Niagara Falls

Violent Crime Sweeping The Falls Can Be Laid Directly At Dyster’s Door

Violent Crime Sweeping The Falls Can Be Laid Directly At Dyster’s Door

Niagara Falls May 18, 2017 at 6:14 pm

By Mike Hudson; The wave of violent crime currently sweeping over the city of Niagara Falls is something Mayor Paul Dyster doesn’t like to talk about. Why would he? In 2010, when he bent over for then state Attorney General Andrew Cuomo and entered into a consent decree that wouldRead More

Celebrating Niagara Falls Greatest Generation

Celebrating Niagara Falls Greatest Generation

Niagara Falls May 18, 2017 at 6:11 pm

By Councilman Kenny Tompkins & Terry Ortt Tompkins   Dick Lacey. Gordon Ortt. Chester and John Gawel. Patricia Knibbs. They’re not household names and yet they are REAL heroes in our community. These are just a few of the men and women from Niagara Falls who proudly served our country in WorldRead More

Thomason Announces Comeback Candidacy For Return To Council Here

Thomason Announces Comeback Candidacy For Return To Council Here

Niagara Falls May 18, 2017 at 6:09 pm

As a lifelong resident of Niagara Falls, former city councilwoman, businesswoman and longtime community advocate, Candra Thomason announced her candidacy for Niagara Falls City Council this week. “As a former member of the Council, I worked hard to cut unnecessary spending while fighting for quality of life services, and IRead More

Archie’s Candidacy Is  About Saving You Money

Archie’s Candidacy Is About Saving You Money

Niagara Falls May 18, 2017 at 6:08 pm

By Sam Archie;   I have decided to run for City Council because of the lack of leadership and common sense. Too many times we have seen the council majority cave in to the wishes of the Mayor without asking questions. They have carelessly spent tax dollars and casino funds. IRead More

Niagara Falls, Rest in Pieces

Niagara Falls, Rest in Pieces

Niagara Falls May 18, 2017 at 6:04 pm

Jim Ostrowski;   I’ve been driving through the City of Niagara Falls on business recently and am just wondering if anyone else has noticed that it’s a dying city?  Maybe if you live there, you become used to it, but I don’t live there so I noticed some things thatRead More

Blighted Buildings Vacant Houses Still Plague Niagara Falls

Blighted Buildings Vacant Houses Still Plague Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls May 18, 2017 at 6:02 pm

Robert Ventry Within the city of Niagara Falls there are plenty of vacant and abandon houses, on various streets throughout the city, the majority of them are city owned. These properties hurt the appearance of the neighborhood and bring property values down in the areas they are in. These structuresRead More

Rendering of proposed $50 million luxury hotel.

All Developers Deserve Favor: Unless You’re Michael Dicienzo

Niagara Falls May 11, 2017 at 11:29 am

By Jamie Moses; There’s a very old saying “when in Rome do as the Romans.” The saying originally appeared in 390 A.D. as advice in a letter from St. Augustine to the Bishop of Naples. St. Augustine, who had traveled extensively, was pointing out that it is wise to adoptRead More

Michael DiCienzo

Dyster rejects $70 million development, cites pretend development as reason

Niagara Falls May 11, 2017 at 11:28 am

By Mike Hudson; If Michael DiCienzo was a woman, or a person of color, he’d have a heck of a discrimination case on his hands. He’s a white man though and the fact that his repeated attempts to bolster the moribund Niagara Falls economy with personal investments of tens ofRead More

Kenny Thompkins, the freshman Niagara Falls council member, has led the charge to eliminate health insurance for future council members.

Moving Niagara Falls Forward: Tale of Two Tourism Plans

Niagara Falls May 11, 2017 at 11:27 am

By Kenny Tompkins; Niagara Falls City Councilman I’ve learned as a city councilman that it’s important to set the record straight as often as possible. I’m a firm believer in transparency, which is why I am addressing the online story that emerged suggesting a connection between the American Niagara HospitalityRead More

Niagara Falls Mayor Paul Dyster

Dyster’s involvement in Culinary Institute fiasco raises interesting questions here

Niagara Falls May 11, 2017 at 11:24 am

By Mike Hudson How closely was Niagara Falls Mayor Paul Dyster involved in the process that led to the opening of the Niagara County Community College Culinary Institute here? In numerous statements made over the past eight years, he’s given the impression of being single handedly responsible for the facility.Read More

We’re back and better than ever!

We’re back and better than ever!

