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Salada discusses new community police initiatives for Youngstown
Sat, Apr 12th 2014 07:00 am
In an effort to reach out further to the community, Youngstown Police Chief Chris Salada announced this week a series of new initiatives intended to make his department more visible to village residents and businesses.
Lewiston Democratic Committee honors Dennis Brochey
Sat, Apr 12th 2014 07:00 am
Town of Lewiston Supervisor Dennis Brochey was recognized as the Lewiston Democratic Committee's Democrat of the Year for 2014 at a brunch at the Niagara Falls Country Club.
'Lance' Dickenson announces candidacy for Lewiston-Porter BOE
Sat, Apr 12th 2014 07:00 am
I wish to announce my intention to run for the Lewiston-Porter School Board of Education.
'Dessert and Wine in the Stacks' benefits Youngstown Library
Sat, Apr 12th 2014 07:00 am
The Friends of the Youngstown Free Library will host the fifth annual "Dessert and Wine in the Stacks" fundraiser Friday, April 25, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Youngstown Free Library, located in the Red Brick School Village Center, 240 Lockport St. The event is suitable for adults and children.
Porter, Youngstown GOP endorse candidates
Sat, Apr 12th 2014 06:55 am
The Town of Porter/Village of Youngstown Republican Committee has announced its endorsement of (left to right) Will Ziegler for Youngstown Village trustee, Norm Swann for Village of Youngstown mayor and Tim Adamson for Youngstown village trustee.
Hibbard's is open
Fri, Apr 11th 2014 07:55 pm
Kiss winter goodbye: Hibbard's is open.

Hibbard's Original Frozen Custard officially began its summer season Friday in the Village of Lewiston. On a warm spring evening - after a long, cold winter - children and families lined up to grab the first ice cream treats of the season.

Lewiston Police Blotter for April 12, 2014
Fri, Apr 11th 2014 07:00 pm
The following activity occurred Monday, March 31, to Sunday, April 6, as reported by the Lewiston Police Department. LPD logged a total of 83 response calls during this period.
Youngstown Police Blotter for April 12, 2014
Fri, Apr 11th 2014 07:00 pm
The following activity took place from Friday, Feb. 28, to Tuesday, April 1, as reported by the Youngstown Police Department.
Lewiston Dems seek candidates
Fri, Apr 11th 2014 06:55 pm
The Lewiston Democratic Committee is now seeking interested candidates for the Town of Lewiston offices of town council member and town clerk.
Lewiston Family Spring Fling returns April 27
Fri, Apr 11th 2014 06:50 pm
Spring has finally arrived in Lewiston, and with it the 19th annual Lewiston Family Spring Fling.
Grisanti-sponsored bill would ban pet tattoo and piercings
Fri, Apr 11th 2014 06:30 pm
State Sen. Mark Grisanti, R-I-60, today announced he is co-sponsoring a bill that would ban the piercing or permanent tattooing of companion animals. He said subjecting pets to body piercing or tattooing is a cruel act that falls under the category of animal abuse.
Niagara Tourism & Convention Corp. announces staff promotions
Fri, Apr 11th 2014 06:30 pm
The Niagara Tourism & Convention Corp. recently announced the promotion of two staff members. Lana Perlman was appointed director of visitor services, while Lindsey Bowman was named tourism sales coordinator.
Porter Democrats search for town clerk candidate
Fri, Apr 11th 2014 06:30 pm
The Town of Porter Democratic Committee is looking for a Porter resident who has an interest in public service through political office.
Ceretto demands explanation from National Grid, PSC for high electric rates
Fri, Apr 11th 2014 06:30 pm
Assemblyman John Ceretto, in response to the recent spike in electric rates, is demanding an explanation for the increase from both National Grid and the Public Service Commission.
'Sing for Your Supper' at Hard Rock Café, Niagara Falls, USA
Fri, Apr 11th 2014 06:30 pm
This year, on Tax Day, Hard Rock Café is cutting Americans a break by asking them to lay down their wallets and pick up the mic. On Tuesday, April 15, Hard Rock Café, Niagara Falls, USA, opens up its stage to give fans a chance to "Sing for Your Supper."
G. Garvin returns to Cooking Channel to tour country for best southern-inspired dishes
Fri, Apr 11th 2014 06:20 pm
Chef Gerry Garvin, aka "G.," hits the road again for the third season of "Road Trip with G. Garvin," premiering Wednesday, May 21, at 9 p.m. on Cooking Channel.
Performers announced for 2014 Billboard Music Awards
Fri, Apr 11th 2014 06:20 pm
dick clark productions and Billboard, have announced the first set of musical performers at this year's Billboard Music Awards. Billboard chart-toppers Luke Bryan, Imagine Dragons, John Legend and OneRepublic will all join previously announced Jason Derulo as performers in the live awards show, airing Sunday, May 18, at 8 p.m. on ABC.
End hunger ... one step at a time
Fri, Apr 11th 2014 06:20 pm
Community Missions Inc. will host its annual "Walk for Niagara" (formerly "Feet or Famine") on Saturday, May 3, at Whirlpool State Park. Rain or shine, the event aims to raise awareness and funds for the agency's crisis services programs, which include the community soup kitchen, food pantry, clothing closet, and emergency housing shelter.
Memorial Medical Center honors volunteers
Fri, Apr 11th 2014 06:20 pm
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center turned the spotlight on its volunteers Tuesday, celebrating their service and commitment at a luncheon at the Four Points by Sheraton.
Sabres recall Connor Knapp
Fri, Apr 11th 2014 06:20 pm
The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team recalled goaltender Connor Knapp from the Rochester Americans of the American Hockey League. The team also announced it assigned goaltender Andrey Makarov to Rochester.
Malaya Watson eliminated on 'American Idol XIII'
Fri, Apr 11th 2014 06:15 pm
Malaya Watson was eliminated Thursday on "American Idol XIII" after she received the fewest votes. From Southfield, Mich., the 16-year-old sang "Through The Fire" on Wednesday night's performance show.
Niagara University reschedules contemporary Catholicism expert for April 25
Fri, Apr 11th 2014 06:00 pm
Niagara University intended to host the Rev. James L. Heft, S.M., for an address on "Catholicism and Interreligious Dialogue" in March, but a blizzard blew those plans away.
Village of Lewiston taxes going up, café going in
Fri, Apr 11th 2014 01:25 pm
Village of Lewiston residents can expect a mild tax increase in the next fiscal year. Trustees voted Monday to increase the tax rate to $7.26 per $1,000 of assessed valuation - an increase of 14 cents. They also approved a special use permit for the new Fresh Start café.
Village of Lewiston: Republican Party caucus April 29
Fri, Apr 11th 2014 07:00 am
Attention Village of Lewiston Republican voters: The GOP caucus is scheduled for Tuesday, April 29, in the Red Brick Municipal Building gym. Registration begins at 6 p.m. Voting begins promptly at 6:45 p.m.
Quasar reps grilled at Wheatfield meeting
Thu, Apr 10th 2014 07:00 pm
Quasar Energy Group brought a four-man team to Wheatfield's Community Center to answer questions about the safety of equate and the company's plan to build a 5 million gallon storage tank.
Brief Light House Pointe meeting
Thu, Apr 10th 2014 04:35 pm
Residents opposed to the rezoning of a parcel of the Light House Pointe housing development walked out of a meeting with developers after 20 minutes Tuesday, but stayed long enough to criticize the developers for scheduling the meeting on short notice.
Huth Road Elementary School: Welcome home
Thu, Apr 10th 2014 04:30 pm
Seven-year-old Gavin Firmstone got a surprise ride home from Huth Road Elementary School Thursday.
Grand Island Chamber of Commerce: Linenfelser named Citizen of the Year
Thu, Apr 10th 2014 04:30 pm
The Grand Island Chamber of Commerce has named Teddy Linenfelser Citizen of the Year for Service to the Community.

