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9/16/2014

article Gaming Industry Future Uncertain While City Pins Hopes on Comeback
(New York) -- An editorial in the New York Times last month and the recent decision by Moody’s Investment Services to downgrade the future prospects of the gaming...

9/2/2014

article A Simple Plan: Use Seneca Casino Money To Reduce Property Taxes, Period!
(New York) -- It seems so obvious a child could figure it out. The exorbitant property taxes paid by homeowners and businesses in Niagara Falls are the single leading...

8/31/2014

article Suspect in wave of car break-ins arrested running from Falls ramp
(New York) -- Police arrested a B Street man spotted running from the city’s Rainbow Parking Ramps on First Street early Saturday following an evening of four car...

8/6/2014

article Show will go on outside Seneca Niagara Casino -- street performers sticking around till end of August
(New York) -- Due to popular demand, the unique street performers from Las Vegas will perform outside Seneca Niagara Casino & Hotel for three additional weekends...

7/25/2014

article Nearly 100 people to rappel off Seneca Niagara Casino to raise money for Special Olympics
(New York) -- You may want to take a detour and pass by the Seneca Niagara Casino today. Nearly 100 adventurous individuals will be rappeling 357 feet down the building...

7/6/2014

article Vegas performers coming to Seneca Niagara Casino
(New York) -- The Seneca Niagara Casino and Hotel is giving people more reasons to check out downtown Niagara Falls. This summer unique performers from Las Vegas will...

7/5/2014

article Street artists setting up shop downtown
(New York) -- Looking for something a little different downtown? How about a pair of street performers from Las Vegas? Through early August, the unique and renowned...

3/26/2014

article Bar Tab: Seneca Niagara Casino works to Stir up crowds with new club
(New York) -- My boyfriend and I were extremely eager for our friend’s birthday party at the area’s new talked-about club. But our stirring expectations were...

3/22/2014

article New casino falls short of meeting requirements of deal with city
(New York) -- Seven years after the Seneca Nation struck a deal to open a casino in Buffalo, the early promises of a thousand jobs, better streets and marketing pitches...

3/1/2014

article Maspeth man asked to leave casino accused of attacking security supervisor
(New York) -- A Maspeth man was arrested in Seneca Niagara Casino Hotel early Saturday after he punched a security supervisor in the face while being removed from a...

2/14/2014

article STIR opens at Seneca Niagara Casino & Hotel
(New York) -- With a thumping bass, bright lights, energetic dancers, hot music - oh, and, a 20-by-40-foot, high-definition video wall, one thing became perfectly clear...

2/11/2014

article Seneca Niagara Casino & Hotel ready to create a Stir
(New York) -- Nightlife in Western New York is about to get a lot more exciting. Seneca Niagara Casino & Hotel, the region’s premier gaming and entertainment...

2/6/2014

press release Seneca Niagara Casino & Hotel ready to create a 'Stir'
(New York) -- Nightlife in Western New York is about to get a lot more exciting. Seneca Niagara Casino & Hotel, the region's premier gaming and entertainment...

1/21/2014

article Group pushes back on possible Seneca casino
(New York) -- Former Rochester Mayor Bill Johnson portrays the Seneca Niagara Casino in Niagara Falls as an island, isolated from the rest of the city. And any...

1/16/2014

article A duplicate key is blamed in theft at Seneca Niagara Casino
(New York) -- A Seneca Niagara Casino manager said two people mistakenly received keys to the same hotel room, which led to a reported theft from a room at 9 p.m....

1/5/2014

article Casino cash fix, council makeover has Dyster optimistic about 2014
(New York) -- Niagara Falls begins 2014 in a more stable position than it did 2013. The city, though still faced with many of the same challenges that plague upstate...

1/1/2014

article 'William & Ree' taking bringing their act to Seneca Niagara Casino on Saturday
(New York) -- Seneca Niagara Casino & Hotel welcomes hilarious musical comedy on Saturday as Williams & Ree performs twice inside the intimate 440-seat Bear...

12/21/2013

article Seneca Casino opening section for patrons below drinking age
(New York) -- Patrons who are 18 and up but not old enough to legally drink will be allowed to gamble in a special section of Seneca Niagara Casino beginning Thursday.

12/19/2013

article Casino balcony change caters to younger crowd
(New York) -- Night & Day — With the $26 million renovation of its main gaming floor nearly complete, officials at Seneca Niagara Casino are now focusing on a...

12/12/2013

article Seneca Casino ups its game with $26 million makeover
(New York) -- The Seneca Niagara Casino is sending a message to its current and future competition with a $26-million upgrade. “The experience has changed 100%,...

12/11/2013

article Seneca Niagara Casino shows off $26 million makeover
(New York) -- With its 11th anniversary approaching on New Year’s Eve, Seneca Niagara Casino is receiving a makeover, with brighter lighting, a redesigned gambling floor...
article Seneca Niagara seeks more of a Las Vegas feel
(New York) -- In its first major face lift since it opened in late 2002, the Seneca Niagara Casino & Hotel has revamped its main gaming and entertainment floor at a...

