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Center Street projects moving along: Work continues on plaza, Fourth & Center, Frontier House
Fri, Oct 23rd 2020 09:10 am
Center Street construction projects were delayed last spring by the coronavirus pandemic and subsequent "New York State on PAUSE" executive orders. As summer approached and some restrictions were lifted, people expected to see a rush of activity on the village's main thoroughfare.
Wheatfield Pumpkin Farm open & welcoming families for fall fun
Wed, Oct 21st 2020 12:50 pm
Meet "Josh Allen," the Wheatfield Pumpkin Farm's 2,000-pound steer. Farmer Jim DeVantier, who has owned and operated the farm for over 30 years, affectionately named him after Josh Allen, quarterback for the Buffalo Bills. The steer is the star of the daytime hayride at the farm, which runs daily from 11 a.m. until 7 p.m.
Colvin Cleaners needs coats as 25th annual 'Coats 4 Kids' program begins
Tue, Oct 20th 2020 10:05 am
Colvin Cleaners is encouraging Western New Yorkers to go through their closets and donate gently used or new winter coats, jackets, gloves, hats and scarves for toddlers to young adults for families in need this winter season.
Castellani Art Museum now offering virtual tours and programs
Mon, Oct 19th 2020 03:45 pm
The Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University will remain closed to the public through the end of 2020 as a cautionary measure in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. ... But that doesn't mean patrons will be without access to the arts.
Cuomo addresses coronavirus vaccine
Sun, Oct 18th 2020 03:45 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Sunday announced the New York State Department of Health has released a draft COVID-19 vaccination administration program that serves as an initial framework for ensuring the safe and effective distribution of a COVID-19 vaccine in New York.
So caw, caw, cool: Scarecrows return to River Region
Sat, Oct 17th 2020 09:00 am
The Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce's almost-annual display of scarecrows has again taken to local streets. Business owners celebrated the fall/Halloween season by constructing colorful effigies symbolic of their industry or trade.
Longshed building completed at Canalside on Buffalo's waterfront
Fri, Oct 16th 2020 12:15 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Thursday announced the completion of construction on the $5.1 million Longshed building on the northern end of the Central Wharf at Canalside in Buffalo.
Next steps revealed in Academy Park makeover
Fri, Oct 16th 2020 11:35 am
Plans are in place for the bandshell in Academy Park to move from the northwest corner of Center Street and Portage Road to the southwest end across from Syros Restaurant and Warren's Village Hardware at Portage Road and Cayuga Street. The stage will face the field.
Niagara Wheatfield's new athletic field stirs Falcon pride for a pair of alumni
Fri, Oct 16th 2020 11:30 am
Recently, Niagara Wheatfield High School celebrated the completion of its new multipurpose athletic field. The project, which was estimated to cost $7.6 million, included an all-new synthetic turf field and is able to accommodate football, baseball, softball, lacrosse, soccer and field hockey. The project also included new bleachers (able to seat 2,000 home and 500 away fans), scoreboards, lights, fencing and backstops.
Erie County Department of Health addresses rise in new COVID-19 cases; Niagara County reports first death since August
Wed, Oct 14th 2020 12:00 pm
The Erie County Department of Health (ECDOH) is offering an analysis on recent increases in new daily COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations in Erie County residents:
Lockport Memorial: Catholic Health to preserve health care in eastern Niagara County
Tue, Oct 13th 2020 02:25 pm
A new "hospital of the future" is coming to Lockport, solidifying the continuation of high quality health care services for the people of Eastern Niagara County.
Paul Williams awarded Historical Association scholarship
Mon, Oct 12th 2020 11:45 am
The Historical Association of Lewiston commemorated Indigenous Peoples Day by presenting its annual Tuscarora scholarship to Paul Williams, a Niagara County Community College student majoring in digital media.
Lewiston volunteers keep area monuments shining with annual wash & wax
Mon, Oct 12th 2020 07:00 am
Every year, volunteers from the Historical Association of Lewiston get together to keep Lewiston's bronze monuments in tip-top shape.
Lewiston No. 1 receives generous donation
Sat, Oct 10th 2020 10:35 am
Lewiston Fire Co. No. 1 EMS Capt. Matt Grainge said, "Lewiston 1 would like to thank Linde PLC / Linde Production - Niagara Falls for the generous donation of $9,179! These funds allowed us to purchase two Toughbooks and an electronic PCR software for our EMS program."
Greater Niagara Fishing Expo moving to February 2021
Fri, Oct 9th 2020 01:05 pm
The Greater Niagara Fishing and Outdoor Expo, one of the largest pure-fishing shows in the Great Lakes, is postponing its popular event at the Conference and Event Center Niagara Falls due to COVID-19. Conference Center officials are following New York state guidelines, as well as Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommendations, regarding what protocols need to be followed in an effort to keep attendees, vendors and Conference Center staff safe.
