From the Lockport Journal:
A group pushing for a “World Weather Center” has decided it wants it to be located in Niagara Falls.
Niagara Falls City Council members may not be too hot on the idea. They’ve been asked to consider contributing $100,000 to the project with a well-known local meteorologist at its helm.
When the group first appeared before the city council earlier this year, it was uncertain of the ultimate location of its weather center. On Monday, Don Paul, a meteorologist at WKBW Channel 7 news, and his colleagues said they want to see the World Weather Center in the city of Niagara Falls.
From the Niagara Falls Review:
It has been a long-time coming.
Businesses along Victoria Avenue say they are looking forward to the streetscape improvements approved recently by Niagara Falls city council.
“It’s going to improve the look of the street and I’m all for it,” said Andrew Vergalito, owner of the Italian Ice Cream business on Victoria Avenue, near Highway 420.
Victoria Avenue, from that intersection to Clifton Hill/Centre Street, will undergo a $3.5-million facelift starting in the spring.
Council approved the project, at the request of the Victoria Centre business improvement association, during its Jan. 26 meeting.
From Bullet News Niagara:
Niagara Falls council went behind closed doors late Tuesday afternoon for a special meeting to receive an update on the status of the people-mover project – the $50-million transit system for tourists that is being developed in partnership with the Niagara Parks Commission.
Niagara Falls Mayor Jim Diodati said Tuesday night announcement of the details is imminent and that the two sides are “down to the brass-tacks now.”