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Councilmen clash, then compromise, over budget
Fri, Nov 8th 2019 04:00 pm
The Town of Niagara Town Board parted ways Thursday night after three-hours of discussing the budget. Councilmen Samuel Gatto, Marc Carpenter, and Richard Sirianni ran plans to trim budget lines to free up funds for other endeavors by Deputy Supervisor Charles Teixeira via phone. The resulting argument ended the meeting.
Athletes, dedicated alumni, staff celebrated at N-W
Fri, Nov 8th 2019 04:00 pm
The 2019 Niagara Wheatfield "Athletic Hall of Fame" and Niagara-Wheatfield's "Falcon Wall of Fame" received a new class of inductees over the weekend. Those chosen were honored in a special ceremony.
'Everything NT Festival': From videos to festivals, all about NT
Fri, Nov 8th 2019 03:55 pm
The "Everything NT Festival" is in its second year to celebrate North Tonawanda in a special event. While the event lasts only three hours, it's packed full of good drinks, good food, an open bar, local vendors, and a basket raffle to benefit the Niagara SPCA.
Interview: With 'Faith' as his focus, Jordan Feliz takes message to masses
Wed, Nov 6th 2019 09:55 pm
When Jordan Feliz gave up, his life changed forever.
New & returning favorites highlight 'Jingle Falls USA'
Wed, Nov 6th 2019 01:35 pm
New activities, outdoor décor, returning favorites and special events highlight "Jingle Falls USA," a collaborative three-day holiday festival celebrating its third year in downtown Niagara Falls, Nov. 30, Dec. 7 and 14.
Election Day 2019: Republicans claim victory in northern Niagara County
Tue, Nov 5th 2019 11:15 pm
The Republican Party in northern Niagara County scored major victories on Election Day in the Town of Lewiston and in the legislature.
$13,000-plus donated to Lewiston inclusive playground
Tue, Nov 5th 2019 06:30 pm
Two large gifts to the new playground project were announced prior to Monday's Village of Lewiston Board of Trustees work session.
'Chicago P.D.': Is it time for Jay to leave Voight?
Mon, Nov 4th 2019 04:35 pm
With Antonio AWOL, both "Chicago P.D." fans and pundits expected Jay to become the voice of reason inside the intelligence unit - and maybe even a pseudo-conscience for Voight. What they didn't expect was Halstead to go full-on Hank.
Lewiston residents encouraged to participate in census
Sat, Nov 2nd 2019 07:00 am
Former Deputy Treasurer Edward Walker, now an employee with the U.S. Census Bureau, provided the Village of Lewiston Board of Trustees with an update on the 2020 decennial census at the start of the Oct. 21 monthly meeting.
Lewiston Town Board introduces moratorium on solar projects
Sat, Nov 2nd 2019 07:00 am
Amid public outcry against the influx of new solar farms in the town, the Lewiston Town Board introduced a moratorium that would temporarily halt new proposals for industrial-scale solar facilities in the area for six months. The moratorium is set to be voted on following a newly scheduled public hearing at 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 14.
LPD: Cast your vote for Shadow
Sat, Nov 2nd 2019 07:00 am
You've likely seen a dog on patrol around the River Region with the Lewiston Police Department. He's better known as "Shadow," a striking black German shepherd who is LPD's latest member of a nearly 10-year-old K-9 patrol unit.
Grand Island Chamber of Commerce: Grand Island Optical holds ribbon-cutting
Sat, Nov 2nd 2019 07:00 am
Members of the Grand Island Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon-cutting ceremony last week for the new location of Grand Island Optical.
Helicopter revamped for vet memorial in Wheatfield
Fri, Nov 1st 2019 03:05 pm
The 1965 Huey helicopter is a big thing to miss. It's been gone for about a year now, but no one should be alarmed. The Vietnam era helicopter and its compatriot, the massive tank in front of the Town of Wheatfield Highway Department building, will be back together again at Town Hall on Church Street. It's just a question of when.
