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Holiday market to debut at Brickyard Brewing Company
Tue, Nov 21st 2017 07:00 am
Those looking for a little pre-Lewiston Christmas Walk holiday cheer are invited to check out a new event, to be held inside the village's new Brickyard Brewing Company, 436 Center St.
Lewiston Town Board opts for 'no action taken'
Sat, Nov 18th 2017 07:00 am
Moving beyond its approval of the Rubino brothers' amended concept PUD (see related story), Lewiston Town Board actions were rather limited Monday, especially considering a meeting that stretched to nearly 2-1/2 hours.
Porter releases 2018 budget numbers
Sat, Nov 18th 2017 07:00 am
Following weeks of number-crunching, the Town of Porter has released a preliminary plan for its 2018 budget.
Ransomville Festival of Wreaths: Annual holiday happening includes many activities
Sat, Nov 18th 2017 07:00 am
Get ready to kick off your holiday season in the hamlet of Ransomville.
Mark Daul provides an education on black walnut
Fri, Nov 17th 2017 08:50 am
That beautiful time of the year is here, and yes, many people don't like it but they are missing the boat, so to speak.
Lewiston Town Board OKs amended Rubino concept PUD
Thu, Nov 16th 2017 10:55 pm
Following significant discussion, the Lewiston Town Board, by a 4-1 vote, gave its endorsement Monday of a local law to approve the amended Rubino brothers' concept PUD - with conditions - for a proposed development off Upper Mountain Road near Bronson Drive. The planned unit development covers 107 units, including 91 patio homes and four-unit townhouse buildings on property currently owned by Donald Smith.
Artpark to winter: Your days are numbered; venue announces return of BNL in 2018
Mon, Nov 13th 2017 10:05 am
Barenaked Ladies' "Last Summer on Earth Tour 2018" will make a stop at Artpark on July 10, alongside Better Than Ezra and KT Tunstall. The triple bill will be presented on the Outdoor Amphitheater stage as part of the "Tuesdays in the Park" concert series.
Photos: Veterans Day observed in Lewiston
Sun, Nov 12th 2017 05:00 pm
At the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Downriver Post No. 7487 and American Legion C.C. Kenney Lewiston Post 1083 gathered together at the eternal flame in Academy Park to pay tribute to those who fought for and died for this country.
Chinese teacher at Lew-Port presents about today's China
Sat, Nov 11th 2017 07:00 am
On Saturday, Oct. 28, Ning Meng, a Chinese guest teacher for the Lewiston-Porter School District, provided a presentation about her homeland, China, from a native's perspective. The event, held in the Lewiston Public Library, drew students from Lewiston-Porter as well as local residents.
Grand Island Town Board: Ball is in School Board's court on school resource officer job
Sat, Nov 11th 2017 07:00 am
The Grand Island Town Board took no action Monday on a proposed joint agreement between the town and Grand Island Central School District that would help re-establish a school resource officer position at the schools.
Jacoby win a surprise
Fri, Nov 10th 2017 03:25 pm
Northern Niagara residents hit the polls on Tuesday and spoke their minds with most candidates handily winning their respective offices - save for one exception in the Town of Lewiston. There, voters sent a message to the GOP-controlled majority by electing Democrat John O. Jacoby Jr.
School district honors Island veterans with first-ever parade
Fri, Nov 10th 2017 03:05 pm
A thousand students in the Grand Island Central School District honored veterans Monday during the first-ever veterans parade at the middle school and high school.
Town of Grand Island Election 2017: GOP wins in clean sweep
Fri, Nov 10th 2017 03:00 pm
The Grand Island endorsed Republicans swept all four seats up for grabs in Tuesday's general election.
Girls volleyball falls in finals, future still bright
Fri, Nov 10th 2017 02:30 pm
The 2017 Niagara-Wheatfield girls volleyball season was one that many will remember throughout the Falcons program. Coach Brandi Cochran's team won the Niagara Frontier League championship, lost two matches all season and reached the program's first ever Section VI championship.
Town of Wheatfield Board approves preliminary budget
Fri, Nov 10th 2017 02:30 pm
The Town of Wheatfield Town Board approved its $13,127,159 budget, with modifications to the general fund, decreasing total budget appropriations and estimated revenues by $21,210.
