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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

Guest View: Grand Island resident questions Supervisor McMurray on his pro-development West River bike path stance

Guest View: Grand Island resident questions Supervisor McMurray on his pro-development West River bike path stance

Erie County August 11, 2016 at 12:15 am

  Guest View: By a ‘Concerned Grand Island Resident; The town of Grand Island recently elected a new Town Supervisor, Delaware North’s Nate McMurray, VP of Business Development. The North Tonawanda native won by less than 10 votes. He is currently pushing projects to open rural Grand Island to a larger audienceRead 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

City Hall Shenanigans: Trickery on Civil Service exams unfair to other applicants

City Hall Shenanigans: Trickery on Civil Service exams unfair to other applicants

Niagara Falls August 5, 2016 at 2:28 am

  City Hall — A woman in the Niagara Falls’ finance department – we will call her Tammy – who has worked there for several years on what is called “provisional” status, recently flunked her civil service exam. It was the second time she failed the exam. Tammy was appointedRead More

Local Economy, Quality of Life Harmed by Politicians, Tourism Bureaucracy 

Local Economy, Quality of Life Harmed by Politicians, Tourism Bureaucracy 

Niagara Falls August 5, 2016 at 1:44 am

  For many who live in the City of Niagara Falls, life is a daily struggle. Poverty, crime, substandard housing, lack of educational attainment, drug abuse and teen pregnancy here are across-the-board higher than New York State averages. For example, according to US Census figures, 40.6% of children in Niagara FallsRead More

Guest View: Niagara Falls Schools Superintendent Lists Goals

Guest View: Niagara Falls Schools Superintendent Lists Goals

Niagara Falls, Columns August 4, 2016 at 11:30 pm

What I want to accomplish as your Superintendent   By Mark Laurrie Superintendent of Schools, Niagara Falls School District   In considering what I want to accomplish as your Superintendent, I sat thoughtfully with the Strategic Goals of the District. Owing to the excellent work done been my predecessors, I believe weRead 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

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

Corps of Engineers to use herbicide to kill hydrilla in Erie Canal

Niagara County July 28, 2016 at 12:30 pm

In an attempt to eradicate the invasive aquatic plant hydrilla in the Erie Canal, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Buffalo District, will be treating the canal from the Delaware Bridge in the cities of Tonawanda and North Tonawanda, to West Canal Marina in the Town of Pendleton, approximately 5-milesRead 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

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

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

Carrie Cohen "I try cases" Only she didn't.

Michalek’s Famous Lawyer Paid Well to Take Guilty Plea

Erie County, Featured July 21, 2016 at 8:21 am

Carrie Cohen was a big-time prosecutor with corruption-fighting U. S. Attorney Preet Bharara in the Southern District of New York and before that, with the State Attorney General’s office.  But she left it all behind a few months ago to return to possibly greener financial pastures in private practice withRead More

Despite the nonsensical claims of the Hamister hotel being a signature hotel and catalyst for development, it is merely a smallish, 128 room, few or no amenities  Hyatt Place hotel.
Considering that it was located 300 feet from the entrance of the Niagara Falls State Park some would call it an horrific case of underdevelopment!

Goldman Sachs Bails Out Hamister, Cuomo, Dyster

Niagara Falls, Featured July 14, 2016 at 6:14 pm

Gov. Andrew Cuomo came to Niagara Falls on Tuesday to officially break ground on the long-awaited Hamister hotel project in downtown Niagara Falls and he used the occasion to praise his state development team led locally by Howard Zemsky and Sam Hoyt and paint a rosy picture of the successRead More

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