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Military Place site plan given board approval
Thu, May 22nd 2014 07:25 pm
Town of Niagara's new Deputy Supervisor Sylvia Virtuoso had a baptism by fire at her first regular Town Board meeting Tuesday evening as two groups of residents showed up with angry complaints.
Town of Niagara: Town clerk becomes temporary deputy supervisor
Thu, May 22nd 2014 07:25 pm
In the wake of Supervisor Steve Richard's resignation this month, the Town of Niagara Town Board on May 14 sidestepped politics and put someone with longtime experience in charge of town business until the end of the year.
N-W's Delucci elected State SkillsUSA secretary
Thu, May 22nd 2014 07:15 pm
When Niagara-Wheatfield junior Raymond Delucci decided to come to the culinary arts program at the Niagara Career and Technical Education Center, he got a lot more than he bargained for.
Niagara-Wheatfield: Voters OK school district budget
Thu, May 22nd 2014 07:15 pm
"I feel like 20 pounds lighter!" the tired but happy Niagara-Wheatfield School District Superintendent Dr. Lynn Fusco exclaimed Tuesday night.

Unofficial results had just been announced that voters approved the $64.6 million N-W budget for 2014-15 by a vote of 2,559 to 1,528, despite an expected 4.78 percent increase in the tax levy (right at the district's tax cap).

Niagara-Wheatfield students selected for Boys State, Girls State
Thu, May 22nd 2014 07:00 pm
The American Legion and American Legion Auxiliary Wheatfield Post 1451 have selected their candidates to represent Niagara-Wheatfield High School at the Empire Boys State and Girls State Program this summer.
Memorial names Vicki Smith director of women's services
Tue, May 20th 2014 09:55 pm
Vicki Smith, MS, RN, WHNP-BC, EFM-C, has been appointed director of women's services at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center. Her appointment, which is effective immediately, was announced by Memorial Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer Joanne Krolewski, RN, BSN.
Niagara Cup names co-chairs for 2014 tournament
Tue, May 20th 2014 08:50 pm
A prominent pediatrician and a local business executive have been named chairpersons of the 23rd annual Niagara Cup Classic. The annual fundraiser for the medical center is Tuesday, June 3, at the Niagara Falls Country Club.
Miller takes command of 107th Logistics Readiness Squadron
Mon, May 19th 2014 11:45 pm
New York Air National Guard Lt. Col. Deanna Miller, a Youngstown resident, took command of the 70-member 107th Airlift Wing's Logistics Readiness Squadron. She replaces Lt. Col. Kenneth Anderson who retired in April.
Town of Niagara: Town clerk becomes deputy supervisor
Fri, May 16th 2014 05:00 pm
Town of Niagara Town Clerk Sylvia Virtuoso was unanimously chosen Wednesday by the Town Board to be deputy supervisor and oversee town business in the absence of Supervisor Steve Richards.
'Click It or Ticket' campaign to begin
Fri, May 16th 2014 04:50 pm
The number of fatal crashes doubled on Niagara County roadways from 2012 to 2013. One out of 10 drivers still refuses to buckle up.
'Spring into Summer' raffle
Fri, May 16th 2014 04:40 pm
The Ladies Auxiliary of Pekin Volunteer Fire Co. will hold a "Spring into Summer" raffle, Sunday, May 18, from 1 to 4 p.m. at 3024 Upper Mountain Road, Sanborn (one-quarter mile east of Schimschack's Restaurant).
'Baskets, Tunes and Food' benefits Christ the King
Fri, May 16th 2014 04:40 pm
The Thurman Brothers band will perform on Sunday, May 18, from 3 to 7 p.m. at the "Baskets, Tunes and Food" event to benefit Wheatfield's Christ the King Preparatory Academy. The event will be held at the Brounshidle Post 3354 Delaware Ave, Kenmore.
Niagara-Wheatfield residents vote Tuesday on $64.6 million budget
Fri, May 16th 2014 04:40 pm
Niagara-Wheatfield's annual budget vote and school board election will be held from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday, May 20, in the Adult Learning Center at the high school, 2292 Saunders Settlement Road, Sanborn.

On the ballot will be the district's proposed budget for 2014-15, a transportation proposition and a choice of six candidates for three open board of education seats.

Running for three-year terms on the board will be Dana Andrews, incumbent Christopher Peters, incumbent Richard Halleen, Gina Terbot, Dr. Daniel Haick and Darren Sneed. Previously announced candidate Danny Maerten recently withdrew from the race for personal reasons.

