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TV raffle benefits WNY Heroes
Fri, Oct 3rd 2014 03:45 pm
Every year for the past four years, Terry and Carol Vosburgh (pictured) from VOZ Cycle City, 3287 Niagara Falls Blvd. in Wheatfield, purchase a flat screen TV to raffle with the proceeds used to purchase bicycles and toys for Western New York Heroes.
Town of Niagara: Tentative budget released
Fri, Oct 3rd 2014 03:40 pm
The Town of Niagara distributed its $8.2 million tentative budget for 2015 Wednesday night at Town Hall. It announced a 41-cent per $1,000 of assessed valuation tax increase for homesteads, and a 55-cent per $1,000 of assessed valuation increase for non-homestead properties.
107th Airlift Wing takes final flight
Fri, Oct 3rd 2014 03:40 pm
Airmen from the New York Air National Guard's 107th Wing took their final fight in a C-130 Hercules last Thursday, Sept. 25, at the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station before making the transition to operating remotely-piloted aircraft.
There's no place like home: Introducing new Tribune editor
Fri, Oct 3rd 2014 03:40 pm
Hello, Wheatfield, Town of Niagara and Sanborn! As I'm sure you noticed last week, Sue Campbell has retired as Tribune editor, and I'll be taking over from here on out.
Arrest made in 2 Wheatfield armed robberies
Fri, Oct 3rd 2014 03:40 pm
On Thursday, Sept. 25, about 20 minutes past midnight, Niagara County Communications received a 911 call from the clerk at 7-11, 6880 Plaza Drive, Wheatfield, reporting that she had just been robbed by a white male wearing a red sweatshirt that was turned inside out. He also displayed a knife.
Fire engine rides, coloring contest highlight Upper Mountain open house
Fri, Oct 3rd 2014 03:40 pm
Fire engine rides, a live burn demonstration and hands-on challenges for attendees will join fire safety education and blood pressure checks on what promises to be an entertaining day Saturday, Oct. 4, when the Upper Mountain Fire Co. holds its annual Community Open House.
Operation Christmas Child recipient to share story this weekend in WNY
Fri, Oct 3rd 2014 01:25 pm
In 1999, Livia Satterfield, now 27 and living in Georgia, received a package from Operation Christmas Child. She was an orphan living in a world that was dark, dreary and lonely.
Memorial schedules flu shot clinics
Thu, Oct 2nd 2014 06:00 pm
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center will conduct flu shot clinics for adults 18 and older from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 8, and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday Oct. 25.
Niagara County Community College announces 2014 Distinguished Alumni awardee
Thu, Oct 2nd 2014 07:00 am
The Niagara County Community College 2014 Distinguished Alumni Award will be presented to Patrick J. Sorge, Class of 1985, at the 24th annual NCCC Foundation Inc. Scholarship Gala Saturday, Oct. 18, at the Niagara Falls Culinary Institute.
Niagara-Wheatfield reinstates extracurriculars
Wed, Oct 1st 2014 10:20 pm
The Niagara-Wheatfield School Board voted Wednesday to reinstate the athletic, music, theater and other extracurricular activities that were cut from the 2014-15 budget earlier this year. The sudden vote was the result of a report provided by Superintendent Lynn Marie Fusco, which revealed an unanticipated source of funding available to support the programs.

Fusco said that, as a result of 11 retirements and resignations processed after the budget was put into place, the district had in excess of $158,000, originally slated for those employees' salaries, available for use. Fusco said reinstating the extracurriculars would cost about $111,000, leaving just under $50,000 available for reserve.

NCSO sets 'First Nighter' program
Sat, Sep 27th 2014 07:00 am
The Niagara County Sheriff Office will hold a "First Nighter" program at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 12, for young adults interested in joining its Law Enforcement Explorers Post. The meeting will take place in the Patrol Room at the sheriff's office located at 5526 Niagara St. Ext., Lockport.
