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Recognizing Donate Life Month

in Orleans County


Chairman Callard, Donate Life Advocates Lori & Tom Laine


May-National Foster Care Month


DSS Commissioner Kuryla and Legislator Miller


May Sunday 7th through Saturday, May 13th 2017

Western New York Armed Forces Week

Legislator Allport, Veterans Director Schmidt, Veteran Kusmiersczak



Orleans County has Proclamation
May is Motorcycle Safety & Awareness Month


Legislator DeFilipps and Matt Tracey


For problems related to Lakeshore Erosion and Flooding as a result of the elevated water levels of Lake Ontario,you are encouraged to write and/or call your Representatives:


New York State Governor Andrew M. Cuomo
Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul

NYS Capitol Building
Albany, New York 12224


United States Senator Kirsten E. Gillibrand

726 Exchange Street, Suite 511                                                    100 State St., Room 4195

Buffalo, NY 14210                                                                        Rochester, NY 14614

716-854-9725                                                                               585-263-6250


United States Senator Charles E. Schumer

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Buffalo, NY 14202                                                                        Rochester, NY 14614

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27th Congressional District, Congressman Chris Collins

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New York State Senator Rob Ortt

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Lockport, NY 14094                                                                      Albany, NY 12247

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New York State Assemblyman Steve Hawley

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Albion, NY 14411                                                                          Albany, NY 12248

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New York State Assemblyman Michael J. Norris

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Clarence, NY 14221                                                                       Albany, NY 12248

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April 20, 2017

ALBION – Orleans County Chairman David B. Callard declared a State of Emergency in Orleans County late Thursday afternoon, as rising lake levels are pushed higher heading into the weekend.

Orleans County and New York State Emergency Management Officials conducted inspections of conditions along the lakeshore in anticipation of adverse weather conditions that may cause water levels to rise further.

County officials are working to request additional resources from the state including sandbags and technical assistance.  Orleans County Highway positioned ninety tons of sand in the towns of Carlton, Kendall and Yates in preparation for contingencies early Thursday morning.

Sheriff Randy Bower has offered to utilize work crews from the county jail should sand bagging operations become necessary.

All three towns have been in contact with county officials and are expected to follow the county’s lead and issue their own declarations later today.

Further information will be forthcoming as the situation develops.

Chuck Nesbitt,  Chief Administrative Officer



Orleans County Proclaims April 2017 as Wine Month




Orleans County Oratorical Winner

Emily Blanchard

Chairman Callard (L) presents Emily Blanchard with Oratorical Recognition