Archive for July, 2017

Print Edition – July 27, 2017

Print Edition – July 27, 2017

Print Version July 27, 2017 at 8:48 pm
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A: The proposed site of Wonderfalls. B: One Niagara. C: The Seneca CasinoD: The Giacomo Hotel, E: The proposed site of the taxpayer subsidized Hamister hotel. F: The Niagara Falls State Park. G. The old Turtle Bldg. H: The Comfort Inn. I: The Old Hotel Niagara (vacant). J. City parking lot. K: Hard Rock Cafe.

Cuomo preparing to expand state park by seizing private property?

Niagara Falls July 27, 2017 at 3:26 am

Was the recent proposal by Niagara Falls Redevelopment to build a $205 million hotel on the site of the long-vacant Native American Center for the Living Arts, better known as “the Turtle,” designed to fend off a proposal by the state to seize it and other downtown properties under eminent domain?Read More

Seneca, state combining to take over, rob Niagara Falls

Seneca, state combining to take over, rob Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls July 27, 2017 at 3:25 am

How long will it take? That is, how long will it take before the Seneca Nation of Indians and the State of New York are in complete control of Niagara Falls. If Mayor Paul Dyster had his way, it would be sooner rather than later. Clearly, neither the Seneca norRead More

Court candidate Roscetti guest panelist at Bishop Dobbs’ Fellowship meet

Court candidate Roscetti guest panelist at Bishop Dobbs’ Fellowship meet

Community News July 27, 2017 at 3:23 am

Bishop Kevin Dobbs of the Christ Redemption Tabernacle Church conducted the Men of Valor conference on July 15, 2017. It was held at the CRT Community Fellowship Banquet hall at 331 22nd Street in Niagara Falls, New York. The church is conducting a series of conference to have its congregantsRead More

Most dangerous place upstate? Welcome to Dyster’s Niagara!

Most dangerous place upstate? Welcome to Dyster’s Niagara!

Niagara Falls July 27, 2017 at 3:14 am

Buffalo and Niagara Falls have been ranked the third and first most dangerous places to live in upstate New York, according to the latest data available from the FBI. Niagara Falls, of course, having the dubious honor of being first. Niagara Falls Mayor Paul Dyster’s efforts to tie the handsRead More

The Right Side

The Right Side

Opinion July 27, 2017 at 3:13 am

  By J Gary DiLaura YOUR ASSESSMENT… GAR ASSOCIATES…VISITING A TOWN NEAR YOU! TAXATION WITHOUT REPRESENTATION? As you know, cities and towns in Niagara County, the highest taxed county in the ENTIRE United States, are reassessing the value of your properties. Why? To increase your taxes! Oh, they say theRead More

Niagara Falls Jokes

Niagara Falls Jokes

Uncategorized July 27, 2017 at 3:12 am

Gov. Cuomo was staying at the posh new Hotel Niagara and was about to go to sleep when there was a knock at his door. It turned out to be a pretty maid who told him, “I’ve come to turn down your bed,” to which the guv replied, “You wouldn’tRead More

Return of the King

Return of the King

Uncategorized July 27, 2017 at 3:10 am

By Matt Cole The longstanding entrance music of Conor McGregor holds within its mighty verses the words “Right proudly high in Dublin town hung they out a flag of war”. In the now famous words of The Notorious One “When one of us goes to war, we all go toRead More

Bill Cowell

Buffalo Niagara film fest centers on Niagara Falls for a change!

Uncategorized July 27, 2017 at 3:08 am

Bill Cowell is a movie buff’s movie buff. Born and raised in Niagara Falls, he’s the boss of the Buffalo Niagara International Film Festival (BNFF) now celebrating its 11th season. “This season, we’re looking at capitalizing on the whole Niagara Falls legend and brand,” Mr. Cowell said. “It’s a locationRead More

City Council Nixes State’s “Outdoor Recreation” plan

City Council Nixes State’s “Outdoor Recreation” plan

Niagara Falls July 27, 2017 at 3:04 am

USA Niagara, ESD bar media, disinvite NF Reporter correspondent from attending Info Tour State Parks, NYPA and USA Niagara recently released a Request for Proposals (RFP) for the purpose of establishing activities such as bicycling, ziplining, rockclimbing and horseback riding at Niagara Falls State Park and along the Niagara Gorge,Read More

