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Conflict arises between Smelt Festival organizers
Mon, Mar 9th 2015 12:30 pm
What is traditionally a simple request turned into an investigation Monday at the Village of Lewiston Board of Trustees meeting.
Chamber Awards Gala: Knead the Dough honored as Ransomville Business of the Year
Mon, Mar 9th 2015 11:00 am
The Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce announced Knead the Dough as the recipient of the Ransomville Business of the Year Award.
Let the St. Paddy's Day festivities begin
Mon, Mar 9th 2015 10:55 am
With feet of snow still on the ground it certainly may not seem like it, but the winter of 2014-15 is on the way out. And what a better way to rid one's mindset of the winter of misery than to think spring?
Lew-Port names three candidates in superintendent search
Sat, Mar 7th 2015 11:00 am
The Lewiston-Porter Central School District Board of Education announced its selection of three candidates for Lew-Port superintendent of schools this week.
Survey numbers find local opposition to CWM
Sat, Mar 7th 2015 07:00 am
The Sentinel has released the results of its online CWM survey, which was announced Feb. 7 and ran throughout the month.
Village of Lewiston once again discussing pop-up parking lots
Fri, Mar 6th 2015 09:50 pm
Village of Lewiston trustees struggled with pop-up parking lots popping up along south streets on Artpark & Company concert nights last summer. In July, the board voted to get rid of such entities, only to reverse course one month later upon complaints from residents.
N-W budget anyone's guess until Cuomo releases aid
Fri, Mar 6th 2015 06:20 pm
The preliminary budget released by the Niagara-Wheatfield Board of Education at its meeting Wednesday was essentially a guessing game about the district's funds and future. As with all districts in the state, local school tax rates remain up in the air until Gov. Andrew Cuomo releases state aid runs.
Parents, teachers, students rally against Cuomo's education budget
Fri, Mar 6th 2015 05:35 pm
Much has been said of Gov. Andrew Cuomo holding the state education budget "hostage" in an attempt to enact his education reform. Now, Niagara and Erie counties have responded.
Interview: Garth Brooks picks Buffalo
Thu, Mar 5th 2015 07:30 pm
Garth Brooks handpicked Buffalo for his first tour in more than a decade.
Niagara-Wheatfield takes section VI Championship
Thu, Mar 5th 2015 12:45 pm
Niagara-Wheatfield claimed the New York State Public High School Athletic Association Section VI Championship for large schools for the third straight year, and fifth in seven seasons as a varsity sport.
NT awards contract for signal at Nash, Meadow
Thu, Mar 5th 2015 12:45 pm
At its Tuesday meeting, the North Tonawanda Common Council awarded a contract to South Buffalo Electric to improve traffic signals at the intersection of Nash Road and Meadow Drive, the latter of which was extended last year.
Niagara County Legislature puts sparkler law on hold
Thu, Mar 5th 2015 12:45 pm
The Niagara County Legislature removed a proposal to legalize sparklers and other novelty fireworks from its agenda Tuesday night.
'Step Back' producer, guitarist Paul Nelson remembers his friend, Johnny Winter
Thu, Mar 5th 2015 10:15 am
Seven months after his passing, blues guitarist Johnny Winter finally claimed the one thing that eluded him during his 55-year career: a Grammy Award.
'The Voice': Meghan Linsey is back, aiming to be better than ever
Mon, Mar 2nd 2015 01:55 pm
28-year-old Nashville singer Meghan Linsey won CMT's reality series "Can You Duet" in 2009 with her twosome Steel Magnolia. She scored a record deal - and even opened for "Voice" coach Blake Shelton.
'The Voice': Meet Sawyer Fredericks
Mon, Mar 2nd 2015 01:00 pm
Fans of "The Voice" met Sawyer Fredericks Monday. The 15-year-old Fultonville singer closed the season eight premiere with a cover of the American folk song "I'm a Man of Constant Sorrow." His four-chair-turn performance was previewed on "Today" and online.
'The Voice': Adam Levine finally fields a team
Sun, Mar 1st 2015 12:30 pm
NBC's hit singing competition "The Voice" began with a running joke wherein no performers selected coach Adam Levine in season eight's first three hours. Of course, Adam has won "The Voice" twice. He had three of last season's final four competitors and he typically nets the most four-chair-turn artists. He's obviously qualified.
Tuscana offers unique, high-quality products, services
Sat, Feb 28th 2015 10:00 am
The person who coined the term "Jill of all trades" was clearly referring to Jillian Zaccarella.
Lewiston to extend moratorium; hears on home rule legislation
Sat, Feb 28th 2015 10:00 am
The Lewiston Town Board took further measures against Quasar Energy Group of Ohio at its Monday meeting.
Chamber Awards Gala: Lewiston Music honored as Lewiston Business of the Year
Sat, Feb 28th 2015 10:00 am
The Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce will host its annual awards gala honoring 10 area individuals and businesses Friday, May 15, at the Niagara Falls Country Club in Lewiston.
Lew-Port adds two days to school calendar
Sat, Feb 28th 2015 08:35 am
The Lewiston-Porter Board of Education approved a recommendation Tuesday made by Superintendent Christopher Roser to put two days back on the 2014-15 school calendar, making up for days the school district was closed due to inclement weather.
