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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.
Deposits for Food suspended
Fri, Mar 20th 2020 11:30 am
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.
Ljiljanich addresses Niagara-Wheatfield families
Sun, Mar 15th 2020 10:55 pm
Niagara Wheatfield Central School District Superintendent Daniel G. Ljiljanich provided the following message Sunday night via the NW website:
COVID-19: Niagara County proactively declares state of emergency, announces school closures
Sun, Mar 15th 2020 04:20 pm
Though Niagara County is still free of confirmed COVID-19 cases, a state of emergency was declared Sunday - and all school districts will be closed Monday.
Aquarium of Niagara to close for two weeks in response to COVID-19
Sun, Mar 15th 2020 12:35 pm
The Aquarium of Niagara will close to the public at 5 p.m. on Sunday, March 15, and remain closed through 9 a.m. March 28, in response to COVID-19. All scheduled events and programs within that timeframe are cancelled.
NYS COVID-19 info, list of resources
Fri, Mar 13th 2020 09:00 pm
HERE is a link to the most up-to-date information on COVID-19, the coronavirus, from the New York State Department of Health.
Wheatfield Town Board receives coronavirus update from Godfrey
Fri, Mar 13th 2020 07:00 pm
The Wheatfield Town Board had a busy session at its meeting this week. Amid procedural matters that involved local garbage pickup, a recently approved block grant for a local brewery, and an upcoming public hearing on stop signs, Niagara County Legislator David E. Godfrey was on hand to provide an update regarding the county's response to the ongoing threat of the coronavirus.
Tonawanda Sportsmen's Club hidden gem in Pendleton
Fri, Mar 13th 2020 06:50 pm
Shooters Grille at the Tonawandas Sportsmen's Club is serving full-service dinners, including haddock fish beginning at 5 p.m. every Wednesday and Friday throughout Lent.
Town of Wheatfield issues coronavirus guidelines for employees
Fri, Mar 13th 2020 06:15 pm
On Friday, Supervisor Don MacSwan told the Tribune the Town of Wheatfield has adjusted its employee policy in response to COVID-19. Specifically, he indicated the town would adhere to various employee guidelines in response to the virus as outlined by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Niagara USA Chamber postpones gala
Thu, Mar 12th 2020 04:50 pm
"The Niagara USA Chamber has announced that the 2020 Annual Awards Dinner has been postponed. The event was scheduled for Friday March 13th at the Seneca Niagara Resort and Casino. This annual event recognizes the best in business excellence in Niagara County."
Catholic Health announces enhanced visitor screenings
Thu, Mar 12th 2020 03:45 pm
As Catholic Health takes proactive steps to protect the health and safety of its patients, long-term care residents, and associates amid the growing coronavirus crisis, the health system announced enhanced visitor screenings at its member hospitals, including Mercy Hospital of Buffalo, Kenmore Mercy Hospital, Mount St. Mary's Hospital, and Sisters of Charity Hospital and its St. Joseph Campus.
Niagara University 'Takes Back the Night' on April 2
Wed, Mar 11th 2020 12:30 pm
Niagara University invites the community to "Take Back the Night" on Thursday, April 2, through participation in an annual event that aims to end sexual, relationship, and gender-based violence in all forms.
'Pints for Progress' in North Tonawanda
Wed, Mar 11th 2020 12:25 pm
The Oliver Street Merchants Association will host the first "Pints for Progress NT" from 6-9 p.m. Tuesday, March 24, at the Buffalo Wings & Brewhouse, 653 Oliver St., North Tonawanda.
'Twisted Tales From the Golden Days of Radio' at Ghostlight Theatre
Wed, Mar 11th 2020 07:00 am
"Twisted Tales From the Golden Age of Radio" will be presented at the Ghostlight Theatre, 170 Schenck St., North Tonawanda, from March 19-22. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased online at: www.starrynighttheatre.com.
Learn about role Erie Canal played in face of crime & law enforcement during the mid-1800s.
Wed, Mar 11th 2020 07:00 am
Lt. Jonathan Anderson will visit the Niagara History Center at 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 24, to present his historical tale about policing during the Erie Canal era. He serves on the Onondaga Sheriff's Department and has been the department's honorary historian for many years.
Niagara County still free from the coronavirus, as DOH issues new update
Tue, Mar 10th 2020 02:55 pm
There are currently zero confirmed cases of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Niagara County. While the risk of COVID-19 in Niagara County is low, the Niagara County Department of Health continues to remain vigilant in ensuring community members are protected.
Catholic Health announces new visiting hours for its hospitals and long-term care facilities
Tue, Mar 10th 2020 02:10 pm
As Catholic Health continues its coronavirus (COVID-19) emergency management preparations to protect the health and safety of its patients, long-term care residents and associates, the health system announced additional restrictions to its visiting hours.
United Way of Greater Niagara to host 10th annual meeting & awards breakfast
Mon, Mar 9th 2020 06:40 pm
United Way of Greater Niagara will host its 10th annual meeting and awards breakfast on Friday, April 3, at the Niagara Riverside Resort (formerly Four Points Sheraton), 7001 Buffalo Ave., Niagara Falls. The event will celebrate the success of UWGN's 2019 annual campaign, which raised over $1 million to provide vital funding to 29 agencies in Niagara County.
Niagara Falls Memorial revises visitation policy
Mon, Mar 9th 2020 06:35 pm
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center today revised its visitation policy to afford better protection to its patients, staff and visitors in the wake of the worldwide coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak.
Entrepreneur series at NCCC
Mon, Mar 9th 2020 07:00 am
For those looking to enhance their business skills or strengthen an existing business, the Small Business Development Center at Niagara County Community College will offer an entrepreneur series this spring. The event is presented in collaboration with community partners from the Greater Lockport Development Center, the Niagara County Center for Economic Development, and the Lumber City Development Corp.
 

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