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Restaino and Other  Local Officials Attack Trusted Traveler Status Ban

Restaino and Other Local Officials Attack Trusted Traveler Status Ban

Niagara Falls February 12, 2020 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 The battle between the Trump Administration and New York State is escalating and according to state and local officials the fallout from the lossRead More

HAMILTON: Clara Dunn makes Black History in Board of Education Selection

HAMILTON: Clara Dunn makes Black History in Board of Education Selection

Niagara Falls February 12, 2020 at 9:04 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: Ken Hamilton Good argument can be made that there isn’t much black history yet to be made; after all, we have National Football League games whereRead More

City Councilman Ken Tompkins

Falls Councilman Tompkins Pushing Resolution Imploring New York to Repeal Bail and Discovery Reform Laws

Niagara Falls February 11, 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     RESOLUTION CITY OF NIAGARA FALLS IMPLORING THE STATE OF NEW YORK TO IMMEDIATELY REPEAL BAIL AND DISCOVERY REFORM LAWS THAT ARE ENDANGERING THE PEOPLE OF NEW YORKRead More

Niagara Falls Mayor Robert Restaino who took office on January 1st, 2020.

Mayor Restaino Responds to Trump Administration Suspending Trusted Traveler Program

Niagara Falls February 8, 2020 at 8:10 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: Mayor Robert M. Restaino In recent days the Trump Administration arbitrarily decided to prohibit New Yorkers from Trusted Travelers Programs, which among other things, are designed to expediteRead More

Niagara Falls City Council Chairman Voccio Defends Party’s Right to Caucus

Niagara Falls City Council Chairman Voccio Defends Party’s Right to Caucus

Niagara Falls February 6, 2020 at 7:47 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: Nicholas D. D’Angelo A story published by the Niagara Gazette on February 5th, 2020, prompted City Council Chairman Chris Voccio to respond. The story reported thatRead More

Cancemi Moves Up to School Board President in Niagara Falls

Cancemi Moves Up to School Board President in Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls February 5, 2020 at 8:00 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 There’s a new mayor at City Hall in Niagara Falls and as a result, there’s also a new president of the city Board ofRead More

HAMILTON: Niagara Falls’ Underground Railroad Center is a Waste of Black Economic Capital

HAMILTON: Niagara Falls’ Underground Railroad Center is a Waste of Black Economic Capital

Niagara Falls February 5, 2020 at 7:56 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: Ken Hamilton The official position of the Niagara Reporter has long been that the Underground Railroad Interpretation Center was a waste of money. I never agreedRead More

Anthony Restaino Says Niagara Falls Must Chart a New Course

Anthony Restaino Says Niagara Falls Must Chart a New Course

Niagara Falls February 5, 2020 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 “Niagara Falls has to change course, become more fiscally responsible,” says the new city administrator who just happens to be the slightly older brotherRead More

HAMILTON: This Week’s Good, Bad and Ugly!

HAMILTON: This Week’s Good, Bad and Ugly!

Niagara Falls January 30, 2020 at 8:36 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: Ken Hamilton THE GOOD After writing in several newspapers for more than 35-years, there likely hasn’t been many people more critical of our city government thanRead More

Restaino Administration to Put ‘Freeze’ on Airbnb’s in Niagara Falls

Restaino Administration to Put ‘Freeze’ on Airbnb’s in Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls January 30, 2020 at 8:31 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     The Niagara Falls City Council will take a look at short-term room rentals like Airbnb during a 90-day moratorium on the rentals expected to be approved unanimouslyRead More

HAMILTON: The Punk in the Pulpit

HAMILTON: The Punk in the Pulpit

Niagara Falls January 30, 2020 at 8:29 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: Ken Hamilton It’s time to overturn the table of a money-changer.  There seems to be a Punk in the Pulpit who slung mud at me andRead More

Residents Waiting Patiently to See What’s Up at Niagara Falls City Hall

Residents Waiting Patiently to See What’s Up at Niagara Falls City Hall

Niagara Falls January 22, 2020 at 7:22 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 simply no quick fix to the problems facing Niagara Falls and it will take a monumental collaborative effort involving all of theRead More

Councilman Chris Voccio

New Council Chairman Looks Ahead in Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls January 22, 2020 at 7:06 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: Chris Voccio Niagara Falls City Council Chairman The recent election brought us a new Mayor and a new Council. While only one new Councilman was elected,Read More

Shirley Hamilton speaks at the NAACP.

HAMILTON: We Get More of What We Celebrate – Even Disasters

Niagara Falls January 22, 2020 at 7:02 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: Ken Hamilton Sometimes I just have to shake my head and just laugh at the antics of those in so-called leadership roles in our city. NAACPRead More

Jesse Richardson, photographed above, made a mark in the Niagara Falls community. Police recently ruled his death a homicide.

HAMILTON: Silence of the Lambs Confound Police in Search for Richardson’s Murderer

Niagara Falls January 22, 2020 at 6:53 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: Ken Hamilton As anyone who is interested in knowing, now knows that the Niagara Falls Police Department has ruled the bedside death of Highland restaurateur JesseRead More

Niagara County District Attorney Caroline Wojtaszek.

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 County Legislator Owen Steed shedding a tear at the vigil for Jesse Richardson.

HAMILTON: Crime Won’t Change Until Leadership Changes in Our Community

Niagara Falls January 15, 2020 at 10:11 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: Ken Hamilton Crime won’t change until crime-area leadership changes.  But in the meantime, business goes on as usual, and so does the crime. As tears streamedRead More

Niagara Falls Mayor Robert Restaino who took office on January 1st, 2020.

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

Jesse Richardson, photographed above, made a mark in the Niagara Falls community. Police recently ruled his death a homicide.

HAMILTON: Richardson, for Whom the ‘Belle’ Tolls

Niagara Falls January 8, 2020 at 8:51 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: Ken Hamilton Steve Belle was still visibly shaken by the untimely death of his friend and mentor, restauranteur Jesse Richardson, when I ran into both himRead More

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