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Town of Niagara tackles day-to-day business; delays public hearing on gas station
Fri, Jan 24th 2020 07:00 am
The Town of Niagara Town Board meeting began early Tuesday, as the public hearing to collect input from residents on a new gas-station/convenient store being proposed for 7001 Packard Road was canceled.
Veteran donates $50,000 to Niagara SPCA
Thu, Jan 23rd 2020 04:15 pm
Army veteran Bob Nowakowski made his second donation of $50,000 to Niagara SPCA during a check presentation held at the shelter this week.
Kaleida Health seeks buyer for DeGraff tower
Fri, Jan 17th 2020 07:00 am
The Kaleida Health DeGraff Memorial Tower in North Tonawanda, formerly used for inpatient care, has been listed with Pyramid Brokerage Co. to attract a developer to fill the five-story building. Some of the property's highlights, according to Pyramid, include easy access to the I-290 and its suitability for redevelopment, as well as it being ideal for multi-family residence and affordable housing.
Sanitation recommendations uncover strong opposition
Fri, Jan 17th 2020 07:00 am
A crowd - standing room only - faced North Tonawanda officials at the Jan. 7 public hearing for the proposed changes to the city's sanitation program. Several residents approached the board with deep objections to the recommendations proposed by Niagara County Environmental Science Coordinator Dawn Timm and DPW Superintendent Mark Zellner.
Town of Niagara Business & Professional Association celebrates 2019 honorees
Fri, Jan 17th 2020 07:00 am
The Town of Niagara Business & Professional Association is hosting its annual Awards Dinner for 2019 honorees on Jan. 29 at the Four Points Sheraton, 7001 Buffalo Ave. in Niagara Falls. All proceeds will go to the TNBPA Scholarship fund to help families offset the cost of college.
Martial arts teacher combines kicks with faith
Fri, Jan 17th 2020 07:00 am
Bob Heisner teaches Bushido at his building on Niagara Falls Blvd. He became proficient in the martial art through a blending of six different disciplines that he learned while serving in the military during and after the Vietnam War. He said the process of training doesn't just help muscles, it stays with the student and gives the self-determination and will to become whatever it is they aspire to become.
Sweet Buffalo Rocks goes from game to giving
Fri, Jan 10th 2020 07:20 pm
The concept was simple. Find a rock, decorate it, then hide it again. Soon, someone else will find it and take a picture, then hide it, too. A fun game in cities across the U.S. hit WNY in 2017 when Kimberly LaRussa, a local blogger of a website called Sweet Buffalo, was introduced to it by a friend in Florida. She said it seemed like a fun activity for the long winter, but couldn't have imagined what it would become.
Shelter animal group sees bias in Niagara SPCA review; investigator denies claim
Fri, Jan 10th 2020 07:15 pm
Animal welfare advocates from the Voices for Shelter Animals group spoke out recently in regard to an investigation conducted at the Niagara SPCA by former Erie County SPCA Executive Director Barbara Carr, and Libby Post, executive director of New York State Animal Protection Federation. They called it a conflict of interest.
Former alderman honored at NT meeting
Fri, Jan 10th 2020 07:15 pm
At the City of North Tonawanda reorganization meeting, board members paused to ask Mark Berube to come forward and accept a plaque for his service.
North Tonawanda dog control officer gets bump in pay, hours
Fri, Jan 3rd 2020 07:00 am
Eric Salisbury was appointed dog control officer in 2018 for the City of North Tonawanda. Since then, he's become something of a legend for the dog- and cat-loving community in the municipality. Recently, after several residents commended his service, the NT City Council awarded him a pay increase.
Belden Center residents speak out
Fri, Jan 3rd 2020 07:00 am
On their last meeting for the year, councilmen on the Town of Niagara's Town Board were given an earful by residents of Belden Center on the subjects of potholes, drainage and broken promises.
Town of Niagara awards persons of distinction
Fri, Jan 3rd 2020 07:00 am
After a recent Town of Niagara meeting, Supervisor Wallace announced, "We have these end-of-the-year awards. We want our residents and our citizens - people in our town - and also our employees, to know that we notice when you do something that we feel is above and beyond."
Motorcycle and accessories shop Voz Cycle City ready for another year helping WNY Heroes
Fri, Jan 3rd 2020 07:00 am
Inside Voz Cycle City Inc. is a vast array of gear for everyone's favorite motorcycle enthusiast. To keep it open and running, owners Terry and Carol Vosburgh have to work hard. However, even with their busy schedules, they still find time to give back.
