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Village of Lewiston will not pursue Center Street bike path
Tue, Sep 22nd 2020 01:10 pm
When the New York State Department of Transportation mills and repaves Center Street next year, a Center Street bicycle track will not be included in the redesign.
Cuomo: WNY appears 'stabilized' with coronavirus cases
Mon, Sep 21st 2020 01:05 pm
Speaking to the press on Monday morning, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Western New York is making progress toward lowering its number of daily positive coronavirus cases. Throughout the summer, this region was among the highest in daily percentage, crossing 2% on several occasions. The governor has said the infection rate is manageable at 1% or lower.
Plaques commemorate Niagara Gorge Scenic Railway at Artpark State Park
Mon, Sep 21st 2020 07:00 am
Artpark's history was center stage as members of the Niagara Frontier Chapter - National Railway Historical Society Inc. and Railroad Museum Of The Niagara Frontier, in collaboration the Historical Association of Lewiston and Artpark State Park, unveiled two new historical plaques outside of the performing and visual arts venue on Saturday.
Ali Price celebrates 'treasure' that is Youngstown
Fri, Sep 18th 2020 12:25 pm
Over past months, the Village of Youngstown - like countless other places - has weathered the COVID-19 pandemic. And there have also been fresh positives.
Bike track: Lewiston Business Group prefers 2022 Center Street repaving; public meetings set
Wed, Sep 16th 2020 04:20 pm
The Lewiston Business Group assembled Wednesday morning to share concerns about a conceptual Center Street bicycle track recently proposed by Niagara River Greenway Commission Executive Director Greg Stevens and Mayor Anne Welch.
Stevens provides additional details on conceptual Lewiston bike path
Tue, Sep 15th 2020 06:20 pm
Amid speculation the New York State Department of Transportation will decide which, if any, bike paths are selected for Center Street in the next 60 days, Niagara River Greenway Commission Executive Director Greg Stevens again appeared in the Red Brick Municipal Building to pitch a southside bicycle track on Monday.
Cuomo on Halloween: 'I would not ban trick-or-treaters'
Tue, Sep 15th 2020 01:45 pm
Earlier today, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced he would not ban trick-or-treaters from going door to door this Halloween during an interview with News 12 Long Island with Tara Joyce.
Higgins & Kulpa: Without new federal relief, local municipal budgets face steep challenges
Tue, Sep 15th 2020 07:00 am
Congressman Brian Higgins and Town of Amherst Supervisor Brian Kulpa expressed "great concern" Monday that failure to provide federal aid to state and local governments in response to the ongoing coronavirus health emergency will leave local municipalities with steep challenges leading to further unemployment and economic hardship for Western New Yorkers.
Have you seen 'It'? Halloween comes early to Lewiston
Mon, Sep 14th 2020 07:00 am
After more than a decade of entertaining (terrifying?) neighbors in Niagara Falls, Michael Nickles has brought his one-of-a-kind army of the undead to the corner of North Seventh and Onondaga streets.
Conceptual Center Street bike trail draws mixed reviews
Fri, Sep 11th 2020 12:30 pm
A new Center Street bike trail proposal from Niagara River Greenway Commission Executive Director Greg Stevens and Village of Lewiston Mayor Anne Welch was not an instant hit with the crowd attending Tuesday's municipal work session.
VIDEO, PICS: Hochul joins Village of Lewiston to cut ribbon on new waterfront
Wed, Sep 9th 2020 06:40 pm
Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul joined Village of Lewiston officials in officially opening the new, multimillion-dollar waterfront on Wednesday. Improvements at the popular Lewiston Landing include new shoreline stabilization measures to protect the area from future flooding and the installation of new floating docks, a new pathway with railings, improved lighting and power stations.
Underground Railroad graphic rail dedicated in Youngstown
Wed, Sep 9th 2020 09:35 am
Youngstown celebrated its role as a final stop on the Underground Railroad on Saturday, Sept. 5, with the dedication of a graphic rail at Constitution Park.
Cuomo launches 'The COVID-19 Report Card'
Tue, Sep 8th 2020 03:25 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday announced the launch of "The COVID-19 Report Card," an online dashboard that tracks real-time COVID-19 infections and testing operations of every New York school and school district.
