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New York State Senate passes rear seat belt requirement for individuals 16+
Wed, Mar 4th 2020 07:45 pm
A new safety requirement heads to Gov. Andrew Cuomo's desk to be signed, and requires passengers 16 and up to wear a seat belt in the back seat of a motor vehicle - including passengers of ride-sharing services such as Uber and Lyft.
Pints for Progress is back in Falls
Tue, Mar 3rd 2020 02:00 pm
"Pints for Progress" No. 27 will take place at 6 p.m. Thursday, March 26. The event will be held inside Gadawski's Restaurant, 1445 Falls St., Niagara Falls. Zak Ward is the musical guest.
Niagara County Legislator addresses Town of Wheatfield Board and residents
Fri, Feb 28th 2020 07:00 am
Earlier this week, Niagara County Legislator David Godfrey was in attendance at the regular Town Board meeting in Wheatfield to discuss a few issues sure to affect residents, and perhaps the entire landscape of Wheatfield.
Town of Niagara supervisor announces plans to demolish vacant plaza
Fri, Feb 28th 2020 07:00 am
It was a night for bulldozing the eyesores, and rewarding the clean and sightly at the Town of Niagara Town Board meeting. Plans to take down existing vacant and unsafe structures were announced.
'NT Momentum' to revitalize NT downtown
Fri, Feb 28th 2020 07:00 am
The City of North Tonawanda has been working with the Lumber City Development Corp on a strategy called "NT Momentum." The plan is currently in phase one of its master plan for the 546-acre study area that includes properties downtown and River Road.
NT officials worried about Canal Fest
Fri, Feb 21st 2020 07:00 am
On Tuesday night at North Tonawanda's Common Council Meeting, Mayor Arthur Pappas commented on the lack of communication between officials in the City of North Tonawanda and the City of Tonawanda, in regard to the upcoming Canal Fest, an annual summer festival featuring rides, games and fireworks on the border of the two cities overlooking the Erie Canal.
Green Beer Sunday Event back in Tonawandas
Fri, Feb 21st 2020 07:00 am
"We always say it's green beer, but it all depends on getting the dye into the keg. It is all Irish beer though," said Mark Saltarelli, the contact for this year's St. Patrick's weekend in the Tonawandas - the sixth annual Green Beer Sunday Event.
NT Botanical Gardens host students
Fri, Feb 21st 2020 07:00 am
Yesterday, students from North Tonawanda High School were due to leave their books, papers and pens in the classroom, and get their hands dirty at the North Tonawanda Botanical Gardens on Sweeney Street, where Dave Conti and the rest of the North Tonawanda Botanical Gardens Organization had some serious lessons to impart.
Assemblymen Ashby, Morinello call for funding restoration for 'critical veterans' services'
Wed, Feb 19th 2020 10:10 am
Republican Assemblymen Jake Ashby and Angelo Morinello, both veterans themselves, held the first "Voices for Veterans" event at the Niagara Falls VFW Post 917. They called for the immediate restoration of Gov. Andrew Cuomo's planned $5.68 million cuts to veterans' services.
Wheatfield Gardens talks to Wheatfield Board
Fri, Feb 14th 2020 03:55 pm
This past Monday, the manager of the Wheatfield Gardens greenhouses, Paal Eflstrum, came in front of the Town Board of Wheatfield to update the board members on some of the changes he had made on the border - as documented in a letter to the town - with the Timberlakes subdivision, and asked the board for further instructions on how to be "good neighbors."
A look at Niagara Falls National Heritage Area
Fri, Feb 7th 2020 03:25 pm
Sara Capen works as the executive director of the Niagara Falls National Heritage Area. In that role, she leads a small team on tourist-related projects such as the Discover Niagara Shuttle, the Niagara Falls Underground Heritage Center and the Heritage Arts Mural Project, just to name a few.
North Tonawanda: Pappas gives State of the City
Fri, Feb 7th 2020 03:25 pm
North Tonawanda's Common Council Meeting began with the "State of the City" address by Mayor Arthur Pappas. The subjects of focus for the address included development, jobs, highway and water projects, as well as the bail and discovery/speedy trial reform laws enacted at the beginning of the year by the state.
Wheatfield: MacSwan guides developer
Fri, Jan 31st 2020 07:00 am
The Town of Wheatfield Town Board meeting opened Monday with a presentation by builder Fred Mallone and Barton & Loguidice engineer Matt Zarbo, on a development Mallone has invested himself to build in Wheatfield.
Town of Niagara Supervisor Wallace sits down for interview with Tribune
Fri, Jan 31st 2020 07:00 am
In last year's elections, Lee Wallace ran for his second term as supervisor in the Town of Niagara unopposed by any candidates for the position. The hometown politician, who said he never wanted to be a politician, is now in his fifth year of working for the town as its head.
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.
 

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