Erie County asks: What are you waiting for? Get a flu vaccine, now
Thu, Oct 8th 2020 09:05 pm
There is no more direct way to say it: The Erie County Department of Health (ECDOH) is urging every county resident age 6 months and older to get a flu vaccine this fall.
Niagara University's Levesque Institute for Civic Engagement presents webinars to provide information for voters
Thu, Oct 8th 2020 10:20 am
Niagara University's Levesque Institute for Civic Engagement is presenting two webinar series to provide information to students and the community as they prepare to vote in the upcoming 2020 presidential election.
National Fuel approximates a slight increase in winter heating season bill
Thu, Oct 8th 2020 10:15 am
As residents of Western New York hunker down to weather the pandemic this winter at home, nearly every facet of life will remain impacted as we safeguard against the coronavirus. Working from home, learning remotely and the potential that holiday gatherings will look a lot different this year seems to be the new normal.
COVID-19: Cuomo announces new cluster action initiative
Tue, Oct 6th 2020 08:25 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday announced a new cluster action initiative to address COVID-19 hot spots that have cropped up in Brooklyn and Queens, and Broome, Orange and Rockland counties.
Maid of the Mist, State Parks, NYPA & ABB partner to launch first all-electric vessels
Mon, Oct 5th 2020 08:50 pm
The Maid of the Mist, the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, New York Power Authority and ABB on Monday announced the Maid of the Mist launched the first two new all-electric, zero-emission passenger vessels in the U.S. Guests from around the world will now enjoy a greener ride when visiting the nation's oldest state park - and the iconic boat tour that has navigated the waters below Niagara Falls since 1846.
UB study finds no apparent link between undocumented immigration and crime
Mon, Oct 5th 2020 10:15 am
An analysis by a University at Buffalo-led team using two estimates of undocumented immigration suggests that, on average, this population reduced or had no effect on crime in 154 U.S. metropolitan areas studied, including places such as New York City, Chicago and Las Vegas.
Govs. Cuomo & Murphy launch exposure notification apps to help stop spread of COVID-19
Fri, Oct 2nd 2020 11:10 am
Gov. Andrew Cuomo and New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy on Thursday announced the launch of COVID-19 exposure notification mobile apps in their respective states that will serve as crucial tools to supplement the effort to trace and contact individuals subject to a COVID exposure. The apps, "COVID Alert NY" and "COVID Alert NJ," notify users of potential COVID-19 exposure while maintaining user privacy and security.
Have a happy (safe) Halloween
Thu, Oct 1st 2020 07:00 am
Celebrating Halloween during the pandemic will definitely be different, but it's still possible to have fun while staying safe, say pediatric infectious disease specialists at the University at Buffalo.
Going purple for domestic violence awareness
Thu, Oct 1st 2020 07:00 am
They've been isolated and living in fear for months, or even years. We don't always see the signs. Nationwide, 1 in 4 women and 1 in 9 men experience severe physical violence at the hands of an intimate partner (National Coalition Against Domestic Violence), and many more experience other forms of domestic violence.
River Region bike path plan to be presented in series of meetings Oct. 8
Wed, Sep 30th 2020 01:55 pm
The Niagara River Greenway Commission, in collaboration with New York State Parks Niagara Region, has hired Bergmann, in conjunction with ALTA Planning + Design, to prepare conceptual design alternatives for extending the shoreline trail from Artpark in the Village of Lewiston to Four Mile Creek State Park in the Town of Porter.
Enjoy a living history weekend at Old Fort Niagara, Oct. 10-11
Tue, Sep 29th 2020 05:40 pm
Old Fort Niagara beckons patrons back to the 18th century when soldiers in colorful uniforms walked the fort's walls and fur traders glided past the fort in birch-bark canoes. On Saturday and Sunday of Columbus Day Weekend, Oct. 10-11, the fort's staff and volunteers will present a variety of living history activities for visitors to enjoy from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Live Well Erie Housing Task Force readies CARES Act rental & mortgage assistance
Mon, Sep 28th 2020 05:10 pm
The Live Well Erie Emergency Housing Taskforce has announced a new program to assist tenants, home owners and landlords affected by the current COVID-19 health pandemic.
Lewiston at 200: Plans begin for bicentennial
Fri, Sep 25th 2020 02:40 pm
Town of Lewiston Supervisor Steve Broderick, Village of Lewiston Mayor Anne Welch and Lewiston Bicentennial Chairperson Leandra Collesano unveiled the official Lewiston Bicentennial Logo at the historic Frontier House on Friday.
Playground equipment arrives in Lewiston
Fri, Sep 25th 2020 12:05 pm
Further proof that life will resume and activities commence when the pandemic is over: The Village of Lewiston received $250,000 worth of playground equipment on Thursday. Come spring 2021, the community will be invited to enjoy the all-inclusive playground at Marilyn Toohey Park.
Aquarium of Niagara says goodbye to beloved penguin
Thu, Sep 24th 2020 09:20 am
The Aquarium of Niagara is mourning the death of one of its beloved penguins, Opus.
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.
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.
 

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