Niagara County

Mary Jo Tamburlin got a pay raise from Republicans. It prompted Democrat Dennis Virtuoso to decry the excess while standing mute on his own pay raises by Democrats just a few short years ago.

Look who’s calling the kettle black

Niagara County December 15, 2016 at 9:54 pm

Virtuoso slams GOP for Peck, Tamburlin raises, as he enjoys pension ala Dyster Some of us here at the Niagara Falls Reporter had to laugh when we saw the story that Dennis Virtuoso was complaining about pay raises for Niagara County Public Information Officer Christian Peck and Niagara County LegislativeRead More

Dennis Virtuoso is complaining that two GOP appointed county employees Christian Peck and Mary Jo Tamburlin got pay raises.

Virtuoso Says GOP’s Last-Minute Raises Out of Line

Niagara County December 15, 2016 at 9:27 pm

  A last-minute budget amendment giving hefty pay raises to two appointees of the GOP majority of the Niagara County Legislature is coming under heavy fire today from Minority Leader Dennis Virtuoso of Niagara Falls. Virtuoso told the Niagara Falls Reporter that the raises pushed through by the majority inRead More

Jeanne Leccese was recently hired as the executive director of the Niagara River Greenway Commission

Lack of Direction, Wasteful Spending rampant as Niagara Greenway enters 2nd decade

Niagara County December 15, 2016 at 8:56 pm

This newspaper first started reporting on the Niagara River Greenway Commission over ten years ago, in a Feb. 1, 2005 article headlined, “PATAKI GREENWAY PROPOSAL STINKS”. Among the problems identified at the outset: When an activist group of Niagara County environmentalists realized that Buffalo Niagara Riverkeeper was selling them downRead More

Ceretto Loss is LGBT Victory

Ceretto Loss is LGBT Victory

Niagara County November 10, 2016 at 11:16 am

For the most part, Niagara Falls’ LGBT community isn’t shedding any tears over John Ceretto’s impending departure from public service. Ceretto’s defeat at the hands of retired City Court Judge Angelo Morinello over the hotly contested 145th District New York State Assembly seat became practically a fait accompli after numerousRead More

Boy did he pick one right. GOP Chairman Scott Kiedrowski led his team to go Trump early in the game.

TRUMP WINS ‘BIGLY’ IN NIAGARA

Niagara County November 10, 2016 at 1:15 am

May Have Helped Other Republican Candidates Locally Donald J. Trump’s victory was historic on a number of levels, not the least of which was that Trump won Niagara County, New York in a landslide. “Mr. Trump won here, and he won ‘bigly,” Niagara County GOP Chairman Scott Kiedrowski said afterRead More

Critics say career politician’s arrogance is cause for concern

Critics say career politician’s arrogance is cause for concern

Niagara County November 3, 2016 at 4:11 pm

by Matthew Ricchiazzi John Ceretto is the quintessential career politician, first elected to public office in 1995 when he ran for the Lewiston Town Board as a Democrat.  He stood quietly and waited his turn for advancement, and was eventually elected to the Niagara County Legislature’s 12th district in 2005.Read More

Hon. Angelo J. Morinello

MORINELLO ENDORSED BY THE BUSINESS COUNCIL OF NEW YORK STATE

Niagara County November 3, 2016 at 1:08 am

Angelo Morinello, candidate for the 145th Assembly District, has received yet another endorsement from a state business group, The Business Council of New York State, Inc. This is the fourth business advocacy endorsement Judge Morinello has received after Unshackle Upstate, the National Federation of Independent Business and the Associated BuildersRead More

MORINELLO: STRENGTH, EMOTION & CARE NEEDED TO COMBAT HEROIN EPIDEMIC

MORINELLO: STRENGTH, EMOTION & CARE NEEDED TO COMBAT HEROIN EPIDEMIC

Niagara County November 3, 2016 at 12:48 am

State Assembly hopeful outlines heroin & opioid legislative agenda “As a judge, I’ve seen this tragic heroin epidemic rip through our communities, fracture families and take too many young lives. But, I’ve also seen how second chances have given many of our neighbors and their families a new and meaningfulRead More

Niagara County Democratic Party Chair Nick Forster

FORSTER WINS NEW TERM AS DEMOCRATIC CHAIR

Niagara County September 29, 2016 at 6:32 am

Nick Forster won his sixth term as chairman of the Niagara County Democratic Committee. Forster was re-elected by a unanimous vote at the party’s reorganization meeting at the LaSalle Sportsmen’s Club. Forster told committee members he has worked to strengthen the party by “building bridges” and expanding the party’s baseRead More

Roger L. Sherrie

LOCKPORT CITY DEMOCRATS ELECT SHERRIE, NEW LEADERS

Niagara County September 29, 2016 at 6:30 am

Democrats in the city of Lockport elected new leaders last week when they met for their bi-annual reorganization meeting. Elected for the next two years were Roger Sherrie as Chair, Barbara Parker as First Vice-Chair, Marla Robison as Secretary, Kevin Watier as Treasurer and Anthony Sammarco as Sargent at Arms.Read More

The view of Wildplay's new extreme playground as seen from Whirlpool State Park on the US side.

