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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

Niagara Falls, News 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

Acting DA Hires Former Ch. 7 Anchor Joanna Pasceri

Acting DA Hires Former Ch. 7 Anchor Joanna Pasceri

Erie County February 10, 2016 at 6:06 pm

Acting Erie County District Attorney Michael Flaherty who is facing a bruising Democratic primary battle against Tonawanda Town Attorney John Flynn this year, has tapped former Ch. 7 news anchor Joanna Pasceri to become the first public information officer in the history of the office. Flaherty announced the appointment thisRead More

From lover to enemy, Barbara Bouchey became the target of Keith Raniere’s hatred.

Breaking News: Bouchey Wins; NXIVM criminal computer trespass case to be dismissed!

NXIVM February 10, 2016 at 5:25 pm

David beats Goliath. The computer trespass case against Barbara Bouchey is to be dismissed. Special prosecutor Holly Trexler all but apologized to Bouchey. The Judge dismissed the bogus case against Bouchey. The judge  sealed the record and ordered an adjournment in contemplation of dismissal. More details later on the corruptRead 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

TSA Vacation Pictures

TSA Vacation Pictures

Uncategorized February 8, 2016 at 6:11 pm

Photos courtesy TSA Here are my vacation pictures…. No I wasn’t under arrest, this is at the airport.   Vacation pictures. Courtesy TSA. Betcha your congressmen doesn’t have pictures taken of him like this. Hey, nice vacation pictures Sweetie.’   Check her out   Don’t be an ass.    Read More

Public outcry prompts city to  rebid Chilton Ave. apartments     

Public outcry prompts city to rebid Chilton Ave. apartments    

Niagara Falls, News February 7, 2016 at 6:12 pm

Niagara Falls – In a bow to public outrage and basic human decency, the Dyster administration has announced a do-over, and will hold a public auction for a four-unit apartment building at 631 Chilton Ave. The 3,160 square foot building, which has assessed value of $37,261 and comes with itsRead 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

Health Insurance Veto – Ordinance and Resolution Differences Explained

Niagara Falls February 6, 2016 at 7:37 pm

Niagara Falls  – The council initiative to cut health insurance for future city council members could have been written as a resolution or an ordinance. We have seen no evidence that it has to be written as one or the other. Informed sources say that it could be written eitherRead More

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