Archive for January, 2016

Ranking NFL venues, the Stadium Journey way

Ranking NFL venues, the Stadium Journey way

Uncategorized January 31, 2016 at 4:53 pm

by Andrew Kulyk From time to time, you can find in your news feed some article trumping out “the best NFL stadium” or “Ranking the best and worst”. If you’re a stadium enthusiast, these will always make for interesting reads. But in many cases, they’re also nonsense. And downright embarrassingRead More

Keep an eye on Chemours Closing: Excuse to treat frackwater, hike taxes, water rates

Niagara Falls, News January 31, 2016 at 2:16 pm

Niagara Falls -Keep an eye on the Chemours closing. Chemours plans to close its Niagara Falls plant by the end of this  year, eliminating about 200 jobs at the Buffalo Avenue factory. The Niagara Falls plant makes reactive metals for specialty chemicals industries such as pharmaceutical, pulp and paper andRead More

When was the last time you did it?

When was the last time you did it?

Niagara Falls, News January 31, 2016 at 1:14 pm

There was a time when husbands and wives did it frequently. Lovers thought it was incredibly romantic to do over and over again. Sometimes they did it all night long and from city to city. When was the last time you did it? Ride the train, that is. Mayor PaulRead More

Former Security Director of Monroe County Water Authority Pleads Guilty to $212 million Bid-Rigging; gets $5,000 fine, no jail time

State and National News January 31, 2016 at 12:37 pm

ROCHESTER – Robert Wiesner, the former Security Director for the Monroe County Water Authority, entered a guilty plea before The Honorable Dennis M. Kehoe in Monroe County Court to the class “E” felony charge of Combination in Restraint of Trade and Competition in violation of General Business Law §§ 340Read More

Keith Raniere (above) advised the Bronfmans to invest in the commodities futures market. He also handled the investments directly with the broker. He lost $65.6 million of their money. Was it legit or was there a scam at play?

Seeds of Prosecution of Raniere/Bronfman may be found in 17 boxes held by Bouchey

NXIVM January 31, 2016 at 12:22 pm

NXIVM/Executive Success Programs (ESP) and Clare and Sara Bronfman have made an effort to get copies of records that fill 17 boxes that are in the possession of Barbara J. Bouchey. In those boxes [which are copies of original records already in the possession of Clare and Sara Bronfman] are items whichRead More

Comments: Praising and criticizing Dyster $75,000 boundary waters party

Comments: Praising and criticizing Dyster $75,000 boundary waters party

Uncategorized January 29, 2016 at 10:38 pm

  We love comments. Here are three in response to:  Niagara Falls Taxpayers will pay to host Great Lakes Conference Dyster given $75,000 blank check to spend as he likes   Dave: If you’re going to blast the Niagara Falls City Council and spending, please stop being lazy and actually attendRead More

It’s in the Stars: Your Weekly Horoscope: Jan 28 – Feb 3

It’s in the Stars: Your Weekly Horoscope: Jan 28 – Feb 3

Uncategorized January 29, 2016 at 10:22 pm

Aries: (March 21 – April 19): There are only two things people dislike about you  – your face. There is no vaccine against stupidity. You are so ugly when you were born the doctor said, ‘I’m gonna drop it, if it falls it’s a rat, if it flies it’s aRead More

‘THE RAT’ SPEAKS ABOUT ‘MOLESTER’ NXIVM FOUNDER, KEITH RANIERE

‘THE RAT’ SPEAKS ABOUT ‘MOLESTER’ NXIVM FOUNDER, KEITH RANIERE

NXIVM January 28, 2016 at 9:39 pm

Next week we will feature shocking and lurid tales of people who were inside NXIVM. Here is an excerpt from comments one person calling herself “the Rat” made about Keith Raniere, founder of NXIM: “By the time they read this, I will have gone back to Mexico with Edgar. IRead More

CULT OF NXIVM SERIES PART 10: THE LOVE CULT OF EL-SICKO

CULT OF NXIVM SERIES PART 10: THE LOVE CULT OF EL-SICKO

NXIVM January 28, 2016 at 9:34 pm

BY FRANK PARLATO When I was hired as a consultant by NXIVM, in September 2007, the company was embroiled in multiple litigations. In addition, reporters were sniffing around and writing stories about the “life coaching” group–mostly bad stories. Critics claimed NXIVM was a cult. One of my tasks was toRead More

