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Pictured, from left: Dr. Bala Thatigotla, Medical Assistant Noel Fotus, Director of Surgical Services Shelly Meigs, R.N., and Surgical Technician Robert Abrams gather around SAL, a da Vinci robotic surgery system, to celebrate the 750th robotic surgery performed at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center.

SAL The Surgical Robot Celebrates Another Milestone

Community News April 6, 2016 at 10:04 pm

“SAL” the Surgical Robot recently completed its 750th surgical procedure at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center.   The procedure was performed by Bala Thatigotla, M.D., M.R.C.S., F.A.C.S., the medical center’s head of Minimally Invasive Surgery.    Under the leadership of Chief of Surgery Venkat Kolli, M.D., F.A.C.S., and Chief of Robotic Surgery Donna Feldman,Read More

When you’re tired of being sick, go see Dr. Mark Del Monte.

Chiropractors Are Revolutionizing The Way We Think About Wellness

Community News April 6, 2016 at 9:44 pm

By Lauren Ricchiazzi Sometimes we want the quick fix – the feel better now but pay later approach that has characterized much of modern medicine and led to a culture of over-drugging patients that often exacerbates, prolongs, and compounds problems.  Those who insist that there is a better way areRead More

Press Release: Preliminary Statement Brief Regarding Plaintiffs: Jean Bridenbaker and Garry K Connors, the Estate of Matthew Connors, in opposition to the Defendants: City of Buffalo, Buffalo Police Department

Press Release: Preliminary Statement Brief Regarding Plaintiffs: Jean Bridenbaker and Garry K Connors, the Estate of Matthew Connors, in opposition to the Defendants: City of Buffalo, Buffalo Police Department

Community News, Erie County April 6, 2016 at 1:33 pm

  The Niagara Falls Reporter makes no comment on the actual case, however are posting as we received as a press release.

Department Of Health Awards $450,000 Grant To Memorial For Innovative Post-Hospital Care Program

Community News March 31, 2016 at 10:24 am

Total of grants to medical center in 2016 reaches $6 million mark   The New York State Department of Health has awarded a $450,000 grant to Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center to support the continuation of a successful program that ensures better post-hospital care while reducing hospital readmissions and nursingRead More

Stewards Of Children® Training To Be Offered In Niagara During Child Abuse Awareness Month

Community News March 31, 2016 at 10:22 am

Program integrates stories of sexual abuse survivors with the perspective of professionals who interface daily with the problem of sexual abuse One in 10 children will be sexually abused by the time they turn 18 with 90 percent of them abused by someone they know.  You can make a differenceRead More

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...filing deadline extended

Tax Filing Deadline is April 19 This Year

Community News March 31, 2016 at 10:16 am

Our friends at Liberty Tax Service have sent us a reminder that the deadline for filing a tax return to get a refund that might be due is April 19th this year as the IRS has extended the filing deadline from April 15 because of Emancipation Day. According to EdwinRead More

Readers Follow Up With Ghost Stories And Pictures

Readers Follow Up With Ghost Stories And Pictures

Community News, Featured March 31, 2016 at 10:08 am

Following our publication of the picture of “Peg, the witch,” last week, a purportedly ghostly presence which appeared against the backdrop of a black couch in a North Tonawanda home, we have been haunted by readers who claim they have seen ghostly visitors in their own homes. A few claimRead More

Brian Meyer to head regional news partnership at WBFO

Brian Meyer to head regional news partnership at WBFO

Community News March 24, 2016 at 12:23 am

Award-winning veteran journalist Brian Meyer, who has served as news director at WBFO in Buffalo since 2014, has been promoted to the position of senior director of news and public affairs for WNED/WBFO where he will oversee a new regional collaboration that will focus on Great Lakes reporting. Chief ProgramRead More

Debunkers and believers asked to weigh in on  ghostly couch picture
This photograph of a two-year-old on a couch raises the question of whether “Peg” the witch has made an appearance.

Debunkers and believers asked to weigh in on ghostly couch picture

Community News March 24, 2016 at 12:21 am

A family living in the historic Oliver Street District in North Tonawanda submitted to Artvoice a photograph of their almost two-year-old daughter sitting on their couch. Readers may be able to discern an image on the couch of what appears to be an elderly woman whose countenance might be describedRead More

NU Community Kitchen Awarded $50,000 Grant

Community News March 24, 2016 at 12:11 am

Niagara University’s Community Kitchen pilot project was awarded a ‘NobleCause’ grant from NobleHour, a community engagement platform. The project was one of 100 efforts across the country recognized and rewarded for raising community awareness, fostering partnerships, and cultivating leaders who take action. In total, the ‘NobleCause’ competition awarded $1,000,000 inRead More