11/27/2013

article Casino Money Would Best Be Used To Reduce Taxes in Niagara Falls
(New York) -- The City of Niagara Falls collects around $28 million in property taxes per year. The city has been collecting around $22 million per year in casino...

11/19/2013

article Everybody's Rich But Us; Casino Referendum Targets Niagara Falls Specifically
(New York) -- Niagara Falls got screwed again. By Albany. Again. The casino referendum proposed by Gov. Andre Cuomo in August and passed by the state legislature last...

11/16/2013

article Niagara Falls' bond rating is recovering
(New York) -- The city's bond rating has now been restored by three major rating agencies. Moody's Investor Service downgraded the city's rating in January...
article Rochester woman hits $500K jackpot at Seneca Niagara Casino
(New York) -- A lucky lady from Rochester hit it big Thursday at Seneca Niagara Casino & Hotel — to the tune of half a million dollars. At 1:50 p.m., she...

11/5/2013

article New York to Ban Smoking in Parks? How About the Seneca-Niagara Casino?
(New York) -- New York State government has often been hypocritical, but never more so than in its schizophrenic attitude towards tobacco smoke. On the one hand, it...

10/28/2013

article Brasher officials plan for use of casino gaming compact funds
(New York) -- Brasher officials will use the bulk of their latest casino gaming compact money to pay for engineering expenses related to the construction of their new...

10/23/2013

article Dyster Proposes $1.1 Million in City Hall Salary Increases Here
(New York) -- By the time the $89 million from the Seneca Niagara Casino settlement finally arrived in late August, the administration of Mayor Paul Dyster had already...

10/21/2013

article Restored gaming revenue boost Falls police
(New York) -- The Niagara Falls Police Department can now start shopping for patrol vehicles for the first time in five years now that casino gambling payments have been...

10/17/2013

article Niagara Falls will use casino cash funds to buy 19 new patrol cars
(New York) -- The Niagara Falls Police Department’s fleet of aging, overworked cruisers will finally be put out to pasture. The department can now start shopping...

9/25/2013

article Tourists report theft of jewelry and luggage
(New York) -- A Forestville woman told police that while she was in the Seneca Niagara Casino someone smashed a window in her Jeep and took purses, luggage and a duffel...

8/28/2013

article Maziarz announces online tracking of casino revenue funds in Niagara Falls
(New York) -- State Sen. Maziarz has announced that, starting today, residents of Niagara Falls will be able to track how the city is spending the casino revenue funds...
article Sen. Maziarz will post how Niagara Falls spends casino revenue
(New York) -- State Sen. George D. Maziarz plans to post information about how the City of Niagara Falls spends its share of casino revenue from Seneca Niagara Casino on...

8/27/2013

article Casino Settlement Cash Arrives Here!
(New York) -- When you spend the money before you make it, sometimes even a tremendous windfall can seem like a pittance once it finally comes in.

8/22/2013

article Niagara Falls casino cashier suspected in $2,500 theft
(New York) -- An unnamed female employee is suspected of taking $2,500 in cash while working a shift as a finance cage cashier, the Seneca Niagara Casino’s head of...

8/16/2013

article Casino cash expected soon
(New York) -- The casino revenues are on their way. City officials told the Niagara Gazette that a payment of $87.9 million from the state was listed as pending in the...

8/2/2013

article Cuomo acknowledges Niagara Falls’ struggles, state’s past dysfunction
(New York) -- Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo on Wednesday gave Niagara Falls exactly what it wanted: an $89 million check to officially end the four-year casino revenue dispute.

8/1/2013

article Gov delivers casino funds to 3 WNY cities
(New York) -- Gov. Andrew Cuomo has spent the day traveling among three western New York cities with casinos to deliver gambling revenue that was withheld by the Seneca...
article Gov. Visits Salamanca To Finalize Pact With Senecas
(New York) -- Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s visit Wednesday to the city of Salamanca to finalize an agreement over Seneca Nation of Indians casino revenues was the first...

