Niagara County

CLOSING BARS EARLIER MAY IMPACT BUSINESS, DIMINISH FREEDOM LOCALLY ENJOYED

Niagara County January 27, 2016 at 8:59 pm

The issue of whether to roll back the bar closing time from 4 a. m. to 2 a. m. in Erie County is certainly a hot-button item right now. The idea is a bad one – or, at best, hastily conceived. Forget that this is a perfect example of an attempt by ‘big brother’ enthusiastsRead More

Rally at Wheatfield Town Hall in Opposition to National Fuel Expansion

Niagara County December 18, 2015 at 1:26 pm

Last evening over fifty residents turned out for a rally at Wheatfield Town Hall to protest the installation of a natural gas dehydrator off Liberty Drive in the town. The proposed facility is to augment a National Fuel pipeline currently being built to transport fracked natural gas from the drillingRead More

Only in NT – NT Environmental Committee doesn’t tell us these things!

Niagara County January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation recently reclassified the Niagara Sanitation site as a Class 2 site, a “significant threat to the public health or environment—action required.” Although in the Town of Wheatfield, it’s at the NT border, silently affecting NT residents with its contaminants. In early 20http://southbuffalonews.com5,Read More

Membership Set For CO. Manager Search; Sources Say Updegrove may be offered position

Membership Set For CO. Manager Search; Sources Say Updegrove may be offered position

Niagara County January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

LOCKPORT— Niagara County is looking for a new county manager to replace Jeffrey Glatz who handed in his resignation recently and will retire shortly. As long ago as late Spring last year there were rumblings about 20http://southbuffalonews.com5 being Glatz’s final year with the county. Now the membership of the NiagaraRead More

JASTRZEMSKI TO TAKE OATH SATURDAY IN PUBLIC CEREMONY AT COURTHOUSE

  LOCKPORT—Niagara County Clerk-elect Joseph A. Jastrzemski will be sworn into office Saturday at an http://southbuffalonews.comhttp://southbuffalonews.com a.m. ceremony at the Niagara County Courthouse. The ceremony marks the beginning of Jastrzemski’s tenure as he takes over from outgoing Clerk Wayne F. Jagow, who has held the office for two decades. TheRead More

Niagara County Manager Glatz Announces Resignation

GLATZ PLANS MARCH 3http://southbuffalonews.com RESIGNATION: Urges Legislature to Review Department Leadership LOCKPORT—Niagara County Manager Jeffrey M. Glatz submitted his resignation today, effective the last day of March 20http://southbuffalonews.com6, preparing for a departure from the post he has held for five years. In a letter that thanked county lawmakers for theRead More

JASTRZEMSKI SWORN IN AS COUNTY CLERK

JASTRZEMSKI SWORN IN AS COUNTY CLERK

  LOCKPORT—Niagara County Clerk Joseph A. Jastrzemski was sworn into office today in a ceremony at the Niagara County Courthouse, vowing to “make everyone proud” of the quality of services that will be provided by his office.   The inaugural ceremony also brings the official close to the two decadesRead More

Matchup Between Ceretto, Morinello Could Be the Marquee Race

Matchup Between Ceretto, Morinello Could Be the Marquee Race

  When state lawmakers convened in Albany on Wednesday to kick off the new legislative session, watchdog groups were holding a press conference calling on the governor and legislators to sign a “Clean Conscience Pledge” in the wake of the corruption convictions of the former Assembly speaker and the SenateRead More

Only in North Tonawanda: Is NT surreptitiously violating Open Meetings Law?

Reviewing 20http://southbuffalonews.com2-20http://southbuffalonews.com5 Common Council minutes posted on NT’s website indicates most meetings lasted less than 30 minutes, some less than http://southbuffalonews.com0, only a few lasting 60. In http://southbuffalonews.com2/http://southbuffalonews.com/http://southbuffalonews.com5 minutes, Jean Kroetsch requested more information be included on agendas so she could understand  budget transfers.  Do Council members, Mayor, or CityRead More

Only in NT: City of North Tonawanda Website could use a facelift

Only in NT: City of North Tonawanda Website could use a facelift

  A visit to the City of North Tonawanda’s website,  www.northtonawanda.org reveals there are some things on it that shouldn’t be on it and some that should be on the website that aren’t. Perhaps City Clerk-Treasurer Daniel Quinn should check out everything that is currently posted on the website and seeRead More

Shocking Cuomo press release reveals real Rationale for Robert Moses Parkway Upgrade

Shocking Cuomo press release reveals real Rationale for Robert Moses Parkway Upgrade

It couldn’t have been made any clearer had it been posted on billboards, shouted from rooftops or written in skywriting.   If there was ever the shadow of a doubt in your mind that the south Robert Moses Parkway reconstruction was intended to do anything other than convey tourists past theRead More

Is Poverty Industry Part of a True Growth Plan

While city hall top salaries have risen more than 35 per cent and casino cash was abused and the Dyster administration has ridden roughshod over residents and wasted taxpayer dollars a Poverty Development Plan has gone ahead full speed under the guise of economic development. Niagara Falls Mayor Paul DysterRead More

Mcnall Named Supreme Court Law Library Trustee

LOCKPORT—Wm. Keith McNall, who became chairman of the Niagara County Legislature in January, added a new title today: law library trustee. The news of McNall’s appointment came in a letter from the chief administrative judge of the New York State Unified Court System, naming the long-time public fixture to theRead More

Passage of “Amanda Lynn’s Law”  comforts grieving family here

Passage of “Amanda Lynn’s Law” comforts grieving family here

  By Mike Hudson For Leslie Brill Meserole, even the small victories are huge. “I couldn’t be happier,” she said on hearing the news that Amanda Lynn’s Law — which strengthens penalties against those who seek to unlawfully conceal or dispose of a body – had been signed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo.Read More

Only in North Tonawanda: Tale of two ends of Northeast Ave.

Oliver Street actually doesn’t look bad if it weren’t for trash, litter and too conspicuous and generally always overflowing garbage totes at some rental properties. The few facades between Schenck and Wheatfield that got attention with the grant program do look “nice” on the outside. Oliver still looks like theRead More

P3 Center brings Christmas to area families

P3 Center brings Christmas to area families

Donations by Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center employees provided Christmas presents for 29 families served by the hospital’s P3 Center for Teens, Moms and Kids.  The center provides health management, education, referral and advocacy services to women of all ages.  Program staff who coordinated the Christmas drive included Program CoordinatorRead More

No limits Poker Tournament to be held in Niagara for Diabetes Research

No limits Poker Tournament to be held in Niagara for Diabetes Research

A poker tournament on January 9 will benefit the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation of Western New York. “Team In For a Penny” will host the event at 5 p.m. Jan. 9 at the Town of Niagara Community Center, Lockport Road, Town of Niagara. The event is being hosted by theRead More

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