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A 'Destination of Hope'
Fri, Mar 27th 2020 12:20 pm
On Thursday, Destination Niagara USA released the "Destination of Hope" video across all @NiagaraFallsUSA social media channels.
Niagara County Clerk Jastrzemski: Real ID postponed until 2021
Fri, Mar 27th 2020 12:00 pm
Niagara County Clerk Joseph A. Jastrzemski on Friday said the Department of Homeland Security has delayed implementation of the REAL ID requirements for domestic flights until Oct. 1, 2021. The requirements were set to take place this October.
Memorial announces 2020 board appointments
Fri, Mar 27th 2020 10:50 am
The Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center Board of Directors confirmed its 2020 slate of officers, re-elected five incumbent board members and elected a new member to the board at its annual meeting on Monday.
Construction begins in downtown North Tonawanda
Fri, Mar 27th 2020 10:50 am
Beginning this week, the City of North Tonawanda has commenced the downtown placemaking project. It is funded through Gov. Andrew Cuomo's Smart Growth Community Fund, administered by Empire State Development. NT officials said it will have a transformative impact on downtown North Tonawanda.
People Inc.: A message to our community
Fri, Mar 27th 2020 10:25 am
During these very challenging times, we so appreciate the tireless work of our partners - elected officials, our peers in health and human services, vendors and supporters. Above all, I'm incredibly thankful for and proud of the 4,000 staff members of People Inc. Their dedication and talent are evident on a "typical" day, and in times like this, are even more vivid and extraordinary. We wanted to share some of the proactive measures we have taken within People Inc. to prepare and deal with this crisis.
Facebook Journalism Project awards grant to Niagara Frontier Publications
Thu, Mar 26th 2020 08:00 pm
Six local newsrooms in New York were selected to receive almost $30,000 in funding - CNY Latino, Examiner Media, Niagara Frontier Publications, Spotlight Newspapers, Wallkill Valley Publications Inc., and Watertown Daily Times, with each of these recipients getting $5,000. In this first round, 50 local newsrooms across the U.S. and Canada are receiving $5,000 grants to help cover unexpected costs associated with covering the crisis in their communities. Additional recipients will be announced in the coming weeks.
Niagara County debuts COVID-19 map; Stapleton: 'People will get better'
Thu, Mar 26th 2020 03:50 pm
The Niagara County Department of Public Health released a "heat map" today.
Tops grocery stores enhance safety measures
Thu, Mar 26th 2020 01:50 pm
Beginning as early as today, Tops will be rolling our additional safety measures at all of its 162 stores in New York, Pennsylvania and Vermont, a press release stated. Those safety measures include installing Plexiglas shields on as many of their frontend registers as possible.
Niagara County Center for Economic Development offers additional resources
Thu, Mar 26th 2020 01:15 pm
Per the Niagara County Center for Economic Development (www.niagaracountybusiness.com/716-278-8750), more tips and tools for locally owned businesses.
Niagara County to extend tax deadline 30 days
Wed, Mar 25th 2020 03:00 pm
At a closed press conference televised live on LCTV Wednesday, Niagara County 8th District Legislator Rich Andres said Niagara County intends to extend the April 1 county tax deadline by 30 days. A formal legislature vote is slated for Friday.
DEC: New York's trout and salmon fishing season opens April 1
Wed, Mar 25th 2020 10:55 am
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos recently reminded New Yorkers that trout and salmon fishing season opens Wednesday, April 1.
NCSO invites children to read online
Wed, Mar 25th 2020 10:00 am
Niagara County Sheriff's Office Acting Sheriff Michael J. Filicetti would like to give the children at home an opportunity to connect with members of the NCSO through the "Niagara Sheriff" YouTube page. Children are able to listen to a member of the NCSO read one of their favorite books while following along.
Departments of health offer guidance to WNY restaurants
Tue, Mar 24th 2020 03:55 pm
In an effort to slow the spread of the coronavirus, Gov. Andrew Cuomo issued a mandate earlier this month forcing New York restaurants and bars to close their doors to the public. Once that happened, many of these eateries switched to an acceptable form of service: takeout and delivery.
Niagara County Clerk's Office now fully closed
Tue, Mar 24th 2020 01:10 pm
Niagara County Clerk Joseph Jastrzemski on Tuesday announced the clerk's office would be fully closed to the public as of 4:30 p.m. today.
3 more COVID-19 cases identified in Niagara County
Mon, Mar 23rd 2020 03:35 pm
Niagara County Public Health Director Daniel J. Stapleton on Monday said the county has received three new positive test results from the New York State Department of Health. As of this morning, Niagara County now has 12 positive results, 64 people quarantined, 12 in isolation and still four pending test results from last week.
County Clerk Jastrzemski: Further changes at clerk's office based on governor's executive order
Mon, Mar 23rd 2020 07:50 am
Niagara County Clerk Joseph Jastrzemski on Sunday announced an update to the operations of his office based on executive order 202.8 of Gov. Andrew Cuomo that is in effect until April 19, 2020. The order includes:
State of emergency expands in North Tonawanda
Sun, Mar 22nd 2020 05:50 pm
A State of Emergency for the City of North Tonawanda as was declared under Section 24 of New York State Executive Law which preserves public safety. In line with this declaration effective Sunday March 22, 2020 at 7 pm all City Municipal playgrounds, pavilions, and athletic fields including tennis and basketball courts, disc golf, and softball fields will be closed. Swings will be removed by the Parks Dept, and all facilities will be closed until further notice. Walking/riding on trails is still permitted. Working in conjunction with the schools, County Health dept. and the State we are trying to prevent the spread of COVID 19.
5 new COVID-19 positive test results in Niagara County
Sat, Mar 21st 2020 12:30 pm
Niagara County Public Health Director Daniel J. Stapleton on Saturday said that, since Friday night, the county has received five new positive test results from the New York State Department of Health.
