Niagara Falls police station location irks locals

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NIARAGA FALLS, N.Y. (AP) — Officials in the city of Niagara Falls aren’t thrilled with the state’s decision to build a new parks police station near the rim of the Niagara Gorge.

Construction crews have begun clearing trees on state-owned vacant land near the Rainbow Bridge for the police station, which will replace the current one located on Goat Island in the Niagara River.

Tourism officials tell The Buffalo News that the decision to build on the site is a slap in the face to the people who worked so long to convince the state to rip out the Robert Moses Parkway to improve public access to the gorge.

State parks officials defend the decision, saying a concrete barrier running between the selected site and the gorge already mars the view.

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