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Braun seeks new term
Fri, May 26th 2017 04:35 pm
Second Ward Alderwoman Donna Braun stated earlier this week she will seek re-election to North Tonawanda's Common Council, pointing to ongoing economic development efforts as a major part of her planned third-term agenda.
Local ceremonies and events scheduled for Memorial Day
Fri, May 26th 2017 04:30 pm
This Memorial Day weekend, community members will come together across the U.S. to honor those who gave their lives for their country. Listed below are local events scheduled for the Town of Niagara, the Town of Wheatfield and the City of North Tonawanda.
Town of Niagara: Residents' feedback sought for 2018 comprehensive plan
Fri, May 26th 2017 04:30 pm
A community forum was held Monday night at the Town of Niagara's Calvin K. Richards/Youth Activity Center to gather resident feedback for developing the town's new comprehensive plan.
Empower expands programming thanks to 3 new grants
Fri, May 26th 2017 04:25 pm
Empower, the not-for-profit organization formerly known as Niagara Cerebral Palsy, has received three grants to support individuals with intellectual or developmental disabilities (IDD) and their families in becoming more independent and more involved in their communities.
Ag. and Markets orders Wheatfield to allow use of biosolids on town land
Tue, May 23rd 2017 05:40 pm
Commissioner of Agriculture and Markets of the State of New York Richard A. Ball has ordered the Town of Wheatfield to allow Milleville Brothers Farms to apply Quasar Energy Group's Equate (a form of biosolids) to its farmland.
Nonprofits, businesses join in 'NT Second Thursday'
Fri, May 19th 2017 04:25 pm
Owners and staff of North Tonawanda's local businesses and galleries are coming together to host a new monthly tradition in their community known as "NT Second Thursday."
Residents show support for Krueger Road sidewalk at Town Board meeting
Fri, May 19th 2017 04:20 pm
During Monday night's Wheatfield Town Board meeting, residents urged the town councilmen to support the installation of a walkway along Krueger Road.
North Tonawanda: City will not pursue dispatch changes
Fri, May 19th 2017 04:15 pm
Despite concerns made by North Tonawanda Police Benevolent Association members regarding the county's emergency dispatch system, North Tonawanda Mayor Arthur G. Pappas stated in a release Friday the city will not seek to make changes.
Town of Niagara seeks solutions for flooding issues
Fri, May 19th 2017 04:15 pm
After heavy rains saturated Western New York earlier this month, Town of Niagara Supervisor Lee Wallace spoke at Tuesday's Town Board meeting about current and planned projects the town is working on to alleviate flooding issues.
German Heritage Museum opens for season
Fri, May 12th 2017 11:20 am
The Das Haus, Einhaus und Der Stall German Heritage Museum campus at 2549 Niagara Road in Bergholz Village recently held its opening day's events. Community members gathered at the museum, as well as three visitors from Pennsylvania.
Herschell Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum to appear on Travel Channel
Fri, May 12th 2017 11:20 am
The Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum will be featured in the Travel Channel's "RV Top 3: Bayou to Bison Bonanza" television special airing at 9 a.m. Saturday.
Pappas seeks full term as NT mayor
Fri, May 12th 2017 11:15 am
City of North Tonawanda Mayor Arthur G. Pappas will ask voters in the November election to keep him in his position to "continue our great progress," the first-term mayor said last week.
Local organizations to present disabilities workshop May 17
Fri, May 12th 2017 11:15 am
ONE SEPTA and Parent Network of WNY will present a workshop titled, "Understanding the Office for People with Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD)" from 6:30-8 p.m. Wednesday, May 17, at the Orleans/Niagara BOCES Conference Center, 4124 Saunders Settlement Road, Sanborn.
NT School District sets vote on $73.491 million budget
Fri, May 12th 2017 11:10 am
Come Tuesday, May 16, North Tonawanda School District property owners will be voting on a pared down $73.491 million spending plan for the 2017-18 school year.
Students injured after Wheatfield accident
Thu, May 11th 2017 11:30 am
Five students were injured Wednesday, after a driver sideswiped a school bus in Wheatfield, the Niagara County Sheriff's Office reported.
Discover Niagara Shuttle returns for second season
Tue, May 9th 2017 08:00 pm
Niagara Region leaders and elected officials marked the beginning of the Discover Niagara Shuttle's second season Tuesday morning at a press conference in front of the Niagara Falls Train Station and Underground Railroad Heritage Center.
Sanborn Historical Society to present Victorian-inspired tea and luncheon
Fri, May 5th 2017 05:05 pm
The Sanborn Historical Society will present its first Victorian tea and luncheon from 2-4 p.m. Saturday, May 20, at the Sanborn-Lewiston Farm Museum, 2660 Saunders Settlement Road, Sanborn.
Obituary: Phillip 'Russ' Rizzo
Fri, May 5th 2017 05:00 pm
North Tonawanda Common Council President Phillip "Russ" Rizzo, age 83, went home to be with the Lord on April 29, 2017, following a valiant battle with cancer.
Girl Scouts of WNY announces Siana Jacobs as 2017 Gold Award recipient
Fri, May 5th 2017 04:55 pm
Girl Scouts of Western New York recently announced North Tonawanda Girl Scout Siana Jacobs is a 2017 Gold Award recipient. The Gold Award is the highest award in Girl Scouts. Jacobs' earned the award for a project where she organized a clothing drive and created personal hygiene kits for people in Nicaragua.
Berube announces bid for election
Fri, May 5th 2017 04:55 pm
First-term alderman Mark Berube will seek election to a full term on North Tonawanda's Common Council in November's election.
