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Dyster, City Council pleased with “Public Art”                   Especially when it’s at “Public Expense”

Dyster, City Council pleased with “Public Art”                   Especially when it’s at “Public Expense”

Uncategorized January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

One-time Speaker of the House Tip O’Neill had a favorite saying when he had to accede anything of legislative significance to the Reagan administration, which was not infrequently, given the political skills of “the Gipper”.   “You know,” O’Neill would say, “the Irish gave the Scottish the bagpipes as a joke,Read More

Grandinetti defends her mayor by targeting “disloyal, disruptive, unproductive” employees for removal

Grandinetti defends her mayor by targeting “disloyal, disruptive, unproductive” employees for removal

Uncategorized January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

Goodness gracious what was councilwoman Kristen Grandinetti thinking as she put pen to paper, or cursor to screen, to write her Gazette January http://southbuffalonews.comhttp://southbuffalonews.com, guest view titled, “The resumes are in”? The column heartily defended Mayor Dyster’s pre-Christmas call for a review of department head resumes. Dyster’s demand for hisRead More

Membership Set For CO. Manager Search; Sources Say Updegrove may be offered position

Membership Set For CO. Manager Search; Sources Say Updegrove may be offered position

Uncategorized January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

LOCKPORT— Niagara County is looking for a new county manager to replace Jeffrey Glatz who handed in his resignation recently and will retire shortly. As long ago as late Spring last year there were rumblings about 20http://southbuffalonews.com5 being Glatz’s final year with the county. Now the membership of the NiagaraRead More

Websites ranks Niagara Falls third worst– but that’s their opinion

Websites ranks Niagara Falls third worst– but that’s their opinion

Niagara Falls January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

These days every other website is doing rankings. And website ranking opinions are like certain anatomical parts – everybody has one or two of them. So this website called Road Snacks decides to rank cities in New York State and using their yardstick – Niagara Falls is the third worstRead More

Tompkins explains position on ending council health insurance and his decision to accept health insurance

Tompkins explains position on ending council health insurance and his decision to accept health insurance

Niagara Falls January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

By Ken Tompkins During my campaign, I focused on ways in which to reduce the city’s financial footprint and save tax payers’ money. One way was to reduce or eliminate the health care benefits and insurance opt-out payments for part-time elected officials and part-time political appointees (like the civil serviceRead More

Only in NT – NT Environmental Committee doesn’t tell us these things!

Columns, Niagara County January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation recently reclassified the Niagara Sanitation site as a Class 2 site, a “significant threat to the public health or environment—action required.” Although in the Town of Wheatfield, it’s at the NT border, silently affecting NT residents with its contaminants. In early 20http://southbuffalonews.com5,Read More

Cuomo’s State of the State address environmental issues

State and National News January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

NEW YORK, N.Y.— Governor Andrew Cuomo’s state of the state address, combined for the first time with his executive budget proposal, discussed a range of pro-environmental initiatives. The Governor’s announcement included proposals to: raise the Environmental Protection Fund (EPF) to $300 million; spend $http://southbuffalonews.com5 million on clean energy opportunity trainingRead More

Environment New York applauds Cuomo’s plans to reduce carbon emissions

Environment New York applauds Cuomo’s plans to reduce carbon emissions

State and National News January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

Gov. Cuomo’s State of the State: Environmental Goals and Concerns NEW YORK, N.Y.—Today, Governor Andrew Cuomo’s state of the state address, combined for the first time with his executive budget proposal, discussed a range of pro-environmental initiatives. The Governor’s announcement included proposals to: raise the Environmental Protection Fund (EPF) toRead More

Judge Kevin Dillon

Wake For Former Judge Offers Warm Memories For Veteran Reporter

Uncategorized January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

As I was moving slowly through the very long line at the wake for Kevin Dillon on Sunday at the Cannan Funeral Home, a gentleman who at one point was across from me held out his hand as if holding a microphone, and smiled at me as if to sayRead More

