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NT: Pecoraro named Common Council president
Fri, Jan 8th 2021 07:00 am
During the North Tonawanda Common Council's annual reorganization meeting on Monday, the council voted unanimously to name Alderman-at-Large Robert Pecoraro as its new president.
Full edition: The Tribune and The Sentinel for Jan. 8, 2021
Thu, Jan 7th 2021 09:15 pm
Full edition: The Tribune and The Sentinel for Jan. 8, 2021
Niagara County approves funding for vaccination hires
Wed, Jan 6th 2021 11:35 am
The Niagara County Legislature unanimously approved a resolution Tuesday night to allocate $101,458 from its contingency fund to create and fill part-time positions that will help administer the COVID-19 vaccine to the public when the vaccine doses become available. The county intends to vaccinate the public through point-of-dispensing sites (PODS).
Niagara County: Driver's license expiration extended again
Tue, Jan 5th 2021 04:15 pm
Niagara County Clerk Joseph A. Jastrzemski on Tuesday said Gov. Andrew Cuomo has issued executive order 202.87, which extends the expiration dates on licenses and permits that expired after March 1, 2020, to Jan. 29, 2021. In addition, the executive order also continues to require all in-person transactions at DMVs be done by appointment only.
North Tonawanda City Council elects Pecoraro president
Tue, Jan 5th 2021 09:10 am
The North Tonawanda City Council on Monday selected Alderman-at-Large Robert Pecoraro to serve as council president at the annual reorganization meeting.
Pappas: Bring on 2021
Wed, Dec 30th 2020 06:50 pm
A press release from City of North Tonawanda Mayor Arthur Pappas:
Seaman sworn into office
Wed, Dec 30th 2020 01:25 pm
Brian D. Seaman, with wife Donna by his side, was sworn in as Niagara County district attorney on Wednesday, Dec. 30. The oath of office was conducted by Niagara County Court Judge Matthew J. Murphy III - who himself served as Niagara County DA for 16 years, and hired Seaman as an assistant DA in 2006.
Rapid COVID-19 testing now available at WellNow Urgent Care centers
Thu, Dec 24th 2020 11:05 am
WellNow Urgent Care began offering COVID-19 rapid antigen testing at almost all its centers in upstate New York this week. WellNow expects to bring rapid testing to all remaining locations before the end of the year.
Study finds NCCC among top NYS community colleges with high employment rates
Fri, Dec 18th 2020 10:20 am
In a post-secondary employment outcomes (PSEO) study conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau, Niagara County Community College graduates achieved a 76.8% employment rate five years after their graduation.
Restaino to seek second term as Town of Niagara justice
Fri, Dec 18th 2020 10:20 am
Town of Niagara Judge Anthony L. Restaino announced he is seeking reelection for a second term as town justice.
Intandem's holiday raffle winner gets a 'Supermarket Sweep' experience courtesy of DiMino's Lewiston Tops
Fri, Dec 18th 2020 07:00 am
Who doesn't love "Supermarket Sweep"? The frantic, fast-paced, shop-til-you drop game show ruled the airwaves in the 1960s, and again in the early 1990s. It even has a reboot currently airing on ABC. One lucky shopper got to have that experience herself on Monday, courtesy of DiMino's Lewiston Tops.
Town of Niagara dissolves IDA; paves way for sale of Kmart Property
Fri, Dec 18th 2020 07:00 am
On Tuesday, the Town of Niagara Board voted unanimously to dissolve the Town of Niagara Industrial Development Agency (IDA). During last week's Town Board work session, Town Attorney Michael Risman explained the decision.
Pat Proctor joins Niagara County SPCA
Fri, Dec 18th 2020 07:00 am
He may be out of the sky, but he's definitely not out of the picture.
Local stakeholders tour Stavatti-Niagara aircraft manufacturing hangar
Thu, Dec 17th 2020 07:00 am
Stavatti Niagara Ltd. President and CEO John R. Simon conducted a tour through the company's newly-acquired, 47,000-square-foot hangar where the company will be bringing aircraft manufacturing back to the Empire State. On tour was Town of Niagara Supervisor Lee Wallace, New York State Assemblyman Angelo Morinello, and Niagara Falls Mayor Robert Restaino.
Evans Bank is Member of the Month
Wed, Dec 16th 2020 02:25 pm
Evans Bank in Tonawanda was named the Chamber of Commerce of the Tonawandas December Member of the Month.
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.
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.
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.
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.
 

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