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Eastern Niagara Hospital and Niagara County Reach Agreement for Use of Former Newfane Hospital

Eastern Niagara Hospital and Niagara County today announced they have entered into a short-term agreement for the use of the former Newfane Intercommunity Hospital for housing quarantined individuals, should it be needed in the effort to contain the spread of COVID-19.

 

 

Tuesday, March 17, 2020/Author: Kevin Schuler/Number of views (313)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
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Statement from Niagara County Clerk Joseph Jastrzemski Regarding Services

Niagara County Clerk Joseph Jastrzemski today announced a series of closing and service curtailments as his office complies with Governor Cuomo’s mandate to reduce staff reporting to government offices by 50 percent to promote social distance and curtail the spread of COVID-19.  The following is in place for minimally the next two weeks dependent on further direction from the Governor.

Tuesday, March 17, 2020/Author: Kevin Schuler/Number of views (2397)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 3.6
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Media Advisory

Chairman of the Niagara County Legislature Becky Wydysh, Director of Public Health Daniel Stapleton, Emergency Services Director Jonathan Schultz and superintendents from Niagara County school districts will hold a press conference today, Sunday, March 15 at 2 p.m. at the Warren J. Rathke Public Safety Training Facility (PSTF), 5574 Niagara Street Ext. in Lockport.

The purpose is to provide the latest update on Niagara County’s response to coronavirus.

 

Sunday, March 15, 2020/Author: Kevin Schuler/Number of views (1386)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 2.1
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Niagara County Office for the Aging Adds Two New Wheelchair Accessible Vans To Fleet

The Niagara County Office for the Aging announced today that it had recently taken delivery of two brand new wheelchair vans, expanding the Office’s transportation fleet to 11 vehicles. 

Friday, March 6, 2020/Author: Kevin Schuler/Number of views (405)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Legislator Gooch Resolution on Promoting Job Openings Passed by Legislature

Goal is to Encourage More Applicants

A resolution introduced by Legislator Jesse Gooch that would ensure the county’s job postings and civil service exams are advertised on the Niagara County website’s employment portal as well the jobs board at WorkSourceOne has been unanimously passed the Niagara County Legislature.

 

Friday, February 21, 2020/Author: Kevin Schuler/Number of views (666)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 3.0
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Head of Niagara County Farm Bureau Addresses Legislature

Niagara County Legislator John Syracuse, left, presents a proclamation to John King, President of the Niagara County Farm Bureau declaring the month of March as “Agriculture Month.”  

Thursday, February 20, 2020/Author: Kevin Schuler/Number of views (427)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
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Niagara County Legislature Takes on State Article 10 Law

"We've had enough of Albany destroying our communities"

The Niagara County Legislature is expected to take up four resolutions tonight directed squarely at New York State’s Article 10 Law that involves the siting of electric generating facilities in New York State.  The law, which took away local control over siting decision and instead gave control to the Board of Electric Generation Siting and the Environment, has become a source of controversy as large wind and solar developers have descended on Niagara County to site their facilities.

Tuesday, February 18, 2020/Author: Kevin Schuler/Number of views (1244)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
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Niagara County Says Residents Should Consider Passports to Fly

Deadline for REAL ID is October 1

Niagara County Clerk Joseph Jastrzemski and Niagara County Legislature Chairman Rebecca Wydysh today said Niagara County residents should strongly consider getting passports rather than rely on New York State driver’s licenses to meet the TSA requirements for REAL ID for all domestic flights that takes effect on October 1, 2020. 

Monday, February 10, 2020/Author: Kevin Schuler/Number of views (1211)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 2.0
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Lake Ontario Water Levels Already Higher Than at Same Point Last Year

Niagara County Emergency Services Director Jonathan Schultz told the Lake Ontario Planning Committee that current Lake Ontario water levels are already higher than at a similar period a year ago.  Schultz said the current water level is 246.59’, about nine inches above where they were on this date one year ago.

Wednesday, February 5, 2020/Author: Kevin Schuler/Number of views (808)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Chairman Wydysh Addresses LYNC Students

Niagara County Chairman Rebecca Wydysh addressed 48 high school students from the LYNC program (Leadership for the Youth of Niagara Communities) in the Legislative Chambers. LYNC is program run by Leadership Niagara and today's event was put together by Leadership Niagara President and CEO Liz Zulawski

Tuesday, February 4, 2020/Author: Kevin Schuler/Number of views (475)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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