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Niagara County clerk: Driver's license expiration extended again
Wed, Mar 24th 2021 09:55 am
Niagara County Clerk Joseph Jastrzemski on Wednesday said Gov. Andrew Cuomo has issued executive order 202.97, which extends the expiration dates on licenses and permits that expired after March 1, 2020, to April 16, 2021. At this time, all transactions must be done by appointment only, although Jastrzemski said his office is working to change that next month.
9-year-old 'Jam Man' interviews the stars
Fri, Mar 19th 2021 02:00 pm
It's probably safe to assume most 9-year-olds didn't spend their COVID-19 lockdown time interviewing Hollywood actors and rock stars.
Niagara County SPCA kicks off fundraising season with 'Bark Day Bash'
Fri, Mar 19th 2021 11:40 am
The Niagara County SPCA kicked off its fundraising season on Wednesday with its first "Bark Day Bash" event at the Sheraton Hotel in Niagara Falls. The event provided a lively, yet-COVID-19-friendly and well-organized affair for attendees to celebrate St. Patrick's Day whilst raising money for one of the area's foremost animal welfare organizations.
Town of Wheatfield: Revenues topped losses by $150,000 in 2020
Fri, Mar 19th 2021 11:35 am
The Town of Wheatfield received $150,446 more in revenues than it spent for all of its budgetary funds and special districts in 2020.
$3.36 million in Greenway funds for Veterans Memorial Park project
Fri, Mar 19th 2021 11:15 am
On Tuesday, the Host Community Standing Committee (HCSC), which administers and oversees projects financed by the Niagara River Greenway Recreation/Tourism Fund, awarded $3.36 million to Veterans Memorial Community Park in the Town of Niagara. The funds will be used to cover phases III and IV of the park's master plan. The project was deemed consistent with the principles of the Niagara Greenway by the Greenway Commission on March 3.
Thunder of Niagara air show canceled
Fri, Mar 19th 2021 11:00 am
The Thunder of Niagara 2021 air show has been canceled, organizers announced Wednesday. The show was originally slated for June 19 and 20 and was set to feature the Blue Angels and the Canadian Forces Snowbirds.
First-responders tend to Wheatfield structure fire; save cat
Wed, Mar 17th 2021 09:15 am
Late Tuesday, the Niagara County Sheriff's Office Dispatch Center received a 911 call reporting a fire inside the lower residence at 2954 Niagara Falls Blvd., in the Town of Wheatfield. NCSO deputies responded and observed heavy smoke coming from inside the building.
Niagara County summer youth employment program now accepting applications
Mon, Mar 15th 2021 11:40 am
Niagara County Employment & Training announced applications are being accepted for the department's summer youth employment program (SYEP). In order to be considered for the program, applicants must be a county resident, be between 14-20 years-old (must turn 14 by May 14 and cannot turn 21 until after Aug. 27), and meet income guidelines.
NT: Pappas announces Lumber City COVID Relief Initiative
Fri, Mar 12th 2021 05:30 pm
North Tonawanda Mayor Art Pappas announced a new path forward as the city emerges from the COVID-19 pandemic: The Lumber City COVID Relief Initiative. With the passage of the federal stimulus bill, North Tonawanda is slated to receive $3.3 million in federal aid, which will help as the city emerges from the most prolonged crisis it has faced in decades.
Pappas lifts winter parking restrictions
Fri, Mar 12th 2021 12:30 pm
City of North Tonawanda Mayor Arthur G. Pappas and the Common Council would like to let the residents of North Tonawanda know that, as of Monday, March 15, the street parking ban will be lifted. If a winter storm does arrive, they request residents use judgement and remove their vehicles from the street.
Excitement for future of Fashion Outlets Mall
Fri, Mar 12th 2021 07:00 am
When it comes to the Fashion Outlets, John Doran says there's actually plenty of reasons to be optimistic.
Niagara County DA warns of unemployment insurance fraud
Thu, Mar 11th 2021 08:45 pm
Niagara County District Attorney Brian D. Seaman on Thursday said the filing of fraudulent unemployment insurance claims using stolen identities continues to be a problem, and his office is working closely with the New York State Department of Labor to address the issue.
Builders announce scholarship
Thu, Mar 11th 2021 09:55 am
The William Morehouse Scholarship Applications are available for high school seniors, college freshmen, sophomores and juniors who are pursuing careers in construction-related fields. The scholarship is sponsored by the New York State Builder Association Research and Education Foundation (NYSBA REF) through the donation of William Morehouse, a longtime member and supporter of the building industry in New York.
