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Radon Tests are Encouraged and Free Kits are Available

According to a state study, ten percent (10%) of the basements in homes in Niagara County have reported radon levels above the radioactive measurement of four Picocuries per liter (pCi/L), which is the short-term safety standard.  Fifteen percent (15%) of homes tested in the City of Lockport are estimated to have exceeded that standard.  Radon is the leading cause of lung cancer deaths among nonsmokers in America and claims the lives of about 21,000 Americans each year.

Tuesday, January 15, 2019/Author: Administrator Account/Number of views (107)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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New York State Announces February SNAP Benefits Being Issued Early Due to Federal Government Shutdown

Most New Yorkers Receiving SNAP Will Get Full February Benefits by January 17

The New York State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance today announced that most recipients of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits will receive their full February benefits early, due to the ongoing federal government shutdown. Current SNAP recipients may receive their February benefits by Thursday, January 17.

Tuesday, January 15, 2019/Author: Administrator Account/Number of views (113)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Casino Money for North Tonawanda History Museum

North Tonawanda- Legislator Rich Andres and Legislator Randy Bradt initiated a resolution for the North Tonawanda History Museum to receive $4,000.

Tuesday, January 8, 2019/Author: Administrator Account/Number of views (158)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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NIAGARA CO. ADOPTS $359M SPENDING PLAN

TAX CUT MEANS RATES ARE AGAIN LOWEST IN DECADES

LOCKPORT—Niagara County lawmakers approved a $359 million budget plan Tuesday night reducing taxes to their lowest level in decades, at $7.01 per $1,000 of assessed valuation.

Wednesday, December 12, 2018/Author: Administrator Account/Number of views (389)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
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County Receives $6 Million Grant for Emergency Communications Upgrade

Lockport, NY – Niagara County has been awarded a $6 million grant from The NYS Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services, Office of Interoperable and Emergency Communications.  The award is from the 2018 SICG-Targeted Program, which is being distributed based on an analysis of data related to the implementation of National Interoperability Channels in New York.

Wednesday, November 28, 2018/Author: Administrator Account/Number of views (418)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
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One Hour Delay Planned for Tuesday Opening at Niagara Falls DMV

Niagara Falls – Niagara County Clerk Joseph A. Jastrzemski announced today that the Niagara Falls DMV, located at 1001 11th St., will delay opening by one hour on Tuesday, November 27th to accommodate an equipment update by NYS DMV.

Tuesday, November 27, 2018/Author: Administrator Account/Number of views (400)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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DMV Services Down in Niagara Falls

Due to equipment failures beyond our control, the Niagara Falls DMV Office will be closed to the public for the remainder of the day.

Monday, November 5, 2018/Author: Administrator Account/Number of views (521)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Norlic Land Bank Awarded $500,000

New York State Office of the Attorney General, Enterprise Community Partners, Inc., and the Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) have made funding available across New York State for newly formed Land Banks. Enterprise is now dedicating additional funding to support Land Banks, with funds coming from a bank settlement negotiated by the New York State Office of the Attorney General.

Monday, November 5, 2018/Author: Administrator Account/Number of views (519)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
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Eagle Scout Project at the Warren J. Rathke Public Safety Training Facility to Honor First Responders

Parker Gurnett from Boy Scout Troop #82 will be unveiling his Eagle Scout project.  Chairman of the Safety and Security Committee, Legislator David Godfrey, said “Receiving the Eagle Scout is the most prestigious award to obtain.  This project took the front entry area to the Warren J. Rathke Public Safety Training Facility and transformed it into a memorial dedicated to the firefighters of Niagara County and those who have lost their lives in the Line of Duty in Niagara County. I am honored to be able to recognize the first responders and the life-saving services they provide to our community.”

 

Thursday, October 25, 2018/Author: Administrator Account/Number of views (415)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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As Fire Prevention Week Continues, Niagara County Encourages Residents to "Look. Listen. Learn."

Niagara County Fire Coordinator, Niagara County Volunteer Fire Companies and Paid Fire Companies from across the County will be observing fire prevention week this week thru Oct. 13, 2018 to highlight the importance of fire safety. 

Wednesday, October 10, 2018/Author: Administrator Account/Number of views (519)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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