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Grand Island Town Board: Public hearing on proposed new panhandling law set for Feb. 3
Sat, Jan 25th 2020 07:00 am
The Grand Island Town Board set a hearing to consider a new law to address panhandling on the Island.
Southpointe project is 'not dead,' councilman says
Sat, Jan 25th 2020 07:00 am
Four months after former Town Supervisor Nathan McMurray stated "Southpointe is dead again," Grand Islanders who oppose the development on the south end of the Island may fear what is dead may never die, but rises again harder and stronger.
'Park After Dark': Volunteer committee rebrands fundraiser for Olcott Beach Carousel Park
Sat, Jan 25th 2020 07:00 am
All remains quiet on the Lake Ontario shores in Olcott as debate continues in many circles on IJC Plan 2014. But that doesn't mean other, more exciting discussions for the area's summer seasons aren't taking place.
New face in Niagara making her mark in tech world
Sat, Jan 25th 2020 07:00 am
One of the neat attributes of life in Buffalo-Niagara - beyond this region's vast amount of natural, historical, artistic and cultural qualities - is the constantly evolving entrepreneurship and insightful business talents of its residents.
'WE'RE GOING TO HAVE A FATALITY. IT'S GOING TO HAPPEN AGAIN.'
Sat, Jan 25th 2020 07:00 am
Local elected leaders are again making a push to lower the speed limit on Center Street, from 30 miles per hour down to 25 mph.
Community Missions: Sweetheart Dinner returns to Niagara Falls
Fri, Jan 24th 2020 07:00 am
The 23rd annual Sweetheart Dinner is trudging through each snowy day of the winter calendar to wow the community by showing them an enjoyable evening at 6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 7, at the Sheraton Niagara Falls.
Town of Niagara tackles day-to-day business; delays public hearing on gas station
Fri, Jan 24th 2020 07:00 am
The Town of Niagara Town Board meeting began early Tuesday, as the public hearing to collect input from residents on a new gas-station/convenient store being proposed for 7001 Packard Road was canceled.
Greenway: Standing committee approves Niagara County & Lewiston projects
Thu, Jan 23rd 2020 04:15 pm
On Tuesday, Deputy Commissioner of Niagara County DPW Jeffrey Gaston and Town of Lewiston Parks and Recreation Department Director Mike Dashineau presented projects to the Niagara River Greenway Commission's Host Communities Standing Committee, a body of appointed and elected officials who oversee projects financed by the Greenway Recreation/Tourism Fund.
On Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day, volunteers range from bankers to pastors
Thu, Jan 23rd 2020 03:45 pm
Rather than take the day off for the federal holiday, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday, BankOnBuffalo employees decided to turn their "day on," by helping at Community Missions of Niagara Frontier's Clothes Closet. Joining staff, the bankers worked organizing clothes at the Buffalo Avenue location, while volunteers from Damascus Baptist Church worked in the kitchen.
YBPA begins planning for 2020
Thu, Jan 23rd 2020 03:40 pm
Planning for 2020 is underway in Youngstown.
Porter approves moratorium on solar energy
Thu, Jan 23rd 2020 03:40 pm
Before an overflow crowd at Town Hall on Monday, Jan. 13, the Town of Porter held a public hearing to consider a six-month moratorium covering Tier 3 Solar Energy Systems. A related measure would go on to be approved.
Trinity United Methodist Church: Permanent home made for Family Justice Center
Thu, Jan 23rd 2020 03:35 pm
A former parsonage at Trinity United Methodist Church will serve as the permanent home of the Grand Island satellite of the Family Justice Center, announced the center's executive director, Mary Travers Murphy, on Jan. 9 at a community meeting at the church.
Not so fast: Morinello favors lowering Lewiston speed limit
Wed, Jan 22nd 2020 05:35 pm
New York State Assemblyman Angelo Morinello on Wednesday said he supports the Village of Lewiston's goal to lower the speed limit on Center Street to make the roadway more walkable. He contacted Niagara Frontier Publications to clear the air, in light of reports he received from Tuesday's Board of Trustees meeting.
