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Lewiston-Porter Sentinel Easter coloring contest form
Mon, Mar 23rd 2020 02:15 pm
Parents: If your child doesn't have access to the Easter coloring contest found in our newspaper, or if you are looking for an additional entry form, please feel free to download the poster HERE (PDF).
County Clerk Jastrzemski: Further changes at clerk's office based on governor's executive order
Mon, Mar 23rd 2020 07:50 am
Niagara County Clerk Joseph Jastrzemski on Sunday announced an update to the operations of his office based on executive order 202.8 of Gov. Andrew Cuomo that is in effect until April 19, 2020. The order includes:
5 new COVID-19 positive test results in Niagara County
Sat, Mar 21st 2020 12:30 pm
Niagara County Public Health Director Daniel J. Stapleton on Saturday said that, since Friday night, the county has received five new positive test results from the New York State Department of Health.
Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce: Conference call reveals additional safety measures, update for businesses
Sat, Mar 21st 2020 07:00 am
Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce President Jennifer Pauly organized a conference call Thursday morning with Lewiston Police Department Chief Frank Previte, Lewiston Fire Co. No. 1 Chief Les Myers, Town of Lewiston Supervisor Steve Broderick, Village of Lewiston Mayor Anne Welch, chamber staff and board members.
River Region still open for business
Sat, Mar 21st 2020 07:00 am
In the interest of public safety, Gov. Andrew Cuomo has severely curtailed the ways in which people can gather together. Restaurants and bars are limited to takeout and delivery; movie theaters, bowling alleys, shopping malls and hair salons are temporarily closed; events are cancelled; and nonessential businesses have to reduce workforce 100%.
Chamber of Commerce ready to assist
Fri, Mar 20th 2020 02:50 pm
Our community's new normal is drastically different than what it was one week ago. Businesses, organizations and residents have had to adapt to changes that seem to be happening by the hour. New ways of doing business has evolved with owners becoming innovative with what they have to offer. Some businesses have had to adjust their hours or close - hopefully temporarily. The workplace has changed, the community has changed, the home has changed. It is a change for everyone.
Lewiston-Porter working to help students, families affected by school closure
Fri, Mar 20th 2020 02:50 pm
Things have escalated very quickly since I last wrote this column, and much more may change by the time you read this.
Fish fry tradition continues at Tin Pan Alley
Fri, Mar 20th 2020 02:45 pm
The Lenten fish fry has become increasingly popular in the past decade, as more and more eateries have added haddock or cod to their menus. While some are still learning how to perfect that beer batter or the keys to quality coleslaw, Lewiston's Tin Pan Alley has long since mastered the fish fry. In fact, its dish has been a spring staple in the River Region for a quarter-century.
Niagara County: Help available in finding day care for essential workers
Fri, Mar 20th 2020 11:55 am
The Niagara County Department of Social Services today announced it has been working to identify open child care slots for public and private sector employees who are deemed essential and are having child care issues.
Deposits for Food suspended
Fri, Mar 20th 2020 11:30 am
Niagara County offers update on COVID-19 cases
Thu, Mar 19th 2020 05:15 pm
Niagara County Public Health Director Daniel J. Stapleton on Thursday afternoon released the following statement regarding the three positive COVID-19 test results the Niagara County Department of Health received from the New York State Health Department. These three individuals live in western Niagara County, which includes Niagara Falls and the towns of Niagara, Lewiston and Porter.
Wydysh: Woman who tested positive for COVID-19 'did not have any community contact'; 3 new cases confirmed
Thu, Mar 19th 2020 08:25 am
"Our communicable disease investigation team immediately began their investigation and now, after one full day of work, they believe they have an accurate picture of the affected individual's community contact."
River Region continues to adjust to COVID-19 virus
Thu, Mar 19th 2020 08:15 am
With news of the coronavirus dominating the headlines, announcements of states of emergency, cancellations, postponements and business adjustments have been continuing nonstop. The following were announced this past week.
