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Waste Collection Event Nets 62 Tons

Waste Collection Event Nets 62 Tons

45K lbs of Hazardous Substances Kept Out of Waste Stream

More than 20 tons of toxic waste and 40 tons of electronic waste were turned into the Niagara County Refuse District at a Sunday morning collection here, the chairwoman of the Niagara County Refuse District’s oversight committee announced Monday night.
Tuesday, April 28, 2015/Author: Christian Peck/Number of views (1801)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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County to Examine ‘Learning Commons’ Proposal

Legislators Will Consider Funding Obligation for NCCC Project

Sanborn—A pair of Niagara County legislators said the county government would give full consideration to a proposed “Learning Commons” project at Niagara County Community College announced by State Sen. Robert G. Ortt, R-North Tonawanda, and NCCC President James P. Klyczek today.

Thursday, April 16, 2015/Author: Christian Peck/Number of views (2727)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Lockport Still Going Strong at 150

Lockport Still Going Strong at 150

Palace Theatre Ceremony Launches Sesquicentennial Observances

Lockport— One-hundred and fifty years after officially becoming a city, Lockport is still going strong—something that was evident Saturday as hundreds of Lockportians packed the city’s historic Palace Theatre to celebrate their history and dive into a birthday cake, complete with 150 candles.
Sunday, April 12, 2015/Author: Christian Peck/Number of views (1474)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Ross Signs WNY Armed Forces Week Proclamation

Ross Signs WNY Armed Forces Week Proclamation

8-County Celebration Will Honor Veterans, Gold Star Mothers

Lockport—Niagara County will be one of eight Western New York counties setting aside the first week of May to honor those who have served, after Legislature Chairman William L. Ross, C-Wheatfield, added his signature Thursday to a joint proclamation from those counties’ heads of government.

Friday, April 10, 2015/Author: Christian Peck/Number of views (1592)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
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Bradt Urges Special Meeting on Buildings

Approval of Deal by 17th Will Save Taxpayers $12-15K

North Tonawanda— Niagara County Legislator Randy R. Bradt, R-North Tonawanda, called on Niagara County Legislature Chairman William L. Ross, C-Wheatfield, today to convene a second special meeting in a month to approve the purchase of a trio of downtown Lockport buildings by the county to avoid paying several days’ rent on the facilities.

Monday, April 06, 2015/Author: Christian Peck/Number of views (1553)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Ross will Not Seek 12th Term

Ross will Not Seek 12th Term

End of County Legislative Era

Wheatfield— William L. Ross, the longest serving Chairman of the Niagara County Legislature, will step down at the end of the 2015 calendar year. He has been elected chairman of the Niagara County Legislature a record 11 times.

Thursday, April 02, 2015/Author: Christian Peck/Number of views (2169)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Medical Marijuana Wins Unanimous Backing

County Supports Lewiston Pharmaceutical Outfit

Lockport—Medical marijuana production is welcome in Niagara County, county lawmakers unanimously declared Tuesday night after a Lewiston-based company announced plans to produce a pharmaceutical-grade strain of the plant under rules set forth in New York’s Compassionate Care Act.
Wednesday, March 18, 2015/Author: Christian Peck/Number of views (1889)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Leaders Roll Out Air Base Marketing Effort

Updegrove Helps Roll Out Marketing Video at NFARS

Niagara—Niagara County economic development leaders and the leadership of the Niagara County Legislature helped roll out new marketing materials designed to protect the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station and its 3,000 jobs as the federal government ramps up to consider further base closures.
Friday, March 13, 2015/Author: Christian Peck/Number of views (1941)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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County Lawmakers Pleased ATF Blinked

Say Reversal on Bullet Ban Right Move

Lockport—A pair of Niagara County legislators who, last week, won unanimous backing for condemnation of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives’ pursuit of a ban on a popular rifle bullet, today praised that agency’s decision to back down—but questioned why federal bureaucrats ever contemplated the move in the first place.
Thursday, March 12, 2015/Author: Christian Peck/Number of views (1881)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Bipartisan Anger Over Obama Bullet Ban

Bipartisan Anger Over Obama Bullet Ban

Lawmakers Unanimous in Denouncing Executive Action on Ammo

In a rare show of bipartisan anger aimed at the Obama Administration, Niagara County lawmakers came together Tuesday to unanimously sponsor and pass a resolution opposing planned “executive actions” that would outlaw one of the most commonly-used rifle bullets.
Wednesday, March 04, 2015/Author: Christian Peck/Number of views (1773)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
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