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Former Page's Whistle Pig and Clancy's Restaurant site demolished
Fri, May 7th 2021 11:25 am
Last Thursday, demolition crews began tearing down the vacated structures located at 7001 Packard Road in the Town of Niagara. The location was most recently the site of Clancy's Restaurant. However, for many locals, the location will forever be remembered as the home of Page's Whistle Pig.
Carnegie Art Center to host monthly 'Makers Market' on its lawn space
Mon, May 3rd 2021 01:40 pm
The Carnegie Art Center presents a monthly "Makers Market" that will take place outside on its lawn every second Saturday of the month starting in May and going into September. This monthly event will feature up to 35 vendors selling handcrafted goods, vintage items and/or refreshments at 240 Goundry St., North Tonawanda.
Stavatti Aerospace plans get OK from Town of Niagara, Niagara County planning boards
Fri, Apr 30th 2021 11:00 am
A site plan from Stavatti Aerospace Ltd. to begin initial construction and repairs at the former Army Reserve base located in the municipality was approved by both the Town of Niagara and Niagara County planning boards last week. The approved plans allow Stavatti to begin remediation efforts to bring building No. 4, a 37,500-square-foot hangar, up to code.
NCCC ahead of the curve amidst budding cannabis industry
Fri, Apr 30th 2021 11:00 am
On March 31, Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed legislation legalizing adult use of cannabis throughout New York. During the announcement, Cuomo said the development of an adult-use cannabis industry in New York has, "The potential to create significant economic opportunities for New Yorkers and the state." Its estimated the industry could bring in $350 million in tax revenue each year and potentially create 30,000 to 60,000 jobs.
Memorial Medical Center honors staff for heroic efforts
Wed, Apr 28th 2021 09:40 am
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center joined together Tuesday to celebrate and recognize staff for what it called their "heroic efforts set forth throughout the pandemic, including the important role in Niagara County's mass-vaccination effort."
NTHS Wall of Fame Project holding 'Party Like a Lumberjack' event
Fri, Apr 23rd 2021 02:10 pm
The North Tonawanda High School Wall of Fame Project - a nonprofit organization dedicated to revitalizing both the high school's athletic and fine arts walls of fame - is holding a "Party Like a Lumberjack" celebration/fundraising event from 1-5 p.m. Sunday, May 2, at Brownies Sports Bar, 775 Oliver St.
A conversation with Niagara Falls Police Department Chief Faso
Fri, Apr 23rd 2021 11:00 am
On March 1, John Faso was sworn in as the superintendent of police for the Niagara Falls Police Department. He had been acting as the interim chief for the department since December, after the retirement of the former police chief, Thomas Licata.
North Tonawanda celebrates Dyngus Day with Oliver Street parade
Fri, Apr 16th 2021 12:00 pm
A little rain couldn't stop North Tonawanda's first (potentially annual) Dyngus Day parade.
Great Place to Work and Fortune name Wegmans No. 4 on 2021 '100 Best Companies to Work For'
Mon, Apr 12th 2021 01:40 pm
Wegmans has been named one of the 2021 Fortune "100 Best Companies to Work For," according to global research and consulting firm Great Place to Work and Fortune.
Scott Furniture going out of business
Fri, Apr 9th 2021 12:15 pm
Prominent local family-owned business Scott Furniture is going out of business after 44 years in service to the community. Owners plan to remain open until November at 4419 Military Road, in the Town of Niagara.
North Tonawanda HUB continues to serve
Wed, Mar 31st 2021 09:50 am
In an effort to assist qualified families who are in need of services in Niagara County, the North Tonawanda HUB hosted a drive-thru event March 10 at the South Elementary School and High School in North Tonawanda. One hundred fifty families received a bag of resources available to them for utilization during this pandemic.
DEC public comment period for proposed Town of Niagara asphalt plant
Fri, Mar 26th 2021 11:35 am
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation is holding a public comment period regarding an air quality permit filed on behalf of a proposed asphalt plant for 4660 Witmer Road in the Town of Niagara. Written comments may be sent to Kerri L. Pickard-DePriest at DEC Region 9 Headquarters, 270 Michigan Ave., Buffalo, NY 14203. The deadline for comment recently was extended to May 3.
Canal Fest canceled again this year
Wed, Mar 24th 2021 04:25 pm
Canal Fest of the Tonawandas 2021 has been officially canceled, North Tonawanda Mayor Arthur G. Pappas announced Tuesday. The event was scheduled for July 18-25.
9-year-old 'Jam Man' interviews the stars
Fri, Mar 19th 2021 02:00 pm
It's probably safe to assume most 9-year-olds didn't spend their COVID-19 lockdown time interviewing Hollywood actors and rock stars.
Niagara County SPCA kicks off fundraising season with 'Bark Day Bash'
Fri, Mar 19th 2021 11:40 am
The Niagara County SPCA kicked off its fundraising season on Wednesday with its first "Bark Day Bash" event at the Sheraton Hotel in Niagara Falls. The event provided a lively, yet-COVID-19-friendly and well-organized affair for attendees to celebrate St. Patrick's Day whilst raising money for one of the area's foremost animal welfare organizations.
