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E-van comes to Wheatfield
Thu, Dec 19th 2019 04:30 pm
The program is called the BTOP Express - Better Technology, Onsite and Personal. It provides general computer training throughout the NIOGA Library System. At a recent Town Board meeting in Wheatfield, Sara Taylor, a BTOP e-mobile trainer, spoke to Supervisor Don MacSwan and councilmen regarding bringing the program to the residents, despite the town's lack of a library.
Niagara Regional Construction Alliance honors Bill Ross
Thu, Dec 19th 2019 04:25 pm
On Dec. 5, the Niagara Regional Construction Alliance recognized William Ross with the 2019 United Rentals Light Tower Award. Inaugurated in 2018, the award seeks to honor individuals whose service has shined a positive light on, and brought powerful leadership to, the construction industry.
Town of Wheatfield looks to 2020
Thu, Dec 19th 2019 04:25 pm
At the last Town Board Meeting for the Town of Wheatfield this year, department heads took a look back over 2019 and also what would be needed in the future.
Box of Hope outreach gets a boost from local businesses and organizations
Thu, Dec 19th 2019 04:20 pm
Over 200 North Tonawanda families will receive help from Box of Hope again this Christmas. Every child, 18 and under, in all of the registered households will receive a gift along with a box of nonperishable food items delivered to their home on Dec. 19.
North Tonawanda studies garbage
Thu, Dec 19th 2019 04:15 pm
The City of North Tonawanda's Sanitation Feasibility Study was recently discussed at a Common Council workshop. The document covers different innovations to lessen the blow of rising costs for garbage and recycling disposal.
Winter tips for Wheatfield residents
Thu, Dec 19th 2019 04:00 pm
A reminder to Wheatfield residents, the brush chipper went off the road in October. We did bring it out briefly after a windstorm and the town was covered three times to pick up storm related debris. The brush chipper will not be back out until spring unless we have unseasonably snow melt. The leaf pickup will not be back out. Bag leaves for regular trash pick-up.
Niagara Gospel Rescue Mission: Volunteer for the holidays
Thu, Dec 19th 2019 04:00 pm
On Monday Dec. 23, the Niagara Gospel Rescue Mission will start its "Feed the Falls - Christmas" events with a "Pie Party" at Cornerstone Church, 1290 Whitehaven Road, Grand Island. Following, the work for "Feed the Falls - Christmas Blessing" will begin, where volunteers will deliver a free Christmas dinner right to the doorstep of a family or individual in need.
Empire State Development, SUNY announce establishment of NY CREATES
Thu, Dec 19th 2019 10:50 am
Empire State Development and the State University of New York announced the New York Center for Research, Economic Advancement, Technology, Engineering and Science, or NY CREATES, held its first board meeting and is formally leading operations of Fuller Road (FRMC) and Fort Schuyler (FSMC) Management Corps., two nonprofits affiliated with the SUNY Polytechnic Institute (SUNY Poly).
Delaware North announces $500,000 commitment to Buffalo City Mission
Thu, Dec 19th 2019 10:45 am
Delaware North today announced a $500,000 commitment to support construction for the education center in the new Buffalo City Mission Community Center at 100 E. Tupper St. The center will be named the Delaware North Opportunity Center.
Community invited to candlelight Christmas Eve service at historic First Presbyterian Church
Thu, Dec 19th 2019 07:00 am
The First Presbyterian Church of Lewiston will open its doors to the community on Christmas Eve.
Terry Fator excited to perform in Falls; no interest in competing on 'America's Got Talent: The Champions'
Wed, Dec 18th 2019 06:15 pm
Though a preteen Terry Fator knew someday he would entertain audiences around the world, he couldn't have predicted the way in which fame would find him - or the degree of success that followed.
'A Quiet Place Part II': Announcement piece, teaser poster & first look
Wed, Dec 18th 2019 11:55 am
Following the deadly events at home, the Abbott family (Emily Blunt, Millicent Simmonds, Noah Jupe) must now face the terrors of the outside world as they continue their fight for survival in silence. Forced to venture into the unknown, they quickly realize that the creatures that hunt by sound are not the only threats that lurk beyond the sand path.
