A Town of Lockport man is trying to bring a dog park to a 2.8-acre plot of land south of Davison Road and Lincoln Avenue, saying it would bring a recreation space to residents with limited mobility and give town residents their first public space for canines.

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NORTH TONAWANDA — Canal Fest 2018 kicked off the same way as the week-long festival always does, with a blast from a cannon, meant to commemorate the cannon salutes that fired along the Erie Canal to celebrate it’s opening back in 1825. 

NEWFANE — Bad-AsH-BBQ has moved its restaurant location to the Olcott area, but will still be offering catering in other parts of Niagara County.

NEWFANE - Over the summer, Newfane is planning to implement several improvements to bring school district technology up to speed. 

The Lockport School Board has approved an agreement with Faith Tabernacle Church in a move that will allow parents of students from Charles Upson Elementary School to use the church's parking lot. 

BUFFALO — More than six years after U.S. District Court Judge Richard Arcara asked lawyers for the Niagara Falls Bridge Commission why they were keeping secrets from the public, another judge has ruled they can keep keeping secrets.

When Manuel Santos began his residency at Eastern Niagara Hospital in July 2016, he was filled with the anxiety one might expect of a recent medical school graduate first providing care at a hospital. 

The Niagara Crime Analysis Center on June 22 received a “be on the lookout” notice for parole absconder Larry Keiper, who six days later allegedly attempted to kidnap a 6-year-old girl from her Ward Road home while she and her mother were asleep.

LEWISTON — On June 1, Gavin Burns, a 10-year-old boy was flown to Oishei Children’s hospital with a possible leg amputation after an accident from a lawn mower. Burns’s leg was saved, but the doctors could not save his left foot, which was amputated.

A Niagara County Court judge has ordered a murder suspect to provide a DNA sample to prosecutors at the same time the man's attorneys gave notice they plan to use what is commonly known as an insanity defense in the case.

SANBORN – Niagara County Industrial Development Agency officials gave their final approval to a tax break for the Hotel Niagara redevelopment project Wednesday.

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ALBANY — Proposals to permit recreational marijuana use in New York state took a big step forward Friday when state health officials issued a long-awaited report concluding that the benefits of legalization outweigh the risks.


WASHINGTON — Twelve Russian military intelligence officers hacked into the Clinton presidential campaign and Democratic Party and released tens of thousands of private communications in a sweeping conspiracy by the Kremlin to meddle in the 2016 U.S. election, according to an indictment annou…

Only one store out of nearly 140 recently Niagara County businesses checked by the Niagara County Department of Health and the Niagara County Sheriff’s Office was cited to selling cigarettes to an underage customer.

Property tax levy growth for local governments with fiscal years that close on Dec. 31 will be capped at 2 percent for the 2019 fiscal year, according to State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli.

WASHINGTON — Millions of dollars from anonymous donors are helping shape the fight over President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee as Republicans and Democrats undertake a bruising battle for ideological control of the nation's loftiest tribunal.


ALBANY — Cynthia Nixon has collected more than 65,000 signatures on a petition to secure her place on the primary ballot as a candidate for governor, the candidate announced Thursday.

All Niagara County Farm Bureau members are invited to attend the group's picnic and policy development forum on Thursday. The event starts 7 p.m. and will be held at the Winery at Marjim Manor, 7171 Lake Road (Route 18), Appleton.

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NEW YORK — A federal jury in New York convicted key players Thursday on charges related to Gov. Andrew Cuomo's "Buffalo Billion" economic redevelopment program, leaving some lawyers grumbling outside court that it's a bad time to face corruption charges.

PENDLETON – Pendleton Open Gardens will be held on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Participants are recommended to look for balloons on the mail boxes at the homes.

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A Minnesota-based farm and outdoors store, Runnings, has announced plans to open its first local location in the former Walmart site at 5789 S. Transit Road, which has sat vacant for almost three-and-a-half years.

Throughout last winter and fall, landowners along Lake Ontario worried about a return of last year’s devastating spring flooding.

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Downtown Lockport will be a lively, bustling place this weekend, with the annual Lockport In Bloom garden walk and Sweet Chalk Fest scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, while "Singin' In The Rain" will be performed at The Historic Palace Theatre.

LEWISTON — Barenaked Ladies and Better Than Ezra both formed 30 years ago, one way up north in Toronto, and the other way down south in New Orleans. Despite the geographical differences, they share an approach to music that can be described in one word — fun.

A cashless tolling system in New York City is leaving a lot to be desired in terms of toll collection and the New York state comptroller says the numbers do not bode well for expansion of such systems across the state. 

Zachary Messing's victim never spoke inside the closed Niagara Falls City Court courtroom on Wednesday morning.


NEW YORK — Two criminal trials over allegations of high-level corruption in New York state were both drawing to a close Wednesday on the same floor atop a federal courthouse with dramatic views of the Manhattan skyline.

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ALBANY — The debate over abortion rights is occupying center stage in New York politics, with Democratic gubernatorial candidate Cynthia Nixon having waved a wire coat hanger at a rally and Gov. Andrew Cuomo's campaign using two of his two daughters in an appeal for funds from choice advocates.

An Alabama man convicted of setting fire to a Lockport veteran’s Bristol Avenue apartment last summer was sentenced Monday to seven years in prison.

NEWFANE – The Newfane School board held its annual reorganization meeting on Tuesday, and after a swearing-in ceremony, members welcomed a fresh face to the table.