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Chamber Awards Gala: Thomas Deal named Town of Lewiston Citizen of the Year
Sat, Apr 1st 2017 07:00 am
The Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce will honor businesses and individuals at its Chamber Awards Gala, from 6-11 p.m. Friday, April 28, at The Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls.
Grand Island Board of Education: Broadband study, 485-b exemption receive support
Sat, Apr 1st 2017 07:00 am
The Grand Island Board of Education voted Monday in favor of two economic initiatives supported by the town government.
Ask the expert: How to win the Island Dispatch Easter Coloring Contest
Sat, Apr 1st 2017 07:00 am
Anna Bartlo knows a thing or two - or five - about winning an Island Dispatch Coloring Contest.
Village of Lewiston finalizing budget; demolition work continues at Fairchild site
Sat, Apr 1st 2017 07:00 am
Trustees in the Village of Lewiston have met twice with Deputy Treasurer Edward Walker, and are finalizing a budget proposal for the 2017-18 fiscal year. As it stands now, the property tax rate is set to increase 8 cents, from $7.38 per $1,000 of assessed valuation to $7.46.
Student-organized Relay For Life events set for April 7
Fri, Mar 31st 2017 07:20 pm
Niagara County Community College will hold its fourth annual Relay For Life to benefit the American Caner Society from 6 p.m. Friday, April 7, to 6 a.m. Saturday, April 8. The event will be held in the main gym, on NCCC's Sanborn campus at 3111 Saunders Settlement Road.
Big plans considered for Veterans Memorial Community Park
Fri, Mar 31st 2017 07:15 pm
More amenities are on the horizon for the Town of Niagara's Veterans Memorial Community Park. Some changes will come as soon as this spring and summer, while others are being looked at for the future. Many of the plans focus on offering more family-friendly activities that can appeal to people of all ages.
Grand Island: K of C hosts beer event
Fri, Mar 31st 2017 07:10 pm
Grand Island was the epicenter of the area's homebrewing hobby Friday and Saturday as Amber Waves of Grain, the Western New York Homebrew Competition held by the Niagara Association of Homebrewers, took place at the Knights of Columbus hall.
Forum calls for end to tolls; open-road tolling next best option
Fri, Mar 31st 2017 07:05 pm
The drumbeat for removal of tolls at Grand Island bridges continued last week at a forum held in Niagara Falls.
Little comment heard at IDA public hearing on Summit Mall sports domes
Fri, Mar 31st 2017 05:55 pm
A pubic hearing on whether the Niagara County Industrial Development Agency should grant tax breaks to Summit Outlet LP for sports domes and other amenities at the Summit Mall had a small turnout Thursday afternoon.
Drop the mic: Hard Rock puts new spin on karaoke
Fri, Mar 31st 2017 01:20 pm
Karaoke has never been this cool.
Grace does it all for the Wolverines in a win
Wed, Mar 29th 2017 11:00 pm
Niagara Falls coach Rob Augustino called senior Matt Grace "an example kid," due to his hard work and ability.
VIDEO: Demolition ramps up at Fairchild site
Tue, Mar 28th 2017 05:25 pm
A demolition crew is wasting no time tearing down the former Fairchild Manor Nursing Home site on Onondaga Street in Lewiston. An entire wing was removed on Monday, and enormous piles of metal, concrete, wood and brick were sorted and removed on Tuesday.
Village of Lewiston: Trustees look to shore up public safety in wake of storms, ahead of festival season
Sat, Mar 25th 2017 09:00 am
Local leaders are brainstorming ways to ensure the public is protected from future storms, safe during long-term power outages, and shielded from acts of violence at large gatherings.
Chamber Awards Gala: Claudia Marasco, Arlene Sliz named Village of Lewiston Citizens of the Year
Sat, Mar 25th 2017 09:00 am
Claudia Marasco and Arlene Sliz were chosen by Village of Lewiston Mayor Terry Collesano and the Board of Trustees as the 2017 Village of Lewiston Citizens of the Year. Together, their volunteer work for the "Invest in a Vest" program has ensured extra protection for our local police force.
