Niagara County

The New York Power Authority’s “JonCaire” Tug towing a span of the Lake Erie-Niagara River Ice Boom from the Buffalo River shore to begin preparations for installation across Lake Erie.

Ice Boom Installation Complete, Along with Our Fleecing

Erie County, Niagara County, Niagara Falls February 13, 2024 at 7:08 pm

Ice Boom Installation Complete, Along with Our Fleecing The New York Power Authority (NYPA) successfully installed the three remaining floating sections of the Lake Erie-Niagara River ice boom on December 28, completing the work for the 20http://southbuffalonews.com5-20http://southbuffalonews.com6 season. The official Lake Erie water temperature on December 28 was 42 degrees F.Read 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

State DEC, Toxic Landfill in Cahoots? You be the Judge.

State DEC, Toxic Landfill in Cahoots? You be the Judge.

Niagara County May 16, 2023 at 12:42 pm

Last week, the Niagara Falls Reporter was the first in Western New York to break the story that the Seneca Meadows landfill, located in the bucolic Finger Lakes region of New York State, ships millions of gallons of leachate containing the toxic family of chemicals known as PFASs to theRead More

Mental Health Association in Niagara County Holding Volunteer Recruitment Event

Mental Health Association in Niagara County Holding Volunteer Recruitment Event

Niagara County May 12, 2023 at 10:32 pm

The Mental Health Association in Niagara County (MHA) will be having a volunteer recruitment event on Saturday, May 20th from noon to 6pm at The Ship Bar Grill, 5612 Tonawanda Creek Road, Lockport, NY 14094. There will be food and drink specials all afternoon, giveaways, as well as DJ RosarioRead More

Wilson Building Inspector Accused of Pocketing Cash for Work Permits

Wilson Building Inspector Accused of Pocketing Cash for Work Permits

Niagara County April 22, 2023 at 11:25 am

The Niagara County District Attorney Brian D. Seaman announced charges against former Town of Wilson building inspector Christopher L. Jordan, 47. Jordan was charged with Corrupting the Government in the Third Degree, a class D felony; Grand Larceny in the Fourth Degree, a class E felony; and Official Misconduct, aRead More

Public Alert for Farmers

Public Alert for Farmers

Niagara County April 18, 2023 at 10:15 pm

Lockport,NY – Law enforcement across the region was made aware of an animal activist meeting taking place on Saturday, April 15th.  The meeting was advertised on social media as a forum to encourage animal rescue.  It further offers instruction on stages of animal rescue, researching of facilities and winning atRead More

Public Hearing to address proposed Shoreline Trail on Niagara County waterfront

Public Hearing to address proposed Shoreline Trail on Niagara County waterfront

Niagara County March 18, 2023 at 7:10 pm

From the Niagara River Greenway Commission: “We’re so close to closing the gap in the Shoreline Trail in Niagara County! Come see the proposed off-road multi-use path next Wednesday at this public hearing.” When: Wednesday, March 22 from 4 pm to 6pm – presentation at 5 pm Where: Wheatfield CommunityRead More

DEC, Reinstein native plant sales now on – Order soon to support your local pollinators

DEC, Reinstein native plant sales now on – Order soon to support your local pollinators

Niagara County February 25, 2023 at 1:22 pm

Numerous studies support the concept of planting native trees, shrubs and flowers to foster a suitable environment for insects and the birds that feed on them. The unfortunate trend of planting foreign ornamental species, and the ongoing threat of invasive species, have created biological deserts in many suburban tract housingRead More

2023 Birds on the Niagara Festival and Bird Count starts Feb. 17

2023 Birds on the Niagara Festival and Bird Count starts Feb. 17

Niagara County February 16, 2023 at 11:53 am

The 2023 Birds on the Niagara Festival will take place at various locations around the region, including free events featuring Marcus Rosten, Jajean Rose-Burney, and Marisa Riggi. Marcus is leading a walk at the Stella Niagara Preserve. Jajean is leading a walk at the Margery Gallogly Nature Sanctuary. You mustRead More

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