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Interview: Gretchen Wilson 'Here For The Party'
Fri, Feb 8th 2013 05:30 pm
With mounds of snow on the ground, it's safe to say Niagara Falls will not be a hotbed of tourism this weekend.

There will be one notable caravan coming to town, however. And its leader can't wait to visit the Cataract City.

'Touch' headed in different direction for season two
Fri, Feb 8th 2013 05:15 pm
When "Touch" returns to FOX for its second season, it will be set in a new city, with new characters and a new direction. Say goodbye to the Big Apple, the nefarious group home and the stand-alone episodes of the week. Instead, the show will boast a bigger, more action-packed, L.A.-set storyline.
Rescued Poms finding new homes
Thu, Feb 7th 2013 01:10 pm
Some of the 64 Pomeranians rescued from squalid conditions in Lockport over the weekend started leaving the SPCA of Niagara for new homes Wednesday.
Wheatfield couple celebrates 71 years
Thu, Feb 7th 2013 07:00 am
John Jr. and Frances Herstek are still each other's valentines.

While celebrity marriages today sometimes can be measured in days and weeks, the Wheatfield couple will celebrate 71 years together on Feb. 7.

Ceretto: Stop fighting job growth and legalize MMA
Thu, Jan 31st 2013 04:20 pm
Assemblyman John Ceretto, R-I-C-Lewiston, will introduce legislation to legalize mixed martial arts in New York. The sport is expected to generate more than $5.2 million in economic activity a year in Western New York, plus additional revenue for the state. Currently, MMA is regulated and recognized by 36 out of 44 states that have athletic commissions, including California, New Jersey, Ohio and Pennsylvania.
Jim Kelly to appear on 'CBS Sunday Morning' ahead of Super Bowl XLVII
Thu, Jan 31st 2013 04:15 pm
Former Buffalo Bills quarterback Jim Kelly led his team to the Super Bowl four consecutive times - a record that will be hard to match for future generations. The Bills, however, lost all four games. Since then, Kelly has never watched highlights of any of those games, he tells "CBS Sunday Morning with Charles Osgood" in an interview to be broadcast Sunday, Feb. 3 (9 a.m.), on CBS.
Village of Lewiston: Grease traps becoming a sticky situation
Sat, Jan 26th 2013 12:00 pm
The issue of grease trap maintenance, or lack thereof, is once again rising to the surface in the Village of Lewiston.
Doreen Taylor sets her own path
Sat, Jan 26th 2013 09:00 am
INTERVIEW: An opera singer, a model, a showgirl and a cow-tipper.

No, it's not the start of a bad bar joke, but the resumé of an up-and-coming music star.

Doreen Taylor is all of the above - and a pioneer of country funk, to boot.

Welcome to Lewiston, Cornerstone Community Federal Credit Union
Sat, Jan 26th 2013 08:45 am
A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held Wednesday for Cornerstone Community Federal Credit Union. The newest branch of the largest locally owned credit union in Western New York opened this week at 721 Center St. (formerly HSBC Bank).
Father Levesque to step down as Niagara University president
Tue, Jan 22nd 2013 04:45 pm
VIDEO/NEWS: The Rev. Joseph L. Levesque, C.M., announced Tuesday that he will resign from his position as president of Niagara University at the conclusion of the current academic year.
'Fringe': Joshua Jackson, John Noble grateful for fans, 'incredibly memorable five years'
Thu, Jan 17th 2013 04:15 pm
INTERVIEWS: While science fiction fans (myself included) have been mourning the end of "Fringe" for weeks, the attitude on set was more joyous in the final days of production.
Sarah Rafferty talks 'Suits'
Thu, Jan 17th 2013 04:10 pm
INTERVIEW

Now what?

Fans of "Suits" are on the edge of their seats waiting to see how the hit drama will follow - or top - its whale of a midseason summer finale.

'The Price Is Right' once again features Niagara USA
Wed, Jan 16th 2013 03:05 pm
The Niagara Tourism & Convention Corp. has announced the popular daytime game show "The Price Is Right" will once again offer the Niagara USA destination as a prize for a vacation.
'Continuum': Rachel Nichols 'kicks butt' like it's 2077
Mon, Jan 14th 2013 06:00 pm
INTERVIEW: It's been an interesting on-screen progression for actress Rachel Nichols.

"Continuum" debuts on the Syfy Channel.

Lewiston Cocktail Festival to debut March 2
Sat, Jan 12th 2013 12:20 pm
Lewiston just can't quench its thirst for history.

