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Grand Island Town Board: Madigan calls McMurray's work environment 'hostile'
Sat, Oct 6th 2018 07:00 am
Councilman Michael Madigan is complaining that Town Supervisor Nathan McMurray's behavior toward him has crossed a line, and he's contemplating legal again.
Grand Island Board of Education: Forum held for possible $25 million capital project
Sat, Oct 6th 2018 07:00 am
A building condition survey of the Grand Island Central School District has helped identify district needs to be addressed by a possible capital project of $22 million to $25 million.
Village of Lewiston set to save thousands with new LED lights
Sat, Oct 6th 2018 07:00 am
Thanks to customer incentives, the Village of Lewiston will enjoy significant savings on electricity at both the Red Brick Municipal Building and Department of Public Works garage.
Parking problems in Youngstown: Businesses at odds over 15-minute marker
Sat, Oct 6th 2018 06:55 am
Opposition continues to build in Youngstown on village plans to modify a long-standing street parking arrangement for a Lockport Street liquor store.
Christy Nockels previews The Freedom Project Tour
Wed, Oct 3rd 2018 05:05 pm
As one-half of the Christian duo Watermark, singer Christy Nockels is used to big stages, bright lights and grand productions. There will be none of that razzle-dazzle when she comes to Western New York on Oct. 11, and that suits Nockels just fine.
Niagara Falls takes stand against domestic violence
Tue, Oct 2nd 2018 08:40 pm
In recognition of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Family & Children's Service of Niagara coordinated the fifth annual Domestic Violence Ribbon Walk on Tuesday. Staff, local elected leaders and community members gathered on Third Street to take a collective stand against domestic violence. As they walked, they tied purple ribbons on the trees between Main and Niagara streets.
Youngstown Arts & Music Fest to feature 'Rising Artists,' homebrew competition, foods, crafts
Sat, Sep 29th 2018 07:05 am
Summer has now become autumn in the River Region - with those scenic drives in the countryside, U-pick visits, fall plants and pre-Halloween pumpkin buying, farm hayrides and the like being the norm.
Greenway funding for new Lewiston park
Sat, Sep 29th 2018 07:00 am
Look for some movement next year on a new town park in northern Lewiston along the Niagara River.
Lewiston Town Board approves special use permit for solar project
Sat, Sep 29th 2018 07:00 am
The Lewiston Town Board gave its OK on a new a solar facility under its new solar law on Monday. Specifically, it approved a special use permit to allow for construction of a proposed utility scale solar energy project on property owned by Town Building/Zoning Inspector Tim Masters at 1897 Swann Road.
Above and Beyond: Fuccillo pitches in to help make Grand Island Fire Co. fire prevention program 'HUGE' success
Sat, Sep 29th 2018 07:00 am
Grand Island Fire Chief Chris Soluri reports that Fuccillo Chevrolet has formed a noteworthy partnership with the Grand Island Fire Co. through a generous donation of $8,500 towards the purchase of special fire prevention giveaway T-shirts. GIFC officers welcome such corporate support and appreciate it.
Homecoming delight: Stott leads Falcons to victory under the lights
Fri, Sep 28th 2018 11:40 pm
Friday night was something players on coach Russ Nixon's Falcons squad won't forget for a long time. In front of a packed crowd at Terry Harvey Field, including a loud and proud Black Hole student section, the Niagara-Wheatfield Falcons defeated Kenmore West for a homecoming victory, 28-21.
Goo Goo Dolls frontman John Rzeznik talks 'Dizzy Up The Girl' tour, performing at Shea's and connecting with fans
Fri, Sep 28th 2018 07:55 pm
The "SiriusXM Presents: Goo Goo Dolls - Dizzy Up The Girl 20th Anniversary Tour" visits Shea's Performing Arts Center in Buffalo for 8 p.m. shows on Oct. 19-21. Per the band's marketing agent, BB Gun Press, each night will see the Goo Goo Dolls perform the full record, then stage an additional set "packed with surprises and more of their hits."
'God Friended Me' ... and Violett Beane; actress previews new CBS series
Thu, Sep 27th 2018 05:05 pm
Violett Beane has been a superhero on two different Earths, brought heart to Chastain Park Memorial Hospital, and played truth or dare on the big screen. But did you know she also makes a killer vegan nacho cheese sauce?
