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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.

'A Christmas Carol' delivered by 'Theatre in the Mist'
Sat, Dec 8th 2012 07:00 am
If you're the type of person whose Christmas spirit doesn't start to glow until the Grinch fibs to Cindy Lou Who, Charlie Brown props up his scraggly tree, Ralphie gets warned about shooting his eye out, or the bell rings on George Bailey's tree, Theatre in the Mist has just the ticket for you.
Lewiston in 'Flames' this Saturday
Sat, Dec 8th 2012 07:00 am
Imagine a street lined with flames and filled with chaos as dozens of Lewiston's citizens run barefoot through the night trying to escape attacks from British forces.
Lewiston Christmas Walk returns for a second weekend
Sat, Dec 8th 2012 12:00 am
Join Lewiston's small businesses this weekend for more Christmas Walk activities and discounts.
'Fringe': Jill Scott is a fan
Fri, Dec 7th 2012 07:00 pm
INTERVIEW: Jill Scott is a three-time Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter, a New York Times best-selling poet, a critically acclaimed actress ... and a giant "Fringe" fan.
Santa sets up visits at Bergholz home
Fri, Dec 7th 2012 06:55 am
Paul and Jan DePlato of Bergholz once again are offering a chance to see one of the area's largest Christmas displays, with an added bonus: a visit with Santa.
Gov. Cuomo announces agreement to save Maid of the Mist from shutting down
Tue, Dec 4th 2012 10:30 pm
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced an agreement Tuesday that will prevent the Maid of the Mist scenic boat excursions from shutting down. The multilateral agreement spearheaded by the governor provides for the Maid of the Mist to continue to operate in the Niagara Gorge and for it to produce increased revenues for Niagara Falls State Park.

The agreement will also lead to improvements of the boat tour experience for park visitors and will protect New York state from potential disruptions to a critical tourism attraction for decades to come.

Roswell Park named a Leapfrog Top Hospital for third consecutive year
Tue, Dec 4th 2012 10:25 pm
Roswell Park Cancer Institute has been named to The Leapfrog Group's annual Top Hospitals list for a third consecutive year. One of only three National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer centers in New York state, RPCI is the only New York facility to be named a Leapfrog Top Hospital for 2012.
Classic holiday special 'Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer' airs Tuesday, Dec. 4, on CBS
Tue, Nov 27th 2012 02:35 pm
The navigational prowess of "the most famous reindeer of all" will again illuminate Santa Claus' way into the Christmas season, on a rebroadcast of "Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer," Tuesday, Dec. 4 (8 p.m.), on the CBS Television Network.
'Black Friday' comes to Lewiston
Sat, Nov 17th 2012 12:00 pm
Year after year, scores of Lewistonians awake in the middle of the night on the day after Thanksgiving to head out to chain stores and kick-start their holiday shopping. It's a popular tradition ... that Lewiston retailers hope to end next week.
Website places Lewiston in top 10 'Best Small Towns in America'
Sat, Nov 17th 2012 07:00 am
Business Insider, an award-winning, New York City-based website, has named Lewiston to its "10 Best Small Towns in America" list. The online publication cited Lewiston's placement in the Rand McNally/USA Today "Best of the Road" competition, its historic significance, and proximity to Niagara Falls in ranking the municipality No. 5.

In the past two years, Lewiston's restaurants were twice featured on the Travel Channel, its Historical Association events (including the "Battle of Queenston Heights Commemoration and Re-enactment") garnered national press, and its largest venue, Artpark, picked up a sixth award from Buffalo Spree magazine for its presentation and outdoor facilities.

CAC exec committee plans talks with federal elected officials
Sat, Nov 17th 2012 07:00 am
With the 2012 elections now history, members of the Lake Ontario Ordinance Works Community Action Council met this week to begin the strategy process toward approaching area members of Congress.
The squirrel represents different things to different people
Sat, Nov 17th 2012 07:00 am
Whenever I hear the word "rodent," right away I think of mice and rats, but in the rodent "family" there are many different sizes and types of relatives.
Ransomville celebrates 25 years of Lighting of the Wreaths
Fri, Nov 16th 2012 11:25 pm
On Sunday, Nov. 25, Ransomville will celebrate its 25th annual Lighting of the Wreaths event.
Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade celebrates its 86th year
Mon, Nov 12th 2012 07:00 am
America's favorite holiday tradition, the 86th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, returns to dazzle and enchant millions nationwide on Thursday, Nov. 22, from 9 a.m. to noon on NBC (all time zones).
Governor Cuomo announces agreement to provide financial assistance to City of Niagara Falls
Sat, Nov 10th 2012 08:40 am
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced Friday that the New York Power Authority board of trustees has approved a plan to provide assistance to the City of Niagara Falls, which will help the city address budget issues related to an ongoing casino revenue dispute between the state of New York and the Seneca Nation of Indians.
Village of Lewiston recognizes 'Battle of Queenston Heights Commemoration and Re-enactment' organizers
Sat, Nov 10th 2012 08:35 am
Trustees recognized Historical Association of Lewiston volunteers Lee Simonson, Pam Hauth and Bruce Sutherland for organizing and promoting the recent event.
'Grimm' by night, actress Claire Coffee picks football winners by day
Fri, Nov 9th 2012 09:45 am
INTERVIEW: NFL experts study hours and hours of game film, interview players and coaches, read injury reports and analyze practice sessions before picking winners each week.

