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Print Edition – Aug 11, 2017

Print Edition – Aug 11, 2017

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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

Having Tried to bring Frackwater here, Gov. Cuomo now ‘Up in Arms’ over Sewage Spill

Having Tried to bring Frackwater here, Gov. Cuomo now ‘Up in Arms’ over Sewage Spill

Niagara Falls August 13, 2017 at 11:55 am

By James Hufnagel Governor Andrew Cuomo, by loudly and publicly demanding that the July 29 discharge of black, smelly wastewater into the area surrounding the Maid of the Mist dock be promptly and thoroughly investigated by his State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC), is engaging in a blatant 180-degree flip-flopRead More

Why not replace this empty parking lot with an ice-skating rink, like the city plans to do elsewhere in the city, and the state plans to do on Goat Island in Olmsted's once-natural Niagara Falls State Park?

How to Make the Train Station Great Again!

Niagara Falls August 13, 2017 at 11:53 am

It’s impossible not to notice that during the 23 and 1/2 hours a day when the four score or so daily Amtrak passengers at the new Niagara Falls International Railway Station and Intermodal Transportation Center are not in the process of arriving or departing, the station takes on this empty,Read More

Beaver Island State Park

Concern for Environment should be Conservative cause

Grand Island August 13, 2017 at 11:49 am

By Nate McMurray Town Supervisor of Grand Island I was in a public park in San Francisco once and I saw a young woman pray to a tree. Yes, a tree. And it wasn’t even a particularly nice tree. She was covered in crystals, she spoke loudly, and made grandRead More

Niagara County Legislature Majority Leader Randy Bradt, R-North Tonawanda, urges criminal probes of the Niagara Falls Water Board Thursday at the County Courthouse in Lockport.

AS RUMORS OF CRIMINAL ACTIONS SWIRL, LOCAL LEADERS DECRY ‘WASTEWATERGATE’

Niagara Falls August 13, 2017 at 11:49 am

As Niagara County’s Republican-dominated Legislature met Thursday night to pass a series of resolutions seeking multiple criminal probes of the Niagara Falls Water Board in the wake of the sludge-dumping scandal—and with one local law enforcement official confirming that such probes are already underway—one unidentified lawmaker couldn’t resist the urgeRead More

Candra Thomason City Council Candidate Standing for You – September 12, 2017 Primary

Candra Thomason City Council Candidate Standing for You – September 12, 2017 Primary

Uncategorized August 13, 2017 at 11:46 am

By Candra Thomason As the September 12th Niagara Falls City Council Primary draws near, I would like to remind those that saw my announcement earlier this year and inform those that missed it, that I Candra Thomason am running for Niagara Falls City Council. Now More than ever before theRead More

Finance, Public Safety focus of Perry bid for Council

Finance, Public Safety focus of Perry bid for Council

Uncategorized August 13, 2017 at 11:45 am

My name is Lakea Perry and I am a candidate for Niagara Falls City Council. Running for City Council is a task that I do not take lightly. I am so passionate about making our city a thriving city again that I lay my time, energy, experience, and personal reputationRead More

Niagara Falls Jokes

Niagara Falls Jokes

Columns August 13, 2017 at 11:43 am

An employee at the Niagara Falls Water Board treatment plant on Buffalo Avenue was doing routine maintenance on a submersible pump in sedimentation basin #5 when he realized that, in order to prevent a catastrophic black water discharge into the Niagara River on a Saturday afternoon during the height ofRead More

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