Red Brick Bench Press honors fallen soldiers
Sat, Feb 28th 2015 07:00 am
It was a day for celebrating life and remembering the fallen Saturday at the 12th annual Red Brick Bench Press powerlifting competition, held at the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station.
Happy retirement, Jean
Fri, Feb 27th 2015 11:55 am
Elderwood at Grand Island celebrated the retirement of longtime employee Jean Peters Friday.
Before the Bridges: A farmer's daughter - a good life on the Island
Fri, Feb 27th 2015 11:55 am
My grandfather Forsythe bought our family farm in May 1888; it consisted of over 1/2 mile of riverfront and acres and acres in the back.
Olcott Lions Polar Bear Swim for Sight
Fri, Feb 27th 2015 11:25 am
The Olcott Lions Club reports that, despite the continuing spate of rough winter weather, its 46th annual Polar Bear Swim for Sight will go on as scheduled this Sunday, March 1, at Krull County Park in Olcott Beach. It starts at 11 a.m.
Home rule legislation in Wheatfield gains support
Fri, Feb 27th 2015 11:25 am
Assemblyman John Ceretto of Lewiston is "ready, willing and able" to support Wheatfield in its attempt to obtain state-level home rule legislation regarding the use of biosolids, he announced at Monday's Town Board meeting.
The Brickyard Pub & B.B.Q. marks 10 years as Lewiston's go-to pub, eatery
Thu, Feb 26th 2015 08:15 am
Little did Brickyard owners Ken Bryan and Eric Matthews know 10 years ago that bringing southern food to the north side of Center Street would be a resounding success.
Niagara Falls nets national coverage for snow, ice
Wed, Feb 25th 2015 04:35 pm
Though the snow and ice in Niagara Falls has grown tiresome for residents, it's drawn the amusement of people around the country. The frozen falls was featured across a series of national news outlets last week, including "Today" and "Nightly News" on NBC and "Good Morning America" on ABC.
At-home hospice care for pets
Wed, Feb 25th 2015 11:25 am
Cherree Wakeman of Wheatfield knew it was time to say goodbye to her miniature dachshund, but she didn't want to take her chocolate and tan pet out into the winter cold to face the added stress of an animal hospital.
Village of Lewiston seeks funding to keep Fourth of July fireworks
Sat, Feb 21st 2015 09:00 am
The Village of Lewiston may be forced to offer less bang for the buck come Fourth of July.
Robert Moses reconfiguration moving forward
Sat, Feb 21st 2015 07:05 am
A hybrid of the three viable Robert Moses Parkway North redesign alternatives was presented Thursday to residents, local business and tourism leaders, and elected leaders inside the Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls.
St. Timothy Evangelical Lutheran Church: Groundbreaking of facility upgrade at child care center set for April
Sat, Feb 21st 2015 02:50 am
It's a familiar Grand Island landmark - that pretty brick church at the corner of Staley and Stony Point Roads. Soon to upgrade its appearance, St. Timothy Evangelical Lutheran Church will add more space to its well-loved child care center, expanding a ministry to Grand Island children and their families that began in 1991.
'Lost' hydrants problem for Island firefighters
Sat, Feb 21st 2015 02:30 am
Fire Chief Matt Osinski reported that Grand Island Firefighters responding to fire emergencies can be severely handicapped by heavy snowfalls, which have recently buried many local hydrants.
Above and Beyond: Island firefighters prepare for ice rescue emergencies
Sat, Feb 21st 2015 02:30 am
Being "surrounded" by the Niagara River is nothing new to Grand Islanders, but freezing winter temps pose unique problems for fire company rescue personnel handling an offshore emergency, according to Grand Island Fire Chief Matt Osinski.
Before the Bridges: When ferry boats plied the river
Sat, Feb 21st 2015 02:30 am
Shirley Kreger Luther was with the first group to walk over the North Grand Island Bridge on wooden planks during the final phase of construction in 1934, before the bridge was even open to traffic.
Niagara-Wheatfield searches for new superintendent
Sat, Feb 21st 2015 02:05 am
The staff of the Niagara-Wheatfield Central School District met in the Adult Learning Center at Niagara-Wheatfield High School Wednesday, Feb. 12, to discuss the search for the new superintendent.
North Tonawanda Common Council full
Sat, Feb 21st 2015 02:05 am
North Tonawanda's Common Council is once again full after a new alderman-at-large was sworn in and a new city treasurer was appointed Tuesday night.
Niagara-Wheatfield discusses music program
Sat, Feb 21st 2015 02:00 am
Teachers, students and members of the Niagara-Wheatfield Central School District gathered in the Adult Learning Center at Niagara-Wheatfield High School Feb. 11 for a Board of Education meeting.
Foreigner to heat up Seneca Niagara Casino Saturday
Wed, Feb 18th 2015 04:55 pm
Foreigner gets, well, hot blooded, when thinking of the music fans in Western New York.
Donald Trump crowns Leeza Gibbons as winner of NBC's 'The Celebrity Apprentice'
Tue, Feb 17th 2015 03:45 pm
In Monday's live finale, award-winning journalist, author and talk show host Geraldo Rivera faced off against best-selling author and television icon Leeza Gibbons in the boardroom conclusion held in New York City.
Lewiston Town Board takes new actions against Quasar
Mon, Feb 16th 2015 04:50 pm
Add Lewiston to the list of towns and municipalities that have taken or are considering new measures against the Quasar Energy Group of Ohio.