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Face it: It’s creepy to put facial recognition technology in schools  New York Daily News

Earlier this month, the school system in Lockport, N.Y. (pop.: 20569), near Niagara Falls, became the first in the nation to begin testing facial recognition ...



Bomb threat prompts shelter in place order at 3 Lockport schools  Lockport Union-Sun & Journal

Students and faculty at three Lockport City School District buildings are under currently under a "shelter in place" order while local police investigate a report of a ...



Lockport district won't use software during security system tests  Lockport Union-Sun & Journal

Officials in Lockport City School District have agreed to honor the New York State Education Department's request to delay testing of the district's new facial and ...



No explosive devices found inside Lockport High  WKBW-TV

A search of Lockport High School has not turned up any explosive devices, according to Lockport Police Chief Stephen Preisch.



Power outage cancels classes at Lockport schools | Local News  Lockport Union-Sun & Journal

A power outage in the City of Lockport has prompted the cancellation of classes in district schools.



Facial recognition technology coming to WNY school district  WKBW-TV

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — The Lockport City School District is moving forward with plans to add facial recognition technology to schools as an added layer of ...



English teacher organizes life-skills event for LHS seniors  Lockport Union-Sun & Journal

How does taxation work? How do loans work? How does insurance work? Those are some essential life questions that a unique event called "Future Forward" ...



Lockport caught in middle of facial recognition fight  Lockport Union-Sun & Journal

A controversial facial and shape recognition security camera system has landed the Lockport City School District in the middle of a licensing dispute between ...



'Grease' on the LHS stage | Community  Lockport Union-Sun & Journal

Grease, the classic American musical that pays tribute to the 1950s, will be performed at Lockport High School's Visual and Performing Arts Center next week.



Lockport teen arrested following Monday's bomb threat  WKBW-TV

Lockport Police responded to a bomb threat at Lockport High School Monday morning. After investigation, a fifteen-year-old has been arrested.



Lockport School District to begin testing facial recognition system next week  Niagara Gazette

Lockport City School District will begin testing its new facial and object recognition system next week, Superintendent Michelle Bradley announced Tuesday.



Juvenile arrested for Lockport High bomb threat  WGRZ.com

LOCKPORT, N.Y. — Lockport police have arrested a juvenile for making a bomb threat at Lockport High School on Wednesday. Students at Lockport High ...



Lockport City Schools need protocols for new facial recognition security system  WBFO

The Lockport City School District welcomed back students Wednesday for the new school year, but a new, controversial security software system is not fully.



Lockport school board agrees to limited public hours at school track  Lockport Union-Sun & Journal

Members of the Lockport school board agreed Wednesday to set a goal of March 20 - the first day of spring - to reopen the Emmet Belknap track for district.



Future Forward event in Lockport promises "Adulting 101" skills for high school seniors  WGRZ.com

From car-shopping to present-wrapping and the inner workings of insurance, interest and loans, one Lockport teacher is setting out to help educate high school ...



A LHS 1000-point scorer looks back on his career  Lockport Union-Sun & Journal

Malik Brooks never saw this path coming. After fracturing his lower leg during a summer league basketball game in 2017, he was unsure of what he would be ...



Lockport High School expanding career pathways options  Niagara Gazette

Lockport High School Principal Dawn Wylke has made it her mission to offer students an option to explore as many career pathways as possible.



Academic Ls awarded at Lockport High | Community  Lockport Union-Sun & Journal

Lockport High School hosted its annual Academic L ceremony Nov. 15 to recognize students who maintained an overall grade average of 90 or higher in each ...



Lockport school board ballot shapes up | Local News  Lockport Union-Sun & Journal

Four residents of Lockport City School District are vying for four school board seats in the May 21 election.



State education officials travel to Lockport | Local News  Lockport Union-Sun & Journal

Lockport administrators hosted representatives from the New York State Education Department last week to discuss the district's facial and object recognition ...



95 LHS students inducted into National Honor Society | Community  Lockport Union-Sun & Journal

The Lockport High School chapter of the National Honor Society inducted 95 new members on April 15. Juniors and seniors with demonstrated achievements in ...



