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Como Deli on Center Street closed
Fri, Jun 2nd 2023 09:30 am
The Como Deli on Center Street has permanently closed. Sunday was the eatery's last day serving the Lewiston community.
Runway Bay opens in Town of Porter
Fri, Jun 2nd 2023 09:20 am
On Saturday morning, officials of the new Runway Bay in the Town of Porter held a ribbon-cutting for the River Region's latest housing offering. Located just off of Lower River Road at Dockside Drive, the subdivision includes 23 lots with a small, private access marina located across on the lower river.
Ransomville celebrations take off, with annual Community Faire on Saturday
Fri, Jun 2nd 2023 09:20 am
The "Hometown Heroes" banners are flying; enjoyable pre-summer weather is here, and with it the annual Ransomville Community Faire takes over the hamlet, starting at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 10.
Lew-Port Business Academy holds graduation exercises
Fri, Jun 2nd 2023 09:20 am
The Lewiston-Porter High School Academy of Business and Finance held its 11th annual graduation ceremony this week on the campus grounds.
Relay For Life returns
Fri, Jun 2nd 2023 09:20 am
The Lewiston-Porter Relay for Life team invites the River Region community to be part of its second annual Luminaria Ceremony from 6:30-9:30 p.m. Friday, June 2, in front of Lewiston-Porter High School on Creek Road in Youngstown.
Porter 'Hometown Heroes' applications to close
Fri, Jun 2nd 2023 09:20 am
The Town of Porter announced this week it will close applications for the 2023 "Hometown Heroes" banner program on Thursday, June 15.
Retired Lew-Port teacher John Loss to hold book sale and signing at Hill of Beans Coffee Stop
Fri, Jun 2nd 2023 07:00 am
Retired Lewiston-Porter teacher John Loss has written a book on 13 Niagara Falls residents who experienced being homeless many times in their lives. He said the idea for "...Not Always Homeless" came to him as he would see homeless individuals in and around his hometown of Niagara Falls. Loss knew they were not always homeless, so he decided to write a book about them.
Remembering the fallen: Memorial Day 2023 on Grand Island
Thu, Jun 1st 2023 09:15 pm
The sun shone brightly over the DeGlopper Memorial on May 29 as Chris Taylor told the story of the uncle that he never knew to an assembled crowd.
Proposed cancer treatment aims to harness 'sentinels' of immune system
Thu, Jun 1st 2023 09:10 pm
They patrol inside our skin and other soft tissue. Their job: Alert the immune system to toxic invaders so it can mount an attack.
Hope Chest fundraiser set for June 17
Thu, Jun 1st 2023 09:10 pm
Luminina, operating as Hope Chest, a local 501 (c)(3) not-for-profit agency that provides exercise and nutrition classes, emotional support, and paddling for breast cancer survivors, announced the annual Hope Chest Buffalo Niagara Dragon Boat Festival will be held Saturday, June 17 at Buffalo RiverWorks.
Five southtowns cultural institutions, 'one amazing summer'
Thu, Jun 1st 2023 09:05 pm
Tifft Nature Preserve, the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, Penn Dixie Fossil Park & Nature Preserve, the Roycroft Campus and Frank Lloyd Wright's Graycliff have teamed up to encourage visitation to all five southtown cultural sites this summer with a brand-new "Southtowns Cultural Passport."
Air quality health advisory issued for Long Island, New York City metro, Western New York
Thu, Jun 1st 2023 09:05 pm
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos and State Department of Health Commissioner Dr. James McDonald issued an air quality health advisory for the Long Island, New York City metro and Western New York regions for Friday, June 2. The pollutant of concern is ozone. The advisory will be in effect 11 a.m. through 11 p.m.
Niagara County Civil Service continues to streamline hiring process with continuous recruitment
Thu, Jun 1st 2023 09:05 pm
Niagara County Legislator David Godfrey announced the county's personnel office is implementing decentralized continuous recruitment exams to make it easier for residents seeking employment to apply for certain county positions throughout the year. The continuous recruitment applies to five different job titles.
UB School of Social Work offers boundaries training to meet new continuing education requirement
Thu, Jun 1st 2023 09:05 pm
Under a new regulation from New York state, all licensed psychologists, social workers and mental health practitioners in New York must complete three hours of coursework in appropriate professional boundaries during each three-year registration period.
