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PHOTOS: Chamber Gala, back at Niagara Falls Country Club, bigger than ever
Fri, Apr 20th 2018 11:35 pm
The Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce Gala returned to the Niagara Falls Country Club on Thursday, and the brand-new ballroom was jampacked. Business leaders, elected officials, residents, guests and friends arrived to show their support for the local commerce, tourism and events agency.
Antique and Classic Boat Show returns to Grand Island's BLC
Fri, Apr 20th 2018 09:30 pm
It seems to be taking forever for the area's boating season to come around this year, with early March-type winter weather now extending well into April.
Village of Lewiston budget approved; tax rate flat
Fri, Apr 20th 2018 09:25 pm
The Village of Lewiston Board of Trustees approved the 2018-19 budget on Monday.
Wheatfield board schedules two public hearings, discusses switch to LED lighting
Fri, Apr 20th 2018 07:00 am
On Monday night, the Town of Wheatfield Town Board met for their last regular meeting of April. During the meeting, the board scheduled two public hearings and Wheatfield Supervisor Don MacSwan discussed the possibility of switching to LED lighting throughout the town.
Wheatfield: Town Board hears opinions on Vantage Point bike race series
Fri, Apr 20th 2018 07:00 am
Back in early March, the Town of Wheatfield Town Board brought in Jon Rosen of USA Cycling for a work session about a proposed series of bicycle races at the business park of Vantage International Point off of Lockport Road.
Town of Niagara board receives praise for Monday concert series
Fri, Apr 20th 2018 07:00 am
On Tuesday evening, Town of Niagara Town Board members were welcomed to Town Hall by a near-sellout audience looking to show their support for the "Music Mania Mondays" concert series at Veterans Memorial Community Park.
Community Missions' 'Walk for Niagara' takes right 'step' toward helping others
Thu, Apr 19th 2018 04:55 pm
Beyond what it already does for Niagara County, Community Missions of Niagara Frontier is literally taking a step toward serving its community - several steps, in fact. On Saturday, May 5, the organization will host its annual "Walk for Niagara" at Whirlpool State Park in Niagara Falls. The event helps to raise awareness and funds for the nonprofit organization's crisis and community service programs that provide clothing, food, shelter and other services to those in need.
Good roommate 101
Thu, Apr 19th 2018 04:40 pm
It's the night before you are supposed to be moving in with a new roommate whom you barely know anything about. You're losing sleep, because you're scared this person might be totally different from you. Maybe they're messy. Maybe they have a pet snake. Maybe they smell weird. There are so many things that could go wrong.
Neighborhood Legal Services looks toward future, but its goal to serve remains
Thu, Apr 19th 2018 02:50 pm
NLS is a civil legal services, nonprofit organization serving low-income, disabled and other residents in need in Western New York. It is funded primarily by the Federal Legal Services Corp., the Interest on Lawyer Account Fund of the state of New York, and a grant from the New York State Assembly. Financial support is also provided by the United Way of Buffalo and Erie County, as well as various state agencies
UBCon is on! University at Buffalo's annual anime and gaming convention kicks off this weekend
Wed, Apr 18th 2018 06:00 pm
When walking down the halls of a university campus, one wouldn't expect to see Mario, Captain America and Goku, much less finding them entangled in an epic Nerf shoot out, or dancing with each other in a ballroom. But for three days, you'll be able to see things like this and so much more at UBCon.
Interview: With new perspective on life, Tenth Avenue North touring as 'Followers'
Tue, Apr 17th 2018 07:50 pm
Not taking the self-high-five approach, Tenth Avenue North opted for straight-up bluntness when describing their 2016 album, "Followers." Such an approach is unusual - but it was fitting. It's that kind of honesty that is threaded through the album's songs.
Niagara Catholic celebrates 90 years
Mon, Apr 16th 2018 05:30 pm
Niagara Catholic High School marked 90 years on Monday with a Mass celebrated by the Most Rev. Richard J. Malone. The 66th Street School was formed out of a 1975 union between Duffy and St. Mary's/Madonna high schools.
