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By Aaron Besecker » 4:24 PM

The agenda for Monday's Niagara Falls City Council meeting is out. One of the items is a proposed contract with Regional Environmental Demolitions to take down 23 properties. The addresses of the p... Read More

By Aaron Besecker » 1:22 PM

Plans to redevelop the site of the former Fallside Hotel with a 184-room Doubletree by Hilton are scheduled to come before the Niagara Falls Planning Board tonight. Merani Hospitality LLC has... Read More

By Aaron Besecker » Tuesday, October 21, 2014

The agenda for tonight's Niagara Falls Zoning Board of Appeals meeting includes the requests from Niagara Gospel Rescue Mission for its emergency overnight shelter operations. The requests for a us... Read More

By Aaron Besecker » Sunday, October 19, 2014

The Tourism Advisory Board will meet at 6 p.m. Monday in Room 117 in City Hall, 745 Main St. The Zoning Board of Appeals will meet at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday in Council Chambers in City Hall. The Planning... Read More

By Aaron Besecker » Wednesday, October 15, 2014

While the budget process for next year is far from over - actually Mayor Paul A. Dyster hasn't even submitted his proposed spending plan yet - things don't look promising. The City of Niagara Falls... Read More

By Aaron Besecker » Tuesday, October 14, 2014

The Niagara Falls Housing Authority's board of trustees appears poised to talk about a contract extension for Executive Director Stephanie W. Cowart when it meets this afternoon. No further detail... Read More

By Aaron Besecker » Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Niagara Falls and the surrounding region got a good review from USA Today, which said the area offers plenty to keep visitors occupied. In a video on the family travel section of USA Today's websit... Read More

By Aaron Besecker » Sunday, October 12, 2014

The Niagara Falls Housing Authority Board of Commissioners will meet at 4 p.m. Tuesday in Kalfas Magnet School, 1800 Beech Ave. The Niagara Falls City Council will hold a 5 p.m. Committee of the Whol... Read More

By Aaron Besecker » Sunday, October 5, 2014

The Tourism Advisory Board will meet at 6 p.m. Monday in Room 117 in City Hall, 745 Main St. The Planning Board will meet at 6 p.m. Wednesday in Council Chambers in City Hall. The School Board w... Read More

By Aaron Besecker » Thursday, October 2, 2014

A plant's expansion plans will come before the Niagara Falls Planning Board next week. North American Hoganas, which produces reduced iron powder at its facility at 5950 Packard Road, according t... Read More
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About the reporter

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.