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Tamburlin Tapped to Head State Legislative Clerks' Association

Clerk of Niagara County Legislature has Served Community for Decade, Takes on New Statewid Advocacy Role

LOCKPORT—Niagara County is set to gain some influence at the New York State Association of Counties, the powerful advocacy organization that represents the interests of New York state’s 62 counties before the state and federal governments after a local official was placed in charge of a key member organization.

Thursday, May 24, 2018/Author: Christian Peck/Number of views (259)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
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County Seeks Applicants for NCCC Trustee Post

Resumes Accepted Through May 21

LOCKPORT—The Niagara County Legislature is seeking résumés for a vacant post on the Niagara County Community College Board of Trustees.

Monday, May 07, 2018/Author: Christian Peck/Number of views (384)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Declaring a Public Nuisance: Local Law to Enable Opioid Lawsuit Set to Advance Through Legislative Committees Monday Night

LOCKPORT—Niagara County lawmakers are set to declare opioids a “public nuisance” in their county if legislation advances through a series of committee meetings planned for Monday night. That legislation is critical for the county to seek damages under a multi-government lawsuit against opiate manufacturers.
Monday, February 12, 2018/Author: Christian Peck/Number of views (744)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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McNall Stresses Value of Cooperative Efforts in State of County - Urges Cross-Agency, Intermunicipal Partnerships in Formulating Policy

Niagara County Legislature Chairman Wm. Keith McNall delivers the 2016 State of the County address in this file photo.

 

Thursday, January 18, 2018/Author: Christian Peck/Number of views (913)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.0
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McNall Sets Out Policy Agenda for '18 - Employee Conduct, Lakeshore Flooding, Economic Development Headline Speech

LOCKPORT—Legislature Chairman Wm. Keith McNall, R-Lockport, delivered his State of the County message to colleagues at the Niagara County Courthouse tonight—his third since being elected head of county government in 2016.

In that wide-ranging speech, McNall laid out policy directives for most of the county government’s departments—telling agency leaders to take strong initiatives to cut government waste and work more cooperatively with each other and nearby governments in the name of greater efficiency and better services.

Thursday, January 18, 2018/Author: Christian Peck/Number of views (715)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.0
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Staying the Course: Legislative Leaders Continue in Posts McNall: 'Voters Affirmed Direction of Government, We're Honoring Their Trust'

LOCKPORT—The top leaders of Niagara County’s government will continue in their posts after last November’s election saw the entire County Legislature returned and passed a budget that produced the lowest property tax rate in at least 38 years.
Wednesday, January 03, 2018/Author: Christian Peck/Number of views (665)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
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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 (761)/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 (762)/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 (808)/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 (795)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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