It's Homecoming Week at LHS | Local News  Lockport Union-Sun & Journal

This is Homecoming Week at Lockport High School. Events that are open to the community include:



Lockport Police Department makes arrest in LHS bomb threat incident  Niagara Gazette

Lockport Police Department has made an arrest in a Wednesday morning reported bomb threat.



'Adulting 101' seminar held for high school seniors in WNY  WGRZ.com

LOCKPORT, N.Y. — High school students from across Western New York took some time out of their weekend to learn how to be an adult Saturday afternoon.



Top 5: Facial recognition in Lockport becomes national debate  Lockport Union-Sun & Journal

The Lockport City School District thought they were done with debating their planned usage of facial recognition software in their cameras when they passed ...



Lockport's 'Sweet 16' | Local Sports  Lockport Union-Sun & Journal

Many thanks to former Lockport Lions star cager in the mid-1970s and retired Lockport athletics director Patrick M. Burke for presenting the Union-Sun & Journal ...



Desegregation pioneer brings her story to LHS | Local News  Lockport Union-Sun & Journal

Civil rights activist Ruby Bridges spoke with freshmen and sophomores at Lockport High School this week. Bridges shared her story as the first African American ...



State Education officials want Lockport Schools to delay facial recognition testing  Niagara Gazette

The New York State Education Department is calling on the Lockport City School District to delay its planned implementation phase of its new facial and object ...



LHS LAXCITEMENT: Saturday is Community Lacrosse Day | Local Sports  Lockport Union-Sun & Journal

One of the biggest spring days of the year, the 8th annual Lockport Community Lacrosse Day is this Saturday on the LHS school grounds featuring a variety of ...



This school camera maps kids' faces. How do you feel about that?  KUOW News and Information

Facial recognition technology is replacing the password on smartphones. And it's inching into public places, like schools, where they could relieve some of the ...



WWII veteran to lead Memorial Day parade | Local News  Lockport Union-Sun & Journal

The Honorary Grand Marshall for the Memorial Day Parade has been chosen.



Concerns loom over Lockport Schools' facial recognition software  WIVB.com - News 4

This summer the NYCLU asked the New York State Board of Education to put the brakes on a controversial facial recognition system planned for Lockport City ...



Public use of Belknap track to be discussed  Lockport Union-Sun & Journal

A discussion on public use of the track at Emmet Belknap Intermediate School will take place during the Lockport school board's Wednesday work session.



New principal hired for Royalton-Hartland Middle School  Lockport Union-Sun & Journal

MIDDLEPORT — Danielle Alterio is the new principal of Royalton-Hartland Middle School, effective Feb. 25.



Lockport Teens Share Basketball Bond  Spectrum News

Basketball is a game of many skills: there's dribbling, passing, defense. But Ronnie Awtry is just like many of us who hoop it up. “What do you like basketball ...



BREAKING: Lockport High School Has Been Evacuated  wyrk.com

Lockport High School has been evacuated today and there's no word as to why.



Extensive district 'face lift' set to begin | Local News  Lockport Union-Sun & Journal

An extensive Lockport School District academic and sports facilities upgrade — including the long-awaited installation of new, artificial turf football and baseball ...



US&J 2018 Local Sports in Review, Part 1 LOCKPORT SAYS HELLO, GOODBYE IN 2018  Lockport Union-Sun & Journal

It was a year of fond farewells in the Lockport area, for both people, institutions and in many cases, records themselves, in 2018.



Roy-Hart Middle School gets an interim principal  Lockport Union-Sun & Journal

MIDDLEPORT — Retired Lockport High School Principal Frank Movalli has been tapped by Royalton-Hartland Central School District to fill in as its middle ...



Dobie: School security takes a big step  Newsday

As technology increasingly inhabits most aspects of our lives, its latest advances were bound to become part of the anxious debate over school security. It's not ...



US&J 2018 Local Sports in Review, Part 2 FIELD OF DREAMS COME TRUE  Lockport Union-Sun & Journal

Sure, it may have taken longer that most area sports fans would have wanted, but Oct. 6, 2018 will do — a perfect day, in fact, for Lockport to showcase.



