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Jonathan Schultz, Niagara County director of emergency services, recognized by IAEM
Tue, Dec 15th 2020 02:20 pm
Jonathan Schultz, director of the Niagara County Department of Emergency Services, has been recognized by the International Association of Emergency Managers (IAEM) as being among the group of professionals who have maintained their Certified Emergency Manager designation. Only 2,000 men and women globally in the emergency management profession presently hold CEM.
Niagara County moving into 'yellow zone'
Mon, Dec 14th 2020 02:10 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Monday announced Niagara County areas including Lewiston and Niagara Falls are moving into his micro-cluster action initiative "yellow precautionary zone." The following restrictions will be put into place:
And the band played on: Lewiston Music finds a new home in Town of Niagara
Fri, Dec 11th 2020 11:30 am
Much has been made about how the pandemic decimated the live music industry in 2020, stymieing one of the oldest outlets for human expression and delivering a major blow to the collective psyche. Yet, the need to play and create music is persistent and may be more important now than ever before.
Tonawandas Chamber welcomes Sign Gypsies WNY
Wed, Dec 9th 2020 02:50 pm
The Chamber of Commerce of the Tonawandas held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for Sign Gypsies WNY on Tuesday. Director of Marketing and Membership Sarah Nelson welcomed in the newest member.
Wheatfield Commons: Celebrating a century of the good life
Tue, Dec 8th 2020 02:30 pm
Ella Kraft has made many a memory, traveled many a mile and left plenty an impact in her century of life. The Tonawanda native recently celebrated her 100th birthday at Wheatfield Commons, a DePaul Senior Living Community in North Tonawanda.
Community support of Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station remains vital
Fri, Dec 4th 2020 05:20 pm
For the past 25 years, the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station (NFARS) and the civilian community have enjoyed a healthy relationship of mutual support. NIMAC's success and relationship with the NFARS is applauded across the USAF as an example of how a military affairs council should operate. It is what makes our community unique within the military community.
North Tonawanda bans smoking in public parks; enters into agreement on Empire State Trail Project
Fri, Dec 4th 2020 05:10 pm
Visitors to North Tonawanda parks will be able to breathe a little easier as a recent resolution has banned smoking throughout numerous city parks.
Sunrise Exchange Club honors veterans
Fri, Dec 4th 2020 05:05 pm
The Erie Niagara Sunrise Exchange Club honored its members who served in the armed forces at a special Americanism program held on Veterans Day, Nov. 11.
Tonawanda C of C lists unwrapped gifts drop-off sites
Fri, Dec 4th 2020 04:55 pm
The Chamber of Commerce of the Tonawandas reports its unwrapped gifts for ages 0-16 drive continues to Thursday, Dec. 10, at select businesses in the Niagara-Erie counties area.
NCCC hosts second annual Day of Giving
Fri, Dec 4th 2020 01:00 pm
Niagara County Community College participated in its second annual Day of Giving on Tuesday. Thunderwolves from all over - faculty, staff, alumni, and friends - came together to give back to NCCC, raising $7,347 from 105 donors. Their donations were designated toward programs that support NCCC's students and further the college mission. Areas that were included were the NCCC annual fund, Athletic Department, honors program, horticulture program and English department.
N-W Kiwanis raffle postponed
Thu, Dec 3rd 2020 11:35 am
The Kiwanis Club of Niagara-Wheatfield announced its raffle, scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 5, has been postponed until further notice.
Niagara County DOH to offer drive-thru rabies clinic in NT
Thu, Dec 3rd 2020 11:30 am
The Niagara County Department of Health announced plans for a no cost, drive-thru rabies clinic from 1-4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 12, at the North Tonawanda Department of Public Works, 758 Erie Ave. The clinic will be available by appointment only.
Ortt joins forces with S.E.R.V. Niagara for holiday program
Wed, Dec 2nd 2020 05:55 pm
On Wednesday, New York State Senate Minority Leader Rob Ortt announced he would be joining forces with S.E.R.V. Niagara this holiday season to bring dinners, gifts, Christmas decorations and care packages to military and veteran families in Niagara County.
