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Plans presented for Frontier House
Tue, May 11th 2021 11:05 am
The Village of Lewiston has its first look at plans to restore the historic Frontier House at 460 Center St.
Everything you need to know about the May 17 tax filing deadline
Mon, May 10th 2021 03:35 pm
The New York State Department of Taxation and Finance on Monday reminded taxpayers who have yet to file their tax returns that the deadline to do so is Monday, May 17. To date, the department has processed more than 9 million returns and issued 4.7 million refunds. Eligible taxpayers who still need to prepare and submit their returns can do so for free at www.tax.ny.gov.
Lewiston Council on the Arts & Lewiston Public Library to debut 'Bug Fest'
Mon, May 10th 2021 03:30 pm
The Lewiston Council on the Arts and the Lewiston Public Library have teamed up to present a new offering, called "Bug Fest." It will take place in Seneca "Bug" Park, adjacent to the library on South Eighth St., from 1-4 p.m. Saturday, July 10. LCA said the event will feature "lots of cool, bug-themed programs for children of all ages."
Fitz and the Tantrums to perform at Artpark on July 6
Mon, May 10th 2021 11:35 am
Fitz and the Tantrums will perform on the Artpark Amphitheater stage with special guest Colony House at 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 6. The concert is part of "Tuesdays in the Park" presented by M&T Bank, with featured act sponsor Miller Lite.
Lew-Port student holds fundraiser to help out Youngstown fire families
Fri, May 7th 2021 11:55 am
On Tuesday, March 2, a fast-moving fire at a Village of Youngstown apartment complex resulted in significant damage to the building and displaced four families with children into the chilly winter night.
Former Page's Whistle Pig and Clancy's Restaurant site demolished
Fri, May 7th 2021 11:25 am
Last Thursday, demolition crews began tearing down the vacated structures located at 7001 Packard Road in the Town of Niagara. The location was most recently the site of Clancy's Restaurant. However, for many locals, the location will forever be remembered as the home of Page's Whistle Pig.
Niagara County Peach Festival to return
Fri, May 7th 2021 11:20 am
As announcements continue on the state level with regard to COVID-19 reopening plans and protocol changes, there's some upbeat news on the local level: The annual Niagara County (aka Lewiston Kiwanis) Peach festival is a go for this year.
Cuomo signs first-in-nation HERO Act into law
Fri, May 7th 2021 09:40 am
Gov. Andrew Cuomo released this statement on Thursday:
During Tourism Week, WNY leaders highlight importance of welcoming back Canadian visitor
Fri, May 7th 2021 09:15 am
Congressman Brian Higgins was joined Thursday by Visit Buffalo Niagara members and other community partners to observe National Travel & Tourism Week, which runs May 2-8. He highlighted the importance of safely reopening the border between the U.S. and Canada to support tourism jobs and economic growth.
Destination Niagara: New Yorkers choosing to vacation in state will make a difference in 2021
Wed, May 5th 2021 11:50 am
In a statewide collaboration coordinated by the New York State Tourism Industry Association, New York state residents are being asked to "Roam the Empire" in 2021.
Catholic Health earns top Leapfrog safety grades 'A'gain
Wed, May 5th 2021 09:05 am
Catholic Health has again earned the Buffalo Niagara Region's highest cumulative overall score from The Leapfrog Group. In the spring 2021 Hospital Safety Grade Report, they earned the only "A" safety grades in Erie and Niagara counties. In fact, Kenmore Mercy and Mount St. Mary's hospitals earned two of the 16 "A" grades given in all of New York.
DEC announces May 20 virtual angler outreach
Tue, May 4th 2021 02:35 pm
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation announced a virtual meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 20, to provide an opportunity for the public to learn about the status of Lake Erie and upper Niagara River fisheries.
Buffalo City Mission: Nearly $40,000 commitment from Northtown Subaru's 'Share the Love' campaign
Tue, May 4th 2021 02:05 pm
The Buffalo City Mission on Tuesday announced a $38.952.38 financial commitment from Northtown Subaru, a part of Northtown Automotive Companies.
From victims to victors: Family Justice Center helps find path out of domestic abuse
Mon, May 3rd 2021 12:40 pm
"If the Family Justice Center had existed on Grand Island when I was going through what I experienced, I would not have had that public humiliation in court," Mason says. "It would have been very private. It has been a very long, arduous process to end up at Trinity, and this has been a very collaborative project with so many individuals involved."