Lockport man charged with making meth after High Street raid  Lockport Union-Sun & Journal

A man is facing several charges after police uncovered an apparent meth-making operation in his High Street residence Tuesday.



Lockport Fire Department swears in three new firefighters and a lieutenant  Lockport Union-Sun & Journal

Lockport Fire Department held a special ceremony this week to swear in three probationary firefighters and a new lieutenant.



Lockport High School welcomes a new principal | Local News  Lockport Union-Sun & Journal

Lockport High School's new principal, Dawn Wylke, feels right at home in her new position, having previously served in administrative positions at the school ...



Rolling out the green carpet: School facilities work changes the landscape in Lockport  Lockport Union-Sun & Journal

It won't be long now before students in Lockport City School District begin reaping the benefits of new, all-weather outdoor surfaces that have already proven ...



Exchange Club Circus going strong in its 59th year  Lockport Union-Sun & Journal

It's circus time! A sure sign of approaching spring is the coming of the clowns to Lockport.



Dream field | Local News  Lockport Union-Sun & Journal

In 1958, football and cheerleading Lions could never imagine the artificial turf that now covers Max D. Lederer Field behind Emmet Belknap school.



Lockport actress is living her dream | Community  Lockport Union-Sun & Journal

It's hard to believe Lauren O'Brien ever suffered from stage fright.



LHS drama club presents 'David and Lisa' | Community  Lockport Union-Sun & Journal

The Lockport High School fall play, "David and Lisa," will be performed at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday. The story, which deals with the topic of mental health, ...



Verizon signals growth in the town | Local News  Lockport Union-Sun & Journal

Verizon submitted paperwork last week for a new "pod" at its Lockport data center campus, signaling it's going forward with a planned $32 million investment in ...



TRYING FOR MORE SECURE SCHOOLS: Lockport district turning to facial recognition software  Lockport Union-Sun & Journal

In the wake of yet another school shooting, educators across the country are asking what more can they do to prevent or at least mitigate their worst nightmare, ...



Western New York schools eye facial recognition technology to boost security  Sun Sentinel

At schools in Lockport, N.Y., facial recognition technology soon will check each face against a database of expelled students, sex offenders and other possible ...



LCTV awards 14 scholarships | Community  Lockport Union-Sun & Journal

Lockport Community Television, the Lockport Community Cable Commission and Spectrum Cable has awarded $14800 in scholarships to 14 area residents.



'Tobacco 21' policy contemplated in Niagara County | Local News  Lockport Union-Sun & Journal

Niagara County legislators are contemplating a local law that would ban sales of tobacco products to people younger than 21 years old.



LHS Foundation names 8 more Distinguished Alumni | Local News  Lockport Union-Sun & Journal

EDUCATION: Nominees represent a wide range of career fields, from law and medicine to transportation and military *service*. Aug 21, 2018. LHS Foundation ...



Trait Smith is new LHS football coach | Local Sports  Lockport Union-Sun & Journal

Standing on the Emmet Belknap football field as a younger man in grass-stained sweatpants, playing against guys much older, though not much bigger, ...



Can't even say, 'Amen' | Local Sports  Lockport Union-Sun & Journal

Standing before recently-ordained priest Donald R. Watkins Jr. at the front of the communion line at All Saints Parish last Sunday — after a longer-than-usual ...



Lockport students land spots at DECA state conference  Lockport Union-Sun & Journal

A group of Lockport High School students secured admission to the 2019 DECA state career conference by placing in the DECA regional competition on Dec.



Christa Caldwell is named a 'distinguished citizen' by Iroquois Trail Council  Lockport Union-Sun & Journal

The Iroquois Trail of the Boy Scouts of America will recognize Christa Caldwell as its 2019 Niagara County Distinguished Citizen at the 44th annual Boypower ...



State committee moves along bill to study facial recognition in schools  Niagara Gazette

A bill that would effectively ban the use of facial recognition in schools for a year to allow for further study of the issue was referred to the Ways and.



Drug crisis forum to be held Tuesday at Lockport City Hall  Lockport Union-Sun & Journal

A forum will be held at 6 p.m. at city hall on Tuesday to help community members learn about some of the resources available locally to help fight the drug.



