Niagara Falls

Dyster’s path to political redemption is long and twisted

Former Niagara Falls Mayor Paul Dyster has been on an orchestrated media tour following his departure from office last week — complete with the paid promotion of self-produced YouTube videos.  Long profiles, well-shaped in their messaging, have appeared in The

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A new mayor in Niagara Falls is likely to partner with local Indian Tribes

Niagara Falls’ new Mayor-elect Bob Restaino is “very open” to new public partnerships with the Seneca Nation of Indians, and a half-dozen other local tribal communities, believing that a collaborative posture will accelerate new development projects both on- and off-sovereign territory, a

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Cuomo, Dyster want Toronto commuter trains to serve New York

Governor Andrew Cuomo‘s administration, at the urging of Niagara Falls Mayor Paul Dyster, is planning to lobby Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in the coming weeks. The two men want badly to extend Toronto’s commuter train service to Niagara Falls, NY,

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Lisa Vitello misses key FOIL deadline, raising eyebrows

The Chronicle filed three separate requests for information with the Niagara Falls City Clerk’s Office on Wednesday, January 2nd, largely related to Mayoral candidate and Community Development Director Seth Piccarillo — a key figure in the administration of outgoing Mayor

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Challengers floated in 62nd district, as Ortt considers options

Political operatives associated with Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins’ mainline Democratic caucus are contemplating potential candidates to challenge Senator Robert Ortt, of North Tonawanda.  The 62nd district stretches from Niagara Falls to Rochester. The most prominent names being floated are Mayor Paul Dyster

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Destino speaks out on his untimely firing by Dyster

BY JOHNNY DESTINO “(I)t is a terrible thing for a man to find out suddenly that all his life he has been speaking nothing but the truth. Can you forgive me?” – Oscar Wilde, The Importance of Being Earnest When I

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Dyster’s 2017 city budget riddled with inconsistencies

Mayor Paul Dyster’s 2017 final budget for the city of Niagara Falls, approved by the city council last week, is a document based more on political calculation than fiscal responsibility. After the vote, councilmembers nearly sustained injuries patting themselves on

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Williams: Dyster’s tax increases must be stopped

BY ANN WILLIAMS Mayor Paul Dyster deceived the taxpayers by waiting until five days after the mayoral election to tell us that he was planning to do a citywide reassessment. He plans to raise our assessments on average from between


DEC launches investigation into illegal dumping in Niagara Falls

BY MATTHEW RICCHIAZZI Since The Reporter broke a story about illegal dumping at a city-operated composting facility last week, the State’s Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has launched an investigation into the illegal dumping. On the same day, last Thursday, Department of

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SolarCity financial woes leave spinoff in limbo

BY THE NIAGARA FALLS REPORTER The company at the center of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s “Buffalo Billion” initiative and the stated reason Niagara Falls Mayor Paul Dyster and city Planner Tom DeSantis spent $165,000 of taxpayers’ money on a largely worthless piece of

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Dyster’s follies cost taxpayers

BY MIKE HUDSON For Niagara Falls Mayor Paul Dyster, it’s not about the destination but the journey. Which is why, since taking office in January 2008, the city has been subjected to numerous and lengthy forays into the unknowable unknown,