New Silo season begins with new look, new flavor(s)
Fri, Apr 30th 2021 11:00 am
Lewiston's The Silo Restaurant was one of the eateries that took the COVID-19 situation seriously - and took noticeable action to ensure safety and comfort.
NCCC ahead of the curve amidst budding cannabis industry
Fri, Apr 30th 2021 11:00 am
On March 31, Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed legislation legalizing adult use of cannabis throughout New York. During the announcement, Cuomo said the development of an adult-use cannabis industry in New York has, "The potential to create significant economic opportunities for New Yorkers and the state." Its estimated the industry could bring in $350 million in tax revenue each year and potentially create 30,000 to 60,000 jobs.
New York to provide 1,000 COVID-19 vaccine doses for pop-up site targeting 16- to 25-year-old population in Buffalo
Fri, Apr 30th 2021 09:00 am
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Thursday announced New York state will provide 1,000 COVID-19 vaccine doses and establish a new pop-up site targeting 16- to 25-year-olds in Buffalo. He also announced the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority will provide 1,000 day passes to help eligible residents reach the pop-up site.
Genesis to perform in Buffalo
Thu, Apr 29th 2021 10:50 am
On Thursday, Genesis announced their highly anticipated return to North America for the first time in 14 years with "The Last Domino?" tour dates that will have Tony Banks, Phil Collins and Mike Rutherford playing major cities across the U.S. and Canada this November and December. Kicking off at Chicago's United Center on Nov. 15, the group will be joined by Nic Collins on drums, and the band's long-time lead guitar and bass player Daryl Stuermer.
Cuomo: State will end food & beverage service curfew
Wed, Apr 28th 2021 10:30 am
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Wednesday announced the midnight food and beverage service curfew will be lifted for outdoor dining areas beginning May 17 and for indoor dining areas beginning May 31.
New York to adopt new CDC guidance on mask use for fully vaccinated people
Tue, Apr 27th 2021 04:15 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday announced New York state will adopt the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's new guidance on mask use for fully vaccinated people. The guidelines state fully vaccinated people - defined as two or more weeks after receiving the second dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine or the single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine - no longer need to wear masks outdoors, except in certain crowded settings and venues.
All NYS mass-vaccination sites open to walk-in appointments for eligible adults
Tue, Apr 27th 2021 02:30 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday announced that, beginning Thursday, April 29, all New York state mass-vaccination sites will be open to eligible New Yorkers for walk-in vaccination on a first-come, first-served basis for all.
SBA: Applications opening for $28.6 billion-plus Restaurant Revitalization Fund
Tue, Apr 27th 2021 01:45 pm
SBA Administrator Isabella Casillas Guzman announced the U.S. Small Business Administration will begin registrations at 9 a.m. EDT Friday, April 30, and open applications at noon Monday, May 3, for the Restaurant Revitalization Fund. The online application will remain open to any eligible establishment until all funds are exhausted.
Lewiston/NOTL Rotary gives back
Mon, Apr 26th 2021 04:00 pm
They said it couldn't be done!
Students build motorized open wheelchair for local boy
Mon, Apr 26th 2021 04:00 pm
More than 25 student participants from the WNY STEM Hub and AT&T open wheelchair building workshops program were joined by executives from WNY STEM HUB and AT&T at the Health Sciences Charter School to present a local young boy a new motorized wheelchair the students designed, built and donated to help him live a more mobile life.
Ransomville Speedway hosts pre-tech inspection; 'Test & Tune' session up next
Mon, Apr 26th 2021 04:00 pm
Ransomville Speedway hosted its pre-tech session at the speedway on Sunday afternoon. Drivers representing all of Ransomville's weekly racing divisions took part to make sure their equipment is all set for the 2021 season.
PHOTOS: Niagara Falls State Park to build $46 million, state-of-the-art visitor center
Fri, Apr 23rd 2021 05:15 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Friday announced the design for a new, $46 million, state-of-the-art visitor center in Niagara Falls State Park. His team said, "The facility will be a gateway to adventure along the Niagara River corridor, greatly improving the visitor experience, complementing nature, increasing the length of visits within the park in all four seasons, and enhancing awareness of nearby recreational and cultural offerings."
Deposits for Food makes Earth Day Donation to local food pantries
Fri, Apr 23rd 2021 04:20 pm
In honor of Earth Day 2021, Deposits for Food presented checks totaling $2,000 to Niagara Falls food pantries Heart, Love & Soul and Community Missions.
