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Trump seeking Black votes

Trump seeking Black votes

Uncategorized September 7, 2016 at 9:42 pm

BY JIM OSTROWSKI For years, I have advised GOP candidates, to seek the votes of African Americans by campaigning in blighted urban minority neighborhoods. While no one took me up on the suggestion, coincidentally, a few days after I chided Donald Trump in various published articles for turning down invitationRead More

A water leak surfaces on West Rivershore Drive in Niagara Falls.

More than two thirds of water treated by Niagara Falls Water Board is ‘unaccounted for’ in 2015

Niagara Falls September 1, 2016 at 12:01 pm

The recently published Niagara Falls Water Board’s Annual Drinking Water Quality Report for 2015 disclosed that more than two thirds of the city’s treated water was never sold to customers. The report may offer a clue as to the severity of the underground water leakage problem in the city. TheRead More

Former Erie County Deputy DA Mark Sacha

DA Candidate Sacha Calls for Lead State Prosecutor in Pigeon Case to be Removed!

Erie County September 1, 2016 at 12:00 pm

Mark Sacha, the former Erie County Deputy District Attorney who is credited for launching the investigation into alleged election law violations of G. Steven Pigeon that led circuitously to his indictment, is now “concerned” that Pigeon’s due process rights are being compromised. Pigeon was charged by New York State AttorneyRead More

Carl Rivers faces a slew of charges.

This week in stupid crime

Community News September 1, 2016 at 2:32 am

Stop yelling obscenities Deirdre A. Dixon, 28, 1705 Pierce Ave., Apt. lower, was charged with disorderly conduct last week after she got into an argument out in front of her house. Police were called. Arriving on the scene, they told her she needed to stop yelling obscenities, but she flatRead More

NT Police Announce Civil Service Exam for Police

NT Police Announce Civil Service Exam for Police

Community News September 1, 2016 at 1:52 am

Interested in a Law Enforcement career with one of the best Law Enforcement agencies in Western New York? Sign up for the November civil service exam. The North Tonawanda Police Department will hire full time officers from this list once it is established. Questions regarding this process can be answeredRead More

As one can see from the picture, the reservoir is elevated and stores water above the houses below it. An inundation plan exists and the Reporter will attempt to obtain it.

Emergency Plans Quietly Updated by NYPA in Response to Reservoir Issues

News September 1, 2016 at 1:47 am

Constructed over 55 years ago, the earthen barrier surrounding the large reservoir that contains the water supply for the massive Niagara Power Project hydroelectric generating plant at Lewiston, NY, may be experiencing worrying signs of deterioration, according to government communications recently obtained by Lou Ricciuti, an authority in radioactive hazardsRead More

Cuomo administration apparatchik Howard Zemsky, on behalf of the governor, returns $10 million taken from taxpayers to Jamestown to spend on state-approved economic development projects. Over the past several years, Cuomo has reneged on tens of millions promised for downtown Niagara Falls.

Governor hands out $100 million to cities, While Niagara Falls check bounces

News September 1, 2016 at 1:34 am

The city of Niagara Falls is like the civic equivalent of Rodney Dangerfield, in that it gets no respect, no respect at all, least of all from the governor’s office.   On April 7 of this year, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced the kick-off of what he called his $100 millionRead More

Yahoo Center in Lockport got $30 million in tax breaks, which means, with the savings, that it will pay what it would have paid in many other low taxed states.

Cuomo’s Yahoo Deal Shows How New York Picks Winners and Losers, With more losers by far

News September 1, 2016 at 1:28 am

In New York State, if the governor doesn’t pick you as a winner, you’re a loser. This is well demonstrated by the Yahoo! deal in Lockport. In 2013, the $45 billion Yahoo Inc. negotiated an incentives package with Gov. Andrew Cuomo worth about $30 million in county, state, sales and propertyRead More

A typical stretch of Grand Island waterfront, hugged by two roads - the West River Parkway and West River Road, which run side-by-side the entire eight mile length of the island. Together, they exemplify an exercise in redundancy, not to mention stupidity.

Grand Island envisioned as key to Niagara River parks system

Community News September 1, 2016 at 12:52 am

Think just a moment, if you will, of a Niagara River waterfront park system stretching from Mutual Riverfront Park on Lake Erie in Buffalo all the way to Old Fort Niagara on Lake Ontario in Youngstown. Spectacular, and rather like what was envisioned by the Niagara River Greenway Commission inRead More

It didn't cost any of them a dime including the silver haired guy in the middle - Mark Hamister, since taxpayers and bankers paid for his entire hotel. The clever developer knows how to grease the itchy palms of politicians to win development contracts paid for by the taxpayers. Hamister got a free hotel and  from left to right, Councilmen Kenny Tompkins, Charles Walker, Mayor Paul Dyster, Hamister, Gov. Andrew Cuomo, Councilwoman Kristen Grandinetti and Council Chairman Andrew Touma happily shovel some dirt for the cameras. And life is good for everyone but the taxpayers.

