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Niagara Falls to be Illuminated in Green for St. Patrick’s Day

Niagara Falls to be Illuminated in Green for St. Patrick’s Day

Niagara Falls, Featured, Local News March 14, 2018 at 12:39 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   Niagara Falls Illumination Board to take part in annual “Global Greening” campaign  Niagara Falls, ON – In partnership with Tourism Ireland’s “Global Greening” campaign, the Niagara Falls Illumination BoardRead More

Sam Ferraro, 60, passes away; longtime director of Niagara County IDA

Sam Ferraro, 60, passes away; longtime director of Niagara County IDA

Featured, Local News March 12, 2018 at 2:46 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 Samuel M. Ferraro, of Niagara Falls, passed away Saturday, March 10, 2018, at the age of 60. He was born in Niagara Falls, NY the son of Salvatore andRead More

Silica Rule Leading to New, “Disruptive” Technology

Silica Rule Leading to New, “Disruptive” Technology

Featured October 5, 2017 at 9:53 pm

By Randy Palladino Many critics of OSHA’s new rule on respirable crystalline silica have claimed that it is “unworkable and infeasible.” Their concern is that the rule will be disruptive to businesses and end up costing jobs. The disruption the rule is creating is positive because it’s leading to demandRead More

Concussions: It’s Not Just Football Players Who Are at Risk

Concussions: It’s Not Just Football Players Who Are at Risk

Featured September 13, 2017 at 11:47 am

By Randy Palladino The frequency and consequences of concussions among players in the National Football League is getting a lot of press these days, but construction workers are also at risk for suffering this type of injury on the job. According to the National Institute for Occupational Safety and HealthRead More

New Memorial honors Grand Island WWII Hero

New Memorial honors Grand Island WWII Hero

Featured May 11, 2017 at 11:00 am

By Nate McMurray Town Supervisor of Grand Island Dear Islanders, Operation Neptune was the massive military assault portion of the Allied invasion of Normandy, code named Operation Overlord, that occurred on June 6, 1944. Hopefully never again will there be such a terrible day. It took hundreds of thousands ofRead More

Steve Pigeon

Did Politics Have a Hand in the Pigeon Prosecution?

News, Featured July 28, 2016 at 1:40 pm

Everyone had at least one brush with Pigeon By Frank Parlato   A POLITICAL QUESTION The question of whether politics was a motive for New York State Attorney General, Eric Schneiderman’s prosecution of political operative and attorney G. Steven Pigeon, 55, has been debated in a few circles. Last month,Read More

Are crowded train stations a thing of the past or of the future?

Dyster’s New Train Station Open House Event Will Feature Toy Trains But Not The Real Ones – Yet!

Niagara Falls, Featured July 28, 2016 at 1:32 pm

Despite the fact that no contract exists between Amtrak or any other entity to actually use the facility, city officials are ready to show off the new $44 million Niagara Falls International Railway and Intermodal Transportation Center to the public. A “sneak preview” of the new train station will beRead More

Governor Cuomo’s austere smile says it all as he reflects on the natural wonder of the campaign donations he receives from Maid of the Mist owner James Glynn and Delaware North billionaire Jeremy Jacobs, who run Niagara Falls State Park as if they own it.

Crime, Poverty, Fiscal Distress Here Direct Result Of Cuomo’s Policies, Broken Promises

Niagara Falls, Featured July 28, 2016 at 1:25 pm

By Jim Hufnagel On January 6, 2015, halfway through an interview with actress Nicole Kidman, NBC late-night host Jimmy Fallon casually dropped a bomb on the city of Niagara Falls, NY. The conversation turned on an appearance the week before by Kidman’s husband, country singer Keith Urban, at a NewRead More

Attorney Paul Cambria seeks to learn whether the government threatened attorney Edward Betz, former Judge John Michalek and possibly others with charges if they failed to cooperate in the prosecution of Pigeon.

Cambria Seeks Info on Plea Deals in Pigeon Case

Erie County, Featured July 28, 2016 at 1:18 pm

Political operative and former Erie County Democratic Chairman Steve Pigeon faces nine felony counts in a state prosecution involving former State Supreme Court Justice John Michalek who has already pleaded guilty to two felony counts, including taking bribe, and who is expected to be a key witness against Pigeon ifRead More

According to New York State’s Financial Restructuring Board for Local Governments, Niagara Falls is the highest taxed municipality in New York which,  according to a recent study by WalletHub, is the highest state in the US. Therefore, the City of Niagara Falls is the highest taxed municipality in the highest taxed state.

Did Touma Lie By Omission when telling Time Warner about tax hikes?

Niagara Falls, Featured July 28, 2016 at 1:14 pm

By Members of Stop the Reassessment Committee Time Warner News was in the neighborhoods yesterday taking photos of stop the reassessment signs and interviewing residents. The link to the Time Warner video is http://www.twcnews.com/nys/buffalo/ news/2016/07/26/niagara-falls-propertyreassessment-.html A reporter interviewed Council Chairman Andrew Touma, and again, he deceived the people. He saidRead More

Council Chairman Andrew Touma, who will face reelection next year if he chooses to run, has led the charge to reassess every property in Niagara Falls.

