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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.
Friday, June 23, 2017/Author: Christian Peck/Number of views (41)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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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.


Friday, June 23, 2017/Author: Christian Peck/Number of views (35)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Standing Up For Seniors: Office for the Aging Screens "Fleeced" for Community Friday

Elder Abuse Takes Center Stage with OFA Leadership Media Availability Senior Nutrition Program Demonstration Including Meal with Press

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.
Thursday, June 15, 2017/Author: Christian Peck/Number of views (252)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
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Fighting Back: County is Reclaiming Land Lost to Lake Ontario

Heavy Equipment from Canal Corp. Helping Effort B-Roll and On-Camera with Officials 9:30 a.m. Tues. June 6

OLCOTT—Niagara County public works officials are working to reclaim land lost to a swollen Lake Ontario, with heavy earth-moving equipment digging into the lake bed and restoring beach lost beneath the waves.
Tuesday, June 06, 2017/Author: Christian Peck/Number of views (277)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.0
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Lewandowski is Senior of Year

Community-Minded Citizen Honored by Legislators

LOCKPORT—Niagara County lawmakers paused at a May legislative meeting to honor Lockport’s Leo Lewandowski, naming him 2017’s Senior of the Year.

Friday, June 02, 2017/Author: Christian Peck/Number of views (252)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
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EPA Awards County $300K for Brownfields

Statewide, Only 3 Communities Selected in Nationwide Competition

SANBORN—Niagara County yet again captured a high-dollar grant to fund its work remediating contaminated sites left over from the county’s industrial history, scoring $300,000 from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to fund site assessment work.

Thursday, June 01, 2017/Author: Christian Peck/Number of views (223)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.0
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County Will Extend State of Emergency

Continued Rise in Water Levels, Public Safety Fears Drive Decision

OLCOTT—Niagara County officials will extend a State of Emergency, originally set to expire Saturday, for an additional 30 days, as water levels in Lake Ontario continue to climb and concerns remain about dangers from submerged hazards on the lake, unstable shoreline banks, and ongoing flooding issues.
Monday, May 22, 2017/Author: Christian Peck/Number of views (257)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
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County Plans 20-Year Northpointe Trott Lease

Public Hearing Set for June 20

NIAGARA FALLS—County lawmakers unanimously passed key enabling legislation Tuesday that will allow the county to sign a 20-year lease with the Northpointe Council, which operates a medical facility in the county’s Trott Access Center.

Thursday, May 18, 2017/Author: Christian Peck/Number of views (250)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 1.0
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New Wallenda Spectacular? County Takes up Resolution

Helicopter Stunt Would Commemorate 5-Year Anniversary of Wallenda's Walk

LOCKPORT—County lawmakers will take up a last-minute resolution tonight to appropriate $35,000 for a proposed helicopter stunt that would feature the wife of daredevil Nik Wallenda.
Wednesday, May 17, 2017/Author: Christian Peck/Number of views (229)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 1.0
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County Economic Vision Laid out Tonight

Foreign Trade Opportunities Takes Center Stage

LOCKPORT—County lawmakers will be briefed on what Economic Development Committee Chairwoman Kathryn L. Lance, R-Wheatfield, calls a “robust agenda for economic growth as the U.S. economy takes on new signs of life” at tonight’s meeting of the County Legislature.
Tuesday, May 16, 2017/Author: Christian Peck/Number of views (235)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 3.0
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