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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.
Mark Cerrone teaming with Village of Lewiston for Mason's Mission playground
Sat, Jan 26th 2019 07:00 am
The Village of Lewiston announced Niagara Falls-based Mark Cerrone Inc. will oversee construction of the Mason's Mission Playground at Marilyn Toohey Park.
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.
Lewiston Town Board sets stage for 2019
Sat, Jan 19th 2019 07:00 am
In addition to its Jan. 7 approval for construction of the town's second privately owned utility-scale solar system, Lewiston Town Board members spent much of that session with approvals on a number of procedural matters, setting the stage for town operations in 2019.
Spring opening expected for 765 Fairchild Place
Sat, Jan 19th 2019 07:00 am
Construction is nearly complete at 765 Fairchild Place, and a May move-in date was announced on Wednesday night. The 29-unit living complex was constructed at the site of the former Fairchild Manor nursing home.
Elected leaders withhold support for soil study on Tonawanda Coke
Sat, Jan 19th 2019 07:00 am
Elected leaders and citizen activists who fought and won in court against polluter Tonawanda Coke criticized the researchers who are conducting a soil study mandated as part of the company's court sentence.
Village of Lewiston power outage due to circuit breaker repair
Mon, Jan 14th 2019 04:45 pm
Residents and businesses in the Village of Lewiston were unexpectedly without electricity for about a half-hour Monday afternoon as National Grid made repairs to substation 087 at North Fifth and Oneida streets.
Grand Island Central School District: Capital project approved by 2-1 margin
Sat, Jan 12th 2019 07:05 am
Grand Island voters approved a $24 million capital project plan in a referendum Tuesday.
Lewiston: Artpark & Company begins long-range master plan process
Sat, Jan 12th 2019 07:05 am
Right before Christmas, Empire State Development announced Artpark & Company was the recipient of a $100,000 award from the Western New York Regional Economic Development Council. The money will go toward the creation of a master plan - a road map outlining what Artpark could and should be now and well into the future.
Youngstown: YBPA readies for a busy 2019
Sat, Jan 12th 2019 07:00 am
The Youngstown Business and Professional Association held its annual winter meeting Tuesday evening at Rays Tavern, with a full house in attendance.
Village of Lewiston taking appointments for water meter head replacement
Sat, Jan 12th 2019 07:00 am
Starting Monday, Jan. 14, the Village of Lewiston Department of Public Works will begin replacing water meter heads. Residents are asked to call the clerk's office at 754-8271 to make an appointment. There is no fee for this service, which should only take about 10 minutes.
Town of Lewiston approves second utility-scale solar energy project
Sat, Jan 12th 2019 07:00 am
Community solar is beginning to make waves around Lewiston.
Q&A with 'Blindspot' star Ashley Johnson
Fri, Jan 11th 2019 07:55 pm
NBC's "Blindspot" gave fans a pre-Christmas gift in the form of a midseason finale stocking-stuffed with story setups normally reserved for the season-ender.
Niagara-Wheatfield, Grand Island b-ball teams come together for Neville family
Tue, Jan 8th 2019 11:50 pm
In basketball terms, when Niagara-Wheatfield and Grand Island stepped onto the hardwood inside N-WHS Tuesday night, the teams were battling to improve their record in the Niagara Frontier League and gain points for the sectional playoffs. As important as a win was, though, Tuesday night was a lot more than basketball. The Falcons and Vikings joined in the 2019 Hoops for Hope game, which was played in honor of a friend close to each school's heart - Julie Neville.
Grand Island Board of Education: 2 dozen show up for second capital project hearing
Sat, Jan 5th 2019 07:00 am
A small gathering of residents attended the second and final public hearing Thursday at Grand Island High School for a proposed $24 million capital project.
'Get fishing!' Greater Niagara Fishing and Outdoor Expo returns to Niagara Falls
Sat, Jan 5th 2019 07:00 am
As the Buffalo-Niagara waterways of the Great Lakes continue to gain in prominence as a world-class fishing destination, plans are shaping well for what will likely be one of the best fishing/outdoors show of its type to hit the Cataract City.
 

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