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Top drum corps from around the world compete in Niagara Falls

NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. — Some of the world's best drum corps were in Western New York on Tuesday night. Six of the top drum corps from Drum Corps ...

High School Cell Phone Policies Differ in WNY  Talk Radio 1210 WPHT

Buffalo, NY (WBEN) As the school year draws near, parents are learning about cell phone policies. But from district to district, the rules differ.

A summer off for Niagara Falls High School  Niagara Gazette

Niagara Falls High School is like home to Mark Laurrie.

Custode named 'People's Choice' at music festival  Niagara Gazette

Niagara Falls singer/songwriter Christina Custode, was voted the "People's Choice" for the Reel Harmony Songwriter's Festival being held Saturday in Roscoe, ...

Columbine survivor speaks at Niagara Falls High School

NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. — Students at Niagara Falls High School got a powerful message from the brother of one of the victims of the Columbine High School ...

Niagara Falls High School Wellness Center now open to public  Buffalo News

The swimming pool and fitness equipment at the Niagara Falls High School Wellness Center are now open and free of charge to the public, according to the ...

High school's 'Once on this Island' opening this weekend  Niagara Gazette

A musical about the power of love will open tonight onstage at the Center for the Performing Arts at Niagara Falls High School.

Niagara Falls School District is serious about pre-k  Niagara Gazette

There's good news and bad news about an unusual all day pre-kindergarten program which gives 2- to 4-year-olds in the city a substantial boost when it's time ...

LAURRIE: No slowing down for Niagara Falls School District this summer  Niagara Gazette

In many ways, June is the most exciting month of the school year. There's so much to do before we wrap up everything for the summer. But here's the kick.

Six candidates after two open seats in the Falls  Niagara Gazette

ID/[None]0000LightBlue@text1:A field of six challengers are vying for two open seats on the Niagara Falls Board of Education on Tuesday.

Seven-minute lockdown at Niagara Falls High School ends with arrest  Buffalo News

A 17-year-old female student at Niagara Falls High School was arrested Thursday after an incident that caused the school to be locked down for seven minutes.

Followed by private eyes, Falls teacher expects to lose job over residency rule  Buffalo News

Adrienne Sayers expects to lose her $103,000-a-year job as a Niagara Falls schoolteacher because school district officials believe she violated a policy that ...

Niagara Falls basketball star Jalen Bradberry to transfer to Park School  Buffalo News

Jalen Bradberry, an All-Western New York second-team selection last season at Niagara Falls, has announced his intention to transfer to the Park School.

NF winning coach resigns due to public harassment  WKBW-TV

After nine seasons leading the Niagara Falls High School "Wolverines" varsity basketball team, Coach Sal Constantino is resigning his position due to public ...

Constantino steps down from NF hoops  Niagara Gazette

The Cataract City has pushed one of the most successful high school coaches in Western New York out of the premier program at Niagara Falls High School.

GUEST VIEW: Setting the record straight at Niagara Falls High School  Niagara Gazette

As we begin a new academic year, I want to take a moment to address concerns in the school community relative to Niagara Falls High School. I have recently ...

Acclaimed high school coach quits after he's harassed  Associated Press

NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. (AP) — An upstate New York coach who led one of the top high school basketball teams in the state has resigned after being subjected to ...

NFHS alumni hit the stage in 'Smokey Joe's Cafe'  Niagara Gazette

Graduates from as far back as 1985 will return to the stage at Niagara Falls High School this weekend with three performances of “Smokey Joe's Cafe.”

EDITORIAL: Niagara Falls basketball coach situation is acceptable  Niagara Gazette

It's really a shame to hear the now-former Niagara Falls varsity boys basketball coach describe the real reasons for his decision to step away from the district's ...

Award-winning teacher on tap for Niagara Falls School District speaker series  Niagara Gazette

Peter Herr, author of "10 Things We Should Teach You in High School," will kick off the Speakers Series of the Niagara Falls School District at 5:30 p.m. today in.

