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Memorial Medical Center Schedules Monday Flu Shot Clinic

Memorial Medical Center Schedules Monday Flu Shot Clinic

Community News February 1, 2018 at 6:18 pm

Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center will conduct a flu shot clinic on Monday (Feb. 5) from 5 to 8 p.m.   The clinic will be held on the first floor of the Golisano Center for Community Health, 533 10th St.  Both quadrivalent and high dose influenza vaccines will be available.Read More

Czech Mate?

Czech Mate?

Community News January 29, 2018 at 5:59 pm

by Matt Cole 9-time NHL All-Star, Olympic Gold Medalist, 2-time Stanley Cup winner, and future NHL Hall of Famer, Jaromir Jagr was placed on waivers Sunday by his current team the Calgary Flames After having amassed a staggering $135,000,000+ in earnings throughout his 24 years in the NHL, he is currently finishingRead More

Alderman-At-Large Austin Tylec — an architect at Clark, Patterson, Lee — talks with Bob Zima about an effort to bring a community garden to the newly re-burgeoning Oliver Street area.

NT’s momentum balanced by multi-million dollar concerns at Water Plant

Community News January 26, 2018 at 12:54 am

 By Joe Kissel A community garden to help beautify Oliver Street, a peddle-powered tour boat on the Erie Canal and a comprehensive plan to make North Tonawanda a more connected, safer, walkable city were discussed Tuesday at North Tonawanda’s Common Council workshop. However, a multi-million dollar plan to replace andRead More

Toxic Niagara Sanitation landfill still plagues Town of Wheatfield

Toxic Niagara Sanitation landfill still plagues Town of Wheatfield

Community News January 26, 2018 at 12:40 am

Government officials propose new fence to contain toxic below-ground leachate Foot-dragging over decades by the Town of Wheatfield and the state Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) in their efforts at testing and remediation of the former Niagara Sanitation toxic landfill in the town has some residents of Nash Road frustratedRead More

Shirley Nicholas, Lockport’s ‘Toxic Avenger’ passes away

Shirley Nicholas, Lockport’s ‘Toxic Avenger’ passes away

Community News January 26, 2018 at 12:10 am

by Joe Kissel Lockport activist Shirley Nicholas passed away Saturday, Jan. 20 at Briody Health Care Facility. She was 80. For decades, she was an outspoken advocate for environmental cleanup in Lockport and brought an unprecedented degree of public awareness of hazardous waste littered around the city. Born on AprilRead More

Kristen M. Grandinetti

Former Councilwoman Grandinetti Appointed to Housing Authority

Community News January 12, 2018 at 5:16 am

The Niagara Falls Housing Authority gained a new member at Tuesday night’s meeting adding former Niagara Falls City Councilwoman Kristen Grandinetti, who was appointed to the position by Niagara Falls Mayor Paul Dyster to its Board of Commissioners. Ms. Grandinetti is the seventh member of the Board, joined by AliciaRead More

Christmas at the NACC is Yuletide delight

Christmas at the NACC is Yuletide delight

Community News December 8, 2017 at 5:12 am

A full slate of holiday activities will be taking place at the Niagara Arts and Cultural Center (NACC) at 1201 Pine Avenue in the Falls this month, including art shows, receptions, parties, concerts and dance performances. You won’t want to miss any of the fun! From December 2 through JanuaryRead More

204th ANNIVERSARY TUSCARORA HEROES REMEMBRANCE

204th ANNIVERSARY TUSCARORA HEROES REMEMBRANCE

Community News December 8, 2017 at 5:08 am

You are invited to attend a very brief ceremony and presentation as the Lewiston community commemorates the 204th Anniversary of the Tuscarora Heroes actions which saved dozens of lives from the British Attack in 1813. The gathering will take place on Tuesday, Dec. 19, at 8am at the Tuscarora Heroes Monument, Portage and CenterRead More

NF Firefighters Christmas Toy Fund Telethon and Basket Auction to be held on Saturday

NF Firefighters Christmas Toy Fund Telethon and Basket Auction to be held on Saturday

Community News December 1, 2017 at 5:08 am

Make sure you stop in to Niagara Falls High School on Saturday and check out the Firefighters Christmas Toy Fund event. “Bring a friend. Bring the Family!” encourages the post on their Facebook page, “Partake in the Basket Auction!” Mingle with real live and handsome hunky Niagara Falls firefighters. LiveRead More

Local History reflects Rich Religious Heritage

Local History reflects Rich Religious Heritage

Community News November 3, 2017 at 6:24 am

By Nate McMurray Grand Island Town Supervisor Right here, in Western New York, we are surrounded by history. Great minds—from Nikola Tesla to Frank Lloyd Wright and Mark Twain—came here to use their talents and contribute to the thriving Queen City. The Falls, with all of its beauty and potential,Read More

