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'The Voice': Meet week one dark horses Reagan James and Taylor Phelan
Mon, Sep 29th 2014 02:05 pm
Week one of NBC's "The Voice" produced two singers we're bound to watch compete long into the seventh season.
'The Voice': Meet week one four-chair turns Luke Wade and James David Carter
Mon, Sep 29th 2014 01:30 pm
As it's done in past years, "The Voice" kicked off season seven with top-tier, four-chair turns in the premiere episode's opening and closing slots.
Tin Pan Alley celebrates 20 years as Lewiston's hometown hangout
Sat, Sep 27th 2014 11:10 am
It's been more than 20 years since "Cheers" went off the air, but people still want a place "where everybody knows your name."

In Lewiston, that location is Tin Pan Alley.

Town of Lewiston: Fire companies vent over tower
Sat, Sep 27th 2014 10:00 am
"We've put (addressing) bad communications off for six months or more."

So summarized Greg Sitek of the Upper Mountain Fire Co. to the continuing problem of a stop work order now impacting completion of a recently constructed 219-foot radio tower behind the Upper Mountain firehall.

Duke to fill Lew-Port BOE vacancy
Sat, Sep 27th 2014 08:00 am
The Lewiston Porter Board of Education has appointed Cindy Duke to fill a vacancy on the board, left when longtime board member Keith Fox died in July.
Mug and Musket, music fest debut in Youngstown
Sat, Sep 27th 2014 07:00 am
Excitement is back in Youngstown.

The Mug and Musket Tavern (formerly known as Brennan's), 418 Main St., is now open and features a variety of dinner and pub fare offerings as well as all-new entertainment.

Village businesses are also gearing up for the Youngstown Arts and Music Festival.

Law Enforcement Day supports Miracle League
Fri, Sep 26th 2014 02:40 pm
Members of the police turned out to serve as "celebrity buddies" at a Miracle League ballgame.

The buddies help the Miracle League players at bat, on the base paths and in the field.

Town Commons, Nike Base Park eyed for upgrades
Fri, Sep 26th 2014 02:35 pm
The town government has begun long-range planning to improve two of its parks: the Town Commons and Nike Base Park.
Tribune editor Campbell retiring: It's time to be like Barbara Walters
Thu, Sep 25th 2014 11:50 pm
My Aunt Ekkie always used to tell me to say "So long," not "Goodbye."
Empire pipeline changes ahead
Thu, Sep 25th 2014 11:50 pm
Wheatfield Councilman Larry Helwig is worried that residents might not be fully informed about proposed changes in the Empire pipeline in the town.
Errick Road residents address Cobblestone Creek construction
Thu, Sep 25th 2014 11:50 pm
Errick Road residents gathered at the Sept. 17 Niagara-Wheatfield Board of Education meeting to urge the board to speak out against a subdivision planned for the area.
Wheatfield to get tentative budget Oct. 6
Thu, Sep 25th 2014 11:50 pm
Wheatfield Supervisor Bob Cliffe told Town Board members on Monday that they should receive the initial tentative budget for 2015 at their next meeting on Oct. 6.
Vanessa Ray talks 'Blue Bloods,' what's next for Eddie and Jamie
Thu, Sep 25th 2014 03:00 pm
Bicoastal actress Vanessa Ray can boast something no other thespian can: She's working on the No. 1 show for young viewers ("Pretty Little Liars"), and the No. 1 show for, say, slightly older viewers ("Blue Bloods").
'Bones' returns with Booth in prison: David Boreanaz, Emily Deschanel preview season 10
Wed, Sep 24th 2014 11:15 pm
It's been a rough year for FBI Special Agent Seeley Booth (David Boreanaz) and his partner, world-famous Jeffersonian Institute forensic anthropologist Dr. Temperance "Bones" Brennan (Emily Deschanel).
Poll results: Lewiston residents overwhelmingly support keeping Lewiston Police Department
Sat, Sep 20th 2014 08:00 am
Message received.

