Articles by: Tony Farina

Anello Says City’s Spending Level Not Sustainable in Niagara Falls

Anello Says City’s Spending Level Not Sustainable in Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls February 12, 2019 at 4:58 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: Tony Farina New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s recent gloomy budget presentation sounds a little like it could be coming from the mayor orRead More

Niagara Falls Mayor Paul Dyster

Officials Await Dyster to Go Public on His Future as Word Circulates He’s Not Running

Niagara Falls February 5, 2019 at 6:52 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: Tony Farina I wrote back in June of 2013 after the four-year gaming stalemate between the state and the Seneca Nation was settled thatRead More

Henry Wojtaszek Riding  High at Batavia Downs Gaming and Hotel

Henry Wojtaszek Riding High at Batavia Downs Gaming and Hotel

News January 29, 2019 at 8:50 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: Tony Farina It is one of Western New York’s premier attractions for just about anything the heart desires, featuring gaming, fine dining, sports bars, liveRead More

‘Comeback Kid’ Gawel to Run for Council As  Politics Heat Up Early in Falls

‘Comeback Kid’ Gawel to Run for Council As Politics Heat Up Early in Falls

Niagara Falls January 22, 2019 at 7:41 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: Tony Farina Even at this early stage, and it is not as early as usual because of the changes in state election law,Read More

Even With Casino Cash, Tough Decisions Remain for Niagara Falls

Even With Casino Cash, Tough Decisions Remain for Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls January 15, 2019 at 7:57 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: Tony Farina Assuming the Seneca Nation pays the state approximately $200 million in back casino payments as a result of losing the gaming arbitrationRead More

Memorial Medical Center Gala Sold Out Again

Memorial Medical Center Gala Sold Out Again

Niagara Falls January 8, 2019 at 8:19 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: Tony Farina The 15th annual Memorial Medical Center black tie gala will be held Saturday at the Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino, and asRead More

Dyster Trying to Help Workers After Sudden Plant Shutdown

Dyster Trying to Help Workers After Sudden Plant Shutdown

Niagara Falls January 2, 2019 at 6:28 pm

By: Tony Farina Mayor Paul Dyster is working with state and federal labor officials to try and help the 100 workers affected by the sudden “shutdown” of the Global Specialty Metals silicon production plant in Niagara Falls, effective last Sunday, two days before the beginning of the new year. “TheRead More

Santa Has Departed Without Leaving Any Casino Cash
Santa Has Departed Without Leaving Any Casino Cash

Santa Has Departed Without Leaving Any Casino Cash

Featured, Niagara Falls January 2, 2019 at 6:10 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 Santa has come and gone and he departed without leaving any bags of casino cash in Niagara Falls, Buffalo, or Salamanca, the three host casino cities reeling from theRead More

Financial CRUNCH Continues to Squeeze Cataract City

Financial CRUNCH Continues to Squeeze Cataract City

Niagara Falls December 18, 2018 at 4:46 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: Tony Farina It appears the three host cities that have lost their casino payments due to the stalemate between the state and the SenecaRead More

Gov. Cuomo and his lawyers negotiated a pact with the Senecas that didn't include payments past 2016. Perhaps the city of Niagara Falls should sue him for incompetence and see about getting him disbarred.

Host Casino Cities Hoping Santa Settles Gaming Crisis

Niagara Falls December 11, 2018 at 6:34 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: Tony Farina The three host cities that have received casino payments from the Seneca Nation since 2002 that ended last year are hoping forRead More

LaTona’s Tax Case Could Help Parlato

LaTona’s Tax Case Could Help Parlato

News December 4, 2018 at 9:48 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: Tony Farina Joseph LaTona, the lawyer from Niagara Falls who won a landmark tax case before the U. S. Supreme Court that could helpRead More

Restaino Hoping to Make Mayoral Dream Come True

Restaino Hoping to Make Mayoral Dream Come True

Niagara Falls November 27, 2018 at 9:21 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: Tony Farina “I’ve been thinking about it for a long time,” former City Court Judge Robert Restaino told this reporter in January of 2017Read More

Piccirillo Throws Dyster Under the Bus in Bid to Be Own Man

Piccirillo Throws Dyster Under the Bus in Bid to Be Own Man

Niagara Falls November 20, 2018 at 9:03 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: Tony Farina Analysis Armed with a new job title in an attempt to avoid possible Hatch Act violations in his mayoral run in 2019, SethRead More

Niagara Falls City Council

Niagara Falls Budget Compromise Seen as ‘Shortsighted’

Niagara Falls November 13, 2018 at 7:53 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: Tony Farina With no guarantee of ever receiving another dime of casino money given the deadlock between the Senecas and the state, Niagara FallsRead More

Niagara Falls Mayor Paul Dyster

Dyster Must Shoulder Most of Blame for Crisis

Niagara Falls November 6, 2018 at 8:38 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: Tony Farina The fiscal crisis confronting the City of Niagara Falls has been in the making for years and Mayor Paul Dyster, who is nowRead More

Nick Casal Returning to Ring in December

Nick Casal Returning to Ring in December

News October 30, 2018 at 9:09 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: Tony Farina Niagara Falls boxer Nick Casal has signed to fight junior middleweight Rick Graham on Dec. 14 in Houston, Texas, his first bout sinceRead More

Niagara Falls Officials Fighting to Avoid Financial Train Wreck

Niagara Falls Officials Fighting to Avoid Financial Train Wreck

Niagara Falls October 30, 2018 at 9:04 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: Tony Farina Analysis With no casino cash next year, dwindling reserves, and disagreement among elected officials on how to close a projected $14-million budget shortfall,Read More

Touma Hoping Garbage User Fee Will Help City Deal With Casino Crisis

Touma Hoping Garbage User Fee Will Help City Deal With Casino Crisis

Niagara Falls October 23, 2018 at 7:31 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: Tony Farina Time is growing short for Niagara Falls elected officials to plug a nearly $14 million hole in next year’s budget, primarily theRead More

Is Mayoral Bid Growing Closer for Restaino?

Is Mayoral Bid Growing Closer for Restaino?

Niagara Falls October 16, 2018 at 8:37 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: Tony Farina The mayoral election for Niagara Falls is more than a year away but while incumbent Paul Dyster has not committed to seekingRead More

Piccirillo Mum on Shutdown of Facility as Owner Claims Action “Unjust”

Piccirillo Mum on Shutdown of Facility as Owner Claims Action “Unjust”

Niagara Falls August 22, 2018 at 7:14 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       Santarosa Says Piccirillo “Looking for a Headline”   By: Tony Farina Investigative Reporter Seth Piccirillo is a one-man army for the City of Niagara Falls andRead More

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