Archive for November 3rd, 2017

Mike Hudson, founder of Niagara Falls Reporter, has died

Mike Hudson, founder of Niagara Falls Reporter, has died

Local News November 3, 2017 at 7:35 pm

By Frank Parlato Mike Hudson, 61, passed away in his home in Los Angeles at around 8:30 pm Pacific time, Friday, October 27, 2017. He died of sepsis from a lacerated bowel. He did not appear to be suffering from any illness, and had no pain until about 24 hoursRead More

The Time for Change is Here

The Time for Change is Here

Uncategorized November 3, 2017 at 10:35 am

By Robert Ventry With election day fast approaching voters will have a chance to vote for change in this year’s city council race. Three seats are up for election. There’s a chance a new city council majority can be elected. After four years of failed policies, has the time forRead More

Letter to the Editor

Letter to the Editor

Uncategorized November 3, 2017 at 10:30 am

30 October 2017 Dear Editor, As this election comes to a close, I am writing to thank all the people who I have spoken to in my door-to-door campaign throughout the Town of Lewiston. I’ve seen many good things and some bad things. The bad things first. Too many householdsRead More

Jeremy M. Jacobs, Sr.

Delaware North’s enormous windfall profits from Niagara Falls State Park accrue to Buffalo Billionaire Jeremy Jacobs’ fortune

State and National News November 3, 2017 at 6:50 am

Nearly two decades into their state contract to provide food service and other amenities in the Niagara Falls State Park, we have obtained hard numbers as to how much money the multinational fast food conglomerate Delaware North Companies reaps from their operations in the world famous tourist destination. And toRead More

Mike Hudson deeply missed by Reporter staff

Mike Hudson deeply missed by Reporter staff

Niagara Falls November 3, 2017 at 6:44 am

A profound sadness descended on all of us on the Reporter staff over the weekend on news of Mike Hudson’s passing. Mike was a guy much loved by everyone who knew him, even if mostly through his music, or his writing. It is here, in the newspaper that Mike founded,Read More

Councilman Ken Tompkins

We HAVE to Do Better Than This

Niagara Falls November 3, 2017 at 6:40 am

By Councilman Kenny Tompkins As I continue to review the 2018 Niagara Falls city budget, one word runs through my mind: Disappointed. I am disappointed in what I see. There are no tough decisions being made with regard to department and personnel expenses. There was no mention of new revenueRead More

Hoyt resigns in disgrace

Hoyt resigns in disgrace

State and National News November 3, 2017 at 6:30 am

ESD President no friend to Niagara Falls The resignation this week of Empire State Development Regional President Sam Hoyt resonated with this writer, who has crossed paths with Mr. Hoyt several times over the years, certainly more often than the average Niagara County resident. Overwhelmingly the encounters were negative, predictiveRead More

Local History reflects Rich Religious Heritage

Local History reflects Rich Religious Heritage

Community News November 3, 2017 at 6:24 am

By Nate McMurray Grand Island Town Supervisor Right here, in Western New York, we are surrounded by history. Great minds—from Nikola Tesla to Frank Lloyd Wright and Mark Twain—came here to use their talents and contribute to the thriving Queen City. The Falls, with all of its beauty and potential,Read More

Local school zone speed limits arbitrary, make little sense

Local school zone speed limits arbitrary, make little sense

Niagara County November 3, 2017 at 5:12 am

The speed limit on Mapleton Road in front of the sprawling Starpoint Central School campus in the town of Pendleton has been lowered to 40 mph, and some have questioned the reasonableness of the adjustment. Previously 45 mph on the long, straight stretch of road, with no intersections in theRead More

Geiben recounts positive experience on Town Board

Geiben recounts positive experience on Town Board

Community News November 3, 2017 at 5:08 am

By Councilman William E. Geiben Lewiston Town Board This letter is being written to acknowledge the positive experience I have found during the past two years as a member of the Lewiston Town Board. Those of you who know me, whether as a (retired) Lewiston – Porter teacher, or in myRead More

RIGHT TO DUE PROCESS OR ARTICLES OF WAR ?

RIGHT TO DUE PROCESS OR ARTICLES OF WAR ?

Uncategorized November 3, 2017 at 5:02 am

  The Right Side By J Gary DiLaura Right after 9/11, I sent articles to local papers and to Congress pointing out that we only have two courses of action to take regarding the 9/11 attackers on our country. They are due process, and the Articles of War. An exampleRead More

Niagara Falls Jokes

Niagara Falls Jokes

Uncategorized November 3, 2017 at 5:00 am

Sam Hoyt responded to a call from his lawyer, insisting that they meet at once. He arrived at his lawyer’s firm, and was ushered into his office. “Do you want the bad news first or the terrible news?” the lawyer asked. “Well, if those are my choices, I guess I’llRead More

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