Niagara County: Help available in finding day care for essential workers
Fri, Mar 20th 2020 11:55 am
The Niagara County Department of Social Services today announced it has been working to identify open child care slots for public and private sector employees who are deemed essential and are having child care issues.
Niagara County offers update on COVID-19 cases
Thu, Mar 19th 2020 05:15 pm
Niagara County Public Health Director Daniel J. Stapleton on Thursday afternoon released the following statement regarding the three positive COVID-19 test results the Niagara County Department of Health received from the New York State Health Department. These three individuals live in western Niagara County, which includes Niagara Falls and the towns of Niagara, Lewiston and Porter.
Dash's Markets to offer special shopping hours for seniors & expectant mothers
Thu, Mar 19th 2020 01:45 pm
Starting Friday, March 20, Dash's Markets will offer special shopping hours for seniors and expectant mothers. Dash's will provide these exclusive hours on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 6-7 a.m.
Wydysh: Woman who tested positive for COVID-19 'did not have any community contact'; 3 new cases confirmed
Thu, Mar 19th 2020 08:25 am
"Our communicable disease investigation team immediately began their investigation and now, after one full day of work, they believe they have an accurate picture of the affected individual's community contact."
Niagara County deals with first COVID-19 case amidst testing shortage, health director confirms
Wed, Mar 18th 2020 05:30 pm
On Wednesday morning, Niagara County Public Health Director Daniel J. Stapleton and Niagara County Legislature Chairperson Becky Wydysh confirmed Niagara County's first positive test for COVID-19. During his time, Stapleton voiced his frustrations about the severe lack of testing kits available in the region.
Town of Niagara issues statement on COVID-19
Wed, Mar 18th 2020 02:30 pm
Town of Niagara Supervisor Lee Wallace posted the following Monday on the municipal website:
Niagara County provides details on COVID-19 positive case
Wed, Mar 18th 2020 10:30 am
Niagara County Public Health Director Daniel Stapleton on Wednesday said the first positive COVID-19 case is a 42-year-old woman from the "western" portion (likely River Region) of the county. She is in isolation at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center.
State of Emergency declared in North Tonawanda
Wed, Mar 18th 2020 09:35 am
A state of emergency has been declared in North Tonawanda by Mayor Arthur Pappas.
Niagara County has its first COVID-19 case
Tue, Mar 17th 2020 07:30 pm
Statement from Public Health Director Daniel J. Stapleton regarding Niagara County's first positive test for COVID-19: "This afternoon, the Niagara County Health Department was notified of the county's first positive test for COVID-19. All of our protocols are now underway. We are well aware that the community will have many questions. We will hold a press conference tomorrow at 10 a.m. where we will attempt to provide answers to those questions."
Niagara County announces slew of closures/operational changes in response to governor's mandate
Tue, Mar 17th 2020 05:05 pm
Niagara County Legislature Chairwoman Becky Wydysh and Niagara County Manager Rick Updegrove on Tuesday announced the following series of closings and service reductions as county government complies with Gov. Andrew Cuomo's mandate to reduce staff reporting to government offices by 50%. This mandate, they said, will promote social distancing and curtail the spread of COVID-19.
Eastern Niagara Hospital, Niagara County reach agreement for use of former Newfane hospital
Tue, Mar 17th 2020 02:20 pm
Eastern Niagara Hospital and Niagara County today announced they have entered into a short-term agreement for the use of the former Newfane Intercommunity Hospital for housing quarantined individuals, should it be needed in the effort to contain the spread of COVID-19.
Empower offering jobs to those impacted by COVID-19
Tue, Mar 17th 2020 01:50 pm
People who have lost their jobs or had their work hours cut because of business closings related to COVID-19 are invited to interview for temporary direct care positions at Empower.
Niagara County Clerk Joseph Jastrzemski provides update on services; DMV closed
Tue, Mar 17th 2020 09:45 am
Niagara County Clerk Joseph Jastrzemski on Tuesday announced a series of closing and service curtailments as his office complies with Gov. Andrew Cuomo's mandate to reduce staff reporting to government offices by 50% to promote social distance and curtail the spread of COVID-19.
Niagara County Sheriff's Office to 'remain vigilant'
Mon, Mar 16th 2020 07:35 pm
Acting Sheriff Michael J. Filicetti would like to address the decision made by New York state to reduce local government employees by 50% until further notice. Filicetti said all emergency personnel will remain available, which includes our road patrol, communications and corrections.
Niagara Falls Memorial updates revised visitation policy
Mon, Mar 16th 2020 07:20 pm
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center today updated its revised visitation policy to better protect its patients, staff and visitors in the wake of the worldwide coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak.
Town of Wheatfield responds to coronavirus: declares state of emergency
Mon, Mar 16th 2020 04:30 pm
Town of Wheatfield Supervisor Don MacSwan announced that, in response to numerous directives taken by New York state to address the coronavirus outbreak, the town is updating a number of its service operations and policies for residents.
North Tonawanda issues coronavirus update, guidelines
Mon, Mar 16th 2020 02:00 pm
Following in line with the Niagara County State of Emergency declaration, I am directing that all North Tonawanda City Hall activities after 4:30 p.m. each day be canceled until further notice. This is effective starting today.
Historical Society of the Tonawandas cancels programs
Mon, Mar 16th 2020 12:00 pm
Historical Society of the Tonawandas President Alice Roth announced that all March and April programs currently scheduled are cancelled. All city buildings are now closed as of 4:30 p.m., and no night meetings will take place. This includes the Niawanda Pavilion, and thus, prevents the March 26 program regarding native Tonawandan Gladys Parker from occurring.
 

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