Martial arts teacher combines kicks with faith
Fri, Jan 17th 2020 07:00 am
Bob Heisner teaches Bushido at his building on Niagara Falls Blvd. He became proficient in the martial art through a blending of six different disciplines that he learned while serving in the military during and after the Vietnam War. He said the process of training doesn't just help muscles, it stays with the student and gives the self-determination and will to become whatever it is they aspire to become.
Town of Niagara Business & Professional Association celebrates 2019 honorees
Fri, Jan 17th 2020 07:00 am
The Town of Niagara Business & Professional Association is hosting its annual Awards Dinner for 2019 honorees on Jan. 29 at the Four Points Sheraton, 7001 Buffalo Ave. in Niagara Falls. All proceeds will go to the TNBPA Scholarship fund to help families offset the cost of college.
Sanitation recommendations uncover strong opposition
Fri, Jan 17th 2020 07:00 am
A crowd - standing room only - faced North Tonawanda officials at the Jan. 7 public hearing for the proposed changes to the city's sanitation program. Several residents approached the board with deep objections to the recommendations proposed by Niagara County Environmental Science Coordinator Dawn Timm and DPW Superintendent Mark Zellner.
Kaleida Health seeks buyer for DeGraff tower
Fri, Jan 17th 2020 07:00 am
The Kaleida Health DeGraff Memorial Tower in North Tonawanda, formerly used for inpatient care, has been listed with Pyramid Brokerage Co. to attract a developer to fill the five-story building. Some of the property's highlights, according to Pyramid, include easy access to the I-290 and its suitability for redevelopment, as well as it being ideal for multi-family residence and affordable housing.
Something's brewing: Sanborn home to unique coffee roasting company
Fri, Jan 17th 2020 07:00 am
Buffalo Coffee Roastery hopes to solve this question by roasting, grinding and selling fresh beans from around the world in the hamlet of Sanborn, at 5844 Buffalo St.
Brewed and Bottled, Sgt. Peppers headed to new Bax property
Sat, Jan 11th 2020 07:00 am
Two Lewiston businesses originally slated to become part of the renovated Fourth and Center streets complex are moving. The owners of Brewed and Bottled Craft Beer Shop and Sgt. Peppers Hot Sauces said the corner's concept just wasn't the right fit for them. As such, they're headed to 442-444 Center, a property developed by attorney and Town of Lewiston Councilman Alfonso Marra Bax.
Lewiston Town Board holds annual reorganization meeting
Sat, Jan 11th 2020 07:00 am
The Lewiston Town Board held its annual reorganization meeting this week, setting the stage for town operations in 2020. This marked the first official meeting by newly elected board member Jason Myers.
Lew-Port Community Education is back strong
Sat, Jan 11th 2020 07:00 am
Community Ed is alive and well at Lewiston-Porter.
Island Dispatch named official Erie County newspaper
Sat, Jan 11th 2020 06:55 am
Legislator Kevin Hardwick has announced that the Island Dispatch will again serve as one of the official newspapers of Erie County for the 2020 legislative year.
Sweet Buffalo Rocks goes from game to giving
Fri, Jan 10th 2020 07:20 pm
The concept was simple. Find a rock, decorate it, then hide it again. Soon, someone else will find it and take a picture, then hide it, too. A fun game in cities across the U.S. hit WNY in 2017 when Kimberly LaRussa, a local blogger of a website called Sweet Buffalo, was introduced to it by a friend in Florida. She said it seemed like a fun activity for the long winter, but couldn't have imagined what it would become.
Former alderman honored at NT meeting
Fri, Jan 10th 2020 07:15 pm
At the City of North Tonawanda reorganization meeting, board members paused to ask Mark Berube to come forward and accept a plaque for his service.
Shelter animal group sees bias in Niagara SPCA review; investigator denies claim
Fri, Jan 10th 2020 07:15 pm
Animal welfare advocates from the Voices for Shelter Animals group spoke out recently in regard to an investigation conducted at the Niagara SPCA by former Erie County SPCA Executive Director Barbara Carr, and Libby Post, executive director of New York State Animal Protection Federation. They called it a conflict of interest.
Stray cats a problem in Niagara Falls
Fri, Jan 10th 2020 07:15 pm
It's getting pretty cold out and, with the harsh weather, comes several charitable organizations looking to serve those who have the least. There is one group that is undeniably at risk and it's not even our species. In a word: Cats.
