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NT: Property tax increases almost assured as city faces COVID-19 struggles.
Mon, Oct 19th 2020 11:35 am
At Tuesday's North Tonawanda Common Council work session, Mayor Arthur G. Pappas read his 2021 budget message to the council, wherein he says a slight property tax increase seems all but imminent.
Town of Niagara: Update on Military Road School
Mon, Oct 19th 2020 11:00 am
The Town of Niagara added a message regarding Military Road school to its website on Thursday. The school, which closed in 1992, was all but burned down in 2019 as the result of arson. It has remained an eyesore for residents ever since.
People Inc.: Employing people with disabilities is a year-round goal
Mon, Oct 19th 2020 09:45 am
Ensuring that people with developmental disabilities and varying abilities secure and maintain meaningful, competitive employment is an important part of what People Inc. does year-round.
Niagara Pride partners with local business & agencies for Thanksgiving food drive, fundraiser
Mon, Oct 19th 2020 08:10 am
Niagara Pride is partnering with Busy Bee Bookstore in Lockport and other local community agencies to conduct a food drive to benefit Heart, Love & Soul Food Pantry in Niagara Falls, and other local food pantries. This year's food drive is also a fundraising opportunity for Niagara Pride.
Full edition: The Tribune and The Sentinel for Oct. 16, 2020
Fri, Oct 16th 2020 05:00 pm
Full edition: The Tribune and The Sentinel for Oct. 9, 2020
Halloween 2020 in North Tonawanda
Fri, Oct 16th 2020 11:55 am
This year presents new ideas and challenges for the holidays. Since we are still attempting to keep the rate of COVID-19 infection low, there are new guidelines for Halloween from the CDC. Their recommendations are to avoid door-to-door trick or treating, although Gov. Cuomo did say it was allowed in NYS.
Niagara Wheatfield's new athletic field stirs Falcon pride for a pair of alumni
Fri, Oct 16th 2020 11:30 am
Recently, Niagara Wheatfield High School celebrated the completion of its new multipurpose athletic field. The project, which was estimated to cost $7.6 million, included an all-new synthetic turf field and is able to accommodate football, baseball, softball, lacrosse, soccer and field hockey. The project also included new bleachers (able to seat 2,000 home and 500 away fans), scoreboards, lights, fencing and backstops.
Seaman receives backing of local law enforcement
Fri, Oct 16th 2020 11:30 am
I'm Brian Seaman and am running for district attorney.
The Sitting Club: Niagara Falls-based clothing brand reflects on community, friendship, and now, coffee
Fri, Oct 16th 2020 11:25 am
When Matthew Catanese set out to start his own clothing brand, he knew he wanted his designs to be a reflection of the things that mean the most to him.
NT: Tylec calls on Niagara County for financial aid during COVID-19-induced fiscal crisis
Fri, Oct 16th 2020 11:10 am
At a scheduled meeting of the North Tonawanda Common Council on Tuesday, Alderman-at-Large Austin Tylec presented a resolution requesting the Niagara County Legislature to take swift action to aid the city as it prepares its already delayed budget. The sales tax revenue his city receives is expected to include a $1 million revenue gap Tylec estimates due to the economic impacts of COVID-19.
Niagara County DMV doubles number of available appointments
Tue, Oct 13th 2020 01:55 pm
Niagara County Clerk Joseph A. Jastrzemski said New York state is requiring all previously expired documents that were still considered valid during the pandemic be renewed by Nov. 3: This includes driver's licenses, vehicle registrations and non-driver identification cards.
Coronavirus stats for Oct. 12-13
Tue, Oct 13th 2020 01:40 pm
Coronavirus stats for Oct. 12-13
Niagara County announces next sheriff's office community engagement meetings
Tue, Oct 13th 2020 10:50 am
Niagara County Legislature Chairwoman Becky Wydysh and Acting Sheriff Michael Filicetti on Monday announced the next meeting of the county task force charged with complying with Gov. Andrew Cuomo's mandate that local governments undertake a police reform and reinvention collaborative initiative. The meeting will be held at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 14, at Mt. Zion Baptist Church, 1334 Calumet Ave., Niagara Falls. The public is welcome and encouraged to attend to express their opinions.
NCSO: Man found dead in Wheatfield
Sat, Oct 10th 2020 08:15 pm
The Niagara County Sheriff's Office reported a homicide on Saturday morning.
