Articles by: Mike Hudson

NXIVM ‘Cult’ named as part of the reason Dalai Lama suspends secretary Lama Tenzin Dhonden

NXIVM ‘Cult’ named as part of the reason Dalai Lama suspends secretary Lama Tenzin Dhonden

Uncategorized November 30, 2017 at 10:46 pm

The Dalai Lama’s secretary, Lama Tenzin Dhonden, has been suspended. High ranking members of The Dalai Lama’s Tibetan government in exile say that Lama Tenzin faced an internal investigation after accusations surfaced about an alleged extortion of a businessman in connection to an appearance of The Dalai Lama in California. Lama TenzinRead More

Letter to the Editor

Letter to the Editor

Uncategorized November 3, 2017 at 10:30 am

30 October 2017 Dear Editor, As this election comes to a close, I am writing to thank all the people who I have spoken to in my door-to-door campaign throughout the Town of Lewiston. I’ve seen many good things and some bad things. The bad things first. Too many householdsRead More

Rich Andres

County Legislature Will Likely Remain in GOP Hands While Some Contests Promise Closeness, Experts See ‘Status Quo’ Election

Community News November 2, 2017 at 5:32 pm

Tuesday’s countywide election is likely to produce the same 11-4 split, with the same faces, on the Niagara County Legislature.   How likely is that outcome?   When we were asking Niagara County Public Information Officer Christian Peck about polling sites last week and asked him to handicap the racesRead More

***MEDIA ADVISORY***  FOR  TUESDAY, NOV. 7; WEDNESDAY, NOV. 8; TUESDAY, NOV. 21

***MEDIA ADVISORY*** FOR TUESDAY, NOV. 7; WEDNESDAY, NOV. 8; TUESDAY, NOV. 21

Community News November 2, 2017 at 5:06 pm

MORINELLO STAFF TO HOLD NOVEMBER MOBILE OFFICE HOURS   The staff of Assemblyman Angelo J. Morinello (R,C,I,Ref-Niagara Falls) will hold mobile office hours on Tuesday, Nov. 7 and Tuesday, Nov. 21 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Grand Island Town Hall, andWednesday, Nov. 8 from 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. at the Wheatfield Town Senior Center. Residents andRead More

Guest View

Guest View

Uncategorized November 2, 2017 at 5:03 pm

“I don’t make jokes,” Will Rogers wrote, “I just watch the government and report the facts.” I’ve written often about the lack of transparency, ethical accountability and fiscal due diligence in Lewiston, and although some wish to believe the present majority is shining examples of open, ethical and fiscal frugality,Read More

Guest Commentary on the New York State Constitutional Convention Call

Guest Commentary on the New York State Constitutional Convention Call

Uncategorized November 2, 2017 at 4:59 pm

Chances are good that the folks reading this have already heard that on the back of the November 7 ballot they will be asked whether to call a citizens’ convention to re-work our state’s foundational governing document. The other half of the electorate, regrettably, still knows nothing about this crucialRead More

Museums of Niagara Association (MONA) To Hold First Friday Event at Old Fort Erie

Museums of Niagara Association (MONA) To Hold First Friday Event at Old Fort Erie

Community News November 2, 2017 at 4:57 pm

Fort Erie, ON – As part of the Museums of Niagara Association (MONA) First Fridays public awareness campaign, The Niagara Parks Commission is pleased to announce that its Old Fort Erie heritage site has been selected to host the association’s upcoming First Friday event. The Tailgate Party-themed event will take place within OldRead More

100 YEARS OF WOMEN’S SUFFRAGE. GO CYNDY AND CELIA!

100 YEARS OF WOMEN’S SUFFRAGE. GO CYNDY AND CELIA!

Grand Island November 2, 2017 at 4:52 pm

Fellow Islanders, The year 2017 marks the 100-year anniversary of women in New York State gaining the right to vote. When you vote on November 7, you will get a sticker with a logo created to commemorate the occasion. I’m sure you’ve noticed that three of the Town Council candidatesRead More

Be Grand

Be Grand

Grand Island November 2, 2017 at 4:50 pm

Dear Islanders, The two Town Councilmen who are leaving office, Ray Billica and Chris Aronica, wrote a letter last week. Their message, essentially, was that we need to elect Town Council Candidates who will do the will of the people rather than the will of a select few. And thus,Read More

Cardiac-Stroke Care unit construction  enters final stages at Memorial Medical Center

Cardiac-Stroke Care unit construction enters final stages at Memorial Medical Center

Community News November 2, 2017 at 4:28 pm

Construction at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center’s new $4.3 million Cardiac/Stroke Care Unit is entering its final stages and members of the nursing staff are getting excited about the prospect of caring for their patients in the new 12,950-square-foot facility.   This week they stopped in to check on the progressRead More

Christie, Michelle

Physician assistants join Memorial primary care team

Community News November 2, 2017 at 4:20 pm

Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center recently welcomed two physician assistants to its growing team of primary care providers.  Both are now seeing patients at the Niagara Falls Memorial Primary Care Center in the Golisano Center for Community Health, 533 10th St.   Michelle Christie, P.A.-C, is a graduate of Canisius College andRead More

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Making Your Vote for “Any Two” Really Count in Lewiston

Opinion November 2, 2017 at 4:14 pm

This year is an “off” year as far as state and federal elections are concerned. In a year such as this, on a local level we always see a large drop off in the number of registered voters who actually go out to vote. Yet like this year’s local TownRead More

Niagara County Legislator Rebecca Wydysh, R-Lewiston, speaks to reporters in this file photo. She is joined in the photo by U.S. Rep. Chris Collins, R-Clarence, a prominent opponent of Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo's SAFE Act gun control law.