Two sent to ECMC after one-car crash on Chapel Street  Lockport Union-Sun & Journal

Two people were sent to Erie County Medical Center after their vehicle struck a tree late Wednesday night on Chapel Street.



SWIM LIONS SEEK 3RD STRAIGHT WIN | Local Sports  Lockport Union-Sun & Journal

It's a recipe for success on any level of sports, but like all things competitive, easier said than done.



Lockport student skating in Gliding Stars ice show  Lockport Union-Sun & Journal

WILLIAMSVILLE — Lockport High School student Bethany Vaccaro will skate in the Gliding Stars of Western New York's 15th annual ice show, "Blast From the ...



Remembering Rich and Steve Kuntzman | Local Sports  Lockport Union-Sun & Journal

The same qualities that endeared Rich and Steve Kuntzman to their Lockport High School friends and teammates — loyalty, competitiveness and love of the ...



Riding for Goose Gray | Local News  Lockport Union-Sun & Journal

Robert "Goose" Gray was known throughout Lockport as a gifted storyteller, an avid outdoorsman, a dedicated counselor at Camp Kenan and a world-traveler ...



Lockport Boy Scout earns the Eagle rank | Community  Lockport Union-Sun & Journal

The highest award from the Boy Scouts of America, the Eagle Scout rank, will be awarded to recent Lockport High School graduate Jacob Smith, a member of ...



Meet your western sibling high school: LTHS | Local News  Lockport Union-Sun & Journal

The “Lockport Porters” probably means very little to most residents of Lockport, N.Y. — unless you're talking about two local towns.



Lockport schools turn to state-of-the-art technology to beef up security  Buffalo News

On the heels of yet another school shooting in the nation, the Lockport City School District discusses plans to install new security measures. But some question…



Local officials respond to ENH closings  Lockport Union-Sun & Journal

Local elected officials have responded to the announced closing of Eastern Niagara Hospital's maternity ward and three other facilities in Newfane, including the ...



New York Beer Project's looking to fill up to 50 'roles'  Lockport Union-Sun & Journal

The New York Beer Project is taking a cue from Broadway and holding an open casting call this week.



Lockport man admits to heading prostitution ring  Lockport Union-Sun & Journal

Oliver Kimmons of Lockport admitted in federal court Thursday to heading a prostitution ring involving opioid-addicted women whom he paid with drugs.



Lockport teacher enters guilty plea in domestic case  Niagara Gazette

A Lockport teacher who also serves as a Town of Cheektowaga councilman has entered a guilty plea to a lesser charge in a case stemming from a February ...



New York School District Stops Plans for Facial Recognition Due to Privacy Concerns  Security Magazine

A New York school district which planned to unveil a facial recognition system, intended to stop intruders, has paused the installment due to security and student ...



SkillsUSA state medalists announced | Community  Lockport Union-Sun & Journal

A number of students from the Orleans and Niagara Career and Technical Education centers brought home medals from the New York State SkillsUSA ...



Lockport's '$paz-manian she devil' | Local Sports  Lockport Union-Sun & Journal

LOCKPORT — She's a jammer, all right — a high-flying, speed-skating trapeze artist on mini-wheels, soaring over teammates and opponents alike in the wild, ...



BROOKS SETS ALL-TIME VI MARK | Local Sports  Lockport Union-Sun & Journal

Lockport High School senior wide receiver Malik Brooks blew everyone away on Saturday with his amazing quickness and all-around athletic abilities, great ...



TALENTED LINKS LIONS ARE YOUNG | Local Sports  Lockport Union-Sun & Journal

It's a *fresh* start for the 2018 Lockport High School golf team, which not only features a first-year coach in Lou Cercone, but a 12-man roster as youthful as it.



Wind damage prompts countywide travel advisory | Local News  Lockport Union-Sun & Journal

Damage caused by high winds across Niagara County on Sunday afternoon have prompted the Niagara County Sheriff's Office and the Niagara County Office of ...



Fall high school sports practices begin | Local Sports  Lockport Union-Sun & Journal

The 2018-19 school year began three weeks ahead of time on Monday for the hundreds of local student-athletes who will compete in fall sports that will include ...