Red Cross has significant need for type O negative blood Type O negative is often needed in trauma situations

Community News March 24, 2016 at 12:09 am

The American Red Cross has a significant need for type O negative blood donors to donate blood for patients. Type O negative blood can be transfused to patients with any blood type and is often used in emergency situations. While less than 7 percent of the U.S. population has typeRead More

Groom proposes through Artvoice Ad,  Prospective Bride Says ‘Yes”

Groom proposes through Artvoice Ad, Prospective Bride Says ‘Yes”

Community News March 24, 2016 at 12:07 am

Readers of our sister publication, Artvoice, may have noticed in the last edition of Artvoice a full page advertisement which, on behalf of Mr. Gene Dolan, popped the question: “Terry Lynn Fisher Will You Marry Me?” We are happy to report the bride said “yes.” Prospective groom Dolan’s plan wasRead More

Falls’ ‘Old School’ Chiropractor Allows Body to Heal Itself

Falls’ ‘Old School’ Chiropractor Allows Body to Heal Itself

Community News March 17, 2016 at 7:10 am

According to the philosophy of Chiropractic and Niagara Falls’ most renowned Chiropractor, Dr. Mark Del Monte, everyone deserves to enjoy the miracle of better health. Dr. Del Monte is an old school chiropractor. He learned his craft from the first generation students of the founders of chiropractic – father andRead More

Three Names Proposed For The Buffalo Zoo’s Infant Gorilla

Three Names Proposed For The Buffalo Zoo’s Infant Gorilla

Community News March 16, 2016 at 11:50 pm

The Buffalo Zoo is inviting the community to help choose one of three names for the new infant gorilla. The infant was born on Sunday, January 10 at 11:04 p.m. to mother, 18-year-old Sydney, and father, 28-year-old Koga. Sydney, as these pictures reveal, has displayed strong maternal instincts and isRead More

Memorial names Julie Zito Clark director  of marketing, special events and projects

Memorial names Julie Zito Clark director of marketing, special events and projects

Community News March 9, 2016 at 10:25 pm

     Julie Zito Clark has been appointed Director of Marketing, Special Events and Projects at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center effective February 29. A professional marketing executive with more than 20 years of successful experience in marketing, public relations and communications for not-for-profit organizations and an S&P 500 corporation,Read More

Judge Frank Bayger, Hall of Fame Trial Lawyer, Is Back Practicing Law

Judge Frank Bayger, Hall of Fame Trial Lawyer, Is Back Practicing Law

Community News March 9, 2016 at 10:19 pm

Frank “Duke” Bayger worked at a bowling alley while attending high school, worked as a dishwasher and waiter at the famed Roycroft Inn in East Aurora, worked as a bartender at the Town Casino nightclub in Buffalo, and won a $12.5 million defamation judgment for the late Niagara Falls restaurateurRead More

Niagara Catholic raising money for “Water for South Sudan”

Niagara Catholic raising money for “Water for South Sudan”

Community News March 9, 2016 at 10:19 pm

Embarking on a Global Project – In their 1998 document, Sharing Catholic Social Teaching: Challenges and Directions-Reflections of the U.S. Catholic Bishops, the American bishop’s highlighted seven principles that serve as the foundation of the church’s social teaching.  Knowing and adopting these principles for our own lives can motivate usRead More

Robert Moses to be renamed “Niagara Scenic Parkway”; Why not just remove it?

Robert Moses to be renamed “Niagara Scenic Parkway”; Why not just remove it?

Columns, Community News March 9, 2016 at 10:11 pm

Strike up the band, join the parade, wave the flag and pop the bag. The politicians are renaming the Robert Moses Parkway, to the Niagara Scenic Parkway. Please curb your enthusiasm.   Especially since, instead of renaming it, they should be getting rid of it!   Urging congress to pass ObamacareRead More

Despite obstacles, Dyster forges ahead  with controversial parking meter plan

Despite obstacles, Dyster forges ahead with controversial parking meter plan

Community News March 9, 2016 at 9:04 pm

  What can the people of Niagara Falls do to ensure that the nightmarish implementation of a citywide parking plan by Mayor Paul Dyster’s handpicked contractor, Desman Associates, isn’t simply a repeat of what recently happened when the company did the same thing in Chicago? The Niagara Falls City CouncilRead More

Long Marijuana Bud on Tall Cannabis Plant at Indoor Farm

Unkind, Bud

Community News, State and National News March 3, 2016 at 8:53 pm

New York’s Medical Marijuana Program is unfriendly to patients By Marc Gromis   After waiting almost two years for the rollout of New York’s medical marijuana program, many people who have sought to use medical cannabis to treat their ailments are finding that the so called “Compassionate Care Act” isRead More

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