Music clinic with drum and bugle corps on Wednesday  Niagara Gazette

Performers and instructors from the Southwind Drum & Bugle Corps from Mobile, Alabama— who will be performing in competition Tuesday night at Niagara ...

Carmelette M. Rotella, 71, Niagara Falls teacher, union leader, Board of Education president  Buffalo News

Aug. 1, 1947 – June 26, 2019 Carmelette M. Rotella, a teacher and teachers' union leader who also served as president of the Niagara Falls Board of ...

Officials describe school incident claims as false | Local News  Niagara Gazette

Niagara Falls School District officials and Falls police dismissed social media postings made on Wednesday that claiming a school principal was assaulted as ...

Niagara Falls boys basketball coach Sal Constantino steps down  Buffalo News

Sal Constantino still will walk the halls of Niagara Falls High School during the day. He'll still keep track of grades of members of the boys basketball tea…

New benches offer a message of hope and help  Niagara Gazette

In the fight against the opioid epidemic, Myrla Gibbons Doxey thought she needed a different, unique perspective.

Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra to play Pride Concert at Niagara Falls  WKBW-TV

NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. (WKBW) — Celebrate World Pride at the natural wonder of Niagara Falls State Park! The Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra is taking their ...

Unified sports has big-time feel at Niagara Falls  Niagara Gazette

NIAGARA FALLS — The power of sport is utterly amazing.

Gadacz the pick to lead NF hoops  Niagara Gazette

Brent Gadacz is as familiar a face as any in Niagara Falls basketball.

Niagara Falls: one in 10 students has a child  WKBW-TV

Students at Niagara Falls High School are having a real conversation about sex, or the lack of sex education if you ask high school junior, Caleb Harris. “I had a ...

Vilardo seeks fourth term on school board  Niagara Gazette

An incumbent Niagara Falls school board member has announced his plans to run for re-election.

Restaino claims victory in Democratic primary for Falls mayor  Niagara Gazette

The shout came from the rear of the banquet room at the Como Restaurant on Pine Avenue Tuesday night. “There's our new mayor,” the voice yelled.

Bruce Brundidge seeks seat on school board  Niagara Gazette

Bruce E. Brundidge has announced he is running for a Niagara Falls school board seat.

190528 Cleve Jones 3  Niagara Gazette

The Buffalo Mens Gay Chorus sang a couple songs before guest speaker Cleve Jones, LGBT civil rights advocate, author and founder of the NAMES Project ...

H.S. principal ends fast food delivery for students

Cynthia Jones transferred this summer from being the principal of an elementary school in Niagara Falls to being named principal at Niagara Falls High. One of ...

NFHS Class of 1958 to celebrate 60-year reunion  Niagara Frontier Publications

The Niagara Falls High School Class of 1958 reunion committee has planned a busy weekend of events in celebration of its 60-year reunion, set for Sept. 7-9.

Niagara Falls State Park to host BPO 'Pride at the Falls' concert to celebrate World Pride 2019  Niagara Frontier Publications

Niagara Falls State Park will present the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra for “Pride at the Falls,” a concert celebrating World Pride 2019 and the 50th anniversary ...

Stage set for Niagara Falls, Lew-Port b-ball thriller  Niagara Frontier Publications

On Friday, Western New York high school basketball lovers are in for a treat. Niagara Falls High School and Lewiston-Porter will battle for the first time this ...

Gay rights activist to speak at NFHS Tuesday  Niagara Gazette

A renowned activist for gay rights will kick off June as Gay Pride Month with a speech at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Performing Arts Center at Niagara Falls High.

Memorial Medical Center webcast brings area students into operating room  Niagara Gazette

Two Western New York schools were treated to an eye-opening, real-time learning experience Thursday when a surgical procedure was webcast live from ...

HIGGS: A walk down 22nd Street – a neighborhood of musicians  Niagara Gazette

I gave Al Giambattista the pen this week to get his take on the fact that he grew up on a street in Niagara Falls that could be called “the street of future musicians.

