Niagara County

Biosolids Are a Normal Part of Agriculture

Biosolids Are a Normal Part of Agriculture

Featured, Niagara County July 28, 2016 at 12:39 pm

Ned Beecher, Executive Director NEBRA (www.nebiosolids.org) Last week, the Town Board in Wheatfield decided to defend the town’s local ban on biosolids use on farms. Biosolids are treated and tested wastewater solids that are excellent soil amendments. In June, Wheatfield was notified by the Department of Agriculture and Markets (NYSDAM)Read More

Corps of Engineers to use herbicide to kill hydrilla in Erie Canal

Niagara County July 28, 2016 at 12:30 pm

In an attempt to eradicate the invasive aquatic plant hydrilla in the Erie Canal, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Buffalo District, will be treating the canal from the Delaware Bridge in the cities of Tonawanda and North Tonawanda, to West Canal Marina in the Town of Pendleton, approximately 5-milesRead More

2016 Niagara County Peach Festival Parade Units Needed

Niagara County July 14, 2016 at 5:42 pm

Jerald I. Wolfgang, Chairman of the Annual Niagara County Peach Festival Parade, announced that the Lewiston Kiwanis is seeking units for this year’s parade. The parade is taking place on Saturday, September 10th at 11AM on Center Street in Lewiston. The parade route will be from the Red Brick SchoolhouseRead More

Radioactive Waste no Cause for Concern: According to Falls’ Senior Planner, Desantis

Radioactive Waste no Cause for Concern: According to Falls’ Senior Planner, Desantis

Community News, Featured, Niagara County, Niagara Falls June 30, 2016 at 6:38 pm

Niagara Falls city officials attempted to address concerns this week in the wake of an expose in The Reporter on the creation of a radioactive waste dump on North Avenue here. Approximately 100 tons of radioactive soils was excavated during the construction of the city’s new train station and dumpedRead More

Aerial Images Contradict City Official’s Claim About Date of Falls’ Radioactive Waste Pile

Aerial Images Contradict City Official’s Claim About Date of Falls’ Radioactive Waste Pile

Community News, News, Niagara County June 30, 2016 at 6:31 pm

By Matt Ricchiazzi & Lou Ricciuti Last week, The Reporter broke a story about a suspected toxic dumpsite at 915 North Avenue in the City of Niagara Falls. The site has signs posted around it warning that it is radioactive; the 100-ton pile within the site appeared abandoned and with brokenRead More

Small Wisconsin City to Siphon Great Lakes Water Gov. Cuomo Approves Historic Water Grab

Small Wisconsin City to Siphon Great Lakes Water Gov. Cuomo Approves Historic Water Grab

Community News, Erie County, News, Niagara County June 30, 2016 at 6:29 pm

By James Hufnagel True to form, and doing exactly what we predicted he would do in our March 31 issue, Gov. Andrew Cuomo last week approved the diversion of millions of gallons of Great Lakes water to the small city of Waukesha, Wisconsin, a few miles west of Milwaukee. CuomoRead More

Things We Don’t Need in City Hall

Things We Don’t Need in City Hall

Columns, Niagara County, Niagara Falls June 30, 2016 at 6:05 pm

By Councilman Kenny Tompkins This week, for the second time in two months, the Niagara Falls City Council voted NO (3 to 2) to a request to add an elevated position to the city’s Purchasing department. The department’s director, Johnny Destino, has put forth this request twice, citing the need toRead More

It may be a coincidence of course but the low traffic side street College Terrace was just repaved this year and Council Chairman Andrew Touma lives on the street. On the other hand main thoroughfares like Portage and Pine are in need of serious repaving. Happily Touma doesn’t live on those streets so the urgency is far less....

Main Street, Portage Road Crumble as Council Chaiman’s Street is Repaved

Community News, Niagara County June 30, 2016 at 6:01 pm

While Portage Road, Main Street and even sections of Pine Avenue look as though they’d been shelled by unfriendly artillery, and city crews working feverishly to erect “ROUGH ROAD” signs to warn motorists of the potentially dangerous driving conditions on these major arteries, residents on little traveled side streets haveRead More

Heap Of Garbage In Alleyway Behind Lasalle Invites Rats and Fire Bugs

Heap Of Garbage In Alleyway Behind Lasalle Invites Rats and Fire Bugs

Community News, News, Niagara County, Niagara Falls June 30, 2016 at 5:57 pm

Speaking of unsightly- since the new garbage plan where the recycle bins are larger than the refuse bins – people all over the city have sought out alleys and abandoned spots to get rid of the trash the city used to pick up. This unsightly mess is in the alleyRead More

Joe Perry, Johnny Depp and Alice Cooper are the Hollywood Vampires. They’ll be playing at the Seneca Niagara Casino and Resort on Friday, July 9.