Niagara County deals with first COVID-19 case amidst testing shortage, health director confirms
Wed, Mar 18th 2020 05:30 pm
On Wednesday morning, Niagara County Public Health Director Daniel J. Stapleton and Niagara County Legislature Chairperson Becky Wydysh confirmed Niagara County's first positive test for COVID-19. During his time, Stapleton voiced his frustrations about the severe lack of testing kits available in the region.
Modern Disposal acquires Republic Services' WNY operations
Wed, Mar 18th 2020 11:40 am
Modern Disposal Services, a family-owned company founded locally in 1964, today announced its acquisition of the Western New York operations of Phoenix-based Republic Services, the nation's second-largest waste-disposal company.
Niagara County provides details on COVID-19 positive case
Wed, Mar 18th 2020 10:30 am
Niagara County Public Health Director Daniel Stapleton on Wednesday said the first positive COVID-19 case is a 42-year-old woman from the "western" portion (likely River Region) of the county. She is in isolation at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center.
Village of Lewiston municipal building closed
Wed, Mar 18th 2020 10:30 am
Village of Lewiston Mayor Anne Welch on Wednesday announced the Red Brick Municipal Building is now closed to the public.
Niagara County has its first COVID-19 case
Tue, Mar 17th 2020 07:30 pm
Statement from Public Health Director Daniel J. Stapleton regarding Niagara County's first positive test for COVID-19: "This afternoon, the Niagara County Health Department was notified of the county's first positive test for COVID-19. All of our protocols are now underway. We are well aware that the community will have many questions. We will hold a press conference tomorrow at 10 a.m. where we will attempt to provide answers to those questions."
Niagara County announces slew of closures/operational changes in response to governor's mandate
Tue, Mar 17th 2020 05:05 pm
Niagara County Legislature Chairwoman Becky Wydysh and Niagara County Manager Rick Updegrove on Tuesday announced the following series of closings and service reductions as county government complies with Gov. Andrew Cuomo's mandate to reduce staff reporting to government offices by 50%. This mandate, they said, will promote social distancing and curtail the spread of COVID-19.
Eastern Niagara Hospital, Niagara County reach agreement for use of former Newfane hospital
Tue, Mar 17th 2020 02:20 pm
Eastern Niagara Hospital and Niagara County today announced they have entered into a short-term agreement for the use of the former Newfane Intercommunity Hospital for housing quarantined individuals, should it be needed in the effort to contain the spread of COVID-19.
Lewiston Council on the Arts hopes to debut 'Literary Arts Café' in April
Tue, Mar 17th 2020 01:50 pm
Planning is in the works for a "Literary Arts Café" that will take place on Wednesday evenings from April 1-29 upstairs at the Lewiston Opera Hall, 732 Center St., Lewiston.
Lewiston restaurants offering takeout, delivery options
Tue, Mar 17th 2020 10:00 am
Gov. Andrew Cuomo directed all restaurants to close in-house offerings as of 8 p.m. Monday. Eateries were directed to switch over to a takeout/delivery-only model.
Niagara County Clerk Joseph Jastrzemski provides update on services; DMV closed
Tue, Mar 17th 2020 09:45 am
Niagara County Clerk Joseph Jastrzemski on Tuesday announced a series of closing and service curtailments as his office complies with Gov. Andrew Cuomo's mandate to reduce staff reporting to government offices by 50% to promote social distance and curtail the spread of COVID-19.
Village of Lewiston encourages residents to be smart, stay home
Tue, Mar 17th 2020 09:05 am
"We just want everybody to be smart, and stay healthy, and stay safe," she told a room where the three audience members were seated at a distance from one another, as part of the Centers for Disease Control coronavirus guidelines.
Niagara County Sheriff's Office to 'remain vigilant'
Mon, Mar 16th 2020 07:35 pm
Acting Sheriff Michael J. Filicetti would like to address the decision made by New York state to reduce local government employees by 50% until further notice. Filicetti said all emergency personnel will remain available, which includes our road patrol, communications and corrections.
