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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 (48)/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 (84)/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 (118)/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 (132)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 3.0
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Gun Owners Get Expanded Access

Jastrzemski Offers Satellite Hours in Falls, NT

NORTH TONAWANDA—Niagara County Clerk Joe Jastrzemski knows that New York State’s pistol permit process is a burden for many gun owners, and said he’s made it a goal of his office to increase access to services for local pistol permit holders.
Thursday, May 11, 2017/Author: Christian Peck/Number of views (239)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
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County Brings Jobs Focus to Lockport

Eastern Niagara Job Fair Follows Successful Efforts in Falls

LOCKPORT—Niagara Director of Employment and Training Donald Jablonski said that successful hiring numbers at a pair of job fairs held in Niagara Falls makes him “optimistic and hopeful” regarding a planned Lockport career fair being held next Wednesday.

Tuesday, May 09, 2017/Author: Christian Peck/Number of views (241)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 2.0
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Waters, Rain Force Restrictions at County Parks

Bank Slide at Krull Park, Failure of Stairwell on Trail at Royalton Ravine Limiting Public Access

OLCOTT—High waters and rains have undermined the ground at two popular Niagara County parks, forcing officials to restrict public access to portions of both until further notice.
Friday, May 05, 2017/Author: Christian Peck/Number of views (296)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 3.0
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County Backs Downtown Lockport Development Efforts With Building Transfer

Former Bank Building Played Role in City's History

LOCKPORT—County lawmakers overwhelmingly backed a resolution Tuesday that will transfer a surplus building in Lockport’s downtown to the city in a move intended to help city planners bring a professional office building online in the heart of the business district.

Wednesday, May 03, 2017/Author: Christian Peck/Number of views (281)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 1.0
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County To Collect Household Hazardous Waste

LOCKPORT—Niagara County is rolling out a new voucher system for household hazardous waste collection, Infrastructure and Facilities Committee Chairman John Syracuse, R-Newfane, and Refuse District Committee Chairman Mike Hill, R-Middleport, announced.

Monday, May 01, 2017/Author: Christian Peck/Number of views (288)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.0
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County Begins Sandbagging Lake Shore

Work Site Will Be Open to Media Saturday

OLCOTT—As Niagara County begins the hard work of reinforcing its northern shore against rising water levels in Lake Ontario, county emergency personnel are reporting that several thousand sandbags have already been filled late today.
Friday, April 21, 2017/Author: Christian Peck/Number of views (376)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.0
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