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Print Edition: July 14, 2016

Print Edition: July 14, 2016

Print Version July 14, 2016 at 8:52 pm
Despite the nonsensical claims of the Hamister hotel being a signature hotel and catalyst for development, it is merely a smallish, 128 room, few or no amenities  Hyatt Place hotel.
Considering that it was located 300 feet from the entrance of the Niagara Falls State Park some would call it an horrific case of underdevelopment!

Goldman Sachs Bails Out Hamister, Cuomo, Dyster

Niagara Falls, Featured July 14, 2016 at 6:14 pm

Gov. Andrew Cuomo came to Niagara Falls on Tuesday to officially break ground on the long-awaited Hamister hotel project in downtown Niagara Falls and he used the occasion to praise his state development team led locally by Howard Zemsky and Sam Hoyt and paint a rosy picture of the successRead More

Thomas DeSantis says the radioactive waste on North Ave. is safe.

Everything Desantis Said Concerning Radioactive Waste Dump Was Wrong

Niagara Falls, Featured July 14, 2016 at 6:10 pm

  It turns out that nearly everything City Planner Tom DeSantis told the mainstream media last week in connection with a radioactive waste dump on North Avenue was incorrect, and Tuesday he was back peddling in the Niagara Gazette after an investigation by that paper found that the reporting onRead More

Over a half-million dollars’ worth of substandard granite pavers now grace Niagara Falls State Park, courtesy of a suspected bid rigging scheme perpetrated by Gov. Cuomo’s State Parks agency.

Scrutiny Of Alleged Niagara Falls Bid Rigging Needed

Niagara Falls, Featured July 14, 2016 at 6:05 pm

As the sultry summer weather settles in, investigations into alleged corrupt activities of the Cuomo administration are also heating up. Independent probes by both Manhattan-based U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara and New York State Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman, delving deeply into the state’s putrescent pay-to-play political culture, have already revealedRead More

The Cargo Cultists are not any less rational than the Progressives’s Cult of the State...

The Cargo Cult of the State

State and National News, Featured July 14, 2016 at 6:00 pm

Jim Ostrowski We live in perilous times.  We do not know what is going to happen on any given day.  I am pretty good at predicting the future.  After all, before Ferguson, I predicted the rise of civil unrest in America due to racial tensions.  See, Progressivism, pages 17-18.  Alas,Read More

Have you ever seen anything so ugly? Niagara Falls Mayor Paul Dyster is spending $585,000 of your money to build this monstrosity on a traffic island in the city’s tourist district.

Monument To Dyster’s Poor Taste Now Costing New Yorkers $585,000

Niagara Falls, Featured July 14, 2016 at 5:54 pm

Niagara Falls Mayor Paul Dyster may not know much about art, but he knows that he likes to spend other people’s money. Last week it was announced that the sculpture he’s having installed on the traffic island in front of the old Hotel Niagara on Rainbow Boulevard will cost $150,000Read More

The right reverend Andrew Cuomo preaches to the choir about how Niagara Falls will turn around based on a politically dirty deal for a smallish hotel that the taxpayers of New York gifted to the developer.

Subdued Hotel Groundbreaking Has Hamister Making Excuses

Niagara Falls, Featured July 14, 2016 at 5:52 pm

  State and local officials were looking sheepish and Buffalo developer Mark Hamister was spinning excuses at Tuesday’s long delayed groundbreaking for a small, midmarket hotel project that was first announced four years ago. Niagara Falls Mayor Paul Dyster, who has accepted campaign contributions from Hamister, offered up his usualRead More

Buffalo Billion Project In Big Trouble: Investors Pulling Out, Pols Playing CYA

Buffalo Billion Project In Big Trouble: Investors Pulling Out, Pols Playing CYA

Erie County, Featured July 14, 2016 at 5:46 pm

Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s “Buffalo Billion” project, now under investigation by both the U.S. Justice Department and state Attorney General Eric Schniederman, is in major league trouble and the massive project may be derailed by growing nervousness from IBM and other investors over the continuing corruption probes. According to veteran NewRead More

