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By Aaron Besecker » 2:05 PM

The national event Small Business Saturday, happening this Saturday, has a few featured events in Niagara Falls. The City of Niagara Falls' Community Development Department is teaming up with the ... Read More

By Aaron Besecker » Tuesday, November 25, 2014

The Niagara Falls City Council has cut about $560,000 in spending from Mayor Paul A. Dyster's proposed budget for next year. Here's what lawmakers did today: • Cut overtime for police patrols... Read More

By Aaron Besecker » Tuesday, November 25, 2014

The arm of Niagara Falls government that provides loans and grants will consider awarding two new grants when it meets Monday. The Niagara Falls City (or NFC) Development Corp. will consider granti... Read More

By Aaron Besecker » Sunday, November 23, 2014

The Niagara Falls City Council will meet to discuss amendments to Mayor Paul A. Dyster’s proposed 2015 budget at 4 p.m. Monday in Council Chambers in City Hall, 745 Main St. The City Council will h... Read More

By Aaron Besecker » Sunday, November 16, 2014

The Tourism Advisory Board will meet at 6 p.m. Monday in Room 117 in Niagara Falls City Hall, 745 Main St. The Planning Board will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday in Council Chambers in City Hall. The City C... Read More

By Aaron Besecker » Friday, November 14, 2014

The city Planning Board will have the chance to vote on the Hamister Group's $35 million Hyatt Place hotel proposal on Tuesday night. There will also be a public hearing on an expansion project at ... Read More

By Aaron Besecker » Thursday, November 13, 2014

The Hamister Group is projecting the costs of its planned Niagara Falls hotel will reach $34.9 million, up from the initial $22.4 million. The state's pledge of public dollars for the 128-room Hya... Read More

By Aaron Besecker » Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Editor's note: A change was announced today that moves the Inspections Department to Monday instead of Friday. The City Council has announced what departments' budgets will be reviewed in upcoming ... Read More

By Aaron Besecker » Tuesday, November 11, 2014

City lawmakers have scheduled a series of budget meetings over the next three weeks to meet with department heads and propose amendments to Mayor Paul A. Dyster's proposed spending plan for next year.... Read More

By Aaron Besecker » Sunday, November 9, 2014

The City Council will hold a 5 p.m. Committee of the Whole meeting Monday, followed by a regular meeting at 6 in City Hall, 745 Main St. The School Board will hold a board review session at 5:30 p.m.... Read More
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Aaron Besecker joined The Buffalo News in 2007, where he has covered communities in Western New York as a beat reporter, multimedia journalist and assistant online editor. A Buffalo native, he began his career in journalism at the Niagara Gazette.