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Analyzing the Market for a Niagara Falls Event Center

Analyzing the Market for a Niagara Falls Event Center

Live entertainment experts such as Christian Printup have voiced their opinions in opposition of Mayor Restaino’s proposed event center in Niagara Falls, NY. One of their key arguments as to whether or not this project is even feasible involves the saturated market for live events in immediate proximity to ourRead More

Million-Dollar Mystery: Mayor Hides Legal Fees from Council

Million-Dollar Mystery: Mayor Hides Legal Fees from Council

Two points keep nagging me about Niagara Falls Mayor Robert Restaino’s plan to build an arena on NFR land – land he has gone to court to force the sale through eminent domain. The location for the arena seems to be the mayor’s deliberate plan to favor the Seneca NationRead More

Something Has Been Worked on With Mayor’s Fishy Event Center Scheme, But What?

Something Has Been Worked on With Mayor’s Fishy Event Center Scheme, But What?

Niagara Falls Mayor Robert Restaino is hell bent on building his Centennial Park, actually not a park but a 7000-seat arena right at the entranceway of Niagara Falls Redevelopment land, on NFR land, and in so doing block NFR’s plan to build a $1.5 billion data center. The Restaino arena,Read More

Niagara Falls Mayor Restaino Tries to Block $1.5B Data Center for Dubious Arena Plan

Niagara Falls Mayor Restaino Tries to Block $1.5B Data Center for Dubious Arena Plan

Niagara Falls, New York is currently at an extraordinary, perhaps historic, crossroads. At the head of the city is Mayor Robert Restaino, who is solely responsible for deciding whether Niagara Falls will move into the future and accommodate the current demand for high tech data centers or let them beRead More

Smash Mouth Kicks Off Batavia Concert Series

Smash Mouth Kicks Off Batavia Concert Series

Community News, Local News May 24, 2024 at 8:12 pm

By Tony Farina With Memorial Day weekend fast upon us and the sunny days of summer already here, it is time to think fun and music in one big gulp and you can reach for all of it with a short trip down the Thruway to Batavia Downs Gaming whereRead More

Niagara Pride Announces Full Season of Pride 2024 Schedule

Niagara Pride Announces Full Season of Pride 2024 Schedule

Community News May 20, 2024 at 9:39 am

Niagara Pride is excited to release its most event packed schedule for Pride season ever.  This year, not only will Niagara Pride be partnering again with Calhoon’s Pub, Oliver Street Merchants Association, and Old Falls Street in order to host Newfane Pride, Oliver Street Pride (North Tonawanda), and Rainbow CityRead More

Crystal Peoples-Stokes to receive Legislator of the Year Award at WNY Youth Event

Crystal Peoples-Stokes to receive Legislator of the Year Award at WNY Youth Event

Community News May 19, 2024 at 11:02 am

Every year, nearly 17,000 young people are served by Boys & Girls Clubs in Western NY. To show their continued support in preparing today’s youth for a brighter tomorrow, the Construction Industry Education Foundation (CIEF) and Basil Family Dealerships are partnering with the Boys & Girls Clubs Collaborative of WesternRead More

Buffalo Arts Studio to Receive $25,000 Grant from the National Endowment for the Arts

Buffalo Arts Studio to Receive $25,000 Grant from the National Endowment for the Arts

Community News May 18, 2024 at 11:54 am

Buffalo Arts Studio is pleased to announce it has been approved by the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) for a Grants for Arts Projects award of $25,000. This grant will support the exhibition series Waterfront View. In total, the NEA will award 1,135 Grants for Arts Projects awards totalingRead More

Senator Rob Ortt Honors New York State Troopers for Heroic Actions

Senator Rob Ortt Honors New York State Troopers for Heroic Actions

Community News, News, State and National News May 18, 2024 at 11:51 am

Today, New York State Senator Rob Ortt proudly presented proclamations to New York State Troopers for their heroic, lifesaving actions. On April 7th of this year, Troopers Martin Derkovitz, Benjamin Zaccagnino, and Matthew Wetzel arrived at the scene of a residential fire, with an attached garage fully engulfed in flamesRead More

Experts Warn Against Using Public Funds for Event Center

Experts Warn Against Using Public Funds for Event Center

This past Friday, the Niagara Gazette’s investigative journalist Mark Scheer published an editorial entitled “Economists on sports venue public financing: ‘read the fine print’.” Scheer astutely compared expert analyses on the public funding of the new Buffalo Bills stadium with Mayor Robert Restaino’s proposed use of public funding for hisRead More

