Senecas ‘ready for arbitration’ over dispute with state on casino profits


The leader of the Seneca Nation says he is ready to go to arbitration over the nation’s dispute with New York State on sharing casino profits.

The Nation maintains that under the terms of its casino compact with the state, no further payments are required…


Election Returns from Spectrum News

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Top 3 things we learned from Bills-Jets


As impressive as LeSean McCoy was in his debut performance against the Jets with 110 yards rushing, his utilization in the passing game was even more noteworthy.

When asked to describe the difference in the Rick Dennison offense compared to that of the last two years this past spring, McCoy said…


Niagara Falls revises vicious dog complaint system


Animal complaints in Niagara Falls, especially those pertaining to potentially vicious dogs, now will be handled through the City Clerk’s Office.

“Up until now, dog issues would be dealt with after an attack. What we’re trying to do here is identify potential problems,” City Clerk Lisa A. Vitello said.


Millions of gallons of raw sewage at falls? Blame the rain


Nearly 3 million gallons of untreated sewage and stormwater were discharged near the base of the American Falls on Tuesday, according to estimates published by the NY-Alert system.

The release came from the same outfall that emitted a stinky, black discharge late last month, but this time it’s believed to have been caused by heavy rainfall…


Youthful memories give rise to Niagara Community Center


Gary Hall has such fond childhood memories playing at the Boys & Girls Club on 17th Street in Niagara Falls.

Hall has remained involved with the club as a board member for 25 to 30 years and currently as an emeritus member, but the local businessman and philanthropist is now looking to establish his own place to enhance the lives of city youth…


The Soapbox with guest Jeff Flach (Candidate for Niagara County Legislature 6th District)


Today, we welcome Jeff Flach – Candidate for Niagara County Legislature 6th District to the NiagaraHub today for a Soapbox discussion and a get-to-know-me conversation.

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2017 Niagara County Peach Festival “TASTE OFF” September 9th Win Up To $500 in Cash & Prizes

The Niagara County Peach Festival “Taste Off” recipe contest will be held on Saturday September 9th at 4 PM on the stage at Academy Park in Lewiston. The 2017 “Taste Off” is sponsored by the Niagara Falls Culinary Institute, Niagara Gazette and Niagara Frontier Publications.

This year there will be three divisions for entries which include Food Enthusiast, Culinary Student and a new Children category.

Judges for the 2017 “Taste Off” will be Lynn Catalano from the Foundation for Jewish Philanthropy, NCCC Hospitality Tourism and Culinary Arts Division Chairman Mark Mistriner, Dana DeFazio Manager of Savor restaurant, Scott Beahen Director of Food Service Operations at Niagara University and Mike Fiore owner of Village Bake Shop in Lewiston.

There will also be a peach shortcake eating contest on the Academy Park stage featuring local media and dignitaries prior to the announcement of the 2017 recipe winners.

Original recipes must include fresh peaches and be prepared from scratch. The use of pre-made products may result in disqualification. Recipes must be legible and submitted on an 8.5” by 11” white sheet of paper with all ingredients fully listed. The recipe must also include how many portions it can serve.

The entry must include name, address and phone number at the bottom of the paper and be mailed no later than August 30th to Barbara Walck, Niagara County Community College, 3111 Saunders Settlement Road, Sanborn, NY, 14132. Employees of the Greater Niagara Newspapers, Niagara Frontier Publications and Niagara County Community College and their families are not eligible to enter. Entries are limited to one per person.


Food Enthusiast- Whether you are a Home baker or pastry enthusiast this category is for you. Individuals sixteen years or older are invited to enter their secret Peach recipe in this year’s Peach Festival “Taste Off” for a chance to be selected as a finalist and to appear on the Main Stage to prepare your entry live for the judges.

Culinary Student- All up and coming aspiring pastry chefs from the western New York culinary programs are encouraged to enter this category. Enter your very favorite peach dessert recipe for a chance to show off your emerging talents to the world and a chance to make your creation live on stage for the “Taste Off” judges.

Children- This is a new category for children from eight to thirteen years of age who love to bake. Create your own Peach dessert for a chance to be a finalist on stage at 4:00PM on Saturday September 10th.

For further information contact Jerry Wolfgang at 754-7745 or e-mail at

The 2017 Niagara County Peach Festival will be held September 7th, 8th, 9th & 10th at Academy Park on Center Street in Lewiston. Sponsors for this year’s Festival are the Kiwanis of Lewiston, the Buffalo News, WGRZ-TV and Mix 96. More information can be found at

Peach Taste Off winners


The Soapbox with guest Shawn Weber and Jason Cafarella of Reclaim Niagara



Reclaim Niagara is a growing movement of citizens dedicated to exposing the injustices faced by Niagara Falls due to the exploitation of our resources by these public authorities and state entities… and with that said, we welcome Shawn Weber and Jason Cafarella onto the Soapbox to fill is in on everything you need to know about their growing organization. Be sure to watch both videos and educate yourself on what some people are trying to do “behind the scenes” in Niagara Falls, New York to help their community and city prosper. (Please sign the petition located at this bottom of this post and on Reclaim’s website.)

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Niagara Falls home where boy was mauled by Rottweilers condemned

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Following up on neighbors’ complaints of foul smells and barking dogs, police recently raided the 70th Street home where two Rottweilers mauled a 7-year-old boy on June 7. The house was later condemned by city inspectors who said the building and yard were overrun with animal waste, creating unsanitary living conditions…