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Town of Niagara Board OKs park updates, new community activities
Fri, Apr 22nd 2016 10:35 am
The Town of Niagara Town Board approved updates to all of its parks for the coming warmer weather seasons.
Wheatfield board discusses stay on solar panels
Fri, Apr 22nd 2016 10:35 am
The Wheatfield Town Board voted Monday to hold a public hearing regarding the implementation of a six-month moratorium on the installation and possession of ground-mounted solar panels in the town at 7 p.m. Monday, May 16, in Town Hall.
Empties for Empower
Fri, Apr 22nd 2016 10:30 am
Empower, the not-for-profit organization formerly known as Niagara Cerebral Palsy, held a ribbon-cutting ceremony April 15 for Empties for Empower, its newly opened bottle and can redemption center at 4701 Military Road.
Village of Lewiston poised to approve budget, debuts new boardroom
Tue, Apr 19th 2016 05:30 pm
The Village of Lewiston unveiled its proposed 2016-17 budget at a public hearing and board meeting Monday. As published last week, the property tax rate ($7.38 per $1,000 of assessed valuation), water rate ($3.54 per 100 cubic feet) and sewer rate ($4.64 per 100 cubic feet) will remain the same.
UPDATED: Artpark receives Greenway funding
Sat, Apr 16th 2016 10:35 am
Artpark & Company was awarded $100,000 by the Host Communities Standing Committee at a re-vote Friday afternoon. The Town of Lewiston sponsored the funding request. Money will help offset costs associated with Artpark & Company's interactive children's and family festivals and programming.
Angel to Apple closing: Popular proprietor to focus on new endeavors
Sat, Apr 16th 2016 07:00 am
Jamie Symmonds is not dying, nor is she ill. She didn't win the lotto, nor settle any lawsuits, for that matter.
Grand Island Chamber of Commerce: Kennedy, LDC Construction to receive Citizen of the Year awards
Sat, Apr 16th 2016 07:00 am
The Grand Island Chamber of Commerce will honor seven individuals, organizations and businesses as the recipients of the Citizen of the Year Awards.
McMurray discusses first 100 days of administration
Sat, Apr 16th 2016 07:00 am
Town Supervisor Nathan McMurray told the Grand Island Chamber of Commerce that he hopes to develop Grand Island's front door, back door, and central business district to grow the town's economy.
Gus Macker: Grand Island Day planned at hoops tourney
Sat, Apr 16th 2016 07:00 am
During a meeting with the Chamber of Commerce Monday, Town Supervisor Nathan McMurray called last year's Gus Macker 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament "a great success" despite initial opposition, and plans are to add a Grand Island Night to the 2016 tourney schedule.
Public hearing held for Gun Creek project
Sat, Apr 16th 2016 07:00 am
Developers are hoping to start work this year on a decade-old housing project.
Town of Porter: Discussion on rescinding Law 2014-71 continues
Sat, Apr 16th 2016 07:00 am
The Porter Town Board Monday took up the matter of rescinding Local Law 2014-71, covering permitted sales and service of farm and garden equipment in a home occupation environment.
Lewiston Town Board hears water line woes
Sat, Apr 16th 2016 07:00 am
Money issues, including water line replacements in the town and Power Authority hydropower rebates to residents, were among the notable discussion items at Monday's Lewiston Town Board work session.
Mark Daul asks are skunks friend or foe?
Sat, Apr 16th 2016 07:00 am
Have you sprayed or rubbed skunk oil musk on yourself lately? I'll bet you have and didn't even know it.
Youngstown: Multipurpose theater to be considered
Sat, Apr 16th 2016 07:00 am
Youngstown resident David Graf attended the Village Board meeting Thursday night with a replica of the Cold Storage unit in tow. Graf held a 30-minute presentation during the public portion of the meeting, explaining his desire to turn the facility on Third Street into a multipurpose theater and, ultimately, a performing arts academy.
