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New York Power Authority commemorates Niagara Power Project's listing on National Register of Historic Places
Tue, May 8th 2018 03:30 pm
New York Power Authority representatives joined with local elected officials and members of local preservation groups at the Niagara Power Vista visitors center in Lewiston on Tuesday to commemorate the listing of NYPA's Niagara Power Project in the National Register of Historic Places.
Take a bite out of Lewiston
Mon, May 7th 2018 12:50 pm
Forget the big cities: Foodies need to look no further than Lewiston for a unique culinary scene. This charming village is being recognized for its eateries, due in part to the new restaurants offering nontraditional fare.
Village of Lewiston: Weekly artisan market to debut June 2 in Academy Park
Sat, May 5th 2018 01:55 pm
Following-up on her successful holiday vendor fair, Lewiston entrepreneur Jamie Symmonds will debut a weekly artisan market on June 2 inside Academy Park. Each Saturday (through Oct. 13), a collection of a dozen-plus vendors will offer an assortment of locally grown or produced foods, plus handcrafted bath and body products.
Thaw-out and plan a trip to Olcott
Sat, May 5th 2018 07:00 am
Go back in time. See a stunning sunset. Enjoy salty and sweet delights. Where is this utopian destination? In Western New Yorkers' own backyard at Olcott.
Lewiston: Smelt Fest 1, windstorm 0
Fri, May 4th 2018 09:00 pm
Cars were zigzagging, traffic lights were swinging, and electricity was spotty, but it was going to take more than that to stop the Lewiston Smelt Festival.
Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Heritage Center celebrates grand opening
Fri, May 4th 2018 05:05 pm
The much-anticipated Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Heritage Center celebrated its grand opening on Friday. The Heritage Center is an experiential museum that reveals authentic stories of Underground Railroad freedom seekers and abolitionists in Niagara Falls. It was designed to inspire visitors to recognize modern injustices that stem from slavery and to take action toward an equitable society.
'Into the Badlands': More Emily Beecham in The Widow this season
Fri, May 4th 2018 03:05 pm
As this black clothes-clad, well-made-up, intimidating figure spread her arms over the badlands and sent her butterflies to route her foes, something unexpected began to happen. In the season three premiere, fans began to see less of The Widow, and more of actress Emily Beecham.
Wayside Landscaping & Nursery celebrating 50 years of service
Thu, May 3rd 2018 12:30 pm
For any small business, staying open for a few years is tough work, especially with surrounding competition. For the Rotella family at Wayside Landscaping & Nursery, they've made it look easy, as they will celebrate 50 years of service throughout 2018.
HS Softball: Quider does it all in Falcons victory
Tue, May 1st 2018 11:40 pm
Mackenzie Quider has a huge role for the Niagara-Wheatfield softball team. Not only does she pitch in the circle for the Falcons, she hits fourth in a strong lineup. On Tuesday evening, she showed exactly what she's capable of. The Niagara-Wheatfield Falcons defeated the Grand Island Vikings in Niagara Frontier League play, 3-2. The game was the first home game of the year for the Falcons due to dreary April weather.
Buffalo's Food Truck Tuesdays returns to Larkin Square
Sat, Apr 28th 2018 11:00 am
What's better than having a chance to eat food from your choice of over a dozen food trucks in the heart of Buffalo?
Village of Lewiston: Bruce Sutherland, Anne Welch in race for mayor
Sat, Apr 28th 2018 07:00 am
On Tuesday, two-term Deputy Mayor Bruce Sutherland was the top vote-getter in the Republican Party caucus. Two days later, former Clerk/Treasurer Anne Welch garnered the most tallies at the Democrat Party caucus.
Post-winter headaches in Town of Lewiston
Sat, Apr 28th 2018 07:00 am
Resident Mark Elias inquired on the rough road conditions plaguing Morgan Drive, the Morgan Farms area and the town's plans on addressing the matter. Jumping right into it, Town Highway Superintendent Dave Trane replied the town's considerable schedule of road related work and repairs is at last underway, with paving delays thus far placed on the prolonged winter type weather conditions.
Grand Island Lions Club spaghetti dinner raises $ for Special Kids Picnic
Sat, Apr 28th 2018 07:00 am
Preparations for the Grand Island Lions Club's annual spaghetti dinner began at 3 p.m., Sunday, a full day before the dinner.
