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The heart of Buffalo's African American Heritage district is hoping to take advantage of the city's growing tourist appeal.

Crews from the New York State Power Authority and Ontario Power Generation will begin to install the Ice Boom Monday. Buffalo District Chief of Water Management Keith Koralewski says the ice boom has been a standard on Lake Erie over the winter since 1964.

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Plans are moving forward to improve public access to an often overlooked section of the Buffalo waterfront. A new micro-park is in the works along the Scajaquada Creek in Black Rock.

A fire at the New York Power Authority plant in Lewiston was extinguished Wednesday night.

The State Power Authority is making major renovations in the electrical generating plant in Lewiston, investing $460 million to rehabilitate its pump generators.

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Economical development grants could soon be available to Western New York businesses after a move by Governor Cuomo.

Report: Cuomo to nominate Koelmel to lead NYPA

May 1, 2012
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The president and chief executive officer of First Niagara Financial Group, John Koelmel, is being nominated to become the chairman of the New York Power Authority.

The Buffalo News is reporting that Governor Andrew Cuomo will submit Koelmel’s name to the board of trustees Tuesday.

In addition to the Niagara Power Project, NYPA oversees about 1,400 miles of electric distribution lines and is investigating solar and wind energy as alternative power sources.