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Town of Lewiston budget struggles continue
Sat, Oct 22nd 2016 07:00 am
The Town of Lewiston is facing some very tough choices as the budget season moves along.
New look at St. Peter's - and more to come
Tue, Oct 18th 2016 06:45 pm
When students returned to St. Peter R.C. School in September, they experienced some big changes.
New date set for Ellicott plaza SEQR vote; public hearing still TBD
Tue, Oct 18th 2016 05:35 pm
For the second time this fall, it appears the Ellicott Development plaza proposal is nearing a final vote.
Lewiston: ZBA OKs Fairchild variances
Sat, Oct 15th 2016 07:00 am
The Village of Lewiston Zoning Board of Appeals approved six variances for Orchard Park developer James Jerge's 765 Fairchild Place development proposal. ZBA members offered little commentary on the plan, which they've seen in various incarnations this year.
Lewiston Post Office: Aerosol irritant source of smell, worker symptoms
Wed, Oct 12th 2016 02:30 pm
Just before 2 p.m., Lewiston Police Department Chief Frank Previte revealed the mystery smell inside the Lewiston Post Office was not life-threatening, nor likely the result of foul play.
Porter GOP honors recreation director
Sat, Oct 8th 2016 07:00 am
Town of Porter Recreation Director Kathy Zasucha was honored as the Citizen of the Year by the Town of Porter-Village of Youngstown Republican Committee at a fall fundraiser.
Frontier House: Questions remain as to validity of HPC requests
Sat, Oct 8th 2016 07:00 am
Lewiston's newly formed Historic Preservation Commission might've overreached in its requests to Frontier House management. So suggested Village of Lewiston Planning Commission Chairman Norm Machelor.
Community advocate, Lewiston champion Mamie Simonson passes away
Wed, Oct 5th 2016 12:30 pm
Mamie C. (Maroon) Simonson, age 87, of Lewiston, passed away at home on Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2016.
'Paladino Plaza' SEQR: Lewiston tables declaration in order to review BCP, fire company comments
Tue, Oct 4th 2016 03:20 pm
Village of Lewiston Mayor Terry Collesano said Monday there's no point in rushing, and he and the Board of Trustees tabled a vote on the State Environmental Quality Review of Ellicott Development's proposed plaza.
Annual Youngstown Arts & Music Festival returns to Youngstown Oct. 1
Sat, Sep 24th 2016 07:00 am
A relatively new event - the third annual Youngstown Arts and Music Festival - takes over Falkner Park from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1.
Decision day nears: Village of Lewiston targeting Oct. 17 for final 'Paladino Plaza' vote
Mon, Sep 19th 2016 10:10 pm
Trustees are tentatively looking to issue a State Environmental Quality Review Act declaration of impact on the Ellicott Development plaza plan at their work session on Monday, Oct. 3. A final project vote would follow, at the regular board meeting on Monday, Oct. 17.
Harvest and Wildlife festivals: Reconnect with nature
Sat, Sep 17th 2016 07:00 am
Get outside and enjoy two fall festivals showcasing the Niagara River Region.
A Peach Queen is named
Mon, Sep 12th 2016 08:00 am
For the second year in a row, rain threatened to mar the Peach Queen Pageant finals at the Niagara County Peach Festival. Fortunately, the final round went off as planned, with the finalists on stage at Academy Park.
At the Peach Festival
Sun, Sep 11th 2016 01:55 pm
Here are some images from the first two days of the 59th annual Niagara County Peach Festival. Despite some rain, the Lewiston Kiwanis Club fundraiser had steady crowds.
Peach Festival 'Taste Off' winners announced
Sat, Sep 10th 2016 06:40 pm
Saturday afternoon featured one of the 59th annual Niagara County Peach Festival's highlight events: the peach recipe "Taste Off." Children and adults competed together on the Academy Park bandshell stage, making everything from pies and cakes to trifles and savory dishes.
Lewiston No. 1 fundraiser includes heartwarming appreciation
Sat, Sep 10th 2016 07:00 am
The staffers of Lewiston No. 1 Volunteer Fire Co. report experiencing a rather unique and heartwarming conclusion to their annual fundraiser.
Kayaker surge creating issues on area waterways
Wed, Sep 7th 2016 05:40 pm
Summer is nearing its end and, with that, another boating season on the Western New York scene.
PHOTOS, VIDEO: Artpark says 'Bye-Bye' to 'Tuesday in the Park' season with Canadian music icons
Wed, Aug 31st 2016 05:10 pm
There were no war machines or ghetto scenes, but colored lights sure did hypnotize and sparkle in the audience's eyes as Burton Cummings, April Wine and Buffy Saint-Marie closed out the "Tuesday in the Park" season at Artpark.
All. That. JAZZ!
Sat, Aug 27th 2016 01:00 pm
The 15th annual Historic Lewiston Jazz Festival kicked off Friday in the village with the French Quarter Hounds marching down Center Street; former Mayor Richard Soluri receiving an award for his long-time support of the event - which he helped create; Jenna Stinnis belting out the national anthem; and a performance by headliner Molly Johnson.
Good times ahead with annual Labor Day Parade, Summerfest
Sat, Aug 27th 2016 07:00 am
The good times reach their crest come Monday, Sept. 5, with two end-of-summer must-attend events: the 2016 edition of the Youngstown Labor Day Parade on Main Street, followed by the annual Porter on the Lake Summerfest on the shores of Lake Ontario.
Frontier House principals seek to subdivide property
Sat, Aug 27th 2016 07:00 am
Discussions on the future of the Frontier House have picked up again.
'Blender' on the Niagara
Fri, Aug 26th 2016 11:55 am
The Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce teamed with Whirlpool Jet Boat Tours and Niagara Sunset Cruises for an on-the-Niagara-River business "Blender" on Thursday. More than 100 people attended in the event on the Niagara Belle.
