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Town of Wheatfield: Board applies for $15,000 grant for farmland reviews
Fri, Feb 9th 2018 08:45 pm
The Town of Wheatfield Town Board met for the second time in 2018 Monday night. The meeting was didn't last very long, but several items were approved, all with relevance to town residents.
Summit Mall project estimated to finish in late 2018
Fri, Feb 9th 2018 08:40 pm
For years now, other than a few surviving stores, the Summit Park Mall complex along Williams Road has been a ghost town. As 2018 progresses, the light is seeming to shine brighter for the complex.
Niagara-Wheatfield HS athletes sign college letters of intent
Thu, Feb 8th 2018 05:55 pm
On Thursday afternoon, student-athletes, family, friends, coaches and staff gathered in Niagara-Wheatfield High School's ALC to honor multiple athletes that signed letters of intent to extend their athletic careers into college.
HS Hoops: Grand Island pushes past Niagara-Wheatfield with big runs
Thu, Feb 8th 2018 12:35 am
Grand Island coach Ron Krysztof will tell anyone his team's ability to shoot the 3-pointer is critical. Wednesday night versus Niagara-Wheatfield, they only made six, a little below their season average, but all six came at key times to spark a Vikings win. The Vikings defeated the Falcons 51-30 Wednesday night for their second win in a row.
VIDEO: First-responders break down chemical scare at Lewiston-Porter High School
Tue, Feb 6th 2018 04:00 pm
A "completely accidental" mixture of two liquids used for swimming pool maintenance created a chemical scare Tuesday at Lewiston-Porter High School.
'Restore the Gorge' effort starts in Niagara Falls
Mon, Feb 5th 2018 04:55 pm
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo on Monday announced work will begin for on-the-ground ecological restoration work to "Restore the Gorge" in Niagara Falls.
HS Hoops: Battle of the Border games come down to wire
Sun, Feb 4th 2018 12:30 am
For the third year in a row, the Battle of the Border brought talent from north of the border in Ontario to Niagara Falls High School to face off against some of the best that Western New York has to offer. Although only three Canadian teams played in this year's classic, the players from Canada represented their side of the border well, winning two of the three games. There were also some familiar faces from last year's battle who returned to the Wolvarena for another bought with an American high school. Here is a full recap from the action on Saturday.
Caitlin Fager joins Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce
Sat, Feb 3rd 2018 07:00 am
Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce President Jennifer Pauly has announced a new addition to her staff. Caitlin Fager started on Monday as the event and membership manager. She replaces Christina Crane, who took another position in late 2017.
Lewiston-Porter alums bring new art, new ideas to new atrium
Sat, Feb 3rd 2018 07:00 am
"With the renovation, the capital improvement project that happened with the school, the art rooms, the whole fine arts wing got significant renovations, and this beautiful atrium was added on," said art teacher Brett Coppins, Class of 1992. "Once that happened, it got us to thinking about how can we bring it to the next level. We really wanted to rename this section of the school the 'Center for the Arts.' "
Village of Lewiston updated on Fairchild development
Sat, Feb 3rd 2018 07:00 am
Orchard Park developer James Jerge met with the Village of Lewiston special projects team on Wednesday. Alongside his architect and engineer, Jerge offered an update to his residential redevelopment project at 765 Fairchild Place - site of the former Fairchild Manor nursing home.
It Happened to Alexa Foundation announces relocation to Buffalo
Sat, Feb 3rd 2018 07:00 am
As new restaurants open and development awaits at Center and North Eighth streets, word comes that a long-time face has opted to relocate out of the Village of Lewiston.
Grand Island: 773 North holds much-anticipated ribbon-cutting event
Sat, Feb 3rd 2018 07:00 am
Back in November, almost three months before her restaurant 773 North had even opened, Christy Zippier sold thousands of dollars in Christmas gift certificates going door to door on the Island.
Wheatfield Winterfest back for year 3
Fri, Feb 2nd 2018 02:35 pm
For two years now, the Wheatfield Winterfest has brought winter fun to the table for kids and families of the town. On Saturday, Feb. 10, the fun is back for its third straight year at the Wheatfield Youth Center, 2795 Church Road.
Interview: 'Taken' star Jessica Camacho talks 'Go big' Santana
Thu, Feb 1st 2018 01:30 pm
For the third time in Jessica Camacho's career, the actor has been asked to bring new life - and a new character - to an established show. She joined FOX's "Sleepy Hollow" in season three, portraying FBI agent Sophie Foster. More notably, and most recently, she has been a recurring guest star on "The Flash." Camacho arrived in season three as the portal-popping Gypsy: a reluctant hero, metahuman bounty hunter from another dimension, and love interest for Cisco.
