Thomas J. Prohaska
I have covered Niagara County for The Buffalo News since 1995, when I joined the paper after 10 years as news director at WLVL in Lockport.
The election for 6th District Niagara County legislator remains unsettled after a manual recount of the ballots.
Billy M. Benton Jr. was convicted of killing a woman and her adult son in Niagara Falls last year following a dispute over a small amount of marijuana.
None of the other counties in the region has imposed any mask mandate, or any other type of mandate, on businesses or the general public.
Stanley Hall, 52, was charged with second-degree manslaughter, second-degree vehicular manslaughter, driving while his ability was impaired by drugs, and a variety of vehicle and traffic charges.
"The best way to avoid any kind of catastrophic breakdown is a conversion," Mayor Robert M. Restaino said.
"It's zoned industrial, but we have a noise ordinance," said County Legislator Dennis F. Virtuoso, the city's former chief code enforcement officer.
From Monday through next Saturday, one Niagara Falls restaurant per day will donate 10% of its daily receipts to Community Missions of the Niagara Frontier, which operates a shelter in the Falls.
The Niagara Falls City Council will hold a public hearing and vote on amendments to the proposed 2022 city budget at 5 p.m. Tuesday.
Christopher Voccio, a Republican, trails Democrat William Kennedy II, 776-775.
Besides tours and light refreshments, visitors can hear seasonal music provided by Don and Anita Harless, and children will be able to make and take home a simple Victorian decoration.