The chamber will honor Linenfelser at the 48th annual Citizen of the Year Awards Thursday, April 24, at Byblos Niagara Resort and Spa.

Teddy Klingel Linenfelser was born to Ted and Marion Klingel shortly after they and daughter Mary Ellen moved into their new house in Grandyle Village. She attended grades kindergarten through ninth grade at Charlotte Sidway School before taking the school bus off the Island for 10th through 12th grades. Her children attended Sidway and her grandchildren also went to kindergarten and first grade at Sidway.

Grand Island Fire Co. Call Summary for April 4, 2014
Thu, Apr 10th 2014 04:25 pm
The following incidents occurred from March 24 to 30, as reported by the Grand Island Fire Co. A total of 31 calls were answered by the department during this period. The GIFC has now responded to 337 calls so far this year.
Erie County Sheriff's Office Report for April 4, 2014
Thu, Apr 10th 2014 04:25 pm
The Erie County Sheriff's Office responded to 183 calls from March 22 to 28. Below is a sampling of the noteworthy incidents on Grand Island.
Obit: Marjorie L. Egan
Thu, Apr 10th 2014 04:25 pm
Marjorie L. Egan, entered into rest March 24, 2014. She was a resident of Grand Island.
Obit: Dale L. McCready
Thu, Apr 10th 2014 04:25 pm
Dale L. McCready, 58, a longtime resident of Grand Island, died suddenly March 19, 2014.
Erie County Legislature: Hardwick presents proclamation commending Island Dispatch on 70th anniversary
Thu, Apr 10th 2014 04:25 pm
The Erie County Legislature issued a proclamation at its recent meeting to recognize and commend the Island Dispatch on the celebration of its 70th anniversary.
Obit: Marjorie L. Egan
Thu, Apr 10th 2014 04:25 pm
Marjorie L. Egan, entered into rest March 24, 2014. She was a resident of Grand Island.
School Board candidates sought to fill 3 seats
Thu, Apr 10th 2014 04:25 pm
Candidates interested in a seat on the Grand Island Board of Education must file nominating petitions with District Clerk Janet Schuster by 5 p.m. April 21.
Grand Island Chamber of Commerce: Chamberlain named Citizen of the Year
Thu, Apr 10th 2014 04:20 pm
The Grand Island Chamber of Commerce has named Grand Island High School teacher Cheryl Chamberlain Citizen of the Year - Educator 2013.

The chamber will honor her at the 48th annual Citizen of the Year Awards Thursday, April 24, at Byblos Niagara Resort and Spa.

Chamberlain has been teaching with the Grand Island Central School District since 2000 when she and her husband, Gregory, moved back to where he grew up to raise their daughters Brooke and Sarah. When they moved into their home on Stony Point Road, Chamberlain was considering going back to school and her husband said, "Why don't you substitute teach at the schools on Grand Island?" This started Chamberlain's career focus in business education.

Town of Niagara Police Blotter for April 10, 2014
Thu, Apr 10th 2014 03:55 pm
The following is a sampling of calls received by the Town of Niagara Police between March 28-31.
Convenience store robbed in Wheatfield
Thu, Apr 10th 2014 03:55 pm
The Niagara County Sheriff's Office is investigating a robbery that occurred in the early morning hours of Wednesday, April 9, at the 7-11, 6955 Ward Road, Wheatfield.
Snowflake successful for NCP
Thu, Apr 10th 2014 03:55 pm
Niagara Cerebral Palsy held its fifth annual Snowflake Basket Auction on March 21 and 22 at the Niagara Falls Elk Lodge. Shown are attendees choosing where to put their tickets.
 


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