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April 11, 2021

Niagara asphalt plant nixed after pushback from community that wasn’t consulted


Following a great deal of opposition, the Town of Niagara has reversed its position on a proposed asphalt plant being developed by AL Asphalt.

Residents and numerous community groups were concerned about the environmental hazards from the plant, which was originally planned for the Town of Hamburg. However, vehement resident opposition forced the plant to find a new location.

During their March 25 meeting, the Niagara Falls City School Board and Superintendent Mark Laurrie approved a resolution to send negative comments to the DEC regarding the plant. Board Member Paul Kudela has been a driving force [...]

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March 10, 2021

Lockport County Legislator Anita Mullane’s COMPLETE re-election announcement

“Niagara County Legislator Anita Mullane, D-Lockport, announced her re-election campaign for the 13th Legislative District. Mullane is endorsed by the county and city Democratic committees and recently earned the Working Families Party endorsement from the state committee. 

Anita Mullane, 13th Legislative District representative

A primary race is set for the WFP ballot line after challenger Rick Abbott switched his party affiliation, for the fifth time, but failed to gain the Working Families party endorsement. Abbott previously flip [...]

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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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June 4, 2017

Outdoor art project on Oliver Street will be completed by summer’s end

There is a hidden jewel in the heart of North Tonawanda’s Oliver Street business district called the Project 308 Art Gallery (above).

On Saturday, the gallery played host to an event to raise money to have a large piece of artwork created that is intended to adorn the side of a building near the gallery at 308 Oliver St.

Natalie Brown, NT native and a graduate of U.B.’s masters degree program, is the gallery’s founder and owner.

Brown said she became involved with the arts by studying art history and museum studies for graduate school.

Brown said it’s important to have [...]

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