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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.
Study finds NCCC among top NYS community colleges with high employment rates
Fri, Dec 18th 2020 10:20 am
In a post-secondary employment outcomes (PSEO) study conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau, Niagara County Community College graduates achieved a 76.8% employment rate five years after their graduation.
Pat Proctor joins Niagara County SPCA
Fri, Dec 18th 2020 07:00 am
He may be out of the sky, but he's definitely not out of the picture.
Town of Niagara dissolves IDA; paves way for sale of Kmart Property
Fri, Dec 18th 2020 07:00 am
On Tuesday, the Town of Niagara Board voted unanimously to dissolve the Town of Niagara Industrial Development Agency (IDA). During last week's Town Board work session, Town Attorney Michael Risman explained the decision.
Intandem's holiday raffle winner gets a 'Supermarket Sweep' experience courtesy of DiMino's Lewiston Tops
Fri, Dec 18th 2020 07:00 am
Who doesn't love "Supermarket Sweep"? The frantic, fast-paced, shop-til-you drop game show ruled the airwaves in the 1960s, and again in the early 1990s. It even has a reboot currently airing on ABC. One lucky shopper got to have that experience herself on Monday, courtesy of DiMino's Lewiston Tops.
Local stakeholders tour Stavatti-Niagara aircraft manufacturing hangar
Thu, Dec 17th 2020 07:00 am
Stavatti Niagara Ltd. President and CEO John R. Simon conducted a tour through the company's newly-acquired, 47,000-square-foot hangar where the company will be bringing aircraft manufacturing back to the Empire State. On tour was Town of Niagara Supervisor Lee Wallace, New York State Assemblyman Angelo Morinello, and Niagara Falls Mayor Robert Restaino.
Evans Bank is Member of the Month
Wed, Dec 16th 2020 02:25 pm
Evans Bank in Tonawanda was named the Chamber of Commerce of the Tonawandas December Member of the Month.
DMV employees make holidays special for family in need
Wed, Dec 16th 2020 09:25 am
Employees of the Niagara County Department of Motor Vehicles office in Lockport continued their tradition of making the holidays special for a family they adopt from the Salvation Army.
Jonathan Schultz, Niagara County director of emergency services, recognized by IAEM
Tue, Dec 15th 2020 02:20 pm
Jonathan Schultz, director of the Niagara County Department of Emergency Services, has been recognized by the International Association of Emergency Managers (IAEM) as being among the group of professionals who have maintained their Certified Emergency Manager designation. Only 2,000 men and women globally in the emergency management profession presently hold CEM.
Niagara County moving into 'yellow zone'
Mon, Dec 14th 2020 02:10 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Monday announced Niagara County areas including Lewiston and Niagara Falls are moving into his micro-cluster action initiative "yellow precautionary zone." The following restrictions will be put into place:
Aquarium of Niagara: Local foundation generously supports animal care costs to offset COVID-19 crisis
Mon, Dec 14th 2020 01:05 pm
The Aquarium of Niagara has been awarded a generous grant from the East Hill Foundation to help cover animal care costs in the wake of the venue's four-month-long closure and revenue loss.
NCCC Small Business Development Center receives Niagara USA Impact Award
Mon, Dec 14th 2020 09:55 am
Niagara County Community College Small Business Development Center Director Lynn Oswald and her team were selected as the recipient of the Niagara USA Chamber of Commerce's 2020 Impact Niagara award. The accolade was to be presented to the SBDC during a special virtual event hosted by the Niagara USA Chamber of Commerce and M&T Bank.
USDA to conduct 2020 local food marketing practices survey
Sat, Dec 12th 2020 07:00 am
The U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) will conduct the 2020 local food marketing practices survey, beginning in January 2021. First conducted in 2015, this census of agriculture special study will look at local and regional food systems and provide new data on how locally grown and sold foods in the U.S. are marketed. The results will be available in November 2021.
