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Proposed budget to cut commercial property taxes

TOWN OF NIAGARA -- Supervisor Steven C. Richards proposed a tentative $8 million budget for 2009 on Thursday that would keep property taxes nearly flat for homeowners and cut taxes about 1.5 percent for commercial properties.

The town would spend $30,355 more next year under the proposed budget.

The rising cost of fuel, employee health insurance and the state retirement system were the main factors in the budget increase, Richards said.


Event open to women who ride motorcycles

WHEATFIELD -- State Police in conjunction with the Trooper Foundation will hold the "G.O. Ride! Girls Only Motorcycle Ride" at 9 a.m. Saturday at The Summit mall on Williams Road, an event for all women who ride or dream of riding a motorcycle.

The event will include a free professional riding clinic, a State Police Motor Squad Escort Ride through Niagara's Wine Country ending with a picnic lunch. The event is free and no registration is required.

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