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Village of Lewiston: Soluri, Toohey, Geiben endorse Symmonds for mayor
Sat, May 31st 2014 07:00 am
In the past 37 years, four people have served as mayor in the Village of Lewiston. Three of those people are endorsing a political newcomer who seeks that office in the June 17 election.

Richard Soluri, Bill Geiben and Marilyn Toohey are supporting Jamie Symmonds, who is running for mayor against incumbent Terry Collesano and fellow challenger Jacqueline Lampman.

The Village of Lewiston election is Tuesday, June 17. Residents can vote from noon until 9 p.m. at the Red Brick Municipal Building, 145 N. Fourth St.

'Best Breakfast USA': Syros Restaurant
Fri, May 30th 2014 09:00 pm
There's a saying around Lewiston: "Come hungry to Syros."

The family restaurant doesn't skimp on breakfast servings. ... Or tables, for that matter. Subsequently, guests can get in, fill up fast, and get out.

'Best Breakfast USA': Mangia Café & Bakery
Fri, May 30th 2014 09:00 pm
"Feel good food" can mean eating something that's healthy, or partaking of a meal that's made with fresh ingredients. It's not necessarily both - unless Mangia Café & Bakery chef Bec Poletti is making the food. Then you know you're going to eat a great meal that's guilt-free.
'Best Breakfast USA': The Villa Coffee House
Fri, May 30th 2014 09:00 pm
Stop the presses: The Villa Coffee House has added blueberries and chocolate chips to its signature thin and crisp pancakes! "We did sort of violate one of Tom's rules, which was putting things into the pancakes," owner and chef Mike Loraine said. "That's a new addition. ... I think the chocolate chips are great."
Civic pride
Mon, May 26th 2014 04:20 pm
Troop 829 Scouts and their Scoutmaster teamed up with members of the Youngstown Lions Club Saturday to clean the big ditches at the corner of Carrollwood and Glenvale roads in Youngstown.
Youngstown teen provides dance lessons for children at Heart & Soul
Sat, May 24th 2014 03:00 pm
Hannah Mergi is giving love and care to Heart & Soul.

The 13-year-old Youngstown dancer has started a program to provide students attending Niagara Falls' Heart, Love & Soul Food Pantry with a fun, stress-reducing activity through her Turning Pointe Foundation.

Boating excitement with Niagara Jet Adventures of Youngstown, Whirlpool Jet Boat Tours
Sat, May 24th 2014 07:00 am
Water temperatures in the lower Niagara River remain in the low 40s. Despite that, look for a return of boating excitement on the lower river - this year with two separate jet boat operators - starting this weekend.
YBPA awarded grant
Sat, May 24th 2014 07:00 am
On May 6, at a meeting of the Niagara County Legislature in Lockport, the Youngstown Business and Professional Association was awarded a grant of $2,225 from the William G. Mayne Jr. Business/Community Enhancement Program.
New Kiwanis Club officers named
Sat, May 24th 2014 07:00 am
At its May 14 meeting, members of the Kiwanis Club of Lewiston held their annual election of board officers and directors.
Budweiser Clydesdale visits Tops
Fri, May 23rd 2014 09:50 pm
The line in the DiMino Tops Lewiston parking lot was so long Friday night, shoppers might've thought Justin Bieber was performing in concert. In fact, children and families lined up to take pictures with one of the iconic Budweiser Clydesdale horses.
'Alice in Wonderland' comes to town
Thu, May 22nd 2014 06:30 pm
Don't be late for this very important date! Lewiston Council on the Arts presents "Alice in Wonderland" Sunday, June 1, at Seneca (Bug) Park, next to the Lewiston Public Library, 305 S. Eighth St.
New York Power Authority undertaking $13 of modernization of visitors centers
Thu, May 22nd 2014 04:45 pm
The New York Power Authority is undertaking a more than $13 million modernization of its three hydroelectric project visitors centers in Western New York, Northern New York and the Northern Catskills, to upgrade the exhibits, displays and facilities.
Village of Lewiston taking steps to clean Center Street
Wed, May 21st 2014 01:40 pm
The Village of Lewiston has started efforts to spruce up Center Street.

At Monday's Village Board meeting, Marianne Gittermann, chairwoman of the Lewiston Beautification Commission, read a laundry list of chores her group has begun, in cooperation with the village's Department of Public Works.

