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LOCKPORT – The Niagara County Water District is making plans for a new water supply pipeline to the eastern part of the county.James J. Devald, county environmental health director, said he has met with district engineers to review plans. He said the work would improve water flow and pressure to the east.Water District Administrative Director Herbert A. Downs said last wee…

NIAGARA FALLS – An Ontario woman lost more than $3,000 in cash and property when her purse was stolen from the parking lot of the Super WalMart store on Military Road Friday afternoon, police said. Police said the 40-year-old victim put the purse on the base of a motorized scooter she was using while shopping, and inadvertently left it there after loading purchases into h…

The Elma Town Board on Wednesday announced that the portico proposed for the Senior Citizen Center at Village Green Park is the town’s No. 1 priority for a Community Development Block Grant. During an earlier public hearing entertaining block grant suggestions, Gary Brooks of the Elma Betterment Group recommended building a portico so that seniors and the disabled wouldn’t…

NIAGARA FALLS – A 16-year-old South Avenue boy was charged with felony assault Friday night following a melee in a Niagara Street restaurant, police said. Police said the fight in Tummies occurred shortly after 6 p.m., and two people suffered minor injuries. The teen was charged with second-degree assault and police are seeking four others.

NIAGARA FALLS – An Arkansas man was robbed of his $400 iPhone early Saturday as he searched for a liquor store in downtown Niagara Falls, police said.. Police said the victim left his Buffalo Avenue hotel room about 1 a.m. and sought out directions from four young men, who offered to walk him to the liquor store, according to reports. In the 300 block of Niagara Street…

Two Bishop Timon–St. Jude High School alumni will be honored for their contributions to the arts at its third annual Distinguished Alumni Awards ceremony, which was held Saturday.Jay Desiderio, class of 1978, and Chuck Basil, class of 1983, will be joined by Timon and Mount Mercy graduates in celebrating the history of musical productions held at Timon. Actor and director …

Erie County Office for the Disabled is sponsoring a “Diversity Career Fair” in honor of National Disability Employment Awareness Month from 10 a.m. to noon Wednesday at the Central Branch of the Buffalo and Erie County Public Library, 1 Lafayette Square. Featured will be a job-seeking skills workshop led by David Scott, director for diversity and inclusion at Roswell Park …

Erie County

As the first professional entertainer at the East Aurora nursing home Absolut Care of Aurora Park, Jenny Trometer has been a surprise hit.On an afternoon last week, her fans sat before her in wheelchairs, some smiling and softly singing “Please don’t take my sunshine away” as Trometer played the piano and sun beamed through the Halloween decorations on the window.“I love t…

Amherst

The election campaign for Amherst supervisor has been a lot about taxes, development and a six-story hotel.But in some ways, it’s also about two town candidates who couldn’t be more different.Even Barry A. Weinstein and Mark A. Manna agree on that much.“Absolutely,” said Weinstein, the Republican incumbent.“As different as you get,” said Manna, a Democratic councilmember. …

Erie County sheriff’s deputies have charged a Town of Concord woman with aggravated driving while intoxicated, after accusing her of registering a blood-alcohol level of 0.20 percent following a two-vehicle crash late Friday afternoon.Deputies said a vehicle driven by Cheryl R. Merlau, 47, of Concord Road, was westbound on Genesee Road in the Town of Concord at about 4:40 …

RIDGEWAY, Ont. – The home of former Fort Erie town councillor Tim Whitfield was destroyed in a two-alarm fire early Saturday, Fort Erie Fire Chief Larry Coplen said.The blaze caused an estimated $300,000 damage to the structure and contents of the two-story home at 3131 Young Ave., Ridgeway. It broke out shortly before 5 a.m. The Whitfield family was not home at the time, …

OAKFIELD – Three Albion men were arrested after a vehicle chase early Friday and charged with burglarizing a barn on Lockport Road in Oakfield, the Genesee County Sheriff’s Office said. They also may be charged with a theft in a neighbor’s garage.Evan J. Shaffer, 20, Scott R. Miller, 20, and Hayden K. Ettinger, 19, were charged with third-degree burglary and unlawful posse…

LOCKPORT – A Niagara County Court jury will resume deliberations Monday after failing to reach a verdict Friday night in the case of a North Tonawanda man accused of the long-term sexual abuse of a young girl.Bradley K. McNamara, 39, of Division Street, is charged with second-degree course of sexual conduct against a child, second-degree criminal sexual act, attempted seco…

Two men armed with a silver revolver stole about $380 in a robbery at a South Park Avenue store late Friday night, South District police reported.The two thieves entered Nadeem’s Grocery and Deli, at 2082 South Park, at about 11:25 p.m. Friday. They flashed the gun and demanded money from the cash register, before fleeing with the money. During the holdup, one of the vic…

Police are hoping that surveillance camera footage from both inside the store and on the street may help them identify the person who took all the $5 bills from the cash register at the Landes and Blackwell Mobil station at Elmwood and Lexington avenues on Friday night.The thief, after fleeing with the $5 bills at about 8:15 p.m., dropped his cell phone and was seen getti…