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Niagara County Legislature funds USA 250th committee
Fri, May 24th 2024 09:25 am
The Niagara USA 250th committee, created to coordinate local celebrations, to garner interest in Niagara County's rich history, and to strengthen Niagara County's status as a heritage tourism destination for our nation's 250th birthday in 2026, has received $7,500 from the Niagara County Legislature to fund initial planning activities.
Erie County Legislature proclaims Foster Care Alumni Awareness Week
Thu, May 23rd 2024 07:50 pm
Today, the Erie County Legislature recognized the dozens of young people who age out of our foster care system each year, and the work of Fostering Greatness Inc. and Partnership for the Public Good to raise awareness of the needs, challenges, and triumphs of foster care alumni.
Double Up Food Bucks NY supporters call on State Legislature to continue funding program
Thu, Feb 15th 2024 10:40 pm
State Sen. Michelle Hinchey (D-Kingston), Assemblyman Demond Meeks (D-Rochester), Sen. George Borrello (R-Sunset Bay) and Assemblyman Angelo Morinello (R-Niagara Falls), along with Field & Fork Network, the American Heart Association, Tops Friendly Markets, and other supporting organizations, are calling on the State Legislature to continue funding Double Up Food Bucks NY with a $2 million appropriation in the fiscal year 2025 New York state budget.
Niagara County Legislature elects leaders, welcomes new members
Wed, Jan 3rd 2024 01:15 pm
The Niagara County Legislature held its annual reorganizational meeting Tuesday night, once again electing Legislator Becky Wydysh as chairwoman. Wydysh was first elected chair in 2020.
'Niagara County Legislature feels a strong obligation to honor those who have defended our freedoms'
Fri, Aug 25th 2023 07:00 am
Over the last few years, I have often used this column to highlight the work Niagara County does to serve our veteran community.
Election 2023: Monpremier announces candidacy for Erie County Legislature
Fri, Mar 31st 2023 10:40 am
Buffalo resident Stephan Monpremier has announced his candidacy for Erie County legislator in the third legislative district. District No. 3 is a new district that now includes portions of Buffalo and the Town of Tonawanda, as well as the Town of Grand Island and Village of Kenmore.
Niagara County Legislator Godfrey, Orleans County Legislature Chair Johnson present to Great Lakes Dredging Team
Fri, Mar 17th 2023 11:45 am
Niagara County Legislator Dave Godfrey teamed up Thursday with Orleans County Legislature Chairwoman Lynne Johnson to present to the Great Lakes Dredging Team (GLDT) on small harbor and dredging management.
Niagara County Board of Elections reminds voters their county legislature districts may have changed
Mon, Mar 6th 2023 02:55 pm
Statement from Board of Elections commissioners Lora Allen and Jennifer Sandonato:
Election 2023: Christopher McKimmie running for seat on Niagara County Legislature
Fri, Feb 24th 2023 01:15 pm
My name is Christopher McKimmie, I am a father of two wonderful children, and I am a lifelong resident of the City of Niagara Falls. With a storied career in public service, I am committed to making our community the best it can be.
Niagara County Legislature honors Roy-Hart FFA students
Fri, Dec 9th 2022 02:25 pm
The Niagara County Legislature honored the Royalton-Hartland School District chapter of the FFA at during its meeting this week. Members honored the students' success at the 95th National FFA Convention & Expo in Indianapolis, held this past October.
Marsha McWilson: Local celebrity honored by Niagara County Legislature
Thu, Dec 8th 2022 06:40 pm
The Niagara County Legislature recognized local celebrity Marsha McWilson at a meeting earlier this week. She was lauded for her "outstanding contributions to the community."
Niagara Falls firefighters deliver toys for Christmas giving tree to Niagara County Legislature
Wed, Dec 7th 2022 09:55 am
Niagara Falls firefighters delivered bags of toys to the Niagara County Courthouse rotunda right before the meeting of the County Legislature on Tuesday night. This was in support of the Christmas giving tree, where collections support Casey House Shelter, Twin Cities Outreach and the Salvation Army.
Michael H. Kooshoian chosen to fill vacant seat in Erie County Legislature
Tue, Nov 22nd 2022 01:20 pm
On Thursday, Nov. 17, Michael H. Kooshoian was sworn-in to represent the 3rd District of the Erie County Legislature. Democrats in the district chose Kooshoian to replace Lisa M. Chimera, following her appointment to deputy county executive. The legislature's Democratic caucus approved Kooshoian unanimously.