Public Can Learn About Reassessment at Council Meeting

Niagara Falls August 31, 2016 at 10:57 pm

  by Tony Farina Residents of Niagara Falls who want to learn more about the planned citywide property reassessment should make a point to attend next Tuesday’s (Sept. 6) council meeting at City Hall when officials including Assessor James Bird will brief lawmakers on the reassessment process. Joining Bird inRead More

North Tonawanda Senior Center to hold fundraiser

North Tonawanda Senior Center to hold fundraiser

Community News August 31, 2016 at 8:56 pm

The North Tonawanda Senior Center, located at 110 Goundry St. near the corner of Oliver Street, will be hosting its annual theme basket fundraiser on Saturday, Sept. 10. Doors will open at 1 p.m. and drawings begin at 2:15 p.m. The entrance fee is $5, which includes 25 basket tickets, a drink ticket and a refreshmentRead More

Realistically Taxes will go up for most through reassessment in Niagara Falls

Realistically Taxes will go up for most through reassessment in Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls August 31, 2016 at 8:52 pm

Realistically Taxes will go up for most through reassessment in Niagara Falls There is a dirty little secret no one but the Niagara Falls Reporter will dare to tell you about the proposed Niagara Falls reassessment of properties. Most people’s taxes will go up. And they are high enough already.Read More



Niagara Falls August 31, 2016 at 8:37 pm

by Ann Williams – Committee to Stop the Reassessments & Continuous Tax Increases   Too many of our elected officials have found the ways and means to put their own interests above those whom they swore to serve and protect. The profligate spending over the past eight plus years is disgracefulRead More

Niagara County residents enjoy the scenic trek down the Niagara Escarpment to the historic Village of Youngstown for many reasons – to visit Old Fort Niagara, the Stella Niagara Preserve or the Youngstown Yacht Club. On Labor Day, traditionally, the villagers come out to their annual parade and their social in the park. Visitors are welcome. Youngstown, New York is a quaint and historic village located in the Town of Porter, 11 miles north of Niagara Falls, New York and has waterfront on the Niagara River and Lake Ontario.

Youngstown readies for Labor Day Parade

Niagara County August 31, 2016 at 8:17 pm

The Youngstown Labor Day Parade begins at noon on Monday, September 5, along Main Street.

Two Grand Island residents give opposing views on Supervisor McMurray’s bike path

Two Grand Island residents give opposing views on Supervisor McMurray’s bike path

Erie County August 27, 2016 at 8:45 pm

    Two readers have offered their opposing views of a state plan to create a bike path on Grand Island that is supported by Grand Island Supervisor Nate McMurray. Kris writes: Nate McMurray’s campaign for Grand Island Supervisor was about keeping our beautiful, quiet Island rural and to stopRead More

A grand idea for Grand Island?  Development key to future

A grand idea for Grand Island? Development key to future

Erie County August 25, 2016 at 12:08 am

  By Mike Hudson; A great percentage of the visitors coming to see Niagara Falls arrive via the Buffalo Niagara International Airport. About halfway between the airport and the falls themselves is Grand Island, a charming, almost rustic community in the middle of the Niagara River that tourists must crossRead More

When a bevy of public officials broke ground on the new Niagara Falls train station not a one of them stop to discuss who would pay for it. Now we know - the City of Niagara Falls taxpayers, that's who!

Still no contract with Amtrak; Train station remains vacant

Niagara Falls August 24, 2016 at 10:59 pm

  By Mike Hudson; Niagara Falls Mayor Paul Dyster and City Planner Tom DeDantis have spent upwards of $44 million of taxpayer money to build a train station that is now facing a slight possibility that no train will ever use and a much more likely possibility that the primeRead More

Dyster Concerned As Seneca Gas Station Moves Forward

Dyster Concerned As Seneca Gas Station Moves Forward

Niagara Falls August 24, 2016 at 9:28 pm

By Tony Farina;       Niagara Falls Mayor Paul Dyster, who saw his city held hostage during the four-year gaming dispute between the state and the Seneca Nation, is once again caught in the middle, this time over the construction of a convenience store and gas station on SenecaRead More

Gosy’s Patients Doing Well Under New Arrangement
Attorney Joel Daniels with his client Dr. Eugene Gosy.

Gosy’s Patients Doing Well Under New Arrangement

Erie County August 24, 2016 at 9:17 pm

By Tony Farina; “The 9,500 patients of indicted pain doctor Eugene Gosy are being well treated,” says Joel Daniels, the attorney who represents Gosy who is accused in a federal indictment of issuing over 300,000 illegal painkiller prescriptions over four years. Under a new arrangement, Dr. James Hitt, a painRead More

The Right Side:  Trump and Clinton’s …Medical Records: LET’S SEE THEM!             
Is she too ill to be president or are rumors of her ill health a dishonest conspiracy to discredit her?

The Right Side:  Trump and Clinton’s …Medical Records: LET’S SEE THEM!             

State and National News August 24, 2016 at 9:03 pm

By J Gary DiLaura; Reportedly, Mr. Trump is in good health and Hillary maybe…not so much! So we the American people demand to see if the two candidates are physically and mentally fit to be president! The below  information is ALL OVER THE INTERNET but goes UNREPORTED by ABC, NBC,Read More

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