E-van comes to Wheatfield
Thu, Dec 19th 2019 04:30 pm
The program is called the BTOP Express - Better Technology, Onsite and Personal. It provides general computer training throughout the NIOGA Library System. At a recent Town Board meeting in Wheatfield, Sara Taylor, a BTOP e-mobile trainer, spoke to Supervisor Don MacSwan and councilmen regarding bringing the program to the residents, despite the town's lack of a library.
Niagara Regional Construction Alliance honors Bill Ross
Thu, Dec 19th 2019 04:25 pm
On Dec. 5, the Niagara Regional Construction Alliance recognized William Ross with the 2019 United Rentals Light Tower Award. Inaugurated in 2018, the award seeks to honor individuals whose service has shined a positive light on, and brought powerful leadership to, the construction industry.
Box of Hope outreach gets a boost from local businesses and organizations
Thu, Dec 19th 2019 04:20 pm
Over 200 North Tonawanda families will receive help from Box of Hope again this Christmas. Every child, 18 and under, in all of the registered households will receive a gift along with a box of nonperishable food items delivered to their home on Dec. 19.
Firefighters and students give back
Fri, Dec 13th 2019 03:40 pm
The Niagara Falls Firefighters annual Christmas Toy fund kicked off this past weekend at Niagara Falls High School with multiple dance and music groups gracing the stage as officials described the effort put into this event.
DEC initiates public comment on possible brownfield at former Military Road School
Fri, Dec 13th 2019 03:35 pm
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation announced a period of public comment regarding the school on Military Road in the Town of Niagara, which was destroyed in a fire in July.
Family & Friends race for Chase!
Fri, Dec 13th 2019 03:20 pm
On Sunday, Nov. 3, the Tuscarora Community came together to support the Hill family at the Tuscarora 5K Chase and Kids Fun Run.
Carnegie Center holds biggest 'Art off the Wall' to date
Fri, Dec 13th 2019 03:05 pm
The Carnegie Art Center hosted a big night this past Thursday for its annual "Art off the Wall" event. The largest wall was covered with small 5-by-7-inch pieces of art, while the space also contained a room dedicated to 12-by-12-inch canvases and even tinted glass that were bid on silently by artists' fans.
Fashion Outlets of Niagara USA, Town of Niagara donate on 'Giving Tuesday'
Fri, Dec 6th 2019 07:00 am
Town of Niagara Supervisor Lee Wallace and the Town Board, in conjunction with John Doran, senior manager of Fashion Outlets, split up and gave away $50,000 to various charitable groups, including the Town of Niagara Lions and Lioness clubs on Giving Tuesday.
Greenhouse, residents clash on noise, lights & odor
Fri, Dec 6th 2019 07:00 am
Wheatfield Gardens came under attack by several residential property owners in the Timberlakes Subdivision during a recent public hearing in the Town of Wheatfield.
Niagara Lions lay wreaths at Witmer Cemetery
Fri, Dec 6th 2019 07:00 am
At 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, the Town of Niagara Lions and Lionesses will lay wreathes at Witmer Cemetery on the graves of the veterans buried there. They will honor the five branches of the military by displaying wreaths for them, as well. There are soldiers from each of the wars from 1812 on up through Korea.
North Tonawanda 'Decorate for the holidays' contest
Thu, Dec 5th 2019 03:25 pm
The North Tonawanda mayor's office, in conjunction with the city's Department of Youth, Recreation and Parks, reported entries are currently being accepted for the city's "Decorate for the holidays contest." The contest is open to any North Tonawanda resident who decorates their home or business for the holiday season.
Town of Niagara holiday decorating contest
Thu, Dec 5th 2019 03:20 pm
The Town of Niagara is holding its annual holiday decorating contest for town residents. The event is sponsored by the Town of Niagara Police Club, the Town of Niagara Business and Professional Association, and the Town of Niagara Beautification Committee.
N-W school board hears Unified Sport proposal
Wed, Nov 27th 2019 05:00 pm
After coming out of executive session, Wednesday night's Niagara-Wheatfield Regular School Board Meeting began with two presentations.
Daybreak coming soon to Heart, Love & Soul
Fri, Nov 22nd 2019 04:20 pm
Heart, Love & Soul was founded by a prayer group from Sacred Heart Parish more than 30 years ago. Originally a pantry group, it became a place for a daily meal, and eventually moved to Ontario Avenue in the City of Niagara Falls.
