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Information sessions, open houses planned on changes to Niagara Falls' garbage, recycling program

City officials will offer information sessions and open houses about the upcoming changes to the city's garbage and recycling program starting next week, the Dyster administration announced today.

Two sessions will be held in Council Chambers in City Hall at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday and Thursday of next week. Tuesday's session is for the Landlord Association of Greater Niagara, while Thursday's is for the city's business and professional associations, officials announced in a news release.

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Funds proposed for education on new garbage and recycling program

When the city gives residents new recycling and garbage totes later this year, it will also try to teach the public the new requirements of the program.

City lawmakers tonight will consider spending about $59,000 in casino funds on a pilot education program called SWEET, or Sanitation Waste Education Enforcement Team. (For more information about how the SWEET pilot plan would work, click the "backup documentation" link below and go to page 12.)

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Public meetings in Niagara Falls government this week

The City Council will hold a Committee of the Whole meeting at 5 p.m. Tuesday, followed by a regular meeting at 6 in City Hall, 745 Main St.

The board of trustees of Niagara Falls Public Library will meet at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday in the library, 1425 Main St.

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Participants named for Saturday's Memorial Day parade in Niagara Falls

The lineup for Saturday's Memorial Day parade in Niagara Falls features more than 30 law enforcement, military and other groups. Here's the list of participants, as of Thursday afternoon:

Niagara Falls Police Department, Niagara Falls Fire Department, Niagara County Sheriff’s Department, Niagara County Sheriff’s Mounted Division, Air National Guard 107th Airlift Wing, Us Army 865th Combat Support Hospital Alpha Company, John Metro’s convertible Chevy for event dignitaries, American Legion John J. Welch Post 381, Federal, State, County And City Officials, Niagara Falls Boys & Girls Club, Oakwood Cemetery, Western Regional Buffalo Corps Of Cadets, Veterans Of Foreign Wars Post 917, Marine Corps Recruiters, Marine Corps League - 2nd Lt. John Paul Bobo Detachment, 1118 Niagara Youth Marine Cadets, Town of Niagara Lions Club, Niagara Falls High School Band, Boy Scout Troop 816, Niagara Falls Hall of Fame, Niagara Clown Alley, Pages Towing, Dick Pealer, Mike Hooper, Rick Smith, Clinton Brockway, US Air Force Reserve 914th Airlift Wing, Civil Air Patrol, Royal Canadian Legion Branch 606, VFW Post 54 Auxiliary, Sister Hood, O G Car Club, Cristoforo Colombo Society, American Legion Fredrick Cadille Post 1664, Uzed Dealz, Niagara Sikh Association, Girl Scouts Of Western New York, Marine Corps League - Conrad Kania Det. 230 Chesty Puller Train, Patriot Guard Riders of New York.

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Turnout down for Niagara Falls School Board election, budget vote (breakdown by polling place)

Turnout for Tuesday's school board and budget votes in Niagara Falls was down about 6.3 percent from last year, according to the official results.

There were 2,315 total ballots cast, including 130 absentee ballots and 12 affidavit ballots, according to figures released by the district Wednesday night.

There were 1,953 votes cast regarding the budget, which was approved 1,399 to 687, or roughly 2 to 1.

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Incumbents win, school budget passes in Niagara Falls

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Incumbents Nicholas S.J. Vilardo and Arthur L. Jocoy Jr. each won another term on the Niagara Falls School Board, according to unofficial voting results Tuesday night.

The school budget also passed by a vote of 1,385 to 680, with all 23 election districts reporting.

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Voter information: Niagara Falls school board election, budget vote

Polls are open until 9 p.m. in Niagara Falls, where voters will select two School Board members and vote on a proposed $126.4 million budget. Check out the following links for more information:

Budget and school board candidate overview

Candidate questionnaires (click on their names for their answers)

My story about the six school board candidates

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Public meetings in Niagara Falls government this week

The City Council will meet to discuss proposed changes to the city charter at 4 p.m. Monday in Council Chambers in City Hall, 745 Main St.

The Tourism Advisory Board will meet at 6 p.m. Monday in Room 117 in City Hall.

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Two weeks left to submit outdoor recreation proposals for Niagara Falls

Companies interested in giving Niagara Falls a new array of outdoor experiences have two more weeks to get their proposals to the state.

The deadline to submit proposals for new outdoor recreation programming and facilities, which had been today, was extended last month. The new deadline is 2 p.m. May 30.

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Public meetings in Niagara Falls government this week

The City Council will hold a 5 p.m. Committee of the Whole meeting Monday, followed by a regular meeting at 6 in City Hall, 745 Main St.

A public forum with candidates running for Niagara Falls School Board will be held at 6 p.m. Tuesday in Niagara Falls Public Library, 1425 Main St.

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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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