Town of Lewiston: Heavy rains resulting in backups
Mon, Apr 16th 2018 04:00 pm
As Western New York continues to be deluged with heavy rains coming off a weekend of ice storms, wastewater treatment plants throughout the area are now contending with excessive inflow/infiltration problems. It's the result of plants receiving excessive stormwater run-off combined with the handling of normal sewage inflow/infiltration.
Locals showcase talent at PAL/ACE all-star games
Sun, Apr 15th 2018 02:40 pm
On Saturday afternoon, local high school basketball talent stormed into Niagara Falls High School for the annual PAL/ACE all-star games. The day of basketball included a freshman/sophomore game, as well as a junior/senior game. Each team, for both games, included a mix of the classes. Attendees who showed paid $5 for a ticket and all proceeds earned were donated to the Niagara Police Athletic League.
Town of Lewiston: Board OKs Greenway applications, new LPD hire
Sat, Apr 14th 2018 07:00 am
Monday's Lewiston Town Board work session was another light one, with only a handful of items acted upon.
Upbeat news for Youngstown: Happenings, plans for 2018 discussed at annual YBPA meeting
Sat, Apr 14th 2018 07:00 am
Tuesday evening at the Mug and Musket was full of news of interest for northern Niagara, as the Youngstown Business and Professional Association held its annual membership meeting.
Frontier House: Repair plan expected within next 30 days
Sat, Apr 14th 2018 07:00 am
A plan to initiate repairs at the historic Frontier House is expected within the next 30 days.
Town of Niagara announces 'Music Mania Mondays' schedule release date
Fri, Apr 13th 2018 03:20 pm
In a recent Facebook post on the "Music Mania Mondays" page shared by the Town of Niagara account, it announced that the 2018 "Music Mania Mondays" concert schedule would be released on Monday, April 16.
Vikings outduel Wolverines and elements for victory
Wed, Apr 11th 2018 09:35 pm
On Wednesday evening, weather conditions were how they've been for majority of the spring - bitter cold and windy. Despite real feel temperatures in the low 30's, the Grand Island Vikings baseball team defeated the Niagara Falls Wolverines, 3-1.
Driscoll: EZ-Pass is cost-effective way to travel Grand Island
Mon, Apr 9th 2018 12:15 pm
Shortly after midnight Friday morning, March 30, at the direction of Gov. Cuomo, the Thruway Authority successfully flipped the switch on cashless tolling at the Grand Island Bridges. It was a historic occasion, as Grand Island successfully became the Thruway Authority's second cashless tolling location across its 570-mile system, the first in upstate New York.
Chamber Gala 2018: Kiwanis Club of Lewiston recipient of Chairman's Partnership Award
Mon, Apr 9th 2018 12:15 pm
The Kiwanis Club of Lewiston has been chosen as the 2018 Chairman's Partnership Award recipient by the Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce board of directors and Chairwoman Christine O'Hara.
Youngstown Fire Co. Independence Festival set to debut
Mon, Apr 9th 2018 12:10 pm
Over past weeks, the Village of Youngstown has certainly seen its share of it, with recent news of the Melloni's Market Place closing - coming on the heels of the village's KeyBank branch consolidation. Now, comes word of another change on the horizon in the village - but a refreshing one. How about a new summertime happening the River Region can really forward to?
Niagara University unveils new baseball field
Sat, Apr 7th 2018 08:15 pm
On Saturday morning, elected officials, Niagara University faculty and baseball fans alike stormed to NU for the official unveiling of renovations made to John P. Bobo field.
Grand Island Town Board: New ground rules for workshop agenda established
Sat, Apr 7th 2018 07:05 am
After having some heated arguments in the last two years about items on the meeting agenda, the Town Board argued Monday about who should even set the workshop agenda itself.
Village of Lewiston set to approve 2018-19 budget
Sat, Apr 7th 2018 07:00 am
When the new Village of Lewiston fiscal year begins June 1, residents can expect to pay the same property tax - $7.38 per $1,000 of assessed valuation - but a higher water rate.
Grand Island Town Board: Travel plaza ban passed
Sat, Apr 7th 2018 06:55 am
Grand Island Town Supervisor Nathan McMurray said residents were so adamant that the Town Board not allow a Love's Travel Stop location on the Island that they were ready to leave town if the truck stop empire set up shop here.
