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    Hamister says new hotel will have banquet room overlooking Niagara Falls

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    From the Lockport Union-Sun & Journal:

    Downtown visitors may have another view to enjoy after a proposed development project is completed.

    Mark Hamister, the CEO of the Hamister Group, said that his company’s planned hotel will have a top floor banquet room with access to a 5,000 square-foot patio overlooking the Niagara Gorge and Niagara Falls State Park.

    Niagara Falls State Park attraction admission scam leads to arrests

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    From the Lockport Union-Sun & Journal:

    New York State Park Police have charged six people in connection with a scam that involved the theft and re-sale of tickets from both the Cave of the Winds and the Maid of the Mist attractions.

    Their arrests were announced on Friday after an investigation that included assistance from the New York State Police.

    Park Police investigators said they discovered an organized ring of individuals that were stealing Discovery Pass tickets.

    Report: Niagara is family fun

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    From the Lockport Union-Sun & Journal:

    A Philadelphia TV reporter called Niagara Falls a great option for parents in need of a good getaway destination for their families.

    David Murphy with WPVI brought his family to Niagara County recently. He recommended to travelers coming from the east to utilize Route 18 to get to Niagara Falls: “The final miles into the falls area are especially exciting using this approach, because the road south from the Great Lake (Lake Ontario) parallels the gorge cut by the falls before they receded back to their current position.”

    Sailing through rough waters

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    From the Lockport Union-Sun & Journal:

    This year, like so many other years before it, Maid of the Mist Corp. helped mark the unofficial start of spring in Western New York and Southern Ontario by lowering its fleet of boats into the lower Niagara River on Friday.

    The company has been preparing for tourism seasons much the same way since launching its first steamboat back in 1846.

    And while some argue that’s too long for any one company to have a virtual lock on one of the region’s premiere tourist attractions, representatives say the Maid of the Mist’s lengthy record of success and safety has earned it the right to continue to serve as the one and only operator of boat tours beneath mighty Niagara Falls.

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