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Town of Wheatfield: Volunteers set to get 10% property tax break pending legislation
Fri, Jan 27th 2023 11:00 am
A long-standing $500 pittance given to emergency responders as compared to the ever-rising cost of property taxes in Niagara County, first responders could see a noticeable tax break very soon.
Danielle Roberts named YMCA vice president of community impact
Wed, Jan 25th 2023 07:00 pm
YMCA Buffalo Niagara announced the promotion of Danielle Roberts to the position of vice president of community impact. A member of the YMCA management team for over 10 years, Roberts will transition from her current role as executive director of the YMCA's William-Emslie, Delaware and Ken-Ton branches.
WBA sets 2023 board of directors
Tue, Jan 24th 2023 03:30 pm
The Wheatfield Business Association recently announced its 2023 board of directors.
NCSO: Vehicle pursuit in Town of Wheatfield
Mon, Jan 23rd 2023 07:45 pm
On Sunday, at 2:10 p.m., Deputy Battaglia observed a vehicle traveling south on Niagara Falls Boulevard at a high rate of speed. Deputy Battaglia attempted to pull the vehicle over, which started a vehicle pursuit.
NCSO: Incarcerated individual dies
Mon, Jan 23rd 2023 07:45 pm
On Friday, Jan. 20, at approximately 8:03 p.m., EMS crews from Wrights Corners Fire Co. and Mercy Ambulance responded to the Niagara County Correctional Facility for an unresponsive incarcerated individual following an apparent medical emergency and possible overdose.
Election 2023: Michael Lee announces intent to run for Town of Niagara Board
Fri, Jan 20th 2023 11:05 am
In July of last year, I officially stepped away from a 20-year career as a police officer serving the Town of Niagara. At the time, many people had asked me why. Now I can finally share my reason.
Military Road strip mall property listed for sale
Fri, Jan 20th 2023 11:05 am
Town of Niagara officials on Tuesday formalized an agreement to list for sale a town-owned former strip mall on Military Road.
Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls USA hosts Lunar New Year event
Fri, Jan 20th 2023 11:00 am
Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls USA is celebrating Lunar New Year from noon to 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 27. Guests are invited to celebrate the Year of the Rabbit by choosing a lucky red envelope from the Fashion Outlets giving tree. This activity will be hosted at the Lunar New Year-inspired Selfie Station, located between the Aerie and Janie and Jack stores, closest to entrance No. 7.
Burglary in Town of Niagara leads to shelter in place
Thu, Jan 19th 2023 10:00 am
On Wednesday, Jan. 18, at 5:12 p.m., officers from the Town of Niagara Police Department were dispatched to 8521 Porter Road (Royal Park Apartments) for a Burglary in progress.
Cardinal O'Hara hosts BBC Band
Tue, Jan 17th 2023 01:15 pm
The Cardinal O'Hara High School Alumni Association will present the BBC Band live concert at 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 27, in the O'Hara Performing Arts Center, 39 O'Hara Road, Town of Tonawanda.
Free tax preparation
Tue, Jan 17th 2023 01:10 pm
The AARP Taxaide Foundation announced tax assistance this season.
Election 2023: Cerrillo announces candidacy for Town of Niagara town clerk
Mon, Jan 16th 2023 03:20 pm
Melissa M. Cerrillo has announced her intent to run for Town of Niagara town clerk in 2023.
Wheatfield Lions receive updates, present awards
Fri, Jan 13th 2023 11:00 am
Wheatfield Lions Club and President Lion Chris Stanz recently hosted 20-N District Gov. Michael Yost, who gave an all-encompassing presentation that included a special message and bit from the international president. 2nd District Gov. Lion Barry Scott assisted.
Anne McCaffrey is next CEO at People Inc.
Thu, Jan 12th 2023 09:15 pm
Earlier this week, the board of directors of People Inc. named Anne McCaffrey as its new CEO. McCaffrey, currently the president and CEO of Eastern Niagara Hospital, will replace Rhonda Frederick, who is retiring in April after a 43-year career at the agency.
