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Grand Island Town Board: Town Hall celebration
Sat, Jul 7th 2018 07:00 am
The contractor that provides garbage pickup for the Town of Grand Island is catching up on its work, the Town Board was told Monday.
DEC to convene issues conference on CWM
Sat, Jul 7th 2018 07:00 am
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation will convene a pre-adjudicatory issues conference next week pertaining to a long-sought permit application by CWM Chemical Services LLC for purposes of siting a new hazardous waste landfill.
Collecting Legos for cancer
Sat, Jul 7th 2018 07:00 am
Emma Seaman, a 13-year-old from Youngstown, is currently collecting donations of new Lego sets for Sebastian's LEGO Club, to benefit children in the cancer unit at Oishei Children's Hospital.
'Rock Out Cancer' benefit to help those with disease
Sat, Jul 7th 2018 07:00 am
Lower Niagara Community Survivors announces "Rock Out Cancer," its first fundraising event, will take place from noon to 8 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 16, at The Lewiston Stone House, 755 Center St.
'Nikola Tesla's S.T.E.A.M. Birthday Party' at Hyde Park
Sat, Jul 7th 2018 07:00 am
National Grid, Niagara Falls Community Development and the Niagara Falls City School District are collaborating to bring a new, family-friendly event to the heart of Niagara Falls. From noon until 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 10, join these partners for a celebration of the 162nd birthday of Nikola Tesla, one of history's most brilliant, under-rated and eccentric inventors, at the Hyde Park Playground (next to 911 Robbins Drive).
700 cyclists make 400-mile cross-state bicycle trip in celebration of Erie Canal Bicentennial, Barge Canal Centennial
Fri, Jul 6th 2018 05:30 pm
On Sunday, July 8, more than 700 cyclists will leave their cars behind to pedal along the historic Erie Canalway Trail from Buffalo to Albany in celebration of the Erie Canal Bicentennial and Barge Canal Centennial. They will arrive in Buffalo on Saturday to prepare for the launch of the 20th annual 400-mile Cycle the Erie Canal tour, organized by the statewide nonprofit group Parks & Trails New York.
DEC: $525,000 in grant funding available to improve water quality through tree planting projects
Fri, Jul 6th 2018 05:10 pm
Earlier this week, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos announced the first round of statewide competitive grants for the Trees for Tributaries Program, designed to support riparian tree-planting projects for communities across the state. Approximately $525,000 in grant funding is available to help plant trees and shrubs along streams to improve wildlife habitat, water quality and storm resiliency.
ESD: Israeli partnership advancing cutting-edge research in agricultural & environmental sciences
Fri, Jul 6th 2018 05:10 pm
Earlier this week, Empire State Development announced a partnership between Cornell University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS) and the Agricultural Research Organization (ARO) in Israel, known also as the Volcani Center, to advance cutting-edge research in the agricultural and environmental sciences. The two prestigious institutions will conduct research on critical issues confronting the environment today and its effect on agriculture, specifically the impact of climate change on crop growth.
Erie County budget monitoring report reveals robust sales tax growth
Fri, Jul 6th 2018 05:10 pm
The Erie County Department of Budget and Management announced the preliminary findings of the budget monitoring report (BMR) for May, which indicated strong growth of 4.93 percent in sales tax through April, and also showed an accompanying positive variance of $9,552,893 for May year-to-date. By comparison, the May 2017 BMR indicated an unfavorable variance of $8,478,351, which means the May position for Erie County has improved by $18,031,244 when comparing the two years.
Kearns: Additional weekend auto bureau service hours
Fri, Jul 6th 2018 05:10 pm
Erie County Clerk Mickey Kearns announced the Northtowns Auto Bureau is officially expanding to offer additional weekend hours. Joined by Tonawanda Legislator Kevin Hardwick, Kearns announced the Northtowns Auto Bureau will begin Saturday service on July 28.
Biomarker is discovered for a flesh-eating pathogen that can blind or kill healthy young people
Fri, Jul 6th 2018 05:10 pm
Imagine a pathogen that infects completely healthy people and can cause blindness in one day and flesh-eating infections, brain abscesses and death in just a few days. Now imagine that this pathogen is also resistant to all antibiotics.