Cuomo signs legislation requiring plans to protect public workers in future health emergencies
Tue, Sep 8th 2020 09:45 am
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Monday signed legislation (S8617B/A10832) requiring all public employers to create plans to adequately protect workers in the event of another state disaster emergency involving a communicable disease.
'School's Open - Drive Carefully'
Mon, Sep 7th 2020 07:00 am
There's no doubt that school openings this year will look much different from every other year. While we are looking to give our children a sense of normalcy in returning to school, there will be some changes to the daily routine. There are many twists and turns that complicate the roadmap for the reopening of schools, but figuring out how to get students to school safely may be the most complex.
Brickyard back in business
Sat, Sep 5th 2020 12:25 pm
The Brickyard Pub & BBQ is open for curbside pickup, serving meals to customers for the first time since fire damage forced its owners to temporarily close the doors at 432 Center St., Lewiston.
Mural completed at Artpark
Fri, Sep 4th 2020 10:30 am
Artpark & Company used its unusually (and pandemic-related) slower spring months to plot out a new mural project for the main parking lot on South Fourth Street in Lewiston. That grand canvas was recently completed and can be seen in these pictures from K&D Action Photo & Aerial Imaging.
Como for sale, not closing: 'Everything is open and continuing to go on'
Wed, Sep 2nd 2020 06:55 pm
"We could sell tomorrow; we could never sell. We're staying open here; we're staying open there. None of our locations are closing. And we could always decide to not sell," Colucci said. "As far as the Lewiston deli goes - or any of our locations - everything is open and continuing to go on. We're still taking banquets; we're still taking reservations at our main location."
Heart, Love & Soul announces Mark Baetzhold as next executive director
Tue, Sep 1st 2020 03:15 pm
In its 38th year of service to the community, Heart, Love & Soul has announced Mark Baetzhold will lead the organization as executive director beginning Oct. 1.
300th anniversary celebration of Le Magazin Royal set for Sept. 12 at Artpark
Tue, Sep 1st 2020 07:00 am
In Western New York, it is not often one gets a chance to celebrate the tricentennial of an historic event. But that's what is happening on Saturday, Sept. 12, at Artpark in Lewiston.
Niagara Falls illuminated in celebration of 19th Amendment's 100th anniversary
Mon, Aug 31st 2020 10:15 am
In celebration of the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment, Niagara Falls was illuminated red, white and blue on Sunday night.
Higgins says boulevard option in Skyway removal plan provides new gateway to waterfront
Sat, Aug 29th 2020 10:20 am
As the plan to remove the Buffalo Skyway advances, Congressman Brian Higgins says the newly released boulevard option provides exciting new connectivity for Western New Yorkers.
Hibbard's Custard teams with Village Bake Shoppe, Just Desserts by Aimee on cookie sandwiches
Fri, Aug 28th 2020 11:55 am
Like so many locally owned businesses, Hibbard's took time during the coronavirus pandemic's early stages to go back to the drawing board. The Lewiston fixture came up with a sweet plan to collaborate with two popular pastry artists.
COVID-19: Cuomo raising WNY caution flag; adds caveat to college reopening
Thu, Aug 27th 2020 01:30 pm
Speaking to the press on Thursday, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said, New York state's rate of positive coronavirus tests has been less than 1% for 20 straight days.
Coronavirus: Higgins, Cuomo, Murphy, Lamont oppose new CDC policy
Thu, Aug 27th 2020 12:50 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins, and governors Andrew Cuomo, Phil Murphy (New Jersey) and Ned Lamont (Connecticut) all have stated their opposition to new guidance issues this week from the Centers for Disease Control.
Collaboration and innovative technology leads to advances in stroke care at Mount St. Mary's Hospital
Tue, Aug 25th 2020 02:50 pm
Mount St. Mary's Hospital has launched Pulsara, a cutting-edge technology that improves communication between emergency medical services (EMS) providers/first responders in the field with emergency department specialists at the hospital.
Cuomo announces new, record-low COVID-19 test positivity rate - even as WNY is flagged
Mon, Aug 24th 2020 02:55 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Monday announced a new record-low COVID-19 test positivity rate of 0.66%. At the same time, he said, "Western New York we have a caution flag and we're focusing on it and trying to understand exactly what is happening."
