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Grand Island Board of Education adopts $63 million 2019-20 budget
Sat, Apr 20th 2019 07:05 am
Without making any amendments to the proposal presented by district administration, the Grand Island Board of Education voted to adopt a $63 million 2019-20 school budget at a Tuesday.
Smelt Fest a fun opportunity to sample fried fish, give back to anglers, LPD
Sat, Apr 20th 2019 07:00 am
The Lewiston Smelt Festival is the official start of the village's summer slate of activities. It is an enjoyable evening where, despite the weather - which is often about 55 and overcast - friends gather together to mingle, listen to live music and eat the #FriesWithEyes.
Community support builds for Mason's Mission playground
Sat, Apr 20th 2019 07:00 am
Excitement - and plenty of support - continues to build throughout the River Region for Mason's Mission Playground at Marilyn Toohey Park, an all-inclusive playground project for children, envisioned for the Red Brick Municipal Building's backyard in the Village of Lewiston.
2019 Chamber Gala Awards: Glenn Wienke honored as Town of Lewiston Citizen of the Year
Sat, Apr 20th 2019 07:00 am
Glenn Wienke has been chosen by Town of Lewiston Supervisor Steve Broderick and Town Board as the 2019 Town of Lewiston Citizen of the Year.
2019 Chamber Gala Awards: Gary Zanardi honored as Town of Porter Citizen of the Year
Sat, Apr 20th 2019 07:00 am
Gary Zanardi has been chosen by Town of Porter Supervisor Duffy Johnston and the Town Board as the 2019 Town of Porter Citizen of the Year.
Village of Lewiston set to adopt budget
Sat, Apr 20th 2019 07:00 am
Village of Lewiston trustees will meet at 5:30 p.m. Monday for a special meeting, at which time they are expected to adopt the 2019-20 fiscal year budget.
Town of Grand Island designated Purple Heart community
Sat, Apr 20th 2019 07:00 am
Members of the Military Order of the Purple Heart presented the Grand Island Town Board with a certificate of commendation designating the town as a Purple Heart community.
Sidway Elementary School on cusp of reaching goal for new playground
Sat, Apr 20th 2019 07:00 am
Sidway Elementary School's playground committee is in the home stretch of fundraising for a new playground at the Baseline Road school.
Grand Island powering into solar
Sat, Apr 20th 2019 07:00 am
As Island residents are now fully aware, Grand Island is moving full-steam ahead when it comes to solar energy.
Compassion in action: Community Missions hosts 'Walk for Niagara'
Fri, Apr 19th 2019 06:05 pm
Community Missions of Niagara Frontier is hosting its annual "Walk for Niagara" fundraiser from Whirlpool State Park to Devils Hole State Park in Niagara Falls on Saturday, May 4, beginning at 9:30 a.m.
Apple Granny defends title; named 'Best Fish Fry' in Western New York
Fri, Apr 19th 2019 09:30 am
For the second year in a row, readers voted Apple Granny Restaurant as "Best Fish Fry" in Western New York. A record 2,006 votes were cast in the Niagara Frontier Publications contest.
West River Shoreline Trail: State unveils new dock permitting process
Sat, Apr 13th 2019 07:00 am
State Parks will begin to implement a plan this weekend of seasonal boat dock permitting along the West River Shoreline Trail.
Msgr. David LiPuma to take over Our Lady of Victory Basilica, institutions
Sat, Apr 13th 2019 07:00 am
As the Rev. Monsignor David LiPuma was preparing to take on a second six-year term at St. Peter's - and continue overseeing St. Bernard's in Youngstown - the Most Rev. Richard Malone presented him with a new "daunting" challenge: shepherding Our Lady of Victory Basilica, the Lackawanna site founded by the Venerable Nelson Baker.
Tax rate raise possible in Village of Lewiston
Sat, Apr 13th 2019 07:00 am
The Village of Lewiston Board of Trustees will present the proposed 2019-20 budget to the public for the first time, ahead of its monthly meeting at 6 p.m. Monday.
