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AG James sues Niagara Wheatfield Central School District for 'failing to protect students from sexual assault'
Fri, Jun 25th 2021 11:25 am
New York Attorney General Letitia James on Wednesday filed a lawsuit against the Niagara Wheatfield Central School District (NWCSD) for what she called "failing to respond to incidents of sexual assault and bullying in the schools."
Town of Niagara Board honors Barney
Fri, Jun 25th 2021 11:25 am
On Wednesday, the Town of Niagara board held its first session at Town Hall (7105 Lockport Road) since St. Patrick's Day 2020. The facility had been closed during that time due to the pandemic.
NT Common Council passes solar moratorium
Fri, Jun 25th 2021 11:20 am
Following a public hearing last week, the North Tonawanda Common Council unanimously passed a six-month moratorium on applications, approvals and/or construction or installation on solar energy systems/and or solar farms in the city.
Niagara County clerk says extensions for expired licenses, permits ending
Fri, Jun 25th 2021 10:10 am
Niagara County Joseph Jastrzemski on Thursday said Gov. Andrew Cuomo will not be extending his executive orders as the state of emergency for COVID-19 ends. This means there will not be any more extensions for expired drivers' licenses and permits.
Niagara University: $11.5 million in upgrades for Kiernan Center
Thu, Jun 24th 2021 08:40 am
Guided by its strategic plan to provide excellence in all phases of the student living-learning experience, Niagara University will break ground next month on an $11.5 million upgrade to the Kiernan Recreation Center. Project construction is scheduled to begin in July, and the renovation is expected to be completed for the fall 2022 semester. Funding for the project includes a $1 million grant from the NYS Higher Education Capital Matching program (HECap), as well as other private donations and university investments.
Niagara County Youth Bureau summer food service program
Thu, Jun 24th 2021 07:35 am
The Niagara County Youth Bureau is sponsoring the summer food service program (SFSP), which it said ensures all children continue to receive nutritious meals during summer vacation.
Niagara Thunderwolves win Upstate Showdown
Tue, Jun 22nd 2021 01:25 pm
The Niagara Thunderwolves won this past weekend's 15U Upstate Showdown tournament held in Niagara Falls.
June 26-27 'Free Fishing Weekend' in New York
Tue, Jun 22nd 2021 01:15 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Saturday, June 26, and Sunday, June 27, is a "Free Fishing Weekend" in New York - the second of six "Free Fishing Days" recognized across the state each year.
Community Health Center of Niagara and Create a Healthier Niagara Falls Collaborative Partner to host men's health event on Father's Day weekend
Fri, Jun 18th 2021 04:10 pm
Community Health Center of Niagara (CHCN) and Create a Healthier Niagara Falls Collaborative (CHNFC) are partnering together to host a men's health program at 9 a.m. Saturday, June 19, at CHCN, located at 2715 Highland Ave., Niagara Falls. The event will feature several different health-focused activities for the whole family.
NT: Solar moratorium proposed; Bernsohn named community development director
Fri, Jun 18th 2021 01:05 pm
The North Tonawanda Common Council held a public hearing Tuesday for a proposed six-month moratorium on applications, approvals, and/or construction or installation on solar energy systems/and or solar farms in the city.
EPA: $500,000 in supplemental funds to cleanup & redevelop contaminated brownfields sites in Niagara County
Fri, Jun 18th 2021 11:40 am
On Wednesday, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced $11.6 million in supplemental funding to help transform communities by cleaning up contaminated brownfields properties with $500,000 going to the Niagara County Center for Economic Development.
Play all! Unified basketball rolls at NWHS
Fri, Jun 18th 2021 11:00 am
The game of basketball can bring countless memories to all who have played. Some remember the first time they made their first basket, some remember game-winning shots, and some may just remember being part of a team. For some, though, they haven't been as fortunate to feel the experience of playing in front of fans or being on a team ... until recently.
Full edition: The Tribune-Sentinel for June 18, 2021
Fri, Jun 18th 2021 09:25 am
Full edition: The Tribune-Sentinel for June 18, 2021
NTHS and NWCSD revised graduation plans, protocols
Fri, Jun 18th 2021 08:15 am
The North Tonawanda and Niagara-Wheatfield Central school districts recently released revised graduation plans and protocols based on the most recent New York state guidelines.
