Articles by: Tony Farina

Niagara County District Attorney 
Caroline Wojtaszek has taken the lead on this cold case in an effort to give the family of Mandy Steingasser their day in court.

Despite Strong Arguments From DA, Steingasser Murder Trial Delayed Again

Niagara Falls January 15, 2020 at 10:19 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     Niagara County District Attorney Caroline Wojtaszek Eager to Give Steingasser Family Day in Court   By: Tony Farina It was more than 26 years ago that police found theRead More

Schumer Visits Falls to Push Pre-Clearance on Cross-Border Rail Travel

Schumer Visits Falls to Push Pre-Clearance on Cross-Border Rail Travel

Niagara Falls January 15, 2020 at 10:14 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 Calling it “a match made in heaven,” Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) came to Niagara Falls on Monday to urge the Canadian government to implementRead More

Niagara Falls Mayor Robert Restaino

Excitement in the Air at City Hall as Restaino Takes the Helm; Voccio Leads New Council

Niagara Falls January 8, 2020 at 8:55 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 The new mayor of Niagara Falls appears to be acting like a football coach getting his team ready for the season, moving around CityRead More

Morinello Opposes Raising Taxes to Close New York State Deficit

Morinello Opposes Raising Taxes to Close New York State Deficit

News January 8, 2020 at 8:45 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 The Citizens Budget Commission, a business-supported fiscal watchdog group, warned Gov. Andrew Cuomo last year that Medicaid costs could spike, and spike they didRead More

Restaino and His New Team Take Reigns of Government in Niagara Falls

Restaino and His New Team Take Reigns of Government in Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls January 1, 2020 at 3:21 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 There is every expectation that Robert Restaino and his team will hit the ground running after his  new administration took over the reins ofRead More

Mike’s Marketside is Four-Star Breakfast Nook in Niagara Falls

Mike’s Marketside is Four-Star Breakfast Nook in Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls January 1, 2020 at 3:14 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 around for a few years covering Western New York for newspapers and television and along the way visiting the famous and infamousRead More

DA, Sheriff Take to  Airwaves to Warn About DWI Dangers

DA, Sheriff Take to Airwaves to Warn About DWI Dangers

News January 1, 2020 at 2:10 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     By: Tony Farina The dangers of drinking and driving, especially during these holiday times, are vividly brought home in a STOP DWI special being broadcast this weekRead More

Undersheriff Michael Filicetti who is running for Niagara County Sheriff.

Independence Party of Niagara County Endorses Undersheriff Michael Filicetti for Sheriff

News December 29, 2019 at 4:39 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: Reporter Staff The Niagara County Independence Party has endorsed Niagara County Undersheriff Michael J. Filicetti for Niagara County Sheriff.  Independence Party Chairperson Susan Agnello-Eberwein issued theRead More

EXCLUSIVE: Restaino Announces New Cabinet

EXCLUSIVE: Restaino Announces New Cabinet

Niagara Falls December 24, 2019 at 9:44 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   Mayor-Elect Taps Brother as City Administrator; Retains Some Holdovers Including Police  Superintendent and Fire Chief; Adds New Faces   By: Tony Farina It took a little while asRead More

Restaino Pushing Collaborative Agenda at Water Board Meeting; Says Cabinet Announcement Delayed

Restaino Pushing Collaborative Agenda at Water Board Meeting; Says Cabinet Announcement Delayed

Niagara Falls December 21, 2019 at 7:19 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 Niagara Falls Mayor-elect Robert Restaino is making an early start on his plans for a collaborative agenda, appearing at a Water Board meeting onRead More

John Spanbauer, Niagara Falls City Council Member as of January 1, 2020.

Spanbauer Getting Ready to Take His Seat on Niagara Falls City Council

Niagara Falls December 21, 2019 at 7:17 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 There will be a new mayor in town come the new year in Niagara Falls, and there will also be a new majority onRead More

Allen Has Much to Prove to Help Bills Take Next Step

Allen Has Much to Prove to Help Bills Take Next Step

News December 11, 2019 at 4:38 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 Buffalo Bills, at 9 – 4, are still very much alive for a playoff berth thanks to a great defense.   The pathRead More

Mayor-Elect Robert M. Restaino.

Restaino Putting Final Touches on New Cabinet

Niagara Falls December 11, 2019 at 4:33 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 lot of new faces around Niagara Falls City Hall next year as Paul Dyster exits the mayor’s office after 12Read More

User Fee Passes; Voccio Says City Needs to Stop Feeding the Beast

User Fee Passes; Voccio Says City Needs to Stop Feeding the Beast

Niagara Falls November 28, 2019 at 2:48 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 The Niagara Falls City Council has gone along with outgoing Mayor Paul Dyster’s proposal for a garbage user fee ($181) next year byRead More

SPECIAL EDITION OF THE CRIME: Tompkins Wants Answers from Niagara County SPCA

SPECIAL EDITION OF THE CRIME: Tompkins Wants Answers from Niagara County SPCA

News November 28, 2019 at 2:41 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 With six board resignations this year, it appears there are problems at the SPCA of Niagara once again and Niagara Falls City Councilman KennyRead More

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

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