Buffalo Niagara Riverkeeper: Locals to volunteer for Spring Shoreline Sweep
Fri, Apr 15th 2016 08:45 pm
Sites across Western New York are filling up fast with volunteers for Buffalo Niagara Riverkeeper's annual Spring Shoreline Sweep, to be held from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 23.
Lew-Port Board OKs budget plan
Fri, Apr 15th 2016 08:35 pm
The Lewiston-Porter Board of Education approved the 2016-17 $43.091 million budget on Tuesday, before a short (but lively!) work session focused on policy review.
Village of Lewiston: No increase in taxes; Planning Board sends variances to ZBA
Fri, Apr 15th 2016 08:30 pm
Following a half-dozen work sessions, the Village of Lewiston Board of Trustees is poised to present to the public a 2016-17 budget with no tax increase. The tax rate is set to remain at $7.38 per $1,000 of assessed valuation. The sewer rate ($4.64 per 100 cubic feet) and the water rate ($3.54 per 100 cubic feet) also are expected to remain the same.
Hibbard's Custard is open!
Wed, Apr 13th 2016 05:15 pm
Hibbard's Original Frozen Custard opened for the season earlier this week. Lewiston's landmark sweet-treatery is open from noon until 9 p.m. daily. Hours will expand as the weather warms.
Dolly Parton opens Artpark season in special outdoor concert event Sunday, June 12
Mon, Apr 11th 2016 10:00 am
Artpark welcomes country music legend and pop culture icon Dolly Parton in a special amphitheater concert event at 8 p.m. Sunday, June 12 (gates at 5:30 p.m.). Tickets ($77-$22) go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, April 15.
Fall in love (with jazz!): Tickets available for annual Lewiston Jazz Festival fundraiser
Sat, Apr 9th 2016 07:00 am
The festival fundraiser is set for Sunday, April 24, at Water Street Landing in Lewiston.
Village of Lewiston set to debut new boardroom
Sat, Apr 9th 2016 07:00 am
Trustees in the Village of Lewiston are anticipating holding April's monthly meeting inside a new Red Brick Municipal Building boardroom. Work is finishing up inside the former office of attorney Paul Grenga, just across the hall from the clerk's office.
Lew-Port to present budget Tuesday
Sat, Apr 9th 2016 07:00 am
The Lewiston-Porter Board of Education continued budget development discussions this past Tuesday, reaching consensus on appropriations and revenues. The board will meet again on Tuesday, April 12, to present this year's plan to the public and adopt the final budget.
Chamber Gala: Robert Monroe is Village of Youngstown Citizen of the Year
Sat, Apr 9th 2016 07:00 am
Robert "Bob" Monroe was chosen by Village of Youngstown Mayor Raleigh Reynolds and trustees as the 2016 Village of Youngstown Citizen of the Year.
Grand Island Chamber of Commerce: Mallwitz's Island Lanes, Kud, Islettes' Elite Majorettes to receive Citizen of the Year awards
Sat, Apr 9th 2016 07:00 am
The Grand Island Chamber of Commerce will honor seven individuals, organizations and businesses as the recipients of the Citizen of the Year Awards.
Grand Island Town Board: Amended law if passed would restrict recreational trapping
Sat, Apr 9th 2016 07:00 am
The latest version of a proposed amendment to town code would essentially ban sport trapping of wildlife on town-owned land, prompting supporters of recreational trapping to complain the Grand Island Town Board had caved in to trapping opponents.
New on the job: NT Common Council welcomes new fire chief, assistant to mayor
Fri, Apr 8th 2016 10:20 am
The City of North Tonawanda Common Council appointed Joseph Sikora as the new fire chief of the North Tonawanda Fire Department Tuesday.
Town of Wheatfield: Farmland protection plan passes
Fri, Apr 8th 2016 10:20 am
The Wheatfield Town Board approved a plan Tuesday to protect and maintain the town's agricultural farmland and assist local farmers who want to continue their practice.