USAN announces downtown Niagara Falls development strategy
Fri, Jun 18th 2021 07:55 am
USA Niagara Development Corp. (USAN) on Thursday released its strategy for the redevelopment of several state-owned properties in downtown Niagara Falls acquired through Gov. Andrew Cuomo's Buffalo Billion initiative. The strategy recommends a range of intermediate steps and attainable site development guidelines for "reimagining a vibrant downtown, while building momentum for sustainable and dynamic long-term development."
Niagara County announces Project Awareness pharmacy label campaign
Fri, Jun 18th 2021 07:50 am
The Niagara County Department of Mental Health & Substance Abuse Services (NCDMH), in partnership with the Niagara County Opioid Task Force (OASIS) and local pharmacies, on Thursday announced the launch of Project Awareness, a campaign to provide the Niagara County Crisis Services 24-hour phone line number on prescription medications that have a high potential for abuse and overdose.
Niagara Falls: Fireworks returning to Hyde Park for July 4th
Thu, Jun 17th 2021 09:45 am
City of Niagara Falls Mayor Robert Restaino announced the return of fireworks at Hyde Park at dusk Sunday, July 4. This return comes after the suspension of fireworks due to COVID-19 regulations and safety precautions in 2020.
Niagara County gives out Beacon of Hope Award to health department leadership
Wed, Jun 16th 2021 05:35 pm
The Niagara County Legislature returned to meeting in person this week and acknowledged the leadership team of the Niagara County Health Department for its "tremendous efforts in leading the county through the pandemic."
Niagara Falls artist Nate Reilly putting final touches on Whirlpool Avenue mural
Tue, Jun 15th 2021 01:20 pm
Artist Nate Reilly will be putting the finishing touches on his new mural on Whirlpool Avenue on Tuesday as part of the NF Murals project spearheaded by the Niagara Falls National Heritage Area.
Niagara SPCA to host car show
Mon, Jun 14th 2021 07:00 am
On the behalf of the WNY Hotrods & Classics Inc., the Niagara SPCA will host its second annual "Fast & Furrryous Car Show." This all-ages fundraising event will take place from 2-6 p.m. Saturday, July 17, on the Niagara SPCA grounds, 2100 Lockport Road, Niagara Falls.
Full edition: The Tribune-Sentinel for June 11, 2021
Sat, Jun 12th 2021 04:00 pm
Full edition: The Tribune-Sentinel for June 11, 2021
Ryan, Conrad pass legislation creating benevolent association for Kenilworth Volunteer Fire Co. No. 1
Fri, Jun 11th 2021 11:40 am
On Thursday, New York State Sen. Sean Ryan and Assemblyman Bill Conrad announced their legislation (S.7116/A.7377), creating the Kenilworth Volunteer Fire Co. No. 1 Benevolent Association, has passed both the Senate and Assembly. The legislation now heads to Gov. Andrew Cuomo's desk for his signature.
Niagara County looking to move Law Enforcement Academy to NCCC
Fri, Jun 11th 2021 11:30 am
Niagara County Legislator Dave Godfrey and Niagara County Sheriff Michael Filicetti on Thursday announced plans are underway to relocate the Niagara County Law Enforcement Academy (NCLEA) to the campus of Niagara County Community College (NCCC). The NCLEA is currently located at Niagara University.
Wheatfield officials celebrate work and service of Richard Muscatello
Fri, Jun 11th 2021 11:00 am
On Monday, the Wheatfield Town Board issued a formal proclamation to Richard Muscatello, a beloved and admired figure, for his many years of work and dedicated service. The board presented him with a plaque, a memorial bench (to be installed at the new Veterans Monument site behind Town Hall) and even a cake.
DEC cites Cascades facility for noxious odors; company working to find long-term solution
Fri, Jun 11th 2021 11:00 am
Recently, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation served Cascades Containerboard Packaging Inc. a notice of violation after receiving numerous complaints from residents in the Town of Niagara, City of Niagara Falls and even as far away as Sanborn throughout the month of May. The agency said the company was in violation of Air Pollution Control Law, Article 19 of the Environmental Conservation Law (ECL).
Wheatfield Enhancement Volunteers announce second annual July 4th beautification event
Fri, Jun 11th 2021 08:55 am
From June 24 through July 10, the Wheatfield Enhancement Volunteers invite residents and businesses, especially those along Niagara Falls Boulevard, to celebrate this country's independence by decorating for July 4th.
