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Youngstown's 'Christmas in the Village' includes visits with Santa, crafts, gifts & more
Mon, Dec 5th 2022 07:00 am
"Christmas in the Village" returns Saturday, Dec. 10, to Youngstown, with plenty of holiday merry-making activities in store. It runs from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Youngstown Red Brick School Village Center, 240 Lockport St., and throughout the village. The Village of Youngstown presents the event with assistance from the Youngstown Business and Professional Association and local merchants.
First responders battle Center Street fire in Village of Lewiston
Wed, Nov 30th 2022 08:15 am
Before 7 a.m. Wednesday, fire broke out in the two-story complex at 744 and 748 Center St., in the Village of Lewiston. Crews arrived on scene to find flames on both levels.
RAIN - A Tribute to the Beatles presents 'Songs From Abbey Road,' 'Rooftop Concert' live at Artpark Mainstage Theater
Tue, Nov 29th 2022 12:55 pm
RAIN - A Tribute To The Beatles announced that, in addition to paying tribute to "Abbey Road," it will perform favorites from the "Rooftop Concert," as well as other Beatles favorites inside the Artpark Mainstage Theater at 7 p.m. Sunday, July 16, 2023. Reserved seats will go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, Dec. 2. This concert is presented by Artpark & Company.
Celebrate local with Small Business Saturday
Fri, Nov 25th 2022 09:45 am
The Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce is celebrating Small Business Saturday on Nov. 26 to remind our neighbors how important their support is to local businesses this holiday season.
Village of Lewiston votes to increase water rate to offset new charges
Fri, Nov 25th 2022 07:00 am
Trustees in the Village of Lewiston voted Monday to approve a motion increasing the municipal water rate 8 cents - from $3.95 to $4.03 per 100 cubic feet of usage - effective Jan. 1, 2023. Mayor Anne Welch stressed this action is the result of an equal rate increase from the Niagara County Water District.
Lewiston Event Center 'is back on the market'
Fri, Nov 18th 2022 10:00 am
Late Wednesday afternoon, the Lewiston Event Center posted the following message on its Facebook page: "News Release: The Lewiston event center is back on the market. Here's another chance to purchase The Lewiston Event Center."
Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce celebrates community contributors
Fri, Nov 18th 2022 07:00 am
The Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce celebrated the achievements of its members, last Thursday, at the returning gala awards dinner at the Niagara Falls Country Club. The evening was full of music, fellowship and special recognition of members Everything Youngstown, Cheri Amour, Fittante Architecture, The Youngstown Lions Club, The Rose Hanger, Be OK Studio, The Historical Association of Lewiston and Margy Toohey.
New York Power Authority fishing piers close for season
Tue, Nov 15th 2022 04:45 pm
The New York Power Authority announced fishing facilities, including the fishing pier at the base of the Power Authority's Robert Moses Niagara Hydroelectric Power Plant, will close for the season at dusk today, Tuesday, Nov. 15. The fishing pier located near the Upper Mountain Fire Co. at the Lewiston Reservoir and at the water intakes along the upper Niagara River will also close for the season.
State Parks: $500,000 grant to support preservation work at Old Fort Niagara
Sat, Nov 12th 2022 11:30 am
The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation announced a $500,000 federal grant award to support the ongoing efforts of a significant historic preservation project at Old Fort Niagara State Historic Site.
Lewiston Choraleers holiday concert series includes performance during Christmas Walk
Tue, Nov 8th 2022 07:00 am
The Lewiston Choraleers will return after a two-year pandemic pause to present its annual holiday concert series at four area church sites. The series will include a performance on at St. Peter's Church to coincide with the annual Lewiston Christmas Walk sponsored by the Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce.
Village of Lewiston ZBA: Self-storage facility not permitted in B-1 business district
Wed, Nov 2nd 2022 12:00 pm
Self-storage is not a permitted use in the Village of Lewiston B-1 district, the Zoning Board of Appeals decided at a meeting Tuesday afternoon.