7/31/2013

article Cuomo delivers $34.5 million check to Salamanca
(New York) -- It’s been a battle four years in the making, and with a series of check passings, the southernmost host city for a Seneca Nation of Indians casino...
article Cuomo stops by Falls to collect $349M and deliver $89M to Falls
(New York) -- Gov. Andrew Cuomo joined Seneca President Barry Snyder Sr. and Mayor Paul Dyster at the Seneca Niagara Casino to announce the delivery of funds from the...
article Cuomo To Deliver Casino Funds To NY Cities
(New York) -- Gov. Andrew Cuomo will visit the three western New York cities with casinos to deliver gambling revenue funds that were withheld by the Seneca Nation of...
article Exchange of checks settles casino dispute
(New York) -- There was a check-swapping ceremony in Niagara Falls Wednesday morning, a presentation certifying a casino agreement between New York state and the Seneca...
article Seneca casino cities receive long-delayed payments
(New York) -- Governor Andrew Cuomo is making stops today in Niagara Falls, Buffalo, and Salamanca Wednesday to deliver casino revenue payments to three cities where the...
article Senecas leader hands governor check for $349 million
(New York) -- Seneca President Barry Snyder this morning handed Gov. Andrew Cuomo a check for $349 million, the money that the nation’s gambling corporation...
article St. Lawrence, Franklin counties receive compact funds
(New York) -- St. Lawrence and Franklin counties no longer have to wait with their hands outstretched for their share of tribal compact money released by the St. Regis...
article St. Lawrence, Franklin counties receive revenues withheld by tribe
(New York) -- The Watertown Daily Times reports this morning that St. Lawrence and Franklin counties each received $1.8 million yesterday, gambling revenue withheld by...
article State Pays $140M To Seneca Nation For Casinos
(New York) -- Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo was joined Wednesday by Seneca Nation President Barry E. Snyder, Sr., to present a check for $89 million to the City of Niagara Falls...
article Brasher officials faulted for issues with casino gaming compact money
(New York) -- Auditors from the state Comptroller’s Office are recommending that Brasher officials include any future casino gaming compact funds as a line item in...
press release Seneca Nation of Indians Transfers Casino Exclusivity Funds to New York State
(New York) -- The Seneca Nation of Indians today transferred 349.6 million dollars to New York State in a special ceremony including Seneca Nation President Barry E....

7/30/2013

article Cuomo expected to sign over Falls' casino cash at Wednesday morning event
(New York) -- Gov. Andrew Cuomo is scheduled to visit Niagara Falls today, apparently to formally announce the delivery of casino revenue to the state and the city.

7/27/2013

article GUEST VIEW: Controlling taxes in the Falls
(New York) -- For elected officials taxes are like the weather: lots of talk but no one ever does anything about it. With city council and county legislature races right...

7/10/2013

article Seneca Gaming job fair set
(New York) -- Seneca Gaming Corp. has 200 job openings and is holding a job fair from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday in the Seneca Niagara Events Center at Seneca Niagara...

7/7/2013

article Things looking brighter for Niagara Falls N.Y.
(New York) -- Visitors to Niagara Falls may soon find themselves zip-lining in the Niagara Gorge, biking along the rushing river and staying in a new hotel room, all...

7/6/2013

article Good news hints at better days for Niagara Falls
(New York) -- Visitors to Niagara Falls may soon find themselves zip-lining in the Niagara Gorge, biking along the rushing river and staying in a new hotel room, all...

7/5/2013

article Seneca Niagara Casino to spend $26 million to renovate 88,000-sq-foot gaming floor
(New York) -- Officials with the Seneca Nation of Indians and Seneca Gaming Corp. have unveiled plans to completely renovate the 88,000-square-foot main gaming floor at...

7/2/2013

article Seneca Niagara Casino getting $26 million makeover
(New York) -- Seneca Niagara Casino & Hotel will see a $26 million renovation of its main gaming floor, officials from the Seneca Nation of Indians and Seneca Gaming...
article Senecas to put new face on N.F. casino
(New York) -- Changing times and customer’s expectations, coupled with wear-and-tear from heavy foot traffic, are among the reasons why Seneca Niagara Casino...

6/25/2013

article BLOG: Casino Compact Extension Shortchanges City
(New York) -- Do you like crumbs, you losers? Yes, you do, you know you do. Governor Andrew Cuomo swung into Niagara Falls Thursday, June 13 to announce a casino cash...
article Seneca Money to Invest in Niagara Falls Marketing
(New York) -- An advertisement for Niagara Falls was seen by millions across the country, all thanks to an agreement between the Seneca Nation and the New York State.

6/17/2013

article Dyster to outline plans for incoming casino cash
(New York) -- There are still many questions surrounding the negotiated settlement between New York state and the Seneca Nation of Indians and Mayor Paul Dyster hopes to...

6/16/2013

article 'Real work' beings for Falls officials in dealing with $89M in casino cash
(New York) -- When Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Seneca Nation of Indians President Barry Snyder sat down in Niagara Falls to announce the end of the four-year gaming compact...
article Three Hundred New Jobs Available at Seneca Casinos
(New York) -- More than 300 new full- and part-time jobs are coming to Western New York with Seneca Casinos, with an urgent need for immediate hiring. To fill the...

6/11/2013

article Plug for Falls casino pulled from state website
(New York) -- Talk about your mixed signals. As Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo has been turning up the heat on the Seneca Nation of Indians by offering to place three new gambling...

6/3/2013

article Niagara Falls Near Junk as Casino Spat Drains Cash
(New York) -- Niagara Falls, the New York tourist mecca caught in the middle of a $600 million casino dispute between the state and the Seneca Nation of Indians, may run...