Event features kids, drums and bugles  Niagara Gazette

The producer of a drum and bugle corps competition being held at Niagara Falls High School on July 23 is seeking the help of a local businesses or business ...

Working through poverty in Falls City School District  WBFO

Many students in the Niagara Falls City School District are dealing with poverty. WBFO's senior reporter Eileen Buckley says the district works to stop.

Falls council rejects bid to preserve Johnnie Ryan building

Historic preservationists and the Niagara Falls city historian all made impassioned pleas.

LocalFest makes its debut on Old Falls Street this Saturday  Niagara Gazette

LocalFest will kick off summer on Old Falls Street in downtown Niagara Falls from noon to 8 p.m. on Saturday.

Bradberry picks mighty Park for rest of HS career  Niagara Gazette

You would hope family and education would matter in any big decision. For Jalen Bradberry, that means joining a fourth school as many years.

Myles makes his entrance in city council race  Niagara Gazette

Growing up in the Falls, Donta Myles might have had a hunch that music would play an important role in his life.

GUEST VIEW: A journey back home to Niagara Falls  Niagara Gazette

Who said you can never go home again? Sometimes “going back to the well” as the old folks used to call it, is just the thing for replenishing one's mind,

Memorial Day Parade looking for funds, marchers  Niagara Gazette

With a little more than a month to go, plans for the city's annual Memorial Day parade are on track.

Three Falls alumni being honored Wednesday remember high school days  Niagara Gazette

In the years since they graduated from Niagara Falls High School, one served for decades on the school board. Another went on to write a book of love letters to.

NFCSD announces '18 Hall class | Sports |  Niagara Gazette

The Niagara Falls City School District announced the newest class of its Athletic Hall of Fame on Friday, and it includes a few very familiar names.

Niagara Falls man admits to shooting | Crime  Lockport Union-Sun & Journal

A Niagara Falls man admitted Monday in Niagara County Supreme Court to bringing a gun to a fistfight and shooting his opponent.

Falls students step out in support of gun control  Niagara Gazette

When dozens of Niagara Falls High School students walked out of classes Friday they kept walking three miles in the sunny cold to the steps of city hall.

Video: Rob Lynch and his NF students draw attention to Planet Earth’s Disappearing Animals  Buffalo Rising

Over the years, I've been following the work of musician and teacher Rob Lynch, who has not only painted some outrageous murals, he's also created some ...

Martin Luther King awards honorees each help make kids lives better  Niagara Gazette

Were he alive today, Martin Luther King would have likely approved of the three people being honored in his name by the Niagara Falls School District.

Niagara Wheatfield Schools address community concerns about rape case

The Niagara Wheatfield School District is addressing concerns about allegations of a student being forced to attend school with a student who admitted to rape.

Dyster says Niagara Scenic Parkway removal will revive Niagara Falls' Main Street  Buffalo News

The decrepit condition of Main Street triggered Paul A. Dysters first run for the Niagara Falls City Council in 1999. Now, in his 12th and final year as may…

VIDEO: Falls student honor Parkland victims during walkout event  Niagara Gazette

Niagara Falls High School students gathered outdoors for a short program including speaking the names of the 17 victims of the shooting at Marjory Stoneman ...

Buffalo Niagara Waterkeeper brings Young Environmental Leaders Program to Niagara Falls students with Community Block Grant  Niagara Frontier Publications

Buffalo Niagara Waterkeeper has begun a new chapter of its successful Young Environmental Leaders Program with Niagara Falls High School students, thanks ...

NF Schools Plan for Students in Heat Advisory

With yet another heat advisory in the forecast, school district officials in Niagara Falls are making adjustments and even planning ahead to try to provide a ...

SLIDESHOW: Niagara Falls Memorial Day Parade marches on  Niagara Gazette

John Joseph Costo, age 86, of Youngstown, husband of Lois Costo (nee Nicol), entered into rest on Wednesday, July 3, 2019 at Niagara Hospice House of ...

