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FILM FESTIVAL COMES TO NIAGARA FALLS

FILM FESTIVAL COMES TO NIAGARA FALLS

Niagara Falls, Niagara County September 8, 2017 at 3:06 am

THE BUFFALO NIAGARA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL RUNS SEPTEMBER 20 TO OCTOBER 1 AT FOUR SEASONS THEATER; PUBLIC WELCOME For the first  time ever, The Buffalo Niagara Film Festival (BNFF) will be held in Niagara Falls. The filmmakers’ event, now in its 12th season, will run from September 20 to October 1 insideRead More

Caption: Mrs. Munnikhuysen is a middle school teacher and served on the Wilson Central School Board

State Standardized “Common Core” tests poor measure of Educational Achievement, says local expert

Niagara County September 8, 2017 at 2:33 am

By Patricia Dobrasz Munnikhuysen The New York State Education Department’s boasts of improvements in the Common Core standardized test scores for 3rd-8th grade students have zero value to education. However, they are useful for politicians. Governor Cuomo, for example, wants a justification to privatize more public schools, and billions ofRead More

Food Hall Concept Expected to Open in Niagara Falls, N.Y.

Food Hall Concept Expected to Open in Niagara Falls, N.Y.

Niagara County September 1, 2017 at 5:20 am

Chef driven food hall now accepting merchant applications Mercado Development has announced plans to develop a “chef driven” food hall at the Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls, USA. The food hall – which is called “HIP CITY” – is expected to be open for business in the spring of 2018.Read More

Power Authority Relicensing Proceeds’ Tortured Trail to your pocket

Power Authority Relicensing Proceeds’ Tortured Trail to your pocket

Niagara County September 1, 2017 at 5:02 am

By Paulette Glasgow Information is power. The more information you know, the more you are educated on the facts. Recently, I received a flyer referring to the $153 debit card Lewiston residents were receiving, and I wondered if those receiving the debit cards knew all the facts. In order toRead More

The Official NF Reporter Peach Cobbler Recipe

The Official NF Reporter Peach Cobbler Recipe

Niagara County August 18, 2017 at 5:05 am

Directions Melt butter in a 9 x 13 inch pan. Mix together flour, sugar, baking powder & salt. Stir in milk & egg. Pour evenly over melted butter. Combine peaches, sugar & spices and spread over batter-DO NOT STIR! Bake 35-45 minutes at 350°F until batter comes to the topRead More

LEWD BILLBOARD! Billboard brouhaha breaks out in downtown North Tonawanda

LEWD BILLBOARD! Billboard brouhaha breaks out in downtown North Tonawanda

Niagara County July 20, 2017 at 3:58 am

Two North Tonawanda officials have asked one of the nation’s largest outdoor advertising companies to take down what they call a lewd billboard after residents expressed shock at the ad’s adult content. The billboard – located on a prominent corner of North Tonawanda’s Webster Street in the city’s revitalized, family-friendlyRead More

Niagara County Offers a Free Chronic Disease Self-Management Workshop

Niagara County Offers a Free Chronic Disease Self-Management Workshop

Niagara County July 14, 2017 at 2:40 am

Do you have an ongoing health condition? If you have a chronic illness such as diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, chronic pain, arthritis or chronic anxiety, please join us for a free Chronic Disease Self-Management Workshop series, beginning on Friday, August 4, 2017 at the John Duke Senior Center,Read More

Lavish new Lockport YMCA a slap in the face to city of Niagara Falls

Lavish new Lockport YMCA a slap in the face to city of Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls, Niagara County July 10, 2017 at 5:38 pm

By Mike Hudson A plan to build a $17 million YMCA in the Town of Lockport took a step forward last week with a Niagara County Industrial Development Agency vote. The IDA gave final approval for tax-exempt bonding authority for the YMCA Buffalo Niagara, which will enable the organization toRead More

Olcott Fire Company to Get New Fire Engine

Olcott Fire Company to Get New Fire Engine

Niagara County February 16, 2017 at 1:59 am

  Sen. Ortt Secures $130K of State Taxpayer Money for Volunteer Fire Company The Olcott Fire Company, a volunteer fire department serving the hamlet of Olcott in the Town of Newfane in Niagara County,  pop. 1,241, will replace its 15-year-old fire truck with a new Heavy Duty Response Truck that will allow membersRead More

Workshop For Chronic Disease Self-Management in Town of Niagara

Workshop For Chronic Disease Self-Management in Town of Niagara

Niagara County February 8, 2017 at 11:34 pm

A Chronic Disease Self-Management Workshop will be held Tuesday, February 21, 2017 at Town of Niagara (Calvin Richards) Community Center (7000 Lockport Road, Niagara Falls, 14305) from 12:45 p.m. to 3:15 p.m. There is no charge to attend. The purpose of the workshop is to provide simple steps that helpRead More

Maziarz’s Former Treasurer Files Spending Report

Maziarz’s Former Treasurer Files Spending Report

Niagara County February 8, 2017 at 11:22 pm

By Tony Farina; Laureen Jacobs, the treasurer of former NY State Sen. George Maziarz’s campaign committee, has filed amended spending reports with the State Board of Elections covering three years (2010, 2012, 2013). Legal sources have confirmed the filing was emailed to the board by lawyers for Jacobs on TuesdayRead More

Assemblyman John Ceretto's not too happy about being one of the only state legislators to lose his seat last year. Luckily, his pension will continue to flower in his new State Parks position, a reward for his 2015 defection from the Republicans to the Democrats.