Niagara County to host agribusiness outreach forum
Thu, Mar 11th 2021 09:50 am
The Niagara County Center for Economic Development announced it will again host its annual agribusiness outreach forum, although this year's event will be done virtually. The event will be held over two days, March 23 and 25, from 9-11 a.m. each day.
Carolyn Cianciosa Memorial Scholarship available at Niagara County Community College
Mon, Mar 8th 2021 05:05 pm
For more than 20 years, Carolyn Cianciosa was a faculty member at Niagara County Community College. She played a critical role in establishing the radiologic technology program, and took pride in growing rad tech from 13 to 100 students before she retired in 2012.
NT: Dyngus Day parade, police reform approved
Fri, Mar 5th 2021 04:35 pm
Plans for North Tonawanda's April 5 Dyngus Day celebration are full-speed ahead.
Tylec announces mayoral run in North Tonawanda
Fri, Mar 5th 2021 04:30 pm
North Tonawanda Alderman-at-Large Austin Tylec announced his candidacy for mayor Tuesday in a campaign event at Platter's Chocolate. The youngest face on the city's Common Council, Tylec was elected to the alderman seat in 2017, having run as an Independent with endorsements from the Democratic Party.
NT Parks and Rec. seeking artist submissions Gateway Harbor memorial
Fri, Mar 5th 2021 04:20 pm
Calling all artists! Gateway Harbor of the Tonawandas, in conjunction with Lumber City Development Corp. and Project Pride, is accepting artistic proposals for a mural to be painted at Gateway Harbor using a seating nook along the docks, just west of the Main Street Bridge as the canvas.
Ten Lives Club puts on photo shoot for cats to make them feel like celebrities
Fri, Mar 5th 2021 04:20 pm
Ten Lives Club, a nonprofit no-kill cat rescue in Western New York, is on a mission to make their rescue cats feel like celebrities. With the help of Moto Pet Photo, the cats were put in hats and really gave it their all strutting their stuff on the catwalk during a special photography session at the shelter.
Niagara County Department of Health removes quarantine requirement for fully vaccinated persons in alignment with updated guidance
Thu, Mar 4th 2021 06:00 pm
The Niagara County Department of Health issued an update Thursday regarding quarantine requirements, to reflect the updated U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and New York state guidance.
Vaccine: Niagara County POD staying in Lockport, as largest shipment is expected
Wed, Mar 3rd 2021 12:35 pm
Niagara County Public Health Director Daniel J. Stapleton on Wednesday announced Niagara County is expecting to receive 6,500 first doses of COVID-19 vaccination next week - by far the most the county has ever received for a single week. The county is expecting 5,000 Johnson & Johnson vaccines and 1,500 Moderna that must be dispensed in that week. These doses would nearly double the total amount of vaccine doses Niagara County has received to date.
Rustic Buffalo Artisan Market announces plans for an expansion of iconic North Tonawanda building
Tue, Mar 2nd 2021 03:05 pm
John Pirrone and Scott DeMott, owners of Rustic Buffalo Artisan Market, recently announced they will be expanding their business and reopening North Tonawanda's iconic White Linen Tea House - also on the same property as Rustic Buffalo - and converting the 3,400-square-foot area into an additional Artisan Market with 45 artisans. All said, they will bring together over 110 local artisans showcased in three uniquely styled buildings on the Rustic Buffalo campus.
North Tonawanda eyeing Dyngus Day celebration
Fri, Feb 26th 2021 11:00 am
Break out the sausage and crank up the polka. The City of North Tonawanda is looking to host a Dyngus Day celebration. The council expressed support for a proposal by Joseph Marranca, chairman of the North Tonawanda Neighborhood Watch, during its Tuesday work session.
Niagara County Community College fall scholarship available
Thu, Feb 25th 2021 08:20 am
The Niagara County Community College Foundation is offering scholarships for incoming and current students for the fall 2021 semester.
NT department working with DiBernardo to assist people in getting vaccinations
Wed, Feb 24th 2021 09:45 am
The North Tonawanda Department of Youth, Recreation, Parks & Seniors, in collaboration with Second Ward Alderman Frank DiBernardo, recently announced a COVID-19 vaccine assistance program (CVAP) for North Tonawanda senior citizens who are seeking help with navigating the process of registering to receive a vaccination.
