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Bus Bound for Albany: First Responders Will Travel to Capital to Push for Mercy EMS Service to be Allowed Countywide in Face of Pushback by Competitors

LOCKPORT—Faced with potential administrative challenges to a Certificate of Need for Mercy EMS, a group of county legislators and policymakers, as well as representatives from volunteer fire and emergency medical service companies from across the county will be departing for Albany at 3 a.m. next Wednesday to address state officials at the State Emergency Medical Services Council to ensure that county residents have access to emergency medical service.
Wednesday, September 20, 2017/Author: Christian Peck/Number of views (105)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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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 (117)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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The Magic Bus: With 50+ $25/hr Jobs Open, Jastrzemski, NFTA Announce Plan to Offer One-Day CDL Testing

NORTH TONAWANDA—Niagara County Clerk Joseph A. Jastrzemski is working to help the NFTA fill dozens of bus driver jobs—and plans to open the DMV here as a one-stop testing center next Saturday.
Friday, September 15, 2017/Author: Christian Peck/Number of views (236)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.0
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Rescuing Blighted Land: Legislators Announce Members of Board of County Land Bank

LOCKPORT—Niagara County lawmakers publicly announced the membership of the board of directors of the county’s new land bank Tuesday night.  The Niagara-Orleans Regional Land Improvement Corp., a regional landbank spearheaded by county economic planners that includes the cities of Lockport, North Tonawanda, and Niagara Falls, as well as  neighboring Orleans County, is designed to provide local governments a tool for coping with urban blight and restoring properties in tax foreclosure to useful, developable, taxable land.

Tuesday, September 12, 2017/Author: Christian Peck/Number of views (190)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
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Coming Through to Help Families

Staff at the County Department of Social Services extended their mission statement, “We Help Familes!” to assist the American Red Cross relief effort for the survivors of the hurricanes in Texas and Florida.
Monday, September 11, 2017/Author: Donna Doknovitch/Number of views (220)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.0
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Niagara Offers A to Z Solution: Niagara County Will Make Bid for Amazon's Attention

NIAGARA FALLS—Niagara County economic development officials will pitch the county to global commerce giant Amazon as an optimal site to expand its entry into foreign markets and optimize legal free-trade and international commerce opportunities in an era when multilateral trade treaties are undergoing increasing scrutiny at the federal level.
Friday, September 08, 2017/Author: Christian Peck/Number of views (227)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
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Niagara Officials React to AG's Fentanyl Warning

County Opiate Task Force Will Meet to Consider Further Steps

LOCKPORT—Niagara County officials are taking the discovery of fentanyl-laced pills that resemble prescription oxycodone pills in Western New York seriously, pledging today to devise steps to deal with the new threat.
Friday, September 08, 2017/Author: Christian Peck/Number of views (223)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 2.0
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20th Annual "Kidz 'N' Kites"

TOWN OF NIAGARA – This year marks the 20th anniversary of one of the most popular family events in the area. And it’s FREE!  “KIDZ ‘N’ KITES” will be making its annual appearance on Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017 at Veterans Memorial Community Park, 7000 Lockport Road. Registration begins at 11 a.m. and fly time runs noon to 2 p.m.
Friday, August 25, 2017/Author: Donna Doknovitch/Number of views (418)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
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Crime in the Crosshairs: D.A. Wojtaszek, Police Chiefs Sign Joint MOU at Crime Analysis Center

NIAGARA FALLS—Niagara County District Attorney Caroline A. Wojtaszek and the pantheon of local crime fighters were on-hand Wednesday morning to formalize an agreement to partner their agencies with the county’s efforts to identify—and successfully prosecute—criminals.

Thursday, August 24, 2017/Author: Christian Peck/Number of views (343)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Empowering Communities to Fight Crime: D.A., Police Chiefs Sign Falls Crime Analysis Center MOU Wednesday, Expanding its Crime-fighting Reach Throughout County

NIAGARA FALLS—Niagara County District Attorney Caroline A. Wojtaszek will lead a team of local crime fighters Wednesday in announcing new steps expanding the county’s newest resource in the fight to identify—and successfully prosecute—criminals.
Tuesday, August 22, 2017/Author: Christian Peck/Number of views (336)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
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