Niagara Area Habitat for Humanity receives John R. Oishei Foundation grant
Wed, Dec 2nd 2020 05:50 pm
The John R. Oishei Foundation has funded a $100,000 grant payable over three years to Niagara Area Habitat for Humanity. The grant will support the "Building Capacity to Strengthen Our Impact" initiative. It will be used to partially fund two AmeriCorps members and a part-time bookkeeper for three years.
Town of Niagara drop box available, meetings on Zoom
Tue, Nov 24th 2020 03:50 pm
Due to the current rise in COVID-19 cases, the Town of Niagara is holding board meetings via Zoom until further notice. The call-in number is 1-646-558-8656, and the meeting number 2669962599. The agenda and additional information is available online at www.townofniagara.com and on the Town of Niagara Facebook page.
NCSO: Filicetti announces promotion of Schultz to rank of chief deputy
Fri, Nov 20th 2020 05:10 pm
Niagara County Sheriff's Office Sheriff Michael Filicetti recently announced the promotion of Capt. Aaron C. Schultz to the rank of chief deputy, effective Nov. 29.
North Tonawanda adopts 2021 budget
Fri, Nov 20th 2020 01:25 pm
On Nov. 10, the North Tonawanda Common Council voted 3-2 to adopt its revised 2021 budget, which includes a 3.75% property tax increase (equating to roughly $50 per $100,000 assessment). The figure is lower than the 6.52% increase called for in Mayor Arthur G. Pappas' initially proposed budget, which was heavily criticized by residents and some council members alike.
North Tonawanda Youth Center to remain closed
Wed, Nov 18th 2020 10:40 am
Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls 'Million Meals Challenge' drive-thru food drive to benefit FeedMore WNY
Thu, Nov 12th 2020 10:10 am
In celebration of World Kindness Day, Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls, USA, will host a drive-thru food drive to benefit FeedMore WNY on Saturday, Nov. 14. The food drive is part of the Fashion Outlets' parent company - Macerich - "Million Meals Challenge," an initiative to support local community food banks from coast-to-coast.
Pine Pharmaceuticals announces plans for expansion of operations in Riverview Solar Technology Park
Wed, Nov 11th 2020 09:30 am
Pine Pharmaceuticals, one of the nation's leading drug compounding FDA-registered 503B outsourcing facilities, recently announced the company plans to expand its operations at Riverview Solar Technology Park in Tonawanda. Since opening a new facility in 2018, Pine Pharmaceuticals has hired 52 new employees bringing the total workforce to 85 full-time employees.
'Shop with a Cop' returns in NT
Wed, Nov 11th 2020 08:40 am
The North Tonawanda Police Union (NTPBA) will conduct its annual "Shop with a Cop" event at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 11.
Memorial to conduct COVID-19 testing Monday at Wrobel Towers
Fri, Nov 6th 2020 01:15 pm
Memorial Medical Center will conduct community testing for COVID-19 from 1-4 p.m. Monday Nov. 9, at Wrobel Towers, 800 Niagara Ave., Niagara Falls.
NT: Virtual budget hearing gets 'Zoom bombed'
Fri, Nov 6th 2020 12:00 pm
By Michael DePietro A virtual public hearing on the City of North Tonawanda's 2021 budget did not go as planned on Monday. Just moments after the hearing went live on Zoom, the stream was hijacked, or "Zoom bombed" by internet trolls.
DEC to begin investigation of former NT factory site
Fri, Nov 6th 2020 12:00 pm
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has released a draft investigation work proposal, referred to as a "Remedial Investigation Work Plan," for public review at the site at 624 River Road, North Tonawanda.
Wheatfield passes preliminary 2021 budget, as Moody's improves town rating
Fri, Nov 6th 2020 12:00 pm
The Town of Wheatfield unanimously approved its preliminary 2021 budget on Monday.
Town of Niagara adopts 2021 budget
Fri, Nov 6th 2020 12:00 pm
The Town of Niagara voted to adopt its proposed 2021 budget on Wednesday. The total overall budget as submitted is $9,515,442.
Troop 833 assists Wheatfield Lions Club
Tue, Nov 3rd 2020 10:25 am
The Scouts of Troop 833 visited our campus the other day in support of our continuing improvements to Five Senses Park.
