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Lew-Port to hold session on school reopening process
Fri, Apr 16th 2021 12:05 pm
Since our last edition, things have really progressed on a number of fronts: The state budget was finalized in Albany, and new guidance was (finally) released by the New York State Department of Health, aligning to the updated guidance from the CDC related to social distancing in schools. We have moved quickly to advance both the 2021-22 budget and plans to return students to campus under the new guidance.
Library reopening discussions grow contentious in Youngstown
Fri, Apr 16th 2021 11:55 am
At its April 8 combined work session/regular meeting, the Village of Youngstown announced plans to reopen the Red Brick Youngstown Village Center to the public on May 1, with all state-mandated COVID-19 protocols in place.
Nancy Price Memorial 5K returns with live & virtual racing in Youngstown
Fri, Apr 16th 2021 11:50 am
We missed seeing everyone for our 2020 Nancy Price Memorial 5K Race, but our community continued to support our event in a very big way. As things are continuing to open up and improve for all of us, the Nancy Price Memorial 5K Run will be run live this year as well as continuing to offer the option of running a virtual race.
Town of Lewiston puts peddling/soliciting on hold
Fri, Apr 16th 2021 09:55 am
As spring moves ahead and COVID-19 continues, the Town of Lewiston is now considering changes as to how it handles a yearly increase in peddlers and solicitors.
HAL learns about wampum belts
Wed, Apr 14th 2021 01:40 pm
The Historical Association of Lewiston's April program is "The History and Reproduction of Wampum Belts." Richard Hamell will present this event at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 22, at the First Presbyterian Church, 505 Cayuga St., Lewiston.
Sweet! Village Bake Shoppe expands partnership with De Dee's
Fri, Apr 9th 2021 12:20 pm
Earlier this week, Lewiston's The Village Bake Shoppe announced it would offer an expanded dessert line at De Dee's Dairy in Niagara Falls.
Marijuana law poses 'significant changes' for many
Fri, Apr 9th 2021 11:25 am
On March 31, Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed legislation that created the 128-page Marihuana Regulation and Taxation Act of 2021 following approvals in both the state Assembly and Senate.
Behind-the-scenes work continues at Frontier House, plaza; BBC shooting for summer reopening
Fri, Apr 9th 2021 11:00 am
Two of the largest construction projects underway in the Village of Lewiston are being spearheaded by Buffalo's Ellicott Development, a self-described "full-service real estate, leasing, management and development firm," that handles more than 7 million square-feet of office, retail, residential and hotel space.
OFN: Patriots' Day highlights 'Revolutionary New York'
Fri, Apr 9th 2021 09:10 am
Many Americans are familiar with the events of April 1775 in the Massachusetts villages of Lexington and Concord. It was then that British soldiers and Massachusetts militia clashed and began the American War for Independence.
ASI Awards $122,500 to 46 WNY arts projects
Fri, Apr 9th 2021 09:05 am
Arts Services Inc. will award $122,500 in New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) decentralization grants to artists and arts organizations for the production of 46 arts projects in Erie and Niagara counties in 2021.
Ransomville Speedway hosts Inspection Day on April 25
Wed, Apr 7th 2021 07:05 pm
Ransomville Speedway will host a pre-tech inspection day from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Sunday, April 25, at the speedway. This pre-tech inspection day will be for competitors in the Krown Undercoating Modifieds, Investors Service Sportsman, Ki-Po Motors Street Stocks, Sunflowers of Sanborn Mini Stocks, and Kevin's Carpet Cleaning Novice Sportsman.
Hibbard's Original Frozen Custard open for 2021
Mon, Apr 5th 2021 05:25 pm
Hibbard's Original Frozen Custard opened for the season Monday morning, in what is hopefully a sign of spring - and better days to come.
Celebrating Easter
Mon, Apr 5th 2021 12:05 pm
Easter Sunday was celebrated at Old Fort Niagara in Youngstown. The Sunrise Service was officiated by The Rev. Dr. Rex T. Stewart, pastor of First Presbyterian Church of Youngstown. The Rev. Steve Hong, associate pastor of Family Life, led the worship.
