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Quasar cleans up after Wheatfield site's stock feed tank overflows
Tue, Mar 1st 2016 09:00 am
Wheatfield resident Monica Daigler was driving by Quasar Energy Group's Niagara Bio Energy facility on Liberty Drive Sunday when she saw "black stuff (coming) down the side of the feed tank."
Roswell Pfohl: The man, the architect, the boater
Mon, Feb 29th 2016 02:50 pm
Roswell Pfohl didn't have a lot of time for leisure activities amid a busy career as an architect, according to his daughter, Peggy Bauman. But what time he did have, he loved to spend on the local waterways and at the Buffalo Launch Club.
Rare find deepens Buffalo Launch Club's roots
Mon, Feb 29th 2016 02:50 pm
A barn demolition has yielded a treasure trove of historical "gems" for the archives of the Buffalo Launch Club - records that go back to the club's foundation in 1903.
Responding in today's world: Border Patrol and LPD conduct real-life shooter response exercises
Mon, Feb 29th 2016 02:25 pm
"We need to be prepared; be progressive; forward thinking. This is a perfect example where agencies, no matter what the jurisdiction is, in real life we're all going to be coming together."
Town of Lewiston has a busy night
Sat, Feb 27th 2016 10:00 am
With not one or two, but three meetings held over the course of three hours, Supervisor Steve Broderick and the Lewiston Town Board were busy this past Monday.
Village of Lewiston: So, what about that ice rink?
Sat, Feb 27th 2016 08:00 am
It's been 18 months since the Village of Lewiston made public its plans to upgrade the North Water Street parking lot, add extra spaces and build an ice rink and museum off North First Street. In that time, little has been said, with the explanation nothing would happen until funding was in place.
Future Transportation Facility called 'one-of-a-kind'
Sat, Feb 27th 2016 08:00 am
The district is eagerly anticipating the opening of its new transportation facility behind Sidway Elementary School.
Chamber Gala 2016: Porter Empty Return Center is Ransomville Business of the Year
Sat, Feb 27th 2016 07:00 am
The Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the Porter Empty Return Center as recipient of the Ransomville Business of the Year Award.
State to help fund Wheatfield landfill site fence
Fri, Feb 26th 2016 09:10 pm
Sen. Rob Ortt spoke at Wheatfield's Town Board meeting Monday after he secured $75,000 in state capital funds to help construct a fence around the Niagara Sanitation Landfill site off Nash Road.
Summit mall sports dome public session set
Fri, Feb 26th 2016 09:05 pm
Residents will have a chance to voice their questions, comments and concerns on the proposed 138,600-square-foot sports dome structure set to be built on the backside of The Summit mall. The Wheatfield Planning Board has scheduled a public information session for 7 p.m. March 2, at Town Hall, 2800 Church Road.
Veterans Memorial Park projects plans progress
Fri, Feb 26th 2016 09:05 pm
The Town of Niagara Town Board is working toward obtaining funds for a memorial in Veterans Memorial Community Park.
Gus Macker event moved to June 4-5
Fri, Feb 26th 2016 09:00 pm
The Gus Macker 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament has moved up a week in the schedule to June 4-5.
Billoni: Corey McGowan seeks to build Island awareness as he builds career
Fri, Feb 26th 2016 03:00 pm
Born on St. Patrick's Day 1989 to John and Patricia, Corey McGowan has lived his entire life on Grand Island. A graduate of Huth Road Elementary, Grand Island High School and Buffalo State College, he left a career in business to follow his passion as a promoter and entrepreneur through Corey McGowan Productions.
'Frozen falls' climber Will Gadd returns to Niagara
Fri, Feb 26th 2016 02:50 pm
Nearly 13 months after he successfully climbed a frozen Niagara Falls, internationally renowned climber Will Gadd returned Thursday to find somewhat different conditions.
Town, Village of Lewiston hold joint work session
Mon, Feb 22nd 2016 06:50 pm
The Town of Lewiston Town Council welcomed the Village of Lewiston Board of Trustees to Town Hall Monday for the first of what is expected to become quarterly joint meetings.
Art of Beer returns to NACC
Mon, Feb 22nd 2016 07:00 am
Into a fun evening of select craft brews, good grub, music and art?
Nils Lofgren reflects on career with new material, tours Buffalo with Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band
Sun, Feb 21st 2016 02:50 pm
Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band perform Thursday at Buffalo's First Niagara Center.
GI Relay For Life to 'Give Cancer the Boot'
Sat, Feb 20th 2016 10:30 am
The Grand Island Relay For Life will look to "Give Cancer the Boot" when the fundraising season kicks into high gear.
Mark Daul: White Deer at Old Seneca Army Depot
Sat, Feb 20th 2016 10:00 am
Sometime back, when our kids were younger, our family was tent-camping-oriented. It was fun and full of memories.
Small-town art making a big impact
Sat, Feb 20th 2016 09:40 am
Times have never been better to be part of a small-town art scene, especially locally. In communities such as Lockport and Niagara Falls, new cultural experiences are helping residents and visitors alike view the area in a fresh way, while appreciating the unique history of Western New York.
