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Historic blizzard raises questions about NYS Climate Leadership & Community Protection Act scoping plan
Fri, Jan 27th 2023 09:00 am
Following any major storm event like the blizzard we all experienced one month ago, those in positions of leadership often do a post-event analysis to review our overall efforts. We come together to have an open dialogue about what we learned, what we did well in storm response, and what needs improvement. For policy-makers, it is often a time to consider (or reconsider) certain policy decisions and assumptions, and see if they still hold up.
Military Road strip mall property listed for sale
Fri, Jan 20th 2023 11:05 am
Town of Niagara officials on Tuesday formalized an agreement to list for sale a town-owned former strip mall on Military Road.
Niagara Wheatfield alum Justin Gilmore produces streaming series on WNY football
Fri, Jan 13th 2023 11:00 am
Niagara Falls native Justin Gilmore has come back to Western New York to cover the biggest players when it comes to football in the region.
Memorial names Emerson head of cardiac catheterization lab
Thu, Jan 12th 2023 10:35 am
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center has named Dr. Ronald P. Emerson as the medical director of the cardiac catheterization laboratory.
Town of Niagara hoping to sell revitalized strip mall property
Fri, Jan 6th 2023 11:00 am
Town of Niagara officials are hoping to breathe new life into a long-vacant property on Military Road.
Military Road Wegmans donates food to Memorial during storm
Mon, Dec 26th 2022 02:30 pm
Wegmans on Military Road in Niagara Falls graciously opened its doors on Christmas morning for Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center by donating numerous carts full of food to the hospital's patients and essential staff.
Don Luce leaves a legacy of giving; spotlighted & fought injustice
Fri, Dec 23rd 2022 11:00 am
When Niagara County resident Don Luce died unexpectedly last month at the age of 88, his passing received national attention by way of stories in the New York Times and Washington Post.
'Jam Man' teams with Casal's Boxing Club to help children at Christmas
Fri, Dec 23rd 2022 07:00 am
Remzi Yates III, aka "Jam Man," teamed up with Ray Casal Casal's Boxing Club for a toy drive to donate to John R. Oishei Children's Hospital of Buffalo.
'Transformative' Niagara Falls projects to attract new visitors & development
Thu, Dec 22nd 2022 07:55 pm
The Niagara Falls Heritage Gateways project, which is comprised of five public gateway features intended to stimulate reinvestment in Niagara Falls, will move forward. In addition, New York State Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation has approved an agreement authorizing the Aquarium of Niagara to manage operations at the currently closed Niagara Gorge Discovery Center. Construction will now start on transforming the Niagara Gorge Discovery Center into Great Lakes 360 - an "exciting new space for Great Lakes-focused exhibits."
Niagara County Community College to host inaugural cannabis conference
Mon, Dec 12th 2022 05:15 pm
The inaugural SUNY cannabis conference will take place Jan. 10, 2023, at Niagara County Community College, 3111 Saunders Settlement Road, Sanborn. In conjunction with the State University of New York, Genesee Community College, Jamestown Community College and SUNY Erie, NCCC will facilitate a unique conference that covers an array of topics from the "seed to sale" lifespan in the cannabis business.
NFARS: Reserve airmen help deliver donated firetruck to community in need
Mon, Dec 12th 2022 11:40 am
Air transportation specialists, or port dawgs, of the 30th Aerial Port Squadron and loadmasters of the 301st Airlift Squadron loaded a firetruck and a portable water reserve tank onto a C-17 Globemaster III at Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station on Dec. 9, to be donated to La Ciénaga, Dominican Republic.
Excelsior Orthopaedics announces Niagara Falls expansion
Fri, Dec 9th 2022 11:00 am
Excelsior Orthopaedics has targeted early January for the opening of a much larger facility in Niagara Falls, where new non-surgical and diagnostic services will complement existing care for patients with shoulder, knee, hip and other ailments.
The Chapel taking time with renovation of former Niagara Catholic site
Fri, Dec 2nd 2022 11:00 am
Though a new entrance and gathering space is not far from opening, and concrete has been poured for new outdoor spaces, it's what's not happening at The Chapel's Niagara Falls campus that has taken on more significance.
