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Destino: A Plan For Success

Destino: A Plan For Success

News, Featured May 12, 2016 at 11:50 am

by Johnny Destino I am getting a lot of feedback about my plan to increase vocational education for the students of Niagara Falls and I want to clarify one misconception regarding the costs. I am not proposing Niagara Falls build and operate its own vocational high-school as we have inRead More

Raising the Jury from the Dead

Raising the Jury from the Dead

News, Featured May 12, 2016 at 11:42 am

by Jim Ostrowski Jurors in this state and throughout the United States are firmly told by judges they must follow the judge’s instructions “on the law,” but in so doing, are the judges themselves following the law? Keep in mind that jurors are constitutional officers!  That’s right.  You folks areRead More

The British government banned the export of this small watercolor, “An East View of the Great Cataract of Niagara,” by an anonymous North American buyer who won it at a Christie’s London auction. Painted in 1767 by Capt. Thomas Davies, it was deemed an essential part of Britain’s cultural heritage.
The British government banned the export of this small watercolor, “An East View of the Great Cataract of Niagara,” by an anonymous North American buyer who won it at a Christie’s London auction. Painted in 1767 by Capt. Thomas Davies, it was deemed an essential part of Britain’s cultural heritage.

Britain Stops Sale Of Rare Falls Painting You Can Buy It, But It Stays In London

News, Featured May 12, 2016 at 11:37 am

by Mike Hudson The auction house sale of an 18th Century watercolor painting of Niagara Falls in London last month sparked a minor international incident that raised questions of cultural heritage and free trade. The small painting, “An East View of the Great Cataract of Niagara,” depicts a horseshoe ofRead More

William Morris Hunt gave Church a run for his money in the 19th Century, as seen here is his 1874 oil, Niagara.
William Morris Hunt gave Church a run for his money in the 19th Century, as seen here is his 1874 oil, Niagara.

Four Hundred Years Of Art Depict Niagara Falls As Scene Of Wonder

News, Featured May 12, 2016 at 11:34 am

by Mike Hudson Fr. Louis Hennepin was a priest, an adventurer and a teller of tall tales who would undoubtedly get a kick out of the fact that, nearly 400 years after his birth, the first art depicting the natural wonder of Niagara Falls is still often mistakenly attributed toRead More

Obama And Clinton: Hypocricy Or Lies, At Their Best ?!

Obama And Clinton: Hypocricy Or Lies, At Their Best ?!

News, Featured May 12, 2016 at 11:26 am

by J. Gary DiLaura Merriam Webster defines hypocrisy as “the behavior of people who do things that they tell other people not to do: a feigning to be what one is not or to believe what one does not; especially :  the false assumption of an appearance of virtue orRead More

Important Information for Patients of Dr. Gosy
Dr. Eugene Gosy’s practice was shuttered by a federal indictment that many are saying is unjust. However many patients with legitimate need for pain relief were left without help.

Important Information for Patients of Dr. Gosy

News, Featured May 12, 2016 at 11:25 am

ERIE COUNTY, NY— In the wake of the closure of Dr. Eugene Gosy’s practice, patients in need of pain management treatment are advised to proceed as follows: ·Seek care from your Primary Care Physician (“PCP”) ·If you do NOT currently have a PCP, seek treatment from a Federally Qualified HealthRead More

Warhol Portrait To Be Sold Here To Raise Money For Fallen Soldiers’ Portraits

Warhol Portrait To Be Sold Here To Raise Money For Fallen Soldiers’ Portraits

News May 12, 2016 at 11:23 am

Kaziah Hancock is an artist who has committed to painting portraits of American fallen soldiers. Over the years Kaziah has painted more than 800 portraits which she gifts to the families of the slain. She took a break recently to paint this portrait of Andy Warhol to help raise moneyRead More

Print Edition 5.5.16

Print Edition 5.5.16

News May 5, 2016 at 2:33 pm
Sexual Predator Population  Explosion In Falls This Year

Sexual Predator Population Explosion In Falls This Year

News, Featured May 5, 2016 at 2:23 pm

by Mike Hudson The number of registered sex offenders living in Niagara Falls has taken a sharp spike in 2016, shooting up from 164 in December 2015 to 190 this week. It’s entirely possible that perverts represent the fastest growing segment of the city’s population. In Niagara Falls, the oddsRead More

Grandinetti Applies For Status As B And B After Facebook Controversy

Grandinetti Applies For Status As B And B After Facebook Controversy

News, Featured May 5, 2016 at 2:16 pm

by Mike Hudson In much the same way you wouldn’t want to give a loaded gun to, there are others for whom a laptop and a Facebook account can provide an avenue leading directly to all sorts of trouble. Niagara Falls City Councilwoman Kristen Grandinetti has often made headlines withRead More

Marc Smith flanked by US Sen. Charles Schumer and former State Senator George Maziarz celebrate the coming of Yahoo! to the Town of Lockport. Part of the deal was that Yahoo! was to donate $500,000 a year to local charities. As only the Niagara Falls Reporter predicted at the time, “local charities” did not mean Lockport - but Albany and the Governor’s choice.
Marc Smith flanked by US Sen. Charles Schumer and former State Senator George Maziarz celebrate the coming of Yahoo! to the Town of Lockport. Part of the deal was that Yahoo! was to donate $500,000 a year to local charities. As only the Niagara Falls Reporter predicted at the time, “local charities” did not mean Lockport - but Albany and the Governor’s choice.

Empire State’s Hoyt Makes No So Subtle Threats to Town of Lockport Supervisor

News, Featured May 5, 2016 at 2:14 pm

by Anna Howard The Niagara Falls Reporter has obtained what seems to be “threatening” emails sent by William B. “Sam” Hoyt III, the Regional President of Empire State Development – a taxpayer funded state development agency – to former Town of Lockport Supervisor Marc Smith, who is presently the CoordinatorRead More

Reporter Called It Back in 2013:  ‘No Money’ for Lockport Charities from Yahoo!

