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EPA: $500,000 in supplemental funds to cleanup & redevelop contaminated brownfields sites in Niagara County
Fri, Jun 18th 2021 11:40 am
On Wednesday, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced $11.6 million in supplemental funding to help transform communities by cleaning up contaminated brownfields properties with $500,000 going to the Niagara County Center for Economic Development.
Play all! Unified basketball rolls at NWHS
Fri, Jun 18th 2021 11:00 am
The game of basketball can bring countless memories to all who have played. Some remember the first time they made their first basket, some remember game-winning shots, and some may just remember being part of a team. For some, though, they haven't been as fortunate to feel the experience of playing in front of fans or being on a team ... until recently.
NTHS and NWCSD revised graduation plans, protocols
Fri, Jun 18th 2021 08:15 am
The North Tonawanda and Niagara-Wheatfield Central school districts recently released revised graduation plans and protocols based on the most recent New York state guidelines.
USAN announces downtown Niagara Falls development strategy
Fri, Jun 18th 2021 07:55 am
USA Niagara Development Corp. (USAN) on Thursday released its strategy for the redevelopment of several state-owned properties in downtown Niagara Falls acquired through Gov. Andrew Cuomo's Buffalo Billion initiative. The strategy recommends a range of intermediate steps and attainable site development guidelines for "reimagining a vibrant downtown, while building momentum for sustainable and dynamic long-term development."
Niagara County announces Project Awareness pharmacy label campaign
Fri, Jun 18th 2021 07:50 am
The Niagara County Department of Mental Health & Substance Abuse Services (NCDMH), in partnership with the Niagara County Opioid Task Force (OASIS) and local pharmacies, on Thursday announced the launch of Project Awareness, a campaign to provide the Niagara County Crisis Services 24-hour phone line number on prescription medications that have a high potential for abuse and overdose.
Ryan, Conrad pass legislation creating benevolent association for Kenilworth Volunteer Fire Co. No. 1
Fri, Jun 11th 2021 11:40 am
On Thursday, New York State Sen. Sean Ryan and Assemblyman Bill Conrad announced their legislation (S.7116/A.7377), creating the Kenilworth Volunteer Fire Co. No. 1 Benevolent Association, has passed both the Senate and Assembly. The legislation now heads to Gov. Andrew Cuomo's desk for his signature.
DEC cites Cascades facility for noxious odors; company working to find long-term solution
Fri, Jun 11th 2021 11:00 am
Recently, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation served Cascades Containerboard Packaging Inc. a notice of violation after receiving numerous complaints from residents in the Town of Niagara, City of Niagara Falls and even as far away as Sanborn throughout the month of May. The agency said the company was in violation of Air Pollution Control Law, Article 19 of the Environmental Conservation Law (ECL).
Wheatfield Enhancement Volunteers announce second annual July 4th beautification event
Fri, Jun 11th 2021 08:55 am
From June 24 through July 10, the Wheatfield Enhancement Volunteers invite residents and businesses, especially those along Niagara Falls Boulevard, to celebrate this country's independence by decorating for July 4th.
Sean Ryan, Bill Conrad pass legislation allowing Amigone to relocate Tonawanda crematory
Wed, Jun 9th 2021 11:00 am
On Tuesday, New York State Sen. Sean Ryan and Assemblyman Bill Conrad announced their legislation (S.6171B/A.6740), which will allow Amigone Funeral to relocate its Sheridan Park Crematory to a nonresidential area approved by the Town of Tonawanda, has passed both the Senate and Assembly. The legislation now heads to Gov. Andrew Cuomo's desk for his signature.
USAF Civil Air Patrol cadets to raise large flag at Stavatti Niagara
Wed, Jun 9th 2021 07:40 am
USAF Civil Air Patrol cadets from the Niagara Falls Composite Squadron No. 1 will participate in raising the 15-foot stars and stripes at Stavatti's newly acquired facility at 9400 Porter Road in the Town of Niagara. The flag-raising, set for noon Sunday, June 13, will be the first time in more than 17 years that "Old Glory" is permanently flown from the 70-foot mast - since the former U.S. Army Reserve Center was closed and sold to the Town of Niagara.
Niagara County encourages Purple Heart veterans to come forward
Mon, Jun 7th 2021 01:40 pm
Niagara County Clerk Joseph A. Jastrzemski said Niagara County will once again honor Purple Heart veterans by adding their name to county's "Book of Honor" at a ceremony to be held Aug. 7. The county is asking any Purple Heart veterans or their family members who have not yet come forward to please do so by June 11 in order to be part of this year's ceremony.
