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LOCAL NEWS BRIEFS

BOARD WORK SESSION SHIFTS TO WEDNESDAY

TOWN OF NIAGARA -- The Niagara Town Board will meet in a work session at 7 p.m. Wednesday instead of Thursday because of Veterans Day.

The board, which will meet in Town Hall, 7105 Lockport Road, may consider a State Power Authority proposal to maintain sidewalks, liquor license renewals and fees for special use permit applications.

WATER DISTRICT EXPECTS INCREASE IN REVENUE

LOCKPORT -- The Niagara County Water District anticipates a revenue boost of $290,000 next year after the County Legislature last week approved a rate increase.

Starting Jan. 1, the 12 towns of Niagara County will pay the district 75 cents per 1,000 gallons of water, an increase of a nickel per 1,000 gallons. Customers outside the county, as well as the villages of Lewiston and Youngstown, will pay $1.50 per 1,000 gallons, a hike of a dime.

District Administrative Director Ronald C. Johnston said the district sells water to the Erie County Town of Grand Island, and to the towns of Yates, Ridgeway and Shelby and the Village of Medina in Orleans County.

HISTORY MUSEUM SEEKS DONATIONS OF OFFICE GOODS

NORTH TONAWANDA -- The North Tonawanda History Museum is seeking office furniture and equipment for its headquarters at 314 Oliver St.

Although some furniture has been found, the museum still needs some folding tables and chairs, a coat rack, bookshelves and a vacuum cleaner. A paper punch, folders and envelopes also are being sought, along with assorted hardware. The staff renewed a call for volunteers to help with cleaning and cataloging and for donations of local history artifacts. The fledgling museum plans to host an open house from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 4. It is now open from 1 to 5 p.m. Tuesdays and from 9 a.m. to noon Thursdays and Fridays.

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