AHA: Hands-Only CPR event will train hundreds in lifesaving skill
Thu, Jun 1st 2023 09:20 am
The American Heart Association, the Buffalo Bills and Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield are teaming up to save lives. More than 1,000 people are expected to learn Hands-Only CPR at a special event June 3. After learning CPR, fans and families can enjoy locker room tours, on-field activities and more.
Commercial fire in Wheatfield
Thu, Jun 1st 2023 08:40 am
On May 31, at 8:17 p.m., passing sheriff's patrols spotted an outbuilding on fire at Voss Manufacturing located at 2345 Lockport Road in the Town of Wheatfield.
Lewiston Presbyterian Church welcomes new pastor
Wed, May 31st 2023 04:55 pm
The First Presbyterian Church of Lewiston has named the Rev. Catherine Rieley-Goddard as its new minister, effective May 1.
Teen sentenced for involvement in murder of victim during robbery in Broadway-Fillmore neighborhood
Wed, May 31st 2023 04:55 pm
Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn announced an 18-year-old male from Buffalo was sentenced this morning before Erie County Court Judge Susan Eagan to 18 years to life in prison.
CEPA Gallery awarded $25,000 grant from National Endowment for the Arts
Wed, May 31st 2023 04:55 pm
The Center for Exploratory & Perceptual Arts (CEPA Gallery) announced a grant totaling $25,000 from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) to support the upcoming exhibition, publication, and community project, "Photography & the Holocaust: Then & Now," which opens in January 2024 and will run until May.
Durand named officer in charge of Buffalo State University
Wed, May 31st 2023 04:55 pm
SUNY Chancellor John B. King on Wednesday announced the appointment of Bonita R. Durand as officer in charge of Buffalo State University, pending her appointment as interim president, which is to come before the State University of New York Board of Trustees at its upcoming June meeting.
Mount St. Mary's Hospital honors local EMS professionals
Wed, May 31st 2023 01:40 pm
Mount St. Mary's Hospital honored first responders from throughout Niagara County at its annual EMS Recognition Dinner, held on May 24 in conjunction with National EMS Week.
ESD announces new headquarters & visitor center for Michigan Street African American Heritage Corridor
Wed, May 31st 2023 01:40 pm
Empire State Development (ESD) announced the opening of the Michigan Street African American Heritage Corridor's (MSAAHC's) new headquarters and visitor center.
Erie County's Office of Public Health Emergency Preparedness introduces assistive communication tools for first responders
Wed, May 31st 2023 01:40 pm
The Erie County Department of Health (ECDOH) Office of Public Health Emergency Preparedness (PHEP) developed an innovative and practical solution for first responders to use when interacting with residents who may have limited English skills or disabilities that affect speech or hearing.
Independent Health 'Bringing Healthy to You' with healthy & free programming across WNY
Wed, May 31st 2023 01:40 pm
As Western New York welcomes the summer season, Independent Health is once again "Bringing Healthy to You" with a variety of fun and health-focused programs across the region.
'Big Bounce America 2023 Tour' is headed to Buffalo
Wed, May 31st 2023 01:40 pm
"The Big Bounce America Tour" rolls into Buffalo bigger and better for 2023 with a 16,000 square-foot bounce house and a brand-new customized sports arena.
Administration announces availability of $12 million through 'Investing in America Agenda' for brownfields job training grants
Wed, May 31st 2023 01:40 pm
On Tuesday, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the availability of approximately $12 million from President Joe Biden's "Investing in America Agenda" for environmental job training grants under the fiscal year 2024 brownfields job training program.
Niagara Arts Guild 'Paintout' on June 10
Tue, May 30th 2023 03:50 pm
The Niagara Arts Guild will host painters, both members and non-members, at a "Paintout" at the Kenan Center from 9:30 a.m. until noon Saturday, June 10. Painting and sketching will be done "en plain aire" on the grounds of the Kenan Center, 433 Locust St., Lockport.
State listening tours on environment, business begin
Tue, May 30th 2023 03:00 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Tuesday launched the educational listening tour for the Clean Water, Clean Air and Green Jobs Environmental Bond Act in Buffalo.
