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A.G. Schneiderman announces guilty plea of Town of Niagara supervisor Steven Richards
Mon, May 5th 2014 01:30 pm
Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced the conviction Monday of Steven C. Richards and his immediate retirement as Town of Niagara supervisor. Richards, 61, of Lawson Drive in Niagara, pleaded guilty to official misconduct, a class A misdemeanor, before the Hon. Christopher J. Burns in Niagara County Court. Sentencing is scheduled for July 14.

"Steven Richards has admitted that he misused his position and used town resources to benefit himself personally, abusing both his office and the trust placed in him by the public," Schneiderman said. "He has vacated his office and submitted his retirement papers last week. With Richards' retirement and guilty plea, we have ensured that hardworking Niagara families will no longer have to pay for their town supervisor's personal use of town property and resources."

OUN nature trail project a finalist for national grant
Mon, May 5th 2014 09:00 am
Enhancements to the nature trail at Opportunities Unlimited of Niagara's Wheatfield site have been selected as a finalist project in the "Green America Awards" competition.
Town of Niagara Supervisor Steven Richards resigns
Sat, May 3rd 2014 08:30 pm
News outlets learned Friday that Town of Niagara Supervisor Steven Richards resigned his position, effective immediately. It was reported Richards told his fellow board members he was "retiring."
Plans for Military Place revised
Fri, May 2nd 2014 07:00 am
Town of Niagara residents had an opportunity Tuesday to review revised plans for Benderson Development's Military Place plaza on Military Road.
N-W facing tough budget
Fri, May 2nd 2014 07:00 am
On April 23, the Niagara-Wheatfield Board of Education met with a very emotionally charged audience to discuss the 2014-15 school budget.
Town of Niagara: Richards could accept plea deal
Thu, May 1st 2014 06:00 pm
Rumors were rampant in the Town of Niagara this week that Supervisor Steve Richards will be accepting a plea deal in State Supreme Court on Monday and stepping down from office.
Wheatfield adopts Quasar moratorium
Thu, May 1st 2014 11:40 am
Wheatfield Town Board members on Monday said they were ready to vote on a "ban" against Quasar Energy Group and its plans for storing and using equate in the town.
Niagara: Military Road business boom continuing
Thu, May 1st 2014 11:15 am
Three new Military Road businesses are celebrating openings this weekend - Petco, Firehouse Subs and Supercuts.

The grand opening and ribbon-cutting celebration of Firehouse Subs, located in the Fashion Outlets of Niagara mall, will begin at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, May 3.

Supercuts is holding its grand opening at 1520 Military Road with $5.99 haircuts from Friday, May 2, through Friday, May 30.

Coming soon in the LaSalle Center are a Five Below discount store and a Shoe Carnival store.

May is American Stroke Month
Wed, Apr 30th 2014 07:00 am
During American Stroke Month in May, the American Stroke Association, a division of the American Heart Association, asks all New Yorkers to learn two things that may save a life.

Stroke is the most preventable cause of disability and the fourth leading cause of death in the U.S. Someone in the U.S. has a stroke every 40 seconds, yet 80 percent of strokes are preventable.

According to the American Stroke Association, knowing if you are at risk for stroke is critical, because many risk factors can be modified and controlled. The No. 1 stroke risk factor is high blood pressure.

