Articles by: Tony Farina

Batavia Downs Gaming/WROTB Presents Niagara County With Community Development Contribution

Batavia Downs Gaming/WROTB Presents Niagara County With Community Development Contribution

News August 7, 2019 at 7:50 pm

Please click the link below to subscribe to a FREE PDF version of each print edition of the Niagara Reporter http://eepurl.com/dnsYM9       This week, leaders from Batavia Downs Gaming and Western Regional Off-Track Betting Corporation (WROTB) joined Niagara County leaders to present a significant community development contribution toRead More

Restaino Endorsement from Dems Set for Wednesday; Piccirillo Strips Campaign Headquarters

Restaino Endorsement from Dems Set for Wednesday; Piccirillo Strips Campaign Headquarters

Niagara Falls August 7, 2019 at 7:44 pm

Please click the link below to subscribe to a FREE PDF version of each print edition of the Niagara Reporter http://eepurl.com/dnsYM9       By: Tony Farina The Niagara Falls City Democratic Committee is expected to meet next Wednesday, Aug. 14, to formally endorse Democratic primary winner Robert Restaino forRead More

Niagara, Erie Clerks Both Oppose Issuing Licenses to Illegals

Niagara, Erie Clerks Both Oppose Issuing Licenses to Illegals

News August 7, 2019 at 7:32 pm

Please click the link below to subscribe to a FREE PDF version of each print edition of the Niagara Reporter http://eepurl.com/dnsYM9     By: Tony Farina Niagara County Clerk Joe Jastrzemski and Erie County Clerk Michael “Mickey” Kearns are in charge of issuing driver’s licenses in their counties and asRead More

Current New York State Senator Rob Ortt.

Sen. Ortt Weighing Run for Congress, Says Decision Close

News July 30, 2019 at 4:49 pm

Please click the link below to subscribe to a FREE PDF version of each print edition of the Niagara Reporter http://eepurl.com/dnsYM9     By: Tony Farina The race next year for the 27th Congressional District seat now occupied by indicted incumbent Republican Chris Collins is shaping up as one forRead More

Lawmakers Meet With IJC Over Ongoing Flooding Concerns on Lake Ontario

Lawmakers Meet With IJC Over Ongoing Flooding Concerns on Lake Ontario

News July 30, 2019 at 4:47 pm

Please click the link below to subscribe to a FREE PDF version of each print edition of the Niagara Reporter http://eepurl.com/dnsYM9     By: Tony Farina Jane Corwin, the new head of the U. S. section of the International Joint Commission, met with several Niagara County officials on Monday nightRead More

Niagara Falls Mayoral Candidate Robert M. Restaino.

Libertarians To Interview Restaino for Endorsement

Niagara Falls July 24, 2019 at 7:39 am

Please click the link below to subscribe to a FREE PDF version of each print edition of the Niagara Reporter http://eepurl.com/dnsYM9     By: Tony Farina Analysis The Libertarian Party candidate won enough votes in the 2018 gubernatorial race to win a ballot slot for the party and while theyRead More

Niagara Falls Awash With Political Activity

Niagara Falls Awash With Political Activity

Niagara Falls July 24, 2019 at 7:33 am

Please click the link below to subscribe to a FREE PDF version of each print edition of the Niagara Reporter http://eepurl.com/dnsYM9     By: Tony Farina Analysis The Niagara Falls City Committee’s big soiree will be over by the time you read this (Tuesday, July 23), but expectations were highRead More

The Bakery Restaurant Is Top Shelf

The Bakery Restaurant Is Top Shelf

Niagara Falls July 24, 2019 at 7:29 am

Please click the link below to subscribe to a FREE PDF version of each print edition of the Niagara Reporter http://eepurl.com/dnsYM9     By: Tony Farina It started out as a nightclub 50 years ago and 25 years later featured table phones to help diners connect — if they soRead More

Politics Take Center Stage as Gaming Battle Continues

Politics Take Center Stage as Gaming Battle Continues

Niagara Falls July 17, 2019 at 9:01 am

Please click the link below to subscribe to a FREE PDF version of each print edition of the Niagara Reporter http://eepurl.com/dnsYM9     By: Tony Farina As the legal wrangling continues at a snail’s pace in the gaming stalemate between the state and the Seneca Nation, politics has definitely movedRead More

Owner and Publisher of the Niagara Reporter Frank Parlato

TV Special on NXIVM Cult to Feature Parlato

News July 10, 2019 at 8:54 am

Please click the link below to subscribe to a FREE PDF version of each print edition of the Niagara Reporter http://eepurl.com/dnsYM9     By: Tony Farina Analysis Perhaps Rolling Stone best captured the essence of Frank Parlato’s dogged pursuit of sex cult master Keith Raniere in a story published inRead More

