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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: Christian Peck/Number of views (1057)/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: Christian Peck/Number of views (1035)/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: Christian Peck/Number of views (929)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.0
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County Will Extend State of Emergency

Continued Rise in Water Levels, Public Safety Fears Drive Decision

OLCOTT—Niagara County officials will extend a State of Emergency, originally set to expire Saturday, for an additional 30 days, as water levels in Lake Ontario continue to climb and concerns remain about dangers from submerged hazards on the lake, unstable shoreline banks, and ongoing flooding issues.
Monday, May 22, 2017/Author: Christian Peck/Number of views (979)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
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County Plans 20-Year Northpointe Trott Lease

Public Hearing Set for June 20

NIAGARA FALLS—County lawmakers unanimously passed key enabling legislation Tuesday that will allow the county to sign a 20-year lease with the Northpointe Council, which operates a medical facility in the county’s Trott Access Center.

Thursday, May 18, 2017/Author: Christian Peck/Number of views (1226)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 1.0
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New Wallenda Spectacular? County Takes up Resolution

Helicopter Stunt Would Commemorate 5-Year Anniversary of Wallenda's Walk

LOCKPORT—County lawmakers will take up a last-minute resolution tonight to appropriate $35,000 for a proposed helicopter stunt that would feature the wife of daredevil Nik Wallenda.
Wednesday, May 17, 2017/Author: Christian Peck/Number of views (1003)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 1.0
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Gun Owners Get Expanded Access

Jastrzemski Offers Satellite Hours in Falls, NT

NORTH TONAWANDA—Niagara County Clerk Joe Jastrzemski knows that New York State’s pistol permit process is a burden for many gun owners, and said he’s made it a goal of his office to increase access to services for local pistol permit holders.
Thursday, May 11, 2017/Author: Christian Peck/Number of views (1086)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
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County Brings Jobs Focus to Lockport

Eastern Niagara Job Fair Follows Successful Efforts in Falls

LOCKPORT—Niagara Director of Employment and Training Donald Jablonski said that successful hiring numbers at a pair of job fairs held in Niagara Falls makes him “optimistic and hopeful” regarding a planned Lockport career fair being held next Wednesday.

Tuesday, May 9, 2017/Author: Christian Peck/Number of views (1020)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 2.0
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Waters, Rain Force Restrictions at County Parks

Bank Slide at Krull Park, Failure of Stairwell on Trail at Royalton Ravine Limiting Public Access

OLCOTT—High waters and rains have undermined the ground at two popular Niagara County parks, forcing officials to restrict public access to portions of both until further notice.
Friday, May 5, 2017/Author: Christian Peck/Number of views (1126)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 3.0
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County Backs Downtown Lockport Development Efforts With Building Transfer

Former Bank Building Played Role in City's History

LOCKPORT—County lawmakers overwhelmingly backed a resolution Tuesday that will transfer a surplus building in Lockport’s downtown to the city in a move intended to help city planners bring a professional office building online in the heart of the business district.

Wednesday, May 3, 2017/Author: Christian Peck/Number of views (964)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 1.0
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