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Warren's Village Hardware to stay in the family
Fri, Jul 29th 2022 11:00 am
Good news for DIY-minded River Region residents: Warren's Village Hardware is no longer for sale.
Village of Lewiston: Work on $1.8M DPW garage addition set to begin
Fri, Jul 29th 2022 11:00 am
Trustees in the Village of Lewiston on Monday gathered at the Department of Public Works to break ground on a $1.8 million expansion to the DPW headquarters.
Eight Days of Hope completes third annual outreach in Buffalo
Thu, Jul 28th 2022 08:55 am
Eight Days of Hope wrapped up its third annual outreach in the Buffalo community on July 23. Hundreds of locals and out-of-towners came together over an eight-day period for one goal - to love and serve the Fillmore District of Buffalo.
No comments at Frontier House IDA public hearing, but more details revealed
Tue, Jul 26th 2022 03:15 pm
No members of the public were in attendance Tuesday when a hearing was held regarding a request made by the Frontier House owners for a payment in lieu of taxes from the Niagara County Industrial Development Agency. NCIDA Assistant Director Andrea Klyczek closed the meeting just two minutes after making her introductory remarks.
Garth Brooks makes Buffalo crowd feel at home
Mon, Jul 25th 2022 03:25 pm
It's 8:20 p.m. on a hot Saturday night in Orchard Park, and at Highmark Stadium, Garth Brooks is getting ready to make his entrance. As the drums rise up, they reveal Brooks underneath them, looking like Hercules lifting them skyward. It's a grand entrance, and the fans respond with a loud roar. It's finally showtime.
Pandemic intensified mental health crisis: In New York state, Project TEACH is fighting back
Mon, Jul 25th 2022 03:20 pm
The U.S. surgeon general is warning that America's youth face a "devastating" mental health crisis. The American Academy of Pediatrics calls it "a national children's mental health emergency." And obstetrician/gynecologists and other primary care providers are seeing increased anxiety and depression in their pregnant and postpartum patients.
Lewiston Police Department to crack down on jaywalking
Fri, Jul 22nd 2022 03:05 pm
Jaywalkers beware: Our police officers are on the lookout for you.
Artpark welcomes Gil Rose, BPO for special performance
Fri, Jul 22nd 2022 07:00 am
Artpark & Company presents "Opera in Concert at Artpark: Up Close and Personal" in the Mainstage Theater at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, July 30. The performance will feature the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Gil Rose along with vocalists Danielle Talamantes (soprano), Janna Baty (mezzo soprano), Dominick Chenes (tenor) and Michael Chioldi (baritone).
Kingdom Bound returns after 2-year pandemic pause
Thu, Jul 21st 2022 08:45 pm
Two consecutive summers where large gatherings were frowned upon, if not prohibited, made it impossible for Kingdom Bound Ministries to hold its annual four-day festival at Darien Lake. But with all COVID-19 restrictions lifted, and concert and event attendance rising - particularly outdoors - Kingdom Bound is a full-go, this weekend, for the first time since 2019.
ESD details $40 million initiative for Niagara Falls projects
Wed, Jul 20th 2022 08:25 pm
Empire State Development (ESD), its USA Niagara Development Corp. (USAN) subsidiary, and the City of Niagara Falls held a virtual information session Wednesday and announced program components and next steps for the Niagara Falls Strategic Economic Development Initiative. The $40 million plan is intended to spur targeted investment throughout city business districts along Niagara Street, Main Street, Portage Road and Pine Avenue.
Hochul announces new COVID-19 preparedness initiatives to protect public health, support ongoing pandemic response
Wed, Jul 20th 2022 02:45 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Wednesday announced new COVID-19 preparedness initiatives to protect public health and support New York state's ongoing response to the pandemic. Hochul announced the state is working closely with public health experts to craft a "fall action plan" to address the potential for seasonal coronavirus surges later this year, as well as strategies to allow students to return safely to school this fall.
Village of Lewiston still undecided about upgrading playground surveillance
Tue, Jul 19th 2022 08:15 am
To see or not to see - that is the question Village of Lewiston trustees are grappling with as they decide whether or not to upgrade surveillance at the new inclusive playground in Marilyn Toohey Park.
As latest phase of 'Cars Sharing Main Street' nears completion, Higgins, Kennedy, Peoples-Stokes & Brown announce $54m+ in new funding
Tue, Jul 19th 2022 07:00 am
Congressman Brian Higgins, New York State Sen. Tim Kennedy, New York Assembly Majority Leader Crystal Peoples-Stokes, and City of Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown were joined by the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority (NFTA) and Buffalo Place to mark the near-completion of the latest phase of the "Cars Sharing Main Street" project in downtown Buffalo. The leaders also announced $54.5 million in new funding to continue the work along additional sections of Main Street.
