Niagara County

New York State Senator Rob Ortt Presents Commendation to Senate Veteran Hall Of Fame Nominee and World War II Veteran Henry Ross

New York State Senator Rob Ortt Presents Commendation to Senate Veteran Hall Of Fame Nominee and World War II Veteran Henry Ross

Niagara County June 15, 2024 at 7:29 am

  Today, New York State Senator Rob Ortt visited with his New York State Senate Veteran Hall of Fame Nominee, Tech Sergeant Henry “Uncle Hank” Ross. Uncle Hank served in the United States Army Air Corps during World War II, from 1943-1945 as a radio operator and a side waistRead More

Senator Rob Ortt On Passage of Niagara County Big Game Rifle Hunting Bill

Senator Rob Ortt On Passage of Niagara County Big Game Rifle Hunting Bill

Niagara County June 6, 2024 at 10:19 am

This week, Senate Bill S.8382 passed with a vote of 57-2, which allows for rifle hunting of big game in Niagara County. Currently, Niagara County is one of five counties in the entire state which does not allow rifle hunting. By amending existing Environmental Conservation Law, at no cost toRead More

Niagara County Office for the Aging recognizes June as Elder Abuse Awareness with a month-long information campaign

Niagara County Office for the Aging recognizes June as Elder Abuse Awareness with a month-long information campaign

Niagara County June 5, 2024 at 9:09 am

  The Niagara County Office for the Aging (OFA) is planning a month-long information campaign as part its efforts to raise awareness of elder abuse.  Each year, June is recognized as Elder Abuse Awareness month, culminating with World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD) on June 15 when communities around theRead More

Niagara County Accepting Applications for Correction Officer Positions

Niagara County Accepting Applications for Correction Officer Positions

Niagara County June 4, 2024 at 12:32 pm

Niagara County is now recruiting for corrections officers and is continuing a program begun last year that replaced the civil service written exam with a three-component process that includes an evaluation of training and experience, a physical fitness screening test and a medical screening.  Interested candidates have until June 17Read More

State Senator Ortt Announces Endorsement of Donald Trump for President

State Senator Ortt Announces Endorsement of Donald Trump for President

Niagara County May 30, 2024 at 9:37 pm

Yesterday State Senator Rob Ortt, who represents the entirety of Niagara County, posted the following to his X (formerly Twitter) account: “This morning I had the great pleasure of addressing our (NYS Republican Party) members as they met to select delegates for the 2024 Convention. Make no mistake: New YorkRead More

Niagara County Sheriff’s Memorial Day weekend High Visibility Campaign

Niagara County Sheriff’s Memorial Day weekend High Visibility Campaign

Niagara County May 24, 2024 at 2:17 pm

  Sheriff Michael J. Filicetti announces that Niagara County law enforcement agencies will participate in a special effort to bring awareness to the dangers of impaired driving. In a combined effort to stop impaired driving, prevent injuries and save lives, law enforcement officers across New York State will take toRead More

Arrest Warrant Issued for Drug-related Charges in Niagara County

Arrest Warrant Issued for Drug-related Charges in Niagara County

Niagara County May 24, 2024 at 2:14 pm

On May 21, 2024, Sheriff Filicetti announced the arrest of Shirley A Hobbs-Mills, 63 of Lockport, NY. Following an investigation by the Niagara County Drug Task Force, Hobbs-Mills was arrested on the following felony charges: Two counts of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance with Intent to Sell 3rd degree.Read More

Niagara County DSS Says EBT System Will Be Down on Sunday

Niagara County DSS Says EBT System Will Be Down on Sunday

Community News, Niagara County May 17, 2024 at 1:54 pm

Niagara County Department of Social Services Commissioner Meghan Lutz today said residents who receive benefits through the New York Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance will not be able to use their EBT cards on Sunday, May 19, 2024, between the hours of 12:01 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.  New YorkRead More

Niagara County Health Department Offering Free Diabetes Self-Management Workshop

Niagara County Health Department Offering Free Diabetes Self-Management Workshop

Niagara County February 1, 2024 at 3:23 pm

The Niagara County Department of Health Nursing Division, in partnership with the Niagara County Office for the Aging is offering a free Diabetes Self-Management Workshop. The six-week workshop is scheduled on Wednesdays, February 28-April 3 from 1 to 3:30 p.m. at the Dale Association, 33 Ontario Street, Lockport. This program coversRead More

This photo was taken at the Riviera Theater at the cash presentation to Twin Cities Community Outreach from Batavia Downs Gaming & Hotel and 21 local restaurants.  From left are Batavia CEO Henry Wojtaszek, Legislators Rich Andres, Jesse Gooch, Twin Cities’ Bobbie Seekins and Linda Finikin, Legislator Randy Bradt, and North Tonawanda Councilmen Joe Lavey and Joe Marranca.

Riviera Event Raises Nearly $8,000 for Community Outreach       

Local News, Niagara County December 23, 2023 at 4:40 pm

By Tony Farina The Batavia Downs-sponsored holiday movie event on Dec. 13 at the Riviera Theater in North Tonawanda was a big success and along with 21 local restaurants who donated 10 percent of their proceeds that night, cash totaling more than $7,500 was presented to Twin Cities Community OutreachRead More

Deja Vu? Niagara County Sheriff vehicles block off the Parkway as it enters the massive hydropower facility after today's downtown incident.

