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Niagara-Wheatfield honors effective teachers
Fri, May 15th 2015 07:00 am
The Niagara-Wheatfield Board of Education gathered last week in a meeting that started an hour late after an extended executive session - a fact that did not go unnoticed by the residents in attendance.
Errick Road Girls on the Run Program a huge success
Fri, May 15th 2015 07:00 am
Errick Road Elementary School Counselor Jennifer Henry and teacher Brooke Harris started the "Girls on the Run" afterschool program because of the positive impact it has made on girls' lives in other schools that participate in the nationwide program.
Saraceni Pools & Spas celebrates 30 years
Fri, May 15th 2015 07:00 am
Now that school is winding down for the year, everyone is thinking about summer, going to the beach and swimming in their pools. If you don't have your own pool, now is the perfect time to get one.
Town of Niagara: Wallace seeks re-election
Thu, May 14th 2015 06:15 pm
Lee S. Wallace has announced his re-election bid for the position of supervisor in the Town of Niagara this year. Wallace is a lifetime resident of the town and, prior to being elected supervisor, was an employee of the Town for over 40 years.
Town of Niagara board discusses park renovations
Thu, May 14th 2015 05:45 pm
The Town of Niagara Town Board met last Wednesday for a work session, where changes were discussed to make Colonial Village and Veterans Memorial parks better for the community.
North Tonawanda History Museum announces new hours
Thu, May 14th 2015 05:30 pm
Beginning Monday, June 1, the North Tonawanda History Museum will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday (except July 3 to July 6) through Aug. 31. It will also be open Sunday, July 19, the first day of Canal Fest. The rest of the year, the history museum is open Tuesdays through Saturdays.
Town of Niagara man wins national award
Thu, May 14th 2015 05:30 pm
Robert S. LaBarbera, Fraternal Insurance Counsellor of Our Lady of Hope Knights of Colombus No. 3076 in Kenmore, was recently awarded the Silver Production and the National Quality Service awards for 2014 by the National Association of Fraternal Insurance Counsellors.
James H. Cummings Foundation to underwrite rehab facility at Memorial's new Cardiac/Stroke Care Center
Thu, May 14th 2015 04:05 pm
The James H. Cummings Foundation has announced a $100,000 grant to underwrite an onsite rehabilitation therapy facility at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center.
Higgins announces more than $1.17 million for North Tonawanda City School District
Tue, May 12th 2015 04:45 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins was joined by North Tonawanda City School Superintendent Gregory Woytila and District Director of Student Services Ron Barstys to announce a federal grant totaling $1,171,650. The district will receive $390,550 each year over a three-year period.
Wheatfield arrest
Mon, May 11th 2015 12:30 pm
Friday afternoon, Niagara County Sheriff James R. Voutour announced the arrest of Dominic Passanisi, 22, of the Town of Wheatfield, in connection with a burglary and an attempted burglary on Kelsey Lane in the Town of Wheatfield.
Sanborn Mill outdoor flea market underway
Sat, May 9th 2015 07:00 am
The Sanborn Mill Co-op started its summer-long outdoor flea market last weekend at the mill, 5890 Ward Road.
Nominations open for Albond award
Fri, May 8th 2015 07:10 pm
The Health Association of Niagara Inc. is soliciting nominations for the Karen Albond Courage in Caring Award.
Scouts, students clean up
Fri, May 8th 2015 07:00 pm
Boy Scout Troop 833 and members of New York Adventures in Homeschooling participated in two cleanups in Wheatfield Saturday.
Wheatfield: Hazardous waste dumping causes trouble
Fri, May 8th 2015 07:00 pm
Despite a recent countywide collection of hazardous wastes, Wheatfield officials continue to face issues with improper disposal by residents.
North Tonawanda names May Meals on Wheels Month
Fri, May 8th 2015 07:00 pm
Mayor Art Pappas declared May Meals on Wheels Month in the City of North Tonawanda Tuesday during a proclamation to the organization, praising it for its service to residents.
DEC to delist Schreck's Scrapyard from Superfund
Fri, May 8th 2015 07:00 pm
The State Department of Environmental Conservation is proposing to delist Schreck's Scrapyard, 55 Schenck St., in North Tonawanda, from the Inactive Hazardous Waste Disposal Site Program/State Superfund Program.
Budwey gifts store to employees
Fri, May 8th 2015 07:00 pm
The succession plan is set. After 90 years as a solely family-owned business, Frank Budwey, owner of Budwey's Supermarket, announced he is gifting ownership to all 33 current Budwey's full-time employees and department managers.
NT Council President Rizzo announces retirement
Fri, May 8th 2015 06:55 pm
North Tonawanda Common Council President Phillip "Russ" Rizzo issued the following statement Thursday:
NCCC hosts V-E Day celebration
Fri, May 8th 2015 05:00 pm
The end of the second World War in Europe will be commemorated with a USO-inspired show and a history fair at Niagara County Community College on May 8, the 70th anniversary of V-E Day.
Niagara County SPCA: 25 small breed dogs, puppies seized in Niagara Falls
Thu, May 7th 2015 04:30 pm
The Niagara County SPCA has received 25 small breed dogs ranging from 2 weeks of age to a couple of years old from a seizure on 10th Street in Niagara Falls.
