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NCCC named second best community college in New York
Thu, Apr 13th 2017 11:15 am
Schools.com website has ranked Niagara County Community College as No. 2 on the list of the "Best Community colleges in New York."
Premier attendees support Health Home for Children
Thu, Apr 13th 2017 11:10 am
Premier 2017 co-chairs Dharshan and Shannon Jayasinghe, right, present a check for $30,333 to, from left, Judi Nolan-Powell, vice president for foundation and community relations at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center, and Vicki Landes, Memorial's vice president for community care coordination and services.
DEC denies permits needed for Northern Access Pipeline Project
Mon, Apr 10th 2017 04:30 pm
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has halted National Fuel's proposed Northern Access Pipeline Project by denying water quality permits necessary for the project's approval.
NIOGA Library System: 'Check Out Challenge' with hidden book scavenger hunt
Fri, Apr 7th 2017 03:05 pm
On Saturday, April 1, NIOGA, a nonprofit cooperative library system, kicked off its 2017 Check Out Challenge at the North Tonawanda Public Library and announced a scavenger hunt across the system's three counties. The challenge comes just ahead of National Library Week.
Niagara Wine Trail readies for tourism season with 'Taste of the Trail'
Fri, Apr 7th 2017 03:00 pm
As spring blooms around Western New York, the Niagara Wine Trail is preparing to host "Taste of the Trail," one of its biggest events of the year.
NT police express need for dispatch changes to Common Council, citizens
Fri, Apr 7th 2017 03:00 pm
North Tonawanda Police Benevolent Association members crowded City Hall at Tuesday's Common Council meeting to state their concerns with being a part of the Niagara County dispatch system.
Former Niagara Sanitation Landfill in Wheatfield subject of lawsuit
Fri, Apr 7th 2017 03:00 pm
More than 60 residents who live or have resided near the Nash Road Niagara Sanitation Landfill site are plaintiffs in a lawsuit against the Town of Wheatfield.
Wheatfield: Plans continue for rezoning of NF Boulevard
Fri, Apr 7th 2017 03:00 pm
New zoning plans for Niagara Falls Boulevard in the Town of Wheatfield may soon come to fruition.
Student-organized Relay For Life events set for April 7
Fri, Mar 31st 2017 07:20 pm
Niagara County Community College will hold its fourth annual Relay For Life to benefit the American Caner Society from 6 p.m. Friday, April 7, to 6 a.m. Saturday, April 8. The event will be held in the main gym, on NCCC's Sanborn campus at 3111 Saunders Settlement Road.
Local communities to celebrate Easter
Fri, Mar 31st 2017 07:20 pm
Easter celebrations are popping up in the community. Children's activities, including parties, egg hunts, and, of course, visits with the Easter Bunny, will take place Saturday, April 8.
Gatto announces bid for town justice seat
Fri, Mar 31st 2017 07:20 pm
Town of Niagara Councilman Sam Gatto has announced his bid for the town justice seat.
Big plans considered for Veterans Memorial Community Park
Fri, Mar 31st 2017 07:15 pm
More amenities are on the horizon for the Town of Niagara's Veterans Memorial Community Park. Some changes will come as soon as this spring and summer, while others are being looked at for the future. Many of the plans focus on offering more family-friendly activities that can appeal to people of all ages.
Little comment heard at IDA public hearing on Summit Mall sports domes
Fri, Mar 31st 2017 05:55 pm
A pubic hearing on whether the Niagara County Industrial Development Agency should grant tax breaks to Summit Outlet LP for sports domes and other amenities at the Summit Mall had a small turnout Thursday afternoon.
Wheatfield: Board approves rezoning of property on NF Boulevard
Fri, Mar 24th 2017 11:45 am
Although the Wheatfield Town Board has not made a decision on whether it will zone the area along Niagara Falls Boulevard as commercial, council members did approve the rezoning of a business's property that was split by residential and commercially zoned land.