Wheatfield honors volunteers
Fri, Apr 27th 2018 07:00 am
As part of volunteer appreciation week, the Town of Wheatfield held its first volunteer recognition and training dinner for the Comprehensive Planning Implementation Task Force, numbering 30 volunteers, on Wednesday, April 18.
Village of Lewiston: Anne Welch receives Democrat Party nomination for mayor
Thu, Apr 26th 2018 08:05 pm
Longtime Village of Lewiston Clerk/Treasurer Anne Welch received the Democrat Party nomination for mayor at Thursday's caucus, and will challenge Bruce Sutherland in the June 19 election.
Bottom of lineup leads Falcons to league win over Ken-East
Wed, Apr 25th 2018 12:55 am
Tuesday evening provided some not-so-great conditions to play baseball. Nevertheless, the Niagara-Wheatfield Falcons were on the new turf facility at Kenmore West as the home team versus Kenmore East. In a game that provided 21 walks, double-digit errors, 22 runs and only 11 hits combined by both teams, the Falcons walked away soaked as the victors, 15-7.
Village of Lewiston mayoral candidate Bruce Sutherland wins GOP endorsement
Tue, Apr 24th 2018 09:05 pm
Village of Lewiston Deputy Mayor Bruce Sutherland won the Republican Party caucus on Tuesday and will serve as the GOP's candidate for mayor in the June 19 election. He bested former Clerk/Treasurer Anne Welch.
Niagara Wire, Ridge Report help local students break into journalism field
Tue, Apr 24th 2018 10:10 am
Dr. Carrie Teresa was sitting in her office when several students walked in with an idea. Teresa, as a professor of communications at Niagara University, has an extensive background in journalism and working with students. On that day, she became the faculty adviser for the new schoolwide newspaper, The Niagara Wire.
Smelt Festival returns to waterfront with favorite fish, live music by 90 West
Tue, Apr 24th 2018 07:00 am
Festival season in the Village of Lewiston kicks off with the annual Smelt Festival, to be held Friday, May 4, on the Lewiston waterfront. The event is centered on one of the region's most natural resource - smelt - which is netted in the Niagara River.
Lake Ontario: Property owners updated on funding
Sat, Apr 21st 2018 07:00 am
"We're working hard for the release of these funds."
Grand Island Board of Education passes $62 million budget, introduces new SROs
Sat, Apr 21st 2018 07:00 am
On the last day allowed by state law, the Grand Island Board of Education voted unanimously to adopt a 2018-19 budget of $62,481,712 Tuesday.
Grand Island Town Board: Work begins on West River Connector Trail
Sat, Apr 21st 2018 07:00 am
As work on converting the West River Parkway into the West River Connector Trail began April 16, residents long opposed to the parkway closure went to Town Hall for one last-ditch effort to keep it open.
From eyesore to eye-catcher: Holiday Inn Express to open in May in former Dunlop site
Sat, Apr 21st 2018 07:00 am
Developer Jayesh R. Patel is on the threshold of turning the long-vacant Dunlop building into a vibrant, new hotel on the north end of Grand Island.
PHOTOS: Chamber Gala, back at Niagara Falls Country Club, bigger than ever
Fri, Apr 20th 2018 11:35 pm
The Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce Gala returned to the Niagara Falls Country Club on Thursday, and the brand-new ballroom was jampacked. Business leaders, elected officials, residents, guests and friends arrived to show their support for the local commerce, tourism and events agency.
Antique and Classic Boat Show returns to Grand Island's BLC
Fri, Apr 20th 2018 09:30 pm
It seems to be taking forever for the area's boating season to come around this year, with early March-type winter weather now extending well into April.
Village of Lewiston budget approved; tax rate flat
Fri, Apr 20th 2018 09:25 pm
The Village of Lewiston Board of Trustees approved the 2018-19 budget on Monday.
Wheatfield board schedules two public hearings, discusses switch to LED lighting
Fri, Apr 20th 2018 07:00 am
On Monday night, the Town of Wheatfield Town Board met for their last regular meeting of April. During the meeting, the board scheduled two public hearings and Wheatfield Supervisor Don MacSwan discussed the possibility of switching to LED lighting throughout the town.
