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Niagara Falls residents rally against proposed garbage user fee

Residents in Niagara Falls could dish out hundreds of dollars in garbage user fees if a new resolution is passed by the city. Protesters stood outside City Hall Wednesday to let council members know they think it stinks that they could pick up the tab after the city lost revenue from the Seneca Niagara Casino.

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5/23/2019

article Niagara Falls Police Fleet Falling Apart
(New York) -- From the snow and salt to the potholes, our cars in Western New York take a beating — and police cruisers are no exception. In fact, they usually...
article PRES. ARMSTRONG: Seneca Nation wants state to honor gaming compact
(New York) -- In a society of laws, rules and procedures matter and they apply to everyone, even the government. This includes the gaming compact signed by the Seneca...

5/15/2019

article No End in Sight to Seneca Gaming Stalemate for Niagara Falls Lawmakers
(New York) -- The chances of Niagara Falls and the two other Western New York host casino cities receiving any money from revenue-sharing payments in the near future...

5/11/2019

article Looking to Albany as casino cash stalemate continues
(New York) -- Falls Mayor Paul Dyster says the city budget's tribal account, sometimes called the casino cash line, has not be dwindling rapidly. But he also admits...

5/1/2019

article Niagara Falls to spend $50,000 on additional police patrols in shopping districts
(New York) -- Reacting to a recent rash of crime on Pine Avenue, the Niagara Falls City Council voted 4-1 Tuesday to spend $50,000 to increase police patrols in that...

4/23/2019

article Police chief questions Niagara Falls crime stats amid call for 'saturation patrols'
(New York) -- A Niagara Falls councilman and the president of a business group held a news conference Tuesday to demand "saturation patrols" to combat crime,...

4/22/2019

article Seneca Nation of Indians seeking federal help in New York revenue-sharing row
(New York) -- The casino-operating Seneca Nation of Indians has reportedly asked the federal government via the United States Department of the Interior to intervene in...

4/19/2019

article Senecas ask Interior Department to review arbitration ruling
(New York) -- Citing the federal Indian Gaming Regulatory Act, the Seneca Nation is calling on the United States Department of the Interior to review a Compact amendment...

4/18/2019

article Seneca Nation Requests Federal Review of New York Gaming Compact Amendment
(New York) -- The Seneca Nation in upstate New York is requesting a federal review by the US Department of the Interior’s (DOI) Bureau of Indian Affairs regarding...
article Seneca Nation Seeks Justice via the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act
(New York) -- Seneca Nation of Indians is determined to complicate matters for all parties involved in the New York allocations dispute since it is discontent with the...
article Senecas ask Interior Department to review gaming compact with NYS
(New York) -- Casino revenue payments to localities remain on hold, as New York State and the Seneca Nation continue their dispute over the gaming compact that allowed...
article Senecas seek second opinion on ruling of casino profits
(New York) -- The Seneca Nation of Indians on Wednesday said it is asking the U.S. Department of the Interior to review a federal arbitration panel’s recent ruling...

4/17/2019

article Seneca Nation calls for federal review of Compact amendment
(New York) -- Just last week an arbitration panel ruled the Seneca Nation of Indians had to pay more than $255 million in casino revenue to cities the casinos are...
article Seneca seeks federal review of arbitration ruling favorable to New York State
(New York) -- The Seneca Nation of Indians has announced that it is requesting the federal Department of Interior to review an arbitration panel’s recent ruling in...
article Senecas seek second opinion on revenue ruling
(New York) -- The Seneca Nation of Indians has asked the U.S. Department of the Interior to take a closer look at a compact amendment that it believes might have a...
article Senecas to appeal ruling to give state $255M in casino profits
(New York) -- The Seneca Nation of Indians on Wednesday said it is asking the U.S. Department of the Interior to review a federal arbitration panel's recent ruling...
article Editorial: Senecas are bound by arbitration
(New York) -- The Seneca Nation was for binding arbitration before it was against it. The nation changed its position after an arbitration panel ruled for New York State...

4/16/2019

article Seneca Nation says casino arbitration ruling in NY violates federal law
(New York) -- Signaling that its dispute with New York State is not over, the Seneca Nation Friday said last week’s arbitration decision ordering the tribe to pay...

4/14/2019

article Arbitration panel says Senecas owe $225 million to New York state
(New York) -- The Seneca Nation of Indians has been ordered to pay New York state $225.8 million in back casino revenue-sharing payments it has withheld over the past...
article Lingering questions remain on casino payments due WNY cities
(New York) -- Despite an arbitration panel's ruling this past week, that the Seneca Nation of Indians owes New York State one-quarter of a billion dollars in lapsed...

4/13/2019

article Seneca President says arbitration panel improperly amended Gaming Compact
(New York) -- The Seneca Nation says that an arbitration panel’s order that the Nation pay $225.5 million in held-back casino revenues to the state amounts to an...
article Seneca's lose arbitration ruling on casino revenue payments
(New York) -- An arbitration panel has ruled that the Seneca Nation must pay $266 million dollars from their casinos to New York State as part of the long disputed...

4/10/2019

article Seneca Nation ordered to pay $255 million to New York State
(New York) -- An arbitration panel Wednesday ordered the Seneca Nation to pay the state $255 million in lapsed casino revenue-sharing proceeds – though it remained...
article Senecas Unlikely to Resume Payments to City of Niagara Falls Voluntarily
(New York) -- If the Senecas continue to hold their cards on resuming their casino payments to the state which they stopped in 2017, the three host cities, including...

