Gov. Cuomo to build new lodge for his billionaire pals

February 3, 2017 Staff 20

Family-owned and operated Delaware North, the multinational fast food and casino conglomerate, lost the contract to run hospitality services at Yosemite National Park two years ago and billionaire owner Jeremy Jacobs, Sr., took it very hard. It seems he and his family are going to miss their western wilderness retreat.

According to the Buffalo News, “The (Jacobs) visit every year, not just to examine the operations, but to hike and climb in the Yosemite Valley and the High Sierra. Margaret Jacobs, an amateur photographer, takes pictures of the breathtaking scenery. read more

We could be wrong, but is that an immigrant or Mayor Dyster?

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By Frank Parlato;

Our esteemed colleague James Hufnagel has taken the time to address a serious issue in this edition – a New York State taxpayer-funded brochure promoting Andrew Cuomo, who is presently governor of New York State.

The brochure entitled “NEW YORK STATE EXCELSIOR EVER UPWARD – Advancing the New York Promise” is an excellent piece of campaign literature and it does not, of course, fail to have – like any good campaign piece, the name of the candidate in large letters right on the front of it — “Andrew M. Cuomo, Governor”. read more

Lewiston Fireworks: Councilman Bax Rebuts Briglio’s ‘Very Dark’ Letter

February 3, 2017 Staff 5

‘Concerned Residents of Lewiston Beware!!!’

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By Alphonso Marra Bax

Town of Lewiston Councilman

It was only nineteen days into the new year when I read Mark Briglio’s very dark letter to the editor voicing his concerns about Town Hall.  I would like to mention at the outset that, over the past eleven years as Town Councilman, I have rarely felt the need to personally respond to an individual resident’s public comments.  Usually in such op-ed pieces, there is an underlying truth upon which that person’s opinion is based, and as much as I may respectfully disagree, everyone is entitled to their opinion.  This time, it was different.  Not only was the opinion expressed not based on fact but, more importantly, the person making the comments was in a unique position to know that what he was saying was untrue.  This letter is an effort to set the record straight. read more

Is Mayor Dyster one of the ‘immigrant’ faces on Cuomo Pamphlet ???

February 3, 2017 James Hufnagel 37

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On Jan. 20, Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s representative, Empire State Development’s Sr. VP Sam Hoyt appeared in Council Chambers at Niagara Falls City Hall to deliver an encapsulated version of the “State of the State” speech performed by Cuomo on Jan. 9 at the University of Buffalo’s North Campus.

At the front entrance to the large chambers, where the business of the people is conducted every other Monday, on the bench next to the door, was a stack of single-page, fold-out glossy brochures headlining “NEW YORK STATE EXCELSIOR EVER UPWARD – Advancing the New York Promise” above images of the Greater Rochester International Airport and JFK International in New York City, as well as a newly-constructed Second Avenue Subway in Manhattan. At the bottom of the brochure, in bold letters, is “Andrew M. Cuomo” and “Governor”. read more

The Right Side

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By J Gary DiLaura


The LAWS the President is enforcing are Federal Immigration laws (Title 8 Sec 1182f,1187a,12,2, et al) not HIS immigration policies! Someone please tell Rep Keith Ellison, D Minn, Rep Lewis, Sen. Charles Schumer and other ignorant “lawmakers”, to read the laws that they (Congress) passed years ago! Ellison is calling for people to overthrow the Presidents orders! Be careful Ellison, the FBI has arrested MANY Congressman over the years; you and that idiot Lewis don’t want to cross the line on what you tell people to do! Inciting to riot is a serious Federal offense and a real AG is coming! read more

Niagara Falls experiences social media firestorm over Cuomo’s “Lodge” proposal

February 3, 2017 James Hufnagel 44

A number of Niagara Falls residents lit up social media this week with protests against Gov. Cuomo’s “lodge” which he wants to build next to the Niagara River on Goat Island in the Niagara Falls State Park, damaging the beautiful natural scenery surrounding Niagara Falls. We culled the following critical comments from Facebook, which outnumbered those in favor by at least 10 to 1.