In 9/11 Flashback, Moses Parkway over Power Project Blocked from Terrorist Attack

Niagara County November 22, 2023 at 7:22 pm

    For over 20 years, state agencies have tolerated an open door to terrorist attack on the Niagara Power Project, also known as the Niagara Scenic Parkway (formerly the Robert Moses Parkway), which provides 24×7 access to the heart of the generation plant that supplies electricity to most ofRead More

WNY Land Conservancy Deputy Director, Cathleen Maine

WNY Land Conservancy, Champion of Stella and Gorge, Adds Maine to Stellar Staff

Niagara County November 9, 2023 at 9:43 pm

The Western New York Land Conservancy, which in the past few years has spearheaded multimillion dollar restoration projects at both Stella Niagara and the Niagara Gorge, and is probably the most effective voice for the natural environment in the entire region, has named a new Deputy Director, Cathleen Maine. MaineRead More

Carl Cain is set to become the next mayor of Niagara Falls

Is Restaino’s Centennial Park Raising Cain in the Polls?

Local News, Niagara County October 28, 2023 at 12:14 am

 With Crime So High, What Do We Have to Lose? By Ken Hamilton Niagara Falls, NY. What an unusual city we live in, especially when it comes to the dynamics surrounding its minority population. Mayor Robert Restaino, a Democrat currently facing re-election in just 10 days, has accomplished something thatRead More

New Grads Celebrate with Friends, Families at downtown FUUN Church

New Grads Celebrate with Friends, Families at downtown FUUN Church

Niagara County September 23, 2023 at 10:57 am

On Thursday, Sept. 31, at 5:30 PM, The First Unitarian Universalist Church of Niagara on Main Street hosted the Orleans/Niagara BOCES High School Equivalency graduation ceremony for Niagara Falls residents. Students earned their High School Equivalency by either passing the GED exam or completing the NEDP program. This was theRead More

Niagara County Jury Finds Man Guilty of Fatal Hit-and-Run; Did Not Buy His Defense That He Thought He Hit a Deer

Niagara County Jury Finds Man Guilty of Fatal Hit-and-Run; Did Not Buy His Defense That He Thought He Hit a Deer

Local News, Niagara County September 18, 2023 at 8:37 pm

LOCKPORT, NY: A Niagara County jury took about an hour to find Nathan C. Marziale, 39, guilty of Leaving the Scene of a Fatal Motor Vehicle Incident. The incident, which occurred on February 19, 2022, led to the death of 28-year-old Rafael Medina-Gonzalez. Medina-Gonzalez was working as an Amazon contractorRead More

Toxic PFASs Dumped into the Niagara River for 15 more Years? Tell Polluters, No Way!

Toxic PFASs Dumped into the Niagara River for 15 more Years? Tell Polluters, No Way!

Niagara County September 4, 2023 at 10:17 am

  Three months ago the Reporter broke the story that millions of gallons of run-off containing a family of toxic compounds collectively called PFASs are being shipped into Western New York from a garbage dump in the Finger Lakes, for “treatment” and discharge into the Niagara River. PFASs have beenRead More

WNY Land Conservancy, Champion of Stella and the Niagara Gorge, Names New CEO

WNY Land Conservancy, Champion of Stella and the Niagara Gorge, Names New CEO

Niagara County August 27, 2023 at 9:55 pm

The Western New York Land Conservancy, which in the past few years has spearheaded multimillion dollar restoration projects at both Stella Niagara and the Niagara Gorge, and is probably the most effective voice for the natural environment in the entire region, has named a new Executive Director, Marisa Riggi. InRead More

Two Lockport Residents Convicted of Aggravated DWI in Separate Jury Trials; Both Are Facing Prison Time

Two Lockport Residents Convicted of Aggravated DWI in Separate Jury Trials; Both Are Facing Prison Time

Local News, Niagara County August 2, 2023 at 1:13 pm

LOCKPORT, NY: Niagara County District Attorney Brian D. Seaman announced that Niagara County juries returned guilty verdicts in two separate Aggravated Driving While Intoxicated trials in as many weeks. Peter Brounscheidel, age 30 of Lockport, was convicted of Aggravated DWI and common law DWI by a County Court jury afterRead More

Niagara County Clerk Joe Jastrzemski Presented With Achievement Award

Niagara County Clerk Joe Jastrzemski Presented With Achievement Award

Niagara County July 28, 2023 at 4:38 pm

Bill Ross, former Niagara County Legislature chairman, presents Achievement Award to Niagara County Clerk Joe Jastrzemski on Thursday night at Niagara County Conservative Party fund-raiser at Wheatfield Lion’s Club. Ross is party chairman. The event drew big crowd.  

Maziarz Crushed in Comeback Bid For Newfane Board Seat

Maziarz Crushed in Comeback Bid For Newfane Board Seat

Elections 2023, Local News, Niagara County June 27, 2023 at 11:58 pm

By Tony Farina Former Republican State Sen. George Maziarz was crushed by his two Republican rivals as the three were vying for two open seats on the Newfane Town Board. Robert Horanburg and Pete Robinson, both endorsed by the Niagara County Republican Committee, also have the Conservative line and onRead More

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