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State Parks bulldozed over a Niagara River tributary that separates Three Sisters Islands from Goat Island, yet they claim that their Niagara Falls State Park "Landscape Improvements" plan doesn't have environmental impacts.

Local governments ignore environmental law to rush controversial projects

News August 18, 2016 at 7:55 pm

BY JAMES HUFNAGEL The State Environmental Quality Review Act (SEQRA) of 1978 was in tended to serve as a vehicle for citizen participation and government accountability with regards to decisions impacting the environment. Unfortunately, not only has the Act failed to live up to its original promise for greater democratization ofRead More

Erie County bosses say no cross-endorsements for judgeships this year, DelMonte bypassed
Niagara Falls attorney, John DelMonte, despite having strong local support, and preeminent qualifications, would not curry favor with Erie County Democratic Party bosses. Ironically, the very temperament that would qualify him for the bench, disqualified him from gaining Democrats support.

Erie County bosses say no cross-endorsements for judgeships this year, DelMonte bypassed

News August 18, 2016 at 7:51 pm

BY TONY FARINA It appears there will be no bipartisan endorsements for the now two open State Supreme Court seats that will be on the ballot in November in the 8th Judicial District covering the eight counties of Western New York to fill the seats of retiring Justice Joseph Glownia andRead More

Trio of Doctors to Perform Free Cataract Surgeries for One Day

Trio of Doctors to Perform Free Cataract Surgeries for One Day

News August 18, 2016 at 7:50 pm

Cataract Surgeons, Dr. Kenneth D. Anthone, Dr. Amar Atwal and Dr. Ephraim Atwal, will provide cataract surgery at “no charge on Friday, October 7, to people of all ages who have no means to pay. The three are part of an annual charitable event called “Mission Cataract Day” where, forRead More

Niagara Falls Memorial awarded three-year national reaccreditation

Niagara Falls Memorial awarded three-year national reaccreditation

News August 18, 2016 at 7:49 pm

Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center was awarded a three-year reac- creditation from the Healthcare Facilities Accreditation Program (HFAP), an independent accredita- tion organization recognized by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). It earned this distinction after the HFAP conducted an extensive and objective review of the quality andRead More

Steve Pigeon

Did Politics Have a Hand in the Pigeon Prosecution?

Featured, News 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

Ask The Judge

Ask The Judge

News July 28, 2016 at 12:46 pm

  Ask the Judge – Question #9 Dear Judge Bayger: I’m really miffed at my lawyer. Over a year ago, I fell off of a ladder after it slipped while I was repairing my neighbor’s roof. I was trying to do someone a favor, but the ladder he provided didn’tRead More

Speculation on the Defenses of Steve Pigeon

Speculation on the Defenses of Steve Pigeon

Featured, News 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

Ask The Judge

Ask The Judge

News July 21, 2016 at 6:40 am

  Dear Judge Bayger: A few months ago, I was in an accident with another vehicle that ran a red light.  His insurance company is refusing to pay for my injuries because I wasn’t wearing my seat belt.  Can the insurance company get away with this? Signed, An Injured PartyRead More

Gary DiLaura

How Could This Possibly Happen?

News July 14, 2016 at 5:27 pm

The Right Side J. Gary DiLaura     Liar, cheat, dishonest, thief, arrogant beyond belief…these are all adjectives that I hear regularly when people speak of the “President of the United States”! How could the people of this Great Nation put someone in office who can claim ALL these “attributes”Read More

Print Edition: June 30, 2016

Print Edition: June 30, 2016

News, Print Version June 30, 2016 at 8:55 pm
Aerial Images Contradict City Official’s Claim About Date of Falls’ Radioactive Waste Pile

Aerial Images Contradict City Official’s Claim About Date of Falls’ Radioactive Waste Pile