As right as rain | Local Sports  Lockport Union-Sun & Journal

A sudden cloudburst on Wednesday did little to rattle key members of the 2018 Lockport football Lions, including first-year head coach Trait Smith.



New charges brought in forged check ring case  Lockport Union-Sun & Journal

Victor Johnson, a Niagara Falls man accused of heading a fraudulent check scheme, was arraigned Thursday on a new indictment charging him with first- and ...



Lake Effect Diner suing Lake Effect Ice Cream | Local News  Lockport Union-Sun & Journal

A wintry battle is brewing in the local restaurant scene, after the owner of the Lake Effect Diner filed a lawsuit against the owners of Lake Effect Artisanal Ice ...



Police investigate potential threat involving Lockport school  WKBW-TV

The Lockport Police Chief says there is no credible evidence connected to a threat of violence at the high school.



Lockport's John Godfrey named WNY's top football official  Niagara Gazette

LOCKPORT — John Godfrey has been one of the more highly-regarded high school football officials in Western New York for a handful of years. His on-field ...



Handsome Jack's stars align | Local News  Lockport Union-Sun & Journal

If Handsome Jack, a Lockport-based blues-rock trio, had to capture their current moment in just four words, they would probably chose, "Everything's Gonna Be ...



NYCLU tries to block Lockport schools' facial recognition project  Buffalo News

The New York Civil Liberties Union has asked New York State education officials to revoke funding for a project to install facial recognition software in Lockpo…



Lockport football coach Vermette resigns | Local Sports  Lockport Union-Sun & Journal

Lockport High School varsity football head coach Matt Vermette has resigned after three years with the team, effective last month.



Girl Scouts who went for 'gold' getting their award today  Lockport Union-Sun & Journal

Girl Scouts of WNY has announced a number of local recipients of the 2019 Gold Award, which will be conveyed at a ceremony today. The Gold Award is the ...



Facing Tomorrow's High-Tech School Surveillance  Motherboard

Installed in the wake of recent high-profile mass shootings, controversial facial recognition systems that scan students' faces could be the not-too-distant future ...



School cameras give illusion of safety at privacy's expense  Times Union

When my daughter returned to classes this fall at Lockport High School in western New York, she and other students in our small district were welcomed by ...



Rapper Kodak Black arrested at Lewiston-Queenston Bridge  Lockport Union-Sun & Journal

LEWISTON — New York state police say rapper Kodak Black was arrested on drug and weapons charges as he tried to cross from Canada into the U.S. at the ...



Exotic, wild species were removed from Pets Plus  Lockport Union-Sun & Journal

Animal welfare officials removed certain exotic animals from Pets Plus during a Tuesday raid on the West Avenue, Lockport, pet store, the Niagara County SPCA ...



Attorney's 'conflict' causes delay in Patterson trial  Lockport Union-Sun & Journal

Jordan Patterson of Lockport will get a new attorney to represent him in his third rape trial.



Football Lions bow in historic 'Homecoming' | Local Sports  Lockport Union-Sun & Journal

In any other era, on any other day, Max D. Lederer Field would have been mud soup — and that's according to the late Mr. Lederer's four sons, Max, William,



Students show off their skills to Toastmasters | Local News  Lockport Union-Sun & Journal

Students from Lockport High School's DECA Toastmasters Club and advisor Jill DiTullio converged on Tom's Diner to demonstrate their skills in public speaking ...



Roman wins mayoral contest | Local News  Lockport Union-Sun & Journal

Michelle Roman will be the first Democratic mayor of Lockport since Tom Sullivan in the early 2000s, if unofficial results of Tuesday polling hold.



Volleyball Lions off to 3-0 start | Local Sports  Lockport Union-Sun & Journal

The beat goes on at Lockport High School, where the defending Section VI-champion Lions varsity volleyball team said goodbye over the summer to some true ...



Local benefits to help infant in need of liver transplant  Lockport Union-Sun & Journal

A Lockport family has been experiencing quite a difficult time with their latest child, who is in need of a liver transplant.



New year's burglary attempt leads to arrest | Local News  Lockport Union-Sun & Journal

Lockport police apprehended a man who was attempting steal several items from a Walnut Street rental store just before midnight on New Year's Eve.



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