Archive for April, 2017

Construction Workers Safer with New OSHA Silica Standard

Construction Workers Safer with New OSHA Silica Standard

Columns April 12, 2017 at 10:56 pm

By Randy Palladino; Construction sites are dusty places, but does that make them dangerous? If the dust contains pulverized rock or concrete there is more concern. One study showed silicosis deaths in the construction industry are higher than any other industry in the United States. Construction workers are clearly atRead More

Gov. Andrew Cuomo has done miracles for New York State, according to studies conducted by Gov. Cuomo.

Gov. Cuomo advertises his greatness with taxpayer money

News, State and National News April 7, 2017 at 7:17 am

By Frank Parlato  Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo is in a battle with federal highway officials over state-funded “I Love New York” billboards scattered along highways in New York State. The signs are meant to inform motorists about a state-funded phone app which guides people toward state selected tourist attractions andRead More

Delaware North's casinos aren't in luxury resorts, they're in downtrodden midwest locations like this spartan gaming floor outside of economically depressed Davenport, Iowa.

Low pay, long hours, few promotions, freezer sex all part of Delaware North employment experience

Niagara Falls, Community News April 7, 2017 at 7:15 am

Buffalo-based mega-concessionaire Delaware North already plays a major role in the local economy – feeding the eight million tourists who visit Niagara Falls State Park every year at the expense of the handful of restaurants and diners that still exist in downtown Niagara Falls. Recent developments indicate that the globalRead More

Community Memorial Day Parade 2017 Kicks into Gear

Community Memorial Day Parade 2017 Kicks into Gear

Niagara Falls April 7, 2017 at 7:09 am

By Kenny Tompkins  Niagara Falls Councilman Now that winter is over in Niagara Falls, planning for the 2017 Community Memorial Day parade has kicked into high gear.  The date is set for Saturday, May 27, at 10 am.  We’ll start at City Market and march down Pine Avenue to the NiagaraRead More

NIAGARA FALLS POLICE BLASTS CITY COUNCIL FOR SUPPORTING RAISING AGE OF JUVENILE OFFENDERS

NIAGARA FALLS POLICE BLASTS CITY COUNCIL FOR SUPPORTING RAISING AGE OF JUVENILE OFFENDERS

Niagara Falls April 7, 2017 at 7:06 am

By Mike Lee President President-Patrol Division Niagara Falls Police Club On March 20, 2017 the Niagara Falls City Council voted to adopt New York State resolution# 17 as it relates to Subpart J of Governor Andrew Cuomo’s budget bill. The city council voted 4-0 in favor of supporting the changeRead More

Scenic Woods stretching from the East River shoreline westward to Sturbridge Lane

Parks and Threats to our space

Niagara Falls April 7, 2017 at 7:04 am

by Nate McMurray Town Supervisor of Grand Island Since I have been Supervisor of Grand Island, I have met with developers who have come to my office trying to hawk the white elephant gift of sprawl as a solution to Grand Island’s problems.  Let me say it here clearly, “IRead More

Memorial to begin parking garage renovations

Memorial to begin parking garage renovations

Community News April 7, 2017 at 7:02 am

Renovations to the parking garage at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center will begin Monday, April 10. The work, which will be completed in stages, is expected to last into the summer and will include structural repairs and maintenance on five of the structure’s seven levels. The project is the firstRead More

New cardiac catheterization lab in Falls offers 24/7 help for heart patients

New cardiac catheterization lab in Falls offers 24/7 help for heart patients

Community News April 7, 2017 at 6:58 am

NIAGARA FALLS, NY –Catholic Health, Kaleida Health, Erie County Medical Center and Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center has opened the first cardiac catheterization laboratory in Niagara County. The new facility, at The Heart Center of Niagara on Memorial’s downtown Niagara Falls campus, is the result of community collaboration between theRead More

Niagara Parks Floral Showhouse Unveils Easter Display

Niagara Parks Floral Showhouse Unveils Easter Display

Niagara Falls, News April 7, 2017 at 6:57 am

Niagara Falls, ON – The perfect April activity, come rain or shine, is a leisurely stroll within the Niagara Parks Floral Showhouse, as you enjoy the sights and scents of spring during the annual Easter Display, a seasonal favourite for over 70 years. In addition to the beautiful springtime blooms,Read More

Tax Burden in New York (1=Highest, 25=Avg.):

Tax Burden in New York (1=Highest, 25=Avg.):

State and National News April 7, 2017 at 6:55 am

  1st – Overall Tax Burden (12.94%) 7th – Property Tax Burden (4.55%) 1st – Individual Income Tax Burden (4.76%) 21st – Total Sales & Excise Tax Burden (3.63%)

