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Civil War History to Come Alive in Niagara

Huge Donation of Materials from War Between States Announced

Lockport—Niagara County Clerk Wayne F. Jagow has always made veterans a priority—and that includes veterans of the Civil War. Wednesday will be no different, as he and county historians will take possession off a huge treasure trove of first-hand correspondence from the War Between the States.

Tuesday, August 25, 2015/Author: Christian Peck/Number of views (1736)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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McNall: Auction Off 50 Main Street

Legislator Urges Returning Commercial Building to Tax Rolls

Niagara County Legislator Wm. Keith McNall, R-Lockport, said the county should move aggressively to return a downtown building, purchased by county government as part of a three-building sale in April, to the tax rolls and productive use.
Wednesday, August 05, 2015/Author: Christian Peck/Number of views (1845)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Certified Asbestos Contractor: Majority of Pipe Insulation ‘Intact, as Installed’

Wipe Samples, Air Sampling Negative for Asbestos, Pesh Issues One Citation for Issues Previously Disclosed by County

County leaders are calling the results of a Department of Labor investigation into allegations of asbestos contamination in the county-owned Shaw Building vindication of the county’s long-held position that county employees working there and members of the public accessing Public Health and Mental Health Services are doing so in a safe environment at the Shaw facility.
Thursday, July 23, 2015/Author: Christian Peck/Number of views (2971)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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State Closes Out Asbestos Investigation

Pesh, County Working to Resolve Minor ‘Performance’ Infractions

Niagara County Public Information Officer Christian W. Peck issued the following statement tonight detailing the outcome of a two-hour-long closing conference with state employee safety investigators reviewing a complaint by the head of the local AFSCME union, William Rutland, alleging county and welfare workers had been exposed to asbestos.
Thursday, July 09, 2015/Author: Christian Peck/Number of views (1870)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
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State Asbestos Tests Give County ‘All Clear’

PESH: ‘No reason for concern about employee or public access’

Lockport—Niagara County officials were advised late Thursday that state testing had found “no reason for concern” about asbestos at a county office building in the town of Lockport.

Friday, June 26, 2015/Author: Christian Peck/Number of views (3209)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Seniors Urged to Take Needs Survey

Aging and Caregivers’ Feedback Sought on Programs, Services

Lockport—Members of Niagara County’s senior population and their caregivers have a chance to weigh in on government services for the aging in a new online survey currently being conducted by the Niagara County Office for the Aging.

Monday, June 22, 2015/Author: Christian Peck/Number of views (1664)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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County Building Renamed for Ross

County Building Renamed for Ross

Unanimous Legislature Honors Long-time Chairman

Lockport—A unanimous Niagara County Legislature chose to honor its longest-serving chairman by naming a newly-acquired county building after him the day after he leaves office, with a top county lawmaker hailing the departing presiding officer as “a great leader...and a friend.”

Wednesday, June 17, 2015/Author: Christian Peck/Number of views (2167)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
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County Advises Employees of Asbestos Test Results Showing No Airborne Particulates

Niagara County Manager Jeffrey M. Glatz issued a memorandum to county employees working at a county site which preliminary tests indicate may have non-airborne, non-particulate asbestos, today to ensure employees are informed and included in the investigation process.

Monday, June 15, 2015/Author: Christian Peck/Number of views (1576)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Niagara Co. Nets $400K EPA Brownfields Grant

County Wins Only EPA Award in New York State

Sanborn—Niagara County officials pointed to hard work by Economic Development staff as the reason Niagara County was the sole county in New York state to receive an award for brownfields assessment from the federal Environmental Protection Agency.

Thursday, May 28, 2015/Author: Christian Peck/Number of views (1932)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
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Pistol Permit Office Hours Revamped

Changes Designed To Speed up Application Process

Lockport—The Niagara County Pistol Permit Office will roll out new hours next month in an attempt to speed up applications, with County Clerk Wayne F. Jagow noting that a spike in pistol permit applications has slowed down the application process for residents seeking to exercise their Second Amendment rights.

Wednesday, May 06, 2015/Author: Christian Peck/Number of views (2671)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
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