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Alternative Perspective on the Deification of George Floyd: ‘Where Is My Memorial?’

Alternative Perspective on the Deification of George Floyd: ‘Where Is My Memorial?’

Featured, Niagara Falls June 6, 2020 at 9:48 am

The Niagara Falls Reporter is committed to publishing alternative views on a variety of topics. This includes things that may not be politically correct or run afoul of Google ‘censorship’ algorithms. That George Floyd was murdered by police seems pretty obvious. That his death, fortunately captured on camera, has sparkedRead More

2020 US Elections Reopening the Economy boosts Trump’s odds?

2020 US Elections Reopening the Economy boosts Trump’s odds?

News, State and National News May 28, 2020 at 2:39 pm

Guest View Donald Trump is the hot favorite to win a second term in office according to political pundits and political betting markets, a favorable nod that is largely down to the strength of incumbency. In the history of the United States, only three presidents have failed to win a second termRead More

Elon Musk and the Missing Ventilators

Elon Musk and the Missing Ventilators

News April 8, 2020 at 2:23 pm

By Dr. Nicolas Waddy As New York writhes in the grip of the coronavirus pandemic — racking up horrifying numbers of the infected and the dead — a major scandal has arisen over the inadequacy of the state’s supply of ventilators. Although many of the facts are in dispute, twoRead More

Candidate John Spanbauer

Parental Example A Motivating Factor Behind Spanbauer Candidacy

Niagara Falls June 18, 2019 at 9:05 pm

Please click the link below to subscribe to a FREE PDF version of each print edition of the Niagara Reporter http://eepurl.com/dnsYM9     By: John Spanbauer Candidate for Niagara Falls City Council With the primary election only a few days away, I want to share with the citizens of NiagaraRead More

Mayor-Elect Robert M. Restaino.

RESTAINO: Another Look at the “Gambler’s Ruin”

Niagara Falls April 3, 2019 at 6:30 pm

Please click the link below to subscribe to a FREE PDF version of each print edition of the Niagara Reporter http://eepurl.com/dnsYM9         By: Robert M. Restaino Candidate for Mayor of Niagara Falls In my last article printed in this newspaper, I compared the fiscal policy of theRead More

Niagara Falls International Film Festival Rolls Out the Red Carpet September 26-29 for Filmmakers and Local Film Fans

Niagara Falls International Film Festival Rolls Out the Red Carpet September 26-29 for Filmmakers and Local Film Fans

Niagara Falls September 21, 2018 at 12:57 am

By John Wildman The Niagara Falls International Film Festival will make its debut on Wednesday, September 26 at The Rapids Theatre (1711 Main Street) with a red carpet gala celebrating 2-time Academy Award-winning Costume Designer Mark Bridges (THE ARTIST, PHANTOM THREAD) and Oscar-winning Visual Effects Artist Craig Barron (THE CURIOUSRead More

KLINE: As Dyster Plans to Raise Taxes, We Plan to Protest Again & Again

KLINE: As Dyster Plans to Raise Taxes, We Plan to Protest Again & Again

Local News, Niagara Falls September 21, 2018 at 12:41 am

Please click the link below to subscribe to a FREE PDF version of each print edition of the Niagara Reporter http://eepurl.com/dnsYM9     By: Terri Kline Niagara Falls Community Activist I am a proud resident of the City of Niagara Falls. I have lived here since 1989, when my fatherRead More

Letter to the Editor: “Spectrum Customers Beware”

Letter to the Editor: “Spectrum Customers Beware”

News April 5, 2018 at 4:32 pm

Please click the link below to subscribe to a FREE PDF version of each print edition of the Niagara Reporter http://eepurl.com/dnsYM9   BY: Michael Ishman   Just wanted to pass this along to your readers.   Spectrum customers beware, you soon will be getting less channels and will be payingRead More

Councilman Chris Voccio

Chris’s Corner: Golf Balls, Pastry & Cops

Local News April 3, 2018 at 11:16 pm

Please click the link below to subscribe to a FREE PDF version of each print edition of the Niagara Reporter http://eepurl.com/dnsYM9     Chris’s Corner: Golf Balls, Pastry & Cops   BY: Chris Voccio, Niagara Falls City Councilman   First, I should disclose that I am not a golfer. IRead More

Sam Ferraro, 60, passes away; longtime director of Niagara County IDA

Sam Ferraro, 60, passes away; longtime director of Niagara County IDA

Featured, Local News March 12, 2018 at 2:46 am

Please click the link below to subscribe to a FREE PDF version of each print edition of the Niagara Reporter http://eepurl.com/dnsYM9 Samuel M. Ferraro, of Niagara Falls, passed away Saturday, March 10, 2018, at the age of 60. He was born in Niagara Falls, NY the son of Salvatore andRead More

Mount St. Mary’s Hospital has large turnout for fundraiser at Como Restaurant

Community News March 2, 2018 at 4:15 pm

  The annual reverse draw of Mount St. Mary’s Hospital was held Feb. 28 at the Como Restaurant. Nearly 280 people attended. It was covened by the Mount St. Mary’s Hospital Foundation, St. Francis Guild Auxiliary and the board of associates. Funds raised are directed to the foundation’s small grantsRead More

 FBI DIRECTOR WRAY… NOW IT’S YOUR TURN, DO YOUR JOB!

