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Senior shelter cats being helped by local attorney
Fri, Sep 18th 2020 12:20 pm
Kittens are always the first pets to be adopted at an animal shelter, but what about the elderly? Unfortunately for senior cats, their stay at animal shelters is much longer. That's why a local attorney has stepped up to help.
Strong choice for chief diversity and equity officer at NCCC
Mon, Sep 14th 2020 12:10 pm
Niagara County Community College has appointed assistant professor John D. Strong as the new chief diversity and equity officer starting this fall. This is a newly created position to lead the diversity and inclusion committee that was formed in September of 2016.
NT Neighbourhood Watch resumes
Fri, Sep 11th 2020 09:15 am
On Thursday, the NT Neighbourhood Watch tentatively resumed its monthly meetings with its first in-person gathering since the COVID-19 outbreak began. The group met under a pavilion at Pinewoods Park after the Common Council voted Tuesday to waive the pavilion fee.
Imagination Station keeps kids inspired & active during pandemic
Fri, Sep 4th 2020 11:00 am
With few activities and programs available to kids these days, parents know that it's all too easy for them to become glued to phones, TV's and video games. Fortunately for those in one North Tonawanda neighborhood, a brightly colored wooden box is helping to get kids away from the screens and foster their creativity.
After 500 days, local shelter dog finds his forever home
Fri, Aug 28th 2020 11:55 am
Joey the shelter dog called Niagara County SPCA his home for the past 500 days but, on Wednesday, he finally got his happily ever after.
NT: World War II veteran William Gosch sworn-in as interim 2nd Ward Alderman
Thu, Aug 20th 2020 03:50 pm
Officials from North Tonawanda and Niagara County gathered on the steps of City Hall Wednesday for a swearing-in ceremony for 97-year-old William Gosch, who will serve as a temporary replacement for 2nd Ward Alderwoman Donna Braun.
NT artist's Ad Age cover submission a window to future success
Thu, Aug 20th 2020 07:00 am
North Tonawanda native and (now) Buffalo State College graduate Crista Sukennik was recently a finalist for Ad Age magazine's "Young Creatives Cover Competition." Sukennik was one of nine finalists selected out of over 350 submissions from professional artists and industry professionals all over the globe.
Old Editions bookstore reopens (and a world of treasures awaits)
Fri, Aug 14th 2020 12:35 pm
Old Editions Book Shop & Gallery, one of Western New York's largest and most renowned bookstores, is ready to begin a fresh, new chapter in its storied history. Last week, the store reopened its doors for the first time since closing in April due to the pandemic.
Kenan Center announces drive-in-style concert series
Fri, Aug 7th 2020 04:20 pm
The Kenan Center is utilizing its 25-acre campus to bring socially distanced concerts to the heart of the Lockport community. The drive-in-style series will start off with two concerts: Handsome Jack on Aug. 29 and Workingman's Dead on Sept. 26.
NCCC launches new website
Tue, Jul 28th 2020 06:10 pm
Niagara County Community College is busy preparing for the fall semester, which will include enhanced online offerings for students who prefer to stay at home to continue their studies.
NT officials honor high schoolers who stopped assault on school field
Fri, Jul 24th 2020 07:00 am
A pair of North Tonawanda high school students were honored Monday by local officials for doing the right thing when it mattered the most.
Niagara SPCA breaks ground on $1.5 million surgical suite
Mon, Jul 20th 2020 01:00 pm
Donning hard hats and shovels, local officials joined administrators from the Niagara County SPCA for a groundbreaking ceremony Friday, as the organization gets set to begin construction on a $1.5 million state-of-the-art surgical suite. The end result will be a 2,000-square-foot facility complete with an X-ray room, which the SPCA said it's never had before.
Cuomo announces crackdown on work zone violations across state
Wed, Jul 15th 2020 09:40 am
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday announced the start of "Operation Hardhat," a statewide traffic enforcement detail targeting motorists who drive recklessly through work zones. The operation is a joint initiative between the New York State Police, Department of Transportation and Thruway Authority to crack down on work zone violations and highlight the importance of safe driving when encountering construction, maintenance and emergency operations along state highways.
Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls reopens
Fri, Jul 10th 2020 05:35 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo is allowing shopping malls in "New York Forward" phase four regions to reopen to the general public.
Beat the heat: Ways to stay cool in Niagara County
Fri, Jul 10th 2020 12:20 pm
With temperatures exceeding 90 degrees this week, Western New York finds itself in the midst of a sweltering summer heat wave. It's so hot that in Buffalo, records are being broken. The Queen City is expected to break a 30-year-record for consecutive days with 90-degree temps, while Wednesday's high of 94 degrees tied a record set in 1988.
