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Airport Taxi Service Publishes Letter to NYS Assembly on Uber Challenge

Airport Taxi Service Publishes Letter to NYS Assembly on Uber Challenge

News March 2, 2017 at 9:53 pm

From the Buffalo Niagara International Airport in Buffalo, New York, Gerald Chiarmonte, Vice President ITA of Airport Taxi Service has released to Artvoice a letter sent to New York State Assembly members. Airport Taxi voiced its concerns about proposed legislation that regulates the taxi industry while allowing ride sharing companies,Read More

Behold the Niagara Lodge (on right). Described as having "breathtaking views of the Falls and State Park" can only mean that the new hotel is slated for Goat Island, not DeVeaux, Whirlpool or Devil's Hole State Parks.

Cuomo’s State Park “Lodge” a Mockery of Olmsted plan

News March 2, 2017 at 2:59 am

Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s controversial proposed “lodge” on Goat Island in the Niagara Falls State Park has been scaled up in size, according to design sketches posted by USA Niagara this week. USA Niagara is a subsidiary of Empire State Development, the state development agency charged with “encouraging growth and renewalRead More

Kendra McClain, happily hired.

WATER BOARD COUP SEEMS PLANNED TO RAM THROUGH UNION CONTRACT?

News March 2, 2017 at 1:35 am

Did the Niagara Falls Water Board meet illegally to carry out their reorganization of the body? And are Water Board customers about to get hit with an expensive new labor contract? Last Thursday’s Dyster Administration-engineered coup on the Niagara Falls Water Board has left members of the board’s former majorityRead More

Snow covers the Sierra Nevada mountains and the shoreline of Lake Tahoe on Monday, Jan. 30, 2017, near Memorial Point, Nevada.  (Aric Crabb/Bay Area News Group)

Snowpack levels in the Sierra Nevada at 185% of average

News March 2, 2017 at 12:36 am

Measurements taken in the Sierra Nevada show the range’s snowpack at historically high levels. The average snowpack across the range was at 185% for March 1, the Department of Water Resources said. The Sierra Nevada provides about a third of California’s water when it melts in the spring and summer.Read More

Jeff Flach (left) with Niagara Hub's "Soapbox" host Craig Avery.

Flach to Challenge Virtuoso

News March 2, 2017 at 12:34 am

A decorated Iraq war veteran and the owner of the Gorge View Hostel has announced his candidacy for the 6th District Niagara County Legislative seat now held by Democrat Dennis Virtuoso. Jeffery Flach, who has the full support of Niagara Falls City Republican Chairman Bill Carroll, returned to Niagara FallsRead More

Anthony Bruce sent this picture which he prefers to others used.

Bruce writes letters, claims I demonized him, and is sent email inviting his response

News, Bruce February 23, 2017 at 5:51 pm

For the growing number of readers who eagerly await the next in the series on former Assistant US Attorney Anthony M. Bruce, there is some news. Mr. Bruce has sent me a series of letters giving snippets of his view of his side of the stories – and there areRead More

Niagara County’s ‘Big Al’ Cutaia gets 25 to life for sex assault of child

Niagara County’s ‘Big Al’ Cutaia gets 25 to life for sex assault of child

News February 23, 2017 at 4:49 am

  By Frank Parlato; It will be a long time, maybe never, before Alfonso ‘Big Al’ Cutaia rides again. Formerly of North Tonawanda, Lockport, Pendleton, Wheatfield, Wilson, and, recently Niagara County jail, Big Al, 41, was sentenced to 25 years to life for sexually abusing a child. There was aRead More

Oddsmakers Taking Wagers: Goat Island Lodge a Done Deal for Delaware North

Oddsmakers Taking Wagers: Goat Island Lodge a Done Deal for Delaware North

News February 23, 2017 at 3:26 am

      The Reporter strongly suspects Goat Island is the preferred choice for the lodge and a developer/operator has already been selected by Gov. Andrew Cuomo.   That operator is Delaware North headed up by Gov. Cuomo’s magnificent campaign donor, Jeremy Jacobs. It may be coincidence but Gov. Cuomo’s Lt. Gov.Read More

Grandinetti Slightly Wrong;  Goat Island Lodge Still in PLay

Grandinetti Slightly Wrong;  Goat Island Lodge Still in PLay

News February 23, 2017 at 2:42 am

By Tony Farina; It appears that Niagara Falls Councilmember Kristen Grandinetti may have spoken too soon at Tuesday’s council meeting when she told opponents of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s plan for a “world class lodge” on Goat Island that the governor had backed off the proposal he unveiled last month atRead More

This artist’s impression shows an imagined view from the surface one of the three planets orbiting an ultracool dwarf star just 40 light-years from Earth that were discovered using the TRAPPIST telescope at ESO’s La Silla Observatory. These worlds have sizes and temperatures similar to those of Venus and Earth and are the best targets found so far for the search for life outside the Solar System. They are the first planets ever discovered around such a tiny and dim star. In this view one of the inner planets is seen in transit across the disc of its tiny and dim parent star.

