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Memorial Day: Remembering those who have fallen
Thu, May 30th 2019 07:15 am
On Monday, locals from the Town of Wheatfield and the Town of Niagara came together to remember the veterans who gave the ultimate sacrifice to the United States. 
Pappas attends ribbon-cutting for new boat launch kiosk
Thu, May 23rd 2019 12:15 pm
Wednesday, North Tonawanda Mayor Arthur G. Pappas joined North Tonawanda Director of Parks and Recreation Alex Domaradzki, City Engineer Dale Marshall, as well as additional city officials, for a ribbon cutting ceremony in dedication of the new boat launch kiosk at Gratwick Riverside Park.
Helwig seeking increased penalties for illegal dumping
Thu, May 23rd 2019 11:35 am
Back on May 4, Cub Scout Packs 833 and 824 held its yearly cleanup on Liberty Drive, which Wheatfield Councilman Larry Helwig called a great success.  It seems the efforts went for not, though, as Helwig informed residents that more illegal dumping occurred just days later at the cleanup site. 
Holy Ghost Lutheran hosting Bergholz 5K
Thu, May 23rd 2019 11:30 am
Runners and walkers alike; there is an event for you coming to the Town of Wheatfield in June.  Holy Ghost Lutheran Church and School, 6630 Luther St., will host the Bergholz 5K at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, June 8. The event is seeking to promote health and wellness in the town, as well as facilities and operations at Holy Ghost. 
Town of Niagara: Parking ordinance briefly discussed
Thu, May 16th 2019 01:15 pm
Tuesday night, the Town of Niagara held its monthly Town Board meeting at Town Hall. While the meeting was rather brief, one resident - Denny Klidonas - suggested some adjustments to the town's parking ordinance.
Armand 'Ace' Cacciatore wrestling room dedication at Niagara-Wheatfield High School
Thu, May 16th 2019 01:10 pm
The Niagara-Wheatfield Hall and Wall of Fame Committee will dedicate the Armand "Ace" Cacciatore wrestling room at 6 p.m. Wednesday, June 26, at Niagara-Wheatfield High School. Alumni, friends and former N-W wrestlers and coaches are invited to attend the ceremony.
Pancakes, shredding = Kiwanis Scholarships and Kampers
Thu, May 16th 2019 01:10 pm
The Kiwanis Club of Niagara-Wheatfield recently held two fundraising events. One was the annual pancake breakfast and basket raffle, and the other a document-shredding event. 
Liberty Drive cleanup a success
Thu, May 9th 2019 02:05 pm
On Saturday, Cub Scout Packs 833 (Adams Fire) and 824 (Sanborn Fire) participated in the 28th Liberty Drive cleanup in Wheatfield. 
NT families get creative and imagine bright futures filled with play
Thu, May 9th 2019 01:50 pm
Kids from North Tonawanda will put crayons to paper and draw their dream playground, which will ultimately become a reality with support from the Ralph C. Wilson Jr. Foundation, the City of North Tonawanda, BlueCrossBlueShield of Western New York's "Blue Fund," and KaBOOM!. The partners recently awarded the City of North Tonawanda with a "Build it with KaBOOM!" playground grant.
WLDC: Big Thunder Brewing not ready
Thu, May 9th 2019 01:45 pm
The Summit Park Mall has stood completely vacant for a little less than a year, and it could stay that way a bit longer.  On Tuesday, during the Wheatfield Local Development Corporation's annual meeting, the group announced the Big Thunder Brewing project is not ready to move forward at this time. 
Constable Department on full display at Wheatfield Town Board meeting
Thu, May 9th 2019 01:45 pm
On Monday night, the Wheatfield Town Board held its first meeting of May. Before getting to the agenda, the board heard from Chief Constable Roger Thompson regarding a local law amending constable duties. 
Land bank acquires property in North Tonawanda
Tue, May 7th 2019 03:50 pm
The Niagara Orleans Regional Land Improvement Corp. (NORLIC) voted to accept a North Tonawanda home in an effort to return abandoned properties to productive use.
