Archive for September, 2016

JC Seneca

JC Seneca to Run for Seneca President

Niagara Falls September 8, 2016 at 12:05 pm

Promising transparency and a new path that provides hope, faith and trust in government, businessman JC Seneca of the Cattaraugus Territory announced today that he is running for president of the Seneca Nation of Indians in the election scheduled for Nov. 1. Seneca, 56, chairman of the One Nation Organization,Read More

Falls Reassessment Plan Slowing Down

Falls Reassessment Plan Slowing Down

Niagara Falls September 8, 2016 at 12:02 pm

It appears the planned citywide property reassessment in Niagara Falls, the first in 14 years, is not necessarily a done deal just yet after many taxpayers voiced strong opposition to the plan at last Tuesday’s public hearing in council chambers. “People were obviously concerned,” said Council President Andrew Touma onRead More

Jack Kennedy and Marilyn Monroe both stayed at the Hotel Niagara, although not at the same time, in the same room.

USA Niagara Development: “Who wants a free hotel?”

Niagara Falls September 8, 2016 at 12:01 pm

The USA Niagara Development Corporation, a subsidiary of Empire State Development, is issuing a request for proposals for ‘qualified developers’ to purchase, restore/rehabilitate and reuse the historic Hotel Niagara on Rainbow Boulevard.  Several developers participated in a meeting last week hosted by USA Niagara, giving them an opportunity to assessRead More

The speed limit on Hyde Park Blvd was reduced in front of Gaskill Prep (above) from 35 to 25 mph. Two years later, the DOT got around to lowering the speed limit in front of Hyde Park Elementary (below) to 25 mph.

Hyde Park Elementary speed limit lowered after years of persistence

News September 8, 2016 at 7:58 am

Just in time for the new school year, the NYS DOT installed speed limit signs on State Route 61 (Hyde Park Blvd.), lowering the speed in front of Hyde Park Elementary School to 25 mph. The roadway has a 35 mph speed limit elsewhere, except in front of Gaskill PrepRead More

Trump seeking Black votes

Trump seeking Black votes

Uncategorized September 7, 2016 at 9:42 pm

BY JIM OSTROWSKI For years, I have advised GOP candidates, to seek the votes of African Americans by campaigning in blighted urban minority neighborhoods. While no one took me up on the suggestion, coincidentally, a few days after I chided Donald Trump in various published articles for turning down invitationRead More

A water leak surfaces on West Rivershore Drive in Niagara Falls.

More than two thirds of water treated by Niagara Falls Water Board is ‘unaccounted for’ in 2015

Niagara Falls September 1, 2016 at 12:01 pm

The recently published Niagara Falls Water Board’s Annual Drinking Water Quality Report for 2015 disclosed that more than two thirds of the city’s treated water was never sold to customers. The report may offer a clue as to the severity of the underground water leakage problem in the city. TheRead More

Former Erie County Deputy DA Mark Sacha

DA Candidate Sacha Calls for Lead State Prosecutor in Pigeon Case to be Removed!

Erie County September 1, 2016 at 12:00 pm

Mark Sacha, the former Erie County Deputy District Attorney who is credited for launching the investigation into alleged election law violations of G. Steven Pigeon that led circuitously to his indictment, is now “concerned” that Pigeon’s due process rights are being compromised. Pigeon was charged by New York State AttorneyRead More

Carl Rivers faces a slew of charges.

This week in stupid crime

Community News September 1, 2016 at 2:32 am

Stop yelling obscenities Deirdre A. Dixon, 28, 1705 Pierce Ave., Apt. lower, was charged with disorderly conduct last week after she got into an argument out in front of her house. Police were called. Arriving on the scene, they told her she needed to stop yelling obscenities, but she flatRead More

NT Police Announce Civil Service Exam for Police

NT Police Announce Civil Service Exam for Police

Community News September 1, 2016 at 1:52 am

Interested in a Law Enforcement career with one of the best Law Enforcement agencies in Western New York? Sign up for the November civil service exam. The North Tonawanda Police Department will hire full time officers from this list once it is established. Questions regarding this process can be answeredRead More

As one can see from the picture, the reservoir is elevated and stores water above the houses below it. An inundation plan exists and the Reporter will attempt to obtain it.

Emergency Plans Quietly Updated by NYPA in Response to Reservoir Issues

News September 1, 2016 at 1:47 am

Constructed over 55 years ago, the earthen barrier surrounding the large reservoir that contains the water supply for the massive Niagara Power Project hydroelectric generating plant at Lewiston, NY, may be experiencing worrying signs of deterioration, according to government communications recently obtained by Lou Ricciuti, an authority in radioactive hazardsRead More

Cuomo administration apparatchik Howard Zemsky, on behalf of the governor, returns $10 million taken from taxpayers to Jamestown to spend on state-approved economic development projects. Over the past several years, Cuomo has reneged on tens of millions promised for downtown Niagara Falls.

Governor hands out $100 million to cities, While Niagara Falls check bounces

News September 1, 2016 at 1:34 am

The city of Niagara Falls is like the civic equivalent of Rodney Dangerfield, in that it gets no respect, no respect at all, least of all from the governor’s office.   On April 7 of this year, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced the kick-off of what he called his $100 millionRead More

Yahoo Center in Lockport got $30 million in tax breaks, which means, with the savings, that it will pay what it would have paid in many other low taxed states.

Cuomo’s Yahoo Deal Shows How New York Picks Winners and Losers, With more losers by far

News September 1, 2016 at 1:28 am

In New York State, if the governor doesn’t pick you as a winner, you’re a loser. This is well demonstrated by the Yahoo! deal in Lockport. In 2013, the $45 billion Yahoo Inc. negotiated an incentives package with Gov. Andrew Cuomo worth about $30 million in county, state, sales and propertyRead More

A typical stretch of Grand Island waterfront, hugged by two roads - the West River Parkway and West River Road, which run side-by-side the entire eight mile length of the island. Together, they exemplify an exercise in redundancy, not to mention stupidity.

Grand Island envisioned as key to Niagara River parks system

Community News September 1, 2016 at 12:52 am

Think just a moment, if you will, of a Niagara River waterfront park system stretching from Mutual Riverfront Park on Lake Erie in Buffalo all the way to Old Fort Niagara on Lake Ontario in Youngstown. Spectacular, and rather like what was envisioned by the Niagara River Greenway Commission inRead More

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