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Renovation to Alphonso DiMino Memorial Bandshell completed
Sat, Sep 4th 2021 01:05 pm
Construction is now complete on the relocated and expanded Alphonso DiMino Memorial Bandshell at Academy Park in Lewiston. In fact, a handful of parents wasted no time in bringing their children - contestants in next weekend's Peach Festival Fuzz and Blossom contests - to practice Friday on the new stage.
Olcott Beach closed for season due to public safety concerns
Fri, Sep 3rd 2021 01:20 pm
Niagara County Department of Health has issued a beach advisory at Olcott Beach in Olcott. In agreement with the Town of Newfane, the NCDOH will not sample the beach anymore this year, closing the beach for the season.
Porter contends with dog waste, behavior issues at POTL
Fri, Sep 3rd 2021 10:50 am
The Town of Porter announced this week it is considering some changes affecting four-legged friends at Porter on the Lake Town Park. According to Town Supervisor John "Duffy" Johnston, the problem is not with the dogs per se, but more with their owners and the growing problem of behavior and dog waste at the park.
Hochul requests physical disaster declaration from Small Business Administration for Rensselaer, Otsego & Niagara counties
Thu, Sep 2nd 2021 10:25 am
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Wednesday announced she has requested physical disaster declarations from the Small Business Administration for Rensselaer, Otsego and Niagara counties. These requests are related to severe weather events that caused damage to homes and businesses.
'Big R': $1,000-to-win demolition derby at Ransomville Speedway
Mon, Aug 30th 2021 10:35 am
On Friday, Sept. 3, Triple T Auto Parts will present a $1,000-to-win demolition derby following the completion of the full racing program at Ransomville Speedway.
Lewiston photographer presents '40 Over 40' exhibit at Carnegie Art Center
Fri, Aug 27th 2021 01:40 pm
In celebration of the "40 Over 40" campaign - a movement she started in the Buffalo Region - Andrea Costrino presented an art exhibit for the project Thursday at the Carnegie Art Center in North Tonawanda. All women involved in the campaign were invited to the pop-up exhibit of portraits from each women's session - and to toast each other in support of one another.
Town of Lewiston reviews solar application; hears Senior Center update
Fri, Aug 27th 2021 11:30 am
Included was a public hearing to consider a ground-mounted utility-grade solar energy system at 2634 Ridge Road by applicants Kevan Thompson and Janelle Uderitz of DG New York CS III LLC. This represents the latest proposal the town has considered following its earlier lifting of a moratorium on commercial-grade utility solar installations.
Kiwanians gearing up for Niagara County Peach Festival
Thu, Aug 26th 2021 09:40 am
The Kiwanis Club of Lewiston held a news conference Wednesday at Academy Park in Lewiston to announce what's new for the 63rd annual Niagara County Peach Festival. The event returns after having to be canceled in 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic. The 2021 edition will take place Sept. 9-12 at Academy Park on Center Street.
'Big R': ESS returns to Ransomville for 'King of the Hill' on Sept. 17
Wed, Aug 25th 2021 01:15 pm
The long-running "King of the Hill" at the Ransomville Speedway will add another chapter to the history books of the event in 2021. The Sept. 17 racing program will feature the return of the Empire Super Sprints along with the opening of rules for the street stock "King of the Hill."
Old Fort Niagara to host 'War of 1812 Encampment'
Tue, Aug 24th 2021 12:35 pm
Old Fort Niagara's "War of 1812 Encampment" is set for Labor Day weekend, Sept. 4-5. This year's event will focus on U.S. troops who garrisoned the fort from June of 1812 through December of 1813, when the British captured the fort.
Phoebe Bridgers to bring her reunion tour to Artpark Sept. 15
Mon, Aug 23rd 2021 06:35 pm
Phoebe Bridgers with special guest Muna will perform on the Artpark Amphitheater stage at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 15, as part of the "Coors Light Concerts Series" and presented by Artpark and Funtime.
Village of Lewiston considering second Fourth Street mural proposal
Sat, Aug 21st 2021 04:00 pm
Trustees in the Village of Lewiston were recently presented a revised proposal from Artpark & Company for a wayfinding mural on South Fourth Street. This one, titled "Unity in Diversity," is expected to be smaller in nature than the concept presented last month and not approved by the board.