Robert Borgatti: “This is a terrible idea. Just another unnecessary intrusion on the natural environment at the falls and totally contrary to the Olmsted vision that created the natural reserve (now referred to as a “park”). No more commercial enterprises inside the park, which yields little economic benefit to the community.” read more

Local Opposition Ramping up to Cuomo’s Lodge in Olmsted’s Niagara Reservation park

February 3, 2017 James Hufnagel 16

While the shock of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s announcement that he wants to build a state-owned “lodge” (read hotel) on Goat Island in the Niagara Falls State Park is still sinking in with many local residents, a preliminary sample of public opinion so far seems to reflect growing opposition to the governor’s proposal.

Floating the trial balloon during his January 9 University at Buffalo “State of the State” speech (“On Goat Island we will create a year-round destination for tourism and build a world-class lodge with sweeping views of the Niagara River”), Cuomo’s scheme to establish overnight lodging on Goat Island would be in direct competition with the new downtown hotels that he and Dyster tout as the city’s salvation. read more

Roscetti Fundraiser Draws Overflow Crowd

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Niagara Falls father and son attorneys James Roscetti and Alan Roscetti. Alan is running this year for Niagara Falls City Court Judge.

By Tony Farina

It was a full house last Thursday at the Hyde Park Ice Pavilion for Alan Roscetti’s kickoff fundraiser in his campaign for Niagara Falls City Court judge.

Roscetti, a 37-year-old Niagara County public defender and private practice attorney, is running for the seat currently held by Judge Robert Merino who will be retiring at the end of the year.

“It was a great night, just a terrific turnout,” said Roscetti after greeting more than 200 well wishers and supporters who turned out for the official start of his campaign and promising to work hard to convince voters he would be a fair and honest judge if he wins in November. read more

Niagara Falls Jokes

February 3, 2017 Staff 29

Niagara Falls Mayor Paul A. Dyster was relaxing one evening with some craft beers when he remembered he had neglected to let the dog back in from the cold evening. Beer in hand, the mayor walks out onto his porch, his foot hits a patch of ice and down he goes.

 Hitting his head, he momentarily blacked out, and when he came to, all up and down the front of his shirt and pants were wet. “Dear Lord!” he exclaimed, “Please let that be blood!” dyster-beer ***  Contest in a Niagara University English class: write a short story which contains religion, sex and mystery. Winner’s story: “Oh God, I’m pregnant, I wonder who did it.” *** Q: How was the Niagara Gorge created? A: Jimmy Glynn and Jeremy Jacobs were fighting over a penny.


A drunk staggers out of a Niagara Falls bar and runs into two priests. He goes over to the first priest and says, “Dude, I’m Jesus Christ!” And the priest says, “No son, you’re not.” So the drunk goes over to the second priest and says, “Man, I’m Jesus Christ!” Then the priest says, “No son, you’re not.” Finally, the drunk had enough and said, “Here, I’ll prove it.” He walks back into the bar with both priests and the bartender looks up and sees the drunk and says, “Jesus Christ, you’re back AGAIN?” read more

Open Letter to the Hon. Andrew M. Cuomo, Governor

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E.R. "Bob" Baxter III
E.R. “Bob” Baxter III

In the Tradition of the Old-time Pamphleteers, This is An Open Letter to the Honorable Andrew M. Cuomo, Governor of the State of New York

By E.R. Baxter III

Dear Governor Andrew Mark Cuomo,

In a recent public speech, you made several remarks about Goat Island at Niagara Falls. One remark had to do with building a “lodge” on Goat Island, “a world class lodge with sweeping views of the Niagara River,” and you furthermore said that an RFP has already been issued to “build greater outdoor activities on Goat Island that will boost tourism and give people an international destination to visit.” Your radical action compels the asking of questions, but before I ask them, please bear with me for the following News Flash: Niagara Falls is already “an international destination,” and has been so for over two centuries. read more