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    Seneca Gaming Dispute Goes From Simmer To Boil

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    From WGRZ channel 2 in Buffalo (including video):

    The recent suggestion by Niagara Falls Mayor Paul Dyster that the city -due to a dispute over gaming revenues– may eventually no longer provide fire protection to the Seneca Niagara Casino, has prompted a fiery response from the President of the Seneca Nation.

    Who’s to blame for lack of Falls cash?

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    From WIVB channel 4 in Buffalo:

    Who’s to blame for holding up millions in much-needed casino revenue in Niagara Falls?

    On Tuesday, Mayor Paul Dyster raised eyebrows during a 9/11 ceremony when he dug into the Seneca Nation of Indians over the holdup and suggested that should a fire happen at their casino, their may not be fire protection available for those who won’t pay up. But the Senecas contend it is the state who is holding all the cards.

    Niagara Falls Mayor To Senecas: No Casino Payment, No Fire Protection

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    From the Jamestown Post-Journal:

    The mayor of Niagara Falls says he may withhold fire and emergency services from the casino owned by the Seneca Nation of Indians if the tribe doesn’t pay the millions of dollars owed to the city.

    Local media outlets report that during comments made at a Sept. 11 memorial ceremony Tuesday, Mayor Paul Dyster said he’s prepared to direct the city’s fire chief not to respond to emergency calls from the Seneca Niagara Casino and Hotel.

    The city is owed $60 million from the Senecas, who have refused to make gaming revenue payments to the state because of an ongoing dispute.

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