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The Ellwood Volunteer Fire Company in Kenmore was awarded $217,429 in federal funds that will be used to purchase self-contained breathing apparatus. The SCBA equipment provides breathable air to firefighters and rescue workers in smoke-filled situations. Ellwood Fire District No. 1 Commissioner Kelly Blount noted that the grant will allow the department to purchase …

Editor's note: A change was announced today that moves the Inspections Department to Monday instead of Friday. The City Council has announced what departments' budgets will be reviewed in upcoming budget meetings, the first of which is this afternoon. Today: Purchasing, Assessor's Office, Law Department, Management Information Services, Human Resources, City Clerk and Fi…

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The Greenpac mill on Royal Avenue resumed normal production Wednesday morning as Niagara Falls firefighters continued to douse hot spots that arose four days after a massive blaze broke out at the facility and the adjoining Norampac Industries plant. The fire, which started Saturday afternoon, damaged material in a joint storage yard and a Norampac warehouse. Partial opera…