Archive for August 18th, 2016

State Parks bulldozed over a Niagara River tributary that separates Three Sisters Islands from Goat Island, yet they claim that their Niagara Falls State Park "Landscape Improvements" plan doesn't have environmental impacts.

Local governments ignore environmental law to rush controversial projects

News August 18, 2016 at 7:55 pm

BY JAMES HUFNAGEL The State Environmental Quality Review Act (SEQRA) of 1978 was in tended to serve as a vehicle for citizen participation and government accountability with regards to decisions impacting the environment. Unfortunately, not only has the Act failed to live up to its original promise for greater democratization ofRead More

Guest View: Stop the Reassessment!

Guest View: Stop the Reassessment!

Columns August 18, 2016 at 7:54 pm

By The Committee to Stop the Reassessments & Continuous Tax Increases Once again, on August 15, 2016, at 11:45 a.m. workers from the Department of Public Works were seen removing Stop the Reassessment signs that residents put up on utility poles in front of their homes. Yes that is right, City workersRead More

No one should have the nuclear codes

No one should have the nuclear codes

Columns August 18, 2016 at 7:53 pm

BY JIM OSTROWSKI The latest attack on Donald Trump from Pravda (the mainstream media) is that we can’t trust him with the nuclear codes. Those who live in glass houses shouldn’t throw nukes. Hillary helped start illegal wars in Libya and Syria, resulting in murder and mayhem in those countriesRead More

How I spent my summer vacation

How I spent my summer vacation

Columns August 18, 2016 at 7:52 pm

BY COUNCILMAN KENNY TOMPKINS As a freshman councilman, part of my learning curve in this city is to understand the inner workings of city hall. My job is to be a strong financial watchdog for residents. This requires a sharp understanding of the processes that impact residents and the departments thatRead More

Erie County bosses say no cross-endorsements for judgeships this year, DelMonte bypassed
Niagara Falls attorney, John DelMonte, despite having strong local support, and preeminent qualifications, would not curry favor with Erie County Democratic Party bosses. Ironically, the very temperament that would qualify him for the bench, disqualified him from gaining Democrats support.

Erie County bosses say no cross-endorsements for judgeships this year, DelMonte bypassed

News August 18, 2016 at 7:51 pm

BY TONY FARINA It appears there will be no bipartisan endorsements for the now two open State Supreme Court seats that will be on the ballot in November in the 8th Judicial District covering the eight counties of Western New York to fill the seats of retiring Justice Joseph Glownia andRead More

Trio of Doctors to Perform Free Cataract Surgeries for One Day

Trio of Doctors to Perform Free Cataract Surgeries for One Day

News August 18, 2016 at 7:50 pm

Cataract Surgeons, Dr. Kenneth D. Anthone, Dr. Amar Atwal and Dr. Ephraim Atwal, will provide cataract surgery at “no charge on Friday, October 7, to people of all ages who have no means to pay. The three are part of an annual charitable event called “Mission Cataract Day” where, forRead More

Niagara Falls Memorial awarded three-year national reaccreditation

Niagara Falls Memorial awarded three-year national reaccreditation

News August 18, 2016 at 7:49 pm

Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center was awarded a three-year reac- creditation from the Healthcare Facilities Accreditation Program (HFAP), an independent accredita- tion organization recognized by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). It earned this distinction after the HFAP conducted an extensive and objective review of the quality andRead More

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