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High Achievement New York to Board of Regents: Move to Full Computer Adaptive Testing by Spring 2021

High Achievement New York to Board of Regents: Move to Full Computer Adaptive Testing by Spring 2021

News February 19, 2018 at 8:02 am

Members of High Achievement New York [HANY] wrote to the State Board of Regents supporting the decision not to pursue a costly Innovative Assessment Pilot under ESSA, and urged the State Education Department to move instead to replace paper and pencil tests with computer adaptive testing by Spring 2021. InRead More

Gearing Up for the Community Memorial Day Parade

Gearing Up for the Community Memorial Day Parade

Community News February 9, 2018 at 1:27 am

By Councilman Kenny Tompkins You wouldn’t know from the frigid temps and falling snow that in a mere three and a half months, we’ll host our third Community Memorial Day Parade. On Saturday, May 26, at 10 am, units will march from the City Market parking lot, up Pine Avenue,Read More

A City by the People: A Developing North Tonawanda Story

A City by the People: A Developing North Tonawanda Story

Community News February 9, 2018 at 12:47 am

By  Zachary S. Niemiec As someone who is originally from North Tonawanda, I’m proud of recent community action against the reestablishment of commercial truck routes on Robinson and Wheatfield Streets. In response to the considered change to commercial truck routes, North Tonawanda residents organized, sent letters, made phone calls, attended meetings, voicedRead More

 FISA WARRANTS ISSUED AGAINST CARTER PAGE UPON APPLICATION AND AFFIDAVIT BY THE FBI, DOJ

 FISA WARRANTS ISSUED AGAINST CARTER PAGE UPON APPLICATION AND AFFIDAVIT BY THE FBI, DOJ

Opinion February 8, 2018 at 10:36 pm

The Right Side  by J Gary DiLaura, FBI-RED I have read the Congressional Memo issued by the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence (HPSCI). Assuming that the memo is accurate since the cover letter to Chairman Devin Nunes is signed by Speaker Paul Ryan and Congressman Adam Schiff, I can safely explainRead More

October 05, 2017-North Tonawanda, NY- Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announces that four Western New York communities have been selected to receive up to $10 million in funding from the Buffalo Billion II initiative. The City of Dunkirk, City of North Tonawanda, City of Lackawanna and Village of Gowanda are recipients of Smart Growth Community Funds for projects that utilize existing infrastructure to support placemaking, walkable communities and sustainable development.

N.T. Council Shades Solar Panel Resolution, Water Treatment Upgrades on Tap for NT/Lockport

Community News February 8, 2018 at 6:12 pm

A position in North Tonawanda city government vacant since Election Day, and one of two full-time positions in the mayor’s office, that of Assistant to the Mayor, has been filled by David Divirgilio, who will earn $45,000. Mr. Divirgilio had previously worked for the city briefly in 2017 as aRead More

Gordon Stewart III To Step Down as City Chair of the Niagara Falls Democratic Committee

Gordon Stewart III To Step Down as City Chair of the Niagara Falls Democratic Committee

Local News February 1, 2018 at 8:13 pm

The Niagara Reporter has just learned that Gordon Stewart III will step down as City Chair of the Niagara Falls City Committee over the next week. Mr. Stewart, who has been Chair for more than three years, said that it was a “family decision.” Democrat Suzanne M. Macri, current NiagaraRead More

GUEST VIEW: A Resident’s Response To Learning The Niagara Falls Police Station Is Closed On Weekends

GUEST VIEW: A Resident’s Response To Learning The Niagara Falls Police Station Is Closed On Weekends

Community News February 1, 2018 at 6:29 pm

The Niagara Falls Reporter received the following email from a concerned resident in Niagara Falls:   “Are you aware that the Niagara Falls Police Office is closed to the public on weekends? I had reason to take a lady to the police station at 5:10 p.m. this past Saturday toRead More

Councilman Voccio Schedules Business Roundtable Breakfast

Councilman Voccio Schedules Business Roundtable Breakfast

Community News February 1, 2018 at 6:22 pm

Niagara Falls, NY – City Councilman Chris Voccio is hosting a breakfast roundtable discussion for business owners, managers and executives to get feedback on how the city of Niagara Falls can make it easier to do business here, foster business expansion and attract more investment and development. Dubbed the BusinessRead More

Memorial Medical Center Schedules Monday Flu Shot Clinic

Memorial Medical Center Schedules Monday Flu Shot Clinic

Community News February 1, 2018 at 6:18 pm

Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center will conduct a flu shot clinic on Monday (Feb. 5) from 5 to 8 p.m.   The clinic will be held on the first floor of the Golisano Center for Community Health, 533 10th St.  Both quadrivalent and high dose influenza vaccines will be available.Read More

NF City Council Meeting News & Notes from January 31st, 2018

NF City Council Meeting News & Notes from January 31st, 2018

Local News February 1, 2018 at 11:12 am

Council appraising the math in assessor’s $10,000 stipend deal Concern raised on social media and at Wednesday’s 3-hour Niagara Falls common council meeting caused the elected body to table the mayor’s resolution requesting $10,000 for longtime city assessor James Bird that some said was “double dipping” or at least notRead 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

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

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?

Opinion 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

Learn to ID trees while hiking the Niagara Escarpment

Learn to ID trees while hiking the Niagara Escarpment

Niagara County January 18, 2018 at 8:53 pm

Most everybody can tell a maple from an oak, but would you know an American Hornbeam if you walked into one? The Western New York Land Conservancy, the organization restoring the Stella Niagara preserve as well as spearheading the $2.1 million Niagara Gorge ecological diversity project, will be sponsoring a WinterRead More

BUY AMERICAN – THE JOB YOU SAVE MAY BE YOUR OWN

BUY AMERICAN – THE JOB YOU SAVE MAY BE YOUR OWN

Opinion January 18, 2018 at 8:48 pm

By Randy Palladino There are no better stories on the evening news than the Made in America special assignment segments on ABC World News. We need look no further than a mirror to find a major part of the blame for any economic problem this country faces. Despite constant remindersRead More

Niagara Falls Jokes

Niagara Falls Jokes

Uncategorized January 18, 2018 at 8:39 pm

What do Mayor Dyster and a Corona have in common? They’re both empty from the neck up! *** Paul Dyster says, “I’m not an alcoholic! I only drink twice a year: on my birthday, and when it’s not my birthday.” *** To save money at City Hall, Mayor Dyster decidedRead More

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