Niagara Falls Memorial updates revised visitation policy
Mon, Mar 16th 2020 07:20 pm
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center today updated its revised visitation policy to better protect its patients, staff and visitors in the wake of the worldwide coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak.
Village of Lewiston scaling back
Mon, Mar 16th 2020 04:00 pm
Yesterday, Niagara County Legislator Becky Wydysh declared a state of emergency for Niagara County as the coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to spread across New York state. The Village of Lewiston, in consultation with Niagara County, continues to take all necessary measures to ensure the safety of our employees, residents and the public.
Numerous River Region activities postponed or cancelled; WNY listings
Mon, Mar 16th 2020 12:50 pm
As the coronavirus has taken hold, all schools, bars and restaurants, and many business and community organizations throughout New York state have been forced to take drastic measures with extended closings.
Lewiston Public Library closed
Mon, Mar 16th 2020 12:00 pm
The Lewiston Public Library will be closed indefinitely.
Lewiston-Porter superintendent's message to community
Sun, Mar 15th 2020 10:50 pm
Lewiston-Porter Superintendent of Schools Paul Casseri provided this message via the Lew-Port website Sunday night:
COVID-19: Niagara County proactively declares state of emergency, announces school closures
Sun, Mar 15th 2020 04:20 pm
Though Niagara County is still free of confirmed COVID-19 cases, a state of emergency was declared Sunday - and all school districts will be closed Monday.
Aquarium of Niagara to close for two weeks in response to COVID-19
Sun, Mar 15th 2020 12:35 pm
The Aquarium of Niagara will close to the public at 5 p.m. on Sunday, March 15, and remain closed through 9 a.m. March 28, in response to COVID-19. All scheduled events and programs within that timeframe are cancelled.
Youngstown celebrates St. Patrick's Day
Sat, Mar 14th 2020 04:55 pm
Despite the coronavirus causing numerous cancellations throughout the area, the ninth annual O'Riordan St. Patrick's Day Parade took place Saturday on Youngstown's Main Street - much to the delight of the dozens of residents who attended.
'Jeopardy Beer and Pizza Night' fundraiser for HAL POSTPONED
Sat, Mar 14th 2020 07:00 am
It's Lewiston's epic battle of wits - part II.
Lewiston GardenFest now accepting applications for vendors & open gardens
Sat, Mar 14th 2020 07:00 am
With spring right around the corner, organizers are preparing for the 15th annual Lewiston GardenFest, set for Saturday, June 20, and Sunday, June 21, and presented by Lewiston Garden Club. Applications are now being accepted for both vendors and Lewiston residents who may be interested in showcasing their own gardens during the weekend event.
Lewiston Town Board honors 7th-grader
Sat, Mar 14th 2020 07:00 am
With a scheduled presentation by Buffalo real estate and consulting firm Emminger Newton Pigeon & Magyar removed from the agenda, Monday's Lewiston Town Board work session took a lighter tone.
Howard Hanna donates to Oishei Children's Hospital
Sat, Mar 14th 2020 07:00 am
Staff members of Howard Hanna Real Estate Services' Lewiston office on Wednesday presented a $2,000 check to representatives of the Oishei Children's Hospital in Buffalo. The donation event, held at Lower Niagara Moose Lodge 584, represented one-half of proceeds from Howard Hanna's 50/50 drawing held locally to benefit its "Children's Free Care Fund."
Community supports St. Peter's
Sat, Mar 14th 2020 07:00 am
Last Saturday night, St. Peter's R.C. School hosted a "Strike Out for SPS" fundraiser at the Lewiston Event Center. The evening featured local celebrities bartending in a team challenge, as well as live music by local rock artists.
Bail reform - the discovery element
Sat, Mar 14th 2020 07:00 am
One area that's said to have significant impact on a police officer's day-to-day enforcement responsibilities involves what is called the discovery element.
IJC to study ongoing Lake Ontario outflow problem
Sat, Mar 14th 2020 07:00 am
News from the International Joint Commission finds it is now beginning the process to investigate how possible improvements could be made to Plan 2014 and regulate Lake Ontario outflow regulation activities.
 

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