Thumbs down for Quasar's equate in Wheatfield
Fri, May 16th 2014 04:40 pm
The Wheatfield Town Board on Monday gave residents a chance to comment on the first draft of a local law amendment to ban equate, as well as a chance to meet and question both the environmental attorney and environmental consultant hired to help create the law.
Art at Errick
Fri, May 16th 2014 04:40 pm
Errick Road Elementary School will celebrate its 13th annual Student Art Show from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 22.
Drive-thru for chicken
Fri, May 16th 2014 04:35 pm
A Chiavetta's chicken barbecue drive-thru will be held from 3 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, May 21, at St. James United Methodist Church, 4661 Porter Road, Niagara Falls.
Medical auxiliary plans chicken/rib fundraiser
Fri, May 16th 2014 04:35 pm
The Auxiliary of Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center will hold a dinnertime fundraising event at The Bakery Restaurant on Monday, May 19, from 4 to 8 p.m.
Niagara Cerebral Palsy golf tournament honors James Catanese
Thu, May 15th 2014 03:55 pm
Niagara Cerebral Palsy is holding its 22nd annual "Matthew J. Murphy Jr. On the Tee fore NCP" golf tournament, June 13 at Seneca Hickory Stick Golf Course, 4560 Creek Road, Lewiston. Registration and lunch are at noon, with a shotgun start at 1 p.m. Proceeds from the event benefit NCP's adult vocational program.

The event will celebrate the agency's 60th anniversary, in addition to unveiling a new award, "The Chairman's Award." This year's recipient is James Catanese.

'Vines & Wines' to benefit OUN
Wed, May 14th 2014 12:25 pm
Tickets are now on sale for the May 21 event "Vines & Wines" to benefit the horticulture program and its participants with intellectual and other developmental disabilities through the Niagara Floral Center and Greenhouse at Opportunities Unlimited of Niagara.
Golf tournament to benefit individuals with developmental disabilities
Tue, May 13th 2014 07:00 am
The Opportunities Unlimited of Niagara Foundation's 30th annual Niagara Open Golf Tournament is taking place Monday, June 9, at the Niagara Frontier Country Club in Youngstown. All proceeds will benefit programs and services provided by Opportunities Unlimited of Niagara to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities throughout Niagara County.
OUN still in hunt for Green America Award
Sat, May 10th 2014 10:45 am
Good news for Opportunities Unlimited of Niagara: The local community gardening program won last week's vote in the Green America Awards competition, which means OUN is still in the running for a 2014 Green America Award.
Area police agencies to honor officers killed on duty
Sat, May 10th 2014 07:00 am
On Wednesday, May 14, law enforcement personnel who have died in the line of duty will be honored in an interfaith memorial service at 7 p.m. at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 400 Ridge St., Lewiston.
Free breakfast for seniors
Sat, May 10th 2014 05:35 am
The 31st annual Roger W. Andrews Senior Citizen Breakfast will begin at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, May 10, at the Niagara-Wheatfield High School cafeteria. The free event includes a free full breakfast, prizes, a geranium to every attendee, and a tribute to all veterans. All Niagara-Wheatfield area senior citizens 50 years and older are welcome.
NCCC commencement Saturday
Sat, May 10th 2014 05:35 am
President and General Manager of WGRZ-TV Jim Toellner will be the commencement speaker at Niagara County Community College's 50th commencement, to be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 10, in the main gym on the Sanborn campus.
Firehouse Subs celebrates opening
Sat, May 10th 2014 05:25 am
Firehouse Subs, a member of the Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce, held a grand opening ribbon-cutting with members of the chamber, elected officials, Fashion Outlets of Niagara staff and Niagara Active House Fire Co.
Niagara Sausage celebrates first anniversary
Sat, May 10th 2014 05:25 am
Bryan Lozinsky of Lewiston and Norm Schneider of Getzville met while working together over the years as meat cutters for area grocery stores.

About five years ago, the two friends started making their own sausage out of their homes for family, friends and for sale.

Lions serve breakfast and more
Sat, May 10th 2014 05:25 am
The Town of Niagara Lions Club held a pancake breakfast last Sunday at the St. Vincent de Paul Parish St. Leo's site in the Town of Niagara. Senior citizens ate for free.
Richards accepts reduced charge, interim supervisor to be appointed
Sat, May 10th 2014 05:00 am
Town of Niagara Supervisor Steve Richards submitted his official resignation and retirement to the town last Friday and on Monday pleaded guilty to a reduced charge of official misconduct before State Supreme Court Justice Christopher Burns in Lockport.
Maid of the Mist to launch for 129th consecutive season on May 10
Thu, May 8th 2014 08:55 am
Celebrities, world leaders and tourists from Canada and around the world will once again have a chance to ride the iconic Maid of the Mist when the boats are launched in Niagara Falls, New York, beginning Saturday, May 10, at 10 a.m.
Niagara Hospice program illustrates how hospice patients live longer and better
Thu, May 8th 2014 08:50 am
Niagara Hospice will hold several programs throughout Niagara County beginning next week where the public is invited to learn the benefits of early hospice referrals.
Medical Center Auxiliary to hold chicken and rib fundraising event
Thu, May 8th 2014 08:45 am
The Auxiliary of Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center will hold a dinnertime fundraising event at The Bakery Restaurant on Monday, May 19, from 4 to 8 p.m.
Help Meghan Ebert compete at rodeo event
Tue, May 6th 2014 07:00 am
Meghan Ebert, a junior at Lewiston-Porter High School, is raising funds to attend a competition unlike anything her classmates compete in during the year. Meghan competes in the sport of rodeo and has qualified to go to the National High School Rodeo Finals in Rock Springs, Wyo., this summer.
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.