NCDOH to provide 3rd dose of COVID-19 vaccine to qualifying individuals
Fri, Aug 20th 2021 03:20 pm
The Niagara County Department of Health will provide a third dose of COVID-19 vaccine to people who are moderately or severely immunocompromised due to a medical condition or receipt of immunosuppressive medications or treatments.
Higgins: Further border closing 'huge mistake'
Fri, Aug 20th 2021 09:45 am
The United States is extending restrictions on travel at the Canadian border through Sept. 21. Congressman Brian Higgins, who serves as co-chair of both the northern border caucus and the Canada-U.S. interparliamentary group, released the following statement in response:
'Get Plugged into Electric Vehicles' event opens to public Sept. 11
Tue, Aug 17th 2021 05:15 pm
Anyone interested in learning more about emission-free driving is invited to visit the "Get Plugged into Electric Vehicles" event Sept. 11 at the Niagara Power Vista Visitor's Center in Lewiston. The New York Power Authority (NYPA) and the Tesla Owners Club of New York State (TOCNYS) will sponsor the free program from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Art Festival (crowd) returns to Lewiston
Mon, Aug 16th 2021 09:00 am
As evidenced by the throngs of people entering as and slightly before it began this past weekend, the Lewiston Art Festival was sorely missed.
New York Power Authority fishing pier at Robert Moses dam to close temporarily Aug. 16
Sat, Aug 14th 2021 12:15 pm
The fishing pier at the base of the New York Power Authority's Robert Moses Niagara Hydroelectric Power Plant will be closed for maintenance work on Monday, Aug. 16. It will reopen Tuesday, Aug. 17.
BPO performs at Old Fort Niagara
Fri, Aug 13th 2021 11:15 am
The Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra returned to Youngstown on Sunday for a performance at Old Fort Niagara. Assistant Conductor Jaman E. Dunn led an evening of patriotic favorites as the BPO performed Sousa's "The Stars and Stripes Forever," an "Armed Forces Song Medley" and Tchaikovsky's "1812 Overture."
Jacoby steps down as NC Dem Committee chair
Fri, Aug 13th 2021 07:00 am
Town of Lewiston Councilmember John Jacoby recently announced his resignation as chair of the Niagara County Democratic Committee.
HART in need of caregivers & home helpers
Wed, Aug 11th 2021 11:00 am
HART (Home Assistance Referral Team) is a referral service that provides care to seniors and those needing assistance throughout Niagara County and adjacent areas, allowing them to remain independent in their own home.
Town of Lewiston earns good financial grades
Fri, Aug 6th 2021 03:00 pm
Beyond news of the commercial-grade solar utility project eyed for Townline Road by Saturn Power, there was a fair amount of other developments from the Lewiston Town Board session on July 26.
Welcome news in Youngstown: YBPA reveals plans for new Youngstown Marketside grocery
Fri, Aug 6th 2021 03:00 pm
Taking a drive down Lockport Street in the Village of Youngstown this week found some truly welcome news - plans for a new grocery development in the former Marketplace plaza.
Niagara County to hold household hazardous waste collection in Lewiston
Tue, Aug 3rd 2021 07:00 am
Niagara County Legislature Chairwoman Becky Wydysh and Legislator Irene Myers are co-sponsoring a household hazardous waste collection on Saturday, Aug. 21, in conjunction with the Town of Lewiston, New York State Sen. Rob Ortt, Assemblyman Angelo Morinello and the Niagara County Department of Public Works. The event is open to all Niagara County residents. An appointment is required.
Lewiston Police Blotter for July 30, 2021
Fri, Jul 30th 2021 11:00 am
The following activity occurred Monday, July 19, to Sunday, July 25, as reported by the Lewiston Police Department. LPD reported 206 response calls during this period. For more information on arrests and other activity, visit the Lewiston Police Department's mobile app or its page on Facebook.
LPD: Previte announces crackdown on aggressive drivers
Fri, Jul 30th 2021 11:00 am
"It's gotten out of control. It's crazy, it's crazy; (and) it's happening around here."
Town of Lewiston: New questions arise over Townline Road solar project
Fri, Jul 30th 2021 09:15 am
Monday's regular meeting was a busy one for Lewiston Town Board members. Newsmakers included a planned state Department of Transportation improvement project for Hyde Park Boulevard; a favorable 2020 town audit report from Drescher Malecki LLP; Lewiston Police traffic concerns (see related story); and new questions arising over the Townline Road commercial-grade utility solar project by Saturn Power.
