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Cheese Festival Crowd Breaks the Record

Posted by David Warner | Jul 14, 2019 | New York State’s Premier Gathering of Cheesemakers proved it was just that, with a festival that drew more than an estimated 6,000 people to the community and the Main Street of Little Falls. The festival was created in 2015 to celebrate the rich history of the cheese trade in Little Falls, which was the former cheese market capital of Read More →

Little Falls Historical Society Hosts “Little Falls Athletics”

Posted by David Warner | May 29, 2019 | The Little Falls Historical Society hosted its opening reception last night to show off its latest exhibit titled “Little Falls Athletics.” The crowd was a mix of historical society supports and athletes young and old. Little Falls athletes and teams that have won and competed in New York state-level competition were the centers of attention in the exhibit. It includes Read More →

Main Street First – Spring Edition

Meeples Mug House to Open in Little Falls

Posted by Laura Powers (Class of 1998)| Mar 8, 2019 | Featured, News, Top Stories | Little Falls, NY – Little Falls, NY – Little Falls is a community that celebrates its traditions while keeping an open mind to new and sometimes unusual ideas. This “Rock City” has welcomed a microbrewery which plans to open later this year, a CrossFit studio downtown, and a newly renovated Canal Side Restaurant, to name a Read More →

Canal Side Inn Reopens with New Owners, New Menu, New Look and New Chef

Posted by David Warner | Feb 26, 2019 | Featured, News, Top Stories | by Dave Warner – Canal Side Inn opened for Valentine’s Day with new owners, a new look, new menus and a new chef. The new owners are part of the Rock City Development LLC group and according to Neil Rosenbaum, one of the owners, it was the familiarity the place had for Dave Casullo, CEO of the group, Read More →

Little Falls A Model for Other Upstate Communities?

Posted by David Warner | Jan 21, 2019 – If you spend just five minutes with Little Falls native David Casullo, CEO of Rock City Development, LLC, you’ll understand the concept. In fact, he is so passionate about it, you will become one who believes it yourself. The new owner of Stone Mill and Canal Side Inn, Casullo was born and raised in Little Falls as was his wife, Read More →

Winter Edition – Main Street First Gazette


After Retirement, What’s Next for Lifelong Resident of Little Falls?

Posted by David Warner | Nov 29, 2018 | Featured, News, Top Stories | Lifelong Little Falls resident John Scarano retired last month having been the Herkimer County Chamber of Commerce Executive Director since January of 2006. Under his leadership, the Chamber has grown in membership, developed and adopted new programs and focused promotion of Herkimer County and area businesses for a variety of economic development opportunities. So, now that he’s just sitting Read More →

Best Place to Prepare for a Career in Politics? A Bar in Little Falls…

Posted by David Warner | Nov 14, 2018 | At least that’s one of the observations that Kris Balderston made while I was interviewing him for this story. He is a Little Falls native who has had a 25-year career in Washington, which has included leadership positions across the U.S. Government, from the White House, to the U.S. Senate and State Department. Balderston served as the Secretary’s Special Representative Read More →

Fall 2018 Edition of Main Street First