Niagara Falls

Gov. Andrew Cuomo forgot to include payment in the Seneca Casino contract renewal. But faithful Dyster still has faith and hope.

Cuomo’s incompetence leads to end of casino cash; Dyster still optimistic

Niagara Falls May 11, 2017 at 11:21 am

By Mike Hudson; In the rush to placate the Seneca Nation of Indians during the casino cash dispute that dragged on for four years starting in 2009, Gov. Andrew Cuomo unilaterally granted a 10-year extension to the compact that allows the tribe to operate casinos in Niagara Falls, Buffalo andRead More

Cancemi Excited About School District’s Progress, Wants Another Term as  Board President

Cancemi Excited About School District’s Progress, Wants Another Term as Board President

Niagara Falls May 11, 2017 at 11:14 am

By Tony Farina; Clarification:  Vincent James Cancemi is seeking a third five-year term on the Niagara Falls Board of Education in the May 16th election.  He is the current president of the board and the decision on whether he continues in that role will be up to the board membersRead More

NY Attorney General and former Democratic State Senator Eric Schneiderman

Ortt’s political persecution calls Scheiderman’s ethics into question

Niagara Falls May 11, 2017 at 11:08 am

By Mike Hudson In one of the most blatantly political prosecutions in the state’s long history, New York Attorney General and former Democratic state senator Eric Schneiderman is going after war hero and current Republican state Senator Rob Ortt in the hope of tipping the balance of power in theRead More

George Maziarz

Politically motivated Maziarz persecution more proof of Schneiderman incompetence

Niagara Falls May 11, 2017 at 11:05 am

By Mike Hudson; A rat in the woodpile, former county Republican Party chairman Henry Wojtaszek, who switched sides and decided to help former Democratic state senator and current state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman in order to save his own skin, is primarily responsible for the current five count felony indictmentRead More

Smelly Problem in LaSalle

Smelly Problem in LaSalle

Niagara Falls May 11, 2017 at 10:11 am

According to our correspondent: The businesses on 56th St. near Niagara Falls Blvd. have been experiencing a strong sewer gas smell getting in the buildings for several months. It has been getting particularly obnoxious in the last two weeks, to the point that businesses have to leave their doors openRead More

Delaware North's casinos aren't in luxury resorts, they're in downtrodden midwest locations like this spartan gaming floor outside of economically depressed Davenport, Iowa.

Low pay, long hours, few promotions, freezer sex all part of Delaware North employment experience

Community News, Niagara Falls April 7, 2017 at 7:15 am

Buffalo-based mega-concessionaire Delaware North already plays a major role in the local economy – feeding the eight million tourists who visit Niagara Falls State Park every year at the expense of the handful of restaurants and diners that still exist in downtown Niagara Falls. Recent developments indicate that the globalRead More

Community Memorial Day Parade 2017 Kicks into Gear

Community Memorial Day Parade 2017 Kicks into Gear

Niagara Falls April 7, 2017 at 7:09 am

By Kenny Tompkins  Niagara Falls Councilman Now that winter is over in Niagara Falls, planning for the 2017 Community Memorial Day parade has kicked into high gear.  The date is set for Saturday, May 27, at 10 am.  We’ll start at City Market and march down Pine Avenue to the NiagaraRead More

NIAGARA FALLS POLICE BLASTS CITY COUNCIL FOR SUPPORTING RAISING AGE OF JUVENILE OFFENDERS

NIAGARA FALLS POLICE BLASTS CITY COUNCIL FOR SUPPORTING RAISING AGE OF JUVENILE OFFENDERS

Niagara Falls April 7, 2017 at 7:06 am

By Mike Lee President President-Patrol Division Niagara Falls Police Club On March 20, 2017 the Niagara Falls City Council voted to adopt New York State resolution# 17 as it relates to Subpart J of Governor Andrew Cuomo’s budget bill. The city council voted 4-0 in favor of supporting the changeRead More

Scenic Woods stretching from the East River shoreline westward to Sturbridge Lane

Parks and Threats to our space

Niagara Falls April 7, 2017 at 7:04 am

by Nate McMurray Town Supervisor of Grand Island Since I have been Supervisor of Grand Island, I have met with developers who have come to my office trying to hawk the white elephant gift of sprawl as a solution to Grand Island’s problems.  Let me say it here clearly, “IRead More

Niagara Parks Floral Showhouse Unveils Easter Display

Niagara Parks Floral Showhouse Unveils Easter Display

News, Niagara Falls April 7, 2017 at 6:57 am

Niagara Falls, ON – The perfect April activity, come rain or shine, is a leisurely stroll within the Niagara Parks Floral Showhouse, as you enjoy the sights and scents of spring during the annual Easter Display, a seasonal favourite for over 70 years. In addition to the beautiful springtime blooms,Read More

Millions may already be budgeted for Cuomo’s Goat Island “lodge”

Millions may already be budgeted for Cuomo’s Goat Island “lodge”

