Archive for February 9th, 2018

New Day, New Sheriffs: Niagara Falls Water Authority Makes Dramatic Changes

New Day, New Sheriffs: Niagara Falls Water Authority Makes Dramatic Changes

Local News February 9, 2018 at 5:39 am

Despite some recent bad publicity, including an embarrassing black-spill in the Niagara Gorge last summer, there seems to have been dramatic improvements at the Niagara Falls Water Authority. The Reporter has learned that two recently appointed board members have changed the way the authority is run, largely by taking aRead More

Former Niagara County DA Mike Violante

Ex-DA Violante sex harassment case settled for $335,000 (in case you didn’t know)

Community News February 9, 2018 at 3:15 am

In case you missed it, for the record, and because, if you are a resident of Niagara County, you probably helped pay for it: Niagara County settled the sexual harassment lawsuit against former DA Michael Violante for $335,000. It happened 10 months ago, and there has been hardly a wordRead More

What again? Council Secretary accused of submitting another ‘fake’ resume!

What again? Council Secretary accused of submitting another ‘fake’ resume!

Niagara Falls February 9, 2018 at 2:13 am

Former employer calls Diodate’s second resume ‘lies and nonsense’ After Mark Diodate was outed for submitting a “fake” resume for consideration for hire as Niagara Falls Council Secretary, his prospective council bosses allowed him to submit a second resume. The Reporter noted in an exclusive story in our last issueRead More

Strikingly, six months ago we correctly predicted that Niagara Falls unemployment would rise in 2017, simultaneous with better job numbers for the rest of the state. Dyster administration policies, combined with Albany's exploitation of our tourism resources, have resulted in the misery of joblessness here, the highest in New York State.

Niagara Falls December jobless rate soars over 8%

Local News February 9, 2018 at 1:31 am

Highest Unemployment in New York State While the United States has officially been at “full employment” for several months, as a nearly decade-long economic expansion continues, the situation here in Niagara Falls is bad and getting worse, according to figures released last week by the NYS Department of Labor. NiagaraRead More

Gearing Up for the Community Memorial Day Parade

Gearing Up for the Community Memorial Day Parade

Community News February 9, 2018 at 1:27 am

By Councilman Kenny Tompkins You wouldn’t know from the frigid temps and falling snow that in a mere three and a half months, we’ll host our third Community Memorial Day Parade. On Saturday, May 26, at 10 am, units will march from the City Market parking lot, up Pine Avenue,Read More

Was Lockport Mayor justified in not reappointing Deputy Clerk Browning?

Was Lockport Mayor justified in not reappointing Deputy Clerk Browning?

Local News February 9, 2018 at 1:08 am

Lockport Mayor Anne McCaffrey’s decision not to reappoint Shirley Browning to another 4-year term as Lockport’s Deputy City Clerk caused controversy last week. Mayor McCaffrey declined to reappoint Browning because, she said, it is a “public officer” position which requires Browning to live in Lockport. Browning moved down the canalRead More

Near neighbors in Westchester County (in fact, Gov. Cuomo was known to drop in unannounced on his motorcycle), Joe Percoco (left) is on trial for corruption, a trial which features another top Cuomo aide, Todd Howe (right) as the star witness.

Cuomo Soars Magically Over Clouds of Corruption

News February 9, 2018 at 12:52 am

By Tony Farina        Gov. Andrew Cumo’s right-hand man used “ziti” as innocent slang for money, not as a covert code for ill-gotten gains, according to his defense attorney.           Now that’s worth some thought.  Imagine, Joseph Percoco, the governor’s former top man who is on trial for receiving more than $300,000 inRead More

The Diet of Lent – animal-free diet good for body and soul

The Diet of Lent – animal-free diet good for body and soul

Uncategorized February 9, 2018 at 12:47 am

By Nelson Gustavo Niagara Falls February 14th marks the beginning of Lent, the 40-day period before Easter, when Christians abstain from animal foods in remembrance of Jesus’ 40 days of fasting in the wilderness. The call to abstain from eating animals is as current as the teaching of evangelical leader FranklinRead More

A City by the People: A Developing North Tonawanda Story

A City by the People: A Developing North Tonawanda Story

Community News February 9, 2018 at 12:47 am

By  Zachary S. Niemiec As someone who is originally from North Tonawanda, I’m proud of recent community action against the reestablishment of commercial truck routes on Robinson and Wheatfield Streets. In response to the considered change to commercial truck routes, North Tonawanda residents organized, sent letters, made phone calls, attended meetings, voicedRead More

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