Archive for September, 2017

Voters voting in polling place

Primary key to City Court judicial race here, winner take all

Uncategorized September 8, 2017 at 4:15 am

Because the race for Niagara City Court Judge allows any registered voter to vote for any candidate, Tuesday’s primary may well be more important than the general election in deciding who will be the next to don the black robe and preside over a north Main Street courtroom. Three candidatesRead More

Angler holding Lower Niagara River steelhead

WATERBOARDED – An open letter to the Niagara Falls Water Board

Niagara County September 8, 2017 at 4:11 am

To: Gretchen Leffler, Colleen Larkin, Renae Kimble, Nick Forster and Dan O’Callaghan, Niagara Falls is being waterboarded. In general parlance, waterboarding is a form of water torture in which water is poured over a cloth covering the face and breathing passages of an immobilized captive, causing the individual to experience theRead More

The opulent Niagara Falls Water Board administration building.

FISH ON DRUGS

Niagara County September 8, 2017 at 4:10 am

New study finds high levels of drugs, antidepressants in Niagara River fish Everyone knows Niagara Falls has a serious drug problem. But a new study shows that the problem isn’t confined to humans. Even the fish in the Niagara River are swimming around high. In the study, researchers detected highRead More

Kristen Grandinetti

Incumbent Grandinetti Emphasizes Family, Community

Niagara Falls September 8, 2017 at 4:10 am

By Kristen M. Grandinetti Dear Fellow Niagara Falls Voters: We are at the homestretch… less than a week until the SEPTEMBER 12 primary. The POLLS are open from 12:00 noon until 9:00 pm. There are three (3) City Council seats available. I am asking for your vote for one ofRead More

City Council race a chance for Real Change in Niagara Falls

City Council race a chance for Real Change in Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls September 8, 2017 at 3:35 am

By Mike Hudson If you take the view of Niagara Falls Mayor Paul Dyster – that everything in the city is good and getting better under his leadership, you should get out and vote next Tuesday, Primary Day. Incumbents Kristen Grandinetti and Andrew Touma both agreed that their record, tiedRead More

NIAGARA OFFICIALS REACT TO AG’s FENTANYL WARNING

NIAGARA OFFICIALS REACT TO AG’s FENTANYL WARNING

Niagara County September 8, 2017 at 3:31 am

NIAGARA OFFICIALS REACT TO AG’s FENTANYL WARNING County Opiate Task Force Will Meet to Consider Further Steps                                                                             LOCKPORT—Niagara County officials are taking the discovery of fentanyl-laced pillsRead More

Brother of pharmacist says Kendzia was arrested on sole word of a drug addict; trial will show the truth

Brother of pharmacist says Kendzia was arrested on sole word of a drug addict; trial will show the truth

Community News September 8, 2017 at 3:22 am

My Brother is Innocent, I know! by Walt Kendzia For sixty years, my brother, Bob Kendzia, has given dedicated service to the community in which he lives, to his church where many people know him, and to a city that he loves and supports.  He helps his neighbors, his friends, hisRead More

FILM FESTIVAL COMES TO NIAGARA FALLS

FILM FESTIVAL COMES TO NIAGARA FALLS

Niagara Falls, Niagara County September 8, 2017 at 3:06 am

THE BUFFALO NIAGARA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL RUNS SEPTEMBER 20 TO OCTOBER 1 AT FOUR SEASONS THEATER; PUBLIC WELCOME For the first  time ever, The Buffalo Niagara Film Festival (BNFF) will be held in Niagara Falls. The filmmakers’ event, now in its 12th season, will run from September 20 to October 1 insideRead More

Roscettis Support Their Son for Niagara Falls City Court Judge

Roscettis Support Their Son for Niagara Falls City Court Judge

Niagara Falls September 8, 2017 at 2:47 am

Dear Friend: We are writing to ask for your VOTE for our son, Alan James Roscetti, for Niagara Falls City Court Judge in the upcoming primary on September 12. Alan is running on all party lines, so your vote will be both important and appreciated. We assure you that he will be an excellent Judge;Read More

Roscetti Explains True Purpose of Drug Courts and its role in Niagara Falls

Roscetti Explains True Purpose of Drug Courts and its role in Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls September 8, 2017 at 2:44 am

By Alan James Roscetti The Niagara Falls City Court offers additional “Quality of Life” courts. Last week I provided an overview of Mental Health Court to give our residents some insight and understanding of the system.  This week I’d like to discuss Drug Court and its purpose. In 1989, Drug CourtRead More

