Archive for August, 2017

HEY… CONGRESS!… WHAT  IS WRONG WITH YOU?

HEY… CONGRESS!… WHAT  IS WRONG WITH YOU?

Uncategorized August 31, 2017 at 10:58 pm

THE RIGHT SIDE By J Gary DiLaura IF THE REPUBLICANS IN THE HOUSE AND SENATE  DON’T PULL THEIR HEADS OUT OF THAT DARK PLACE THEY HAVE THEM STUCK AND BACK UP THEIR PRESIDENT…THEY WON’T HAVE TO WORRY WHAT THEIR CONSTITUENTS THINK!!! BEFORE: Even if, in the last 8 years, you neverRead More

When Debt Commands

When Debt Commands

Uncategorized August 31, 2017 at 1:43 pm

By Craig Reger “Even if we are ruined by it, it was still beautiful”. Many Nationalistic Germans had this to say about WWI. Fast forward one-hundred years, extremists detonate truckloads of explosives in war zones, near governmental buildings or well-attended pop concerts and European soccer matches, or choose to driveRead More

Council Candidate Thomason Opposes Reassessments

Council Candidate Thomason Opposes Reassessments

Niagara Falls August 25, 2017 at 10:35 am

By Candra Thomason I want you all to ask yourself this question: “Do the homeowners of Niagara Falls want their property assessments to rise between 17 and 40 percent next year?” That is the vital question facing voters this fall. We can’t afford to make the same mistake we madeRead More

Print Edition – Aug 18, 2017

Print Edition – Aug 18, 2017

Print Version August 18, 2017 at 10:15 pm
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Reassessments are on the Table Again City Council Members Touma & Grandenetti Led the Charge to Reassess Us in 2016 And Now They Want Our Vote – Well We Say No!

Reassessments are on the Table Again City Council Members Touma & Grandenetti Led the Charge to Reassess Us in 2016 And Now They Want Our Vote – Well We Say No!

Niagara Falls August 18, 2017 at 10:09 pm

By Committee to Stop the Reassessments & Continuous Tax Increases   The “hidden tax increase” called “reassessment” is back on the table for the residents and business owners of the most highly taxed City in the nation. In addition, to add insult to injury, it was recently announced that a reassessmentRead More

Don’t Cry Over Spilled Milk or Discharged Dark Water

Don’t Cry Over Spilled Milk or Discharged Dark Water

Niagara Falls August 18, 2017 at 5:29 am

For Niagara Falls residents, Saturday, July 29, 2017 will be a date that will live in odifery.  That’s the day the Niagara Falls Waste Water Treatment Plant released untold gallons of sewage and sediment into the Niagara River, causing a disgusting black discharge that enveloped a Maid of the MistRead More

Did Mayor Dyster’s “Friends and Family” policy cause Sewage Spill?

Did Mayor Dyster’s “Friends and Family” policy cause Sewage Spill?

Niagara Falls August 18, 2017 at 5:26 am

When Paul Dyster ran for the office of mayor of the city of Niagara Falls back in 2007, he promised an end to the traditional “friends and family” approach to running government. Over the succeeding years of his tenure at City Hall, however, it’s become clear that the campaign rhetoricRead More

Niagara Falls School Superintendent Mark Laurrie

Laurrie maintains high hopes for the Niagara Falls School District 

Community News August 18, 2017 at 5:24 am

By Darryl McPherson Niagara Falls School Superintendent Mark Laurrie is a man with a mission. Leading a school district with 7,101 students in 11 schools within an impoverished city is a daunting task, but the administrator is a veteran of the system, being the homegrown choice the Board of EducationRead More

Chris Borgatti and Friends will be performing at the inaugural Summerfest at the Sal

SummerFest at the Sal!

Community News August 18, 2017 at 5:22 am

A New Tradition By Councilman Kenny Tompkins SummerFest at the Sal is almost here! On Sunday, August 20, Sal Maglie Stadium in Hyde Park will be rockin’ out to six local bands. Admission is $10 and the show starts at 1 pm and runs until 7 pm. The best part:Read More

Source: NYS Department of Labor

Unemployment, Crime, Poverty, Taxes, Potholes, Credit Downgrades afflict City of Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls August 18, 2017 at 5:12 am

Despite 160 Tourists for each and every Resident Unemployment is a hardship, so much so that it comprises half of something called the Misery Index, a widely cited economic indicator (the other half is inflation). Unemployment is connected with all kinds of community, family and individual dysfunction. It leads toRead More

Sink your fork into a famed Peach shortcake... Yum!