SBA to reopen Shuttered Venue Operators Grants for applications
Fri, Apr 23rd 2021 04:15 pm
The U.S. Small Business Administration will reopen the Shuttered Venue Operators Grant application portal at 12:30 p.m. EDT Saturday for operators of live venues, live performing arts organizations, museums and movie theaters, as well as live venue promoters, theatrical producers and talent representatives to apply for critical economic relief.
Cuomo: Western New York has not taken COVID-19 seriously enough
Fri, Apr 23rd 2021 03:40 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Western New York's state-leading percentage of new coronavirus cases is a direct result of resident behavior. Speaking to the press Friday, he echoed a statement made earlier this week by Erie County leaders.
Debate continues on Buffalo Skyway: Local opposition grows to plans for removal
Fri, Apr 23rd 2021 11:00 am
"What to do with the Buffalo Skyway?"
Toronto Blue Jays will be happy with Buffalo Bisons accommodations this summer
Fri, Apr 23rd 2021 07:00 am
Barring a monumental miracle by June 1, the Toronto Blue Jays will again call downtown Buffalo's Sahlen Field home. The Canadian government has yet to grant them approval to return to the Rogers Centre. With COVID-19 cases on the rise in Canada, and Ontario recently entering another lockdown, it is unlikely the Jays will return to the field they last called home in 2019 anytime soon.
Spring awakens at Artpark, where Mother Earth is celebrated
Thu, Apr 22nd 2021 10:45 am
This Earth Day, Artpark turned to members of the Six Nations Confederacy for lessons on how to live in harmony with Mother Earth - something the Six Nations has done for millennia.
Cuomo: Decision on festivals coming soon
Thu, Apr 22nd 2021 07:00 am
Will large-scale outdoor festivals and concerts be back this summer - and if so, what will the safety requirements look like?
AAA hosts 'Great Battery Roundup'
Wed, Apr 21st 2021 07:00 am
Held in conjunction with Earth Day, the AAA "Great Battery Roundup" is designed to encourage motorists to take old automotive or marine lead-acid batteries to a local collection point where they can be safely recycled and formed into new batteries. AAA Western and Central New York is pleased to participate with a convenient program this year.
Higgins responds to closed-border extension; advocates for reopening plan
Tue, Apr 20th 2021 02:00 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins, co-chair of the northern border caucus, addressed the renewed shutdown of the border between the U.S. and Canada in remarks on the floor of the House of Representatives.
COVID-19: Movie theater capacity increasing to 33%; museums, aquariums, zoos & botanical gardens increase to 50%
Tue, Apr 20th 2021 10:15 am
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Monday updated New Yorkers on the state's progress during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. He announced movie theater capacity will increase to 33% starting April 26. Also on that day, low-risk, indoor and outdoor arts and entertainment - including museums, aquariums, zoos and botanical gardens - will increase to 50% capacity.
93rd Oscars performers kick off Oscar Sunday
Mon, Apr 19th 2021 01:10 pm
Celeste, H.E.R., Leslie Odom Jr., Laura Pausini, Daniel Pemberton, Molly Sandén and Diane Warren will perform the five nominated original songs in their entirety for "Oscars: Into the Spotlight," the lead-in to the 93rd Oscars, producers Jesse Collins, Stacey Sher and Steven Soderbergh announced. One performance will be recorded in Húsavík, Iceland, and four at the Dolby Family Terrace of the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures in Los Angeles.
'Big R': 'Test, Tune, and Time' scheduled for April 30 at Ransomville Speedway
Mon, Apr 19th 2021 01:05 pm
Drivers will get their first opportunity to take their cars onto the track at the Ransomville Speedway on Friday, April 30, for "Test, Tune, and Time," presented by VP Racing Fuels. A 55-gallon drum of VP Racing Fuel will be presented to the pole winners in the Krown Undercoating Modifieds and Investor's Service Sportsman divisions.
DOT provides update on Center Street paving
Fri, Apr 16th 2021 12:20 pm
Center Street's face-lift might occur later than originally expected.
Winner announced in Community Missions' 2021 Corvette raffle
Fri, Apr 16th 2021 09:55 am
Over the past several months, Community Missions sold 1,000 raffle tickets for a 2021 Chevrolet Corvette as a fundraiser for its crisis and community services. Jeff Tornabene of Niagara Falls had his name drawn, and picked up his Corvette last week.
 

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