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Updated 10:46 a.m. The Niagara Falls Public Library board of trustees was scheduled to meet Wednesday. The meeting has been postponed until Dec. 4. The Niagara Falls Water Board will hold a work session at 5 p.m. Thursday at the municipal water plant, 5815 Buffalo Ave. The Niagara Falls School Board will hold an agenda review session at 5:30 p.m. Thursday in the district’s…

Buffalo

The operators of Canterbury Woods, the large, upscale retirement community in Amherst, plan to redevelop the former Millard Fillmore Gates Circle Hospital, The Buffalo News learned Sunday.Kaleida Health has scheduled a news conference today to announce redevelopment plans built around senior citizen housing for the nearly 10-acre, 882,000-square-foot hospital site, which c…

Amherst

Born and raised in Lackawanna, James J. McGovern seemed destined to work at Bethlehem Steel, joining “my whole relations, my father, my brother, my father’s brother, and a couple of my cousins.”McGovern worked in the sheet metal mill, and it was plenty hot.“My father and my uncle worked in the No. 3 open-hearth mill and that was a lot hotter.”But less than a year after the…

Some familiar and not-so-familiar names are among the 14 people seeking to fill a vacancy on the Erie County Water Authority Board of Commissioners.Daniel J. Ward, a former Amherst Town Board member, is among the cadre of candidates scheduled to appear today before a County Legislature committee during open interviews to replace Christopher J. O’Brien, who resigned from th…

LOCKPORT – Environmental attorney Gary A. Abraham said last week that he will address the Niagara County Legislature on Tuesday in both closed and public sessions, talking about his efforts to prevent the expansion of the CWM Chemical Services hazardous waste landfill in Porter.The Legislature shelved a resolution last month that would have renewed the county’s $50,000 ret…

Two men were injured during the Buffalo Bills game Sunday afternoon in Ralph Wilson Stadium in Orchard Park when one of them fell from an upper deck onto the other man below.The Bills said both men were treated immediately and taken to a hospital for observation.An ambulance report from Rural/Metro Medical Services said that the man who fell suffered a shoulder injury and …

Some Erie County residents who get Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) “food stamp” benefits have received larger than usual allotments and county officials said Sunday they have launched an investigation to find out why.A spokesman for County Executive Mark Poloncarz noted that officials want to determine if the extra benefits were issued by mistake or if the…

LOCKPORT – A city effort to obtain sealed bids for four lots on Park Lane Circle fell flat last week.R. Charles Bell, planning and development director, said the only response the city received to a request for proposals was a letter from an Amherst company that didn’t mention an amount it would pay for the site.The city foreclosed on the four lots in 2010 and 2011, but th…

Two men were injured during the Buffalo Bills game Sunday afternoon in Ralph Wilson Stadium in Orchard Park when one of them fell from an upper deck onto the other man below.The Bills said both men were treated immediately and taken to a hospital for observation.An ambulance report from Rural/Metro Medical Services said that the man who fell suffered a shoulder injury and …

LOCKPORT – Ellen Martin, the Lockport business owner who came up with the idea of placing pianos outside downtown stores, is at it again.This time, Martin is sparking a “yarn bombing” movement, with permission from the city.“It needs another name,” said Megan Menges, the Lockport High School English teacher who is spearheading the effort to bring yarn bombing to the campus…

Buffalo

Elim Christian Fellowship could use a few more female mentors to work with approximately 40 girls enrolled in a life-skills training program.College scholarships are available for marksmanship through the Dorie Miller Rifle and Pistol Club and the National Rifle Association.And Jabriel Shareef, owner of an East Side construction business, suggests that at-risk youth shadow…

The first time appellate judges reversed Richard Morgan’s convictions on burglary and other charges in 2010, they said a jury-selection mistake caused the reversal but chided a prosecutor for “objectionable remarks” during her closing argument.At the retrial a year later, a jury again convicted Morgan.Now, the appellate court has reversed Morgan’s convictions again – this …

Niagara County

LOCKPORT – Looking for beaded wooden boxes to tuck under the Christmas tree? How about clothing made of spun alpaca wool or handmade journals?If you’re interested in making holiday shopping a more personal experience as you search for unique gifts, visit the Holiday Gift Show planned for the Kenan Center this weekend.A total of 50 juried artisans and crafters will offer th…

OLEAN – As the Cattaraugus County Board of Health reaches its 90th anniversary, its achievements have resurfaced as a reminder of the importance of proactive public health programs.The board was the first in New York and was recognized as a pioneer in rural public health.Before the creation of the county health board, residents had no centralized authority to monitor the p…

DUNKIRK – A new partnership between the economic development committee of the Northern Chautauqua Community Foundation and the Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Coalition Education group was announced Friday.The STEM group promotes high school and college student skills that will benefit local industry and receives grant funding from the Cummins Foundation o…