Full edition: The Tribune and The Sentinel for Oct. 9, 2020
Sat, Oct 10th 2020 10:45 am
Full edition: The Tribune and The Sentinel for Oct. 9, 2020
NYS Senate Republicans fight to save 'Farm to School' incentive program
Fri, Oct 9th 2020 01:35 pm
New York State Senate Republican Leader Rob Ortt and members of the Senate Republican Conference sent a letter to Gov. Andrew Cuomo asking for clarity and a reverse course on any potential changes to the successful "Farm to School" incentive program.
Niagara County to hold outdoor career fair at Oppenheim Park
Fri, Oct 9th 2020 01:35 pm
The Niagara County Department of Employment and Training will hold an outdoor career fair next Thursday, Oct. 15, at Oppenheim Park for those seeking employment. More than 20 companies with open positions have signed up to take part.
Greater Niagara Fishing Expo moving to February 2021
Fri, Oct 9th 2020 01:05 pm
The Greater Niagara Fishing and Outdoor Expo, one of the largest pure-fishing shows in the Great Lakes, is postponing its popular event at the Conference and Event Center Niagara Falls due to COVID-19. Conference Center officials are following New York state guidelines, as well as Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommendations, regarding what protocols need to be followed in an effort to keep attendees, vendors and Conference Center staff safe.
870 Lee Home Haunt to benefit Niagara County SPCA
Fri, Oct 9th 2020 07:00 am
For the second year in a row, local construction company WNY Property Kings will be hosting a house haunt at 870 Lee Ave., North Tonawanda, to benefit Niagara County SPCA.
Wheatfield 2021 tentative budget: Slight tax increase to cover garbage costs
Fri, Oct 9th 2020 07:00 am
On Tuesday, the Wheatfield Town Board formally received its 2021 tentative budget, which includes a small tax increase attributed to rising garbage collection costs. Budget Director Ed Mongold was on hand for a brief presentation where he explained some of the developments.
NTHS Wall of Fame project hopes to inspire future generations
Fri, Oct 9th 2020 07:00 am
This past March, John Baran was attending his great-nephew's home volleyball game at North Tonawanda High School when he saw something that just didn't sit right with him.
Niagara Falls Music Hall of Fame announces induction Class of 2020
Fri, Oct 9th 2020 07:00 am
On Tuesday, the Niagara Falls Music Hall of Fame announced its 2020 inductees at a small, private event at the Evening Star Concert Hall. This year's inductees are Marsha McWilson, Seven Day Faith, Thom Rotella, Michael Hatalak, D'Amico Music, Thomas Nelson and Charles Chiarenza. Additionally, a Niagara Falls Music Support Award in honor of the late Dr. Samuel "Saxman" Morreale was presented to Thomas Proctor IV (aka Thomas Loop).
HANCI recipient of KeyBank/First Niagara Foundation grant
Tue, Oct 6th 2020 08:40 pm
The Health Association of Niagara County Inc. - better known as HANCI - announced Tuesday it is the recipient of a $30,000 grant award from KeyBank, in partnership with the First Niagara Foundation. The grant was awarded to the nonprofit to implement a frontline worker education and care coordination/telehealth program.
Chair project kicks off school year in project-based engineering
Mon, Oct 5th 2020 02:00 pm
The first day that students showed up for Scott Brauer's project-based engineering class, they were a bit confused by the lack of some place to sit. The Orleans/Niagara BOCES class, located at the Niagara Career and Technical Education Center, seemed to have no chairs.
Niagara County announces upcoming civil service exams
Mon, Oct 5th 2020 12:15 pm
Niagara County Legislator Tony Nemi announced the application deadlines for two upcoming civil service exams - for social service worker and correction officer - are fast approaching, and encouraged those who are interested to sign up now for the exam. The application deadline for both exams is Oct. 23, and the respective tests will be given Dec. 5.
Becker Farms presents 'Haunted Forest' as drive-thru experience
Mon, Oct 5th 2020 10:15 am
Becker Farms reimagines its "Haunted Hayride" as a "Haunted Forest" drive-thru experience starting Oct. 16 and running 7-10 p.m., Friday, Saturday and Sunday through Oct. 31.
