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Jan
15

Radon Tests are Encouraged and Free Kits are Available

According to a state study, ten percent (10%) of the basements in homes in Niagara County have reported radon levels above the radioactive measurement of four Picocuries per liter (pCi/L), which is the short-term safety standard.  Fifteen percent (15%) of homes tested in the City of Lockport are estimated to have exceeded that standard.  Radon is the leading cause of lung cancer deaths among nonsmokers in America and claims the lives of about 21,000 Americans each year.

Jan
15

New York State Announces February SNAP Benefits Being Issued Early Due to Federal Government Shutdown

The New York State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance today announced that most recipients of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits will receive their full February benefits early, due to the ongoing federal government shutdown. Current SNAP recipients may receive their February benefits by Thursday, January 17.

Jan
14

Niagara County Department of Health Cites Facilities for Tobacco Sales to Minors

The Niagara County Department of Health and the Niagara County Sheriff’s Office, under contract with the Department, have been conducting tobacco compliance checks throughout Niagara County since ...
Jan
8

Casino Money for North Tonawanda History Museum

North Tonawanda- Legislator Rich Andres and Legislator Randy Bradt initiated a resolution for the North Tonawanda History Museum to receive $4,000.

Dec
28

Niagara County Seeks the Help of Residents in Completing Health Survey

Niagara County is conducting a collaborative Community Health Assessment (CHA) to understand the health needs and concerns of our communities.  “We are aiming to discover how to best serve our ...
Dec
12

NIAGARA CO. ADOPTS $359M SPENDING PLAN

LOCKPORT—Niagara County lawmakers approved a $359 million budget plan Tuesday night reducing taxes to their lowest level in decades, at $7.01 per $1,000 of assessed valuation.

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