Full edition: The Tribune and The Sentinel for Dec. 11, 2020
Fri, Dec 11th 2020 04:30 pm
Full edition: The Tribune and The Sentinel for Dec. 11, 2020
Memorial receives special freezer for storing Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine
Fri, Dec 11th 2020 11:45 am
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center has received a NUAIRE minus-86-degree Celsius (minus-122.8 Fahrenheit), ultra-low temp freezer ahead of next week's anticipated delivery of 975 doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine.
And the band played on: Lewiston Music finds a new home in Town of Niagara
Fri, Dec 11th 2020 11:30 am
Much has been made about how the pandemic decimated the live music industry in 2020, stymieing one of the oldest outlets for human expression and delivering a major blow to the collective psyche. Yet, the need to play and create music is persistent and may be more important now than ever before.
Niagara County starting to see coronavirus spike
Thu, Dec 10th 2020 09:15 pm
Though Erie County has made statewide headlines over the past month for its high number of coronavirus cases, more attention is starting to shift to neighboring Niagara County - where 11.5% of people tested for COVID-19 on Tuesday were positive. The seven-day average at that point was 8.6%, which was second in New York (only trailing Allegany County's 9.1%).
Wheatfield Commons: Celebrating a century of the good life
Tue, Dec 8th 2020 02:30 pm
Ella Kraft has made many a memory, traveled many a mile and left plenty an impact in her century of life. The Tonawanda native recently celebrated her 100th birthday at Wheatfield Commons, a DePaul Senior Living Community in North Tonawanda.
NCCC unveils new EOP office, collaboration with Niagara Falls High School
Tue, Dec 8th 2020 01:30 pm
While the educational opportunity program (EOP) has been around since former New York State Assemblyman Arthur O. Eve started it in 1967, it is relatively new to Niagara County Community College. The program started at NCCC in August of 2016 with the goal of providing academic workshops, tutoring, counseling, advisement and financial assistance to historically under-served students who require additional academic support.
NCCC student advocates for accessibility at SUNY campuses
Mon, Dec 7th 2020 01:05 pm
Collin Lacki is a sophomore at Niagara County Community College studying music in hopes of pursuing a career in music therapy one day. He decided to enroll at NCCC because of the quality education he could receive at the college, while still getting a typical on-campus experience away from his home in Brocton. As a student with a disability, a quality education for Collin also meant receiving support through the accessibility services office on campus.
Memorial Medical Center suspends patient visitation
Sat, Dec 5th 2020 01:45 pm
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center on Saturday suspended patient visitation in order to better protect and maintain the health and safety of hospital patients and staff.
Full edition: The Tribune and The Sentinel for Dec. 4, 2020
Fri, Dec 4th 2020 06:05 pm
Full edition: The Tribune and The Sentinel for Dec. 4, 2020
Community support of Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station remains vital
Fri, Dec 4th 2020 05:20 pm
For the past 25 years, the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station (NFARS) and the civilian community have enjoyed a healthy relationship of mutual support. NIMAC's success and relationship with the NFARS is applauded across the USAF as an example of how a military affairs council should operate. It is what makes our community unique within the military community.
North Tonawanda bans smoking in public parks; enters into agreement on Empire State Trail Project
Fri, Dec 4th 2020 05:10 pm
Visitors to North Tonawanda parks will be able to breathe a little easier as a recent resolution has banned smoking throughout numerous city parks.
Sunrise Exchange Club honors veterans
Fri, Dec 4th 2020 05:05 pm
The Erie Niagara Sunrise Exchange Club honored its members who served in the armed forces at a special Americanism program held on Veterans Day, Nov. 11.
Niagara County Legislature supports PB&J drive
Fri, Dec 4th 2020 05:05 pm
Pete Robinson, founder of the Peanut Butter and Jelly Drive, spoke to the Niagara County Legislature on Tuesday about how this year's drive is more important than ever, with so many families struggling due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Tonawanda C of C lists unwrapped gifts drop-off sites
Fri, Dec 4th 2020 04:55 pm
The Chamber of Commerce of the Tonawandas reports its unwrapped gifts for ages 0-16 drive continues to Thursday, Dec. 10, at select businesses in the Niagara-Erie counties area.