5/20/2013

article Falls scales back street repaving, cites cash crunch
(New York) -- The city this year plans to repave only about one-third of the amount of roadway it did four years ago. The culprit, according to city leaders, is the...
article GUEST VIEW: Seneca Niagara Casino is all we need
(New York) -- Sometimes I wonder what people are thinking about. I hear and read about people chastising the Seneca-run casino in Niagara Falls. Now our illustrious...
article Niagara Falls will repave fewer streets because of casino dispute
(New York) -- The city will be repaving fewer streets this season thanks to the casino cash crunch. Mayor Paul A. Dyster has called a news conference for 10 a.m. to talk...

5/15/2013

article Falls’ credit rating downgraded for 2nd time in 5 months
(New York) -- Moody’s credit agency has downgraded the city’s credit rating for the second time in five months. Again, the agency said a key reason is the financial...

5/14/2013

article BLOG: Gaming Settlement Still a Long Shot at Best
(New York) -- Anyone who is betting on a gaming settlement before June 20 that will deliver $60 million in overdue slot revenue to the City of Niagara Falls is backing a...

5/7/2013

article BLOG: A casino objection, and a Niagara Falls waterfront connection
(New York) -- A couple of interesting items that popped up today: Republicans in the State Senate are going to propose that three new casinos be built in New York state...
article Cities of Niagara Falls on both sides of border have had highs, lows
(New York) -- Mayor Paul Dyster still remembers the headline. The 59-year-old Niagara Falls native was a sophomore in high school when a classmate in his gym class read...
article City's Financial Prognosis Getting Bleak
(New York) -- About $13 million is what will remain after the city receives an anticipated $70 million in casino revenue and pays its bills.

4/16/2013

article OP/ED: The one bright spot in casino dispute is that Falls will get its money – eventually
(New York) -- For evidence that little good comes from gambling, we refer you to the dispute that is raging between the state of New York and the Seneca Nation of...

4/15/2013

article Senecas not intimidated by state’s talk of a Falls casino
(New York) -- If Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo is trying to pressure the Seneca Nation to resolve a bitter money dispute with the state by threatening to let a non-Indian casino...

4/2/2013

article Governor planning state casino in the Falls
(New York) -- Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo warned Tuesday he is “very serious” about locating a new casino in Niagara Falls, while also acknowledging he is ramping...

3/14/2013

article Fitch Downgrades Niagara Falls, NY GOs to 'BBB'; Placed on Rating Watch Negative
(New York) -- Fitch Ratings has taken the following rating actions on the City of Niagara Falls, NY (the city) outstanding general obligation (GO) bonds: Approximately $...

3/12/2013

article Casino Operators Eye Falls
(New York) -- As the ongoing dispute between Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the Senecas drags on, and with news accounts on both sides of the bridge publishing a wide assortment...

3/8/2013

article City of Niagara Falls warns of looming financial crisis
(New York) -- Officials from the City of Niagara Falls, New York, are warning that looming debt payments could force the cash-strapped city into a crisis later this year...

3/3/2013

article Canadian casinos, in midst of swift decline, offer lesson for New York
(Ontario) -- Casino gambling made this city a boomtown, spurring hotels, restaurants and all the draws of a teeming tourism capital. But the glitzy casinos that tower...

2/27/2013

article Niagara Falls Bets on More Gaming Amid Casino Spat: Muni Credit
(New York) -- Niagara Falls, New York, lost its budget reserves and best bond rating since the 1970s amid a dispute over casino revenue between the state and the Seneca...

2/25/2013

article Casino funds, pensions cause massive planning uncertainty for Falls schools
(New York) -- The lack of casino revenues could again cause devastating pain in the Niagara Falls City School District.
article Niagara Falls Bets on More Gaming Amid Casino Spat: Muni Credit
(New York) -- Niagara Falls, New York, lost its budget reserves and best bond rating since the 1970s amid a dispute over casino revenue between the state and the Seneca...

2/21/2013

article Cuomo backs ‘Buffalo Billion’ in City Honors appearance
(New York) -- Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo touched on the Buffalo Billion plan, a second Niagara Falls casino and the state’s new gun regulations this morning during his...
article Cuomo visit fails to shed light on casino plan
(New York) -- Gov. Andrew Cuomo discussed non-Indian casinos in upstate New York during a speech outlining his plans for the state on Thursday.

2/11/2013

article Cuomo Gaming Plan Puts Spotlight on NFR’s Bergamo
(New York) -- When Gov. Andrew Cuomo launched his salvo at the Seneca Nation with his announcement that the state might sanction a non-Indian casino in Niagara Falls,...
article New Casino for Niagara Falls? Don’t Bet on It
(New York) -- Is Gov. Andrew Cuomo really serious about a new, non-Indian casino for downtown Niagara Falls?

2/10/2013

article Ex-workers challenge Senecas on insurance
(New York) -- Rashinaz Khasanova was thrilled when she landed a full-time housekeeping job at the Seneca Niagara Casino’s hotel in Niagara Falls about six years...
article Senecas challenged in employee compensation cases
(New York) -- The Seneca Niagara Casino is facing legal action by former employees over worker's compensation coverage.

