Niagara Falls Reporter
JUL 29 - AUG 06, 2014

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Where Have all the Republicans Gone?

They’re dropping like flies and, if the current trend continues, it won’t be long before they make the endangered species list. Republicans holding elective office in Niagara County are ...

Forster likes Dems’ Chances in November

Bad news for the Republicans is good news for the Democrats and the recent spate of investigations, indictments and sudden resignations of and by Republican officials in Niagara County (See related story page 2) has opened up ...

Mario Cuomo Defends Son as Moreland Controversy Heats Up;
Astorino Likens Governor to Mafia Boss

As the political fur flies hot and heavy over allegations that Gov. Andrew Cuomo tampered with the anti-corruption Moreland Commission before shutting it down last spring, his father is...

Walker’s Campaign Finances Cloudy;
A Reasonable Explanation to Come?

The explanation sounds reasonable enough. After all, he’s only been on the City Council for 17 years. Word that Niagara Falls City Councilman Charles Walker has not filed...

Will Republican Legislature Again Give Voting Booth Storage to Ulrich?

When is an open bidding process not an open bidding process? When bid specifications are written in such a way so as to favor one of the bidders, that’s when. The Niagara County Legislature next week will consider ...

Touma Can Rescue Garbage Plan Residents Entitled to More Than 64!

For some unexplained reason, the proposed Niagara Falls disposal ordinance crafted by Mayor Paul Dyster, scheduled to come up for a vote in September, does not allow...

Marra’s Final Act:
‘Engineer Will Test Joe Davis Parking Lot’

In what may have been his final act as a Lewiston town councilman, Mike Marra told the Niagara Falls Reporter that...

Councilman’s Trash Bag Snatched

There was a theft of sorts at Niagara Falls Councilman Glenn Choolokian’s home last week.
Someone snatched a ...

Johnny Rockets Waitress Victimized By Poor Policy, Aretha's Publicist?

Aretha Franklin, the undisputed Queen of Soul, has about the greatest publicist on the face of the planet. She’s a woman named Gwendolyn Quinn, and she deserves a fat bonus this week.

Will Historic Hornblower Appeal Finally Sink Glynn’s Maid of the Mist?

The time is coming, Sept. 3 to be exact, when perhaps the most high profile case in this area - with $100 million or more at stake - will be heard by the New York Supreme Court Appellate Division—Fourth Department.

Are New Maid of the Mist Docks Just Tragedy Waiting to Happen?

The expulsion of James Glynn and his Maid of the Mist boat ride from Canada was an act of man, but it may be an act of God that ends his monopolistic, two-fisted grasp of the enterprise on the U. S. side of Niagara Falls.That's because...

Jury Nullification set Wild Bill Hickok Free Although He Killed a Man Illegally!

On July 20 1865, James Butler "Wild Bill" Hickok was playing in a poker game at the Lyon House Hotel in Springfield MO., when a friend of his, Davis Tutt showed up claiming...

Former Council Secretary Receives 'Probable Cause' Determination in Age Discrimination 'Firing'

Kevin J. Ormsby, former secretary to the Niagara Falls City Council who was fired from his job at the close of 2013, was notified last week by the New York State Division of Human Rights that he has “Probable Cause” to pursue a...

Reporter’s Role in Quashing Bridgewater Project Just a Part of What We Do Here

The goal line failure of the Bridgewater Estates project on Route 104 in Lewiston was good news for the people of Lewiston, bad news for former Town Supervisor Steven L. Reiter, and all in...

Free Idiot's Test

Dear idiots: Answer yes or no: Do you think Gov. Andrew Cuomo's "Buffalo Billion" that he is being praised for distributing in Western New York...

Racism By Any Other Name Stinks Just As Badly Online

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Letters to the Editor

Owens a Fine Example!
I've read all the recent nasty remarks made about city administrator Donna Owens in your newspaper.

Did You Hear the One About Charlie Walker?

As Niagara Falls City Councilman Charles Walker’s myriad conflicts of interest become more apparent to the citizens of Niagara Falls, jokes about him are becoming more common.

If the whole world stands against you sword in hand, would you still dare to do what you think is right?

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