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North Tonawanda voices discontent with fireworks legislation
Fri, May 15th 2015 07:00 am
The North Tonawanda Common Council is speaking out against a resolution passed in the Niagara County Legislature Tuesday allowing the sale of sparklers and novelty fireworks in the weeks surrounding the Fourth of July and New Year's Day.
Grand Island Town Board tables sidewalk requirement
Thu, May 14th 2015 06:30 pm
The town will work with owners of a Grand Island Boulevard restaurant regarding a dispute over installation of a sidewalk.
Meet the Grand Island Board of Education candidates
Thu, May 14th 2015 06:30 pm
The Grand Island Parent Teacher Association held a "Meet the Candidates Night" Tuesday for voters to learn more about the candidates who are running for the Grand Island Board of Education.
'Images of America: Grand Island' authors sign copies of new history book
Thu, May 14th 2015 06:25 pm
Authors of a new book that tells Grand Island's history in pictures held a book signing Tuesday in Grand Island Town Hall.
Town of Niagara board discusses park renovations
Thu, May 14th 2015 05:45 pm
The Town of Niagara Town Board met last Wednesday for a work session, where changes were discussed to make Colonial Village and Veterans Memorial parks better for the community.
Q&A: Rising star Maya Stojan talks 'Castle,' 'Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.,' Agent 33
Mon, May 11th 2015 07:45 pm
Maya Stojan is making a compelling case to become the Comic-Con poster girl.
Village of Lewiston pondering Artpark-related parking changes
Sat, May 9th 2015 10:00 am
The Village of Lewiston is once again trying to find the optimal parking configuration for summer nights when Artpark & Company concerts draw thousands to town.
Zumbathon raises funds for Family Justice Center
Fri, May 8th 2015 07:20 pm
Approximately 20 women and one young girl stretched, jumped and danced to upbeat music under the direction of Bridgett Braunscheidel on April 25 at St. Martin-in-the-Fields Episcopal Church.
North Tonawanda names May Meals on Wheels Month
Fri, May 8th 2015 07:00 pm
Mayor Art Pappas declared May Meals on Wheels Month in the City of North Tonawanda Tuesday during a proclamation to the organization, praising it for its service to residents.
Wheatfield: Hazardous waste dumping causes trouble
Fri, May 8th 2015 07:00 pm
Despite a recent countywide collection of hazardous wastes, Wheatfield officials continue to face issues with improper disposal by residents.
Wheatfield's Day of Prayer starts strong, misses the mark
Thu, May 7th 2015 05:15 pm
The strength of faith was on display Thursday as Wheatfield's religious community gathered in the Community Center in honor of the 64th annual National Day of Prayer.
Enjoy July 4 fireworks? Contribute to the cause!
Thu, May 7th 2015 12:50 pm
For years, the Village of Lewiston has shown our patriotic pride by organizing and securing donations for a firework show for all local communities to enjoy. This year, some of the funding from local municipalities was not provided, resulting in a shortfall.
Video: Spicey Pickle hosts annual Cinco de Mayo 'NOOCH'-eating contest
Tue, May 5th 2015 10:10 pm
Seven competitors entered the culinary ring Tuesday to tackle the mighty "NOOCH" burrito, a 14-inch meat-on-meat tortilla with lettuce, tomato, cheese and medium sauce. The first one to finish would win The Spicey Pickle's eating competition.
Interview: Colton Dixon's time is now
Sat, May 2nd 2015 11:55 pm
While Colton Dixon's Twitter followers have landed him an ice cream, he'd rather they gain a relationship with the one he follows.
Lewiston gets unexpected gift
Sat, May 2nd 2015 07:10 am
Financials - good and not so good - were heard at the Lewiston Town Board session Monday.
Niagara River Region Chamber honors Rivershore Inc. with Chairman's Award
Sat, May 2nd 2015 07:00 am
Rivershore Inc. has been chosen as the 2015 Chairman's Award recipient by the Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce board of directors and Chairwoman Kristen Trunzo.
DEC Siting Board hears many concerns
Sat, May 2nd 2015 07:00 am
The state's Department of Environmental Conservation's Siting Board Issues Conference on the CWM Chemical Services expansion permit application came to an abrupt end Thursday in Youngstown.
Bella Strings founder, frontwoman Nina DiGregorio returns home for show at Riviera Theater
Fri, May 1st 2015 05:50 pm
Nina DiGregorio is bringing her dream, and her troupe, Bella Electric Strings, back to Western New York for a single performance at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 28, at the Historic Riviera Theatre, 67 Webster St., North Tonawanda.
Islanders compete at FT competition
Fri, May 1st 2015 05:10 pm
David Wynne and Sara Frosolone both finished in the top three in the state at the Knights of Columbus Free Throw Championship on April 12 at a competition held at the U. S. Military Academy at West Point.
Grand Island Board of Education Budget adopted in split vote
Fri, May 1st 2015 05:10 pm
The Grand Island Board of education adopted a budget of $58,114,136 for 2015-16 at its meeting Tuesday after whittling away at a proposed 2.26 percent tax increase.
