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New Lewiston businesses spring forward
Fri, Apr 2nd 2021 08:55 am
In part two of this series, we look at a notable trend in Lewiston: the rise, relocation and expansion of new businesses over the past 13 months, even as the pandemic brought major challenges. Also included is an update on two local construction projects.
Town of Niagara: Asphalt plant permit could be rescinded, as proposal heads to county
Fri, Apr 2nd 2021 08:20 am
As public furor grows surrounding a planned asphalt facility in the Town of Niagara, the proposal will now have to go through the Niagara County Planning Board and a permit could be rescinded.
Lewiston Lions giving away KN95 masks
Fri, Apr 2nd 2021 08:20 am
The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted many people, but it has not stopped the Lewiston Lions as well as other local clubs from continuing to safely serve their community. The Lions aim to do their part in ensuring a safe community for us all.
Popular Natural Link owner Walt Fuller passes
Fri, Apr 2nd 2021 08:20 am
Walter John Fuller went home to be with his Lord on March 26, 2021.
Apple Granny Restaurant is 4-time 'Best Fish Fry' contest winner
Fri, Apr 2nd 2021 08:15 am
Though the way in which fish is delivered to patrons has changed often in 13 months - indoor, takeout, curbside, indoor again - Apple Granny's prep standards have remained consistent. In a time when so much is unpredictable, a veteran kitchen staff and dedicated owners have doubled-down on a tried and true Friday fish fry recipe that is bringing some semblance of normalcy back to diners.
Wilson Middle School eighth-grader pays it back
Fri, Apr 2nd 2021 08:10 am
Rayn Cooper, an eighth-grader at Wilson Middle School "took it on the chin" Tuesday to send a thank you to a special person who has made an impression on her life.
Village of Lewiston to vote on budget
Fri, Apr 2nd 2021 08:10 am
The Village of Lewiston Board of Trustees will present the projected fiscal year 2021-22 budget at a 6 p.m. meeting Monday, April 19, inside the Red Brick Municipal Building.
Obituary: Faye Popiel
Fri, Apr 2nd 2021 08:05 am
Faye Popiel passed away at age 91 at the home of her daughter, Judy Siehnel, under the loving care of Hospice, on March 4, 2021.
Obituary: Donald Koelemeyer
Fri, Apr 2nd 2021 08:05 am
Donald Koelemeyer of Grand Island passed away on March 25, 2021.
Acclaimed writer Sinach releases new album 'Greatest Lord'
Thu, Apr 1st 2021 10:30 pm
Nigerian songwriter/artist Sinach has released her latest project, "Greatest Lord." Globally distributed by Integrity Music and available everywhere music is sold, the album encompasses 13 songs and includes guest features Darlene Zschech, Jekalyn Carr, Nathaniel Bassey, Micah Stampley, Leeland and Maranda Curtis.
BPO has 2022 date for Oscar-nominated 'Hamilton' star Leslie Odom Jr.
Thu, Apr 1st 2021 10:30 pm
The management for Leslie Odom Jr. and the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra on Thursday announces the Tony Award-winning artist will wait until Friday, March 25, 2022 to bring his symphonic show to Kleinhans Music Hall.
Cami Clune & Vitamin D3 to make official debut on new episode of 'Inside the Bear's Den'
Thu, Apr 1st 2021 10:25 pm
One of Western New York's brightest up-and-coming stars will debut with her new band in the second episode of Seneca Resorts & Casinos' new virtual performance series "Inside the Bear's Den."
Erie County: Additional COVID-19 variants of concern detected in samples
Thu, Apr 1st 2021 10:15 pm
Following the news last week that COVID-19 "California" variants had been detected in samples from Erie County residents, the Erie County Department of Health said additional variants of concern were found in specimens sequenced this week by the University at Buffalo's New York State Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics and Life Sciences.
Higgins asks US & Canada border agencies to implement virtual interviews for NEXUS applicants
Thu, Apr 1st 2021 10:15 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins is calling on agencies in the U.S. and Canada responsible for border management to implement a process that allows for virtual interviews for new NEXUS applicants.
Higgins: $300,000 grant to UB & Mission:Ignite for expansion of broadband in Buffalo
Thu, Apr 1st 2021 10:10 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins announced the University at Buffalo and Mission:Ignite have been awarded $300,000 through "Project OVERCOME," a contest to find innovative solutions to connect communities to broadband.
