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Job well done: Team of Islanders successful in reclaiming River Lea artifact
Fri, Apr 29th 2016 02:25 pm
A century-old well that time forgot and the Niagara River nearly claimed has been restored to its rightful place on the lawn of the River Lea mansion.
Paladino, Fairchild projects nearing final vote
Thu, Apr 28th 2016 03:20 pm
If all goes according to schedule, trustees in the Village of Lewiston may opt to vote "Yes" or "No" on the "Paladino plaza" and Fairchild projects at their May 16 meeting.
Village of Lewiston approves budget
Tue, Apr 26th 2016 08:00 pm
Trustees in the Village of Lewiston approved the fiscal year 2016-17 budget at a special meeting Monday. The property tax rate remains at $7.38 per $1,000 of assessed valuation.
Artpark welcomes Tears For Fears, YES, Beatles tribute RAIN and O.A.R.; full outdoor lineups announced
Mon, Apr 25th 2016 10:00 am
Artpark announced nine remaining concert dates today, revealing complete lineups for "First Niagara presents Tuesdays in the Park" and "Coors Light Wednesdays" outdoor concert series. The new shows include:
Presentation set to discuss emerald ash borer
Mon, Apr 25th 2016 07:00 am
The emerald ash borer now has a very strong hold in Western New York, said Sharon Bachman of the Erie County Cornell Cooperative Extension and the Erie County Emerald Ash Borer Task Force.
Niagara University's Clet Dining Hall undergoing multimillion-dollar expansion
Sat, Apr 23rd 2016 12:00 pm
Niagara University has recently begun work on an $8 million expansion and renovation of Clet Dining Hall, the main dining hall for students on campus.
Welcome summer: The Silo is back in business
Sat, Apr 23rd 2016 07:05 am
It's cruel and unusual having to go an entire winter without a "Haystack."
'Discover Niagara Shuttle' set to launch in May
Sat, Apr 23rd 2016 07:05 am
A new trolley system is planned to transport visitors to points of interest in communities along and around the Niagara Gorge this tourist season.
Frontier House parking lot closed - here's why
Sat, Apr 23rd 2016 07:00 am
Center Street passersby noticed the historic Frontier House parking lot is once again closed to the public.
Pints for Progress has focus on community improvement
Sat, Apr 23rd 2016 07:00 am
Pints for Progress, a grassroots community happening spotlighting up-and-coming groups and attractions in the City of Niagara Falls, staged yet another successful event earlier this month at the Niagara Falls Arts and Cultural Center.
Chamber Gala: Chairman's Award goes to Modern Corp.
Sat, Apr 23rd 2016 07:00 am
Modern Corporation has been chosen as the 2016 Chairman's Award recipient by the Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce board of directors and Chairwoman Kristen Trunzo.
How does your garden grow?
Fri, Apr 22nd 2016 03:40 pm
I used to be a serial plant murderer.
Grand Island Board of Education trustees adopt $61M budget
Fri, Apr 22nd 2016 11:20 am
Board of Education trustees in the Grand Island Central School District Tuesday passed a nearly $61 million budget plan for 2016-17.
Actors turned singers: Kiefer Sutherland, Johnny Depp among those performing locally this summer
Fri, Apr 22nd 2016 11:00 am
In a recent interview with Rolling Stone, "24" star Kiefer Sutherland said he rolls his eyes when he hears of actors turning into singers. But that didn't stop him from adding his name to that list.
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.
 

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