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Canadian newsprint not the enemy - tariffs are
Sat, Mar 31st 2018 07:00 am
Every day at the News Media Alliance headquarters, a stack of newspapers arrives for myself and the staff. But with the Department of Commerce and the International Trade Commission currently considering tariffs on Canadian newsprint, those days of screen-free reading could be coming to an end.
Alexa Foundation announces new date for Great Contraption Race
Sat, Mar 31st 2018 07:00 am
News continues to evolve on the It Happened to Alexa Foundation's 2018 Great Contraption Race.
Town of Lewiston Board approves junior accountant posting, SEQR for Solar Law
Sat, Mar 31st 2018 07:00 am
With Town Board members Al Bax and Bill Geiben, plus the town engineer and building inspector all absent - not to mention Supervisor Steve Broderick contending with a case of laryngitis - Monday's regular meeting was a rather light one.
Huth Road Elementary School: Islander benefactor of fundraisers on road to recovery
Sat, Mar 31st 2018 07:00 am
More than 400 people attended a fundraiser Friday, March 23, for Dana Papaj, the Grand Island woman who was severely injured in a hit-and-run accident last year.
Town of Niagara receiving transfer, additional funding to cover veterans memorial costs
Fri, Mar 30th 2018 03:30 pm
Tuesday afternoon, the Niagara County Host Community Standing Committee, which administers and oversees projects funded by Niagara River Greenway funding, held a brief meeting to hear several proposals. Two of the proposals came from Town of Niagara Supervisor Lee Wallace, who is also a vice chairperson to the group.
Town of Wheatfield holds annual Easter party
Fri, Mar 30th 2018 03:25 pm
On Saturday morning, children and families gathered at the Town of Wheatfield Youth Center, as the town's Recreation Department put on their annual Easter party.
Wheatfield swears in new town justice, prosecutor
Fri, Mar 30th 2018 03:25 pm
On Sunday afternoon, the Town of Wheatfield held a luncheon at the town's Community Center to swear in David Heim as the new town justice. The town also recognized Matthew Mosher who was sworn in last Tuesday and replaced Heim as the town prosecutor.
Celebrating volunteerism: Bergholz Fire Co. turns 100
Fri, Mar 30th 2018 02:55 pm
On March 20, 1918, a group of Wheatfield residents met and formed the First Volunteer Chemical Fire Co. of Bergholz. 100 years later, first Chief Julius Stoelting and first President Henry Voelker's volunteer company is still running strong along Niagara Road.
Ostapenko Center youth event popular with participants
Fri, Mar 30th 2018 01:45 pm
On March 22, the Rose Bente Lee Ostapenko Center for Race, Equality, and Mission hosted the Youth, Race, and Equality Conference.
Lewiston: Plain Street shelter in place lifted as suspect taken to hospital
Tue, Mar 27th 2018 12:20 pm
One unidentified male suspect is being evaluated at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center following a three-hour-plus standoff with the Lewiston Police Department and local first responders.
Lewiston Police: 6-year-old, fatal hit-and-run cold case cracked; VIDEO
Sun, Mar 25th 2018 03:40 pm
The Lewiston Police Department on Sunday announced an arrest related to the 2012 hit-and-run death of Loren Jacobs on the Tuscarora Indian Reservation in Lewiston.
Artpark: As acts get bigger, so, too, does ticket price
Sat, Mar 24th 2018 07:05 am
The "oh my goodness" of seeing which superstar musicians are headed to Artpark this summer has been paired with another OMG: The ticket price to see these acts.
Apple Granny takes 'Best Fish Fry' title
Sat, Mar 24th 2018 07:00 am
In a year when a record number of votes were cast - about 1,250 in total - Apple Granny received the highest number of unique votes. The restaurant was named the 2018 contest winner on Tuesday.
NU Lions Club sees sharp increase in students willing to participate
Sat, Mar 24th 2018 07:00 am
For Niagara University students interested in helping others, the college's NU Lions Club is the perfect outlet.
