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Restaino to Run for Town of Niagara Justice

February 22, 2017 Staff 0
Anthony L. Restaino
Anthony L. Restaino

Town of Niagara — With longtime Town Justice John Teixeira retiring this year, Anthony L. Restaino, 32, has announced he will run for Town Justice.

He is the son of Niagara County Social Services Commissioner Anthony J. Restaino, nephew of former Niagara Falls City Judge Robert M. Restaino, who is currently Vice President of the Niagara Falls School Board, and cousin to current Niagara Falls City Court Judge Danielle Restaino.

A Democrat, Anthony L. Restaino will run in the Democratic, Republican, Independence, Conservative and Working Families primaries.

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Deconstructing the Left on Police Brutality and the ‘War on Drugs’

February 22, 2017 Reporter 0

By Jim Ostrowski;

How did we get from Wardel Davis dying after a drug war-related altercation with the Buffalo Police to protesters shouting “black lives matter”?

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The late Wardel Davis, a casualty of the War on Drugs.

No one has come forward with evidence that Mr. Davis died because the police decided to kill him because they think that black lives do not matter.  Rather, the death appears to be accidental with the medical examiner awaiting results of toxicology tests.

The slogan “black lives matter” is problematic.  It seeks, obliquely, to blame white racism for the actions of government employees, the police, technically bureaucrats, usually hired by Democratic municipalities, executing policies often popular with the black community such as drug prohibition.

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This artist’s impression shows an imagined view from the surface one of the three planets orbiting an ultracool dwarf star just 40 light-years from Earth that were discovered using the TRAPPIST telescope at ESO’s La Silla Observatory. These worlds have sizes and temperatures similar to those of Venus and Earth and are the best targets found so far for the search for life outside the Solar System. They are the first planets ever discovered around such a tiny and dim star. In this view one of the inner planets is seen in transit across the disc of its tiny and dim parent star.

Planets identified around dwarf star, 40 light years away, might support life

February 22, 2017 Reporter 0
This artist’s impression shows an imagined view from the surface one of the three planets orbiting an ultracool dwarf star just 40 light-years from Earth that were discovered using the TRAPPIST telescope at ESO’s La Silla Observatory. These worlds have sizes and temperatures similar to those of Venus and Earth and are the best targets found so far for the search for life outside the Solar System. They are the first planets ever discovered around such a tiny and dim star. In this view one of the inner planets is seen in transit across the disc of its tiny and dim parent star.
This artist’s impression shows an imagined view from the surface one of the three planets orbiting an ultracool dwarf star just 40 light-years from Earth that were discovered using the TRAPPIST telescope at ESO’s La Silla Observatory. These worlds have sizes and temperatures similar to those of Venus and Earth and are the best targets found so far for the search for life outside the Solar System. They are the first planets ever discovered around such a tiny and dim star. In this view one of the inner planets is seen in transit across the disc of its tiny and dim parent star.

Seven planets have been discovered orbiting a ‘dwarf’ star named ‘Trappist-1’ which is about 40 light years [235 trillion miles] from Earth.

The findings appeared this week in the journal Nature.

Telescopes on the ground, in space, and scheduled to launch next year, should be able to study the atmosphere and determine if any planet can support life.

Trappist-1 is eight percent of the size of our sun and, at a temperature of 4,150 degrees Fahrenheit, 10,000 degrees cooler.

All seven planets are close to the star, which means they orbit quickly – between 1.5 days to 12.35 days. Scientists think the surfaces of the fourth, fifth and six planets might be at the right temperature to have water, one of the essential conditions for life.

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Senior Wishes is looking for seniors who have wishes they need to fulfill

February 22, 2017 Reporter 0
Senior Wishes, WNY’s only program dedicated to enriching the lives of deserving seniors by granting meaningful wishes, is continually on the lookout for more seniors to assist.

Senior Wishes’ first wish was granted in March 2014, and since then the organization has been recognizing WNY’s seniors in increasing numbers with the support of community members and corporate sponsors.  The non-profit was created by the United Church Home Society with a mission to foster respect and appreciation for seniors through wish fulfillment.

According to Wendy Miller Backman, Senior Wishes Executive Director,  “Senior Wishes was created to recognize that our aging seniors still have things they want to do, places they want to go, or people they want to see.  We transform those dreams into a reality.”

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Native American Ferry Proposal Advanced as New Falls Attraction

February 22, 2017 Reporter 0

BY FRANK PARLATO;

Last week, the idea for ferry service along the Lower Niagara was announced by Matthew Ohji^grago: Ricchiazzi, a Cornell-trained urban planner with an MBA in private equity. He leads a Buffalo-based investment group and his company is Native American owned.

The ferry, consisting of a fleet of 30-passenger boats, will transport tourists along the Lower Niagara at the bottom of the gorge where neither the Maid of the Mist nor the Whirlpool Jet Boats run. For the first time in modern history, passengers will have water access along this safe section of river, below the stratified rock gorge, from near the Niagara pool to the Whirlpool Rapids.

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