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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, 3:04 am | Source
ALBANY — The administrators of the New York court system are working on a plan to resume some jury trials March 22.
Focus is on future careers at Niagara Falls High School
February 27, 2021, 2:30 am | Source
A new program at Niagara Falls High School would have students getting a clearer understanding of what career paths they’d like to pursue.
Morinello says give kids a break
February 27, 2021, 1:24 am | Source
With students learning remotely, or in hybrid models the last thing needed is the increased stress of standardized testing.
Town 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…
Lawsuit involves Daemen College, nuns living on campus
February 26, 2021, 8:44 pm | Source
Should nuns who founded Daemen College in 1947 and have lived adjacent to the Getzville College for years be evicted from their homes so the college can build a parking lot?
USS Sullivans in danger of sinking
February 26, 2021, 8:36 pm | Source
BUFFALO — Officials from the Buffalo and Erie County Naval & Military Park were already facing a difficult offseason due to lost revenue from the pandemic. Now, harsh Buffalo winter weather and damaging winds have created a serious situation for…
Niagara County vaccination site to move to NT
February 26, 2021, 5:46 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.
Local company to appear on ’Shark Tank’ tonight
February 26, 2021, 5:41 pm | Source
Saint-Gobain ADFORS will be featured on tonight’s episode of “Shark Tank,” airing at 8 p.m. on ABC as part of the Shark Tank Update segment on FlexScreen, which originally appeared on episode 10 in season 11. Since this initial appearance,…
Paul Dyster looks forward
February 26, 2021, 5:00 am | Source
Life’s a bit easier now for retired Niagara Falls Mayor Paul Dyster. Some days he ice fishes. He helps out at Niagara Tradition Home Beer and Wine Supply, the shop he and his wife Becky started 30 years ago. He…
'Green' hydrogen fuel production slated in Genesee County
February 26, 2021, 2:50 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.
Kidnap suspect pleads in Pennsylvania
February 26, 2021, 2:48 am | Source
FRANKLIN, Pa. — A Western New York man will remain in custody in a Pennsylvania county prison after pleading guilty to state charges there stemming from his alleged kidnapping of a North Tonawanda teen.
Legislators grill Cuomo's health chief on virus toll at nursing homes
February 26, 2021, 2:48 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
Coach Monti accused in suit
February 26, 2021, 2:44 am | Source
A legendary Niagara Falls High School basketball coach and teacher has been accused of sexually preying on one his students.
Town of Lewiston Republican Committee announces endorsements
February 26, 2021, 1:44 am | Source
The Town of Lewiston Republican Committee has made its endorsements for public office.
Jacoby running for re-election to Lewiston Town Board
February 26, 2021, 1:40 am | Source
John Jacoby, a member of the Lewiston Town Board, will be seeking re-election in November. He, along with Robin Morreale and Town Supervisor Steve Broderick, are the board members up for re-election this year.
Daniel Prude case reflects difficulty of prosecuting police
February 26, 2021, 1:35 am | Source
ALBANY — A grand jury’s decision not to indict officers involved in a fatal encounter with an unarmed Black man illustrates a hard reality for a special unit created to investigate deaths at the hands of police: Few of the…
NCCC blazes a trail in culinary cannabis industry
February 26, 2021, 12:53 am | Source
The cannabis economy is growing and Niagara County Community College has answered the call to educate those who wish to enter the field. The college began offering a cannabis-focused curriculum through its Horticulture program in 2019. Now, they plan to…