Archive for September 8th, 2016

Mark Hamister and Gov. Andrew Cuomo who helped his campaign donor get a free hotel.

Hamister wants more: How the politically connected developer gets a free hotel and $10 million in his pocket

Niagara Falls September 8, 2016 at 12:22 pm

USA Niagara officials have recommended that state taxpayers give developer Mark Hamister an additional $1 million for his downtown Niagara Falls Hyatt Place hotel project. That money supplements the $3.85 million the state-run agency has already committed to the project. The $4.85 million represents a 14% public subsidy for the purportedRead More

All this, and pony rides too!

Food, Music, Cars, Animals; Pigapalooza Open to All

Community News September 8, 2016 at 12:20 pm

If you are under the impression that you belong wherever there is something interesting to see, then Pigapalooza 12 might qualify for your consideration. Held Saturday, Sept. 17, starting at 3:30 pm and lasting at least until 8 pm when the fireworks go off – at the Ransomville Free MethodistRead More

The Lewiston Reservoir is a 1,900-acre, 22 billion gallon reservoir elevated more than 30 feet above the Niagara escarpment.

Former NYPA Official comments on Lewiston Reservoir sinkhole threat

Niagara County September 8, 2016 at 12:10 pm

The chief engineer formerly in charge of the NYPA Niagara Power Project hydroelectric facility at Lewiston, NY, last week responded to a Sept. 1 Artvoice article revealing the presence of what was termed a sinkhole next to its associated reservoir. Although the presumed sinkhole, first discovered during a routine inspectionRead More

JC Seneca

JC Seneca to Run for Seneca President

Niagara Falls September 8, 2016 at 12:05 pm

Promising transparency and a new path that provides hope, faith and trust in government, businessman JC Seneca of the Cattaraugus Territory announced today that he is running for president of the Seneca Nation of Indians in the election scheduled for Nov. 1. Seneca, 56, chairman of the One Nation Organization,Read More

Falls Reassessment Plan Slowing Down

Falls Reassessment Plan Slowing Down

Niagara Falls September 8, 2016 at 12:02 pm

It appears the planned citywide property reassessment in Niagara Falls, the first in 14 years, is not necessarily a done deal just yet after many taxpayers voiced strong opposition to the plan at last Tuesday’s public hearing in council chambers. “People were obviously concerned,” said Council President Andrew Touma onRead More

Jack Kennedy and Marilyn Monroe both stayed at the Hotel Niagara, although not at the same time, in the same room.

USA Niagara Development: “Who wants a free hotel?”

Niagara Falls September 8, 2016 at 12:01 pm

The USA Niagara Development Corporation, a subsidiary of Empire State Development, is issuing a request for proposals for ‘qualified developers’ to purchase, restore/rehabilitate and reuse the historic Hotel Niagara on Rainbow Boulevard.  Several developers participated in a meeting last week hosted by USA Niagara, giving them an opportunity to assessRead More

The speed limit on Hyde Park Blvd was reduced in front of Gaskill Prep (above) from 35 to 25 mph. Two years later, the DOT got around to lowering the speed limit in front of Hyde Park Elementary (below) to 25 mph.

Hyde Park Elementary speed limit lowered after years of persistence

News September 8, 2016 at 7:58 am

Just in time for the new school year, the NYS DOT installed speed limit signs on State Route 61 (Hyde Park Blvd.), lowering the speed in front of Hyde Park Elementary School to 25 mph. The roadway has a 35 mph speed limit elsewhere, except in front of Gaskill PrepRead More

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