The Hollywood Vampires, Cooper, Depp and Perry to Play Seneca Niagara Casino

Niagara County, Niagara Falls June 30, 2016 at 5:54 pm

You take Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry, singer Alice Cooper and actor currently in the middle of an outrageously messy divorce Johnny Depp and you’ve got the Hollywood Vampires, a supergroup that’s been playing so sold out audiences here and in Europe for the past year. They’ll be taking the outdoorRead More

Ortt: No State Funding for Sanctuary Cities

Niagara County March 31, 2016 at 10:37 am

Please see the following statement from State Senator Rob Ortt (R,C,I – North To-nawanda) regarding the State Senate’s Budget that seeks to prohibit local governments from adopting laws or policies that impede the enforcement of federal homeland secu-rity laws. “New Yorkers are sick and tired of working hard, playing byRead More

Despite “Geno”…. Final Four Fever Spreads

Niagara County March 31, 2016 at 10:30 am

By Emma Gibbs The drama surrounding the NCAA basketball Final Fours, both Men’s and Women’s, approach what promises to be a frenzied finish. On the Men’s side Oklahoma faces Villanova, while the surprising ‘tainted’’ Orange of Syracuse University meets up with the number one-seeded Tarheels of North Carolina. The Women’sRead More

Candidacies for Niagara County DA’s Race May Presents Curious Contest Between Maziarz- Wojtaszek Allies

Candidacies for Niagara County DA’s Race May Presents Curious Contest Between Maziarz- Wojtaszek Allies

Niagara County March 24, 2016 at 12:02 am

By Emma Gibbs It did not take long after the recent resignation of Niagara County District Attorney Michael Violante to bring out the “wanabees” to become the County’s next top prosecutor. The first to announce, from what could well be a long list of candidates, was North Tonawanda Democrat CarolineRead More

Statement: Ortt Blasts Regents For Licenses To Illegals Proposal

Niagara County March 17, 2016 at 7:06 am

Senator Rob Ortt (R,C,I – North Tonawanda) issued the following statement regarding the New York State Board of Regents proposal to issue professional licenses to illegal immigrants. “I’m strongly opposed to the Board of Regents outrageous proposal to grant teaching or medical licenses to illegal immigrants. This shows the completelyRead More

Opposition to Walnut Ave. drug  clinic mounts amid political intrigue

Opposition to Walnut Ave. drug clinic mounts amid political intrigue

Niagara County March 2, 2016 at 11:57 pm

  Resistance is stiffening to a proposed methadone clinic – serving as many as 400 addicts – proposed by the not for profit Northpointe Council in the old school district administration building at Walnut Avenue and Sixth Street. State Rep. John Ceretto, retired City Court judge and state Assembly candidateRead More

Guido payoff to enable Hamister just more tax money squandered   

Guido payoff to enable Hamister just more tax money squandered  

Columns, News, Niagara County February 25, 2016 at 1:33 am

  Why was parking lot operator John Guido paid $45,000 in public money last July to vacate the Rainbow Boulevard North property he leased from the city so that Buffalo developer Mark Hamister could begin construction of his proposed hotel? While at least five other hotels have been built inRead More

The seven dead-on repairs for the city’s deadly fiscal sins

Columns, News, Niagara County February 17, 2016 at 11:47 pm

There’s two major differences between the seven point finance plan presented in this column and the finance plan recently offered by the council’s Financial Advisory Panel: The Reporter’s plan is both easily understood and easily implemented. No buzzwords. No double talk. Just straight forward remedies for the city’s sick fiscalRead More

Only in NT: Wasted funds on studies that could have benefited NT

Only in NT: Wasted funds on studies that could have benefited NT

Niagara County February 17, 2016 at 8:23 pm

  Reading old newspapers on line (www.fultonhistory.com ) makes for interesting reading. In 1958 and 1959, Mayor John Kopczynski opposed the Holiday Park development because he felt that the financial burdens placed on taxpayers for the Wurlitzer Park development  for infrastructure and long-term maintenance which were then still an openRead More

Morinello Endorsed by Niagara County Independence, Conservative and Republican Party in Assembly Race against Ceretto

Morinello Endorsed by Niagara County Independence, Conservative and Republican Party in Assembly Race against Ceretto

Niagara County February 13, 2016 at 9:24 pm

  The Niagara County Independence Party has endorsed former Niagara Falls City Court Judge, Angelo J. Morinello’s bid for the New York State  Assembly race in the 145th district today. John Ceretto a Democrat holds the seat. Morinello, a Republican also received the Niagara County Republican party and Niagara County Conservative party endorsements.Read More

Niagara Greenway to Fund Sanborn Parking Lot

Niagara Greenway to Fund Sanborn Parking Lot

Niagara County February 11, 2016 at 2:19 am

The dark and disturbing novel “1984” introduced into everyday language such terms as “Big Brother” and “Orwellian” (after the author, George Orwell). In the book, an all-seeing, all-knowing totalitarian government controls its citizens through various bureaucracies such as the Ministry of Truth (in charge of propaganda and censorship), the Ministry of PeaceRead More

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