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WILSON -- The Wilson Town Board will present its proposed $3.5 million budget in a public hearing slated for 7 p.m. Wednesday in Town Hall, 375 Lake St., to be followed by a regular meeting. The proposed $3,504,144 spending plan includes a penny tax increase, for a tax rate of $4.35 per $1,000 of assessed valuation. That rate includes a property tax rate of $3.61 per $1…

LEWISTON -- Two Village of Lewiston residents launched a fundraiser to buy every member of the Town of Lewiston Police Department a highly protective bullet-proof vest, and they are appealing for help in the final stretch of their $20,000 goal. Arlene Davitt Sliz and Claudia Marasco started their quest a little more than two months ago and have been heartened by the com…

LOCKPORT -- Niagara Hospice will celebrate the 26th anniversary of its longest-running fundraiser, Cocktails and CA$H, at 7 p.m. Friday. The event will be held at the Cambria Volunteer Fire Company, 4631 Cambria Wilson Road. The event is presented by the Niagara Hospice board of directors and features a grand prize of $5,000. “This event has changed venues, themes an…

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BURT – An example of some holiday orders for homemade goods at the historic McClew farmstead that’s now Murphy Orchards – 100 gift baskets for one company, a whopping 2,000 jars of jam for another – might cause less hardy stock to tremble.But Alexandra Matalavage, daughter of the late founder, Carol Murphy, takes it all in stride.“There is not a day that goes by that I don…

If you've ever wanted to learn more about ice bridges, old-growth trees, the Niagara Gorge or Seaway Trail lighthouses, chances are that the New York State Parks office has the program for you -- right in your neighborhood.And the parks are meant to be enjoyed when there's snow on the ground as much as when there are green leaves on the trees."We have four seasons here," s…