Anello Advises Unity May be Best for Democrats

Anello Advises Unity May be Best for Democrats

Niagara Falls July 2, 2019 at 10:22 pm

Please click the link below to subscribe to a FREE PDF version of each print edition of the Niagara Reporter http://eepurl.com/dnsYM9     By: Tony Farina If Democrats want to protect their line in the November election for mayor of Niagara Falls, they might want to work together against RepublicanRead More

Queensryche Headlines Friday Concert at  Batavia Downs

Queensryche Headlines Friday Concert at Batavia Downs

News June 26, 2019 at 8:37 pm

Please click the link below to subscribe to a FREE PDF version of each print edition of the Niagara Reporter http://eepurl.com/dnsYM9     By: Tony Farina The resurgent heavy metal band Queensryche which has sold over 20 million albums worldwide will headline this Friday’s Rockin’ the Downs concert at BataviaRead More

Democratic candidate Robert M. Restaino, photographed above, after being declared the primary election winner against fellow democratic candidate Seth Piccirillo.

Restaino Declares Primary Victory; Piccirillo Holding Onto Hope for Absentee Ballot Miracle

Niagara Falls June 26, 2019 at 8:35 pm

Please click the link below to subscribe to a FREE PDF version of each print edition of the Niagara Reporter http://eepurl.com/dnsYM9     By: Tony Farina It was close, a lot closer than some had expected and still unofficial as of Tuesday night, but in the end it appears RobertRead More

“Campaign Gimmick”: GOP Legislature Hasn’t the “Slightest Appetite” for Home-Rule Message on LVT

“Campaign Gimmick”: GOP Legislature Hasn’t the “Slightest Appetite” for Home-Rule Message on LVT

Niagara Falls June 18, 2019 at 9:10 pm

Please click the link below to subscribe to a FREE PDF version of each print edition of the Niagara Reporter http://eepurl.com/dnsYM9     County legislator says GOP legislature hasn’t the “slightest appetite” for LVT. Will not support Seth’s home-rule message.   By: Tony Farina Still hoping for a magic bullet toRead More

Gaming Commission Gives Batavia Downs Green Light on Alleged Ticket Giveaways, Finds No Cause for Concern

Gaming Commission Gives Batavia Downs Green Light on Alleged Ticket Giveaways, Finds No Cause for Concern

News June 18, 2019 at 9:00 pm

Please click the link below to subscribe to a FREE PDF version of each print edition of the Niagara Reporter http://eepurl.com/dnsYM9     By: Tony Farina Claims earlier this year by former State Sen. George Maziarz of irregularities in promotional activities involving ticket giveaways at WROTB/Batavia Downs have not resultedRead More

Senecas Arguing No Bang for the Buck on Exclusivity Guarantee

Senecas Arguing No Bang for the Buck on Exclusivity Guarantee

Niagara Falls June 11, 2019 at 9:45 pm

Please click the link below to subscribe to a FREE PDF version of each print edition of the Niagara Reporter http://eepurl.com/dnsYM9     By: Tony Farina At the crux of the matter, the Seneca Nation believes the $1.4 billion in revenue sharing it paid to the state between 2002 andRead More

Police Captain  Remembers Pain of Steingasser Case

Police Captain Remembers Pain of Steingasser Case

News June 4, 2019 at 5:28 pm

Please click the link below to subscribe to a FREE PDF version of each print edition of the Niagara Reporter http://eepurl.com/dnsYM9     By: Tony Farina I ran into retired North Tonawanda detective chief Gabriel DiBernardo a couple of years ago, before the arrest of a suspect last year inRead More

Restaino, Piccirillo Square Off in First Mayoral Debate

Restaino, Piccirillo Square Off in First Mayoral Debate

Niagara Falls May 31, 2019 at 5:55 pm

Please click the link below to subscribe to a FREE PDF version of each print edition of the Niagara Reporter http://eepurl.com/dnsYM9     By: Tony Farina There were no knockout punches landed Thursday night in the debate between Democratic mayoral candidates Seth Piccirillo and Robert Restaino at the Niagara FallsRead More

History Made at Niagara University: School’s Top Honors Awarded to Same Student for First Time Ever

History Made at Niagara University: School’s Top Honors Awarded to Same Student for First Time Ever

News May 28, 2019 at 8:59 pm

Please click the link below to subscribe to a FREE PDF version of each print edition of the Niagara Reporter http://eepurl.com/dnsYM9     By: Tony Farina Britini Margaret Anne D’Angelo, of Niagara Falls, was awarded two top honors at the 3:00 PM Niagara University Commencement Exercises at Artpark on MayRead More

June Primary Looms Close for Niagara Falls Mayoral Candidates

June Primary Looms Close for Niagara Falls Mayoral Candidates

Niagara Falls May 28, 2019 at 8:54 pm

Please click the link below to subscribe to a FREE PDF version of each print edition of the Niagara Reporter http://eepurl.com/dnsYM9     By: Tona Farina With Memorial Day in the rearview mirror, the summer tourist season is officially under way in Niagara Falls and with the primary election justRead More

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