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New York State RFP: Outdoor Recreation and Programming & Associated Real Estate Development

New York State RFP: Outdoor Recreation and Programming & Associated Real Estate Development

Niagara Falls July 26, 2017 at 4:11 pm
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Taxpayer ripoff at the Hotel Niagara:  “Buy high, sell low” new Cuomo motto

Taxpayer ripoff at the Hotel Niagara: “Buy high, sell low” new Cuomo motto

Niagara Falls July 20, 2017 at 4:00 am

“Buy low, sell high.” In the world of private investment, this time honored maxim – more than a century old and still used by brilliant business minds such as that of Warren Buffet – has been as good as gold. But the brilliant business minds currently controlling both New YorkRead More

Let’s Get it Moving (We’re Talking Traffic Here)

Let’s Get it Moving (We’re Talking Traffic Here)

Niagara Falls July 20, 2017 at 3:50 am

By Councilman Kenny Tompkins We have a traffic problem here in Niagara Falls near the Niagara Reservation Park. Guess what? This is a good thing. It means people are hearing about Niagara Falls. At the same time, we all know how frustrating it is to sit for hours in standstillRead More

Seneca gas prices competitive  with white owned stations here

Seneca gas prices competitive with white owned stations here

Niagara Falls July 20, 2017 at 3:08 am

While area gas station owners and politicians voiced concerns that the Seneca Nation of Indians would undercut gas prices at the recently opened gas station near the Seneca Niagara Casino, so far it hasn’t happened. Stations owned by Native Americans and located on reservations don’t have to pay taxes, whichRead More

The Seneca Nation Gambled on the Future, and Won

The Seneca Nation Gambled on the Future, and Won

Niagara Falls July 20, 2017 at 3:04 am

In 2002, at a time when New York State and its local communities were facing financial uncertainty, the many powers that be looked for relief wherever they could find it.  The one form that seemed feasible was entering into a compact with the Seneca Nation of Indians to allow ClassRead More

Kristen Grandinetti

Grandinetti’s Buffalo fundraiser an insult to local city businesses

Niagara Falls July 20, 2017 at 3:02 am

Why does Kristen Grandinetti even bother to live in Niagara Falls? The cat hating, Facebook addicted, formerly Catholic city councilwoman – whose bed and breakfast operation on Memorial Parkway was found to be in violation of city codes – held a major fundraiser last week, but it wasn’t in NiagaraRead More

Crowded field for three Council Seats

Crowded field for three Council Seats

Niagara Falls July 14, 2017 at 2:59 am

ess than two months until Voters decide No fewer than nine contenders will vie for three open seats on the Niagara Falls City Council this autumn, making the September primaries an “anything can happen” affair in which the job status of the two incumbents seeking re-election is anything but secure.Read More

State Parks neglects DeVeaux Carriage Barn

State Parks neglects DeVeaux Carriage Barn

Niagara Falls July 14, 2017 at 2:58 am

Historic building may soon be razed Even though the local State Parks office reaps $20 million annually from its operations in Niagara Falls State Park and $3 million a year from Niagara Greenway, it seems they can’t spare a few dollars for a new roof on the historic DeVeaux WoodsRead More

Lonesome train on a lonesome track

Lonesome train on a lonesome track

Niagara Falls July 14, 2017 at 2:54 am

Dyster’s folly cost taxpayers millions What is there left to say about Mayor Paul Dyster’s new train station? That it was the biggest misuse of taxpayer money here in the last half century? Mayor Dyster and his cohort, governmental gadfly Tom DeSantis, dropped nearly $43 million into the project, whichRead More

Alan Roscetti, Esq.

Alan James Roscetti Receives Endorsement from Niagara County Republican Party

Niagara Falls July 14, 2017 at 2:22 am

  The Niagara County Republican Party chairman Scott Kiedrowski announced the endorsement of local Niagara Falls Attorney, Alan James Roscetti’s bid for the Niagara Falls City Court Judge race.   Roscetti, R-Niagara Falls, a well-respected attorney with nearly 20 years of experience with Roscetti & DeCastro, P.C. on Main Street,Read More

Dyster repays Seneca treachery by repaving their driveway for free!

