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Keith Raniere, the vicious cult leader who branded women and made them his sex slaves.

New York Times picks up Reporter story on NXIVM cult woman branding

Uncategorized October 20, 2017 at 5:58 am

Readers of the New York Times this week were treated to a series of blockbuster articles concerning the alleged torture and sexual exploitation of women at the hands of Keith Raniere and other high ranking members of his NXIVM cult. The revelations will come as no surprise to readers ofRead More

Probably the last time the Reporter will run this photo, since Ms. Grandinetti (L) and Mr. Walker (R) are leaving the council, but not before voting through Mayor Paul Dyster's huge tax increases.

An early Christmas for 300 city workers, Dyster, Grandinetti, Touma hand out raises

Niagara Falls October 20, 2017 at 5:56 am

With a recent state audit confirming that the city will be completely broke by December, and Gov. Andrew Cuomo stating unequivocally that no addition aid would be forthcoming in the wake of the abrupt end of cash from the Seneca Niagara Casino, Niagara Falls Mayor Paul Dyster and Councilmembers KristenRead More

Clare (L) and Sara Bronfman

NXIVM, Bronfman & Parlato; who is the victim?

News, NXIVM October 20, 2017 at 5:55 am

On October 17, 2017, the New York Times published a story highlighting some of the brutal activities connected to the self-help organization known as NXIVM, which included branding women with the initials of its leader, Keith Raniere.  NVIVM, and its affiliated entities, have been abusing women and exploiting its membershipRead More

Jingle Falls USA another accident waiting to happen for Dyster here

Jingle Falls USA another accident waiting to happen for Dyster here

Niagara Falls October 20, 2017 at 5:52 am

When an idea fails miserably twice in recent memory, why not try it a third time? That seems to be the logic being applied by Niagara Falls Mayor Paul Dyster and John Percy’s publicly funded Destination Niagara USA in announcing yet another winter festival here, this one called “Jingle FallsRead More

WHAT COULD HAVE BEEN - An old campaign ad presages the city's present budget predicament.

Dyster’s whopping tax increases to pass as Homeowners, Businesses take the fall

Niagara Falls October 20, 2017 at 5:50 am

The 2018 Niagara Falls city budget, otherwise known as Mayor Paul Dyster’s massive tax increase, has every chance of passing, despite the outcry raised by taxpayers in what is already the most highly taxed municipality in the state. At Monday night’s City Council meeting a vote was taken on aRead More

Congratulations... You're hired! This way to your corner office on the top floor!

Gov. Cuomo’s jobs “Strikeforce” invades Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls October 20, 2017 at 5:40 am

Declares Victory, then retreats back to Albany “Niagara Falls Unemployment Rate highest in New York State” blared the headline for our lead story on August 13 of this year. As we reported, the Niagara Falls unemployment figure for June, 2017 was an appalling 7.7%, by far the highest of anyRead More

"I get sick of people saying, you know, well it's never been done here," remarked Rev. Darius Pridgen on a self-produced video promoting his Affordable Rent and Housing (ARH) program.

More Subsidized Housing on the way; Is it a Blessing, or a Curse?

Niagara Falls October 20, 2017 at 5:30 am

Another day, another scheme to spend millions of taxpayer dollars on low rent housing in a city already so vacant that private landlords are just giving up. You can’t throw a rock around here and not hit some politically connected insider with a yen to house the downtrodden and walkRead More

Lewiston Supervisor Steve Broderick

Open Letter to the Town of Lewiston from Supervisor Steve Broderick

Community News October 20, 2017 at 5:26 am

When I decided two years ago to stand for election, I did my due diligence and understood our Town faced some serious issues. Our bond rating had been reduced, increasing interest expense, our water infrastructure was continuing to deteriorate, the Town had to face reduced revenue from outside sources includingRead More

Water Board member Nick Forster and Gov. Cuomo in a 2013 photo.

Water Board: More pollution of mighty Niagara River inevitable

State and National News October 20, 2017 at 5:20 am

Ever since 2002, when then city councilman and now Niagara Falls Mayor Paul Dyster spearheaded the creation of the Water Board here, it’s been one excuse after another. No water service to your house for months on end? Not our problem, the Water Board said. Sewage backing up in yourRead More

Jumpstart Your Day: Drink a Glass of Water

Jumpstart Your Day: Drink a Glass of Water

Columns October 20, 2017 at 5:14 am

By Randy Palladino Do you ever feel like you’re not up to par? Maybe you’ve got a bit of headache or you’re feeling fatigued even before your shift has started? You might be dehydrated. Drinking a glass of water might be all you need to feel better and begin theRead More

State DEC finally cracks down on Allied Waste, worse than skunks

State DEC finally cracks down on Allied Waste, worse than skunks

Niagara County October 20, 2017 at 5:12 am

Even stinkier than the skunk invasion written about just weeks ago on these pages, a smelly landfill rivals only the city’s own Buffalo Avenue Wastewater Treatment Plant in terms of the putrid, nauseating stench that now blankets much of the city, particularly during the summer tourist season. Complaints about theRead More

The Right Side

The Right Side

Uncategorized October 20, 2017 at 5:02 am

AFFIRMATIVE ACTION By J Gary DiLaura There is only one profession in the United States that does NOT utilize “affirmative action.” What is it? It must be a very important profession where only the best, most qualified people are hired… something that human life depends upon like the medical profession.Read More

Niagara Falls Jokes

Niagara Falls Jokes

Uncategorized October 20, 2017 at 5:00 am

Mayor Dyster complained to Nick Melson that his wife was driving him to drink. Melson thought he’s very lucky, because his mom makes him walk. *** All of Gov. Cuomo’s top aides and campaign contributors were sitting in the dock when the jury foreman called out, “Not guilty!” “That’s wonderful!”Read More

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