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Niagara County Sheriff’s deputies were called to a Town of Lockport home on Sept. 15 where a resident reported finding a pit bull chained to a cinder block thrown in the Erie Canal just west of Day Road Bridge.

Several small game hunting seasons open Oct. 1 across New York state, including special youth hunts and new hunting opportunities for active-duty military members and veterans.

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Fall foliage will reach midpoint of change in portions of the Adirondacks and Thousand Islands-Seaway regions this weekend, while steady color progression continues in the other New York upstate regions, according to volunteer observers for the Empire State Development Division of Tourism’s …

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Glen Cooper recently passed away, but he left behind a wealth of stories which he shared with his family time and time again. One of the few remaining World War II veterans locally, Cooper passed at age 93, battling a case of double pneumonia.

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The first three life-size, cast bronze sculptures in the Lock Tenders Tribute Monument will be formally dedicated at 11 a.m. Saturday, as part of the city's seventh annual Locktoberfest.

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On behalf of Niagara County, legislator Dave Godfrey presented checks to both the Town and Village of Wilson this week to help them meet the local contribution requirement for projects receiving state funding through the New York State Resiliency and Economic Development Initiative (REDI).

NEWFANE — Borrowing to cover costs associated with its new refuse pickup agreement with Modern Disposal will push the Town of Newfane past the 2% tax cap in fiscal year 2021.

BARKER — Barker Central School District may be generating as much power as it uses as early as spring 2021 with the installation of solar panels on four acres of district property along Haight Road. 

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LOCKPORT — The City of Lockport's credit rating has improved, according to a report released this week by Moody's Investors Service.

TOWN OF NIAGARA — A local resident looking to purchase the same plot of land as the Town of Niagara Farmland Conservancy spoke out about current issues at Tuesday night's town board meeting. 

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The city's subcommittee on police policy review is conducting an online community survey to gather additional public input, following in-person meetings held in neighborhood parks over the summer.

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A giant among local enterprises for three generations, Albert Alan Nodine's dream of building a small business based on good service and individual respect lives on.

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The world's simply a more beautiful place to live today, thanks to the efforts of a Lockport High School senior.

WASHINGTON — A Canadian woman accused of mailing a package containing ricin to the White House included a threatening letter in which she told President Donald Trump to “give up and remove your application for this election,” according to court papers filed Tuesday.

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ALBANY — New York’s county elections administrators facing manpower needs for the November election could get assistance from the National Guard or state agency staffers, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Monday.

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ALBANY —The debate over the timing for replacing the late U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has injected a new polarizing element into a New York election season already fraught with partisan acrimony.

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As of Friday in the Newfane Central School District, eight students were sent home with symptoms that could be connected to COVID-19, when those students can return is an issue for district educators.

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The Royalton-Hartland Board of Education wants to ensure that all extracurricular activities get the same amount of priority that the athletics program does in the district.

ROCHESTER — Already roiled by this month's revelation of Daniel Prude's police suffocation death, the city of Rochester, New York, was further traumatized Saturday when gunfire at a backyard party killed two teenagers and wounded 14 others.

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ALBANY — The state will begin enforcing New York's ban on plastic bags Oct. 19 after its environmental agency was thwarted by a judge from allowing containers made from thicker plastic to be exempt from the law enacted in 2019.

ROCHESTER — Gunfire at a backyard party killed two people and wounded 14 others early Saturday in Rochester, New York, a city roiled in recent weeks by outrage over the police suffocation death of Daniel Prude.

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The crunch time for the U.S. 2020 Census is now here as workers make sure each household is counted within the entire nation for a project, which is dictated by the U.S. Constitution, to be completed every 10 years.

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Even a global pandemic can’t stop Christopher Parada’s “labor of love” at the Historic Palace Theatre. Phase three of a multi-million dollar, four-year renovation project has begun at the 95-year-old movie house.

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Sections of four city streets were repaved late this week, according to Mayor Michelle Roman.

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NIAGARA FALLS — Supporters of the United Way of Greater Niagara kicked off the organization's 2020 fundraising campaign on Friday, noting that the public's assistance is greatly needed this year as local community groups have been hit hard by issues related to the global pandemic. 

The union representing teachers in the Orleans-Niagara BOCES service area has filed a formal public employee health and safety complaint, accusing district management of failing to provide a safe learning environment for schools amid COVID-19. 

BUFFALO — A Town of Wilson man has been arrested after federal law enforcement agents raided his home and seized both marijuana and psychedelic mushrooms.