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Board says gas station unlikely to be approved

LOCKPORT -- A proposed Tops Express gas station and convenience store is unlikely to win approval, the town Planning Board warned the architect this week.

The building and eight fuel pumps would be built on a 88-foot-wide parcel between a dentist's office and an insurance office located across South Transit Road from the Tops Market.

"I think it's a very difficult property for the use you want. It's very small," Town Attorney Daniel E. Seaman told architect Robert Dollman during the Tuesday night Planning Board meeting.

Dollman said he'd take it up with Phil Perna, the owner of the Lockport Tops, but Dollman said, "Maybe [Perna] needs to look at an alternate parcel. I would love to do this work for him, but you've got to be realistic."

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Library sets dance party for grades four to nine

NORTH TONAWANDA -- Anyone in grades four to nine is welcome to the Dance Dance Revolution Party from 12:30 to 2 p.m. today in North Tonawanda Public Library, 505 Meadow Drive.

Part of Teen Thursdays, snacks will be available for those who show up to enjoy the Dance Dance Revolution game. No registration is required. For more information, call the library at 693-4132.

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Senior citizens facility due for January completion

WHEATFIELD -- A commercial property development firm based in Wheatfield and Toronto is targeting January for the completion of a new senior housing facility.

Calamar has announced it will build a 39,000-square-foot, three-story building on Forest Parkway in Woodlands Corporate Center East.

The firm was selected by the not-for-profit People Inc. to build a new 50-unit facility, company officials announced.

The project will consist of one-bedroom units for low- and moderate-income seniors in a campus environment.

People Inc. owns and operates numerous senior-housing facilities in Western New York.

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