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By Aaron Besecker » Sunday, October 25, 2015

The schedule of meetings of public bodies in Niagara Falls government this week: The City Council will hold a special meeting at 4 p.m. Monday to vote on an override of the state tax cap for the 2016 budget. A public hearing will also be held during the meeting in Council Chambers in City Hall, 745 Main St. The... Read More

By Aaron Besecker » Sunday, October 18, 2015

The schedule of meetings of public bodies in Niagara Falls government this week: The Niagara Falls City Council will hold a Committee of the Whole meeting at 5 p.m. Monday, followed by a legislative meeting at 6 in Council Chambers in City Hall, 745 Main St. The Zoning Board of Appeals will meet at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday... Read More

By Aaron Besecker » Sunday, October 11, 2015

The schedule of meetings of public bodies in Niagara Falls government this week: The City Council will hold a budget review session with representatives of the police and fire departments at 4 p.m. Tuesday in Council Chambers in City Hall, 745 Main St. The Housing Authority Board of Commissioners will meet at 4 p.m.... Read More

By Aaron Besecker » Friday, October 9, 2015

Democratic incumbent Paul Dyster and Republican John Accardo faced off in a 30-minute debate today hosted by WGRZ-TV. I live tweeted it from the studio (thanks for the invite, moderator Steve Brown). The pair will square off in the Nov. 3 general election for Niagara Falls mayor. This week, Councilman Glenn Choolokian -... Read More

By Aaron Besecker » Thursday, October 8, 2015

The Niagara Falls City Council will hold a public hearing on the proposed 2016 city budget at 6 p.m. Nov. 2 in Council Chambers in City Hall, 745 Main St. City lawmakers on Tuesday and Wednesday met with various department heads about their individual budgets, a process that will continue with other department heads on... Read More

By Aaron Besecker » Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Tonight's episode of the Travel Channel's "Hotel Impossible" features a hotel in downtown Niagara Falls The show pays a visit to what was the 55-room Waldorf Niagara Hotel, located at Rainbow Boulevard and John B. Daly Boulevard. For those who aren't familiar with the makeover-type show, hosted by... Read More

By Aaron Besecker » Monday, October 5, 2015

Niagara Falls lawmakers tonight will consider the proposed sale of a landlocked city-owned parcel for about $190,000 to a hotel owner looking to build a water park. Owners of the Sheraton at the Falls hotel on Third Street have offered $7.50 per square foot for the .57-acre downtown parcel, according to documents... Read More

By Aaron Besecker » Sunday, October 4, 2015

The schedule of meetings of public bodies in Niagara Falls government this week: The Niagara Falls City Council will hold a Committee of the Whole meeting at 5 p.m. Monday, followed by a legislative meeting at 6 in Council Chambers in City Hall, 745 Main St. (agenda, supporting documentation) The Financial Advisory... Read More

By Aaron Besecker » Friday, October 2, 2015

Niagara Falls Mayor Paul A. Dyster put out his proposed 2016 budget on Thursday. I wrote about it here. You can peruse the 230-plus-page document on the city's website. Here's a look at a few of the major numbers in the spending plan: Total spending Dyster's 2016 proposal: $102,284,395 2015 adopted budget:... Read More

By Aaron Besecker » Monday, September 28, 2015

Niagara Falls Mayor Paul A. Dyster will present his proposed city budget for next year at 4 p.m. Thursday in Council Chambers in City Hall. The presentation, which will take place during a special meeting of the City Council, is open to the public. Under the city charter, the mayor must present a proposed budget on... Read More

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