Full edition: The Tribune and The Sentinel for Oct. 2, 2020
Fri, Oct 2nd 2020 06:25 pm
Full edition: The Tribune and The Sentinel for Oct. 2, 2020
North Tonawanda to submit late budget; council members worry about transparency
Fri, Oct 2nd 2020 05:50 pm
In a letter from the mayor's office this week, the City of North Tonawanda announced this year's tentative budget will be submitted late.
Wheatfield discusses Halloween plans
Fri, Oct 2nd 2020 05:50 pm
At Monday's Town Board meeting, the Town of Wheatfield announced that this year's Halloween trick-or-treat hours will be from 4-8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 31. The town recommends all participants follow state and CDC guidelines and take caution in all Halloween-associated activities.
Fostering communities is all fun and games at new card game store in NT
Fri, Oct 2nd 2020 05:45 pm
City officials were on hand Thursday for a ribbon-cutting ceremony marking the grand opening of the Mana Bar, a retail establishment specializing in hobby and collectible trading card games with a primary focus on the ever popular "Magic: The Gathering" (MtG). The store is located at 287 Oliver St.
Bills alumni help animals in need at Niagara County SPCA
Fri, Oct 2nd 2020 05:40 pm
On Thursday, Buffalo Bills alumni Booker Edgerson, Ken Jones and Lou Piccone visited the Niagara County SPCA to sponsor the cage of a shelter dog on behalf of Cure the Blue, a nonprofit organization that raises awareness of prostate cancer.
'Art of Suffrage' on display in Niagara County Courthouse
Fri, Oct 2nd 2020 01:30 pm
This year marks the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment, which gave women the right to vote. In celebration of this historic milestone, visitors to the Niagara County Courthouse in Lockport can see pieces of the display the "Art of Suffrage." The work had been on display at the Kenan Center since February.
Niagara County DMV to host 2nd Saturday event for driver's license renewals
Tue, Sep 29th 2020 05:50 pm
Niagara County Clerk Joseph A. Jastrzemski announced the Niagara County Department of Motor Vehicles will hold its second Saturday event for those who need to renew their driver's licenses. No appointment is necessary.
Coronavirus stats for Sept. 28
Mon, Sep 28th 2020 05:10 pm
Coronavirus stats for Sept. 28
Packing life into her years: Esther Loucks turns 100
Mon, Sep 28th 2020 11:40 am
Esther Loucks, a North Tonawanda native, recently celebrated her 100th birthday with friends and family at Wheatfield Commons, a DePaul Senior Living Community in North Tonawanda. Loucks has deep roots in the area and has enjoyed 100 years of giving back to her church, traveling the world and staying active!
Rotary to hold 'Celebrate Lockport!' raffle
Mon, Sep 28th 2020 11:40 am
Rotary Club of Lockport invites area residents to help meet needs in the community during these challenging times by supporting the virtual "Celebrate Lockport!" raffle at 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 16.
Niagara County announces community engagement meetings on sheriff's office
Fri, Sep 25th 2020 03:00 pm
Niagara County Legislature Chairman Becky Wydysh and Acting Sheriff Michael Filicetti on Friday announced the next steps Niagara County is taking to comply with Gov. Andrew Cuomo's mandate that local governments undertake a police reform and reinvention collaborative initiative.
Carrousel Museum to host Chiavetta's fundraiser
Fri, Sep 25th 2020 01:45 pm
The Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum is holding a curbside Chiavetta's chicken dinner pick-up from 3-6 p.m. Friday Oct. 9. Dinners are $12 each in advance, and include Famous Chiavetta's Chicken, potato salad, coleslaw and a dinner. A portion of each dinner sold will help the museum to recover some of the lost event revenue the museum faces due to COVID-19.
Niagara-Wheatfield Community Ed October classes
Fri, Sep 25th 2020 01:40 pm
This October, the Niagara-Wheatfield Community Education program will offer a host of interesting and engaging courses for adults, teens and children to enjoy. Course categories will include:
United Way kicks off 2020 campaign
Fri, Sep 25th 2020 12:00 pm
Last Friday, the United Way of Greater Niagara announced the start of its 2020 fundraising campaign at the Four Points Sheridan Hotel in Niagara Falls. The organization says this year's campaign, which will run through Nov. 30, is more critical than ever as community groups continue to struggle with the effects of COVID-19. Funds raised throughout will continue to support 29 agencies focused on a spectrum of human services throughout the Niagara Region.
 

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