VIDEO: Niagara County tourism is OPEN!
Thu, Jul 2nd 2020 09:05 am
The 2020 summer tourism season has begun in Niagara County, with Western New York now into phase four of Gov. Andrew Cuomo's "New York Forward" reopening process.
Niagara-Wheatfield graduate awakens to a unique surprise from parents
Fri, Jun 26th 2020 10:55 am
If you've driven through the Niagara-Wheatfield School District in the last few weeks, you've certainly noticed the myriad black and red lawn signs honoring recent high school graduates. They're generally about the standard size of the campaign signs you see around election time, roughly 24-by-18-inches or so. They make for a nice, quaint, school-spirited way for a parent to show pride in their child's accomplishments.
Niagara Falls Memorial prepares for opening of Golisano Medical Oncology Center
Fri, Jun 19th 2020 07:55 am
Installers from Signmatic Systems in Akron recently hung the first of two backlit signs identifying Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center as the home of the new Golisano Medical Oncology Center.
Have a seat: Local hair salons, barbershops welcome reopening, customers
Fri, Jun 12th 2020 09:40 am
Time to kiss that quarantine haircut goodbye. On June 5, Gov. Andrew Cuomo named Western New York as one of the five regions in the state to allow barbershops and salons to reopen, albeit with some noteworthy restrictions.
Summertime eateries back in full swing after state OKs outdoor seating
Fri, Jun 5th 2020 07:00 am
The sun is out, the trees are in bloom, and the intoxicating scent of charbroiled burgers and hot dogs is making it hard for anyone stuck indoors to get any work done. It's summertime in Western New York and, as you would expect, many of the area's favorite seasonal eateries are opening back up for business.
Intandem: Annual golf fundraiser rescheduled
Wed, Jun 3rd 2020 03:00 pm
The Opportunities Unlimited of Niagara Foundation, Intandem's charitable foundation in Niagara County, has announced a new date for its annual golf raffle. Originally planned as a May event, the raffle drawing will now be held as a Facebook Live online event at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 25.
Justice for George Floyd: Protests in Niagara Falls called 'peaceful'
Mon, Jun 1st 2020 09:30 am
Dozens of people showed up Sunday night in different parts of Niagara Falls to protest the untimely death of George Floyd.
NCCC hosts virtual commencement celebration for grads
Tue, May 26th 2020 04:30 pm
On Saturday, May 23, Niagara County Community College hosted a virtual commencement celebration for the Class of 2020, recognizing over 900 graduates. The prerecorded video allowed graduates to submit a photo of themselves, future plans, and messages of appreciation to friends and family. Additionally, the video included remarks from SUNY Chancellor Kristina Johnson, and NCCC President William Murabito.
Medical oncology center nears completion at NFMMC
Thu, May 21st 2020 06:00 pm
Dr. Bhuvana Ramkumar, left, and Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center President and CEO Joseph A. Ruffolo recently visited the site of the new $2 million medical oncology center under construction at the medical center.
Niagara County to host drive-thru mask pickup for businesses
Wed, May 20th 2020 02:00 pm
Niagara County has begun phase one of "New York Forward" with some businesses beginning to reopen. As such, Legislator Will Collins on Wednesday announced the Niagara County Department of Emergency Services is hosting a two-day drive-thru mask pickup station for those who need to acquire face coverings for their employees.
Niagara County legislators offer affordable meals to Wheatfield and North Tonawanda seniors
Fri, May 15th 2020 07:00 am
In the early weeks of the lockdown, Niagara County Legislator Jesse Gooch knew he wanted to do something for his district's senior community. He partnered up with local food truck vendor J&L Boulevard BBQ to begin "Meals with Heart from 6 Feet Apart" to offer seniors $5 dinners (pickup only) from 5-6 p.m. each Wednesday at the Wheatfield Town Hall, 2800 Church Road.
Elderwood resident Joanne Bodman honored with parade to mark 100th birthday
Fri, May 8th 2020 03:25 pm
Family and friends gathered together Monday afternoon at Elderwood Residences at Wheatfield to help Joanne Bodman celebrate her 100th birthday. A drive-by parade took place outside the front door and featured the Bergholz Fire Department, local first responders, friends and admirers.