Print edition Jan 28

Print edition Jan 28

Print Version January 28, 2016 at 9:00 pm
Dyster veto stops Tompkins’ council health insurance cost saving measure

Dyster veto stops Tompkins’ council health insurance cost saving measure

Niagara Falls, News January 28, 2016 at 11:56 am

    Niagara Falls – It didn’t take long for freshman councilman Kenny Tompkins to get a close up look at Mayor Paul Dyster’s veto pen. And from what we’re told Mr. Tompkins is not pleased at seeing the mayor – with a stroke of his seldom seen veto penRead More

Trademarking history: Glynn, Jacobs become owners of American heritage

Niagara Falls, News January 28, 2016 at 2:34 am

    On June 30, 1864, President Abraham Lincoln signed a bill creating the nation’s first federal park at Yosemite, in northern California. Now Delaware North owner Jeremy Jacobs Sr., who ran concessions in the park from 1993 to 2016, says a trademark he filed makes him the owner ofRead More

Grandinetti’s bold commentary  on “rape culture” hits home  

Grandinetti’s bold commentary on “rape culture” hits home  

Niagara Falls, News January 28, 2016 at 12:59 am

 Whether you agree with her or not, you’ve got to give Niagara Falls City Councilwoman Kristen Grandinetti credit. She speaks her mind, lets the chips fall where they may and apparently doesn’t worry about what anyone thinks. Last week, on her Facebook page, the kindergarten teacher posted a picture ofRead More

Landmark Delaware North trademark battle hearkens back to Maid of the Mist

Landmark Delaware North trademark battle hearkens back to Maid of the Mist

State and National News January 28, 2016 at 12:51 am

    Delaware North owner Jeremy Jacobs Sr. has apparently taken a page from Maid of the Mist owner Jimmy Glynn’s playbook. Friends, the pair provide concessions at Niagara Falls State Park. Back in 2011, as Glynn was fighting against an open bidding process for his Canadian tour boat concessionRead More

Mayor Dyster DOES have a casino revenue spending plan: spend until the money is gone!

Mayor Dyster DOES have a casino revenue spending plan: spend until the money is gone!

Niagara Falls, Columns January 28, 2016 at 12:18 am

Last week the city reported that their share of casino revenue had dropped once again. While the city’s handle of the annual slot drop peaked around $22 million in recent years the new annual casino revenue reality is now about $5 million less…and dropping still. The city’s announcement of theRead More

Underground Railroad Interpretive Center casino funds defy transparency

Underground Railroad Interpretive Center casino funds defy transparency

Niagara Falls, News January 28, 2016 at 12:05 am

Niagara Falls – The Underground Railroad Commission has been receiving $350,000 per year in dedicated casino revenue since 2009. At $350,000 per year for seven years that’s a total of $2,450,000. The money is set aside annually out of the casino revenue account to support and promote the Underground RailroadRead More

Dyster administration has little interest in revealing casino account growth

Niagara Falls, News January 28, 2016 at 12:03 am

While great attention has been paid to the condition of the city’s casino revenue account, virtually nothing has been asked, much less revealed, as to how the city is using the interest earned by the many millions of casino revenue dollars that have been received and banked over the years.Read More

How has the casino revenue been abused, let us count the ways

How has the casino revenue been abused, let us count the ways

Niagara County, News January 28, 2016 at 12:01 am

What do tree stump removal, police overtime, engineering consultants, penguins, pothole patching and the train station all have in common? They were all supported with casino revenue over recent years. It’s strange, but true, that every one of these things – and a whole lot more – were deemed byRead More

City spends millions to subsidize state’s USA Niagara Development

Columns January 27, 2016 at 11:54 pm

      Niagara Falls is home to one of the world’s great natural wonders and draws more than 8 million tourists a year. It is also plays host to the Robert Moses Niagara Power Plant, which supplies much of the East Coast with electricity and generates hundreds of millionsRead More

Train station set to open with  one tenant, no museum here?

Train station set to open with one tenant, no museum here?

Niagara Falls, News January 27, 2016 at 11:46 pm

    Niagara Falls – With the city’s new train station and Underground Railroad Heritage Museum ready to open by the end of May, a couple of questions linger. How do you open a history museum when not a single artifact has been acquired or display fabricated? Despite the factRead More

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