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Map: Niagara Falls paving projects, 2008 through 2012

Map of Niagara Falls paving projects, 2008 through 2012

Niagara Falls street repaving list

Story: Niagara Falls scales back street repaving, cites cash crunch

Here are the streets to be repaved in Niagara Falls this year:

•Read Avenue, between Pasadena Avenue and 91st Street

•Pasadena Avenue between Lindbergh Avenue and South Military Road

•Jacob Place between South Military Road and Cayuga Drive

•South 84th Street/Valle Drive from Buffalo Avenue to the southerly end of the street

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Niagara Falls will repave fewer streets because of casino dispute

NIAGARA FALLS - The city will be repaving fewer streets this season thanks to the casino cash crunch.

Mayor Paul A. Dyster has called a news conference for 10 a.m. to talk about the city's street paving plans for the upcoming season.

The city will be using the "pothole killer" this year, a machine previously used in the city and in other Western New York municipalities that can more quickly fix potholes and requires less manpower than traditional means.

Check back shortly after 10 a.m. for the full story.

11:12 a.m. update: Here's a list of the streets to be repaved this season. City officials said they expect to get more streets repaved once an agreement is reached between the Seneca Nation of Indians and the state over owed slot machine revenue.

12:32 p.m. update: Here's my story. More updates coming to story soon.

Dyster praises Cuomo on Oneida deal

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced a deal last night with the Oneida Indian Nation over gambling rights. Cuomo also raised the possibility that the state's agreement with the Seneca Nation of Indians for the right to operate casinos in Western New York might just run out in three years without renewal.

Niagara Falls Mayor Paul A. Dyster, whose city is feeling the financial pinch because of the ongoing dispute between the Senecas and the state, issued a statement last night:

"Congratulations to Gov. Andrew Cuomo for his great leadership and diplomatic skill in negotiating a win-win solution to the centuries-old dispute between the State of New York and the Oneida Nation of Indians. Litigation in this case has been ongoing since 1970, and every previous effort to resolve the outstanding issues - and there have been several attempts over several decades - has ended in failure. But as in the case of so many other supposedly "intractable" issues in the last several years, Gov. Cuomo has found a way to break the logjam and find a solution that works for everyone.

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Niagara Falls School Board candidates forum to be aired this weekend

Norma Higgs of the Niagara Falls Block Club Council reports that Tuesday night's candidates forum will be broadcast on Time Warner Cable channel 20 on Saturday at 9 p.m. and Sunday at 3 p.m. and 9 p.m.

You can read my recap here, and here's a story by Rick Pfeiffer of the Niagara Gazette about the event.

Falls School Board candidates forum tonight

A number of civic organizations are sponsoring a candidates forum at Niagara Falls Public Library tonight at 6.

Here's the Niagara Falls Block Club Council's Facebook post about the event.

For more info on the candidates, check out this rundown on our School Zone blog.

Plans change for fixing rink at Hyde Park Ice Pavilion in Niagara Falls

City lawmakers did not respond favorably when Mayor Paul Dyster told them there would be changes to plans to fix one of the rinks at Hyde Park.

Niagara Falls lawmakers hear about Hyde Park ice pavilion work

Mayor Paul Dyster's administration is on tap to update city lawmakers today about another vacancy atop the city's engineering department.

Jeffrey Skurka was fired from the post of city engineer, the Niagara Gazette reported April 30.

**5:45 p.m. correction: There has been no update about the engineering vacancy. That was my mistake in reviewing the agenda.

Dyster and city officials are discussing various road improvement projects, as well as improvements to the ice rink at Hyde Park.

Here's the agenda for today's meetings: (Work session starts at 5 p.m. with the voting session at 6 p.m.)

Niagara Falls City Council agenda

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ICYMI: Niagara Falls news from the weekend

In case you missed these stories:

Duff's Famous Wings is opening its fifth Western New York location in the Pine Plaza.

The latest Love Canal lawsuit has been moved to federal court.

Republicans have thrown their hat into two of the three County Legislature races in the city.

Late-afternoon Niagara Falls headlines

Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center today honored a recently deceased, long-time employee by naming a new hospice unit after him.


Guy Bax, the former city building inspector, was sentenced to probation in his public corruption case.

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Aaron Besecker

Aaron Besecker

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.

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