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Council to meet Tuesday on courthouse contract

NIAGARA FALLS -- The city and a team of developers signed a $44.6 million construction contract for a planned courthouse and police facility Friday.

The agreement between the city and a development team, led by Ciminelli Development Co. and Largo Real Estate Advisors, must be approved by the City Council to become final. The Council will hold a special meeting Tuesday when it is expected to vote on the matter.

The project will be located on north Main Street.

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Falls to be lit red in honor of veterans

NIAGARA FALLS -- In commemoration of the sacrifice and contributions made by veterans and current service personnel in the United States and Canada, the Niagara Falls Illumination Board will light the falls in red Sunday night.

The falls will be lit the first 15 minutes of each hour from 5 to 11 p.m. as a symbolic reminder of reflection taken at the 11th hour on the 11th day of the 11th month for those who served the two nations and those who paid the ultimate sacrifice for that service.

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Nash Road repairs due for completion next week

NORTH TONAWANDA -- Work to restore pavement on a portion of Nash Road is expected to be completed by early next week, a National Fuel Gas spokeswoman said Friday.

Restoration work began Friday, said spokeswoman Julie Cox. It followed the replacement of a gas main from Twin Cities Memorial Highway to the north, past Meadow Drive.

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Carnegie Art Center sets opening reception

NORTH TONAWANDA -- The Carnegie Art Center will host an opening reception for its members' exhibition from 7 to 9 p.m. today..

The exhibit, which will be open to viewing through Dec. 8, was juried by Joanna Angie, executive director of Buffalo Arts Studio.

The center, at 240 Goundry St., is open 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Friday and from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday. For more information, call 694-4400 or go online to www.carnegieartcenter.org.

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