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Letter to the Editor: “Spectrum Customers Beware”

Letter to the Editor: “Spectrum Customers Beware”

News April 5, 2018 at 4:32 pm

Please click the link below to subscribe to a FREE PDF version of each print edition of the Niagara Reporter http://eepurl.com/dnsYM9   BY: Michael Ishman   Just wanted to pass this along to your readers.   Spectrum customers beware, you soon will be getting less channels and will be payingRead More

Councilman Chris Voccio

Chris’s Corner: Golf Balls, Pastry & Cops

Local News April 3, 2018 at 11:16 pm

Please click the link below to subscribe to a FREE PDF version of each print edition of the Niagara Reporter http://eepurl.com/dnsYM9     Chris’s Corner: Golf Balls, Pastry & Cops   BY: Chris Voccio, Niagara Falls City Councilman   First, I should disclose that I am not a golfer. IRead More

Sam Ferraro, 60, passes away; longtime director of Niagara County IDA

Sam Ferraro, 60, passes away; longtime director of Niagara County IDA

Featured, Local News March 12, 2018 at 2:46 am

Please click the link below to subscribe to a FREE PDF version of each print edition of the Niagara Reporter http://eepurl.com/dnsYM9 Samuel M. Ferraro, of Niagara Falls, passed away Saturday, March 10, 2018, at the age of 60. He was born in Niagara Falls, NY the son of Salvatore andRead More

Mount St. Mary’s Hospital has large turnout for fundraiser at Como Restaurant

Community News March 2, 2018 at 4:15 pm

  The annual reverse draw of Mount St. Mary’s Hospital was held Feb. 28 at the Como Restaurant. Nearly 280 people attended. It was covened by the Mount St. Mary’s Hospital Foundation, St. Francis Guild Auxiliary and the board of associates. Funds raised are directed to the foundation’s small grantsRead More

 FBI DIRECTOR WRAY… NOW IT’S YOUR TURN, DO YOUR JOB!

 FBI DIRECTOR WRAY… NOW IT’S YOUR TURN, DO YOUR JOB!

Columns February 13, 2018 at 9:04 pm

The Right Side By J Gary DiLaura, FBI-RED The FBI had a Code of Conduct that all Agents were aware of, as we were all handed a FBI  Agent Handbook in training school at the FBI Academy. It was pretty inclusive. It explained in great detail what FBI Agents can andRead 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

NYS Comptroller: Town of Cambria borrowed $1 M in “unneeded debt”

NYS Comptroller: Town of Cambria borrowed $1 M in “unneeded debt”

Local News February 4, 2018 at 5:13 am

Cambria taxpayers paid interest on bond debt when Town had money in bank; state audit claims  The New York State Comptroller’s office released an audit last week that concludes the Town of Cambria borrowed about $1 million for two projects when it had money sitting in bank accounts, or hadRead More

Source: $1.5 million realized from Falls tax foreclosure auction; what will money be used for?

Source: $1.5 million realized from Falls tax foreclosure auction; what will money be used for?

Local News February 1, 2018 at 11:48 pm

By Frank Parlato; Hundreds of people turned out in Niagara Falls last December to buy homes, buildings, or vacant lots at the city’s tax foreclosure auction. The city reportedly auctioned off more than 320 properties seized from owners who failed to pay property taxes. A reliable city hall source tellRead More

Jastremseki sees ‘Progress’ on Pistol Permits as State Police Vow ‘No Confiscation’

Jastremseki sees ‘Progress’ on Pistol Permits as State Police Vow ‘No Confiscation’

Uncategorized January 26, 2018 at 12:39 am

Niagara County Clerk Joseph A. Jastrzemski said the outcome of a meeting between State Police and the New York State Association of County Clerks held this week left him optimistic that gun owners’ rights will be protected despite a looming deadline for pistol permit recertification under Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’sRead More

Hair Cutting Economics

Hair Cutting Economics

Uncategorized December 3, 2017 at 5:47 pm

By Craig Reger “Inflation is when you pay fifteen dollars for the ten-dollar haircut you used to get for five dollars when you had hair”. Sam Ewing, author. This quote could have applied to me over my 48 years of thinning hair, but it didn’t. On December 2, my motherRead More

[While all three candidates are worthy],The Reporter supports Alan Roscetti

[While all three candidates are worthy],The Reporter supports Alan Roscetti

Niagara Falls September 8, 2017 at 5:07 am

 Alan Roscetti has our support. The general position of the Niagara Falls Reporter is that we rarely, if ever, make endorsements for political candidates.  One of the main reasons is that, we believe people should think for themselves and make up their own minds. So, rather than endorse a candidateRead 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

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

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

Uncategorized July 18, 2017 at 12:39 pm

Below is a special message from our advertiser, Hillsdale College. The financial support provided by these occasional messages allows us to provide, at no cost to you, these vital updates. Please note that the following message reflects the opinions and representations of our advertiser alone, and not necessarily the opinion orRead More

John Gotti nephew Bill Gotti attacked in Los Angeles; homeless advocate not in ‘family’ business   

John Gotti nephew Bill Gotti attacked in Los Angeles; homeless advocate not in ‘family’ business  

Columns July 1, 2017 at 1:54 am

  By Mike Hudson Bill Gotti Sr. was, and remains, a remarkable man. He never wanted to go into the family business. His brother, legendary mob kingpin John Gotti, and his other siblings, Peter, Richard, Gene and Vincent followed John Gotti into what they call “the life.” Bill went hisRead More

Morinello Urges the Two Sides to Go to Arbitration on Gaming Payments

Morinello Urges the Two Sides to Go to Arbitration on Gaming Payments

News March 23, 2017 at 10:15 pm

By Tony Farina; Assemblyman Angelo Morinello (R. C. – Niagara Falls) is urging the governor and the Seneca Nation of Indians to use the arbitration provision in the gaming compact to come to a “timely resolution” of the latest gaming dispute, triggered by the announcement this week by Seneca officialsRead More

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