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Get ready for St. Patrick's Day!
Sat, Mar 9th 2019 07:00 am
Signs of the area's celebrating have begun to appear. From last weekend's Shamrock Run with 4,300 participants in Buffalo's Old First Ward neighborhood, to those Irish flags popping up on street poles, glowing shamrocks appearing in area businesses and more, the St. Patrick's celebrations are heating up.
Zonta honors 5 Yellow Rose recipients
Sat, Mar 9th 2019 07:00 am
The Zonta Club of Grand Island has selected five outstanding women to receive the 2019 Yellow Rose award for leadership and service to the community.
'The Enemy Within' brings new twist to crimefighting drama genre
Fri, Mar 8th 2019 04:00 pm
On Monday, "The Enemy Within" gains a new cast member. Cassandra Freeman joins the show as Jaqueline Pettigrew, whom the network describes as an infusion of action and humor.
Underground Railroad doc 'Risking Everything' has Lewiston premiere
Wed, Mar 6th 2019 12:25 pm
The Historical Association of Lewiston welcomed the community to the Brickyard Brewing Company on Tuesday for a special treat: Emmy Award-winning photojournalist Isadore "Izzy" Bleckman and his wife, Mary Roseberry, screened the documentary "Risking Everything: A Story of Niagara's Freedom Seekers." The 33-minute film chronicles Lewiston's role in the Underground Railroad, juxtaposing stories with sculptor Susan Geissler's work in creating the Freedom Crossing Monument.
Village of Lewiston welcomes new Frontier House ownership team
Tue, Mar 5th 2019 05:05 pm
The Village of Lewiston Board of Trustees held a reception on Monday to thank the new Frontier House owners for purchasing the vacant building and its one acre of land. Prior to the get-together, William Paladino, Jeff Williams and Bill Game were introduced to the public at a 6 p.m. work session.
'Sip. Shop. Eat!' is winter wonderland, Lewiston-style
Sat, Mar 2nd 2019 06:40 pm
The vast majority of retailers, professionals and restaurateurs banded together to beat the blues normally associated with this time of year. Their joint effort, titled "Sip. Shop. Eat!", provided a fun excuse to get out
Lewiston: Town Board members have busy session
Sat, Mar 2nd 2019 07:00 am
Lewiston Town Board members had a relatively busy Monday for a late February session that billed a light agenda. Among the newsmakers, the board:
Lewiston Police Department introduces new officers
Tue, Feb 26th 2019 08:45 pm
Lewiston Town Board members and visitors to Monday's session at Town Hall had the opportunity to welcome the newest officers to the Lewiston Police Department. Chief Frank Previte officiated a swearing-in ceremony for new officers Mitchell Pegan, Adriano Medici and Lt. Michael Milbrand, who recently retired from the Tonawanda Police Department. All three joined the LPD on Feb. 18.
River Region survives Winter Storm Quiana
Mon, Feb 25th 2019 01:55 pm
The lower portion of the River Region in Niagara County appears to have escaped the worst of what was billed as Winter Storm Quiana, an extremely strong system that blew through the Great Lakes to the eastern seaboard this past weekend.
Lewiston retailers, eateries invite you to 'Sip. Shop. Eat!' this weekend
Sat, Feb 23rd 2019 07:00 am
A large contingent of Lewiston retailers and restaurateurs are working together to present the first "Sip. Shop. Eat! Lewiston Style" event on Saturday, March 2.
Village of Lewiston: Trustees revise Center Street Plaza traffic flow, look to reduce Center Street speed limit
Sat, Feb 23rd 2019 07:00 am
There will be one entry point and one exit point at the Center Street Plaza - for now.
Pints for Progress continues to shine spotlight on Niagara Falls
Sat, Feb 23rd 2019 07:00 am
When it comes to the City of Niagara Falls, locals are looking for progress. That can be found at Pints for Progress.
