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Victor Eydt makes case for Lewiston Council seat

Victor Eydt makes case for Lewiston Council seat

Community News October 6, 2017 at 5:12 am

By Victor Eydt I am writing this letter to introduce myself. I wish to begin by thanking the publisher for this opportunity. It is important to have a newspaper like the Niagara Falls Reporter available to candidates for public office like myself. I want everyone possible to be informed whenRead More

“Plant Lady” Sally Cunningham to host native plant gardening talk in Niagara Falls

“Plant Lady” Sally Cunningham to host native plant gardening talk in Niagara Falls

Community News September 29, 2017 at 5:18 am

On Wednesday, October 4 at 7 pm, the Western New York Land Conservancy is hosting a special talk at the Niagara Falls Public Library with featured speaker, Sally Cunningham. Sally is the author of the nationally popular gardening book “Great Garden Companions,” and is well known in Western New YorkRead More

NOT AGAIN!!!!!! Grandinetti lashes out at critics in meltdown Facebook posting

NOT AGAIN!!!!!! Grandinetti lashes out at critics in meltdown Facebook posting

Community News September 29, 2017 at 5:10 am

Kristen Grandinetti is angry. Very angry. “I am saddened by the amount of people who believe the nonsense they read,” she wrote on her Facebook page this week. “I don’t not appreciate being called a thief. I do not appreciate being accused of illegal activity.” Not for nothing, but theRead More

Bob Pascoal

So, who is Robert Pascoal and why is he running for City Council?

Community News September 22, 2017 at 5:36 am

I’m originally from Fall River, Massachusetts, but I’ve lived in 7 different states. I graduated high school in Schenectady, NY and met my wife Andrea in New Hampshire. And that’s where the connection with Niagara Falls begins. Andrea (Morello/Riggi) Pascoal was born at St. Mary’s Hospital on 6th Street. SheRead More

A skunk enjoys a meal from a garbage can. Skunks are experiencing a population explosion here in Niagara Falls.

Surfeit of Smelly Skunks overrun Niagara Falls, City Hall helpless

Community News September 22, 2017 at 5:04 am

  Here at the Niagara Falls Reporter, we’ve often said things stink at City Hall, speaking metaphorically and meaning the wholesale waste of taxpayer money, the sweetheart deals given to developers, consultants, law firms and construction companies which are unethical, if not illegal. But Councilman Kenny Tompkins is a literal guy.    Read More

“BNFF 2017 Highlights & Opening Events”

“BNFF 2017 Highlights & Opening Events”

Community News September 21, 2017 at 11:07 pm

FRIDAY, SEPT 22 9:00 pm -Elements Of Matter (F, 94m) (Q&A with cast and crew and Special Guest Holley Fain (Gossip Girls, Grey’s Anatomy, Astronaut Wive’s Club) SATURDAY, SEPT 23 11:30 am – FREE EVENT -Music Videos &”The Harmony of Music and Cinema” Panel -Blackwater (3m) -Blue Eyes (3m) -OnlyRead More

Brother of pharmacist says Kendzia was arrested on sole word of a drug addict; trial will show the truth

Brother of pharmacist says Kendzia was arrested on sole word of a drug addict; trial will show the truth

Community News September 8, 2017 at 3:22 am

My Brother is Innocent, I know! by Walt Kendzia For sixty years, my brother, Bob Kendzia, has given dedicated service to the community in which he lives, to his church where many people know him, and to a city that he loves and supports.  He helps his neighbors, his friends, hisRead More

Roscetti Addresses Mental Health Court

Roscetti Addresses Mental Health Court

Community News September 1, 2017 at 6:00 am

By Alan James Roscetti The Niagara Falls City Court offers additional “Quality of Life” courts.  I’d like to provide an overview of each one in the upcoming weeks to give our citizens some insight and understanding of the system.  The first court I’d like to address is Mental Health Court. In manyRead More

Lewiston Peach Fest is just Around the Corner!

Lewiston Peach Fest is just Around the Corner!

Community News September 1, 2017 at 5:03 am

Billed as “An Old Fashioned Festival complete with a Parade, Peach Shortcake, food, vendors, carnival rides and 3 days of stage entertainment,” not to mention fireworks and a 5K Run for the Peaches, the Lewiston Peach Fest is scheduled to run from Thursday, Sept. 7 through Sunday, Sept. 10. ARead More

Niagara Falls School Superintendent Mark Laurrie

Laurrie maintains high hopes for the Niagara Falls School District 

Community News August 18, 2017 at 5:24 am

By Darryl McPherson Niagara Falls School Superintendent Mark Laurrie is a man with a mission. Leading a school district with 7,101 students in 11 schools within an impoverished city is a daunting task, but the administrator is a veteran of the system, being the homegrown choice the Board of EducationRead More

Chris Borgatti and Friends will be performing at the inaugural Summerfest at the Sal

SummerFest at the Sal!

