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Anne Neville

Anne Neville is a native of Albany, N.Y. She has a master's degree in journalism from Ohio State University, where she was a Kiplinger Fellow.


Niagara County

The First Unitarian Universalist Church of Niagara will host a free two-hour program that will teach people to use Narcan to save a person from an opiod overdose. Those who complete the training, provided by the Erie County Health Department, will be given a free Narcan kit to take home, supplied by the state Department of Health. The program will be held from 6 p.m.…

Niagara County

The 18 new trees that will line 24th Street from Buffalo Avenue to Falls Street will not only beautify the neighborhood, but will serve as a subtle reminder of a tragic community loss 60 years ago. The trees -- nine fragrant 'Ivory silk' lilac trees, with the rest a mixture of blooming American hop hornbeam, disease-resistant elms and red maples -- will line the streets…

The second Community Education Forum on addiction will begin at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Scharmann Theatre at Jamestown Community College. The event, titled, "The Many Faces of Addiction: No One Cause, No One Solution," is free and open to the public. It is co-sponsored by the Health Care Action Team, the American Association of University Women, and the Mental Health…

Town of Tonawanda

The parochial vicar of St. Christopher Roman Catholic Church in the Town of Tonawanda has been sent back to his home country of India after being caught endorsing checks meant for the church's outreach program, the church's pastor told parishioners at Masses on Sunday. The Rev. Steve Jekielek announced to the congregation that the Rev. Suresh Yamarthy had been sent back…

Crime

A 27-year-old Oakfield man was charged Saturday with strangulation, assault, unlawful imprisonment and other charges after what the Genesee County Sheriff's Office called "several alleged domestic incidents" at another address in Oakfield. Michael Alan Shetler, 27, of Judge Road, was accused after an incident at 3 p.m. Nov. 4 in an apartment on Main Street in Oakfield, …

Buffalo

Two house fires – one in a vacant building, the other driving out two adults – kept Buffalo firefighters busy Saturday night. The first fire, at 7:56 p.m., was at a vacant house at 465 Seventh St. at Pennsylvania Street. Damage to the 2-1/2 story wood frame structure was estimated at $5,000. The fire started on the first floor and was confined there. The cause…

Niagara County

Community Missions of the Niagara Frontier will give thanks if some turkeys flock to its doors before Thanksgiving. The agency at 1570 Buffalo Ave., Niagara Falls, is gearing up to feed some 250 needy families a traditional Thanksgiving meal. To do so, it needs at least 70 frozen turkeys to be donated. Along with frozen turkeys, other items that are always in need du…

Niagara County

Eight historic and interesting Niagara Falls properties, ranging from a newly opened hotel in a one-time chocolate factory to private homes and churches, will be open to the public as part of the ticketed "Niagara's Treasures Tour" from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 18. The tour is being offered by the Niagara Falls Historic Preservation Society and the Niagara Arts and Cultur…

Niagara County

When you hear "young authors," you imagine children tapping away at keyboards or bent over paper, pens or pencil in hand, creating a world with words. You don't picture smock-clad youngsters covering sheets of paper with layers of paint, then inscribing the smooth surface by dragging plastic cards, wide-toothed combs and even a tiny hand-shaped back scratcher through th…

Niagara County

Brandon Sandolfini of Somerset, a firefighter with the Barker Fire Department, doesn't scare easily. But in his day job on the maintenance crew of the Golden Hill State Park in Somerset, there is one situation he avoids: After a couple of eerie experiences, he tries not to be alone in the Thirty Mile Point lighthouse building. Sandolfini's most memorable experience h…

Niagara County

The aluminum trays from the dining hall at Niagara University don't contain manna from heaven, but you'd never know that by talking to people at two agencies that feed the poor in Niagara Falls. Community Missions of the Niagara Frontier and Heart, Love and Soul food pantry and dining room are now able to serve their guests food prepared by Metz Culinary Management at N…

Niagara County

Digging into the history of the Cataract House in downtown Niagara Falls has stretches of tedium and difficulty, punctuated by fascinating and exciting discoveries. And there are days when it seems like the whole world is watching as workers from the Archaeological Survey of the University at Buffalo brush loose soil into cups, scrape crusted dirt away from the edges of…

Local News

When Bounlome Dara arrived in this country as a refugee, her family was assisted by the Church of the Nativity United Church of Christ. Now, as a young mother, she is committed to giving back. So she and her 7-year-old son, Lorenzo Alviti, came out on a mild autumn day to join the Ken-Ton CROP Hunger Walk. "I remember doing this as a child," she said, before starting…

Uncategorized

Since 1989, the bodies of 26 unidentified people – eight women and 18 men – have been found in Niagara County, 24 of them in the lake or river. The other two, a man found on June 22, 1991, on the Tuscarora Reservation, and a woman found on July 14, 2003, in a burning nightclub in Niagara Falls, had been murdered. How the rest lost their lives is not known, but most …

Niagara County

On a warm, sunny Sunday in late July of 1994, the body of a man was found floating in the Niagara River near Joseph Davis State Park. He appeared to be between 35 and 45, and had brown eyes, a full brown beard and mustache, and a chipped front tooth. "We did everything we could to identify him," said Maj. Patrick Moriarty of the New York State Park Police, who worked th…