Niagara Pride hosting community forum on LGBTQ+ violence, active shooter training
Tue, Nov 29th 2022 11:55 am
In response to the recent shooting at Club Q in Colorado Springs, Niagara Pride is partnering with other local community providers to provide a community forum to give local LGBTQ+ individuals and allies an opportunity to share their thoughts, emotions and reflections on violence aimed at the LGBTQ+ community.
Life-sized 'Gingerbread Wonderland' returns to Niagara Falls Culinary Institute
Mon, Nov 21st 2022 09:35 am
"Gingerbread Wonderland" will return to the Niagara Falls Culinary Institute (NFCI) from Nov. 26 through Dec. 18. Events will run from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturdays, and from noon to 4 p.m. Sundays.
'Electric Light Parade & Noel at Niagara' canceled
Thu, Nov 17th 2022 09:30 am
The Town of Niagara "Electric Light Parade & Noel at Niagara" will return at 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 19, to Lockport Road and Veteran's Memorial Community Park.
On to the next level
Sat, Nov 12th 2022 11:40 am
The following Niagara Wheatfield High School students signed their college commitment letter on Wednesday, signifying they will play sports at the collegiate level:
Town of Niagara sets budget for next fiscal year
Thu, Nov 3rd 2022 08:45 pm
Town of Niagara board members approved 2023 operating budgets Wednesday, establishing spending and revenue projections for the next year.
'Boo Bash' at Fashion Outlets
Thu, Oct 20th 2022 08:30 pm
On Wednesday, Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls partnered with the United Way of Greater Niagara and Women United to host its annual "Boo Bash," an indoor trick-or-treating event for area families.
Higgins: Nearly $250,000 for UB supports project preserving history of Cataract House in Niagara Falls
Tue, Oct 11th 2022 02:40 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins announced a federal grant totaling $249,369 awarded to the University at Buffalo. Funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and awarded through the Collaborative Research grant program, the grant funding will lay the foundation for a print manuscript and a corresponding website on the Cataract House, historically located in Niagara Falls.
914th Air Refueling Wing: Niagara breaks ground on main gate project
Wed, Oct 5th 2022 07:00 am
The 914th Air Refueling Wing conducted a ground-break ceremony on base Oct. 4 to begin the main gate renovation project. This $10.6 million project is expected to last approximately two years and will create temporary changes to traffic patterns inbound and outbound the installation.
DEC: Invasive aquatic plant hydrilla found in Niagara River
Fri, Sep 30th 2022 07:00 am
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation announced hydrilla, an invasive aquatic plant, was found at two additional locations along the eastern shore of the Niagara River. The aquatic invasive was found and treated at a marina in North Tonawanda last year. This past summer, a hydrilla plant found by a boat steward during a routine inspection prompted another round of surveys along the Niagara River.
Chamber of Commerce of the Tonawandas names NT City School District September Member of the Month
Thu, Sep 29th 2022 07:00 am
Chamber of Commerce of the Tonawandas Executive Director Sarah Nelson recently announced the North Tonawanda City School District is the September Member of the Month.
Town of Niagara takes steps to fill police positions
Fri, Sep 23rd 2022 11:00 am
The Town of Niagara Police Department has undergone some significant changes in the past few months. So, the Town of Niagara Board took steps Tuesday to help settle the situation.
'Text to 9-1-1' in Niagara County
Mon, Sep 19th 2022 12:50 pm
Sheriff Michael J. Filicetti recently announced the Niagara County Sheriff's Office Emergency Communications Center now has the ability to receive "Text to 9-1-1" calls from cell phones in Niagara County.
Niagara County Legislature unanimously passes resolution opposed to new state gun control laws
Wed, Sep 14th 2022 01:10 pm
The Niagara County Legislature unanimously passed a resolution Tuesday night opposing new gun control measures it said were "rushed through the State Legislature this past summer," and took effect Sept. 1. All 15 legislators asked to be sponsors of the bipartisan resolution.
Town of Niagara begins discussion on next budget, cites challenges
Fri, Sep 9th 2022 11:45 am
As summer comes to an end, all ears and eyes on the Town of Niagara Town Board are shifting from smiles to financial figures.