'Lethal Weapon': Maggie Lawson details new partnership with Seann William Scott, looks forward to getting into action (but maybe not in heels!)
Mon, Sep 24th 2018 04:45 pm
Actor Seann William Scott has joined "Lethal Weapon." He will play Wesley Cole, an ex-CIA operative and new partner to LAPD Det. Roger Mayfield Murtaugh (Damon Wayans). With the addition of Scott/Cole came a significant added bonus: Maggie Lawson would recur as his ex-girlfriend and the mother of their 12-year-old daughter.
Village of Lewiston recognizes community leaders; resets safety, fee regulations
Sat, Sep 22nd 2018 07:00 am
Mayor Anne Welch and the Village of Lewiston Board of Trustees issued proclamations to several community leaders on Monday. The awardees were lauded for recent beautification efforts on Center Street. Those honored included members of the Garden Club of Lewiston, the Lewiston Beautification Commission, Samuel and Judy Talarico, Gary Hofing of Lewiston Plaza (Rite Aid), Anthony DiMino of Lewiston Tops/CVS Plaza, and Fran and Marie Williams.
Grand Island Town Board to investigate moving Town Hall to Cannon Design
Sat, Sep 22nd 2018 07:00 am
The Grand Island Town Board will undertake an assessment of the Cannon Design building in a process to consider whether or not to acquire the property and make it the new Grand Island Town Hall.
Grand Island Town Board: Comprehensive plan approved
Sat, Sep 22nd 2018 07:00 am
After passage of the 2018 Town of Grand Island comprehensive plan, Deputy Town Supervisor Jim Sharpe said the 25 people who participated in the plan process "can now say, 'We have now made a mark on our community that will be dealt with for the next 20 years.' "
Veronica E. Connor Middle School: 50th anniversary celebrated
Sat, Sep 22nd 2018 07:00 am
On Veronica Connor's 108th birthday, the Grand Island Central School District celebrated the 50th anniversary of the middle school that bears her name.
Ellicott Development breaks ground on Village of Lewiston plaza site
Sat, Sep 15th 2018 07:00 am
On Thursday afternoon, coworkers and local elected leaders joined Ellicott Development CEO William Paladino as he broke ground on property overlooking a new plaza project. His company, in 2012, purchased a 4.1-acre parcel of land at Center, North Eighth and Onondaga streets. Three buildings offering a mix of commercial and culinary tenants, as well as rental spaces, are expected to open in the next year.
PHOTOS: KISS' Gene Simmons raises money for vets, meets fans in Niagara Falls
Thu, Sep 13th 2018 07:25 pm
Gene Simmons might be a demon on stage as the leader of KISS, but in person Thursday he was a real saint.
Get to know 2018-19 Niagara County Peach Queen Santana Sawma
Thu, Sep 13th 2018 07:25 pm
At this year's Peach Festival, Santana Sawma was crowned the new Peach Queen. She steps in place of 2017-18 Niagara County Peach Queen Jamie Hagerty, who raised $4,000 for Hillside Family of Agencies through multiple fundraisers, as well as volunteering for numerous causes in Niagara County.
Lewiston celebrating Peach Festival
Sat, Sep 8th 2018 07:30 pm
The first three days of the 61st annual Niagara County Peach Festival have gone off without a hitch. Thousands of people have traveled to Academy Park -- many in free, air-conditioned shuttles -- to enjoy Lewiston's signature event.
Niagara Falls: Chill 443 opens arms to locals
Sat, Sep 8th 2018 07:00 am
As it turns out, American money spends just as well as Canadian money in downtown Niagara Falls.
Ribbon-cutting held for WNY Welcome Center on Grand Island
Sat, Sep 8th 2018 06:55 am
Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul was on hand Friday, Aug. 31, to help the region and Grand Island open the Western New York Welcome Center.
Peach Festival underway in Lewiston
Fri, Sep 7th 2018 04:00 pm
The 61st annual Niagara County Peach Festival kicked off in fine fashion on Thursday, with family and friends flocking to Academy Park in the Village of Lewiston. They wanted to get their first taste of peach shortcake and Johnnie Ryan peach pop, play games for prizes, eat at the dozen-plus food stands and, of course, ride the rides.
Synergy Nutrition & Wellness formally cuts ribbon in Town of Wheatfield
Fri, Sep 7th 2018 01:45 pm
On Friday morning, Synergy Nutrition & Wellness Owner Jimmy Scaringi formally cut the ribbon to his facility at 3376 Niagara Falls Blvd in Wheatfield.