Grand Island Town Board: Moratorium on special use permits in ag districts approved
Sat, Mar 25th 2017 07:00 am
The Grand Island Town Board voted Monday to establish a local law, putting a nine-month moratorium in place for special use permit requirements in an agriculture district.
Island of Hope: Dynamic Duo named Relay For Life honorary survivors
Sat, Mar 25th 2017 07:00 am
Mark Gorton, an audiovisual technician for the Grand Island school system, and Matthew Eggers, a second-grader at Huth Road Elementary School, have been named as "Dynamic Duo," who will serve as the honorary survivors in the 2017 Relay For Life, scheduled for 4 p.m. to midnight on Friday, June 9, at Veterans Park.
Discover Niagara Shuttle readies for 2017
Fri, Mar 24th 2017 03:05 pm
Spring has sprung and the Discover Niagara Shuttle is readying for the 2017 tourist season.
Coexisting with coyotes discussed at forum
Fri, Mar 24th 2017 12:00 pm
Humans and coyotes can coexist successfully, said Lesley Sampson of Coyote Watch Canada, who spoke Wednesday at Huth Road Elementary School at a program co-sponsored by Citizens Coalition for Wildlife and Environment and Animal Advocates of Western New York.
Town of Niagara considers updated noise ordinance
Fri, Mar 24th 2017 11:45 am
The Town of Niagara Town Board is considering an updated noise ordinance for the entire town.
Wheatfield: Board approves rezoning of property on NF Boulevard
Fri, Mar 24th 2017 11:45 am
Although the Wheatfield Town Board has not made a decision on whether it will zone the area along Niagara Falls Boulevard as commercial, council members did approve the rezoning of a business's property that was split by residential and commercially zoned land.
Demolition begins at Fairchild site
Thu, Mar 23rd 2017 09:45 pm
Demolition of the former Fairchild Manor Nursing Home began on Wednesday, and is expected to continue over the next few weeks.
Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station's 107th redesignates as attack wing
Tue, Mar 21st 2017 08:15 pm
Local officials joined members of the New York Air National Guard's 107th Airlift Wing to acknowledge the venue's redesignation as the 107th Attack Wing. The ceremony was held Tuesday at the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station.
Town of Lewiston: Light agenda, but lengthy discussions
Sat, Mar 18th 2017 09:00 am
A mishmash of topics - from water districts to solar panels, mulch, the EPA, the shuttle, cable TV broadcasts of Town Board government meetings, River Walk Phase 4 sidewalk installations and more - was heard Monday evening in Lewiston.
Niagara Crossing - formerly Barton Hill Hotel - now open
Sat, Mar 18th 2017 07:00 am
The former Barton Hill Hotel & Spa has reopened with behind-the-scenes upgrades - and a new name: Niagara Crossing Hotel & Spa. The three-story Lewiston building, at 100 Center St., was shut on Jan. 1.
Chamber Awards Gala: O'Connor Family Greenhouses, Garden Center honored
Sat, Mar 18th 2017 07:00 am
The Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce O'Connor Family Greenhouses & Garden Center as the recipient of the Ransomville Business of the Year Award.
Zonta Club of Grand Island: Clubs partner to make lifesaving kits
Sat, Mar 18th 2017 07:00 am
Sometimes it takes as little as $3 to save the life of a newborn baby.
Mountains of snow can't keep Islanders from Adrian's
Fri, Mar 17th 2017 07:15 pm
Adrian's Custard & Beef, one of the Island's favorite warm-weather establishments, is open. One can find it between snow mounds that dwarf sport-utility vehicles, and nearly reach the top of road signs.
Safety exercise at N-W provides training to first responders and staff
Fri, Mar 17th 2017 04:10 pm
Local law enforcement officers and first responders came together Friday to enact two full-scale first response exercises within the Niagara-Wheatfield Central School District. The first exercise was held at Niagara-Wheatfield High School, which was followed by a second one at Edward Town Middle School.
