Archive for October, 2016

Perhaps Mayor Paul Dyster imagined train travel was still like this.

While Niagara Falls Train Station remains empty, Dyster goes to Buffalo to teach them how to build a train station

Niagara Falls October 6, 2016 at 2:00 pm

NIagara Falls Mayor Paul Dyster and Senior Planner Tom DeSantis are expected to headline a discussion hosted by Citizens for Regional Transit at their quarterly meeting scheduled for October 19th, promoting the group’s call to construct a new metropolitan mass transit station in downtown Buffalo. Among the advocates participating will beRead More

Chaos in the Middle East in 2011 and its Culprits

Chaos in the Middle East in 2011 and its Culprits

Uncategorized October 6, 2016 at 11:29 am

By Jim Ostrowski This is an excerpt from the new book, The Impeachment of Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton for High Crimes in Syria and Libya, by Michael Ostrowski and James Ostrowski (2016). The American interventions into Libya and Syria happened in a troubled part of the world with numerous and seeminglyRead More

Niagara County Corruption Obvious Even to a Woman in Great Britain

Niagara County Corruption Obvious Even to a Woman in Great Britain

Uncategorized October 6, 2016 at 11:24 am

By Alison Menage My sister is very much involved on the periphery of local politics and county politics in the area. She and her friends are fighting a long, hard fight against the corruption and abuse of patronage. It is so very bad in Niagara County, it seems totally endemic. Read More

The Right Side

The Right Side

Columns October 6, 2016 at 11:19 am

By J Gary DiLaura Retired FBI Agent Offers Apology From ‘Silenced’ FBI Agents To America for Current FBI Director It seems that certain people are worried that Donald Trump will become President! They are worried for different yet similar reasons and are going all out to stop him! Barack Obama, HillaryRead More

Another taxpayer-subsidized proposal, adjacent to the tax free Seneca Casino. Had the Casino really been the catalyst for development government officials promised, property across the street surely would not need taxpayer subsidies. When will people start to learn that everything government officials in this city promise, will not come true. Perhaps they will learn this proven again and again truth by simply asking themselves --"what do their officials know about business or development anyway?" They're politicians, which means at the end of the day, they haven't the slightest scruples about telling the public Bullshit... And with all due respect this present project has all the earmarks of the promises of the past.

Rolling in that “spin off” from Seneca Casino

Niagara Falls October 6, 2016 at 11:18 am

by Matt Ricchiazzi The administration of Mayor Paul Dyster is advancing a redevelopment project at the corner of Niagara and 7th – directly across the street from the Seneca Niagara Casino.  The project is causing controversy because the Dyster administration is seeking $1 million in state capital for the project, before issuingRead More

Hefty Pay Raises in Dyster Budget Come Under Attack

Hefty Pay Raises in Dyster Budget Come Under Attack

Niagara Falls October 6, 2016 at 11:17 am

Mayor Paul Dyster’s $91 million proposed budget for 2017 includes some hefty raises for several staffers, including his own secretary, and is coming under fire from from a former city economic development chief who called the proposed salary hikes “a slap in the face” to the taxpayers of the cityRead More

Bonnie Fitzgerald

West River Road Resident Gives Her Side of Bike Path Story

Erie County October 6, 2016 at 11:16 am

Invites Public to “Come and Enjoy” the Glorious Eight Miles of West River By Bonnie Fitzgerald West River Rd. Resident Grand Island NY — In connection with the debate raging about the proposed West River Parkway bike path, we believe that the recent article entitled “The Great Nimby” was writtenRead More

If nothing else, world class views will be available to many more people on state-owned land in Grand Island if the bike path becomes a reality.

Grand Island Bike Trail Plan to be Examined by West River Road Residents at meeting this evening

Erie County October 6, 2016 at 11:15 am

If all goes according to schedule, opponents of the West River Greenway Connector Trail, the $2.5 million state and federally-funded initiative to close the West River Parkway and convert it into a bike trail, will meet tonight at 7 p.m at Grand Island High School, 1100 Ransom Road, in the main auditorium.Read More

In its heyday it was the premier hotel in Niagara Falls. It was reportedly the home of Marilyn Monroe and Joe DiMaggio while filming Niagara in 1952. Former guests of the hotel include U.S. President John F. Kennedy, Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr., Joseph Cotten and Al Capone.

Suspicious Developer Seeks Background on Hotel Niagara RFP

Niagara Falls October 6, 2016 at 11:01 am

So what’s up with the state acquisition of the historic Hotel Niagara, the legendary Niagara Falls hotel at 210 Rainbow Blvd. in Niagara Falls? USA Niagara, one of the state’s development agencies under Empire State Development, which played a big role in the state-backed Hamister Hotel project, acquired the once-grandRead More

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