Hochul: Statewide listening tour to address 'future of farming'
Mon, Jul 18th 2022 05:30 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Monday launched a statewide listening tour on "the future of farming in New York state." Her team said a series of listening sessions will allow the state to hear directly from farmers about their priorities in addressing climate, workforce and economic challenges, and will help inform the state's federal priorities for critical funding and policy changes in the areas of agriculture, nutrition and the environment.
Bacon Memorial Presbyterian Church celebrates a century of faith & service in LaSalle neighborhood of Niagara Falls
Mon, Jul 18th 2022 12:25 pm
"Serving Christ and Community since 1922" is the theme of the Bacon Memorial Presbyterian Church 100th anniversary celebration event to be held Saturday, July 23, for membership and friends from the community. The church opened in 1922 and continues to serve at that very same location today. The land for the church was part of a fruit tree farm and was donated by the family of the late Jonathan Bowen.
Celebrating National Ice Cream Day with Sand Dock Sundaes at The Silo
Mon, Jul 18th 2022 07:00 am
Patrons at The Silo Restaurant on Sunday celebrated National Ice Cream Day in extraordinary fashion: Competing in the Sand Dock Sundae Challenge.
With developer eyeing mix of retail, restaurant & Airbnb, Frontier House renovation about to 'get more exciting for people'
Fri, Jul 15th 2022 07:00 am
Frontier House principals have cleared a major hurdle, and now have a plan in place to share the Village of Lewiston's "crown jewel" with residents and visitors.
Amazon looking for NCIDA PILOT; improvements to Town of Niagara possible
Fri, Jul 15th 2022 06:55 am
What once looked like a long and arduous process bringing an Amazon warehouse to the Town of Niagara is now down to only a few remaining steps.
Village of Lewiston cuts ribbon on new playground
Thu, Jul 14th 2022 08:30 pm
The Village of Lewiston celebrated its new inclusive playground Thursday with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at Marilyn Toohey Park behind the Red Brick Municipal Building. Since the site opened earlier this summer, it has been a popular location for families with small children. The splash pad has been particularly busy.
Bruce Springsteen to perform in Buffalo
Tue, Jul 12th 2022 11:40 am
Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band will kick off their 2023 international tour with 31 performances across the U.S.; spanning from Feb. 1 in Tampa through an April 14 homecoming in Newark, New Jersey, before heading to Europe. The shows will mark Springsteen and The E Street Band's first tour dates since February 2017, and their first in North America since September 2016.
39th annual Taste of Buffalo announces restaurant & winery award winners
Mon, Jul 11th 2022 12:35 pm
On Saturday, The Taste of Buffalo presented by Tops announced several local restaurants were named award winners in a variety of categories at the 39th annual festival. The judging was conducted by a panel of representatives from the local media, political and business sectors.
Heart, Love & Soul hosting 17th annual recognition dinner
Mon, Jul 11th 2022 07:00 am
Heart, Love & Soul will hold its 17th annual recognition dinner at 5:30 p.m. Aug. 23 at Niagara University, with a plated dinner and live auction. The event is a celebration of the achievements of HLS, a hunger relief and social services nonprofit in Niagara Falls, as well as recognizing the organizations and people that have been instrumental in its success.
Squonk brings 'Hand to Hand' spectacle to Artpark
Thu, Jul 7th 2022 09:40 pm
To celebrate its 30th anniversary, Squonk continues a multicity U.S. tour of its free outdoor spectacle "Hand to Hand," as well as performances in its hometown of Pittsburgh.
Ryan 'demands answers' from Thruway Authority about Grand Island E-ZPass 'errors'
Thu, Jul 7th 2022 09:55 am
On Wednesday, New York State Sen. Sean Ryan demanded answers from the New York State Thruway Authority regarding what his team called "a problem many Grand Island residents have been facing with the Thruway Authority and the E-ZPass billing system."
Barenaked Ladies visit Hibbard's, lend name to custard fundraiser
Tue, Jul 5th 2022 05:15 pm
It was three summers ago that Hibbard's Original Frozen Custard announced a partnership with acclaimed Toronto band The Barenaked Ladies. The end result was "Big Barenaked Bang," an original recipe made with ground coffee, chocolate coffee beans and semisweet chocolate bits.
Niagara River Greenway presents 16th annual Paddles Up Niagara
Tue, Jul 5th 2022 09:20 am
The Niagara River Greenway, along with the Town of Grand Island and the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, presents Paddles Up Niagara, taking place at Beaver Island State Park on Saturday, July 30.