Buffalo's own Goo Goo Dolls announce first-ever holiday album 'It's Christmas All Over'
Mon, Aug 24th 2020 09:05 am
On Monday, multi-Platinum, four-time Grammy-nominated rock band Goo Goo Dolls announced the release of a first holiday record. "It's Christmas All Over" will bow Oct. 30 via Warner Records.
Niagara County Legislature Chairwoman Becky Wydysh approves reopening of gyms
Fri, Aug 21st 2020 11:10 am
Niagara County Legislature Chairman Becky Wydysh on Friday announced she is approving the reopening of gyms and fitness centers, including indoor classes, in Niagara County on Monday, Aug. 24 - the earliest date allowed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo. He left the decision on gym reopenings to local county officials.
Baseball returns to Buffalo: MLB dreams come true; new book announced
Fri, Aug 21st 2020 07:00 am
When "Play ball!" was heard in Buffalo's downtown gem of a ballpark, Sahlen Field, at 6:37 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 11, I experienced tears of joy. The game's first pitch signified the return of Major League Baseball to Buffalo. The Queen City was a member of the Federal League in 1905.
Cuomo advising local health departments to prepare for COVID-19, seasonal flu double-teaming people this fall
Wed, Aug 19th 2020 09:10 pm
Speaking to reporters on a conference call Wednesday, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said New York is in "the second half of the game" - hopefully - with regard to fighting the coronavirus. He said local health departments need to prepare for flu season while not detracting from COVID-19 testing and tracing. Moreover, he said schools need to have a plan to mitigate a possible spread of the virus once campus doors reopen.
2020 Marble Orchard Ghost Walks canceled
Tue, Aug 18th 2020 12:35 pm
After much consideration, Lewiston Council on the Arts (LCA) regretfully announces the cancellation of this year's Marble Orchard Ghost Walks.
Cuomo allowing gyms to reopen next week
Mon, Aug 17th 2020 11:55 am
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Monday announced gyms in New York can reopen beginning Monday, Aug. 24.
7 million COVID-19 tests conducted to date in New York state
Mon, Aug 17th 2020 09:05 am
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Sunday announced 7 million diagnostic tests for COVID-19 have been conducted to date in New York state, and that the number of positive cases Saturday - 0.78% - was below 1% for the ninth day in a row.
Lewiston looks a lot different this summer
Sat, Aug 15th 2020 07:00 am
Four-and-a-half months after New York state went on "PAUSE" to prevent the coronavirus from spreading, organizations are still cancelling events. In fact, it's been a pretty steady, rather depressing stream of "See you in 2021 - we hope" messages sent to this newspaper each week.
$17 million+ in funding awarded through Lake Ontario Business Resiliency Program
Fri, Aug 14th 2020 10:30 am
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Thursday announced over $17 million from the Lake Ontario Business Resiliency Program has been awarded to more than 140 businesses in shoreline communities to assist with restoration and resiliency efforts from prior flooding events, and to strengthen businesses against future flooding.
Project Olive expires: Amazon seeks new spot
Thu, Aug 13th 2020 10:30 am
The decision by Amazon and its developer, Trammell Crow Co., to withdraw its application to build a 3.8-million-square-foot national distribution center on a 145.4-acre site at 2780 Long Road on Grand Island, essentially came down to growing and potentially uncertain costs. So said Supervisor John Whitney and the president of the Grand Island Chamber of Commerce.
PHOTOS: Artpark drive-in series revisits Tragically Hip
Thu, Aug 13th 2020 09:20 am
The Tragically Hip is a beloved Canadian band that, in any given summer, could've performed for a full month at Artpark and found the venue sold-out each night.
Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra pivots to video-streamed concerts for 2020-21 fall & holiday programs
Tue, Aug 11th 2020 05:55 pm
As Buffalonians join the rest of the world in adjusting to the "new normal" brought by the pandemic, so, too, must the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra.
UB School of Social Work creates resource to help instructors transition from classrooms to remote instruction
Tue, Aug 11th 2020 12:05 pm
Faculty and staff members in the University at Buffalo School of Social Work have created an online resource to guide instructors, across disciplines and across different colleges and universities, who are transitioning their classrooms from a traditional seated environment to remote learning.
 

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