Town of Wheatfield: Revenues topped losses by $150,000 in 2020
Fri, Mar 19th 2021 11:35 am
The Town of Wheatfield received $150,446 more in revenues than it spent for all of its budgetary funds and special districts in 2020.
$3.36 million in Greenway funds for Veterans Memorial Park project
Fri, Mar 19th 2021 11:15 am
On Tuesday, the Host Community Standing Committee (HCSC), which administers and oversees projects financed by the Niagara River Greenway Recreation/Tourism Fund, awarded $3.36 million to Veterans Memorial Community Park in the Town of Niagara. The funds will be used to cover phases III and IV of the park's master plan. The project was deemed consistent with the principles of the Niagara Greenway by the Greenway Commission on March 3.
Thunder of Niagara air show canceled
Fri, Mar 19th 2021 11:00 am
The Thunder of Niagara 2021 air show has been canceled, organizers announced Wednesday. The show was originally slated for June 19 and 20 and was set to feature the Blue Angels and the Canadian Forces Snowbirds.
NYS: COVID-19 vaccination appointments now available at Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls
Wed, Mar 17th 2021 10:45 am
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Wednesday announced appointments are now available at 10 new state-run mass-vaccination sites across the state, including The Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls at 101 Old Falls St. All 10 sites will open Friday, March 19, and will operate from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily. Each site will have the ability to vaccinate more than 1,000 New Yorkers daily, dependent on supply from the federal government.
Excitement for future of Fashion Outlets Mall
Fri, Mar 12th 2021 07:00 am
When it comes to the Fashion Outlets, John Doran says there's actually plenty of reasons to be optimistic.
Matt's Music is TNT March Member of the Month
Tue, Mar 9th 2021 01:55 pm
Matt's Music is the Chamber of Commerce of the Tonawandas March Member of the Month.
NT Parks and Rec. seeking artist submissions Gateway Harbor memorial
Fri, Mar 5th 2021 04:20 pm
Calling all artists! Gateway Harbor of the Tonawandas, in conjunction with Lumber City Development Corp. and Project Pride, is accepting artistic proposals for a mural to be painted at Gateway Harbor using a seating nook along the docks, just west of the Main Street Bridge as the canvas.
Rustic Buffalo Artisan Market announces plans for an expansion of iconic North Tonawanda building
Tue, Mar 2nd 2021 03:05 pm
John Pirrone and Scott DeMott, owners of Rustic Buffalo Artisan Market, recently announced they will be expanding their business and reopening North Tonawanda's iconic White Linen Tea House - also on the same property as Rustic Buffalo - and converting the 3,400-square-foot area into an additional Artisan Market with 45 artisans. All said, they will bring together over 110 local artisans showcased in three uniquely styled buildings on the Rustic Buffalo campus.
Wheatfield Town Board to return to in-person meetings
Fri, Feb 26th 2021 09:30 am
Tuesday's Town of Wheatfield board meeting revealed the March 17 session will mark a return to in-person gatherings in the council chambers. The board has been meeting via Zoom since November.
COVID-19: NT woman hospitalized before holidays heads home
Fri, Feb 5th 2021 07:00 am
Talia Kalisiak, a 20-year-old North Tonawanda woman hospitalized with COVID-19 since Nov. 11, finally made her way home on Feb. 3, thanks to the medical rehabilitation team at Kenmore Mercy Hospital.
Niagara County gives greenlight to moderate- and higher-risk sports
Wed, Jan 27th 2021 10:50 am
Niagara County Public Health Director Daniel J. Stapleton on Wednesday said moderate- and higher-risk sports in Niagara County may proceed in accordance with New York state guidelines. Last Friday, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said the decision on whether these sports could start back up would be made by each county's health director.
Help support Catholic Charities' goal of being a 'beacon of hope' for those in need
Tue, Jan 26th 2021 02:25 pm
Over the past year, 20,333 Niagara County neighbors in need of all ages were served by the 10 programs Catholic Charities offers here. We provided basic emergency assistance, including support for food and finding housing.
Cuomo announces expansion of Pine Pharmaceuticals in Tonawanda
Tue, Jan 26th 2021 10:40 am
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday announced the expansion of Pine Pharmaceuticals LLC's manufacturing plant in the Town of Tonawanda. The drug outsourcing company - which moved to the 25,000-square-foot building at 355 Riverwalk Parkway in the Riverview Solar Technology Park in May of 2018 - will be tripling the size of the facility.
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.
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.
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."
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.
Memorial administers first doses of COVID-19 vaccine
Fri, Dec 18th 2020 05:15 pm
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center on Friday began administering COVID-19 vaccine to front-line hospital caregivers and residents and staff members at its nursing home, the Schoellkopf Health Center.
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.
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:
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%).
Tonawandas Chamber welcomes Sign Gypsies WNY
Wed, Dec 9th 2020 02:50 pm
The Chamber of Commerce of the Tonawandas held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for Sign Gypsies WNY on Tuesday. Director of Marketing and Membership Sarah Nelson welcomed in the newest member.
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.
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.
PHOTOS: Town of Niagara Lions honor nation's veterans
Fri, Nov 13th 2020 04:30 pm
Veterans Day in the Town of Niagara was one of honor, appreciation and remembrance for the dedication to service of all the nation's servicemen and women.
 

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