News, Niagara Falls April 7, 2017 at 1:28 am

By James Hufnagel The first $25 million for the “Landscape Improvements” plan, with its bulldozing and paving of Three Sisters Islands and construction of bigger parking lots and expanded food service in the park, insuring that the 8 million tourists don’t have any reason to enter or spend money inRead More

Economic Aid to Niagara Falls in State Budget Still Unclear

Economic Aid to Niagara Falls in State Budget Still Unclear

News, Niagara Falls April 7, 2017 at 1:23 am

By Tony Farina   With the state budget being passed in bits and pieces in Albany, it is difficult to figure out how much real money will be flowing to municipalities like Niagara Falls when all is said and done. Assemblyman Angelo Morinello (R. C. – Niagara Falls), said WednesdayRead More

Dyster ‘Surprised’ Council on Tentative Fire Union Deal

Dyster ‘Surprised’ Council on Tentative Fire Union Deal

News, Niagara Falls April 7, 2017 at 1:22 am

By Tony Farina It appears that Niagara Falls Mayor Paul Dyster may sometimes need to be reminded that municipal government is more than just a chief executive, it also includes five lawmakers who are elected–just like him–by the residents of the city to protect their financial interests and provide safeRead More

James Cancemi
...seeking third term as school board president

Cancemi Excited About School District’s Progress, Wants Another Term as Board President

News, Niagara Falls April 7, 2017 at 1:19 am

By Tony Farina   Retired Niagara Falls special education teacher James Cancemi is seeking his third five-year term as president of the Niagara Falls Board of Education in next month’s election, and despite his long tenure in the unpaid position, there is no sign he is ready to leave. “We’reRead More

Two years ago, the Calvert Vaux Carriage House on Goat Island in Niagara Falls State Park was to be repurposed as a "small inn," according to a USA Niagara RFP document.

Goat Island lodge’s long journey from “Small Inn” to huge Tourist Resort

Niagara Falls March 2, 2017 at 2:58 am

It started out small, then got bigger, much bigger, thanks to the efforts of USA Niagara. First brought to light in a largely-overlooked 2014 USA Niagara Development Corp. Request for Proposals (RFP) that called for bids to retrofit a small building on Goat Island in the Niagara Falls State ParkRead More

The Yellowstone Park Hotel. "By adding the 66-room Yellowstone Park Hotel and the 103 rooms at the Gray Wolf, Delaware North now owns 292 hotel rooms in West Yellowstone."

Delaware North assured of Niagara Lodge thanks to Campaign Contributions to Cuomo

Niagara Falls March 2, 2017 at 2:57 am

Eight – by some accounts, nine – million tourists visit Niagara Falls State Park every year. They access the world-famous attraction from two directions on a dedicated roadway, park on one of 1,500 parking spaces, tour Cave of the Winds and ride Maid of the Mist, dine at Top ofRead More

USA Niagara promotes Niagara Lodge with images linked to Delaware North

USA Niagara promotes Niagara Lodge with images linked to Delaware North

Niagara Falls March 2, 2017 at 2:56 am

If there were any remaining doubts in anyone’s mind that the proposed Niagara Lodge on Goat Island in Niagara Falls State Park is earmarked for Jeremy Jacobs’ Delaware North worldwide empire, what follows should dispel them. Two images portraying the embattled hotel/resort have been posted by local economic development agencyRead More

Gov. Cuomo sizes up the share of tourist dollars that will accrue to downtown Niagara Falls businesses after his Niagara Lodge is built in the state park, as his state development honcho, transplanted Brooklynite Howard Zemsky, looks on.

Lots of Mystery Surrounds Goat Island Lodge Plan

Niagara Falls March 2, 2017 at 2:46 am

What did Sam Hoyt say to Dennis Virtuoso last Tuesday in a phone call to convince the Niagara County legislator from Niagara Falls to pull his resolution opposing Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s controversial plan to build a world class lodge on Goat Island? Well, true to form, Hoyt, regional vice presidentRead More

Roscetti For City Court Judge Event Draws Crowd

Roscetti For City Court Judge Event Draws Crowd

Niagara Falls March 2, 2017 at 2:13 am

A meet-and-greet event for Niagara Falls City Court candidate Alan Roscetti was held last Monday at the Buffalo Wing Joint and P. U. B. on Niagara Falls Blvd. A turnout of Niagara Falls residents shows that Roscetti has a strong following in this city. Among the prominent political figures inRead More

Globe Metallurgical Plant in Niagara Falls.

Will Globe Metallurgical Close Niagara Falls Plant?

News, Niagara Falls February 20, 2017 at 9:47 pm

According to an informed source, Globe Metallurgical Inc., on Highland Ave. in Niagara Falls, has informed some vendors and suppliers that it may be planning to suspend operations at its Niagara Falls plant. The source said, if this occurs, operations may be transferred to their Ohio facility. Globe had aRead More

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