Archive for September 29th, 2016

Judge Pietruszka Center Stage as Pigeon Defense and State Debate Neutrality, Discovery and Evidence

Judge Pietruszka Center Stage as Pigeon Defense and State Debate Neutrality, Discovery and Evidence

News September 29, 2016 at 11:59 am

By Frank Parlato The role of Erie County Judge Michael Pietruszka in the New York State Attorney General’s case against political strategist G. Steven Pigeon was examined in court this week following a Sept. 8 story in Artvoice. Pigeon was indicted on June 28, charged with bribing former New York StateRead More

The Great NIMBY’s Want West River All to Themselves

The Great NIMBY’s Want West River All to Themselves

Erie County September 29, 2016 at 11:00 am

Opposition to Grand Island bike path heats up as Public Meeting to be held next week A group of NIMBY (Not In My Backyard) -inspired residents on Grand Island appear to be gaining momentum in their efforts to halt New York State Parks’ plans to convert the virtually unused WestRead More

What’s Needed In City Government is Basic Common Sense

What’s Needed In City Government is Basic Common Sense

Niagara Falls September 29, 2016 at 6:59 am

By Vince Anello Former Mayor, Niagara Falls As you read this, the mayor, the city administrator, the city’s department heads and the city’s finance office are working on the 2017 budget. Anyone who is familiar with the 2013 New York State Comptroller’s audit of our city’s budget or the city’sRead More

Niagara Falls Municipal Complex

Niagara Falls’ experience with Ciminelli reviewed in light of indictment

Niagara Falls September 29, 2016 at 6:50 am

by James Hufnagel and Frank Parlato The banner headline at the top of the LPCiminelli website proclaims, “Integrity and Ingenuity at Work” That integrity has been called into question as shock waves from the federal indictments handed down last week accusing Louis Ciminelli, two of his executive staffers and severalRead More

Sal Andolina

A night of Great Food and BPO’s Benny Goodman Tribute Concert Starts at Polish Nook

Uncategorized September 29, 2016 at 6:38 am

The Polish Nook Restaurant, at 2242 Cudaback near 24 th St. in Niagara Falls, is offering a unique dinner and entertainment package for Saturday Oct. 8 that includes dinner and a concert at Kleinhans Music Hall. The concert will feature clarinetist Sal Andolina with the Buffalo Philharmonic Big Band playingRead More

Trott Access Center

Virtuoso, Zona, Grozio Help Keep Methadone Clinic at Current Site

Niagara Falls September 29, 2016 at 6:34 am

The Northpointe Council’s methadone clinic in Niagara Falls, which only a few short months ago was on track to move to a Sixth Street site that some residents were resisting, will remain at its current location at the Trott Access Center on 11th Street thanks to bipartisan efforts of severalRead More

Niagara County Democratic Party Chair Nick Forster

FORSTER WINS NEW TERM AS DEMOCRATIC CHAIR

Niagara County September 29, 2016 at 6:32 am

Nick Forster won his sixth term as chairman of the Niagara County Democratic Committee. Forster was re-elected by a unanimous vote at the party’s reorganization meeting at the LaSalle Sportsmen’s Club. Forster told committee members he has worked to strengthen the party by “building bridges” and expanding the party’s baseRead More

Roger L. Sherrie

LOCKPORT CITY DEMOCRATS ELECT SHERRIE, NEW LEADERS

Niagara County September 29, 2016 at 6:30 am

Democrats in the city of Lockport elected new leaders last week when they met for their bi-annual reorganization meeting. Elected for the next two years were Roger Sherrie as Chair, Barbara Parker as First Vice-Chair, Marla Robison as Secretary, Kevin Watier as Treasurer and Anthony Sammarco as Sargent at Arms.Read More

Progressive, Heal Thyself

Progressive, Heal Thyself

Uncategorized September 29, 2016 at 1:54 am

By Jim Ostrowski Once again, race riots plague America, this time in Charlotte, a relatively prosperous and quiet city in North Carolina.  Not a good sign.  What can I say that hasn’t already been said?  Volumes. My main work as a writer at this point is to discover, analyze andRead More

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