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Rubino Brothers development plan on hold in Lewiston

LEWISTON - The developments planned by the Rubino brothers for Upper Mountain Road and Bronson Drive were tabled again Monday night after a contentious town board meeting. During resident comments, Patricia Nashwinter started off the meeting by asking, "What stake do the Rubino brothers have in this

NIAGARA GAZETTE - 2017-09-26 20:27:05

Lewiston studio owner takes artistic approach to fighting cancer

LEWISTON - A furry, blue half-shell of a woman's torso awaits final artistic touches and hangs next to one with wild, psychedelic swirls in Shawn's Gate Art Studio. It competes for attention with another torso shell with a zany Pac-Man motif and a regal black number with a haunting, moonlit tree sil

BUFFALO NEWS - 2017-09-26 17:43:26

Lewiston woman heading to Puerto Rico to assist Red Cross effort

A Lewiston woman is among five volunteers from the region who deployed to Puerto Rico on Monday to assist in relief efforts following Hurricane Maria. Alexis Willard joins at least 160 volunteers from the Western and Central New York Region who have been a part of the Red Cross relief efforts in Tex

NIAGARA GAZETTE - 2017-09-26 00:09:00

Traffic Alert: It may be harder to get to and from the Falls this weekend

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) - Getting to and from Niagara Falls via Grand Island will likely take some extra time this weekend. The New York State Thruway Authority is closing the northbound North Grand Island Bridge Friday night through Monday morning as part of a $8.4 million deck improvement project. Th

WKBW-TV - 2017-09-26 17:35:36

Castellani Art Museum shifts to casual for fundraiser

NIAGARA FALLS - The Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University is putting a new twist on a storied event, as it presents "CAMfest" from 6 to 9 p.m. Oct. 14 at the Conference & Event Center of Niagara Falls. This new, fun and casual fundraiser replaces the formal gala held annually, in order to offe

BUFFALO NEWS - 2017-09-26 17:50:17

Niagara Area Foundation now accepting grant applications

Preference will be given to applications that have the greatest impact on youth development and demonstrate collaboration with other organizations. Approximately $65,000 is available for the 2017 grant cycle, with a maximum grant award of $10,000. The Niagara Area Foundation awards are made possible

WNYPAPERS.COM - 2017-09-26 19:00:00

Memorial selects three students for junior volunteer scholarships

Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center has awarded 2017 junior volunteer scholarships to Perya Bhagchandani, Gianna Teixeira and Tahir Cook. The scholarships are funded by the Medical Center Foundation and auxiliary. Bhagchandani, a 2017 graduate of Niagara-Wheatfield High School, is majoring in neur

WNYPAPERS.COM - 2017-09-26 18:55:00

Niagara Falls human rights commissioner charged following shotgun blast

A member of the Niagara Falls Human Rights Commission has been accused of firing a shotgun into the back of an abandoned car, according to a city police report. Denise M. Mejia was charged Monday with first-degree reckless endangerment after police were called to a report of gunfire near 15th Street

BUFFALO NEWS - 2017-09-26 18:25:20

Fantasy Island transforming to "Halloween Horror" for scares in October

GRAND ISLAND, N.Y. (WIVB) - For the first time ever Fantasy Island is debuting "Halloween Horror." "Right now I'm just doing a basic grim reaper, so the skull and stuff like that so we're just trying to give that ooky spooky look and being 10 feet tall on these things makes it a little bit more fun

WIVB - 2017-09-26 16:35:31

Gas station hold-up man sentenced to six years in prison

A robber who held up three gas stations in July was sentenced this week to six years in prison. Michael Church, 39, had pleaded guilty in State Supreme Court in August to three counts of robbery in the second degree in connection with three stick-ups. At 10:12 p.m. on July 14, he confronted a clerk

