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July 13, 2017

Is history being shown the door in North Tonawanda?

“When the North Tonawanda History Museum bought the building at 54 Webster Street, it was scoffed at for paying $675,000,” says N.T. History Museum member Audrey Monkiewicz. “Some of the original board members immediately walked away, expecting it to fail. But the Museum survived, thanks to the support of those who believed in its mission.”

“The Museum still owes $289,275 on the building. That sounds daunting, but a vacant structure about a block away from the Museum has an asking price of $900,000. That building was under consideration as a possible relocation site, but its price and its condition made the Museum’s current [...]

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February 17, 2017

Lodge on Goat Island will have ‘no positive impact’ for Falls, councilman Tompkins says

Dear Governor Cuomo:

My name is Kenny Tompkins and I am writing to you today as an elected official of the City of Niagara Falls, NY. Recently, you visited Niagara Falls and made a spectacular announcement about the state’s intent to build a lodge on Goat Island. The purpose, as you proclaimed, was to “help” our city.

As a member of the Niagara Falls City Council, let me assure you this is not a project that will have any positive impact on our city and economic potential. In fact, I see it having quite the opposite effect in that it will benefit one vendor and the state. Further, no matter where it’s located, it will permanently destroy the natural beauty of a [...]

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February 16, 2017

Mayor McCaffrey highlights achievements in State of City address in Lockport

“Good Afternoon and welcome,” said City of Lockport Mayor Anne McCaffrey at the Town and Country Club on Wednesday. “I’m pleased to be here today to share with you the optimism that I have in our great city of Lockport.”

Before I begin, I would like to thank Rotary Club for hosting us today and especially Ellen Schratz and Dave Greenfield for their coordination.  I would also like to thank the staff of the Lockport Town and Country Club for a wonderful lunch.  And a special thank you to my husband, Chris, and my mother, Brenda, for their constant support.?

I would like to acknowledge some dignitaries who are with [...]

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April 1, 2016

Old windows finding
new purpose for Lockport artist

By Cyndi Simmons

Theresa Holly has a penchant for art and she has begun building a reputation as an artist who chooses “unusual” platforms for her work.

Holly’s delicate hands waver for just a moment over her most recent painting before touching the brush lightly on the surface and adding another layer of dimension to the piece. The painting is in memory of a dear friend she recently lost to cancer. Though the background is composed of deeply pigmented and somber colors, the bright splashes of red draw the viewer’s eye to the left lower corner. It is really only then that one realizes the painting is not done on canvas but on a weathered [...]

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