Articles by: Reporter

Tompkins: Give code enforcement tools to fight blight and help distressed homeowners

Tompkins: Give code enforcement tools to fight blight and help distressed homeowners

Uncategorized February 9, 2017 at 4:05 am

By Kenny Tompkins; Niagara Falls City Councilman One area that continues to be a problem in Niagara Falls is our code enforcement of derelict properties in our city. These properties pose a safety hazard for residents, decreases property values, and make our city unappealing. Last summer, I rode around withRead More

Niagara Falls celebrates Black History Month with NACC Exhibit

Niagara Falls celebrates Black History Month with NACC Exhibit

Community News February 9, 2017 at 3:40 am

  The Niagara Arts & Cultural Center (NACC) is holding an art exhibition entitled Artists of Color: Freedom through March 19 at their Townsend Gallery. The works of African American artists of Western New York, including Niagara Falls, Buffalo and Rochester are on display, according to exhibit curator Ray Robertson.Read More

An Uber-Bad Senate Bill for Upstate NY

An Uber-Bad Senate Bill for Upstate NY

State and National News February 9, 2017 at 2:29 am

By Jim Ostrowski; I have advocated a free market approach to transportation since 1989.  In an article, published in Business First, I proposed allowing drivers of smaller vehicles to compete with buses and provide a better product including door-to-door service.  After the digital age came along, companies like Uber beganRead More

Cabbies Still Battling Uber as Fight Goes On

Cabbies Still Battling Uber as Fight Goes On

State and National News February 9, 2017 at 2:09 am

By Tony Farina; It is truly a David vs. Goliath story playing out in Albany these days as the ride-sharing giant Uber and its smaller competitor, Lyft, inch closer to their goal of operating beyond New York City and likely overwhelming conventional taxi services across the state, especially if theyRead More

Neil Dashkoff, M.D., will discuss “Heart Health and the Importance of a Cardiac Catheterization Lab in Niagara.”

Dr. Dashkoff to discuss ‘Heart Health’ and importance of Memorial Hospital’s new cardiac catheterization lab; public invited

Community News February 9, 2017 at 12:04 am

  The medical director of the new cardiac catheterization laboratory at The Heart Center of Niagara will be the featured speaker Wednesday (Feb. 15) during a Heart Month luncheon at the Elderwood Residences at Wheatfield Community Center, 2600 Niagara Falls Blvd. Neil Dashkoff, M.D., will discuss “Heart Health and theRead More

Workshop For Chronic Disease Self-Management in Town of Niagara

Workshop For Chronic Disease Self-Management in Town of Niagara

Niagara County February 8, 2017 at 11:34 pm

A Chronic Disease Self-Management Workshop will be held Tuesday, February 21, 2017 at Town of Niagara (Calvin Richards) Community Center (7000 Lockport Road, Niagara Falls, 14305) from 12:45 p.m. to 3:15 p.m. There is no charge to attend. The purpose of the workshop is to provide simple steps that helpRead More

Maziarz’s Former Treasurer Files Spending Report

Maziarz’s Former Treasurer Files Spending Report

Niagara County February 8, 2017 at 11:22 pm

By Tony Farina; Laureen Jacobs, the treasurer of former NY State Sen. George Maziarz’s campaign committee, has filed amended spending reports with the State Board of Elections covering three years (2010, 2012, 2013). Legal sources have confirmed the filing was emailed to the board by lawyers for Jacobs on TuesdayRead More

Potholes again Populate City Streets

Potholes again Populate City Streets

Niagara Falls February 8, 2017 at 11:12 pm

  By James Hufnagel; Ten years into the tenure of Mayor Paul Dyster, the streets of Niagara Falls have never looked worse. Shortly after Dyster was elected in 2007, Congresswoman Louise Slaughter gifted him $3.6 million of federal tax dollars for street repaving. Main Street, among several other streets downtown,Read More

Bhavesh H. Kamdar

Bruce unsuccessfully prosecutes Kamdar; but successfully ruins his life

News February 4, 2017 at 11:06 pm

By Frank Parlato; THE STATE CONTRACT FROM HELL Last week we began the story of Bhavesh H. Kamdar, a civil engineer from western India. This week we continue the story.                                        Read More

The former Niagara Falls International Convention Center was given to the Seneca Nation for $1 dollar. Will the city ever have another convention center?

Zona Spearheading Bipartisan Effort for Convention Center Study

Niagara Falls February 4, 2017 at 7:43 pm

By Tony Farina; Could it be the start of a new era of bipartisanship, a new and exciting chapter in the city of Niagara Falls, a heavily Democratic urban core in a county where Republicans control the legislature 11 to 4? Well, nobody should jump to conclusions too quickly becauseRead More

Tom Fitton, President of Judicial Watch

Judicial Watch: It’s Naive To Think Illegal Aliens Aren’t Voting

Uncategorized February 4, 2017 at 7:34 pm

By Tom Fitton;                                                                                              Read More

We could be wrong, but is that an immigrant or Mayor Dyster?

We could be wrong, but is that an immigrant or Mayor Dyster?

Uncategorized February 3, 2017 at 3:56 am

By Frank Parlato; Our esteemed colleague James Hufnagel has taken the time to address a serious issue in this edition – a New York State taxpayer-funded brochure promoting Andrew Cuomo, who is presently governor of New York State. The brochure entitled “NEW YORK STATE EXCELSIOR EVER UPWARD – Advancing theRead More

British Doctors Advised Not to Say ‘Expectant Mothers’ but ‘Pregnant People’

British Doctors Advised Not to Say ‘Expectant Mothers’ but ‘Pregnant People’

Uncategorized January 30, 2017 at 3:21 am

BMA has guidelines for right words for doctors to use…   The British Medical Association (BMA) has published a booklet for its 160,000 members entitled, “A guide to effective communication: inclusive language in the workplace”. The booklet is intended as a guide on what are right and wrong words forRead More

Niagara County Republican Chairman Seeking Candidates

Niagara County Republican Chairman Seeking Candidates

News January 27, 2017 at 2:27 am

Ready To Run for Office? This year there are numerous public offices up for election. In Niagara County, all 15 seats in the County Legislature will be decided by voters this year. There will be elections for supervisor, mayor, alderman and council members, coroner, tax receiver, town justice, judge, andRead More

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

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