Dyster, Touma Continue To Deceive Taxpayers On Reassessments & Ignore The Will Of The People

Niagara Falls, Featured July 28, 2016 at 1:06 pm

By the Committee to Stop the Reassessments & Continuous Tax Increases As mentioned in a previous article, Mayor Paul Dyster, with the support of Council Chairman Andrew Touma, deceived the taxpayers by waiting five days after the mayoral election to tell us he was planning to do a citywide reassessment.Read More

Councilman Kenny Thompkins visits Black Squirrel Garden Walk.

Black Squirrel Home and Garden Walk, Park Place Porch Fest, and Neighborhoods Taking Charge

Niagara Falls, Featured July 28, 2016 at 1:00 pm

Councilman Kenny Tompkins Last Saturday, July 23, my wife Terry and I had the pleasure of experiencing two of Niagara Falls’ newest events: The Black Squirrel Home and Garden Walk and the Park Place Porch Fest. It was refreshing to participate in both. On 12th Street and Memorial Parkway –Read More

Biosolids Are a Normal Part of Agriculture

Biosolids Are a Normal Part of Agriculture

Niagara County, Featured July 28, 2016 at 12:39 pm

Ned Beecher, Executive Director NEBRA (www.nebiosolids.org) Last week, the Town Board in Wheatfield decided to defend the town’s local ban on biosolids use on farms. Biosolids are treated and tested wastewater solids that are excellent soil amendments. In June, Wheatfield was notified by the Department of Agriculture and Markets (NYSDAM)Read More

What lies under Portage Road?  A test would find out conclusively.

Portage Road Repaving Presents Danger of Radioactive Contamination: US Surveys Show high concentration of radioactive material likely under the road

Niagara Falls, Featured July 28, 2016 at 12:27 pm

By Lou Ricciuti and Frank Parlato Niagara Falls – A section of Portage Road – between Ferry and Niagara – is scheduled for road work this summer and is expected to start any day. The Portage Road work – which is listed as part of Mayor Paul Dyster’s “in-house streetRead More

Speculation on the Defenses of Steve Pigeon

Speculation on the Defenses of Steve Pigeon

News, Featured July 21, 2016 at 1:59 pm

What did Michalek and Pigeon get from each other? By Frank Parlato A lot has been written about political operative and attorney G. Steven Pigeon, 55, after a state grand jury was led to indict him on June 30th on nine felony counts of bribery, rewarding official misconduct and grandRead More

Gary DiLaura

Stupid Party ? I Think Not, Stupid Politicians ?…I Think So!

Columns, Featured July 21, 2016 at 12:36 pm

    Both parties can claim some really stupid people BUT… there is a MAJOR difference between the two parties and that is…which one believes in our RULE of LAW!? You see, the Democrat Party believes in the true definition of a Democratic society and that is a duly electedRead More

The ring nebula is 2300 light years from earth but is likely to be seen at Penn Dixie in Blasdell.

Blasdell’s Penn Dixie Invites Public to View ‘The Classical Planets of Antiquity’ Five planets will be visible in one night!

Erie County, Featured July 21, 2016 at 12:30 pm

By Frank Parlato Here’s something different. On Saturday evening, July 30, starting at 7:30, the Penn Dixie Paleontological & Outdoor Education Center will afford the public an opportunity, weather permitting, to view through telescopes “The Classical Planets of Antiquity”. Absent significant cloud cover, all in one night people will beRead More

Touma, Bird Seek to Reassure Taxpayers on Reassessment As Plans Move Forward on First Revaluation in 14 Years

Touma, Bird Seek to Reassure Taxpayers on Reassessment As Plans Move Forward on First Revaluation in 14 Years

Community News, Featured July 21, 2016 at 12:16 pm

  The first citywide property reassessment in 14 years is likely to begin in November, says Niagara Falls Assessor James Bird, with the new rates for taxpayers likely to be included with the school tax bill of August, 2018, if all goes according to plan. “A lot of people believeRead More

At a more than $28 subsidy per passenger, these Redcoats are in no hurry to “Brexit” the Discovery shuttle!

‘Discover Niagara’ Shuttle Numbers Disappoint Ridership, Tourism Impact Fail To Meet Expectations

Niagara Falls, Featured July 21, 2016 at 11:09 am

By Jim Hufnagel Recently the Niagara Falls National Heritage Area reported that its new Discover Niagara shuttle, which functions to remove tourists from downtown Niagara Falls to attractions in Lewiston and Youngstown, including their Center Street and Main Street business districts, respectively, boarded its 10,000th rider over the weekend ofRead More

War Is The Health Of The State:  An Argument For  The Impeachment Of Obama And Hillary

War Is The Health Of The State: An Argument For The Impeachment Of Obama And Hillary

State and National News, Featured July 21, 2016 at 11:00 am

By Jim Ostrowski “War is the health of the state,” said Randolph Bourne.  “War is hell,” said General Sherman.  The war criminal Sherman was an expert in the subjects of hell and war.  When I was twelve, I attended my brother Mike’s graduation from St. Joe’s.  The year was 1970Read More

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