Articles by: Tony Farina

Dominic Colucci III, the Lewiston-born Como Deli manager, is right at home in the center of the new eatery opened last week in his native village on food-friendly Center Street by the Como family.

New Como Deli in Lewiston Off to Brisk Start

News March 13, 2019 at 9:22 am

Please click the link below to subscribe to a FREE PDF version of each print edition of the Niagara Reporter http://eepurl.com/dnsYM9     By: Tony Farina “Lots of familiar faces,” says Dominic Colucci III as he looks around the new Como Deli at 555 Center St. in the Village ofRead More

Maziarz’s Alleged Bid-Rigging Connection Misses Mark

Maziarz’s Alleged Bid-Rigging Connection Misses Mark

News March 6, 2019 at 10:17 am

Please click the link below to subscribe to a FREE PDF version of each print edition of the Niagara Reporter http://eepurl.com/dnsYM9         By: Tony Farina Former State Sen. George Maziarz last week accused former top aide Henry Wojtaszek of engaging in a bid-rigging scheme to help aRead More

Maziarz on the Attack But Wojtaszak Fires Back

Maziarz on the Attack But Wojtaszak Fires Back

News February 27, 2019 at 9:08 pm

Please click the link below to subscribe to a FREE PDF version of each print edition of the Niagara Reporter http://eepurl.com/dnsYM9         By: Tony Farina Former Republican State Sen. George Maziarz has leveled charges of bid-rigging against former Niagara County GOP Chairman Henry Wojtaszak in the awardingRead More

Still No Casino Cash as Politics Begin to Take Center Stage in Niagara Falls

Still No Casino Cash as Politics Begin to Take Center Stage in Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls February 27, 2019 at 9:02 pm

Please click the link below to subscribe to a FREE PDF version of each print edition of the Niagara Reporter http://eepurl.com/dnsYM9         By: Tony Farina Still no word on when — or even if — casino money will begin flowing again to the state and the threeRead More

SPECIAL EDITION OF THE CRIME NF: Touma Favors 311 Customer Service Help Line

SPECIAL EDITION OF THE CRIME NF: Touma Favors 311 Customer Service Help Line

Niagara Falls February 20, 2019 at 7:43 am

Please click the link below to subscribe to a FREE PDF version of each print edition of the Niagara Reporter http://eepurl.com/dnsYM9         SPECIAL EDITION OF THE CRIME NF   By: Tony Farina If you live in Niagara Falls and have a problem with a tire-crunching pothole orRead More

Anello Says City’s Spending Level Not Sustainable in Niagara Falls

Anello Says City’s Spending Level Not Sustainable in Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls February 12, 2019 at 4:58 pm

Please click the link below to subscribe to a FREE PDF version of each print edition of the Niagara Reporter http://eepurl.com/dnsYM9       By: Tony Farina New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s recent gloomy budget presentation sounds a little like it could be coming from the mayor orRead More

Niagara Falls Mayor Paul Dyster

Officials Await Dyster to Go Public on His Future as Word Circulates He’s Not Running

Niagara Falls February 5, 2019 at 6:52 pm

Please click the link below to subscribe to a FREE PDF version of each print edition of the Niagara Reporter http://eepurl.com/dnsYM9         By: Tony Farina I wrote back in June of 2013 after the four-year gaming stalemate between the state and the Seneca Nation was settled thatRead More

Henry Wojtaszek Riding  High at Batavia Downs Gaming and Hotel

Henry Wojtaszek Riding High at Batavia Downs Gaming and Hotel

News January 29, 2019 at 8:50 pm

Please click the link below to subscribe to a FREE PDF version of each print edition of the Niagara Reporter http://eepurl.com/dnsYM9       By: Tony Farina It is one of Western New York’s premier attractions for just about anything the heart desires, featuring gaming, fine dining, sports bars, liveRead More

‘Comeback Kid’ Gawel to Run for Council As  Politics Heat Up Early in Falls

‘Comeback Kid’ Gawel to Run for Council As Politics Heat Up Early in Falls

Niagara Falls January 22, 2019 at 7:41 pm

Please click the link below to subscribe to a FREE PDF version of each print edition of the Niagara Reporter http://eepurl.com/dnsYM9           By: Tony Farina Even at this early stage, and it is not as early as usual because of the changes in state election law,Read More

Even With Casino Cash, Tough Decisions Remain for Niagara Falls

Even With Casino Cash, Tough Decisions Remain for Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls January 15, 2019 at 7:57 pm

