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Grandinetti pulls Planned Parenthood proclamation: Is the Reporter to blame?

Grandinetti pulls Planned Parenthood proclamation: Is the Reporter to blame?

Columns February 7, 2016 at 1:53 pm

Niagara Falls City Councilwoman Kristen Grandinetti found herself embroiled in another Facebook related controversy last week. After taking a hiatus from Facebook posting through the election season, presumably at the request of Mayor Paul Dyster who was running for reelection, she came back at full throttle, posting about abortion rights,Read More

Health Insurance Veto – Ordinance and Resolution Differences Explained

Niagara Falls February 6, 2016 at 7:37 pm

Niagara Falls  – The council initiative to cut health insurance for future city council members could have been written as a resolution or an ordinance. We have seen no evidence that it has to be written as one or the other. Informed sources say that it could be written eitherRead More

Grandinetti offers Planned Parenthood proclamation; city teeters on brink

Columns February 5, 2016 at 4:40 pm

Here we go again bashing the city council in general and council member Kristen Grandinetti in particular. Well, what else is there to say or do when Niagara Falls is in the condition it’s in and the councilwoman crafts a resolution/proclamation honoring the outgoing chief of Buffalo Planned Parenthood? Ms.Read More

Did Dyster’s veto of council health insurance resolution exceed mayor’s powers?

Niagara Falls February 5, 2016 at 4:26 pm

Niagara Falls Mayor Paul A. Dyster recently vetoed a council resolution that would have ended free health insurance for all future council members. However, did the mayor violate the separation of council and mayor powers by issuing that veto? Informed sources have shared their thoughts on this matter with theRead More

CULT OF NXIVM SERIES PART 11: RANIERE HANDLES HIS HAREM AND A LOT MORE

CULT OF NXIVM SERIES PART 11: RANIERE HANDLES HIS HAREM AND A LOT MORE

NXIVM February 4, 2016 at 9:46 pm

Please click the link below to subscribe to a FREE PDF version of each print edition of the Niagara Reporter http://eepurl.com/dnsYM9       >BY FRANK PARLATO Recap from last week: I was hired as a consultant by NXIVM, in September 2007 when the company was embroiled in multiple lawsuitsRead More

It’s in the Stars: Your Weekly Horoscope: Feb 4 – Feb 11

It’s in the Stars: Your Weekly Horoscope: Feb 4 – Feb 11

Uncategorized February 4, 2016 at 8:20 pm

Aries: (March 21 – April 19): Someone sends you an instant messages – with a baseball bat.  Good news. You’re not dyslexic; just really, really stupid. Your spouse and you were happy for twenty years. Then you met. People who know you are jealous of all the people that haven’tRead More

Print edition Feb 4

Print edition Feb 4

Print Version February 4, 2016 at 8:14 pm
Tonawanda’s Mandarin Garden Offers Authentic Asian At Affordable Prices

Tonawanda’s Mandarin Garden Offers Authentic Asian At Affordable Prices

Community News February 4, 2016 at 1:57 am

By Sheligh Love An American favorite: Sesame Chicken There is a restaurant in Western New York where you can dine-in, affordably, at a quality Asian restaurant. Sure there are scores of local Chinese restaurants. Most of their business is take out or buffet where staff loads up food in wellsRead More

How come these bridges could be built without de-watering?

How come these bridges could be built without de-watering?

Niagara County February 4, 2016 at 1:18 am

According to the many navigators who have been sailing them for the past five centuries, the roughest waters in North America can be found at the confluence of the East River and Long Island Sound in New York City, where the twice daily conflicting tides roil and churn the waters.Read More

Turning off the falls for the benefit of  engineers, construction firms here?

Turning off the falls for the benefit of engineers, construction firms here?