George Washington Peace Medal returns to Tuscarora Nation
Wed, Oct 26th 2022 06:00 pm
After more than 150 years and many thousands of miles, a 1793 silver George Washington Peace Medal is back home on the Tuscarora Nation.
De-Sign Committee 'Rejoices as sign comes down'
Mon, Oct 24th 2022 04:00 pm
The Lewiston De-Sign Committee, a group of local citizens dedicated to removing an overabundance of signs and clutter in the village, declared another victory on Monday, Oct. 24, when a large sign near the Niagara Scenic Parkway entrance was removed by the New York State Department of Transportation
Piper looks to add to Lewiston cemetery, potter's field
Fri, Oct 21st 2022 07:00 am
As the Village of Lewiston bicentennial year comes to a close, I have decided to embark on one more important project relevant to Lewiston's history.
Village of Lewiston tables mold remediation compensation
Tue, Oct 18th 2022 08:10 am
Village of Lewiston trustees voted Monday to table a resolution calling for fund balance monies to be used in paying 716 Clean Up and Restoration for recent mold remediation.
Leadership change coming to Lewiston Council on the Arts, as staff retirement announced
Fri, Oct 14th 2022 10:55 am
The Lewiston Council on the Arts on Wednesday announced that, after 30 years of working together, the staff is retiring at the end of 2022 - and a leadership transition process is beginning immediately.
Lewiston Event Center sale: Boards unsure if storage facility is permitted
Wed, Oct 12th 2022 08:00 am
Officials in the Village of Lewiston are uncertain if the Lewiston Event Center can be converted into a 300-unit self-storage facility. Confusion centers on primary vs. accessory use in a B-1 zoned area, the definition of a warehouse, and what the codebook allows as it pertains to permitted stowage.
Red Brick reopens, as mold is mitigated
Fri, Oct 7th 2022 02:00 pm
The Village of Lewiston's Red Brick Municipal Building is expected to reopen to the public tonight, after 5 p.m., now that 716 Clean Up & Restoration has finished its initial mold remediation process.
Red Brick mold removal process, price, more than expected - but cleaner promises 'healthy, safe environment to return to and work'
Tue, Oct 4th 2022 09:15 am
The process of identifying and remediating mold within the Red Brick has exceeded initial expectations - and so has the project cost.
Speed limit lowered to 25 on Village of Lewiston roads - Center Street excluded
Mon, Oct 3rd 2022 01:50 pm
Residential roads in the Village of Lewiston now have a posted speed limit of 25 mph.
UPDATED: Village of Lewiston's Red Brick Municipal Building closed for cleaning
Fri, Sep 30th 2022 11:00 am
The building - which also includes a basement gymnasium and a second-floor suite of offices and fitness studios - closed to the public at 8 a.m. Monday. It is still being tested as of this publication. Results are due sometime around Oct. 13.
Village of Lewiston's Red Brick Municipal Building closed for cleaning
Fri, Sep 23rd 2022 07:30 pm
Unexpected and persistent sickness symptoms prompted workers in the Village of Lewiston clerk's office to initiate mold testing on Sept. 16. Results came back positive on Thursday.
Lewiston Harvest & Hops Festival is back on Center Street this weekend
Tue, Sep 20th 2022 07:00 am
The 38th annual Lewiston Harvest & Hops Festival will take place this weekend - from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday - along Center Street in the village.
Kinney looks to improve Lewiston waterfront properties
Fri, Sep 16th 2022 11:05 am
The success of John Kinney's waterfront business - and that of his tenant - has resulted in a need for upgrades to his three properties.
'Walk to Freedom' banner carried to Lewiston landmark
Mon, Sep 12th 2022 07:00 am
After walking hundreds of miles, Ken Johnston, left, is welcomed by Lewiston's Tim Henderson, portraying underground stationmaster Josiah Tryon, at the Freedom Crossing Monument on Thursday. Johnston began his "Walk to Freedom" on July 14 in New York City, tracing the footsteps of freedom seekers such as Harriet Tubman, while visiting known Underground Railroad communities along the way.
