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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.
Explosive devices found in NT apartment on July 4
Fri, Jul 9th 2021 09:35 am
It was a scary scene in North Tonawanda over the holiday weekend when a street was shutdown after police found explosive devices in an apartment on Tremont Street.
Chamber of Commerce of the Tonawandas holds golf tournament
Thu, Jul 8th 2021 10:05 pm
The Chamber of Commerce of the Tonawandas held its annual Golf Classic on June 14 at member location Pendleton Creek Golf Club. Phyllis Gentner was the chairperson.
Thrill of the fight: Local fighter set to make debut after pandemic scraps first match
Tue, Jul 6th 2021 07:00 am
After five years of training and honing her abilities at the Fight-Sport Training Center, Town of Niagara's Mackenzie Musgrove was set to make her amateur kickboxing debut last year on May 9. The preparation leading up to the bout was grueling. As her trainer Pativaj Soundara explained, it's essentially a second job.
North Tonawanda COVID-19 'Wall of Fame'
Fri, Jul 2nd 2021 07:00 am
With the end of the COVID-19 state of emergency, North Tonawanda city officials want to celebrate by honoring those in the community who went above and beyond in the service to their fellow citizens during the pandemic.
AirPower History Tour lands at Niagara Falls International Airport
Fri, Jul 2nd 2021 07:00 am
The AirPower History Tour (part of the B-29/B-24 Squadron of the Commemorative Air Force) has touched down in Niagara Falls. It aims to give spectators the opportunity to experience the history and grandeur of some of the military's most historic aircraft up-close and personal.
Town of Wheatfield increases occupancy for Town Hall meetings
Thu, Jul 1st 2021 08:40 pm
The occupant load in the Town Hall meeting room has been increased to 75. Virtual, teleconferencing or zoom meetings are no longer required or necessary. Pre-registration is still required to prevent overcrowding.
American Craftsmen Artisan Festival celebrates 50 years
Wed, Jun 30th 2021 02:55 pm
The Kenan Center in Lockport is celebrating 50 years of its American Craftsmen Artisan Festival with a weekend packed of community events on their Kenan Center Campus July 10 and 11.
NFMMC chief of infectious disease receives Golden Apple award
Tue, Jun 29th 2021 10:50 am
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center Chief of Infectious Disease Rajinder Bajwa, M.D., received the distinguished Golden Apple award Thursday evening from the Niagara Falls Board of Education.
Heart, Love & Soul reopens for sit-down dining
Sat, Jun 26th 2021 11:15 am
Last year, as the pandemic forced restaurants to shutter in-door seating for guests, it was often overlooked that similar restrictions were placed upon local food pantries and other service providers for those in need.
AG James sues Niagara Wheatfield Central School District for 'failing to protect students from sexual assault'
Fri, Jun 25th 2021 11:25 am
New York Attorney General Letitia James on Wednesday filed a lawsuit against the Niagara Wheatfield Central School District (NWCSD) for what she called "failing to respond to incidents of sexual assault and bullying in the schools."
North Tonawanda rededicates historic Col. Payne residence with new plaque
Fri, Jun 25th 2021 11:25 am
Completing a project that saw the Historic District of North Tonawanda receive new street signs, elected representatives from city government along with County Legislator Rich Andres gathered to rededicate the Col. Payne Historic plaque in front of his historic residence located on Payne Avenue and Wheatfield Street on Wednesday.
NT Common Council passes solar moratorium
Fri, Jun 25th 2021 11:20 am
Following a public hearing last week, the North Tonawanda Common Council unanimously passed a six-month moratorium on applications, approvals and/or construction or installation on solar energy systems/and or solar farms in the city.
Niagara County clerk says extensions for expired licenses, permits ending
Fri, Jun 25th 2021 10:10 am
Niagara County Joseph Jastrzemski on Thursday said Gov. Andrew Cuomo will not be extending his executive orders as the state of emergency for COVID-19 ends. This means there will not be any more extensions for expired drivers' licenses and permits.
Niagara Thunderwolves win Upstate Showdown
Tue, Jun 22nd 2021 01:25 pm
The Niagara Thunderwolves won this past weekend's 15U Upstate Showdown tournament held in Niagara Falls.
 

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