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Gather by Gallo opens on Center Street
Sat, Mar 14th 2020 07:00 am
Sure enough, not long after the "open" sign lit up at Gather American Eatery, savvy Lewiston residents made their way into owner Michael Hibbard's second Gallo restaurant.
Lewiston: Ellicott Development plaza nearing opening
Sat, Mar 14th 2020 07:00 am
Ellicott Development's three-building mixed-use plaza is almost ready for its public.
Lewiston Town Board honors 7th-grader
Sat, Mar 14th 2020 07:00 am
With a scheduled presentation by Buffalo real estate and consulting firm Emminger Newton Pigeon & Magyar removed from the agenda, Monday's Lewiston Town Board work session took a lighter tone.
Wheatfield Town Board receives coronavirus update from Godfrey
Fri, Mar 13th 2020 07:00 pm
The Wheatfield Town Board had a busy session at its meeting this week. Amid procedural matters that involved local garbage pickup, a recently approved block grant for a local brewery, and an upcoming public hearing on stop signs, Niagara County Legislator David E. Godfrey was on hand to provide an update regarding the county's response to the ongoing threat of the coronavirus.
State leaders advocate for passage of $3 billion Environmental Bond Act
Mon, Mar 9th 2020 05:25 pm
The statewide roundtable tour educating stakeholders on Gov. Andrew Cuomo's latest plan to counteract climate change and global warming made a stop in Lewiston on Monday.
World-class: Lewiston's Griffon House part of acclaimed restaurant group
Sat, Mar 7th 2020 07:00 am
The Griffon and its owners are sort of like Goo Goo Dolls frontman John Rzeznik.
Community rallies behind Lewiston vet
Sat, Mar 7th 2020 07:00 am
A wheelchair-bound veteran from Lewiston is getting a new Americans with Disabilities Act-compliant home, thanks to an organization based in New York City and a generous local community.
Let the St. Patrick's Day celebrations begin!
Sat, Mar 7th 2020 06:55 am
As written here before, for its size, residents in the Buffalo-Niagara area really get into St. Patrick's Day celebrations. For 2020, our little metro area ranks an impressive No. 8 nationally among the top 200 cities in the U.S. when it comes to "Best St. Patrick's Day Celebrations," according to the latest Wallet Hub findings. Among the rating criteria, Buffalo-Niagara scored a nice No. 10 ranking for St. Patrick's Day traditions, a No. 29 rank for our weather, and No. 30 for the safety and accessibility of our many celebrations.
Waterkeeper a multi-branch organization for all water concerns
Fri, Mar 6th 2020 04:50 pm
Buffalo Niagara Waterkeeper is a 30-year-old nonprofit, presiding over an area of some of the most memorable waterways in the world. It's not just Niagara Falls, the Great Lakes Erie and Ontario, rivers Niagara and Buffalo. It also encompasses the groundwater, the creeks, the riverbeds and tributaries, all of which are part of the greater Buffalo Niagara watershed.
Nik Wallenda: Child of God overcomes 'Mouth of Hell'
Thu, Mar 5th 2020 11:00 am
Nik Wallenda will have to traverse the moon to top this death-defying stunt.
N-W state champion McDougald welcomed back home
Mon, Mar 2nd 2020 10:20 pm
When people think of Niagara-Wheatfield Falcons athletics and its history, many turn towards the success of the wrestling program over the years. This past weekend, another N-W wrestler etched his name into the history books, as senior Justin McDougald became the fifth Falcons wrestler to win a New York State wrestling title.
Police continue investigation into shooting fatality
Mon, Mar 2nd 2020 08:50 am
Area police are continuing their investigations into an incident that occurred early Sunday morning. Police report shots were fired and two injured - one fatally - on the Tuscarora Nation reservation.
Nik Wallenda set to cross Masaya volcano
Mon, Mar 2nd 2020 07:00 am
"Volcano Live! with Nik Wallenda" will air at 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 4, on ABC (WKBW-TV Channel 7). This will be Wallenda's highest and farthest wire walk.
Lewiston Town Board: Greenway seeks public input on shoreline trail plan
Sat, Feb 29th 2020 07:00 am
During a presentation at Monday's Town Board meeting in the Town of Lewiston, Niagara River Greenway Commission Executive Director Gregory Stevens announced a public workshop regarding the lower Niagara Shoreline Trail Connectivity Study.