North Tonawanda: Pappas announces 'Tree City USA' designation
Thu, May 2nd 2019 05:10 pm
City of North Tonawanda Mayor Arthur G. Pappas recently announced the Arbor Day Foundation has once again named the City of North Tonawanda "2018 Tree City USA" in honor of its commitment to effective urban forest management. The Tree City USA program is sponsored by the Arbor Day Foundation, in partnership with the U.S. Forest Service and National Association of State Foresters. 
Pop-up boutique aims to provide affordable clothing to families in need at The Hope Center in NT
Thu, May 2nd 2019 05:10 pm
Lumber City Church is inviting local families to a unique and personal shopping experience at The Hope Center. Their goal is to serve families living below the poverty line who struggle to attain adequate clothing and apparel for themselves and their children. They will be given an opportunity to shop in a dignified way from hundreds of brand-new and never used items at prices one can afford. 
NT hosts 'Canal Clean Sweep'
Thu, May 2nd 2019 05:00 pm
Last Saturday, the City of North Tonawanda participated in the 14th "Canal Clean Sweep."
Pekin Fire Co. president dipped into bell jar
Thu, Apr 25th 2019 12:20 pm
Former Pekin Fire Co. President Lawrence Amacher Jr. was arrested last Wednesday for allegedly stealing $1,800 from the company's bell jar collection for his personal use, and falsifying records to hide his theft, according to New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli. 
NCCC announces presidential search finalists
Thu, Apr 25th 2019 12:10 pm
The Niagara County Community College board of trustees announced last Thursday that its presidential search committee has identified four finalists for the college presidency and will hold open public forums for each candidate.  
Columbia Hook and Ladder Co. No. 1 honored by FASNY
Thu, Apr 18th 2019 12:40 pm
Christopher Wildey, president of Columbia Hook and Ladder Co. No. 1 in North Tonawanda, in February enrolled his company in the event. In March, FASNY selected Columbia Hook and Ladder for the honor in Western New York, a region covering 10 counties. 
Town of Niagara Board, Reger agree on old Army base
Thu, Apr 18th 2019 12:35 pm
Tuesday night, the Town of Niagara Town Board met for its monthly meeting. A topic of discussion was the former U.S. Army Reserve Base off Porter Road.
Town of Wheatfield: Resident comments on Barge Brewing
Thu, Apr 18th 2019 12:35 pm
Monday night, the Town of Wheatfield Town Board held its second regular meeting of April. To open the meeting, Dana Weber asked the Town Board what it knew regarding an article in the Tribune of Barge Brewing talking about a Bergholz location. As a resident of the hamlet of Bergholz, she was curious about the possible location.
National Grid approves grant to support City of Tonawanda streetscape improvements
Thu, Apr 18th 2019 10:35 am
National Grid has approved an economic development grant for The City of North Tonawanda, which is undertaking a major eco-friendly construction project to upgrade and beautify a streetscape that will provide pedestrian amenities along Northern Main Street.
Sirianni seeks re-election in Town of Niagara
Thu, Apr 11th 2019 12:15 pm
Town of Niagara Councilman Richard Sirianni recently announced his candidacy for re-election as he seeks a second term on the Town Council. Sirianni said he has been known to be the fiscal watchdog and flourishes in that role.     
North Tonawanda hosting 14th 'Canal Clean Sweep'
Thu, Apr 11th 2019 12:10 pm
North Tonawanda Mayor Arthur G. Pappas recently announced the city will once again participate in the annual "Canal Clean Sweep,"going into its 14th year, on Saturday, April 27.
Town of Wheatfield set to host Easter party
Thu, Apr 11th 2019 12:00 pm
From 10 a.m. to noon  Saturday, April 13, the Town of Wheatfield Youth Center, 2795 Church Road, in conjunction with the Town of Wheatfield Recreation Department, will host a fun-for-all Easter party. 
NT Alderman Tylec pushing for energy efficiency & renewable energy in North Tonawanda
Thu, Apr 4th 2019 01:10 pm
North Tonawanda Alderman-at-Large Austin Tylec is proposing legislation that will bring energy efficiency and renewable energy improvements to NT by establishing an Energize NY Open C-PACE financing program. 