Wheatfield: Town Board hears opinions on Vantage Point bike race series
Fri, Apr 20th 2018 07:00 am
Back in early March, the Town of Wheatfield Town Board brought in Jon Rosen of USA Cycling for a work session about a proposed series of bicycle races at the business park of Vantage International Point off of Lockport Road.
Town of Niagara board receives praise for Monday concert series
Fri, Apr 20th 2018 07:00 am
On Tuesday evening, Town of Niagara Town Board members were welcomed to Town Hall by a near-sellout audience looking to show their support for the "Music Mania Mondays" concert series at Veterans Memorial Community Park.
Community Missions' 'Walk for Niagara' takes right 'step' toward helping others
Thu, Apr 19th 2018 04:55 pm
Beyond what it already does for Niagara County, Community Missions of Niagara Frontier is literally taking a step toward serving its community - several steps, in fact. On Saturday, May 5, the organization will host its annual "Walk for Niagara" at Whirlpool State Park in Niagara Falls. The event helps to raise awareness and funds for the nonprofit organization's crisis and community service programs that provide clothing, food, shelter and other services to those in need.
Good roommate 101
Thu, Apr 19th 2018 04:40 pm
It's the night before you are supposed to be moving in with a new roommate whom you barely know anything about. You're losing sleep, because you're scared this person might be totally different from you. Maybe they're messy. Maybe they have a pet snake. Maybe they smell weird. There are so many things that could go wrong.
Neighborhood Legal Services looks toward future, but its goal to serve remains
Thu, Apr 19th 2018 02:50 pm
NLS is a civil legal services, nonprofit organization serving low-income, disabled and other residents in need in Western New York. It is funded primarily by the Federal Legal Services Corp., the Interest on Lawyer Account Fund of the state of New York, and a grant from the New York State Assembly. Financial support is also provided by the United Way of Buffalo and Erie County, as well as various state agencies
UBCon is on! University at Buffalo's annual anime and gaming convention kicks off this weekend
Wed, Apr 18th 2018 06:00 pm
When walking down the halls of a university campus, one wouldn't expect to see Mario, Captain America and Goku, much less finding them entangled in an epic Nerf shoot out, or dancing with each other in a ballroom. But for three days, you'll be able to see things like this and so much more at UBCon.
Interview: With new perspective on life, Tenth Avenue North touring as 'Followers'
Tue, Apr 17th 2018 07:50 pm
Not taking the self-high-five approach, Tenth Avenue North opted for straight-up bluntness when describing their 2016 album, "Followers." Such an approach is unusual - but it was fitting. It's that kind of honesty that is threaded through the album's songs.
Niagara Catholic celebrates 90 years
Mon, Apr 16th 2018 05:30 pm
Niagara Catholic High School marked 90 years on Monday with a Mass celebrated by the Most Rev. Richard J. Malone. The 66th Street School was formed out of a 1975 union between Duffy and St. Mary's/Madonna high schools.
Town of Lewiston: Heavy rains resulting in backups
Mon, Apr 16th 2018 04:00 pm
As Western New York continues to be deluged with heavy rains coming off a weekend of ice storms, wastewater treatment plants throughout the area are now contending with excessive inflow/infiltration problems. It's the result of plants receiving excessive stormwater run-off combined with the handling of normal sewage inflow/infiltration.
Locals showcase talent at PAL/ACE all-star games
Sun, Apr 15th 2018 02:40 pm
On Saturday afternoon, local high school basketball talent stormed into Niagara Falls High School for the annual PAL/ACE all-star games. The day of basketball included a freshman/sophomore game, as well as a junior/senior game. Each team, for both games, included a mix of the classes. Attendees who showed paid $5 for a ticket and all proceeds earned were donated to the Niagara Police Athletic League.
Town of Lewiston: Board OKs Greenway applications, new LPD hire
Sat, Apr 14th 2018 07:00 am
Monday's Lewiston Town Board work session was another light one, with only a handful of items acted upon.
Upbeat news for Youngstown: Happenings, plans for 2018 discussed at annual YBPA meeting
Sat, Apr 14th 2018 07:00 am
Tuesday evening at the Mug and Musket was full of news of interest for northern Niagara, as the Youngstown Business and Professional Association held its annual membership meeting.
Frontier House: Repair plan expected within next 30 days
Sat, Apr 14th 2018 07:00 am
A plan to initiate repairs at the historic Frontier House is expected within the next 30 days.
 

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