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NCCC nursing students excel in licensing exams
Mon, Jan 25th 2021 03:45 pm
To become licensed as a registered nurse or practical nurse, students who graduate from a state-approved registered nursing or practical nursing program must pass the National Council License Examination (NCLEX). Both of the Niagara County Community College (NCCC) RN and PN programs have routinely received rates above the state and national averages for success in passing these exams. In 2020, NCCC nursing grads achieved a 94.05% pass rate for the NCLEX-RN and a 100% pass rate was achieved for the NCLEX-PN.
NF National Heritage Area digital archive funding uncovers mysteries in Falls
Mon, Jan 25th 2021 02:25 pm
The Niagara Falls National Heritage Area (NFNHA) is uncovering mysteries in Niagara Falls by funding the Oakwood Cemetery Burial Permit Digital Archive Project and the Niagara Falls Public Library Local History Collection Project. It said Niagara Falls is known for its role in the Underground Railroad, but only a few precious artifacts have survived.
Cuomo: $200 million in BRIDGE NY funding available to build resiliency in NYS communities
Mon, Jan 25th 2021 02:15 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced the availability of $200 million in BRIDGE NY funding for local governments to make their infrastructure more resilient to extreme weather events.
Full edition: The Tribune and The Sentinel for Jan. 22, 2021
Fri, Jan 22nd 2021 12:10 pm
Full edition: The Tribune and The Sentinel for Jan. 22, 2021
NT Common Council: Davignon retires; Belmont Housing Resources For WNY to help with foreclosure prevention outreach
Fri, Jan 22nd 2021 11:35 am
At Tuesday's North Tonawanda Common Council meeting, city officials bid a congratulatory farewell to Superintendent of Water, Wastewater & Water Distribution Bill Davignon, who is set to retire this week. Davignon had worked at the plant for over 30 years and was appointed the supervisor role in 2016 by the Mayor Arthur G. Pappas and the Common Council.
Wheatfield veteran's memorial, Aquarium of Niagara plaza projects approved for Greenway funds
Fri, Jan 22nd 2021 10:40 am
On Tuesday, the Host Communities Standing Committee (HCSC), which administers and oversees projects financed by the Niagara River Greenway, voted to award funding for a veterans memorial in Wheatfield and a new plaza in front of the Aquarium of Niagara.
Niagara Hospice's spring bouquet sale supports Niagara County families
Wed, Jan 20th 2021 11:50 am
Staff and volunteers from Niagara Hospice are gearing up for the 2021 spring bouquet sale that runs March 1-7. This annual fundraiser, supported by many community partners, raises awareness for Niagara Hospice's mission of providing expert care and support to families facing a terminal illness while spreading beautiful spring blooms throughout Niagara County.
Applications being accepted for $1M grant program to improve state parks, trails, historic sites & public lands
Wed, Jan 20th 2021 11:25 am
Parks & Trails New York (PTNY) and the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation (OPRHP), with support from Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, are pleased to announce the sixth round of competitive grants through the New York State Park and Trail Partnership Grants program, funded through the state Environmental Protection Fund.
Higgins: $34,000-plus in federal funding to keep WNY firefighters & communities safe
Tue, Jan 19th 2021 02:15 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins, D-NY-26, announced federal funding totaling more than $34,373 for several Western New York fire departments toward the purchase of personal protective equipment to keep firefighters and the community safe during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Carnegie Art Center has 'The Flow Through Wanakena Exhibition'
Mon, Jan 18th 2021 12:50 pm
The Carnegie Art Center is hosting "The Flow Through Wanakena Exhibition" through Jan. 30 in the Rotunda Gallery space. This exhibition features photography by Michael Mandolfo. All are welcome to view the exhibition during their gallery hours of 6-8 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, and noon to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday. There is no charge to attend the exhibition.
NT: Snowflake Ball canceled
Fri, Jan 15th 2021 07:15 pm
Due to the uncertainty of the restrictions going forward for COVID-19, unfortunately the Mayor's Charity Snowflake Ball will not be held in February. Since masks and social distancing are in effect, as well as groups no larger than 25 people gathering, the ball seems impossible to host this year.
