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Town of Niagara: Steve Richards pleads not guilty in 28-count indictment
Thu, Oct 10th 2013 07:00 am
Town of Niagara Supervisor Steve Richards has vowed to clear his name in the 28-count indictment brought against him in State Supreme Court in Lockport last Friday.

A plea of not guilty was entered before Supreme Court Justice Richard C. Kloch Sr. Since then, neither Richards nor his lawyer, Rodney Personius, nor town councilmen known to have been subpoenaed to testify during the preceding grand jury investigation have been willing to comment.

Residents question Wheatfield developer
Thu, Oct 10th 2013 07:00 am
A Wheatfield developer seeking rezoning on a Ward Road property came under fire Monday by residents concerned that his plans would worsen drainage and traffic in the area.
WNY Heroes Flight takes vets to DC
Thu, Oct 10th 2013 06:55 am
State Sen. George Maziarz will be taking a group of veterans to Washington, D.C., on Wednesday, Oct. 16, on a WNY Heroes flight.
New season for NU Family Business Center
Fri, Oct 4th 2013 09:55 pm
The Niagara University Family Business Center kicks off its 11th season with a Nov. 5 breakfast forum titled, "The Priorities of Getting it Right and Getting Along: The two priorities that bring success in business and life."
Schneiderman, DiNapoli announce arrest of Town of Niagara Supervisor Steven Richards
Fri, Oct 4th 2013 03:40 pm
Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman and Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli today announced the arrest of Steven C. Richards, the Town of Niagara supervisor, for "engaging in an ongoing scheme to steal town property and use town employees and equipment for his own personal gain." The Joint Task Force on Public Integrity is a cooperative effort between Schneiderman's and DiNapoli's offices to "root out public corruption and maximize the resources of each office."
Town of Niagara: Steven Richards comments on arraignment
Fri, Oct 4th 2013 03:35 pm
Town of Niagara Supervisor Steve Richards, angered by what he perceived as a move by some Town Board members to force him out of office or into administrative leave, broke a lawyer-imposed silence Thursday night and spoke publically on a Grand Jury investigation into town matters.
Koshinski to do play-by-play at Electric Lights Parade
Fri, Oct 4th 2013 07:00 am
Bob Koshinski will be master of ceremonies for this year's ninth annual Electric Lights Parade in the Town of Niagara.
Parker to be awarded
Fri, Oct 4th 2013 07:00 am
Tandra Parker of Wheatfield will receive the 2013 Faith Award at the 12th annual Susan G. Komen WNY Survivor Luncheon on Saturday, Oct. 5, at the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center.
Aquarium of Niagara harbor seals take a vacation
Fri, Oct 4th 2013 07:00 am
The Aquarium of Niagara will begin a series of capital improvements on its 30-year-old outdoor harbor seal exhibit, "Rescue Harbor." The project is budgeted at $150,000, and will include enhancements to filtration, beach space, and animal access areas.
Town of Niagara Supervisor to be arraigned
Thu, Oct 3rd 2013 07:00 pm
Town of Niagara Supervisor Steve Richards is due to be arraigned Friday in Niagara County Courthouse in Lockport before Supreme Court Justice Richard C. Kloch Sr.
NCCC announces 2013 Distinguished Alumni
Thu, Oct 3rd 2013 06:55 pm
The 2013 Niagara County Community College Distinguished Alumni Award will be presented to Dr. Paul Churder '75 and Peter Robinson '91.
Fire Prevention Week starts Sunday
Thu, Oct 3rd 2013 06:55 pm
Local fire departments are holding open houses and special events next week as part of Fire Prevention Week. This year's Fire Prevention theme is "Prevent Kitchen Fires."
NCCC SBDC to present QuickBooks workshops
Thu, Oct 3rd 2013 06:55 pm
The Small Business Development Center at Niagara County Community College will offer QuickBooks workshops this fall on the NCCC campus in Room CA126, 3111 Saunders Settlement Road, Sanborn.
Niagara-Wheatfield changes October meeting dates
Thu, Oct 3rd 2013 06:55 pm
The Niagara-Wheatfield Central School District has announced two new board meeting dates for the month of October: Wednesday, Oct. 9, and Wednesday, Oct. 23.
Oktoberfest at Wheatfield's Farmers Market
Thu, Oct 3rd 2013 06:55 pm
The Wheatfield Farmers Market will end its season with Oktoberfest from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 9, in the front parking lot at Town Hall.
Wheatfield Town Board working on budget
Thu, Oct 3rd 2013 06:50 pm
Wheatfield's tentative $12.48 million budget for 2014 was presented to the Town Board on Monday, Sept. 30.
'Les Mis' is the people's show
Thu, Oct 3rd 2013 06:50 pm
The last time 12-year-old Samuel Fesmire trod the boards it was as part of the large von Trapp family at Artpark's production of "Sound of Music" this past summer.
Quiet heroes
Thu, Oct 3rd 2013 06:40 pm
The Niagara Military Affairs Council held a special luncheon honoring World War II veterans at the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station. The guest speaker was Rita Cosby, Emmy Award winner, special correspondent for the CBS program "Special Edition," and best selling author.
Fashion Outlets expansion is a go
Wed, Oct 2nd 2013 11:55 pm
The Town of Niagara Town Board on Tuesday jubilantly gave final approval for the expansion of Fashion Outlets of Niagara.