Erie County Department of Health, Central Police Services warning: Counterfeit pills can kill
Thu, Apr 1st 2021 10:10 pm
The Erie County Department of Health (ECDOH) is reminding residents that counterfeit pills containing fentanyl are being distributed within the community.
Turkey caught breaking and entering in Erie County
Thu, Apr 1st 2021 09:55 pm
On March 23, an Erie County woman had a rude awakening when a turkey broke into her home. The woman heard a large bang and crash from her upstairs bedroom and discovered a turkey had busted through a glass window. The woman confined the bird to an upstairs bathroom by closing the door until New York State Department of Environmental Conservation police officer Machnica arrived to assist. The turkey flew around the bathroom, crashing into mirrors and walls, leaving broken glass everywhere.
Buffalo Central Terminal to hold public meeting on community vision
Thu, Apr 1st 2021 09:55 pm
The Buffalo Central Terminal will hold a public meeting via Zoom at 6 p.m. Thursday, April 8, to share a vision and redevelopment strategy for the terminal and grounds, created in partnership with the local community.
Cuomo accepts recommendations of 'Reimagine New York' Commission
Thu, Apr 1st 2021 09:50 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo accepted the final recommendations of the "Reimagine New York" Commission across its three focus areas: connectivity, telehealth and work.
Erie County district attorney commemorates office's bicentennial
Thu, Apr 1st 2021 09:50 pm
Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn announced his office, along with Erie County, will celebrate its bicentennial on Friday. Flynn, who is serving as 41st DA for Erie County, commemorates the work of past DA and prosecutors by sharing history of the office.
To identify best COVID-19 treatments, patients with mild/moderate symptoms needed for NIH-funded study at UB
Thu, Apr 1st 2021 09:20 pm
Vaccinations may be front-page news these days, but clinicians are well aware that an effective treatment for COVID-19, especially for patients who don't require hospitalization, is still sorely needed.
New Yorkers can sign up for 10th annual I Love My Park Day
Thu, Apr 1st 2021 09:15 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced registration is open for the 10th annual I Love My Park Day, which will be held the weekend of May 1-2 at state parks, historic sites and public lands across New York.
WNY's top volunteer-led organization celebrates National Volunteer Appreciation Month
Thu, Apr 1st 2021 09:15 pm
As the region's top volunteer-led organization, Girl Scouts of Western New York (GSWNY) celebrates the nearly 6,000 adult volunteers that serve to build girls of courage, confidence and character, throughout GSWNY's nine counties of Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie, Genesee, Livingston, Monroe, Niagara, Orleans and Wyoming. As Girl Scout founder Juliette Gordon Low said, "Truly, ours is a circle of friendship united by ideals."
Higgins calls for quick congressional action on American Jobs Plan
Thu, Apr 1st 2021 09:15 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins welcomed the Biden administration rollout of the American Jobs Plan.
Catholic Health expands hospital visitation
Thu, Apr 1st 2021 01:05 pm
Based on new guidelines from the New York State Department of Health, non-COVID-19 patients in Catholic Health hospitals are now allowed up to two visitors at a time. In addition, maternity patients will be allowed two support persons for the duration of their hospital stay and, in certain outpatient clinic settings, where space permits, patients may be accompanied by a support person for their appointments.
AAA Western and Central New York urges safe driving amid legalization of adult-use cannabis
Wed, Mar 31st 2021 11:00 pm
With Gov. Cuomo signing legislation today legalizing adult-use cannabis in New York state, AAA Western and Central New York is urging the public to educate themselves on the dangers of impaired driving. Effective consumer education is important to keeping New York roads safe. Regardless of marijuana's legal status, all motorists need to avoid driving while impaired. Simply put, if you've used marijuana, don't drive. And if you plan to drive, don't use marijuana.
Cuomo signs legislation legalizing adult-use cannabis
Wed, Mar 31st 2021 08:45 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Wednesday signed legislation (S.854-A/A.1248-A) legalizing adult-use cannabis, fulfilling a key component of his 2021 State of the State agenda.
