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Niagara County DMV has walk-in hours for residents only
Mon, Apr 19th 2021 01:55 pm
Reacting to an overwhelming number of people who showed up for the Niagara County Department of Motor Vehicles' first walk-in hours since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, Niagara County Clerk Joseph A. Jastrzemski said future walk-in hours would be limited to Niagara County residents only, with a limit of two transactions per visit.
T-NT honors East Hill Foundation
Mon, Apr 19th 2021 01:55 pm
The Chamber of Commerce of the Tonawandas April Member of the Month is East Hill Foundation, a privately funded family foundation founded in 1986.
Award-winning psychiatrist joins Niagara Falls Memorial medical staff
Mon, Apr 19th 2021 01:10 pm
Jeffery Grace, M.D., was appointed to the medical staff at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center, where he will serve as a psychiatrist for outpatient behavioral health services. Memorial Vice President and Chief Medical Officer Vijay Bojedla, M.D., announced the appointment.
NWCSD sets expenditure budget and tax levy limit
Fri, Apr 16th 2021 12:00 pm
The ballot is taking shape in the Niagara Wheatfield Central School District for the annual budget vote to be held Tuesday, May 18. The Board of Education recently passed motions setting its expenditure budget for the 2021-22 school year at $79,222,507, and the tax levy limit to $34,720,519 - an increase of 1.99% from last year. Both motions were passed unanimously.
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.
North Tonawanda: Drescher & Malecki named city's auditing firm
Fri, Apr 16th 2021 11:45 am
Last week, the North Tonawanda Common Council awarded a bid to Drescher and Malecki LLP Certified Public Accounts to provide audit services to the city over a three-year engagement.
Niagara County Central Rotary cancels annual Roger W. Andrews Memorial Senior Citizen Breakfast
Fri, Apr 16th 2021 11:15 am
In response to the coronavirus crisis, Niagara County Central Rotary is following the directives of Niagara County Health Department and New York State governor. To help protect the health and safety of the community, the 37th annual Roger W. Andrews Memorial Senior Citizen Breakfast scheduled for May has been canceled.
NCCC Film & Animation Festival to offer free workshops
Mon, Apr 12th 2021 04:00 pm
Niagara County Community College's 2021 Film & Animation Festival will be held from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, May 1. This year's festival is being held entirely online and features three Zoom workshops, led by industry professionals, which are free and open to the public. Sign up at www.bit.ly/ncccfilmfest. Enrollment is limited to the first 20 persons to register for each workshop.
'Diamonds in the Ruff' receives special treats
Mon, Apr 12th 2021 02:10 pm
During the month of March, the day-habilitation program at Intandem decided to make the days brighter for dogs and cats at Diamonds in the Ruff, a local not-for-profit animal foster program.
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.
Sweet! Village Bake Shoppe expands partnership with De Dee's
Fri, Apr 9th 2021 12:20 pm
Earlier this week, Lewiston's The Village Bake Shoppe announced it would offer an expanded dessert line at De Dee's Dairy in Niagara Falls.
Wheatfield explores solar project for disused dump site
Fri, Apr 9th 2021 12:05 pm
While the Town of Niagara deals with a project on its own Witmer Road that has environmental groups outraged, the Wheatfield Town Board passed a resolution Monday that should make environmentalists happy.
Town of Niagara Board rescinds approval of asphalt plant
Fri, Apr 9th 2021 11:25 am
The Town of Niagara Board unanimously voted Wednesday to rescind its approval of an asphalt project it had approved on July 21, 2020. The move comes amid significant public outcry to the project and pushback from neighboring communities. The facility was planned to be built at 4660 Witmer Road, near Niagara University's southern entrance.
Niagara Falls: Bank robbery at Citizens Bank on Niagara Falls Boulevard
Wed, Apr 7th 2021 07:05 pm
At approximately 2:45 p.m. Wednesday, Niagara Falls Police Department responded to the Citizens Bank, at 8298 Niagara Falls Blvd., for the report of a robbery.
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.
NCCC Alumni Association seeking nominations for annual award
Tue, Mar 30th 2021 05:00 pm
The Niagara County Community College Alumni Association is seeking nominations for its Distinguished Alumni Award. This honor is bestowed to deserving alumni who exemplify educational achievements, career success, community involvement, and support to NCCC.
Niagara County Easter fun for 2021!
Sun, Mar 28th 2021 07:00 am
Sure, it might look a little different again this year, but there's certainly no shortage of safe and fun Easter activities to be found in Niagara County. From good ol' egg hunting to Easter Bunny meet-and-greets, there are plenty of reasons for families to be egg-cited this year.
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.
Niagara County clerk: Driver's license expiration extended again
Wed, Mar 24th 2021 09:55 am
Niagara County Clerk Joseph Jastrzemski on Wednesday said Gov. Andrew Cuomo has issued executive order 202.97, which extends the expiration dates on licenses and permits that expired after March 1, 2020, to April 16, 2021. At this time, all transactions must be done by appointment only, although Jastrzemski said his office is working to change that next month.
