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CULT OF NXIVM PART 9: A BOILING POT OF POISON STEW

CULT OF NXIVM PART 9: A BOILING POT OF POISON STEW

NXIVM January 21, 2016 at 9:26 pm

>BY FRANK PARLATO Some of our readers probably feel that over the last few months they’ve read all they need to read about Keith Raniere, the Bronfman sisters and the many bizarre characters and victims flowing in and out of NXIVM Village. Others tell us they can’t get enough ofRead More

Keith Raniere, lying in bed, cooking up schemes to destroy his enemies.

CULT OF NXIVM SERIES PART8: THE RELENTLESS PURSUIT OF ENEMIES

NXIVM January 14, 2016 at 9:17 pm

>BY FRANK PARLATO NXIVM leader Keith Raniere made it clear that for NXIVM to thrive, its enemies must be destroyed. Lawsuits and crimi-nal indictments were the weapons of choice. When I worked there, most of the lawyers made it known they despised NXIVM. But they loved the pay. Lawyers areRead More

Keith Raniere teaches that he is beyond dietary considerations.

CULT OF NXIVM SERIES PART 7: “DON’T CALL ME ‘PAPA'””

NXIVM January 7, 2016 at 9:09 pm

BY FRANK PARLATO Every December more than a billion people celebrate the birth of Christ, a child born of immaculate conception who would change the world – whose true father was said to be God, and whose earthly father was an Israeli carpenter named Joseph. Cult of NXIVM leader KeithRead More

CULT OF NXIVM PART 6: RANIERE AND THE BRONFMANS TRY TO BUY THE DALAI LAMA

CULT OF NXIVM PART 6: RANIERE AND THE BRONFMANS TRY TO BUY THE DALAI LAMA

NXIVM December 23, 2015 at 9:02 pm

>BY FRANK PARLATO During my tenure as a press consultant for purported cult leader, Keith Raniere, and his benefactors, Clare and Sara Bronfman (heiresses of the Seagram’s liquor fortune), I was tasked with improving Raniere’s public image and that of his company, NXIVM. Officially, NXIVM conducts “human potential and ethics”Read More

City Hall Jokes

City Hall Jokes

Uncategorized December 18, 2015 at 1:52 pm

Hot on the heels of the surprise announcement that a methadone clinic will be setting up shop in the former school district offices on 6th Street, the Reporter is chasing a hot rumor that Dyster’s city hall is going to locate an ISIS owned Burger King on Rainbow Boulevard. TheRead More

Free Workshops for Families of Special Needs Children Offered

Community News December 18, 2015 at 1:48 pm

NIAGARA COUNTY- Parent Network of WNY has announced it will conduct several free workshops in Niagara County during the month of January. Parents and Families who have children and/or young adults with special needs are invited to attend. “These workshops will provide useful information, tips and strategies,” said David ScherffRead More

Half-Court Basketball League Starting at Lockport YMCA

Community News December 18, 2015 at 1:26 pm

Lockport, NY.  Registration is currently open for the YMCA’s new 3 on 3 – ½ Court Men’s Basketball League that starts on January 28th, 2016. The Men’s League will run for seven weeks and end with finals starting in early March. Each team will play at least 14 games (ThursdayRead More

Enjoy The ‘Time of Your Life’ at Ricky’s Nifty Fifty Pizza Junction ‘Come In and Be Yourself’, Says Ricky

Community News December 18, 2015 at 1:23 pm

  Hello again everyone. Welcome to another edition of Ricky’s Corner.  I wanted to start this week’s column by writing about what we and our loyal customers feel that makes our pizza unique and great tasting. Our cheese is a manually sliced mozzarella as opposed to the pre-shredded brands mostRead More

Thunder of Niagara Air Show wins coveted Dick Schram Memorial Community Relations Award for 2015

Uncategorized December 18, 2015 at 1:18 pm

The Niagara Falls Air Reserve Base, home of the Air Force Reserve 914th Airlift Wing and New York Air National Guard’s 107th Airlift Wing, was presented the Dick Schram Memorial Community Relations Award at the Chairman’s Banquet during the 2015 International Council of Air Shows on Dec. 08, 2015 inRead More

McNall Will Be New Chairman Of Niagara Co. Legislature

McNall Will Be New Chairman Of Niagara Co. Legislature

Uncategorized December 18, 2015 at 1:06 pm

Wm. Keith McNall will be the first post-Bill Ross chairman of the Niagara County Legislature. That move—rumored in local media for several days—became reality Tuesday night as members of the Legislature’s Majority Caucus—which controls three-quarters of the seats in that body—formally elected the Lockport Republican to succeed the long-tenured Ross.Read More

CULT OF NXIVM SERIES PART 5: BRONFMAN SISTERS JOIN NXIVM AND LOSE MILLIONS OF DOLLARS

CULT OF NXIVM SERIES PART 5: BRONFMAN SISTERS JOIN NXIVM AND LOSE MILLIONS OF DOLLARS

NXIVM December 17, 2015 at 8:55 pm

> BY FRANK PARLATO It’s worth noting that well before I was hired as a consultant at NXIVM in 2007, the two Seagram heiresses, Clare and Sarah Bronfman lost a staggering amount of money. In 2002, after joining the “self-help” company NXIVM, which critics call a cult, the Bronfman sistersRead More

Keith Raniere, leader of the Cult of NXIVM, has a stunning, philosophical epiphany.

CULT OF NXIVM SERIES PART 4: RANIERE’S HAREM

NXIVM December 10, 2015 at 8:51 pm

BY FRANK PARLATO Thanks to the recommendation of my friend, G. Steven Pigeon, and following an interview in Albany, I began work for the self-help group NXIVM (pronounced Nexium). NXIVM is a New York for-profit corporation, headed by the self-proclaimed spiritually advanced genius and teacher Keith Raniere and his chiefRead More

THE CULT OF NXIVM SERIES:

THE CULT OF NXIVM SERIES:

NXIVM December 3, 2015 at 8:47 pm

Keith Raniere, self-proclaimed smartest man in the world and spiritually evolved guru > BY FRANK PARLATO I lived and worked with NXIVM for several months as their round-the-clock consultant, staying in their properties and communicating closely day and night with their top officials. That included leaders Keith Raniere, hypnotist and presidentRead More

THE BRONFMAN/RANIERE CULT DEMANDS INVESTIGATION

THE BRONFMAN/RANIERE CULT DEMANDS INVESTIGATION

NXIVM November 26, 2015 at 8:34 pm

This newspaper will continue to do it and encourage the Feds to join in BY FRANK PARLATO   This is another installment of a series where I am a journalist covering my own federal indictment on 19 criminal counts. Last week I wrote about cult leader Keith Raniere and theRead More

Keith Raniere’s work includes keeping a harem who may dedicate their entire lives to his teachings.

FBI SHOULD INVESTIGATE BRONFMANS AND CULT LEADER KEITH RANIERE: PART 1

NXIVM November 19, 2015 at 8:00 pm

BY FRANK PARLATO The federal government is actively investigating whether the Bronfmans are my victims. But they are the ones who should be investigated since there are many victims – including myself – of the Bronfman sisters and the man who leads them, Keith Raniere.Clare and Sara Bronfman, heirs toRead More

Target and Journalist

Target and Journalist

NXIVM November 12, 2015 at 7:57 pm

Parlato to have dual role in investigation BY FRANK PARLATO As a newspaper editor and publisher I have always insisted on transparency of government, and the transparency of private individuals dealing with government. I have reported on these matters whenever I could with the depth that I could. The BuffaloRead More

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