Lewiston-Porter Board of Education: District views safety of Lew-Port students, staff as highest priority
Sat, Feb 23rd 2019 07:00 am
Last Friday, Feb. 15, multiple law enforcement and emergency services agencies conducted an active shooter exercise on the Lewiston-Porter campus. There has been a lot of press on the event in local media, for which we are thankful, as it is important for the public to both understand the amount of the preparation and to feel secure. Thank you to all first-responders and emergency management agencies who participated and who give their all every single day to keeping our community safe.
DiMino Tops Lewiston to offer free reusable bag for customers
Sat, Feb 23rd 2019 07:00 am
Starting next Saturday, March 2, DiMino Tops Lewiston customers can use a special Sentinel coupon to receive a free reusable shopping bag.
Grand Island Board of Education employee honored for 53 years of service
Sat, Feb 23rd 2019 07:00 am
Perhaps the longest serving employee in the history of the Grand Island Central School District was honored on the occasion of her recent retirement.
Olcott Lions to celebrate 50 years of 'Swim For Sight'
Sat, Feb 16th 2019 07:00 am
The event? Well, it's the 50th anniversary of the Olcott Lions Club's legendary "Swim For Sight," of course.
Lewiston Town Board hears of LPD active shooter drills
Sat, Feb 16th 2019 07:00 am
All is quiet at Lewiston Town Hall, with select town officials scheduled to visit the annual Association of Towns meetings in NYC next week.
Nikki's Eats open for business in Sandy Beach
Sat, Feb 16th 2019 07:00 am
The new eatery Nikki's Eats in Sandy Beach was the vision not of its eponymous owner, Nikki Pelsoni, but her spouse.
DeGlopper Memorial Expansion receives $5K donation
Sat, Feb 16th 2019 07:00 am
Erie County Legislator Kevin Hardwick stopped by the Pfc. Charles N. DeGlopper Memorial Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 9249 on Tuesday, Feb. 12, to present a check for $5,000 to the VFW, American Legion and the DeGlopper Memorial Park Expansion Committee. These funds are from the 2018 Erie County budget and will go towards the expansion expenses.
SOLD! Frontier House has new owners
Tue, Feb 12th 2019 03:10 pm
The 195-year-old Frontier House was sold to a group consisting of Ellicott Development CEO William Paladino and Lewiston developers Jeff and Jerry Williams. Their newly formed LLC purchased the building and almost one acre of land - including a parking lot - from Hastings Lewiston Inc. for the price of $800,000.
'The Passage' is smart, eerie, fun (plus vampires); Jamie McShane interview
Mon, Feb 11th 2019 06:15 pm
From the characters to the plot to the fight scenes and the music playing in the background, everything about FOX's new series "The Passage" is stylish and cool.
HART honors caregivers: Home Assistance Referral Team celebrates decades of service
Sat, Feb 9th 2019 07:00 am
The Home Assistance Referral Team (HART) hosted its annual recognition luncheon honoring caregivers Thursday at Lewiston's First Presbyterian Church.
Vikings retire #24 in tribute to Neville
Sat, Feb 9th 2019 07:00 am
The biggest home basketball crowd in decades packed the Grand Island High School gymnasium for the retirement ceremony of Julie Roth Neville's basketball jersey Friday.
Grand Island: E-ZPass toll glitch a chronic problem, board says
Sat, Feb 9th 2019 07:00 am
The Grand Island Town Board is stepping up to convey residents' complaints to state elected officials in Albany regarding frequent overcharges on E-ZPass statements.
Gary Hall opens tennis facility to Lewiston Rec. Department youth
Wed, Feb 6th 2019 04:20 pm
When WTS Chairman Gary Hall proposed adding a tennis complex to his company's North Second and Mohawk streets property in 2013, his son, Brian, said the impetus is "My father very much cares for his employees. Building a health and wellness center for WTS employees, he felt, was the right thing to do. Health and wellness is very important. We want our employees to be happy, healthy."
Mark Cerrone awarded bid for Village of Lewiston waterfront rehab
Wed, Feb 6th 2019 07:00 am
The Village of Lewiston on Monday accepted a bid from Mark Cerrone Inc. to refurbish the Lewiston Landing waterfront. The Niagara Falls site-contracting and construction company submitted the lowest proposal: $1,599,500.
