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Niagara County Legislature to Appoint Meghan Lutz As Commissioner of Social Services

The Niagara County Legislature has reached a bi-partisan agreement to appoint Meghan Lutz as Commissioner of the Department of Social Services.  Lutz had been serving as interim commissioner since the retirement of Anthony Restaino in January.

Tuesday, May 12, 2020/Author: Kevin Schuler/Number of views (299)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
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Niagara County Plans to ReStart, ReThink and ReConfigure

Niagara County Legislature Vice Chairman John Syracuse today announced the formation of three working groups charged with preparing Niagara County for post-pandemic operations.  Syracuse said the effort will involve members of the Legislature as well as other county leaders, department heads and community partners.

Thursday, April 30, 2020/Author: Kevin Schuler/Number of views (345)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
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Niagara County Has Face Coverings Available for Essential Businesses

As essential businesses across Niagara County seek to comply with Executive Orders requiring face coverings for employees, Legislators David Godfrey and Jesse Gooch today announced that the Niagara County Department of Emergency Services has obtained a supply of cloth face coverings that are being made available to essential businesses at no cost. 

Thursday, April 23, 2020/Author: Kevin Schuler/Number of views (366)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
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Niagara County Legislature Passes Another Extension of County Tax Deadline

The Niagara County Legislature last night passed a resolution extending the deadline for payment of county taxes without interest and penalties until May 31, 2020.  The resolution passed unanimously.  This is the second extension the Legislature has passed since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Wednesday, April 22, 2020/Author: Kevin Schuler/Number of views (380)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 3.0
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Private & Public Sectors Launch Survey to Determine COVID-19 Impact on WNY Business

Western New York’s public and private sectors are joining forces to assess the full economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on businesses throughout the region.

The Buffalo Niagara Partnership, the cites of Buffalo and Niagara Falls, the counties of Erie and Niagara, and local chambers of commerce, tourism bureaus and economic development organizations today launched the WNY COVID-19 Business Impact Survey.   

Tuesday, April 14, 2020/Author: Kevin Schuler/Number of views (644)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
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Niagara County COVID-19 Updates Available for Viewing

Niagara County has partnered with Lockport Community Television (LCTV) to bring regular updates to Niagara County residents on COVID-19.  These updates are broadcast live on LCTV and streamed live LCTV.net.  After the update, the video is upload to the LCTV on demand library for future viewing.

Saturday, March 28, 2020/Author: Kevin Schuler/Number of views (1746)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.0
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Niagara County Says Help Available in Finding Daycare For Essential Workers

The Niagara County Department of Social Services today announced that they have been working to identify open childcare slots for public and private sector employees who are deemed essential and are having childcare issues.  

Friday, March 20, 2020/Author: Kevin Schuler/Number of views (667)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
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Niagara County Announces Closures/Operational Changes in Response to Governor’s Mandate on COVID-19

Niagara County Legislature Chairwoman Becky Wydysh and Niagara County Manager Rick Updegrove today announced the following series of closings and service reductions as County Government complies with Governor Cuomo’s mandate to reduce staff reporting to government offices by 50 percent.  This mandate will promote social distancing and curtail the spread of COVID-19.  

Tuesday, March 17, 2020/Author: Kevin Schuler/Number of views (4598)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 3.1
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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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