Niagara Falls Reporter
OCT 28 - NOV 05 2014

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Tonawanda News to close!

It is with deep regret that we have learned that the 134-year-old Tonawanda News will cease publishing at the end of January..

Hamister Project Falls Short of Hype

It was just a little over a year ago, on Sept. 19, 2013, that Gov. Cuomo, Mayor Dyster, State Sen. George Maziarz, and Assemblyman John Ceretto collectively praised the $25.3 million Hamister hotel project in downtown Niagara Falls shortly after the council finally approved the at-times controversial project on Rainbow Blvd.

Hamister Hotel Project Scaled Back, No Comment From Dyster, Cuomo

Sam Fruscione told you so. And got rode out of town on a rail. The Niagara Falls Reporter told you as well, but somehow weathered the storm.

Fruscione Driven From Office Because Of Urgent Hamister Hotel Deal Here?

If the reputation of the once popular former city Council chairman Sam Fruscione had grown as much as the Hamister hotel project has shrunk over the past year, he’d be running for state Senate right now.

LaSalle Tire Slasher Now Has a Price on His Head

A $250 reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of a tire-slashing thug active in the city’s LaSalle district. At around 4:20 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 19, the slasher was caught ...

Children Behaving Badly Subject of Grandinetti Facebook Posting; Six-year Olds Saying F*ck!

City Councilwoman Kristin Grandinetti used her Facebook page to promote a viral video depicting a number of pre-pubescent girls, some as young as six, repeatedly using the f word in an effort to show...

Dyster Wants to Cart Away $309,499 in Casino Funds

udget-budget who’s got the budget? Mayor Dyster has it, we think. It was due Oct. 1,2014. Deficit-deficit how large is the deficit?

Governor Cuomo Shows Dyster the Albany Woodshed

The Niagara Falls Reporter has learned that Mayor Paul Dyster met briefly with Gov. Cuomo in Buffalo following last Wednesday’s gubernatorial debate. The governor had summoned the mayor the previous day. They met for about 10 minutes and it wasn't pretty, sources say.

Maziarz Machine Kicks in on Downgrade, According to Destino Campaign

It appears the Maziarz political machine is in full gear these days, trying to make sure that the outgoing senator’s handpicked successor, Robert Ortt, is successful against Johnny Destino, ensuring the future of the Maziarz empire that he spent nearly 20 years putting together.

Ulrich Sports New Rolls Royce Wraith; as County GOP Rewards Him with Lucrative Lease

Good news. Big time Republican campaign donor David Ulrich of Lockport, fresh from winning the award to store county voting machines at his Newfane warehouse, celebrated his

Water Board Head Gets Big Raise, Can’t be Bothered With Taxpayers

Paul Drof, executive director of the city’s water and sewer facilities, is expected to get a raise this year, with his $103,000 annual paycheck jumping to $110,000. But when Niagara Falls City Council members asked the Williamsville resident to come in and answer a couple questions about the condition of a city water line, he said

Lewiston Senior Center Candidates Meeting, Wrong Place, Wrong Time

Whether they wanted to or not, the senior citizens who went to the Town of Lewiston Senior Center on Oct. 21 were subjected to a political event named "Meet the Candidates."

Cross Endorsements Bad News For Voters of Either Party

For Voters of Either Party Your vote doesn’t matter. That’s the message being sent by the bosses of the Democratic and Republican parties who cross endorse judicial candidates here in order to deprive voters of the choice to select state supreme court judges.

Niagara Catholic Sells Coffee

Eighth grade students at Niagara Catholic are selling coffee to raise money for a field trip to Washington, D.C. The coffee, sold with a customized label featuring Niagara Catholic’s “Big Red Blend,” is fresh roasted and hand packed.

Palace Theater Has Haunted House

The Historic Palace Theater will present their annual haunted house, described as "10 rooms of horror, creepy characters, dark rooms, chilling sounds, tons of screams and surprises everywhere" from 6-10 p.m. Oct. 28, 29 and 30. Tickets are $10 at the door.