Sean Ryan, Bill Conrad pass legislation allowing Amigone to relocate Tonawanda crematory
Wed, Jun 9th 2021 11:00 am
On Tuesday, New York State Sen. Sean Ryan and Assemblyman Bill Conrad announced their legislation (S.6171B/A.6740), which will allow Amigone Funeral to relocate its Sheridan Park Crematory to a nonresidential area approved by the Town of Tonawanda, has passed both the Senate and Assembly. The legislation now heads to Gov. Andrew Cuomo's desk for his signature.
USAF Civil Air Patrol cadets to raise large flag at Stavatti Niagara
Wed, Jun 9th 2021 07:40 am
USAF Civil Air Patrol cadets from the Niagara Falls Composite Squadron No. 1 will participate in raising the 15-foot stars and stripes at Stavatti's newly acquired facility at 9400 Porter Road in the Town of Niagara. The flag-raising, set for noon Sunday, June 13, will be the first time in more than 17 years that "Old Glory" is permanently flown from the 70-foot mast - since the former U.S. Army Reserve Center was closed and sold to the Town of Niagara.
New York state announces $200 million in additional food aid for June
Tue, Jun 8th 2021 04:25 pm
The New York state Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance (OTDA) announced all New Yorkers enrolled in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) will receive at least the maximum allowable level of food benefits for June, a benefits distribution that will push more than $200 million in federal aid into the state's recovering economy.
Niagara County encourages Purple Heart veterans to come forward
Mon, Jun 7th 2021 01:40 pm
Niagara County Clerk Joseph A. Jastrzemski said Niagara County will once again honor Purple Heart veterans by adding their name to county's "Book of Honor" at a ceremony to be held Aug. 7. The county is asking any Purple Heart veterans or their family members who have not yet come forward to please do so by June 11 in order to be part of this year's ceremony.
Niagara County to hold outdoor career fair at Oppenheim Park
Mon, Jun 7th 2021 01:25 pm
The Niagara County Department of Employment and Training will hold an outdoor career fair on Wednesday, June 9, at Oppenheim Park for those seeking employment. More than 35 companies with open positions have signed up to take part.
DEC takes enforcement action against Cascades Containerboard Packaging Inc.
Fri, Jun 4th 2021 05:25 pm
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation issued a notice of violation (NOV) to Cascades Containerboard Packaging Inc., in the City of Niagara Falls, after the agency determined the facility was generating a persistent noxious odor that resulted in dozens of complaints from area residents, business owners, and state and local officials.
Legislator Godfrey says local law on solar panel recycling drafted
Fri, Jun 4th 2021 05:25 pm
Niagara County Legislator Dave Godfrey on Friday said a first-of-its-kind local law in New York that will hold manufacturers responsible for disposing spent solar panels is now drafted and will be presented to the County Legislature on June 15.
Bottle and can drive to help local animal rescue
Fri, Jun 4th 2021 01:05 pm
Diamonds in the Ruff Animal Rescue is having a bottle and can drive Saturday, June 12, to raise funds for the adoptable dogs and cats in its care. There are two ways to donate returnable bottles and cans to this cause:
Niagara Wheatfield Community Education recruiting instructors for fall classes
Fri, Jun 4th 2021 01:05 pm
Niagara Wheatfield Central School District Community Education is planning fall 2021 classes and ask residents to share their talents, and for business owners to promote their local business with the community. Instructors can create their own content, set their own schedule/fee, and have fun! They can teach a class one time, or as many times as they like between Sept. 15 and Dec. 22.
Heart, Love & Soul announces reopening for sit-down dining
Fri, Jun 4th 2021 01:00 pm
In its continued mission to "nourish all in need - body, mind and soul," Heart, Love & Soul has resumed on-site dining as of June 1, during the lunch hours of 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. weekdays at 939 Ontario Ave., Niagara Falls.
LGBTQ+ flags raised across Niagara County for Pride Month
Fri, Jun 4th 2021 12:35 pm
On Tuesday, June 1, the LGBTQ+ flag was raised in a number of notable locations throughout Niagara County in honor of Pride Month. Flag-raising ceremonies were held at Niagara Falls City Hall, Lockport City Hall, Niagara Falls State Park and, for the first time this year, Artpark.
Full edition: The Tribune-Sentinel for June 4, 2021
Fri, Jun 4th 2021 11:10 am
Full edition: The Tribune-Sentinel for June 4, 2021. Click for a larger version (PDF).
NT Common Council: Community Bike ride event approved; engineering firm chosen for bike path expansion
Fri, Jun 4th 2021 09:20 am
It was an uncommonly light agenda for the North Tonawanda Common Council this week. Nevertheless, there were a few noteworthy items on the agenda.
 

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