Niagara County DSS Says EBT System Will Be Down on Sunday

Niagara County DSS Says EBT System Will Be Down on Sunday

Community News, Niagara County May 17, 2024 at 1:54 pm

Niagara County Department of Social Services Commissioner Meghan Lutz today said residents who receive benefits through the New York Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance will not be able to use their EBT cards on Sunday, May 19, 2024, between the hours of 12:01 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.  New YorkRead More

Preakness Day is Saturday at Batavia Downs Gaming

Preakness Day is Saturday at Batavia Downs Gaming

Community News May 16, 2024 at 4:47 pm

By Tony Farina This Saturday, May 18, is Preakness Day at Batavia Downs Gaming where you can play and watch the second leg of horse racing’s famed triple crown. But the excitement doesn’t end with the big race at wildly popular Batavia Downs Gaming.  Also featured on the big raceRead More

Too Yacht to Handle to Debut at Sportsmen’s May 25

Too Yacht to Handle to Debut at Sportsmen’s May 25

Community News, Featured, Local News May 14, 2024 at 2:19 pm

By Tony Farina Another big musical night is in store for music lovers at the Sportsmen’s Tavern on Saturday, May 25, where the new band Too Yacht to Handle will present their debut performance from 9 to 11 p. m. And to add even more to the occasion will beRead More

Delaware North gets Free Advertising Courtesy of Local Media’s Fake News

Delaware North gets Free Advertising Courtesy of Local Media’s Fake News

Community News May 11, 2024 at 11:15 am

Prominently featured this week in the Niagara Gazette is the report of one David Seminara, a former resident who apparently has made a name for himself as Youtube’s “Mad Traveller” and had the following things to say about the city of Niagara Falls after his recent visit. “I knew itRead More

Get a Cool Summer Job Right Now!

Get a Cool Summer Job Right Now!

Community News May 3, 2024 at 3:54 pm

Summer is just around the corner, but businesses around the state are already hiring for the summer. Whether you are looking for something to get you through the summer months, want to pick up a fun second gig, or are looking for a permanent career in a new field, thereRead More

SoleTurn Videography Is Just Amazing; Creativity Galore

SoleTurn Videography Is Just Amazing; Creativity Galore

Community News, Featured, Local News April 11, 2024 at 3:45 pm

By Tony Farina If you admire creativity, and that includes in your music, the rock band SoleTurn delivers on all counts. Take for example the eclipse videography they put together while enjoying the once-in-a-lifetime celestial event just last Monday when the solar eclipse was there for all to see.  Read More

Big Prizes Available at Batavia Downs Gaming

Big Prizes Available at Batavia Downs Gaming

Community News April 11, 2024 at 2:19 pm

By Tony Farina There always seems to be a lot of money on the table for those who visit Batavia Downs Gaming, and that’s especially true on Saturdays. Every Saturday in April features hot seat drawings hourly between 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. for $250. Also on the table AprilRead More

Free Irish Folk Concert by ‘Four Shillings Short’ at Downtown Church this Weekend

Free Irish Folk Concert by ‘Four Shillings Short’ at Downtown Church this Weekend

Community News April 9, 2024 at 10:54 pm

Four Shillings Short (Christy Martin and Aodh Og O’Tuama) will be performing a “Celtic, Folk and World Music” Concert at the First Unitarian Universalist Church of Niagara, 639 Main St, Niagara Falls, NY, on Saturday 4/13 from 2-4 pm. Four Shillings Short: Rooted in Celtic and American folk, inspired byRead More

SoleTurn Eclipse Track Will Hit This Week

SoleTurn Eclipse Track Will Hit This Week

Community News, Local News April 9, 2024 at 4:21 pm

By Tony Farina I had a wonderful viewing spot for the solar eclipse on Monday as rock band SoleTurn’s lead singer Vik Bhargava and bass player Zachary Michael hosted a small gathering at a private residence on the lake as they put together the final touches on a videography ofRead More

Get Rid of Bugs, Call Buffalo Exterminators

Get Rid of Bugs, Call Buffalo Exterminators

Community News, Local News April 8, 2024 at 2:57 pm

By Tony Farina Buffalo Exterminators says if you have a bug problem, ants, bees, bed bugs, rodents or other unwelcome critters, you can get immediate relief with eco-friendly pest control solutions tailored to your particular needs. Owner Robert Mettal, who owns Buffalo Exterminators on Exchange St. in Buffalo, says hisRead More

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