'Chicago P.D.': No, REALLY (!!!), is it time for Jay to leave Hank?
Wed, Jan 8th 2020 03:25 pm
Earlier this season, BTS wondered aloud if it was time for Det. Jay Halstead (Jesse Lee Soffer) to leave Sgt. Hank Voight's (Jason Beghe) intelligence unit.
FeedMore WNY expanding into Niagara County
Wed, Jan 8th 2020 10:05 am
FeedMore WNY kicked off the new year with notable developments, as the nonprofit continues to grow and enhance its services and partnerships that fight hunger and nourish vulnerable community members of all ages.
Town of Grand Island Inauguration Day: Hundreds attend swearing-in ceremony at community center
Sat, Jan 4th 2020 07:00 am
Grand Island government began the transition to a one-party Town Board with a New Year's resolution to work toward town unity.
Youngstown Community Christmas Baskets brightens holidays for area families
Sat, Jan 4th 2020 07:00 am
The 2019 Community Christmas Baskets Program, an annual project of the Youngstown Civic Guild, saw a successful conclusion in the days before Christmas.
Motorcycle and accessories shop Voz Cycle City ready for another year helping WNY Heroes
Fri, Jan 3rd 2020 07:00 am
Inside Voz Cycle City Inc. is a vast array of gear for everyone's favorite motorcycle enthusiast. To keep it open and running, owners Terry and Carol Vosburgh have to work hard. However, even with their busy schedules, they still find time to give back.
Niagara-Wheatfield Kiwanis Club helps Passage House
Fri, Jan 3rd 2020 07:00 am
On a cold, rainy and snowy Dec. 14, the Kiwanis Club of Niagara-Wheatfield assisted the Salvation Army's bell-ringing campaign. Members greeted customers at the Sanborn Tops Market as they entered the market and wished them a merry Christmas as they left, offering candies and candy canes for those who wished. It was a busy five hours of receiving donations. The Kiwanians also aided the Tops employees by retrieving baskets from the wet, slushy parking area.
Belden Center residents speak out
Fri, Jan 3rd 2020 07:00 am
On their last meeting for the year, councilmen on the Town of Niagara's Town Board were given an earful by residents of Belden Center on the subjects of potholes, drainage and broken promises.
North Tonawanda dog control officer gets bump in pay, hours
Fri, Jan 3rd 2020 07:00 am
Eric Salisbury was appointed dog control officer in 2018 for the City of North Tonawanda. Since then, he's become something of a legend for the dog- and cat-loving community in the municipality. Recently, after several residents commended his service, the NT City Council awarded him a pay increase.
Niagara County DA Wojtaszek speaks out on new bail law
Thu, Jan 2nd 2020 04:15 pm
Wojtaszek said the laws were placed in an appropriations bill by Gov. Andrew Cuomo and "pretty much passed in the middle of the night."
Town of Wheatfield officials thank residents as they're sworn into office
Thu, Jan 2nd 2020 01:30 pm
On Jan. 1, the Town of Wheatfield Community Center hosted the inauguration of the 2020 officers for Wheatfield and surrounding area in front of an audience of 50 people.
Inauguration day in the Town of Lewiston
Thu, Jan 2nd 2020 11:15 am
Joined by family, friends and supporters, nine officials were sworn into office Jan. 1 at the Town of Lewiston Town Hall.
Joshua Maloni's top celebrity interviews of the decade
Tue, Dec 31st 2019 10:50 am
Which is to say, wherever tech takes us in the next 10 years, it's a safe bet we'll still gather around the couch to watch must-see programming, head to the theaters (or IMAX) for the latest blockbuster, and sing-along to our favorite songs on the way to work.
Bella Rose: New winery just in time for holidays
Sat, Dec 21st 2019 07:05 am
The holiday table can be pretty redundant year after year, but for 2019, party hosts and goers can look no further than award-wining Bella Rose Vineyard & Winery in Lewiston for wine pairings and more.
Michael Hibbard to open 3rd Gallo; restaurant at former steakhouse site
Sat, Dec 21st 2019 07:00 am
Gallo Coal Fire Kitchen owner Michael Hibbard recently took over the property at 453 Center St., formerly Center Cut: The Village Steakhouse. Hibbard said he hopes to open "Gather" sometime in February.
 

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