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Print edition Feb 11

Print edition Feb 11

Print Version February 11, 2016 at 12:30 pm

News of the Weird Feb 11

Uncategorized February 11, 2016 at 3:39 am

FRONTIERS OF FASHION Even though concealed-carry gun permit-holders in Texas can now “open carry,” pistol-packing women concerned with fashion are not limited to traditional firearms in ordinary cowboy holsters. An online company, The Well Armed Woman, offers such carry options as stylish leggings, lace waistbands and an array of underarmRead More

Niagara Greenway to Fund Sanborn Parking Lot

Niagara Greenway to Fund Sanborn Parking Lot

Niagara County February 11, 2016 at 2:19 am

The dark and disturbing novel “1984” introduced into everyday language such terms as “Big Brother” and “Orwellian” (after the author, George Orwell). In the book, an all-seeing, all-knowing totalitarian government controls its citizens through various bureaucracies such as the Ministry of Truth (in charge of propaganda and censorship), the Ministry of PeaceRead 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

Dewatered falls as tourist attraction?  Officials here say yes, history says no

Dewatered falls as tourist attraction? Officials here say yes, history says no

Niagara Falls February 11, 2016 at 1:53 am

  The herd of local officials predicting a boom in tourism resulting from turning off the flow of water over the American and Bridal Veil Falls is puzzling to anyone familiar with the last dewatering of the natural wonder. The American Falls was reduced to a trickle in 1969 soRead More

Some reasons for opposing the falls  $40 million dewatering boondoggle

Some reasons for opposing the falls $40 million dewatering boondoggle

Niagara Falls February 11, 2016 at 1:42 am

   We smell a rat. That’s the answer the Niagara Falls Reporter gives anytime someone asks why we are questioning the planned dewatering of the American and Bridal Veil Falls when virtually every elected and appointed official involved in the process supports it, and the rest of the local mediaRead More

Former city engineer Curtis says  DeSantis profits from train station

Former city engineer Curtis says DeSantis profits from train station

News, Niagara Falls February 11, 2016 at 1:19 am

      Was city Planner Tom DeSantis’ longstanding desire to build a new train station in the city’s North End driven by any actual need for a new facility or by something else? Is his relationship with Wendel Duchscherer Architects and Engineers merely a professional alliance or something moreRead More

Only in NT: Kudos and musing about NT

Only in NT: Kudos and musing about NT

Niagara County February 11, 2016 at 12:25 am

Kudos to Mayor Arthur Pappas and his wife Linda for continuing the Mayor’s Snowflake Ball begun by Mayor Robert Ortt and his wife Megan to assist nonprofit organizations in NT. This year’s selection to be the recipient of the proceeds, the Nor-Ton Red Jacket Club, is a hidden diamond inRead More

Niagara Broadcast Network features Vidlers  5 and 10 February 12th -15th

Niagara Broadcast Network features Vidlers 5 and 10 February 12th -15th

Uncategorized February 11, 2016 at 12:10 am

  Niagara Broadcast Network, NBN7900.com a weekly Niagara Falls, New York internet talk show, that will feature Vidlers 5 and 10 on their program the weekend of February 12th – 15th. Program host Sal Paonessa said that we wanted to highlight Vidlers since they came so close to winning theirRead More

Train station opening nears as operation and maintenance questions remain unanswered

Train station opening nears as operation and maintenance questions remain unanswered

News, Niagara Falls February 11, 2016 at 12:06 am

Over the past seven years the Reporter has posed a series of inconvenient questions regarding the funding, construction and operation of the Niagara Falls Intermodal Transportation Center…the train station. Recently the Niagara Gazette wrote a story that the train station is opening in May and has yet to determine itsRead More

No budget, no contracts, no idea  about train station opening here

No budget, no contracts, no idea about train station opening here

Niagara Falls February 10, 2016 at 11:59 pm

  Niagara Falls – Although the Dyster administration has had more than five years to come to an agreement with Amtrak for use of the new, $44 million train station on Whirlpool Street, market the facility to other prospective tenants and come up with a budget to run the place,Read More

Quinn Leads $100,000-plus Earners at ECC

Quinn Leads $100,000-plus Earners at ECC

Erie County February 10, 2016 at 11:02 pm

If there’s a financial crisis at Erie Community College, as certainly appears the case, there’s no sign of it if you take a look at the salaries at the college headed by President Jack Quinn at $192,500 even though he spends many days away from the institution on outside payingRead More

Flynn Endorsement Expected Saturday; Flaherty Vows to Fight On

Flynn Endorsement Expected Saturday; Flaherty Vows to Fight On

Erie County February 10, 2016 at 10:59 pm

  As we have been reporting for the last several weeks, Tonawanda Town Attorney John Flynn appears to have locked up the Erie County Democratic Party’s endorsement for district attorney, and he is expected to officially get the nod at the Executive Committee’s meeting on Saturday (Feb. 13). Sources sayRead More

Paladino to Speak at Verel Installation Feb. 24

Paladino to Speak at Verel Installation Feb. 24

Erie County February 10, 2016 at 10:04 pm

  Carl Paladino will be the guest speaker on Wednesday, Feb. 24, when A. J. Verel of South Buffalo, a member of the martial arts Hall of Fame, will be sworn in as the 52nd president of the Judges and Police Conference of Erie County at DiPaolo’s Restaurant on SouthRead More

Shecky Sherman weighs in on mysterious music and a lack of water

Shecky Sherman weighs in on mysterious music and a lack of water

Uncategorized February 10, 2016 at 9:50 pm

Niagara Falls – There’s more than one way to skin a cat. And there’s more than one way for a city to get into the headlines. A good way and a screwed up way. And of course when Niagara Falls gets itself into the news it’s gotta go the screwedRead More

Sincerity of finance panel’s call to stop irresponsible spending is questioned

Community News February 10, 2016 at 9:39 pm

It’s growing increasingly difficult to follow the bouncing ball – or hot potato – as the members of the city Finance Advisory Panel appear periodically in front of the council to lecture (chuckle) the council on fiscal integrity and the need (smirk) to suddenly begin counting the pennies and dimesRead More

City Hall Jokes Feb 11

City Hall Jokes Feb 11

Uncategorized February 10, 2016 at 8:48 pm

The Dyster administration announced a tremendous drop in crime reports across the city due to the use of a $50 piece of crime fighting equipment. It’s called a paper shredder. There’s no truth to the rumor that crime reports are now being written with disappearing ink. Vince Anello recently informedRead 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

New York ranks 4th in Solar Jobs

State and National News February 10, 2016 at 8:27 pm

New York, NY – The Solar Foundation released its 2015 solar jobs census today, showing 208,859 Americans now work in the solar energy sector, including 8,250 in New York. The national solar jobs number represents a 20.2 percent increase from the previous year – the third consecutive year that solar jobs haveRead More

CNSNEWS: The Media’s Softness for Sanders and Socialism

CNSNEWS: The Media’s Softness for Sanders and Socialism

Uncategorized February 10, 2016 at 8:17 pm

By L. Brent Bozell III and Tim Graham | February 10, 2016 | 4:54 AM EST Democratic presidential candidate, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., smiles and waves to the crowd at his primary night rally Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016, in Concord, N.H. (AP Photo/J. David Ake) At the start of theRead More

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