Geiben recounts positive experience on Town Board

Geiben recounts positive experience on Town Board

Community News November 3, 2017 at 5:08 am

By Councilman William E. Geiben Lewiston Town Board This letter is being written to acknowledge the positive experience I have found during the past two years as a member of the Lewiston Town Board. Those of you who know me, whether as a (retired) Lewiston – Porter teacher, or in myRead More

Rich Andres

County Legislature Will Likely Remain in GOP Hands While Some Contests Promise Closeness, Experts See ‘Status Quo’ Election

Community News November 2, 2017 at 5:32 pm

Tuesday’s countywide election is likely to produce the same 11-4 split, with the same faces, on the Niagara County Legislature.   How likely is that outcome?   When we were asking Niagara County Public Information Officer Christian Peck about polling sites last week and asked him to handicap the racesRead More

***MEDIA ADVISORY***  FOR  TUESDAY, NOV. 7; WEDNESDAY, NOV. 8; TUESDAY, NOV. 21

***MEDIA ADVISORY*** FOR TUESDAY, NOV. 7; WEDNESDAY, NOV. 8; TUESDAY, NOV. 21

Community News November 2, 2017 at 5:06 pm

MORINELLO STAFF TO HOLD NOVEMBER MOBILE OFFICE HOURS   The staff of Assemblyman Angelo J. Morinello (R,C,I,Ref-Niagara Falls) will hold mobile office hours on Tuesday, Nov. 7 and Tuesday, Nov. 21 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Grand Island Town Hall, andWednesday, Nov. 8 from 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. at the Wheatfield Town Senior Center. Residents andRead More

Museums of Niagara Association (MONA) To Hold First Friday Event at Old Fort Erie

Museums of Niagara Association (MONA) To Hold First Friday Event at Old Fort Erie

Community News November 2, 2017 at 4:57 pm

Fort Erie, ON – As part of the Museums of Niagara Association (MONA) First Fridays public awareness campaign, The Niagara Parks Commission is pleased to announce that its Old Fort Erie heritage site has been selected to host the association’s upcoming First Friday event. The Tailgate Party-themed event will take place within OldRead More

Cardiac-Stroke Care unit construction  enters final stages at Memorial Medical Center

Cardiac-Stroke Care unit construction enters final stages at Memorial Medical Center

Community News November 2, 2017 at 4:28 pm

Construction at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center’s new $4.3 million Cardiac/Stroke Care Unit is entering its final stages and members of the nursing staff are getting excited about the prospect of caring for their patients in the new 12,950-square-foot facility.   This week they stopped in to check on the progressRead More

Christie, Michelle

Physician assistants join Memorial primary care team

Community News November 2, 2017 at 4:20 pm

Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center recently welcomed two physician assistants to its growing team of primary care providers.  Both are now seeing patients at the Niagara Falls Memorial Primary Care Center in the Golisano Center for Community Health, 533 10th St.   Michelle Christie, P.A.-C, is a graduate of Canisius College andRead More

A century ago, the LaSalle Library shared this building with a post office and the village police department. It will soon close its doors two more days a week, due to the city's financial mess.

Dyster, Grandinetti nickel and dime public library in alleged budget process

Community News October 27, 2017 at 5:40 am

Niagara Falls Mayor Paul Dyster, who fancies himself a PhD in something or other, and City Councilwoman Kristen Grandinetti, who likes to think of herself as an educator and works as an elementary school teacher, have joined forces to strip the Niagara Falls Public Library of $92,000 in funding which,Read More

A Message from the Lewiston Republican Committee

A Message from the Lewiston Republican Committee

Community News October 27, 2017 at 5:28 am

Lewiston Republican Committee Chairman Karl Frankovitch announced today that as this campaign season comes to a close, we are proud of our slate of experienced and proven candidates for Niagara County and the Town of Lewiston. Our incumbent Niagara County candidates Becky Wydish and Clyde Burmaster, with Lewiston Town incumbentRead More

Former Lewiston Supervisor sets the record straight on taxes

Former Lewiston Supervisor sets the record straight on taxes

Community News October 27, 2017 at 5:26 am

By Ron Winkley Former Supervisor – Town of Lewiston Former Supervisor Dennis Brochey, presently residing in Las Vegas, is trying to influence this year’s Town election by posting on Facebook and writing “Letters to the Editor” with incorrect and distorted information about the lack of a town tax in 2015Read More

Lewiston Supervisor Steve Broderick

Open Letter to the Town of Lewiston from Supervisor Steve Broderick

Community News October 20, 2017 at 5:26 am

When I decided two years ago to stand for election, I did my due diligence and understood our Town faced some serious issues. Our bond rating had been reduced, increasing interest expense, our water infrastructure was continuing to deteriorate, the Town had to face reduced revenue from outside sources includingRead More

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