Youngstown Business & Professional Association planning a busy 2019: Expanded brochure, upcoming summer events discussed
Sat, Apr 13th 2019 07:00 am
The Youngstown Business and Professional Association held its annual spring get-together on Tuesday at the Ontario House (Stone Jug) in Youngstown.
2019 Chamber Gala Awards: Shawn D'Luhy named Village of Youngstown Citizen of the Year
Sat, Apr 13th 2019 07:00 am
Shawn D'Luhy has been chosen by Village of Youngstown Mayor Raleigh Reynolds and trustees as the 2019 Village of Youngstown Citizen of the Year. Shawn has given her time and talents to make her community a better place to live, going above and beyond to help others.
Lewiston Town Board hears on police matters
Sat, Apr 13th 2019 07:00 am
Two police-related matters were among a host of items Lewiston Town Board members discussed Monday, despite Supervisor Steve Broderick being absent on vacation.
Hibbard's now open in Lewiston
Mon, Apr 8th 2019 03:55 pm
A sure (and satisfying) sign of spring: Hibbard's Original Frozen Custard officially opened for the 2019 season on Monday.
Local gardening educator explains composting process
Sat, Apr 6th 2019 07:00 am
People who compost are able to improve the health of their gardens, as well as reduce the amount of waste that they leave for the garbage truck each week, said master gardener Bonnie Benton. Benton spoke to a full house at a presentation organized by the Grand Island Farmers Market and sponsored by the town's Conservation Advisory Board on March 28 at the WNY Welcome Center.
Brickyard, BBC owners focusing on Center Street eateries, paying it forward with Tin Pan Alley
Sat, Apr 6th 2019 07:00 am
Tin Pan Alley's pending sale is one of many changes across Ken Bryan and Eric Matthews' four-restaurant footprint.
2019 Chamber Gala Awards: G-Mac's Inn named 2019 Sanborn Business of the Year
Sat, Apr 6th 2019 07:00 am
The Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce G-Mac's Inn as the recipient of the 2019 Sanborn Business of the Year Award. The restaurant has grown quickly over the past two years, revitalizing a historic building in Sanborn and bringing new business to the community.
Lewiston Town Board: Park lagoon studies, LPD cellphone app discussed at meeting
Sat, Apr 6th 2019 07:00 am
Environmental studies at the "Lower River Road Town Park" on Lewiston's waterfront, and discussions on a new Lewiston Police Department cellphone app were among the newsmakers at the Lewiston Town Board's March 25 session.
Niagara Falls Hard Rock presents $5,000 to Buffalo Music Hall of Fame's Musician Medics program
Wed, Apr 3rd 2019 12:20 pm
Hard Rock Cafe, Niagara Falls USA, presented a $5,000 check to the Buffalo Music Hall of Fame's Musician Medics program on Tuesday. Funds came as the result of a 2019 Hard Rock Heals Foundation grant awarded to the Prospect Street restaurant.
Beilein introduced as Niagara University men's basketball coach
Tue, Apr 2nd 2019 03:00 pm
On Tuesday, one of Western New York's own teams dove into the Beilein family tree. Niagara University introduced Patrick Beilein, son of John, as its 22nd men's basketball coach in program history.
Motorists take note: Signs changed at Rite Aid plaza
Tue, Apr 2nd 2019 11:40 am
There is a new Center Street exit and entry into the Rite Aid plaza.
Reebok customers get 'Laced by Liv' at Fashion Outlets
Mon, Apr 1st 2019 12:00 pm
On Saturday, the Reebok Factory Store welcomed Olivia Luciani, aka Laced by Liv, for a special shoe-design event. The 25-year-old artist creates one-of-a-kind custom artwork for shoes, and hand-paints the footwear.
PHOTOS: A 'Taste of Jazz' previews Lewiston festival, reveals headliners
Mon, Apr 1st 2019 10:20 am
Brickyard Brewing Company patrons on Sunday got a taste of summer, a taste of barbecue, and a taste of what's to come this summer in Lewiston.