Rivershore celebrates community partnerships
Sat, Sep 28th 2013 07:00 am
Rivershore Inc., Lewiston's Compass Agency serving people with developmental disabilities, held its fourth annual gala dinner Wednesday at the Niagara Falls Country Club. The event was titled "Celebrating Community Partnerships," and served as an opportunity for Rivershore to pay tribute to its numerous community partners.
YWCA honors local women
Fri, Sep 27th 2013 07:50 pm
Women were in charge Tuesday evening at the Conference Center Niagara Falls, and they performed brilliantly.
Armed robbery in Wheatfield
Fri, Sep 27th 2013 07:05 pm
On Sept. 20, at 11:42 p.m., Niagara County Sheriff's deputies responded to an armed robbery call at Matty's, 3819 Forest Parkway, in the Town of Wheatfield.
SPCA animals mending
Fri, Sep 27th 2013 07:05 pm
Animals recovering after incidents.
Town of Niagara tentative budget going to board
Fri, Sep 27th 2013 07:00 pm
Town of Niagara Supervisor Steven Richards will submit his tentative town budget to the Town Board at a special meeting at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 1.
Wheatfield officials visit Quasar in Ohio
Fri, Sep 27th 2013 07:00 pm
Wheatfield Supervisor Bob Cliffe, Councilman Art Gerbec and Planning Board Chairman Richard Muscatello traveled last Saturday to Wooster, Ohio, to see firsthand Quasar Energy Group's operation.
ER1 leadership appointments announced at Memorial Medical Center
Wed, Sep 25th 2013 07:00 am
Keystone Healthcare Management, the physician group at Memorial Medical Center's ER1 Emergency Department, has announced the following local leadership appointments:
M&T Bank sponsors 'Winds, Waves & Wines'
Sat, Sep 21st 2013 07:00 am
Thursday's "Winds, Waves & Wines" event, the annual Aquarium of Niagara celebration of the grape, was a success, with scores of people in attendance at the Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls.
Lt. Col. Emily Desrosier takes command of New York Air National Guard's 107th medical group
Fri, Sep 20th 2013 09:20 pm
A New York Air National Guard officer who spent nine years preparing to coordinate space shuttle rescue missions has taken command of the New York Air National Guard's 107th Medical Group of the 107th Airlift Wing.
Town of Niagara discusses subpoenas
Fri, Sep 20th 2013 07:00 am
The Town of Niagara Town Board met for nearly three hours Tuesday, with much of the noisiest discussion focused on how subpoenas served on town employees should be handled.
OUN offers 'Real Pumpkin Flower Arrangement' class
Fri, Sep 20th 2013 07:00 am
Announcing the October "Hands-On" seminar at the Niagara Floral Center and Greenhouse at Opportunities Unlimited of Niagara, 2510 Niagara Falls Blvd., Wheatfield. The event will take place on Monday, Oct. 28, at 6:30 p.m., where participants will create a "Real Pumpkin Flower Arrangement" for $25.
Earn a GED
Fri, Sep 20th 2013 07:00 am
Free GED classes are being offered by the Orleans Niagara BOCES at 3181 Saunders Settlement Road, Sanborn.
St. John remembers 9/11
Thu, Sep 19th 2013 07:00 pm
St. John Lutheran School commemorated Patriots Day and National Day of Service and Remembrance, which honor those who were injured or died during the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001.
Thu, Sep 19th 2013 06:55 pm
After Town of Niagara residents Steven Heinz and Felicia Ewert got married, they and their family and friends held a picnic and fireworks display the next day in the town's Veterans Memorial Park.
Annual bazaar at Niagara Presbyterian Church
Thu, Sep 19th 2013 04:25 pm
The Niagara Presbyterian Church Annual Bazaar will be held from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28, at 3712 Military Road, corner of Lockport Road, Town of Niagara.
Snowmobilers take notice
Thu, Sep 19th 2013 04:25 pm
The Shawnee Sno-Chiefs Snowmobile Club Inc. will hold its 15th annual Snowmobile Grass Drags/ATV Races/Vintage Snowmobile Show and Swap Meet on Saturday, Sept. 28, at Shawnee Volunteer Fire Co., 3747 Lockport Road, Sanborn.
Missional coordinator to speak at St. Peter's Lutheran Church
Thu, Sep 19th 2013 04:25 pm
St. Peter's Lutheran Church, 6167 Walmore Road in Sanborn, will host its monthly contemporary worship gathering, Saturday Night Alive, on Saturday, Sept. 28, starting at 5:30 p.m.
Chiavetta's chicken BBQ in Bergholz
Thu, Sep 19th 2013 04:25 pm
First Volunteer Fire Co. of Bergholz Inc. will hold its annual Chiavetta's chicken barbecue on Sunday, Sept. 22, from noon until sold out, at the firehall, 2470 Niagara Road, Bergholz.
Lewiston Fire Co. flips for pancakes
Thu, Sep 19th 2013 04:25 pm
The Lewiston Fire Co. No. 2 Ladies Auxiliary will hold a pancake breakfast from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 29, at the firehall, 1705 Saunders Settlement Road.
Sanborn Historical Society to meet
Thu, Sep 19th 2013 04:25 pm
The Sanborn Area Historical Society will hold its regular meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 24, at 7 p.m. at the Sanborn Volunteer Fire Co. firehall, 5811 Buffalo St.
Project Runway to unveil strategic plan
Thu, Sep 19th 2013 03:30 pm
Project Runway, a new program to provide a pathway for drug- and alcohol-free living for young women, will introduce its strategic plan to the public at 4 p.m. Sept. 26 at the Beloved Community Event Center, 1710 Calumet Ave.