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February 24, 2017

Lockportian’s “RISE” shines on TV 7 a.m. tomorrow, 1:30 a.m. Sunday with Joe Mesi, Henderson, Burke

It’s been a long, highly eventful journey for Joseph DiPasquale growing up in the Lock City, moving to L.A. after attending Syracuse University, and now back again.

With tomorrow’s premiere of “RISE,” a TV newsmagazine co-hosted by Joe Mesi on WGRZ, he’s bringing another part of his L.A. story to Western New York in the form of acclaimed stage and TV actor Stephen McKinley Henderson, above left, as well as iconic Rolling Stone illustrator Philip Burke.

The pilot episode, airing tomorrow at 7 a.m. on Saturday, and at 1:30 a.m. Sunday, following “Saturday Night Live,” is intended to be the first of a series of programs about the [...]

 
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February 3, 2017

Resident Houston asks: Would you want your family treated like black people in this city?

Steve Houston (above) addressed the Lockport Common Council on Wednesday during the public comment section of the meeting.

“Once again I’m here about the same issues: skin color, locational issues, racially biased intention, economic rape of the poverty stricken and the oppressed black community. “

“My first question is: how long does it take to notify the assessor’s office to find out who owns the property across from my house? To notify those people to either come out or the city is supposed to clean it up. I’ve been bringing this issue up for quite a while now and nothing has been done.”

“I get [...]

 
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October 8, 2016

Colors of pride shine at Lockport high school homecoming parade

Good weather proved a pleasant surprise Saturday, capping off LHS’ Spirit Week with a colorful homecoming parade and the big game against Niagara-Wheatfield. The parade route saw hundreds of residents, parents and alumni cheer on Lockport’s next generation as well as the Lions in their home game against the Falcons, who won the game 56-32 for NW.

 
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April 1, 2016

Old windows finding
new purpose for Lockport artist

By Cyndi Simmons

Theresa Holly has a penchant for art and she has begun building a reputation as an artist who chooses “unusual” platforms for her work.

Holly’s delicate hands waver for just a moment over her most recent painting before touching the brush lightly on the surface and adding another layer of dimension to the piece. The painting is in memory of a dear friend she recently lost to cancer. Though the background is composed of deeply pigmented and somber colors, the bright splashes of red draw the viewer’s eye to the left lower corner. It is really only then that one realizes the painting is not done on canvas but on a weathered [...]

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