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POWER AUTHORITY YIELDS
LAND RIGHTS FOR NEW SCHOOL

New York Power Authority trustees Tuesday gave up rights to about 1.9 acres of land at the city's Hyde Park Golf Course to allow for construction of a new high school by the city school district.

The land is part of a 139-acre parcel conveyed to the city in 1962 for recreational improvements and expansion of the golf course in connection with construction of the Niagara Power Project. The transfer provided that title to the land would revert to the authority if the city ceased to use it for recreational purposes or public parkland.

The city requested that the authority give up its right of reversion so the city could complete a proposed lease of about 75 acres to the city school district for construction of a new school to replace Niagara Falls High School and, possibly,
LaSalle High School.

The city still must obtain the approval of the State Legislature to change the status of the parkland for educational
purposes.

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