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Town of Grand Island Supervisor Nate McMurray

Welcome Center Will Be Boon to Grand Island

Erie County January 24, 2017 at 10:06 pm

By Nate McMurray; Town of Grand Island Supervisor Welcome Center  As you may have heard, a brand new, state of the art Welcome Center is coming to Grand Island. The Governor visited last week and he mentioned it specifically in his speech. I’ve been pushing for it as soon asRead More

Wound Center of Niagara selected  for groundbreaking clinical study

Wound Center of Niagara selected for groundbreaking clinical study

Community News January 24, 2017 at 9:33 pm

Collaborates with Nuo Therapeutics Inc. on Aurix™ System study The Wound Center of Niagara at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center has been selected with RestorixHealth and Nuo Therapeutics to participate in a nationwide clinical study of a breakthrough therapy for treating chronic, non-healing wounds. The study begins this month atRead More

Judicial Watch: Food-Stamp Recipients Can Order from Amazon, Other Online Retailers

Judicial Watch: Food-Stamp Recipients Can Order from Amazon, Other Online Retailers

State and National News January 14, 2017 at 2:33 am

(Editor’s Note: Judicial Watch Inc., America’s leading watchdog group, is led by Tom Fitton, who corresponds weekly with The Reporter and other media, keeping us updated on their initiatives. Our readers are invited to visit their website at www.judicialwatch.org and aid the organization through a generous contribution.)  Food-Stamp Recipients Can Order fromRead More

Dr. Matthew DiPaola to present  program on shoulder arthritis

Dr. Matthew DiPaola to present program on shoulder arthritis

Community News January 14, 2017 at 2:21 am

Although shoulders are less likely to be involved with arthritis than hips or knees, shoulder arthritis is quite common. But, its not always as straightforward as one might think. Matthew J. DiPaola, M.D., an orthopedic surgeon with extensive experience in treating shoulder arthritis, will discuss its diagnosis and treatment duringRead More

Schwandt is going over to NYPA, will resign as Alderwoman in North Tonawanda 

Schwandt is going over to NYPA, will resign as Alderwoman in North Tonawanda 

News January 12, 2017 at 1:00 am

North Tonawanda Alderwoman-at-Large Catherine Schwandt will be resigning from her elected position with the city of North Tonawanda to pursue a full-time position with the New York Power Authority (NYPA), she announced this week. NYPA is the behemoth, quasi-governmental authority that the late Robert Moses headed and which, since 1957,Read More

Dyster fires Destino on day before civil service kicked in

Dyster fires Destino on day before civil service kicked in

News January 7, 2017 at 4:46 am

By Frank Parlato; Firing him on the last day before his job became protected by civil service law, Mayor Paul Dyster has fired Johnny Destino, the director of purchasing for Niagara Falls. Destino was hired in May 2015, shortly after Dyster announced he was running for reelection as mayor ofRead More

Reflections on… My First Year in Council

Reflections on… My First Year in Council

Uncategorized January 7, 2017 at 4:02 am

By Kenny Tompkins Niagara Falls City Council January 1 marked my first official year as a Niagara Falls City Council member. What a year this has been! There was a mix of successes and frustrations that come with government. The biggest plus of this job has been the opportunity toRead More

Source: Cuomo Finds Ceretto Cushy Job at State Parks

Source: Cuomo Finds Ceretto Cushy Job at State Parks

News January 6, 2017 at 7:23 pm

This just in: Since publishing our article on “Are Democrats Scrambling to Find a Job for Ceretto”, we have been informed that former Assemblyman John Ceretto (Democrat  -> Republican -> Democrat) has landed a job with NY State Parks and will be stationed at the Niagara Falls State Park. His “title”Read More

Craft speaks out on Lewiston Board’s skewed view of signs, and ambiance

Craft speaks out on Lewiston Board’s skewed view of signs, and ambiance

Niagara County January 2, 2017 at 2:04 pm

By Ronald Craft;   ; I would like to comment on the recent Lewiston Village Board’s Article in the Lewiston Sentinal regarding the Board favoring ‘ambiance’ over ‘signage safety’ – which includes the same reasoning for a ban on sandwich boards – to be appalling. These same board members continuallyRead More

Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center greets first newborn of 2017

Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center greets first newborn of 2017

Community News January 2, 2017 at 1:04 pm

Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center greeted its first baby of 2017 at 8:09 p.m. New Year’s Day (Jan. 1) when Santina Fittante of Youngstown gave birth to son Dillon John Barker. Dillon, shown here with his mother and father Jeffrey Barker in their private labor and delivery suite at Memorial’sRead More

‘Nuclear Lou’ rejects accuracy, notes omissions in Kratt’s ‘Niagara Falls in WW II’

‘Nuclear Lou’ rejects accuracy, notes omissions in Kratt’s ‘Niagara Falls in WW II’

Niagara Falls December 27, 2016 at 8:18 pm

By Lou Ricciuti; (Editor’s note: Lou Ricciuti has spent decades studying and evaluating the history of the nuclear industry in Niagara Falls in the mid 20th century and its lingering aftereffects.  Dubbed “Nuclear Lou” by admirers and critics alike, Ricciuti has been a voice in the wilderness for years. HisRead More

Grand Island Supervisor: An Island without fear Part 3.

