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Niagara Co. Adopts $343M Spending Plan - Tax Cut Means Rates are Lowest in Decades

LOCKPORT—Niagara County lawmakers approved a $343 million budget plan Tuesday night that reduces spending reducing taxes to their lowest level in decades, at $7.10 per $1,000 of assessed valuation.

 

Wednesday, December 13, 2017/Author: Christian Peck/Number of views (56)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
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Legislature Backs Town-Requested Water Rate Package: Rate Increase Funds Targeted Infrastructure Efforts

LOCKPORT—Niagara County lawmakers assented to a requested increase in 2018 Niagara County Water District rates sought by the town supervisor-controlled board tonight after members of the Water District’s board made clear current rates would not sustain planned infrastructure upgrades.
Wednesday, November 22, 2017/Author: Christian Peck/Number of views (275)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Criminals 'Ready for Their Closeup': DA, NT Leaders to Sign Up Security Cameras for Operation Safe-Cam Saturday

NORTH TONAWANDA—Niagara County’s District Attorney and the majority leader of the Niagara County Legislature will lead an effort Saturday to sign business owners up in the county’s new registry of private security cameras.
Monday, October 23, 2017/Author: Christian Peck/Number of views (334)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
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Public Safety Double Feature: Back-to-Back Press Conferences Address Opioids and the Future of Ambulance Service in Niagara County

LOCKPORT—Before Niagara County lawmakers meet tonight, a pair of press conferences scheduled for opposite sides of the Niagara County Courthouse will highlight two of the hottest public safety issues impacting Western New York.
Tuesday, September 19, 2017/Author: Christian Peck/Number of views (386)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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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 (569)/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 (523)/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 (669)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.0
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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 07, 2017/Author: Donna Doknovitch/Number of views (865)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
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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 02, 2017/Author: Christian Peck/Number of views (548)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
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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 (536)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
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