Town of Niagara: Asphalt plant permit might be rescinded, as proposal heads to Niagara County
Wed, Mar 31st 2021 01:55 pm
A much-contested asphalt facility is expected to have its permit rescinded by the Town of Niagara, according to officials from Niagara County.
Higgins & Jacobs announce $650,000 grant for Buffalo Niagara International Airport
Wed, Mar 31st 2021 10:15 am
Congress members Brian Higgins and Chris Jacobs announced $650,000 in grant funding to the Niagara Frontier Transit Authority (NFTA) to be used for runway updates at the Buffalo Niagara International Airport.
UB launches website to find appointments for COVID-19 vaccine
Wed, Mar 31st 2021 10:10 am
The University at Buffalo has launched a new website to help people easily find available COVID-19 vaccination appointments across Western New York.
Cornerstone Community Federal Credit Union donates $3,500 to YWCA of Niagara Frontier
Wed, Mar 31st 2021 10:10 am
As part of its "commitment to make a significant investment to Niagara County nonprofits," Cornerstone Community Federal Credit Union distributed its second gift to YWCA of Niagara Frontier, whose goal is improving the lives of women living in WNY. A check in the amount of $3,500 was presented to organization CEO Kathy Granchelli on Tuesday, March 23.
Attorney general warns New Yorkers to remain alert against COVID-19 vaccine and stimulus scams
Wed, Mar 31st 2021 09:50 am
New York Attorney General Letitia James has issued an alert to New Yorkers to remain vigilant against potential scams related to the coronavirus public health crisis.
Cerebral palsy fundraiser at BOCES Center raises funds, awareness
Wed, Mar 31st 2021 09:50 am
Charlie Dieteman, a senior from Lewiston-Porter High School and a student in the conservation program at the Niagara Career and Technical Education Center, said he was thrilled his recent fundraiser for Empower raised $636.
North Tonawanda HUB continues to serve
Wed, Mar 31st 2021 09:50 am
In an effort to assist qualified families who are in need of services in Niagara County, the North Tonawanda HUB hosted a drive-thru event March 10 at the South Elementary School and High School in North Tonawanda. One hundred fifty families received a bag of resources available to them for utilization during this pandemic.
Spring can deliver severe weather surprises
Wed, Mar 31st 2021 09:45 am
Grassroots Newswire - Spring brings warmer weather, longer days and a much-anticipated break from winter. It also brings a very real threat of severe weather, according to disaster recovery specialist Chris Christodoulides of SERVPRO of north Niagara County.
New York State Legislature passing legislation to legalize adult-use cannabis
Wed, Mar 31st 2021 09:45 am
On Tuesday, Gov. Andrew Cuomo stated, "Tonight, the New York State Legislature took the first step in a major leap forward for the Empire State by passing legislation to legalize adult-use cannabis. I thank Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins, Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie, and the many legislators who worked tirelessly on this issue for securing passage of this historic legislation."
Jacobs holds first agriculture advisory committee meeting
Wed, Mar 31st 2021 09:25 am
Congressman Chris Jacobs held the first official meeting of his agriculture advisory committee on Saturday.
New York Power Authority's economic development awards to support 2,292 jobs across New York
Wed, Mar 31st 2021 09:25 am
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday announced the New York Power Authority's board of trustees approved economic development awards to 23 entities that will support 2,292 jobs across the state - with 870 jobs newly created - and spur more than $580 million in private capital investments. Eighteen entities are receiving awards through ReCharge NY energy allocations, while the remaining five are receiving Niagara hydropower allocations and funding awards to enterprises in Western New York.
Collegiate sports can bring fans back to stands beginning April 2
Wed, Mar 31st 2021 09:25 am
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday announced collegiate sports can bring fans back to the stands - under strict state guidelines - beginning April 2. Intercollegiate sports at large-scale venues that hold more than 1,500 attendees indoors or 2,500 attendees outdoors can host up to 10% indoor or 20% outdoor capacity.
Niagara University, Leadership Niagara invite community to 'Halt Hate'
Wed, Mar 31st 2021 07:00 am
In a year that has seen unprecedented racial and political divide, threats to this nation's democracy, questionable election conspiracies, and barriers to voting rights, Niagara University's Rev. Joseph L. Levesque, C.M. Institute for Civic Engagement, in partnership with Leadership Niagara, is asking the community to choose not to hate for 24 hours.
 

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