Dyster repays Seneca treachery by repaving their driveway for free!

Niagara Falls July 10, 2017 at 6:06 pm

By Mike Hudson Back in March, when the Seneca Nation of Indians announced that they would end the casino revenue sharing agreement with the state, Niagara Falls and the other local municipalities where the casinos are located, it was like plunging a scalping knife into the heart of those communitiesRead More

The cold case of Russell Mort; Child abduction remains unsolved

The cold case of Russell Mort; Child abduction remains unsolved

Niagara Falls July 10, 2017 at 5:47 pm

By Mike Hudson It remains one of the darkest and most disturbing cold cases in the files of the Niagara Falls Police Dept. But despite national media exposure that has included television programs such as “Unsolved Mysteries,” The Forensic Files” and “America’s Most Wanted,” and despite herculean efforts by theRead 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

Try calling Community Development; You might as well call the White House

Try calling Community Development; You might as well call the White House

Niagara Falls July 10, 2017 at 4:53 pm

By Mike Hudson When you try to call Niagara Falls Community Development, you are answered by a robot, who proceeds to give you a number of “options.” Option one is to go to a directory of Community Development staffers, but if you go to it you are instead hooked upRead More

DiCienzo project to benefit from $3 million state grant to IDA here?

DiCienzo project to benefit from $3 million state grant to IDA here?

Niagara Falls July 10, 2017 at 4:48 pm

By Mike Hudson A $3 million fund to assist new economic development projects in Niagara Falls was announced last week. State Sen. Rob Ortt and Assemblyman Angelo Morinello orchestrated the gift basket. The money was obtained through the last two state budgets, but its original source was the state’s share of theRead More

Dismissal of charges against Ortt bodes well for Maziarz defense

Dismissal of charges against Ortt bodes well for Maziarz defense

Niagara Falls July 10, 2017 at 4:39 pm

By Mike Hudson You read it here first. How many times in the 17-year history of the Niagara Falls Reporter have we begun articles with just those words? On May 11, we ran our last installment of what had become the saga of state Sen. Rob Ortt. State Attorney General EricRead More

Looming financial crisis debated as Dyster lives it up in Florida

Looming financial crisis debated as Dyster lives it up in Florida

Niagara Falls July 10, 2017 at 4:27 pm

By Mike Hudson Imagine for a moment, if you will, that you are selling your house. Now imagine that, at the closing, you are so lame brained that when your lawyer hands you the contract, you don’t read it or have it explained to you, and find out only laterRead More

Chris Voccio

FORMER GAZETTE PUBLISHER TO RUN FOR COUNCIL

Niagara Falls May 19, 2017 at 5:51 am

Niagara Falls, NY – May 12, 2017 – Chris Voccio, who until this afternoon was the publisher of both the Niagara Gazette and the Lockport Union-Sun & Journal, announced his candidacy for the Niagara Falls City Council. Voccio, who took the helm of the Gazette in September of 2014, announcedRead More

Sam Archie

Three Open City Council Seats May Attract As Many As 10 Candidates

Niagara Falls May 18, 2017 at 6:18 pm

At least six contenders will vie for three open seats on the Niagara Falls City Council this autumn, and insiders say as many as eleven others are likely to announce before the July filing deadline. Charles Walker, a 20-year veteran of the Council, has decided not to seek re-election, whileRead More

NYS Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli

Turmoil At Empire State Development Revealed In State Comptroller’s Audit

Niagara Falls May 18, 2017 at 6:16 pm

By Mike Hudson; State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli’s scathing audit report of the Empire State Development Corp. reveals an agency in crisis, one all but unaccountable to the people of New York or anyone else. Many here have long suspected that Empire State Development, headed up locally by former state assemblymanRead More

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