HS Hockey: Falcons and Marauders tie in Division 1 clash
Wed, Jan 31st 2018 10:05 pm
Niagara-Wheatfield and St. Joes played the most hyped up hockey game scheduled for Wednesday night, as the No. 6 ranked team in the state faced the No. 9 ranked team in the state, respectively. After 50 minutes of play, though, there was no winner and no loser. The Falcons and Marauders tied, 1-1, Wednesday night at the Hockey Outlet. N-W and St. Joes came in as the second and third place teams in Division, respectively.
Lewiston-Porter: Peach Queen Jamie Hagerty lends voice to 'One District, One Book'
Wed, Jan 31st 2018 09:10 am
A group of about 80 Lewiston-Porter elementary students received a special surprise Tuesday morning when reigning Peach Queen Jamie Hagerty visited to read the second chapter of "The Mouse and the Motorcycle."
Girls HS hoops: Benton and Bailey's sharpshooting lead Niagara-Wheatfield past Kenmore East
Mon, Jan 29th 2018 11:20 pm
In basketball they say you live and die by the 3-pointer. Niagara-Wheatfield's girls basketball team didn't necessarily live or die by it Monday night versus Kenmore East, but when they made them, they were in big spots. The Falcons defeated the Kenmore East Bulldogs, 60-50, Monday night at Niagara-Wheatfield. It was the first time the two teams met all season.
NFP's 'Best Fish Fry' contest now underway
Mon, Jan 29th 2018 01:00 pm
Fish fry season has begun again - and we want to know where to eat!
HS Hoops: Niagara Falls pulls away late from Aquinas
Sat, Jan 27th 2018 04:55 pm
It's rare for an eighth-grader to play on a varsity team, let alone start. The Niagara Falls Wolverines are in rare company, as they start two eighth-graders. Saturday afternoon at Aquinas, eighth-grader Willie Lightfoot was a key in sealing the Wolverines victory. The Falls defeated the Lil' Irish in their third road game in as many days, 68-55.
In the Loop: Celebrating winter, 'One District, One Book' winner announced
Sat, Jan 27th 2018 07:05 am
As January comes to an end, we are now halfway through the school year. This past week was full of midterm and Regents exams, and the second marking period closed at the high school and middle school.
Town of Lewiston: Glasgow faults board for failing to name appointments
Sat, Jan 27th 2018 07:00 am
It opened with remarks by resident Paulette Glasgow, a familiar face at past meetings who returned to this session following illness. Glasgow, a member of the Lewiston Taxpayers Accountability and Action Alliance, raised the issue of transparency as she proceeded to criticize the Town Board's lack of naming, but summarily approving a large number of town appointments, at its reorganization meeting earlier this month.
Improved safety at Old Fort Niagara
Sat, Jan 27th 2018 07:00 am
Representatives from the Old Fort Niagara Association, Youngstown Volunteer Fire Department, New York State Assembly, New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, and the Niagara County Legislature dedicated a new fire trailer at Old Fort Niagara on Thursday. Officials gathered in the parking lot near the fort's Visitor Center to announce the completion of the project, which has been underway for several years.
Grand Island Chamber of Commerce: Grand opening planned for new Island restaurant
Sat, Jan 27th 2018 07:00 am
Members of the Grand Island Chamber of Commerce, representatives of town government and the business community, friends and family are expected to be in attendance at a ribbon-cutting and grand opening to the news restaurant on the Island.
Lewiston Police Department stages active shooter drill at Lew-Port
Fri, Jan 26th 2018 11:00 pm
On Friday morning, the Lewiston Police Department led a joint active shooter drill on the Lewiston-Porter campus. The LPD teamed with Niagara County Sheriff's Office, U.S. Border Patrol and New York State Police, in conjunction with local fire and EMS companies. Access to the schools was restricted during the duration of the event.
Town of Wheatfield: MacSwan, Doktor participate in first regular board meeting
Fri, Jan 26th 2018 07:00 am
As the clock struck 7:30 p.m. Monday night, Town of Wheatfield Supervisor Don MacSwan called the regular Town Board meeting to order by banging his grandfather's gavel on the desk, something that meant a lot to MacSwan.
HS Hockey: Woods leads Niagara-Wheatfield to victory
Sat, Jan 20th 2018 09:35 pm
Niagara-Wheatfield head coach Rick Wrazin knows when his team is at its best. On Saturday night versus Lancaster, he saw some good things, but said his team was outplayed. Regardless, the Falcons won their third straight division game over the Legends, 2-0.