Grand Island Supervisor: An Island without fear Part 3.

Erie County December 26, 2016 at 8:30 pm

Island Without Fear Part 3 of 4: by Nate McMurray Freedom from the fear of others Diversity is not just an empty motto. It’s an ideal we strive for because diversity brings strength. Even on a basic level, genetic diversity helps us survive and adapt. And cultural diversity (meaning drawingRead More

Remembering The Festival of Lights

Remembering The Festival of Lights

Niagara Falls December 23, 2016 at 12:50 am

By Robert Ventry; If the Festival of Lights were still held it would be in its 35th year. The first annual Festival of Lights was launched in 1981 as economic stimulant for the local economy. The event was used to draw visitors into the city during the winter, which manyRead More

Joseph A. Ruffalo, President and CEO, Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center

Crucial Drug Discount Program at Risk  

Community News September 22, 2016 at 2:38 am

By Joseph A. Ruffolo, President & CEO Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center   Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center is a safety-net facility. That means we treat all sick people regardless of their ability to pay. Many of our patients are on Medicaid, Medicare or lack health insurance altogether. A little-known federalRead More

Tesla, The Power of the Sun … And Progress on Grand Island

Tesla, The Power of the Sun … And Progress on Grand Island

Erie County September 15, 2016 at 3:09 am

  By Nate McMurray Supervisor of Grand Island I read a book about Nikola Tesla earlier this year called “Wizard, The Life and Times of Nikola Tesla.” I thought I knew about Tesla, and especially his work at Niagara Falls. It was Tesla who finally mastered the mighty cataracts toRead More

Niagara Falls Ranked As One of 55 Most Breathtaking Destinations in the World; And one of the dumbest

Niagara Falls Ranked As One of 55 Most Breathtaking Destinations in the World; And one of the dumbest

Niagara Falls September 15, 2016 at 2:52 am

  It made me laugh and made me kind of sad, at the same time when I saw it. A recent article published on Expedia entitled the “The 55 most breathtaking destinations in the world” rates Niagara Falls New York (but not Niagara Falls, Ontario) as one of them. “Beauty mayRead More

What Are You Going to Do About Boston, Mr. Barnicle?

What Are You Going to Do About Boston, Mr. Barnicle?

Uncategorized September 15, 2016 at 2:07 am

By Jim Ostrowski; I refer to Mike Barnicle’s now-famous gotcha question of the clueless alleged libertarian candidate Gary Johnson on Morning Joe the other day: “what are you going to do about Aleppo [Syria]” To cut to the chase, I could just as well ask Mr. Barnicle what he’s goingRead More

This season, the view is better from the Canadian Side

This season, the view is better from the Canadian Side

Niagara Falls September 15, 2016 at 2:01 am

BY MATT RICCHIAZZI;     Hamilton’s news broadcaster, CHCH, is reporting that Niagara Falls, ON enjoyed the best season it has had in nearly eight years. Niagara Falls Tourism chair Wyane Thomson says the city is on pace for a record tourism year measured by visitors and spending. “We’ve stepped up theRead More

Niagara Falls Among Top 15 Cities For Healthcare Professionals

Niagara Falls Among Top 15 Cities For Healthcare Professionals

Community News September 15, 2016 at 1:53 am

ValuePenguin, a leading personal finance company  has published a report looking at the Best Cities to Be a Healthcare Professional, and the Buffalo-Niagara Falls, NY Metro ranked 12th  The study evaluated 200 metropolitan statistical areas across 20 key data points, covering everything from education quality and salary to insurance rates and medical malpractice payouts.Read More

Independent Living of Niagara County can help YOU register to vote!

Independent Living of Niagara County can help YOU register to vote!

Community News September 15, 2016 at 1:47 am

   If you’ve been intending to register so you can vote in the November General Election, but  haven’t gotten around to it and you’re going to be in Niagara Falls, New York on Tuesday September 27, 2016, Independent Living of Niagara County (ILNC) is participating in National Voters Registration Day.Read More

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