COUNTY LEADERS TO TALK PISTOL RECERTIFICATION:

Uncategorized November 2, 2017 at 4:11 pm

Jastrzemski, Legislators Planning Meetings in Lewiston, North Tonawanda to Address Public Questions, Assist with Process   LEWISTON—County Clerk Joseph A. Jastrzemski is planning to address one of the more confusing aspects of the controversial NY SAFE Act gun control law at a series of meetings planned around Niagara County inRead More

Letter to the Editor

Letter to the Editor

Uncategorized November 2, 2017 at 4:08 pm

A local man was recently convicted of criminal possession of 3 high capacity magazines complete with 17 rounds of ammunition in each. The conviction was foreseeable under the laws of the state of NY. After conviction the defendant was leniently sentenced to a conditional discharge by County Court Judge MatthewRead More

The brands, inflicted on the most sensitive flesh with a red hot cautery tool, allegedly were a combination of the initials of leader Keith Raniere and his accomplice Allison Mack.

BRANDING Part 2: Cult receives attention it deserves for practice of branding women like cattle

NXIVM October 27, 2017 at 5:56 am

Self-help guru Keith Raniere’s NXIVM cult made headlines all around the world this week. From New York to Hollywood, London, Warsaw, Poland, Russia, Italy, Mexico, New Zealand, Austria, Australia, China, Nigeria, Switzerland, Canada and more. In People Magazine, on CBS News, Fox News, the Huffington Post and dozens of other media outlets,Read More

Gov. Cuomo and his lawyers negotiated a pact with the Senecas that didn't include payments past 2016. Perhaps the city of Niagara Falls should sue him for incompetence and see about getting him disbarred.

Dyster rejected Seneca offer to pay casino revenue directly to city

Niagara Falls October 27, 2017 at 5:52 am

Niagara Falls Mayor Paul Dyster knew well in advance that the Seneca Nation of Indians planned to end its revenue sharing agreement with the state in March of this year, and rejected an invitation by tribal leaders to enter into discussions that would have resulted in direct payments to theRead More

Councilmembers Grandinetti and Touma, pictured here with Mayor Dyster, support his proposed tax increases on businesses and residents. They are up for re-election in less than two weeks.

Baby steps approach to Budget won’t help in closing $12 million shortfall

Niagara Falls October 27, 2017 at 5:46 am

“Baby steps.” It’s a term used in Alcoholics Anonymous and other 12-Step programs to warn those with substance abuse problems not to try and take on too much at once. Niagara Falls Mayor Paul Dyster and his reliable rubber stamps on the City Council, Kristen Grandinetti and Andrew Touma, haveRead More

A century ago, the LaSalle Library shared this building with a post office and the village police department. It will soon close its doors two more days a week, due to the city's financial mess.

Dyster, Grandinetti nickel and dime public library in alleged budget process

Community News October 27, 2017 at 5:40 am

Niagara Falls Mayor Paul Dyster, who fancies himself a PhD in something or other, and City Councilwoman Kristen Grandinetti, who likes to think of herself as an educator and works as an elementary school teacher, have joined forces to strip the Niagara Falls Public Library of $92,000 in funding which,Read More

Tom Lowe, dressed to impress in one of his nicest t-shirts, represents Niagara University and the city of Niagara Falls at UB's Center for Leadership and Organizational Effectiveness inaugural "Social Innovation" conference this past April.

Not another faith based initiative! ReNU Niagara eyes 5th, 6th Streets

Niagara Falls October 27, 2017 at 5:30 am

Back in Sherwood Forest, Robin Hood’s motto was, “Take from the rich and give to the poor.” Not a bad objective, but one that’s been revised by Niagara Falls Mayor Paul Dyster. “Take from the working poor and give to the non-working poor,” might well be his motto. Last week,Read More

KEEP IT TO YOURSELVES! The Canadian government is demanding answers regarding recent sewage spills in the Niagara River.

INTERNATIONAL INCIDENT! Canadians demand resolution to Dyster’s sewage pollution problem

State and National News October 27, 2017 at 5:10 am

A rehash of the War of 1812? A violation of the 1909 Canadian-U.S. Boundary Waters Treaty? An international incident? All of the above? The Niagara Falls, Ontario, Council met this week to demand that Niagara Falls, NY, Mayor Paul Dyster and the city Water Board do something to stop overflowsRead More

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