Articles by: Tony Farina

Niagara County District Attorney Caroline Wojtaszek

Wojtaszek Reception Set for Thursday Night in North Tonawanda

News November 19, 2019 at 8:41 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 Niagara County District Attorney Caroline Wojtaszek, who announced earlier this month that she will be a candidate for Niagara County judge next year, willRead More

Anello Asks:  Window Dressing or Real Cuts by City Leaders?

Anello Asks: Window Dressing or Real Cuts by City Leaders?

Niagara Falls November 19, 2019 at 8:39 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 Niagara Falls Mayor Vincent Anello thinks some of the council’s cost-cutting budget maneuvering is more for show than dough and doesn’t amount toRead More

Republicans Dominate Niagara County Races; Gooch Overcomes Challenge from Herbert in 7th District

Republicans Dominate Niagara County Races; Gooch Overcomes Challenge from Herbert in 7th District

News November 13, 2019 at 5:53 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 Democrats may have picked up one seat in the GOP-dominated Niagara County Legislature, but one seat they didn’t pick up and had high hopesRead More

Restaino Wins Big Victory in Niagara Falls Mayoral Race; Tompkins & Spanbauer Lead Council Race

Restaino Wins Big Victory in Niagara Falls Mayoral Race; Tompkins & Spanbauer Lead Council Race

Niagara Falls November 6, 2019 at 6:12 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 Less than an hour after the polls closed at 9 p.m. Tuesday night, Robert Restaino thanked his cheering supporters gathered at the Como Restaurant Read More

FLYING SOLO: Elder in Violation of Air Force Regulations

FLYING SOLO: Elder in Violation of Air Force Regulations

Niagara Falls October 29, 2019 at 8:28 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 Jeffrey Elder, an independent candidate for mayor of Niagara Falls and a retired veteran, has run afoul of Air Force regulations in connection withRead More

District Attorney Wins Key Motions in Steingasser Murder Case

District Attorney Wins Key Motions in Steingasser Murder Case

News October 29, 2019 at 8:20 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 case against the accused killer of 17-year-old Mandy Steingasser 25 years ago could finally be headed to trial early next year as NiagaraRead More

OTB Complies With FOIL; Is Maziarz Planning a Comeback?

OTB Complies With FOIL; Is Maziarz Planning a Comeback?

News October 16, 2019 at 10:50 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 Western Regional Off-Track Betting, which has been posting record numbers in recent months but has remained a target of several investigations prompted by aRead More

Council Candidate Makes Bid for Female Leadership in Falls

Council Candidate Makes Bid for Female Leadership in Falls

Niagara Falls October 16, 2019 at 10:04 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 Alicia Kenyon, a Democrat seeking election next month to the Niagara Falls City Council in a very competitive race, apparently wants to make sureRead More

Niagara Falls City Council

Surcharge Plan Likely to Win Council Support

Niagara Falls October 16, 2019 at 10:01 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 appears the Niagara Falls City Council will overwhelmingly pass the tourist parking surcharge resolution sponsored by Kenny Tompkins by at least a 4Read More

Zajac Calls Wants County Ethics Board to Investigate Virtuoso

Zajac Calls Wants County Ethics Board to Investigate Virtuoso

News October 16, 2019 at 9:59 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 As Democrat Dennis Virtuoso of Niagara Falls seeks his 15th term in the Niagara County Legislature, he has come under attack from his RepublicanRead More

Batavia Downs Racing Having a Banner Year

Batavia Downs Racing Having a Banner Year

News October 8, 2019 at 9:38 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 2019 season of live harness racing at Batavia Downs is one of the best ever through the half-way point and will continue onRead More

Tompkins Seeks Surcharge in State Parks to Help City

Tompkins Seeks Surcharge in State Parks to Help City

Niagara Falls October 8, 2019 at 9:28 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 As Niagara Falls city councilmen grapple with outgoing Mayor Paul Dyster’s last proposed spending plan, one lawmaker is thinking outside the box and wantsRead More

Niagara Falls City Councilman William Kennedy

Police Mum on Kennedy Probe; Decision Now in D.A.’s Hands

Niagara Falls October 1, 2019 at 9:23 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 Niagara Falls police remain tight-lipped about their probe into allegations made by a motorist that Councilman William Kennedy claimed he was a policeRead More

User Fee, Small Tax Increase Likely Needed to Close Gap in Niagara Falls

User Fee, Small Tax Increase Likely Needed to Close Gap in Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls October 1, 2019 at 9:20 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 As you read this story, the Niagara Falls City Council will have already received outgoing Mayor Paul Dyster’s 2020 proposed budget which will likelyRead More

Niagara Falls City Council

Garbage Fee Tabled in Niagara Falls . . . For Now

Niagara Falls September 26, 2019 at 8:39 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 By a 4 to 1 vote, the Niagara Falls City Council tabled a vote on a proposed garbage user fee, effectively dumping it backRead More

Niagara Falls City Councilman William Kennedy

Criminal Investigation Into Niagara Falls Councilman Ongoing

Niagara Falls September 24, 2019 at 8:42 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     Motorist Says Kennedy Claimed He Was Police Officer; Lawmaker Denies Any Wrongdoing in Facebook Post   By: Tony Farina While Niagara Falls Councilman Bill Kennedy vehemently denies any wrongdoingRead More

Touma Unsure What’s Next If User Fee Fails

Touma Unsure What’s Next If User Fee Fails

Niagara Falls September 24, 2019 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 Will the Niagara Falls City Council go along with a proposal from outgoing Mayor Paul Dyster to enact a garbage user fee to helpRead More

Niagara Falls Between a Rock and Hard Place on Budget Gap

Niagara Falls Between a Rock and Hard Place on Budget Gap

Niagara Falls September 17, 2019 at 8:51 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 It may not be enough to bail out the city even if it wins the approval of the Niagara Falls City Council, which isRead More

Candidate John Spanbauer

Spanbauer Shooting Straight With Voters in Run for Council

Niagara Falls September 11, 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 John Spanbauer is shooting straight from the hip in his campaign for a seat on the Niagara Falls City Council. A Republican, Spanbauer isRead More

Niagara County Legislature's Vice-Chairman, Clyde L. Burmaster, who has passed away.

Myers Hopes to Carry on Burmaster’s Legacy as Lawmaker

News September 11, 2019 at 10:12 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 Irene Myers, a Town of Porter council member, has announced that she is a candidate for the Niagara County Legislature’s First District seatRead More

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