Imagine Community Gardens presents at Lumber City Church
Thu, Apr 4th 2019 01:05 pm
Last Friday, Bob Zima of Imagine Community Gardens presented on the organization at the Lumber City Church, 383 Vandervoort St., North Tonawanda. 
Town of Niagara Farmland Conservancy organized to protect open farmland from development
Thu, Apr 4th 2019 12:50 pm
A group of Town of Niagara residents and historians have organized a Farmland Conservancy to preserve some of the remaining land in the town that has been farmland since the early 1800s. 
Town of Wheatfield hosts public hearing on FCC law
Thu, Apr 4th 2019 12:40 pm
On Monday night, the Town of Wheatfield Town Board held its first meeting of April. Prior to the meeting, the board held a public hearing regarding a proposed telecommunications law in the town. 
New president at Carnegie Art Center
Wed, Apr 3rd 2019 10:55 am
Kimberly Renda of North Tonawanda was elected president of the Carnegie Art Center in North Tonawanda. She is a business office manager for Brookdale Senior Living and has BA and MPA degrees from Buffalo State College.
Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum opens for 2019 season
Wed, Apr 3rd 2019 10:55 am
North Tonawanda's Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum, located at 180 Thompson St., will open for the 2019 season today.
Accardo announces county legislature bid
Thu, Mar 28th 2019 01:50 pm
Citing his extensive business experience, financial background, and community advocacy, long-time civic contributor John Accardo has announced his intention to seek the Fifth District seat in the Niagara County Legislature in this year's fall election. The legislative district includes the Town of Niagara, as well as the DeVeaux section of Niagara Falls, and portions of Hyde Park.
NASA's Bowman presents at NAM
Thu, Mar 28th 2019 01:25 pm
At the Niagara Aerospace Museum last Wednesday, Alice Bowman, was welcomed on behalf of the Town of Wheatfield by Town Historian and NAM member Justin Higner. Bowman is from NASA and is head of the engineering and mission operations of the New Horizons mission. 
Phelps announces candidacy for NT city clerk-treasurer
Thu, Mar 21st 2019 01:15 pm
Nicholas Phelps will be seeking election for city clerk-treasurer this upcoming fall. Phelps has been a lifelong resident of North Tonawanda where he and his family just purchased their first home.
Additional portable traffic control devices coming to Town of Niagara
Thu, Mar 21st 2019 01:05 pm
Residents of the Town of Niagara can expect more traffic control devices coming soon to their municipality. 
Witmer Road subdivision preliminary plat approved in Wheatfield
Thu, Mar 21st 2019 01:00 pm
Monday night, the Town of Wheatfield Town Board held its second meeting of the month, which resulted in the approval of a preliminary plat for the proposed Witmer Road subdivision. 
Schmigel announces bid for NT alderman spot
Thu, Mar 14th 2019 12:00 pm
On Tuesday afternoon, Robert Schmigel announced his candidacy to seek the open seat in the first ward for the North Tonawanda Common Council. Current Alderman Mark Berube has decided not to seek re-election after winning the seat vacated by the late Russ Rizzo.  
WBA installs officers
Thu, Mar 7th 2019 01:00 pm
The 2019 Wheatfield Business Association officers were recently installed at Yubb's Restaurant. The elections, along with the selection of the organization's Business Person of the Year and Business of the Year were held at the WBA's annual Christmas party.
Braun seeks re-election in NT
Thu, Mar 7th 2019 12:45 pm
Donna Braun, alderwoman in the 2nd Ward for the City of North Tonawanda, officially kicked off her re-election campaign with an announcement to supporters citing her accomplishments while raising the bar for what's coming next.   
MacSwan talks Niagara Sanitation Landfill results
Thu, Mar 7th 2019 12:30 pm
On Monday, the Town of Wheatfield Town Board held its first meeting of March - a light one at that.
Municipalities endure windstorm
Thu, Feb 28th 2019 01:00 pm
On Sunday and parts of Monday, Western New York got hit with yet another storm this winter. No snow or ice to mention, but winds blew through the area at steady speeds in the 40 mile-per-hour range, with gusts up above 70 mph. The Tribune's local municipalities - the Town of Wheatfield, Town of Niagara and City of North Tonawanda - all endured the wind's wrath and had to deal with some damage.

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