NCCC hosts second annual Day of Giving
Fri, Dec 4th 2020 01:00 pm
Niagara County Community College participated in its second annual Day of Giving on Tuesday. Thunderwolves from all over - faculty, staff, alumni, and friends - came together to give back to NCCC, raising $7,347 from 105 donors. Their donations were designated toward programs that support NCCC's students and further the college mission. Areas that were included were the NCCC annual fund, Athletic Department, honors program, horticulture program and English department.
Women United winter drive underway
Thu, Dec 3rd 2020 11:35 am
Women United of the United Way of Greater Niagara is now collecting children's gloves, scarves, mittens and hats for local agencies.
N-W Kiwanis raffle postponed
Thu, Dec 3rd 2020 11:35 am
The Kiwanis Club of Niagara-Wheatfield announced its raffle, scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 5, has been postponed until further notice.
Niagara County DOH to offer drive-thru rabies clinic in NT
Thu, Dec 3rd 2020 11:30 am
The Niagara County Department of Health announced plans for a no cost, drive-thru rabies clinic from 1-4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 12, at the North Tonawanda Department of Public Works, 758 Erie Ave. The clinic will be available by appointment only.
Ortt joins forces with S.E.R.V. Niagara for holiday program
Wed, Dec 2nd 2020 05:55 pm
On Wednesday, New York State Senate Minority Leader Rob Ortt announced he would be joining forces with S.E.R.V. Niagara this holiday season to bring dinners, gifts, Christmas decorations and care packages to military and veteran families in Niagara County.
Niagara Area Habitat for Humanity receives John R. Oishei Foundation grant
Wed, Dec 2nd 2020 05:50 pm
The John R. Oishei Foundation has funded a $100,000 grant payable over three years to Niagara Area Habitat for Humanity. The grant will support the "Building Capacity to Strengthen Our Impact" initiative. It will be used to partially fund two AmeriCorps members and a part-time bookkeeper for three years.
Full edition: The Tribune and The Sentinel for Nov. 27, 2020
Fri, Nov 27th 2020 11:00 am
Full edition: The Tribune and The Sentinel for Nov. 20, 2020
Update on Lewiston Road accident
Fri, Nov 27th 2020 10:20 am
Local officials hand out free meals to Wheatfield seniors
Fri, Nov 27th 2020 07:00 am
Last Friday, officials from Niagara County and the Town of Wheatfield were on hand at the Wheatfield Senior Center to hand out over 100 Thanksgiving dinners to local seniors. The event was part of Niagara County Legislator Jesse Gooch's "Meals With Heart From Six Feet Apart" program that he created in March to offer affordable meals to seniors in the community amid the ongoing pandemic.
Kenan Center aims to support artists during Holiday Handmade Market
Fri, Nov 27th 2020 07:00 am
Many artisans are eager to boost their yearend sales during the holiday season after a year of canceled shows. The Kenan Center has designed a socially distanced shopping experience that meets state mandates while giving the community a chance to shop local, and handmade.
6th annual 'Art Off The Wall' is going virtual
Fri, Nov 27th 2020 06:55 am
Join the Carnegie Art Center as it celebrates the sixth annual "Art Off The Wall" exhibition and fundraiser to benefit the North Tonawanda venue.
Town of Niagara drop box available, meetings on Zoom
Tue, Nov 24th 2020 03:50 pm
Due to the current rise in COVID-19 cases, the Town of Niagara is holding board meetings via Zoom until further notice. The call-in number is 1-646-558-8656, and the meeting number 2669962599. The agenda and additional information is available online at www.townofniagara.com and on the Town of Niagara Facebook page.
Leading farm groups ask 60-hour overtime law to become permanent
Mon, Nov 23rd 2020 04:45 pm
A diverse group of agricultural organizations in the state are calling on the 60-hour overtime threshold for farm laborers to remain in place as a New York State Department of Labor wage board determines its fate.
 

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