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Vision Airlines offering buy-one, get-one promotion

NIAGARA FALLS -- Vision Airlines, one of the three new airlines serving Niagara Falls International Airport, is offering a buy-one, get-one-free promotion for its flights to and from northwest Florida or Miami.

From now through Jan. 16, passengers will be able to buy a ticket (one way or round trip) from Niagara Falls to Florida and get a second ticket free. One-way fares to Miami start at $149; one-way fares to northwest Florida start at $99. The Northwest Florida Regional Airport serves Destin, Fort Walton Beach and other nearby communities.

The two-for-the-price-of-one tickets must be used by Feb. 6. Tickets may be booked at www.visionairlines.com. There are fees for airport charges, security and bags.

Vision Airlines began serving the Niagara Falls airport last month. The other two airlines already there or planning service soon are Direct Air Service and Spirit Airlines.

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Goat Island to be closed for scheduled maintenance

NIAGARA FALLS -- Goat Island in Niagara Falls State Park will be closed to pedestrian and vehicular traffic from 3 p.m. today until 7 a.m. Wednesday due to scheduled maintenance, the state Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation announced today.

Prospect Point will remain open during the closure of Goat Island.

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Pond hockey tournament sells out within 24 hours

The fourth annual Labatt Blue Pond Hockey Tournament has sold out, bringing 124 teams to Erie Basin Marina for the weekend of Feb. 11-13, Labatt Blue officials announced Monday.

Teams were able to register starting at noon Saturday, and the tournament sold out in less than 24 hours, officials said.

Teams will compete at the novice, intermediate, advanced and elite levels, playing in a round-robin format in 16 divisions.

Each team will have four to six players, 21 or older, playing a four-on-four format with no goalie. Nets are 6 inches high and 6 feet wide.

Players wanting to put their teams on a growing waiting list are asked to e-mail tournament director Ed Ellis at ed@

labattbluepondhockey.com.

Anyone wanting more information can visit labattbluepondhockey.com.

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Board agrees to extend Chocolate House lease

LEWISTON -- The Village Board on Monday night agreed to extend the lease for two more weeks for the Little Yellow Chocolate House, which was using space in the village-owned property but officially went out of business Friday.

Village Trustee Bruce Sutherland said the owners were disappointed by setbacks that made them unable to continue the business.

Sutherland asked if the business could remain as caretakers of the building while they sold their equipment and remaining inventory.

The board agreed to allow them to remain until Jan. 15, or until the property is rented.

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