De Dee's Dairy serving up smiles to go
Thu, Apr 30th 2020 06:55 pm
In Niagara Falls, there are few images more iconic to locals than the giant cow that sits perched atop of De Dee's Dairy. Around this time of year, the beloved bovine is usually overlooking scores of sticky-faced patrons and pineapple-sized ice cream cones at the picnic table below. The sight is something of an official announcement that spring is here.
WellNow Urgent Care now announces testing for COVID-19 in WNY; available in Niagara County
Fri, Apr 24th 2020 10:15 am
Beginning today, WellNow Urgent Care is offering two types of COVID-19 testing at its Western New York facilities: molecular polymerase chain reaction (PCR) testing and blood antibody serology testing. Individuals who have or recently had COVID-19 symptoms are eligible to receive the tests. Tests are available seven days a week with no appointment needed.
Niagara County has face coverings available for essential businesses
Thu, Apr 23rd 2020 01:40 pm
As essential businesses across Niagara County seek to comply with executive orders requiring face coverings for employees, legislators David Godfrey and Jesse Gooch on Thursday announced the Niagara County Department of Emergency Services has obtained a supply of cloth face coverings that are being made available to essential businesses at no cost.
Stapleton on nursing home residents: 'We're going to do whatever we need to do to make sure that they remain safe'
Mon, Apr 20th 2020 03:40 pm
"We know nursing homes are a sign of concern for us, because the numbers of residents getting sick is going up, and number of positives in the nursing homes are going up. So, it'll allow us to take that hundred and put it towards trying to provide a testing for people who work in assisted living centers, nursing homes. These are people who have symptoms. And it allow us to make sure that we're preventing the spread of the infection through a nursing home or through an assisted living center."
Stapleton: Niagara County '2-3 weeks behind downstate' plateau
Mon, Apr 13th 2020 03:25 pm
As downstate New York continues to see a plateau in the number of COVID-19 hospitalizations, and less coronavirus-related deaths each day, the New York City area is rapidly approaching its pandemic apex. Niagara County isn't quite moving that fast.
Hopping for happiness: Local NF resident festively spreads cheer during tough times
Thu, Apr 9th 2020 04:20 pm
Gina Streck, a hairdresser at Salon Diaz, took matters into her own hands to spread some smiles this past week. With one of her favorite holidays of Easter coming up, Streck did drive-by visits to local children in the area dressed up as the one and only Easter Bunny.
'We can all play a part in supporting strong & thriving families'
Tue, Apr 7th 2020 12:10 pm
April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month, and Pinnacle Community Services has kicked off its second annual campaign by painting Niagara County blue (the color of child abuse prevention) in a virtual way.
WNY elected leaders, medical officers against proposed downstate transfer of PPE, ventilators
Fri, Apr 3rd 2020 02:40 pm
On Friday morning, Gov. Andrew Cuomo pledged to sign an executive order wherein the state can take ventilators and personal protective equipment from upstate New York hospitals and reallocate them to downstate medical facilities. With a higher number of positive COVID-19 cases in the five boroughs, Cuomo said this is where the equipment is needed most right now.
Positive COVID-19 cases rising in Niagara County; legislators pass 30-day tax penalty moratorium
Mon, Mar 30th 2020 03:45 pm
At a press update Monday afternoon inside the LCTV studios in Lockport, Niagara County Legislature Chairwoman Becky Wydysh and Public Health Director Daniel Stapleton announced a sharp - but not unexpected - spike in the number of positive COVID-19 cases.
Niagara County to extend tax deadline 30 days
Wed, Mar 25th 2020 03:00 pm
At a closed press conference televised live on LCTV Wednesday, Niagara County 8th District Legislator Rich Andres said Niagara County intends to extend the April 1 county tax deadline by 30 days. A formal legislature vote is slated for Friday.
Cuomo: In time of COVID-19 pandemic be 'socially distanced, but spiritually connected'
Mon, Mar 23rd 2020 02:55 pm
On Monday, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo urged Americans to be "socially distanced, but spiritually connected" during the time of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Niagara County deals with first COVID-19 case amidst testing shortage, health director confirms
Wed, Mar 18th 2020 05:30 pm
On Wednesday morning, Niagara County Public Health Director Daniel J. Stapleton and Niagara County Legislature Chairperson Becky Wydysh confirmed Niagara County's first positive test for COVID-19. During his time, Stapleton voiced his frustrations about the severe lack of testing kits available in the region.
Niagara County Office for the Aging adds 2 new wheelchair accessible vans to fleet
Thu, Mar 5th 2020 04:30 pm
The Niagara County Office for the Aging announced today it had recently taken delivery of two brand-new wheelchair vans, expanding the office's transportation fleet to 11 vehicles.
 

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