Archive for January, 2018

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Advertise With The Niagara Reporter

Uncategorized January 29, 2018 at 9:47 pm

The Niagara Reporter has been operating in Niagara County and Erie County since 2000. We alternate between printing weekly and bi-weekly depending on the amount of news to publish for a given week. Therefore, at a minimum we print on a bi-weekly basis.   Each edition printed consists of 22,000Read More

The Niagara Reporter Is Now Accepting Classifieds, Obituaries, and Legal Notices

The Niagara Reporter Is Now Accepting Classifieds, Obituaries, and Legal Notices

Uncategorized January 29, 2018 at 9:29 pm

The Niagara Reporter is excited to announce that we are now accepting all classified ads (houses, apartments, pets, garage sales, etc.), obituaries, and legal notices (foreclosure notices, liquor license notices, corporation formation, etc.).  Email niagarareporter@gmail.com if you are interested or call (716) 990-3677.

Councilman Chris Voccio

Chris’s Corner: A Libertarian Look at “Public Art”

Local News January 29, 2018 at 9:11 pm

When the Reporter asked me to pen a column on taking a libertarian-oriented approach to local government, I agreed. Here’s my first go at it. But first, a caveat. I am a conservative. And a Republican. And sort of libertarian. I have often identified myself as a conservative with aRead More

Czech Mate?

Czech Mate?

Community News January 29, 2018 at 5:59 pm

by Matt Cole 9-time NHL All-Star, Olympic Gold Medalist, 2-time Stanley Cup winner, and future NHL Hall of Famer, Jaromir Jagr was placed on waivers Sunday by his current team the Calgary Flames After having amassed a staggering $135,000,000+ in earnings throughout his 24 years in the NHL, he is currently finishingRead More

Dalai Lama Secretary denies $1 million paid to speak for Raniere; Yet Dalai Lama Trust founded 10 days after Albany speech with $2 million in donations

Dalai Lama Secretary denies $1 million paid to speak for Raniere; Yet Dalai Lama Trust founded 10 days after Albany speech with $2 million in donations

NXIVM January 27, 2018 at 10:51 am

By Frank Parlato’ The Dalai Lama’s secretary has denied the Dalai Lama was paid $1 million by Clare and Sara Bronfman to endorse cult leader Keith Raniere. That may be true. He might have been paid $2 million.   The Dalai Lama’s secretary, Tseten Samdup Chhoekyapa, wrote: Clarification in Response toRead More

Mark Diodate

A Tale of Two Résumés

Niagara Falls, Local News January 26, 2018 at 3:12 am

New Council Secretary Changes Résumé After Being Called Out By Councilman Tompkins Mark Diodate, the newly appointed administrative assistant to the Niagara Falls City Council, submitted two different resumes to the council, the Reporter has learned. The two resumes are starkly different. After Diodate’s first resume sparked questions about hisRead More

Sign ‘to’ the Falls points ‘away’ from the Falls

Sign ‘to’ the Falls points ‘away’ from the Falls

Niagara Falls January 26, 2018 at 1:47 am

Say what? A sign supposedly directing tourists to Niagara Falls on the corner of Niagara and Third Streets actually (deliberately?) points tourists away from the Falls and down Third Street. As the picture above shows, it is ironic, if not laughably stupid. Note: The sign should be pointing straight ahead.Read More

Auctions International sold numerous Niagara Falls properties last month, but for how much?

City Tax Foreclosure $$$ not available?

Niagara Falls January 26, 2018 at 1:21 am

  Reporter Editorial The City of Niagara Falls held a Tax Foreclosed Real Estate Auction on Tuesday, December 19, 2017 from 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM, but has not yet made public what the net proceeds were that accrued to the city. Nearly 300 properties went on the auction blockRead More

Alderman-At-Large Austin Tylec — an architect at Clark, Patterson, Lee — talks with Bob Zima about an effort to bring a community garden to the newly re-burgeoning Oliver Street area.

NT’s momentum balanced by multi-million dollar concerns at Water Plant

Community News January 26, 2018 at 12:54 am

 By Joe Kissel A community garden to help beautify Oliver Street, a peddle-powered tour boat on the Erie Canal and a comprehensive plan to make North Tonawanda a more connected, safer, walkable city were discussed Tuesday at North Tonawanda’s Common Council workshop. However, a multi-million dollar plan to replace andRead More

People kayaking on the Allegheny River between Olean and Allegany, NY. Will Mr. Pegula, owner of the Sabres and Bills, soon be dumping "treated" frack wastewater into the river?