Niagara County Department of Health joins cooperative effort to wipe out terrestrial rabies
Thu, Jul 29th 2021 06:45 pm
The Niagara County Department of Health Environmental Division is part of a collaborative effort to prevent the spread of rabies in the Western New York region through dissemination of oral rabies vaccine (ORV).
$900,000 in grants awarded to state parks, trails, historic sites & public lands partner organizations
Wed, Jul 28th 2021 03:30 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced $900,000 in grants to support 30 not-for-profit organizations involved with stewardship of state parks, trails, historic sites and public lands.
NYPA board of trustees approves $1 million to help towns & villages purchase electric vehicles
Wed, Jul 28th 2021 03:30 pm
The New York Power Authority board of trustees on Tuesday approved $1.1 million in additional funding to help New York's municipal and rural electric cooperative systems bring more hybrid and electric vehicles into their fleets. The additional financial assistance, available through the Municipal and Rural Cooperative Electric Utilities Electric-Drive Vehicle Program, will expand a long-running clean energy partnership that encourages electric vehicle use and reduces greenhouse gas emissions across New York.
Niagara County officially dedicates Clyde L. Burmaster Park
Mon, Jul 26th 2021 01:10 pm
Members of the Niagara County Legislature, local dignitaries and family and friends of the late Clyde Burmaster held a ceremony Friday, July 23, to officially dedicate the Clyde L. Burmaster Park on Lower Mountain Road in Ransomville. The park had been formerly known as Bond Lake Park.
Historical Association of Lewiston provides update, as services continue
Mon, Jul 26th 2021 12:50 pm
The Lewiston Museum is open and would like to share some of our upcoming activities with you.
Bridget Niland named dean of Niagara University College of Hospitality and Tourism Management
Fri, Jul 23rd 2021 05:20 pm
An experienced higher education and sports law professional has been named dean of Niagara University's College of Hospitality and Tourism Management.
Youngstown Village Diner marks 20 years on Main Street
Fri, Jul 23rd 2021 11:00 am
You likely know it as the go-to place in Youngstown for some tasty breakfast, lunch and dinner fare. But did you know the Youngstown Village Diner is turning 20 this year?
The Case of the Missing Poem
Fri, Jul 23rd 2021 10:30 am
Village of Lewiston resident Norah Perez recently submitted a letter to this publication asking what became of the work an acclaimed writer donated to the International Peace Garden on Center Street.
Ortt recognizes Brickyard Pub & BBQ as 'Small Business of the Month' for July
Fri, Jul 23rd 2021 10:00 am
New York State Senate Republican Leader Rob Ortt (far left) presented his "Small Business of the Month" award to The Brickyard Pub & BBQ and owners Ken Bryan (center) and Eric Matthews.
Mad Hatter Tea House opens on Center Street
Thu, Jul 22nd 2021 04:55 pm
The second tenant to open in attorney Alfonso Marra Bax's building at 442-444 Center is the Mad Hatter Tea House. Owner Barbara Gray said the Lewiston space, which faces the road, is a combination teashop and Shawn's Gate Art Studio.
Old Fort Niagara hosts 'Living History Weekend'
Tue, Jul 20th 2021 04:45 pm
"Living History Weekend" at Old Fort Niagara, scheduled for July 31-August 1, will give visitors a glimpse of everyday life at a frontier outpost during the 18th century.
First Lewiston bicentennial coin released
Tue, Jul 20th 2021 03:50 pm
Lewiston's 200th anniversary celebrations are about to commence, and a series of commemorative coins will be issued featuring Lewiston's iconic landmarks. The first coin has just been released and is available from the Lewiston Museum.
Mount St. Mary's Hospital sponsors Chalk YOUR Walk Competition
Mon, Jul 19th 2021 12:40 pm
Mount St. Mary's Hospital has once again stepped up to sponsor Lewiston Council on the Arts' online Chalk YOUR Walk Competition.
'Big R': Erick Rudolph wins 4th Modified Feature of 2021 at Ransomville
Mon, Jul 19th 2021 12:05 pm
Third-generation driver Erick Rudolph from Ransomville won the Krown Undercoating Modified feature on Friday as Ransomville Speedway hosted the annual "Labor Night at the Races" presented by Highmark Western New York and the Niagara-Orleans Labor Council.
 

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