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Niagara County supports more groups with casino cash

LOCKPORT – The Niagara County Legislature last week funded three local projects with its share of Seneca Niagara Casino money, and five more casino cash proposals were referred to committee for discussion.

Approved were $4,000 for the Sanborn Area Historical Society, $2,000 for the Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce and $1,500 for the Lewiston Art Festival.

Casino spending requests introduced last week included $2,900 for the Sweeney Hose Company and $1,800 for TNT Gateway Market, both in North Tonawanda; $2,500 for Olcott Pirates Festival and Newfane Historical Society; and $1,000 for Newfane Business and Professional Association.