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Guido payoff to enable Hamister just more tax money squandered   

Guido payoff to enable Hamister just more tax money squandered  

Columns, News, Niagara County February 25, 2016 at 1:33 am

  Why was parking lot operator John Guido paid $45,000 in public money last July to vacate the Rainbow Boulevard North property he leased from the city so that Buffalo developer Mark Hamister could begin construction of his proposed hotel? While at least five other hotels have been built inRead More

Let Your Voice Be Heard! By Kenny Tompkins, Niagara Falls City Council

Let Your Voice Be Heard! By Kenny Tompkins, Niagara Falls City Council

Columns February 24, 2016 at 9:52 pm

Let Your Voice Be Heard! By Kenny Tompkins, Niagara Falls City Council   What can I say about the February 22 council meeting other than “Wow!”? The community turnout for this particular meeting was far and beyond anything I have previously witnessed. This even includes meetings I attended before IRead More

        Blocking Off Part Off The Falls Again?- Be Very, Very Careful!!!

        Blocking Off Part Off The Falls Again?- Be Very, Very Careful!!!

Columns February 18, 2016 at 12:17 am

The Right Side By J Gary DiLaura In January 1985 a massive Ice Jam was caused in the East Upper Niagara River by the Power Authority. A week after the Ice Jam, at a meeting of 500 people in Amherst, the then Army Colonel Hardiman “declared” that the Power AuthorityRead More

The seven dead-on repairs for the city’s deadly fiscal sins

Columns, News, Niagara County February 17, 2016 at 11:47 pm

There’s two major differences between the seven point finance plan presented in this column and the finance plan recently offered by the council’s Financial Advisory Panel: The Reporter’s plan is both easily understood and easily implemented. No buzzwords. No double talk. Just straight forward remedies for the city’s sick fiscalRead More

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History to repeat itself as falls dewatering recalls 1969 fiasco

Columns, News, Niagara County February 11, 2016 at 2:11 am

  “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it,” wrote the great Spanish philosopher George Santayana. He wasn’t talking specifically about Niagara Falls Mayor Paul Dyster, Niagara Tourism and Convention Corp. CEO John Percy or any of the state parks and other officials who have predicted thatRead More

The rest of the story: the mayor’s veto of council health insurance ‘ordinance’

Columns February 10, 2016 at 8:36 pm

Niagara Falls – Due to the nature of today’s subject matter we suggest you read this column very carefully as it deals with the mayor’s vetoing of the council’s attempt to modify a city ordinance as offered by well-intended rookie council member Ken Tompkins. The ordinance change would have endedRead More

Message from Carl Paladino: Let’s Make Trump Our Next President

Message from Carl Paladino: Let’s Make Trump Our Next President

Columns February 10, 2016 at 1:45 pm

Dear Fellow Republicans and New Yorkers, Tonight America took a giant step forward toward “Making America Great Again.” The Republican voters of New Hampshire have spoken and by a strong and decisive margin they chose Donald J. Trump as their Republican presidential nominee. Donald entered the race months ago, has respected the Republican Party and participated in theRead More

Grandinetti pulls Planned Parenthood proclamation: Is the Reporter to blame?

Grandinetti pulls Planned Parenthood proclamation: Is the Reporter to blame?

Columns February 7, 2016 at 1:53 pm

Niagara Falls City Councilwoman Kristen Grandinetti found herself embroiled in another Facebook related controversy last week. After taking a hiatus from Facebook posting through the election season, presumably at the request of Mayor Paul Dyster who was running for reelection, she came back at full throttle, posting about abortion rights,Read More

Grandinetti offers Planned Parenthood proclamation; city teeters on brink

Columns February 5, 2016 at 4:40 pm

Here we go again bashing the city council in general and council member Kristen Grandinetti in particular. Well, what else is there to say or do when Niagara Falls is in the condition it’s in and the councilwoman crafts a resolution/proclamation honoring the outgoing chief of Buffalo Planned Parenthood? Ms.Read More

Political observations and inconvenient insights with Shecky Sherman

Columns February 3, 2016 at 6:44 pm

Good grief, just when you thought you’d seen everything the abusive New York State could do to Niagara Falls, the state comes along and does what? They say they’re planning to SHUT OFF the damn water flowing over the American falls! And right on cue – as the city fathersRead More

Mayor Dyster DOES have a casino revenue spending plan: spend until the money is gone!

