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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).
PHOTOS, VIDEO: St. Peter's christens church, school additions
Mon, Oct 16th 2017 07:45 pm
St. Peter R.C. Church was filled with parishioners Sunday, as the congregation celebrated a Mass of thanksgiving and dedication of almost $2 million worth of renovations.
400 students, seniors rock out at HANCI prom
Mon, Oct 16th 2017 05:15 pm
The Health Association of Niagara County Inc. expected to have 400 high school students on hand Sunday at Antonio's Restaurant, Banquet & Conference Center for its annual "Senior Prom." The event is an intergenerational gathering that pairs a high school student with a senior citizen "date" for a day of dinner, dancing, music and fun.
Niagara County funding assists Youngstown Arts and Music Festival
Sat, Oct 14th 2017 07:00 am
The Youngstown Business and Professional Association is the recipient of a $500 check presented this week from First District Niagara County Legislator Clyde Burmaster. The funding from the county legislature assisted YBPA with the fourth annual Youngstown Arts and Music Festival, held Oct. 7 at Falkner Park.
Town of Lewiston Board, again, tables Rubino brothers' PUD concept plan
Sat, Oct 14th 2017 07:00 am
With Councilmember Bill Geiben absent from the session, the Lewiston Town Board took no action Thursday on the concept plan for the Rubino brothers' planned unit development off of Upper Mountain Road and Bronson Drive.
Above and Beyond: Annual state of readiness inspection held
Sat, Oct 14th 2017 07:00 am
On Saturday, Oct. 7, Grand Island firefighters, medics/emergency medical technicians, and cadets reported to fire headquarters for their annual state of readiness inspection by Fire Chief Chris Soluri.
Village of Lewiston Planning Board backs St. Peter's playground project, approves Fairchild aesthetics
Sat, Oct 14th 2017 07:00 am
The Village of Lewiston Planning Commission received an update on the second phase of St. Peter R.C. Church's construction plan during its monthly meeting on Tuesday.
HS Football: Niagara-Wheatfield loses school's first night game
Sat, Oct 14th 2017 12:25 am
In his post-game speech coach Russ Nixon said, "This is a night you guys will never forget." The statement is fitting, as the Falcons made history playing the school's first game under Friday night lights at Terry Harvey Field. The Falcons lost the homecoming battle with Class AA power Williamsville North, 49-14.
Town of Niagara presents tentative budget
Fri, Oct 13th 2017 06:25 pm
The Town of Niagara Town Board presented a tentative $8,993,501 budget for 2018 during a brief meeting on Thursday.
NT opens new youth center
Fri, Oct 13th 2017 06:25 pm
The North Tonawanda Youth Center had its grand opening on Saturday in front of numerous families and NT Mayor Arthur Pappas. The center, located at The Hope Center, 383 Vandervoort St., gave tours of the new facility and welcomed NT residents with popcorn, pizza and various activities.
Tails, Troops & Tunes in Town of Niagara
Fri, Oct 13th 2017 06:25 pm
Town of Niagara Veterans Memorial Park was filled with dogs and veterans on Saturday, as Niagara Rises hosted a fundraiser in collaboration with Dog Tags of New York.
Buffalo Bills linebacker, Niagara-Wheatfield alum work to get night football in Wheatfield
Thu, Oct 12th 2017 11:00 am
On Friday night, Buffalo Bills linebacker Preston Brown and Niagara-Wheatfield grad, Justin Gilmore were in attendance at the Falcons' football game in Clarence. The two have helped impact Niagara-Wheatfield football in a positive way this season, collaborating with the school district and booster club to put on N-W's first-ever Friday night football game.
HS Golf: Wheatfield golf wins NFL tournament
Tue, Oct 10th 2017 08:55 pm
The Niagara-Wheatfield golf team has turned heads with their play for the last several years. On Tuesday, they added to the program's legacy of success. The Falcons golf team took home the Niagara Frontier League title at the league tournament at Willowbrook Golf Course. The top six golfers from each team in the league were on hand, with each team keeping the top five scores from their players at the end.
Made in Lewiston: 'After the Sun Fell' screens at BIFF
Mon, Oct 9th 2017 12:20 pm
Multicom Entertainment Group and Choice Studios Group/Choice Films & Theatricals brought "After the Sun Fell" to the 11th annual Buffalo International Film Festival for a special screening Sunday inside the North Park Theatre.
Serving the community: Lewiston fire crews stage quick response in village
Sat, Oct 7th 2017 07:00 am
Lewiston fire crews are credited with staging a quick response to a structure fire in the village late last month. The Sept. 29 call on the 400 block of Plain Street involved a garage structure fire, fully engulfed in a historical section on the village's west side - an area of well-maintained residences, the nearby Lewiston Historical Museum and numerous businesses around the block on the Center Street strip.
A new (Peach) Queen reigns over Lewiston
Sat, Oct 7th 2017 07:00 am
Jamie Hagerty, an 18-year-old Niagara University student majoring in psychology, won the Niagara County Peach Queen scholarship pageant last month. She also competed for Peach Queen in 2016, placing third. Jamie evolved as a contestant this year in her stage presence and ability to answer questions under pressure.
HS Football: Wheatfield falls short in Clarence
Sat, Oct 7th 2017 12:00 am
The Niagara-Wheatfield football team went into Clarence desperately needing a road win to boost their playoff chances. The Falcons couldn't put it together Friday night and they fell to Clarence, 42-29.