Expanded: Village of Lewiston Board approves Hibbard's renovation, denies Art Council request
Sat, Mar 24th 2018 07:00 am
The second phase of expansion at Hibbard's Original Frozen Custard was approved Monday by the Village of Lewiston Board of Trustees. The Hibbard family was granted a special use permit for a 24-foot-by-13-foot concrete pad and customer queuing area with overhanging canopy. This waiting spot will be located directly behind newly enlarged serving windows, which were previously approved.
Grand Island Town Board: Travel plaza law supported
Sat, Mar 24th 2018 07:00 am
With many citing a need to protect the Island environment, members of the public spoke at a hearing in support of a local law that would ban travel plazas townwide.
Island of Hope: Spinning the wheel with Relay For Life
Sat, Mar 24th 2018 07:00 am
The lights were low and the gamblers were focused on winning big at the blackjack table and the roulette wheel. These were high stakes games. There was the potential for a big payout. It was a matter of life and death.
Town of Wheatfield: Board names new justice
Fri, Mar 23rd 2018 03:55 pm
At Monday night's Town of Wheatfield regular Town Board meeting, the board announced several items, all with great relevance to the town.
Town of Niagara: Board discusses budget, status of town
Fri, Mar 23rd 2018 03:55 pm
At Tuesday's monthly Town of Niagara Town Board meeting, conversations got quite heated at times.
Moog looking to expand Wheatfield facility
Fri, Mar 23rd 2018 03:55 pm
On Monday evening, prior to the Town of Wheatfield Town Board regular meeting, the board held a work session and heard from representatives of Moog Inc.
Empties for Empower formally cuts the ribbon to Wheatfield facility
Fri, Mar 23rd 2018 02:30 pm
On Friday morning, Empties for Empower and Empower's Day Habilitation Without Walls programs formally cut the ribbon to their new facilities in Meadowbrook Plaza, 3571 Niagara Falls Blvd.
Village of Lewiston approves Hibbard's renovation, denies Art Council request
Tue, Mar 20th 2018 01:45 pm
The second phase of expansion at Hibbard's Original Frozen Custard was approved Monday by the Village of Lewiston Board of Trustees. The Hibbard family was granted a special use permit for a 24-foot-by-13-foot concrete pad and customer queuing area with overhang canopy. This waiting spot will be located directly behind newly enlarged serving windows, which were previously approved.
Artpark loves the '80s! Venue welcomes Boy George & Culture Club, The B-52s, Thompson Twins' Tom Bailey
Tue, Mar 20th 2018 10:55 am
Artpark & Company's "Tuesdays in the Park" presented by M&T Bank concert series continues to take shape. On Tuesday, the venue added Boy George and Culture Club, The B-52s and Thompson Twins' Tom Bailey to the close the lineup. The acts will perform starting at 6 p.m. Aug. 28.
Brit Floyd brings 'Eclipse World Tour,' 45 years of 'The Dark Side of the Moon,' to Artpark
Mon, Mar 19th 2018 11:00 am
Artpark & Company announced Monday a return date for Brit Floyd. The premier Pink Floyd tribute band will bring its "Eclipse World Tour 2018" to Lewiston - promising "45 years of The Dark Side of the Moon' " - on July 31. The 7 p.m. "Tuesday in the Park" concert series event will take place in the Outdoor Amphitheater.
Artpark welcomes Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler to Lewiston
Mon, Mar 19th 2018 10:35 am
Legendary rock 'n' roll star Steven Tyler will headline Artpark's "Tuesday in the Park" on June 12. He will be accompanied by classic rock/country/Americana act The Loving Mary Band.
Niagara Yoga Co-op raises money for Community Missions
Sun, Mar 18th 2018 07:45 pm
Early Saturday morning, before people began the St. Patrick's Day festivities, around 35 people came to Reebok in the Fashion Outlets for some beneficial yoga instructed by Brian Ball of Niagara Yoga Co-op.
Summer of '69 All-Star Band concert at Event Center to benefit HART
Sat, Mar 17th 2018 07:00 am
Western New York's renowned Summer of '69 All-Star Band will once again present an event to benefit the Home Assistance Referral Team. A charity concert is slated for 6-10 p.m. Saturday, April 14, at the Lewiston Event Center, 845 Cayuga St. The event has free admission. Guests can participate in basket and 50/50 raffles.
