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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.
Wheatfield taxes to go up less than $10
Fri, Oct 25th 2019 04:05 pm
The average Town of Wheatfield homeowner, with a house assessed at $125,000, will receive an additional $9.93 on their taxes this year, according to Budget Officer Edward Mongold. While the budget has not been put in front of the residents, the 2020 tentative budget is complete and can be accessed at Town Hall. A public hearing for the budget has been scheduled at 6:45 p.m., Nov. 4.
Healing Field coming to North Tonawanda
Fri, Oct 25th 2019 04:05 pm
In 2016, the Erie Niagara Sunrise Exchange Club sponsored the first Healing Field in North Tonawanda. The event was so successful, the group has scheduled another for the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center.
Bullying at Niagara-Wheatfield makes news
Fri, Oct 25th 2019 04:00 pm
Last week, the Niagara-Wheatfield School District was once again under scrutiny by the public. This time the newsworthy item was a video that showed a student at the high school being bullied by two of his peers. The student was subsequently suspended when he responded by attacking the bullies. The video quickly made its way onto social media, as well as local news stations.
North Tonawanda: Pappas submits budget to council
Fri, Oct 18th 2019 05:55 pm
Mayor Arthur Pappas of the City of North Tonawanda, delivered the 2020 budget to the City Council, two weeks after the official deadline of Oct. 1, and after being the recipient of a lawsuit for a 24-hour period of time, he said, because of that lateness.
Apraxia walk coming to NT
Fri, Oct 18th 2019 05:55 pm
Every child deserves a voice. That's the motto of Apraxia Kids, a group that sponsors walks all over the country, as well as other initiatives, for this little-known speech disorder.
Local woman working to make holidays special
Fri, Oct 18th 2019 05:50 pm
Many people relish the holiday season not for what's received, whether it is a couple days off, or a few presents under a tree; for some, it's the giving nature that really makes the winter special. That being said, some give a few dollars to the Salvation Army or visit a family member who's down with a cold. Not everyone plans and executes a fund-drive for those in need, at least not this side of Facebook.
Meals on Wheels looking for drivers
Fri, Oct 18th 2019 05:45 pm
Meals on Wheels of Niagara Falls started in 1970. It was the very first local meal provider in Niagara Falls. It is a private nonprofit, meaning that it doesn't accept funding from the government, but subsists on client payments and private donations that generous individuals will often supply. The organization has been doing this for a very long time, and now they need help.
As N-W principal resigns, district looks ahead
Fri, Oct 11th 2019 05:15 pm
Niagara-Wheatfield Senior High School will continue to be administered by Jeffrey White for the rest of the school year following the resignation of Michael Mann, now former principal of the over 1,200 students who attend the school.
Author of 'One on the Ground' to present at NT History Museum
Fri, Oct 11th 2019 05:10 pm
At 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 22, at the North Tonawanda History Museum, Karen Wielinski will present her experience in 2009 when a Continental Airlines passenger flight crashed into her home in Clarence, killing 50 passengers and her husband who was in another room of the house.
North Tonawanda City Council celebrates mayor; public supports dog control officer
Fri, Oct 4th 2019 03:30 pm
On Tuesday, the City of North Tonawanda City Council was hit with a hurricane of emotion, testimonials and support during a very vocal public input session after all the motions and resolutions had been made and voted on by the council.
Wheatfield Town Council hears proposals on future
Fri, Oct 4th 2019 03:30 pm
The Town of Wheatfield Board heard two presentations during its bimonthly board meeting, both of which involved changes, physical and intergovernmental, as well as opportunities to come.
North Tonawanda resident succeeds online
Fri, Oct 4th 2019 03:20 pm
Amy Shellman started her first business almost one month ago, but it's not an ordinary store or restaurant. It's called Sunsets and Souls Boutique, and while it's located in North Tonawanda, it won't be found on Payne Avenue or Oliver Street. A good place to look though might be the local library's computers.
NT Alderman-at-Large Tylec creates complete count committee leading up to 2020 census
Wed, Oct 2nd 2019 07:35 pm
Every 10 years, the U.S. government must complete a thorough population count. The accuracy of the report is crucial to each municipality as it secures federal funding and fair representation in Congress.
Sanborn Business Association hosts Autumn Fest
Fri, Sep 27th 2019 08:55 pm
If you have kids between age 2 and 8 and are trying to have a nice day out of the house, this is your ticket to ride. Autumn Fest in Sanborn is coming back to the Farm Museum Grounds at 2660 Saunders Settlement Road from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 5-6.