Town of Niagara considers updated noise ordinance
Fri, Mar 24th 2017 11:45 am
The Town of Niagara Town Board is considering an updated noise ordinance for the entire town.
St. Peter's Lutheran drive-thru BBQ
Fri, Mar 24th 2017 11:45 am
St. Peter's Lutheran School in Sanborn will hold a drive-through Chiavetta's chicken barbecue from 4-6 p.m. Thursday, March 30, at the school, 6168 Walmore Road, Sanborn.
DEC initiates landfill testing in Wheatfield
Wed, Mar 22nd 2017 06:35 pm
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation announced Tuesday it will begin "a detailed environmental study" at the former Niagara Sanitation Landfill site on Nash Road in Wheatfield.
Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station's 107th redesignates as attack wing
Tue, Mar 21st 2017 08:15 pm
Local officials joined members of the New York Air National Guard's 107th Airlift Wing to acknowledge the venue's redesignation as the 107th Attack Wing. The ceremony was held Tuesday at the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station.
Home improvement expert shares tricks of trade with building trades students
Mon, Mar 20th 2017 05:35 pm
Buffalo home improvement expert Dominic Cortese recently stopped into the Niagara Career and Technical Education Center to spend some time talking to the building trades students in Anthony Molinaro's and Gary Benker's respective classes.
Safety exercise at N-W provides training to first responders and staff
Fri, Mar 17th 2017 04:10 pm
Local law enforcement officers and first responders came together Friday to enact two full-scale first response exercises within the Niagara-Wheatfield Central School District. The first exercise was held at Niagara-Wheatfield High School, which was followed by a second one at Edward Town Middle School.
NT's Project Pride returns to beautify, clean up downtown
Fri, Mar 17th 2017 07:00 am
North Tonawanda's Project Pride, a volunteer community organization that promotes local beautification efforts, is making a comeback after more than a decade.
IDA public hearing set for sports domes tax breaks at former Summit Mall
Fri, Mar 17th 2017 07:00 am
The Niagara County Industrial Development Agency will hold a public hearing at 3 p.m. Thursday, March 30, on whether it should provide tax breaks to Summit Outlet LP for its proposed sports domes project at The Summit Mall property. The hearing will take place at the IDA office at 6311 Inducon Corporate Drive in Wheatfield.
Kiwanis Club of N-W: Annual pancake breakfast and basket raffle set
Fri, Mar 17th 2017 07:00 am
The Kiwanis Club of Niagara-Wheatfield will hold its annual pancake breakfast and basket raffle from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, March 26, at the Wheatfield American Legion Post No. 1451, 6525 Ward Road, Sanborn.
Kiwanis members participate in fundraiser
Fri, Mar 17th 2017 06:55 am
On Feb. 25, the Kiwanis Club of Niagara-Wheatfield sharpened their preparation, cooking and serving skills at the Gliding Stars Breakfast with Bach fundraiser. As a community service project, Kiwanis members provided the food, serving and cleanup for this worthwhile organization.
Carpenter-Jordan wedding
Thu, Mar 16th 2017 06:00 pm
Michele Margaret Carpenter and Jay Matthew Jordan Jr. exchanged wedding vows on Sept. 3, 2016, at Holy Angels Church, Buffalo.
Judge Erin P. DeLabio seeks Family Court seat
Tue, Mar 14th 2017 03:30 pm
In the presence of her family and over 250 supporters in attendance at a celebration in her honor at the LaSalle Yacht Club, Judge Erin P. DeLabio announced her candidacy for the office of Niagara County Family Court judge.
Kick-off party to launch 5th annual 'Spring It On' fundraising campaign
Mon, Mar 13th 2017 11:15 am
Participating nonprofit organizations, their boards and individual donors will help kick off the fifth annual "Spring It On," a 24-hour online fundraising event powered by the United Way of Buffalo and Erie County that takes place March 14-15. A kickoff happy hour event will take place from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Big Ditch Brewing Co., 55 E. Huron St., Buffalo. It is free and open to the public.
