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Greenway funding sought for 3 Niagara County projects

Niagara River Greenway funding is being sought for the Discover Niagara Shuttle, a Town of Niagara park and a bust of the man after whom Lewiston is named. Public comment will be accepted through July 5 at

Veterans Memorial Park off Grauer Road in the Town of Niagara would receive $399,870 toward a $647,000 "town square" project that includes a concrete plaza and conversion of a park pavilion into a restroom facility. The town intends to pay the entire cost of a 30-foot clock tower.

The Town of Lewiston seeks $33,850 to install a bronze bust of Morgan Lewis, a politician and Revolutionary War soldier who became the town's namesake, in the International Peace Garden on Center Street.

Lewiston also wants the go-ahead to use $50,000 of its Greenway allocation to subsidize this year's operations of the Discover Niagara Shuttle, a tourist service that runs between Niagara Falls and Youngstown.

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