Carmine's: A little slice of family
Sat, Feb 20th 2016 09:35 am
A new Italian restaurant has opened in Niagara Falls. Located at 1701 Pine Ave., Carmine's offers hearty and homemade Italian meals. That selection was too good to pass up on a recent snowy night.
Local chefs step inside Nickel City competition
Sat, Feb 20th 2016 09:35 am
From Feb. 21 to March 6, chefs from all around Western New York will battle it out on Buffalo's West Side.
Chamber Gala 2016: Lewiston Business of the Year: Warren's Village Hardware
Sat, Feb 20th 2016 09:30 am
The Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce Warren's Village Hardware as the recipient of the Lewiston Business of the Year Award.
Smith Brothers Pizza closing for now
Sat, Feb 20th 2016 07:00 am
Smith Brothers Pizza is packing up its pie trays. ... For now.
Village of Lewiston board not ready to act on Paladino plaza, Jerge apartment proposals
Sat, Feb 20th 2016 07:00 am
Village of Lewiston Mayor Terry Collesano and counselor Joseph Leone Jr. objected Tuesday to agenda items asking for approval in principle of preliminary development plans for Ellicott Development's plaza proposal and James Jerge's apartment complex idea. Both said it wasn't the right time to take action.
'The Sing-Off' winners Home Free bring 'fun for the whole family' to Buffalo
Fri, Feb 19th 2016 06:40 pm
Upon landing on season four of NBC's "The Sing-Off," a cappella/country act Home Free didn't want to be another "so and so," or just a fond memory. Rather, Austin Brown (high tenor), Tim Foust (bass), Rob Lundquist (tenor), Adam Rupp (vocal percussion/beat boxer) and Chris Rupp (baritone) set out to create a sustainable career.
Pasta Sauce-Off returns
Fri, Feb 19th 2016 03:35 pm
Two 13-year-old girls from St. Stephen School on Grand Island have, once again, set out to make a difference in their community.
Niagara County Builders Association provides networking opportunity
Fri, Feb 19th 2016 03:20 pm
Members of the Niagara County Builders Association enjoyed dinner and conversation with local elected officials Feb. 10 at the Como Restaurant in Niagara Falls.
Grand Island Fire Co.: Busy day for Island firefighters, medics
Fri, Feb 19th 2016 10:25 am
Fire Chief Matt Osinski reports Grand Island firefighters and medics handled five separate emergency incidents Monday, Feb. 15.
New Meadow Elementary sensory room dedicated to former student
Fri, Feb 19th 2016 09:40 am
Ryan Bertini was an 8-year-old student at Ohio School, when he passed away in 2005 from several medical conditions he bravely fought throughout his life. In his honor, the Remember Ryan Foundation was created. It provides grant money in support the visual and performing arts in schools.
Locals, tourists, enjoy first weekend of 'Be Mine with Wine'
Fri, Feb 19th 2016 09:40 am
Couples, friends and families sipped local wines while sampling sweet desserts during the Niagara Wine Trail's first weekend of "Be Mine with Wine."
North Tonawanda Common Council welcomes new Planning Board member
Fri, Feb 19th 2016 09:35 am
It was a quick night for the North Tonawanda Common Council, which took care of some business after the snow was cleared away Tuesday. The bimonthly meeting was held in front of a small crowd on a night that saw many residents digging out from the day's storm.
Best for a reason: Students, parents praise Adell's School of Dance
Thu, Feb 18th 2016 02:25 pm
In the nearly 10 years since Adell opened Adell's School of Dance, her studio has developed a reputation for seamlessly tying together hard work and fun.
Grand Island Town Board: Compromise sought on trapping issue
Sat, Feb 13th 2016 07:00 am
A ban on trapping on public land on Grand Island doesn't have the support to pass the five-member Grand Island Town Board, Town Supervisor Nathan McMurray said Monday, but he added a compromise is in the works.
Snow, cold does not deter Village of Youngstown
Sat, Feb 13th 2016 07:00 am
Continuing what's been a roller coaster ride of unusual weather thus far this winter, the snow and cold has returned to the northern Niagara County area.
A family firefighting tradition continues in Youngstown
Sat, Feb 13th 2016 07:00 am
Volunteer firefighting is an honored tradition in the Muller family of Youngstown. Currently, five members of the family are members of the Youngstown Volunteer Fire Co., and one is the new fire chief.
Town of Lewiston names new auditor
Sat, Feb 13th 2016 07:00 am
Slowly but surely, new Lewiston Supervisor Steve Broderick is starting to make his mark on town affairs.
Youngstown Village Board continues to discuss tourism traffic
Sat, Feb 13th 2016 07:00 am
Thursday night's Youngstown Village Board meeting was short due to the absence of trustees Steven Suitor and Tim Lockhart, as well as no public participation. Upon the early dismissal of the meeting, the board entered into a work session, inviting the public to stay and listen in.
Mark Daul: A winter steelhead contest; squirrels revisited
Sat, Feb 13th 2016 07:00 am
You'd think to yourself, "Who in their right mind would get up and prepare to go fishing at 4:30 in the morning in the winter?"
Grand Island Board of Education: First budget input session held
Fri, Feb 12th 2016 08:15 pm
Board of Education trustees heard the first news on the 2016-17 budget for the Grand Island Central School District on Monday.