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Empowering Communities to Fight Crime: D.A., Police Chiefs Sign Falls Crime Analysis Center MOU Wednesday, Expanding its Crime-fighting Reach Throughout County

NIAGARA FALLS—Niagara County District Attorney Caroline A. Wojtaszek will lead a team of local crime fighters Wednesday in announcing new steps expanding the county’s newest resource in the fight to identify—and successfully prosecute—criminals.
Tuesday, August 22, 2017/Author: Christian Peck/Number of views (62)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
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Demanding Answers: Legislators Will Announce Plans to Seek Resignations, Criminal Probe of Niagara Falls Water Board at Noon

LOCKPORT—Niagara County Legislature Majority Leader Randy R. Bradt, R-North Tonawanda, will be joined by several county lawmakers at a noon press conference announcing the Legislature’s plan to formally demand the resignations of the entire Niagara Falls Water Board and the agency’s top management following Saturday’s wastewater release debacle.
Thursday, August 03, 2017/Author: Christian Peck/Number of views (303)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
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Legislature May Seek Criminal Investigation of NF Water Board

Weekend Wastewater Release 'Can't Be Swept Under the Rug' - Bradt Board, Leadership 'Must Resign' - Wydysh

NIAGARA FALLS—Niagara County lawmakers will be summoned to a special meeting next week to take up four resolutions that urge the leadership of the Niagara Falls Water Board to resign, and calling for criminal investigations of the weekend release of black, foul-smelling wastewater at the base of Niagara Falls.

Thursday, August 03, 2017/Author: Christian Peck/Number of views (262)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
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Jastrzemski Elected Head of WNY County Clerks' Group

Will Use Post to Advance Issues Impacting DMV, Pistols

LOCKPORT—Niagara County Clerk Joseph A. Jastrzemski has been elected chairman of the Western Region of the New York State Association of County Clerks, and is already promising to use the post to advance several hot-button state issues impacting county clerks across the state.
Wednesday, July 26, 2017/Author: Christian Peck/Number of views (242)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.5
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On the Same Frequency: North Tonawanda, County Officials, NT PBA to Announce Details fo Dispatch Deal Friday

NORTH TONAWANDA—Niagara County and North Tonawanda elected leaders and public safety officials will be joined by the North Tonawanda police union at a joint press conference Friday morning to discuss the details of a five-year deal that modifies the county’s dispatch system based on input from North Tonawanda police.
Friday, July 21, 2017/Author: Christian Peck/Number of views (283)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 1.5
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Highway Dept Adds New Equipment to Tackle Aggressive Road Plan

Public Works Releases 2017 Highway Repair List as it Rolls Out New Road Maintenance Machines

LOCKPORT—After a spring spent successfully battling Lake Ontario flooding, Niagara County Public Works Commissioner Garret Meal showcased new machinery acquired by his department for county legislative leaders right before the Independence Day holiday.
Monday, July 10, 2017/Author: Christian Peck/Number of views (363)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
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Albany Reversal Praised in Niagara: Special Session 'A Welcome and Timley Development' - Majority Leader Medicaid Penny Passes Assembly in Omnibus Bill

LOCKPORT—Niagara County lawmakers are celebrating news that the New York State Legislature has been called back into session to take up an omnibus bill that includes the renewal of 53 counties’ sales tax extenders, which provide additional revenue critical to funding the local share of Medicaid.
Thursday, June 29, 2017/Author: Christian Peck/Number of views (473)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.0
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Lance Takes Trade Message to Canada

Addresses Niagara Region Business, Government Leaders Focuses on International Trade in Trump Era

NIAGARA-ON-THE-LAKE—The top economic development figure in Niagara County government took a pro-trade message to Canada several days ago, telling a conference of Canadian government and business officials here that Niagara County is committed to furthering bilateral trade with America’s northern neighbor.
Thursday, June 29, 2017/Author: Christian Peck/Number of views (436)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
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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 (487)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
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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 (373)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
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