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PHOTOS, VIDEO: Santa Claus is coming to town
Sat, Dec 3rd 2016 04:05 pm
Christmas trees were lit Friday night in downtown Niagara Falls and in the Village of Lewiston.
Cataract Classic lives up to billing
Sat, Dec 3rd 2016 02:15 pm
Day one of the Cataract City Classic at Niagara Falls High School did not disappoint.
Youngstown readies for Christmas in the Village
Sat, Dec 3rd 2016 07:00 am
Up next, it's the seventh annual Youngstown Christmas in the Village celebration, Saturday, Dec. 10. Presented by the Village of Youngstown, the Youngstown Business and Professional Association and local businesses, this community event kicks off at 10 a.m. and continues all day with a number of holiday-themed events taking place at the Red Brick School Village Center, at area businesses and throughout Youngstown.
GI Board of Education: Graham notes Trump pick for education secretary
Sat, Dec 3rd 2016 07:00 am
Grand Island Superintendent of Schools Dr. Brian Graham sounded a cautionary alarm in reaction to President-elect Donald J. Trump's recent choice for secretary of education.
Lewiston approves dedication of Wolf Run
Sat, Dec 3rd 2016 07:00 am
The Town of Lewiston Town Board moved on approving a number of procedural items en route to dedication of the Wolf Run roadway in the French Landing subdivision at its Monday session. But not before a few questions arose.
Here comes Santa Claus: Youth, family Christmas celebrations slated for December
Fri, Dec 2nd 2016 05:30 pm
Children and families will have the chance to celebrate Christmastime by joining in a variety of family-friendly activities planned in December.
Grand Island Town Board: NY looking at Share the Road option for parkway
Fri, Nov 25th 2016 07:00 pm
Grand Island Town Supervisor Nathan McMurray said when he saw Monday's Town Board meeting agenda, "I spent the whole day and the whole weekend preparing for war, preparing for bloodshed."
#GivingTuesday is back
Thu, Nov 24th 2016 01:00 am
Community Missions of Niagara Frontier has big plans for Giving Tuesday (#GivingTuesday), which is Nov. 29. More than 100 volunteers will visit the agency as part of the event, while many collections throughout the area are also planned.
Lake Effect Artisan Ice Cream taking Western New York by storm this winter
Wed, Nov 23rd 2016 11:35 pm
In 2007, Lake Effect Artisan Ice Cream was started by two lifelong friends turned Lockport High School teachers. Today, Erik Bernardi, who teaches biology, and Jason Wulf, who is an art teacher, have made Lake Effect into an award-winning ice cream shop.
Kahlil Dukes and his long, winding road to Niagara
Wed, Nov 23rd 2016 10:00 pm
The path to success for Niagara University men's basketball player Kahlil Dukes has not been the easiest to come by. The redshirt junior has had an up and down college career that has taken him all across the country.
Celebration of art: Opportunities Unlimited of Niagara members share their creative works
Wed, Nov 23rd 2016 09:45 pm
Opportunities Unlimited of Niagara and the Niagara County Chapter of the New York State Council on the Arts hosted an art exhibition and reception on Nov. 16, which featured works created by individuals with intellectual and other developmental disabilities through the agency's fine arts program.
Gateway Cities Winter Walk offers family fun, shopping specials
Wed, Nov 23rd 2016 09:40 pm
North Tonawanda's Webster Street will become home to a host of holiday festivities as local businesses and organizations come together to offer the annual Gateway Cities Winter Walk beginning Friday, Dec. 2, and running until Sunday, Dec. 4.
Living with multiple sclerosis: How one couple continues to fight it together
Wed, Nov 23rd 2016 04:35 pm
Multiple sclerosis, a chronic illness, creates a constant battle with exhaustion, body aches and muscle spasms.
Lewiston named 3rd 'Safest Place to Live' in NY
Tue, Nov 22nd 2016 10:35 am
Alarm System Reviews recently ranked Lewiston as the third "Safest Place to Live" in the state of New York.
'Paladino Plaza' a go: Village of Lewiston approves project site plan
Mon, Nov 21st 2016 08:35 pm
The Village of Lewiston Board of Trustees on Monday approved Ellicott Development's site plan, a proposal to build a 4.1-acre, multimillion-dollar mixed-use plaza on the corner of Center, North Eighth and Onondaga streets. Trustee Dan Gibson was the lone dissenting vote.
Locally owned pet supply store opens in Niagara Falls
Mon, Nov 21st 2016 07:00 am
The Pet Stuff Store, Niagara Falls' only locally owned pet supply store, is now open for business. 
Owner Marcia Massaro began creating this business when she retired after 20 years from her job as a public housing manager. Massaro said she wanted to follow her passion for pets, and open her own pet store to provide for them.
Senior QB Jhamir Isom leads Niagara Falls to successful season
Sat, Nov 19th 2016 06:45 pm
The 2016 Niagara Falls High School football team finished the season with a 7-2 record. The team had a record year defensively, and was always a big threat to make huge plays on offense. The leader and catalyst of that offense was senior quarterback Jhamir Isom. His poise, athleticism and leadership were all key to the Wolverines season.
Town of Lewiston adopts 2017 budget
Sat, Nov 19th 2016 07:00 am
"We are trying to figure out what the problems are and what the solutions can be. Our desire is to do things the right way."
Enhanced illumination project to showcase Niagara Falls in a new light
Sat, Nov 19th 2016 07:00 am
Construction is nearly complete on the Niagara Falls Illumination Board's new LED lighting project, which will brighten up the falls more than ever before.