In a recent poll on the Niagara Frontier Publications website, 95 percent of Lewiston residents ages 18 and older voted in favor of retaining the Lewiston Police Department.

Village of Lewiston Clerk Anne Welch retiring at month's end
Sat, Sep 20th 2014 07:05 am
The gatekeeper of all Village of Lewiston information is about to shut the door on a career that has spanned parts of four decades. Clerk/Treasurer Anne Welch is retiring at the end of this month.
Carl Paladino speaks to Lew-Port students, comments on Center Street property
Sat, Sep 20th 2014 07:00 am
Carl Paladino was the keynote speaker Thursday at the Lew-Port Academy of International Business & Finance "Blender" inside the Niagara Falls Country Club.
Town of Niagara adds full-time police officer
Fri, Sep 19th 2014 08:35 pm
The Town of Niagara on Tuesday beefed up its police staff and equipment, as well as aired a beef with the county on lack of support for the increased needs of the town's police department due to business development.
Fashion Outlets expansion to open in October
Fri, Sep 19th 2014 08:30 pm
Macerich, one of the nation's leading owners, operators and developers of major retail properties, announced this week that Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls USA will open the doors of its planned expansion on Thursday, Oct. 23.
Kid-friendly Band-Aid drive underway to support RPCI
Fri, Sep 19th 2014 08:20 pm
If Luke Gworek has his way, no kid will have to go home from the hospital with a sad-faced Band-Aid ever again.
Grand Island Board of Education: First meeting of school year held
Fri, Sep 19th 2014 08:00 pm
The Grand Island Board of Education held its first meeting of the 2014-15 school year in the Professional Development Suite at Grand Island High School. The agenda included reports on personnel, the district's capital project, the dress code and curriculum and instruction.
'MasterChef': Judges Joe Bastianich and Graham Elliot talk finale, season's biggest surprise
Sat, Sep 13th 2014 11:35 am
Three of the top "MasterChef" home cooks of all time will compete Monday for a shot at the title, a trophy, a book deal and $250,000.

"I think you have a divergent group of people from different walks of life," judge Joe Bastianich said.

Fellow judge Graham Elliot said, "It comes down to simply cooking and also how you play the game."

Meeting set on Cobblestone Creek
Sat, Sep 13th 2014 08:45 am
With protests by residents near the proposed Cobblestone Creek development off Errick Road growing, the developer Rosal Homes has asked for a public information meeting.
Mother files grievance over sports accommodations for students with disabilities
Sat, Sep 13th 2014 08:45 am
A Town of Niagara mother has filed a grievance with the Niagara-Wheatfield School District over alleged discrimination against her son, a child with a disability.
Town of Lewiston: Garfinkel tops Cecconi in clerk's race
Tue, Sep 9th 2014 10:25 pm
Acting Town of Lewiston Clerk Donna Garfinkel defeated challenger Regina Cecconi in Tuesday's Republican Party primary election. Garfinkel was the top vote-getter at all five polling places en route to a 435-275 victory.
Pegulas to purchase Bills
Tue, Sep 9th 2014 03:05 pm
Buffalo Sabres owners Terry and Kim Pegula are set to become the next owners of the Buffalo Bills.
ESPN, WGRZ reporting Pegulas to purchase Bills
Tue, Sep 9th 2014 01:10 pm
Buffalo Sabres owner Terry Pegula and his wife, Kim, are set to become the new owner of the Buffalo Bills, per reports issued today by WGRZ and EPSN.

ESPN's Adam Schefter reported the Pegulas have a tentative agreement to buy the Bills. WGRZ Sports Director Adam Benigni said he has two sources indicating the Bills reached an agreement with the Pegulas.

