Archive for January 26th, 2018

Mark Diodate

A Tale of Two Résumés

Niagara Falls, Local News January 26, 2018 at 3:12 am

New Council Secretary Changes Résumé After Being Called Out By Councilman Tompkins Mark Diodate, the newly appointed administrative assistant to the Niagara Falls City Council, submitted two different resumes to the council, the Reporter has learned. The two resumes are starkly different. After Diodate’s first resume sparked questions about hisRead More

Sign ‘to’ the Falls points ‘away’ from the Falls

Sign ‘to’ the Falls points ‘away’ from the Falls

Niagara Falls January 26, 2018 at 1:47 am

Say what? A sign supposedly directing tourists to Niagara Falls on the corner of Niagara and Third Streets actually (deliberately?) points tourists away from the Falls and down Third Street. As the picture above shows, it is ironic, if not laughably stupid. Note: The sign should be pointing straight ahead.Read More

Auctions International sold numerous Niagara Falls properties last month, but for how much?

City Tax Foreclosure $$$ not available?

Niagara Falls January 26, 2018 at 1:21 am

  Reporter Editorial The City of Niagara Falls held a Tax Foreclosed Real Estate Auction on Tuesday, December 19, 2017 from 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM, but has not yet made public what the net proceeds were that accrued to the city. Nearly 300 properties went on the auction blockRead More

Alderman-At-Large Austin Tylec — an architect at Clark, Patterson, Lee — talks with Bob Zima about an effort to bring a community garden to the newly re-burgeoning Oliver Street area.

NT’s momentum balanced by multi-million dollar concerns at Water Plant

Community News January 26, 2018 at 12:54 am

 By Joe Kissel A community garden to help beautify Oliver Street, a peddle-powered tour boat on the Erie Canal and a comprehensive plan to make North Tonawanda a more connected, safer, walkable city were discussed Tuesday at North Tonawanda’s Common Council workshop. However, a multi-million dollar plan to replace andRead More

People kayaking on the Allegheny River between Olean and Allegany, NY. Will Mr. Pegula, owner of the Sabres and Bills, soon be dumping "treated" frack wastewater into the river?

Proposal to dump Pegula Frackwater in Allegheny River upstream of NY’s southern tier advances

State and National News January 26, 2018 at 12:42 am

Last July, 2017 the Coudersport (Pennsylvania) Area Municipal Authority (CAMA) board members leased land to an outfit called Epiphany Allegheny LLC. Epiphany plans to build a wastewater treatment plant on the Allegheny River to process wastewater produced as a byproduct of high volume horizontal hydrofracturing (“fracking”). The top customer ofRead More

Toxic waste transported by water flows deep in the ground are implicated in health problems, not surface soil and water, but the Town of Wheatfield and the state are building a $150,000 fence around this hazardous landfill to make everyone, well, feel better.

Toxic Niagara Sanitation landfill still plagues Town of Wheatfield

Community News January 26, 2018 at 12:40 am

Government officials propose new fence to contain toxic below-ground leachate Foot-dragging over decades by the Town of Wheatfield and the state Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) in their efforts at testing and remediation of the former Niagara Sanitation toxic landfill in the town has some residents of Nash Road frustratedRead More

Jastremseki sees ‘Progress’ on Pistol Permits as State Police Vow ‘No Confiscation’

Jastremseki sees ‘Progress’ on Pistol Permits as State Police Vow ‘No Confiscation’

Uncategorized January 26, 2018 at 12:39 am

Niagara County Clerk Joseph A. Jastrzemski said the outcome of a meeting between State Police and the New York State Association of County Clerks held this week left him optimistic that gun owners’ rights will be protected despite a looming deadline for pistol permit recertification under Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’sRead More

Recipe for Wonderful Pineapple Pie

Recipe for Wonderful Pineapple Pie

Uncategorized January 26, 2018 at 12:30 am

By Jamie DePetris Food Critic Although ‘National Pie Day’ came and went on January 23rd, it is not too late to bake a pie that is both nourishing and delicious. National Pie Day was created simply to celebrate the pie.  It is a day to bake or cook your favoriteRead More

Why I’m running for New York State Governor

Why I’m running for New York State Governor

News January 26, 2018 at 12:30 am

By Joel Giambra           I grew up in Buffalo’s Lakeview Housing Project, the son of a single mother who, with help from my grandmother, got me started on life’s journey.  It was from those humble beginnings that my life was shaped, and I learned early on to make my wayRead More

Bwana, go home! Jimmy John’s shutters Elmwood Village store

Bwana, go home! Jimmy John’s shutters Elmwood Village store

Erie County January 26, 2018 at 12:20 am

The Elmwood Avenue, Buffalo location of Jimmy John’s Gourmet Sandwiches has closed after less than two years in operation. No explanation was given by the nationwide Jimmy John’s chain for the failure of its franchise on the busy commercial street, bounded by economically upscale neighborhoods and student housing for BuffaloRead More

Shirley Nicholas, Lockport’s ‘Toxic Avenger’ passes away

Shirley Nicholas, Lockport’s ‘Toxic Avenger’ passes away

Community News January 26, 2018 at 12:10 am

by Joe Kissel Lockport activist Shirley Nicholas passed away Saturday, Jan. 20 at Briody Health Care Facility. She was 80. For decades, she was an outspoken advocate for environmental cleanup in Lockport and brought an unprecedented degree of public awareness of hazardous waste littered around the city. Born on AprilRead More

WHAT THE HELL IS A SANCTUARY CITY?

WHAT THE HELL IS A SANCTUARY CITY?

Opinion January 26, 2018 at 12:06 am

The Right Side By J Gary DiLaura, FBI-RED I’m sorry, I’m not an attorney, although I wanted to attend law school but couldn’t afford law school, so I never studied “Sanctuary Law.” Fact be known, I can’t find Sanctuary Law ANYPLACE! It’s not in any law books I looked at.Read More

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