Archive for July 7th, 2016

Gradually you make it to the front.

Maid Of The Mist A New York Nightmare: Canadian Hornblower Niagara A Class Act

Featured July 7, 2016 at 10:19 pm

We tried, we really did. The Niagara Falls Reporter did everything in its power to improve the experience for tourists and locals alike riding one of the sightseeing boats that operate at the base of the falls. In Ontario, we were successful. Hornblower’s Niagara Cruises now offers state of theRead More

Five proponents will bid for the right to build a new entertainment complex servicing the city’s two casinos.

New Train, Casino Entertainment Complex For Niagara Falls (Ont.)

Featured July 7, 2016 at 10:11 pm

Don’t look now, the Canadians are coming. As the city’s share of slot machine revenue from the Seneca Niagara Casino continues to plummet, and Niagara Falls Mayor Paul Dyster struggles unsuccessfully to get Amtrak, Greyhound, U.S. Customs, the Underground Railroad Heritage Commission or quite literally anyone to rent space inRead More

Michalek Takes A Plea; Pigeon Presumed Innocent, And The Oxymoron Of Government Justice

Featured July 7, 2016 at 10:10 pm

By Jim Ostrowski Buffalo SUDDENLY is all a twitter about judicial corruption.  I have been yelling, screaming, kicking, and litigating about judicial corruption of various kinds since 1977!  Where have all of you concerned citizens been?  I will answer that myself.  AWOL.  You reap what you sew. I am notRead More

Despite the hype and promise of spinoff from a new casino in Niagara Falls, none of it happened. This building literally directly across the street from the Seneca Niagara Casino is one of scores of vacant buildings adjacent to the casino.

STUDY: Niagara Falls Worst City In Country For Retirees: Buffalo, Cheektowaga Close Behind

Featured July 7, 2016 at 10:09 pm

  A new study ranks a world renowned tourist attraction right here at home at the bottom of the list for retirees. The widely reported study, done by, ranked Niagara Falls as the number one worst city in the entire country to retire. The study looked at nine categories:Read More

Juini Booth will hold a gathering of musicians - all are invited.

Jazz Greats, Juini Booth, Charles Gayle Offer Young Musicians A Chance To Perform At Upcoming Buffalo Gathering

Featured July 7, 2016 at 10:07 pm

By Mike Hudson and Frank Parlato Legendary jazz bassist and Buffalo native Arthur ‘Juini’ Booth will be program director for the Buffalo Institute for Improvised Music and Performance (BIFIMAP), for an event on Tuesday, July 12, starting at 7:30 pm.. Booth will appear with celebrated jazz saxophonist, pianist, professor andRead More

Steve Pigeon

Around and About: Schneiderman- Pigeon Political Feud Colors Indictment

Featured July 7, 2016 at 10:06 pm

Despite Big State Spending, Start-Up NY Falling Miles Short on Jobs Almost lost in the unbelievable feeding frenzy over the indictment last week of political operative Steve Pigeon was the news that Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s highly-touted job-creation program Start-Up NY has created more tax-free zones than jobs. Empire State Development,Read More

Mayor Paul Dyster has led Niagara Falls to the most precipitous and disastrous decline in the city’s history. And it wasn’t easy.

State Finance Board, Reassessment On The Way: Hold Onto Your Wallets!

Featured July 7, 2016 at 10:04 pm

If there’s one thing Niagara Falls Mayor Paul Dyster can’t get enough of, it’s money. And not money like you work for, Dyster wants other people’s money. Those who contribute to his campaign war chest are routinely rewarded with valuable city real estate, consulting contracts and city jobs. He’s blownRead More

Wonderfalls - unlikely to happen, but a good campaign tool for Cuomo.

Cuomo Attempts Appeasement, Ignores “Blunderfalls”

Featured July 7, 2016 at 10:03 pm

Robert J. Edwards Guest View Governor Cuomo has seems to have taken an interest in making a show in Niagara Falls. His most recent visit was the “fantastic” news that Albany was going to do something for the city, or so they would like you to believe. The governor’s visitRead More

Eric Maruscak poses with one of his creations

Chalk Festival Returns To Lockport

Featured July 7, 2016 at 10:00 pm

Lockport, NY – The 4th Annual 2016 Sweet Chalk Festival in Lockport is slated for Sat-Sun, July 16 -17, in the municipal parking lots at Pine and Main Streets. More than 50 artists are expected to participate. This year there will be chalk recreations of works by Vincent Van Gogh,Read More

Why 12 Jurors Represent America And Why Anyone May Veto Unjust Laws

Why 12 Jurors Represent America And Why Anyone May Veto Unjust Laws

Featured July 7, 2016 at 9:59 pm

Here is a history lesson, a lesson on historical freedom principles that in our growing authoritarian state, you may want to consider. To our founding fathers, who placed the importance of freedom above the need to rule over and micro manage everyone through the force of government, the number 12Read More

Gary DiLaura

Director Comey Said What?

Featured July 7, 2016 at 9:57 pm

The Right Side J. Gary DiLaura You have got to be kidding me! First let me say this, FBI Director Comey is human, puts his pants on one leg at a time and makes mistakes ( boy does he), the same as you and me. This was absolutely a BONERead More

Steve Pigeon

Ask the Judge – Question #6

Columns, Featured July 7, 2016 at 9:56 pm

Ask the Judge – Question #6   Dear Judge Bayger: What is “Lavern’s Law” and would it help or hurt injured persons in New York? Signed, L.W. in Niagara Falls   Answer:   Thank you for the question.  “Lavern’s Law” is, or was, a bill pending before the New York StateRead More

Nicholas Pelosino, Esq


Columns, Featured July 7, 2016 at 9:55 pm

When Are You Wrongfully Terminated From Your Employment?   In New York, as in other states, employees work at will. This means an employee can generally be fired at any time and for any reason, or for no reason at all. The at-will rule is viewed as an equitable approachRead More

Niagara Falls, From the American Side is an 1867 masterpiece by Frederic Edwin Church, considered the dean of Niagara Falls painters.

It’s in the Stars: Your Weekly Horoscope: July 6 – July 13

Uncategorized July 7, 2016 at 7:29 pm

Aries: (March 21 – April 19): Your heart was a frozen block of ice, scarred by the skate blades of broken relationships, until new lover comes along and like a beautiful Zamboni floods your heart with warmth, scrapes away the ugly slushy bits, and dumps them in the empty parkingRead More

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