Articles by: Tony Farina

No End in Sight to Seneca Gaming  Stalemate for Niagara Falls Lawmakers

No End in Sight to Seneca Gaming Stalemate for Niagara Falls Lawmakers

Niagara Falls May 14, 2019 at 8:03 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 The chances of Niagara Falls and the two other Western New York host casino cities receiving any money from revenue-sharing payments in the nearRead More

PICCIRILLO UNDER FIRE: Developer Calls Out Political Motivation in Landmark Designation

PICCIRILLO UNDER FIRE: Developer Calls Out Political Motivation in Landmark Designation

Niagara Falls May 13, 2019 at 10:35 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 While he doesn’t identify him by name, the Buffalo developer who is hoping for positive action this week from the Niagara Falls City CouncilRead More

The Como Deli in Lewiston on Center Street.

Book Signing at Como Deli in Lewiston Set for Saturday, May 11th

News May 7, 2019 at 10:05 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 Elizabeth Donatello, a former Niagara County prosecutor in charge of the Special Victims Unit in the district attorney’s office, will be featured onRead More

Bank on Buffalo Breaks Ground on New Location in Niagara Falls

Bank on Buffalo Breaks Ground on New Location in Niagara Falls

News May 7, 2019 at 10:00 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 “This new branch in Niagara Falls will feature all the bells and whistles, including video ATMs and internet banking,” says Martin Griffith, BankRead More

Western Regional OTB Posts Record Numbers on Derby Day

Western Regional OTB Posts Record Numbers on Derby Day

News May 7, 2019 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 Western Regional Off-Track Betting (WROTB) was a big winner on Derby Day as a record $2,039,088 was wagered through OTB outlets, including Batavia Bets.com,Read More

OTB Denies Wrongdoing: Retains High Profile Buffalo Attorney to Review Reports

OTB Denies Wrongdoing: Retains High Profile Buffalo Attorney to Review Reports

News April 30, 2019 at 9:12 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 Faced with widespread published reports of an FBI investigation into the awarding of contracts, Western Regional Off Track Betting Corp. has retained leading BuffaloRead More

Fundraiser Set for May 11th for Young Man With ALS

Fundraiser Set for May 11th for Young Man With ALS

News April 30, 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 There will be a fundraiser on Saturday, May 11, at the Town of Niagara Active Hose Fire Co. at 6010 Lockport Rd. inRead More

Help Find a Path to Life for Children With DMD

Help Find a Path to Life for Children With DMD

News April 30, 2019 at 9:00 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 Life comes with many challenges but very few can compare to the pain faced by the parents of a child with aRead More

John Spanbauer, Candidate for Niagara Falls City Council

Niagara Falls GOP Chairman Says City Needs New Leadership

Niagara Falls April 23, 2019 at 3:59 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 Buoyed by a strong turnout of over 200 people at a recent fundraiser for council, candidate John Spanbauer, Niagara Falls Republican City Chairman BillRead More

Como Offering Up More Than Just Great Italian Food

Como Offering Up More Than Just Great Italian Food

Niagara Falls April 23, 2019 at 3:56 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 iconic Como Restaurant on Pine Ave. in Niagara Falls, founded in 1927 by Frank Antonacci, is still serving up the outstanding old-world ItalianRead More

John Spanbauer, Candidate for Niagara Falls City Council

GOP Chairman Says Niagara Falls Needs New Leadership

Niagara Falls April 16, 2019 at 10:26 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 John Spanbauer, a lifelong resident of Niagara Falls and former administrator at Niagara University, has announced his intention to seek a seat on the NiagaraRead More

Senecas Unlikely to Resume Payments to City of Niagara Falls Voluntarily

Senecas Unlikely to Resume Payments to City of Niagara Falls Voluntarily

Niagara Falls April 10, 2019 at 5:51 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 If the Senecas continue to hold their cards on resuming their casino payments to the state which they stopped in 2017, the three hostRead More

Caroline Wojtaszek Tackles Tough Challenges as Niagara County DA

Caroline Wojtaszek Tackles Tough Challenges as Niagara County DA

News April 3, 2019 at 7:31 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 In my long career as an investigative journalist based in Buffalo, first at the late Buffalo Courier-Express and later at Channels 2 and 7,Read More

Vilardo Bids for Fourth Niagara Falls School Board Term; Gawel Enters Race

Vilardo Bids for Fourth Niagara Falls School Board Term; Gawel Enters Race

Niagara Falls April 3, 2019 at 6:28 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 Nicholas Vilardo, a retired fire department battalion chief, is running for his fourth term with the Niagara Falls School Board, saying heRead More

Niagara Falls

Piccirillo’s Revenue Sharing Plan Looks Like Shot in the Dark

Niagara Falls March 27, 2019 at 9:46 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 “It will take a team approach to get Niagara Falls moving again,” says former Mayor Vince Anello, emphasizing that stakeholders must work togetherRead More

Special Prosecutor Appointed in Wojtaszek Probe

Special Prosecutor Appointed in Wojtaszek Probe

News March 20, 2019 at 5:56 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 Monroe County District Atty. Sandra Doorley has been appointed as the special prosecutor to investigate bid-rigging claims by former State Sen. GeorgeRead More

Winery Owner to Challenge Cambria Supervisor in Primary

Winery Owner to Challenge Cambria Supervisor in Primary

News March 19, 2019 at 8:35 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 co-owner of a winery who feels her business was targeted by a new zoning ordinance approved by the Town of CambriaRead More

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

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