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'Interim' tag removed from Town of Niagara police chief's title, as Guiliani settles in permanently
Fri, Jun 23rd 2023 07:00 am
Following his first attempt at the New York state civil service exam for police chiefs and assistant chiefs, Craig Guiliani made a deal with the Town of Niagara's human resources director.
'Fab Four' in Buffalo: Zoo welcomes 4 lion cubs
Thu, Jun 22nd 2023 07:30 pm
On June 2-3, the Buffalo Zoo's African lion pride grew when it welcomed the birth of four active lion cubs. All cubs were born to their mother, Lusaka, and father, Tiberius.
NYS: Older adults among those at highest risk for heat-related illness
Wed, Jun 21st 2023 09:05 pm
The New York State Office for the Aging (NYSOFA) and the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) are urging older adults, their family members and caretakers to be prepared for high temperatures and excessive heat this summer. NYSOFA and NYSDOH also offer tips and resources for older adults and loved ones to stay safe.
Lewiston business owners provide 'sandwich board' suggestions; Village Board to use input in creating new law
Wed, Jun 21st 2023 08:55 am
The Village of Lewiston is one step closer to adopting a new "sandwich boards" sign law following a productive, one-hour meeting with business owners at Tuesday's monthly meeting.
Sal Maglie mural check presentation at DeFazio's Stadium Grill
Tue, Jun 20th 2023 01:15 pm
Ron DeFazio, owner of "DeFazio's Stadium Grill" at 1234 Hyde Park Blvd., Niagara Falls, received a check on Monday from the Rich Entertainment Group and Bisons Baseball, committed to the completion of the Sal Maglie mural painted on the side of the establishment.
Welcome to Lewiston ... 'Lewiston Landing'
Fri, Jun 16th 2023 08:35 pm
The Upward Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony Friday for Dan Buttery, in celebration of the new "Lewiston Landing" sign he crafted and installed on North Water Street.
Village of Lewiston to hold public hearing on 'sandwich board' sign laws
Fri, Jun 16th 2023 11:00 am
"Sandwich board" signs will again be discussed by elected leaders in the Village of Lewiston, when the Board of Trustees hosts a public hearing at 6 p.m. Tuesday, June 20, at the Red Brick Municipal Building, 145 N. Fourth St.
'Thursdays on the Water': NT concert lineup announced
Fri, Jun 16th 2023 11:00 am
The "Thursdays on the Water" concert series has launched its sixth annual lineup with a splash.
1199SEIU: Nearly 100 union health care workers to be displaced by Catholic Health's reconfiguration of services
Thu, Jun 15th 2023 11:35 am
Nearly 100 full-time union health care workers at Catholic Health's Mount St. Mary's Hospital in Lewiston are working to find new job placements following an announcement that the hospital would cut critical patient services for rural Niagara County residents.
Ruffolo: Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center pledges to keep health care local
Wed, Jun 14th 2023 07:25 pm
As the leading health care provider in the Niagara Region, we are deeply concerned about the recent announcement by Catholic Health to cut a number of essential services at Mount St. Mary's Hospital. These service cuts, which include surgery, dialysis, imaging, maternity, GI, and some inpatient beds, will undoubtedly have a significant impact on the health care options available to Niagara County residents.
Facing 'dire space limitations,' FeedMore WNY announces plan to build new, unified facility
Wed, Jun 14th 2023 07:20 pm
In what it called "a continued commitment to strengthen and expand feeding programs in Western New York and reach more underserved community members," FeedMore WNY announced plans to build a new facility.
Higgins urges protection of 1,500-hour pilot training rule
Wed, Jun 14th 2023 07:20 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins is objecting to changes to the 1,500-hour pilot training rule included in the Securing Growth and Robust Leadership in American Aviation Act (H.R.3935). The bill will reauthorize the authority and funding for the Federal Aviation Administration for the next five years.
National Grid earns 3 EEI awards for New York emergency response
Wed, Jun 14th 2023 07:20 pm
National Grid has been named a recipient of three Edison Electric Institute Emergency Recovery and Response awards, which recognize the company's exceptional emergency storm response and subsequent restoration of electricity service to hundreds of thousands of customers across upstate New York during multiple severe weather events from November 2022 to March 2023.
