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Voutour elected third VP of state Sheriffs' Association
Sat, Jan 26th 2013 08:55 am
Niagara County Sheriff James Voutour was elected third vice president of the New York State Sheriffs' Association at the 79th annual Winter Training Conference this week in Albany. Above, Lt. Gov. Robert J. Duffy (left) with Sheriff Voutour following the swearing-in ceremony.
Welcome to Lewiston, Cornerstone Community Federal Credit Union
Sat, Jan 26th 2013 08:45 am
A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held Wednesday for Cornerstone Community Federal Credit Union. The newest branch of the largest locally owned credit union in Western New York opened this week at 721 Center St. (formerly HSBC Bank).
Vilage of Lewiston talks water rates
Sat, Jan 26th 2013 08:10 am
The Village of Lewiston offered information Tuesday on what it would cost residents to merge services with the Town of Lewiston.
Toast & Jam is back by popular demand
Wed, Jan 23rd 2013 09:15 am
Get ready to lose those winter blues. Toast & Jam, now in its 14th year, begins on Monday, Feb. 18, at 7 p.m. inside The Brickyard Pub and B.B.Q., 432 Center St., Lewiston. This jazz-jammin', blues-rockin', poetry-reading coffeehouse event continues until March 25.
EMS Niagara Conference set for Jan. 26
Wed, Jan 23rd 2013 09:15 am
Niagara University will host the first EMS Niagara Conference on Saturday, Jan. 26. The conference provides advanced training for emergency medical service professionals and volunteers. Participants will receive six community medical education credits.
'Doctors with a Heart Day' returns in February
Mon, Jan 21st 2013 07:00 am
Dr. Glenda R. Rose and Dr. Thomas G. Barba, of Rose Chiropractic P.C. in Lewiston, announce they will be sponsoring the 23rd annual "Doctors with a Heart Day" on Saturday, Feb. 9, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. for their patients.
Youngstown answers winter doldrums
Sat, Jan 19th 2013 07:00 am
While Lewiston readies for its first-ever Cocktail Festival in March, folks up in the Village of Youngstown have been busy in their own forms of fun to help ward off the winter doldrums.
Opposition to CWM heard at DEC hearings
Sat, Jan 19th 2013 07:00 am
Monday evening, staffers from the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation hosted two public hearings in the Lewiston-Porter High School auditorium. Their purpose was to gauge public comments on a draft permit renewal application on file with DEC by CWM Chemical Services LLC.
RRG to hold press conference at Lew-Port
Sat, Jan 19th 2013 07:00 am
Residents For Responsible Government announced this week it will hold a press conference on Friday, Jan. 25, at 9:30 a.m. in front of Lewiston-Porter High School on Creek Road.
Rappold to retire from Lewiston-Porter
Sat, Jan 19th 2013 07:00 am
The Lewiston-Porter Board of Education accepted, with regret, the resignation of Don Rappold, assistant superintendent for administrative services. Rappold joined Lew-Port on Aug. 1, 1987 and will leave the district at the end of business on June 30.
Porter Lake Fest to return
Sat, Jan 19th 2013 07:00 am
News of a returning summer festival at Porter on the Lake, finalizing a new park committee and complaints of a derelict property owner on Youngstown-Lockport Road were among issues discussed at Monday's Porter Town Board meting.
St. Peter's Holy Name Society names new officers
Sat, Jan 19th 2013 07:00 am
St. Peter's Holy Name Society in Lewiston recently installed its new officers for 2013 and 2014.
Ice fishermen: Relax, don't push your luck
Sat, Jan 19th 2013 07:00 am
OK, let me tell you a little story.

Ice fishing is a great sport, fun, and a real challenge sometimes.

