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TOWN OF LOCKPORT — There wasn’t a dry eye in the house when Karl Kowalski, a local dairy farmer in the town, stepped up to explain himself to his neighbors at an informational meeting regarding a solar farm at the property.

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ALBANY —Numerous municipalities across New York are likely to opt out of the state’s new initiative allowing marijuana dispensaries to open, according to local government experts.

A Falls teen has been indicted by a Niagara County grand jury for the slaying of another teen in Gluck Park on April 8.

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The Regal Niagara Falls & ScreenX is finally set to reopen on Friday. Several other Regal theaters in the area opened this past weekend.

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Leaders from Seneca Gaming Corp. and the Seneca Nation of Indians recently gathered inside Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino to celebrate the official unveiling of Lounge 101 in the resort’s hotel lobby. The name honors the May 14, 2002 referendum vote of the Seneca people allowing the Nati…

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Wyndham Lawn Residential Services is a home for children between the ages of eight and 18, though the median age is approximately 16 years old. While most of the children are reunited with their biological families, some do end up in juvenile detention centers. The remaining go to other resi…

A known Falls drug dealer and gang member pleaded guilty Tuesday for his role in a brazen shooting incident in the parking lot of a notorious 19th Street gas station and mini-mart.

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ALBANY -- The union for New York's corrections officers has brought a federal lawsuit against the Cuomo administration, alleging a new law restricting the use of segregated confinement of inmates reflects a "deliberate and callous indifference" to the lives of prison staffers.

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NIAGARA FALLS — It began with a procession through a sea of cheering supporters and a phalanx of American flags. It ended with a standing ovation.

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The driver of the pickup involved in Friday’s fatal crash on Glenwood Avenue is now facing charges. 

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TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. — A spell of dry, mild weather is giving the Great Lakes a break after two years of high water that has shattered records and heavily damaged shoreline roads and homes, officials said Monday.

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ALBANY — As the pace of COVD-19 vaccinations has slowed, New York officials are trying a mix of mandates and incentives to overcome hesitancy, including free subway rides.

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The Tuesday in the Park shows are apparently returning to Artpark this summer.

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It’s always nice to have someone deliver all the ingredients needed to make a delicious, healthy meal.

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It’s probably safe to say there’s no other working artist with a following like Fritz Proctor the IV.

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BUFFALO — A former postal worker was fined just $200 for his guilty plea in federal court to failing to deliver mail, including 2020 election absentee ballots.

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NEW YORK — Investigators looking into sexual harassment allegations against New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo interviewed county officials about his “vaccine czar” calling them to assess their support for the embattled governor.

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Agri Business Child Development (ABCD) has 13 centers across the state and works to assist agricultural workers – including migrants, seasonal workers and local agricultural workers – by giving their children a classroom and safe place to learn and grow while their parents work essential job…

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Since 2003, Historic Palace Inc., a non-profit, has owned and operated the Lockport Palace Theatre and worked to bring it back to its former glory of 1925 when it was opened to the public for the first time.

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Pendleton Station Market's grand reopening is set for May 16. The community market will operate from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sundays through Oct. 17 in front of the town water tower on Campbell Boulevard.

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It started off as a topic of casual conversation between a Lockport man and his friends.

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No disciplinary action will be taken against four Lockport Police officers involved in the June 16, 2019 incident that led to the death of Troy Hodge.

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Whether in-person instruction at Emmet Belknap Intermediate School will increase during the current school year depends on the COVID-19 transmission level in Niagara County, according to Lockport City School District Superintendent Michelle Bradley.

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No disciplinary action will be taken against four Lockport police officers involved in the June 16, 2019 incident that led to the death of Troy Hodge.

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Foreign exchange programs have played a role in bringing understanding of different cultures to local schools, and in an ever more global world, the opportunity to build friendships across national boundaries is valued.

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BARKER — Mayor Aaron Nellist said on Wednesday that he does not know when Barker Police Department will be open and operating again, after its March 26 closure following a dispute with a former officer.

The Niagara County Department of Health is pivoting from its mass vaccination site at the Transit Drive-in in Lockport to hold much smaller points-of-dispension (PODs) for COVID-19 vaccines in different parts of the county.

TOWN OF NIAGARA — The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has reversed its position on the proposed asphalt plant near Niagara University.

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Students and parents rallied in the parking lot at the Lockport Board of Education office Wednesday evening, demanding that fifth- and sixth- grade students be allowed to go back to in-person learning four days a week at Emmet Belknap Intermediate School.

A Lockport parent was accused of child endangerment after attempting to leave his four children behind at school and Cornerstone CFCU Arena on Tuesday.

NIAGARA FALLS — With a backdrop of one green-light lane and four red at the Rainbow Bridge, U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer on Wednesday called for the reopening of the United States/Canada border as soon as possible.

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As the moratorium on evictions in New York state continues, Niagara County officials are moving to assist those in rent arrears by working with the state and seeking a partner to reach renters in need.

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Three candidates, Michael Ferraro, John Linderman and Kristina Schutt, are running unopposed for three vacant seats on the nine-member Lockport School Board.

Niagara County prosecutors and a public defender battled in court on Tuesday over whether the district attorney's office has turned over required materials in a Falls homicide case.

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