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Grand Island Town Board: Opinions differ on sentence for theft from town's Golden Age Center
Sat, May 11th 2019 06:55 am
Barbara Gannon's sentence by Erie County Court Judge Sheila A. DiTullio to 5 years of probation for stealing thousands of dollars from the town's Meals on Wheels program avoids what amounts to a death sentence for the former Golden Age Center recreation supervisor.
Maureen Ingham to serve as president/principal at St. Peter's RC School
Fri, May 10th 2019 10:00 pm
St. Peter R.C. Church Rev. Monsignor David LiPuma had a special message for parishioners on Saturday: School Principal Maureen Ingham was promoted.
PHOTOS: Celebration of community at Niagara River Region Chamber Gala awards
Fri, May 10th 2019 04:45 pm
The Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce celebrated the community at the annual Chamber Gala awards dinner. Its board of directors partnered with elected leaders and business associations to recognize the following (click to read the profile):
NCCC wraps up presidential candidate public forums
Thu, May 9th 2019 01:40 pm
This past week, Niagara County Community College hosted three public forums to introduce its presidential candidates. The forums also gave attendees the chance to ask the candidates questions they may have regarding the college. Following the remarks, attendees filled out a survey, which judged several categories of the presentation.
Spicey Pickle: Record broken on Cinco de Mayo
Tue, May 7th 2019 11:00 am
It took only 53 seconds for the Spicey Pickle's taco-eating contest record to fall on Cinco de Mayo. Grand Island's Colton Keen polished off three handhelds in less than a minute to out-eat six other competitors on Sunday.
2019 Chamber Gala: Niagara Frontier Publications to receive Chairman's Partnership Award
Sat, May 4th 2019 07:00 am
Niagara Frontier Publications has been chosen as the 2019 Chairman's Partnership Award recipient by the Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce board of directors and Chairwoman Christine O'Hara. We are proud to have a company that believes in the value of local news reporting and promoting our businesses, residents, achievements, organizations and community.
Lower Niagara River boating on hold: Lewiston Landing rehab, flooding threats disrupt summer river interests
Sat, May 4th 2019 07:00 am
Thanks to higher-than-normal precipitation over the past few months in the Midwest, coupled with a melting snow pack throughout much of the Great Lakes, water levels across the system are above their long-term averages - and expected to remain that way for some time. Additionally, threats of lakeshore flooding are becoming more likely.
Frontier House grounds receive some TLC
Sat, May 4th 2019 07:00 am
Efforts to rehabilitate and reopen the historic Frontier House began last weekend, when a team of five men from Blooms Relax Landscaping manicured the green space in front of and around the 195-year-old building, and cleaned up the children's' play area once used by McDonald's Restaurant.
Spicey Pickle celebrates 5th anniversary in Lewiston
Sat, May 4th 2019 07:00 am
Sunday is not only Cinco de Mayo, it's also the fifth anniversary of The Spicey Pickle. The Center Street Mexican eatery will mark this milestone by doing what it does each May 5: throwing a party.
Despite mud, crowds swim to Smelt Fest
Fri, May 3rd 2019 11:05 pm
As predicted, the Lewiston Smelt Festival was about 55 and overcast on Friday. What was an unexpected surprise was the amount of mud within Academy Park, where the annual event relocated for 2019. To counter the conditions, the Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce brought in an oversized party tent and buckets of wood chips.
Q&A: Tracy Spiridakos defies expectations on 'Chicago P.D.'
Thu, May 2nd 2019 03:35 pm
Tracy Spiridakos seemed like a great pickup and a worthy addition to the "Chicago P.D." team when it was announced she would join the hit NBC series in the 2017-18 season. But her casting also came with some questions - namely, would her character, Hailey Upton, serve as a replacement for the departing Erin Lindsay (Sophia Bush)? If so, would she become a love interest for Jay Halstead (Jesse Lee Soffer)?
'California country' comes to Buffalo with Alice Wallace tour
Wed, May 1st 2019 02:40 pm
"California country" artist Alice Wallace is poised to become a sustainable star, because she is not an overnight success. Far from it. Truth be told, she had to move back in with her family and give up a steady job in order to get on the road, travel (a lot), and hone her musical skills.
