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DEC approves CWM site-wide/RMU-1 permit renewal
Thu, Aug 22nd 2013 10:55 am
CWM Chemical Services in Porter announced Wednesday that the state Department of Environmental Conservation has approved its application for renewal of its 6 NYCRR Part 373 overall site wide/RMU-1 permit for its Balmer Road hazardous waste landfill facility.

"The NYSDEC has reviewed all public and CWM comments, including those made during the legislative public hearing and have not identified any substantive and significant issues specifically related to the CWM Permit renewal application," wrote David S. Denk, DEC regional permit administrator, in a letter to Jill A. Banaszak, CWM technical manager.

"The NYSDEC has reviewed all public and CWM comments, including those made during the legislative public hearing and have not identified any substantive and significant issues specifically related to the CWM Permit renewal application," wrote David S. Denk, DEC regional permit administrator, in a letter to Jill A. Banaszak, CWM technical manager.

Keep your pets inside: USDA begins 2013 oral rabies vaccine efforts in eastern United States
Wed, Aug 21st 2013 01:20 pm
The U.S. Department of Agriculture has begun its oral rabies vaccine initiative in the eastern U.S. to control rabies in wildlife.
Motown memories: Gladys Knight wows Artpark crowd
Wed, Aug 21st 2013 11:45 am
Gladys Knight brought charm, humor, wit, sass and a whole lot of talent to Artpark Aug. 20 as part of the "Tuesday in the Park" concert series.
Brickyard Pub & B.B.Q. hosts 'Celebrity Bartending Night' to benefit individuals with developmental disabilities
Tue, Aug 20th 2013 11:50 am
The Brickyard Pub & B.B.Q. is hosting the 16th annual "Celebrity Bartending Night" to benefit the Opportunities Unlimited of Niagara Foundation. The event runs from 5 until 9 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 22.
Fundraiser for Ava is Sunday
Tue, Aug 20th 2013 12:25 am
When 4-year-old Ava Pannozzo of Lewiston began running a fever just after Easter, Ida Maria (Colangelo) Pannozzo assumed her daughter had contracted a typical childhood virus. As the fevers continued, however, the family's pediatrician sent them to Women and Children's Hospital for further testing.
Heart of Niagara Animal Rescue needs Lewiston Jazz Festival volunteers
Mon, Aug 19th 2013 02:30 pm
Heart of Niagara Animal Rescue seeks to continue its momentum from the recent Lewiston Art Festival with a presence during the Lewiston Jazz Festival on Friday, Aug. 23 (from 5 to 8 p.m.), and again on Saturday, Aug. 24 (from noon to 8 p.m.)
Olcott Beach cleared
Mon, Aug 19th 2013 10:10 am
The Niagara County Department of Health has rescinded a beach advisory at Olcott Beach. Water quality is once again suitable for recreational swimming.
Historic Lewiston Jazz Festival raises bar in 12th year
Mon, Aug 19th 2013 07:00 am
The Historic Lewiston Jazz Festival, renown for consistently bringing visitors class entertainment with each performance, is raising the bar this year for its 12th annual event.
Lewiston receives first look at proposed Ellicott Development plaza
Sat, Aug 17th 2013 11:00 am
Members of the public have received their first look at the proposed Ellicott Development project eyed for Center Street. At Monday's Village of Lewiston Planning Board meeting, David M. Hall, planning and development coordinator for the Buffalo-based property management firm, informed attendees - including four members of the Village Board of Trustees - of his company's intention to build the village's first north-side plaza.

The development would begin on Center Street and lead down to Onondaga Street. Potential tenants include a fast food restaurant, a bank and a drugstore.

