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Soccer players in regional competition
Sat, Jun 21st 2014 12:00 am
Four members of the Niagara-Wheatfield varsity soccer team have won the state cup in their respective age bracket and will travel to Rhode Island to compete in regional competition with their premier teams at the end of the month.
Ceretto passes Town of Niagara economic development bill
Fri, Jun 20th 2014 11:35 pm
Assemblyman John Ceretto, R-C-I-Lewiston, helped passed a bill, A.10051, that would allow the Town of Niagara to sell certain lands that have been designated as parklands. These parklands the town is authorized to sell have gone unused for the past decade and have been replaced by new parklands. This move allows the town to sell the lands for economic development and improve the local economy.

"I was happy to carry this important local measure through the Assembly," Ceretto said. "Economic development and job creation are among my highest priorities, and this bill allows the Town of Niagara to expand its economy.

Anti-Quasar activists head to Albany
Fri, Jun 13th 2014 08:30 pm
Wheatfield residents Monica Daigler and Julie Otto spent the day in Albany on Tuesday lobbying for legislation to require food produced with fertilizer made from sewage sludge to be labeled. They were hosted by Assemblyman John Ceretto (R-C-I-Lewiston), State Sen. George Maziarz (R-C-I-Newfane) and Assemblyman Ray Walter (R-C-I-Amherst).
NFARS team wins again
Sat, Jun 7th 2014 10:55 am
For the fifth year in a row, a team from the New York Air National Guard's 107th Airlift Wing has won the annual "TAG (The Adjutant General) Match," held May 31 to June 1 at Camp Smith Training Site, Cortland Manor.
Search for Russell Mort continues
Sat, Jun 7th 2014 10:30 am
On Wednesday, May 5, 1982, at approximately 12:30 p.m., 2-1⁄2-year-old Russell Mort disappeared from his fenced-in backyard at 2080 River Road, Lot 140, in the Town of Wheatfield.

After 32 years, the Niagara County Sheriff's Office continues to actively investigate this missing person case.

'Soldiers Through the Ages'
Fri, Jun 6th 2014 03:10 pm
The annual "Soldiers Through the Ages" at Old Fort Niagara saw large numbers of people come to learn about the evolution of military life, gear and tactics. (photos by Wayne Peters)
Tri-Community Ambulance earns recognition
Fri, May 30th 2014 08:35 pm
The week of May 18-24 was National EMS Week. This year's theme was "EMS: Dedicated for Life." On May 21, Tri-Community Ambulance Service was proud to witness the recognition of a few of its own at the annual EMS Awards Dinner hosted by Mount St. Mary's Hospital and Health Center in Lewiston at the Niagara Falls Country Club.
Annual Memorial Day ceremony
Fri, May 30th 2014 08:30 pm
On Monday, the Town of Niagara Lions and Lioness Clubs observed Memorial Day with a ceremony at the Witmer Road Cemetery in the Town of Niagara.
Memorial Day in Wheatfield
Fri, May 30th 2014 08:00 pm
The American Legion Wheatfield Post 1451 held its Memorial Day observance at the war memorial at the town garage on Ward Road.
David's Path: New hospice unit dedicated in Niagara Falls
Thu, May 29th 2014 11:35 am
Niagara Hospice and the Schoellkopf Health Center held a dedication celebration Wednesday at David's Path, a dedicated hospice unit on the Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center campus.
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.
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.
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.

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.
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.
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.
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.

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.
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.
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.
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.

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.
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.
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.
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.
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.

West Street students learn life lesson
Fri, Apr 4th 2014 07:00 pm
Students at West Street Elementary School recently learned one of life's more important lessons - caring for people in their community.
They're here!
Fri, Apr 4th 2014 06:55 pm
The Niagara-Wheatfield Central School District is celebrating the delivery of five new buses to its Transportation Department.
Benefit to aid Nathan Brundage
Thu, Mar 27th 2014 05:30 pm
Nathan Brundage, pictured, is a 17-year-old Niagara-Wheatfield High School student and firefighter with Lewiston No. 2 Volunteer Fire Co. He recently was diagnosed with an aggressive form of brain cancer.
4.8-percent tax levy increase seen for N-W
Thu, Mar 27th 2014 05:15 pm
After some discussion, the majority of Niagara-Wheatfield Board of Education members on March 19 proposed a 4.8 percent tax levy increase to its residents for the upcoming budget vote in May.
 


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