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Gooch asks Hochul to intervene on Shawnee Road speed limit
Fri, Sep 17th 2021 10:40 am
Niagara County Legislator Jesse Gooch on Thursday sent a letter to Gov. Kathy Hochul asking her to intervene in efforts to lower the speed limit on Shawnee Road in the Town of Wheatfield. Residents have been seeking a speed limit reduction for years, but the state Department of Transportation has refused the request.
Ascension Industries named Member of the Month
Thu, Sep 16th 2021 10:05 am
The Chamber of Commerce of the Tonawandas named Ascension Industries its Member of the Month.
Wheatfield Lions 'End of Summer Fest'
Thu, Sep 16th 2021 09:25 am
The Wheatfield Lions Club will host its "End of Summer Fest" on Saturday, Sept. 18, at American Legion Post 1451, 6525 Ward Road, Sanborn.
DEC proposes regulation allowing counties to opt out of holiday deer hunt
Thu, Sep 16th 2021 09:25 am
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos announced the release of a proposed regulation that, if adopted, would allow counties to opt out of the recently established end-of-year deer hunt, slated to occur annually between Dec. 26 and Jan. 1. The "holiday hunt" is an extension of the late bow and muzzleloader deer season in New York's southern zone.
Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls USA & Sunnking to host free e-recycling drive-thru event
Mon, Sep 13th 2021 01:50 pm
Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls USA has partnered with Sunnking to host its annual electronic recycling event from 8:30 a.m. to noon this Saturday, Sept. 18, at the shopping center, 1900 Military Road, Niagara Falls. Attendees will be able to visit to drop off their electronics from the convenience of their vehicle.
NCSO utilizing new tech
Fri, Sep 10th 2021 12:45 pm
Sheriff Michael Filicetti announced the implementation of a new tool to assist the Niagara County Sheriff's Office in handling mental health calls. In partnership with Niagara County Mental Health, and through the benefit of a grant received by the New York State Office of Mental Health, the NCSO will be deploying iPads to deputies. The tech will be utilized to connect persons in crisis directly with mental health clinicians.
NW Board of Education to meet
Fri, Sep 10th 2021 12:35 pm
The Niagara Wheatfield Board of Education meeting to be held Wednesday, Sept. 15, will begin at 6 p.m. with an anticipated executive session. The public session is expected to begin at 7 p.m. and will be held in the High School Adult Learning Center, 2292 Saunders Settlement Road, Sanborn.
Wheatfield adopts solar law changes; pledges support for Hunt Street bridge reopening
Fri, Sep 3rd 2021 10:45 am
On Monday, the Town of Wheatfield voted to adopt a number of revisions to its solar law, largely pertaining to utility-scale solar farms and energy systems. The amendments are aimed at addressing public concerns surrounding such facilities that were raised after a 6.3-megawatt project by Borrego Solar Systems at 2469 Lockport Road was approved and completed following the initial solar law's passing in 2017. The move comes as a town-imposed six month moratorium on new solar projects expired this month.
Niagara County issues roadwork update
Fri, Sep 3rd 2021 10:45 am
Niagara County Public Works Commissioner Garret Meal on Thursday provided updates on two road construction projects in Niagara County: Bear Ridge Road and Lockport Road.
Wegmans ranked No. 1 on PEOPLE's 'Companies That Care' list
Thu, Sep 2nd 2021 10:25 am
Wegmans has ranked No. 1 on PEOPLE's 2021 list of "Companies That Care." The list highlights companies that have demonstrated respect, care and concern for their employees, their communities, and the environment. Wegmans has been included on the list for five consecutive years.
All-new event coming to historic Ghostlight Theatre just in time for Halloween
Thu, Sep 2nd 2021 10:25 am
Experience the Ghostlight Theatre as you've never seen it before when its resident ghosts finally come out from the shadows to tell their own stories live (or rather ... dead) on stage.
Niagara County Central Rotary installs officers
Mon, Aug 30th 2021 06:55 pm
The Rotary Club of Niagara County Central was chartered by Rotary International on June 23, 1987. Thirty-four years later, the club is still active and supportive in the community.
Household hazardous waste collection at Wheatfield Town Hall
Mon, Aug 30th 2021 11:30 am
Niagara County Legislature Chairwoman Becky Wydysh, legislators David Godfrey and Jesse Gooch, and Town of Wheatfield Supervisor Don MacSwan invite the local community to a household hazardous waste collection Saturday, Aug. 21, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., at Wheatfield Town Hall. The event is open to Niagara County residents. An appointment is required. Register online at www.rethinkyourwaste.com.
Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls USA teams with Salvation Army, Niagara Falls Boys & Girls Club, United Way of Greater Niagara to host back-to-school event
Mon, Aug 30th 2021 10:35 am
Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls USA has partnered with The Salvation Army, Niagara Falls Boys and Girls Club and the United Way of Greater Niagara to host its annual back-to-school event from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 4, at the shopping center, located at 1900 Military Road, Niagara Falls. The event aims to help local families gear up for the new school year and features a backpack and school supplies giveaway to the first 500 students, while supplies last.
Niagara County's Michael Kislack named to FASNY Firemen's Home board
Fri, Aug 27th 2021 10:50 am
Michael Kislack of St. Johnsburg was elected to the board of trustees of the Firemen's Association of the State of New York (FASNY) Firemen's Home. This is Kislack's first elected position with FASNY. He will serve as trustee for a five-year term.
NCCC kicks off inaugural esports season with launch party
Tue, Aug 24th 2021 12:45 pm
The esports industry is expected to pass the $1 billion mark by early 2022. Niagara County Community College will meet demand within the industry both on the creative side and on a competitive level for students. A newly renovated portion of NCCC's cafeteria has been reconstructed and redesigned as the new advanced computing lab, which will host computer programming courses as well as serve as a home base for NCCC's esports teams.
NCDOH to provide 3rd dose of COVID-19 vaccine to qualifying individuals
Fri, Aug 20th 2021 03:20 pm
The Niagara County Department of Health will provide a third dose of COVID-19 vaccine to people who are moderately or severely immunocompromised due to a medical condition or receipt of immunosuppressive medications or treatments.
Higgins & Catholic Health: $880K in American Rescue Plan funding for community vaccine outreach in Niagara County
Fri, Aug 20th 2021 09:45 am
Congressman Brian Higgins on Thursday announced Catholic Health has been awarded $880,000 in American Rescue Plan Funding to address COVID-19 vaccine disparities in Niagara County, particularly in Niagara Falls, where lack of access to vaccine resources and widespread vaccine hesitancy are preventing the community from reaching optimal vaccination rates.
Empower maintains CQL quality assurances accreditation
Mon, Aug 16th 2021 02:50 pm
Empower has again been awarded Quality Assurances Accreditation from CQL | The Council on Quality and Leadership. The notable achievement indicates Empower has developed strong organizational systems and practices that positively impact the lives of people with disabilities.
Wheatfield veterans honored in memorial dedication
Fri, Aug 13th 2021 11:15 am
On Saturday, Aug. 8, a crowd of residents, including current and former military personnel and their families, joined local and state officials on a beautiful, sunny afternoon for a dedication ceremony for the Wheatfield Veterans Memorial.
Traffic safety a concern for law enforcement
Thu, Aug 12th 2021 07:45 pm
The Niagara County Traffic Safety Board is charged with promoting and overseeing traffic safety throughout Niagara County. This coalition includes members of law enforcement, local and county public works departments, and Niagara County legislators. The goal is to ensure the safety of residents and visitors as they travel throughout Niagara County.
Niagara County inducts 87 into Purple Heart Book
Wed, Aug 11th 2021 10:40 am
Niagara County Clerk Joseph A. Jastrzemski on Tuesday released the names of the 87 county residents who were inducted into the Purple Heart Book during a recognition ceremony on Purple Heart Day (Aug. 7) at Raymond Klimek Veteran's Park in North Tonawanda.
City of Niagara Falls Police Department enforcing aggressive driving campaign
Tue, Aug 10th 2021 12:15 pm
Mayor Robert Restaino announced the Niagara Falls Police Department, in conjunction with the Niagara County Sheriff's Office and the New York State Police, will conduct an ongoing aggressive driving campaign in the City of Niagara Falls.
DEC taking comments on Military Road brownfield site
Fri, Aug 6th 2021 03:00 pm
The New York Department of Environmental Conservation is taking public commentary on a proposed remedy to address contamination related to the 4435-4435 Military Road brownfield site, No. C932174, also known as the former Military Road School in the Town of Niagara.
Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls, USA, to host free job fair
Mon, Aug 2nd 2021 06:10 pm
Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls, USA, has partnered with Niagara WorkSource One to host a free job fair on Wednesday, Aug. 4. Interested job-seekers are encouraged to come to the shopping center, located at 1900 Military Road, between the hours of 1-3 p.m. to learn more about the available career opportunities.
Superintendents: Native American schools crumbling while NYS fails to act
Fri, Jul 30th 2021 07:00 am
Crumbling brickwork, failing roofs, leaking windows, unsecure doors - three Native American schools in New York state, three disturbingly similar stories.