Lew-Port planning for anticipated state updates
Fri, Apr 2nd 2021 09:50 am
We hope you are enjoying spring recess this week, Lewiston-Porter. The well-deserved break continues through next week, with classes resuming Monday, April 12. There will be a traditional remote Monday schedule for all students in the hybrid model.
New Lewiston businesses spring forward
Fri, Apr 2nd 2021 08:55 am
In part two of this series, we look at a notable trend in Lewiston: the rise, relocation and expansion of new businesses over the past 13 months, even as the pandemic brought major challenges. Also included is an update on two local construction projects.
Lewiston Lions giving away KN95 masks
Fri, Apr 2nd 2021 08:20 am
The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted many people, but it has not stopped the Lewiston Lions as well as other local clubs from continuing to safely serve their community. The Lions aim to do their part in ensuring a safe community for us all.
Popular Natural Link owner Walt Fuller passes
Fri, Apr 2nd 2021 08:20 am
Walter John Fuller went home to be with his Lord on March 26, 2021.
Wilson Middle School eighth-grader pays it back
Fri, Apr 2nd 2021 08:10 am
Rayn Cooper, an eighth-grader at Wilson Middle School "took it on the chin" Tuesday to send a thank you to a special person who has made an impression on her life.
Village of Lewiston to vote on budget
Fri, Apr 2nd 2021 08:10 am
The Village of Lewiston Board of Trustees will present the projected fiscal year 2021-22 budget at a 6 p.m. meeting Monday, April 19, inside the Red Brick Municipal Building.
Jacobs holds first agriculture advisory committee meeting
Wed, Mar 31st 2021 09:25 am
Congressman Chris Jacobs held the first official meeting of his agriculture advisory committee on Saturday.
New York Power Authority highlights successful first year of 'Reimagine the Canals' initiative
Tue, Mar 30th 2021 07:30 pm
The New York Power Authority and Canal Corp. board of trustees were provided an update on the successful launch of the first phase of "Reimagine the Canals" projects this past year.
New York Power Authority fishing piers to open for season
Tue, Mar 30th 2021 05:00 pm
New York Power Authority's fishing facilities, including the fishing pier at the base of the NYPA Robert Moses Niagara Hydroelectric Power Plant, will open for the season Thursday, April 1 - weather and water levels permitting.
Lew-Port alums want to shred your documents
Mon, Mar 29th 2021 12:45 pm
Have any personal information, old bank statements, canceled checks or medical records that need to be destroyed?
Niagara County Easter fun for 2021!
Sun, Mar 28th 2021 07:00 am
Sure, it might look a little different again this year, but there's certainly no shortage of safe and fun Easter activities to be found in Niagara County. From good ol' egg hunting to Easter Bunny meet-and-greets, there are plenty of reasons for families to be egg-cited this year.
Beauty expert talks to cosmetology classes
Fri, Mar 26th 2021 03:55 pm
The cosmetology classes of Pauline Carney, Erica Cook and Jill Fisher recently welcomed Frank Tsoukaris to talk to their students at the Niagara Career and Technical Education Center.
Lewiston Town Board approves local flood law, adopts police reform policy
Fri, Mar 26th 2021 11:35 am
Overall, the workload was light Monday evening for the Lewiston Town Board, as two public hearings opened the regular meeting followed by limited board discussion and approval on various routine matters.
Lew-Port awaits state direction on reopening
Fri, Mar 26th 2021 11:35 am
Lewiston-Porter is preparing for a return to a traditional five-day, in-person school week. Federal guidance has now changed, allowing for state guidance to follow.
Town of Porter approves revised solar law
Thu, Mar 25th 2021 10:10 am
The Porter Town Board approved Local Law No. 1 of 2021, addressing changes to the town's solar energy systems law, at its March 8 session.