2/1/2013

article Falls Mayor: City progressing despite held-up casino revenue
(New York) -- Niagara Falls may be in tough fiscal straits because the Seneca Nation isn't paying its required share of casino revenues, but Mayor Paul Dyster at his...

1/16/2013

article Casino gaming chips celebrate anniversary
(New York) -- To celebrate a decade of success in Niagara Falls, Seneca Niagara Casino & Hotel will offer special limited-edition 10th anniversary gaming chips.

1/13/2013

article Dyster confident Falls will move forward despite fiscal challenges
(New York) -- Another year of uncertainty stands in front of the city of Niagara Falls. As 2013 begins, the city enters into its fourth year without the casino revenue...
article GLYNN: Casino issue returns to upstate New York in 2013
(New York) -- Whenever you hear talk about boosting economic development in upstate New York, don't get too excited. It could be just another promise to funnel state...

1/11/2013

article Casino Fight Causes Niagara Falls' Bond Rating To Drop
(New York) -- The City of Niagara Falls is facing another huge financial problem because of a three-year casino dispute between the state and the Senecas.
article Cuomo's casino comments welcomed
(New York) -- City officials are viewing Gov. Andrew Cuomo's recent comments about gaming expansion in New York state as a positive. During his state of the state...
article Dyster says Cuomo’s stand on casinos is good news for Niagara
(New York) -- Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s suggestion Thursday that there would be no new casinos in Western New York was seen by Mayor Paul A. Dyster as a sign of a...

1/10/2013

article Falls’ credit rating drops as casino dispute drags on
(New York) -- Thanks to the casino dispute between the state and Seneca Nation of Indians, Niagara Falls has had budget problems. Now it could have borrowing problems,...
article Niagara Falls' credit rating downgraded
(New York) -- The casino gambling dispute between the state and Seneca Nation of Indians has thrown Niagara Falls into a budget crisis. Now it may affect the city's...
article State casino plan appears to leave out WNY
(New York) -- A day after announcing his plans to support the development of three new casino in upstate New York, Gov. Andrew Cuomo told members of the press in Albany...

1/9/2013

article Rating agency downgrades Falls' bond rating, citing casino cash concerns
(New York) -- The ongoing casino revenue dispute between the Seneca Nation of Indians and the state and cash concerns caused largely by a lack of incoming gaming revenue...

12/30/2012

article Niagara County shows support for expanding casino gaming
(New York) -- The Niagara County Legislature passed a resolution of support to expand casino gaming in Niagara Falls. During the Dec 18 meeting, the resolution was...
article TOP 10: Absence of casino funds hits Falls hard (No. 3)
(New York) -- The ongoing gaming revenue dispute between New York state and the Seneca Nation of Indians caused pain and anxiety for every department in city government...

12/29/2012

article Falls’ gamble on casino hasn’t paid off
(New York) -- Like a desperate gambler with one last roll of the dice, Niagara Falls a decade ago bet on casino gambling to turn its hard luck into good fortune.

12/25/2012

article Decline and falls: an American city in crisis
(New York) -- More than 50 years on, the honeymoon is well and truly over. The world’s most famous waterfalls continue to attract millions of visitors every year,...

12/20/2012

article Seneca casino unveils upgraded buffet
(New York) -- The Seneca Niagara Casino unveiled the new Thunder Falls Buffet on Thursday. The facility's original restaurant underwent an $8.5 million...
article Seneca Niagara Casino & Hotel opens all-new Thunder Falls Buffet
(New York) -- Seneca Gaming Corp. upped the ante on casino dining Thursday with the unveiling of the new Thunder Falls Buffet at Seneca Niagara Casino & Hotel in...
article Seneca Niagara Casino unveils new-look Thunder Falls Buffet
(New York) -- Patrons at the Seneca Niagara Casino & Hotel have gotten used to having a top-notch buffet available to them. Starting today, they'll have access...
article Senecas spend $8.5M for better eats at NF casino
(New York) -- Extra large shrimp, Asian-flavored mussels, slices of Thai Chicken pizza, large servings of pork and roast beef greeted an invitation-only crowd who took...

12/10/2012

article Falls, Salamanca don’t need control boards, DiNapoli says
(New York) -- Despite fiscal crises caused by the cutoff of Seneca Nation casino revenues, neither Niagara Falls nor Salamanca needs a control board, State Comptroller...

12/4/2012

article Niagara lawmakers table effort to back private casino in Falls
(New York) -- The Niagara County Legislature tabled a resolution Tuesday that would have put the county on record as supporting a private-sector casino in downtown...

11/27/2012

article The day the music died in Niagara Falls
(New York) -- The City of Niagara Falls and its long-suffering residents have suffered many kinds of losses since Albany took 50 acres out of the heart of downtown and...

11/22/2012

article Niagara County supports casino at Batavia
(New York) -- Niagara County is the latest municipality in Western New York to back efforts for a full-blown casino at Batavia Downs and eight other "racinos"...

