Archive for November 17th, 2016

A couple of thoughts worth mentioning in Dyster-ville

A couple of thoughts worth mentioning in Dyster-ville

Niagara Falls November 17, 2016 at 6:53 am

Rumor has it that the $500,000 fire hall renovation by Isaiah 61 has once again proven the incompetence of the Dyster administration. After spending more than $100,000 fixing the roof, the city just discovered that the back wall is caving in. Reminds us of when Isaiah 61 was renovating aRead More

Vindicated, Carl Paladino was the Precursor of Donald Trump

Vindicated, Carl Paladino was the Precursor of Donald Trump

News November 17, 2016 at 6:42 am

When Carl Paladino lost to Andrew Cuomo, 61% to 34% in the New York State race for governor in 2010, one of the most liberal nanny states in America ejected him handily, robustly. They didn’t like his brash, self-help, be strong on your own – without dependence on government message.Read More

Donald Trump said he was inspired by the Frank Dux story immortalized in the 1988 movie Bloodsport.

Tide of political outlook and power is changing in America

Uncategorized November 17, 2016 at 6:30 am

By Frank Dux (Ed. Note: Donald Trump told the New Yorker Magazine in 1997, that his favorite movie was Bloodsport, which is about the real life exploits of Frank Dux. Jean Claude Van plays Frank Dux in the movie. Here the real Frank Dux writes about Trump and the recentRead More

Old Fort Niagara 5k Race to be held Rain, Snow or Shine

Old Fort Niagara 5k Race to be held Rain, Snow or Shine

Uncategorized November 17, 2016 at 4:53 am

Please join us on Saturday, December 10, for the Holiday 5K at Old Fort Niagara. Soldiers will fire their muskets at 10:30 am sharp to signal the start of the race which will take place entirely within Fort Niagara State Park. The course will feature amazing views of Fort NiagaraRead More

Who needs the moon when you've got 50 million candlepower spotlights?

Light Pollution Ruins Natural Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls November 17, 2016 at 4:25 am

When the moon hits your eye like a big pizza pie – it could be because you were outside enjoying a once-in-a-lifetime experience this week. The moon was 14 per cent bigger and 30 per cent brighter than it normally is. A “supermoon”, as its called, occurs when the moonRead More

Deck chairs on the Titanic

“Change” versus improvement

Uncategorized November 17, 2016 at 4:03 am

  Looking back at the election, one of the most overused words by candidates was  “change”. Almost every candidate stated their plan to “change” some aspect of government and the implication was that these “changes” would make the world better. However, in the world of politics, promising you will makeRead More

What I want done in New York State

What I want done in New York State

State and National News November 17, 2016 at 3:59 am

By Mickey Mouse (ed. note: The following was sent to us by a reader. The content seemed worthy of publication even if we have some doubt whether it was written by someone actually named Mickey Mouse.) I am a frequent reader of the Reporter and think it is the leadingRead More

Liz and Dr. Michael Mitchell, Shannon and Dharshan Jayasinghe

Memorial announces Premier 2017 co-chairs

Niagara Falls November 17, 2016 at 3:20 am

Dharshan and Shannon Jayasinghe and Dr. Michael and Liz Mitchell have been named co-chairs of The 2017 Premier, Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center’s annual black tie dinner and entertainment gala. Dharshan Jayasinghe is chief executive officer of bizWin Strategies, a national executive search and recruiting firm that provides innovative andRead More

A bike path will take the place of West River Parkway, according to New York State.

Good News: State Will Close West River Parkway and Create Bike Path

Community News November 17, 2016 at 3:16 am

By Nate McMurray Supervisor, Grand Island I wanted to provide you a proper update on the meeting last week for the bike path. New York State will move forward with the Grand Island West River Parkway closure. In summary, the state’s plan is: · Safe—removal of 55 mph road, greatestRead More

Niagara Falls youth contribute to, are impacted by High Rate of Violent Crime

Niagara Falls youth contribute to, are impacted by High Rate of Violent Crime

Niagara Falls November 17, 2016 at 3:08 am

As we reported two weeks ago, the 2015 FBI annual report “Crime in the United States”, released in late September of this year, ranked Niagara Falls as being the most violent city in New York State. Based on 555 violent crimes reported for Niagara Falls for 2015, and a populationRead More

Thanks to IBEW Local 237 for Lighting Up Schoellkopf Park

Thanks to IBEW Local 237 for Lighting Up Schoellkopf Park

Community News November 17, 2016 at 2:57 am

By  Joseph A. Ruffolo President & CEO Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center Just in time for the upcoming holidays, beautiful Schoellkopf Park on the campus of Niagara Falls Memorial Medical is again shining brightly as a beacon of goodwill for the entire community. Thanks to members of International Brotherhood of ElectricalRead More

Council members Kristen Grandinetti, Andrew Touma and Charles Walker as a majority have approved many spending initiatives of Mayor Paul Dyster.