Annual Rock Scaling Along Gorge Wall in Ontario

Annual Rock Scaling Along Gorge Wall in Ontario

Community News April 7, 2017 at 6:52 am

Niagara Falls, ON – The Niagara Parks Commission will conduct rock scaling operations along the wall of the Niagara Gorge on the Canadian side of the Horseshoe Falls, from April 10 to April 13, weather permitting. Niagara Parks undertakes this activity annually to remove loose rocks and debris that have built upRead More

APRIL IS “STD AWARENESS” MONTH –  DISRUPT SYPHILIS

APRIL IS “STD AWARENESS” MONTH – DISRUPT SYPHILIS

Community News April 7, 2017 at 6:49 am

April is Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD) Awareness Month, an annual observance to raise public awareness about the impact of STDs on the lives of Americans and the importance of preventing, testing for and treating sexually transmitted diseases.  This year’s theme focuses on tackling the resurgence of Syphilis, which has reported ratesRead More

Twin City Ambulance has saved the City of Lockport $1 million per year.

Lockport City Democratic Committee to Field Candidate to Oppose Abbott Over Ambulance Issue

News April 7, 2017 at 6:47 am

The Lockport City Democratic Committee says it will part ways with 5th Ward Alderman Rick Abbott, also a Democrat, for opposing restoring to union firefighters the job of providing city ambulance service. Prior to 2014, the Lockport Fire Department (LPD) provided ambulance service to city residents for 40 years. TheRead More

New York Is No #1 Again – Highest Taxed State

New York Is No #1 Again – Highest Taxed State

News, State and National News April 7, 2017 at 6:44 am

It costs a lot to be a nanny state The personal-finance website WalletHub released its 2017 Tax Burden by State report. New Yorkers will be happy to know they pay their fair share – and some of everyone else’s share too. WalletHub’s analysts compared 50 states based on three components ofRead More

Matthew Feldman  Jim Roscetti  Alan Roscetti Andrew Feldman

Roscetti Fundraiser a Success

Community News April 7, 2017 at 4:34 am

Andrew Feldman and Matthew Feldman of the law firm Feldman Kieffer LLP, were the hosts Thursday night at a fundraiser in support of attorney Alan Roscetti, a candidate for Niagara Falls city court judge.  Also on hand was Alan’s father, prominent Niagara Falls attorney Jim Roscetti who is also theRead More

Millions may already be budgeted for Cuomo’s Goat Island “lodge”

Millions may already be budgeted for Cuomo’s Goat Island “lodge”

Niagara Falls, News April 7, 2017 at 1:28 am

By James Hufnagel The first $25 million for the “Landscape Improvements” plan, with its bulldozing and paving of Three Sisters Islands and construction of bigger parking lots and expanded food service in the park, insuring that the 8 million tourists don’t have any reason to enter or spend money inRead More

Economic Aid to Niagara Falls in State Budget Still Unclear

Economic Aid to Niagara Falls in State Budget Still Unclear

Niagara Falls, News April 7, 2017 at 1:23 am

By Tony Farina   With the state budget being passed in bits and pieces in Albany, it is difficult to figure out how much real money will be flowing to municipalities like Niagara Falls when all is said and done. Assemblyman Angelo Morinello (R. C. – Niagara Falls), said WednesdayRead More

Dyster ‘Surprised’ Council on Tentative Fire Union Deal

Dyster ‘Surprised’ Council on Tentative Fire Union Deal

Niagara Falls, News April 7, 2017 at 1:22 am

By Tony Farina It appears that Niagara Falls Mayor Paul Dyster may sometimes need to be reminded that municipal government is more than just a chief executive, it also includes five lawmakers who are elected–just like him–by the residents of the city to protect their financial interests and provide safeRead More

James Cancemi
...seeking third term as school board president

Cancemi Excited About School District’s Progress, Wants Another Term as Board President

Niagara Falls, News April 7, 2017 at 1:19 am

By Tony Farina   Retired Niagara Falls special education teacher James Cancemi is seeking his third five-year term as president of the Niagara Falls Board of Education in next month’s election, and despite his long tenure in the unpaid position, there is no sign he is ready to leave. “We’reRead More

Thousands of U.S. Cities Have Worse Lead Problems Than Flint

Thousands of U.S. Cities Have Worse Lead Problems Than Flint

Community News April 6, 2017 at 5:32 pm

By Randy Palladino; It’s been almost three years since the water crisis in Flint, Michigan first hit the news and brought renewed attention to this country’s lead problem. But as bad as the situation in Flint continues to be, new data from state health departments and the Centers for DiseaseRead More

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