Archive for December 1st, 2017

Members of Niagara Falls police officers speak with incoming council member Chris Voccio on Wednesday about the five department jobs being eliminated through retirement.

City avoids hard cuts to 2018 budget, “gambles” casino funds will return

Niagara Falls December 1, 2017 at 5:52 am

Council vows to override possible mayoral veto on police retirements By Joseph Kissel In total, 14 positions were eliminated from the city’s 2018 budget through a $10,000 retirement incentive. “If the mayor had done it in July, he could have saved the taxpayers a million dollars,” said Councilman Andy Touma.Read More

According to the FBI's annual Crime Report, the city of Niagara Falls has the highest rates of violent and property crime in New York State for cities with population over 25,000. The proposed 2018 budget cuts two detectives and two patrol officers. What are they thinking?

Niagara Falls City Council, Mayor Dyster exceed tax cap, cut Police

Niagara Falls December 1, 2017 at 5:40 am

Budget Woes lead to big Tax Increases for Residents, Businesses It took less than twenty minutes. The meat cleaver came down hard on Mayor Paul Dyster’s proposed 2018 budget Wednesday afternoon, courtesy of the Niagara Falls City Council. In short order, the council eliminated four police positions, paring the mayor’sRead More

"The Mouse that Roared" (1959) was a dark comedy that foreshadowed the classic "Dr. Strangelove" in which Peter Sellers played three roles in the movie.

Answer to Niagara Falls’ fiscal distress may lie in classic comedy film

Niagara Falls December 1, 2017 at 5:36 am

The Niagara Falls Reporter has a solution to the budget crisis facing the city of Niagara Falls. It’s common knowledge that Gov. Andrew Cuomo is planning to run for president in 2020. The governor recently even went on a fundraising trip to California, being feted by Silicon Valley titans, HollywoodRead More

Signage at Lewiston (above) and the town of Porter (below) is routinely ignored by commercial traffic

State Parks trashes Niagara “Scenic” Parkway by tolerating commercial traffic

Niagara County December 1, 2017 at 5:36 am

When it comes to Niagara Falls, it’s like the Wild West around here. That’s because New York State completely and willfully ignores the law when it comes to just about anything to do with the 80% of Niagara Falls waterfront that it owns and operates. The Cuomo administration blatantly violatedRead More

Raising Salaries While Lowering Expectations

Raising Salaries While Lowering Expectations

Niagara County December 1, 2017 at 5:30 am

If you asked the average person whether their elected representative to the County Legislature deserved a raise, you can be almost certain the answer would be a resounding, ‘No!’  Even if the county is fiscally solvent, most people do not appreciate giving raises to politicians with their hard-earned tax dollars. Read More

NF Firefighters Christmas Toy Fund Telethon and Basket Auction to be held on Saturday

NF Firefighters Christmas Toy Fund Telethon and Basket Auction to be held on Saturday

Community News December 1, 2017 at 5:08 am

Make sure you stop in to Niagara Falls High School on Saturday and check out the Firefighters Christmas Toy Fund event. “Bring a friend. Bring the Family!” encourages the post on their Facebook page, “Partake in the Basket Auction!” Mingle with real live and handsome hunky Niagara Falls firefighters. LiveRead More

At $585,000, Mayor Dyster's Boundary Waters sculpture is costing more that twice what the City Council saved the other night when it eliminated four police positions from the budget.

Boundary Waters Sculpture soon to grace Downtown Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls December 1, 2017 at 5:04 am

It’s taken long enough, almost ten years, but soon Mayor Dyster’s pride and joy Boundary Waters sculpture will be unveiled and subjected to a dedication ceremony, to take place at its seat of honor in the middle of the Rainbow Blvd. traffic roundabout. It was supposed to have been finishedRead More

Niagara Falls Jokes

Niagara Falls Jokes

Uncategorized December 1, 2017 at 5:00 am

Mayor Dyster wanted an even bigger Boundary Waters sculpture for the traffic circle in front of the Hotel Niagara, but with his city facing a massive budget shortfall next year, he decided he didn’t have the Monet. *** When he was a young man, Mayor Dyster toured Europe and visitedRead More

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