4/9/2019

article Cities wait on funding from Seneca Nation casino revenue
(New York) -- Cities that use revenue from the Seneca Niagara Casinos are playing a waiting game. In January an arbitration panel ruled that the Seneca Nation should not...

4/6/2019

article Patience urged for localities, schools banking on disputed casino revenue
(New York) -- Since arbitrators in January declared the Seneca Nation wrongly withheld $100 million in annual casino revenue sharing payments, some Western New York...
article Casino valet driver mistakenly gives car keys to a thief
(New York) -- A valet driver for the Seneca Niagara Casino mistakenly gave the keys to an elderly man's car to another person, who promptly drove off with the...

3/24/2019

article Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino renovations nearing completion
(New York) -- You can see the excitement in Patrick Bassney's face. As he strides through the collection of construction equipment and tradesmen at the entrance of...

3/10/2019

article Man arrested after decking elderly woman at casino
(New York) -- A city man was charged with misdemeanor assault Saturday night and accused of decking a woman who threw a drink in his face inside the Seneca Niagara...

3/4/2019

article Driver passed out in casino valet area charged with DWI
(New York) -- A Buffalo man found passed out behind the wheel of a vehicle outside Seneca Niagara Casino on Sunday night was charged with driving while intoxicated,...

3/3/2019

article North Tonawanda man accused of trying to cash stolen check
(New York) -- A North Tonawanda man was arrested Saturday evening at the Seneca Niagara Casino, where police said he attempted to cash a check stolen from a local...

2/27/2019

article Still No Casino Cash as Politics Begin to Take Center Stage in Niagara Falls
(New York) -- Still no word on when — or even if — casino money will begin flowing again to the state and the three host cities several weeks after the...

2/20/2019

article EDITORIAL: Gambling addiction services are a no-brainer for Niagara County
(New York) -- There seems to always be an awful lot of talk about the benefits afforded to communities like Niagara Falls and Niagara County for playing host to a casino...

1/26/2019

article Worker accused of stealing from Seneca Niagara Casino
(New York) -- An employee of the Seneca Niagara Casino is accused of stealing $100 bills from her cash drawer at the Fourth Street facility and using some of the stolen...

1/21/2019

press release Seneca Gaming offering free buffets to all TSA & US Customs and Border Protection officers at Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino
(New York) -- “During the government shutdown so many families are being affected with no paycheck. Our U.S. Customs and Border Protection Officers and TSA...

1/20/2019

article Customs, TSA officers offered free buffet at Seneca Niagara Casino
(New York) -- Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino is offering free buffets to some local workers affected by the partial U.S. government shutdown. The casino is offering...

1/15/2019

article Even With Casino Cash, Tough Decisions Remain for Niagara Falls
(New York) -- Assuming the Seneca Nation pays the state approximately $200 million in back casino payments as a result of losing the gaming arbitration ruling, the City...
article Panel rules in favor of New York; Seneca must pay $200 million compact decision
(New York) -- On January 8, the Seneca Nation was dealt a decisive blow when it received a much-anticipated arbitration ruling regarding the casino compact dispute with...

1/12/2019

article Casino cash questions remain after ruling
(New York) -- Arbitrators who delivered the recent ruling on a state and Seneca Nation contract dispute are now assisting in the calculation of what is owed — if...

1/9/2019

article 'The Seneca people are angry' over arbitration ruling on casino revenues
(New York) -- New York State's long, contentious relationship with the Seneca Nation appears to have taken another negative turn. On Tuesday, an arbitration panel...
article Arbitration panel decides Seneca Nation should share casino revenue
(New York) -- An arbitration panel has sided with New York state in its efforts to add more than $100 million a year to state coffers from the combined revenue of three...
article City officials ready to move forward after Seneca's ordered to resume casino cash payments
(New York) -- The City of Niagara Falls is in line for a significant financial windfall now that arbitrators have ruled in favor of New York state in the nearly two-year...
article Salamanca officials look forward to casino revenue resuming
(New York) -- City of Salamanca officials were relieved to hear the news on Tuesday that an arbitrator has ruled that the Seneca Nation must resume casino revenue...
article Seneca Nation Told to Pay Millions as Arbitrators Side With New York in Compact Dispute
(New York) -- An arbitration panel charged with resolving the 20-month dispute between the Seneca Nation and the State of New York over revenue-share payments came down...
article Editorial: Senecas should immediately honor arbitrators’ ruling on casino payments
(New York) -- Setting aside, for the moment, the matter of New York’s incompetence, it’s good news for struggling communities in Western New York the Senecas...

1/8/2019

article Arbitration panel backs NYS over Seneca Nation in casino revenue dispute
(New York) -- The Seneca Nation of Indians will have to continue to provide slot revenue sharing payments to New York state and, in effect, the cities of Buffalo,...
article Arbitration panel: Seneca Nation wrong to halt $100M in annual casino payments
(New York) -- An arbitration panel named to settle a major financial dispute between the state of New York and the Seneca Nation has ruled that the tribe was wrong in...
article Compact arbitrators rule in favor of New York; Seneca Nation reacts
(New York) -- The Seneca Nation has issued the following statement in response to the opinion issued by a three-person arbitration panel that the Nation’s slot...
article Panel rules Seneca Nation owes state casino payments
(New York) -- Millions of dollars in past due casino revenue payments may be on the way to Buffalo, Niagara Falls and Salamanca after an arbitration panel ruled against...
article Seneca Nation needs to pay taxes on New York casinos: ruling
(New York) -- The Seneca Nation of Indians in western New York cannot continue to withhold revenue to the state from its three popular casinos, an arbitration panel...
article Seneca Nation ordered to resume casino cash payments
(New York) -- After a nearly two-year contract dispute between New York and the Seneca Nation, arbiters decided the state is due its money. The binding ruling by the...
article Senecas must resume casino payments to state, arbitrators rule
(New York) -- The Seneca Nation of Indians must resume the $100 million-a-year casino revenue payments it has withheld from the state since early 2017, a three-person...
article Senecas must resume casino payments to state, arbitrators rule
(New York) -- The Oneida Nation released renderings Tuesday of future sports betting lounges in its multiple casinos across central New York. The Oneida Indian Nation...

