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Rustic Buffalo Outdoor Artisan Market opens in North Tonawanda
Fri, May 7th 2021 11:35 am
While many of the region's annual festivals, fairs and events are in limbo for the season, folks can still get their fix of local summer fun at the newly expanded Rustic Buffalo Artisan Market in North Tonawanda.
DEC to rescind negative declaration for asphalt plant
Fri, May 7th 2021 11:35 am
Amid public backlash from residents and neighboring communities, as well as some newly raised issues, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation is preparing to rescind its environmental OK for a planned asphalt plant in the Town of Niagara.
NT: Community Development director leaving for new job
Fri, May 7th 2021 11:30 am
Earlier this week, Michael Zimmerman announced his resignation as director of community development, effective May 14.
NTPD warns violators solid waste code will be enforced
Fri, May 7th 2021 11:30 am
The North Tonawanda Police Department issued a public information announcement via its Facebook page regarding recent amendments to the city's solid waste code. On April 20, the North Tonawanda City Council approved an amendment to Chapter 45 of the City Code regarding solid waste, which imposed stricter penalties for violating new bulk pickup rules.
Former Page's Whistle Pig and Clancy's Restaurant site demolished
Fri, May 7th 2021 11:25 am
Last Thursday, demolition crews began tearing down the vacated structures located at 7001 Packard Road in the Town of Niagara. The location was most recently the site of Clancy's Restaurant. However, for many locals, the location will forever be remembered as the home of Page's Whistle Pig.
North Tonawanda: Mayor announces charter revision committee
Fri, Apr 30th 2021 11:00 am
Earlier this week, North Tonawanda Mayor Arthur G. Pappas released a statement announcing the formation of a charter revision committee - an independent body set up to review the city's aging charter for outdated or redundant codes.
NCCC ahead of the curve amidst budding cannabis industry
Fri, Apr 30th 2021 11:00 am
On March 31, Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed legislation legalizing adult use of cannabis throughout New York. During the announcement, Cuomo said the development of an adult-use cannabis industry in New York has, "The potential to create significant economic opportunities for New Yorkers and the state." Its estimated the industry could bring in $350 million in tax revenue each year and potentially create 30,000 to 60,000 jobs.
Town of Wheatfield Lions Club 'LEGO's for Roswell'
Thu, Apr 29th 2021 12:25 pm
The Town of Wheatfield Lions Club recently learned LEGOs can help kids pass time during their cancer clinic visits, and are seeking donations as part of a "LEGO's for Roswell Kids" donation drive.
Sanborn Area Historical Society Farm Museum reopening
Thu, Apr 29th 2021 12:25 pm
The Sanborn Historical Society will reopen the Sanborn Farm Museum for small tours of 10 or less people. It will open from 2-4 p.m. May 16 (third Sunday of May), June 20 and July 18. Masks and social distancing are required.
Solidays hosts monthlong fundraiser for Chamber of Commerce of the Tonawandas
Thu, Apr 29th 2021 12:25 pm
For all of May, Solidays Restaurant and Bar will donate 10% of total sales to the Chamber of Commerce of the Tonawandas. Make sure to mention the chamber while ordering. Not sure what to order? The chamber recommends Solidays "amazing" chicken potpie.
Niagara County Veterans Service Agency to resume appointments in Niagara Falls
Thu, Apr 29th 2021 12:15 pm
Niagara County Clerk Joseph A. Jastrzemski announced the Veterans Service Agency would begin in-person office hours at the Trott Access Center in Niagara Falls beginning next week. The office has been closed during the pandemic and all appointments since then have been conducted in the Lockport office.
NC Department of Health offering several free COVID-19 vaccination clinics across Niagara County
Thu, Apr 29th 2021 11:40 am
The Niagara County Department of Health will hold several free COVID-19 vaccination clinics across Niagara County throughout the month of May.
Memorial Medical Center honors staff for heroic efforts
Wed, Apr 28th 2021 09:40 am
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center joined together Tuesday to celebrate and recognize staff for what it called their "heroic efforts set forth throughout the pandemic, including the important role in Niagara County's mass-vaccination effort."
NTHS Wall of Fame Project holding 'Party Like a Lumberjack' event
Fri, Apr 23rd 2021 02:10 pm
The North Tonawanda High School Wall of Fame Project - a nonprofit organization dedicated to revitalizing both the high school's athletic and fine arts walls of fame - is holding a "Party Like a Lumberjack" celebration/fundraising event from 1-5 p.m. Sunday, May 2, at Brownies Sports Bar, 775 Oliver St.
NCCC workforce development to offer songwriting workshop
Fri, Apr 23rd 2021 01:20 pm
Niagara County Community College's Workforce Development department has announced a songwriting workshop for those who want to write music for video games, television and movies. The class is also ideal for music enthusiasts who practice songwriting as a hobby or who want to begin a songwriting pastime.
A conversation with Niagara Falls Police Department Chief Faso
Fri, Apr 23rd 2021 11:00 am
On March 1, John Faso was sworn in as the superintendent of police for the Niagara Falls Police Department. He had been acting as the interim chief for the department since December, after the retirement of the former police chief, Thomas Licata.
NU attorneys request DEC to suspend asphalt plant permit review
Fri, Apr 23rd 2021 11:00 am
While there was virtually no discussion of the highly contested asphalt facility planned for 4660 Witmer Road during Wednesday night's Town of Niagara Board meeting, it was very much still being discussed elsewhere.
NT: Tylec Initiates Climate Smart Community Task Force
Thu, Apr 22nd 2021 05:15 pm
After weeks of deliberation, the North Tonawanda Common Council passed a resolution proposed by Alderman-at-Large Austin Tylec to take the Climate Smart Communities (CSC) pledge and create a Climate Smart Task Force.
Kiwanis Club of Niagara-Wheatfield to host basket raffle, announces scholarships awards
Tue, Apr 20th 2021 01:50 pm
The Niagara-Wheatfield Kiwanis Club will host its May Day basket raffle from 1-3 p.m. May 1. The event will be outside at the Lions 5 Senses Park located at 6535 Ward Road, in the Town of Wheatfield. Attendees can purchase a sheet of 25 tickets for $5. The winning names will begin to be drawn at 3 p.m. Winners need not be in attendance.
AG James, DEC Commissioner Seggos secure $4 million to resolve hazardous waste, oil spill contamination in Tonawanda
Tue, Apr 20th 2021 01:30 pm
New York Attorney General Letitia James and New York Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos announced a $4 million agreement they said "resolves years of hazardous waste disposal and oil spill contamination at the former Tonawanda Forge site in Tonawanda, New York." The agreement stipulates that American Axle & Manufacturing agrees to compensate the state of New York for costs associated with the state's cleanup of contamination at the site.
NT reunion postponed
Tue, Apr 20th 2021 07:00 am
The North Tonawanda High School multiclass reunion committee met April 15 to determine whether or not to hold the annual event. With the pandemic and its concerns, testing, social distancing and adhering to state mandates, it was decided in the best interest of all to not hold the event this year.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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: 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.
 

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