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Public input sought in Niagara Falls park planning

Public meetings about plans for city parks in Niagara Falls will be held Monday and Tuesday night.

Monday's session on the Parks Master Plan Project will involve park sites across the city. It will be held from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in Niagara County Community College's Culinary Arts Institute on Old Falls Street.

Tuesday's session will focus on parks in LaSalle. It will be held from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in 79th Street Elementary School.

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Dyster to discuss plan for Niagara Falls' share of casino revenue

Mayor Paul A. Dyster has called a news conference for 3 p.m. Tuesday to talk about the city's plans for its share of revenue from Seneca Niagara Casino.

Dyster will announce a "step-by-step course of action" during a session planned for Council Chambers in City Hall. 

"There are many questions surrounding this settlement and I want to communicate the facts directly to the public," Dyster said in a written statement released Sunday afternoon.

Here's Dyster's full statement:

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Document: MOU between Senecas and state

MOU between Seneca Nation and State of New York

Casino cash: Looking ahead by looking back at how funds were spent in Niagara Falls

The local share of casino revenue is ready to flow again.

And the communities that host the Seneca Nation's three casinos are more than ready to receive it.

There hasn't been an official breakdown released publicly of how the $89 million will be split up between the City of Niagara Falls and the other entities in line under state legislation to receive part of the funding.

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Niagara Falls to receive $89 million as Seneca Nation and state resolve casino cash dispute

Here's our story.


Live video & blog: State and Senecas announce casino deal in Niagara Falls

Graduation, technology plan on tap for discussion by Niagara Falls School Board

Tonight's meeting will be held at 5:30 p.m. in the district's administration building, 630 66th St.

Here's the agenda:

Niagara Falls School Board agenda - June 13, 2013


Duff's, Culinary Arts Institute propose outdoor patios

The city Planning Board will consider requests for permission to construct two outdoor patios when it meets tonight.

Duff's Famous Wings in Pine Plaza and Niagara County Community College's Culinary Arts Institute need permission to encroach on the city's right-of-way. Here's tonight's complete agenda:

Niagara Falls Planning Board agenda, June 12, 2013


Morning headlines in Niagara Falls

Niagara County calls for one-year extension with NTCC, CEO Percy steamed

Plug for Seneca Niagara Casino & Hotel pulled from state website

Aldi closing Porter Road store for two weeks for renovations

Allegations of sexual misconduct get Falls school employee placed on leave

LA Fitness slated to open in December in Niagara Falls

An LA Fitness location near the Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls is on track to open in early December.

Construction of the 35,000-square-foot building on Factory Outlet Boulevard near Niagara Falls Boulevard is being undertaken by Benderson Development.

The developer also has plans to build two smaller buildings nearby, closer to the Niagara Falls Boulevard intersection, Benderson Vice President Eric Recoon said in an email last week.

The firm still needs to get city approvals for that portion, and hopes to start development on one of those buildings this summer, Recoon said.

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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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