Cub Scout Pack 855 focused on recycling
Sat, Jan 20th 2018 07:00 am
Reduce, reuse, recycle is a common mantra for environmentally minded people. Lewiston's Cub Scout Pack 855 recently learned it will conserve resources, protect the environment and save money if Scouts can make the mantra a habit.
Lew-Port 'One District, One Book' reveal set for Wednesday
Sat, Jan 20th 2018 07:00 am
Come next week, the Lewiston-Porter School District invites residents to come and experience a growing campaign: "One District, One Book."
Lew-Port Class of 1958 recognized
Sat, Jan 20th 2018 07:00 am
The Lewiston-Porter Class of 1958 has distinguished itself among alumni in myriad ways. As individuals, they are a uniquely accomplished, both personally and professionally. As a class, dedication and generosity is unparalleled.
Grand Island Town Board: Assessor's, town clerk's office praised
Sat, Jan 20th 2018 07:00 am
Grand Island Town Board members had praise for two town government departments that helped hundreds of Island property owners save money on their taxes.
Above and Beyond: Assemblyman Morinello installs 2018 fire company officers
Sat, Jan 20th 2018 07:00 am
New York State Assemblyman Angelo Morinello administered the oath of office to newly elected Grand Island Fire Co. officers on Saturday, Jan. 13, at fire headquarters, 2275 Baseline Road. Both firematic and administrative officers were sworn to uphold their 2018 community protection duties. Honored guests and family members joined in praising the steadfast commitment of these volunteers.
Grand Island Board of Education: District reveals details of two resolutions from December meeting
Sat, Jan 20th 2018 07:00 am
More than a month after the Grand Island Board of Education passed two resolutions on secret agreements, the administration of the Grand Island Central School District revealed Wednesday what those votes were about.
Village of Lewiston: Hibbard's expansion approved, tree removal penalty increases
Fri, Jan 19th 2018 04:05 pm
Trustees in the Village of Lewiston on Tuesday voted in favor of an expansion to Hibbard's Original Frozen Custard. However, they tabled a request to allow the almost 80-year-old business to add a concrete pad in the right-of-way.
Town of Niagara Board approves several motions in light meeting; citizens speak more on Bri Estates
Fri, Jan 19th 2018 03:30 pm
On Tuesday night, the Town of Niagara Town Board had a fairly quick meeting, but ultimately accomplished a bit to help improve the town.
Niagara-Wheatfield golf to represent NFL in first Section VI team championship
Thu, Jan 18th 2018 03:25 pm
On Thursday, Section VI boys golf Chairman Nate Leary announced that the section would hold its first annual Section VI boys golf team championship. The team aspect will be held alongside the annual individual championship and state qualifier. So, the tournament will not only crown an individual Section VI Champion and eight state tournament qualifiers, but also a Section VI team champion, something that hasn't been awarded in "many decades."
Niagara-Wheatfield basketball team to host 'Pink-out' night
Tue, Jan 16th 2018 11:40 am
As a teacher and a coach at Niagara-Wheatfield, coach Steve Miller has a lot that he has to take care of. Miller also has a family, which he cares for dearly. This summer, though, he was dealt a tough blow. Miller's wife, Krista, was diagnosed with breast cancer this past summer for the second time and he's been at the forefront taking care of his family. Along with that, he continues to help coach the Niagara-Wheatfield boys basketball team, which his son Cam Miller also plays for. The team has been nothing but supportive for the family, knowing what their coach and teammate is going through.
Lewiston: DeGiulio's Pharmacy aims to cater to community's needs
Sat, Jan 13th 2018 09:00 am
In fact, within the first five minutes of speaking with brothers and pharmacists Richard and James DeGiulio, you'll probably be asked what you need and what it costs elsewhere (you know, assuming you've actually found "X"). Then, you - yes, you - can have that item ordered and delivered to the store for purchase.
Hibbard's Custard looks to expand
Sat, Jan 13th 2018 09:00 am
Hibbard's Original Frozen Custard has served cones and cups and bowls of sweet treats to generations of Lewiston residents. This summer, the Hibbard family is hoping to dish up and distribute custard from larger serving windows.
Lewiston-Porter High School: DECA students compete at Regional event
Sat, Jan 13th 2018 07:00 am
More than 500 students from 13 schools in Western New York passed up watching the Buffalo Bills playoff game Sunday and took part in a competition of their own.
Town of Lewiston plans underway for 2018: Board reorganizes, holds hearings, work session
Sat, Jan 13th 2018 07:00 am
The Town of Lewiston got down to business for 2018 on Monday, with two public hearings, a host of reorganizational adoptions, approvals and appointments, followed by a light agenda work session.