Ransomville Speedway: 2013 sponsorship agreements moving at Big R
Fri, Jan 18th 2013 07:25 pm
The Ransomville Speedway 2013 season officially kicked off on Jan. 1 with the 13th annual Hangover 150. A great crowd was on hand to scratch that racing itch despite very chilly temperatures. With the event officially in the record books, the focus has turned to the upcoming regular season, which is tentatively set to kick off in late April.
Ski with the Niagara Falls Country Club
Fri, Jan 18th 2013 07:20 pm
The Niagara Falls Country Club informs that, weather permitting, it will provide cross-country skiing on the NFCC grounds for its membership this winter.
NCCC's Gemma Fournier recognized
Fri, Jan 18th 2013 07:15 pm
Niagara County Community College announced that Gemma Fournier, surgical technology program coordinator, was recently selected as one of 10 recipients of the 2012 Fellow of the Association of Surgical Technologists at the Association of Surgical Technologists national conference held in Washington, D.C.
Ernest 'Ernie' Murdoch passes
Fri, Jan 18th 2013 07:10 pm
After a lengthy illness, Ernest "Ernie" Murdoch, 73, of Lewiston passed away on Friday, Jan. 11, 2013, in Mount St. Mary's Hospital.
Niagara County Legislature State of the County Address
Fri, Jan 18th 2013 07:00 am
I want to thank my legislative colleagues for your vote of confidence in selecting me as the 2013 chairman of the Niagara County Legislature. It is an honor and a pleasure to address you this evening (Jan. 2) on the state of the county.
Guest speakers, community service activities, youth programming highlight MLK Week at NU
Wed, Jan 16th 2013 12:00 pm
Niagara University will present a full slate of service and awareness activities beginning Monday, Jan. 21, in observance of the federal holiday that marks the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Cornerstone CFCU celebrates new Lewiston branch
Tue, Jan 15th 2013 05:00 pm
Cornerstone Community Federal Credit Union, the largest locally owned credit union in Western New York, will celebrate the grand opening of its newest location on Wednesday, Jan. 23. The new branch is located at 721 Center St., in the Village of Lewiston.

All members of the community are invited to attend and take part in the special promotions.

Mount St. Mary's primary care sites earn designations as Patient-Centered Medical Homes
Tue, Jan 15th 2013 04:05 pm
Mount St. Mary's Hospital has acknowledged that both its neighborhood health center and on-campus primary care medical services have earned the prestigious designation as Patient-Centered Medical Homes by the National Committee on Quality Assurance. Both facilities earned Level 3 designation, the highest level that can be achieved.
Niagara University's student chapter of the American Chemical Society earns three-peat
Tue, Jan 15th 2013 04:00 pm
For the third consecutive year, Niagara University's American Chemical Society student chapter has been recognized by the ACS Committee on Education.
18th century Niagara Frontier tavern music at Lewiston Stone House
Tue, Jan 15th 2013 07:00 am
Join the Historical Association of Lewiston as it presents 18th century tavern music of the Niagara Frontier at the new Lewiston Stone House at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 21.
Youngstown Yacht Club elects new officers, board
Mon, Jan 14th 2013 07:00 am
Led by Commodore Jason Suitor, the Youngstown Yacht Club has begun its 82nd year of operations in 2013. Located at 491 Water St., in the Village of Youngstown, the club is open to boaters and non- boaters alike.
'Cyber Safety Night' at St. Peter's
Mon, Jan 14th 2013 07:00 am
St. Peter R.C. School will hold a "Cyber Safety Night" for all interested parents on Thursday, Jan. 24, at 7 p.m. in the school cafeteria on North Sixth Street.
Lewiston Village Pub celebrates five years on Center Street
Sat, Jan 12th 2013 12:35 pm
What began with two guys, a bar and a pizza place has, five years later, morphed into one of Lewiston's most successful eateries.
Village Bake Shoppe adds paninis
Sat, Jan 12th 2013 12:30 pm
You asked for it.

In response to patron requests, the Village Bake Shoppe is now serving sandwiches. Five different paninis are on the menu, and include "The Meltdown," a Cuban, the "Gucci" grilled cheese, ham and mozzarella, and turkey and bacon club.

E-15 gasoline is making news now
Sat, Jan 12th 2013 12:30 pm
In November 2011, this column wrote about the effects of E-10 gasoline in your boat, your automobile, lawn mower and farm equipment. Most of us have been lucky, especially those using the new fuel additives/stabilizers such as K-9, which is made right here on Balmer Road.
Lewiston Cocktail Festival to debut March 2
Sat, Jan 12th 2013 12:20 pm
Lewiston just can't quench its thirst for history.