Niagara County to hold outdoor career fair at Oppenheim Park
Mon, Jun 7th 2021 01:25 pm
The Niagara County Department of Employment and Training will hold an outdoor career fair on Wednesday, June 9, at Oppenheim Park for those seeking employment. More than 35 companies with open positions have signed up to take part.
DEC takes enforcement action against Cascades Containerboard Packaging Inc.
Fri, Jun 4th 2021 05:25 pm
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation issued a notice of violation (NOV) to Cascades Containerboard Packaging Inc., in the City of Niagara Falls, after the agency determined the facility was generating a persistent noxious odor that resulted in dozens of complaints from area residents, business owners, and state and local officials.
Niagara Wheatfield Community Education recruiting instructors for fall classes
Fri, Jun 4th 2021 01:05 pm
Niagara Wheatfield Central School District Community Education is planning fall 2021 classes and ask residents to share their talents, and for business owners to promote their local business with the community. Instructors can create their own content, set their own schedule/fee, and have fun! They can teach a class one time, or as many times as they like between Sept. 15 and Dec. 22.
Bottle and can drive to help local animal rescue
Fri, Jun 4th 2021 01:05 pm
Diamonds in the Ruff Animal Rescue is having a bottle and can drive Saturday, June 12, to raise funds for the adoptable dogs and cats in its care. There are two ways to donate returnable bottles and cans to this cause:
Heart, Love & Soul announces reopening for sit-down dining
Fri, Jun 4th 2021 01:00 pm
In its continued mission to "nourish all in need - body, mind and soul," Heart, Love & Soul has resumed on-site dining as of June 1, during the lunch hours of 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. weekdays at 939 Ontario Ave., Niagara Falls.
NT Common Council: Community Bike ride event approved; engineering firm chosen for bike path expansion
Fri, Jun 4th 2021 09:20 am
It was an uncommonly light agenda for the North Tonawanda Common Council this week. Nevertheless, there were a few noteworthy items on the agenda.
Memorial, NAMI to offer mental health support in response to pandemic
Wed, Jun 2nd 2021 10:00 am
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center and the National Alliance on Mental Illness Buffalo & Erie County are responding to a growing need for mental health care stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic.
PHOTOS: Memorial Day in Niagara County
Tue, Jun 1st 2021 11:30 am
2021 Memorial Day observances in Niagara County.
Niagara Pride gets set for Pride Month events
Fri, May 28th 2021 12:15 pm
June is LGBTQ+ Pride Month - a time meant to recognize and celebrate the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning individuals. The month itself is significant as it commemorates the Stonewall riots, a flashpoint in the LGBT equal rights movement.
2021 'Gateway Harbor Canal Concert Series' reveals lineup
Fri, May 28th 2021 12:15 pm
The "Gateway Harbor Canal Concert Series" returns this year to Gateway Harbor park in North Tonawanda. The series runs from June through August.
Niagara Alliance Church Helps Wheatfield Lions Club serve
Fri, May 28th 2021 12:00 pm
Members of Niagara Alliance Church, located at 7041 Witmer Road, have established a ministry to help serve the Wheatfield community. Their generosity was on display recently as the assisted the Town of Wheatfield Lions maintain their property by staining their front, Ward Road sign and landscaping bed.
After Niagara County rejects plan, AL Asphalt wonders 'Where can we go?'
Fri, May 28th 2021 09:50 am
Last week, the Niagara County Planning Board voted unanimously to reject a plan for an asphalt plant at 4660 Witmer Road in the Town of Niagara. It was the latest setback for AL Asphalt, the company behind the project.
Town of Niagara/Belden Center World War II service cloth to be unveiled in private ceremony
Thu, May 27th 2021 08:55 am
There will be a private unveiling of a World War II service cloth bearing the names of 148 men and women from the Belden Center area of the Town of Niagara who served in the military during World War II. The private ceremony will take place at 11 a.m. Sunday, May 30, at the Community Center located in Veteran's Memorial Community Park, 7000 Lockport Road.
Wegmans awards 500 employee scholarships in Western New York
Wed, May 26th 2021 08:35 am
The past year has challenged us all in so many ways, especially our employees who are getting their education, while serving an essential role during the pandemic.
