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Bank of America has notified regulators it will close a location at 767 Cayuga St. in the Village of Lewiston on Oct. 30. The bank is still deciding whether to keep at ATM operating at the site, said Tara Burke, a bank spokeswoman. Bank of America owns the location that will close. Burke said Bank of America considers a variety of factors, such as customer traffic, w…

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A perfect summer night and literally gorgeous sunset over a sold-out Artpark greeted the return of Canadian camp-pop band Barenaked Ladies on Tuesday night, whose subdued set was sparked by stellar support from Better Than Ezra and KT Tunstall. Tunstall’s one-woman orchestra was welcomed warmly, as the charming Scottish musician's raspy wail and loop pedal prowess was p…

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For more than 15 years, residents and governments in Niagara County have been battling a big business to keep their air and water clean. They've spoken out at public hearings; submitted letters and petitions; dug up old deed restrictions; hired consultants, experts and lawyers;  and gone to court – all to prevent CWM Chemical Services LLC from digging a new hazardous wa…

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Step right up, let's see your ticket, remove everything from your pockets, oh, and please, drop your cell phone in this pouch, which you can’t open again until the performance is over without leaving the venue. It's a rare artist capable of separating the modern concertgoer from his or her cell phone. But Jack White is apparently that artist, for he packed the Artpark M…

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Foodies can get a taste from some of some of their favorite restaurants with Taste of Lewiston from noon to 8 p.m. Saturday in the Village of Lewiston and at Taste of Tonawandas from 12:30 to 7 p.m. June 3 in Gateway Harbor Park in North Tonawanda. These are two of a number of area tasting events held in advance of the Taste of Buffalo on July 7 and 8. The festivals …

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A pair of Buffalo-area developers are teaming up to start construction on a new luxury apartment and townhouse project in the Village of Lewiston, with a goal of bringing 29 new units to the market by the fall. With municipal approvals in hand, McGuire Development Co. and James Jerge announced Monday that they have begun work on the $4.5 million project at 765 Fairchild…

Crime

Lewiston police have charged a 25-year-old Town of Niagara man with leaving the scene of an accident that took the life of Lorne Jacobs more than six years ago on the Tuscarora Reservation. "We made a promise to the family when this first occurred that this is something we would never give up on, and I know that we have kept that promise," Lewiston Police Chief Frank Pr…

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A solo tour from Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler and the return of Pink Floyd tribute band Brit Floyd are the two newest concerts announced by Artpark. Tyler will perform Aerosmith hits plus songs from his 2016 solo debut "We're All Somebody From Somewhere" in a show June 12 at the Artpark Outdoor Amphitheater. Opening is the Loving Mary Band. Tickets are $77 for res…

Business

KeyBank on June 1 will close a staffed drive-up location in the Village of Lewiston that doesn't even have an ATM. The closing will not affect Key's full-service branch, which is located two-tenths of a mile away at 493 Center St. No employees will lose their jobs, since the drive-up site was staffed on a rotating basis by workers from the full-service branch, said Matt…

Food and Drink

The Griffon House in Lewiston is a new extension of the Griffon Gastropub empire, which now includes locations in East Aurora, Clarence and Niagara Falls. Adventurous culinary parings in hearty fare, an extensive craft beer selection and a cozy yet classy atmosphere has thus far been their recipe for success. Although straying ever so slightly from their tried and true …

High Schools

The mood on the bus was light for the Lew-Port girls swimming team last Tuesday. Jokes were flying around between the girls about how they don’t think they had ever beaten Niagara Frontier League rival Lockport in a dual meet before. That wasn’t the case, but it had been a while – as in 36 years. First-year varsity coach Ashley Tutwiler, a Niagara Falls High Schoo…

Obituaries

Nov. 30, 1933 – July 26, 2017 Gino Bertozzi of Lewiston had fond memories of his family’s farm, Boschetto. It was outside Eglio, a tiny village in the northern part of the Italian province of Tuscany, where he was born. His parents had returned there in the early 1930s to raise sheep, cattle, grapes and chestnuts after living for a few years in Hamilton, Ont. “It …

Obituaries

Dec. 24, 1929- July 21, 2017 The Rev. Robert Bellingham, a Presbyterian pastor for 50 years, died Friday in his Lewiston home under the care of his family. He was 87. Rev. Bellingham received his schooling in music education at the Hamilton Conservatory and Moody Bible Institute. He received a bachelor's degree in theology at Bethel College in St. Paul, Minn., and hi…

A New York Alert to "shelter in place" was lifted at 11:20 a.m. for Lewiston residents in the area of Garlow, Stolz, Kline, and Laurel roads and Donna Drive. New York State police had responded to a a barricaded suicidal subject on Garlow Road and were able to take him into custody without incident, according to State Police spokesperson Trooper James O'Callahan. Sta…

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Adam Scott showed up on the doorstep of Craig Avery’s Lewiston home for the first time 19 years ago. It was 11 p.m. July 16, Scott’s 18th birthday, and he’d arrived for a weeklong stay at Avery’s place on Mountain View Drive while he played in the Porter Cup, an elite amateur golf tournament that attracts the top talent from around the globe. Scott was traveling outs…