Cash bail reform and its impact to police
Sat, Feb 29th 2020 07:00 am
This week, Chief Judge Janet DiFiore of the New York State Court of Appeals said she felt confident the "unintended consequences" of New York's new cash bail reform law would ultimately undergo changes, allowing judges to regain the ability to hold suspects in jail who are deemed too dangerous for release.
Rotary Club of Grand Island: Thanks for Undie Sunday
Sat, Feb 29th 2020 07:00 am
Sherry Miller, president-elect of the Rotary Club of Grand Island and Undie Sunday chair, said: "We thank our community for their outpouring of support to the annual Rotary Club of Grand Island's Undie Sunday collection. We were able to help the least of us by distributing bags of new undergarments and socks to three missions in our area. This was truly following Rotary's mission of 'Service Above Self.' "
Grand Island Board of Education: School district administration briefs trustees on Foundation Aid
Sat, Feb 29th 2020 07:00 am
Calculating New York State's Foundation Aid to school districts is a simple four-part, 25-step, calculation that leads to a fifth part with two steps, the first of which, according to Superintendent of School Brian Graham, is "Forget everything you just did in Parts A through D. Maybe throw your calculator, rip up your papers, sigh in frustration. ..."
'NT Momentum' to revitalize NT downtown
Fri, Feb 28th 2020 07:00 am
The City of North Tonawanda has been working with the Lumber City Development Corp on a strategy called "NT Momentum." The plan is currently in phase one of its master plan for the 546-acre study area that includes properties downtown and River Road.
Town of Niagara supervisor announces plans to demolish vacant plaza
Fri, Feb 28th 2020 07:00 am
It was a night for bulldozing the eyesores, and rewarding the clean and sightly at the Town of Niagara Town Board meeting. Plans to take down existing vacant and unsafe structures were announced.
Niagara County Legislator addresses Town of Wheatfield Board and residents
Fri, Feb 28th 2020 07:00 am
Earlier this week, Niagara County Legislator David Godfrey was in attendance at the regular Town Board meeting in Wheatfield to discuss a few issues sure to affect residents, and perhaps the entire landscape of Wheatfield.
Q&A: Grammy-winning for KING & COUNTRY will 'burn the ships' a little longer
Thu, Feb 27th 2020 02:55 pm
When the Christian duo released "burn the ships" in late 2018, the album landed at No. 7 on the Billboard Top 200. The single "God Only Knows" went Top 30 on Mediabase and Billboard's "Hot AC." In the past year, for KING & COUNTRY performed at the Country Music Awards, recorded with Dolly Parton, remixed with Timbaland, shot a video with Sydney Sierota from Echosmith, and took home two Grammy Awards.
Nik Wallenda Q&A
Thu, Feb 27th 2020 09:30 am
Seventh-generation aerialist Nik Wallenda will attempt his most ambitious highwire walk yet when he ascends to the top of the Masaya volcano in Nicaragua. "Volcano Live! with Nik Wallenda" will air at 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 4, on ABC (WKBW-TV Channel 7). This will be Wallenda's highest and farthest wire walk.
Portraits in porcelain: Doring to display artistry in April 26 exhibit
Wed, Feb 26th 2020 10:50 am
Chie Doring knew she wanted to be an artist when she was just a young girl growing up in Japan. Now, at age 92, the award-winning artist and longtime Grand Island resident is planning to celebrate a retrospective of her paintings in "A Unique Asian Porcelain Art Show" this spring.
Fairchild Place listed as for sale
Wed, Feb 26th 2020 10:45 am
Just eight months after a ribbon-cutting ceremony celebrating the completion of McGuire Development Co.'s first Lewiston development, the parcels at 765 Fairchild Place and 750 Onondaga Street are listed for sale.
Pellicano's Marketplace: Neighborhood store moving down the block
Mon, Feb 24th 2020 02:15 pm
Pellicano's Marketplace has been a staple in Wheatfield since 1986. When Paul Pellicano opened the shop, he unveiled gourmet grocery items to the public, right on Niagara Falls Boulevard.
Olcott Lions gearing up Swim for Sight
Mon, Feb 24th 2020 07:00 am
Buffalo-Niagara certainly appears to be getting off easy this time around when it comes to dealing with our winter weather. Plainly put, it's been a dull one, with milder temperatures more often than not dictating the weather patterns.