July 28 fundraiser for Gavin Burns at BBC
Fri, Jul 6th 2018 03:10 pm
On Saturday, July 28, Lewiston resident Mike Carroll will hold a fundraiser - a "Christmas in July" costume party - for Gavin at 8 p.m. at the Brickyard Brewing Co., 436 Center St. The evening will feature an open bar, a DJ, 50/50 raffle, costume prizes and a huge basket auction. Tickets are priced at $30.
Town of Niagara's 'Pride in the Park' Independence Day celebration this weekend
Thu, Jul 5th 2018 05:00 pm
Town of Niagara Supervisor Lee Wallace has announced the annual "Pride in the Park" Independence Day celebration will take place from 2 to 10 p.m. on Saturday, July 7 at Veterans Memorial Community Park, 7000 Lockport Road.
NIMAC awards Merrell Lane Scholarship, talks Thunder of Niagara Air Show
Thu, Jul 5th 2018 05:00 pm
Last Thursday, the Niagara Military Affairs Council held their annual members meeting at the Niagara Aerospace Museum.
Painters Plus and NT city officials team up for 8th annual Project HOPE
Thu, Jul 5th 2018 04:45 pm
North Tonawanda Mayor Arthur G. Pappas announced that another city resident will experience an exterior paint makeover this summer.
Town of Wheatfield: Naughton to run for town justice
Thu, Jul 5th 2018 04:30 pm
Former Town of Wheatfield Attorney Charles J. Naughton, Esq., announced his intention to run for Wheatfield Town Justice.
Niagara County Department of Health offers a free diabetes self-management workshop
Thu, Jul 5th 2018 04:00 pm
The Niagara County Department of Health Nursing Division, in partnership with the Niagara County Office for the Aging, is offering a free diabetes self-management workshop.
Small Business Development Center offering free workshops
Thu, Jul 5th 2018 04:00 pm
The Niagara Small Business Development Center will present free workshops this summer aimed at individuals who are planning, work in, or own a small business.  Information provided in the sessions is geared towards assisting with starting, operating, or enhancing a small business. 
New Village of Lewiston recycling truck on the prowl
Thu, Jul 5th 2018 10:00 am
Village of Lewiston Department of Public Works Superintendent Terry Brolinski is pleased to report this DPW crew is now collecting recyclables in a brand-new vehicle. The yellow truck made its debut Thursday.
Photos: Peter Frampton, Steve Miller Band bring bevy of hits to Artpark
Wed, Jul 4th 2018 12:10 am
Two previous Artpark "Tuesdays in the Park" stars co-headlined a night of hits on Independence Day eve. Peter Frampton and the Steve Miller Band brought six decades of classic rock staples to Lewiston.
National Grid offers cool summertime energy-saving tips
Tue, Jul 3rd 2018 05:45 pm
The heat will be on this weekend. Forecasters are calling for an extended run of high temperatures and humidity throughout the region. With that, home energy usage in most households also will rise, so National Grid encourages customers to use these simple summer energy-saving tips to stay cool and beat the heat.
Peoples-Stokes, Jacobs announce funding for African-American Veterans Monument
Tue, Jul 3rd 2018 05:45 pm
Assemblywoman Crystal D. Peoples-Stokes and New York State Sen. Chris Jacobs announced they have secured a combined $800,000 to support the construction of the nation's first monument dedicated solely to African-American veterans and service members.
Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp. celebrates Canalside's 10th anniversary
Tue, Jul 3rd 2018 05:40 pm
Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp. announced the 10th anniversary of Canalside, which historically, was the western terminus of the Erie Canal and today has become a rich site of development, revival and activity in Buffalo.
'Summer In Your City': Events kick-off at Hyde Park
Tue, Jul 3rd 2018 05:35 pm
Niagara Falls Community Development's 2018 "Summer In Your City" begins Thursday with a free yoga session at Hyde Park's Duck Island (corner of Linwood Avenue and Robbins Drive). Thursday's event kicks off a four-month, family-friendly event series sponsored by the New York State Health Foundation, in partnership with the Niagara Falls City School District.
Niagara University graduate students present research at cybersecurity conference
Tue, Jul 3rd 2018 05:35 pm
Two Niagara University graduate students presented their research at the 13th annual Symposium on Information Assurance, which was held June 5-6 at the Empire State Plaza Convention Center in Albany.
