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State, County Leaders Unite Against Costly Mandates

State, County Leaders Unite Against Costly Mandates

Ortt, Corwin Working with County Lawmakers on Medicaid, Welfare

Two members of Niagara County’s state legislative delegation took time to meet with county lawmakers Tuesday to discuss local concerns about the impact of expensive mandates from Albany—and left vowing to work closely together to control costs and increase local say in the management of mandated state social programs.
Thursday, February 19, 2015/Author: Christian Peck/Number of views (4943)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Residents Asked to Keep Hydrants Clear

Residents Asked to Keep Hydrants Clear

Fire Coordinator Cites Time Lost From Buried Fireplugs

Lockport—Niagara County’s fire coordinator urged county residents to ensure fire hydrants are dug out this morning, noting that the extra time firefighters spend shoveling their way to buried hydrants can prove disastrous during a fire.
Friday, February 13, 2015/Author: Christian Peck/Number of views (1568)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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County Youth Board Names Officers

Seeks Funding Applications From Agencies Working with Youth

Lockport—The Niagara County Youth Board has elected its slate of officers for 2015, Youth Bureau Director Meghan Lutz announced today.
Wednesday, February 04, 2015/Author: Christian Peck/Number of views (1838)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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County Urges Brownfield Program Extension

Move Follows Cuomo Veto, Vow to Radically Alter Effective Program

Lockport—Niagara County lawmakers unanimously called on state legislators to overcome Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s veto of legislation renewing the state’s dozen-year-old brownfield cleanup program, which effectively canceled a set of tax credits that has spurred more than half a billion dollars in private investment in Niagara County.
Wednesday, January 21, 2015/Author: Christian Peck/Number of views (1968)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Jagow to Retire at End of Term

Jagow to Retire at End of Term

Announcement Brings Four Decades in Public Service to a Close

Lockport—County employees working for Niagara County Clerk Wayne F. Jagow were the first to find out this morning: the long-time county clerk, who has served in office for two decades, will not seek another four-year term this November.
Wednesday, January 14, 2015/Author: Christian Peck/Number of views (2004)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
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Buffalo-Niagara Partnership: Air Base, Brownfields Top Regional items

Buffalo-Niagara Partnership: Air Base, Brownfields Top Regional items

Regional Agenda Highlights Two Top Niagara Co. Concerns

Buffalo—Niagara County lawmakers are hailing several key items in the Buffalo Niagara Partnership’s 2015 Regional Agenda, rolled out last night at a standing-room only press conference overlooking Downtown Buffalo’s Coca-Cola Field.
Friday, January 09, 2015/Author: Christian Peck/Number of views (1814)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
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Niagara Co. Adopts $336m Spending Plan

Despite State Mandates, Taxes 12% Lower than Decade Ago

Lockport—Niagara County lawmakers approved a $336 million spending plan Tuesday night in Lockport, that marginally bumps taxes 6 cents higher—despite a $2.3 million hike in county spending on an Albany-mandated welfare program.
Tuesday, December 09, 2014/Author: Christian Peck/Number of views (1989)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.5
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Niagara County Aiding Erie in Snow Emergency

County and Towns Provide Equipment, Manpower in WNY Snow Belt

Lockport—With intense early winter storms buffeting the Erie County Southtowns, Niagara County government and the highway departments of five towns are providing substantial support for cleanup efforts, the chairman of the County Legislature’s Public Works Committee revealed tonight.
Tuesday, November 18, 2014/Author: Christian Peck/Number of views (1855)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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‘Spreading the Love’

‘Spreading the Love’

Majority lawmakers donate 11 dozen jars to pb&j drive declare November ‘peanut butter & jelly month’

Thursday, October 30, 2014/Author: Christian Peck/Number of views (3874)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Legislators Blast U.S. Forest Service Over Pricey Photo Permit Rules

LOCKPORT—Niagara County lawmakers reacted with outrage to news reports that the U.S. Forest Service will now require “commercial” photographers to obtain pricey permits to take pictures on lands they manage—lands owned by the nation’s citizens.
Tuesday, September 30, 2014/Author: Christian Peck/Number of views (1715)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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