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Farmers markets thrive in winter
February 27, 2021, 5:15 am | Source
A little winter or even a pandemic aren’t enough to keep the heartiest farmers from the market in Lockport and North Tonawanda.
Officials sign off on the Northern Niagara Regional Trail
February 27, 2021, 5:00 am | Source
Local officials from municipalities across Niagara County came together Friday in an effort to connect a trail system that will ultimately link Lockport to Lewiston with a 35-mile multi-use path along the Lake Ontario shoreline.
Top judge mulls verdict on resuming trials in New York
February 27, 2021, 3:06 am | Source
ALBANY — The administrators of the New York court system are working on a plan to resume some jury trials March 22.
Morinello says give kids a break
February 27, 2021, 1:26 am | Source
With students learning remotely, or in hybrid models the last thing needed is the increased stress of standardized testing.
Town of Wilson using state funds to repair Route 18 waterline
February 27, 2021, 1:00 am | Source
The Town of Wilson has received $500,000 for the repair of the waterline along Route 18 through the state’s REDI program. The pipes for the Roosevelt Beach Bridge Waterline were originally installed in 1967, and during the flooding in 2017…
Woman in international same-sex child custody case in court
February 27, 2021, 12:14 am | Source
BUFFALO — A woman charged with fleeing the United States for Nicaragua with her daughter rather than share custody with her former same-sex partner pleaded not guilty Friday back in Buffalo, the city from which the mother and daughter allegedly…
Niagara County vaccination site to move to NT
February 26, 2021, 5:49 pm | Source
Niagara County will be relocating its COVID-19 vaccination Point of Dispensing (POD) clinic from the Kenan Arena in Lockport to Gratwick Fire Hose Company #6 in North Tonawanda beginning the second week in March.
Neighborhood keeps the ice rink going at Rogers Avenue Park
February 26, 2021, 5:30 am | Source
Some of the most memorable winters days for long-time Lockportians were the ones they spent as children, with friends and family, at a fully-staffed outdoor rink in a city park.
Legislators grill Cuomo's health chief on virus toll at nursing homes
February 26, 2021, 4:01 am | Source
ALBANY — State Health Commissioner Howard Zucker insisted Thursday that the COVID-19 contagion did not cause deadly nursing home infections as a result of the Cuomo administration's March 25 order requiring the homes to readmit coronavirus-positive hospital patients.
At-Large hopeful declares her candidacy
February 26, 2021, 3:43 am | Source
Retired paraprofessional Margaret P. “Maggie” Lupo has announced her candidacy for alderman-at-large.
'Green' hydrogen fuel production slated in Genesee County
February 26, 2021, 2:44 am | Source
TOWN OF ALABAMA — The alternative energy technology provider Plug Power will construct a state-of-the-art hydrogen fuel production facility and electric substation at the Western New York Science, Technology and Advanced Manufacturing Park (STAMP), state officials announced on Thursday.
Town of Newfane moving to cut borrowing costs
February 26, 2021, 1:01 am | Source
The Town of Newfane is poised to save almost $300,000 in borrowing costs by refinancing two USDA loans.
UPDATE: Akron Road apartment fire contained
February 26, 2021, 1:00 am | Source
South Lockport Volunteer Fire Company was called to put out a fire in the 24-unit apartment complex at 6732 Akron Road on Thursday. The fire was reported in a basement-level apartment about 8 a.m., according to the Niagara County Sheriff's…
PPP window opened for smallest businesses
February 25, 2021, 5:00 am | Source
Beginning today, the U.S. Small Business Association will be accepting Paycheck Protection Program applications from businesses and nonprofit enterprises with fewer than 20 employees.
Council hears a pitch to reopen Community Pool
February 25, 2021, 4:30 am | Source
There's renewed hope for opening Community Pool at Outwater Park this summer.
Newfane airs draft solar siting law
February 25, 2021, 4:02 am | Source
NEWFANE — The proposed Town of Newfane Solar Energy Local Law would declare the northernmost portion of the town off limits to large scale solar energy generation.
Rick Abbott will run for a county legislature seat
February 25, 2021, 2:56 am | Source
A race began shaping up in Niagara County's 13th Legislative District this week as 5th Ward Alderman Rick Abbott announced his candidacy for the seat held by legislator Anita Mullane.
DEC agreement takes Niagara County off the hook
February 25, 2021, 1:52 am | Source
The state Department of Environmental Conservation has struck a deal with the Niagara Orleans Regional Land Improvement Corporation, a land bank, to reclaim contaminated properties at no cost to local taxpayers.
Tree seedling sale underway
February 25, 2021, 1:10 am | Source
The Niagara County Soil and Water Conservation District is taking orders for tree seedlings until March 5.
Ganshaw announces bid for 10th district seat
February 25, 2021, 12:00 am | Source
Trevor Ganshaw, an equipment operator and farmer in Cambria, announced his bid to represent the 10th county legislative district (Wilson-Cambria-Wheatfield), saying the current legislature's leadership has “lost touch with working class taxpayers and their values.”