Reporter Called It Back in 2013: ‘No Money’ for Lockport Charities from Yahoo!

News, Featured May 5, 2016 at 2:11 pm

by Frank Parlato Only the Niagara Falls Reporter called it right, back in April 2013, when we reported on the $30 million Yahoo! taxpayer subsidized deal and called people “naive” who thought that Niagara County non profits would get any money in return for local taxpayers giving the giant InternetRead More

This Yahoo! server coop generates heat, which the cool temperatures of Niagara will help to offset.
This Yahoo! server coop generates heat, which the cool temperatures of Niagara will help to offset.

Worst Area for Taxes Requires Government Subsidizes

News, Featured May 5, 2016 at 2:09 pm

by Frank Parlato Consider how stupid this is: All told, Yahoo! will get $30 million in county and state sales and property tax breaks, credits against state income taxes and 7,200 kilowatts of half-priced electricity from the New York Power Authority (NYPA). These giveaways – which will be subsidized byRead More

Warshaw Costs Climb As PERB Rules Against City On Police Pact

Warshaw Costs Climb As PERB Rules Against City On Police Pact

News, Featured May 5, 2016 at 2:03 pm

by Mike Hudson The $400,000 paid to Warshaw and Associates to transform the Niagara Falls City Police Department into a kinder, gentler organization under an agreement reached between Mayor Paul Dyster and former Attorney General and current Governor Andrew Cuomo five years ago may just be the tip of theRead More

National Fuel: New York Consumers To Get Rate Increase While Pennsylvanians Get Decrease

National Fuel: New York Consumers To Get Rate Increase While Pennsylvanians Get Decrease

News, Featured May 5, 2016 at 1:59 pm

by James Hufnagel National Fuel supplies natural gas to over 730,000 residential and corporate customers throughout Western New York and northwestern Pennsylvania. The Williamsville, NY-based oil and gas concern is vertically integrated across five business divisions: Exploration & Production, Pipeline & Storage, Gathering, Utility, and Energy Marketing, all operating largelyRead More

Senecas Say Damn The Torpedoes To  Local Businesses, Full Speed Ahead!

Senecas Say Damn The Torpedoes To Local Businesses, Full Speed Ahead!

News, Featured May 5, 2016 at 1:55 pm

by Mike Hudson They said it couldn’t be done. Or, rather, they said it wouldn’t be done. When leaders of the Seneca Nation of Indians were gifted with 50 acres of prime real estate in the city’s tourist district, along with the multimillion dollar convention center for use as aRead More

This egregiously politically incorrect cartoon was published back in 2006 to demonstrate the inequities of the Seneca compact with New York State which punished Niagara Falls as it enriches Albany and the Seneca by allowing a group of people by race to operate tax free while dumb Americans who live in Niagara Falls pay the highest taxes in the highest taxed state in America! Where are our elected leaders in opposing this?
This egregiously politically incorrect cartoon was published back in 2006 to demonstrate the inequities of the Seneca compact with New York State which punished Niagara Falls as it enriches Albany and the Seneca by allowing a group of people by race to operate tax free while dumb Americans who live in Niagara Falls pay the highest taxes in the highest taxed state in America! Where are our elected leaders in opposing this?

Seneca Smoke Shop, Gas Station To Open In June – Is Mall Far Behind?

News, Featured May 5, 2016 at 1:50 pm

by Mike Hudson Back at the dawn of the new century, the Niagara Falls Reporter was a lone voice in the wilderness, daring to ask the question others dodged. Would a gas station and smoke shop operation be part of the Seneca Nation’s master plan for the development of theRead More

“I think it’s a perfect move for the State Park, that it stayed in the state park and is moving to this location.” - John Percy, President and CEO of the Niagara Tourism and Convention Corp., last week.
“I think it’s a perfect move for the State Park, that it stayed in the state park and is moving to this location.” - John Percy, President and CEO of the Niagara Tourism and Convention Corp., last week.

Nikola Tesla sculpture to Remain in State Park

News, Featured May 5, 2016 at 1:47 pm

by James Hufnagel Even though the Niagara Falls City Council, the Niagara County Legislature and the Niagara Falls National Heritage Area board all passed unanimous resolutions requesting that the famous sculpture of inventor Nikola Tesla be gifted to the city of Niagara Falls and installed at a place of honorRead More

Guys you can trust. Lou with his long time helper Paul will come to your house and handle any repair.
Guys you can trust. Lou with his long time helper Paul will come to your house and handle any repair.

‘I Doubled my Business Through the Reporter’ Lou Avino Isn’t all About Gutters 40-year Falls Legend Keeping On

News, Featured May 5, 2016 at 1:44 pm

by Mike Hudson Get your mind out of the gutter! When people in Niagara Falls think of Lou Avino, they think of gutters. For more than 40 years Lou’s been climbing the ladder of success onto the rooftops of Cataract City homes, cleaning the gutters befouled by the leaves droppedRead More

Bad Blood? New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman tangled with Steve Pigeon on the political front when Schneiderman was a state senator.
Bad Blood? New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman tangled with Steve Pigeon on the political front when Schneiderman was a state senator.

Special Grand Jury to Be Impaneled in Pigeon Case

News, Featured May 5, 2016 at 1:42 pm

by Tony Farina We have learned that State Atty. Gen. Eric Schneiderman is expected to impanel a special grand jury in Buffalo on Monday (May 9) with the sole purpose of investigating former Erie County Democratic Chairman Steve Pigeon’s political activities, a continuing probe that follows the seizure nearly aRead More

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