Actress Claire Coffee, on the other hand, well, her method isn't quite as scientific.

Delicious: Village Bake Shoppe celebrates first anniversary in Lewiston
Fri, Nov 9th 2012 09:40 am
PHOTO GALLERY: There's a reason professional chefs on television steer clear of baking: It's not easy.
Jeffrey Donovan on 'Burn Notice': 'We've never really seen how dark Michael can go'
Thu, Nov 8th 2012 05:15 pm
INTERVIEW: Betrayed (again) by the CIA, and stranded in Panama, life looked awfully bleak for Michael Westen (Jeffrey Donovan), Fiona (Gabrielle Anwar), Sam (Bruce Campbell) and Jesse (Coby Bell) when "Burn Notice" wrapped its summer season.
Unofficial election results
Wed, Nov 7th 2012 07:45 am
As President Obama wins a second term nationally, both Democrat and Republican parties score big victories in Western New York.
Film and TV actress Bellamy Young is 'the luckiest girl on the block'
Tue, Nov 6th 2012 07:00 am
INTERVIEW: If you're somebody in Hollywood, chances are you've worked with Bellamy Young.

The actress, seen this season as the furious first lady on ABC's "Scandal," has made her mark both in film and on television. She's costarred in features with Tom Cruise, Mel Gibson and Donald Sutherland, while working on weekly series alongside David Caruso, Thomas Gibson, Joe Mantegna, Zach Braff and John C. McGinley.

'The Voice': Frontrunners talk 'Knockout,' 'Playoff' rounds
Mon, Nov 5th 2012 04:55 pm
INTERVIEWS: Joselyn, Liz, Michaela, Devyn, Sylvia talk about advancing to the live show.
Dotty Gara: The incredible but true story of one Lewiston woman's life (so far)
Sat, Nov 3rd 2012 07:00 am
"I'm 73 - and I brag about it," Dotty Gara says. "I was supposed to die when I was 40."
Military Road lights up with annual Niagara Electric Lights Parade
Thu, Nov 1st 2012 07:00 am
Get in the spirit for the upcoming holidays on Saturday, Nov. 3, with the eighth annual Niagara Electric Lights Parade on Military Road.

More than 70 units have signed up to participate in the professionally judged parade honoring the town's bicentennial.

BBB: Start with trust after Hurricane Sandy
Wed, Oct 31st 2012 07:00 am
Hurricane Sandy's effects blew through upstate New York and left a myriad of concern for the community. Natural disasters such as Hurricane Sandy can bring out the best in people, as strangers reach out to help others in need. Unfortunately, Better Business Bureau experience tells us crises also bring out persons who choose to take advantage of the victims.
Disney to acquire Lucasfilm LTD; 'Star Wars: Episode VII' targeted for 2015
Tue, Oct 30th 2012 05:05 pm
Global leader in high-quality family entertainment agrees to acquire world-renowned Lucasfilm Ltd, including legendary "Star Wars" and "Indiana Jones" franchises.
Disney to acquire Lucasfilm; 'Star Wars: Episode VII' targeted for 2015
Tue, Oct 30th 2012 05:05 pm
"Star Wars: Episode VII" feature film targeted for release in 2015; more features to follow.
'The Voice': Devyn and MarissaAnn 'Free Your Mind'
Mon, Oct 29th 2012 08:00 pm
If there is one cardinal rule on televised singing competitions, it's stay away from the divas. In short, you don't sing Mariah, Whitney, Celine or Christina. Imagine, now, if the four of them teamed up to form a supergroup.
'The Voice': Joe Kirkland, Michaela Paige, Cassadee Pope, Nicole Nelson talk 'Knockout Round'
Mon, Oct 29th 2012 07:40 pm
Most singers on "The Voice" don't relish the "Battle Rounds," the stage where two acts enter, and only one (usually) advances. Wait until you see how they react to the new "Knockout Rounds."
Lewiston: New location, new month for Relay For Life
Sat, Oct 27th 2012 07:00 am
VIDEO: Some big changes are in store for the Relay For Life of Lewiston/Niagara event in 2013.
Lewiston: 2013 budget maintains no town tax; town still eyes tax cap override
Fri, Oct 26th 2012 07:30 pm
"Expenses have gone up, but there's still no town tax," stated Lewiston Finance Director Michael Johnson as a public hearing to consider override of the state's 2 percent tax cap got under way Monday at Town Hall.
Theodore's enjoying 'Red Hot' success
Fri, Oct 26th 2012 07:00 pm
When a new restaurant opens three establishments in just 18 months, you know that the owners must be doing something right.
Lewiston: Reservoir State Park boasts new look
Wed, Oct 24th 2012 03:00 pm
The New York Power Authority and New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation on Tuesday marked the completion of a $6 million upgrade at Reservoir State Park in the Town of Lewiston and Town of Niagara at a ceremonial ribbon-cutting.