1/6/2019

article Canadian gambler loses money at Niagara Falls casino – but not the usual way
(New York) -- An Ontario man told Niagara Falls Police that he lost $2,700 in Canadian currency while gambling at the Seneca Niagara Casino Saturday evening. The man...

1/2/2019

article EDITORIAL: Santa Has Departed Without Leaving Any Casino Cash
(New York) -- Santa has come and gone and he departed without leaving any bags of casino cash in Niagara Falls, Buffalo, or Salamanca, the three host casino cities...

12/28/2018

press release Seneca Casino ready to ring in new year
(New York) -- The Seneca Niagara Casino is getting ready to ring in the new year. The casino will be offering live entertainment at STIR beginning at 4 p.m. From 9 to 1...

12/25/2018

article Cuomo: It's 'very, very important' that Senecas restart casino payments
(New York) -- Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo came to Buffalo on Friday bearing gifts for elementary students – but no reassurances for three cities waiting for casino...

12/14/2018

article At stake in Casino hearings: $110M in revenue for NF, Salamanca and Buffalo
(New York) -- A three-member arbitration panel held hearings in New York City Wednesday and Thursday over whether the Seneca Nation of Indians is required to make any...

12/12/2018

article Arbitration between Seneca Nation and New York State begins; casino dispute to be resolved
(New York) -- Arbitration hearings between New York State and the Seneca Nation of Indians over casino revenue payments began in New York City Wednesday morning. The two...

12/1/2018

article Man claims meth being manufactured inside casino hotel
(New York) -- Niagara Falls Police charged three people with drug possession early Saturday after a man claimed that methamphetamine was being manufactured and sold in a...

11/16/2018

article City Comptroller claims Buffalo's reserve money has been "squandered"
(New York) -- Buffalo's comptroller is issuing a bleak forecast of the city's financial picture, but the mayor is disputing it. Comptroller Mark Schroeder says...

11/13/2018

article Niagara Falls cancels plans to impose garbage user fee
(New York) -- Niagara Falls officials have decided against imposing a $168 annual fee on garbage customers. Instead, Mayor Paul A. Dyster and the City Council agreed...

11/9/2018

article Controversial garbage pickup fee proposal scrapped in Niagara Falls in favor of property tax hike
(New York) -- Niagara Falls Mayor Paul A. Dyster released a statement Friday afternoon, announcing the City Council had decided to eliminate a proposed "user fee...

11/6/2018

article COLUMN: Dyster Must Shoulder Most of Blame for Crisis
(New York) -- The fiscal crisis confronting the City of Niagara Falls has been in the making for years and Mayor Paul Dyster, who is now in his third term as the city...

11/2/2018

article Lockport woman wins $306,000 after hitting jackpot at Seneca Niagara slot machine
(New York) -- A Lockport woman hit the jackpot at Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino, according to a news release. Barbara K. won $306,029.45 on the Monopoly Hot Shot...
article Falls police say no charges filed in casino incident
(New York) -- Falls police say no criminal charges will be filed against the man who held them at bay in the Seneca Niagara Casino hotel on Monday morning. Police...
article No charges to stem from Niagara Falls casino hotel standoff
(New York) -- The man who triggered a police standoff at a Seneca Niagara Casino hotel room earlier this week will not face any criminal charges, Niagara Falls Police...

10/30/2018

article Man affiliated with Rochester Police Department involved in casino standoff
(New York) -- A suicidal man held Falls police at bay for two hours as he holed-up in a room in the Seneca Niagara Casino Hotel on Monday morning.

10/29/2018

article Man barricades himself inside room at Falls casino
(New York) -- Niagara Falls police say they are continuing to investigate an incident at the Seneca Niagara Casino Monday morning. A 45-year-old Rochester man barricaded...
article SWAT team, Rochester police officer involved in standoff at Seneca Niagara Casino
(New York) -- A standoff ended peacefully after first responders went to the Seneca Niagara Casino on Monday morning. The incident happened sometime around 7 a.m. A SWAT...

10/23/2018

article Touma Hoping Garbage User Fee Will Help City Deal With Casino Crisis
(New York) -- Time is growing short for Niagara Falls elected officials to plug a nearly $14 million hole in next year’s budget, primarily the result of the loss...
article Women try stealing slot machine cash in Buffalo casino bathroom
(New York) -- Two women took a cash box from a slot machine into a restroom at Seneca Buffalo Creek Casino early Sunday and tried to break it open, according to a...

10/20/2018

article Local municipalities grapple with possible loss of casino revenue in budgets
(New York) -- With three new towns opting into its Partnership for Prosperity Program, Oneida County is eliminating money previously appropriated to four Western Oneida...
article Agency hikes bond rating for Falls school district
(New York) -- Standard and Poor's has raised ratings on its general obligation debt and certificates of participation for the Niagara Falls City School District. The...

10/19/2018

article Smith says governor gave assurances on casino revenue
(New York) -- Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s office contacted Salamanca Mayor Michael “Smitty” Smith in September to ask how much Seneca casino money the city had...