North Tonawanda fully reopening City Hall
Tue, May 25th 2021 10:40 am
North Tonawanda Mayor Arthur G. Pappas released a statement announcing City Hall would allow regular walk-in traffic starting Tuesday, May 25:
Niagara Wheatfield High School third quarter honors
Tue, May 25th 2021 09:35 am
Niagara Wheatfield High School recently announced its third marking period high honor, honor and merit rolls.
Niagara Wine Trail hosting wine & cheese event
Mon, May 24th 2021 05:50 pm
The Niagara Wine Trail members announced the return of a wine and cheese event. Wineries will feature a different cheese paired with a special wine from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. Saturday, June 5, and noon until 5 p.m. Sunday, June 6. Tickets are $30 per person per day and include the cheese sample and three tastes of wine at each participating winery.
Town of Niagara announces return of 'Music Mania Mondays'
Mon, May 24th 2021 12:45 pm
On Monday, Town of Niagara Supervisor Lee Wallace said, "It is with great pleasure and anticipation that the Town of Niagara is pleased to announce the return of our 'Music Mania Mondays' concert series."
Visitors Center of the Tonawandas opens in Gateway Harbor Park
Fri, May 21st 2021 10:50 am
On May 15, the Chamber of Commerce of the Tonawandas, the Gateway Cities Promotions committee and city officials from both Tonawanda and North Tonawanda took part in a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the opening of the new Visitors Center of the Tonawandas located in Gateway Harbor Park.
Wheatfield Town Board honors Niagara County legislators
Fri, May 21st 2021 10:45 am
On Monday, the Wheatfield Town Board honored members of the Niagara County Legislature for the services they have provided the county/town, particularly since the pandemic began. 2nd District Legislator Rebecca Wydysh, 10th District Legislator David Godfrey and 7th District Legislator Jesse Gooch were issued signed proclamations to commemorate their dedication to the area.
Discover Niagara Shuttle season begins with new route to Lockport
Fri, May 21st 2021 10:10 am
The Discover Niagara Shuttle, the complimentary hop-on/hop-off service that connects visitors and residents to more than a dozen stops between Niagara Falls and Fort Niagara, is set to kick off its sixth season. This year promises to be its most exciting yet, with new routes, new stops, and new places to see along the way.
Election 2021: School board profiles
Mon, May 17th 2021 10:45 am
Ahead of Tuesday's school district votes, the Tribune asked each candidate to provide a brief profile. Those participating include:
'Sizzlin' Summer Virtual Meat Raffle' hosted by NCCC Alumni Association
Mon, May 17th 2021 07:00 am
The second annual "Sizzlin' Summer Virtual Meat Raffle" hosted by the Niagara County Community College Alumni Association will take place at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 10. The event will be held on Facebook Live with ArtyParty716. It is open to all NCCC alumni, employees, students and friends of the college.
NYS Wegmans now offering COVID-19 vaccine for individuals age 12 and older
Fri, May 14th 2021 04:25 pm
New York state Wegmans pharmacy locations are now offering COVID-19 vaccination appointments to individuals age 12 and older. Online appointment scheduling for minors is open now, with appointment availability starting Saturday, May 15. Children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
Play golf, change lives: Register now for Empower's 27th annual charity tournament
Fri, May 14th 2021 12:15 pm
Join Empower on Monday, June 14, for the 27th annual Matthew J. Murphy Jr. Memorial Golf Tournament.
Wheatfield Seniors announce 2021 trips; activity schedule
Fri, May 14th 2021 11:40 am
Wheatfield Seniors are open again and have announced its upcoming slate of planned trips:
NCCC announces fall 2021 plans
Sat, May 8th 2021 11:10 am
Niagara County Community College has announced its academic and extracurricular plans for the fall 2021 semester, with intentions to increase its face-to-face capacity in both areas.
Town of Wheatfield Lions Club announces new officers
Sat, May 8th 2021 11:10 am
The Town of Wheatfield Lions Club has completed elections for the year 2021-22 on Thursday. This includes a first female president.
Cardinal O'Hara celebrates teachers
Fri, May 7th 2021 03:55 pm
Cardinal O'Hara High School in the Town of Tonawanda decided to show its appreciation of its teachers during Teacher Appreciation Week with thank you sign put up at the entry to the school on Monday. The tribute was put up to show teachers how much they mean to the students and to honor all the hard work they accomplished in the pandemic.
 

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