11/21/2012

press release Seneca Niagara Casino supports Niagara Holiday Lights
(New York) -- Seneca Niagara Casino & Hotel will join Niagara Falls USA organizations in brightening the holiday season for the remainder of 2012. As a key supporter...

11/18/2012

article Niagara to vote on backing casino gaming at racetracks
(New York) -- The touchy topic of non-Indian casinos will be on the agenda of the Niagara County Legislature on Tuesday. At the request of Western Regional Off-Track...
article Where have all the dollars from casino revenue gone?
(New York) -- When slot machine revenues from the Seneca Niagara Casino started coming to Niagara Falls a decade ago, they enabled the city to improve its crumbling...

11/12/2012

article State acts to put Falls in cash flow
(New York) -- It was too much money spread over too long a time for state officials not to break open the piggy bank. It was supposed to be a 50-year deal to help...

11/10/2012

press release Ceretto applauds governor's decision to provide financial assistance to City of Niagara Falls
(New York) -- Assemblyman John Ceretto applauded Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Friday for approving a plan that will provide assistance to the City of Niagara Falls to help...
press release Governor Cuomo announces agreement to provide financial assistance to City of Niagara Falls
(New York) -- Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced Friday that the New York Power Authority board of trustees has approved a plan to provide assistance to the City of Niagara...

11/9/2012

article NYPA advances $13.5M to ease Niagara Falls budget
(New York) -- Niagara Falls Mayor Paul Dyster's "disaster budget" may not be quite so painful following a decision by the New York Power Authority on...
article NYPA agrees to plug casino budget gap
(New York) -- Mayor Paul Dyster’s proposed budget is no longer a disaster. The Dyster administration announced Friday morning that a deal has been reached that...
article State deal provides Falls with funds to ease budget crisis
(New York) -- Weeks before pink slips and tax hikes were set to hit city residents and employees, the state on Friday offered Niagara Falls a temporary lifeline to pull...

11/5/2012

article OP/ED: Albany should head off Niagara Falls disaster
(New York) -- Residents of Niagara Falls are about to take it on the chin – not to mention in the nose, the gut and the wallet – because the state of New...

11/1/2012

article Falls Mayor proposes 8.3% home tax hike
(New York) -- The holdup of casino cash is forcing Niagara Falls Mayor Paul Dyster to call for layoffs in the Honeymoon Capital. He presented his "disaster budget...
article Layoffs, tax hike proposed in Falls mayor’s ‘disaster budget’
(New York) -- Mayor Paul A. Dyster proposed a 2013 city budget Thursday that included 20 layoffs and the first substantial property tax increase since 2006.

10/30/2012

article Cuts Coming When Dyster Presents Niagara Falls Budget
(New York) -- Niagara Falls Mayor Paul Dyster will finally present his 2013 budget to the City Council on Thursday, one month after it was originally due.

10/25/2012

article Niagara Falls Council plans to bill Senecas, state
(New York) -- One month after Mayor Paul A. Dyster threatened to withhold fire service from the Seneca Niagara Casino, the City Council is playing its own version of...

10/20/2012

article Seneca Casino officials look to fill about 50 positions with Saturday job fair
(New York) -- Not much has changed in the process for recruiting qualified candidates at the Seneca Niagara Casino & Hotel. The various departments still put job-...
article Seneca Niagara Casino looking to hire
(New York) -- The Seneca Niagara Casino and Hotel provided many opportunities for people to land a job at the casino for those who attended its job fair.

10/1/2012

article Ceretto: Cuomo administration responsive to impact of casino dispute
(New York) -- Assemblyman John D. Ceretto, R-Lewiston, announced Tuesday that senior Cuomo administration officials reached out to him to personally respond to his...

9/30/2012

article Falls bracing for 'disaster budget'
(New York) -- Cities and towns across Western New York are busy putting together their budgets for the coming fiscal year. But perhaps nowhere is the task more difficult...

9/29/2012

article EDITORIAL: Albany should pony up $58 million loan to Niagara Falls will fix a problem the state created
(New York) -- New York State is preparing to give Niagara Falls a $58 million loan to compensate for the loss of revenues from the Seneca Niagara Casino, an urgent...

9/25/2012

article Parlato: Seneca Tax-free Complex Was Big Mistake by Albany
(New York) -- They’re going great guns. Astonished, the locals ask, “How do they do it, these Seneca gods?” “Without taxes,” — that...
article State reportedly eyeing loan to make up for casino money
(New York) -- New York State is preparing to give Niagara Falls a loan to relieve its mounting fiscal crisis that stems from non-payment of Seneca casino money, an...
article Albany Gambled on Casino And Niagara Falls Lost
(New York) -- Niagara Falls gambled on casinos. But casinos operate on one principle: cheat or trick stupid people out of their money. A business model so faulty it can...

9/19/2012

article EDITORIAL: Falls deserves the cash from Seneca casino
(New York) -- If anyone still didn't know it, the dispute between the state of New York and the Seneca Nation of Indians has real and potentially hazardous...