NT: Zadzilka will not seek reelection this November
Fri, Feb 19th 2021 10:25 am
As North Tonawanda Third Ward Alderman Eric Zadzilka settled in recently for his 11th year on the Common Council, he announced he will not seek reelection this coming November.
Niagara County DPW: Do not clear snow into road
Thu, Feb 18th 2021 09:45 am
Niagara County Public Works Commissioner Garret Meal reminded residents and plow services that depositing snow from driveways and sidewalks into roadways is illegal.
Welcome to Webster Street, SPoT Coffee
Tue, Feb 16th 2021 05:10 pm
The City of North Tonawanda will host a public "Welcome to Webster Street" event for downtown North Tonawanda's newest business, SPoT Coffee, at 1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 19. Located at the newly redeveloped 54 Webster St., SPoT Coffee features a robust beverage menu with coffee, tea, espresso and smoothies. Using only the freshest ingredients - and with an eye for unique and colorful flavor - its daily menu features breakfast and lunch items such as salads, sandwiches, baked goods and pizzas.
Tesla monument proposed for Gratwick Park
Fri, Feb 12th 2021 07:00 am
During Tuesday's Common Council work session, members of the nonprofit Buffalo Niagara Nikola Tesla Council Inc. (BNNTC) proposed a plan to gift the City of North Tonawanda with an art structure meant to pay homage to famous scientist and inventor Nikola Tesla.
Cuomo's proposed budget draws criticism from Niagara Wheatfield CSD
Fri, Feb 12th 2021 07:00 am
Last month, Gov. Andrew Cuomo unveiled his proposed 2021-22 executive budget for New York. His education spending plans have sparked concerns amongst local school districts that they could miss out on millions of dollars in much-needed aid.
Child Advocacy Center of Niagara awarded national reaccreditation
Wed, Feb 10th 2021 03:45 pm
The Child Advocacy Center of Niagara was awarded reaccreditation by the National Children's Alliance - the national association and accrediting body for children's advocacy centers across the country.
Memorial Medical Center rocks red to raise awareness of heart disease in women
Wed, Feb 10th 2021 02:55 pm
Team members at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center showed their support for National Wear Red Day on Friday by rocking their red outfits.
NT: Pappas won't seek reelection
Tue, Feb 9th 2021 03:20 pm
On Tuesday, North Tonawanda Mayor Arthur Pappas announced he is moving on:
NT: AIM funding should be restored
Tue, Feb 9th 2021 02:30 pm
There has been some confusion and misinformation out there regarding the AIM funding for the city. Here are the bullet points regarding AIM funding and the steps we took as a city:
Chamber of Commerce of the Tonawandas honors Niagara's Choice
Tue, Feb 9th 2021 08:55 am
The Chamber of Commerce of the Tonawandas announced its "Member of the Month" for February is Niagara's Choice Federal Credit Union.
Wheatfield Lions present awards
Tue, Feb 9th 2021 08:55 am
We are proud to announce our Town of Wheatfield Lion's Club annual awards for 2020-21. We did something very different this year. We kept one award a secret from the club's award chairman. That involved the creation of a new high-level award. The name of this award was specifically crafted to define the model for future annual presentations.
History Center of Niagara receives grant to create virtual lessons on Erie Canal
Mon, Feb 8th 2021 04:10 pm
The Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor has named the History Center of Niagara in Lockport as one of 13 New York state nonprofit organizations or municipalities to receive funding through its IMPACT! Grant program.
USDA to survey farmers' planting intentions for 2021
Fri, Feb 5th 2021 03:25 pm
The U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) will contact producers nationwide to gather planting intentions and the amount of grain and oilseeds they store on their farms.
North Tonawanda pushes back against cuts in state aid
Fri, Feb 5th 2021 09:00 am
Facing cuts of nearly 25% in state funding this year, the North Tonawanda Common Council approved a resolution Tuesday requesting Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the State Legislature to increase Aid and Incentives to Municipalities (AIM) funding in the 2021-22 state budget.
Super Bowl weekend DWI crackdown
Tue, Feb 2nd 2021 02:55 pm
Niagara County Sheriff Michael J. Filicetti announced Niagara County law enforcement agencies will participate in a special enforcement effort to crackdown on impaired driving.
 

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