Destination Niagara USA supports Community Missions
Sat, Mar 17th 2018 07:00 am
On Thursday, Destination Niagara USA Director of Communications Andrea Czopp brought Community Missions of the Niagara Frontier three containers filled with hotel-quality bath items. The toiletries, including soaps, body washes and lotions, shampoos and conditioners, were collected by the destination marketing organization's traveling staffers.
YWCA of Niagara Frontier event brings opportunity for young females in politics
Sat, Mar 17th 2018 07:00 am
The YWCA of the Niagara Frontier advisory board was inspired to develop its Institute for Public Leadership Candidate and Campaign Skills Workshop after witnessing the successful impact of the women's march in Washington, D.C., last year, and seeing the lack of female representation in office. The event visits Niagara University next weekend.
Great Contraption Race planning begins
Sat, Mar 17th 2018 07:00 am
Planning for the all-new Great Contraption Race of 2018 is now starting to come together.
Town of Lewiston: Recreation ideas discussed for lower river
Sat, Mar 17th 2018 07:00 am
With winter slowly turning to spring, discussions in the Town of Lewiston are once again turning to recreation ideas for the lower river.
Chamber Gala 2018: Alexander and Colleen Swavy named Village of Lewiston Citizens of the Year
Sat, Mar 17th 2018 07:00 am
Alexander and Colleen Swavy have been chosen by Mayor Terry Collesano and Village of Lewiston Board of Trustees as the 2018 Citizens of the Year.
You can win the Island Dispatch Easter Coloring Contest!
Sat, Mar 17th 2018 07:00 am
Rebekah Thompson remembers the first time she ever entered an Island Dispatch coloring contest. She didn't win a prize, but her older sister won a gift card, and that just ignited an artistic and competitive fire.
Lenten Luncheon spotlights local environment
Sat, Mar 17th 2018 07:00 am
Being caretakers of God's creation is more than taking plastic bags to Tops and placing bottles, cans, and newspapers in the recycle bin, said the Rev. Kris Bjerke-Ullman, pastor of St. Timothy Lutheran Church, on Wednesday at the fourth in a series of five Lenten luncheons.
Grand Island Board of Education: District finds no threat after investigation
Sat, Mar 17th 2018 07:00 am
Grand Island Central School District officials tried to assure residents on Monday that reports of a student threat to harm the school were greatly exaggerated.
Grand Island Chamber of Commerce: 6 Citizen of the Year honorees named
Sat, Mar 17th 2018 07:00 am
The Grand Island Chamber of Commerce has selected the recipients of the 52nd annual Citizen of the Year Awards. They will be recognized at a dinner to be held at the Radisson Grand Island on April 26.
Hard Rock grant will enable Buffalo Music Hall of Fame to help Niagara County veterans
Fri, Mar 16th 2018 09:05 pm
It was almost two years ago - as the Hard Rock Cafe, Niagara Falls USA, was celebrating its 20th anniversary - that Richard Sargent first told this news outlet of the Buffalo Music Hall of Fame's desire to bring its Musician Medics program to Niagara Falls. The local rock 'n' roll stars sought to pay it forward in the Cataract City - but there was a roadblock: funding.
Cashless tolls to Grand Island begin March 29
Thu, Mar 15th 2018 03:55 pm
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo on Wednesday announced cashless tolling will go live at the Grand Island toll barriers on Thursday, March 29 (weather-dependent). As of the morning commute on Friday, March 30, the toll plazas at the north and south Grand Island bridges will no longer accept cash payment.
VIDEO: Penguin Coast debuts at Aquarium of Niagara
Wed, Mar 14th 2018 02:10 pm
The Aquarium of Niagara officially opened its new, $3.5 million exhibit, Penguin Coast, on Wednesday. The new space is five times larger than the previous habitat and enables the venue to apply for Association of Zoos and Aquariums accreditation.
City of Niagara Falls honors NF Powerhawks for playoff berth
Mon, Mar 12th 2018 07:05 pm
On Monday evening, Niagara Falls Mayor Paul Dyster issued a proclamation honoring the Niagara Falls Powerhawks hockey team for their success in the 2017-18 season, which is their first in Niagara Falls.
 

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