Niagara County Legislature recognizes National Adoption Awareness Month
Fri, Nov 18th 2022 10:55 am
The Niagara County Legislature passed a proclamation at its meeting Tuesday night in honor of National Adoption Awareness Month. 
Niagara County Legislature unanimously passes resolution opposed to new state gun control laws
Wed, Sep 14th 2022 01:10 pm
The Niagara County Legislature unanimously passed a resolution Tuesday night opposing new gun control measures it said were "rushed through the State Legislature this past summer," and took effect Sept. 1. All 15 legislators asked to be sponsors of the bipartisan resolution.
Niagara County Legislature allocates funds for Purple Heart Monument
Fri, Aug 5th 2022 11:20 am
The Niagara County Legislature voted Tuesday to allocate up to $100,000 for the construction of a new Purple Heart monument on the grounds of the Niagara County Courthouse in Lockport. The vote endorsed the recommendations of an ad hoc committee that was formed earlier this year to come up with a design and a location to honor Niagara County's Purple Heart recipients.
Niagara County Legislature declares 'Lloyd Day' in honor of Lloyd the Pittie from Niagara SPCA
Fri, Aug 5th 2022 07:00 am
The Niagara County Legislature declared Wednesday, Aug. 3, as "Lloyd Day" in honor of Lloyd the Pittie, a dog that came to the Niagara SPCA as a stray last month and has become a bit of a local celebrity.
Niagara County Legislature calls on Congress to 'Do right by Delphi retirees'
Fri, Jun 24th 2022 03:00 pm
Niagara County Legislator Rick Abbott reports the Niagara County Legislature passed a resolution calling on Congress to restore the pensions of salaried Delphi retirees that were cut during the Great Recession of 2008-09. The resolution passed unanimously.
Niagara County Legislature allocates additional funding for façade program
Fri, May 20th 2022 10:15 am
The Niagara County Legislature has allocated an additional $2.2 million to the Niagara County façade program (NCFP), according to Legislator Rich Andres, chairman of the county's economic development committee.
Ortt applauds gas tax reprieve passed by Niagara County Legislature
Tue, Apr 26th 2022 08:40 am
New York State Senate Republican Leader Rob Ortt on Monday expressed his support for the gas tax sales reprieve enacted by the Niagara County Legislature, capping the county sales tax on gas at $3 per gallon.
Special meeting of Niagara County Legislature to determine gas tax cap
Mon, Apr 25th 2022 11:10 am
The Niagara County Legislature will hold a special meeting, prior to its regular committee meetings, tonight at 5:30 p.m. at the Niagara County Courthouse in Lockport.
Niagara County Legislature recognizes March as Agriculture Month
Fri, Mar 25th 2022 11:00 am
Niagara County Legislator Mike Hill presented a proclamation at Tuesday night's legislature meeting to Niagara County Farm Bureau President John King and Farm Bureau Vice President Jeannette Miller, owner of The Eclectic Farmstead in Newfane. This was done in celebration of March as National Agriculture Month.
Niagara County Legislature calls for end of in-school masking
Thu, Feb 17th 2022 12:35 pm
The following is a joint statement from Niagara County Legislature Majority Leader Randy Bradt and Minority Leader Chris Robins regarding mask mandates in Niagara County Schools:
Niagara County Legislature announces 2022 leadership positions
Mon, Dec 20th 2021 01:55 pm
The Niagara County Legislature on Monday announced its expected leadership positions for the coming year. These positions become official when the governmental body reorganizes at its Jan. 4 meeting
JCOPE posts 2020 financial disclosure statements for members of Legislature
Tue, Jul 6th 2021 10:00 am
The New York State Joint Commission on Public Ethics has posted the 2020 annual statements of financial disclosure of the members of the Legislature who were in office as of the statutory May 15 filing deadline.
Statement from Niagara County Legislature Chairwoman Becky Wydysh on passing of former Chairman Wm. Keith McNall
Thu, Apr 8th 2021 08:25 am
I am deeply saddened to learn of the sudden passing of my friend and former colleague Keith McNall. Having served with Keith during his tenure as chairman of the Legislature, I watched and learned as Keith presided over the legislature with integrity, grace, and professionalism. I gained much from him, and am forever grateful for his guidance and leadership.
New York State Legislature passing legislation to legalize adult-use cannabis
Wed, Mar 31st 2021 09:45 am
On Tuesday, Gov. Andrew Cuomo stated, "Tonight, the New York State Legislature took the first step in a major leap forward for the Empire State by passing legislation to legalize adult-use cannabis. I thank Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins, Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie, and the many legislators who worked tirelessly on this issue for securing passage of this historic legislation."
