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Public meetings in Niagara Falls government this week

The City Council will hold a public hearing on the proposed new garbage and recycling law at 4 p.m. in Council Chambers in City Hall, 745 Main St.

The Tourism Advisory Board will meet at 6 p.m. Monday in Room 117 in City Hall.

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AAA tour bus to advertise Niagara Falls

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A tour bus is being used as the latest promotional vehicle for Niagara Falls.

The Niagara Tourism & Convention Corp. and the AAA of Western and Central New York have partnered to advertise the Falls on a motor coach used by AAA's Horizon Club Tours.

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Public meetings in Niagara Falls government this week

Last updated: July 2, 9:56 a.m. 

The Tourism Advisory Board will meet at 6 p.m. Monday in Room 117 in City Hall, 745 Main St.

The Historic Preservation Commission will meet at 6 p.m. Wednesday in Room 117 in City Hall. This meeting has been canceled because a quorum would not be present.

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Niagara Falls hotel project gets 12-month extension

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The city Planning Board on Wednesday night granted a one-year extension of its approval of plans for a $12 million, 82-room Courtyard by Marriott downtown.

The former Moore Business Forms property at 900 Buffalo Ave., at John Daly Boulevard, is owned by Indian Ocean LLC.

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Plans for sightseeing tours, Department of Corrections offices on tap in Niagara Falls

In addition to plans for the Hamister Group's downtown hotel, a few other proposals will come before the city Planning Board on Wednesday night.

Joe Anderson Jr. is proposing to operate sightseeing tours out of Smokin Joes Native Center, 333 First St.

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Map: State Parks Police barracks proposal for Niagara Gorge

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Map courtesy of State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation

The red box on the above map is the spot on the rim of the Niagara Gorge the state wants as the site of a new Parks Police station. Site work had been ongoing for several weeks until the state announced yesterday construction had been suspended.

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Video: CBS Evening News looks at Hornblower vs. Maid of the Mist

The CBS Evening News takes a look at Hornblower vs. Maid of the Mist - the new rivalry among companies giving boat rides below Niagara Falls.

Public meetings in Niagara Falls government this week

The Tourism Advisory Board will meet at 6 p.m. Monday at the site of the proposed State Parks Police barracks in Niagara Falls State Park, behind the Howard Johnson hotel at 454 Main St. and between the Rainbow Bridge and the Gorge Discovery Center.

The Zoning Board of Appeals will meet at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday in Council Chambers in City Hall, 745 Main St.

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Tourism, hospitality workers tour Niagara County attractions

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About a dozen people who interface with tourists on a daily basis are learning more about some Niagara County attractions today.

The Niagara Tourism & Convention Corp. is hosting a familiarization tour for hospitality and tourism workers, including hotel workers, motel operators and volunteer greeters. The day-long tour of sites  in western Niagara County has already hit  the New York Power Authority's Power Vista and Our Lady of Fatima Shrine in Lewiston.

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Public meetings in Niagara Falls government this week

The Tourism Advisory Board will meet at 6 p.m. Monday in Council Chambers in City Hall, 745 Main St.

The Historic Preservation Commission will meet at 6 p.m. Wednesday in Room 117 in City Hall.

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Aaron Besecker

Aaron Besecker joined The Buffalo News in 2007, where he has covered communities in Western New York as a beat reporter, multimedia journalist and assistant online editor. A Buffalo native, he began his career in journalism at the Niagara Gazette.

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