Niagara County

Niagara County is looking to get its economy back up and running, even within the restrictions of social distancing. Legislature Chair Becky Wydysh told her daily briefing the county's economic development workers are assisting companies dealing with the complex rules for new phases of the state's reopening.


Newfane Rehabilitation and Health Center

The Niagara County Legislature has sent a letter to Gov. Andrew Cuomo, asking him to intervene in the high number of COVID-19 cases recorded at the Newfane Rehabilitation and Health Center.

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Hours before Niagara County officials announced their first confirmed case of COVID-19, officials announced they had reached a short-term deal with Eastern Niagara Hospital to reopen a former satellite facility to house quarantined individuals if necessary.

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Eastern Niagara Hospital is making more cuts to services and employees, as it attempts to close a $10 million deficit.

Eastern Niagara Health System has announced a “2020 Transformation Plan” that will expand some services and cut others.

Newfane Central Schools

Newfane Central Schools are beginning the new school year with a drastic cut in bus aides, but an increase in bus cameras.

Destination Niagara USA

The visitors to some wineries in Niagara County Wednesday will be a little different from the usual. They are workers from other tourist attractions around the county.

Niagara County Sheriff's Office

The Niagara County Sheriff's Office is warning the public about funny money being passed locally.

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Western New York is becoming greener, thanks to an Albany-based company. Monolith Solar Associates is set to break ground for a Niagara County solar farm that will feature 1,944 solar panels on November 2.

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A Newfane teacher is looking to clear his name after legal charges against him were dropped.

Newfane teacher arrested for forcible touching

Jan 23, 2015
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A teacher from the Newfane School District has been arrested and charged with forcible touching.

Two killed in Newfane collision

Sep 29, 2014
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Two people are dead following a head-on collision on Route 18 in Newfane.

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A meeting regarding the future of Eastern Niagara Hospital in Newfane turned into a mass protest on Saturday.

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Financial troubles have Niagara County residents concerned that the Eastern Niagara Hospital in Newfane could be headed for closure.

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Authorities are reporting that a student at the State University of New York at Fredonia has died this morning.

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A single vehicle accident has taken the lives of two in Newfane last night.

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An elderly Newfane woman was rescued after falling into a ravine on Thursday.

Eighty-six year old Beverly Blewett slipped while raking leaves in her lawn near 18 Mile Creek. She was able to catch and to hang onto a tree after falling 30 feet. It took approximately an hour for Blewett to catch a neighbors attention and for help to be called.

Niagara County firefighters rescued her. She was treated for minor injuries at ECMC.