Niagara Falls Music Hall of Fame reveals 2022 inductees
Mon, Sep 5th 2022 07:00 am
The Niagara Falls Music Hall of Fame board of directors recently announced the Class of 2022: Ron Altbach, Gary Baker, Michael Civisca, Chris Tedesco, Pete Zito Sr., The Thurman Brothers Band, The Veltones Band, Marva Frails, Charles Reedy and Lawrence Ghougasian.
Rocking wrap to 'Thursdays on the Water'
Mon, Aug 29th 2022 03:00 pm
"Thursdays on the Water ended with a bang, as a large crowd showed up to watch That 80's Hair Band on Aug. 25.
NT: Public can celebrate everything dog at 'Dogs Are People, Too'
Fri, Aug 26th 2022 02:45 pm
North Tonawanda Mayor Austin Tylec announced the "Dogs Are People, Too" event will return to Carruthers Park in North Tonawanda for the second year in a row.
NFMMC, Southtowns Radiology partner to bring high-quality diagnostic imaging to Niagara County
Tue, Aug 23rd 2022 01:50 pm
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center announced a new partnership with Southtowns Radiology Associates LLC, one of Western New York's leading medical imaging and diagnostic radiology groups.
Fashion Outlets team gives back
Fri, Aug 19th 2022 07:00 am
The Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls management team recently volunteered on site at the Niagara Area Habitat for Humanity's new house construction, on 61st Street in Niagara Falls. In addition to volunteering, the Fashion Outlets presented a check for $2,000 to help with the project.
Statewide effort to prevent speeding
Sat, Aug 13th 2022 02:35 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced law enforcement agencies throughout New York state will be increasing patrols to target speeding from Aug. 14-21. Speed Awareness Week is a high-visibility enforcement campaign supported by the Governor's Traffic Safety Committee to stop speeding and prevent avoidable crashes caused by unsafe speed.
Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls USA to host 'Kindness is Fashionable' community mural event
Wed, Aug 10th 2022 04:40 pm
As the community gears up for back to school, The Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls USA is inviting shopping guests of all ages to participate in the creation of a new community mural titled, "Kindness is Fashionable," which will be painted on the windows of entrance 3.
Rapids Bowling Center sponsors fundraiser for Help and Hope for Homeless
Fri, Aug 5th 2022 10:40 am
The Rapids Bowling Center in Niagara Falls will sponsor a "no-tap" bowling event for the charity Help and Hope for Homeless on Saturday, Aug. 20, at 9524 Niagara Falls Blvd.
Niagara County Legislature declares 'Lloyd Day' in honor of Lloyd the Pittie from Niagara SPCA
Fri, Aug 5th 2022 07:00 am
The Niagara County Legislature declared Wednesday, Aug. 3, as "Lloyd Day" in honor of Lloyd the Pittie, a dog that came to the Niagara SPCA as a stray last month and has become a bit of a local celebrity.
Merrell Lane Aviation Scholarship benefits NFARS, Air Force industry
Fri, Jul 29th 2022 11:00 am
To honor one of its founders and longtime chairman, the Niagara Military Affairs Council (NIMAC) established the Merrell Lane Aviation Scholarship. At that time, in 2015, the United States Air Force was experiencing a pilot shortage and the scholarship was NIMAC's way of helping fill that gap in any way that we could.
Wheatfield: May you live to 100 years!
Fri, Jul 22nd 2022 09:20 am
A love of the ivories is Bertha Shipton's fountain of youth − from using a hand pump to play the piano at the age of 7 and playing in marching band and school functions, to teaching hundreds of children and still playing every day as a resident at Wheatfield Commons, a DePaul Senior Living Community in North Tonawanda. Bertha recently celebrated her 100th birthday surrounded by friends and family!
$5 million in funding to support launch of new & existing cannabis accreditation programs - including at NCCC
Mon, Jul 18th 2022 05:25 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Monday announced SUNY and CUNY community colleges will receive $5 million in funding to support the creation or enhancement of short-term credential programs or course offerings that provide pathways to employment in the cannabis industry.
Amazon looking for NCIDA PILOT; improvements to Town of Niagara possible
Fri, Jul 15th 2022 06:55 am
What once looked like a long and arduous process bringing an Amazon warehouse to the Town of Niagara is now down to only a few remaining steps.
 

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