Town of Wheatfield: Moog Inc. receives special use permit
Fri, Apr 6th 2018 04:30 pm
Monday night at the Wheatfield Town Hall, the Town Board held one of its quickest meetings of the year. Regardless of the length of the meeting, several items were taken care of, some of which have been ongoing within the town.
North Tonawanda Common Council honors volunteer firefighters; talks School Board election signs
Fri, Apr 6th 2018 04:30 pm
The North Tonawanda Common Council had a busy night Tuesday. The council heard from several residents, approved several motions, and even honored a special group of individuals in the city.
Willow Senior Living commemorates 10-year residents
Fri, Apr 6th 2018 04:20 pm
On Tuesday afternoon, the Willow Senior Living apartments, a People Inc. living center, honored its residents who have lived at the complex since its beginning 10 years ago.
Niagara Falls baseball ready to use team effort in 2018
Wed, Apr 4th 2018 05:05 pm
In 2017, the Niagara Falls High School baseball team had a consistent lineup with names all of Western New York knew about. After running 10 to 11 guys out on the field consistently last season, coach Rob Augustino said 2018 would be completely different.
Interview: Matt Maher looks to bring worship back to America on Chris Tomlin tour
Tue, Apr 3rd 2018 05:30 pm
When you're singing in church on Sunday morning and you glance up to see the names written under the song lyrics, there's one person who appears regularly: Matt Maher.
N-W boys lacrosse vying for gold in 2018
Mon, Apr 2nd 2018 03:05 pm
Since 2011, the Niagara-Wheatfield boys lacrosse team has faced off versus Hamburg in every Section VI Class B finals. The Falcons have one title win versus the Bulldogs in that time frame. In 2018, coach Vince Schiffert said his team is ready to get back on top.
Chamber Gala 2018: Perreault named Town of Lewiston Citizen of Year
Sat, Mar 31st 2018 07:00 am
Town of Lewiston Supervisor Steve Broderick and the Town Board have selected David Perreault as the 2018 Town of Lewiston Citizen of the Year.
Canadian newsprint not the enemy - tariffs are
Sat, Mar 31st 2018 07:00 am
Every day at the News Media Alliance headquarters, a stack of newspapers arrives for myself and the staff. But with the Department of Commerce and the International Trade Commission currently considering tariffs on Canadian newsprint, those days of screen-free reading could be coming to an end.
Alexa Foundation announces new date for Great Contraption Race
Sat, Mar 31st 2018 07:00 am
News continues to evolve on the It Happened to Alexa Foundation's 2018 Great Contraption Race.
Town of Lewiston Board approves junior accountant posting, SEQR for Solar Law
Sat, Mar 31st 2018 07:00 am
With Town Board members Al Bax and Bill Geiben, plus the town engineer and building inspector all absent - not to mention Supervisor Steve Broderick contending with a case of laryngitis - Monday's regular meeting was a rather light one.
Huth Road Elementary School: Islander benefactor of fundraisers on road to recovery
Sat, Mar 31st 2018 07:00 am
More than 400 people attended a fundraiser Friday, March 23, for Dana Papaj, the Grand Island woman who was severely injured in a hit-and-run accident last year.
Town of Niagara receiving transfer, additional funding to cover veterans memorial costs
Fri, Mar 30th 2018 03:30 pm
Tuesday afternoon, the Niagara County Host Community Standing Committee, which administers and oversees projects funded by Niagara River Greenway funding, held a brief meeting to hear several proposals. Two of the proposals came from Town of Niagara Supervisor Lee Wallace, who is also a vice chairperson to the group.
Town of Wheatfield holds annual Easter party
Fri, Mar 30th 2018 03:25 pm
On Saturday morning, children and families gathered at the Town of Wheatfield Youth Center, as the town's Recreation Department put on their annual Easter party.
Wheatfield swears in new town justice, prosecutor
Fri, Mar 30th 2018 03:25 pm
On Sunday afternoon, the Town of Wheatfield held a luncheon at the town's Community Center to swear in David Heim as the new town justice. The town also recognized Matthew Mosher who was sworn in last Tuesday and replaced Heim as the town prosecutor.
 

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