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DEC investigating a new ‘potential discharge’ at Niagara Falls

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From the Buffalo News:

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation reported Tuesday that it was investigating a — possible, not confirmed — discharge into the Niagara River from the Niagara Falls Wastewater Treatment Plant.

A statement from the DEC Tuesday evening said conservation officers and technical staff went to the main outfall from the treatment plant near the Maid of the Mist boat dock, after receiving a call about discolored water at around 3:40 p.m. on Tuesday.

Niagara Falls Looks to Develop Outdoor Recreation Activities

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From US News and World Report:

New York state wants to give tourists more to do when they visit Niagara Falls State Park and is asking developers to come forward with plans.

Officials say they’re looking for a major private investment to improve hiking, biking, climbing, fishing and other outdoor activities along the Niagara River so that visitors to the falls will stay longer.

State considers other parks for lodge, not just Goat Island

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From the Buffalo News:

New York State will consider other sites for a lodge near Niagara Falls, the local chief of Empire State Development said Wednesday, after local officials criticized Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s proposal to build a lodge on Goat Island. Read More…

Drop Goat Island Lodge Idea and Redevelop Schoelkopf Hall

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From Buffalo Rising:

When Governor Andrew M. Cuomo made his second regional State of the State address in Buffalo and announced his proposal for a $500 million expansion of the Buffalo Billion initiative, he announced a few changes on Goat Island:

On Goat Island we will create a year-round destination for tourism and build a world-class lodge with sweeping views of the Niagara River.

Officials want feasibility study on new event center in Niagara Falls, NY

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From WIVB Channel 4 in Buffalo:

Leaders in Niagara Falls want to build a new convention and event center downtown. The center would be much larger than the current one on Old Falls Street. Officials say they’re currently waiting for the state to sign off on a feasibility study.

New York State Asemblyman John Ceretto said, “Once they approve it, which I hope is soon, it will go to the power proceed board and they will allocate the funding and our estimate is, we are talking about $150,000 for a study. We are not talking about a huge amount of money.”

Before 2002, the City of Niagara Falls had a much larger convention center, which is now the Seneca-Niagara Casino. The replacement for the old convention center on Old Falls Street is much smaller.

Escape: Niagara Falls, Canada

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From the Norwich (Connecticut) Bulletin:

With the economy making the U.S. dollar worth almost a third more across our northern border, now is a great time to grab your passport and escape to Canada’s Niagara Region for a chance to view the beauty and power of Niagara Falls, the collective name for the three waterfalls on the Niagara River that drain Lake Erie into Lake Ontario.

Straddling the international border between New York State and the province of Ontario, the Niagara Falls were formed during the last ice age as water from the newly formed Great Lakes made its way to the Atlantic Ocean approximately 25,000 to 21,000 years ago. Renowned for both their beauty and as a valuable source of hydroelectric power, Horseshoe Falls, the American Falls, and Bridal Veil Falls are a true wonder to see and well worth the time spent getting there.

Robert Moses Parkway to be renamed Niagara Scenic Parkway

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From WIVB Channel 4 in Buffalo:

“We’re going to make this place a better place,” Gov. Andrew Cuomo said while visiting Niagara Falls Thursday.

Cuomo, and those who spoke before him, touched on a number of topics involving the improvement of the city through his $1 billion NY Parks 2020 program.

The most significant change coming though, is the renaming of a much-used highway — Robert Moses Parkway.

The extensive road reaches from the Grand Island Bridge, all the way into the town of Porter, and will soon feature a name more characteristic of it’s location near the Niagara River and Lake Ontario. The route will soon be known as “Niagara Scenic Parkway.”

Rediscovering Niagara Falls

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From Niagara Frontier Publications:

One of the greatest attractions on Earth is less than 15 minutes from your backyard.

It’s a wonder of the world, located within America’s oldest state park.

And you’re missing out on it.

“The thing that amazes me every day is that every day there are people here who save money their whole lives to come here – from around the world,” said Angela Berti, APR, marketing and public affairs officer for the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation.

Locally, “We get all these people that just – they take it for granted,” Berti said. “And at the same time, people are saving to come from China and India. And we need to respect that, and take more advantage of it.”

Niagara Falls: A tale of two countries

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From the Centre Daily Times:

New York State is one of few places where you don’t necessarily travel north to get to Canada.

A chunk of Southern Ontario actually lies south and west of the Empire State, making the nickname “True North” more of a quip.

And if you make it to Niagara Falls, you can find yourself in two places at once — a phrase that may seem like an oxymoron, but something that is, in fact, possible.

Niagara Falls is a collective name for three waterfalls that intersect the International Boundary Line in New York State and Ontario, Canada.

It’s also the name of the cities where the falls lie.

City’s Proximity to Canada Finally Does Us Some Good in New Poll!

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From the Niagara Falls Reporter:

Niagara Falls has done it again, coming in at Number One on another list. And this list has nothing to do with the nation’s most dangerous cities, overtaxed municipalities or unwanted teen pregnancies, either!

Last week the readers of USA Today voted the Cataract City as the “Best Kid-Friendly Destination” in the country. The newspaper’s reasoning of the choice was scant, as is typical of USA Today.

“Only a handful of votes separated our winner from the runner up, but in the end, Niagara Falls, N.Y. came out on top,” the entry read. “Families flock to this northeastern city to experience the awe-inducing grandeur of this natural wonder, whether aboard the Maid of the Mist or from the Cave of the Winds. Aside from the cascades, Niagara is packed with other family-centric attractions.”

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