Collecting teen opinions to help shape communities in future  WBFO

Teens from across Western New York and Southeast Michigan are being asked to offer their opinions. The Ralph Wilson, Jr. Foundation is working to gather 20.

Advocate for disabled people enters Niagara Falls Council race  Buffalo News

Jennifer M. LaMoy has become the fourth Democrat to enter the race for the Niagara Falls City Council, where two seats are up for election this year. LaM…

100-year-old veteran John Gawel lauded at three recent parties  Niagara Gazette

John Gawel was doing pretty good for an old soldier on Tuesday when some area veterans, friends and family braved the stormy weather to celebrate his 100th ...

Ten boys basketball players to watch in WNY this season  Buffalo News

The boys basketball season has already begun, but it really kicks into high gear Friday with marquee tournaments.

Dan Oliverio named Distinguished Alumni at UB  Niagara Gazette

Noted Niagara Falls High School alumni Dan Oliverio received a Distinguished Alumni Award at the UB Law Alumni Association's Annual Dinner on May 9.

Pedulla named Falls fire chief  Niagara Gazette

A longtime member of the Niagara Falls Fire Department and its labor union, Joseph Pedulla, will take over as city fire chief next week.

Deluca: My drum corps memories  Niagara Gazette

There is something many people don't know about me and when they find out about it, they are surprised. My early teen years were spent marching in a drum ...

Letter to the Editor: Thank you Mr. Restaino for a Second Chance

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Lunch with the Boss: Food made fresh at Indian Kitchen King  Niagara Gazette

Editor's Note: The following is an irregular series following the Niagara Gazette/Lockport Journal publisher John Celestino as he discovers restaurants in the ...

NIAGARA PEOPLE: Falls scholarship winner loves math, science  Niagara Gazette

Jessica Evans is not sure what she's going to do with her life. But when she graduates in May with double degrees in aerospace and mechanical engineering, ...

'Fiddler on the Roof' hits the stage  Niagara Gazette

"Fiddler on the Roof," is Thomas Vitello's 121st production for Niagara Falls High School.

Qadree Ollison honored by NF City Council  Niagara Gazette

Members of the media should take note. Do not report that Qadree Ollison is from Buffalo.

Underground Railroad Heritage Center’s exhibit wins award  Niagara Gazette

The Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Heritage Center has been named the recipient of the American Association for State and Local History Award of ...

190528 Cleve Jones 2  Niagara Gazette

When We Rise: My Life in the Movement. Cleve Jones, LGBT civil rights advocate, author and founder of the NAMES Project Memorial AIDS Quilt, was the guest ...

16 NFHS seniors sign to play in college  Niagara Frontier Publications

On Tuesday, 16 Niagara Falls High School seniors signed their national letters of intent to continue their student-athlete careers in college.

6lack, J. Cole film video at Fantasy Island, Woodlawn, old Niagara Falls HS  Buffalo News

One of rap's hottest videos is steeped in Buffalo-area scenery. No. 5 on YouTube's Trending videos, "Pretty Little Fears," a joint effort by hip-hop moguls 6lack ...

Highly rated drum corps to visit Dunkirk, Gowanda and Brocton | News, Sports, Jobs  Evening Observer

Six of the top drum corps in Drum Corps International's Open Class division will soon descend upon Western New York for Rhythm at the Rapids, a prelude to ...

Police investigating fight at NFHS  Niagara Gazette

Niagara Falls police have confirmed an investigation into what's been described as a melee involving juveniles attending an after-school program at Niagara ...

Wolverines use 3-ball for victory on Children's Hospital Night  Niagara Frontier Publications

It had been 14 days since the Niagara Falls Wolverines played its most recent ballgame, but the team got back on track Friday night with a 78-37 victory over ...

