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Town of Niagara: Board eyes tax cuts for those who rehab 'zombie homes'
Fri, Aug 26th 2016 10:40 am
The Town of Niagara Town Board is discussing providing tax incentives to those willing to purchase abandoned homes in the town, fix them up and, eventually, live in them.
Pizza Fest to return with new format, more offerings
Fri, Aug 26th 2016 10:40 am
The Chamber of Commerce of the Tonawandas and Gateway Harbor Inc. are partnering to bring back Pizza Fest after an approximate three-year hiatus.
Officials provide update on Robert Moses Parkway removal project
Fri, Aug 26th 2016 08:45 am
The community was given a final opportunity to weigh in on the Robert Moses Parkway removal project "build alternative" at a hearing Thursday night inside The Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls.
Kiwanis Club unveils details of 2016 Niagara County Peach Festival
Wed, Aug 24th 2016 07:00 pm
The Kiwanis of Lewiston held a news conference Wednesday at Academy Park in Lewiston to announce what's new at this year's Niagara County Peach Festival, and to detail the schedule of events. The 59th annual event will be held at the park the weekend of Sept. 9-11.
Molly Johnson, Curtis Stigers headline 15th annual Historic Lewiston Jazz Festival
Sat, Aug 20th 2016 10:30 am
The 15th annual Historic Lewiston Jazz Festival will spread out across Center Street on Friday and Saturday, Aug. 26-27, with continuous performances on five stages, special activities, and an abundance of culinary delights from Niagara Region restaurants and wineries. Luke-Ciminelli
Grassroots farmers market growing on Long Road
Sat, Aug 20th 2016 06:55 am
A new farmers market on the Island is growing in popularity in its first summer of operation.
Dresher & Malecki report: Town tax for Lewiston looms
Fri, Aug 19th 2016 07:00 pm
Supervisor Steve Broderick and Town Board members were informed of is that Lewiston needs to come to grips on improving its revenue stream - and that a town tax is looming
Grand Island Board votes to support 'Option 4' on West River Connector Trail project
Fri, Aug 19th 2016 07:00 pm
The Grand Island Town Board voted Monday to support an alternative option to the state's West River Connector Trail project.
Lewiston Art Festival: GIHS as good as gold in winning Chalk Walk
Fri, Aug 19th 2016 07:00 pm
For the second year in a row and third time in four years, Grand Island High School artists won the annual Chalk Walk competition at the annual Lewiston Art Festival.
Taste of Niagara Falls to dish up more options
Fri, Aug 19th 2016 05:10 pm
Locals and visitors alike can add some flavor to their Labor Day weekend by visiting the second annual Taste of Niagara Falls, to be held from noon to 8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 3 and 4, on Old Falls Street.
Niagara County: 3 'different' events to partake in
Fri, Aug 19th 2016 05:05 pm
So, you're looking for something a little different to do this Saturday?
KC-135 simulator facility unveiled
Fri, Aug 19th 2016 03:30 pm
Elected officials and civic leaders gathered Tuesday morning at the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station to cut the ribbon for a new KC-135 flight simulator facility.
North Tonawanda: Council commends community response to arson
Fri, Aug 19th 2016 03:25 pm
It's been a difficult few weeks in North Tonawanda, but Common Council members expressed their appreciation for the way the community responded to the unthinkable actions against Gratwick Hose Fire Company volunteer firefighter Kenneth Walker earlier this month.
VIDEO, PHOTOS: Styx at Artpark
Wed, Aug 17th 2016 09:35 pm
Iconic arena rock act Styx brought five decades of hit songs to Artpark, headlining the "Tuesday in the Park" concert. Western New York's favorite female guitar virtuoso, Maria Aurigema, opened for Styx.
Promoting the Lewiston Jazz Festival
Wed, Aug 17th 2016 03:10 pm
Jon Summers from WKBW-TV Channel 7's "AM Buffalo" visited the Barton Hill Hotel & Spa in Lewiston Wednesday to film segments about the Historic Lewiston Jazz Festival. The TV segments will air this Friday and next Wednesday.
Ellicott Development Plaza: Village of Lewiston takes no action on SEQR
Tue, Aug 16th 2016 03:40 pm
The Village of Lewiston Board took no action Monday on the State Environmental Quality Review of Ellicott Development's plan to build a 4.1-acre mixed-use plaza on Center, North Eighth and Onondaga streets.
Mercy Flight Western New York officially active in Town of Niagara
Mon, Aug 15th 2016 03:15 pm
Officials from the Town of Niagara, Mercy Flight Western New York and Niagara County gathered for a press conference Monday morning to discuss the new, five-year ambulance services contract between the town and the company.
Ellicott Development plaza SEQR public hearing set
Sat, Aug 13th 2016 07:00 am
The Village of Lewiston Board of Trustees will hold a public hearing Monday to consider the State Environmental Quality Review for the proposed "Paladino plaza." The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. inside the Morgan Lewis Boardroom at the Red Brick Municipal Building, 145 N. Fourth St.
Bjerke-Ulliman installed as pastor at St. Timothy
Sat, Aug 13th 2016 07:00 am
St. Timothy Evangelical Lutheran Church called the Rev. Kris Bjerke-Ulliman as its new pastor during an installation service Aug. 7.
