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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: Anonym/Number of views (1164)/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: Anonym/Number of views (1287)/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: Anonym/Number of views (1172)/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: Anonym/Number of views (1259)/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: Anonym/Number of views (1146)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
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Standing Up For Seniors: Office for the Aging Screens "Fleeced" for Community Friday

Elder Abuse Takes Center Stage with OFA Leadership Media Availability Senior Nutrition Program Demonstration Including Meal with Press

NORTH TONAWANDA—Niagara County takes a dim view of all forms of elder abuse, and Office for the Aging Director Ken Genewick plans to offer media and community leaders insights into the hot topic of elder financial abuse Friday.
Thursday, June 15, 2017/Author: Anonym/Number of views (1365)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
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Godfrey Keynotes Homeland Security Conference

Tells First Responders Country Faced by 'Historic Crises"

BUFFALO—The Niagara County Legislature’s top public safety official welcomed hundreds of first responders from around the nation to Buffalo Tuesday, delivering opening remarks at the National Homeland Security Conference.

Wednesday, June 7, 2017/Author: Donna Doknovitch/Number of views (1785)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
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Fighting Back: County is Reclaiming Land Lost to Lake Ontario

Heavy Equipment from Canal Corp. Helping Effort B-Roll and On-Camera with Officials 9:30 a.m. Tues. June 6

OLCOTT—Niagara County public works officials are working to reclaim land lost to a swollen Lake Ontario, with heavy earth-moving equipment digging into the lake bed and restoring beach lost beneath the waves.
Tuesday, June 6, 2017/Author: Anonym/Number of views (1205)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.0
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Lewandowski is Senior of Year

Community-Minded Citizen Honored by Legislators

LOCKPORT—Niagara County lawmakers paused at a May legislative meeting to honor Lockport’s Leo Lewandowski, naming him 2017’s Senior of the Year.

Friday, June 2, 2017/Author: Anonym/Number of views (1166)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
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EPA Awards County $300K for Brownfields

Statewide, Only 3 Communities Selected in Nationwide Competition

SANBORN—Niagara County yet again captured a high-dollar grant to fund its work remediating contaminated sites left over from the county’s industrial history, scoring $300,000 from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to fund site assessment work.

Thursday, June 1, 2017/Author: Anonym/Number of views (1031)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.0
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