Young readers unite at WNY Children's Book Expo
Fri, Nov 1st 2019 03:00 pm
It's an exciting time when someone first starts to read. There are so many choices: "Nancy Drew," "Goosebumps," and "Charlotte's Web." It's like a lightbulb goes on, and stays on throughout their lives. All through reading.
'Service cloth' to be preserved
Fri, Nov 1st 2019 03:00 pm
In war, many will leave the places they lived in and fight in lands far off. That was the destiny of 152 men and women who left Belden Center to serve in World War II, 13 of whom never returned to their loved ones at home.
Paul Swisher returns to NT with book to help others in field
Fri, Nov 1st 2019 02:55 pm
Paul Swisher is many things. Husband, writer, musician, KanJam co-creator. But the biggest part of his life was originally almost just a temporary thing. In his book, "Let 'Em Go Pee," he talks about his 32 years in the teaching profession and the lessons he's learned.
Wheatfield's Purple Heart County sign first to go up
Fri, Nov 1st 2019 02:50 pm
On Feb. 19, the Niagara County Legislature officially recognized Niagara County as a Purple Heart County and joined municipalities across the country, including El Dorado County of California, Erie County of New York and Jackson County of Missouri, in honoring its Purple Heart constituents.
Antiques & décor selling at two locations on Robinson Street
Fri, Nov 1st 2019 02:45 pm
The Old Chapel Antique & Artisan Market and the Old Greenhouse Antique & Décor are both large, yet charming buildings on Robinson Street in North Tonawanda. The owners of these co-op business models started out small with buying and selling old - yet valuable - items on and offline.
ACT: Serving those who fall through the cracks
Fri, Nov 1st 2019 02:40 pm
There are many kinds of people in Niagara County, but not all of them have it as easy as others. For some, even every day tasks are a difficulty.
Town of Niagara Board wrestles with budget
Fri, Nov 1st 2019 02:40 pm
The Town of Niagara Town Board convened at Town Hall to meet with justices Anthony Restaino and James Faso, as well as Highway Superintendent Bob Herman and Police Chief James Suitor in order to gain insight on the three department's budget needs as the deadline to change or approve Supervisor Lee Wallace's preliminary budget looms ever closer.
VIDEO: 'Best Friends' sit together in Seneca Park
Tue, Oct 29th 2019 09:10 pm
The Lewiston Garden Club and Village of Lewiston Beautification officially unveiled "Best Friends" at a ceremony Tuesday inside Seneca Park, next to the Lewiston Public Library.
One for the ages: Niagara Falls High School alumni present 'Jesus Christ Superstar'
Mon, Oct 28th 2019 08:15 pm
It only took 30 seconds for the Niagara Falls High School Performing Arts Center to know this presentation of "Jesus Christ Superstar" was divinely inspired.
VIDEO: A 'Thriller' in Lewiston
Sat, Oct 26th 2019 08:00 pm
Halloween was all the rage Saturday in Lewiston, as children and families went trick-or-treating along Center Street and into DiMinos Tops, village businesses handed out candy, and the Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce hosted a craft-making event.
Artpark & Company making progress on master plan
Sat, Oct 26th 2019 07:00 am
The Artpark & Company staff, board and master plan team on Thursday said they are keenly aware of the Lewiston venue's past, encouraged by its future potential, and motivated to use the park's resources to shape "values of cultural democracy, social justice and environmental health."
Lewiston Town Board: Solar farm projects under fire from residents
Sat, Oct 26th 2019 07:00 am
A number of outraged residents came out to the Oct. 17 Lewiston Town Board meeting to sound-off on a proposed utility-grade solar energy system planned for 4352 Williams Road.
Town of Porter: Disagreement with Ransomville Fire District turns to shouting match
Sat, Oct 26th 2019 07:00 am
Financial disagreements between the Town of Porter and the Ransomville Fire District continue following an acrimonious meeting with district commissioners Tuesday at the Ransomville Volunteer Fire Co.
