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The Rest of the Story: City Hall Response to Cartoon Is No Laughing - But a First Amendment - Matter

The circulation of a political cartoon at city hall last week poking fun at, or, if you prefer, castigating in crude imagery, the administration of Mayor Paul A. Dyster had acting-Mayor Kristen Grandinetti leaving her post as a school teacher to call a press conference to condemn the flier

Skrlin Points to Falwell Case Against Flynt as Proof He Can Legally Make Unpopular Cartoons

One can certainly argue that the cartoon featuring City Controller Maria Brown and others created by artist Gerald Skrlin are offensive and crude.
But are they illegal?

Is Skrlin a Misunderstood Genius? Or What?

Winston Drummond, considers the work of Gerald Skrlin Power to the pee poo The image of elected official Kristen Grandinetti astride a rather large roll of toilet paper is most certainly based in the scatological.

Serious Nature of Political Cartooning is a Laughing Matter

The art of political cartooning is indeed an art. Political cartoons have toppled governments, taken down corrupt public officials and served to amuse and entertain the American reading public since the Colonial Era.

Dyster Missing in Action as Snow Blasts Region And Acting Mayor Grandinetti Gets Feelings Hurt

Niagara Falls Mayor Paul A. Dyster has never served in the military, but for all of last week he was missing in action as a deadly snowstorm, a laughable cartoon “scandal,” and a critical public hearing on the city tax cap all played out in his absence.

Cynical Ploy Links Jayne Park Work to Beloved City Resident

Just when we thought we had seen all that Niagara Falls Mayor Paul Dyster and his senior planner Thomas DeSantis had to offer with regard to cynicism and non-transparency related to their Jayne Park "improvement" plan, the two men surprised us again.

Crogan Takes Plea Deal - A Single Misdemeanor

Niagara Falls music promoter Rick Crogan, who was charged last June with three felonies -- grand larceny, larceny, and scheme to defraud -- all of them connected with his Niagara Falls Music and Arts Festival held on Old Falls St.


Lockport Mayor Optimistic Despite Challenges City Faces

The City of Lockport will be under a state comptroller’s financial microscope for 10 years after an audit by Comptroller Tom DiNapoli released last summer once again criticized the city’s poor accounting and budget practices



Downtown Hotel Construction in Excess of USA Niagara Study

A 2011 report entitled "Economic Data and Market Assessment", prepared by HVS Consulting & Valuation Services, consultants for local development agency USA Niagara, was meant to provide a blueprint for the future of the tourism industry in downtown Niagara Falls.



Grandinetti Extends Congrats to Slaughter in Crudely Worded Statement :

Kristen Grandinetti, the lone female member of the city council, crudely congratulated long- time member of Congress, Louise Slaughter, upon the congresswoman’s recent appointment as the ranking member of the House Committee on Rules.



Governor Cuomo Seeks to Control the Weather

The snowfall and resulting natural disaster that affected Buffalo, Erie County and much of Western New York last week has left Gov. Andrew Cuomo more convinced than ever that he needs his own New York State weather prediction service.



Is Obama a Muslim? DiLaura Thinks So....

(Ed Note: The opinions of J. Gary DiLaura do not necessarily reflect those of the Niagara Falls Reporter. However, as believers in the First Amendment, we support his right to express his opinions. Your response is welcome.)



Cosmopolitan Obama Not a Muslim, Although He Respects Islam

President Barack Obama is not, like former FBI agent G. Gary DiLaura says, a Muslim. However despite that fact, DiLaura is not alone in his opinion.



Three Sisters ‘Improvement’ a Disaster, People Reduced to Walking on Slippery Pavers, Excluded from Nature!

We now know that more than 80 percent of Three Sisters Islands at the Niagara Falls State Park has been fenced off - prohibiting the public from walking on the islands anywhere except along a narrow fenced in pathway.



Sex Offender Leaves ‘Enjoy Motel’

We now know that more than 80 percent of Three Sisters Islands at the Niagara Falls State Park has been fenced off - prohibiting the public from walking on the islands anywhere except along a narrow fenced in pathway.



To City Council Members 'Vote No On Tax Increase'

Mayor Paul A. Dyster is yet again proposing a huge tax increase in his 2015 proposed budget along with a dire warning for the 2016 budget. The taxpayers cannot afford this increase and the mayor should have avoided



Letters to the Editor

We Love Love Finally! How refreshing to have a local newspaper publish an article written favorably toward a fiscal conservative.



Carl Filbert Performs at Topper Restaurant Christmas Party

Local vocalist and musician, Carl Filbert and his band will provide dance music by “legends of music from the past 50 years” at the Topper Restaurant at 492 19th St, in Niagara Falls, Saturday, December 6, 2014.



Wanted: New York Lottery Player Holding Unclaimed Ticket, $1,000,000 Ticket in Danger of Expiring

Where is he or she? Someone is holding a winning New York Powerball ticket worth $1 million, but it will soon expire. The winning second prize ticket for the December 11, 2013 Powerball drawing



Seven Deadly Shortcomings in Dyster’s Budget

As a former Niagara Falls city administrator responsible for review of city budgets, I took it upon myself to make a careful review of Mayor Paul Dyster's proposed budget.



Bills Look Good Against Bankrupt Jets

Bills fans need to be cautious about Monday’s 38 - 3 win over the bankrupt New York Jets at Ford Field in Detroit as the hometown team is still a long shot to make it to the playoffs at 6 and 5 and a very tough schedule ahead.


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