BUFFALO NEWS - 2017-09-26 18:08:55

Grand Island Bridge span shutting down this weekend

Those traveling to and from the Falls on the Thruway this weekend should brace for delays as the northbound north Grand Island Bridge will be closed from 8:30 p.m. Friday through 6 a.m. Monday. The New York State Thruway Authority said the weekend closure is part of an $8.4 million deck overlay impr

NIAGARA GAZETTE - 2017-09-26 16:13:00

ON THE BOARDS: What's Playing on Area Stages

BUNNICULA, presented by Theatre of Youth. Sep 30-Oct 29, Sat & Sun at 2 (no performance Oct 21 & 22). Allendale Theatre, 203 Allen St. (884.4400). www.theatreofyouth.org DEAR WORLD, musical by Jerry Herman presented by O'Connell & Company, directed by Kelli Bocock Natale, starring Mary Kate O'Connel

ARTVOICE.COM - 2017-09-26 17:27:26

Big move is put on hold for Ken-Ton School Board

The Kenmore-Town of Tonawanda Board of Education will hold its Oct. 10 meeting at the Philip Sheridan Building, putting off for at least one month its plan to move School Board meetings to Kenmore Middle School. Moving the School Board meetings to the high tech room at the former middle school has b

BUFFALO NEWS - 2017-09-26 15:38:49

Sen. Jacobs sets satellite hours in 8 communities

State Sen. Chris Jacobs' staff will be available in satellite locations across the 60th District next month to talk with constituents. Representatives from Jacobs' staff will be available between 9:30 and 11:30 a.m. on the following days and locations: Oct. 4: Hamburg Town Hall, 6100 S Park Ave. O

BUFFALO NEWS - 2017-09-26 14:25:54

City of Tonawanda employees told to pay towards health insurance

City of Tonawanda Councilman Chuck Gilbert, far left, gives unions an ultimatum The City of Tonawanda Common Council narrowly passed a local law Monday that would allow the city to raise the tax levy if the proposed 2018 budget exceeds the state-mandated 2 percent tax cap. The measure failed last we

BUFFALO NEWS - 2017-09-26 01:28:01

Historian's talk centered on mapping

LEWISTON - "Mapping the Frontier - A Study of 18th Century Surveying and Mapping Techniques" will be presented at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Lutheran Church of the Messiah fellowship hall, 915 Oneida St. The presentation, organized by the Historical Association of Lewiston, has historian Jason Buckley t

LOCKPORT UNION-SUN - 2017-09-25 03:41:00

Mobilizing to fight Plan 2014: Trouble rising

Sharon Lochman knew she was in trouble when the 3-ton boulders in her break-wall began to shift out of place. By then in was April, and the water level on Lake Ontario was more than a foot over its average for that time of year. That same month, Lochman noticed waves hitting the upstairs windows of

LOCKPORT UNION-SUN - 2017-09-24 04:30:00

HIGGS: More about hotels and a tourist home

Visitors to the city of Niagara Falls usually came by train in the early years when railroads were the main conveyance for tourists. However, you could not be in a hurry to reach your destination as travel by rail during 1800 for example was very slow. It probably took at least 10 days to get from N

NIAGARA GAZETTE - 2017-09-25 03:59:00

CHEERS & JEERS: The best - and worst - of the week for Sept. 25

CHEERS NOW SHOWING: This year, for the first time, the Buffalo Niagara Film Festival is unfolding exclusively in Niagara Falls, and what a great boost for the Cataract City that could be! Over a nine-day period, 300 independent films are being shown at the Four Seasons Cinema on Military Road, draw

NIAGARA GAZETTE - 2017-09-25 03:47:00

Niagara County Car Chase Ends At Brick Wall

Niagara Falls, NY (WBEN) - A car chase involving multiple agencies ended after the suspect vehicle hit a brick wall in Niagara Falls. The route of the suspect vehicle is unclear at this time, but Lewiston Police, Town of Niagara Police, Niagara Falls Police and Niagara County Sheriff's Deputies were

WBEN.COM - 2017-09-25 08:14:10