Memorial Medical Center updates COVID-19 testing calendar
Fri, Oct 30th 2020 11:40 am
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center has updated its COVID-19 Niagara Falls community testing calendar. Testing is scheduled:
Painters Plus vehicle sanitation event
Fri, Oct 30th 2020 07:00 am
America's Disinfecting Defense Unit Solutions (ADDUS), a division of Painters Plus Home Decorating Inc., announced this week it would host a drive-thru vehicle sanitation event at 800 Walck Road from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Veterans Day, Wednesday, Nov. 11.
Early voting continues in Niagara County
Mon, Oct 26th 2020 12:00 pm
Voters already have been out in large numbers taking advantage of early voting opportunities in Niagara County.
North Tonawanda Police Department: Therapy dog part of police reform & reinvention collaborative
Mon, Oct 26th 2020 11:05 am
Therapy dog "Remy" is sworn-in as the newest member of the North Tonawanda Police Department.
NT: 6.52% in proposed property tax increases
Fri, Oct 23rd 2020 09:20 am
Despite numerous cuts, North Tonawanda Mayor Arthur G. Pappas said a property tax increase was imminent as he presented his general, water and sewer budgets for fiscal year 2020 to the Common Council on Tuesday.
Niagara County offers extended hours for absentee balloting
Wed, Oct 21st 2020 12:35 pm
The Niagara County Board of Elections will be open expanded hours for absentee balloting ahead of the Nov. 3 general election: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, Oct. 21-22; Monday, Oct. 26, and Wednesday, Oct. 28; and 9 a.m. to noon Saturdays, Oct. 24 and 31.
NT: Property tax increases almost assured as city faces COVID-19 struggles.
Mon, Oct 19th 2020 11:35 am
At Tuesday's North Tonawanda Common Council work session, Mayor Arthur G. Pappas read his 2021 budget message to the council, wherein he says a slight property tax increase seems all but imminent.
Town of Niagara: Update on Military Road School
Mon, Oct 19th 2020 11:00 am
The Town of Niagara added a message regarding Military Road school to its website on Thursday. The school, which closed in 1992, was all but burned down in 2019 as the result of arson. It has remained an eyesore for residents ever since.
Halloween 2020 in North Tonawanda
Fri, Oct 16th 2020 11:55 am
This year presents new ideas and challenges for the holidays. Since we are still attempting to keep the rate of COVID-19 infection low, there are new guidelines for Halloween from the CDC. Their recommendations are to avoid door-to-door trick or treating, although Gov. Cuomo did say it was allowed in NYS.
Niagara Wheatfield's new athletic field stirs Falcon pride for a pair of alumni
Fri, Oct 16th 2020 11:30 am
Recently, Niagara Wheatfield High School celebrated the completion of its new multipurpose athletic field. The project, which was estimated to cost $7.6 million, included an all-new synthetic turf field and is able to accommodate football, baseball, softball, lacrosse, soccer and field hockey. The project also included new bleachers (able to seat 2,000 home and 500 away fans), scoreboards, lights, fencing and backstops.
NT: Tylec calls on Niagara County for financial aid during COVID-19-induced fiscal crisis
Fri, Oct 16th 2020 11:10 am
At a scheduled meeting of the North Tonawanda Common Council on Tuesday, Alderman-at-Large Austin Tylec presented a resolution requesting the Niagara County Legislature to take swift action to aid the city as it prepares its already delayed budget. The sales tax revenue his city receives is expected to include a $1 million revenue gap Tylec estimates due to the economic impacts of COVID-19.
NCSO: Man found dead in Wheatfield
Sat, Oct 10th 2020 08:15 pm
The Niagara County Sheriff's Office reported a homicide on Saturday morning.
NYS Senate Republicans fight to save 'Farm to School' incentive program
Fri, Oct 9th 2020 01:35 pm
New York State Senate Republican Leader Rob Ortt and members of the Senate Republican Conference sent a letter to Gov. Andrew Cuomo asking for clarity and a reverse course on any potential changes to the successful "Farm to School" incentive program.
 

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