Niagara Falls http://wrvo.org en Chemical exposure at Goodyear’s Niagara Falls plant will impact workers for years to come http://wrvo.org/post/chemical-exposure-goodyear-s-niagara-falls-plant-will-impact-workers-years-come <p>“You know the guys used to joke to me, they’d be like, man Goodyear’s been good to you Harry. They gave you a wife, because that’s where I met Diane, you have a father-in-law that you worked for, and the other thing you got at Goodyear was bladder cancer so you know, you got everything."</p><p></p><p>We’re well into the holiday season, when I sit down with Harry and Diane Weist in their renovated farmhouse in western New York. Our conversation’s interrupted a few times by their little chihuahua, who likes to get in on the act.</p> Fri, 27 Dec 2013 13:12:38 +0000 Matthew Leonard 49140 at http://wrvo.org Chemical exposure at Goodyear’s Niagara Falls plant will impact workers for years to come Cuomo: Voters will decide whether gambling expands in New York http://wrvo.org/post/cuomo-voters-will-decide-whether-gambling-expands-new-york <p>Gov. Andrew Cuomo says it’s now up to the voters to decide whether they want to expand gambling in New York. He’s signed into law a plan to build casinos upstate, but the public must approve a change in the state’s constitution in order for it to move forward.&nbsp; &nbsp;</p><p>The new law permits up to four gambling casinos in upstate New York, as long as a referendum on November’s ballot is approved to amend the state’s constitution to allow the expanded gambling.</p><p>Cuomo says it will be up to the voters to decide.</p> Thu, 01 Aug 2013 10:42:33 +0000 Karen DeWitt 41950 at http://wrvo.org Cuomo: Voters will decide whether gambling expands in New York Cuomo brings gambling revenue to western New York http://wrvo.org/post/cuomo-brings-gambling-revenue-western-new-york <p>Gov. Andrew Cuomo spent Wednesday traveling to three western New York cities to deliver gambling revenue that was withheld by the Seneca Nation of Indians during a four-year dispute with the state. Cuomo and Seneca Nation President Barry Snyder, Sr. Wed, 31 Jul 2013 20:56:37 +0000 Julie Alderman 41924 at http://wrvo.org Cuomo brings gambling revenue to western New York Casino revenue to be used for multiple initiatives in Niagara Falls http://wrvo.org/post/casino-revenue-be-used-multiple-initiatives-niagara-falls <p>The City of Niagara Falls is set to receive a lump sum of $89 million after the settlement of a long-standing dispute between New York state <a href="http://www.niagarafallsusa.org/mayor.cfm">and the Seneca Nation over gambling revenues</a>.</p><p></p><p>The first order of business for the city is to pay back over $22 million borrowed from its general fund that’s been depleted over the past several years while the state and Senecas were at odds.</p> Thu, 20 Jun 2013 19:57:57 +0000 Ashley Hirtzel 39893 at http://wrvo.org Casino revenue to be used for multiple initiatives in Niagara Falls Seneca casino deal releases 100% of disputed revenues, windfall for localities and state http://wrvo.org/post/seneca-casino-deal-releases-100-disputed-revenues-windfall-localities-and-state <p>The lengthy dispute over casino royalties was resolved in Niagara Falls on Thursday with the signing of new deal between the state of New York and the Seneca Nation of Indians.&nbsp;</p><p>This deal is the third in 30 days between the state and upstate Indian nations since the governor launched his initiative to push for additional casinos (or as he calls them "resort destinations"), in upstate.</p><p>What's in it for the Seneca? Support from Albany to uphold their rights to run exclusive gaming operations in western New York.</p> Fri, 14 Jun 2013 19:06:37 +0000 Ashley Hirtzel & Matthew Leonard 39580 at http://wrvo.org Seneca casino deal releases 100% of disputed revenues, windfall for localities and state Maid of the Mist construction resumes with much opposition http://wrvo.org/post/maid-mist-construction-resumes-much-opposition <p>The Maid of the Mist tour boats have been working around&nbsp;Niagara Falls for 167 years. Development has just resumed on the operation’s new maintenance dock, after delays caused by local opposition. Thu, 09 May 2013 14:52:56 +0000 Ashley Hirtzel 37526 at http://wrvo.org Maid of the Mist construction resumes with much opposition Is another casino for Niagara Falls a good idea? http://wrvo.org/post/another-casino-niagara-falls-good-idea <div class="card-content"><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden "><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p>Governor Andrew Cuomo is reportedly putting together a proposal that would see a second, non-Indian operate casino open in downtown Niagara Falls. The question is whether the market could sustain another casino. Tue, 05 Feb 2013 19:21:32 +0000 Kate O'Connell 32905 at http://wrvo.org Is another casino for Niagara Falls a good idea? Niagara Falls offers to pay student debt in exchange for living downtown http://wrvo.org/post/niagara-falls-offers-pay-student-debt-exchange-living-downtown <p>Niagara Falls is testing a novel approach to attracting new residents. The city is offering to pay a portion of recent college graduates&#39; student debt in exchange for living downtown for two years.</p><p> Thu, 28 Jun 2012 14:34:05 +0000 Daniel Robison 21707 at http://wrvo.org Will Wallenda's wirewalk help Niagara Falls' economy? http://wrvo.org/post/will-wallendas-wirewalk-help-niagara-falls-economy <p>Nik Wallenda will walk across Niagara Falls on a highwire tonight.</p><p>The city of Niagara Falls, New York sees Wallenda&rsquo;s wirewalk as its best change in decades to revive tourism and spark economic development, but measuring Wallenda&rsquo;s long-term impact may be tough, assuming there is one at all.</p><p> Fri, 15 Jun 2012 14:13:17 +0000 Daniel Robison 20994 at http://wrvo.org Will Wallenda's wirewalk help Niagara Falls' economy?