10/15/2018

article State cash infusion eases fiscal strain on Niagara Falls [sub req]
(New York) -- A one-time payment to Niagara Falls from New York State to offset disputed casino revenue-sharing losses helps the cash-strapped city in the short run,...

10/8/2018

article Editorial: State should make casino cities whole
(New York) -- Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo may have offered Niagara Falls a much-needed lifeline by promising in advance of $12.3 million on unpaid Seneca Niagara Casino revenue...

10/6/2018

article Bond rating agency says $12.3M from state doesn't solve longterm issues.
(New York) -- A major bond rating agency took notice of the state's $12.3 million promise to the City of Niagara Falls calling it a "credit positive for the...

10/5/2018

article EDITORIAL: State funds won't help Niagara Falls longterm
(New York) -- It’s a good thing the State of New York came to the aid of the City of Niagara Falls this year. Without the added $12.3 million, the city was looking...
article State bailout for Niagara Falls encourages Wall Street credit rating firm
(New York) -- Moody's Investors Service, a Wall Street credit rating firm, said Friday that the state's offer to make up Niagara Falls' lost casino revenue...

10/3/2018

article Niagara County Lawmakers Ask for Advance of County’s Casino Revenue
(New York) -- In light of the recent announcement that New York State will be advancing casino revenues to the City of Niagara Falls, leaders of the County of Niagara...

9/30/2018

article After Niagara Falls bailout, other entities that lost casino cash want state aid
(New York) -- Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo's announcement that the City of Niagara Falls would receive a $12.3 million advance on unpaid Seneca Niagara Casino revenue was...

9/26/2018

article Firefighters rescue window washers from side of casino
(New York) -- An East Bloomfield man was left dangling last week from the side of the Seneca Niagara Resort and Casino after a cable snapped while he was cleaning...

9/24/2018

article Niagara Falls eyes new $198 garbage fee to replace lost Seneca casino revenue
(New York) -- The City of Niagara Falls is in a financial bind because of the loss of more than $13 million a year in Seneca Niagara Casino revenue, but its plan to...

9/19/2018

article Niagara Falls residents rally against proposed garbage user fee
(New York) -- Residents in Niagara Falls could dish out hundreds of dollars in garbage user fees if a new resolution is passed by the city. Protesters stood outside City...

9/12/2018

article Seneca leader blasts Dyster for casino cash remarks
(New York) -- Remarks from Mayor Paul Dyster on Sept. 11 about the damaging affects the absence of casino cash has on public safety readiness drew a sharp response...
article Seneca Nation President Says Dyster “Wastefully Spent” More than $250 Million in Casino Revenue
(New York) -- At a Memorial Ceremony to honor the men and women who lost their lives during the terrorist attacks on September 11th, Mayor Paul Dyster used the...

9/11/2018

article Seneca Nation responds to NF Mayor's remark said at 9/11 ceremony
(New York) -- Niagara Falls Mayor Paul Dyster called out the Seneca Nation during a 9/11 remembrance ceremony on Tuesday. Dyster said he will work to keep public safety...

9/9/2018

article Card Player Poker Tour returns to Seneca this fall
(New York) -- The Card Player Poker Tour (CPPT) is going to make a return appearance at the Seneca Niagara Casino this fall. It is returning to the casino for its third...

9/6/2018

article Native American Music Awards returning to Falls
(New York) -- Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino is set to host the 18th annual Native American Music Awards (also known as The Nammy’s) on Oct. 12. The evening...

9/4/2018

article Niagara Falls looking at $13 million budget gap for next year
(New York) -- The dispute over casino revenue payments between New York State and the Seneca Nation continues to simmer. The City of Niagara Falls relies on millions of...
press release Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino to host 18th annual Native American Music Awards
(New York) -- The stars will shine when Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino hosts the 18th annual Native American Music Awards (also known as The Nammy's) on Friday, Oct...

8/29/2018

article MORON ALERT: Tolls could right the wrongs in Niagara Falls
(New York) -- As many of you may know, the City of Niagara falls finds itself short of money again. It needs $13 million to meet its bills. Well, let us take things into...

8/27/2018

article Casino payment stoppage drags down Niagara Falls, N.Y. rating [sub req]
(New York) -- The ceasing of casino revenue sharing payments continues to hamper the credit conditions of Niagara Falls, N.Y., according to S&P Global Ratings.

8/11/2018

article Car thief may not have gotten far due to interlock device
(New York) -- A car thief may have gotten more than he bargained for Friday morning after stealing a 2002 Ford Explorer from the parking lot of the Seneca One-Stop gas...

8/4/2018

article PALADINO: Who’s standing up for Niagara Falls taxpayers?
(New York) -- Last week, Fitch Ratings reduced the City of Niagara Falls Credit Rating to a level just above junk bond status which in turn will increase the city’...
article Man accused of trying to cash $996 counterfeit check at casino
(New York) -- A 26-year-old Buffalo man's gamble didn't pay off Friday. Police say he tried to use a fake check at Seneca Buffalo Creek Casino. It didn't end...

7/30/2018

article RTW: What happened to Salamanca?
(New York) -- I recently returned home to Western New York after having been gone for 16 years. I’ve been back to visit from time to time, but something struck me...

7/19/2018

article Outlook positive despite rating
(New York) -- So long as the impasse between the Seneca Nation and the state continues, the city's bond credit outlook will likely take adverse hits from the big...
article Wall Street firm lowers Niagara Falls' credit rating because of casino cash cutoff
(New York) -- Fitch Ratings, one of the three major Wall Street bond rating firms, reduced the City of Niagara Falls' credit rating Wednesday to BBB, a one-level...
article Niagara Falls man learns you can't beat the slots
(New York) -- You can't beat the slot machines in Seneca Niagara Casino. Also, it's against the law to beat them up. Just ask Lavar R. Bracy of Niagara Falls,...