'The Voice': Meet Caity Peters, Pharrell's 'secret weapon'
Thu, Apr 7th 2016 05:15 pm
21-year-old Caity Peters, a self-described "black sheep of the family," is turning into a dark horse on season 10 of NBC's hit series "The Voice."
'Thumbs Up for Sexual Assault Awareness': Village of Lewiston supports It Happened to Alexa Foundation
Mon, Apr 4th 2016 07:35 pm
Village of Lewiston leaders had a thumb (or two) painted teal during Monday's work session as a sign of support for the It Happened to Alexa Foundation.
Curly Sue no more: Get to know Alisan Porter the singer
Sat, Apr 2nd 2016 12:45 pm
After being cast in "Parenthood" and starring in "Curly Sue," Alisan Porter had a promising acting career before she hit her teenage years. But, deep down, it wasn't the career she wanted.
Chamber Gala: Hon. Truesdale is Town of Porter Citizen of the Year
Sat, Apr 2nd 2016 07:00 am
Town of Porter Justice David Truesdale has been chosen by Supervisor Merton Wiepert and the Town Council as the 2016 Town of Porter Citizen of the Year.
Town of Lewiston Town Board moves on public comments issue
Sat, Apr 2nd 2016 07:00 am
It's a matter of minutes. So said the Lewiston Town Board, with regard to the time frame allotted to public comments.
Village of Lewiston Planning Board finalizes project variances
Fri, Apr 1st 2016 07:00 pm
The Village of Lewiston Historic Preservation Commission/Planning Board met Thursday with Department of Public Works Superintendent Terry Brolinski, Engineer Mike Marino, Building Inspector Ken Candella and Lewiston No. 1 Volunteer Fire Co. director Barry Beebe to confirm the required variances for Ellicott Development's Center/North Eighth/Onondaga streets plaza proposal and James Jerge's Onondaga Street apartment complex/Fairchild Place lots.
Family and friends celebrate Dyngus Day tradition in NT
Fri, Apr 1st 2016 06:20 pm
Generations of Polish families and friends and Polish "wannabes" celebrated Dyngus Day Monday evening at North Tonawanda's Dom Polski social club, 576 Oliver St.
'The Voice': Q&A with 'grounded,' 'grateful,' grand Hannah Huston
Thu, Mar 31st 2016 03:50 pm
From her blind audition, when three chairs turned, Hannah Huston has earned rave reviews for her performances (including covers of Allen Stone's "Unaware" and Sia's "Elastic Heart"), while also charting on iTunes.
Tapping the fruits of their labor: Producers savor maple flavor
Sat, Mar 26th 2016 10:05 am
A precious quantity of local syrup sweetened the pancakes, while the congratulations flowed freely at a special breakfast at the Village Inn restaurant Sunday.
Sept. 2 set as Mordecai Manuel Noah Day on Grand Island
Sat, Mar 26th 2016 10:00 am
The Grand Island Town Board issued a town proclamation at its regular meeting Monday, March 21, to proclaim Sept. 2 of every year as Mordecai Manuel Noah Day on the Island.
Island Ship Center expansion heralds 10-year anniversary
Sat, Mar 26th 2016 10:00 am
Just in time for their company's 10-year anniversary, Seema and Fahim Mojawalla of the Island Ship Center are near completion of a major business expansion.
Christina Crane is new Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce sales and marketing manager
Sat, Mar 26th 2016 09:35 am
Christina Crane made a name for herself locally as she helped launch successful promotional campaigns for the Lewiston Stone House and the Lewiston Event Center. Now, she's looking to shine a spotlight on more of the area's businesses and attractions.
Winner & new champion: Readers vote Linda's Catering Company 'Best Fish Fry'
Sat, Mar 26th 2016 09:00 am
Linda's Catering Company won Niagara Frontier Publication's fifth annual "Best Fish Fry" contest, ending The Beach House's three-year reign. Chef Linda Brown, serving out of Elks Lodge No. 346 (next to the Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls, USA), received 19.9 percent of the 316 reader votes to take the title.