9/17/2012

article Seneca Nation "Not the Bad Guys"
(New York) -- For two years, the Seneca Nation of Indians and New York State have been in a dispute regarding payments from casino operations.

9/15/2012

article Seneca president warns Niagara Falls it may never see casino payments
(New York) -- Brace yourselves, Niagara Falls and Salamanca. If you thought it was hard trying to survive without $81 million in revenue from the Seneca Indian casinos...

9/14/2012

article Seneca Gaming Dispute Goes From Simmer To Boil
(New York) -- 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...

9/13/2012

article Casino Faces City Fire Protection Cut
(New York) -- The bruising battle between New York State and the Seneca Nation of Indians over the distribution of gaming revenue could leave the native American's...
article Senecas respond to Dyster comments
(New York) -- Seneca Nation officials are dismissing Niagara Falls Mayor Paul Dyster's threats to withhold firefighting services from the Seneca Niagara Casino.

9/12/2012

article GLYNN: Seneca clash stirs old memory.
(New York) -- Mayor Dyster's threat to cut off fire protection to the Seneca Niagara Casino sparked memories of that day in the spring of 2003 when the city's...
article Niagara Falls Mayor To Senecas: No Casino Payment, No Fire Protection
(New York) -- 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...

9/11/2012

article Falls could stop fire service to Seneca Niagara Casino
(New York) -- Mayor Paul A. Dyster said Tuesday that the city would stop providing fire service to the Seneca Niagara Casino before it lays off any firefighters in the...

8/10/2012

article Senecas and state disagree over business at casino
(New York) -- A new dispute could be brewing between the Seneca Nation and the Cuomo administration over a possible convenience store and gas station at the tribe's...

7/31/2012

article Casino cash wait continues
(New York) -- Vacant lots continue to be overrun by knee-high grass and weeds. Massive potholes continue to wear on residents' vehicles. Blighted houses remain...

7/23/2012

article Live blog of Niagara Falls City Council meeting
(New York) -- Join me tonight for a live blog of the Niagara Falls City Council meeting. The work session begins at 4 p.m. and the regular meeting begins at 7, with a...

7/22/2012

article Continuing casino cash stalemate impacting a host of city jobs
(New York) -- The Niagara Falls City Council will hear an update on the status of casino cash-paid employees from Mayor Paul Dyster and City Administrator Donna Owens at...

7/20/2012

article Mugging of casino worker brings interim probation
(New York) -- A Dunkirk man who mugged a Niagara Falls casino worker last year was placed on six months of interim probation Thursday, as Niagara County Judge Sara...

7/13/2012

article Man injured after casino fireworks shell explodes under lawnmower
(New York) -- An employee of Seneca Niagara Casino was injured Thursday when the lawnmower he was using hit an undetonated fireworks canister.

7/10/2012

article Bargaining for a better casino deal
(New York) -- State leaders took a look at Niagara Falls 10 years ago and saw a city that - despite having one of the world's most famous natural wonders - had been...
article Falls is victim in casino funds standoff
(New York) -- State leaders wagered a decade ago that allowing a Seneca casino on prime property in downtown Niagara Falls would help pull the city from generations of...
article Gambling Dispute Is Bust for Niagara Falls; City on Life Support
(New York) -- The gambling dispute between New York State and the Seneca Nation is a bust for Niagara Falls and has put the city on life support over the $58 million it...
article OP/ED: 'No Problem, Casino Will Pay for It'
(New York) -- A $50-plus million courthouse, built in 2008, has a $3 million annual debt payment. Originally it was to be a $12 million, no frills courthouse. But city...
article OP/ED: Casino Is Testament to Government Failure
(New York) -- The Seneca Niagara Casino stands prominently today as a living monument to government failure. There was the failure of Niagara Falls city officials to get...
article OP/ED: Compact Good for Senecas, Unfair to Those Who Pay Taxes
(New York) -- As a homeowner in Niagara Falls, one has numerous obligations. The lawn must be kept mowed, for instance, lest the Code Enforcement Department’s ZOOM...
article OP/ED: Seneca Delivers Empty Promises, Leaves Taxpayers Holding Bag
(New York) -- The plan above was used to help persuade a state judge to evict Americans out of thier businesses and homes through eminent domain.
article OP/ED: Ten Years Later, and Niagara Falls Is Not Celebrating
(New York) -- On the recent Fourth of July holiday, Americans celebrated the events surrounding the expulsion of the odious British from the United States. Along the...

7/9/2012

article Bargaining for a better casino deal
(New York) -- State leaders took a look at Niagara Falls 10 years ago and saw a city that - despite having one of the world's most famous natural wonders - had been...

7/8/2012

article Falls is victim in casino funds standoff
(New York) -- State leaders wagered a decade ago that allowing a Seneca casino on prime property in downtown Niagara Falls would help pull the city from generations of...

7/5/2012

article State senator speaks to residents about casino cash, tourism
(New York) -- A record audience occupied American Legion Post 1664 on East Market Street Thursday to hear state Sen. George Maziarz, R-Newfane, present his plans for...

