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APR 22- APR 29, 2014

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The Story Behind Lewiston's Bridgewater Estates Will Unravel Before Your Eyes, Reveal More Reiter Subterfuge :By Frank Parlato

Something is rotten in Lewiston. And that is the proposed plan to build 139 units, called Bridgewater Estates, on Route 104.

Dyster's Big Handout to Buffalo Interests Raises Questions About Real Agenda : By Mike Hudson

The longer Mayor Paul Dyster spends warming his behind in the plush leather chair he bought to sit in at his Niagara Falls City Hall office

Percy Spends Casino Money To Boost NTCC, Himself : By Mike Hudson

Last September, Niagara Tourism and Convention Corp. CEO John Percy received a check for $6.2 million, his agency's share of the city's proceeds from the $89 million Seneca Niagara casino settlement.

SAFE Act Results in Lockport Man's Illegal Arrest, Confiscation of Guns: By Mike Hudson

Three bullets. Add in some overzealous cops and an obsessive prosecutor and you come up with a sickening stew of Constitutional violation and an expensive six-month nightmare for one 26-year-old Lockport man.

Niagara River Boaters Running Police Gauntlet : By Mike Hudson

In modern day New York State and on the lower stretch of the Niagara River in particular, the freedom once known by boaters seems as outmoded as the birchbark canoe.

Rus Thompson, a Tireless Crusader for the Public :By Tony Farina

It's a simple message delivered by a fiery crusader who, in his own words, "hates corruption with every fiber of my being."


Is Famed Martial Arts Champion Lining Up Political Takedown : By Tony Farina

Pro Martial Arts Hall of Fame Kickboxer A. J. Verel, a South Buffalo native who made his first foray into politics in 2012 when he made a strong run for the seat on the Buffalo Common Council once held by the late



Ceretto's 'Equal Pay' Bill Ignores Free Market Reality : By Margaret Shea

Earlier this month, Assemblyman John Ceretto (R-Lewiston), who is seeking re-election this year, went on record pledging to create and support legislation that he claims would guarantee "equal pay," for women and men apparently without regard to equal performance.



New York is No Longer Number #1 Worst State for Taxes Welfare Recipients Still Earn More Than Average Worker Statewide : By Margaret Shea

The Tax Foundation, a Washington, D.C.-based think tank, has raised its ranking of New York State after the state adopted reforms to its corporate income tax system and estate tax in this year's budget.



Area Police Agencies to Honor Officers Killed on Duty

On Wednesday, May 14th, law enforcement personnel who died in the line of duty will be honored in an Interfaith Memorial Service. The service will be held at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 400 Ridge St., Lewiston and begins at 7:00 p.m. 



Riviera's Famed Marquee Returns This Week

North Tonawanda, NY –The Historic Riviera Theatre and Performing Arts Center on Webster Street will begin reinstalling their iconic 1947 Marquee over their front entrance today ( April 22), and the work is expected to be completed on Friday



Letters to the Editor

Councilman Opposed Train Station, But Supported Local Company Getting the Work In a city that is struggling in so many areas: decaying streets; crumbling sidewalks; a failing infrastructure; high taxes; a daily rise of crime; and lack of



Mount Carmel Niagara Appoints New Spiritual Leader

Last week, the Monastery of Mount Carmel in Niagara Falls, Ont.,, announced the appointment of Father Michael Wastag, O. Carm., as the new director of spiritual programs, following the retirement of Father Stanley Makacinas, O. Carm., who served as director of the Monastery since 2006.



Niagara Falls' Bruins Win Big, Brag Loud

Randy Ubriaco Special Correspondent A surprisingly agile group of geriatrics known as the Bruins won this year's Niagara Falls Senior Alumni Hockey Playoff Championship game, with a 3-0 win against the luckless, fallen Leafs.



What Can You Do To Lower Your Utility Bill? Consider an ESCO :By George Maziarz

With this bitter winter hopefully behind us, there is no doubt one of its most harmful effects still lingers—high energy bills. Many constituents I have heard from have seen major spikes in their utility bills in recent weeks. People are understandably upset, and they want to know what they can do about it.



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