Walker Will Ultimately be Judged by the Voters

Niagara Falls November 17, 2016 at 2:51 am

Charles Walker has been a member of the Niagara Falls City Council since 1999, but unfortunately he is a lawmaker who has run afoul of the election law, according to the state attorney general, and he now faces four misdemeanor counts for allegedly failing to file campaign financial disclosure formsRead More

Niagara Falls City Councilman Charles Walker

Councilman Walker to answer in Court for Campaign Finance Violations

Niagara Falls November 17, 2016 at 2:45 am

If you access the NYS Board of Elections website, click on “Campaign Finance” and then “View Disclosure Reports”, and type in “Charles Walker”, there’s sparse information indeed on City Councilman Charles Walker’s campaign finances over the years. Serving on the city council since January of 1999, Walker is halfway throughRead More

James McGinnis...cancer patient victim of insurance dispute between Independent Health and his care provider, CCS Oncology.

CCS Cancer Patients Deeply Stressed as Loss of Coverage Looms

News November 17, 2016 at 2:38 am

As we reported last week, more than 500 cancer patients throughout Western New York are facing the loss of their medical insurance coverage from Independent Health if they stay with their current care provider, CCS Oncology, after Jan. 1, the date when CCS oncologists are slated to be dropped fromRead More

Democratic U.S. presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks at the U.S. Conference of Mayors 84th Annual Meeting in Indianapolis, Indiana United States, June 26, 2016. REUTERS/Chris Bergin - RTX2ICSM

White Women and the ‘Dic’hotomy of Donald Trump

Uncategorized November 17, 2016 at 2:20 am

By Carolette Meadows Are white women schizophrenic? The 2016 elections have provided more entertainment and dysfunction than a full season of ‘Empire.’ We had lies, emails, misogyny, violence, protests, xenophobia, homophobia, ridiculing the disabled, questioning bloodflow, pandering fear, stealing primaries, naked spouses, and the grabbing of defenseless felines. With allRead More

Top 10 Stores for Black Friday Discounts Named

Top 10 Stores for Black Friday Discounts Named

Columns November 17, 2016 at 2:09 am

Discounts Should Average at least 39 percent says Survey With holiday spending estimated to reach $656 billion this year — up from nearly $631 billion in 2015 — the personal-finance website WalletHub conducted an in-depth analysis of the biggest 35 stores in a 2016’s Best Stores for Black Friday. WalletHub surveyedRead More

Antibiotic resistance, superbugs pose serious threat to health

Antibiotic resistance, superbugs pose serious threat to health

Columns November 17, 2016 at 1:57 am

  By Rajinder Bajwa, M.D. We are living through exciting times of modern medicine where we can get treatment for many diseases which were considered incurable in past. Antibiotics and vaccines have played a major role in that success. Diseases considered a scourge in past like smallpox have been eradicatedRead More

Council Finishing Up Budget Work

Council Finishing Up Budget Work

Niagara Falls November 17, 2016 at 1:43 am

The Niagara Falls City Council finished work on the mayor’s 2017 spending plan that will now count on Amtrak paying for 63 percent of the operating costs ($172,000 a year) for the new station. City lawmakers have taken a sharp knife to Mayor Paul Dyster’s proposed $91 million budget, cuttingRead More

Print Edition: Nov 17, 2016

Print Edition: Nov 17, 2016

Print Version November 17, 2016 at 1:32 am
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Beautiful Lewiston Homes to be on Display

Beautiful Lewiston Homes to be on Display

Community News November 17, 2016 at 12:38 am

Only 17 days left before the doors swing open at this year’s Lewiston Tour of Homes, which will take place at the following dates and times: Saturday, December 3 and Sunday, December 4 from 9:30am to 1:15pm, and again from 1pm to 5pm. Each home on the tour has beenRead More

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