Discover 'History in Your Backyard'
Mon, Apr 28th 2014 07:00 am
Seven Erie and Niagara County cultural attractions are teaming up to present a collaborative weekend, May 8-10, enabling guests to visit seven locations for one price. "History in Your Backyard" participants will receive a commemorative passport that will be stamped at each attraction. The passport will also contain discounts for numerous local restaurants.
Learn about genealogical records
Sat, Apr 26th 2014 07:00 am
The Niagara County Genealogical Society will present the free program "Genealogical Records Found in the Lockport Public Library and the Niagara County Historians Office" at 7 p.m. on April 30 at 215 Niagara St., Lockport.
Calling all book lovers
Fri, Apr 25th 2014 09:05 pm
The Friends of the North Tonawanda Public Library will hold the 38th annual used book sale from April 30 through May 4, at the library, 505 Meadow Drive, North Tonawanda.
Town IDA to meet
Fri, Apr 25th 2014 09:05 pm
Calvin Richards, chairman, has announced the Town of Niagara Industrial Development Agency will hold the following meetings Tuesday, April 29, at Town Hall: 2 p.m. public hearing for Cataract Real Estate Holdings LLC; 2:30 p.m. governance committee, finance and audit; 3 p.m. board of directors.
Basket auction at St. George
Fri, Apr 25th 2014 09:00 pm
St. George Antiochian Orthodox Church, 1073 Saunders Settlement Road, will host its annual basket auction on Saturday, May 3.
Tri-Community participates in Recruitment Day
Fri, Apr 25th 2014 09:00 pm
The Tri-Community Ambulance Service is opening its doors to area residents from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, April 26, so they can learn about what it takes to be a volunteer in their community, as part of a statewide program called Recruit NY.
Observe National Day of Prayer in Wheatfield
Fri, Apr 25th 2014 08:55 pm
In conjunction with the observance of the annual National Day of Prayer, a Community Day of Prayer will be held at the Wheatfield Community Center, 2800 Church Road, on Thursday, May 1.
Protect children with immunizations
Fri, Apr 25th 2014 08:55 pm
National Infant Immunization Week is April 26 to May 3.

This is an annual observance to highlight the importance of protecting infants from vaccine-preventable disease and to celebrate the achievements of immunization programs in promoting healthy communities throughout the U.S.

This year marks the 20th anniversary of National Infant Immunization Week. When National Infant Immunization Week was established in 1994, immunization programs were facing significant challenges as communities across the U.S. were seeing decreasing immunization rates among children.

Hopping down the bunny trail
Fri, Apr 25th 2014 08:55 pm
Who can resist a life-sized rabbit that hands out Easter treats? Certainly not the residents and family members at the McGuire Group's Northgate Health Care Facility in North Tonawanda. The Easter bunny made his annual rounds at the facility, spreading Easter cheer.
Advance Chiropractic aids Hospice
Fri, Apr 25th 2014 08:55 pm
Make a $20 donation to Niagara Hospice and get a complimentary spinal exam and chiropractic adjustment, all in the same visit to Advance Chiropractic, 820 Main St., Niagara Falls, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 26.
It's magic
Fri, Apr 25th 2014 08:55 pm
St. Stephen School on Grand Island was the latest setting for the magic and mischief of Rob and Carol Allen of Wheatfield, sponsored in part by the Western New York Dairy Industry.
Melissa Molnar joins Wound Center patient care team
Mon, Apr 21st 2014 09:10 pm
Wound care nurse Melissa Molnar has joined the patient care team at The Wound Center of Niagara.
Town of Wheatfield: Board approves Fairmount Park site proposed by Veterans Memorial Focus Group
Fri, Apr 18th 2014 10:35 pm
The Wheatfield Town Board on Monday hired a consultant to give advice on the Quasar matter, approved a veterans memorial and determined to seek out a culprit in a vandalism case.

The board also unanimously approved the Fairmount Park site proposed by its Veterans Memorial Focus Group for the town's new veterans memorial.

Town of Niagara: Fee schedule approved for town park
Fri, Apr 18th 2014 10:30 pm
With spring slowly starting to break through, the Town of Niagara Town Board on Tuesday did some cleanup by approving a resolution leftover from winter, a contract and some road repair.

Agreement was reached on the new rental fee schedule for use of structures in Veterans Park on Lockport Road.

Town residents will face no charge for reservations at the various pavilions in the park, but must supply a returnable $100 security deposit. Rental for the Calvin K. Richards Community Center would be $25 per hour with a $150 deposit. A baseball diamond would be $50 per game with a $100 deposit.

Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center honored with quality achievement award for stroke care
Fri, Apr 18th 2014 09:30 pm
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center has received the Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Gold-Plus Quality Achievement Award for implementing specific quality improvement measures outlined by the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association for the treatment of stroke patients.
15th annual golf raffle fundraiser to benefit people with developmental disabilities
Thu, Apr 17th 2014 11:00 am
The Opportunities Unlimited of Niagara Foundation's 15th annual golf raffle is taking place Sunday, April 27, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Sanborn Fire Hall, 5811 Buffalo St. The event offers golf enthusiasts the chance to win more than $20,000 in men's and women's golf-related equipment and trips.
Horticulture program celebrates Earth Day 2014
Tue, Apr 15th 2014 12:25 pm
Earth Day will be celebrated Tuesday, April 22. In Niagara County, the event will be marked by a partnership between Opportunities Unlimited and two First Niagara bank branches.
914th Airlift Wing celebrates month of military child
Mon, Apr 14th 2014 03:50 pm
The 914th Airlift Wing is honoring important members of military families across the state on Tuesday.
Niagara Falls Air Guard engineers helping to move massive radar to Australia
Mon, Apr 14th 2014 03:50 pm
Thirty-five members of the 107th Airlift Wing will spend three weeks in Australia this month helping the Air Force Space Command install a Space Surveillance Network radar there.
Niagara County Auxiliary Police Academy graduates 9
Mon, Apr 14th 2014 03:45 pm
On Wednesday evening, April 9, eight men and one woman representing the Niagara County Auxiliary Police Department graduated from the Niagara County Auxiliary Police Academy.
Quasar reps grilled at Wheatfield meeting
Thu, Apr 10th 2014 07:00 pm
Quasar Energy Group brought a four-man team to Wheatfield's Community Center to answer questions about the safety of equate and the company's plan to build a 5 million gallon storage tank.
Convenience store robbed in Wheatfield
Thu, Apr 10th 2014 03:55 pm
The Niagara County Sheriff's Office is investigating a robbery that occurred in the early morning hours of Wednesday, April 9, at the 7-11, 6955 Ward Road, Wheatfield.
Snowflake successful for NCP
Thu, Apr 10th 2014 03:55 pm
Niagara Cerebral Palsy held its fifth annual Snowflake Basket Auction on March 21 and 22 at the Niagara Falls Elk Lodge. Shown are attendees choosing where to put their tickets.
Day of pampering at Tonawanda Castle
Thu, Apr 10th 2014 03:55 pm
Be a pampered princess in a "castle" on Saturday, April 12, as the Chamber of Commerce of the Tonawandas hosts the Tonawandas' Women's Expo & Boutique at the landmark Tonawanda Castle, 69 Delaware St., in Tonawanda.
At the hop
Thu, Apr 10th 2014 03:50 pm
The Easter Bunny was a special guest at the quarterly senior dance at the Wheatfield Community Center last Saturday. The next senior dance will be in July.
Memorial: Community leaders to rock for better health
Wed, Apr 9th 2014 01:30 pm
Community leaders and elected officials will join members and friends of the Memorial Medical Center Auxiliary for a "rockin' good time" Friday when the auxiliary holds its 13th annual "Rock-A-Thon" to benefit the hospital.
Applications available for Sass nursing scholarship
Wed, Apr 9th 2014 01:30 pm
Applications are now being accepted for the Ruth and William O. Sass Scholarship to encourage excellence in the field of nursing.
Interest in genealogy on the rise
Wed, Apr 9th 2014 01:20 pm
If you like puzzles, enjoy history or are curious about that older relative's claim of being a cousin to Scotland's Duke of Argyll, genealogy and growing your own family tree might be the hobby for you.
Niagara County Fair logo contest has its winner
Mon, Apr 7th 2014 11:55 am
Cornell Cooperative Extension Niagara County has announced the winner of the 2014 Niagara County Fair logo contest is Matthew McAuley of Lockport. The contest was open to Niagara County youth age 5 to 19 years. He will be awarded a $100 prize during the Farm-City Breakfast, the kick-off event for the Niagara County Fair each year.
Jennifer Cooper to be honored at SBA Small Business Week awards luncheon
Mon, Apr 7th 2014 11:55 am
Jennifer Cooper, owner of Cooper Sign Co. and Old Glory Flag and Banner of Niagara Falls, was selected by the Buffalo Niagara Chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners as recipient of the chapter's Member of the Year Small Business Award. NAWBO Buffalo Niagara chose Cooper for her entrepreneurial drive and leadership within the organization, as well as the greater community.

The award will be presented to Cooper Wednesday, May 7, at the SBA Small Business Week awards luncheon at the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center.

 


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