NIAGARA FALLS, NY - There are some big political changes in parts of Western New York after Election Night and one of those communities, getting a makeover is Niagara Falls.
So often when 2 On Your Side has been reporting on Niagara Falls issues, they stem back to the dysfunction with city council. The biggest example of this was the Hamister Hotel project earlier this year, which was approved, after months of bickering.
Niagara Falls Mayor Paul Dyster thinks the addition of one new council member, Andrew Touma, will be a good thing for the city.
Touma will be the new face on council in the new term. As a teacher, Touma was the leading vote getter with 4,208 votes Tuesday night.
He replaces Sam Fruscione who lost on the independent and conservative lines. In the past, the mayor says that council chair Glenn Choolokian and members Robert Anderson and Fruscione slowed projects down.