'Shop Small' season begins with 'Holiday Kickoff - Lewiston Style'
Sat, Oct 26th 2019 07:00 am
November is the time when the Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce and the Lewiston Business Group invite the outside world to descend the hill and experience the magic of our main street.
'CSI' creator Anthony Zuiker guest stars at Grand Island Rotary meeting
Fri, Oct 25th 2019 05:40 pm
Anthony E. Zuiker, creator of the award-winning, mega-hit television show "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation," captivated a large audience on Wednesday evening as the guest speaker at the Rotary Club of Grand Island's monthly dinner meeting inside the Buffalo Launch Club.
Wheatfield Board hears Summit Mall update
Fri, Oct 25th 2019 04:10 pm
Rodney Rinard, a Witmer Road resident, approached the Wheatfield Town Board at its Monday meeting to talk to the officials in regard to heavy drainage problems on his property.
NIMAC goes to Calspan
Fri, Oct 25th 2019 04:05 pm
On Thursday, the Niagara Military Affairs Council was given a tour of the Calspan wind tunnel in Buffalo. The wind tunnel "provides impartial test service to evaluate the aerodynamic flight mechanics and performance characteristics of aircraft and other aerodynamic vehicles."
Wheatfield taxes to go up less than $10
Fri, Oct 25th 2019 04:05 pm
The average Town of Wheatfield homeowner, with a house assessed at $125,000, will receive an additional $9.93 on their taxes this year, according to Budget Officer Edward Mongold. While the budget has not been put in front of the residents, the 2020 tentative budget is complete and can be accessed at Town Hall. A public hearing for the budget has been scheduled at 6:45 p.m., Nov. 4.
Bullying at Niagara-Wheatfield makes news
Fri, Oct 25th 2019 04:00 pm
Last week, the Niagara-Wheatfield School District was once again under scrutiny by the public. This time the newsworthy item was a video that showed a student at the high school being bullied by two of his peers. The student was subsequently suspended when he responded by attacking the bullies. The video quickly made its way onto social media, as well as local news stations.
Local haunt to benefit Niagara SPCA
Fri, Oct 25th 2019 04:00 pm
Looking for a spooky event, not able to afford Frightworld and maybe want to give to a good cause, too? Look no further because this year; the 870 Lee Home Haunt in North Tonawanda has you covered.
'Chicago P.D.': What's next for 'Burzek'?
Wed, Oct 23rd 2019 08:10 pm
Team "Burzek" is back in business. ... We think.
Game on: Village Board approves Peach Festival return to Academy Park
Tue, Oct 22nd 2019 09:30 am
The Peach Festival will return to Academy Park in 2020.
'Thunder on the Niagara' finishes 80th year, looks forward to 81st
Sat, Oct 19th 2019 07:00 am
In 1939, the Niagara Frontier Boat Racing Association was founded by a few young men, "boat bugs," who'd been informally racing along the Niagara River for years. They decided they should organize into a boat racing organization and created the NFBRA. The sport quickly won popularity and drew thousands of spectators.
Island BodyWorks opens in new plaza
Sat, Oct 19th 2019 07:00 am
Grand Island's newest plaza is home to Island BodyWorks.
Town of Porter Board at odds with Ransomville Fire District Commission
Sat, Oct 19th 2019 07:00 am
As the Town of Porter continues to work on the many details of its 2020 spending plan, one hang-up involves the Ransomville Fire District Commission, which oversees operations for the Ransomville Volunteer Fire Co.
Halloween front & Center in Lewiston
Sat, Oct 19th 2019 07:00 am
Trick-or-treating will have new meaning starting next weekend, as the Village of Lewiston will offer a cornucopia of events, costume competitions, food and drink specials and even a petting zoo.
PHOTOS: Amy Grant asks Riviera Theatre to put a little love in their hearts
Fri, Oct 18th 2019 08:15 pm
Though I was first gifted Amy Grant's "Heart in Motion" on cassette (yes, that was a thing) in the mid-1990s (also a thing), it wasn't until Thursday night that I finally saw her live on stage.
 

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