Planets identified around dwarf star, 40 light years away, might support life

News February 22, 2017 at 3:27 pm

Seven planets have been discovered orbiting a ‘dwarf’ star named ‘Trappist-1’ which is about 40 light years [235 trillion miles] from Earth. The findings appeared this week in the journal Nature. Telescopes on the ground, in space, and scheduled to launch next year, should be able to study the atmosphereRead More

Native American Ferry Proposal Advanced as New Falls Attraction

Native American Ferry Proposal Advanced as New Falls Attraction

News February 22, 2017 at 1:09 pm

BY FRANK PARLATO; Last week, the idea for ferry service along the Lower Niagara was announced by Matthew Ohji^grago: Ricchiazzi, a Cornell-trained urban planner with an MBA in private equity. He leads a Buffalo-based investment group and his company is Native American owned. The ferry, consisting of a fleet of 30-passenger boats,Read More

Globe Metallurgical Plant in Niagara Falls.

Will Globe Metallurgical Close Niagara Falls Plant?

Niagara Falls, News February 20, 2017 at 9:47 pm

According to an informed source, Globe Metallurgical Inc., on Highland Ave. in Niagara Falls, has informed some vendors and suppliers that it may be planning to suspend operations at its Niagara Falls plant. The source said, if this occurs, operations may be transferred to their Ohio facility. Globe had aRead More

Former Councilman Sam Fruscione. Voters treated him pretty badly for telling the truth. But that's how the city rolls. When a politician tells the truth they vote him out of office and reelect the guys that lie to them. Again and again.

Niagara Falls City Council contest underway early this year

News February 20, 2017 at 4:33 am

Niagara Falls at a Crossroads, City Council contest underway early this year Seven months before the primary elections of September, candidates are announcing for Niagara Falls City Council. Three seats are up for election on the five member council. Incumbent Councilwoman Kristen Grandinetti (D), and Republican challengers Robert Pascoal andRead More

Parlato claims to have uncovered ‘perjury’  by Seagram heiress Clare Bronfman

Parlato claims to have uncovered ‘perjury’ by Seagram heiress Clare Bronfman

News, Parlato Vs. US Govt. February 19, 2017 at 3:23 pm

Motion to Dismiss Denied by Magistrate in Parlato Case Sometimes it takes a long time for the truth to come out. But Frank Parlato says the truth about serial litigator and alleged cult member Clare Bronfman is finally going to come out. And that truth is, “she is a perjurer,”Read More

Clare Bronfman with her attorney William Savino. Savino drew up her verified complaint where she swore under oath that she had no written agreement with Parlato, which contradicts entirely the government's allegation that there was a written agreement.

The Proof of Clare Bronfman’s Perjury in Parlato Case Comes to Light

News, Parlato Vs. US Govt. February 19, 2017 at 3:22 pm

Here is a little game for those who want to be detectives. It will take some deductive reasoning. It concerns the federal case against Frank Parlato and a contract the US Government claims was entered into by Parlato and Clare and Sara Bronfman, Seagram heirs, alleged serial litigators, and allegedRead More

Parlato claims to have uncovered ‘perjury’  by Seagram heiress Clare Bronfman

Parlato claims to have uncovered ‘perjury’ by Seagram heiress Clare Bronfman

NXIVM, News, Parlato Vs. US Govt. February 17, 2017 at 9:45 pm

Motion to Dismiss Denied by Magistrate in Parlato Case   Sometimes it takes a long time for the truth to come out. But Frank Parlato says the truth about serial litigator and alleged cult member Clare Bronfman is finally going to come out. And that truth is, “she is aRead More

Clare Bronfman with her attorney William Savino. Savino drew up her verified complaint where she swore under oath that she had no written agreement with Parlato, which contradicts entirely the government's allegation that there was a written agreement.

The Proof of Clare Bronfman’s Perjury in Parlato Case Comes to Light

NXIVM, News, Parlato Vs. US Govt. February 17, 2017 at 9:40 pm

Here is a little game for those who want to be detectives. It will take some deductive reasoning. It concerns the federal case against Frank Parlato and a contract the US Government claims was entered into by Parlato and Clare and Sara Bronfman, Seagram heirs, alleged serial litigators, and allegedRead More

The Prosecution of Rus Thompson for voter fraud is unprecedented in New York history

The Prosecution of Rus Thompson for voter fraud is unprecedented in New York history

News February 10, 2017 at 10:57 am

By Frank Parlato; Rus Thompson is about to stand trial in New York State Supreme Court, before Hon, Justice Russell Buscaglia, on felony charges of voter fraud. For the record, this is the first time the Erie County District Attorney’s Office has been known to criminally charge a citizen forRead More

Hotel Niagara will go to Delaware North

Hotel Niagara will go to Delaware North

News February 10, 2017 at 4:47 am

NU, NCC, a Craft Beer Brewery, a free parking ramp, student dorms reportedly part of plans By Frank Parlato Sometime soon Gov. Andrew Cuomo will arrive in Niagara Falls to announce the Hotel Niagara will be developed and operated by Delaware North. He won’t say he is gifting the hotelRead More

Key figure in Pigeon Case Leaves Town

Key figure in Pigeon Case Leaves Town

News February 10, 2017 at 2:39 am

By Frank Parlato; A lawyer who the New York State Attorney General alleges was extorted by Steven Pigeon has left Buffalo. Edward A. Betz, 30, joined the Carlisle Law Firm, P.C. in Ogdensburg, NY. Ogdensburg, pop. 11,000, is in Saint Lawrence County, about 300 miles from Buffalo and 30 milesRead More

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