Lewiston Peach Festival features music, food, fun

Uncategorized August 18, 2017 at 5:06 am

The gala 2017 Niagara County Peach Festival, a community celebration promising good times for young and old alike, enters its seventh decade from Sept 8-10 at the Academy Park in lovely Lewiston, NY. Featured events every year, this year being no exception, include the Youth Football, Town and All-Stars CheerleadingRead More

The Official NF Reporter Peach Cobbler Recipe

The Official NF Reporter Peach Cobbler Recipe

Niagara County August 18, 2017 at 5:05 am

Directions Melt butter in a 9 x 13 inch pan. Mix together flour, sugar, baking powder & salt. Stir in milk & egg. Pour evenly over melted butter. Combine peaches, sugar & spices and spread over batter-DO NOT STIR! Bake 35-45 minutes at 350°F until batter comes to the topRead More

WHAT HAPPENED IN CHARLOTTESVILLE, VIRGINIA?

WHAT HAPPENED IN CHARLOTTESVILLE, VIRGINIA?

Uncategorized August 18, 2017 at 5:03 am

The Right Side By J Gary DiLaura Apparently, a radical, right wing group was given a permit to hold a peaceful rally. Again, apparently, “Protestors” to the rally began arriving with helmets, baseball bats, and professional signs with clubs (disguised as sign posts), tear gas masks and canisters. They mustRead More

Discover the Discover Niagara Shuttle before it’s too late

Discover the Discover Niagara Shuttle before it’s too late

Uncategorized August 18, 2017 at 5:02 am

By Darryl McPherson Though the tourist season is still underway, the “Back to School” noises are echoing ever louder, heralding the approaching end of summer’s activities.  One of the players in the tourism game is the Discover Niagara Shuttle, which will see its second season close, with lingering thoughts ofRead More

Niagara Falls Jokes

Niagara Falls Jokes

Uncategorized August 18, 2017 at 5:00 am

We wanted to tell our readers a road construction joke about Lockport Street, but we’re still working on it. *** Mayor Dyster and his aide Seth Piccirillo are walking along Lockport Street when the mayor falls down a manhole. Piccirillo shouts down: “What shall I do?” and Mayor Dyster barksRead More

Clare Bronfman files criminal complaint against Sarah Edmondson with Vancouver PD

Clare Bronfman files criminal complaint against Sarah Edmondson with Vancouver PD

News August 17, 2017 at 10:03 am

Multiple sources tell Frank Report that Clare Bronfman filed a criminal complaint against Sarah Edmondson for “theft, fraud and mischief” with the Vancouver Police Department. No arrests have been made. Miss Bronfman’s complaint is on behalf of Executive Success Programs Inc. [ESP], a cult-like group that is headquartered near Albany,Read More

Print Edition – Aug 11, 2017

Print Edition – Aug 11, 2017

Print Version August 13, 2017 at 12:04 pm
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With the state's industrial tourism complex, otherwise known as Niagara Falls State Park, monopolizing the eight million tourists who come here every year, it's little wonder the city of Niagara Falls has the highest rate of unemployment of any city in the entire state.

Niagara Falls Unemployment Rate highest in New York State

Niagara Falls August 13, 2017 at 12:00 pm

State’s monopoly on Park, failed Economic Development policies to blame By James Hufnagel The city of Niagara Falls suffers from some of the highest rates of taxation and poverty (nearly double the rate of childhood poverty), and from the highest rates of per capita violent and property crime of anyRead More

Is the S&P credit downgrade of Niagara Falls the beginning of the end?

Is the S&P credit downgrade of Niagara Falls the beginning of the end?

Niagara Falls August 13, 2017 at 11:58 am

By Darryl McPherson It was announced on Tuesday that the financial outlook for the City of Niagara Falls was changed from “stable” to “negative” by Standard & Poor’s (S&P), one of the Wall Street credit rating agencies.  Sometimes a government has to sell bonds on the market in order toRead More

Gov. Andrew Cuomo forgot to include payment in the Seneca Casino contract renewal. But faithful Dyster still has faith and hope.

Are there truly no consequences?

Niagara Falls August 13, 2017 at 11:57 am

Somewhere, somebody, dropped the ball.  Big time. That ball contained the hopes and dreams of local politicians, who believed it held a financial windfall in the form of revenue from casino gaming in New York.  Starting in 2002, that shining orb would bounce in every year, and the community wouldRead More

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