In Whirlpool State Park, Extreme Sports, Play win out over Nature

Niagara County September 22, 2016 at 12:55 am

Whirlpool State Park is undergoing some changes – in our opinion, not for the better. One of the original Olmsted/Vaux parks along the Niagara River, in addition to Devil’s Hole and, of course, the Niagara Reservation which encompasses the iconic waterfall, Whirlpool is a tourist favorite. It affords stunning viewsRead More

State Senator Robert G. Ortt

Unopposed State Senate Seat has Storied History

Niagara County September 15, 2016 at 3:40 am

In the absence of primary challenges, this year’s general election match-ups for candidates running for state legislator seats representing the city of Niagara Falls were not in question. Of the two races, incumbent State Senator Robert Ortt will run unopposed in November, affording voters no choice in the matter. WhenRead More

Hon. Angelo J. Morinello

Assembly Candidate ‘Judge’ Morinello pledges Reform, Integrity

Niagara County September 15, 2016 at 12:25 am

In this year’s Assembly race, retired City Court Judge Angelo Morinello is challenging incumbent Assemblyman John Ceretto. We spoke with Judge Morinello on the phone yesterday to find out some of his policy positions. Judge Morinello stated that the primary reason he wanted to be elected to the 145th districtRead More

Lockport Town GOP Chair Appointed Niagara County Employment and Training Director

Lockport Town GOP Chair Appointed Niagara County Employment and Training Director

Niagara County September 14, 2016 at 11:02 pm

It’s how the game is played, and not just in Niagara County. The Republican Chairman of the Town of Lockport, Donald J. Jablonski Jr., 58, is to become Niagara County’s new employment and training director at a salary of $61,807. Employment and Training is a county department that administers jobRead More

The Lewiston Reservoir is a 1,900-acre, 22 billion gallon reservoir elevated more than 30 feet above the Niagara escarpment.

Former NYPA Official comments on Lewiston Reservoir sinkhole threat

Niagara County September 8, 2016 at 12:10 pm

The chief engineer formerly in charge of the NYPA Niagara Power Project hydroelectric facility at Lewiston, NY, last week responded to a Sept. 1 Artvoice article revealing the presence of what was termed a sinkhole next to its associated reservoir. Although the presumed sinkhole, first discovered during a routine inspectionRead More

Niagara County residents enjoy the scenic trek down the Niagara Escarpment to the historic Village of Youngstown for many reasons – to visit Old Fort Niagara, the Stella Niagara Preserve or the Youngstown Yacht Club. On Labor Day, traditionally, the villagers come out to their annual parade and their social in the park. Visitors are welcome. Youngstown, New York is a quaint and historic village located in the Town of Porter, 11 miles north of Niagara Falls, New York and has waterfront on the Niagara River and Lake Ontario.

Youngstown readies for Labor Day Parade

Niagara County August 31, 2016 at 8:17 pm

The Youngstown Labor Day Parade begins at noon on Monday, September 5, along Main Street.

ORTT: NYPA AUDIT RAISES SERIOUS CONCERNS

ORTT: NYPA AUDIT RAISES SERIOUS CONCERNS

Niagara County August 11, 2016 at 1:50 am

Senator Rob Ortt (R,C,I – North Tonawanda)  issued the following statement regarding the New York State Office of the State Comptroller’s audit of the New York Power Authority (NYPA): “The Comptroller’s audit of NYPA offers a concerning glimpse into the state’s power allocations through ReCharge New York. With the state’s largest powerRead More

Alleged Florida Forger Encounters Delays at Lewiston Queenston Bridge; May soon become a New Yorker

Alleged Florida Forger Encounters Delays at Lewiston Queenston Bridge; May soon become a New Yorker

Niagara County August 11, 2016 at 1:02 am

    Roberto Carlos Baldoquin Milan, 41, lived in Indian River County, Florida, home of the orchards where the sweet ruby red grapefruit grows. Milan was not a farmer, but reportedly specialized in banking, documents creation, and handwriting analysis. One day, Milan, perhaps looking to get away from the heatRead More

Time to change the name of Niagara County; Albany took our power and created poverty   

Time to change the name of Niagara County; Albany took our power and created poverty  

Niagara County August 5, 2016 at 2:44 am

  Governor Andrew Cuomo came to town recently to announce that New York State was changing of the name of the Robert Moses Parkway to the Niagara Scenic Parkway. This was done perhaps to more accurately describe the parkway for tourists who have used the parkway for 60 years toRead More

Niagara County to Auction Over 50 Tax Defaulted Properties

Niagara County to Auction Over 50 Tax Defaulted Properties

Niagara County August 4, 2016 at 11:05 pm

    Niagara County will hold its annual Tax Foreclosure Real Property Live Auction on Saturday, August 13. The auction will take place at the Shawnee Fire Hall at 3747 Lockport Road, Sanborn New York at 10:00 am. Registration will open at 8:00 am, and the auction will continue untilRead More

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