Speaking at NU, NFL Executive Vice President Troy Vincent establishes The Vincent Commission
Wed, Jun 14th 2023 07:15 pm
Troy Vincent, NFL executive vice president, and Tommi Vincent, chair of the National Domestic Violence Hotline, have launched The Vincent Commission, a newly established entity formed to study and address gender-based violence on college and university campuses.
(Five For) Fighting the good fight: John Ondrasik teams with Ukrainian Orchestra to raise awareness
Wed, Jun 14th 2023 11:35 am
Myriad hit singles will echo down the Niagara River on July 11 when the Barenaked Ladies return to Artpark with "The Last Summer on Earth Tour." But one song will be especially poignant in light of continuing hostility in Ukraine.
Catholic Health announces reconfiguration plan at Mount St. Mary's Hospital
Mon, Jun 12th 2023 05:15 pm
As health care continues its shift from inpatient to outpatient care, and providers everywhere face ongoing staffing and reimbursement challenges, Catholic Health is focusing on the future by developing "Centers of Excellence" within its hospital network and creating a "Neighborhood Hospital" model to serve residents throughout Niagara County.
Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino to welcome Brad Paisley, The Machine this August
Mon, Jun 12th 2023 03:40 pm
Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino announced country music superstar Brad Paisley will perform outside at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 18. Then, at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 19, The Machine will take to the outdoor stage. Tickets go on sale at noon this Friday, June 16.
Celebrate summer at Lewiston GardenFest
Mon, Jun 12th 2023 09:05 am
Lewiston GardenFest, presented by the Lewiston Garden Club, is set for 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, June 17, and Sunday, June 18, along Center Street. The festival includes approximately 70 vendors selling flowers, plants and handcrafted garden art essentials, along with a garden walk, speakers, a container garden contest, and more throughout the weekend.
10 Miles of smiles: Regionwide garage sale in photos
Mon, Jun 12th 2023 08:55 am
Despite rainy bookends to the 10 Mile Garage Sale weekend, the event drew crowds throughout the River Region looking for long-lost treasure and unique items customers can't find anywhere else - even online. Saturday was the highlight, with sizzling pop-up sales and happy patrons seen on myriad streets.
New roof completed at French Castle at Old Fort Niagara State Historic Site
Fri, Jun 9th 2023 07:20 pm
The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, along with Old Fort Niagara Association, on Friday revealed a new roof on the iconic French Castle, one of the oldest buildings on the Great Lakes.
Niagara County DA announces murder conviction in Mariah Wilson case
Fri, Jun 9th 2023 07:20 pm
Niagara County District Attorney Brian D. Seaman announced a Niagara County jury convicted Atrel M. Hudson, age 29, of murder in the first degree, burglary in the second degree, and criminal possession of a weapon in the second degree, in the killing of 28-year-old Mariah Wilson in her Niagara Falls apartment on Sept. 4, 2020.
'Cruisin' the Wurlitzer': North Tonawanda event combines cars & camaraderie
Fri, Jun 9th 2023 11:00 am
Each Monday from 5-9 p.m. this summer, "Cruisin' the Wurlitzer" gears up for cars, conversation and camaraderie.
Photos: 'Lewiston Landing' sign unveiled
Fri, Jun 9th 2023 07:00 am
"Lewiston Landing" has arrived at Lewiston Landing.
UBMD pulmonologist warns about respiratory effects from reduced air quality from Canadian wildfires
Wed, Jun 7th 2023 11:35 am
With smoke from the Canadian wildfires entering our region and lingering this week, Western New York and much of the Eastern Seaboard is experiencing reduced air quality as a result.
The Skin Cancer Foundation offers tips on choosing and using sunscreen
Tue, Jun 6th 2023 05:10 pm
As summer approaches and we spend more time outdoors, The Skin Cancer Foundation would like to remind everyone how to use sunscreen safely and effectively as part of a sun protection routine.