PHOTOS: Bicentennial weekend ends with a bang
Tue, Jul 5th 2022 09:15 am
Lewiston's celebration of its first 200 years ended in spectacular fashion Monday night, with a team of skydivers and 30-minute-plus fireworks show over the plateau.
Monitoring COVID-19: Could medicine found in wastewater provide an early warning?
Tue, Jul 5th 2022 06:55 am
In a pilot project exploring ways to monitor COVID-19, University at Buffalo scientists hunted for pharmaceuticals and viral RNA simultaneously in wastewater in Western New York.
PHOTOS: Bicentennial picnics, potter's field dedication
Sun, Jul 3rd 2022 03:20 pm
Lewiston's bicentennial celebration continued Sunday with an outdoor community service and old-fashioned picnic at First Presbyterian Church.
PHOTOS: Lewiston bicentennial BPO concert
Sat, Jul 2nd 2022 05:15 pm
In the afternoon, the Alphonso I. DiMino Memorial Band Shell was dedicated at Academy Park. Following some remarks from Tops owner Anthony DiMino and Mayor Anne Welch, the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra performed in front of a vast crowd.
PHOTOS: Lewiston bicentennial parade
Sat, Jul 2nd 2022 04:40 pm
Lewiston's bicentennial celebration continued Saturday with a parade down Center Street. Participants included marching bands, dance studios, first responders, local businesses and elected leaders.
Higgins: Border restrictions breaking US-Canada relationship & economies
Thu, Jun 30th 2022 09:20 am
Congressman Brian Higgins, who represents the cities of Buffalo and Niagara Falls, released the following statement in response to the Canadian government's notice it is extending current land border restrictions through at least the end of September.
Urbacon, Niagara Falls Redevelopment offer plan to develop $1.48B 'Niagara Digital Campus'
Tue, Jun 28th 2022 05:15 pm
Urbacon, a developer of commercial and industrial properties in Canada and the northern U.S., has teamed up with Niagara Falls Redevelopment (NFR) to announce a "landmark partnership" to develop the "Niagara Digital Campus" - what it calls "an innovative, $1.48 billion technology and data hub that will bring thousands of jobs and cutting-edge technological infrastructure to the City of Niagara Falls."
Bob Weaver technician No. 1 in the nation
Tue, Jun 28th 2022 05:10 pm
Yamaha Motor Corp. U.S.A. recently selected its top six outstanding motorsports technicians, taken from over a hundred applicants. These individuals were chosen based on Yamaha technical training gold certification scores, and went to Atlanta to compete.
'Welcome to Historic Lewiston' sign removed
Mon, Jun 27th 2022 03:15 pm
As finishing touches on Center Street's repaving continue, the large, maroon "Welcome to Historic Lewiston" sign was removed Monday.
NYS invites small businesses to check eligibility for $250 million COVID-19 Capital Costs Tax Credit program
Mon, Jun 27th 2022 01:45 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul recently announced the opening of the initial intake tool to help small businesses determine their eligibility for the COVID-19 Capital Costs Tax Credit. The $250 million program will support small businesses that made investments to comply with emergency orders and regulations, or to increase public safety, in response to COVID-19. If deemed eligible by the screening tool, a link to the application will be provided when the program application opens.
Higgins honors Hispanic American Vietnam veteran Luis R. Sierra
Mon, Jun 27th 2022 10:15 am
Congressman Brian Higgins recently honored the service and sacrifice of Vietnam veteran Luis R. Sierra, presenting the service medals Sierra earned during the ninth annual Hispanic American Heritage Council Community Breakfast at D'Youville University.
'I don't feel safe anymore': Niagara residents, leaders continue battles over Amazon warehouse proposal
Fri, Jun 24th 2022 10:25 am
Traffic concerns continued to dominate the conversation Tuesday, as residents and Town of Niagara elected officials butted heads over the proposed Amazon warehouse that could be a financial windfall for the town.
Flogging Molly to bring honesty - plus a little 'Swagger' and 'Anthem' - to Artpark
Fri, Jun 24th 2022 07:00 am
A little over 20 years ago, I caught Flogging Molly performing at a small club in Rochester. I was a single, custodial dad of a couple of young sons, and one of them begged me to take him and his younger brother to the show on a school night.
Niagara Wine Trail celebrates 20 years
Thu, Jun 23rd 2022 07:00 am
The grape has deep roots in Niagara County - and thanks to the Niagara Wine Trail, its growing climate and season, the fruit has become an important part of the local tourism industry.
 

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