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4 Greenway Fund panels to hold public meeting

LEWISTON -- The committees controlling $9 million in annual funding over the next 50 years for proposed Niagara River Greenway projects will meet Aug. 3 in Lewiston, New York Power Authority officials have announced.

Members of each of the four Greenway Fund Standing Committees will gather at 10 a.m. in the Power Vista, 5777 Lewiston Road, Lewiston.

The meeting agenda includes a discussion of the committee protocols and information required for project proposals, according to the Power Authority.

Each committee was created through settlement agreements with the Power Authority negotiated in exchange for support of the federal relicensing of the Niagara Power Project.

The meeting is open to the public.

Copies of proposed draft protocols, as well as information required of project proposals, can be found on the Web at


Democrats endorse Pino for supervisor

WHEATFIELD -- The Wheatfield Democratic Committee has endorsed Robert J. Pino for supervisor in the November election.

Pino, who has lived in Wheatfield for 49 years, is a retired Teamster who worked as a truck driver for Tops Markets for 30 years. The Niagara County Democratic Committee also has endorsed Pino.

Supporters will hold a fundraiser from 6 to 9 p.m. next Thursday in Adams Fire Hall, 7113 Nash Road. Tickets, which sell for $25, can be purchased by calling 957-2337.


Common Council asks share of low-cost power

NORTH TONAWANDA -- The Common Council held a special session Tuesday to request low-cost power from Niagara County.

The resolution, which passed unanimously, states the power would be used for all city-owned operations, in particular the water and wastewater treatment plants.

The county will receive an annual allocation of 9 megawatts per year for the next 50 years from the State Power Authority as part of the utility's relicensing agreement to run the Niagara Power Project.

Council President Brett M. Sommer said County Legislator Peter E. Smolinski, R-North Tonawanda, had urged city officials to formally request a share of the allocation.


No coronary disease found in Paterson

An angiogram didn't detect any coronary disease in Lt. Gov. David A. Paterson, his office disclosed Wednesday.

Paterson fell ill Tuesday morning on a flight to Buffalo and spent most of the day in Erie County Medical Center. He flew back to New York City on Tuesday night and was admitted to Mount Sinai Medical Center for tests.

The lieutenant governor was released early Wednesday and is resting at home. He is expected to resume his normal schedule in a few days, according to Charles J. O'Byrne, his chief of staff.

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