Community leader Earl W. Brydges Jr. passes
Wed, Mar 24th 2021 02:05 pm
Earl William Brydges Jr. passed away peacefully early morning Friday, March 19, 2021, at the Amherst home of his daughter, Courtney Peters, and her husband, Geoff. He spent the last two-plus years of his life with them.
Niagara County clerk: Driver's license expiration extended again
Wed, Mar 24th 2021 09:55 am
Niagara County Clerk Joseph Jastrzemski on Wednesday said Gov. Andrew Cuomo has issued executive order 202.97, which extends the expiration dates on licenses and permits that expired after March 1, 2020, to April 16, 2021. At this time, all transactions must be done by appointment only, although Jastrzemski said his office is working to change that next month.
Easter egg hunt in Wilson
Sat, Mar 20th 2021 07:00 am
St. Paul's Lutheran Church will host a free community outdoor Easter egg hunt from 1-2:30 p.m. Saturday, April 3, at 220 Young St., Wilson.
Ruby Carey Memorial Scholarship
Fri, Mar 19th 2021 01:00 pm
The Youngstown Free Library and the Friends of the Library are offering the Ruby Carey Memorial Scholarship to high school seniors who reside in the 14174 area postal code. The scholarship is designed to assist deserving students purchase textbooks and other educational materials in pursuit of higher education. The award of $1,500 will be presented to the winner upon entering college, and their name will be inscribed on the plaque in the Youngstown Library.
The Plant Shack & Orange Cat Coffee team up to help dogs and cats
Fri, Mar 19th 2021 11:50 am
The Plant Shack and Orange Cat Coffee Co. in Lewiston have teamed up to raise funds for animals the best way they know how - with plants and coffee!
Village of Lewiston begins budget preparation
Fri, Mar 19th 2021 11:45 am
Village of Lewiston Treasurer Stephanie Myers presented the Board of Trustees with a preliminary $4.07 million budget for fiscal year 2021-22, which begins June 1. The proposed property tax rate is $7.76 per $1,000 of assessed valuation, which would be a dime increase over the current rate.
Griffon House invites homeless dog for St. Patrick's Day meal to help him get adopted
Fri, Mar 19th 2021 11:45 am
The Griffin House in Lewiston teamed up with Sweet Buffalo and invited 4-year-old Simba for a special St. Patrick's Day meal on the patio to help him get adopted.
NU's Ward to be honored as community hero by National Federation for Just Communities
Wed, Mar 17th 2021 11:00 am
Dr. Rolanda L. Ward, director of Niagara University's Rose Bente Lee Ostapenko Center for Race, Equity & Mission and associate professor of social work, will be honored as a community hero by the National Federation for Just Communities of Western New York at its 2021 NFJC Re-Envisioned Community Heroes Awards on March 19.
'Big R': Scott Kerwin returning for some fun in 2021
Tue, Mar 16th 2021 11:20 am
Veteran Scott Kerwin is returning to Ransomville Speedway and adding his name to the competitive Investors Service Sportsman division. Kerwin will be behind the wheel of the Dirt Rocket Racing No. 1 for Bubby Pawlak.
Morinello, Red Cross to host community blood drive
Tue, Mar 16th 2021 07:00 am
Assemblyman Angelo Morinello and the Red Cross will host a community blood drive from 1-6 p.m. Tuesday, March 23, at the Grand Island Knights of Columbus, 1841 Whitehaven Road. The community event will honor the lives lost and the one-year anniversary of the pandemic.
Niagara County summer youth employment program now accepting applications
Mon, Mar 15th 2021 11:40 am
Niagara County Employment & Training announced applications are being accepted for the department's summer youth employment program (SYEP). In order to be considered for the program, applicants must be a county resident, be between 14-20 years-old (must turn 14 by May 14 and cannot turn 21 until after Aug. 27), and meet income guidelines.
Missing female rescued on Niagara River
Mon, Mar 15th 2021 10:30 am
U.S. Border Patrol agents from the Niagara Falls Station, the U.S. Coast Guard and several local first responders rescued a 54-year-old U.S. citizen on the lower Niagara River.
 

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