High school baseball preview: Niagara Falls looking for 3rd straight title appearance  Niagara Frontier Publications

The 2017 Niagara Falls High School baseball team is coming into the season with high expectations and revenge on its mind.

NFHS baseball flying under the radar in '19  Niagara Frontier Publications

The Niagara Falls High School baseball team for 2019 is one that not many people charted high expectations for.

Jalen Bradberry headed to Niagara Falls  Niagara Gazette

Jalen Bradberry, a 6-foot guard, will attend Niagara Falls High School in the fall, his dad, Carlos, confirmed Wednesday morning. The move was first reported by ...

Historic Memorial Medical Center webcast brings area students into operating room  Niagara Frontier Publications

Students watch a livestream webcast of robotic surgery being performed at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center in their classroom at Niagara Falls High ...

Niagara Falls HS basketball looking to stay dominant  Niagara Frontier Publications

Coach Sal Constantino addresses his team prior to Tuesday's practice. Constantino is now in his eighth year as head coach of the Niagara Falls program.

The Niagara Falls High School Athletic Complex Officially Opens May 6. District says it is the largest high school athletic complex in the State.

FROM THE NIAGARA FALLS SCHOOL DISTRICT PROGRAM FOR THE EVENT: In 2012, the residents of Niagara Falls voted to support the Inventing Tomorrow ...

Legalized marijuana could be game changer for schools

Governor Andrew Cuomo says the legalization of recreational marijuana will not be in his budget this year due to opposition. Some of that opposition is coming ...

Niagara Falls High School hosting new invitational  Niagara Gazette

Niagara Falls is always home to some of the top athletes in Western New York.

LaSalle Educational Club to hand out scholarships  Niagara Gazette

Members of the LaSalle Educational Club will celebrated the academic success of students from Niagara Falls High School and Niagara Catholic Sr. Jr. High ...

Roller coaster ride for seniors leading Niagara Falls High School Wolverines  Niagara Frontier Publications

Lamar and the Sanders twins have seen it all for Niagara Falls. By David Yarger. At the end of the 2013-14 Niagara Falls High School basketball season, it was ...

Harvard-bound Falls student awarded Gates Scholarship  Niagara Gazette

Patrick Singleton's mom says he was around 5 years old when he told her he wanted to go to Harvard University.

Falcons get revenge win on senior day  Niagara Frontier Publications

The last time the Niagara-Wheatfield Falcons softball team played Kenmore West, the team witness the Blue Devils celebrate on their own field after an ...

Deluca: Trio of WWII vets still fighting the good fight  Niagara Gazette

I don't think I've ever met an old GI that I couldn't see the young man he used to be peering out from his eyes.

Mount St. Mary's Hospital medical staff announces scholarship recipients  Niagara Frontier Publications

The medical staff of Mount St. Mary's Hospital has awarded scholarships to four local high school students, and one hospital associate, to advance their ...

Celebration of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

BUFFALO, N.Y. — The National Federation for Just Communities (NFJC) of WNY in partnership with Niagara Falls City School District and other community ...

Paretto Announces Re-Election Bid to Niagara Falls School Board

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Q&A: School librarian David Brooks, on following a path from Morocco to Niagara Falls  Buffalo News

David Brooks' life resembles a watercolor painting, with many of his interests blending seamlessly into the next. Details emerge from his world travels and resi…

Falls native returns to bring joy of stage to local theater students  Buffalo News

Dennis Wilson tries to have a smile for everyone he meets. “Every morning, I get up and walk my dogs and think positive thoughts,” he said. “Everyone I encou…

NFFD hosts annual toy fund telethon at NFHS  Niagara Frontier Publications

On Saturday, the Niagara Falls Fire Department continued one of its most favorite traditions: the annual toy fund telethon at Niagara Falls High School.

Ron Barstys Seeks Re-Election to Niagara Falls School Board

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Falls native taking to role as president of the Erie County Bar Association  Niagara Gazette

BUFFALO — Her dad was a long tenured Falls City Court judge.

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