Niagara Falls

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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Fat kids, skinny kids, kids who climb on rocks
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State DEC greenwashes Delaware North so-called “Improvements” to State Park

Niagara Falls February 16, 2017 at 4:39 am

The very survival of the human race is being threatened by global warming, air and water pollution, overpopulation, natural resource depletion, loss of biodiversity, deforestation and ocean acidification, but don’t despair! Delaware North, which sells fast food, gifts and souvenirs in the former nature preserve we know as Niagara FallsRead More

Will Dyster back Ricchiazzi’s plan for a ‘Falls Ferry’?

Will Dyster back Ricchiazzi’s plan for a ‘Falls Ferry’?

Niagara Falls February 16, 2017 at 3:08 am

It’s not a hare brained scheme but, if you will give it consideration, an idea whose time has come. And now an investment group led by Matthew Ricchiazzi is planning to seek the long and arduous road to approval to launch a ferry service in the lower Niagara River, shuttlingRead More

Delaware North co-CEO Lou Jacobs shakes with Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown as Delaware North seals the deal. Kevin Kelly (right) is both president of Delaware North’s travel business and chairman of the Olmsted Park Conservancy’s board of directors.  The woman on the left is Stephanie Crockatt, the Conservancy’s executive director.

“Buffalo Olmsted” rolls over for Cuomo, Delaware North $$$

Niagara Falls February 16, 2017 at 2:09 am

It’s no secret why the Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy, one of the largest, most prominent and influential local non-profit community organizations in Western New York, has adopted a strictly hands-off approach when it comes to advocacy on behalf of one of the most famous Frederick Law Olmsted-designed parks in theRead More

Potholes again Populate City Streets

Potholes again Populate City Streets

Niagara Falls February 8, 2017 at 11:12 pm

  By James Hufnagel; Ten years into the tenure of Mayor Paul Dyster, the streets of Niagara Falls have never looked worse. Shortly after Dyster was elected in 2007, Congresswoman Louise Slaughter gifted him $3.6 million of federal tax dollars for street repaving. Main Street, among several other streets downtown,Read More

The former Niagara Falls International Convention Center was given to the Seneca Nation for $1 dollar. Will the city ever have another convention center?

Zona Spearheading Bipartisan Effort for Convention Center Study

Niagara Falls February 4, 2017 at 7:43 pm

By Tony Farina; Could it be the start of a new era of bipartisanship, a new and exciting chapter in the city of Niagara Falls, a heavily Democratic urban core in a county where Republicans control the legislature 11 to 4? Well, nobody should jump to conclusions too quickly becauseRead More

The Mayor is fond of ballcaps.

Is Mayor Dyster one of the ‘immigrant’ faces on Cuomo Pamphlet ???

Niagara Falls February 3, 2017 at 2:53 am

On Jan. 20, Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s representative, Empire State Development’s Sr. VP Sam Hoyt appeared in Council Chambers at Niagara Falls City Hall to deliver an encapsulated version of the “State of the State” speech performed by Cuomo on Jan. 9 at the University of Buffalo’s North Campus. At theRead More

Niagara Falls experiences social media firestorm over Cuomo’s “Lodge” proposal

Niagara Falls experiences social media firestorm over Cuomo’s “Lodge” proposal

Niagara Falls February 3, 2017 at 2:28 am

A number of Niagara Falls residents lit up social media this week with protests against Gov. Cuomo’s “lodge” which he wants to build next to the Niagara River on Goat Island in the Niagara Falls State Park, damaging the beautiful natural scenery surrounding Niagara Falls. We culled the following criticalRead More

Roscetti Fundraiser Draws Overflow Crowd

Roscetti Fundraiser Draws Overflow Crowd

Niagara Falls February 3, 2017 at 2:08 am

By Tony Farina It was a full house last Thursday at the Hyde Park Ice Pavilion for Alan Roscetti’s kickoff fundraiser in his campaign for Niagara Falls City Court judge. Roscetti, a 37-year-old Niagara County public defender and private practice attorney, is running for the seat currently held by JudgeRead More

E.R. "Bob" Baxter III

Open Letter to the Hon. Andrew M. Cuomo, Governor

Niagara Falls February 2, 2017 at 10:44 pm

In the Tradition of the Old-time Pamphleteers, This is An Open Letter to the Honorable Andrew M. Cuomo, Governor of the State of New York By E.R. Baxter III Dear Governor Andrew Mark Cuomo, In a recent public speech, you made several remarks about Goat Island at Niagara Falls. OneRead More

Niagara Falls Councilman Andy Touma

Cuomo Promises No Sure Thing; City Must Help Itself

Niagara Falls January 26, 2017 at 9:42 am

Gov. Andrew Cuomo rode into Niagara Falls this week full of promises about using state funds from his Buffalo Billion Squared Initiative in his proposed 2017 budget to reclaim underused and vacant property near the state park, an investment he says that will pay dividends for the city. While itRead More

Opposition mounts to new Soup Kitchen on Pine as Hunger, Poverty on Rise

Opposition mounts to new Soup Kitchen on Pine as Hunger, Poverty on Rise

Niagara Falls January 26, 2017 at 5:43 am

A Roman Catholic priest who is proposing to locate what he terms a “not-for-profit restaurant,” run by volunteers, serving low cost meals to low income residents and free meals to veterans, is running into stiff resistance from Mayor Dyster and a self-appointed business group that calls itself Pine Avenue RedevelopmentRead More

Letter to the Editor

Letter to the Editor

Niagara Falls January 19, 2017 at 6:55 am

by Dan Davis They stopped talking to me so maybe they would answer to you. This year’s budget included a request for $500,899 in Casino funds for Community Development. This amount was to come from a $10.9 million “Transfer from Tribal Revenue.” At the same time, an additional $500,899 wasRead More

Memorial Gala a Ringing Success

Memorial Gala a Ringing Success

Niagara Falls January 19, 2017 at 5:02 am

The Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center’s marquee event, the Premier, was a star-studded success last Saturday night at the Seneca Niagara Casino, attracting close to 1,000 people who clearly had a wonderful time contributing and mingling with some of the area’s biggest names as well as many guests from theRead More

Defendant Walker Elected Chairman; Touma Weighs Future

Defendant Walker Elected Chairman; Touma Weighs Future

Niagara Falls January 12, 2017 at 6:37 am

“Could only happen in Niagara Falls!” That’s what people were saying this week after Councilman Charles Walker – who is still dealing with four misdemeanor charges brought by the state attorney general for allegedly failing to file campaign finance reports – was elected to either his third or fourth two-yearRead More

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