World Showcase Travel Agency is CCT 'Member of the Month'
Fri, Jan 15th 2021 02:30 pm
The Chamber of Commerce of the Tonawandas recently named World Showcase Travel Agency "Member of the Month.
Golf in NT
Fri, Jan 15th 2021 12:40 pm
The North Tonawanda Department of Youth, Recreation, Parks & Seniors is are accepting in-office appointments for golf ID/pass registrations for Deerwood Golf Course. Customers can book an appointment online at www.ntparksrec.com or by calling 716-695-8520.
Deskside with David: Low-risk HS sports ready to roll & local teams ready to dive forward after gutter of winter
Fri, Jan 15th 2021 11:45 am
Winter has dealt us a fair share of blows. The holiday season was sure different this year and, at certain times, it really didn't even feel like the "most wonderful time of the year."
Jacobs: Almost $100,000 in grant funding for firehouses
Fri, Jan 15th 2021 10:40 am
Congressman Chris Jacobs announced more than $96,000 in grant funding awarded to Western New York fire departments through the Assistance to Firefighters Grant program.
NCDOH: First week of POD at Transit Drive-In Theatre successful due to planning & partnerships
Fri, Jan 15th 2021 10:35 am
The Niagara County Department of Health (NCDOH) announces the first week of Point of Dispensing (POD) operations was a large success due to years of planning and valuable partnerships.
Niagara County police reform plan available for public review
Thu, Jan 14th 2021 03:40 pm
Niagara County Legislature Chairwoman Becky Wydysh and Sheriff Michael Filicetti on Thursday announced the draft plan of Niagara County's police reform and reinvention collaborative is available online for public review.
Niagara County Department of Health, 211 partner to ensure access to COVID-19 POD preregistration
Thu, Jan 14th 2021 12:35 pm
The Niagara County Department of Health and 211 Western New York have established a formal partnership to ensure access to county point of dispensing COVID-19 preregistration access for those within limited or no access to the internet.
NCCC to begin spring semester with safety measures in place
Wed, Jan 13th 2021 03:35 pm
Niagara County Community College will begin the spring 2021 semester on Jan. 19 at both the Sanborn campus and Niagara Falls Culinary Institute. Most classes will operate virtually through Feb. 1 while a limited number of SUNY approved high-contact labs will take place in-person throughout the semester.
NCCC student honored with statewide award
Mon, Jan 11th 2021 02:40 pm
On Dec. 14, State University of New York Chancellor Dr. Jim Malatras hosted a virtual Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) Honors Awards ceremony recognizing the achievements of 45 students from 49 SUNY campuses statewide. Elaine Champagne-Lewis of Niagara County Community College was chosen to receive the 2020 Norman R. McConney, Jr. Award for EOP Student Excellence, which celebrates EOP students who have overcome significant obstacles in life to achieve their educational and personal goals.
Riviera Theatre reschedules additional shows
Mon, Jan 11th 2021 02:30 pm
The Riviera Theatre announces new dates for the following shows:
Niagara County Department of Health offers COVID-19 POD eligibility, preregistration details
Mon, Jan 11th 2021 11:20 am
The Niagara County Department of Health (NCDOH) will conduct point-of-dispensing (POD) operations starting Tuesday, Jan. 12.
Niagara Falls State Park announces handicraft lottery
Mon, Jan 11th 2021 10:10 am
Applications for the 2021 Native American handicraft sales permits are available for the upcoming summer season at Niagara Falls State Park.
NT: Pecoraro named Common Council president
Fri, Jan 8th 2021 07:00 am
During the North Tonawanda Common Council's annual reorganization meeting on Monday, the council voted unanimously to name Alderman-at-Large Robert Pecoraro as its new president.
Full edition: The Tribune and The Sentinel for Jan. 8, 2021
Thu, Jan 7th 2021 09:15 pm
Full edition: The Tribune and The Sentinel for Jan. 8, 2021
Niagara County clerk reminds pistol permitholders to recertify
Thu, Jan 7th 2021 08:35 pm
Niagara County Joseph A. Jastrzemski on Thursday reminded pistol permitholders that, under the New York Secure Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement Act of Jan. 15, 2013, pistol permit holders must recertify every five years with the New York State Police Office. That means those who received their permits in 2016 must recertify by the date of issuance on their permit.