US Army Corps finalizes record of decision for NFSS cleanup
Sat, Mar 30th 2019 07:00 am
The U.S. Army Corps headquarters officials in Washington, D.C., following years of delays, officially signed off on its Alternative 4 record of decision for remediation of the Interim Waste Containment Structure operating plant at the Niagara Falls Storage Site on Pletcher Road.
Viva Nostalgia Radio debuts with Top 40, Lewiston spotlight
Sat, Mar 30th 2019 07:00 am
Roger Passero's Viva Nostalgia store, already home to Lewiston's coolest pop-culture toys, is now home to a radio station playing Top 40 tunes and showcasing Lewiston businesses and events. WVNR - Viva Nostalgia Radio - launched earlier this month at www.vivanostalgiaradio.com. The community station primarily focuses on two things: Music and Lewiston.
Deals to be found, as Lewiston retailers continue winter programming with 'Shop Hop'
Sat, Mar 30th 2019 07:00 am
The Lewiston Business Group is hosting its third winter event, "Shop Hop," from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, April 6. The Easter-themed activity follows the successful "Sip. Shop. Eat!" and "Holiday Kick-Off - Lewiston Style" discount shopping days.
PHOTOS: Lewiston's Como Deli on Center Street wildly popular in first month
Fri, Mar 29th 2019 08:25 pm
When the Antonacci and Colucci families opened the Como Deli on Center Street three weeks ago, they expected to be busy.
Empire Emergency Apparatus breaks ground on expansion
Thu, Mar 28th 2019 01:05 pm
Wednesday morning, local officials and first responders gathered at Empire Emergency Apparatus, 3995 Lockport Road, to break ground on a new 10,000-square-foot expansion in the Town of Niagara. 
2019 Chamber Gala Awards: Casa Antica named Lewiston Business of the Year
Sat, Mar 23rd 2019 07:00 am
Casa Antica is known for its authentic, from-scratch Italian dishes (including gnocchi Bolognese, rigatoni vodka, risotto with scallops and pork bracciole), as well as fresh fish specials, pizzas, antipasti and award-winning Arborio rice balls.
Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce to take over Taste of Lewiston in 2019
Sat, Mar 23rd 2019 07:00 am
The Taste of Lewiston is returning this year - but with a twist.
Army Corps plans for IWCS cleanup threatened
Sat, Mar 23rd 2019 07:00 am
Plans by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to address a proposed $490 million remediation plan for the nearly 10-acre Interim Waste Containment Structure at the Niagara Falls Storage Site in Lewiston now appear in jeopardy.
You're hired! GIHS holds job fair
Sat, Mar 23rd 2019 07:00 am
A strong demand for qualified labor has prompted the Grand Island Central School District to help connect its students with employers looking for help.
Grand Island Town Board: Heron Pointe phase 2 site plan gets OK in 3-2 vote
Sat, Mar 23rd 2019 07:00 am
A second phase of the Heron Pointe apartment project on Grand Island Boulevard received site plan approval from the Town Board Monday, though two of the five board members demurred.
Greenway: Lewiston projects to receive funding
Tue, Mar 19th 2019 06:40 pm
The two Lewiston projects endorsed last week by the Greenway Commission will receive funding, following approval from the Host Communities Standing Committee on Tuesday.
Mason's Mission playground, VFW 'Circle of Honor' receive Greenway backing
Sat, Mar 16th 2019 07:00 am
On Tuesday, nine members of the Niagara River Greenway Commission voted both the Mason's Mission Playground at Marilyn Toohey Park and the Veterans of Foreign Wars "Circle of Honor" consistent with the Greenway Plan. The two Town of Lewiston-sponsored projects will now be considered for funding from the Host Communities Standing Committee.
Lewiston: 'Lower River Road Town Park' plan encounters turbulence
Sat, Mar 16th 2019 07:00 am
Discussions about the "Lower River Road Town Park," considered for the Lewiston waterfront, hit a snag Monday, as the Lewiston Town Board opted to table any further action on the project and ask for additional testing.
 

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