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    Niagara Falls Five Years Later: Limited Progress

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    From WGRZ Channel 2 in Buffalo (including video):

    Five years ago, 2 On Your Side’s Scott Brown produced an Emmy-award winning special that comparied Niagara Falls, New York with Niagara Falls, Canada.

    At that time, we reported how on our side of the Falls, decades of bad decisions, inaction by out of town developers, and a lack of focus on tourism had left Niagara Falls, New York destitute and with few tourist attractions.

    We decided to go back to the Falls to see what’s changed, and what has not over these last five years.

    In the first of two reports, Scott looks at what changes for the better have happened over these last five years.

    Legislature May Only Renew Tourism Deal for 1 Year

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    From WGRZ Channel 2 in Buffalo:

    When you think of tourist attractions in Niagara County, Niagara Falls comes to mind. But some county leaders are saying not enough is being done to promote the area’s other attractions.

    Tuesday night, Niagara County legislators will decide whether to approve a one year contract extension for the Niagara Tourism and Convention Corporation, or NTCC, instead of a 15 year contract as discussed earlier this year.

    “I think that the NTCC can do a better job. I mean, Lockport has a lot of great attractions,” says Niagara County legislator Rick Updegrove.

    A calmer Niagara

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    From the Concord Monitor:

    Mention Niagara and most travelers think of the famous falls, which deserve their reputation as the mother of all tourist attractions. But there’s another place with Niagara in its name just a half-hour drive from the falls that should be part of any visit to the area: Niagara-on-the-Lake, a lovely Ontario town known for wineries, an annual theater festival and a charming downtown.

    And while summer is high season for visiting the waterfalls, September and October are among the busiest months of the year in Niagara-on-the-Lake.

    The Record on the Road: Niagara Falls

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    From the North Jersey Record:

    We traveled to Niagara Falls for a summer getaway. We visited all the tourist attractions, but our favorite was on the Cave of the Winds on the New York side. We are pictured here at the lookout of the falls outside the cave.

    Seeing the tourist sights for $1

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    From the Niagara Falls Review:

    It’s become an annual family event for the Goldfinches.

    And best of all, it benefits a worthy cause.

    Linda Goldfinch and her son Branden, both from Niagara Falls, took in several of the tourist attractions along Clifton Hill Sunday as part of the annual $1 museum day to benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

    “We’re going to hit them all,” Linda said, referring to the 16 attractions that opened their doors to people for $1.

    “We come every single year. It’s a great family day.”

    NU alumnus returns favor

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    From the Buffalo News:

    The Vincentian virtue of charity as taught at Niagara University helped James V. Glynn become a successful businessman, as well as president and owner of one of the world’s most popular tourist attractions — the Maid of the Mist boat ride at the base of Niagara Falls.

    Monday, it was Glynn’s turn to “give back” some of his fortune to his alma mater and to those who are less fortunate.

    Glynn and his wife, Mary, and their family donated $2 million to establish the Vincentian Scholars Program, among other initiatives at the university.

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