Niagara Falls May 11, 2017 at 11:22 am

By Mike Hudson I’m back. And so is the Niagara Falls Reporter. We took a brief hiatus in order to conduct a major reorganization that Publisher Frank Parlato and I believe will propel the paper to becoming a national publication, something I’ve always dreamed of. We’ll be back on theRead More

Gov. Andrew Cuomo forgot to include payment in the Seneca Casino contract renewal. But faithful Dyster still has faith and hope.

Cuomo’s incompetence leads to end of casino cash; Dyster still optimistic

Niagara Falls May 11, 2017 at 11:21 am

By Mike Hudson; In the rush to placate the Seneca Nation of Indians during the casino cash dispute that dragged on for four years starting in 2009, Gov. Andrew Cuomo unilaterally granted a 10-year extension to the compact that allows the tribe to operate casinos in Niagara Falls, Buffalo andRead More

Cancemi Excited About School District’s Progress, Wants Another Term as  Board President

Cancemi Excited About School District’s Progress, Wants Another Term as Board President

Niagara Falls May 11, 2017 at 11:14 am

By Tony Farina; Clarification:  Vincent James Cancemi is seeking a third five-year term on the Niagara Falls Board of Education in the May 16th election.  He is the current president of the board and the decision on whether he continues in that role will be up to the board membersRead More

NY Attorney General and former Democratic State Senator Eric Schneiderman

Ortt’s political persecution calls Scheiderman’s ethics into question

Niagara Falls May 11, 2017 at 11:08 am

By Mike Hudson In one of the most blatantly political prosecutions in the state’s long history, New York Attorney General and former Democratic state senator Eric Schneiderman is going after war hero and current Republican state Senator Rob Ortt in the hope of tipping the balance of power in theRead More

George Maziarz

Politically motivated Maziarz persecution more proof of Schneiderman incompetence

Niagara Falls May 11, 2017 at 11:05 am

By Mike Hudson; A rat in the woodpile, former county Republican Party chairman Henry Wojtaszek, who switched sides and decided to help former Democratic state senator and current state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman in order to save his own skin, is primarily responsible for the current five count felony indictmentRead More

Smelly Problem in LaSalle

Smelly Problem in LaSalle

Niagara Falls May 11, 2017 at 10:11 am

According to our correspondent: The businesses on 56th St. near Niagara Falls Blvd. have been experiencing a strong sewer gas smell getting in the buildings for several months. It has been getting particularly obnoxious in the last two weeks, to the point that businesses have to leave their doors openRead More

Delaware North's casinos aren't in luxury resorts, they're in downtrodden midwest locations like this spartan gaming floor outside of economically depressed Davenport, Iowa.

Low pay, long hours, few promotions, freezer sex all part of Delaware North employment experience

Community News, Niagara Falls April 7, 2017 at 7:15 am

Buffalo-based mega-concessionaire Delaware North already plays a major role in the local economy – feeding the eight million tourists who visit Niagara Falls State Park every year at the expense of the handful of restaurants and diners that still exist in downtown Niagara Falls. Recent developments indicate that the globalRead More

Community Memorial Day Parade 2017 Kicks into Gear

Community Memorial Day Parade 2017 Kicks into Gear

Niagara Falls April 7, 2017 at 7:09 am

By Kenny Tompkins  Niagara Falls Councilman Now that winter is over in Niagara Falls, planning for the 2017 Community Memorial Day parade has kicked into high gear.  The date is set for Saturday, May 27, at 10 am.  We’ll start at City Market and march down Pine Avenue to the NiagaraRead More

NIAGARA FALLS POLICE BLASTS CITY COUNCIL FOR SUPPORTING RAISING AGE OF JUVENILE OFFENDERS

NIAGARA FALLS POLICE BLASTS CITY COUNCIL FOR SUPPORTING RAISING AGE OF JUVENILE OFFENDERS

Niagara Falls April 7, 2017 at 7:06 am

By Mike Lee President President-Patrol Division Niagara Falls Police Club On March 20, 2017 the Niagara Falls City Council voted to adopt New York State resolution# 17 as it relates to Subpart J of Governor Andrew Cuomo’s budget bill. The city council voted 4-0 in favor of supporting the changeRead More

Scenic Woods stretching from the East River shoreline westward to Sturbridge Lane

Parks and Threats to our space

Niagara Falls April 7, 2017 at 7:04 am

by Nate McMurray Town Supervisor of Grand Island Since I have been Supervisor of Grand Island, I have met with developers who have come to my office trying to hawk the white elephant gift of sprawl as a solution to Grand Island’s problems.  Let me say it here clearly, “IRead More

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