January 28, 2014 - 11:01 AM
Updated: 11:08 a.m.
The Niagara Falls School Board will hold a special meeting Thursday night with an agenda that includes talking about recent changes to polling sites.
An agenda for the meeting has not yet been released, but a district spokesperson confirmed the polling place discussion.
January 19, 2014 - 9:45 AM
The City Council will hold a 5 p.m. Committee of the Whole meeting Tuesday, followed by a regular meeting at 6 in City Hall, 745 Main St.
The Zoning Board of Appeals will meet at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday in Council Chambers in City Hall, 745 Main St.
January 17, 2014 - 9:45 AM
The City of Niagara Falls is taking proposals to run the restaurant at Hyde Park Golf Course.
Proposals must be submitted by 11 a.m. Feb. 3.
January 16, 2014 - 12:12 PM
NIAGARA FALLS - A proposal to hire a consultant to work on grant writing and administration, which has been sought by the Dyster administration after lawmakers cut funding for the work last year, will come before the City Council next week.
The proposal calls for spending a maximum of $35,000 to hire Sherry L. Shepherd-Corulli, a city resident, to work on grants for the city.
January 15, 2014 - 1:42 PM
Matthew J. Driscoll, president and CEO of the New York State Environmental Facilities Corp., will deliver a regional presentation of Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo's State of the State at noon Friday at the John Duke Senior Center, 1201 Hyde Park Blvd.
New York Power Authority President and CEO Gil Quiniones was originally scheduled to make the appearance, but is no longer able to attend because of a scheduling conflict.
In his State of the State issued Jan. 8, Cuomo unveiled a wide range of proposals including funding for a genome research consortium between Buffalo and Manhattan, bonuses for top-performing public school teachers, modest tax breaks for property owners and tougher penalties for repeat drunk drivers and teens who text and drive.
January 14, 2014 - 2:11 PM
A job fair will be held Thursday for positions at a planned Las Vegas-style feature bar to open in February at Seneca Niagara Casino & Hotel.
The event will be held from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the hotel mezzanine near the Seneca Niagara Events Center.
January 13, 2014 - 9:27 AM
Prior to his show at Seneca Niagara Casino on Friday, Mike Epps made a stop at the Niagara Falls Housing Authority to bring an anti-bullying message to kids. Here are a couple YouTube videos of his visit:
January 9, 2014 - 12:38 PM
Niagara Falls Mayor Paul A. Dyster, a strong supporter of Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo, on Thursday issued a statement about the governor's State of the State address:
“Gov. Cuomo's address provided both a look back at the many accomplishments of the past year and a preview of priorities and initiatives for 2014. From initiatives to reduce the state's tax burden to an effort to fund educational innovation through a bond referendum, the governor continues to offer bold and imaginative solutions to the state's most pressing problems. I was particularly impressed with his unflagging commitment to upstate economic development, his forceful defense of his initiative on ethics reform, and his timely reminder to the Legislature that the time to pass the Women's' Equality Act is now.”
Cuomo has taken an active approach in the Falls, which many observers believe has led to the state doing more here than it has under other recent governors.
January 8, 2014 - 12:29 PM
NIAGARA FALLS - Actor/comedian Mike Epps, who has appeared in "Next Friday" and "The Hangover," will be speaking at the Niagara Falls Housing Authority's Doris Jones Resource Center on Friday.
Epps, who also has writing and producing credits in films, will talk about bullying in an event before his performance at Seneca Niagara Casino.
January 8, 2014 - 9:23 AM
The New York Power Authority has cancelled a flood watch for Cayuga Island in Niagara Falls, Mayor Paul A. Dyster has announced on his Facebook page.
The watch remains in effect for the Robert Moses Parkway beneath the north Grand Island bridge.
Flood gauges are two feet below the damage level and falling, Dyster reports.