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Roscetti Addresses Mental Health Court

Roscetti Addresses Mental Health Court

Community News September 1, 2017 at 6:00 am

By Alan James Roscetti The Niagara Falls City Court offers additional “Quality of Life” courts.  I’d like to provide an overview of each one in the upcoming weeks to give our citizens some insight and understanding of the system.  The first court I’d like to address is Mental Health Court. In manyRead More

Lewiston Peach Fest is just Around the Corner!

Lewiston Peach Fest is just Around the Corner!

Community News September 1, 2017 at 5:03 am

Billed as “An Old Fashioned Festival complete with a Parade, Peach Shortcake, food, vendors, carnival rides and 3 days of stage entertainment,” not to mention fireworks and a 5K Run for the Peaches, the Lewiston Peach Fest is scheduled to run from Thursday, Sept. 7 through Sunday, Sept. 10. ARead More

Niagara Falls School Superintendent Mark Laurrie

Laurrie maintains high hopes for the Niagara Falls School District 

Community News August 18, 2017 at 5:24 am

By Darryl McPherson Niagara Falls School Superintendent Mark Laurrie is a man with a mission. Leading a school district with 7,101 students in 11 schools within an impoverished city is a daunting task, but the administrator is a veteran of the system, being the homegrown choice the Board of EducationRead More

Chris Borgatti and Friends will be performing at the inaugural Summerfest at the Sal

SummerFest at the Sal!

Community News August 18, 2017 at 5:22 am

A New Tradition By Councilman Kenny Tompkins SummerFest at the Sal is almost here! On Sunday, August 20, Sal Maglie Stadium in Hyde Park will be rockin’ out to six local bands. Admission is $10 and the show starts at 1 pm and runs until 7 pm. The best part:Read More

Court candidate Roscetti guest panelist at Bishop Dobbs’ Fellowship meet

Court candidate Roscetti guest panelist at Bishop Dobbs’ Fellowship meet

Community News July 27, 2017 at 3:23 am

Bishop Kevin Dobbs of the Christ Redemption Tabernacle Church conducted the Men of Valor conference on July 15, 2017. It was held at the CRT Community Fellowship Banquet hall at 331 22nd Street in Niagara Falls, New York. The church is conducting a series of conference to have its congregantsRead More

The tarp has been dangling off the DeVeaux Woods Carriage Barn for over three months. Hopefully State Parks will repair it so that future generations can enjoy this historic building (photo by Michael Federspiel).

DeVeaux Woods Carriage Barn previously doomed; now Centerpiece of state Outdoor Recreation proposal

Community News July 20, 2017 at 3:48 am

“There may have been a time when preservation was about saving an old building here or there, but those days are gone. Preservation is in the business of saving communities and the values they embody.” – National Trust for Historic Preservation An emailed response by Western Region director and AssistantRead More

Niagara County SPCA photo of Precious, a pit bull mix, who was allegedly starved nearly to death by Niagara Falls resident Timothy Neff over a period of months.

Accused dog abuser now target of ironic internet abuse himself

Community News July 14, 2017 at 2:56 am

The online outrage directed against Timothy Neff, who is facing felony animal cruelty charges in connection with the starvation of a pit bull mix named Precious, continues unabated. He was arrested on June 29 by Niagara Falls city policeman Dave Bowers, an outdoorsman with a love of animals. In additionRead More

SENATOR ORTT POSTHUMOUSLY HONORS WWII VETERAN AND INDUCTS HIM INTO THE NEW YORK STATE SENATE VETERANS’ HALL OF FAME

SENATOR ORTT POSTHUMOUSLY HONORS WWII VETERAN AND INDUCTS HIM INTO THE NEW YORK STATE SENATE VETERANS’ HALL OF FAME

Community News May 19, 2017 at 5:46 am

Senator Ortt Nominated Sil Dan Sr. of North Tonawanda for his Courageous Service to the Nation ALBANY – State Senator Rob Ortt (R,C,I – North Tonawanda) today honored World War II veteran and Purple Heart recipient Silviu “Sil” Dan Sr. during a special ceremony in the state’s capital. The NorthRead More

Niagara Parks Celebrates Victoria Day Long Weekend

Niagara Parks Celebrates Victoria Day Long Weekend

Community News May 19, 2017 at 5:42 am

Niagara Falls, ON – Established during the reign of Her Majesty Queen Victoria, Niagara Parks and Queen Victoria Park, are the perfect venues to enjoy the fresh blossoms and glorious sunshine this Victoria Day long weekend. Join us as we celebrate the occasion with a fantastic lineup of activities, combiningRead More

MORINELLO JOINS COLLEAGUES TO COMBAT HEROIN EPIDEMIC

MORINELLO JOINS COLLEAGUES TO COMBAT HEROIN EPIDEMIC

Community News May 19, 2017 at 5:38 am

Assemblyman Angelo J. Morinello (R,C,I,Ref-Niagara Falls) is joining forces with his colleagues in the Legislature to address the heroin and opioid epidemic that has run rampant across New York State. This week, Morinello signed on to cosponsor two Assembly bills associated with the multi-pronged approach the Legislature has singled outRead More

