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Artvoice Weekly Edition » Issue v12n15 (04/11/2013) » Section: Week in Review

Maid of the Mist, SEQRA, and the Schoellkopf Power Station

On Tuesday, Empire State Development Corporation called a press conference at the Niagara Gorge Discovery Center, which sits above the ruins of the historic Schoellkopf Power Generation Station #3, to dispute claims made in a pending lawsuit that the plan to build a boat storage facility there poses a threat to the environment and to the integrity of a historic site.

Small Talk

All press is good press: Special education teacher Adrian Harris, who is running for Buffalo School Board in the Park District, was handed a little gift late last week: Mayor Byron Brown offered him a job as a parks worker in the city’s Public Workers Department. Mark Sommer of the Buffalo News reported the job offer in Sunday’s paper, along with speculation that the job offer might have been intended to convince Harris to end his campaign. Why would Brown want Harris to drop out?

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