Burmaster delivers Greenway funding for Porter on the Lake
Sat, Aug 17th 2013 07:00 am
Park improvements and SPCA issues occupied significant portions of an otherwise low-key Porter Town Board session this past Monday.
Community a major focus of Peach Festival Parade
Sat, Aug 17th 2013 07:00 am
Organizing continues for the annual Lewiston Kiwanis Peach Festival Parade, set to take place on Saturday, Sept. 7, along Center Street in the Village of Lewiston starting at 11 a.m.
Niagara Jet Adventures announces winner of its 'Name our Fleet Member' contest
Sat, Aug 17th 2013 07:00 am
Niagara Jet Adventures of Youngstown, a new jetboat operation expected to debut this fall in the lower river region, announced the winner of its "Name our Fleet Member" contest.
Boland announces candidacy for Porter town justice
Sat, Aug 17th 2013 07:00 am
Daniel P. Boland has announced his candidacy for the position of town justice in the Town of Porter.
Artpark's Family Movie Night an evening under the stars
Sat, Aug 17th 2013 07:00 am
Families enjoyed a summer sunset and movie at Artpark's fifth annual free Family Movie Night, presented by the Lewiston Kiwanis Club. Special guests included the Peach Queen, Peach Fuzz and Peach Blossom, and this year's Peach Queen contestants.
Old Fort Niagara relives its past
Sat, Aug 17th 2013 07:00 am
Old Fort Niagara was once a strategic encampment that controlled access to the Great Lakes and was the setting for some of some of America's notable revolutionary era battles.
Welcome to Lewiston, Susha Shoes
Sat, Aug 17th 2013 06:55 am
Susha Shoes, a new shoe boutique in the Village of Lewiston, celebrated its grand opening and ribbon-cutting with the Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce, local elected officials, business owners and friends and family on Friday, Aug. 9.
Youngstown Community Picnic is Aug. 24
Sat, Aug 17th 2013 06:55 am
The Village of Youngstown announces its annual Community Picnic will take place on Saturday, Aug. 24, from noon to 4 p.m. at Falkner Park.

Held each August since 2004 when the village first offered the event as part of its 150th year celebration, the picnic has become a family-oriented affair.

