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Despite a state plan to break ground on the $2.5 million West River Parkway Trail on Grand Island in April, permanently closing the road to traffic, those who oppose it say they will continue their battle with state parks officials to stop it right up until the end. One weekend ago, members of the West River Homeowners Association were still papering windshields with op…

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Social media has been buzzing about the status of the state's plans to close West River Parkway on Grand Island, but state parks Western District Director Mark W. Thomas made it clear: "In no way are we canceling this project." This was a portion of the letter that Thomas recently sent to Grand Island Councilman Michael Madigan after Madigan wrote to him, "Please confir…

Erie County

The City of Tonawanda will unveil its Blue and Greenways Intermodal Hub on Saturday, but Mayor Rick Davis said the $1.4 million project is only the first phase. Phase II, which begins next year, will address additional repairs to the adjacent parking lot in Koening Alley, he said. Davis said the repair costs are unknown, but the project would be funded by federal Com…

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Tonawanda Mayor Rick Davis objects to calling the city's new "Blue and Greenways Intermodal Hub" a million dollar bathroom. "It's a lot more than that," said Davis. The city will cut the ribbon on Aug. 5 on the rest stop and plaza it spent $1.14 million to build, designed to resemble a turn-of-the-century carriage house with concrete sidewalks that resemble a bicycle…

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The City of Tonawanda made plans last year to turn a parking lot into an "intermodal hub," a $1.14 million project to construct a bathroom and rest stop for visitors using the bicycle and walking trails or taking advantage of kayaking, rowing or other activities on the waterways. The 4.5-acre lot between the Tonawanda Towers apartment building and a Walgreens drugstore …