Uncategorized February 4, 2016 at 12:51 am

How could it be possible? One might be forgiven for asking. How could it be possible that, using technology commonly available more than a century ago, the State of New York was able to build two stone arch bridges from the mainland to Goat Island in Niagara Falls State ParkRead More

Engineers to get nearly $5 million  for design work on Goat Island bridges

Engineers to get nearly $5 million for design work on Goat Island bridges

Niagara Falls February 4, 2016 at 12:38 am

    Greenman Pedersen, the Albany based engineering and construction firm overseeing the Peace Bridge project in Buffalo, is also in line to receive a healthy chunk of the $4.9 million design contract for the Goat Island bridge replacement project. The firm signed off on a 131-page preliminary Design ReportRead More

Waterless waterfall big draw  for tourists looking for novelty

Waterless waterfall big draw for tourists looking for novelty

Niagara County, State and National News February 4, 2016 at 12:33 am

    Quick. What’s the first word in “Water-fall”? No, it’s not a trick question. If you said “Water” you are correct. And apparently quite a bit smarter than some of the public officials who have commented on the state’s plan to shut down the American and Bridal Veil fallsRead More

Chilton apartments given away to  Insider: Bad deal or just stupidity?   

Chilton apartments given away to Insider: Bad deal or just stupidity?  

Niagara Falls February 4, 2016 at 12:19 am

  The facts are in. Only two possibilities remain. Either the purchase of an apartment building located at 631 Chilton Ave. by an appointed volunteer city official with close ties to the Dyster administration represents some sort of shady deal, or the Department of Community Development and its youthful head,Read More

Will Dyster roll, roll, roll the heads at city hall or won’t he?

Niagara Falls February 4, 2016 at 12:01 am

Six weeks ago the Reporter broke a story as to how Mayor Paul Dyster had served his department heads with letters requesting their loyalty in writing along with an updated resume. The department heads had to submit the resume if they hoped to keep their job for 2016. Other mediaRead More

Complaints about Goat Island parking mount; Resentment of State Agency builds among local residents

Complaints about Goat Island parking mount; Resentment of State Agency builds among local residents

Niagara County February 3, 2016 at 11:36 pm

It’s the tourist off-season, and that means the restrooms at Devil’s Hole and Whirlpool State Parks are closed, Three Sisters Islands have been gated off and, as we reported to you last week, parking discounts for seniors in the Niagara Falls State Park are not in effect.   Our storyRead More

Only in NT: Historic Preservation benefits select few in NT

Only in NT: Historic Preservation benefits select few in NT

Niagara County, Community News February 3, 2016 at 11:26 pm

In 2005, during the administration of North Tonawanda Mayor David Burgio, the Common Council passed a Historic Preservation Ordinance creating a Historic Preservation Commission. The subsequent Commission hasn’t focused on preserving historical sites with actual historical status but has enabled wealthy carpetbaggers to get tax credits for “historic” buildings. Why isRead More

An engineer in hell

An engineer in hell

Uncategorized February 3, 2016 at 10:38 pm

Subject: An engineer in hell An engineer dies and reports to the Pearly Gates. Saint Peter checks his dossier and, not seeing his name there, accidentally sends him to Hell. It doesn’t take long before the engineer becomes rather dissatisfied with the level of comfort in Hell. He soon beginsRead More

The Reporter has consistently led the way on train station coverage and analysis

The Reporter has consistently led the way on train station coverage and analysis

Niagara Falls February 3, 2016 at 10:33 pm

It seems that the Reporter has become – maybe it always was – the Rodney Dangerfield of news reporting. Especially political news reporting. And this in spite of the fact that this paper consistently covers, breaks and editorializes on the uncomfortable issues that are routinely ignored or wished into theRead More

Dyster’s claim that health care benefits are necessary to attract council candidates is ridiculous

Dyster’s claim that health care benefits are necessary to attract council candidates is ridiculous

Niagara Falls February 3, 2016 at 10:22 pm

Last week the Reporter broke a story detailing how Niagara Falls Mayor Paul A. Dyster had vetoed the recently passed council resolution ending the perk of taxpayer paid health insurance for future council members. While the mayor’s killing of the cost saving resolution has puzzled reporters and the general publicRead More

The Right Side  By J. Gary DiLaura: ‘WHY AMERICA?’

The Right Side By J. Gary DiLaura: ‘WHY AMERICA?’

State and National News February 3, 2016 at 9:44 pm

      God blessed America with the greatest natural resources in the world! We have more coal, more natural gas, more fresh water, and more oil than any other country. We have enough natural gas to provide electric power for 100+years; enough oil to provide all our refined petroleumRead More

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