The first Lewiston Cocktail Festival will take place on Saturday, March 2.

DEC extends comment period on CWM's draft permit renewal application
Sat, Jan 12th 2013 12:15 pm
New York's Department of Environmental Conservation announced this week it has extended the public comment period for a draft permit renewal application on file from CWM Chemical Services LLC to 60 days, and will now close comments on March 29.

CWM, a Waste Management company, currently owns and operates a commercial facility for the treatment, storage and disposal of hazardous and industrial non-hazardous wastes on an approximately 710-acre site on Balmer Road in the Town of Porter.

Grand Island restaurants win awards at Buffalo Soup Fest
Sat, Jan 12th 2013 12:00 pm
The Village Inn and Serene Gardens were winners Sunday at the third annual Buffalo Soup Fest, held at the Hearthstone Manor in Depew. Village Inn owner Mike Carr and Sarah Mallare took home the Best Chili award at the event for their Mayan Chocolate Chili, while Satomi and Dr. Joshua Smith of Serene Gardens took home an award for Best Kept Secret.
Grand Island Board of Education: Goris resigns, Christmann says goodbye
Sat, Jan 12th 2013 11:40 am
In an unexpected addition to Monday evening's Board of Education meeting agenda, board President David Goris announced his resignation from the board, stating he no longer has sufficient time to devote to the position.
Sabres training camp open to public
Sat, Jan 12th 2013 11:35 am
The Buffalo Sabres have announced the team will open its week of training camp practices at First Niagara Center to the public, beginning with a night practice and scrimmage on Monday, Jan. 14, at 5:30 p.m. For the remainder of the week, from Tuesday to Friday, practices will be held from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
NCCC announces Tech Wars 2013 winners
Sat, Jan 12th 2013 11:35 am
Niagara County Community College hosted more than 800 students from 22 Western New York school districts at Tech Wars 2013 on Wednesday. Competitions ranged from RC Heavyweight Sumo Robotics to 3D Modeling and CO2 Car Races.
Ceretto suggests focus on WNY economy in 2013
Wed, Jan 9th 2013 11:10 pm
Assemblyman John Ceretto, R-C-I-Lewiston, applauded several pro-job initiatives in Gov. Andrew Cuomo's State of the State address and urged the state's chief executive to focus on rebuilding Western New York's economy in 2013 and beyond.
Finnegan finds a home: An SPCA love story
Sat, Jan 5th 2013 07:00 am
His eyes wide with panic, he darted from person to person in the room trying to find someone, anyone, who could take him away from this scary, noisy place. His raggedy, overgrown black coat was dull, and he obviously hadn't been eating - his frame was little more than skin and bone.
Joshua Revolution returns to Niagara USA with extended schedule
Wed, Dec 26th 2012 12:20 pm
More than 2,000 youth and adults from across the U.S. and Canada will return to Niagara Falls for the Joshua Revolution 2012 conference, "Niagara '12 The Last Trump," from Dec. 27-31. For the first time in six years, the event will be a five-day conference.
Past peach queen gives thanks to community as fundraising comes to a close
Mon, Dec 24th 2012 07:00 am
It has been a busy few months since I crowned Lewiston's newest peach queen back in September. Not only have my classes at Niagara University been challenging and time consuming, but my ongoing fundraising efforts for the Arthritis Foundation have kept me a busy young lady, as well.
Niagara Falls Country Club: Building on success
Sat, Dec 22nd 2012 07:00 am
It may be the off-season for area golfers, but that doesn't mean the folks at the Niagara Falls Country Club have been quiet.
WBBZ holiday programming has 'Yule Log,' midnight mass, Chapel at Crosspoint Christmas special
Sat, Dec 22nd 2012 07:00 am
Phil Arno, owner of WBBZ-TV, is offering a schedule of entertaining and inspirational holiday programming.
FOX to world premiere season 12 of 'American Idol' for fans with advanced screening and live Q-and-A events nationwide
Fri, Dec 21st 2012 08:55 pm
Live interactive event features host Ryan Seacrest and judges Mariah Carey, Randy Jackson, Nicki Minaj and Keith Urban; to stream on www.americanidol.com and www.livestream.com.
Niagara County Law Enforcement Academy graduates 54th class
Fri, Dec 21st 2012 08:50 pm
Call it an early Christmas present.

Fourteen brave men and women unwrapped certificates of completion Friday, as the Niagara County Law Enforcement Academy held its 54th graduation ceremony - its third on the campus of Niagara University.