Village of Lewiston seeks criminal justice reforms
Sat, Feb 22nd 2020 07:00 am
Trustees in the Village of Lewiston on Tuesday joined the New York State Conference of Mayors in calling for criminal justice reforms. Specifically, elected leaders are looking for increased protection for past victims and potential targets.
Mark Daul: Is Lake Ontario a beauty or beast?
Sat, Feb 22nd 2020 07:00 am
My column today is not going to tell you about nor make you cry about the high water levels along the south shore of Lake Ontario.
Town of Lewiston: Jeanette Collesano retires as Senior Center director
Sat, Feb 22nd 2020 07:00 am
This past Tuesday, a significant event was marked at the Town of Lewiston Senior Center. With dozens of visitors on hand, including town officials, area seniors and center members, family and many, many friends, Jeanette Collesano bid her goodbyes to all as Senior Center director.
Fantasy Island closes, ending 59-year ride
Fri, Feb 21st 2020 06:15 pm
Four years after buying Martin's Fantasy Island, Apex Parks Group announced the permanent closure of the Grand Island park this week.
De Dee's Dairy to open Youngstown location
Fri, Feb 21st 2020 04:55 pm
De Dee's Dairy announced on social media plans to locate a second ice cream shop in the Village of Youngstown, directly behind Youngstown Galley at 400 Main St.
NT Botanical Gardens host students
Fri, Feb 21st 2020 07:00 am
Yesterday, students from North Tonawanda High School were due to leave their books, papers and pens in the classroom, and get their hands dirty at the North Tonawanda Botanical Gardens on Sweeney Street, where Dave Conti and the rest of the North Tonawanda Botanical Gardens Organization had some serious lessons to impart.
Freedom of Information group sues Niagara County Legislature
Fri, Feb 21st 2020 07:00 am
The Buffalo Niagara Coalition for Open Government is a group that monitors the compliance of municipalities with open government laws. These include towns and cities in both Erie and Niagara counties to agencies such as the City of Lockport Housing Authority.
NT officials worried about Canal Fest
Fri, Feb 21st 2020 07:00 am
On Tuesday night at North Tonawanda's Common Council Meeting, Mayor Arthur Pappas commented on the lack of communication between officials in the City of North Tonawanda and the City of Tonawanda, in regard to the upcoming Canal Fest, an annual summer festival featuring rides, games and fireworks on the border of the two cities overlooking the Erie Canal.
Waterkeeper holds open house in North Tonawanda
Fri, Feb 21st 2020 07:00 am
Last week, Buffalo Niagara Waterkeeper held an open house at North Tonawanda's City Hall for those interested in learning more about the North Tonawanda Botanical Gardens Living Shoreline project.
Aquarium of Niagara executive director outlines venue's future
Thu, Feb 20th 2020 02:30 pm
At an event Wednesday, the Aquarium of Niagara unveiled a new strategic plan and outlined the goals it will pursue in the next three to five years.
Niagara Falls hoops recaptures NFL title
Wed, Feb 19th 2020 11:20 pm
The Niagara Falls High School tradition of basketball excellence continued Wednesday night, as the Wolverines defeated the Lewiston-Porter Lancers, 71-65, to take home the 2019-20 Niagara Frontier League championship.
'Light it up for Lymphedema': Unexplained swelling might be diagnosable, treatable disease
Mon, Feb 17th 2020 06:10 pm
For the past three years, I've organized the "Light it up for Lymphedema" campaign for the New York State Chapter of the Lymphatic Education & Research Network (LE&RN). The campaign encourages sites around the state and Canada to glow in teal each March 6, World Lymphedema Day, to raise awareness of lymphedema (LE) and lymphatic diseases (LD), chronic swelling conditions that have no cures. If left untreated, LE and LD can lead to deformities, infections and death.
Q&A: Fitz and the Tantrums bringing 'All the Feels' to the Falls
Mon, Feb 17th 2020 05:20 pm
On their 2019 release, the six-piece crafted a dozen-plus songs that explore doubt and the struggle to succeed; the give and take of love - of pushing someone away while also desperately trying to keep them close; and the soaring highs that come with performing in front of thousands of adoring fans.
Brickyard at 15: Lewiston restaurant celebrates crystal anniversary
Sat, Feb 15th 2020 07:00 am
For 15 years, the Brickyard Pub & B.B.Q. has been Lewiston's go-to place for killer Bs: barbecue and beer.
 

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