Please click the link below to subscribe to a FREE PDF version of each print edition of the Niagara Reporter http://eepurl.com/dnsYM9         By: Tony Farina Assuming the Seneca Nation pays the state approximately $200 million in back casino payments as a result of losing the gaming arbitrationRead More

Memorial Medical Center Gala Sold Out Again

Memorial Medical Center Gala Sold Out Again

Niagara Falls January 8, 2019 at 8:19 pm

Please click the link below to subscribe to a FREE PDF version of each print edition of the Niagara Reporter http://eepurl.com/dnsYM9         By: Tony Farina The 15th annual Memorial Medical Center black tie gala will be held Saturday at the Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino, and asRead More

Dyster Trying to Help Workers After Sudden Plant Shutdown

Dyster Trying to Help Workers After Sudden Plant Shutdown

Niagara Falls January 2, 2019 at 6:28 pm

By: Tony Farina Mayor Paul Dyster is working with state and federal labor officials to try and help the 100 workers affected by the sudden “shutdown” of the Global Specialty Metals silicon production plant in Niagara Falls, effective last Sunday, two days before the beginning of the new year. “TheRead More

Santa Has Departed Without Leaving Any Casino Cash
Santa Has Departed Without Leaving Any Casino Cash

Santa Has Departed Without Leaving Any Casino Cash

Featured, Niagara Falls January 2, 2019 at 6:10 pm

Please click the link below to subscribe to a FREE PDF version of each print edition of the Niagara Reporter http://eepurl.com/dnsYM9 Santa has come and gone and he departed without leaving any bags of casino cash in Niagara Falls, Buffalo, or Salamanca, the three host casino cities reeling from theRead More

Financial CRUNCH Continues to Squeeze Cataract City

Financial CRUNCH Continues to Squeeze Cataract City

Niagara Falls December 18, 2018 at 4:46 pm

Please click the link below to subscribe to a FREE PDF version of each print edition of the Niagara Reporter http://eepurl.com/dnsYM9         By: Tony Farina It appears the three host cities that have lost their casino payments due to the stalemate between the state and the SenecaRead 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.

Host Casino Cities Hoping Santa Settles Gaming Crisis

Niagara Falls December 11, 2018 at 6:34 pm

Please click the link below to subscribe to a FREE PDF version of each print edition of the Niagara Reporter http://eepurl.com/dnsYM9         By: Tony Farina The three host cities that have received casino payments from the Seneca Nation since 2002 that ended last year are hoping forRead More

LaTona’s Tax Case Could Help Parlato

LaTona’s Tax Case Could Help Parlato

News December 4, 2018 at 9:48 pm

Please click the link below to subscribe to a FREE PDF version of each print edition of the Niagara Reporter http://eepurl.com/dnsYM9         By: Tony Farina Joseph LaTona, the lawyer from Niagara Falls who won a landmark tax case before the U. S. Supreme Court that could helpRead More

Restaino Hoping to Make Mayoral Dream Come True

Restaino Hoping to Make Mayoral Dream Come True

Niagara Falls November 27, 2018 at 9:21 pm

Please click the link below to subscribe to a FREE PDF version of each print edition of the Niagara Reporter http://eepurl.com/dnsYM9         By: Tony Farina “I’ve been thinking about it for a long time,” former City Court Judge Robert Restaino told this reporter in January of 2017Read More

Piccirillo Throws Dyster Under the Bus in Bid to Be Own Man

Piccirillo Throws Dyster Under the Bus in Bid to Be Own Man

Niagara Falls November 20, 2018 at 9:03 pm

Please click the link below to subscribe to a FREE PDF version of each print edition of the Niagara Reporter http://eepurl.com/dnsYM9       By: Tony Farina Analysis Armed with a new job title in an attempt to avoid possible Hatch Act violations in his mayoral run in 2019, SethRead More

Niagara Falls City Council

Niagara Falls Budget Compromise Seen as ‘Shortsighted’

Niagara Falls November 13, 2018 at 7:53 pm

Please click the link below to subscribe to a FREE PDF version of each print edition of the Niagara Reporter http://eepurl.com/dnsYM9         By: Tony Farina With no guarantee of ever receiving another dime of casino money given the deadlock between the Senecas and the state, Niagara FallsRead More

Niagara Falls Mayor Paul Dyster

Dyster Must Shoulder Most of Blame for Crisis

Niagara Falls November 6, 2018 at 8:38 pm

Please click the link below to subscribe to a FREE PDF version of each print edition of the Niagara Reporter http://eepurl.com/dnsYM9       By: Tony Farina The fiscal crisis confronting the City of Niagara Falls has been in the making for years and Mayor Paul Dyster, who is nowRead More

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