LIUNA Health & Safety Launches Expanded Sun Sense Campaign

LIUNA Health & Safety Launches Expanded Sun Sense Campaign

Community News May 19, 2017 at 12:22 am

By Randy Palladino;   For over 17 years, the Laborers’ Health & Safety Fund of North America has run an annual Sun Sense campaign to raise awareness about the dangers of skin cancer. According to the American & Canadian Cancer Societies, nearly 3 million people in North America are diagnosedRead More

Police Union: MAYOR PAPPAS OFFERS ‘FALSE CONCLUSIONS’ ABOUT PUBLIC SAFETY

Police Union: MAYOR PAPPAS OFFERS ‘FALSE CONCLUSIONS’ ABOUT PUBLIC SAFETY

Community News May 16, 2017 at 8:41 pm

Pappas rejects bringing 9-1-1 dispatch back to city control. Editor’s Note: North Tonawanda Mayor Arthur Pappas issued a statement on the debate over control of 911 dispatch an effort to end public safety discussions. The following statement is attributable to NT PBA President Daryl Truty. “We are extremely disappointed inRead More

SENATOR ORTT HONORS ORLEANS COUNTY RESIDENT AS ONE OF NEW YORK STATE SENATE’S “WOMEN OF DISTINCTION”

SENATOR ORTT HONORS ORLEANS COUNTY RESIDENT AS ONE OF NEW YORK STATE SENATE’S “WOMEN OF DISTINCTION”

Community News May 12, 2017 at 12:13 am

Annual Program Recognizes Women’s Contributions to Our Communities   ALBANY – State Senator Rob Ortt (R,C,I – North Tonawanda) today recognized Annette Finch of Albion in Orleans County, as one of the New York State Senate’s “Women of Distinction” during a ceremony at the Legislative Office Building in Albany. FinchRead More

Homeschool Families Invited to GCC Lima Campus Center

Homeschool Families Invited to GCC Lima Campus Center

Community News May 12, 2017 at 12:11 am

Informational Session Set for June 22, 2017     BATAVIA, NY (05/09/2017) (readMedia)– Genesee Community College invites homeschooled students and their parents to the Lima Campus Center on Thursday, June 22, 2017 from 4 – 6 p.m. to learn about GCC’s exciting opportunities for students who are homeschooled. Key collegeRead More

Book sale at North Tonawanda History Museum

Book sale at North Tonawanda History Museum

Community News May 12, 2017 at 12:08 am

The North Tonawanda History Museum will host its seasonal Used Book Sale over a three day span this week. Beginning on Thursday, May 11 (from 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM), continuing on Friday, May 12 (from 2:00 PM – 7:00 PM), and concluding on Saturday, May 13 (from 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM), theRead More

Niagara Parks Introduces New Junior Golf Programs

Niagara Parks Introduces New Junior Golf Programs

Community News May 12, 2017 at 12:06 am

Niagara Falls, ON – Niagara Parks Golf and its Legends on the Niagara Golf Academy are pleased to announce a full slate of new golf development programs for junior golfers of all skill levels. Former LGPA player and Canadian Golf Hall of Fame member, Cathy Sherk and veteran PGA Professional,Read More

Niagara Parks Invests in the Revitalization of the Niagara Glen Nature Centre

Niagara Parks Invests in the Revitalization of the Niagara Glen Nature Centre

Community News May 12, 2017 at 12:03 am

New programming and educational opportunities highlight Niagara Parks’ important stewardship role Niagara Falls, ON – The Niagara Parks Commission is pleased to announce its investment in the revitalization of the Niagara Glen Nature Centre, creating a trailhead and interpretation facility that will focus on Niagara Parks’ important stewardship role, whileRead More

Memorial pharmacist receives statewide honors

Memorial pharmacist receives statewide honors

Community News May 12, 2017 at 12:00 am

Memorial Medical Center pharmacist Amy Wojciechowski, Pharm.D., has been named New Practitioner of the Year by the New York State Council of Health-system Pharmacists. The award recognizes leadership, vision and continuous contributions to the field of pharmacy. A graduate of the State University at Buffalo with a master’s degree fromRead More

Robert Ortt

ORTT TO MEET WITH FLOOD VICTIMS AT MOBILE COMMAND CENTER

Community News May 11, 2017 at 11:51 pm

NEWFANE – State Senator Rob Ortt (R,C,I – North Tonawanda) will be at the Town of Newfane Mobile Command site at the Olcott Fire Company on Friday, May 12 from 10:15 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. to speak with more residents affected by the flooding on Lake Ontario. Senator Ortt hasRead More

Niagara County Clerk Joe Jastrzemski, right, and County Legislator Rich Andres, R-North Tonawanda, standing, share a laugh with North Tonawanda Alderman-at-Large Jeff Glatz and Pistol Permit Clerk Patti Jo Sturak Friday during a test run of a remote "satellite" Pistol Permit Office that will be held in North Tonawanda on the second Wednesday of each month. A similar office is set for Niagara Falls, and will be held the fourth Wednesday of each month.

GUN OWNERS GET EXPANDED ACCESS:

Community News May 11, 2017 at 10:43 pm

JASTRZEMSKI OFFERS SATELLITE HOURS IN FALLS, NT NORTH TONAWANDA—Niagara County Clerk Joe Jastrzemski knows that New York State’s pistol permit process is a burden for many gun owners, and said he’s made it a goal of his office to increase access to services for local pistol permit holders. That’s whyRead More

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