Memorial Day in Youngstown
Tue, May 30th 2023 01:25 pm
Veterans of Foreign Wars Lake Ontario Post 313 Auxiliary presented a Memorial Day event in the 1812 Cemetery at Old Fort Niagara.
Village of Lewiston endorses Niagara County stance on 'immigrant crisis'
Tue, May 30th 2023 12:50 pm
At last week Monday's special, year-end municipal meeting, the Village of Lewiston Board voted unanimously to support a recent Niagara County-enacted state of emergency.
Ransomville Free Library hosts book sale as part of 100-year birthday celebration
Tue, May 30th 2023 12:30 pm
The Friends of the Ransomville Free Library used book sale, in celebration of 100 years, will take place from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, June 8, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, June 9 (open during the Tom Keefer and the Celtic Cross concert in the gazebo, which is 6:30-8 p.m.), and from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 10 (during Community Faire), at 3733 Ransomville Road, Ransomville.
Retired Border Patrol agent Jeff Wilson to represent NYS at Special Olympics World Games in Berlin
Tue, May 30th 2023 12:15 pm
Retired Border Patrol Agent Jeff Wilson, of Western New York, was selected to represent the state in Berlin, Germany, for the Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR) "final leg" that will lead into opening ceremonies of the 2023 Special Olympics World Games on June 17.
Niagara County: Jastrzemski, Wydysh to host 'Wags, Whiskers & Wine' event with WNY Food 4 Paws
Tue, May 30th 2023 12:15 pm
Niagara County Clerk Joseph A. Jastrzemski and Legislature Chairwoman Becky Wydysh are teaming up to host a fundraiser called "Wags, Whiskers & Wine" to support the work of WNY Food 4 Paws, a nonprofit that provides pet food and supplies to local pantries to help families experiencing financial hardship be able provide for their pets.
Buffalo Zoo says goodbye to male gorilla Kayin
Tue, May 30th 2023 12:15 pm
Last week, the Buffalo Zoo said goodbye to Kayin, the male western lowland gorilla who arrived safely at his new home, the Saint Louis Zoo in St. Louis, Missouri.
Service & sacrifice of Pfc. David Evans Jr. is recognized on Memorial Day
Tue, May 30th 2023 11:45 am
During a ceremony at the African American Veterans Monument, on Memorial Day, Congressman Brian Higgins presented the family of United States Army Pfc. David Evans Jr. with the Bronze Star, the Purple Heart, Gold Star Lapel Pin and six additional military service medals earned while he served in the Iraq War.
Our Lady Peace to perform at Outer Harbor
Tue, May 30th 2023 11:40 am
The Rich Entertainment Group (REG) and Buffalo Waterfront Management Group (BWMG) announce Our Lady Peace, with support from The Trews, will perform at the Outer Harbor's Lakeside Event Lawn presented by Upstate Honda Dealers at 7 p.m. July 14.
Sublime with Rome added to Artpark Amphitheater schedule
Tue, May 30th 2023 11:40 am
Sublime with Rome has been added to the 2023 Artpark Amphitheater schedule, and will perform at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 23, with special guests Funktional Flow. This concert is presented by Artpark & Company.
Adam Arritola show visits Buffalo
Tue, May 30th 2023 11:35 am
Adam Arritola will be performing Wednesday in Buffalo, at Timeless Babez (87 Allen St.), on the opening night of a 55-date East Coast tour (the first leg of a full 2023 U.S. tour).
'Big R': Dick Wilkinson Memorial set for Friday night
Tue, May 30th 2023 11:35 am
Ransomville Speedway will honor the memory of the oldest feature winner in speedway history on Friday, June 2, with the Dick Wilkinson Memorial for the Sunflowers of Sanborn Mini Stocks. Mark Cerrone Inc. will present the racing program that also features kids rides.
Just Buffalo announces winner of the 2023 poetry fellowship
Tue, May 30th 2023 11:35 am
Just Buffalo Literary Center announced Ae Hee Lee as the 2023 poetry fellow. The award, which is open to adult poets of all ages and career stages, includes a $1,500 honorarium; a month-long residency in Buffalo this August, and the opportunity to perform as a featured reader at Just Buffalo's Silo City Reading Series.

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