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    Falls tourism board lends a hand to Higgins in power authority fight

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    From the Niagara Gazette:

    The Niagara Falls Tourism Advisory Board is doing its part to help U.S. Rep. Brian Higgins in his quest to get the New York Power Authority to pay for the removal of the Robert Moses Parkway.

    Board members submitted materials — historic maps, newspaper clippings — they gathered in an effort to help Higgins, D-Buffalo and Niagara Falls, get an idea of what the street scape was like before the roadway was constructed, as he asked them to when he met with the board in March.

    Robert Moses Parkway changes appear unlikely anytime soon

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    From the Buffalo News:

    With the summer tourist season fast approaching, the controversial Robert Moses Parkway between Niagara Falls and Lewiston appears likely to remain unchanged for the immediate future.

    The city’s Tourism Advisory Board has endorsed dismantling that section of the parkway, a committee chairman said last week.

    But the state Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, the lead agency in planning the parkway’s future, still is gathering ideas and residents’ suggestions for what should be done with the roadway.

    The Parsons Group, a consulting company, has been retained to present four alternatives but not a specific recommendation.

    Improving tourist signs in city becomes priority

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    From the Buffalo News:

    The generations- old debate over the best use of street signs to direct tourists to local attractions may be nearing a settlement — but not quite yet.

    City Council Chairman Sam Fruscione and Mayor Paul A. Dyster said they plan to discuss the issue during a private meeting today, and the mayor said the present street-direction signs “leave a lot to be desired, especially in the downtown area.”

    Members of the Tourism Advisory Board, which makes recommendations to the City Council, agreed by consensus Monday that too many signs direct tourists toward the Rainbow Bridge to Canada instead of toward Niagara Falls State Park, Goat Island and local attractions. Fruscione said he would take the advisory board’s concerns to the mayor today.

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