Union protest causes havoc in hotel lobby

From the Niagara Falls Review: A union protest created havoc for guests checking into the Courtyard by Marriott Thursday, and the union leader behind it warned of more disruptions if the hotel’s management doesn’t return to the bargaining table. “Since we’re coming into the busy season, we’re planning stepped-up protests in the coming weeks,” said…

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Canadian group eyes two Falls hotels

From the Buffalo News: The Niagara County Industrial Development Agency is considering tax breaks to help a Canadian company reopen two Niagara Falls hotels. The IDA board accepted applications Wednesday from the Merani Group of Companies, based in Niagara Falls, Ont., for payment-in-lieu of taxes arrangements, or PILOTs, to help it buy the former Inn…

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Natives exempt from passport rule

From the Niagara Falls Review: Welcome to the United States. No passport required. Scores of native North Americans poured across into Canada from the U.S., then returned home without a passport Saturday, despite new American rules requiring most people to carry a passport or some other approved government document to enter the United States. Natives…

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