Community News August 18, 2017 at 5:22 am

A New Tradition By Councilman Kenny Tompkins SummerFest at the Sal is almost here! On Sunday, August 20, Sal Maglie Stadium in Hyde Park will be rockin’ out to six local bands. Admission is $10 and the show starts at 1 pm and runs until 7 pm. The best part:Read More

Court candidate Roscetti guest panelist at Bishop Dobbs’ Fellowship meet

Court candidate Roscetti guest panelist at Bishop Dobbs’ Fellowship meet

Community News July 27, 2017 at 3:23 am

Bishop Kevin Dobbs of the Christ Redemption Tabernacle Church conducted the Men of Valor conference on July 15, 2017. It was held at the CRT Community Fellowship Banquet hall at 331 22nd Street in Niagara Falls, New York. The church is conducting a series of conference to have its congregantsRead More

The tarp has been dangling off the DeVeaux Woods Carriage Barn for over three months. Hopefully State Parks will repair it so that future generations can enjoy this historic building (photo by Michael Federspiel).

DeVeaux Woods Carriage Barn previously doomed; now Centerpiece of state Outdoor Recreation proposal

Community News July 20, 2017 at 3:48 am

“There may have been a time when preservation was about saving an old building here or there, but those days are gone. Preservation is in the business of saving communities and the values they embody.” – National Trust for Historic Preservation An emailed response by Western Region director and AssistantRead More

Niagara County SPCA photo of Precious, a pit bull mix, who was allegedly starved nearly to death by Niagara Falls resident Timothy Neff over a period of months.

Accused dog abuser now target of ironic internet abuse himself

Community News July 14, 2017 at 2:56 am

The online outrage directed against Timothy Neff, who is facing felony animal cruelty charges in connection with the starvation of a pit bull mix named Precious, continues unabated. He was arrested on June 29 by Niagara Falls city policeman Dave Bowers, an outdoorsman with a love of animals. In additionRead More

SENATOR ORTT POSTHUMOUSLY HONORS WWII VETERAN AND INDUCTS HIM INTO THE NEW YORK STATE SENATE VETERANS’ HALL OF FAME

SENATOR ORTT POSTHUMOUSLY HONORS WWII VETERAN AND INDUCTS HIM INTO THE NEW YORK STATE SENATE VETERANS’ HALL OF FAME

Community News May 19, 2017 at 5:46 am

Senator Ortt Nominated Sil Dan Sr. of North Tonawanda for his Courageous Service to the Nation ALBANY – State Senator Rob Ortt (R,C,I – North Tonawanda) today honored World War II veteran and Purple Heart recipient Silviu “Sil” Dan Sr. during a special ceremony in the state’s capital. The NorthRead More

Niagara Parks Celebrates Victoria Day Long Weekend

Niagara Parks Celebrates Victoria Day Long Weekend

Community News May 19, 2017 at 5:42 am

Niagara Falls, ON – Established during the reign of Her Majesty Queen Victoria, Niagara Parks and Queen Victoria Park, are the perfect venues to enjoy the fresh blossoms and glorious sunshine this Victoria Day long weekend. Join us as we celebrate the occasion with a fantastic lineup of activities, combiningRead More

MORINELLO JOINS COLLEAGUES TO COMBAT HEROIN EPIDEMIC

MORINELLO JOINS COLLEAGUES TO COMBAT HEROIN EPIDEMIC

Community News May 19, 2017 at 5:38 am

Assemblyman Angelo J. Morinello (R,C,I,Ref-Niagara Falls) is joining forces with his colleagues in the Legislature to address the heroin and opioid epidemic that has run rampant across New York State. This week, Morinello signed on to cosponsor two Assembly bills associated with the multi-pronged approach the Legislature has singled outRead More

LIUNA Health & Safety Launches Expanded Sun Sense Campaign

LIUNA Health & Safety Launches Expanded Sun Sense Campaign

Community News May 19, 2017 at 12:22 am

By Randy Palladino;   For over 17 years, the Laborers’ Health & Safety Fund of North America has run an annual Sun Sense campaign to raise awareness about the dangers of skin cancer. According to the American & Canadian Cancer Societies, nearly 3 million people in North America are diagnosedRead More

Police Union: MAYOR PAPPAS OFFERS ‘FALSE CONCLUSIONS’ ABOUT PUBLIC SAFETY

Police Union: MAYOR PAPPAS OFFERS ‘FALSE CONCLUSIONS’ ABOUT PUBLIC SAFETY

Community News May 16, 2017 at 8:41 pm

Pappas rejects bringing 9-1-1 dispatch back to city control. Editor’s Note: North Tonawanda Mayor Arthur Pappas issued a statement on the debate over control of 911 dispatch an effort to end public safety discussions. The following statement is attributable to NT PBA President Daryl Truty. “We are extremely disappointed inRead More

SENATOR ORTT HONORS ORLEANS COUNTY RESIDENT AS ONE OF NEW YORK STATE SENATE’S “WOMEN OF DISTINCTION”

SENATOR ORTT HONORS ORLEANS COUNTY RESIDENT AS ONE OF NEW YORK STATE SENATE’S “WOMEN OF DISTINCTION”

Community News May 12, 2017 at 12:13 am

Annual Program Recognizes Women’s Contributions to Our Communities   ALBANY – State Senator Rob Ortt (R,C,I – North Tonawanda) today recognized Annette Finch of Albion in Orleans County, as one of the New York State Senate’s “Women of Distinction” during a ceremony at the Legislative Office Building in Albany. FinchRead More

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