Archive for August, 2016

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

Summer box office blockbuster season officially over this week  

Summer box office blockbuster season officially over this week  

Uncategorized August 13, 2016 at 8:55 pm

 Can summer really be almost over? One look at the movies being released this week and it’s apparent that, for Hollywood at least, it’s already bitten the dust. There are a few big names – Meryl Streep, Robert Redford and Mel Gibson to name three – but those names gotRead More

‘Discover Niagara’ Shuttle Parking Plan, A Blueprint for a Better Future?

‘Discover Niagara’ Shuttle Parking Plan, A Blueprint for a Better Future?

Niagara Falls August 11, 2016 at 12:12 pm

Lest anyone think the Niagara Falls Reporter prefers to dwell on the negative, concentrating on the city’s dire circumstances and cornering the local newspaper market on pessimism, try this article from major business network Bloomberg News, which ran a couple of years ago, on for size.   “Niagara Falls’ descentRead More

Radioactive Spoils Pile on North Ave. has been removed!

Radioactive Spoils Pile on North Ave. has been removed!

Niagara Falls August 11, 2016 at 7:01 am

By Lou Ricciuti and Frank Parlato Niagara Falls – The spoils pile at 915 North Ave. – which had signs around it warning: “Caution Radioactive Materials Area” –was removed earlier this month, along with the chain link fence surrounding it. The pile had sat on an abandoned lot for moreRead More

Look for Trump to Defeat Pravda

Look for Trump to Defeat Pravda

Uncategorized August 11, 2016 at 5:21 am

  By Jim Ostrowski My election predictions are not primarily based on the polls.  When I picked John Kerry to win the Democratic nomination in 2004, he was I think fourth in the polls and had mortgaged his house.  When I picked Trump as a possible nominee in early JulyRead More

FAMED PYSCHIC, BERNICE GOLDEN TO APPEAR AT PYSHIC FAIR IN NORTH TONAWANDA

FAMED PYSCHIC, BERNICE GOLDEN TO APPEAR AT PYSHIC FAIR IN NORTH TONAWANDA

Community News August 11, 2016 at 5:17 am

  The Dom Polski Psychic Fair and Expo will offer an opportunity for the public to meet and have readings done by psychics. The event will be held on Sunday, September 25th at 76 Oliver St, North Tonawanda, NY from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm.     Tickets are $5Read More

While Canadians campaign to declare Niagara Falls ‘eighth Wonder of the World’, New York seeks welfare subsidies

While Canadians campaign to declare Niagara Falls ‘eighth Wonder of the World’, New York seeks welfare subsidies

Niagara Falls August 11, 2016 at 5:06 am

Niagara Falls, Ontario -With support from government officials, businesses and residents, a campaign called, ‘#Claimthe8th’ has been launched in Canada, with the goal of trying to prove that Niagara Falls and the surrounding regions of Niagara-on-the-Lake, Twenty Valley, St. Catharines and Niagara’s South Coast should be called “the eighth worldRead More

Guest View: I grew up among the world’s most polluted area – Niagara Falls

Guest View: I grew up among the world’s most polluted area – Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls August 11, 2016 at 2:43 am

Guest View: By a Longtime Falls’ Resident I’m sending along a picture of the environment I grew up in starting in 1951. I was five years old. The back of the house faced the factories and Buffalo Avenue My family lived on A Street near the chemical factories. The reason for beingRead More

ORTT: NYPA AUDIT RAISES SERIOUS CONCERNS

ORTT: NYPA AUDIT RAISES SERIOUS CONCERNS

Niagara County August 11, 2016 at 1:50 am

Senator Rob Ortt (R,C,I – North Tonawanda)  issued the following statement regarding the New York State Office of the State Comptroller’s audit of the New York Power Authority (NYPA): “The Comptroller’s audit of NYPA offers a concerning glimpse into the state’s power allocations through ReCharge New York. With the state’s largest powerRead More

Grand Island bike path debate opens up opportunities, and resistance

Grand Island bike path debate opens up opportunities, and resistance

Erie County August 11, 2016 at 1:40 am

The ongoing controversy about whether to close Grand Island’s  West River Parkway to create a bike path can be seen as part of a larger conflict, one that pits longtime residents against more recent arrivals in determining the future of what has traditionally been a semi-rural bedroom community. The lightningRead More

Was political activist Thompson targeted by DA for his beliefs?

Was political activist Thompson targeted by DA for his beliefs?

Erie County August 11, 2016 at 1:17 am

  It was a setup. That’s how longtime Grand Island activist Russ Thompson described the series of events that led to his being charged with felony of false voter registration and using that false registration to cast ballots on Grand Island. Thompson turned down an offered plea bargain, and theRead More

Alleged Florida Forger Encounters Delays at Lewiston Queenston Bridge; May soon become a New Yorker

Alleged Florida Forger Encounters Delays at Lewiston Queenston Bridge; May soon become a New Yorker

Niagara County August 11, 2016 at 1:02 am

    Roberto Carlos Baldoquin Milan, 41, lived in Indian River County, Florida, home of the orchards where the sweet ruby red grapefruit grows. Milan was not a farmer, but reportedly specialized in banking, documents creation, and handwriting analysis. One day, Milan, perhaps looking to get away from the heatRead More

The Right Side: About Khan – on the constitution or the Koran – he can’t have both!

The Right Side: About Khan – on the constitution or the Koran – he can’t have both!

Columns August 11, 2016 at 12:42 am

By J. Gary DiLaura Humayun Khan is an American hero who gave his life to protect his fellow Americans and defend his country. God bless him and may he rest in peace! There is no confusion about that and any “journalist” who claims Donald Trump said anything different is aRead More

Letter: Renaming ‘Niagara’ to ‘Stupid’ is right

Letter: Renaming ‘Niagara’ to ‘Stupid’ is right

Columns August 11, 2016 at 12:21 am

I recently came back into this area after a nine year absence, and I remember your motto was at that time, ‘we afflict the comfortable and comfort the afflicted.’ ‘The Truth is Always Fair’ is very appropriate in this world of left leaning media and right leaning media. Well doneRead More

Guest View: Grand Island resident questions Supervisor McMurray on his pro-development West River bike path stance

Guest View: Grand Island resident questions Supervisor McMurray on his pro-development West River bike path stance

Erie County August 11, 2016 at 12:15 am

  Guest View: By a ‘Concerned Grand Island Resident; The town of Grand Island recently elected a new Town Supervisor, Delaware North’s Nate McMurray, VP of Business Development. The North Tonawanda native won by less than 10 votes. He is currently pushing projects to open rural Grand Island to a larger audienceRead More

Steinjan family car show raises $6,700 for new Memorial Cardiac/Stroke Care unit

Steinjan family car show raises $6,700 for new Memorial Cardiac/Stroke Care unit

Community News August 10, 2016 at 11:34 pm

The family of a Niagara Falls man who was a patient at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center donated $6,700 in proceeds from a successful car show they held to support the hospital’s new cardiac and stroke care unit. The Robert O. Steinjan Sr. Memorial Car Show, which was held inRead More

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