New scam tactic called 'juice jacking' targets travelers to steal data when phones are plugged into public charging kiosks
Tue, Jun 6th 2023 12:05 pm
For this week's "Tuesday's Tips," the New York Department of State's Division of Consumer Protection is warning New Yorkers of a potential scam called "juice jacking," where thieves place hidden skimming units inside USB ports of public cellphone charging kiosks at airports, hotels and other public spaces to steal data.
Buffalo Bills, NYS, Erie County announce start of construction on state-of-the-art football stadium
Mon, Jun 5th 2023 12:10 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul, Buffalo Bills owner Terry Pegula, Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz and NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell on Monday announced the start of construction on the Bills' new, state-of-the-art $1.54 billion stadium in Orchard Park.
Lewiston Artisan Farmers Market starts strong
Sat, Jun 3rd 2023 11:15 am
The new Lewiston Artisan Farmers Market's season had a smooth start, organizer Jamie Symmonds of Willow Consulting said Saturday. Crowds were out in full force stocking up on fresh produce, flowers, honey and sweet treats, while sampling breakfast sandwiches, listening to live music, and interacting with Nickel City Canine Rescue dogs.
SBA: More than $15 million in federal assistance to residents & businesses impacted by December blizzard
Fri, Jun 2nd 2023 04:10 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced the U.S. Small Business Administration provided more than $15 million in low-interest loans to New Yorkers impacted by Winter Storm Elliott in December 2022.
10 Mile Garage Sale maps now available
Fri, Jun 2nd 2023 10:10 am
Who's excited for the 10 Mile Garage Sale!?!
Como Deli on Center Street closed
Fri, Jun 2nd 2023 09:30 am
The Como Deli on Center Street has permanently closed. Sunday was the eatery's last day serving the Lewiston community.
'Big Bounce America 2023 Tour' is headed to Buffalo
Wed, May 31st 2023 01:40 pm
"The Big Bounce America Tour" rolls into Buffalo bigger and better for 2023 with a 16,000 square-foot bounce house and a brand-new customized sports arena.
Independent Health 'Bringing Healthy to You' with healthy & free programming across WNY
Wed, May 31st 2023 01:40 pm
As Western New York welcomes the summer season, Independent Health is once again "Bringing Healthy to You" with a variety of fun and health-focused programs across the region.
Mount St. Mary's Hospital honors local EMS professionals
Wed, May 31st 2023 01:40 pm
Mount St. Mary's Hospital honored first responders from throughout Niagara County at its annual EMS Recognition Dinner, held on May 24 in conjunction with National EMS Week.
Service & sacrifice of Pfc. David Evans Jr. is recognized on Memorial Day
Tue, May 30th 2023 11:45 am
During a ceremony at the African American Veterans Monument, on Memorial Day, Congressman Brian Higgins presented the family of United States Army Pfc. David Evans Jr. with the Bronze Star, the Purple Heart, Gold Star Lapel Pin and six additional military service medals earned while he served in the Iraq War.
Memorial Day parade returns after 3 years away
Mon, May 29th 2023 01:00 pm
Following three years of pandemic-related cancellations, the Lewiston Memorial Day parade returned Monday.
Lewiston's founding families recognized on Memorial Day weekend
Sun, May 28th 2023 02:40 pm
A ceremony was held Sunday at Lewiston Village Cemetery, amid a new section of the site that acknowledges some of the area's original residents.
Frontier House update: Windows ordered, exterior work to continue this summer
Fri, May 26th 2023 11:00 am
With the summer tourism season about to start in Lewiston, new questions have arisen as to the status of the village's most famous building, the 199-year-old Frontier House.
'Hometown Heroes' banners program growing in Niagara County
Fri, May 26th 2023 10:00 am
You've likely seen them in your travels around western Niagara County: Attractive flags hanging from utility poles bearing the names of service members from the area. It's a project that's become known as the "Hometown Heroes" banner program - and it's gaining popularity.
Vandals target bathroom at new Village of Lewiston playground
Fri, May 26th 2023 10:00 am
Village of Lewiston trustees were livid Monday, recounting how the bathroom outside the inclusive playground at Marilyn Toohey Park was vandalized over the weekend - and not for the first time.
 

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