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North Tonawanda: Downtown placemaking project shut down
Wed, Apr 1st 2020 01:25 pm
Per New York State Executive Order 202.6 issued March 27th, 2020, non-essential construction projects throughout the State are required to shut down. The Downtown Placemaking project, which began on March 24th, falls under this requirement.
NT: No bulk trash pickup in April
Tue, Mar 31st 2020 12:55 pm
This message is to update you on current issues in our city. As previously stated, the State of Emergency Act remains in effect, which means all closures are still enforced. Thank you, residents, for adhering to these guidelines.
House fire in Wheatfield
Sun, Mar 29th 2020 01:30 pm
On Sunday morning, the Niagara County Sheriff's Office received numerous 911 calls reporting a house fire at 2176 River Road in the Town of Wheatfield. Upon arrival of deputies, the house was fully engulfed in flames.
Memorial announces 2020 board appointments
Fri, Mar 27th 2020 10:50 am
The Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center Board of Directors confirmed its 2020 slate of officers, re-elected five incumbent board members and elected a new member to the board at its annual meeting on Monday.
People Inc.: A message to our community
Fri, Mar 27th 2020 10:25 am
During these very challenging times, we so appreciate the tireless work of our partners - elected officials, our peers in health and human services, vendors and supporters. Above all, I'm incredibly thankful for and proud of the 4,000 staff members of People Inc. Their dedication and talent are evident on a "typical" day, and in times like this, are even more vivid and extraordinary. We wanted to share some of the proactive measures we have taken within People Inc. to prepare and deal with this crisis.
COVID-19 municipal updates
Fri, Mar 27th 2020 09:20 am
Niagara County Clerk's Office now fully closed
Tue, Mar 24th 2020 01:10 pm
Niagara County Clerk Joseph Jastrzemski on Tuesday announced the clerk's office would be fully closed to the public as of 4:30 p.m. today.
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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
'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.
Waterkeeper a multi-branch organization for all water concerns
Fri, Mar 6th 2020 04:50 pm
Buffalo Niagara Waterkeeper is a 30-year-old nonprofit, presiding over an area of some of the most memorable waterways in the world. It's not just Niagara Falls, the Great Lakes Erie and Ontario, rivers Niagara and Buffalo. It also encompasses the groundwater, the creeks, the riverbeds and tributaries, all of which are part of the greater Buffalo Niagara watershed.
New York State Senate passes rear seat belt requirement for individuals 16+
Wed, Mar 4th 2020 07:45 pm
A new safety requirement heads to Gov. Andrew Cuomo's desk to be signed, and requires passengers 16 and up to wear a seat belt in the back seat of a motor vehicle - including passengers of ride-sharing services such as Uber and Lyft.
Pints for Progress is back in Falls
Tue, Mar 3rd 2020 02:00 pm
"Pints for Progress" No. 27 will take place at 6 p.m. Thursday, March 26. The event will be held inside Gadawski's Restaurant, 1445 Falls St., Niagara Falls. Zak Ward is the musical guest.
Niagara County Legislator addresses Town of Wheatfield Board and residents
Fri, Feb 28th 2020 07:00 am
Earlier this week, Niagara County Legislator David Godfrey was in attendance at the regular Town Board meeting in Wheatfield to discuss a few issues sure to affect residents, and perhaps the entire landscape of Wheatfield.
Town of Niagara supervisor announces plans to demolish vacant plaza
Fri, Feb 28th 2020 07:00 am
It was a night for bulldozing the eyesores, and rewarding the clean and sightly at the Town of Niagara Town Board meeting. Plans to take down existing vacant and unsafe structures were announced.
'NT Momentum' to revitalize NT downtown
Fri, Feb 28th 2020 07:00 am
The City of North Tonawanda has been working with the Lumber City Development Corp on a strategy called "NT Momentum." The plan is currently in phase one of its master plan for the 546-acre study area that includes properties downtown and River Road.
NT officials worried about Canal Fest
Fri, Feb 21st 2020 07:00 am
On Tuesday night at North Tonawanda's Common Council Meeting, Mayor Arthur Pappas commented on the lack of communication between officials in the City of North Tonawanda and the City of Tonawanda, in regard to the upcoming Canal Fest, an annual summer festival featuring rides, games and fireworks on the border of the two cities overlooking the Erie Canal.
Green Beer Sunday Event back in Tonawandas
Fri, Feb 21st 2020 07:00 am
"We always say it's green beer, but it all depends on getting the dye into the keg. It is all Irish beer though," said Mark Saltarelli, the contact for this year's St. Patrick's weekend in the Tonawandas - the sixth annual Green Beer Sunday Event.
NT Botanical Gardens host students
Fri, Feb 21st 2020 07:00 am
Yesterday, students from North Tonawanda High School were due to leave their books, papers and pens in the classroom, and get their hands dirty at the North Tonawanda Botanical Gardens on Sweeney Street, where Dave Conti and the rest of the North Tonawanda Botanical Gardens Organization had some serious lessons to impart.