North Tonawanda's Emilie Fose selected for University of Dayton career immersion trip to DC
Tue, May 5th 2015 02:25 pm
Emilie Fose of North Tonawanda was among the 27 students selected to attend this year's University of Dayton career immersion experience to Washington, D.C.
Psychiatrist joins behavioral health team at Niagara Falls Memorial
Tue, May 5th 2015 02:05 pm
Viktor Yatsynovich, M.D., a psychiatrist with extensive experience in both outpatient and inpatient care, has joined the medical staff at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center.
Sanborn Mill starts outdoor flea market weekends
Fri, May 1st 2015 04:45 pm
The Sanborn Mill Co-op starts its summer-long outdoor flea market this weekend at the mill, 5890 Ward Road.
Memorial to expand Wound Center of Niagara
Fri, May 1st 2015 04:10 pm
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center, a full-service, 171-bed regional medical center with extensive inpatient and outpatient services, today announced plans to expand its busy Wound Center of Niagara.
Residents 'Re-Imagine Oliver Street'
Fri, May 1st 2015 03:35 pm
Breathing new life into an old neighborhood is the plan of action for North Tonawanda's Oliver Street in the coming years, at least if Lumber City Development Corporation has anything to say about it.
Bike ride for missing children scheduled for May
Fri, May 1st 2015 03:35 pm
The ninth annual Ride for Missing Children, Buffalo will begin and end at the border of Wheatfield and North Tonawanda, the latter's Common Council learned at its Tuesday work session.
Boulevard reconstruction to continue next spring
Fri, May 1st 2015 03:35 pm
Wheatfield's community center on Church Street saw a steady influx of people Tuesday as NYSDOT held an open house and public meeting detailing the planned reconstruction of Niagara Falls Boulevard from Sy Road to Bergholtz Creek.
NT resident honored as Volunteer of the Year at Northgate
Fri, May 1st 2015 03:35 pm
The McGuire Group's Northgate Health Care Facility in North Tonawanda announced Joan Holesko of North Tonawanda was honored as the volunteer of the year at the facility's 22nd annual Volunteer Luncheon and Award Ceremony.
Waterman elected to three-year term on Memorial Medical Center board
Tue, Apr 28th 2015 05:20 pm
Timothy J. Waterman, the CEO of the Seneca Nation Health System, has been elected to a three-year term on the Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center board of directors.
Memorial receives Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award
Mon, Apr 27th 2015 07:00 am
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center has received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association's Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award.
O'Hara Pep Band selected for USA-Russia sled hockey game
Sat, Apr 25th 2015 02:50 pm
The Cardinal O'Hara High School Pep Band, led by Scott Bean, has been chosen to play at the HARBORCENTER in Buffalo Sunday for the IPC world championship sled hockey game featuring the U.S. vs. Russia.
Deputy in Errick Road shooting will not be charged
Fri, Apr 24th 2015 10:55 pm
The deputy who responded to a 911 hang-up call that later turned into a gunfight on Errick Road last week will not be charged, Niagara County Sheriff James Voutour announced Friday.
Niagara-Wheatfield: Fusco acknowledges first responders
Fri, Apr 24th 2015 10:45 am
In an emotional statement to members of the Niagara-Wheatfield School District, Superintendent Lynn Fusco thanked the first responders, especially Niagara County Deputy Sheriff Joe Tortorella, and the staff for the way they kept students at Errick Road Elementary School safe during Friday's shooting incident.
Local government talks paving, grants in North Tonawanda
Fri, Apr 24th 2015 10:40 am
It was a rough winter, but thanks to extra state funding, some of the harder-hit roads in North Tonawanda will see repaving this summer, Mayor Art Pappas announced at a town hall-style meeting last Thursday at Rescue Fire Co. on Strad Avenue.
Canal Clean Sweep a success
Fri, Apr 24th 2015 10:30 am
North Tonawanda's Common Council praised city residents for their efforts in the 10th annual statewide Canal Clean Sweep Saturday. Volunteers throughout the city gathered to clean the parks and greenway surrounding the Erie Canal.
Town of Niagara OKs road paving plan
Fri, Apr 24th 2015 10:30 am
The Town of Niagara held a board meeting Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the Town Hall on Lockport Road.
Wheatfield plans vets memorial
Fri, Apr 24th 2015 10:30 am
Monday's Wheatfield Town Board meeting began on a somber note as Supervisor Bob Cliffe took a moment to offer his condolences to the victims of Friday's shooting on Errick Road and praise the deputy who first responded to the incident.
Memorial appoints Salada to materials management post
Fri, Apr 24th 2015 09:40 am
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center has appointed Christopher M. Salada director of its materials management department.
Errick Road shooting update
Fri, Apr 17th 2015 09:45 pm
Niagara County Sheriff James Voutour offered a small update late Friday on the Errick Road gunfight that took place earlier in the day. At the time, investigators were still casing the outside of the house where the incident occurred, 6871 Errick Road.
Lions Club to hold 'Bowling for Sight' event
Fri, Apr 17th 2015 02:25 pm
On Saturday, April 18, the Town of Niagara Lions Club will host a "Bowling For Sight" fundraiser at Bowl-A-Drome Lanes.