Grand Island Fire Co. hosts live burn exercise
Sat, Nov 19th 2016 07:00 am
Grand Island Fire Chief Matt Osinski reports that a vacant structure owned by Steve Giddings was made available to the Grand Island Fire Company for a live burn drill on Saturday, Nov. 12.
Aceti's Wine & Spirits celebrating 10 years in business
Sat, Nov 19th 2016 07:00 am
Sam Aceti shows a visitor a thick stack of letters he's received over the last 10 years he's been in business with Aceti's Wine & Spirits. Each one is a request for a donation to a charitable cause. They come from nonprofit organizations and foundations.
'Over the river and through the woods, to Grandmother's house we go'
Fri, Nov 18th 2016 08:15 pm
Whether your best accessory this holiday season is a new significant other at your holiday get-togethers, or it's another year with your spouse trying to fulfill multiple obligations, navigating the holiday party schedule can be stressful.
North Tonawanda Common Council OKs '17 budget
Fri, Nov 18th 2016 03:50 pm
North Tonawanda has officially adopted its 2017 budget. In a special session before Tuesday's regular meeting at City Hall, the Common Council unanimously approved the $36,424,619 general fund budget.
A super moon
Mon, Nov 14th 2016 11:30 am
The closest supermoon in nearly 70 years was visible Sunday night and then appeared even closer about 20 minutes after 6 on Monday morning.
Town of Lewiston moves toward adoption of final budget
Sat, Nov 12th 2016 07:00 am
As the drop-dead day nears for adoption of the Town of Lewiston's $16.820 million final budget for 2017, the Town Board spent the past week in discussions, first Monday with the Village of Lewiston Board of Trustees, and then on Wednesday, hearing from residents in a lightly attended public hearing at Town Hall.
Grand Island: State still prefers Option 3 for West River Connector Trail
Fri, Nov 11th 2016 05:40 pm
The state is moving ahead with Option 3 of the West River Connector Trail, closing the West River Parkway to motor vehicle traffic.
Wheatfield adopts 2017 budget
Fri, Nov 11th 2016 11:10 am
The Wheatfield Town Board adopted the town's 2017 budget on Monday. It provides a minimal tax cut to a typical homeowner.
Frosty's in town
Fri, Nov 11th 2016 11:05 am
Drivers passing the corner of Military and Packard roads have likely noticed a new man in town.
Village of Lewiston to hold public hearing, likely vote on 'Paladino Plaza' on Nov. 21
Tue, Nov 8th 2016 01:55 pm
Four years after purchasing 4.1 acres of land in the Village of Lewiston, Ellicott Development seemingly has no more hoops to jump through, studies to produce, or speakers to present before receiving a final vote on plans to build a mixed-use plaza.
Preparing for Small Business Saturday
Sat, Nov 5th 2016 08:00 am
The Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce is once again participating in Small Business Saturday, and encouraging retailers in Lewiston, Youngstown, Porter, Ransomville and Sanborn to take advantage of the national promotion.
Village Bake Shoppe offering cookies & discounts as part of customer appreciation day
Sat, Nov 5th 2016 07:00 am
To mark five fabulous years dishing out delicious desserts, the world-famous Village Bake Shoppe is holding a customer appreciation day on Nov. 12.
Ransomville: Festival of Wreaths to feature new happenings
Sat, Nov 5th 2016 07:00 am
The annual Ransomville Festival of Wreaths is taking place all day Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 26 and 27, in the hamlet of Ransomville.
Lewiston: Keeping the ice rink open
Sat, Nov 5th 2016 07:00 am
As discussions wound up at Town Hall this week on Lewiston's $16.820 million 2017 tentative spending plan, town officials reported steps are now being taken to resurrect the Lewiston Family Ice Rink for the upcoming Lewiston Christmas Walk and holiday season.
Town of Niagara approves budget proposal
Fri, Nov 4th 2016 02:25 pm
In a very brief public hearing and special Town Board meeting for the 2017 budget, held Wednesday at Town Hall, the Town of Niagara officially approved the 2017 budget proposal originally revealed by Supervisor Lee Wallace early last month.
North Tonawanda tourism continues to increase
Fri, Nov 4th 2016 11:40 am
Tourism continues to be on the rise in North Tonawanda.
Niagara Community Center opens, begins to serve area youth
Fri, Nov 4th 2016 11:35 am
The new Niagara Community Center is now up and running, providing a new place for youth to thrive and learn through sporting and educational activities.
Man fires off AK-47 in house during domestic incident in Wheatfield
Mon, Oct 31st 2016 05:30 pm
The Niagara County Sheriff's Office received a 911 call Monday afternoon after a 46-year-old man fired multiple gunshots in his Wheatfield home.
Bear's Den suits Billy Ocean to a tea
Sun, Oct 30th 2016 12:50 am
The 1980s took center spotlight Saturday, as Billy Ocean performed inside the Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino's Bear's Den. His songs, made popular in part by films "Jewel of the Nile" and "License to Drive," brought back happy memories for the 400 or so in attendance, while his voice sounded as if it was vacu-sealed in the '80s and, shhhhhpppp, opened fresh on stage.
NFP High School Game of the Week: Turnovers doom NT Lumberjacks in loss to Bennett
Sat, Oct 29th 2016 05:10 pm
On a cold night at Robert E. Rich All High Stadium, the North Tonawanda Lumberjacks were defeated by the Bennett Tigers, 44-23.
Twice-told tale: 2 Lindas, 2 Jims equals 5 decades of friendship
Sat, Oct 29th 2016 07:05 am
It has been Linda and Jim, and Jim and Linda for more than 50 years - a friendship of two couples that has stood the test of time.