Grand Island School Board welcomes back middle school principal, moves to find new high school principal
Sat, Aug 13th 2016 07:00 am
Grand Island Board of Education President Lisa Pyc pointed out a familiar face at Monday's trustee meeting.
Alliance for Historic Lewiston to serve as watchdog group, public voice
Fri, Aug 12th 2016 09:00 pm
Four community leaders have formed the "Alliance for Historic Lewiston."
Youngstown approves 'multiple bus ban' against NJA
Fri, Aug 12th 2016 07:00 pm
Tensions in Youngstown came to a head Thursday as the Village Board of Trustees held a public hearing en route to a vote on the Water Street multiple bus ban, a measure aimed at managing the volume of bus traffic on the one-lane Water Street strip bordering the lower river.
Wheatfield: Dehydration station raises concerns
Fri, Aug 12th 2016 11:20 am
National Fuel's plan to build a gas dehydration station on Liberty Drive was in focus again last week as residents of Wheatfield expressed concerns to the company's representatives, who attempted to explain the latest on the project.
Town of Niagara contracts Mercy EMS
Fri, Aug 12th 2016 11:20 am
The Town of Niagara Town Board voted Wednesday to enter into a five-year agreement with Mercy EMS to provide emergency services.
Community to come together for Wheatfield Family Picnic
Fri, Aug 12th 2016 11:15 am
The 38th annual Wheatfield Family Picnic is around the corner, offering eventgoers various activities, entertainment and food.
Wheatfield mulls code change: Farming may be allowed on land zoned rural-residential
Fri, Aug 12th 2016 11:15 am
The Wheatfield Town Board is considering a change in code to allow farming on town land zoned rural-residential after a public hearing Monday night.
'She's (still) All That': Rachael Leigh Cook stars in new Hallmark Channel movie, 'Summer Love'
Thu, Aug 11th 2016 04:45 pm
Like most of us, Rachael Leigh Cook has Olympic fever.
PHOTOS: Hydroplanes soar at Thunder on the Niagara
Mon, Aug 8th 2016 03:15 pm
Crowds gathered at North Tonawanda's Gratwick Riverside Park this past weekend to check out the hydroplane races on Niagara River during the 11th annual Thunder on the Niagara.
Billoni: Pilgrimage impactful for participants
Mon, Aug 8th 2016 01:30 pm
Dr. Ali Jafari attended the State University College at Buffalo and Palmer College of Chiropractor in Iowa. He wanted to get into health care so he could help others.
Celebrating 50 years of fine art: Art Festival marks significant milestone in Lewiston
Sat, Aug 6th 2016 07:00 am
The Lewiston Art Festival returns to the village next weekend, celebrating five decades of cultural creativity in the historic hot spot. Sponsored by the Lewiston Council on the Arts, this year's festival will be held from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Aug. 13-14 along Center Street.
Jonathon Cote Memorial Motorcycle Ride: Noted author among participants at this year's run
Sat, Aug 6th 2016 07:00 am
On Sunday, Aug. 7, a memorial motorcycle run will be held at Williamsville North High School in memory of Jonathon Cote, a U.S. Army Airborne veteran who served in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Fun in Youngstown: Community picnic, OFN re-enactments, Mermaid Festival set for August
Sat, Aug 6th 2016 07:00 am
Seems there's always something going on in Youngstown, especially when the warmer weather of summer hits.
Spirit of the Eighties: 'America's Wonder,' Discover Niagara Shuttle lending helping hand
Sat, Aug 6th 2016 07:00 am
The Spirit of the Eighties is happy to have Roadtrip opening the festival at 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 13.
Grand Island: The PT Center opens at new location
Sat, Aug 6th 2016 07:00 am
Lisa Trunzo is done with moving. After three years in business at The PT Center, the Island businesswoman and physical therapist has found her permanent location.
Island 'Spa of Shipping' business center debuts
Sat, Aug 6th 2016 07:00 am
As part of an ongoing expansion, the Island Ship Center has completed addition of a 24-7 business center for the Island.
Grand Island Town Board: Council rejects West River bike path plan in 3-2 vote
Fri, Aug 5th 2016 10:50 am
By a 3-2 vote, the Grand Island Town Board voted Monday to tell the state it rejects a plan that would close the West River Parkway to vehicle traffic and turn it into a bike path.
Food, fun and scenery featured at Paddles Up!
Fri, Aug 5th 2016 10:45 am
For the first time in the 11-year history of Paddles Up!, canoeists and kayakers launched from the beach at Beaver Island State Park during three different noncompetitive paddling events.
Wegmans introduces new kids carnival event
Fri, Aug 5th 2016 09:55 am
Wegmans, in the Town of Niagara, will present its first kids carnival from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 13, offering a family-friendly event to the community. Additionally, funds raised will benefit the United Way of Greater Niagara.
Interview: John Rzeznik talks 'Boxes,' Buffalo
Thu, Aug 4th 2016 10:25 am
It was in Buffalo that John Rzeznik and Robby Takac would forge the sound and style that led to "Name," "Slide" and 14 consecutive top 10 radio hits - a record for "hot" adult contemporary.
NT: Home of fireman burns; GoFundMe page created
Wed, Aug 3rd 2016 06:30 pm
Gratwick Hose Volunteer Fire Co. firefighter Kenneth Walker's Oliver Street apartment was set on fire Wednesday morning, after he received an anonymous, threatening letter Monday night.