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.
First-responders tend to Wheatfield structure fire; save cat
Wed, Mar 17th 2021 09:15 am
Late Tuesday, the Niagara County Sheriff's Office Dispatch Center received a 911 call reporting a fire inside the lower residence at 2954 Niagara Falls Blvd., in the Town of Wheatfield. NCSO deputies responded and observed heavy smoke coming from inside the building.
Niagara County summer youth employment program now accepting applications
Mon, Mar 15th 2021 11:40 am
Niagara County Employment & Training announced applications are being accepted for the department's summer youth employment program (SYEP). In order to be considered for the program, applicants must be a county resident, be between 14-20 years-old (must turn 14 by May 14 and cannot turn 21 until after Aug. 27), and meet income guidelines.
NT: Pappas announces Lumber City COVID Relief Initiative
Fri, Mar 12th 2021 05:30 pm
North Tonawanda Mayor Art Pappas announced a new path forward as the city emerges from the COVID-19 pandemic: The Lumber City COVID Relief Initiative. With the passage of the federal stimulus bill, North Tonawanda is slated to receive $3.3 million in federal aid, which will help as the city emerges from the most prolonged crisis it has faced in decades.
Pappas lifts winter parking restrictions
Fri, Mar 12th 2021 12:30 pm
City of North Tonawanda Mayor Arthur G. Pappas and the Common Council would like to let the residents of North Tonawanda know that, as of Monday, March 15, the street parking ban will be lifted. If a winter storm does arrive, they request residents use judgement and remove their vehicles from the street.
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.
Niagara County DA warns of unemployment insurance fraud
Thu, Mar 11th 2021 08:45 pm
Niagara County District Attorney Brian D. Seaman on Thursday said the filing of fraudulent unemployment insurance claims using stolen identities continues to be a problem, and his office is working closely with the New York State Department of Labor to address the issue.
Builders announce scholarship
Thu, Mar 11th 2021 09:55 am
The William Morehouse Scholarship Applications are available for high school seniors, college freshmen, sophomores and juniors who are pursuing careers in construction-related fields. The scholarship is sponsored by the New York State Builder Association Research and Education Foundation (NYSBA REF) through the donation of William Morehouse, a longtime member and supporter of the building industry in New York.
Niagara County to host agribusiness outreach forum
Thu, Mar 11th 2021 09:50 am
The Niagara County Center for Economic Development announced it will again host its annual agribusiness outreach forum, although this year's event will be done virtually. The event will be held over two days, March 23 and 25, from 9-11 a.m. each day.
Carolyn Cianciosa Memorial Scholarship available at Niagara County Community College
Mon, Mar 8th 2021 05:05 pm
For more than 20 years, Carolyn Cianciosa was a faculty member at Niagara County Community College. She played a critical role in establishing the radiologic technology program, and took pride in growing rad tech from 13 to 100 students before she retired in 2012.
NT: Dyngus Day parade, police reform approved
Fri, Mar 5th 2021 04:35 pm
Plans for North Tonawanda's April 5 Dyngus Day celebration are full-speed ahead.
Tylec announces mayoral run in North Tonawanda
Fri, Mar 5th 2021 04:30 pm
North Tonawanda Alderman-at-Large Austin Tylec announced his candidacy for mayor Tuesday in a campaign event at Platter's Chocolate. The youngest face on the city's Common Council, Tylec was elected to the alderman seat in 2017, having run as an Independent with endorsements from the Democratic Party.
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.
Ten Lives Club puts on photo shoot for cats to make them feel like celebrities
Fri, Mar 5th 2021 04:20 pm
Ten Lives Club, a nonprofit no-kill cat rescue in Western New York, is on a mission to make their rescue cats feel like celebrities. With the help of Moto Pet Photo, the cats were put in hats and really gave it their all strutting their stuff on the catwalk during a special photography session at the shelter.
Niagara County Department of Health removes quarantine requirement for fully vaccinated persons in alignment with updated guidance
Thu, Mar 4th 2021 06:00 pm
The Niagara County Department of Health issued an update Thursday regarding quarantine requirements, to reflect the updated U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and New York state guidance.
Vaccine: Niagara County POD staying in Lockport, as largest shipment is expected
Wed, Mar 3rd 2021 12:35 pm
Niagara County Public Health Director Daniel J. Stapleton on Wednesday announced Niagara County is expecting to receive 6,500 first doses of COVID-19 vaccination next week - by far the most the county has ever received for a single week. The county is expecting 5,000 Johnson & Johnson vaccines and 1,500 Moderna that must be dispensed in that week. These doses would nearly double the total amount of vaccine doses Niagara County has received to date.
 

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