Archive for August, 2017

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

For a Living Cost of Government

For a Living Cost of Government

Columns August 12, 2017 at 11:34 am

By Jim Ostrowski The progressive left is blathering about a living wage.  There are numerous fallacies at play here.  Suffice it to say that, by and large, your wages are determined by the customers who buy the goods and services you help produce.  If you work at a fast-food placeRead More

Examination of a Witch (1853) by T. H. Matteson, a painting said to be inspired by the Salem witch trials.

Can the search for Truth lead to blind Injustice?

Uncategorized August 4, 2017 at 4:06 am

Just a couple of days old, the tale of the 81 year old pharmacist Robert Kenzia being arrested for allegedly requesting a woman to disrobe before he would fill her prescription, is circulating as any story laced with overtones of sex and drugs likely would.  The United States Drug EnforcementRead More

Empty ticket booth at 9:30 am on a Wednesday morning.

Train Station Still There: Expansive, Expensive and Empty

Niagara Falls August 4, 2017 at 4:02 am

We periodically do a feature on the Niagara Falls International Railway Station and Intermodal Transportation Center because some folks still think it’s an asset to the city. Problem is, the old train station served the city perfectly well. There was no need to build a $44 million replacement for thatRead More

Widespread outrage over sewer discharges at the Falls

Widespread outrage over sewer discharges at the Falls

State and National News August 4, 2017 at 4:00 am

Legislature to consider criminal investigations By Matt Ricchiazzi The New York Post told readers “don’t go chasing this waterfall,” before describing visitors as “horrified.” The Washington Post described the plume as “an alarming shade of black.” Similar shock was expressed in papers from London to Los Angeles. In response to the widespread outrage andRead More

Falls, Gorge site tour by USA Niagara a “Fail”

Falls, Gorge site tour by USA Niagara a “Fail”

Niagara Falls August 4, 2017 at 3:22 am

Public Opposition mounting to “Outdoor Recreation” Proposal The latest skirmish between the David of the citizens of the city of Niagara Falls and the Goliath of state agencies such as State Parks, USA Niagara and the New York Power Authority, when it comes to waterfront development, appears to have beenRead More

USA Niagara and State Parks want a "sensitively-design 'natural' water element (i.e., that could provide summer respite and potentially a location for ice skating in the winter months)" built on the south end of Goat Island.

Outdoor Recreation RFP found lacking

Niagara Falls August 4, 2017 at 3:20 am

Pushes new Infrastructure at the expense of Local Economy, Natural Beauty We took a closer look at USA Niagara’s “Outdoor Recreation and Programming & Associated Real Estate Development” RFP that fleshes out Gov. Cuomo’s vision for introducing different tourist activities such as rock climbing, ziplining and horseback riding to theRead More

Council Candidate wants to take back Tourism

Council Candidate wants to take back Tourism

Niagara Falls August 4, 2017 at 3:14 am

by Bill Kennedy Advocating to keep money circulating locally and to take some tourism back from Albany, Niagara Falls City Council candidate Bill Kennedy has released the following statement. “We need to start directing traffic into the city so that tourists park outside of Niagara Falls State Park and frequentRead More

Sam Archie

Budget Considerations predominate Election Concerns

Niagara Falls August 4, 2017 at 3:10 am

by Sam Archie Since early June, I have had the pleasure of knocking on many residents’ doors to introduce myself and gather signatures. I’ve been received with overwhelming support. At the same time, I’ve received a number of messages from residents. Two themes have emerged: They’re tired of money beingRead More

EVER HEARD OF “MACRI’S”?

EVER HEARD OF “MACRI’S”?

Uncategorized August 4, 2017 at 3:06 am

In 1964 Erma (Mama) D’Avolio and her husband Vincent opened “DelFredo’s” on Main St in Niagara Falls. After Vincent passed in 1974, their daughter Anna and her husband James Macri moved the restaurant, as Macri’s, to the Niagara Falls Market and began what became a successful, traditional Italian family restaurant.Read More

WHO’S IN CHARGE? THE PRESIDENT WE ELECTED OR THOSE WHO WISH THEY WERE?

WHO’S IN CHARGE? THE PRESIDENT WE ELECTED OR THOSE WHO WISH THEY WERE?

Uncategorized August 4, 2017 at 3:04 am

  The Right Side By J Gary DiLaura Let there be no doubt in ANYBODY’S mind, there is one and only one Chief Executive Officer and ONE Chief Law Enforcement Officer and that is the President of these United States. He has access to more information than anyone else inRead More

Niagara Falls Jokes

Niagara Falls Jokes

Uncategorized August 4, 2017 at 3:00 am

A tourist visiting Niagara Falls wandered out of Niagara Falls State Park and immediately got lost. She walked past numerous cheaply-built, taxpayer-subsidized box hotels until she found herself on Main Street in front of City Hall. Marveling at the size and impressive architecture of the structure, she asked a passerby,Read More

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