Lewiston standoff ends with house fire, suspect taken into custody
Sun, May 18th 2014 07:30 pm
A 12-hour standoff Sunday ended with a Village of Lewiston resident taken into custody. Leonard A. Zientara, 51, of 430 West Lane, surrendered himself to New York State Police after allegedly setting his house on fire.
Youngstown Police reinstate ride-along program
Sat, May 17th 2014 07:00 am
For years, police officers in departments throughout Western New York have been struggling to build positive relationships with the public. By incorporating a ride-along program, many are hopeful, including Youngstown Mayor Raleigh Reynolds, that police can void the gap between what people think happens on a typical shift on patrol and what actually happens.
LCA spring spruce-up
Wed, May 14th 2014 07:00 am
The walkway entrance to the offices of the Lewiston Council on the Arts on Ridge Street recently received a brand-new look. Beau Enterprises of Ransomville and the Village of Lewiston partnered to sponsor the renovation of the walkway with pavers that complement the heritage stones in the historic Lewiston Peace Garden.
Villages of Lewiston, Youngstown work to keep dream alive
Sat, May 10th 2014 09:20 am
The latest example of "shared services" between Lewiston and Youngstown came to be this week when the Dory Trading Post on Main Street moved on acquiring a number of bikes that formerly were a part of the Village of Lewiston.
Mount St. Mary's Hospital/St. Francis Guild Scholarship awarded
Sat, May 10th 2014 08:00 am
The St. Francis Guild of Mount St. Mary's Hospital presented one of its annual scholarships to a hospital employee who is furthering her education in nursing. This year's recipient was Christa Bax, left, who is a student at Niagara County Community College.
Yeah, it was that kind of night
Mon, May 5th 2014 01:00 pm
The annual Lewiston Smelt Festival took place Friday along the village's waterfront. Check out our mega photo gallery for images from the event.
Lewiston Event Center set to begin phase two of construction
Sat, May 3rd 2014 11:00 am
The Lewiston Event Center (formerly Frontier Lanes) is a perfect example of before and after construction work.
Town of Lewiston approves Artpark & Company funding
Sat, May 3rd 2014 06:55 am
"I'm all for reasonability here; we're not going to nitpick every dime."

So commented John Camp, chair of the Artpark & Company board of directors, following conclusion of a prolonged discussion Monday among the Lewiston Town Board over Artpark funding. Included was a heated debate between Town of Lewiston Supervisor Dennis Brochey and Town Board member Ron Winkley. When it was all said and done, Artpark did get approved for an estimated $100,000 in town funding assistance. But the vote was not unanimous; Brochey, who is on record in opposition, voted a staunch "no."

Mark Daul: Meet 'Mrs. Killdeer'
Fri, May 2nd 2014 06:10 pm
My first introduction to "Mrs. Killdeer" was along a bumpy gravelly road, about 50 feet from a pond. As I approached it in my car I saw this bird skitter out right in front of me pretending to be hurt, like it had a broken wing or a crippled leg or something. It didn't just fly away.
Bridge Commission donates to GardenFest
Fri, May 2nd 2014 06:00 pm
The Niagara Falls Bridge Commission recently donated $2,000 to the Lewiston Garden Club. The money will be used to promote the annual Lewiston GardenFest, which is slated for June 21-22 along Center Street.
'Bolder and Fresher' tour visits Buffalo
Thu, May 1st 2014 11:00 am
Fox News' Bill O'Reilly (right) and political humorist Dennis Miller entertained a packed house at Shea's Performing Arts Center in downtown Buffalo as part of their "Bolder and Fresher" national tour.
Collesano wins Republican caucus
Tue, Apr 29th 2014 10:45 pm
Village of Lewiston Mayor Terry Collesano will represent the Republican Party in the June 17 election. The incumbent took 56 of 77 votes in Tuesday's caucus, defeating challenger Jamie Symmonds.

"I accept your nomination; thank you," Collesano told a crowd of almost 100 inside the Red Brick Municipal Building gymnasium.