Pappas to stay on as mayor in NT
Fri, Nov 10th 2017 02:25 pm
Chants of "four more years" reigned down at Canal Club 62 Tuesday night, as it was announced that Arthur G. Pappas was re-elected as Mayor of North Tonawanda.
Carpenter, Teixeira re-elected to Town of Niagara board; MacSwan new supervisor in Wheatfield
Fri, Nov 10th 2017 02:25 pm
In the lone race in the Town of Niagara, councilmen Marc Carpenter and Charles Teixeira were re-elected to the Town Board by the citizens on Tuesday. Carpenter, Teixeira and Donald Schildhauer ran for the two seats on the board, with Carpenter netting the most votes at 1,015 (45 percent). Teixeira racked up 764 votes (34 percent), while Schildhauer finished third with 501 votes (22 percent).
Electric Lights Parade draws sizable crowd in year 13
Fri, Nov 10th 2017 02:20 pm
On Saturday, thousands of people filled the sidewalks of Military Road for the 13th annual Electric Lights Parade in the Town of Niagara. The holiday kickoff parade drew people and organizations from around surrounding counties of Western New York.
Jefferson Starship brings three bands' worth of material to Fallsview
Thu, Nov 9th 2017 06:10 pm
When Jefferson Starship performs Saturday inside Fallsview Casino Resort's lush Avalon Ballroom, the band will unleash hits from three - count 'em, three - successful rock bands: the psychedelic folk-rock of Jefferson Airplane, the arena rock of Jefferson Starship and the adult-contemporary pop-rock of Starship. The act's catalog covers some three-plus decades of recording.
'Chicago P.D.': Is Upton ready to blow her top? What's ahead for Halstead?
Wed, Nov 8th 2017 09:00 pm
Actress Tracy Spiridakos is a breath of fresh air on "Chicago P.D." - and couldn't be lovelier in real life.
'Chicago P.D.': Jon Seda happy to be back with squad, as Dawson reunites with Voight
Wed, Nov 8th 2017 08:25 pm
Jon Seda has been bouncing around Dick Wolf's "Chicago" franchise like a deep-dish in the backseat of a delivery person's Pontiac.
FRONTIER HOUSE SOLD
Tue, Nov 7th 2017 12:35 pm
The Village of Lewiston's crown jewel has a new owner - one who has yet to be identified. Over the weekend, the Hastings family - Richard, his wife, Judy, and son, Alan - reached an agreement to sell the Frontier House and almost one acre of property for $800,000. The deal was represented by Dian Ruta, a licensed associate broker with Great Lakes Real Estate Inc.
Town of Lewiston: Limited comment at budget hearing
Sat, Nov 4th 2017 07:00 am
The Town of Lewiston held a public hearing Monday on its preliminary $17,287,894 budget for 2018. It was a session that saw very few comments heard from the roughly one-half dozen in attendance.
Sidway Elementary School: First fundraiser for new playground scares up $4K
Fri, Nov 3rd 2017 07:00 pm
Sidway Elementary School Principal Denise Dunbar was a little more afraid heading into Halloween than usual.
Despite efforts this week, new Frontier House principal Alan Hastings could be subject to fines
Thu, Nov 2nd 2017 04:00 pm
Despite efforts this week by the Hastings family to try and answer the Village of Lewiston's Frontier House inquiries, and to provide some renovation plans, Zoning Officer Ed DeVantier still intends to issue appearance tickets in Town of Lewiston Town Court.
Niagara County residents file multiparty suit to halt hazardous waste shipments
Wed, Nov 1st 2017 11:00 pm
Lewiston resident Amy Witryol announced her intentions Wednesday to file a lawsuit against the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, CWM Chemical Services LLC and its parent company, Waste Management Inc. She made the announcement at a press conference at the Hennepin Park Gazebo on Center Street.
Richard Hastings hands off Frontier House to son Alan; family pledges to start making improvements to historic building
Wed, Nov 1st 2017 10:55 pm
The Village of Lewiston Historic Preservation Commission gave Frontier House owner Richard Hastings until Nov. 1 to present a plan of action to fix the exterior of his 193-year-old building or be fined a minimum of $250 per day. On Wednesday, his business consultant, Stacey Sheehan, submitted a response to the municipality. She also announced Hastings turned the building over to his son, Alan, who operates The Silo Restaurant on Water Street.
