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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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.


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.

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.

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.

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Six days before Larry Keiper allegedly entered a Wheatfield home to kidnap a 6-year-old girl, the Niagara Crime Analysis Center was notified that Keiper had cut off his ankle monitor.


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.

The Lockport School Board approved the proposal from U.S. Securities for a security officer to watch their control room. 

LEWISTON – Tim Henderson, a longtime opponent of Chemical Waste Management's application to dig an additional 43-acre landfill in the Town of Porter, had a full head of hair and a clean-shaven face when he began speaking out against it. 

NEW YORK — A jury is set to begin deliberations Wednesday in the trial of a former president of the State University of New York's Polytechnic Institute and three developers.

Niagara County District Attorney Caroline Wojtaszek announced Tuesday that a new suspect, Larry Keiper, has been arrested and charged in the June 28 kidnapping of a 6-year-old child on Ward Road in Wheatfield.

The Lockport School Board accepted the resignation of Trustee Victoria Obot at its Monday reorganization meeting. The board decided to fill her seat with incumbent Thomas Fiegl, who received the least amount of votes in the May election.


DeFlippo's, a 71-year-old restaurant that's among the oldest in the city, has closed its bar and dining room, and will stop offering catering and private parties at the end of August.

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NEWFANE — Two local artists have opened up a new store on East Main Street to help teach art and represent local artists. 

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Lockport school board members have been asked to enter into an agreement with a Buffalo-based security firm that would provide help with monitoring district cameras and dispatching security personnel as needed. 

Talluah Williams has become the third public housing tenant to use the resources and financial benefits of the Family Self-Sufficiency (FSS) program to become a first-time homeowner. 

The Lockport City School District amended an agenda item for today’s school board meeting after being alerted to what district officials described as an address error in a proposal from an outside security consultant.