Lewiston Police Department: You have questions. We have answers.
Sat, Sep 6th 2014 12:35 am
Though the Town of Lewiston Council rejected his request for a permissive referendum on the future of the Lewiston Police Department, village resident Ron Craft is intent on bringing the issue to the masses for a vote.
Lewiston Kiwanis active in community programs
Fri, Sep 5th 2014 04:35 pm
The Niagara County Peach Festival is now underway at Academy Park.

Festival organizers from the Kiwanis Club of Lewiston are once again hard at work to raise money to benefit numerous Kiwanis programs for the Niagara and Western New York community. While this festival is its biggest event, it is by no means the only activity Kiwanis is involved in.

Peach Festival will be better and bigger than ever before
Thu, Sep 4th 2014 07:00 am
The Niagara County Peach Festival, the largest midway in Niagara County, combines delicious local food and fair treats, more than 40 classic carnival rides and games, as well as musical entertainment and competitions.
Village of Lewiston reconsidering acquisition of Frontier House
Sat, Aug 30th 2014 11:00 am
Village of Lewiston Mayor Terry Collesano's Frontier House citizens committee met this week and is working on a plan to save the historic Center Street building.

He called the private meeting "informative," and said, "I think we're making some progress."

Residents question Upper Mountain tower
Sat, Aug 30th 2014 10:00 am
According an earlier announcement by Bill Ross, chairman of the Niagara County Legislature who serves as 2nd District legislator for Lewiston and Wheatfield, construction of the tower was done as a result of a federal radio narrow banding mandate.
Wheatfield Family Picnic memories
Fri, Aug 29th 2014 07:00 am
The Wheatfield Family Picnic on Sunday started out with a few tears.

After the flag-raising ceremony, the signs that will be placed at the Niagara Falls Boulevard and Lockport Road ends of Walmore Road naming that section of the road the Spec. Alan N. Dikcis Memorial Highway were unveiled.

Residents protest Cobblestone Creek development
Thu, Aug 28th 2014 09:45 pm
The Wheatfield Town Board, already besieged by Quasar opponents, faced a new group in Town Hall on Monday as residents who live near the proposed Cobblestone Creek development came to voice their flooding concerns.
Veterans' tax exemption discussed at school board meeting
Thu, Aug 28th 2014 09:40 pm
A Wheatfield veteran promoted the Alternative Veterans' Tax Exemption at the Aug. 20 Niagara-Wheatfield Board of Education meeting at Niagara-Wheatfield High School.
Playground ribbon-cutting caps 6 years of work
Tue, Aug 26th 2014 07:00 am
The Miracle League of Grand Island and WNY celebrated another high-water mark in the organization's brief history with Saturday's ribbon-cutting for a new playground in Veterans Park.
Grand Island High School: Summer school graduation day arrives
Tue, Aug 26th 2014 07:00 am
On a warm summer's afternoon, three young women and their families sat on folding chairs amidst the gardens of the Huth Road Elementary School courtyard. They were there Friday to receive their high school diplomas after spending hours working on academic areas of difficulty in summer school.
The Real Barbers II keeps barbershop tradition alive
Tue, Aug 26th 2014 07:00 am
Kids needing a haircut before going back to school have a new old-school option.

The Real Barbers II has opened in the Grand Island Plaza, next door to M&T Bank and across from Adrian's Custard and Beef.

Piper Perabo, Nic Bishop talk 'Covert Affairs' summer finale, Annie and McQuaid
Mon, Aug 25th 2014 07:45 pm
Nic Bishop has done a wonderful job of bringing his "Covert Affairs" character, Ryan McQuaid, to life this season. It was only fitting, then, when the actor emulated McQuaid and snuck onto a conference call series star Piper Perabo was having with television reporters Thursday.
Taking the #IceBucketChallenge
Sat, Aug 23rd 2014 12:10 pm
Celebrities. Athletes. Politicians. Your friends and family members.

Just about everybody, it seems, has taken part in the "ALS Ice Bucket Challenge" to raise awareness - and funds - for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as ALS, or "Lou Gehrig's Disease." To date, more than $40 million has been donated.

 


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