Niagara County Department of Health joins cooperative effort to wipe out terrestrial rabies
Thu, Jul 29th 2021 06:45 pm
The Niagara County Department of Health Environmental Division is part of a collaborative effort to prevent the spread of rabies in the Western New York region through dissemination of oral rabies vaccine (ORV).
Project HOPE accepting applicants for free exterior paint job
Thu, Jul 29th 2021 06:35 pm
North Tonawanda's Painters Plus is accepting applications for its 11th annual Project HOPE (Helping Others Paint Exteriors), which awards a free exterior home paint job to a selected applicant in need.
Lions 'LEGO's for Roswell Kids' brings hope, joy to children
Mon, Jul 26th 2021 12:05 pm
Our Town of Wheatfield Lions have been practicing the root meaning of our motto - "We Serve." Our main service areas include: blind, diabetics, hunger, environment, disaster relief, humanitarian care, and children's cancer.
Ortt, Morinello & Norris request emergency flooding assistance
Fri, Jul 23rd 2021 05:15 pm
On Thursday, New York State Senate Republican Leader Rob Ortt and Assembly members Angelo Morinello and Mike Norris sent a letter requesting immediate coordination between the New York State Office of Emergency Management (SEMO), the cities of Lockport and Niagara Falls, and Niagara County, regarding flash flooding that occurred July 20. Severe rainstorms caused a significant amount of damage throughout those areas.
NYSDOT details $5.7 million project to address dangerous intersections along boulevard
Fri, Jul 23rd 2021 11:00 am
On Wednesday, the New York State Department of Transportation held a public hearing at the Wheatfield Community Center to outline a proposed $5.7 million project meant to make some historically dangerous spots along Niagara Falls Boulevard safer.
Visits to resume at Niagara County Correctional Facility
Wed, Jul 21st 2021 02:55 pm
Niagara County Sheriff's Office Sheriff Michael J. Filicetti announced inmate visitations will resume at the Niagara County Correctional Facility beginning Tuesday, July 27. Visitation had been halted due to the COVID-19 pandemic to ensure the safety of the correctional facility employees and residents.
Upcoming DOT public hearing for Niagara Falls Boulevard intersections
Fri, Jul 16th 2021 07:25 pm
On July 21, the New York State Department of Transportation will hold a public hearing at the Wheatfield Community Center (2790 Church Road) related to the improvements proposed by the DOT for a pair of "dangerous" intersections along Niagara Falls Boulevard at Ward and Witmer roads. The hearing will run from 4-6:30 p.m. Wednesday.
Changes to Wheatfield's solar law discussed at public hearing
Fri, Jul 16th 2021 07:20 pm
On Monday, the Town of Wheatfield held a public hearing regarding proposed changes to its laws related to solar farms and energy systems.
914th Air Refueling Wing member recognized by secretary of Air Force for act of heroism
Thu, Jul 15th 2021 07:00 pm
A civilian member of the 914th Air Refueling Wing recently was recognized by Air Force leadership for bravery.
Niagara County Office for the Aging distributing farmers market coupons
Thu, Jul 15th 2021 06:50 pm
The Niagara County Office for the Aging has begun distributing farmers market coupon booklets at sites throughout Niagara County. The Senior Farmers' Market Nutrition Program, provided by the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets, provides coupons to all who meet age and income requirements. Each booklet contains five coupons worth $4 each ($20 total), which can be used to buy fresh, locally grown fruits and vegetables at participating farmers' markets throughout New York.
914th Air Refueling Wing member recognized as best in Air Force
Wed, Jul 14th 2021 05:35 pm
Senior Master Sgt. Jose R. Pagan Jr. won the Air Force First Sergeant of the Year Award. The award recognizes the important contributions and leadership qualities exhibited by Air Force members in the first sergeant special duty career field.
NYSDOT to host public hearing on Niagara Falls Boulevard intersection improvement project
Wed, Jul 14th 2021 05:30 pm
The New York State Department of Transportation will host a public hearing from 4-6:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 21, about a proposed intersection improvement project on U.S. Route 62 (Niagara Falls Boulevard) at NY Route 429 (Ward Road) and Witmer Road in the Town of Wheatfield.
North Tonawanda Football Hall of Fame to induct 12
Tue, Jul 13th 2021 10:00 am
There will be 12 new inductees into the North Tonawanda Football Hall of Fame this fall, with the induction celebration scheduled for Oct. 8 and 9.
Town of Niagara: Master plan taking shape in Veterans Memorial Community Park
Fri, Jul 9th 2021 11:00 am
On Monday, officials from the Town of Niagara held a groundbreaking ceremony in Veterans Memorial Community Park where construction for phase three and phase four of the park's master plan is set to begin this week.
 

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