Buffalo Botanical Gardens' expansion projects $9.1 million annual economic impact
Wed, Dec 18th 2019 10:00 am
The Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens Society Inc. is currently completing the schematic design phase for a multimillion-dollar expansion that would add 40,000 square-feet to the historic structure. This project will help the Botanical Gardens meet the needs of the community, spark surrounding development - and generate over $9.1 million in economic impact, while creating hundreds of new jobs, the venue stated.
Memorial team provides Christmas for area families
Tue, Dec 17th 2019 03:55 pm
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center staff members, directors, friends and family members are celebrating the 2019 holiday season by bringing Christmas cheer to 40 area families including more than 80 children.
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center Foundation names Lynn Catalano new director
Tue, Dec 17th 2019 03:50 pm
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center announced its recent hire of Lynn Wolfgang Catalano, who will lead the medical center's Foundation and Community Relations, effective Jan. 1. Within these roles, Catalano will focus on building legacies and endowments, fundraising and elevating the visibility of Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center.
What's in a name? Mount St. Mary's Hospital announces most popular baby names for 2019
Tue, Dec 17th 2019 02:45 pm
It's likely one of the first big decisions parents-to-be make - sometimes long before their baby is born - what to name their new bundle of joy. Whether it's a traditional family name or the name of a popular celebrity or famed sports hero - Joshua, as in Allen, for example - most parents give a lot of thought into picking just the right moniker for their son or daughter.
Empire State Development announces opening of new advanced manufacturing facility in Niagara Falls
Tue, Dec 17th 2019 02:40 pm
Empire State Development announced the opening of the Sandstone Springs LLC production facility in Niagara Falls at the former Union Carbide brownfield site. Approximately 55 new jobs will be created at the 90,000-square-foot advanced manufacturing campus, which includes R&D and organic chemistry labs and product manufacturing lines - as well as bottling, packaging and packing production lines for vegan foods.
Niagara River ice boom approaches
Tue, Dec 17th 2019 02:10 pm
Installation of the ice boom for the 2019-20 ice season is planned to begin as early as today, weather permitting.
Long-term use of advanced driver assistance technologies can result in disengaged drivers
Tue, Dec 17th 2019 02:10 pm
Drivers with experience using advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) like adaptive cruise control and lane-keeping assist were nearly twice as likely to engage in distracted driving while using the systems compared to when they were driving without the systems, according to new research from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety.
David Lee Roth added to Buffalo KISS show
Tue, Dec 17th 2019 02:10 pm
Rock 'n' roll legends KISS have announced fellow musical icon David Lee Roth has been added as a special guest to the last legs of the "End of the Road Tour." Roth will bring his exciting stage show, featuring a twin guitar big rock sound and a set list of classic hits and future energy.
New York State Office for the Aging launches new website
Mon, Dec 16th 2019 05:30 pm
The New York State Office for the Aging (NYSOFA) announced the launch of its new website,, featuring improved design, navigation, search functions, and accessibility from virtually any device.
Jacobs introduces reforms to prevent voter fraud due to Green Light Law
Mon, Dec 16th 2019 05:25 pm
New York State Sen. Chris Jacobs has introduced legislation to provide protections against voter fraud occurring as a result of New York's Green Light Law.
Jack Eichel named NHL's 3rd Star of Week
Mon, Dec 16th 2019 05:25 pm
Vegas Golden Knights left wing Max Pacioretty, Ottawa Senators left wing Anthony Duclair and Buffalo Sabres center Jack Eichel were named the NHL's "Three Stars" for the week ending Dec 15.
FASNY: Heat your home safely this winter
Mon, Dec 16th 2019 05:20 pm
Winter is in full swing, bringing with it freezing temperatures and snow. As New Yorkers turn on their heat this winter and curl up next to their fireplaces, the Firemen's Association of the State of New York (FASNY) wants to remind everyone to follow some simple tips when preparing their homes for winter.
NY National Guard headquarters marks 383rd birthday with cake-cutting ceremony
Mon, Dec 16th 2019 01:25 pm
A 21-year-old airman with two years of service, and a 59-year-old soldier who has served since 1984 cut the birthday cake on Friday, Dec. 14, as New York National Guard headquarters in Latham marked the 383rd birthday of America's oldest military force.
Buffalo Niagara Waterkeeper opens enrollment for spring 2020 water academy
Mon, Dec 16th 2019 01:25 pm
Buffalo Niagara Waterkeeper has opened enrollment for the spring 2020 water academy course, running Thursdays from 2-3:40 p.m. (lab portion for ECC registrants only) and 4-6 p.m. (lecture portion for all registrants), Jan. 23 through May 14.