Fall Festival, Oktoberfest and Farm Market in Wheatfield
Fri, Sep 26th 2014 03:10 pm
Wheatfield's second annual Fall Festival, Oktoberfest and Farm Market, from 4:30-7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 26, at the Town Hall campus, promises to be a perfect welcome to the season.
Pasta and open house at BOCES
Fri, Sep 26th 2014 03:10 pm
The Orleans/Niagara BOCES' Niagara Career and Technical Education Center will hold its annual pasta dinner and open house Wednesday, Oct. 1.
Grass Drags at Shawnee
Fri, Sep 26th 2014 03:10 pm
The Shawnee Sno-Chiefs Snowmobile Club's 16th annual Snowmobile Grass Drags/ATV Races/Vintage Snowmobile Show and Swap Meet will be on Sunday, Sept. 28.
Niagara-Wheatfield High School September graduates
Fri, Sep 26th 2014 03:10 pm
Niagara-Wheatfield High School students Christopher Schimshack and Elizabeth Whittle stood proudly in front of their families, friends, school administrators and the Board of Education as they accepted their diplomas.
Year-round family fun at Aquarium of Niagara
Fri, Sep 26th 2014 03:10 pm
The Aquarium of Niagara is celebrating its 50th year of operation in 2015, and the community is invited to become part of a very special experience.
Empire pipeline changes ahead
Thu, Sep 25th 2014 11:50 pm
Wheatfield Councilman Larry Helwig is worried that residents might not be fully informed about proposed changes in the Empire pipeline in the town.
Tribune editor Campbell retiring: It's time to be like Barbara Walters
Thu, Sep 25th 2014 11:50 pm
My Aunt Ekkie always used to tell me to say "So long," not "Goodbye."
Errick Road residents address Cobblestone Creek construction
Thu, Sep 25th 2014 11:50 pm
Errick Road residents gathered at the Sept. 17 Niagara-Wheatfield Board of Education meeting to urge the board to speak out against a subdivision planned for the area.
Wheatfield to get tentative budget Oct. 6
Thu, Sep 25th 2014 11:50 pm
Wheatfield Supervisor Bob Cliffe told Town Board members on Monday that they should receive the initial tentative budget for 2015 at their next meeting on Oct. 6.
Harlem Wizards coming to N-W
Thu, Sep 25th 2014 11:50 pm
The Harlem Wizards are coming to Niagara-Wheatfield High School at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 6.
National Grid offers tips for emergency preparedness
Wed, Sep 24th 2014 11:25 am
The northeast U.S. has experienced unprecedented severe weather over the past several years and National Grid wants to remind customers to plan ahead, be prepared and stay safe in the event of an emergency.
DEC announces release of pheasants for 2014 hunting season
Tue, Sep 23rd 2014 01:35 pm
Approximately 30,000 adult pheasants will be released on lands open to public hunting for the upcoming fall pheasant hunting season.
Oktoberfest brings a touch of 'Old Bavaria' to Niagara County Oct. 18
Tue, Sep 23rd 2014 12:50 pm
Celebrate Oktoberfest with the Niagara History Center Saturday, Oct. 18. This year, organizers are headed to Wrights Corners Fire Co., 4043 Lake Ave., Lockport. From 6-10 p.m., guests can enjoy the very best in Bavarian food and music.
DePaul to partner with Niagara Falls Memorial to provide supported housing to 'Health Home' clients
Tue, Sep 23rd 2014 12:50 pm
Living Opportunities of DePaul Inc. has been awarded a renewable $400,000 annual New York State Department of Health grant to provide supported housing for 40 people who receive care management services from the Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center "Health Home."
Niagara Power Project traveler advisory
Tue, Sep 23rd 2014 11:45 am
The New York State Department of Transportation has announced the construction of the Interstate 190 southbound bridge over the Niagara Power Project, in the towns of Lewiston and Niagara, has been completed.
