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    State launches initiative aimed at boosting Lake Ontario tourism

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    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.

    Into the mist, and far above, at Niagara Falls

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    From The Hawk Eye (in Burlington, Iowa):

    Our first glimpse of Niagara Falls was from the Rainbow Bridge, which connects the United States and Canada. It was the end of a long day on the road when we arrived in northwest New York, having driven through a portion of the Adirondacks on the drive west from Cooperstown, N.Y., the mythical hometown of baseball, and site of the Baseball Hall of Fame.

    So rather than fight the crowd for a parking spot on the U.S. side, we crossed the border and made for our hotel, figuring we’d find a better vantage point in Canada.

    Falls hotel deal may be signed by Friday

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    From WIVB Channel 4 in Buffalo:

    The biggest non-casino project that Niagara Falls, NY has seen in 40 years is about to take a big step forward.

    Mayor Paul Dyster told city leaders Tuesday night the contract for the Hamister Hotel Project could be a done deal by this Friday. Mark Hamister wants to start construction early next year on a $25 million hotel and conference center on land that was last home to a hot air balloon ride.

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