Village of Lewiston HPC ready to issue Frontier House fines
Sat, Oct 28th 2017 10:10 am
If the owner of the Frontier House doesn't provide a "schedule of performance" by Wednesday, Nov. 1, he could be fined hundreds of dollars - or more.
Town of Lewiston to act on 'modified' Rubino PUD at Nov. 13 meeting
Sat, Oct 28th 2017 07:00 am
Facing continued opposition by town residents, the Lewiston Town Board Monday opted to hold up its approval, yet again, on the concept plan for the Rubino brothers' 107-unit planned unit development on Upper Mountain Road near Bronson Drive.
CrossRiver Tabernacle to hold grand opening
Sat, Oct 28th 2017 07:00 am
Islanders are invited to celebrate the grand opening of a new church on Grand Island Boulevard.
Grand Island Town Board/Board of Education: Stop signs at Stony Point, Ransom roads on agenda for joint meeting
Sat, Oct 28th 2017 07:00 am
The agenda for Monday's joint meeting of the Grand Island Town Board and Grand Island Board of Education calls for discussion of the new traffic configuration at the intersection of Stony Point and Ransom Roads.
Grand Island Board of Education: District employee contracts settled
Sat, Oct 28th 2017 07:00 am
The two biggest labor unions in the Grand Island Central School District are partnering with the district to control health care costs.
Electric Lights Parade ready to roll for 13th time
Fri, Oct 27th 2017 05:10 pm
For 12 years, the Electric Lights Parade in the Town of Niagara has helped reel in the start of the holiday season. Last year's festivities brought out several thousand citizens and hundreds of participants in the parade itself to get everyone in the festive spirit. The same can be expected for year 13.
Tanker crash at Wegmans closes Military Road
Tue, Oct 24th 2017 01:25 pm
On Monday night a tanker truck carrying refrigerated hydrogen crashed in the parking lot of the Wegmans on Military Road in the Town of Niagara. The tanker began to leak the hydrogen and first responders ended up blocking off every entrance onto Military Road from Niagara Falls Boulevard to Fashion Outlets Boulevard and Third Avenue. Refrigerated hydrogen is very dangerous, as it is flammable and can cause instant and severe frostbite.
Lewiston No. 1 invites community to attend wine taste/food pairing
Sat, Oct 21st 2017 07:25 pm
Lewiston No. 1 Fire Co. is putting out the invite to Niagara County residents to help support the company and enjoy a fine evening of socializing.
Grand Island Town Board: New townhouse apartment complex on GI Boulevard gets OK
Sat, Oct 21st 2017 07:10 pm
A 40-unit townhouse complex on Grand Island Boulevard received site plan approval from the Grand Island Town Board Monday.
Interview: Howard Jones brings full show, greatest hits to Fallsview Casino
Sat, Oct 21st 2017 06:45 pm
At Artpark, Howard Jones was a wizard on stage, conjuring up synth-pop beats and seemingly using some sort of hocus-pocus to sound, look and move around like he did when American audiences first heard his music in the 1980s.
HS Sports: Niagara-Wheatfield girls volleyball captures gold
Fri, Oct 20th 2017 10:40 pm
In 13 seasons as head coach of the Niagara-Wheatfield girls volleyball team, Brandi Cochran hoped that one day her team would raise a Niagara Frontier League title. The dream became reality on Friday night, as the Falcons' defeated Grand Island, 3-0, in the NFL Championship game.  
United Way of Greater Niagara will 'Go for the Goal' at Hard Rock, looking to reach campaign goal
Fri, Oct 20th 2017 07:35 pm
Representatives of the United Way of Greater Niagara held a press conference Friday morning to announce details of "Go for the Goal," a fundraiser the organization is holding Friday, Nov. 3, to help reach its campaign goal. The media gathering was held at the Hard Rock Cafe, Niagara Falls USA - site of the benefit event.
Interview: GMA Artist of the Year MercyMe not pulling punches with 'LIFER'
Thu, Oct 19th 2017 06:20 pm
"Even If" spent 19 weeks at No. 1 in Billboard's contemporary Christian music category. And, on Tuesday, at the 48th annual GMA Dove Awards, MercyMe took home Artist Of The Year, Pop/Contemporary Album Of The Year for "LIFER," and Songwriter of the Year Artist (Bart Millard).
 

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