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State DEC greenwashes Delaware North so-called “Improvements” to State Park

February 16, 2017 James Hufnagel 0

The very survival of the human race is being threatened by global warming, air and water pollution, overpopulation, natural resource depletion, loss of biodiversity, deforestation and ocean acidification, but don’t despair! Delaware North, which sells fast food, gifts and souvenirs in the former nature preserve we know as Niagara Falls State Park, was recently named a “New York Environmental Leader” by the NYS Dept. of Environmental Conservation.

Why was Delaware North designated an “Environmental Leader” by New York State? read more

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Will Dyster back Ricchiazzi’s plan for a ‘Falls Ferry’?

February 16, 2017 Frank Parlato 0

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It’s not a hare brained scheme but, if you will give it consideration, an idea whose time has come.

And now an investment group led by Matthew Ricchiazzi is planning to seek the long and arduous road to approval to launch a ferry service in the lower Niagara River, shuttling tourists from the base of Terrapin Point to nearly the Whirlpool Bridge.

The Maid of the Mist, owned by James Glynn, has had a monopoly on boat rides in the lower River since 1972 and has offered only a 20 minute ride with no stops, essentially shutting off the lower river to exploration. A tourist is not afforded the time to experience the lower river set deep within the 400 million year old strata of rocks along the river cut by the Falls. read more

Delaware North co-CEO Lou Jacobs shakes with Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown as Delaware North seals the deal. Kevin Kelly (right) is both president of Delaware North’s travel business and chairman of the Olmsted Park Conservancy’s board of directors.  The woman on the left is Stephanie Crockatt, the Conservancy’s executive director.

“Buffalo Olmsted” rolls over for Cuomo, Delaware North $$$

February 16, 2017 James Hufnagel 0

It’s no secret why the Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy, one of the largest, most prominent and influential local non-profit community organizations in Western New York, has adopted a strictly hands-off approach when it comes to advocacy on behalf of one of the most famous Frederick Law Olmsted-designed parks in the entire world, Niagara Falls State Park.

It’s because Delaware North pays them off, pure and simple. And to be honest, they come pretty cheap.

Last week Lou Jacobs, co-CEO of Delaware North, pledged $300,000 to Buffalo Olmsted for the various purposes of fighting the invasive emerald ash borer, sponsoring a community lecture series, planting and maintenance of new trees and directing a small subsidy to the city’s Summer Youth Program. read more

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Olcott Fire Company to Get New Fire Engine

February 16, 2017 Staff 0

Sen. Ortt Secures $130K of State Taxpayer Money for Volunteer Fire Company

The Olcott Fire Company, a volunteer fire department serving the hamlet of Olcott in the Town of Newfane in Niagara County,  pop. 1,241, will replace its 15-year-old fire truck with a new Heavy Duty Response Truck that will allow members to assist with ALS support in neighboring municipalities.

State Senator Rob Ortt (R,C,INorth Tonawanda) secured $130,000 of taxpayer money for the the purchase of the truck. read more

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Ice Boom Thwarts Nature and Tourism for the Profit of NYPA

February 16, 2017 Staff 0
By Joe Barrett   It’s been over ten years now since I addressed New York Power Authority executives at their re-licensing hearing seeking the elimination of the ice boom on Lake Erie – Niagara River.  [Go to YouTube and search “World’s Smartest Fisherman” to see my address.]   If that hearing and all the others before and after amounted to something even remotely fair, the real effects of the ice boom would have been looked at and it would have been removed.    

Here are some benefits we miss out on by having the ice boom. read more