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Jun
23

Holding Them Accountable: County to Pursue Lawsuit Against Pharma Firms that Made, Marketed Dangerous Opiate-Based Rx Drugs

LOCKPORT—Niagara County joined the growing ranks of counties seeking to hold drug companies accountable for the heavy costs arising from opiate-based pharmaceuticals Tuesday, reacting to an opioid and heroin epidemic plaguing Western New York and the nation at large.
Jun
23

Legislators Call on Cuomo to Break Assembly Impasse: Demand Governor Convene One-House Special Session if Medicaid Penny not Reauthorized in 53 Counties

LOCKPORT—With critical sales tax legislation impacting the budgets of 53 counties across the state being held hostage to a New York City fight by the Downstate-dominated leadership of the state Assembly, Niagara County lawmakers passed a last-minute resolution Tuesday imploring Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo to convene a one-house special session to force the measures through.


Jun
15

Standing Up For Seniors: Office for the Aging Screens "Fleeced" for Community Friday

NORTH TONAWANDA—Niagara County takes a dim view of all forms of elder abuse, and Office for the Aging Director Ken Genewick plans to offer media and community leaders insights into the hot topic of elder financial abuse Friday.
Jun
12

Niagara County Health Officials Warn Against Tick Exposure and Lyme Disease Risk

“The deer tick that transmits Lyme disease is present throughout the Northeastern United States, including Western New York and Niagara County,” said Public Health Director Daniel Stapleton. ...
Jun
8

Raccoon Rabies Hazard Being Investigated

The Niagara County Department of Health was made aware that an individual brought a baby raccoon to Mr. Quiggleys Saloon at 635 West Avenue, Lockport, NY on Friday, June 2, 2017. Several ...
Jun
7

Godfrey Keynotes Homeland Security Conference

BUFFALO—The Niagara County Legislature’s top public safety official welcomed hundreds of first responders from around the nation to Buffalo Tuesday, delivering opening remarks at the National Homeland Security Conference.

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