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June 13, 2013 - 5:33 PM
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June 13, 2013 - 2:15 PM
June 11, 2013 - 10:04 AM
The Niagara Preservation Coalition is again asking a court to halt construction of the Maid of the Mist's boat dock and storage facility in the Niagara Gorge.
When a State Supreme Court judge in Niagara County lifted a temporary restraining order in April, the group asked an appeals court to take up the case, which it did not.
New court papers were filed Friday, with a court appearance scheduled for Monday.
Here's what Maid of the Mist attorney Brian D. Gwitt said in an email:
May 17, 2013 - 9:30 AM
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.
May 9, 2013 - 1:23 PM
Albany Bureau Chief Tom Precious just filed a story about Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo's latest proposal for new casinos in New York, which includes a timetable for resolving the dispute with the Seneca Nation of Indians.
May 8, 2013 - 1:34 PM
The state is holding its first Tourism Summit today in Albany.
John Percy, head of the Niagara Tourism and Convention Corporation, is attending, according to Don Glynn of the Niagara Gazette.
An AP report says summer attractions, including Niagara Falls, will be among the topics discussed.
The governor's office is streaming the event online:
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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.