NCCC celebrates new Athletic Wall of Fame
Fri, Sep 20th 2019 04:45 pm
Athletes, both present and alumni, coaches, and administration all gathered together Saturday at Niagara County Community College's unveiling of its Athletic Wall of Fame.
Hands Healing Heroes salutes veterans
Fri, Sep 20th 2019 04:45 pm
The sixth annual Veterans Appreciation Day presented by Hands Healing Heroes is coming back, from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28, at Niagara Falls High School, 4455 Porter Road, Niagara Falls.
Town of Niagara Board has busy night
Fri, Sep 20th 2019 12:35 pm
The Town Board of Niagara convened on Tuesday for a mere 30 minutes. During that time, the board resolved to grant Randal Sinatra a mixed-families residence zoning for his property on Laur Road, create a local law that paves the way for a possible recycling plant within the town, schedule a public hearing for the destruction of a zombie home and, of course, answer questions from citizens.
Support local art at 'Uncorked for Creativity' in NT
Fri, Sep 13th 2019 04:35 pm
The Carnegie Art Center in North Tonawanda will be celebrating the beginning of fall with its event called "Uncorked for Creativity" in the outdoors right outside the building on the art center's lawn.
Wheatfield meeting hits bumpy roads
Fri, Sep 13th 2019 04:35 pm
Al D'Angelo of the subdivision, Country Meadows, in the Town of Wheatfield made a plea to the Town Board to repave his street. The long-time resident who said that he was asked to represent his neighbors, noted he has been lobbying for years, but keeps getting the same answer from Highway Superintendent Paul Siegmann: "There's no money in the budget."
Gooch delivers concert funds to Veterans One-stop
Thu, Sep 12th 2019 10:00 am
At the final "Thursdays on the Water" concert of 2019, Niagara County Legislator Jesse Gooch presented a donation of $5,228.71 to the Veterans One-stop Center of Western New York.
Project H.O.P.E. helps another resident
Fri, Sep 6th 2019 03:25 pm
Painters Plus unveiled their ninth winner of Project H.O.P.E., Helping Others Paint Exteriors, late last week. Once the word got out, it was already certain that they'd come. Volunteers.
North Tonawanda project comes under budget
Fri, Sep 6th 2019 03:20 pm
City of North Tonawanda Engineer Dale Marshall was heard at the Common Council Meeting commenting on changing the price tag of the Sweeney Canal Dock Extension to approximately $14,000 less than was originally predicted.
Kidz 'N' Kites come to Town of Niagara
Fri, Sep 6th 2019 03:20 pm
The 22nd annual "Kidz 'N' Kites" celebration promises to be a winner when it takes flight Saturday, Sept. 14, in Veterans Memorial Park, 7000 Lockport Road.
'H.O.P.E.' springs eternal in Tonawandas
Fri, Aug 30th 2019 07:00 am
It started nine years ago when Jesse Gooch, owner of Painters Plus and a Niagara County legislator, decided to use his business to do some good for the community. Gooch noticed there were several houses in the community that needed an exterior paint job. Painters Plus handled jobs on similar houses and it was like a lightbulb went on. Gooch's business had all the supplies and the know-how to paint any of these houses.
Niagara-Wheatfield ready to start up new school year
Fri, Aug 30th 2019 07:00 am
The Town of Niagara-Wheatfield Central School District will be opening to students on Tuesday, Sept. 3, but for Superintendent Daniel Ljiljanich, the journey has already begun.
Service clubs sound off at Wheatfield Lions' 5th annual event
Fri, Aug 30th 2019 07:00 am
The Wheatfield Lions Club invited their counterparts, the St. David Lions Club from Canada; as well as area service and business groups to a steak dinner at Five Senses Nature Park for their fifth annual Service Club Steak Night. Clubs included the Niagara-Wheatfield Kiwanis, Wheatfield Business Association, Town of Niagara Lions, and the Niagara County Central Rotary Club.
Bri Estates: Citizens speak on impact to environment
Fri, Aug 23rd 2019 03:15 pm
The Town of Niagara Town Board listened to the objections of several residents from the towns of Niagara and Lewiston on the subject of Bri Estates, a proposed development north of Colonial Drive in the Town of Niagara, at a scoping meeting held during the board's regular monthly meeting on Tuesday.
Multi-decade rock 'n' roll player Carl Dixon plays 'Thursdays on the Water'
Fri, Aug 23rd 2019 03:15 pm
Carl Dixon, born and raised in Canada answered an ad for a band called Coney Hatch in 1979. He went on to tour around the world, rocked long hair and a killer voice, wrote hits like "Devil's Deck," "Hey Operator" and became the lead singer for the rock legend The Guess Who in 1997.
 

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