Election 2023: Sylvia Virtuoso to run for Town of Niagara supervisor
Mon, Jan 9th 2023 05:10 pm
It is my intention to officially announce my candidacy for Town of Niagara supervisor. I am starting my campaign by reaching out to the residents, family and friends, as well as fellow leaders of our community, to ask for your endorsements and support.
Niagara Falls SNUG Street Outreach Program to host open house
Mon, Jan 9th 2023 03:35 pm
The Niagara Falls SNUG Street Outreach Program, operated by Community Missions, will hold an open house from 2-4 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 11, to welcome the community to its office at 1702 Pine Ave.
Niagara Falls Police Department investigates suspicious package
Mon, Jan 9th 2023 03:30 pm
The Niagara Falls Police has wrapped up its investigation regarding a suspicious package near Third and Cedar avenues. Officers determined there was no incident. The roads are now clear and back open.
Hochul announces promotion of New York Air National Guard Brig. Gen. Denise Donnell to major general
Fri, Jan 6th 2023 04:45 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Friday announced the promotion of Denise Donnell - the first woman to command the New York Air National Guard - to the two-star rank of major general. Donnell was the first woman to command one of the New York Air National Guard's five flying wings, and is one of only five women to attain the rank of major general in the New York National Guard.
Town of Wheatfield reorganizes for 2023, approves numerous appointments, authorizations
Fri, Jan 6th 2023 11:00 am
The Town of Wheatfield got down to business for 2023 with its reorganizational meeting held earlier this week. According to the town's website,, the following actions were unanimously approved by Town Board members:
Town of Niagara: Lee Wallace won't seek 3rd term
Fri, Jan 6th 2023 11:00 am
It is with mixed emotions that I am announcing today that I will not seek a third term as supervisor for the Town of Niagara. I truly believe that everything and everyone has a shelf life, and it is time for me to "pass the baton" and spend more quality time with my family. I am very proud of our accomplishments over the past nine years, and I look forward to a new vision and new focus that the next town supervisor and board will have.
Memorial names new director of marketing, special events & PR
Tue, Jan 3rd 2023 01:25 pm
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center has named Sean Dwyer its new director of marketing, special events and public relations for the Medical Center Foundation.
'Coffee with Chris' and State Sen. Rob Ortt
Tue, Jan 3rd 2023 01:25 pm
New York State Sen. Rob Ortt will join Niagara County Legislator Chris Voccio at "Coffee with Chris" at 9 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 7.
Town of Niagara burglary
Tue, Jan 3rd 2023 12:50 pm
On Dec. 29, at 11:58 p.m., the Niagara County Sheriff's Office communications center received a 911 call reporting a burglary that had just occurred at a residence on Pretoria Street in The Town of Niagara.
Wheatfield fire
Tue, Jan 3rd 2023 12:50 pm
On Dec. 30, at 6:23 p.m., the Niagara County Sheriff's Office communications center received a fire alarm from the Wheatfield Towers Apartment Building. The fire alarm was followed by a water flow alarm from the same location.
Holiday donation
Tue, Jan 3rd 2023 12:50 pm
Niagara Community Action Program Inc. expressed appreciation and gratitude to Save a Lot on Military Road for 70 bags of donated food.
'Hometown Heroes' banner program underway in northern Niagara
Fri, Dec 23rd 2022 10:30 am
The "Hometown Heroes" banner program is slowly starting to gain recognition in northern Niagara County.
Travel bans in North Tonawanda, City of Niagara Falls
Fri, Dec 23rd 2022 10:10 am
The Office of City of North Tonawanda Mayor Austin Tyle announced a state of emergency has been declared, effective 9:30 a.m. This, officials said, is "to respond effectively to Winter Storm Elliot that threatens the public safety of the citizens of the City of North Tonawanda."
Niagara Area Foundation announces more than $60,000 in grants
Wed, Dec 21st 2022 01:35 pm
The Niagara Area Foundation announced awards totaling more than $60,000 to 10 Niagara-area nonprofit organizations for its 2022 grant cycle. The grants aim to support programs that will have a positive impact on Niagara County in the areas of youth enrichment and the environment.