Lewiston: Mount St. Mary's Hospital formalizing affiliation with Catholic Health
Tue, Apr 29th 2014 11:10 am
Catholic Health, Ascension Health and Mount St. Mary's Hospital and Health Center have agreed in principle to formalize a comprehensive agreement to have Mount St. Mary's Hospital and Health Center in Niagara County become a full member of the Catholic Health System.
The Silo opens with mouth-watering new menu items
Sat, Apr 26th 2014 09:30 am
Oh, you won't believe this.
Jaguar offers elaborate Mother's Day menu
Sat, Apr 26th 2014 09:00 am
Chef Victor Parra has something special planned for the moms who eat at Jaguar at the Bistro this Mother's Day.
Seniors celebrate 'Easter Bonnet Day'
Sat, Apr 26th 2014 07:00 am
The Lewiston Senior Center recently had its "Easter Bonnet Day." Seniors made there own bonnets and competed for bragging rights.
Chamber Awards Gala: Bandana's Bar & Grill named Youngstown Business of the Year
Sat, Apr 26th 2014 07:00 am
The Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce Bandana's Bar & Grill as the recipient of the Youngstown Business of the Year Award.
The wondrous world of Aladdin comes to the Artpark stage
Fri, Apr 25th 2014 08:40 pm
Artpark welcomes Philadelphia's Enchantment Theatre Company as it presents two Mainstage Theater performances of "Aladdin & Other Enchanting Tales" Thursday, May 1, at 10:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m.
Democrats out of Lewiston election; Symmonds vows to continue run for mayor
Wed, Apr 23rd 2014 04:30 pm
In a shocking turn of events Wednesday, the Lewiston Democratic Party candidates appointed to run in the June 17 Village of Lewiston election were ruled ineligible. Village Clerk Anne Welch disqualified mayoral candidate Jamie Symmonds and trustee candidate Jacqueline Lampman on the grounds their party failed to adhere to state election law.

Section 15-108(2)(c) states "Notice must be filed in the offices of the village clerk and the county board of elections at least 10 days before the scheduled caucus."

Welch said she did not receive notice from the Democrats of their caucus, which was held Tuesday, nor was a public announcement posted in her office.

Town of Lewiston: Brochey, Artpark at odds over town funding
Sat, Apr 19th 2014 10:00 am
Supervisor Dennis Brochey created a firestorm Monday as he revealed his intent to redirect an estimated $120,000 in Modern Disposal tipping fees from Artpark & Company back to town coffers. The money, which Lewiston receives annually, has gone to help fund Artpark & Company's family programing.
Chamber Awards Gala: Sanborn Old General Store named Sanborn Business of the Year
Sat, Apr 19th 2014 07:00 am
The Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the Sanborn Old General Store as the recipient of the Sanborn Business of the Year Award.
Patriots' Weekend at Fort Niagara
Fri, Apr 18th 2014 10:30 pm
Bright sunshine and relatively warm temperatures greeted folks who came out to Old Fort Niagara for the annual Patriots' Weekend last Saturday and Sunday.
New YBPA officers, board take oath
Sat, Apr 12th 2014 07:05 am
At its April 8 meeting, the Youngstown Business and Professional Association held an installation of its new board and officers for 2014.
Chamber Awards Gala: Patti's Cut Above named Ransomville Business of the Year
Sat, Apr 12th 2014 07:00 am
The Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce Patti's Cut Above as the recipient of the Ransomville Business of the Year Award.
Lewiston Democratic Committee honors Dennis Brochey
Sat, Apr 12th 2014 07:00 am
Town of Lewiston Supervisor Dennis Brochey was recognized as the Lewiston Democratic Committee's Democrat of the Year for 2014 at a brunch at the Niagara Falls Country Club.
Porter, Youngstown GOP endorse candidates
Sat, Apr 12th 2014 06:55 am
The Town of Porter/Village of Youngstown Republican Committee has announced its endorsement of (left to right) Will Ziegler for Youngstown Village trustee, Norm Swann for Village of Youngstown mayor and Tim Adamson for Youngstown village trustee.
Village of Lewiston taxes going up, café going in
Fri, Apr 11th 2014 01:25 pm
Village of Lewiston residents can expect a mild tax increase in the next fiscal year. Trustees voted Monday to increase the tax rate to $7.26 per $1,000 of assessed valuation - an increase of 14 cents. They also approved a special use permit for the new Fresh Start café.