7/18/2018

article Agency downgrades bond rating for City of Niagara Falls
(New York) -- Citing the financial impact of a loss of casino revenue, a prominent credit rating agency announced Wednesday that it has downgraded its bond rating for...

7/10/2018

article Man wakes up to find woman from casino bar, gambling winnings gone
(New York) -- A man who met a woman at Seneca Niagara Casino told police she stole $5,500 in gambling winnings after they spent the night together in a nearby hotel,...

7/8/2018

article ICYMI: More dead trees, fewer repaved roads as casino cash dispute drags on
(New York) -- Plans to expand pre-kindergarten for 3-year-olds in Niagara Falls are on hold. Residents can expect to see more dead trees and fewer newly paved roads. In...
article Canadian tourists could shun U.S. – and that would hurt Buffalo Niagara
(New York) -- Oh, Canada, please don't shun us because of the tariffs. That's the sentiment of local tourism officials after a poll found a majority of Canadians...

7/7/2018

article Falls residents rally for more state funding amid budget scare
(New York) -- Elected officials in Niagara Falls could have trouble putting together the city's budget later this year. Now residents are rallying, asking Albany for...
article Group calls on NYS to share revenue opportunities with the Falls
(New York) -- Channel 2 has reported time and time again on the financial situation in the City of Niagara Falls. Often times that criticism falls on City leadership....

7/5/2018

article Are You Ready for the 2018 Seneca Niagara Falls Summer Slam?
(New York) -- The 2018 Seneca Niagara Falls Summer Slam is almost upon us and PokerNews will be on the tournament floor reporting on five of the nine scheduled events.

7/2/2018

article PHOTOS: Smiles at Seneca Niagara Casino holiday fireworks
(New York) -- Among the first fireworks for Independence Day 2017 were Seneca Niagara Casino, which held a free display in Niagara Falls. See who enjoyed the patriotic...

6/24/2018

article 'Honeymoon Capital' falls short of Guinness record for most 'I dos'
(New York) -- Some of the brides wore fancy jewelry and their wedding gowns from the day they were married. Many of the grooms donned matching tuxedos and bow ties. But...

6/22/2018

article Niagara Falls casino going for vow renewal record
(New York) -- A Niagara Falls casino is going for a world record with a massive marriage vow renewal ceremony. The "I do's" are scheduled for 5 p.m....

6/15/2018

article American Legion treasurer admits stealing $50,000 to pay casino debts
(New York) -- The former treasurer of the Niagara County Committee of the American Legion pleaded guilty Friday to stealing $50,000 from the organization. Her attorney,...
article Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino: Bruce Smith celebrity officiant for largest vow renewal ceremony
(New York) -- Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino is counting down to the title attempt for the largest marriage vow renewal ceremony, set for Saturday, June 23.

6/13/2018

article PALADINO: City officials need to take action on Senecas
(New York) -- If a taxpayer fails to pay a utility bill, the service is shut off. In Niagara Falls, if the most successful business in town is disrespectful of the local...

6/11/2018

article Slots player takes frustrations out on casino chairs
(New York) -- Police are looking for a man who apparently was not happy with the slot machines in the Seneca Niagara Casino. Close to $9,000 worth of damage was done to...

6/5/2018

article BLOG: Residents About to Get Trashed?
(New York) -- Because of his lack of executive ability, Mayor Paul Dyster allowed Gov. Andrew Cuomo to renew the Seneca compact in Niagara Falls without remembering to...

6/3/2018

article Diamond necklace stolen from Falls casino hotel room
(New York) -- A $2,900 diamond necklace was stolen from a room at the Seneca Niagara Casino Hotel Saturday night, Niagara Falls Police reported.

5/22/2018

article Resort, casino eying for largest marriage vow renewal ceremony
(New York) -- Volunteers are needed to help bring the largest marriage vow renewal ceremony to Niagara Falls. Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino is looking to capture...

5/18/2018

article Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino want you to help them make history
(New York) -- The Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino want you to help them make history as they attempt the Largest Marriage Vow Renewal Ceremony on Saturday, June 23rd.

5/17/2018

article Man confronts staff with gun after dispute at Seneca Niagara Casino buffet
(New York) -- Niagara Falls police are looking for a man with a gun who approached staff at the Seneca Niagara Casino after he was kicked out of the facility following a...

5/9/2018

article Niagara Falls cancels Fourth of July fireworks
(New York) -- Backlash from New York State's ongoing dispute with the Senecas over casino revenue continues to hit the Cataract City hard, and the latest victim is...

5/1/2018

article Seneca Niagara Casino Announces $40 Million in Upgrades
(New York) -- The Seneca Niagara Casino announced its most significant improvement project since opening its doors fifteen years ago during a press conference on Friday...

4/30/2018

article Seneca Niagara Begins $40 Million Casino Beautification but Still No Payments to Cash-Strapped City
(New York) -- The Seneca Nation has announced it will begin work on a $40 million makeover of the Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino in the City of Niagara Falls, as it...
article With casino payment arbitration stuck before starting, would Senecas deal directly with cities?
(New York) -- There's still no sign that arbitration involving New York State and the Seneca Nation will get underway any time soon. At issue is their disagreement...