Former Legislator Ceretto apparently not to answer for alleged campaign ethics breaches

Niagara County January 19, 2017 at 5:35 am

When Richard Nixon left office some 45 years ago, he was spared criminal prosecution thanks to a presidential pardon issued by his successor, Gerald Ford. To the best of our knowledge, John Ceretto has received no such pardon from the outgoing Barack Obama. So why isn’t Ceretto being investigated forRead More

Assemblyman Angelo J. Morinello

Assembly Member Morinello’s Committee Roles Position Him to Fight for Local Control of Tourism

Niagara County January 12, 2017 at 1:01 am

Newly elected NYS Assemblyman Angelo J. ‘Judge’ Morinello (R,C,I,Ref-Niagara Falls) whose district includes Niagara County and Grand Island in Erie County, has been assigned several committees for the 2017-2018 Legislative Session. This session, Morinello will serve as member of the Codes, Higher Education, Housing and Tourism Committees, and will serveRead More

CAROLINE WOJTASZEK SWEARING-IN SPEECH –December 31, 2016

CAROLINE WOJTASZEK SWEARING-IN SPEECH –December 31, 2016

Niagara County January 6, 2017 at 2:27 pm

(Editor’s note: The role of the District Attorney is an important one and in Niagara County, residents have a new person in the position. Inasmuch as Niagara County DA Caroline Wojtaszek ran unopposed last year, residents perhaps had less exposure to her plans and ideals than they might have hadRead More

Assemblyman Angelo Morinello joined by his mother in taking his oath of office.

MORINELLO SWORN INTO OFFICE

Niagara County January 6, 2017 at 9:57 am

Today, Assemblyman Angelo Morinello (R,C,I,Ref-Niagara Falls) took his oath of office and was sworn in as a member of the New York State Legislature. Morinello was elected on November 8, 2016, defeating the incumbent of six years. Morinello will represent parts of Niagara and Erie counties, including the towns ofRead More

The new Niagara County District Attorney Caroline Wojtaszek is sworn in by Niagara County Judge Sara Sheldon as her husband Henry and son and daughter look on.

First Female DA Vows To Protect Crime, Abuse Victims

Niagara County January 6, 2017 at 9:54 am

The ornate upstairs courtroom of the Niagara County Courthouse in Lockport was packed to capacity with guests spilling out into the massive building’s rotunda Saturday as Niagara County’s first female district attorney took the oath of office. Caroline A. Wojtaszek—former assistant district attorney, wife to former Niagara County Republican ChairmanRead More

Craft speaks out on Lewiston Board’s skewed view of signs, and ambiance

Craft speaks out on Lewiston Board’s skewed view of signs, and ambiance

Niagara County January 2, 2017 at 2:04 pm

By Ronald Craft;   ; I would like to comment on the recent Lewiston Village Board’s Article in the Lewiston Sentinal regarding the Board favoring ‘ambiance’ over ‘signage safety’ – which includes the same reasoning for a ban on sandwich boards – to be appalling. These same board members continuallyRead More

County Legislator Rebecca Wydysh

Lewiston’s Wydysh Gains Committee Chairmanship, Seen as Rising Star

Niagara County December 22, 2016 at 3:07 am

One majority lawmaker whose star is on the rise is Lewiston’s Rebecca Wydysh. The freshman Republican, who runs jury selection efforts at the county courthouse, has impressed her colleagues and party brass enough that she’s being given a portfolio heading the county’s opioid-addiction panel. That effort, begun by Bradt himselfRead More

McNall Easily Fended Off Rivals

McNall Easily Fended Off Rivals

Niagara County December 22, 2016 at 3:04 am

Sources close to the Republican caucus tell me that McNall, while the overwhelming choice of his colleagues and Republican Party leaders to continue in his post, was not the only legislator eyeing the job. Entreaties were made on behalf of two other majority members, but party leaders are said toRead More

Niagara County Legislature Chairman Keith McNall

McNall Stays at Top County Slot, But Others Eyeing Post

Niagara County December 22, 2016 at 2:59 am

The unsurprising news broke late Tuesday night: the chairman of the Niagara County Legislature, Keith McNall, R-Lockport, would be keeping his job. In the annals of Niagara County’s political news, this wasn’t exactly an earth-shattering announcement; after all, save for the on-again, off-again sacking of former chairmen Bill Ross, C-Wheatfield,Read More

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