Caption: Mrs. Munnikhuysen is a middle school teacher and served on the Wilson Central School Board

State Standardized “Common Core” tests poor measure of Educational Achievement, says local expert

Niagara County September 8, 2017 at 2:33 am

By Patricia Dobrasz Munnikhuysen The New York State Education Department’s boasts of improvements in the Common Core standardized test scores for 3rd-8th grade students have zero value to education. However, they are useful for politicians. Governor Cuomo, for example, wants a justification to privatize more public schools, and billions ofRead More

State Ed Dept: Your kids are getting smarter every year!

State Ed Dept: Your kids are getting smarter every year!

Niagara Falls September 8, 2017 at 2:32 am

By James Hufnagel The New York State Department of Education’s “Measuring Student Progress in Grades 3-8 English Language Arts and Mathematics” report, released two weeks ago, has some very good news for Niagara Falls schools. Or does it? Put forth as an update on the ESSA (Every Student Succeeds Act)Read More

Primary Might Determine Next Niagara Falls City Court Judge

Primary Might Determine Next Niagara Falls City Court Judge

Niagara Falls September 8, 2017 at 2:25 am

Because the race for Niagara City Court Judge, like all judicial races in New York State, allow candidates to run on all party lines, Tuesday’s primary may be more important in determining the next Niagara Falls City Court Judge, than the general election. Primary Day is Tuesday, Sept. 12. This primary,Read More

BULLETIN-GAME CHANGER-BULLETIN: NORTH KOREA…TRUTH OR CONSEQUENCES?

BULLETIN-GAME CHANGER-BULLETIN: NORTH KOREA…TRUTH OR CONSEQUENCES?

Columns September 8, 2017 at 2:07 am

By J. Gary DiLaura When Saddam “Insane” Hussein convinced the United States and our allies that he was in possession of weapons of mass destruction and would use them against us, what did our President do? He killed the bastard and wiped out his regime and army, and did whatRead More

Top Reasons Why You Should VOTE on Tuesday September 12

Top Reasons Why You Should VOTE on Tuesday September 12

State and National News September 7, 2017 at 12:23 pm

By Randy Palladino √ Voting is a way to speak your mind and let your voice be heard! When we vote, we are actually telling elected officials and lawmakers how we feel about education, public safety, social security, health care, and other important issues. It was through elections that we voted inRead More

(Above: Prospect Point, paved with Champlain Stone’s substandard granite.)

Bid Rigging at Niagara Falls State Park; Granite Gate exposed

Niagara Falls, News, State and National News September 2, 2017 at 5:14 pm

Bid Rigging at Niagara Falls State Park Will Granite Gate be ignored? [see our earlier story for more info on how to blow $50 million paving over a state park] By Frank Parlato A case of apparent bid rigging at the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and HistoricRead More

Learn about your government, it’s fun: Gov. Cuomo blew through $50 million at Niagara Falls State Park – mostly on pavers

Learn about your government, it’s fun: Gov. Cuomo blew through $50 million at Niagara Falls State Park – mostly on pavers

Niagara Falls, State and National News September 2, 2017 at 3:28 pm

By Frank Parlato Ever wonder why the Niagara Falls State Park looks so bad these days? A horridly overpaved spectacle of bad and ugly pavement?   It occurred thanks to Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s $50 million Niagara Falls State Park Landscape Improvements plan. It was an “improvement’ of historic proportions. But giveRead More

Print edition – Sep 1, 2017

Print edition – Sep 1, 2017

Print Version September 1, 2017 at 2:35 pm
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Roscetti Addresses Mental Health Court

Roscetti Addresses Mental Health Court

Community News September 1, 2017 at 6:00 am

By Alan James Roscetti The Niagara Falls City Court offers additional “Quality of Life” courts.  I’d like to provide an overview of each one in the upcoming weeks to give our citizens some insight and understanding of the system.  The first court I’d like to address is Mental Health Court. In manyRead More

Taking A Toll on Toll Takers

Taking A Toll on Toll Takers

Grand Island September 1, 2017 at 5:44 am

When Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that cashless tolls would be coming to Grand Island, many people hailed it as a long overdue change.  It also, however, highlights one of the most obsolete jobs in the world, the toll collector.  A human being sits in a booth, breathes exhaust fumes all day andRead More

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