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A slice of low-cost power will be allotted to the Niagara Daredevil Waterpark, planned by the owners of the Sheraton at the Falls hotel in downtown Niagara Falls. The County Legislature voted Tuesday to send 320 kilowatts to NFNY Hotel Management through 2020, under the Empower Niagara program, which was set up with the county's 9-megawatt share of the Niagara Power Pro…

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…

State energy officials are backing a $181 million plan to build a power transmission project that would run between Elma and Royalton. The nonprofit corporation that operates the state's power grid on Tuesday gave its backing to a proposed power transmission upgrade that would allow New York to fully capitalize on the power-generating capacity of the Niagara Power Proje…

A perfect storm of high lake levels, ice formation and unprecedented spring rains flooded shoreline communities along Lake Ontario earlier this year, International Joint Commission officials said Tuesday at an environmental conference in Buffalo. The flooding would have happened with or without the new lake-level regulating Plan 2014, according to a panel of experts mee…

Five kittens died Monday from a contagious feline virus in the SPCA of Niagara shelter - even though they had been vaccinated four times against the disease, according to Executive Director Amy L. Lewis. The kittens had been in the shelter for about six weeks. They died of feline panleukopenia. "They were vaccinated and should have had immunity, but they didn't," Lew…

A member of the Niagara Falls Water Board said Monday that the board is sorry for the black, smelly sewer discharges that have fouled the Niagara River — and the city's image. But without a massive investment in new infrastructure, the overflows can't be stopped and will continue for years. That was the message from Nicholas J. Forster, the City Council's appoint…

Jerrod T. Robinson, who drove the getaway car after the Feb. 4 gunpoint robbery of a man in a Town of Lockport apartment, will spend five years on probation and 20 days in the Niagara County work program for his guilty plea to a reduced charge of attempted second-degree robbery. Robinson, 23, of Sweetwood Drive, Town of Lockport, was sentenced Monday by County Judge M…

Christopher A. Penwright, who raped a woman while she was unconscious from drinking and using drugs at a party, was sentenced Monday by Niagara County Judge Matthew J. Murphy III to four years in state prison and 10 years of post-release supervision. Penwright, 23, of Gardenwood Drive, Town of Lockport, didn't wait to be indicted by a grand jury before pleading guilty A…

What does it take to be a good leader? A select group of nearly 50 will soon embark on a year’s study of this question, against backdrops as varied as the Niagara County Jail, Niagara Landing Wine Cellars and Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station. Along the way, they’ll also visit with a judge in his youth court; stop at Niagara Falls State Park; and meet with represent…

A Lockport man was taken into custody Monday morning following an overnight standoff on Bowmiller Road, state police said. At about 8:41 p.m., troopers were dispatched to the address about a domestic dispute. By the time they arrived, Matthew C. Pierce, 30, had left. Troopers who responded had investigated Pierce for a prior incident. After they left the residence…

Want to own a restaurant on the edge of the Niagara Escarpment from where you can see Toronto on a clear day? Schimschack's is being auctioned off on Nov. 8. Bidding will occur at the restaurant, 2943 Upper Mountain Road. The eatery in Pekin closed two years ago when owner James J. Marinello ran into financial troubles.  Marinello operated Schimschack's for 39 years…

YOUNGSTOWN – Police arrested a drifter inside Fort Niagara State Park recently after he allegedly posted graffiti inside the Youngstown Village Library on Lockport Street. The man reportedly stopped into the library on Oct. 3 and told the librarian that he was passing through the area, bound for Lake Ontario. He spent about two hours inside the library, police said, r…