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By Aaron Besecker » Friday, April 17, 2015

Mayor Paul A. Dyster posted the following message on his Facebook account this morning about Thursday's fire at the Norampac/Greenpac plant on Packard Road: "Thanks to prior preparations, a much... Read More

By Aaron Besecker » Friday, April 17, 2015

About 400 students in Niagara Falls, or about 13 percent, opted out of at least some part of the state ELA tests this week, the School Board learned Thursday night. The schools that had the... Read More

By Aaron Besecker » Wednesday, April 15, 2015

I've got a story coming Sunday on the results of a survey conducted by the Niagara Falls City Council. It asked about things from snowplowing and garbage pickup to perceived benefits of casino... Read More

By Aaron Besecker » Sunday, April 12, 2015

The City Council will hold a Committee of the Whole meeting at 6 p.m. Monday, followed by a regular meeting at 7 in Council Chambers in City Hall, 745 Main St. (agenda) The Housing Authority Board... Read More

By Aaron Besecker » Thursday, April 9, 2015

Plans to open a Rainforest Café on Old Falls Street by the end of May remain on track, the Niagara Falls Planning Board was told Wednesday night. Acting Director of Economic Development and... Read More

By Aaron Besecker » Sunday, April 5, 2015

The Niagara Falls Planning Board will meet at 6 p.m. Wednesday in Council Chambers in City Hall, 745 Main... Read More

By Aaron Besecker » Sunday, March 29, 2015

The Niagara Falls City Council will hold a Committee of the Whole meeting at 6 p.m. Monday, followed by a regular meeting at 7 in Council Chambers in City Hall, 745 Main St. (agenda, supporting... Read More

By Aaron Besecker » Sunday, March 22, 2015

The Tourism Advisory Board will meet at 6 p.m. Monday in Council Chambers in City Hall, 745 Main St. The Financial Advisory Committee will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday in Room 117 in City Hall. The board... Read More

By Aaron Besecker » Sunday, March 15, 2015

Editor's note: An earlier version of this post incorrectly stated the times of Monday's City Council meetings. The City Council will hold a Committee of the Whole meeting at 6 p.m. Monday, followed... Read More

By Aaron Besecker » Sunday, March 8, 2015

The Niagara Falls City Council will hold a special meeting at 3:45 p.m. Monday in Council Chambers in City Hall, 745 Main St. The Council will again take up proposed borrowing and awarding contracts... 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.