Archive for November, 2016

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

Niagara Falls jokes

Niagara Falls jokes

Uncategorized November 17, 2016 at 12:35 am

Much to his chagrin, Mayor Dyster arrived at his City Hall office to find that it had been invaded by mice, and complained to Seth Piccirillo about it. Piccirillo thought for a moment, and suggested, “Why don’t you offer to pay off their student loans?” *** An Englishman, a FrenchmanRead More

Paladino wields profound influence at dawn of Trump era

Paladino wields profound influence at dawn of Trump era

Uncategorized November 17, 2016 at 12:32 am

BY MATTHEW RICCHIAZZI Last Monday, Carl Paladino gave an interview to BBC Radio 4’s Today program, an influential platform in the United Kingdom. The same day his interview was reported in The Guardian. “I think you describe correctly the offense which is, if you don’t pick up your part, as was agreed toRead More

Precautions in Niagara Falls, #1 for Burglaries in NY

Precautions in Niagara Falls, #1 for Burglaries in NY

Community News November 17, 2016 at 12:17 am

By John Hazel (Ed. Note: The following is in response to the Reporter article last week announcing that Niagara Falls ranks #1 in  burglaries in New York State.) Home burglaries occur most often during the day, while the residents are at work and the house is unoccupied. Most burglars do notRead More

The Littlest Fight Fan

The Littlest Fight Fan

Community News November 12, 2016 at 4:52 pm

By Matt Cole The Spectacle that was the UFC 205 Weigh-ins, the first televised UFC event ever to be held inside Madison Square Garden, – the holiest of holies to sports fans worldwide – definitely did not disappoint. From the nearly 20,000 screaming fans, to the ever popular chats ofRead More

UFC 205, Day 1: Open Workouts

UFC 205, Day 1: Open Workouts

Community News November 10, 2016 at 8:04 pm

by Matt Cole The first ever Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) event at Madison Square Garden will take place this Saturday November 12th. The highly anticipated and globally watched event, which is long in the making, comes on the heels of the legalization of the sport of Mixed Martial Arts (MMA)Read More

John Ceretto explained his decision to switch political affiliations: "I first got involved in public service to help our neighbors and have always put people ahead of politics, and that won’t change," he said in the statement.

Goodbye John Ceretto

News November 10, 2016 at 8:01 pm

Lame Duck NYS Assemblyman John D. Ceretto made an unfortunate mistake last year. He listened to Gov. Andrew Cuomo who persuaded him to switch from the Republican party to the Democrats and now he’s out of a job. The Democrat Ceretto was defeated this week by a Republican who almostRead More

Ceretto Loss is LGBT Victory

Ceretto Loss is LGBT Victory

Niagara County November 10, 2016 at 11:16 am

For the most part, Niagara Falls’ LGBT community isn’t shedding any tears over John Ceretto’s impending departure from public service. Ceretto’s defeat at the hands of retired City Court Judge Angelo Morinello over the hotly contested 145th District New York State Assembly seat became practically a fait accompli after numerousRead More

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