Archive for February 9th, 2017

Tompkins: Give code enforcement tools to fight blight and help distressed homeowners

Tompkins: Give code enforcement tools to fight blight and help distressed homeowners

Opinion February 9, 2017 at 4:05 am

By Kenny Tompkins; Niagara Falls City Councilman One area that continues to be a problem in Niagara Falls is our code enforcement of derelict properties in our city. These properties pose a safety hazard for residents, decreases property values, and make our city unappealing. Last summer, I rode around withRead More

Niagara Falls celebrates Black History Month with NACC Exhibit

Niagara Falls celebrates Black History Month with NACC Exhibit

Community News February 9, 2017 at 3:40 am

  The Niagara Arts & Cultural Center (NACC) is holding an art exhibition entitled Artists of Color: Freedom through March 19 at their Townsend Gallery. The works of African American artists of Western New York, including Niagara Falls, Buffalo and Rochester are on display, according to exhibit curator Ray Robertson.Read More

An Uber-Bad Senate Bill for Upstate NY

An Uber-Bad Senate Bill for Upstate NY

State and National News February 9, 2017 at 2:29 am

By Jim Ostrowski; I have advocated a free market approach to transportation since 1989.  In an article, published in Business First, I proposed allowing drivers of smaller vehicles to compete with buses and provide a better product including door-to-door service.  After the digital age came along, companies like Uber beganRead More

Cabbies Still Battling Uber as Fight Goes On

Cabbies Still Battling Uber as Fight Goes On

State and National News February 9, 2017 at 2:09 am

By Tony Farina; It is truly a David vs. Goliath story playing out in Albany these days as the ride-sharing giant Uber and its smaller competitor, Lyft, inch closer to their goal of operating beyond New York City and likely overwhelming conventional taxi services across the state, especially if theyRead More

Neil Dashkoff, M.D., will discuss “Heart Health and the Importance of a Cardiac Catheterization Lab in Niagara.”

Dr. Dashkoff to discuss ‘Heart Health’ and importance of Memorial Hospital’s new cardiac catheterization lab; public invited

Community News February 9, 2017 at 12:04 am

  The medical director of the new cardiac catheterization laboratory at The Heart Center of Niagara will be the featured speaker Wednesday (Feb. 15) during a Heart Month luncheon at the Elderwood Residences at Wheatfield Community Center, 2600 Niagara Falls Blvd. Neil Dashkoff, M.D., will discuss “Heart Health and theRead More

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