Archive for September 15th, 2016

State Senator Robert G. Ortt

Unopposed State Senate Seat has Storied History

Niagara County September 15, 2016 at 3:40 am

In the absence of primary challenges, this year’s general election match-ups for candidates running for state legislator seats representing the city of Niagara Falls were not in question. Of the two races, incumbent State Senator Robert Ortt will run unopposed in November, affording voters no choice in the matter. WhenRead More

Tesla, The Power of the Sun … And Progress on Grand Island

Tesla, The Power of the Sun … And Progress on Grand Island

Erie County September 15, 2016 at 3:09 am

  By Nate McMurray Supervisor of Grand Island I read a book about Nikola Tesla earlier this year called “Wizard, The Life and Times of Nikola Tesla.” I thought I knew about Tesla, and especially his work at Niagara Falls. It was Tesla who finally mastered the mighty cataracts toRead More

Niagara Falls Ranked As One of 55 Most Breathtaking Destinations in the World; And one of the dumbest

Niagara Falls Ranked As One of 55 Most Breathtaking Destinations in the World; And one of the dumbest

Niagara Falls September 15, 2016 at 2:52 am

  It made me laugh and made me kind of sad, at the same time when I saw it. A recent article published on Expedia entitled the “The 55 most breathtaking destinations in the world” rates Niagara Falls New York (but not Niagara Falls, Ontario) as one of them. “Beauty mayRead More

What Are You Going to Do About Boston, Mr. Barnicle?

What Are You Going to Do About Boston, Mr. Barnicle?

Uncategorized September 15, 2016 at 2:07 am

By Jim Ostrowski; I refer to Mike Barnicle’s now-famous gotcha question of the clueless alleged libertarian candidate Gary Johnson on Morning Joe the other day: “what are you going to do about Aleppo [Syria]” To cut to the chase, I could just as well ask Mr. Barnicle what he’s goingRead More

This season, the view is better from the Canadian Side

This season, the view is better from the Canadian Side

Niagara Falls September 15, 2016 at 2:01 am

BY MATT RICCHIAZZI;     Hamilton’s news broadcaster, CHCH, is reporting that Niagara Falls, ON enjoyed the best season it has had in nearly eight years. Niagara Falls Tourism chair Wyane Thomson says the city is on pace for a record tourism year measured by visitors and spending. “We’ve stepped up theRead More

Niagara Falls Among Top 15 Cities For Healthcare Professionals

Niagara Falls Among Top 15 Cities For Healthcare Professionals

Community News September 15, 2016 at 1:53 am

ValuePenguin, a leading personal finance company  has published a report looking at the Best Cities to Be a Healthcare Professional, and the Buffalo-Niagara Falls, NY Metro ranked 12th  The study evaluated 200 metropolitan statistical areas across 20 key data points, covering everything from education quality and salary to insurance rates and medical malpractice payouts.Read More

Independent Living of Niagara County can help YOU register to vote!

Independent Living of Niagara County can help YOU register to vote!

Community News September 15, 2016 at 1:47 am

   If you’ve been intending to register so you can vote in the November General Election, but  haven’t gotten around to it and you’re going to be in Niagara Falls, New York on Tuesday September 27, 2016, Independent Living of Niagara County (ILNC) is participating in National Voters Registration Day.Read More

Scott Modell PHD

Fall conference will focus on sex trafficking, crimes against children with disabilities

Community News September 15, 2016 at 1:38 am

  Nationally recognized experts on crime against children with disabilities and youth sex trafficking will headline a Nov. 3 conference at the Niagara Falls Conference and Event Center. “Safe at Home: Seeking Solutions for Adult and Child Victims of Family Violence” will be the 19th annual Safe at Home conferenceRead More

Vicki Landes

Memorial promotes Vicki Landes to vice president of Community Care Coordination and Services

Community News September 15, 2016 at 1:34 am

Vicki Landes, RN, BSN, MBA has been named Vice President of Community Care Coordination and Services at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center. Landes is a graduate of Medaille College, where she was awarded a master’s degree in Business Administration, and SUNY at Brockport, where she earned a Bachelor of ScienceRead More

Tip the Blues Festival volunteers, or not.

Niagara Falls Blues Fest: Volunteer Barkeeps Get the Blues as Tips Go Off to Big Corporation

Community News September 15, 2016 at 1:28 am

The Niagara Falls Blues Festival gets underway tomorrow night on Old Falls Street, leading off with SHAWN HOLT and the TEARDROPS with special guest JOHN PRIMER, followed by EDDIE SHAW and the Wolfgang with special guest Donnie “Mr. Downchild” Walsh and MAC ARNOLD and Plate Full O’ Blues. The LateRead More

Amtrak move, Opening Day for Train Station delayed, as the weeks, months and possibly years go by

Amtrak move, Opening Day for Train Station delayed, as the weeks, months and possibly years go by

Niagara Falls September 15, 2016 at 1:17 am

A remarkable publication from 2013 entitled “Station Program and Planning Guidelines”, put out by the passenger rail concern Amtrak to assist municipalities in the design, planning and construction of new “intermodal transportation centers” (aka train stations), raises continuing questions about the practicality of the $44 million facility recently built onRead More

The new Niagara Falls International Railway Station and Intermodal Transportation Center

New Train Station, Amtrak both Heavily Dependent on Government Subsidies

Niagara Falls September 15, 2016 at 1:13 am

The 2013 Amtrak “Station Program and Planning Guidelines” document specifies numerous requirements for any municipality contemplating construction of a new rail passenger station. Notwithstanding its imposing height and size, and the fact that it spans an entire city block, the new Niagara Falls International Railway Station and Intermodal Transportation CenterRead More

Hon. Angelo J. Morinello

Assembly Candidate ‘Judge’ Morinello pledges Reform, Integrity

Niagara County September 15, 2016 at 12:25 am

In this year’s Assembly race, retired City Court Judge Angelo Morinello is challenging incumbent Assemblyman John Ceretto. We spoke with Judge Morinello on the phone yesterday to find out some of his policy positions. Judge Morinello stated that the primary reason he wanted to be elected to the 145th districtRead More

Niagara Falls Assessor Worked for Revaluation Contractor in Line to Do Reassessment

Niagara Falls Assessor Worked for Revaluation Contractor in Line to Do Reassessment

Niagara Falls September 15, 2016 at 12:19 am

BY Tony Farina; As Niagara Falls city officials try to address taxpayer concerns about a planned citywide property reassessment, the first in 14 years, we have learned that lawmakers may have a new problem on their hands that may not sit too well with already apprehensive city residents:  the appearanceRead More

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