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We Love ‘em to Death: The hypocrisy of ‘animal lovers’ who eat meat

We Love ‘em to Death: The hypocrisy of ‘animal lovers’ who eat meat

Columns August 10, 2016 at 10:33 pm

  Guest View: By Nick Guntermann Niagara Falls, NY Today’s ten highest grossing box office releases are about animals, including: “Finding Dory,” “The Jungle Book,” “Zootopia,” “The Secret Life of Pets,” and “Kung Fu Panda.” Nearly half of our households include a dog and nearly 40 percent have a cat. TwoRead 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

MMA Champ Mike Brown offers seminar; MMA safer than the Bloodsport days of Frank Dux

MMA Champ Mike Brown offers seminar; MMA safer than the Bloodsport days of Frank Dux

State and National News August 5, 2016 at 1:35 am

Former Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) featherweight champion, Michael Thomas “Mike” Brown will conduct a seminar on Thursday, Aug. 11, from 6:30-9:30 pm at Southtowns MMA, in Blasdell, NY. The seminar is open to athletes of all skill levels and ages. Admission is $50.  A picture and autograph session will followRead More

Trio of new physicians meeting demand for more women’s services

Trio of new physicians meeting demand for more women’s services

Community News August 4, 2016 at 11:55 pm

The growing demand for more women’s health services in Niagara County has prompted Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center to hire more OB/GYN physicians and open a second facility. The center’s new office is called The OB/GYN Center at Summit and is located in Suite 650 at the Summit Healthplex, 6934Read More

Ask The Judge: Too late to sue for medical malpractice?

Ask The Judge: Too late to sue for medical malpractice?

Columns August 4, 2016 at 11:44 pm

Ask the Judge  By Judge Frank R. Bayger (retired) Dear Judge Bayger: I broke my arm four years ago while riding my bike. I was taken to ECMC where they put plates and screws into my arm to fix it. After a year, I was told that I was healedRead More

Guest View: Niagara Falls Schools Superintendent Lists Goals

Guest View: Niagara Falls Schools Superintendent Lists Goals

Columns, Niagara Falls 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 Falls Dance Studio  Wins Medals in Rochester

Niagara Falls Dance Studio Wins Medals in Rochester

Community News August 4, 2016 at 11:16 pm

    Students from Miss Bev’s Dance Studio of Niagara Falls recently competed in the Summerdance Competition in Rochester, New York. Numerous students won gold and ‘high gold’ medals for their performances.  Miss Bev’s Studio was also awarded special recognition, for ‘costuming’ and ‘best sportsmanship’ at the competition. Miss Bev’s DanceRead 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

Bills, Sabres Getting Ready but Sun Still Shining

Bills, Sabres Getting Ready but Sun Still Shining

Columns August 3, 2016 at 9:12 pm

    Well, the Buffalo Bills have opened camp to prepare for their second season under head coach Rex Ryan.  Could this be the year the Bills end the longest playoff drought in major sports? Of course we won’t really know the answer to that question for some time, probablyRead More

Print Edition: July 28, 2016

Print Edition: July 28, 2016

Print Version July 28, 2016 at 9:54 pm
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

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!

Featured, Niagara Falls 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

Featured, Niagara Falls 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?

Featured, Niagara Falls 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

Featured, Niagara Falls 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

Featured, Niagara Falls 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

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

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