IDA public hearing set for sports domes tax breaks at former Summit Mall
Fri, Mar 17th 2017 07:00 am
The Niagara County Industrial Development Agency will hold a public hearing at 3 p.m. Thursday, March 30, on whether it should provide tax breaks to Summit Outlet LP for its proposed sports domes project at The Summit Mall property. The hearing will take place at the IDA office at 6311 Inducon Corporate Drive in Wheatfield.
NT's Project Pride returns to beautify, clean up downtown
Fri, Mar 17th 2017 07:00 am
North Tonawanda's Project Pride, a volunteer community organization that promotes local beautification efforts, is making a comeback after more than a decade.
Niagara Falls halted in Far West Regional
Sun, Mar 12th 2017 04:00 pm
The Niagara Falls Wolverines had seen their share of ups-and-downs all season. Saturday night vs. the hometown favorite Fairport Red Raiders summed up the power Section V had to offer.
North Tonawanda's historic run comes up short
Sun, Mar 12th 2017 12:35 pm
In front of a loud crowd at Genesee Community College on Saturday, the North Tonawanda Lumberjacks record-breaking season came to a close. The Irondequoit Eagles defeated the Jacks 65-41 in the Class A Far West Regional.
Let St. Patrick's Day celebrations begin
Sat, Mar 11th 2017 11:00 am
Did you know that Buffalo is recognized as the No. 1 U.S. city when it comes to "Best Cities for St. Patrick's Day Celebrations"?
The Sentinel at 30: Publisher, first editor and ad rep recall starting newspaper
Sat, Mar 11th 2017 07:00 am
The Sentinel recently caught up with Michael Linenfelser, the newspaper's first advertising rep, and Joelle Logue, the editor who so eloquently laid forth the newspaper's goals and code of conduct in the very first issue. Also shedding light on the matter was Skip Mazenauer, The Sentinel's first and only publisher.
Chamber Awards Gala: Apple Granny is Lewiston Business of the Year
Sat, Mar 11th 2017 07:00 am
The Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce Apple Granny Restaurant as the 2017 Lewiston Business of the Year. The Lewiston Advisory Committee, comprised of Lewiston businesses and organizations, assists the chamber in providing a business honoree, voted upon from member nominations, that has showed dedication and service to the Lewiston community.
Pasta Sauce-Off event packs LaSalle Yacht Club
Sat, Mar 11th 2017 07:00 am
Saturday's fourth annual Pasta Sauce-Off packed the LaSalle Yacht Club in a fundraiser for Carly's Club of Roswell Park Cancer Institute.
Roller coaster ride for seniors leading Niagara Falls High School Wolverines
Fri, Mar 10th 2017 06:10 pm
At the end of the 2013-14 Niagara Falls High School basketball season, it was tough to judge in which direction the Wolverines were heading. The team had just finished 7-13, the program's worst record since the opening of the new high school in 2000. But the program had a storied past.
Wheatfield: Board supports DOT's safety suggestions for Shawnee Road
Fri, Mar 10th 2017 11:15 am
The Wheatfield Town Board voted in favor of supporting safety improvements suggested by the New York State Department of Transportation for Shawnee Road at Monday night's Town Board meeting.
North Tonawanda: Council approves school district water credit agreement
Fri, Mar 10th 2017 11:15 am
At Tuesday's North Tonawanda Common Council meeting, council members voted in favor of authorizing Mayor Arthur G. Pappas to sign an agreement between the city and school district to reimburse the district for overcharged water services.
Interview: TobyMac tour will hit WNY deep
Thu, Mar 9th 2017 01:20 pm
If one sought to define TobyMac, Christian music's arena-filling, chart-topping pop-rock-rap superstar, they'd be wise to listen to "Lights Shine Bright," a song he recorded with Hollyn.
 

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