Assemblymen Ashby, Morinello call for funding restoration for 'critical veterans' services'
Wed, Feb 19th 2020 10:10 am
Republican Assemblymen Jake Ashby and Angelo Morinello, both veterans themselves, held the first "Voices for Veterans" event at the Niagara Falls VFW Post 917. They called for the immediate restoration of Gov. Andrew Cuomo's planned $5.68 million cuts to veterans' services.
Wheatfield Gardens talks to Wheatfield Board
Fri, Feb 14th 2020 03:55 pm
This past Monday, the manager of the Wheatfield Gardens greenhouses, Paal Eflstrum, came in front of the Town Board of Wheatfield to update the board members on some of the changes he had made on the border - as documented in a letter to the town - with the Timberlakes subdivision, and asked the board for further instructions on how to be "good neighbors."
A look at Niagara Falls National Heritage Area
Fri, Feb 7th 2020 03:25 pm
Sara Capen works as the executive director of the Niagara Falls National Heritage Area. In that role, she leads a small team on tourist-related projects such as the Discover Niagara Shuttle, the Niagara Falls Underground Heritage Center and the Heritage Arts Mural Project, just to name a few.
North Tonawanda: Pappas gives State of the City
Fri, Feb 7th 2020 03:25 pm
North Tonawanda's Common Council Meeting began with the "State of the City" address by Mayor Arthur Pappas. The subjects of focus for the address included development, jobs, highway and water projects, as well as the bail and discovery/speedy trial reform laws enacted at the beginning of the year by the state.
Wheatfield: MacSwan guides developer
Fri, Jan 31st 2020 07:00 am
The Town of Wheatfield Town Board meeting opened Monday with a presentation by builder Fred Mallone and Barton & Loguidice engineer Matt Zarbo, on a development Mallone has invested himself to build in Wheatfield.
Town of Niagara Supervisor Wallace sits down for interview with Tribune
Fri, Jan 31st 2020 07:00 am
In last year's elections, Lee Wallace ran for his second term as supervisor in the Town of Niagara unopposed by any candidates for the position. The hometown politician, who said he never wanted to be a politician, is now in his fifth year of working for the town as its head.
Town of Niagara tackles day-to-day business; delays public hearing on gas station
Fri, Jan 24th 2020 07:00 am
The Town of Niagara Town Board meeting began early Tuesday, as the public hearing to collect input from residents on a new gas-station/convenient store being proposed for 7001 Packard Road was canceled.
Veteran donates $50,000 to Niagara SPCA
Thu, Jan 23rd 2020 04:15 pm
Army veteran Bob Nowakowski made his second donation of $50,000 to Niagara SPCA during a check presentation held at the shelter this week.
Kaleida Health seeks buyer for DeGraff tower
Fri, Jan 17th 2020 07:00 am
The Kaleida Health DeGraff Memorial Tower in North Tonawanda, formerly used for inpatient care, has been listed with Pyramid Brokerage Co. to attract a developer to fill the five-story building. Some of the property's highlights, according to Pyramid, include easy access to the I-290 and its suitability for redevelopment, as well as it being ideal for multi-family residence and affordable housing.
Sanitation recommendations uncover strong opposition
Fri, Jan 17th 2020 07:00 am
A crowd - standing room only - faced North Tonawanda officials at the Jan. 7 public hearing for the proposed changes to the city's sanitation program. Several residents approached the board with deep objections to the recommendations proposed by Niagara County Environmental Science Coordinator Dawn Timm and DPW Superintendent Mark Zellner.
Town of Niagara Business & Professional Association celebrates 2019 honorees
Fri, Jan 17th 2020 07:00 am
The Town of Niagara Business & Professional Association is hosting its annual Awards Dinner for 2019 honorees on Jan. 29 at the Four Points Sheraton, 7001 Buffalo Ave. in Niagara Falls. All proceeds will go to the TNBPA Scholarship fund to help families offset the cost of college.
Martial arts teacher combines kicks with faith
Fri, Jan 17th 2020 07:00 am
Bob Heisner teaches Bushido at his building on Niagara Falls Blvd. He became proficient in the martial art through a blending of six different disciplines that he learned while serving in the military during and after the Vietnam War. He said the process of training doesn't just help muscles, it stays with the student and gives the self-determination and will to become whatever it is they aspire to become.
Sweet Buffalo Rocks goes from game to giving
Fri, Jan 10th 2020 07:20 pm
The concept was simple. Find a rock, decorate it, then hide it again. Soon, someone else will find it and take a picture, then hide it, too. A fun game in cities across the U.S. hit WNY in 2017 when Kimberly LaRussa, a local blogger of a website called Sweet Buffalo, was introduced to it by a friend in Florida. She said it seemed like a fun activity for the long winter, but couldn't have imagined what it would become.
Shelter animal group sees bias in Niagara SPCA review; investigator denies claim
Fri, Jan 10th 2020 07:15 pm
Animal welfare advocates from the Voices for Shelter Animals group spoke out recently in regard to an investigation conducted at the Niagara SPCA by former Erie County SPCA Executive Director Barbara Carr, and Libby Post, executive director of New York State Animal Protection Federation. They called it a conflict of interest.
 

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