Liberty drive cleanup a success
Fri, May 5th 2017 04:55 pm
More than 30 local volunteers participated in the 26th annual Liberty Drive Cleanup last Saturday.
Debate over Krueger Road sidewalk continues
Fri, May 5th 2017 04:50 pm
Krueger Road residents Deborah Fadel and Kelly Dueger urged the Wheatfield Town Board members to take action toward installing more walking space along Krueger Road.
NT receives Tree City USA designation
Fri, May 5th 2017 04:50 pm
City of North Tonawanda Mayor Arthur G. Pappas recently announced the Arbor Day Foundation has again named the City of North Tonawanda "2017 Tree City USA" in honor of its commitment to effective urban forest management. The Tree City USA program is sponsored by the Arbor Day Foundation, in partnership with the U.S. Forest Service and National Association of State Foresters.
Music Mania Mondays returning to Town of Niagara
Fri, May 5th 2017 04:45 pm
Town of Niagara Supervisor Lee Wallace recently announced the 2017 concert schedule for the Music Mania Mondays events.
Victorian parlor subject of May family night at History Center
Fri, May 5th 2017 07:00 am
To people of the Victorian age, a parlor in the home was a mark of social and financial status. Find out the significance and most-wanted, fashionable contents of this special room at the Niagara History Center's May family night, Tuesday, May 16, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the museum, 215 Niagara St., Lockport.
Fashion Outlets Niagara Falls USA holds 3rd annual Dumpster Mural Contest
Fri, Apr 28th 2017 04:05 pm
Macerich's Fashion Outlets Niagara Falls USA recently held its third annual Earth Day Dumpster Mural contest, in partnership with Guard Contracting Corp. The contest featured artwork from two local schools demonstrating their vision of Earth Day. Students created murals on Dumpsters in the Military Road parking lot.
Fichte Endl & Elmer Eyecare's '20-Year Club' honors employees
Fri, Apr 28th 2017 03:50 pm
In 1985, young ophthalmologist Claus M. Fichte, M.D., opened his solo practice at 2400 Pine Ave in Niagara Falls.
Volunteers to take on Liberty Drive Cleanup tradition
Fri, Apr 28th 2017 03:45 pm
On Saturday morning, volunteers from Cub Scout Pack 833 (out of Adams Fire Co.) and Town of Wheatfield officials will take part in the Liberty Drive Cleanup, a tradition going on its 26th year.
Town of Niagara to debut 'Trash to Treasure' event May 28
Fri, Apr 28th 2017 03:45 pm
The Town of Niagara will hold a new "Trash to Treasure" event from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, May 28, at Veteran's Memorial Community Park, 7000 Lockport Road.
Big second inning pushes Niagara Falls past North Tonawanda
Fri, Apr 28th 2017 12:10 pm
One day after being shutout, the Niagara Falls Wolverines offense came back to life.
NCCC to find new president
Thu, Apr 27th 2017 05:10 pm
The Niagara County Community College Board of Trustees is looking for a new leader after former president James P. Klyczek resigned on Wednesday.
Memorial Medical Center receives national recognition for excellence in financial interactions with patients
Wed, Apr 26th 2017 04:45 pm
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center has achieved recognition as an adopter of the Healthcare Financial Management Association's Patient Financial Communications Best Practices.
Hospitals raise $6500 at charity hockey game
Tue, Apr 25th 2017 05:40 pm
The competition on the ice was intense, but in the end they all skated off as champions.
Thunderfest to Rock NCCC on May 5
Fri, Apr 21st 2017 05:10 pm
The Niagara County Community College Student Senate Programing Board will host an end-of-the-year concert with three live bands on Friday, May 5 (4-10 p.m.), on the NCCC Sanborn campus.
Wheatfield resident voices concerns of Wilrose Court road flooding
Fri, Apr 21st 2017 07:00 am
At Monday night's Town of Wheatfield Town Board meeting, Debbie Bentley of Wilrose Court asked the council members and Highway Superintendent Paul Siegmann what was being done to deal with flooding in her neighborhood's roadway.
Wheatfield Lions Club to host pancake breakfast
Fri, Apr 21st 2017 07:00 am
The Town of Wheatfield Lions Club will hold its annual spring pancake breakfast from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, April 23, at its clubhouse located at the Five Senses Park, 6535 Ward Road (next to the American Legion Post No. 1451).
NT Valu Home Centers' team donates to local food pantry
Fri, Apr 21st 2017 07:00 am
The team of employees at the Valu Home Centers location in North Tonawanda recently participated in a weight loss challenge, where, all together, they lost almost 132 pounds. Employees decided to try and gather at least 132 pounds of food, and ended up with 360 pounds to donate to the North Tonawanda Inter-Church Food Pantry.
Town of Wheatfield: Cliffe will not run for re-election
Tue, Apr 18th 2017 05:20 pm
Town of Wheatfield Supervisor Robert B. Cliffe has announced he will not seek re-election this November.
Cuomo directs immediate and expanded testing for contamination at Wheatfield landfill
Tue, Apr 18th 2017 02:00 pm
On Monday, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo directed the New York state departments of Environmental Conservation and Health to expand ongoing investigations of the former Niagara Sanitation Landfill in order to ensure no contamination is impacting nearby residential properties.
NT Common Council: Glatz seeks re-election
Fri, Apr 14th 2017 10:35 am
Long-time North Tonawanda resident Jeffrey M. Glatz formally announced his plans to uphold his seat as alderman-at-large on the North Tonawanda Common Council.