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County won't sell youth baseball fields

LOCKPORT -- The An-Jo League youth baseball fields will not be sold, the Niagara County Legislature's Public Works Committee decided Monday.

It approved a resolution sponsored by the Lockport legislative delegation to exempt the 17.6 acres leased to the An-Jo League from the 64-acre parcel north of the former county infirmary that the county currently is offering for sale. The full Legislature is to vote on the resolution Nov. 5.


Planning Board OKs machine shop expansion

LOCKPORT -- Contracts Unlimited, a fast-growing machine shop in the town industrial park off Upper Mountain Road, has received Planning Board approval for a new 12,000-square-foot building, Chief Building Inspector Eugene Nenni said Monday.

The company already has a 20,000-square-foot building, which it has outgrown in less than two years. In August, the town Industrial Development Agency approved a 10-year property tax exemption, which does not apply to town special district taxes, for a 4,000-square-foot addition to the current plant.

IDA Executive Director Lewis Staley said the project grew, and the tax break now will apply to the company's second building. The company specializes in making parts for machines that make cardboard boxes and has about 33 workers.

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