Category: Niagara Falls New York

Just say Yes: Hall of Famers headed to Niagara Falls

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From the Buffalo News:

Days after being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, members of the legendary progressive rock enclave Yes have announced a date at the Seneca Niagara Casino.

Though the group performed at the UB Center for the Arts last fall beneath the moniker Anderson Rabin & Wakeman, when Jon Anderson, Trevor Rabin and Rick Wakeman come back to the area on Oct. 7, they will be trading beneath the banner “Yes featuring Jon Anderson, Trevor Rabin and Rick Wakeman.”

Looming casino revenue loss could hit Niagara Falls hard

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From WIVB Channel 4 in Buffalo:

“If we spend it now and it’s not there and this thing lasts for quite some time it can cause a lot of problems,” said Andrew Touma, Niagara Falls City Councilman.

Touma is calling for a 90-day moratorium on casino revenue spending following the Seneca Nation’s announcement to discontinue payments to the state.

“We collect about $16 million a year and of that money around $11 or $12 million per year is used in the general budget. Just to cover expenses in the general budget and then we use other monies for capital projects,” said Touma.

Goat Island Lodge Plan Could Be Coming Soon

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From the Niagara Falls Reporter:

It was only a few weeks ago that the state plan to build a “world-class lodge” on Goat Island State Park was swirling in controversy as the Niagara Falls Council and the Niagara County Legislature voiced strong opposition to the idea of marring the pristine beauty of the park and hurting downtown business interests with a tourist-magnet lodge.

Feeling the pressure, Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s development honchos sought to cool the furor and said other state parks along with Goat Island would be considered for the governor’s lodge and that RFP’s would soon be issued.

According to sources in Albany, an RFP is being developed (secretly, as usual) for a state park lodge, and Goat Island is still the prime parcel being considered despite the talk of other parks.

Gaming Dispute Takes Back Seat to Budget

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From the Niagara Falls Reporter:

The developing crisis between the Seneca Nation and the state in the gaming dispute over revenue sharing payments is taking a back seat these days to the budget negotiations in Albany as lawmakers and the governor try to meet the April 1 budget deadline. Read More…

Niagara Falls hotel owner may build another hotel next door

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From the Buffalo News:

The owners of the Wingate by Wyndham hotel in downtown Niagara Falls have acquired the neighboring lot and may build another hotel there. Read More…

HIGGS: Early tourism took visitors below and behind the falls

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From the Niagara Gazette:

Since Franciscan monk and explorer Louis Hennepin became the first European to encounter the “Falls at Niagara” in 1658 we could call him the first “tourist,” but let’s start in the early 19th century. We will begin around the time of the construction of the Erie Canal on July 4, 1817 in Rome, New York, which opened the door to travel (and commerce) across the state of New York. Read More…

Ambitious plans for Buffalo Ave. in Niagara Falls unveiled to public

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From WIVB Channel 4 in Buffalo:

An ambitious proposal for the future of an industrial corridor in Niagara Falls was unveiled Tuesday night. Architecture firm LaBella Associates presented to the public long-term proposals for Buffalo Avenue. Read More…

Hard Rock Rising 2017 in Niagara Falls

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From Niagara Frontier Publications:

The search for the next rising star is on. Hard Rock Cafe, Niagara Falls USA, invites emerging musicians in the market to take the stage for its annual Hard Rock Rising “Battle of the Bands.” The competition offers one lucky winner a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to perform during halftime at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida. Read More…

Niagara aquarium expands to protect threatened penguins

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From the Toronto Star:

A Niagara Falls aquarium is expanding so it can breed and protect the threatened Humboldt penguin. Read More…

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