Archive for October, 2016

The standard practice of only 2 inches of milling and repaving in the city of Niagara Falls, such as is taking place on Buffalo Avenue, usually results in the blacktop cracking and potholes developing within just a few years, due to the brutally cold winters here.

Old Trolley Tracks spell Headache for Buff Ave. Repaving – City less than candid in bidding process?

Niagara Falls October 20, 2016 at 12:52 am

A local contractor in the process of repaving a section of Buffalo Avenue in the city, abandoned the job due to an impasse with the Dyster administration over cost overruns, but as of press time has resumed the project, the Reporter has learned. Accadia Site Contracting of Depew, NY wasRead More

US Attorney William Hochul

Hochul to Delaware North? Stay Tuned

News October 20, 2016 at 12:43 am

When William Hochul Jr. announced earlier this month that he was resigning as U. S. Attorney for the Western District of New York effective Oct. 28 after serving as the top federal prosecutor in the 17-county area since 2010, it caught many local attorneys and others by surprise. The announcementRead More

National Attention to Buffalo Police Shooting Dogs

National Attention to Buffalo Police Shooting Dogs

Erie County October 20, 2016 at 12:39 am

By Nathan Winograd (Editor’s note: A world renowned animal advocate, Nathan Winograd is considered to be the father of the No Kill movement. His comments on our Oct. 13 article “SPCA Report Contradicts Police Version of Shootings that Killed Pit Bulls in Drug Raids” for his national animal rights audienceRead More

Niagara Falls Mayor Paul Dyster presents his 2017 budget to the public and the City Council last month, big on spending and gimmicks, as usual.

Niagara Falls 2017 Budget Hearing set for Nov. 1

Niagara Falls October 20, 2016 at 12:17 am

A Public Hearing for the 2017 Proposed Budget for the city of Niagara Falls will be held in the City Hall Council Chambers on November 1, 2016 from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm. In reviewing Mayor Paul Dyster’s tentative budget, we came up with the following questions: 1. Has thereRead More

Niagara Falls Jokes

Niagara Falls Jokes

Uncategorized October 20, 2016 at 12:13 am

When the town of Wheatfield applied to Assemblyman John Ceretto’s office for state aid, his response was “Go jump off a Cliffe.” ************************************** There’s a new drinking game that’s taking place at Apple Granny’s on Center Street in Lewiston – you do a shot every time John Ceretto switches politicalRead More

Attorney Matt Albert is passionate about defending the rights of dog owners whose dogs were killed by police.

SPCA Report Contradicts Police Version of Shootings that Killed Pit Bulls in Drug Raids

Erie County October 13, 2016 at 9:32 am

Lawsuit may hinge on necropsies of Damian and Gotham Buffalo, NY – Necropsies by the Erie County SPCA on a pair of pit bulls shot and killed during ‘No Knock’ raids last summer contradict ‘Use of Force’ reports of the law enforcement officers who fired the fatal shots. The SPCARead More

Robert E. Nichols

Assemblyman Ceretto, Mayor Dyster Retaliate, Withhold Tesla funding to punish Reporter writer

Niagara Falls October 13, 2016 at 9:12 am

Last night with the Reporter’s deadline rapidly approaching, a veritable bombshell was dropped on us, courtesy of the Buffalo News.   A “former Ceretto employee” blew the whistle on illegal activities that allegedly took place in Assemblyman John Ceretto’s office which included, according to the breaking News story, campaign meetingsRead More

Niagara Falls jokes

Niagara Falls jokes

Uncategorized October 13, 2016 at 6:58 am

Now that autumn is here, some of the nights are getting a little cold. In fact, it’s been getting so chilly, some in city government were observed recently with their hands in their own pockets!   ***********************************************************************   Mayor Dyster wanted to find out from Gov. Cuomo why, after havingRead More

Deborah Sirianni
...ghostly mansion reopens Friday.

Historic Echo Club to Reopen on Friday With Lots of Entertainment on Menu

Uncategorized October 13, 2016 at 6:09 am

  The Echo Club at 341 Portage Road in Niagara Falls, a five-story stone building steeped in history and allegedly the home of spirits from long ago, will reopen its doors this week, beginning Friday (Oct. 14), just in time for the Halloween season with a full plate of entertainmentRead More

Movie Review: The Birth of a Nation

Movie Review: The Birth of a Nation

Niagara Falls October 13, 2016 at 6:04 am

by Niagara Falls City Councilman Ezra P. Scott, Jr. Released on October 7th 2016, I recently had an opportunity to view The Birth of a Nation as a social study of American History. Unlike the original 1915 American silent film The Birth of a Nation (The Clansman), that was directed and co-produced by D.Read More