Batting cages now in former Summit Mall; more expected soon
Fri, Nov 22nd 2019 04:00 pm
From the outside, the Summit Mall in the Town of Wheatfield looks completely deserted. But once inside, and with a little imagination, it's hard to not see the vision of what this place could be.
Niagara County Community College names Murabito president
Wed, Nov 20th 2019 08:05 pm
The State University of New York Board of Trustees, in conjunction with the board of trustees of Niagara County Community College, on Wednesday announced the appointment of Dr. William J. Murabito as the seventh president of the institution.
'Airman for a Day' puts spotlight on Tianna
Fri, Nov 15th 2019 04:20 pm
A special guest visited the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station last week named, Tianna Colarusso. The 9 year old was commissioned in as the youngest honorary U.S. Air Force 2nd lieutenant as part of the "Airman for a Day" program.
Officials, players rally around youth tackle football
Fri, Nov 15th 2019 04:15 pm
Though the New York Legislature is out of session, Assemblyman Angelo Morinello wants to start the grass-roots conversation on a bill that is likely to pass if opposition does not stop it.
Athletes, dedicated alumni, staff celebrated at N-W
Fri, Nov 8th 2019 04:00 pm
The 2019 Niagara Wheatfield "Athletic Hall of Fame" and Niagara-Wheatfield's "Falcon Wall of Fame" received a new class of inductees over the weekend. Those chosen were honored in a special ceremony.
Councilmen clash, then compromise, over budget
Fri, Nov 8th 2019 04:00 pm
The Town of Niagara Town Board parted ways Thursday night after three-hours of discussing the budget. Councilmen Samuel Gatto, Marc Carpenter, and Richard Sirianni ran plans to trim budget lines to free up funds for other endeavors by Deputy Supervisor Charles Teixeira via phone. The resulting argument ended the meeting.
Helicopter revamped for vet memorial in Wheatfield
Fri, Nov 1st 2019 03:05 pm
The 1965 Huey helicopter is a big thing to miss. It's been gone for about a year now, but no one should be alarmed. The Vietnam era helicopter and its compatriot, the massive tank in front of the Town of Wheatfield Highway Department building, will be back together again at Town Hall on Church Street. It's just a question of when.
'Service cloth' to be preserved
Fri, Nov 1st 2019 03:00 pm
In war, many will leave the places they lived in and fight in lands far off. That was the destiny of 152 men and women who left Belden Center to serve in World War II, 13 of whom never returned to their loved ones at home.
Young readers unite at WNY Children's Book Expo
Fri, Nov 1st 2019 03:00 pm
It's an exciting time when someone first starts to read. There are so many choices: "Nancy Drew," "Goosebumps," and "Charlotte's Web." It's like a lightbulb goes on, and stays on throughout their lives. All through reading.
Wheatfield's Purple Heart County sign first to go up
Fri, Nov 1st 2019 02:50 pm
On Feb. 19, the Niagara County Legislature officially recognized Niagara County as a Purple Heart County and joined municipalities across the country, including El Dorado County of California, Erie County of New York and Jackson County of Missouri, in honoring its Purple Heart constituents.
Town of Niagara Board wrestles with budget
Fri, Nov 1st 2019 02:40 pm
The Town of Niagara Town Board convened at Town Hall to meet with justices Anthony Restaino and James Faso, as well as Highway Superintendent Bob Herman and Police Chief James Suitor in order to gain insight on the three department's budget needs as the deadline to change or approve Supervisor Lee Wallace's preliminary budget looms ever closer.
Volunteers needed to wrap gifts, support people with disabilities
Wed, Oct 30th 2019 03:00 pm
The Opportunities Unlimited of Niagara Foundation is looking for people to staff its gift-wrap booth located at the Fashion Outlets Niagara Falls USA mall. Volunteers are needed for various shifts during mall hours Saturday, Nov. 30, through Tuesday, Dec. 24.
First of several county-designated 'Purple Heart' signs unveiled in Wheatfield
Fri, Oct 25th 2019 06:05 pm
Republican members of the Niagara County Legislature joined County Clerk Joseph Jastrzemski and Wheatfield Town Supervisor and Purple Heart recipient Don MacSwan on Niagara Falls Boulevard today to unveil the first of several county-designated "Purple Heart" signs, which will be installed throughout various locations in the county.
 

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