4/27/2018

article Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino announces $40 million 'Seneca Arrival Experience'
(New York) -- Everything leading up to and into the Seneca Niagara Hotel will be renovated and made to compete with the finest gaming institutions in the world.
article Senecas announce $40 million hotel and parking lot renovation
(New York) -- The Seneca Niagara Hotel in Niagara Falls, along with its entrance drive and parking lot, will undergo $40 million in improvements in the coming year,...
article Seneca president says Nation would pay for city cops to patrol Falls casino
(New York) -- An agreement is near for the Seneca Nation of Indians to pay for as many as two Niagara Falls police officers to patrol its Falls casino full-time. "...
article In Niagara Falls, Seneca Niagara Casino starts $40 million renovation
(New York) -- The 15-year-old Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino is launching a $40 million renovation project that it says will "dramatically" improve its...

4/26/2018

article Huge jackpot winner at Seneca Niagara Casino
(New York) -- Meet the newest jackpot winner at Seneca Niagara Resort and Casino in Niagara Falls. Matt O. from Buffalo hit it big on Saturday, April 21st.

4/15/2018

article EDITORIAL: Restore the casino payments
(New York) -- There’s no question that poor negotiations jammed up the budgets of at least two out of three cities desperate to get casino money. Gov. Andrew M....

4/11/2018

article Niagara Falls approves casino spending policy as dispute with Seneca Nation continues
(New York) -- A stalemate between New York State and Seneca Nation could put the City of Niagara Falls under water. The state and the Senecas are still fighting over...

3/22/2018

article As casino payments remain an unknown, Falls lawmakers plan how to spend it
(New York) -- While a dispute over halted casino revenue payments continues, lawmakers in the City of Niagara Falls want to have a plan to spend those dollars more...

3/20/2018

article Casino cash spending plan crafted by city
(New York) -- Niagara Falls City Council members have unveiled what has been described as a “casino spending policy,” a prioritized hierarchy of what money...

3/19/2018

article Man gets out of wheelchair to attack slots player in Upstate NY casino fight
(New York) -- Police are investigating a scuffle at an Upstate New York Casino during which a customer got out of his wheel chair to attack a victim while his girlfriend...

3/17/2018

article Casino patron gets out of wheelchair to attack slots player
(New York) -- A 63-year-old Buffalo man told police he was assaulted by a man in a wheelchair late Friday at the Seneca Niagara Casino hotel. The victim told police that...

3/11/2018

article Niagara Falls casino wants to break record for vow renewals
(New York) -- Niagara Falls is inviting married couples to re-tie the knot in a place already known as a honeymoon hotspot. City promoters are putting together a...

3/6/2018

article Seneca Niagara’s world record attempt involves marriage vow renewal ceremony
(New York) -- The Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino needs more than 1,200 married couples to help break the Guinness World Record for husband and wives renewing their...

3/5/2018

article Seneca Niagara Resort and Casino looking to set new record for “Largest Marriage Vow Renewal”
(New York) -- Calling all married couples! The Seneca Niagara Resort and Casino announced Monday that they are attempting to secure the Guinness World Records title for...

2/27/2018

article Dyster: Niagara Falls budget squeezed by casino payments dispute
(New York) -- Niagara Falls Mayor Paul A. Dyster emphasized development projects during his State of the City address Tuesday. But the city may not be able to carry out...

2/21/2018

article County seeks end to casino impasse
(New York) -- As Niagara County's casino cash fund continues to shrink, the county legislature called again this week for New York State and the Seneca Nation to...

2/12/2018

article Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino gearing up for world record attempt
(New York) -- The Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino has begun teasing what it hopes will be a world-record breaking gathering this summer. Nadine DiStefano, the casino...

1/29/2018

press release Seneca Gaming Corporation welcomes new vice president of slot operations
(New York) -- Seneca Gaming Corporation (SGC) has announced and welcomed Penny Parayo as its new corporate vice president of slot operations. Prior to joining SGC,...

1/24/2018

article BLOG: Hard Times for City of Niagara Falls as Seneca Tribe Cuts Off Flow of Casino Payments
(New York) -- The City of Niagara Falls in New York is preparing a worst-case-scenario budget, working under the assumption that the revenue-share payments it usually...

1/23/2018

article City planning on 'worst case' with casino cash
(New York) -- Niagara Falls lawmakers will proceed with next year's budget preparations with a "worst case" scenario in mind when it comes to casino cash,...

1/18/2018

article Niagara Falls council votes to lower spending, not salaries
(New York) -- The Niagara Falls City Council agreed to reduce spending but not to cut their own salaries. Council member Christopher Voccio originally suggested cutting...

1/17/2018

article Niagara Falls votes against cutting mayor, council salaries
(New York) -- Some members of the Niagara Falls City Council want to see the mayor and all council members take a voluntary and immediate 10 percent pay cut. At a...

1/15/2018

article Pay cuts sought for Niagara Falls mayor, Council
(New York) -- The Niagara Falls City Council will debate Wednesday whether to cut its own pay – and that of Mayor Paul A. Dyster – by 10 percent. Interviews...

1/12/2018

article Falls Lawmakers to Push City to Shave Expenses
(New York) -- Still hoping for a resolution to the gaming dispute in months, not years, Niagara Falls city lawmakers nonetheless are attempting to brace for an uncertain...

1/7/2018

article Repair work to resume on Niagara Falls water main break
(New York) -- Repair work has yet to be completed on the water main break that caused the closing of Niagara Falls High School on Dec. 18-19.

1/6/2018

article King of the Cage back at casino
(New York) -- It’s been almost two years since New York State Legislature made it legal for professional mixed martial arts events within its boundaries, becoming...