Questions on Raises and Stipends

Questions on Raises and Stipends

Niagara Falls October 13, 2016 at 6:02 am

by Niagara Falls City Councilman Kenny Tompkins On September 30, my council colleagues and I were handed the 2017 city budget. Over the next several weeks, we’ll individually scrutinize the details enclosed in the thousands of small-print pages of the book that contains the cost and revenue figures our cityRead More

Exterior image of the new Price Chopper in Colonie, New York  May 30, 2009.(Skip Dickstein / Times Union)

Discount Grocery Store Targets Highland Ave. Area

Niagara Falls October 13, 2016 at 6:01 am

  “It may be the start of something very positive,” according to Niagara Falls Council Chairman Andrew Touma Wednesday night after a public forum attracted an enthusiastic crowd of at least 100 people about the possibility of bringing in a discount grocery store to the Highland Avenue neighborhood. Sponsored byRead More

Tax & Spend Dyster Offers Huge Pay Increases + 8 New Positions

Tax & Spend Dyster Offers Huge Pay Increases + 8 New Positions

Niagara Falls October 13, 2016 at 5:05 am

by Ann Williams And Once Again, He Expects Us to Pay for it Through Tax Rate Increases & Looming Reassessments Committee to Stop the Reassessments & Continuous Tax Increases Mayor Paul Dyster is yet again proposing huge pay increases for mayoral appointees and the creation of eight new positions inRead More

OCTOBER 21 IS NATIONAL MAMMOGRAPHY DAY

OCTOBER 21 IS NATIONAL MAMMOGRAPHY DAY

Community News October 13, 2016 at 4:53 am

By Renae Kimble             In 1993, then President William Clinton proclaimed the third Friday in the month of October as National Mammography Day.  On this day and throughout the entire month of October, women are encouraged to make a mammogram appointment with their health care provider.             Women lead extremelyRead More

Dyster Pay Raises Hitting Brick Wall With Lawmakers

Dyster Pay Raises Hitting Brick Wall With Lawmakers

Niagara Falls October 13, 2016 at 2:05 am

As we reported last week, Niagara Falls city lawmakers were surprised by the hefty city hall pay raises for administrators contained in Mayor Paul Dyster’s proposed 2017 spending plan, and as Council Chairman Andrew Touma said on Wednesday, “it is not the right time for substantial pay raises,” given theRead More

The Right Side

The Right Side

Uncategorized October 13, 2016 at 2:00 am

I HAVE ONE QUESTION FOR HILLARY…WHY? WHY DIDN’T YOU EVEN TRY TO SEND HELP???!!! By J Gary DiLaura According to Forbes, T. Boone Pickens’ business LOST over $1 Billion on his WIND Power project and he lost $150 million in personal wealth AND… was booted off the Forbes 400. When PresidentRead More

Niagara Falls joke

Niagara Falls joke

Niagara Falls October 6, 2016 at 8:41 pm

While walking down the street, a Niagara Falls resident is tragically hit by a bus and dies. His soul arrives in heaven and is met at the Pearly Gates by, to his surprise, the spirit of Niagara Falls Mayor Paul Dyster.   “Welcome to Heaven,” says Mayor Dyster. “But weRead More

Look Good Feel Better® Program Helps Women Overcome Side Effects of Cancer Treatment

Look Good Feel Better® Program Helps Women Overcome Side Effects of Cancer Treatment

News October 6, 2016 at 4:55 pm

Look Good Feel Better®, a free national public service program for women who are undergoing cancer treatment, will be offered to female cancer patients on Monday, Oct. 17 from 6 to 8 p.m. in the HSBC Community Room at The Heart Center of Niagara, 571 10th St. Offered through aRead More

THE COLOR PINK SYMBOLIZES HOPE AND SOLIDARITY IN OUR FIGHT AGAINST BREAST CANCER

THE COLOR PINK SYMBOLIZES HOPE AND SOLIDARITY IN OUR FIGHT AGAINST BREAST CANCER

News October 6, 2016 at 4:54 pm

By Renae Kimble Program Coordinator, Cancer Services Program of Niagara County            October is the month in which women throughout the entire world are reminded by the color pink that it is time to focus on breast cancer awareness.             While pinkRead More

FOIL seeks info for Assigned Counsel for persons uncharged and unchecked for financial need

FOIL seeks info for Assigned Counsel for persons uncharged and unchecked for financial need

News October 6, 2016 at 3:58 pm

Are prosecutors abusing the assigned counsel program? by Frank Parlato Artvoice has filed a Freedom of Information Law request with the Erie County Assigned Counsel Program to learn how often courts assign a free lawyer to someone in Erie County who has not been charged with a crime or checkedRead More

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