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By Aaron Besecker » 11:52 AM

The Niagara Falls School Board will receive an update on the district’s $67 million capital project as part of a nearly two-hour meeting scheduled for tonight at 5:30 in the district’s administration building, 630 66th St. Tonight’s meeting is not a regular business meeting of the board, but rather what the… Read more »

By Aaron Besecker » Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Historical walking tours in a section of downtown Niagara Falls are being offered Wednesdays by the Niagara Falls Historic Preservation Society. Dubbed the “Legacy Tour: Powerful People, Powerful Places,” the 90-minute tours of the Buffalo Avenue area depart from the Niagara USA Visitor Center, 10 Rainbow Blvd. at 5:30

By Aaron Besecker » Sunday, August 17, 2014

The Zoning Board of Appeals will meet at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday in Council Chambers in City Hall, 745 Main St. The Water Board will hold a work session at 5 p.m. Thursday at the municipal water plant, 5815 Buffalo Ave. Correction: The board does not meet in

By Aaron Besecker » Friday, August 15, 2014

More than 10 food and wine writers from across the United States and Canada will visit Niagara County this weekend to get a taste of what the region offers. Hosted by the Niagara Tourism and Convention Corp., the “Up Close and Savory” tour will give the writers a chance to check out… Read more »

By Aaron Besecker » Thursday, August 14, 2014

The City Council this afternoon approved an award of $10,000 for the Niagara Falls Blues Festival, which will be held downtown next month. The Dyster administration initially proposed awarding $40,000 to the event. That was put on hold when Mayor Paul A. Dyster pulled the item from the July 7 meeting agenda after Councilman… Read more »

By Aaron Besecker » Monday, August 11, 2014

A proposed deal with One Niagara and a $10,000 grant for the Niagara Falls Blues Festival will be considered this week by the City Council. It has called a special meeting for 4 p.m. Thursday in Council Chambers. Here’s the… Read more

By Aaron Besecker » Sunday, August 10, 2014

The Tourism Advisory Board will meet at 6 p.m. Monday in Room 117 in City Hall, 745 Main St. Updated Aug. 11, 9:36 a.m.: There is no City Council meeting tonight, as the Council remains on recess for the month… Read more

By Aaron Besecker » Sunday, August 3, 2014

The Historic Preservation Commission will meet at 6 p.m. Wednesday in Room 117 in City Hall, 745 Main St. Read more

By Aaron Besecker » Tuesday, July 29, 2014

There were a bunch of things I didn’t fit into my story from last night about design plans for the Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Interpretive Center. -Organizers will likely rely on donations rather than charging an admission fee, at least… Read more

By Aaron Besecker » Monday, July 28, 2014

Updated July 29, 8:46 a.m.: All grants were approved. Original post: The City of Niagara Falls’ banking arm today will consider making $280,000 in grants for four market rate apartment rehabilitation projects and a hotel project. NFC Development Corp. is… 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.