BankOnBuffalo breaks ground on permanent Niagara Falls branch
Tue, Apr 30th 2019 05:05 pm
On Tuesday, BankOnBuffalo representatives, along with a group of locals, gathered for a groundbreaking ceremony at its new, permanent branch located at 7121 Niagara Falls Blvd.
'Lewiston Jeopardy' crowns first champion, raises money for HAL
Mon, Apr 29th 2019 05:20 pm
As the nation continues to be captivated by James Holzhauer - the million-dollar man on "Jeopardy!" - it was Sandy Blackwell Yates who put on a show Saturday night at the Brickyard Brewing Company. She captained her team to a resounding victory in "Lewiston Jeopardy," earning a large trophy and the applause of an impressed audience.
Sugar Ray, Better Than Ezra, Emerson Hart of Tonic to perform July 9 at Artpark
Mon, Apr 29th 2019 11:45 am
Popular hitmakers Sugar Ray & Better Than Ezra with special guest Emerson Hart of Tonic will perform on July 9 in the Artpark Amphitheater as part of "Tuesdays in the Park presented by M&T Bank" concert series. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, May 3.
Summer ahead: The Silo Restaurant making environmentally friendly changes for 2019
Sat, Apr 27th 2019 07:00 am
While 2018 was the year in which The Silo Restaurant looked to its past, 2019 is all about looking to - and preserving - the future.
New-look Niagara Jet Adventures embracing River Region
Sat, Apr 27th 2019 07:00 am
An exciting new vibe is starting to be felt up in Youngstown.
2019 Chamber Gala: Monsignor David LiPuma is 2019 Village of Lewiston Citizen of the Year
Sat, Apr 27th 2019 07:00 am
The Rev. Monsignor David G. LiPuma has been chosen by Mayor Anne Welch and trustees as the 2019 Village of Lewiston Citizen of the Year. He has made a positive impact in the community leading and bringing people together while instilling the true sense of what community is all about.
NT Council dives into Memorial Pool plans
Thu, Apr 25th 2019 12:05 am
Tuesday night, the City of North Tonawanda Common Council held a workshop to discuss future proposals and agenda items. The Memorial Pool in the Payne Avenue Park was a major topic of discussion.
Village of Lewiston adopts budget; looks for ways to improve
Tue, Apr 23rd 2019 05:00 pm
Trustees in the Village of Lewiston begrudgingly adopted the fiscal year 2019-20 budget at a special meeting on Monday. They lauded the number-crunchers - Clerk/Treasurer Amy Salada and Deputy Treasurer Stephanie Myers - but lashed out at the line items.
Grand Island Board of Education adopts $63 million 2019-20 budget
Sat, Apr 20th 2019 07:05 am
Without making any amendments to the proposal presented by district administration, the Grand Island Board of Education voted to adopt a $63 million 2019-20 school budget at a Tuesday.
Smelt Fest a fun opportunity to sample fried fish, give back to anglers, LPD
Sat, Apr 20th 2019 07:00 am
The Lewiston Smelt Festival is the official start of the village's summer slate of activities. It is an enjoyable evening where, despite the weather - which is often about 55 and overcast - friends gather together to mingle, listen to live music and eat the #FriesWithEyes.
Community support builds for Mason's Mission playground
Sat, Apr 20th 2019 07:00 am
Excitement - and plenty of support - continues to build throughout the River Region for Mason's Mission Playground at Marilyn Toohey Park, an all-inclusive playground project for children, envisioned for the Red Brick Municipal Building's backyard in the Village of Lewiston.
2019 Chamber Gala Awards: Glenn Wienke honored as Town of Lewiston Citizen of the Year
Sat, Apr 20th 2019 07:00 am
Glenn Wienke has been chosen by Town of Lewiston Supervisor Steve Broderick and Town Board as the 2019 Town of Lewiston Citizen of the Year.
2019 Chamber Gala Awards: Gary Zanardi honored as Town of Porter Citizen of the Year
Sat, Apr 20th 2019 07:00 am
Gary Zanardi has been chosen by Town of Porter Supervisor Duffy Johnston and the Town Board as the 2019 Town of Porter Citizen of the Year.