ECC President Jack Quinn
...under fire in state audit

Scathing State Audit Hits ECC’s Lax Control Environment

Uncategorized January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

  The long-awaited state audit of Erie Community College (ECC) has now been released and it confirms much of what we have reported over the last several months about the management problems at the college that many have suggested have contributed to the institution’s current financial crisis that has resultedRead More

National Fuel Reminds Residents to Stay Safe this Winter

National Fuel Reminds Residents to Stay Safe this Winter

Community News January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

National Fuel Gas Distribution Corporation (National Fuel) advises homeowners to be vigilant and pay attention to outdoor gas meters, furnaces and vents throughout the winter season. Snow, ice and extreme cold temperatures can pose a variety of safety and performance issues for heating systems. Ensure outdoor gas meter safety and proper service by:Read More

Cuomo’s State of State $http://southbuffalonews.com00 billion in new projects furthers NYS tax and spend concept!

Cuomo’s State of State $http://southbuffalonews.com00 billion in new projects furthers NYS tax and spend concept!

Uncategorized January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

Forgotten in the glamour of government officials talking about how they will deliver projects is who pays for it — You do! During Governor Andrew Cuomo’s State of the State message on Wednesday, he proposed spending $http://southbuffalonews.com00 billion in new infrastructure projects – calling it an ambitious plan that wouldRead More

Print edition Mar 24

Print edition Mar 24

Uncategorized November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Niagara Catholic Skype with Sudan’s Salva:

Community News November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

On March http://southbuffalonews.com7, 20http://southbuffalonews.com6, Niagara Catholic Jr./Sr. High School students, faculty, and staff had the opportunity to Skype with Salva from South Sudan, Africa.  Salva leads Water for South Sudan, Inc., a non-profit organization he founded in 2003.  Salva educates people and fund-raises for the work of Water for SouthRead More

YMCA Buffalo Niagara Marks Midway Point of Annual Campaign

Community News November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

YMCA Buffalo Niagara has hit the midway point of its Annual Campaign journey noting it is 74.8% to its overall goal of $725,000.  The organization, comprised of eight branches and the Association office is seeking the communities support in reaching its target by April http://southbuffalonews.com9, 20http://southbuffalonews.com6. With the communities supportRead More

Mcnall Named Supreme Court Law Library Trustee

Niagara County November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

LOCKPORT—Wm. Keith McNall, who became chairman of the Niagara County Legislature in January, added a new title today: law library trustee. The news of McNall’s appointment came in a letter from the chief administrative judge of the New York State Unified Court System, naming the long-time public fixture to theRead More

The Hamister “Hoax” and Our City Issues Need to be Addressed

Uncategorized November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Guest View by Jamie Caldwell Niagara Falls, NY   The city of Niagara Falls has serious issues that need to be addressed.  For each matter this administration overlooks, it’s like, “kicking a can down the road”.  However, our city has kicked so many cans down the road, we have endedRead More

Ban On Cat Declawing Is The Right Thing To Do

Uncategorized November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Guest View by Christine Hutten North Tonawanda I am pleased that veterinarians across New York State are coming out in full force to oppose the inhumane practice of cat declawing (Cat Declawing Ban Gains Support Of Veterinarians Around The State 3/http://southbuffalonews.com7/http://southbuffalonews.com6). While most people think of declawing as removal ofRead More

Smith charges politics in  Planning Board ouster   

Smith charges politics in Planning Board ouster  

Uncategorized November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

  It’s politics as usual at the City Hall of Niagara Falls Mayor Paul Dyster. That’s the charge of Rick Smith, who has served on the city Planning Board for the past nine years, six as its chairman. Smith ran for city Council in November on a platform critical ofRead More

City tourism office won’t get NTCC monkey off our backs  

Uncategorized November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

  At least publicly, Niagara Falls Mayor Paul Dyster has sung the praises of the shadowy and secretive Niagara Tourism and Convention Corp., and its’ CEO John Percy. The NTCC benefits from nearly $2 million a year in city money, with around $900,000 coming from bed tax collections and anotherRead More

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