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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.

Public meetings in Niagara Falls government this week

The City Council will meet to discuss proposed changes to the city charter at 4 p.m. Monday 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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Two weeks left to submit outdoor recreation proposals for Niagara Falls

Companies interested in giving Niagara Falls a new array of outdoor experiences have two more weeks to get their proposals to the state.

The deadline to submit proposals for new outdoor recreation programming and facilities, which had been today, was extended last month. The new deadline is 2 p.m. May 30.

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Summer concert proposed for Old Falls Street with help of city funds

Mayor Paul A. Dyster's administration is proposing the city spend $40,000 for a concert to be held on Old Falls Street sometime in August and put on in conjunction with the Hard Rock Cafe.

The Hard Rock Cafe would provide marketing, security and staffing for the event, while the city's money would be used for "talent fees and staging and related costs." The city in previous years sponsored summer concerts on Old Falls Street. The date of the show has yet to be determined.

The City Council will consider the proposal when it meets Monday night.

Here's a look at some of the other items lawmakers will consider:

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Public meetings in Niagara Falls government this week

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

The Housing Authority Board of Commissioners will meet at 10 a.m. Tuesday in the authority’s executive offices at 744 10th St.

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Public meetings in Niagara Falls government this week

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

The School Board will hold a special meeting at 5 p.m. Tuesday in the district’s central office, 630 66th St.

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Map: Targeted area for Old Stone Chimney

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The New York Power Authority says it will fund a study of the relocation of the treasured Old Stone Chimney, which currently stands in an embankment of the Robert Moses Parkway.

Above is a screenshot of a Google map, with the red marker indicating the area to be studied as the potential new location.

Once any move is completed - an aspect that still would need a committment of funding - there would be another phase of work to enhance the historical interpretation at the site, Mayor Paul A. Dyster said.

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Aaron Besecker

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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