Community News, News, Niagara County June 30, 2016 at 6:31 pm

By Matt Ricchiazzi & Lou Ricciuti Last week, The Reporter broke a story about a suspected toxic dumpsite at 915 North Avenue in the City of Niagara Falls. The site has signs posted around it warning that it is radioactive; the 100-ton pile within the site appeared abandoned and with brokenRead More

Small Wisconsin City to Siphon Great Lakes Water Gov. Cuomo Approves Historic Water Grab

Small Wisconsin City to Siphon Great Lakes Water Gov. Cuomo Approves Historic Water Grab

Community News, Erie County, News, Niagara County June 30, 2016 at 6:29 pm

By James Hufnagel True to form, and doing exactly what we predicted he would do in our March 31 issue, Gov. Andrew Cuomo last week approved the diversion of millions of gallons of Great Lakes water to the small city of Waukesha, Wisconsin, a few miles west of Milwaukee. CuomoRead More

Lafarge cement plant in Syria...company reportedly paid terrorists to stay in business

Cement Maker Lafarge Reportedly Paid Taxes to ISIS

News June 30, 2016 at 6:25 pm

French cement maker Lafarge, which has several Western New York locations including Buffalo and Niagara Falls, entered into deals with armed groups in Syria, including the Islamic State, to protect its business interests in the country, according to the French daily newspaper Le Monde. According to Le Monde in aRead More

Heap Of Garbage In Alleyway Behind Lasalle Invites Rats and Fire Bugs

Heap Of Garbage In Alleyway Behind Lasalle Invites Rats and Fire Bugs

Community News, News, Niagara County, Niagara Falls June 30, 2016 at 5:57 pm

Speaking of unsightly- since the new garbage plan where the recycle bins are larger than the refuse bins – people all over the city have sought out alleys and abandoned spots to get rid of the trash the city used to pick up. This unsightly mess is in the alleyRead More

Ask The Judge

Ask The Judge

Featured, News June 30, 2016 at 5:35 pm

Dear Judge Bayger: My son was recently in a terrible accident and sustained very serious injuries. I’ve seen various ads on television and on billboards from lawyers soliciting injured people to contact their law firm immediately. How do I choose the right attorney to represent my son in this case?Read More

Print Edition: June 23, 2016

Print Edition: June 23, 2016

News, Print Version June 23, 2016 at 6:41 pm
Print Edition: June 16, 2016

Print Edition: June 16, 2016

News, Print Version June 16, 2016 at 10:32 am
Out of control spending by Niagara Falls Mayor Paul Dyster has led to the squandering of tens of millions in casino revenue to plug budgetary gaps and deficits of nearly $8 million in some years. Now he’s proposing raising property taxes by between 17 and 40 percent under the guise of a citywide reassessment.

Reassessment To Result In Tax Increases Between 17 And 40 Percent Citywide

Featured, News June 16, 2016 at 10:27 am

by Mike Hudson When Niagara Falls officials say they’re “leaving $112 million on the table” because they haven’t done a reassessment since 2004, what they really mean is that the money has been left in the pockets of city taxpayers. Don’t look now, those pockets are about to be picked.Read More

Taxes In Most Highly Taxed City Just Aren’t High Enough, Dyster Says

Taxes In Most Highly Taxed City Just Aren’t High Enough, Dyster Says

Featured, News June 16, 2016 at 10:25 am

by Mike Hudson It was barely three years ago. On June 13, 2013, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced that a settlement had been reached between the state and the Seneca Nation of Indians that ended a long running dispute over the possible development of private casinos along the NiagaraRead More

Cat Hating Grandinetti Shot Down Again On Anti-Cat Legislation Here

Cat Hating Grandinetti Shot Down Again On Anti-Cat Legislation Here

Featured, News June 16, 2016 at 10:23 am

by Mike Hudson It would be comical if it wasn’t so pathetic. Councilwoman Kristin Grandinetti, rubber stamp for anything her neighbor, Niagara Falls Mayor Paul Dyster, proposes, Facebook gadabout and untiring champion for issues having to do with the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) community is still proposing legislationRead More

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