Thousands enjoy Lewiston Art Festival
Fri, Aug 16th 2013 05:05 pm
The weather was perfect and the art exceptional as record crowds descended on the Village of Lewiston last weekend for the holding of the 47th annual Lewiston Art Festival, presented by the Lewiston Council on the Arts.
Lewiston Art Festival: Lew-Port Team No. 1 impresses at Chalk Walk
Fri, Aug 16th 2013 05:00 pm
Lewiston-Porter High School Team No. 1 took second place in the annual KeyBank Chalk Walk Competition, held Saturday at the 47th annual Lewiston Art Festival in the village. Above, Team No. 1 members Elizabeth Gatto, Janine Cubello and Alexis Morford appear with their entry.
Peach Festival advance ride tickets available
Thu, Aug 15th 2013 07:00 am
The Kiwanis Club of Lewiston announces advance ride tickets for next month's Niagara County Peach Festival are now on sale.
Plans take shape for 56th Niagara County Peach Festival
Thu, Aug 15th 2013 07:00 am
Members of the Kiwanis Club of Lewiston, organizers of the 56th annual Niagara County Peach Festival, report final planning is underway for the annual fall favorite, set to take place Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 6 to 8, at Academy Park in the Village of Lewiston.
Common snapping turtle troubled at times
Thu, Aug 15th 2013 07:00 am
The common snapping turtle was adopted in 2006 as the official New York state symbol. The naming came from a vote of the state legislature.
Village of Youngstown moving on acquiring land
Thu, Aug 15th 2013 06:55 am
The Youngstown Village Board of Trustees took action at its Thursday night meeting in the Red Brick School Village Center in response to the community regarding the undeveloped corner parcel of land at Main and Lockport streets.
Beach advisory in Olcott
Wed, Aug 14th 2013 01:40 pm
The Niagara County Department of Health has issued a beach advisory at Olcott Beach located in Olcott. This advisory is anticipated to remain in effect until further notice.
Niagara County Industrial Development Agency approves applications for assistance for Niagara Jet Adventures, Niagara Falls hotelier
Wed, Aug 14th 2013 01:40 pm
The Niagara County Industrial Development Agency board of directors today approved applications for assistance received at its June meeting from Niagara Jet Adventures LLC for a new tourism jetboat tour company in Youngstown, and from 452 Third Street LLC for a conversion of an abandoned building in Niagara Falls into an 11-room hotel.
Niagara University again among 'Best in the Northeast' according to Princeton Review
Wed, Aug 14th 2013 01:30 pm
The Princeton Review has once again placed Niagara University among the best colleges in the northeast.
Video: Lynyrd Skynyrd rocks sold-out Artpark crowd
Wed, Aug 14th 2013 12:15 pm
Lynyrd Skynyrd drew a sold-out crowd at Artpark Tuesday. The classic rock all-stars performed a slew of hit songs for the happy audience.
GNBC stages grand ballet 'Coppélia' at Artpark
Tue, Aug 13th 2013 04:10 pm
The Greater Niagara Ballet Company brings "Coppélia" to the Artpark & Company Mainstage Theater for two shows on Saturday, Aug. 17. Ballet's great comedy will be performed at 2 and 8 p.m.
Saturday's household hazardous waste drop-off open to residents of Lockport, surrounding communities
Tue, Aug 13th 2013 03:30 pm
Local residents will have an opportunity to rid their homes of potentially dangerous items Saturday when the Niagara County Refuse District holds a household hazardous waste and electronics drop-off at Lockport Town Hall.
HAL announces The Heenan Brothers at Hennepin Park gazebo
Tue, Aug 13th 2013 07:00 am
Grab your lawn chair and enjoy the afternoon with some great music described as "folksy, bluesy kind of Americana respectfully referred to as canal blues," when The Heenan Brothers perform from 1-3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 18, at the Hennepin Park Gazebo in the Village of Lewiston.
Mount St. Mary's Hospital to host symposium at Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls
Tue, Aug 13th 2013 07:00 am
Mount St. Mary's Hospital is hosting its first wound symposium, "Multi-System Approach to Wound Healing," on Saturday, Sept. 14, from 7:15 a.m. to 4 p.m., at The Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls. Interested participants should register by Aug. 30. The registration fee is $25 per person.
DiNapoli releases report on New York Power Authority
Mon, Aug 12th 2013 12:45 pm
New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli has issued a report on the New York State Power Authority. The report examines NYPA's finances, money transferred to support the state budget, and expenses related to employee benefits and travel, including a private jet.
2013 Lewiston Art Festival winners
Mon, Aug 12th 2013 12:35 pm
The Lewiston Council on the Arts released a list of winners from this past weekend's Lewiston Art Festival.
Niagara University Theatre announces 50th anniversary season
Sat, Aug 10th 2013 07:05 am
Fifty and fabulous? No doubt about it! This season Niagara University Theatre celebrates its 50th anniversary season with what is expected to be an exciting array of entertainment options to suit a variety of tastes.
Franciscan homecoming this September at Stella Niagara
Sat, Aug 10th 2013 07:00 am
From Sept. 20-22, the Sisters of St. Francis of Stella Niagara will open the doors and invite the public to join them for a weekend of retreat and reflection at their motherhouse: Stella Niagara.
Lewiston is art-centered this weekend
Fri, Aug 9th 2013 07:00 am
The Lewiston Council on the Arts brings the annual Lewiston Art Festival back to the Village of Lewiston on Saturday and Sunday. The free event includes art of all kinds, music, food, street performers, workshops, and demonstrations.
Niagara Animal Rescue: Paws for a cause at Lewiston Art Festival
Fri, Aug 9th 2013 07:00 am
The 47th annual Lewiston Art Festival will premiere on Center Street in Lewiston on Aug. 11 and 12, featuring signature designs from more than 175 artists and fine crafters. Of these artists this year, "man's best friend," is transforming the festival and bringing a new level of interaction that has never been available before through Heart of Niagara Animal Rescue.
Lynyrd Skynyrd + Artpark audience = A good time for all
Wed, Aug 7th 2013 01:05 pm
Lynyrd Skynyrd will perform "Sweet Home Alabama," "Simple Man," "Free Bird" and a slew of other hits when the band takes the Artpark stage in Lewiston on Aug. 13.
Western New York Land Conservancy awarded $500,000 for Stella Niagara Preserve
Tue, Aug 6th 2013 03:25 pm
The Western New York Land Conservancy is now several steps closer to creating the Stella Niagara Preserve. In July, the Niagara River Greenway Commission voted unanimously that the proposed preserve was consistent with the Niagara River Greenway Plan. Less than a week later, the Greenway Ecological Standing Committee approved a $500,000 funding request.
Reminder: Project scoping to begin on historic Niagara Falls bridges
Tue, Aug 6th 2013 03:25 pm
The New York State Department of Transportation and the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation have released a scoping report for work on the historic American Falls bridges (pedestrian bridges) at Niagara Falls State Park.