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The board of trustees of Niagara Falls Public Library will meet at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday in the library, 1425 Main St. The Planning Board will meet at 6 p.m. Wednesday in Council Chambers in City Hall,... Read More

By Aaron Besecker » Wednesday, January 21, 2015

The Niagara Falls City Council has reappointed a dozen members to the Tourism Advisory Board while adding four people who were not members last year. The new members are Angela Berti, Denise Easter... Read More

By Aaron Besecker » Monday, January 19, 2015

Niagara Falls lawmakers on Tuesday will consider a proposal to reduce the allotted time given to public speakers at City Council meetings from five to three minutes. Council Chairman Andrew P. Tou... Read More

By Aaron Besecker » Sunday, January 18, 2015

The City Council will hold a Committee of the Whole meeting at 5 p.m. Tuesday, followed by a regular meeting at 6 in Council Chambers in City Hall, 745 Main St. (agenda, additional documentation) The... Read More

By Aaron Besecker » Sunday, January 11, 2015

The Niagara Falls Urban Renewal Agency will meet at 4:30 p.m. Monday in Room 117 in City Hall, 745 Main St. (agenda) The Niagara Falls Housing Authority Board of Commissioners will meet at 4 p.m. Tue... Read More

By Aaron Besecker » Wednesday, January 7, 2015

The price to park in a city-owned lot or in the downtown ramp in Niagara Falls will be going up later this year. The City Council unanimously approved a $5 increase in parking fees at city-owne... Read More

By Aaron Besecker » Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Niagara Falls Police Superintendent Bryan DalPorto is calling it an "opportunity of a lifetime" for crime fighters in the city and Niagara County. A "completely state of the art" regional crime ana... Read More

By Aaron Besecker » Monday, January 5, 2015

Niagara Falls City Councilman Andrew P. Touma was unanimously elected chairman of the five-member panel on Monday night. Touma, who just finished his first year on the Council, succeeds Councilma... Read More

By Aaron Besecker » Sunday, January 4, 2015

The City Council will hold a Committee of the Whole meeting at 5 p.m. Monday, followed by a regular meeting at 6 in Council Chambers in City Hall, 745 Main St. (agenda, agenda item documents) The His... Read More

By Aaron Besecker » Wednesday, December 24, 2014

The following are the meeting dates for the Niagara Falls City Council in 2015. Regular meetings are on Mondays, except when there's a holiday. The Committee of the Whole meeting begins at 5 p.m., ... 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.