The first Lewiston Cocktail Festival will take place on Saturday, March 2.

Town of Lewiston reorganizes
Sat, Jan 12th 2013 12:20 pm
You can say one thing about Steve Reiter and the Lewiston Town Board: They certainly operate quickly.
Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce: Passing the torch
Sat, Jan 12th 2013 12:20 pm
George Osborne, president of Artpark & Company and former chairman of the Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce, handed over the meeting gavel to the new board chairman, Richard J. Haight PE, vice president of engineering at Advanced Design Group of Lewiston.
DEC extends comment period on CWM's draft permit renewal application
Sat, Jan 12th 2013 12:15 pm
New York's Department of Environmental Conservation announced this week it has extended the public comment period for a draft permit renewal application on file from CWM Chemical Services LLC to 60 days, and will now close comments on March 29.

CWM, a Waste Management company, currently owns and operates a commercial facility for the treatment, storage and disposal of hazardous and industrial non-hazardous wastes on an approximately 710-acre site on Balmer Road in the Town of Porter.

'Cupcakes for a Crown'
Sat, Jan 12th 2013 12:00 pm
It was sweets for a cause as The Lewiston Village Pub and Restaurant presented "Cupcakes for a Crown" last Sunday. Featured was a student cupcake competition fundraiser, with proceeds going to assist Lewiston-Porter freshman Grace Breen as she prepares to enter as a representative in the Miss Teen USA Contest.
NCCC announces Tech Wars 2013 winners
Sat, Jan 12th 2013 11:35 am
Niagara County Community College hosted more than 800 students from 22 Western New York school districts at Tech Wars 2013 on Wednesday. Competitions ranged from RC Heavyweight Sumo Robotics to 3D Modeling and CO2 Car Races.
Prostate cancer support group to meet at Mount St. Mary's Hospital on Jan. 17
Fri, Jan 11th 2013 09:00 am
The Us TOO Prostate Cancer Support Group will hear from Philip J. Aliotta, MD, MSHA, FACS, CPI, a urologist at Western New York Urology Associates, at its meeting on Thursday, Jan. 17, at Mount St. Mary's Hospital.
Buffalo Audubon Society hosts gull watch at Artpark State Park
Fri, Jan 11th 2013 07:00 am
A gull watch is set for 10 a.m. Jan 26 at Artpark in Lewiston. Join Buffalo Audubon Society's Naturalist Tom Kerr for a hike along the gorge to view the different species of gulls that spend their winters on the Niagara River. Learn about what attracts them to the river and how they survive while they are here.
DeVeaux School subject of local history lecture
Fri, Jan 11th 2013 07:00 am
The Friends of Local History will present a lecture by noted DeVeaux historian Lewis F. Buttery, Jr. The lecture, a PowerPoint presentation, will take place Tuesday, Jan. 15, in the auditorium of the Niagara Falls Public Library, 1425 Main St. The program runs from 6 to 8 p.m. It is free and open to the public.
Niagara University accepting registrations for winter/spring 2013 continuing education courses
Wed, Jan 9th 2013 12:20 pm
Niagara University's Office of Continuing Education is accepting registrations for its winter/spring 2013 schedule of courses. Credit-free classes are offered in person and online.
Mount St. Mary's Neighborhood Health Center receives donation
Wed, Jan 9th 2013 12:15 pm
Mount St. Mary's Neighborhood Health Center recently accepted a donation of $2,000 from BMP America Inc. of Medina. The funds will be used to assist those in need who visit the health center at 3101 Ninth St., in Niagara Falls.
Ice skating rinks at DeVeaux Woods and Reservoir state parks open
Tue, Jan 8th 2013 03:20 pm
The outdoor skating rinks at DeVeaux Woods and Reservoir state parks are open and ready for business. This will be the fourth season at DeVeaux (rink never froze in 2012) and the inaugural season at Reservoir.

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