Barefoot Christian Community to host mission workshop
Mon, Mar 13th 2017 07:00 am
Barefoot Christian Community will host a mission workshop from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 1, at the Town of Niagara's Calvin K. Richards Senior/Youth Activity Center.
North Tonawanda's historic run comes up short
Sun, Mar 12th 2017 12:35 pm
In front of a loud crowd at Genesee Community College on Saturday, the North Tonawanda Lumberjacks record-breaking season came to a close. The Irondequoit Eagles defeated the Jacks 65-41 in the Class A Far West Regional.
Herschell opens April 1 with superhero event
Sat, Mar 11th 2017 07:00 am
The Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum will open its doors for a season with a superhero-themed event from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 1.
North Tonawanda: Council approves school district water credit agreement
Fri, Mar 10th 2017 11:15 am
At Tuesday's North Tonawanda Common Council meeting, council members voted in favor of authorizing Mayor Arthur G. Pappas to sign an agreement between the city and school district to reimburse the district for overcharged water services.
Wheatfield: Board supports DOT's safety suggestions for Shawnee Road
Fri, Mar 10th 2017 11:15 am
The Wheatfield Town Board voted in favor of supporting safety improvements suggested by the New York State Department of Transportation for Shawnee Road at Monday night's Town Board meeting.
Charity Snowflake Ball benefits Sikora Post
Fri, Mar 10th 2017 11:15 am
City of North Tonawanda Mayor Arthur G. Pappas and his wife, Linda recently hosted the Mayor's Annual Charity Snowflake Ball, held at the Knights of Columbus on Erie Avenue in North Tonawanda.
'About Boating Safety' classes offered
Fri, Mar 10th 2017 11:10 am
In preparation for the upcoming boating season, U.S. Coast Guard Flotilla 3-1 will be offering a series of "About Boating Safety" one-day classes this spring and summer, taught by certified instructors. Classes will take place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays, March 25, April 29, May 13, June 10 and July 15, in the Officers Club at Fort Niagara State Park in Youngstown.
Applications available for NiagaraWorks
Fri, Mar 10th 2017 11:10 am
Cornell Cooperative Extension of Niagara County is seeking adults ages 18 or older to participate in a new workforce development program, NiagaraWorks. The program is designed to provide the skill set and knowledge needed to obtain employment in businesses, including restaurants, greenhouses, nurseries, landscaping, apartment complexes, hotels and home improvement stores.
Rochester-bound: North Tonawanda wins Section VI Class A title
Wed, Mar 8th 2017 09:20 am
On Dec. 30, the Amherst Tigers got the best of the North Tonawanda Lumberjacks, defeating them 49-45. On Tuesday, when the two teams battled again for the Section VI Class A title, it was a different story.
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center: New cardiopulmonary rehab facility opens
Wed, Mar 8th 2017 09:15 am
On Tuesday, Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center celebrated the completion of $100,000 in upgrades to the Heart Center of Niagara's Cardiopulmonary Rehab Facility during a grand-reopening ceremony and open house at the Heart Center, 571 Tenth St., second floor, Niagara Falls.
N-W High School to present 'Miss Saigon'
Fri, Mar 3rd 2017 04:40 pm
Niagara-Wheatfield High School will present Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg's "Miss Saigon" musical from Thursday, March 9, to Sunday, March 12, in the high school auditorium, 2292 Saunders Settlement Road. Show times are 7 p.m. March 9-11, and 2 p.m. March 12.
NCSPCA 2018 calendar contest underway
Fri, Mar 3rd 2017 04:35 pm
The Niagara County SPCA is dedicating its 2018 calendar to kids and their rescue pets by holding a photo contest.
Wheatfield Town Board applies for grant to assist brewery project at Summit Mall
Fri, Mar 3rd 2017 04:35 pm
The Wheatfield Town Board agreed to apply for a state grant to help with costs for the brewery project proposed by Big Thunder Brewing Co. at the former Summit Mall.