Archive for January 18th, 2018

No surprise here: New taxes, fees Gov. Cuomo’s solution to budget deficit woes

No surprise here: New taxes, fees Gov. Cuomo’s solution to budget deficit woes

State and National News January 18, 2018 at 10:54 pm

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is under scrutiny by lawmakers in Albany, both Republican and Democrat, in the wake of his proposed 2018 budget which was released this past Tuesday. The Governor’s proposed budget, totaling $168 billion dollars, was highlighted by an estimated $4 billion deficit and $586 million inRead More

Mark Diodate and wife Lindsey.

Secreta(riot)

Niagara Falls January 18, 2018 at 10:42 pm

The Niagara Falls City Council is receiving harsh backlash after voting to hire Mark Diodate as their new administrative assistant/secretary. Mr. Diodate, who was ranked in each of the councilman’s top-five candidates for the position, was under fire for his lack of experience in the field. The position, which wasRead More

The 27th Congressional district battleground.

McMurray seeking Dem nod to challenge Collins

State and National News January 18, 2018 at 10:21 pm

Town of Grand Island Supervisor and occasional Niagara Falls Reporter contributor Nate McMurray has announced his candidacy for the 27th Congressional district of New York State, which spans a vast region of Western New York comprising most of Niagara County and points east all the way to Rochester, and wrappingRead More

"I believe that it is better to tell the truth than a lie. I believe it is better to be free than to be a slave. And I believe it is better to know than to be ignorant." - H. L. Mencken

NF Reporter Agent of Change for Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls January 18, 2018 at 10:14 pm

Record of Reform continues with recent State website change The first issue of the Niagara Falls Reporter hit the newstands on June 28, 2000, and while that’s less than 18 years ago, it must seem like an eternity to many of the ruling elite of the Cataract City. Since itsRead More

Bail Reform Tops Governor Cuomo’s 2017 Agenda

Bail Reform Tops Governor Cuomo’s 2017 Agenda

State and National News January 18, 2018 at 10:08 pm

In an op-ed published in the New York Times this week, Governor Cuomo continued a fight for criminal justice system reform by pledging to propose a bill to the State Legislature focusing on bail reform, discovery reform, and changes to how cases are scheduled. Despite the fact that most peopleRead More

Learn to ID trees while hiking the Niagara Escarpment

Learn to ID trees while hiking the Niagara Escarpment

Niagara County January 18, 2018 at 8:53 pm

Most everybody can tell a maple from an oak, but would you know an American Hornbeam if you walked into one? The Western New York Land Conservancy, the organization restoring the Stella Niagara preserve as well as spearheading the $2.1 million Niagara Gorge ecological diversity project, will be sponsoring a WinterRead More

BUY AMERICAN – THE JOB YOU SAVE MAY BE YOUR OWN

BUY AMERICAN – THE JOB YOU SAVE MAY BE YOUR OWN

Opinion January 18, 2018 at 8:48 pm

By Randy Palladino There are no better stories on the evening news than the Made in America special assignment segments on ABC World News. We need look no further than a mirror to find a major part of the blame for any economic problem this country faces. Despite constant remindersRead More

Niagara Falls Jokes

Niagara Falls Jokes

Uncategorized January 18, 2018 at 8:39 pm

What do Mayor Dyster and a Corona have in common? They’re both empty from the neck up! *** Paul Dyster says, “I’m not an alcoholic! I only drink twice a year: on my birthday, and when it’s not my birthday.” *** To save money at City Hall, Mayor Dyster decidedRead More

Council Clashes Over Water Board Resolution, Secretary Hire, Salary Reductions, and More

Council Clashes Over Water Board Resolution, Secretary Hire, Salary Reductions, and More

Niagara Falls, Local News January 18, 2018 at 11:24 am

  Solidarity amongst the entire Niagara Falls City Council was in short supply Wednesday. The closest the council came to unity on a substantive issue was the hiring of its new assistant.   Only Councilman Tompkins voted against offering the secretarial position to Mark Diodate, who had worked at aRead More

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