Hamister hotel project just a Hyatt? Developer announces even more delays

By Mike Hudson, The Niagara Falls Reporter Nine months ago, the Hamister hotel deal was making headlines every day. It was urgent. It was the future of Niagara Falls. The state approved plans to give the developer, Mark Hamister, $2.75


Astorino releases new ad hitting Cuomo on taxes, jobs

The Republican candidate for Governor Rob Astorino, distributed a video to supporters via email last week. In the TV-style spot, Astorino hits Cuomo for dodging property taxes on his girlfriend’s Westchester County home, which real estate experts value between $1.5 and $1.8 million. The assessment


Cuomo angers the anti-government counter culture, on the left and right

In recent weeks, Andrew Cuomo’s excruciatingly obvious political maneuvering — aimed at watering down the marijuana legalization bill advanced by Senator Diane Savino (D-Staten Island) — has infuriated groups on the right and left. Cuomo — who last year attempted to decriminalize marijuana for


Will DiNapoli save the Bills before Cuomo even has a chance?

It’s no secret that Governor Andrew Cuomo and Comptroller Tom DiNapoli don’t like each other. Cuomo has received only tepid support from organized labor, which provides DiNapoli with a robust base of support and reelection machine. The Cuomo camp contends