Mayor Dyster DOES have a casino revenue spending plan: spend until the money is gone!

Columns, Niagara Falls January 28, 2016 at 12:18 am

Last week the city reported that their share of casino revenue had dropped once again. While the city’s handle of the annual slot drop peaked around $22 million in recent years the new annual casino revenue reality is now about $5 million less…and dropping still. The city’s announcement of theRead More

City spends millions to subsidize state’s USA Niagara Development

Columns January 27, 2016 at 11:54 pm

      Niagara Falls is home to one of the world’s great natural wonders and draws more than 8 million tourists a year. It is also plays host to the Robert Moses Niagara Power Plant, which supplies much of the East Coast with electricity and generates hundreds of millionsRead More

WILL THE GOP ESTABLISHMENT STEAL THE 2016 NOMINATION FROM TRUMP?

WILL THE GOP ESTABLISHMENT STEAL THE 2016 NOMINATION FROM TRUMP?

Columns January 27, 2016 at 11:28 pm

By Roger Stone Will the GOP establishment steal the 2016 nomination from Donald Trump even if the magnate arrives in Cleveland with the most pledged delegates but short of the 50 percent he’d need to be nominated? Is a back-room deal in the works to have a “brokered convention” toRead More

Only in North Tonawanda: Mesothelioma cancer heritage in NT

Only in North Tonawanda: Mesothelioma cancer heritage in NT

Columns, Niagara County January 27, 2016 at 10:40 pm

North Tonawanda is nicknamed “The Lumber City” after its most prominent industry of the past. The legacy of the lumber companies is seen in historic mansions built by and owned by some prominent executives of lumber companies. The most prominent legacy of the lumber days however is the environmental one,Read More

Obama Says His Unilateral Gun-Control Actions ‘Are Entirely Consistent With 2nd Amendment’

Obama Says His Unilateral Gun-Control Actions ‘Are Entirely Consistent With 2nd Amendment’

Columns January 1, 2016 at 12:00 am

<hhttp://southbuffalonews.com class=”page-header”>By CNSNews.com Staff | (CNSNews.com) – President Barack Obama said on Monday that the measures he intends to take to curb gun ownership among those he does not believe should own guns “are entirely consistent with the Second Amendment and people’s lawful right to bear arms.” The Second AmendmentRead More

Only in NT – NT Environmental Committee doesn’t tell us these things!

Columns, Niagara County January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation recently reclassified the Niagara Sanitation site as a Class 2 site, a “significant threat to the public health or environment—action required.” Although in the Town of Wheatfield, it’s at the NT border, silently affecting NT residents with its contaminants. In early 20http://southbuffalonews.com5,Read More

Registered Sex Offender Tells Hudson to ‘Take a Plunge off of Niagara Falls’

Registered Sex Offender Tells Hudson to ‘Take a Plunge off of Niagara Falls’

Columns November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

(The letter to the Editor below is unsigned and came from the email address, clanfearusm@gmail.com)   Your article about sex offender is dead wrong and at worse hate speech in which stokes fear and paranoia to the public with false facts. There have been many target killings, beating, arson andRead More

Stop relying on lawmakers for facts about sex offenders

Stop relying on lawmakers for facts about sex offenders

Columns November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

(The following is another guest view from someone who opposes sex offender registries as they operate today.) By Michael Richardson   When you start calling all these people perverts and predators that can’t be cured why don’t you do some investigated reporting and get your facts straight. Let me educateRead More

THE BEST GOVERNMENT YOU CAN BUY  An Inside Look At Political Corruption In New York

THE BEST GOVERNMENT YOU CAN BUY An Inside Look At Political Corruption In New York

Columns, State and National News November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

BY PAUL WOLF, ESQ. The recent convictions of Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver and Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos provide a great inside view of how campaign cash and political corruption meet. A key player in both trials was a http://southbuffalonews.com0http://southbuffalonews.com year old billionaire named Leonard Litwin who owns and buildsRead More

Dyster demeans Majority that voted against him;  Four More Years of More of the Same

Dyster demeans Majority that voted against him; Four More Years of More of the Same

Uncategorized November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By  James Hufnagel Tomorrow’s the big day. Mayor Paul Dyster will raise his right hand and take the oath of office for the third time, the first mayor to do so in decades, even though a majority of voters on election day clearly preferred someone else take over leadership of the cityRead More

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