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Gilgore looks back on time as director
Sat, Apr 15th 2017 09:00 am
Library director Jan Gilgore might be checking out a few of the books herself. Gardening is one of the retirement projects she is considering at the North Tonawanda home where she moved from the Town of Porter in November.
Chamber Awards Gala: Paul Waterstrat named Youngstown Citizen of the Year
Sat, Apr 15th 2017 07:00 am
Village of Youngstown Mayor Raleigh Reynolds and village trustees chose Paul Waterstrat as the 2017 Village of Youngstown Citizen of the Year.
Islandwide read-a-thon raises money for GI Challenge
Sat, Apr 15th 2017 07:00 am
Students in the Grand Island Central School District quietly raised money Friday for a new room of care at Children's Hospital.
Grand Island Planning Board discusses new apartment complex, plaza out parcel
Sat, Apr 15th 2017 07:00 am
The Grand Island Planning Board gave site plan approval Monday for another apartment complex on Grand Island Boulevard.
Gus Macker to 3-peat June 10-11
Sat, Apr 15th 2017 07:00 am
Registration has officially opened for the three-peat Gus Macker 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament on the Island.
You're invited to 'Tony n' Tina's Wedding' at DoubleTree
Fri, Apr 14th 2017 05:05 pm
Not only is there no fourth wall in Theatre in the Mist's upcoming production of the comedy "Tony n' Tina's Wedding," there are no walls of any kind.
NT bandshell to offer waterfront backdrop
Fri, Apr 14th 2017 10:30 am
North Tonawanda will soon be home to a new bandshell that is planned to host various forms of entertainment along the water at River Road's Raymond Klimek Veterans Park.
Students 'Meet the Professionals' at NU PRSSN event
Fri, Apr 14th 2017 10:10 am
A few steps through the open doors into a tightly packed conference room led students who attended Niagara University's second annual "Meet the Professionals" night to many other doors full of opportunities.
Kickstarter campaign successful: Artpark to reinstall 'Niagara 1979' ('The Painted Parking Lot')
Mon, Apr 10th 2017 08:10 pm
After two months of vigorous fundraising, Artpark & Company has met its $20,000 Kickstarter campaign goal. Starting May 1, staff at the Village of Lewiston performing and visual arts venue will reproduce "Niagara 1979" - late artist Gene Davis' "Painted Parking Lot."
DEC denies permits needed for Northern Access Pipeline Project
Mon, Apr 10th 2017 04:30 pm
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has halted National Fuel's proposed Northern Access Pipeline Project by denying water quality permits necessary for the project's approval.
Grand Island Chamber of Commerce: Nickel City Hardwood opens in brownstone office building
Sat, Apr 8th 2017 11:00 am
Great customer service doesn't hold hours of business, it's 24/7, said Eric Fiebelkorn, president of the Grand Island Chamber of Commerce, Saturday during a ribbon-cutting and grand opening for the newest Island business.
Island of Hope: Island pharmaceutical company holds successful basket raffle for Relay For Life
Sat, Apr 8th 2017 10:00 am
Fresenius Kabi, the Grand Island pharmaceutical company that was awarded Relay For Life's Crystal Award for sponsoring the survivors' tent and the Emerald Award for fundraising efforts, raised $19,075 at its annual basket raffle, held March 31 at the German company's Staley Road plant.
Porter's waterfront future discussed
Sat, Apr 8th 2017 09:00 am
Porter residents learned more on "what's involved" in the particulars of planning the future for the town's waterfront areas, in an informative session Monday at Porter Town Hall.
Chamber Awards Gala: Claudia Fleckenstein & Ellie Murphy named Town of Porter Citizens of the Year
Sat, Apr 8th 2017 09:00 am
Claudia Fleckenstein and Ellie Murphy have been chosen by Supervisor Merton Wiepert and the Town of Porter Council as the 2017 Town of Porter Citizens of the Year. This year, two recipients were chosen, because of their unwavering support and volunteer hours given to the Care-n-Share Food pantry that serves our local community.
Grand Island Board of Education: Trustees, residents advised to put heat on state legislators
Sat, Apr 8th 2017 07:00 am
Superintendent of Schools Dr. Brian Graham asked residents and members of the Board of Education to pressure state lawmakers to complete their tardy state budget.
Town of Grand Island: New art studio opens at Nike Base
Sat, Apr 8th 2017 07:00 am
The Town of Grand Island Recreation Department, in collaboration with the Grand Island High School Art Club, has a new art studio on the drawing board.
NU Goes Green: Niagara University club has new leadership, Earth Day plans
Fri, Apr 7th 2017 03:35 pm
NU Goes Green is a small club on campus that is currently planning major changes for this semester.
Grand Island Chamber of Commerce: Citizen of the Year awards winners announced
Fri, Apr 7th 2017 03:20 pm
Nine individuals and groups in seven categories will receive the Citizen of the Year Award for 2016, the Grand Island Chamber of Commerce announced Wednesday.
Wheatfield: Plans continue for rezoning of NF Boulevard
Fri, Apr 7th 2017 03:00 pm
New zoning plans for Niagara Falls Boulevard in the Town of Wheatfield may soon come to fruition.
Former Niagara Sanitation Landfill in Wheatfield subject of lawsuit
Fri, Apr 7th 2017 03:00 pm
More than 60 residents who live or have resided near the Nash Road Niagara Sanitation Landfill site are plaintiffs in a lawsuit against the Town of Wheatfield.
NT police express need for dispatch changes to Common Council, citizens
Fri, Apr 7th 2017 03:00 pm
North Tonawanda Police Benevolent Association members crowded City Hall at Tuesday's Common Council meeting to state their concerns with being a part of the Niagara County dispatch system.
