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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

City Hall Jokes Feb. 4 – 11

City Hall Jokes Feb. 4 – 11

Uncategorized February 3, 2016 at 9:39 pm

Six million tourists walk into a bar. They turn to the bartender and say, “We traveled all the way here to see a waterfall and the damn thing’s been turned off! Get us drinks and keep ’em coming, we got nothing to do and all day to do it!” NowRead More

KING CON SHMUELI SUES  OWN MOTHER, PROVING ONCE  AND FOR ALL HE’S A CLASS ACT

KING CON SHMUELI SUES OWN MOTHER, PROVING ONCE AND FOR ALL HE’S A CLASS ACT

Shmueli February 3, 2016 at 9:00 pm

    We were shocked at the number of emails complaining that we had omitted a story about the notorious swindler and con artist Shmuel “Sam” Shmueli in last week’s paper. This newspaper has uncovered a great deal about the rascal who has stiffed or tried to stiff almost everyone he has come in contract with.Read More

Readers speak out on issues of the day

Readers speak out on issues of the day

Uncategorized February 3, 2016 at 8:45 pm

  One feature of the Niagara Falls Reporter’s redesigned website www.niagarafallsreporter.com readers seem to really be responding to is the ability to comment on stories we publish in real time, essentially as soon as they get done reading. The number of comments has grown every week since we made the changeover,Read More

Reader disputes “still not asking for it” picture Grandinetti posted on Facebook

Reader disputes “still not asking for it” picture Grandinetti posted on Facebook

Uncategorized February 3, 2016 at 7:49 pm

Last week in our story  “Grandinetti & Rape Culture” we reported that Council member – woman’s rights activist Kristen Grandinetti posted this picture on her lively and active Facebook page: One of our readers, Jonathan Rogers disagrees with Ms. Grandinetti and her premise. He wrote: Re: Grandinetti & Rape CultureRead More

Aesop’s the Ant and the Grasshopper retold for American Socialist sensibilities

Aesop’s the Ant and the Grasshopper retold for American Socialist sensibilities

Uncategorized February 3, 2016 at 7:19 pm

Original Story: The Ant works hard in the withering heat all summer building its house and laying up supplies for the winter. The Grasshopper thinks the Ant is a fool and laughs, dances and plays the summer away. Come winter, the Ant is warm and well fed. The Grasshopper has no foodRead More

Political observations and inconvenient insights with Shecky Sherman

Columns February 3, 2016 at 6:44 pm

Good grief, just when you thought you’d seen everything the abusive New York State could do to Niagara Falls, the state comes along and does what? They say they’re planning to SHUT OFF the damn water flowing over the American falls! And right on cue – as the city fathersRead More

Dyster preserves gilt edged  benefits for Council members

Dyster preserves gilt edged benefits for Council members

Niagara Falls, News February 2, 2016 at 3:46 pm

It’s enough to make one wonder what happened to the servant part of public servant. Niagara Falls Mayor Paul Dyster last week vetoed a resolution by the city Council that would have ended the gilt edged health care benefits Council members receive for their part time jobs. Dyster said theRead More

Heritage Foundation: U.S. Dropped from No. 6 in Economic Freedom to No. 11 under Obama   

Heritage Foundation: U.S. Dropped from No. 6 in Economic Freedom to No. 11 under Obama  

State and National News February 2, 2016 at 12:45 pm

  As reported in CNSNEWS.COM: According to the 2016 Index of Economic Freedom, an annual publication by The Heritage Foundation, America’s economic freedom has fallen from the 6th freest economy in the world, when President Barack Obama took office, to 11th place in 2016.   America’s score in the index is related toRead More

Carol Burnett on how comedy has changed over the years

Carol Burnett on how comedy has changed over the years

Uncategorized February 2, 2016 at 12:18 pm

Comedienne Carol Burnett, 82, was recently interviewed by the Hollywood Reporter. She was asked how comedy “has changed over the years.” She answered: Funny is funny. I dare anyone to look at Tim Conway and Harvey Korman doing the dentist sketch, which is more than 40 years old, and not scream withRead More

Ranking NFL venues, the Stadium Journey way

Ranking NFL venues, the Stadium Journey way

Uncategorized January 31, 2016 at 4:53 pm

by Andrew Kulyk From time to time, you can find in your news feed some article trumping out “the best NFL stadium” or “Ranking the best and worst”. If you’re a stadium enthusiast, these will always make for interesting reads. But in many cases, they’re also nonsense. And downright embarrassingRead More

Keep an eye on Chemours Closing: Excuse to treat frackwater, hike taxes, water rates

Niagara Falls, News January 31, 2016 at 2:16 pm

Niagara Falls -Keep an eye on the Chemours closing. Chemours plans to close its Niagara Falls plant by the end of this  year, eliminating about 200 jobs at the Buffalo Avenue factory. The Niagara Falls plant makes reactive metals for specialty chemicals industries such as pharmaceutical, pulp and paper andRead More

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