Grand Island Central School District: New transportation center proposal approved by voters
Fri, Dec 21st 2012 08:00 pm
Director of Transportation Jack Burns called the approval of a proposal for a new transportation center on Baseline Road "a good day for Grand Island."
Grand Island Neighbors Foundation: Food donations pick up
Fri, Dec 21st 2012 08:00 pm
The Grand Island Neighbors Foundation and volunteers brought pallets of donated food to the Knights of Columbus hall on Whitehaven Road for unboxing, sorting and distribution to needy Island families at Christmas.
Drones likely for base's 107th Airlift Wing at Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station
Thu, Dec 20th 2012 11:05 am
Drones are likely to be the answer for a new mission for the 107th Airlift Wing at the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station.
'WWE Tribute to the Troops': John Cena talks giving back
Wed, Dec 19th 2012 01:00 pm
INTERVIEW/PHOTOS: John Cena and the WWE recently spent a weekend at the Naval Station Norfolk (Virginia). They visited with troops and families while filming "WWE Tribute to the Troops" presented by Slim Jim.
'The Voice': Hit NBC series crowns Cassadee Pope as winner
Wed, Dec 19th 2012 09:10 am
NBC's "The Voice" crowned Cassadee Pope as the winner of the popular vocal competition series' third cycle in Tuesday's live results show and season finale, earning her the grand prize of a recording contract with Universal Republic Records.
Ceretto: Toll hike halt a victory for small businesses and farms
Mon, Dec 17th 2012 03:30 pm
Assemblyman John D. Ceretto, R-I-Lewiston, an outspoken opponent of the New York Thruway Authority's plan to raise tolls by 45 percent on commercial trucks, applauded the Thruway Authority's board for averting the hike after implementing several cost-saving measures.
Roswell Park recognizes staff, community supporters at 5th annual Eva M. Noles program
Sat, Dec 15th 2012 02:00 pm
DeMarco Ogletree, a cashier in the nutrition and food service department at Roswell Park Cancer Institute, earned the $2,000 Eva M. Noles Scholarship Friday, Dec. 7, at the fifth annual Eva M. Noles Scholarship and Community Recognition Breakfast at RPCI.
Lewiston Town Board discusses proposed rec/senior center
Sat, Dec 15th 2012 01:30 pm
Plans for a new recreation/community/senior center and a donation from an area hazardous waste landfiller were the newsmakers at opposite ends of an otherwise routine Lewiston Town Board work session Monday.
Paladino's Ellicott Development purchases Center Street properties
Sat, Dec 15th 2012 01:30 pm
Big changes may be in store for a prominent stretch of the Village of Lewiston.

The Buffalo-based Ellicott Development has purchased 756, 784-790 Center St., and adjacent vacant land on Onondaga Street (bordering North Eighth Street) from HoganWillig PLLC. Current tenants of these properties include The Country Doctor, Grandpaws Pet Emporium and Smith Brothers Pizza.

Ellicott Development CEO William Paladino signed the property transfer and has served as the point person on the $1.4 million transaction. The sale was finalized Nov. 7. William's father, former gubernatorial candidate Carl Paladino, founded Ellicott Development, a property management, leasing and development firm, in 1973.

Frontier Lanes has new management, new name
Sat, Dec 15th 2012 01:20 pm
Emery Simon and Harold Hibbard recently purchased Frontier Lanes. They have renamed it the Lewiston Event Center, and plan to make full use of the almost three-acre property.
Dennis Brochey's Automotive set to close
Sat, Dec 15th 2012 01:15 pm
Over the course of 40 years, master technician Dennis Brochey has worked on more than 100,000 automobiles in his Center Street automotive shop. At the end of this month, he'll hang up his wrench.
DiNapoli: Niagara Falls, Salamanca facing dramatic revenue shortfalls
Mon, Dec 10th 2012 11:30 am
The cities of Niagara Falls and Salamanca continue to be hampered by population loss, decreased property values and a significant decline in revenue, according to two fiscal reports issued Monday by State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli. The reports are the first in a series of fiscal profiles on cities across the state.

The reports detail the impact of the ongoing dispute over casino revenue on the two Western New York communities. The cities are home to casinos operated by the Seneca Nation - the Seneca Niagara Casino and the Seneca Allegany Casino. Niagara Falls and Salamanca have not received their "local share" of casino revenues since 2009, when the Senecas halted gambling compact payments to the state.