High School auditorium, honoring Distinguished Alumni for 2014.
Phallen facing more charges
Sat, Oct 18th 2014 07:00 am
The saga of accused sex offender Iver Phallen, 67, of Lewiston, took a new turn in Niagara County Court this week where he faced arraignment before Justice Sara Sheldon Farkas.
Obit: Paul Prozeller Sr.
Sat, Oct 18th 2014 07:00 am
The family of Paul Prozeller Sr. sadly announces his death, Sept. 22, 2014, at Waianae, Hawaii, at the age of 92, due to a stroke.
Pink Elephant Auction
Sat, Oct 18th 2014 07:00 am
The annual Pink Elephant Chinese Auction and Luncheon will be held Saturday, Oct. 25, at the Niagara Falls Country Club.
Niagara University recognizes educational leaders during 2014 awards dinner
Fri, Oct 17th 2014 03:45 pm
Niagara University's College of Education recognized the contributions of seven educational leaders from the Western New York and Southern Ontario communities during its annual professional recognition ceremony Thursday, Oct. 9.
Lewiston police officer and K-9 partner share experience with security class
Fri, Oct 17th 2014 02:45 pm
Officer Scott Stafford of the Lewiston Police Department and his partner, K-9 Taser, recently paid a visit to Amber Chunco's security and law enforcement class at the Niagara Career and Technical Education Center.
Lewiston Garden Club to meet
Fri, Oct 17th 2014 02:40 pm
The Lewiston Garden Club will meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 20, at Messiah Lutheran Church, 915 Oneida St., Lewiston. Danielle Pecoraro, owner of Wild Birds Unlimited, will be the guest speaker.
DEC extends CWM public comments period
Fri, Oct 17th 2014 02:30 pm
The state Department of Environmental Conservation announced this week that, responding to requests from the community, it has again extended the public commentary period for CWM's application to construct and operate a new hazardous landfill at the company's Balmer Road facility.
Niagara University professor elected vice chair of WNY Student Leadership and Engagement Consortium
Thu, Oct 16th 2014 02:50 pm
Mitchell Alegre, an adjunct faculty member in Niagara University's College of Business Administration, has been named vice chair of the Western New York Student Leadership and Engagement Consortium.
Taste of Buffalo presented by Tops names Laura Jacobs 2015 chairwoman
Wed, Oct 15th 2014 01:15 pm
Laura Jacobs, senior account executive, e3communications, has been elected 2015 chairwoman of the 32nd annual Taste of Buffalo presented by TOPS. The Taste, the nation's largest two-day food festival, is set for July 11 and 12, 2015, along Delaware Avenue and Niagara Square in downtown Buffalo.
Traveler advisory for Lewiston, Town of Niagara
Tue, Oct 14th 2014 04:50 pm
The New York State Department of Transportation today announced work is continuing on the project to reconstruct the Interstate 190 bridges over the Niagara Power Project in the towns of Niagara and Lewiston.
DeVantier selected to chair ECMC's annual fashion show Nov. 1
Mon, Oct 13th 2014 11:20 am
Lewiston resident Vicki DeVantier will chair ECMC's annual fashion show, this year themed "Fashion On A Budget." The event will be held Saturday, Nov. 1, at Classics V, 2425 Niagara Falls Blvd., Amherst.
Coffee for good
Sat, Oct 11th 2014 08:00 am
Purchase any size cup of coffee now through Oct. 18 at Grandpaws Café for Good, and the proceeds will be donated to the Niagara County SPCA.
We know Jack's scarecrow
Sat, Oct 11th 2014 07:15 am
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Lew-Port seeks winter garments
Sat, Oct 11th 2014 07:05 am
The Lewiston-Porter School District's collection of winter garments to aid the needy is underway. Area residents are asked to bring coats, jackets, hats, gloves, and scarves to one of the Lewiston-Porter school buildings and place them in the donation boxes set up by the Key Club, Builders Club, IEC Multi-Age and PEC.
Kloosterman reviews 2015 budget: No town tax, but cut to Artpark possible
Sat, Oct 11th 2014 07:00 am
So summarized Town of Lewiston Director of Finance Paul Kloosterman Monday as he presented the tentative 2015 Town of Lewiston budget to Supervisor Dennis Brochey and Town Board members for their initial discussion and review.
Lewiston Fire Co. No. 1: More than meets the eye
Sat, Oct 11th 2014 07:00 am
When we hear the word "firehall," we may instantly think of fire engines, firefighters in full gear and a facility that houses all the necessary equipment. We may not automatically think of a quaint and elegant atmosphere, ideal for celebrations, and generally speaking, we would be right on the mark.
Mount St. Mary's Hospital goes pink for breast health
Fri, Oct 10th 2014 06:30 pm
Part of the staff of the diagnostic imaging department at Mount St. Mary's Hospital dressed in pink Friday to bring awareness to breast health as part of October's recognition of Breast Health Awareness Month.
Phallen arraigned in Lewiston Town Court
Fri, Oct 10th 2014 04:00 pm
Lewiston resident Iver Phallen, wearing shackles on his wrists and ankles, appeared Tuesday evening before Lewiston Town Justice Hugh Gee.
Local hero added to Fallen Firefighters Memorial in Albany
Thu, Oct 9th 2014 05:20 pm
Assemblyman John Ceretto announced today local hero Thomas J. Burley was added to the Fallen Firefighters Memorial in Albany by Gov. Andrew Cuomo. Burley was a firefighter with the Youngstown Volunteer Fire Co. who passed away while performing his duties.
Old Fort Niagara: 'Haunted Fortress' brings ghost stories to life
Thu, Oct 9th 2014 11:40 am
What's the most famous ghost story in Western New York? It's a tough question in a region that is rich in supernatural lore. Among the best-known stories is certainly the tale of the headless ghost who reputedly haunts Old Fort Niagara's French Castle.