7/2/2012

article Extensive renovations coming to Seneca Niagara Casino
(New York) -- As it prepares for its 10th anniversary, Seneca Niagara Casino and Hotel will be undergoing a series of renovations. The work is likely to exceed $10...
article New 108-ft screen atop casino lit up
(New York) -- The Niagara Falls skyline is going high-def. A huge video monitor is lighting up at the Seneca Niagara Casino as part of a multi-million dollar makeover.
article Seneca Niagara Casino Installs New HD Sign
(New York) -- The Niagara Falls skyline has a new addition, thanks to the Seneca Niagara Casino. Casino officials announced today the installation of a brand new, $1.9...
article Skyline to change tonight in Niagara Falls
(New York) -- Starting tonight at 9:30p the Niagara Falls Skyline will have a new high tech feature. Officials with the Seneca Casino on the American side of the border...

7/1/2012

article Casino bets that it’s time for change
(New York) -- As it nears its 10th anniversary in Niagara Falls, the Seneca Gaming Corp. is planning a series of upgrades to its Fourth Street casino.

6/29/2012

article Niagara Falls skyline getting new addition
(New York) -- Starting Monday evening, the Niagara Falls skyline will have a new high tech feature. Officials with the Seneca Casino on the American side of the border...

6/12/2012

article Seneca Nation to upgrade casino tower in NY
(New York) -- The Seneca Indian Nation's gambling business has announced plans to install a giant video screen at the top of its Niagara Falls casino.

6/11/2012

article Billboard-size LED sign planned atop casino
(New York) -- The Seneca Gaming Corp. this morning announced it is building a billboard-size video screen atop its Niagara Falls casino.
article Casino goes big with new board, adds 'wow factor'
(New York) -- The Seneca Gaming Corporation is uping the ante. The Senecas can already lay claim to the largest hotel tower in New York State, outside of Manhattan, but...

6/6/2012

article Wallenda's Niagara Falls walk: Tale of two cities
(New York) -- If, as anticipated, Sarasota aerialist Nik Wallenda ventures from east to west when he performs his record-setting wirewalk over Niagara Falls on June 15,...

6/5/2012

article Casino, other sites lose power
(New York) -- Temporary power outages were reported throughout downtown Niagara Falls Tuesday afternoon.

5/23/2012

article Tightrope walker Nik Wallenda may face falcon attack on Niagara Falls crossing
(Canada) -- Could a Flying Wallenda meet a flying falcon? There’s a “good possibility’’ a pair of nesting falcons at Niagara Falls could attack...
article Wallenda abruptly cancels final practice
(New York) -- Tightrope walker Nik Wallenda, who will be crossing the Falls between the U.S. and Canada on June 15, has been holding his practice sessions open to the...

5/22/2012

article Wallenda to be tethered to Niagara Falls tightrope
(New York) -- Daredevil Nik Wallenda says he’s not happy about it but he’ll probably be tethered to the tightrope that he plans to walk over Niagara Falls...

5/21/2012

article Pawn shops around Falls casino thrive
(New York) -- Business is booming for a number of pawn shops that operate within a few blocks of the Seneca Niagara Casino. Unfortunately, a lot of their business comes...
article Senecas Donate Money to City
(New York) -- The Seneca Gaming Corporation still has not given casino money to the city of Niagara Falls, but they have announced plans to donate $15,000 to help the...
article Wallenda to be tethered to Niagara Falls tightrope
(New York) -- Daredevil Nik Wallenda says he's not happy about it but he'll probably be tethered to the tightrope that he plans to walk over Niagara Falls next...

5/1/2012

press release President Porter Reiterates Nation Position on Host Community Payments
(New York) -- The following is a statement from Seneca Nation of Indians President Robert Odawi Porter after he met with members of the Niagara Falls City Council last...

4/30/2012

article Falls in 'a bad spot' when it comes to casino cash
(New York) -- The city of Niagara Falls finds itself “in a bad spot” when it comes to the casino revenue situation, according to council members who have...

4/11/2012

article Jobs Paid for By Falls Casino Cash Will Stay
(New York) -- Niagara Falls leaders have decided to keep seven economic development jobs - paid for by casino revenue - that just isn't there. Mayor Paul Dyster says...

4/9/2012

article Falls jobs paid with casino cash may be in jeopardy
(New York) -- City Controller Maria Brown believes it's time to consider laying off a group of city employees whose salaries are tied to casino cash.

3/31/2012

article Niagara Falls to enact spending freeze
(New York) -- The Niagara Falls City Council is expected to approve a spending freeze, when it meets Monday afternoon. Niagara Falls has had to borrow an estimated $18...

3/30/2012

article Spending Freeze Likely in Niagara Falls
(New York) -- On Monday, the Niagara Falls City Council will vote on enacting a spending freeze which would take effect immediately.

3/29/2012

article Falls finds itself down on its luck with casino cash
(New York) -- A combination of continued spending and no new casino revenue has put the city of Niagara Falls in a precarious financial position, one that has the...

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