From the Niagara Gazette:
New York state has launched a new campaign aimed at boosting tourism in the Lake Ontario region in response to recent flooding that has impacted communities along the shoreline.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced the new initiative on Wednesday, saying it includes free fishing on Lake Ontario, St. Lawrence River and Lower Niagara River through Labor Day as well as 50 percent off state campgrounds and vehicle entrance fees along the lake and river.
From WKBW Channel 7 in Buffalo:
A proposed $15 million “beach and surf club” in downtown Niagara Falls has been tangled up in controversy over whether the developer “copied and pasted” artist renderings from a defunct project in Japan.
Developer Michael DiCienzo is seeking $4 million in public subsidies for his year-round surf club concept, which would be built on to his Sheraton hotel on Third Street and would include a retractable roof, a wave pool and even marine animals.
“[I’m] absolutely excited,” said Niagara Falls City Councilman Kenny Tompkins. “Can’t wait for something like this to come to fruition here in the Falls.”