Proposal to dump Pegula Frackwater in Allegheny River upstream of NY’s southern tier advances

State and National News January 26, 2018 at 12:42 am

Last July, 2017 the Coudersport (Pennsylvania) Area Municipal Authority (CAMA) board members leased land to an outfit called Epiphany Allegheny LLC. Epiphany plans to build a wastewater treatment plant on the Allegheny River to process wastewater produced as a byproduct of high volume horizontal hydrofracturing (“fracking”). The top customer ofRead More

Toxic Niagara Sanitation landfill still plagues Town of Wheatfield

Toxic Niagara Sanitation landfill still plagues Town of Wheatfield

Community News January 26, 2018 at 12:40 am

Government officials propose new fence to contain toxic below-ground leachate Foot-dragging over decades by the Town of Wheatfield and the state Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) in their efforts at testing and remediation of the former Niagara Sanitation toxic landfill in the town has some residents of Nash Road frustratedRead More

Jastremseki sees ‘Progress’ on Pistol Permits as State Police Vow ‘No Confiscation’

Jastremseki sees ‘Progress’ on Pistol Permits as State Police Vow ‘No Confiscation’

Uncategorized January 26, 2018 at 12:39 am

Niagara County Clerk Joseph A. Jastrzemski said the outcome of a meeting between State Police and the New York State Association of County Clerks held this week left him optimistic that gun owners’ rights will be protected despite a looming deadline for pistol permit recertification under Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’sRead More

Recipe for Wonderful Pineapple Pie

Recipe for Wonderful Pineapple Pie

Uncategorized January 26, 2018 at 12:30 am

By Jamie DePetris Food Critic Although ‘National Pie Day’ came and went on January 23rd, it is not too late to bake a pie that is both nourishing and delicious. National Pie Day was created simply to celebrate the pie.  It is a day to bake or cook your favoriteRead More

Why I’m running for New York State Governor

Why I’m running for New York State Governor

News January 26, 2018 at 12:30 am

By Joel Giambra           I grew up in Buffalo’s Lakeview Housing Project, the son of a single mother who, with help from my grandmother, got me started on life’s journey.  It was from those humble beginnings that my life was shaped, and I learned early on to make my wayRead More

Bwana, go home! Jimmy John’s shutters Elmwood Village store

Bwana, go home! Jimmy John’s shutters Elmwood Village store

Erie County January 26, 2018 at 12:20 am

The Elmwood Avenue, Buffalo location of Jimmy John’s Gourmet Sandwiches has closed after less than two years in operation. No explanation was given by the nationwide Jimmy John’s chain for the failure of its franchise on the busy commercial street, bounded by economically upscale neighborhoods and student housing for BuffaloRead More

Shirley Nicholas, Lockport’s ‘Toxic Avenger’ passes away

Shirley Nicholas, Lockport’s ‘Toxic Avenger’ passes away

Community News January 26, 2018 at 12:10 am

by Joe Kissel Lockport activist Shirley Nicholas passed away Saturday, Jan. 20 at Briody Health Care Facility. She was 80. For decades, she was an outspoken advocate for environmental cleanup in Lockport and brought an unprecedented degree of public awareness of hazardous waste littered around the city. Born on AprilRead More

WHAT THE HELL IS A SANCTUARY CITY?

WHAT THE HELL IS A SANCTUARY CITY?

Uncategorized January 26, 2018 at 12:06 am

The Right Side By J Gary DiLaura, FBI-RED I’m sorry, I’m not an attorney, although I wanted to attend law school but couldn’t afford law school, so I never studied “Sanctuary Law.” Fact be known, I can’t find Sanctuary Law ANYPLACE! It’s not in any law books I looked at.Read More

Herbert Launches Campaign for NT School Board

Herbert Launches Campaign for NT School Board

Local News January 24, 2018 at 8:51 am

  NORTH TONAWANDA, NY, 2018- Erik A. Herbert of North Tonawanda has formally announced his candidacy for the North Tonawanda School Board. Herbert, 31, is a North Tonawanda Police officer who works as a patrolman and often speaks at the High School on various bullying, social media and city issues.Read More

Councilman Chris Voccio

Coffee with Chris on February 15th, 2018

Niagara Falls, Local News January 24, 2018 at 8:44 am

  Niagara Falls, NY – Niagara Falls City Council member Chris Voccio has scheduled his second Coffee with Chris to get feedback from citizens. Coffee with Chris sessions are tentatively scheduled for the third Thursday of each month. The second Coffee with Chris is scheduled for Thursday, February 15th atRead More

Vince Anello served as Niagara Falls Mayor from 2004-2008.

Former Mayor schools City Council on Budgeting 101

Niagara Falls January 19, 2018 at 1:36 pm

  One-time Mayor Vince Anello addressed the newly-installed Niagara Falls City Council at their first regular meeting Wednesday afternoon on prudent fiscal management. Unfortunately, none of the five councilmembers were seen to be taking notes. “The last thirty years only two mayors have had a budget surplus. Mayor O’Laughlin beingRead More

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