NCCC cuts ribbon to new Learning Commons
Thu, Sep 6th 2018 12:35 pm
Thursday morning, faculty, trustees and students of Niagara County Community College, along with elected officials, cut the ribbon to the brand-new, $25 million Learning Commons on the Sanborn campus.
Everything you need to know about the 2018 Niagara County Peach Festival
Sat, Sep 1st 2018 07:05 am
Yes, one of Lewiston's favorites - the 61st annual Niagara County Peach Festival - opens for a four-day run Thursday evening, Sept. 6, and continues to Sunday evening, Sept. 9, at Academy Park in the Village of Lewiston.
Peach wings, wraps, pizza: Lewiston festival's famous fruit more than shortcake centerpiece
Sat, Sep 1st 2018 07:00 am
Feast on this: Over a four-day period, the Peach Festival will go through more than 10,000 pounds of the juicy, round fruit with the orange and yellow skin.
Lewiston Town Board reviews first solar panel application
Sat, Sep 1st 2018 07:00 am
Lewiston Town Board members tackled their first solar project proposal since recent approval of the town's new local law allowing for construction of such projects.
The Linda Lee: Ferry of yesteryear to visit BLC Antique & Classic Boat Show
Sat, Sep 1st 2018 07:00 am
The 40th edition of the Antique and Classic Boat Show returns the weekend of Sept. 7-9 to the grounds of the Buffalo Launch Club on Grand Island's south shore.
What's next? Final stores close at Summit Mall
Thu, Aug 30th 2018 12:30 pm
The Summit Park Mall along Williams Road in the Town of Wheatfield used to be a gathering place for families and friends to shop, socialize and have an enjoyable time. In 2018, the mall is completely vacant, as the two remaining tenants - Sears and The Bon Ton - have shut their doors.
Mt. St. Mary's heart program set
Mon, Aug 27th 2018 10:30 am
"A Heart-to-Heart Conversation About Heart Disease" will be held from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 30, at The Como Restaurant, 2220 Pine Ave., Niagara Falls.
Interview: Tom Bailey of Thompson Twins to bring playlist of our youth to Artpark
Sat, Aug 25th 2018 07:00 am
As Tom Bailey explained, "If you've got songs that people remember from that kind of moment in their life, when it becomes a rite of passage - the song that's playing when they first turn from children into adults; those teenage years - you know, we've all got that playlist in our heads from that era of our lives. And if you're one of the artists that's on their playlist, then it's just an amazing thing."
Jim Hibbard reflects on 20 years in business
Sat, Aug 25th 2018 07:00 am
Hibbard has more than 32 years of experience in the insurance field, selling life insurance and annuities. His team boasts more than 60 years of combined insurance expertise.
Grand Island: Town Board resolution supports DEC on Tonawanda Coke
Sat, Aug 25th 2018 07:00 am
The Grand Island Town Board passed a resolution Monday in a show of solidarity with the State Department of Environmental Conservation's efforts to shut down Tonawanda Coke Corporation.
2018 Great Contraption Race a fun event, despite some challenges
Fri, Aug 24th 2018 06:15 pm
The 2018 version of the Great Contraption Race took off for an overall successful day from its new digs last Saturday on the Buffalo River.
Village of Lewiston: Peach Festival press conference reveals new event details
Wed, Aug 22nd 2018 06:00 pm
Niagara County Peach Festival organizers and local elected leaders joined together Wednesday for a press conference announcing new additions for the 2018 Peach Festival.
NCCC, NCSO partner to provide officer on campus
Tue, Aug 21st 2018 03:20 pm
On Tuesday morning, the Niagara County Community College Board of Trustees agreed to partner with the Niagara County Sheriff's Office to provide a uniformed off-duty deputy sheriff on campus grounds in a morning and afternoon shift.
Lewiston residents seek answers on Oxford House
Tue, Aug 21st 2018 11:10 am
Rows of extra chairs were wheeled into the Morgan Lewis Village Boardroom on Monday night to accommodate the large number of residents who filed into the Red Brick to learn more about an "Oxford House" on Creek Road Extension. After about a half-hour of civil discourse at the monthly board meeting, residents were told the group home is legal. Furthermore, the occupants can function as they have since the local program was established last September.
 

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