Niagara Wine Trail readies for tourism season with 'Taste of the Trail'
Fri, Apr 7th 2017 03:00 pm
As spring blooms around Western New York, the Niagara Wine Trail is preparing to host "Taste of the Trail," one of its biggest events of the year.
The walls come tumbling down: Fairchild update, video Part 2
Tue, Apr 4th 2017 05:15 pm
On Monday and Tuesday, demolition turned toward the Fairchild Place side. The far west wing was demolished first, followed by the front wall on the facing side of the former nursing home; then, the Fairchild sign and the glass panes above the main entrance.
Advocates for racial equality decry flyers found in Lewiston
Mon, Apr 3rd 2017 11:05 pm
A group of about 40 people, predominantly from outside of Lewiston, came to the Village Board work session on Monday to denounce the flyers recently distributed on Mohawk and Chicora streets and Lower River Road.
Human Nature brings the greatest songs of all time to Niagara Falls, Ontario
Mon, Apr 3rd 2017 04:50 pm
After first touring behind their own songs, Human Nature has enjoyed a residency at The Venetian in Las Vegas for the better part of a decade. In Sin City, the foursome - Toby Allen, Phil Burton and brothers Andrew and Mike Tierney - has built a second career performing a century's worth of hit songs.
Hibbard's is open!
Mon, Apr 3rd 2017 04:25 pm
Just like the Bat Signal summons Batman to action, the "Open" sign at Hibbard's Original Frozen Custard paged patrons to come out for the first cone or shake of the season on Monday.
Chamber Awards Gala: Thomas Deal named Town of Lewiston Citizen of the Year
Sat, Apr 1st 2017 07:00 am
The Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce will honor businesses and individuals at its Chamber Awards Gala, from 6-11 p.m. Friday, April 28, at The Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls.
Grand Island Board of Education: Broadband study, 485-b exemption receive support
Sat, Apr 1st 2017 07:00 am
The Grand Island Board of Education voted Monday in favor of two economic initiatives supported by the town government.
Ask the expert: How to win the Island Dispatch Easter Coloring Contest
Sat, Apr 1st 2017 07:00 am
Anna Bartlo knows a thing or two - or five - about winning an Island Dispatch Coloring Contest.
Village of Lewiston finalizing budget; demolition work continues at Fairchild site
Sat, Apr 1st 2017 07:00 am
Trustees in the Village of Lewiston have met twice with Deputy Treasurer Edward Walker, and are finalizing a budget proposal for the 2017-18 fiscal year. As it stands now, the property tax rate is set to increase 8 cents, from $7.38 per $1,000 of assessed valuation to $7.46.
Student-organized Relay For Life events set for April 7
Fri, Mar 31st 2017 07:20 pm
Niagara County Community College will hold its fourth annual Relay For Life to benefit the American Caner Society from 6 p.m. Friday, April 7, to 6 a.m. Saturday, April 8. The event will be held in the main gym, on NCCC's Sanborn campus at 3111 Saunders Settlement Road.
Big plans considered for Veterans Memorial Community Park
Fri, Mar 31st 2017 07:15 pm
More amenities are on the horizon for the Town of Niagara's Veterans Memorial Community Park. Some changes will come as soon as this spring and summer, while others are being looked at for the future. Many of the plans focus on offering more family-friendly activities that can appeal to people of all ages.
Grand Island: K of C hosts beer event
Fri, Mar 31st 2017 07:10 pm
Grand Island was the epicenter of the area's homebrewing hobby Friday and Saturday as Amber Waves of Grain, the Western New York Homebrew Competition held by the Niagara Association of Homebrewers, took place at the Knights of Columbus hall.
Forum calls for end to tolls; open-road tolling next best option
Fri, Mar 31st 2017 07:05 pm
The drumbeat for removal of tolls at Grand Island bridges continued last week at a forum held in Niagara Falls.
Little comment heard at IDA public hearing on Summit Mall sports domes
Fri, Mar 31st 2017 05:55 pm
A pubic hearing on whether the Niagara County Industrial Development Agency should grant tax breaks to Summit Outlet LP for sports domes and other amenities at the Summit Mall had a small turnout Thursday afternoon.
Drop the mic: Hard Rock puts new spin on karaoke
Fri, Mar 31st 2017 01:20 pm
Karaoke has never been this cool.
Grace does it all for the Wolverines in a win
Wed, Mar 29th 2017 11:00 pm
Niagara Falls coach Rob Augustino called senior Matt Grace "an example kid," due to his hard work and ability.
VIDEO: Demolition ramps up at Fairchild site
Tue, Mar 28th 2017 05:25 pm
A demolition crew is wasting no time tearing down the former Fairchild Manor Nursing Home site on Onondaga Street in Lewiston. An entire wing was removed on Monday, and enormous piles of metal, concrete, wood and brick were sorted and removed on Tuesday.
Village of Lewiston: Trustees look to shore up public safety in wake of storms, ahead of festival season
Sat, Mar 25th 2017 09:00 am
Local leaders are brainstorming ways to ensure the public is protected from future storms, safe during long-term power outages, and shielded from acts of violence at large gatherings.
Chamber Awards Gala: Claudia Marasco, Arlene Sliz named Village of Lewiston Citizens of the Year
Sat, Mar 25th 2017 09:00 am
Claudia Marasco and Arlene Sliz were chosen by Village of Lewiston Mayor Terry Collesano and the Board of Trustees as the 2017 Village of Lewiston Citizens of the Year. Together, their volunteer work for the "Invest in a Vest" program has ensured extra protection for our local police force.