Senior health care topic of NYS Women
Sat, Sep 20th 2014 07:00 am
The Niagara Frontier Chapter of New York State Women Inc. invites the public to hear Amy Boies-Riek at its Tuesday, Sept. 23, dinner meeting at Pane's Restaurant, 984 Payne Ave., North Tonawanda.
NC Sheriff's Office sets coffee get-together
Fri, Sep 19th 2014 08:50 pm
The Niagara County Sheriff's Office invites area residents to attend an unusual get-together next week. NCSO deputies and community members will come together in an informal, neutral space to discuss community issues, build relationships and drink coffee. Local residents are invited to stop by "Coffee with a Cop."
Niagara County sheriffs participate in state training
Fri, Sep 19th 2014 08:40 pm
Forty-five law enforcement supervisors from 30 sheriffs offices around the state attended the 17th annual Law Enforcement Division Supervisor's Continuing Education Program at the Gideon Putnam Hotel in Saratoga Springs.
Town of Niagara adds full-time police officer
Fri, Sep 19th 2014 08:35 pm
The Town of Niagara on Tuesday beefed up its police staff and equipment, as well as aired a beef with the county on lack of support for the increased needs of the town's police department due to business development.
Fashion Outlets expansion to open in October
Fri, Sep 19th 2014 08:30 pm
Macerich, one of the nation's leading owners, operators and developers of major retail properties, announced this week that Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls USA will open the doors of its planned expansion on Thursday, Oct. 23.
Baskets for heroes
Fri, Sep 19th 2014 08:30 pm
The Gold Star family of late Wheatfield resident Army Spc. Alan N. Dikcis held a basket auction to benefit the nonprofit Western New York Heroes Inc. during the final Motorcycle Cruise Night of the summer at VOZ Cycle City.
Celebrate fall in Wheatfield
Fri, Sep 19th 2014 08:25 pm
The Town of Wheatfield will hold its second annual Fall Festival and Farmers Market from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 26, on Town Hall grounds, 2800 Church Road.
Virtuoso honored by Cristoforo Colombo Society
Fri, Sep 19th 2014 08:25 pm
Sylvia Virtuoso, deputy supervisor/town clerk of the Town of Niagara, is among the honorees for the Cristoforo Colombo Society Annual Columbus Day Dinner Dance, according to Ernest Lucantonio, president.
Sweet ride
Fri, Sep 19th 2014 08:20 pm
Northgate resident Tom Burrock, a former mechanic from Wheatfield, was all smiles as he cruised around town in a 1974 Eldorado that was on display at the facility's recent fifth annual car show.
Sludge Free Alliance meeting well attended
Fri, Sep 19th 2014 08:20 pm
Approximately 100 concerned citizens from communities throughout Western New York attended an informational seminar on Sept. 14, sponsored by Western New York Sludge Free Alliance and held at the Frontier Volunteer Fire Co. firehall in Wheatfield.
New electric vehicle charging stations installed at Niagara Falls International Airport
Fri, Sep 19th 2014 08:00 pm
Niagara Falls International Airport has two new charging stations for airport traveler use, as part of a statewide network of up to 3,000 EV charging stations slated for public and workplace locations across New York by 2018. The charging stations are being undertaken through Gov. Andrew Cuomo's "Charge NY" initiative, launched last year.
Tom Golisano gifts $3.5 million to Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center for new center for community health for people with special needs
Wed, Sep 17th 2014 02:20 pm
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center has received a $3.5 million gift, the largest in its history, from businessman and philanthropist Tom Golisano to support construction of an innovative new Golisano Center for Community Health.
Community forum Sept. 18 at NCCC
Mon, Sep 15th 2014 07:00 am
"The Niagara County Solutions Forum: On-ramps to Success" will bring together residents, local funders, as well as business and civic leaders on Sept. 18 at Niagara County Community College to discuss the connection between educational preparation and workforce outcomes.