Tonawanda High School Production of Addams Family In Nov. Promises Top Flight Performance

The City of Tonawanda High School will present a production of The Addams Family - A New Musical Comedy, on November 13-16, at the Tonawanda High School Alumni Auditorium, 600 Fletcher St, Tonawanda.

County Settles Welfare Lawsuit by Giving Money To New York City Lawyers
Welfare Bums Encouraged to Come From Other States

The Buffalo News reported last weekend that the Niagara County Legislature will approve a settlement of a class-action lawsuit filed against Niagara County in U.S. District Court last year on behalf of welfare recipients

Lewiston Democrat Chairwoman Urges Voters to End Republican Era

Diane Perri Roberts Chair, Lewiston Democratic Committee The upcoming election for two members of the Lewiston Town Board is critical in shaping the future of our community and the type of government we will have.

Letters to the Editor

Reader Calls BS on Jayne Park STOP THE PRESSES! Let me get this straight: when the Jayne Park reconstruction -that's what it is folks, don't let the fancy names fool you- plans were originally drawn up, the city was to come up with $145,000 to match the grant.

Preparing Your Home for Winter

As homeowners or renters, we are always trying to find ways to save money around our homes on everything from utilities and maintenance to groceries. We sometimes find ourselves running out of ways to save or pinch that penny, after we have made those major repairs or clipped several envelopes full of coupons.

Cuomo Book Plunges to #28,113 on Amazon Best Sellers List

Gov. Andrew Cuomo is running for re-election next Tuesday. And while he is likely to be successful in his effort, his new autobiography, "All Things Possible," continues its downward spiral.

Dr. Wadhawan Named Chief of Cardiology at Memorial

Sachin Wadhawan, M.D., has been appointed chief of the Department of Cardiology at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Wadhawan, who joined Memorial’s medical staff in 2012, is a member of Buffalo Heart Group, LLP, and a graduate of University College of Medical Sciences, India, and Government Medical College, Amritsar, India.

Dr. Marshall Joins Medical Staff

At Falls Memorial Jonathan Marshall, D.O., an interventional radiologist, has joined the medical staff at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center. A graduate of Niagara University and Midwestern University-Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine, Dr. Marshall completed residency training in radiology

Tom Proctor Joins WJLL 1440-AM Morning Program Team

Three-time ALL WNY Music Award Winner (2012, 2013, 2014) for Best Radio Broadcast – The Thomas Loop Radio Show will air Wednesdays at 10:00am on WJJL-1440AM debuting Nov. 5 at 10am. .

City Hall Jokes, While Never Funny, are Fun to Tell

What wonderful things can be said of Paul Dyster that Paul hasn’t already said about himself? This Dyster stipend nonsense has gotten out of control. We understand the mayor has offered Seth Piccirillo a $5000 bump in salary if he’ll just shave every day.

Mission Calls for Thanksgiving Volunteers

NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. – The Niagara Gospel Rescue Mission will celebrate its 4th Annual “Feed the Falls” events again this Thanksgiving and Christmas Days. They anticipate delivering up to 1800 traditional holiday dinners to needy individuals, shut-ins and families throughout area neighborhoods.

Peace Activist Opposes Niagara Falls Air Base Use of Drones Speaks to ‘Drones in Our Community? Why We Must Say “No!”’

Monday, November 3, at 7pm, peace activist Mark Colville will speak at Hallwalls Contemporary Art Center (341 Delaware Ave, Buffalo) on "the war crimes perpetrated in drone bases; those standing up against them; and the price to be paid if we allow drone use to spread."

Destino-Ortt Debate Set Wednesday

The second and final debate between Johnny Destino and Robert Ortt, who are competing to replace retiring State Sen. George Maziarz in the 62nd District, will be held Wednesday night (Oct. 29) at 6 in the auditorium of the Earl Brydges Library, 1425 Main St., Niagara Falls.

If the whole world stands against you sword in hand, would you still dare to do what you think is right?

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