Village of Lewiston Board votes to lower speed limit; no start date set
Wed, Sep 7th 2022 09:00 am
Trustees in the Village of Lewiston on Tuesday voted unanimously to amend local law 3-2022 and lower the municipal speed limit from 30 mph to 25 mph. They sought to take advantage of legislation signed last month by Gov. Kathy Hochul (A.1007-A/S.2021-A) permitting municipalities to implement such a change.
Streets top of mind in Village of Lewiston
Fri, Sep 2nd 2022 07:00 am
Trustees in the Village of Lewiston will vote Tuesday, Sept. 6, on lowering the speed limit from 30 mph to 25 mph. If adopted, the change in law would be effective throughout the municipality - and not just on Center Street.
Artpark presents 'The Red Dress Exhibit: If Only These Dresses Could Tell Their Story'
Tue, Aug 30th 2022 06:05 pm
"The Red Dress Exhibit: If Only These Dresses Could Tell Their Story" is a limited-time exhibit, available to see Friday, Sept. 2, through Sunday, Sept. 4, in Artpark's South Fourth Street entrance. Admission is free.
Legislator Irene Myers has 'gift-giving' summer
Fri, Aug 26th 2022 12:20 pm
It's been a busy couple of months for Irene Myers.
Relive 1812 encampment at Old Fort Niagara
Mon, Aug 22nd 2022 11:20 am
Nearly 100 reenactors and a nationally known historian will gather at Old Fort Niagara on Labor Day weekend to bring the War of 1812 to life. Richard V. Barbuto, who is both a retired Army lieutenant colonel and a Ph.D., will discuss the Battle of New Orleans at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 3.
Village of Lewiston to vote on reducing speed limit to 25 mph
Fri, Aug 19th 2022 11:00 am
Mayor Anne Welch said the Village of Lewiston intends to take advantage of a new state law and lower the municipal speed limit from 30 mph to 25 mph.
Lewiston Art Festival top winner says show is 'one of my favorites'
Sun, Aug 14th 2022 04:45 pm
Bonnie Hedden Designs won Best in Show on Saturday at the 2022 Lewiston Art Festival. Hedden, a handcrafted-jewelry artist from Wellsboro, Pennsylvania, also took first place in the Artistic Craft I: Jewelry category for her "Aqua Shag" necklace.
Niagara Falls Bridge Commission sponsors Lewiston Art Festival
Wed, Aug 10th 2022 12:35 pm
The arts can build bridges across cultures, generations and geographies. The Niagara Falls Bridge Commission supports the efforts of Lewiston Council on the Arts as sponsor of the Lewiston Art Festival.
Modern Disposal Services supports Niagara County Sheriff's Office with underwater metal detector
Fri, Aug 5th 2022 11:10 am
Modern Disposal Services recently teamed up Lt. James Lucas, Sheriff Michael Filicetti and the Niagara County underwater recovery team to support a new underwater metal detector unit for their division. The new device has advanced technology to make it easier for the underwater team to locate a variety of articles when needed in certain situations and difficult conditions.
DEC: Nearly $1 million in first round of community forest conservation grants; one for Lewiston
Mon, Aug 1st 2022 11:00 am
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos recently announced more than $956,000 in awards to four towns in Western and Central New York and Long Island to establish community forests.
Lewiston Town Board session upbeat
Fri, Jul 29th 2022 11:00 am
Lewiston Town Board members had a relatively light session Monday. The meeting was marked by recognition of the bicentennial committee for a job well done at the recent commemoration, as well as a positive town audit received for 2021-22.
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.
Russ Piper, Anthony DiMino, bicentennial committee thanked for Lewiston celebration
Tue, Jul 19th 2022 12:55 pm
Lewiston's bicentennial weekend drew rave reviews from residents for its combination of special events - including a parade, a performance by the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, and an extended display of fireworks on the Fourth of July - as well as a series of articles on historical sites that ran in this publication in the months leading up to the special occasion.
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.
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.
 

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