12/31/2017

article TOP 10: City faces concerns about finances, casino cash (No. 2)
(New York) -- Niagara Falls faced some serious financial issues in 2017, with arguably the biggest being the looming possibility that it would no longer enjoy future...

12/22/2017

article STORIES OF THE YEAR: Seneca Nation and New York State
(New York) -- It’s not surprising that Gov. Andrew Cuomo recently snubbed Niagara Falls and rebuked calls for emergency state aid when that very same entity is...

12/17/2017

article GLYNN: Upstate casino revenues questioned
(New York) -- While the specific date hasn’t been decided, the sticky issue of sharing slot machine revenues from the Seneca Nation casino operations is headed to...

12/16/2017

article Canadian man knocked unconscious at casino hotel nightclub
(New York) -- A 59-year-old Ontario resident was knocked unconscious late Friday at the Stir nightclub inside the Seneca Niagara Casino hotel when he was cold-cocked by...

12/12/2017

article Buffalo Comptroller warns Mayor, Council that "reserve funds are dwindling"
(New York) -- Buffalo's fiscal watchdog says the city needs to get out of its longtime habit of taking money from reserves to close out budget deficits. Comptroller...

12/2/2017

article Falls mayor, Seneca president come together amid casino dispute
(New York) -- On the heels of tense budget discussions at Niagara Falls City Hall, on Saturday, elected leaders not often seen together since the Seneca casino slot...
article Niagara Falls Council eliminates 4 police jobs
(New York) -- It looks like Niagara Falls Mayor Paul A. Dyster will veto the City Council's decision to eliminate four Police Department jobs to trim spending. And,...
article Showdown looms over Niagara Falls budget cuts
(New York) -- Facing a loss of casino revenue, the Niagara Falls City Council has proposed cutting four police officer positions. The city's budget is trying to make...

11/29/2017

article Public safety positions among cuts as Niagara Falls budget deadline looms
(New York) -- The frustration from those who attended Thursday's budget hearing was clear, but in the end, the Niagara Falls City Council voted to cut four police...

11/28/2017

article Proposed commercial tax rate cut to 9 percent in Falls
(New York) -- A controversial increase in the commercial tax rate has been reduced during this year’s budget talks, but some local business owners and at least two...

11/27/2017

article Gambling couple loses consciousness; one is robbed
(New York) -- A Barker couple who mysteriously passed out while playing the slots at the Seneca Niagara Casino Friday morning reported to police that the man was robbed...

11/25/2017

article Gambling couple loses consciousness; one is robbed
(New York) -- A Barker couple who mysteriously passed out while playing the slots at the Seneca Niagara Casino Friday morning reported to police that the man was robbed...

11/22/2017

article Seneca Nation enters arbitration with New York over revenue sharing dispute
(New York) -- The Seneca Nation and the state of New York are entering arbitration to resolve a Class III gaming compact dispute. The tribe has chosen Kevin Washburn, a...
article Niagara Falls senior center on the chopping block due to budget cuts
(New York) -- Senior citizens in Niagara Falls aren’t going down without a fight. They are trying to save the LaSalle Neighborhood Senior Center that the city...

11/19/2017

article Purse 'mistakenly taken' at casino returned, missing $800
(New York) -- An Amherst woman had her purse stolen while she danced at the Seneca Niagara Casino nightclub early Sunday, police said. A man later returned the purse,...

11/1/2017

article Seneca Nation and New York State select arbitrators for casino dispute
(New York) -- The Seneca Nation and the state of New York have each selected arbitrators in the process to resolve a dispute about casino payments. University of New...
article Seneca Nation picks attorney for arbitration process
(New York) -- The Seneca Nation of Indians has selected Indian Law scholar and former federal prosecutor Kevin Washburn to serve as its representative on the arbitration...
article Senecas choose Indian law scholar for arbitration over payments
(New York) -- With the Senecas last spring halting their casino payments to the state and Gov. Andrew Cuomo threatening to allow a non-Indian casino in their territory,...

10/29/2017

article Another Voice: End of casino sharing will be good for WNY
(New York) -- Hasn’t it occurred to anyone that taking money out of a region hurts its economy? In 14 years of revenue sharing with New York State, the Seneca...

10/28/2017

article KANE: Gov. Cuomo divorced from reality, refuses to accept that State’s theft of Niagara Falls casino funds has ended
(New York) -- Once again the Western New York media insists on promoting the Governor’s narrative on the now expired revenue sharing agreement. And in doing so...
article Dyster rejected Seneca offer to pay casino revenue directly to city
(New York) -- Niagara Falls Mayor Paul Dyster knew well in advance that the Seneca Nation of Indians planned to end its revenue sharing agreement with the state in March...

10/24/2017

article 2017 Seneca Fall Poker Classic Begins Nov. 3 in Niagara Falls
(New York) -- Poker players are about to flock to Western New York when the Seneca Niagara Poker Room plays host to the 2017 Seneca Fall Poker Classic from Nov. 3-13.
article Council candidates square off
(New York) -- Incumbent Niagara Falls City Council members Kristen Grandinetti and Andrew Touma want another term to see through what they described as progress during...

10/21/2017

article County urges Cuomo to settle payments with Seneca Nation
(New York) -- The Niagara County Legislature is calling on Gov. Andrew Cuomo to settle the state’s dispute with the Seneca Nation over gaming compact monies, and...

10/18/2017

article Seneca Niagara Events Center takes home top honors for 'Casino Showroom/Theater of the Year' at 5th annual Casino Entertainment Awards
(New York) -- Seneca Niagara Events Center takes home top honors for 'Casino Showroom/Theater of the Year' at 5th annual Casino Entertainment Awards.

