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The just-adopted state budget allocated almost $600,000 to Niagara County and its localities for pothole repairs, State Sen. George D. Maziarz, R-Newfane, said Thursday.

The money comes from a $40 million statewide appropriation for “Extreme Winter Recovery Grants.” It will be added to the state’s usual highway aid to localities, which is rising between 8 percent and 12 percent this year, depending on the community. That and the pothole grants bring the county’s total of state highway funding to almost $7 million.

The pothole grants include $167,999 to the county Highway Department; $133,720 to Niagara Falls; $67,035 to North Tonawanda; and $53,113 to the City of Lockport. Every town and village also received a pothole grant.

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