Social Services employees wear blue to raise awareness, support Child Advocacy Center
Tue, Jul 3rd 2018 05:35 pm
Niagara County Department of Social Services employees recently held a "Wear Blue Day" to raise awareness about child abuse and to support the Child Advocacy Center of Niagara, a service of Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center. By wearing blue and donating a dollar or more each, they demonstrated their commitment to preventing child abuse and supporting strong families. The effort raised $250 for the Child Advocacy Center.
DEC encourages public to help reduce bear conflicts
Tue, Jul 3rd 2018 05:35 pm
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos advised the public that black bears are becoming increasingly active as the summer season ramps up. Homeowners can reduce the potential for human-bear conflicts by preventing bears from accessing food sources.
Anne Welch sworn into office as mayor of Lewiston
Mon, Jul 2nd 2018 08:40 pm
The Village of Lewiston has a new mayor, as Anne Welch was sworn into office on Monday. Her four-year term began with applause, as family, friends and supporters crammed into the Morgan Lewis Village Boardroom to watch the former clerk/treasurer take the oath of office.
Buffalo Sabres sign goalie Carter Hutton, 3 others
Mon, Jul 2nd 2018 12:10 am
The Buffalo Sabres on Sunday announced the team agreed to terms with goaltender Carter Hutton on a three-year contract with an average annual value of $2.75 million.
Buffalo Sabres trade Ryan O'Reilly for 5 players
Mon, Jul 2nd 2018 12:10 am
The Buffalo Sabres on Sunday night announced the team acquired forwards Tage Thompson, Patrik Berglund and Vladimir Sobotka, as well as a first-round pick in the 2019 NHL Draft and a second-round pick in the 2021 NHL Draft, from the St. Louis Blues in exchange for forward Ryan O'Reilly.
'ARP' Thomas Insana featured artist at Memorial Library
Sat, Jun 30th 2018 07:05 am
Thomas Insana's artwork will be on display at the Grand Island Memorial Library right before the holiday and continuing through the month of July.
Garden Walk set for July 8
Sat, Jun 30th 2018 07:00 am
The Grand Island Garden Walk Committee is hosting the Grand Island Garden walk, featuring gardens across the town. The walk will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, July 8. Maps of the walk are available at the Town Commons gazebo.
July 4 on Grand Island
Sat, Jun 30th 2018 07:00 am
Join the Town of Grand Island for the 43rd annual Dick Bessel Independence Day Run and the 49th annual Independence Day Parade! The kids run begins at 9 a.m. and the adult run starts at 9:10 a.m.
Lewiston Fire Co. No. 1 announces open house
Sat, Jun 30th 2018 07:00 am
Residents in the Village and Town of Lewiston are undoubtedly familiar with Lewiston Fire Co. No. 1. Headquartered on North Sixth Street in the village, Lewiston No. 1 has played a significant role in serving the community since its incorporation as a fire company in May of 1917.
Registration for 2018 Great Contraption Race underway
Sat, Jun 30th 2018 07:00 am
The It Happened to Alexa Foundation announces its 2018 Great Contraption Race, relocated to the Buffalo River and taking place Saturday, Aug. 18, is now officially open for registrants.
Town of Lewiston Board busy, even in summer
Sat, Jun 30th 2018 07:00 am
With work sessions now on the shelf for the summer, one could surmise that Lewiston Town Board business has lightened. But one could not tell that from Monday's regular meeting - one that addressed a number of matters and stretched for close to two hours before convening to an executive session.
2018 Niagara Pioneer Soccer League International Tournament kicks off July 7
Sat, Jun 30th 2018 07:00 am
On July 7 and 8, Niagara Pioneer Soccer League will host the annual R.E. Krug 2018 Niagara Pioneer Soccer League International Tournament at Fort Niagara State Park.
Island resident wins Northwest's $25,000 sweepstakes
Sat, Jun 30th 2018 06:55 am
Twelve-year Islander Albert Hujer was the lucky winner of Northwest Bank's $25,000 Home Makeover Sweepstakes. Results were revealed late last week.
Photos: Colin James & Blue Rodeo at Artpark'
Fri, Jun 29th 2018 09:10 pm
Canadian music royalty again visited Lewiston this week, as Artpark & Company hosted Blue Rodeo with Colin James. Between the two acts, fans were treated to an assortment of rock, blues, country and pop songs.

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