Village of Lewiston set to adopt budget
Sat, Apr 20th 2019 07:00 am
Village of Lewiston trustees will meet at 5:30 p.m. Monday for a special meeting, at which time they are expected to adopt the 2019-20 fiscal year budget.
Town of Grand Island designated Purple Heart community
Sat, Apr 20th 2019 07:00 am
Members of the Military Order of the Purple Heart presented the Grand Island Town Board with a certificate of commendation designating the town as a Purple Heart community.
Sidway Elementary School on cusp of reaching goal for new playground
Sat, Apr 20th 2019 07:00 am
Sidway Elementary School's playground committee is in the home stretch of fundraising for a new playground at the Baseline Road school.
Grand Island powering into solar
Sat, Apr 20th 2019 07:00 am
As Island residents are now fully aware, Grand Island is moving full-steam ahead when it comes to solar energy.
Compassion in action: Community Missions hosts 'Walk for Niagara'
Fri, Apr 19th 2019 06:05 pm
Community Missions of Niagara Frontier is hosting its annual "Walk for Niagara" fundraiser from Whirlpool State Park to Devils Hole State Park in Niagara Falls on Saturday, May 4, beginning at 9:30 a.m.
Apple Granny defends title; named 'Best Fish Fry' in Western New York
Fri, Apr 19th 2019 09:30 am
For the second year in a row, readers voted Apple Granny Restaurant as "Best Fish Fry" in Western New York. A record 2,006 votes were cast in the Niagara Frontier Publications contest.
West River Shoreline Trail: State unveils new dock permitting process
Sat, Apr 13th 2019 07:00 am
State Parks will begin to implement a plan this weekend of seasonal boat dock permitting along the West River Shoreline Trail.
Msgr. David LiPuma to take over Our Lady of Victory Basilica, institutions
Sat, Apr 13th 2019 07:00 am
As the Rev. Monsignor David LiPuma was preparing to take on a second six-year term at St. Peter's - and continue overseeing St. Bernard's in Youngstown - the Most Rev. Richard Malone presented him with a new "daunting" challenge: shepherding Our Lady of Victory Basilica, the Lackawanna site founded by the Venerable Nelson Baker.
Tax rate raise possible in Village of Lewiston
Sat, Apr 13th 2019 07:00 am
The Village of Lewiston Board of Trustees will present the proposed 2019-20 budget to the public for the first time, ahead of its monthly meeting at 6 p.m. Monday.
Youngstown Business & Professional Association planning a busy 2019: Expanded brochure, upcoming summer events discussed
Sat, Apr 13th 2019 07:00 am
The Youngstown Business and Professional Association held its annual spring get-together on Tuesday at the Ontario House (Stone Jug) in Youngstown.
2019 Chamber Gala Awards: Shawn D'Luhy named Village of Youngstown Citizen of the Year
Sat, Apr 13th 2019 07:00 am
Shawn D'Luhy has been chosen by Village of Youngstown Mayor Raleigh Reynolds and trustees as the 2019 Village of Youngstown Citizen of the Year. Shawn has given her time and talents to make her community a better place to live, going above and beyond to help others.
Lewiston Town Board hears on police matters
Sat, Apr 13th 2019 07:00 am
Two police-related matters were among a host of items Lewiston Town Board members discussed Monday, despite Supervisor Steve Broderick being absent on vacation.
Hibbard's now open in Lewiston
Mon, Apr 8th 2019 03:55 pm
A sure (and satisfying) sign of spring: Hibbard's Original Frozen Custard officially opened for the 2019 season on Monday.
Local gardening educator explains composting process
Sat, Apr 6th 2019 07:00 am
People who compost are able to improve the health of their gardens, as well as reduce the amount of waste that they leave for the garbage truck each week, said master gardener Bonnie Benton. Benton spoke to a full house at a presentation organized by the Grand Island Farmers Market and sponsored by the town's Conservation Advisory Board on March 28 at the WNY Welcome Center.
Brickyard, BBC owners focusing on Center Street eateries, paying it forward with Tin Pan Alley
Sat, Apr 6th 2019 07:00 am
Tin Pan Alley's pending sale is one of many changes across Ken Bryan and Eric Matthews' four-restaurant footprint.
 

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