Tim Hortons presents Islander with new car
Fri, May 1st 2015 05:05 pm
Tim Hortons Cafe & Bake Shop presented R.J. Wynne of Grand Island with the grand prize of a new car in the RRRoll Up the Rim to Win contest Friday.
Boulevard reconstruction to continue next spring
Fri, May 1st 2015 03:35 pm
Wheatfield's community center on Church Street saw a steady influx of people Tuesday as NYSDOT held an open house and public meeting detailing the planned reconstruction of Niagara Falls Boulevard from Sy Road to Bergholtz Creek.
Bike ride for missing children scheduled for May
Fri, May 1st 2015 03:35 pm
The ninth annual Ride for Missing Children, Buffalo will begin and end at the border of Wheatfield and North Tonawanda, the latter's Common Council learned at its Tuesday work session.
Residents 'Re-Imagine Oliver Street'
Fri, May 1st 2015 03:35 pm
Breathing new life into an old neighborhood is the plan of action for North Tonawanda's Oliver Street in the coming years, at least if Lumber City Development Corporation has anything to say about it.
USA Today names Niagara Falls Best Kid-Friendly Destination
Fri, May 1st 2015 12:20 pm
Niagara Tourism & Convention Corp. is pleased to announce Niagara Falls has been named the Best Kid-Friendly Destination by USA Today 10Best Readers' Choice travel award contest.
Where do smelt come from?
Wed, Apr 29th 2015 07:00 am
Smelt is anadromous - a fish that is born in fresh water - and it returns to the sea as a juvenile. It spends most of its life in salt water before returning to fresh water again to spawn. The cycle then repeats.
Grand Island: Huth Road fire
Tue, Apr 28th 2015 06:30 pm
Grand Island Fire Co. firefighters responded to an alarm of fire Tuesday afternoon at an address on Huth Road across from Huth Road Elementary School.
Celebrate Cinco de Mayo at Spicey Pickle
Mon, Apr 27th 2015 07:00 am
The Spicey Pickle is hosting its second annual Cinco de Mayo festival, Tuesday, May 5.
Island of Hope: Combating cancer with every step
Mon, Apr 27th 2015 07:00 am
Missy Stolfi was asked by her students seven years ago to serve as the advisor of a new group at her school called Relay For Life, and with high hopes she joined in a fight that she never imagined could grow so fast.
Hockey game to benefit late Relay For Life supporter
Mon, Apr 27th 2015 07:00 am
A charity hockey game to support Relay For Life will honor an Island man who passed away from cancer earlier this year.
Island wartime encampment - 'spot of desolation'?
Sat, Apr 25th 2015 03:25 pm
While Grand Island soldiers served their country stateside and overseas during World War II, other soldiers were stationed right here on Grand Island.
Grand Island's war effort on the home front
Sat, Apr 25th 2015 03:25 pm
In this excerpt from a 1981 speech to the Grand Island Historical Society, Shirley Kreger Luther recalls "Life on the Home Front" during World War II. She recounts events that led to publishing the Islander newspaper, which was sent to Island servicemen and women from 1943-45.
Casa Antica hosts 'Blender,' getting ready for summer
Sat, Apr 25th 2015 02:45 pm
Casa Antica, Lewiston's Italian restaurant at 490 Center St., will host the next Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce "Blender." The business mixer runs from 5-7 p.m. Monday.
Afterglow celebrates first year in Lewiston
Sat, Apr 25th 2015 02:30 pm
Lewiston's Afterglow Spa & Hair Studio specializes in relaxation.
Village of Lewiston to re-evaluate kayak fees
Sat, Apr 25th 2015 11:40 am
At Monday's Village of Lewiston government meeting, resident Diana Lewandowski asked trustees to reconsider the municipality's kayak docking fee - and she brought backup. In just about two weeks, more than 300 people have signed her online petition.
Baia honored as Porter Citizen of the Year
Sat, Apr 25th 2015 11:35 am
Councilman Thomas Baia has been chosen by Town of Porter Supervisor Merton Wiepert as the 2015 Town of Porter Citizen of the Year.
Deputy in Errick Road shooting will not be charged
Fri, Apr 24th 2015 10:55 pm
The deputy who responded to a 911 hang-up call that later turned into a gunfight on Errick Road last week will not be charged, Niagara County Sheriff James Voutour announced Friday.
The little newspaper that traveled around the world
Fri, Apr 24th 2015 11:35 am
Even before the Island Dispatch published its first edition in April 1944, a little paper from Grand Island was being sent all over the world.
St. Timothy Evangelical Lutheran Church: Groundbreaking celebrated for Legacy Project
Fri, Apr 24th 2015 11:25 am
The first shovels went into the ground Wednesday at a ceremony heralding the expansion of the St. Timothy Lutheran Church Child Care Center.
Island fundraiser nets $13K for Hospice Buffalo
Fri, Apr 24th 2015 11:15 am
Organizers of the Robert G. Hoch Winter Memory Walk presented their fifth donation to Hospice Buffalo Monday from money raised at the annual fundraiser.
 

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