Niagara Falls City Council seeks Planning Board candidates
Thu, Jan 7th 2021 08:35 pm
The Niagara Falls City Council is seeking candidates for the Planning Board. The council is looking to fill positions for immediate opportunities, as well as openings that may arise in the near future.
Niagara County approves funding for vaccination hires
Wed, Jan 6th 2021 11:35 am
The Niagara County Legislature unanimously approved a resolution Tuesday night to allocate $101,458 from its contingency fund to create and fill part-time positions that will help administer the COVID-19 vaccine to the public when the vaccine doses become available. The county intends to vaccinate the public through point-of-dispensing sites (PODS).
Niagara County: Driver's license expiration extended again
Tue, Jan 5th 2021 04:15 pm
Niagara County Clerk Joseph A. Jastrzemski on Tuesday said Gov. Andrew Cuomo has issued executive order 202.87, which extends the expiration dates on licenses and permits that expired after March 1, 2020, to Jan. 29, 2021. In addition, the executive order also continues to require all in-person transactions at DMVs be done by appointment only.
Niagara History Center seeks intern
Tue, Jan 5th 2021 01:30 pm
The Niagara History Center is taking applications to fill a paid summer internship of an office assistant funded by the Grigg-Lewis Foundation workshop program at the museum.
NCSO statement on coronavirus
Tue, Jan 5th 2021 11:35 am
Niagara County Sheriff's Office recently released the following statement on the coronavirus:
North Tonawanda City Council elects Pecoraro president
Tue, Jan 5th 2021 09:10 am
The North Tonawanda City Council on Monday selected Alderman-at-Large Robert Pecoraro to serve as council president at the annual reorganization meeting.
Pappas: Bring on 2021
Wed, Dec 30th 2020 06:50 pm
A press release from City of North Tonawanda Mayor Arthur Pappas:
City of Niagara Falls acquires police vehicles from Town of Niagara
Wed, Dec 30th 2020 02:40 pm
City of Niagara Falls Mayor Robert Restaino, on Wednesday, expressed his appreciation to the Town of Niagara for its "generous offer" to provide the town's used, surplus police vehicles to the city at a "very affordable cost."
Seaman sworn into office
Wed, Dec 30th 2020 01:25 pm
Brian D. Seaman, with wife Donna by his side, was sworn in as Niagara County district attorney on Wednesday, Dec. 30. The oath of office was conducted by Niagara County Court Judge Matthew J. Murphy III - who himself served as Niagara County DA for 16 years, and hired Seaman as an assistant DA in 2006.
Rapid COVID-19 testing now available at WellNow Urgent Care centers
Thu, Dec 24th 2020 11:05 am
WellNow Urgent Care began offering COVID-19 rapid antigen testing at almost all its centers in upstate New York this week. WellNow expects to bring rapid testing to all remaining locations before the end of the year.
Full edition: The Tribune and The Sentinel for Dec. 24, 2020
Wed, Dec 23rd 2020 06:45 pm
Full edition: The Tribune and The Sentinel for Dec. 24, 2020
High school students get jumpstart on college at NCCC
Tue, Dec 22nd 2020 11:55 am
At a time when the pandemic has brought challenges for many in the academic realm, Niagara County Community College is improving access to higher education for high school students through the college acceleration program (CAP). CAP allows students to take college courses at their own high school, following NCCC curriculum. In essence, the dual-enrolled high school students are getting a head start on their college careers.
Full edition: The Tribune and The Sentinel for Dec. 18, 2020
Fri, Dec 18th 2020 11:15 am
Full edition: The Tribune and The Sentinel for Dec. 18, 2020
Restaino to seek second term as Town of Niagara justice
Fri, Dec 18th 2020 10:20 am
Town of Niagara Judge Anthony L. Restaino announced he is seeking reelection for a second term as town justice.
 

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