Email addresses of select Group invited on Niagara Gorge tour

Email addresses of select Group invited on Niagara Gorge tour

State and National News July 27, 2017 at 3:00 am

Here is the complete list of email addresses that were sent notice of the Niagara Gorge site tour by USA Niagara and ESD. Not a single one of these entities or organization is based in Niagara Falls or Niagara County. Also note that there are no preservation or nature groupsRead More

New York State RFP: Outdoor Recreation and Programming & Associated Real Estate Development

New York State RFP: Outdoor Recreation and Programming & Associated Real Estate Development

Niagara Falls July 26, 2017 at 4:11 pm
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Print Edition – July 20, 2017

Print Edition – July 20, 2017

Print Version July 20, 2017 at 9:50 pm
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Cuomo fixer and bad angel Joe Percoco (left) was one of nine indicted with Ciminelli in the Buffalo Billion scandal.

Cuomo’s efforts at upstate development yield few results despite costing billions

State and National News July 20, 2017 at 4:04 am

Four new studies reveal that the $8 billion spent annually by the Cuomo administration on economic development – particularly upstate – has done relatively little to develop much in the way of attracting new industry, creating jobs or spurring economic growth. The studies, conducted by Pew Charitable Trusts, the W.E.Read More

Taxpayer ripoff at the Hotel Niagara:  “Buy high, sell low” new Cuomo motto

Taxpayer ripoff at the Hotel Niagara: “Buy high, sell low” new Cuomo motto

Niagara Falls July 20, 2017 at 4:00 am

“Buy low, sell high.” In the world of private investment, this time honored maxim – more than a century old and still used by brilliant business minds such as that of Warren Buffet – has been as good as gold. But the brilliant business minds currently controlling both New YorkRead More

LEWD BILLBOARD! Billboard brouhaha breaks out in downtown North Tonawanda

LEWD BILLBOARD! Billboard brouhaha breaks out in downtown North Tonawanda

Niagara County July 20, 2017 at 3:58 am

Two North Tonawanda officials have asked one of the nation’s largest outdoor advertising companies to take down what they call a lewd billboard after residents expressed shock at the ad’s adult content. The billboard – located on a prominent corner of North Tonawanda’s Webster Street in the city’s revitalized, family-friendlyRead More

Let’s Get it Moving (We’re Talking Traffic Here)

Let’s Get it Moving (We’re Talking Traffic Here)

Niagara Falls July 20, 2017 at 3:50 am

By Councilman Kenny Tompkins We have a traffic problem here in Niagara Falls near the Niagara Reservation Park. Guess what? This is a good thing. It means people are hearing about Niagara Falls. At the same time, we all know how frustrating it is to sit for hours in standstillRead More

The Buffalo Niagara Film Festival Returns

The Buffalo Niagara Film Festival Returns

Uncategorized July 20, 2017 at 3:49 am

The Buffalo Niagara Film Festival has grown from its modest beginnings on the University at Buffalo campus in 2007.  Since then, it has become the region’s premier gathering of professionals and dreamers who aspire to bask in the glow of the silver screen. Bill Cowell, the founder of the BNFF, pointsRead More

The tarp has been dangling off the DeVeaux Woods Carriage Barn for over three months. Hopefully State Parks will repair it so that future generations can enjoy this historic building (photo by Michael Federspiel).

DeVeaux Woods Carriage Barn previously doomed; now Centerpiece of state Outdoor Recreation proposal

Community News July 20, 2017 at 3:48 am

“There may have been a time when preservation was about saving an old building here or there, but those days are gone. Preservation is in the business of saving communities and the values they embody.” – National Trust for Historic Preservation An emailed response by Western Region director and AssistantRead More

GEORGE MAZIARZ – A man of Honesty and Integrity

GEORGE MAZIARZ – A man of Honesty and Integrity

Opinion July 20, 2017 at 3:31 am

The Right Side By J Gary DiLaura I first met George Maziarz in 1985. He was a Niagara County politician with a good reputation for honesty and a sincere concern for the people of Niagara County. In 1985 the Power Authority and NOT Mother Nature, jammed the entire East NiagaraRead More

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