NYS Legislature passes legislation addressing governor's emergency powers; GOP calls action a 'sham'
Sat, Mar 6th 2021 11:05 am
The New York State Senate Democratic majority on Friday advanced legislation repealing the temporary emergency powers the New York Legislature granted to Gov. Andrew Cuomo last year at the start of the coronavirus pandemic.
Cuomo announces agreement with Legislature to recognize $2.5 billion in additional revenue to NYS budget
Tue, Mar 2nd 2021 04:10 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday announced consensus has been reached with both houses of the New York State Legislature to recognize $2.5 billion in additional revenue over two years.
COVID-19: New York State Legislature set to repeal Gov. Cuomo's emergency powers
Tue, Mar 2nd 2021 04:05 pm
Democrats New York State Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins and Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie on Tuesday announced the New York State Legislature will pass legislation repealing the temporary emergency powers that were granted to Gov. Andrew Cuomo last year at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. The legislation will allow current directives pertaining to preserving the public health to continue.
Cuomo: Bill delivered to Legislature to strengthen enforcement against utilities that fail to effectively address power outages
Mon, Feb 22nd 2021 10:55 am
Gov. Andrew Cuomo recently announced he is advancing legislation to strengthen the state's enforcement of utilities to "address systematic failures to prepare for and respond to extreme weather events, including the unacceptable performance of several electric and telecom providers during Tropical Storm Isaias last year.
Niagara County Legislature supports PB&J drive
Fri, Dec 4th 2020 05:05 pm
Pete Robinson, founder of the Peanut Butter and Jelly Drive, spoke to the Niagara County Legislature on Tuesday about how this year's drive is more important than ever, with so many families struggling due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Niagara County Legislature members quarantining
Mon, Nov 9th 2020 09:00 pm
Niagara County had 38 new positive coronavirus cases on Sunday, with 813 people tested (4.7%).
Niagara County Legislature Chairwoman Becky Wydysh approves reopening of gyms
Fri, Aug 21st 2020 11:10 am
Niagara County Legislature Chairman Becky Wydysh on Friday announced she is approving the reopening of gyms and fitness centers, including indoor classes, in Niagara County on Monday, Aug. 24 - the earliest date allowed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo. He left the decision on gym reopenings to local county officials.
NYS Legislature to hold hearing on impact of COVID-19 on New York state hospitals
Wed, Aug 12th 2020 09:40 am
Hospitalizations related to COVID-19 in New York peaked in mid-April at almost 19,000 with more than 5,200 people in intensive care units (ICU) across the state. New York and its hospital system took a number of steps to begin preparing to handle the projected surge in hospital admissions related to COVID-19.
NYS Legislature to hold hearing on impact of COVID-19 on 2020 primary elections
Tue, Aug 11th 2020 10:00 am
Senate Elections Committee Chair Zellnor Myrie, Senate Local Government Committee Chair James Gaughran, Assembly Election Law Committee Chair Charles Lavine and Assembly Local Governments Committee Chair Fred Thiele Jr. will take testimony to review voter turnout and systemic issues related to voting in the 2020 primary elections to evaluate how well New York handled voting during a pandemic and explore potential solutions to issues that arose during the election.
Representing NYS adult care facilities, ESAAL testifies before NYS Legislature on COVID-19 challenges
Fri, Aug 7th 2020 03:25 pm
The Empire State Association of Assisted Living (ESAAL) provided testimony to the New York State Legislature's residential health care facilities and COVID-19 hearing on Aug. 3.
Niagara County Legislature returns to legislative chamber for Aug. 4 meeting
Fri, Jul 31st 2020 02:50 pm
Niagara County Legislature Chairwoman Becky Wydysh announced the that next meeting of the Niagara County Legislature on Tuesday, Aug. 4, will take place in the legislative chamber of the Niagara Courthouse at 7 p.m. The legislature's meeting will be preceded by a public hearing on the Niagara County Community College budget at 6:45 p.m. The legislature has been meeting virtually since March due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Sheriffs of New York state call for Legislature and governor's support of law enforcement
Thu, Jul 16th 2020 09:40 am
In a series of coordinated press conferences Wednesday, New York state sheriffs presented a number of legislative proposals aimed at protecting law-enforcement personnel and the public they serve. These proposals were the result of weeks of conversations among sheriffs about their concerns for the safety of their deputies as a result of the atmosphere of disrespect for law enforcement being promoted or tolerated in so many quarters today.
Niagara County Legislature to appoint Meghan Lutz commissioner of social services
Tue, May 12th 2020 10:50 am
The Niagara County Legislature has reached a bipartisan 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.

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