The legend that is Rock Burger grows with 2nd spot
Mon, Feb 4th 2019 04:05 pm
Rock Burger quickly became a cult smash. This was the place where one could get a giant burger, juicy and oozing from the inside out, dripping with head-scratching foodstuffs straight from Lizardo's imagination.
Winter storm affects Niagara County, too
Sat, Feb 2nd 2019 07:00 am
Though northern Niagara County certainly escaped the brunt of this week's blizzards that paralyzed much of Buffalo and Erie County, that's not to say the area didn't have its share of problems, too. The area dodged the snow bullet, but it certainly didn't escape unscathed.
Town of Lewiston Board talks budget, OKs attorney hire
Sat, Feb 2nd 2019 07:00 am
With town operations slowly moving into 2019, January's Lewiston Town Board regular meeting Monday was lower-key, but newsworthy, nonetheless, with a number of procedural matters addressed.
Samana Salt Spa to open at 700 Center
Sat, Feb 2nd 2019 07:00 am
Architect Jim Fittante and his fiancé, Cheryl Krouse, are taking over the property at 700 Center St., which was recently the 700 Café & Bistro. They are converting the three-room first floor into Samana Salt Spa.
Lewiston Landing on agenda for Monday's village work session
Sat, Feb 2nd 2019 07:00 am
The Village of Lewiston Board of Trustees will go through Lewiston Landing rehabilitation bids at the Feb. 4 work session.
Niagara Footprint Festival leaves a positive impression
Sat, Feb 2nd 2019 07:00 am
The Niagara Footprint Festival defied the cold and snow Saturday at Beaver Island State Park and drew hundreds of visitors to a winter festival in its first showing.
Grand Island Town Board: Council to discuss E-ZPass overcharges
Sat, Feb 2nd 2019 07:00 am
Overcharges from the new cashless tolling at Grand Island bridges is on the agenda for Monday's Grand Island Town Board work session meeting.
Village of Lewiston DPW earns praise for snow removal
Wed, Jan 30th 2019 06:40 pm
As snow-covered roads were prominently featured on local TV news stations Wednesday morning, residents in the Village of Lewiston woke up to a very different site.
New senior van dedicated in Youngstown
Sat, Jan 26th 2019 07:00 am
"We're really happy to have this new van," said Village of Youngstown Mayor Raleigh Reynolds on Thursday, as village officials joined with elected leaders from the Town of Porter to dedicate a new 2019 Chrysler Pacifica. It will serve as the Youngstown-Porter Senior Van.
Community solar gaining popularity
Sat, Jan 26th 2019 07:00 am
Community solar continues to make inroads throughout New York state, including in Buffalo-Niagara.
Grand Island Town Board: Insurance carrier to recompense town after theft
Sat, Jan 26th 2019 07:00 am
The Town of Grand Island's insurance carrier will reimburse the town for nearly all of its loss from a theft in the Golden Age Center.
Above and Beyond: Jacobs installs 2019 Grand Island Fire Co. officers
Sat, Jan 26th 2019 07:00 am
New York State Sen. Chris Jacobs administered the oath of office to newly elected Grand Island Fire Co. officers on Saturday, Jan. 12, at fire headquarters. Both firematic and administrative officers were sworn to uphold their community protection duties. Honored guests and family members joined in praising the steadfast commitment of these volunteers.
Reunited +LIVE+ in top form with new music, tour; Ed Kowalczyk interview
Fri, Jan 25th 2019 06:30 pm
Everyone knows the saying, "absence makes the heart grow fonder." In the case of '90s hitmakers +LIVE+, a seven-year breakup actually made the four Pennsylvania rockers better at what they do - onstage and in the studio.
Lewiston: Smelt Festival moving to Academy Park
Wed, Jan 23rd 2019 09:05 am
Unlike the fish it's named for, which is tiny and landlocked, the Lewiston Smelt Festival is large and needs room to expand. On Tuesday, the Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce was granted permission by the Village Board to move the May 3 event from the Lewiston waterfront into Academy Park.