2016 Niagara County Peach Festival Parade Units Needed

Niagara County July 14, 2016 at 5:42 pm

Jerald I. Wolfgang, Chairman of the Annual Niagara County Peach Festival Parade, announced that the Lewiston Kiwanis is seeking units for this year’s parade. The parade is taking place on Saturday, September 10th at 11AM on Center Street in Lewiston. The parade route will be from the Red Brick SchoolhouseRead More

Lawn signs residents are putting up in Niagara Falls
Unfortunately a Department of Public Works truck was seen removing a sign that was installed on a utility pole on 86th Street last Friday around 12:00 p.m. The strange thing is there were other advertising signs on that pole that were not removed. 
There were also two signs removed from two commercial buildings on Buffalo Avenue that same day. These buildings both have a very small area of grass next to them which is probably technically the city right-of-way and probably shouldn’t of been placed there.
But they probably would not have been removed if they said “Start The Reassessments”.

Stop on the Reassessment!

Niagara Falls, Featured July 14, 2016 at 5:37 pm

Just another great reason to live in Niagara Falls. Highest paid taxes and least received services. I do not live downtown, I live in Lasalle. I will have to ask the Mayor how much of an increase I should get based on the boarded up former crack house that isRead More

Captains Delia and Stephen Carrol.

New Salvation Army Leaders Have Strong Ties to Niagara Falls.

Niagara Falls, Featured July 14, 2016 at 5:32 pm

The Salvation Army has appointed Captains Delia and Stephen Carroll as the new commanding officers (ordained ministers) for its Niagara Falls Corps located at 7018 Buffalo Avenue. The Carrolls have been officers in The Salvation Army for 12 years. They have served as The Salvation Army leaders in Staten IslandRead More

Gary DiLaura

How Could This Possibly Happen?

News July 14, 2016 at 5:27 pm

The Right Side J. Gary DiLaura     Liar, cheat, dishonest, thief, arrogant beyond belief…these are all adjectives that I hear regularly when people speak of the “President of the United States”! How could the people of this Great Nation put someone in office who can claim ALL these “attributes”Read More

Stop The Reassessments A Huge Tax Increase

Niagara Falls July 14, 2016 at 5:22 pm

By Ann Williams – Committee to Stop the Reassessments & Continuous Tax Increases Mayor Paul Dyster deceived the taxpayers by waiting until five days after the mayoral election to tell us that he was planning to do a citywide reassessment. He plans to raise our assessments on average from betweenRead More

Ask The Judge

Ask The Judge

Columns July 14, 2016 at 5:01 pm

Dear Judge Bayger: My six-year-old son was attempting to get at the TV on top of the dresser in his bedroom.  The TV and dresser fell on top of him, breaking his arm.  I’ve heard of these types of accidents killing the child, so I am grateful he is stillRead More

Benjamin Franklin said that jury nullification is “better than law, it ought to be law, and will always be law wherever justice prevails.”

Hang the Jury and Nullify Bad Law

Featured July 14, 2016 at 4:57 pm

  As everyone knows, there is often a difference between “the law” and justice. After all laws are made by elected officials under the influence of lobbyists and their desire to enrich themselves, and get reelected. Anyone who thinks the typical congressman, senator, assemblyman or even local councilman is aRead More

Older yes, but any wiser? The Gin Blossoms will be performing a free show Saturday evening on Old Falls Street in Niagara Falls.

Gin Blossoms Free Niagara Falls Show New Installment In Long Running Drama

Community News July 14, 2016 at 4:53 pm

“The music business is a cruel and shallow money trench, a long plastic hallway where thieves and pimps run free, and good men die like dogs. There’s also a negative side.” Hunter S. Thompson Mike Hudson Even by rock and roll standards, the story of the Gin Blossoms is aRead More

Niagara Falls, From the American Side is an 1867 masterpiece by Frederic Edwin Church, considered the dean of Niagara Falls painters.

It’s in the Stars: Your Weekly Horoscope: July 14- July 20

Uncategorized July 14, 2016 at 4:49 pm

Aries: (March 21 – April 19): You may start complaining about second hand smoke the minute you shed the extra 200 pounds. Inform judge before sentencing that anger management classes piss you off royally. AM: Put Ex-lax in the custard doughnuts. Your boss loves these as much as you do.Read More

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