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and analysis.

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by Jim Heaney


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by Dan Telvock

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and commentary


Bird’s eye view of Niagara Falls

The Albany Times Union publishes a series of photos that provide a view from above of our beautiful region, including the Niagara Falls and the wind farm in Lackawana.


Nonsense in Niagara Falls

The Buffalo Pundit explains the “ small-minded, petty, outrageous, and stupid” politics that Niagara Falls Mayor Paul Dyster is contending with these days.


High taxes land one-third of local governments on fiscally distressed list

Gov. Andrew Cuomo wants to cap binding arbitration rulings involving public employee union contracts working for local governments deemed in “fiscal distress”. Localities would earn this dubious distinction if their reserves represent less than 5 percent of their operating budgets if their tax rates rank among the state’s top quartile. The Albany Times Union has a […]


Sweetheart deal in Honeymoon Capital

New York State extended the Maid of Mist contract without seeking bids; Canadian competitor said Cuomo and Co. left $100 million on the table. A report by The Buffalo News, following dogged coverage by the Niagara Falls Reporter.


Complete Dyster interview

Niagara Falls mayor discusses Wallenda Walk, municipal corruption, green economic development and the region’s improving leadership. For those who do not know much abut Dyster, the interview is a good introduction to one of the region’s brightest elected officials.


Interview: Niagara Falls Mayor Paul Dyster

Investigative Post Editor Jim Heaney interviewed Niagara Falls Mayor Paul Dyster on the impact of the Wallenda Walk, the numerous challenges faced by Niagara Falls, and how the standoff between state and Seneca Nation officials is costing the city money that would otherwise be helping to promote economic development. Dyster, in the interview that aired […]