Drive Against Diabetes (D.A.D.) provides $50,000 gift to Niagara Hospice fundraising campaign
Tue, Dec 20th 2022 11:05 am
Niagara Hospice announced a major gift from Drive Against Diabetes (D.A.D.) to its fall fundraising campaign toward the purchase of two new automated medication-dispensing system units at Hospice House.
WBA announces award-winners
Mon, Dec 19th 2022 03:05 pm
The Wheatfield Business Association finally was afforded the opportunity to award its Business of the Year and Business Person of the Year recipients. Following a coronavirus pause, the ceremony was held last week at Pane's Restaurant.
North Tonawanda History Museum announces reorganization & expansion of gift shop
Mon, Dec 19th 2022 07:00 am
The North Tonawanda History Museum staff announced changes to the store at 712 Oliver St.
Town of Niagara: Lawyer hired to represent town, officers involved in November shooting
Fri, Dec 16th 2022 11:00 am
The Town of Niagara hired a lawyer Tuesday to represent them in any proceedings stemming from an officer-involved shooting Nov. 19.
Annual Women United hygiene drive collects products for local agencies across Niagara County
Wed, Dec 14th 2022 04:25 pm
Women United of Greater Niagara's annual personal hygiene drive has wrapped up for the year. On Wednesday, Woman United volunteers gathered at the United Way office in Sanborn to separate and sort the estimated $5,000 of donated products for distribution to the nine local nonprofit agencies the drive supports.
Wreaths Across America ceremonies in Town of Niagara, Kenmore
Mon, Dec 12th 2022 11:40 am
On Saturday, Dec. 17, The Town of Niagara Lions Club, along with the Helping Hands and Town of Niagara Historian Peter Ames, will host a Wreaths Across America ceremony starting at 10 a.m. at the Witmer Road Cemetery. All are welcome to attend the gathering and remember the interred veterans.
Popular writer, beloved community member and former NFP editor Susan Mikula Campbell passes
Fri, Dec 9th 2022 09:25 am
On Dec. 5, 2022, Susan Mikula Campbell of Youngstown passed through the gates of Heaven into paradise, and into the waiting arms of Jesus and her loving parents, John and Pearl Mikula.
Town of Niagara: New wrinkle with solid waste transfer facility
Fri, Dec 9th 2022 09:20 am
A planned expansion of a Town of Niagara-located solid waste transfer facility continues to be delayed, with the latest pushback made Wednesday.
Niagara Wheatfield High School honor rolls
Thu, Dec 8th 2022 06:55 pm
Niagara Wheatfield High School announced the following students were named to its high honor, honor and merit rolls for the first quarter marking period of the 2022-23 academic year.
NCDOH: Extremely high numbers of flu cases & increase in cases much earlier than typical flu season
Thu, Dec 8th 2022 11:15 am
The case numbers of influenza (flu) have been increasing exponentially across New York state, and the 2022-23 flu season is six weeks or more ahead of the typical spike in flu cases.
Police apprehend suspects following chase
Wed, Dec 7th 2022 11:00 am
At 3:13 a.m. Wednesday, Niagara County Sheriff's Office Deputy F. Bork attempted to stop a suspicious vehicle in the area of Woodland Avenue and Saint Joseph Road in the Town of Niagara. NCSO said, "The operator refused to comply and a vehicle pursuit ensued throughout the Town of Niagara. Ultimately, in the area of Sadlo Drive and Bellreng Drive, the two occupants fled from the vehicle on foot into the neighborhood.
Niagara Falls firefighters deliver toys for Christmas giving tree to Niagara County Legislature
Wed, Dec 7th 2022 09:55 am
Niagara Falls firefighters delivered bags of toys to the Niagara County Courthouse rotunda right before the meeting of the County Legislature on Tuesday night. This was in support of the Christmas giving tree, where collections support Casey House Shelter, Twin Cities Outreach and the Salvation Army.

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