UB's Center for Ingestive Behavior Research awards its first pilot grants
Mon, Dec 16th 2019 11:50 am
The University at Buffalo Center for Ingestive Behavior Research (CIBR) has awarded its first series of pilot grants.
USAN: Hotel Niagara restoration breaks ground
Mon, Dec 16th 2019 11:40 am
USA Niagara Development Corp. on Monday announced the Hotel Niagara restoration has begun.
Taste of Buffalo seeking new restaurants, food trucks, wineries to apply for 2020
Mon, Dec 16th 2019 11:35 am
The Taste of Buffalo presented by Tops announced there is still time for local restaurants, food trucks and state wineries to apply for the 2020 summer festival. The deadline is Friday, Jan. 31. Applications can be completed online at
Center for Elder Law & Justice receives grant from Garman Family Foundation Fund administered by Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo
Mon, Dec 16th 2019 11:30 am
The Center for Elder Law & Justice has been named as a grant recipient by the Garman Family Foundation Fund, administered by the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo.
NFP taking holiday break
Mon, Dec 16th 2019 07:00 am
2019 has been a banner year for Niagara Frontier Publications. The Island Dispatch turned 75, The Lewiston-Porter Sentinel was presented the Chairman's Award at the Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce Gala, and the Niagara-Wheatfield-NT Tribune welcomed a new editor. Our readership continued to grow at and on our social media pages.
Can You Help? Buffalo Wheelchair Basketball Youth League
Mon, Dec 16th 2019 07:00 am
A GoFundMe launched to help the Buffalo Wheelchair Basketball Youth League raise $20,000 in order to purchase 10 wheelchairs for this program that integrates people with physical disabilities and people without disabilities together on the court to learn and play competitive wheelchair basketball.
Episcopal Cathedral brings Cambridge & Salisbury to Buffalo, warmth to homeless
Mon, Dec 16th 2019 07:00 am
St. Paul's Episcopal Cathedral, located at 139 Pearl St., Buffalo, invites all to celebrate Christmas by participating in worship experiences based on the rich and relevant traditions instituted by King's College in Cambridge, England, and Salisbury Cathedral.
Legacy at Lewiston: New patio home community a step above
Sat, Dec 14th 2019 07:00 am
Welcome to the Legacy at Lewiston Patio Homes Condominium Community. Located on scenic Northridge Drive, just below Ridge Road and operated by LMK Realty Associates LLC, this all-new condo community is comprised of 15 duplex units. These extend from the first bend on Northridge Drive west to West Eddy Drive. Units offer each buyer exemplary housing with truly unique offerings.
Tour of Homes winners announced
Sat, Dec 14th 2019 07:00 am
Attendees of the 15th annual Lewiston Tour of Homes had an opportunity to vote on their favorite home as "Best in Show." The "Par for Christmas" house decorated by Fay Bailey of Fay Bailey Designs, and Catherine Rotella and Al Piccirillo of Piccirillo's Florist, is the winner.
Village of Lewiston: Historical room invites visitors
Sat, Dec 14th 2019 07:00 am
"There's a lot of history, if people will just take the time to look," Russell H. Piper Jr. said Sunday.
DPW awaiting final pieces for Lewiston waterfront
Sat, Dec 14th 2019 07:00 am
Fishermen and visitors to the Village of Lewiston waterfront have noticed the last remnant of the old, damaged dock is gone. A replacement is on the way, and will be installed as soon as possible - likely after the holidays.
Village of Lewiston: Amy Salada retiring at month's end
Sat, Dec 14th 2019 07:00 am
Over the course of 30 years, there's no telling how many people Amy Salada has spoken with from her side of the clerk's office counter. Most comments have been cordial; others, well, not so much.
Lower River Road Town Park moving forward following SEQR
Sat, Dec 14th 2019 07:00 am
At the Dec. 9 Lewiston Town Board meeting, the board approved a negative declaration for the land at 4358 Lower River Road following State Environmental Quality Review Act findings. The declaration maintains that, based on tests and reviews done at the project site, the proposed town development has been determined not to have significant adverse environmental impacts.
Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce preparing for anniversary year
Sat, Dec 14th 2019 07:00 am
Leadership within the Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce welcomed members to a year-end breakfast on Wednesday at the Brickyard Brewing Company.

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