 FBI DIRECTOR WRAY… NOW IT’S YOUR TURN, DO YOUR JOB!

Columns February 13, 2018 at 9:04 pm

The Right Side By J Gary DiLaura, FBI-RED The FBI had a Code of Conduct that all Agents were aware of, as we were all handed a FBI  Agent Handbook in training school at the FBI Academy. It was pretty inclusive. It explained in great detail what FBI Agents can andRead More

The Diet of Lent – animal-free diet good for body and soul

The Diet of Lent – animal-free diet good for body and soul

Uncategorized February 9, 2018 at 12:47 am

By Nelson Gustavo Niagara Falls February 14th marks the beginning of Lent, the 40-day period before Easter, when Christians abstain from animal foods in remembrance of Jesus’ 40 days of fasting in the wilderness. The call to abstain from eating animals is as current as the teaching of evangelical leader FranklinRead More

NYS Comptroller: Town of Cambria borrowed $1 M in “unneeded debt”

NYS Comptroller: Town of Cambria borrowed $1 M in “unneeded debt”

Local News February 4, 2018 at 5:13 am

Cambria taxpayers paid interest on bond debt when Town had money in bank; state audit claims  The New York State Comptroller’s office released an audit last week that concludes the Town of Cambria borrowed about $1 million for two projects when it had money sitting in bank accounts, or hadRead More

Source: $1.5 million realized from Falls tax foreclosure auction; what will money be used for?

Source: $1.5 million realized from Falls tax foreclosure auction; what will money be used for?

Local News February 1, 2018 at 11:48 pm

By Frank Parlato; Hundreds of people turned out in Niagara Falls last December to buy homes, buildings, or vacant lots at the city’s tax foreclosure auction. The city reportedly auctioned off more than 320 properties seized from owners who failed to pay property taxes. A reliable city hall source tellRead More

Jastremseki sees ‘Progress’ on Pistol Permits as State Police Vow ‘No Confiscation’

Jastremseki sees ‘Progress’ on Pistol Permits as State Police Vow ‘No Confiscation’

Uncategorized January 26, 2018 at 12:39 am

Niagara County Clerk Joseph A. Jastrzemski said the outcome of a meeting between State Police and the New York State Association of County Clerks held this week left him optimistic that gun owners’ rights will be protected despite a looming deadline for pistol permit recertification under Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’sRead More

Hair Cutting Economics

Hair Cutting Economics

Uncategorized December 3, 2017 at 5:47 pm

By Craig Reger “Inflation is when you pay fifteen dollars for the ten-dollar haircut you used to get for five dollars when you had hair”. Sam Ewing, author. This quote could have applied to me over my 48 years of thinning hair, but it didn’t. On December 2, my motherRead More

[While all three candidates are worthy],The Reporter supports Alan Roscetti

[While all three candidates are worthy],The Reporter supports Alan Roscetti

Niagara Falls September 8, 2017 at 5:07 am

 Alan Roscetti has our support. The general position of the Niagara Falls Reporter is that we rarely, if ever, make endorsements for political candidates.  One of the main reasons is that, we believe people should think for themselves and make up their own minds. So, rather than endorse a candidateRead More

NIAGARA OFFICIALS REACT TO AG’s FENTANYL WARNING

NIAGARA OFFICIALS REACT TO AG’s FENTANYL WARNING

Niagara County September 8, 2017 at 3:31 am

NIAGARA OFFICIALS REACT TO AG’s FENTANYL WARNING County Opiate Task Force Will Meet to Consider Further Steps                                                                             LOCKPORT—Niagara County officials are taking the discovery of fentanyl-laced pillsRead More

Brother of pharmacist says Kendzia was arrested on sole word of a drug addict; trial will show the truth

Brother of pharmacist says Kendzia was arrested on sole word of a drug addict; trial will show the truth

Community News September 8, 2017 at 3:22 am

My Brother is Innocent, I know! by Walt Kendzia For sixty years, my brother, Bob Kendzia, has given dedicated service to the community in which he lives, to his church where many people know him, and to a city that he loves and supports.  He helps his neighbors, his friends, hisRead More

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