10/13/2017

article Gov. Cuomo delivers bad news to the Falls, Mayor Dyster remains silent in betrayal’s wake
(New York) -- The silence emanating from Mayor Paul Dyster’s office was deafening in the wake of a statement by his close personal friend, Gov. Andrew Cuomo, that...

10/10/2017

article Letter: State dropped the ball on Seneca gaming pact
(New York) -- How can The News editorial board leave out the specific language and facts of the Seneca gaming compact when discussing this issue? It clearly says the...

10/7/2017

article Falls officials air casino law enforcement concerns
(New York) -- The Seneca Nation’s payments to the state for the operation of three Western New York casinos, money that is now in question amid a contract dispute...

10/1/2017

article NIMAC officials bracing for loss of casino cash
(New York) -- The Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station's main advocacy group is facing a battle of its own these days. Impacted by an apparent loss of casino cash...

9/30/2017

article Loss of casino money could mean Falls tax increase
(New York) -- Mayor Paul Dyster has proposed a 2018 budget that raises taxes to make up for the loss of casino funding. The budget must still be approved by the City...
article NIMAC officials bracing for loss of casino cash
(New York) -- The Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station's main advocacy group is facing a battle of its own these days. Impacted by an apparent loss of casino cash...

9/29/2017

article BLOG: Native American commentator likens Dyster’s dependency on casino cash to drug addiction
(New York) -- Niagara Falls Mayor Paul Dyster and Gov. Andrew Cuomo, grandmasters of the idiotic Seneca Niagara casino agreement that gifted the tribe with a 20-year...
article Dyster to unveil 2018 budget proposal
(New York) -- Mayor Paul Dyster will reveal his administration’s 2018 budget proposal today in city hall. The plan is more anticipated than most in recent years in...

9/27/2017

article GUEST VIEW: Mayor Paul Dyster has a gaming revenue addiction
(New York) -- Paul Dyster's abuse and misappropriation of gaming revenue from the Seneca Niagara Casino has left him and the City of Niagara Falls not only...

9/24/2017

article Seneca Nation prepares for arbitration in gaming dispute with state of New York
(New York) -- The Seneca Nation is eager to start arbitration proceedings in a Class III gaming dispute with the state of New York. The tribe shared $1.4 billion with...

9/23/2017

article Dyster blames Council for squandering Casino Cash as financial crisis looms
(New York) -- The gall. The unmitigated gall. Niagara Falls Mayor Paul Dyster, the man responsible for figuring casino revenue into the general fund budget and using it...
article New York City or WNY? Cuomo, Senecas disagree on where casino arbitration case should be heard
(New York) -- Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the Seneca Nation, their relations souring by the day, can’t even agree on where an arbitration panel should meet to settle the...

9/20/2017

article Audit: Falls will run out of cash reserves by year's end due to casino dispute
(New York) -- Niagara Falls would be close to completely running out of casino funds by the end of 2018 if the city continues to plug its annual budget gap at its recent...
article Tribal Casino Revenue Dispute Could Hit Niagara Falls Financial Stability
(New York) -- The New York State Comptroller’s Office has warned that the city of Niagara Falls could see a serious shortage of finances as a result from a...

9/19/2017

article Niagara Falls could go broke without Seneca slots revenue
(New York) -- Niagara Falls could go broke if New York State’s casino dispute with the Seneca Nation of Indians isn’t resolved by the end of the year. On...

9/17/2017

article Seneca Nation heads to arbitration for Class III gaming compact in New York
(New York) -- The Seneca Nation and the state of New York are heading into arbitration over their Class III gaming compact. A dispute arose after the tribe stopped...

9/16/2017

article New York Seneca casino dispute heading to arbitration
(New York) -- The Seneca Nation has been given two weeks to give its response to New York State’s request for arbitration in an ongoing dispute regarding three...

9/13/2017

article Dispute over casino funds casts pall over Falls
(New York) -- In terms of development, there has been some significant progress in downtown Niagara Falls in recent years. When it comes to the city’s finances,...

9/12/2017

article Cuomo wants to settle revenue sharing dispute
(New York) -- After months of uncertainty regarding the share that casinos pay to hosting cities, Andrew Cuomo, governor of New York, has taken a step towards a solution...

9/11/2017

article Cuomo seeks arbitration to end dispute with Seneca Nation over casino payments
(New York) -- The $100 million-a-year dispute between the Seneca Nation of Indians and the state of New York appears headed to arbitration -- or to court. The Senecas...
article N.Y. declares Seneca Nation in breach of terms of gaming compact
(New York) -- The state of New York has now formally declared the Seneca Nation in breach of the terms of the casino gaming compact. The move activates a binding...
article New York demands arbitration to resolve Seneca casino impasse
(New York) -- New York’s governor has unleashed his lawyers in the hope of bringing a speedy end to the state’s casino dispute with the Seneca Nation of...
article New York Takes Battle with Seneca Tribe over Payments, Exclusivity Rights to Arbitration
(New York) -- The Seneca Nation’s stand-off with the state of New York over exclusivity terms in the compact between the two is destined to go to arbitration. On...

9/9/2017

article Cuomo demands binding arbitration to settle Seneca casino dispute
(New York) -- The Cuomo administration has activated a binding arbitration process in its dispute with Seneca Nation over casino payments that amount to $100 million...

9/8/2017

article Casino cash dispute heading to arbitration
(New York) -- The state has formally declared the Seneca Nation in breach of the terms of the casino gaming compact, triggering a binding arbitration process outlined in...

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