Kiwanis Club unveils details of 2016 Niagara County Peach Festival
Wed, Aug 24th 2016 07:00 pm
The Kiwanis of Lewiston held a news conference Wednesday at Academy Park in Lewiston to announce what's new at this year's Niagara County Peach Festival, and to detail the schedule of events. The 59th annual event will be held at the park the weekend of Sept. 9-11.
Lewiston Art Festival: GIHS as good as gold in winning Chalk Walk
Fri, Aug 19th 2016 07:00 pm
For the second year in a row and third time in four years, Grand Island High School artists won the annual Chalk Walk competition at the annual Lewiston Art Festival.
Promoting the Lewiston Jazz Festival
Wed, Aug 17th 2016 03:10 pm
Jon Summers from WKBW-TV Channel 7's "AM Buffalo" visited the Barton Hill Hotel & Spa in Lewiston Wednesday to film segments about the Historic Lewiston Jazz Festival. The TV segments will air this Friday and next Wednesday.
Ellicott Development Plaza: Village of Lewiston takes no action on SEQR
Tue, Aug 16th 2016 03:40 pm
The Village of Lewiston Board took no action Monday on the State Environmental Quality Review of Ellicott Development's plan to build a 4.1-acre mixed-use plaza on Center, North Eighth and Onondaga streets.
Alliance for Historic Lewiston to serve as watchdog group, public voice
Fri, Aug 12th 2016 09:00 pm
Four community leaders have formed the "Alliance for Historic Lewiston."
Youngstown approves 'multiple bus ban' against NJA
Fri, Aug 12th 2016 07:00 pm
Tensions in Youngstown came to a head Thursday as the Village Board of Trustees held a public hearing en route to a vote on the Water Street multiple bus ban, a measure aimed at managing the volume of bus traffic on the one-lane Water Street strip bordering the lower river.
Meet your Peach Queen contestants
Thu, Aug 11th 2016 11:45 am
The Lewiston Kiwanis Club held its annual Niagara County Peach Festival Dinner at Niagara Falls Country Club Wednesday evening. The annual dinner is a chance for the Kiwanis Club members to meet the Niagara County Peach Queen contestants.
World-famous Artpark named a top venue by U.S. News & World Report
Tue, Aug 9th 2016 12:40 pm
Artpark has been named one of "9 Amazing Outdoor U.S. Music Venues to Cross Off Your Bucket List" by U.S. News & World Report. The venue was cited for its famed picturesque backdrop.
Fun in Youngstown: Community picnic, OFN re-enactments, Mermaid Festival set for August
Sat, Aug 6th 2016 07:00 am
Seems there's always something going on in Youngstown, especially when the warmer weather of summer hits.
Celebrating 50 years of fine art: Art Festival marks significant milestone in Lewiston
Sat, Aug 6th 2016 07:00 am
The Lewiston Art Festival returns to the village next weekend, celebrating five decades of cultural creativity in the historic hot spot. Sponsored by the Lewiston Council on the Arts, this year's festival will be held from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Aug. 13-14 along Center Street.
Public comment sought on design report, environmental assessment for Robert Moses Parkway removal project
Mon, Jul 25th 2016 04:00 pm
The New York Office of Parks, Recreation, and Historic Preservation has announced a hearing will be held to seek final public comment on a Design Report/Environmental Assessment (DR/EA) for the Robert Moses Parkway removal project.
Despite public objection, ZBA grants 8 plaza variances
Sat, Jul 23rd 2016 08:00 am
To the disappointment of a room full of residents and business owners, the Village of Lewiston Zoning Board of Appeals granted Ellicott Development eight variances Thursday, bringing a proposal to build a 4.1-acre mixed-used plaza into municipal compliance.
'Invest in a Vest': Lewiston responds to attacks on police officers
Fri, Jul 22nd 2016 02:25 pm
It was evident at Monday's Village of Lewiston Board of Trustees meeting, where reactions by village elected officials and residents were strong and very supportive of the Lewiston Police following comments on the issue by Chief Frank Previte.
Sanborn-Lewiston Farm Museum Festival revs up
Fri, Jul 22nd 2016 10:30 am
Tractors are getting ready to roar at this year's 12th annual Sanborn-Lewiston Farm Museum Festival to be held from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, July 23, and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, July 24, at the museum, 2660 Saunders Settlement Road.
Village of Lewiston: DOT to enhance crosswalks
Thu, Jul 21st 2016 10:15 am
Village of Lewiston Mayor Terry Collesano announced the New York State Department of Transportation will improve the visibility of Center Street crosswalks in an effort to bolster pedestrian safety.
Artpark: Bale de Rua 'Baila Brazil' parade takes over Village of Lewiston streets
Sat, Jul 16th 2016 11:45 pm
Prior to Saturday's presentation of "Baila Brazil" at Artpark, international dance company Bale de Rua teamed with New York City director Carin Jean White, instructor Rachel Novelli and Lewiston Dance students to stage a grand procession down Lewiston streets.
Village of Lewiston Planning Commission OKs Ellicott Development plaza 2nd submission, gives conceptual approval to Fairchild revision
Mon, Jul 11th 2016 11:35 pm
The Village of Lewiston Planning Commission approved a mixed-use plaza second submission from Ellicott Development on Monday, moving the project one step closer to final municipal approval.
Lewiston: Piper creates museum at Red Brick
Mon, Jul 11th 2016 07:00 am
Historical treasures, some dating back hundreds of years, now line the second floor hallway and a dedicated room inside the Red Brick Municipal Building. In total, a few thousand items are on display, courtesy of Russell H. Piper Jr.

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