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Dyster’s follies cost taxpayers, lead to absolutely nothing constructive

Niagara Falls, News March 9, 2016 at 11:14 pm

    For Niagara Falls Mayor Paul Dyster, it’s not about the destination but the journey. Which is why, since taking office in January 2008, the city has been subjected to numerous and lengthy forays into the unknowable unknown, for the most part without any measurable result aside from moneyRead More

Flaherty, Flynn to Mix Politics, St. Patrick’s Celebration   At Famed Irish Center Luncheon

Flaherty, Flynn to Mix Politics, St. Patrick’s Celebration At Famed Irish Center Luncheon

Erie County March 9, 2016 at 10:57 pm

Just in case you are a newcomer to these parts, we’d like to remind you that St. Patrick’s Day next Thursday (March17) is more than a celebration of Irish and Irish American culture, it is the starting point of the political season and that’s particularly true this year with DARead More

Parking meters on the Way Niagara Falls

Uncategorized March 9, 2016 at 10:46 pm

  While after many attempts, the vote on parking meters finally made it past the city council this past Monday. With strong public opinion against the idea, not only at the last two council meetings, but also on social media, it makes people wonder do our elected officials care aboutRead More

Creativity rules

Art of Beer promotes booze, Dyster’s private business

Niagara Falls March 9, 2016 at 10:43 pm

    Using public money to promote alcohol consumption? Using public money to promote the mayor’s private business? It’s all good in Niagara Falls, where the 10th annual Art of Beer festival last week managed to do both things simultaneously. Niagara Falls Mayor Paul Dyster has gifted the sponsoring organizationRead More

Will a road by any other name  still cause controversy here?

Will a road by any other name still cause controversy here?

News, State and National News March 9, 2016 at 10:32 pm

  While lawmakers representing Niagara County may lack the political will to remove the Robert Moses Parkway, the state Senate has recently taken the bull by the horns and moved to change the road’s name. Sen. Rob Ortt introduced a bill to rename the Robert Moses Parkway as the NiagaraRead More

Memorial names Julie Zito Clark director  of marketing, special events and projects

Memorial names Julie Zito Clark director of marketing, special events and projects

Community News March 9, 2016 at 10:25 pm

     Julie Zito Clark has been appointed Director of Marketing, Special Events and Projects at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center effective February 29. A professional marketing executive with more than 20 years of successful experience in marketing, public relations and communications for not-for-profit organizations and an S&P 500 corporation,Read More

Memorial Spreads the Word to End the R-Word

Memorial Spreads the Word to End the R-Word

Uncategorized March 9, 2016 at 10:22 pm

  More than 150 staff members and visitors to Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center recently took the pledge to “Spread the Word to End the Word,” a campaign supported by the Golisano Foundation urging society to end the use of the R-word.   To millions of people worldwide who haveRead More

Judge Frank Bayger, Hall of Fame Trial Lawyer, Is Back Practicing Law

Judge Frank Bayger, Hall of Fame Trial Lawyer, Is Back Practicing Law

Community News March 9, 2016 at 10:19 pm

Frank “Duke” Bayger worked at a bowling alley while attending high school, worked as a dishwasher and waiter at the famed Roycroft Inn in East Aurora, worked as a bartender at the Town Casino nightclub in Buffalo, and won a $12.5 million defamation judgment for the late Niagara Falls restaurateurRead More

Niagara Catholic raising money for “Water for South Sudan”

Niagara Catholic raising money for “Water for South Sudan”

Community News March 9, 2016 at 10:19 pm

Embarking on a Global Project – In their 1998 document, Sharing Catholic Social Teaching: Challenges and Directions-Reflections of the U.S. Catholic Bishops, the American bishop’s highlighted seven principles that serve as the foundation of the church’s social teaching.  Knowing and adopting these principles for our own lives can motivate usRead More

Robert Moses to be renamed “Niagara Scenic Parkway”; Why not just remove it?

Robert Moses to be renamed “Niagara Scenic Parkway”; Why not just remove it?

Columns, Community News March 9, 2016 at 10:11 pm

Strike up the band, join the parade, wave the flag and pop the bag. The politicians are renaming the Robert Moses Parkway, to the Niagara Scenic Parkway. Please curb your enthusiasm.   Especially since, instead of renaming it, they should be getting rid of it!   Urging congress to pass ObamacareRead More

NHL Trade Deadline Day Often Bodes Poorly For Sabres

NHL Trade Deadline Day Often Bodes Poorly For Sabres

Uncategorized March 9, 2016 at 10:11 pm

Splashy moves have failed to bolster team    by Andrew Kuylik and Peter Farrell   That final day in the season to make player trades, which is always set for sometime late February or early March, quite often results in a media carnival atmosphere and hard core fans tuning inRead More

Three unsolved mysteries at  City Hall begging for answers

Three unsolved mysteries at City Hall begging for answers

Niagara Falls, News March 9, 2016 at 10:00 pm

 Niagara Falls Mayor Paul Dyster is known for running one of the most secretive administrations in recent city history. Freedom of Information Law requests need to be filed in order to obtain even the most routine public documents and high priced consultants reports have been put away in drawers andRead More

Assemblywoman Wozniak admonished for pantless prodigies with male legislative aide

Assemblywoman Wozniak admonished for pantless prodigies with male legislative aide

State and National News March 9, 2016 at 9:41 pm

ALBANY — Following in the footsteps of her lusty predecessor, a vixenish but married assemblywoman from Cheektowaga is said to have exercised “incredibly poor judgment” by having a sordid sexual affair with her handsome male legislative aide. She has been admonished by the oxymoron-named New York State Assembly Ethics Committee.Read More

Great White Hunter Opens Sandwich Shop On Elmwood

Great White Hunter Opens Sandwich Shop On Elmwood

Erie County March 9, 2016 at 9:33 pm

Some of the menu items at the recently-opened Jimmy John’s Gourmet Sandwiches on Elmwood Avenue may lend a whole new meaning to the term “bagging” lunch. That’s because Jimmy John’s owner, James John Liautaud, is an avid big game hunter who loves to travel to places like Africa, seek outRead More

News of the weird

Uncategorized March 9, 2016 at 9:17 pm

The Square Wheel of Justice In February, New York’s highest court finally said “enough” to the seemingly endless delays on a multimillion-dollar judgment for negligence that occurred 23 years ago. Linda Nash had sued, among others, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey for injuries she suffered whenRead More

Despite obstacles, Dyster forges ahead  with controversial parking meter plan

Despite obstacles, Dyster forges ahead with controversial parking meter plan

Community News March 9, 2016 at 9:04 pm

  What can the people of Niagara Falls do to ensure that the nightmarish implementation of a citywide parking plan by Mayor Paul Dyster’s handpicked contractor, Desman Associates, isn’t simply a repeat of what recently happened when the company did the same thing in Chicago? The Niagara Falls City CouncilRead More

Buffalo beard competition planned  without use of taxpayer funding!

Buffalo beard competition planned without use of taxpayer funding!

Columns March 9, 2016 at 8:45 pm

  The owners of Macky’s Essex Street Pub in Buffalo have come up with what would be a revolutionary idea in Niagara Falls. They’re staging an entertainment event and not asking the government for any money to make it happen. Unlike the Hard Rock Café concert series, the Niagara Falls BluesRead More

Reporter Wrong About Meth Clinics

Uncategorized March 3, 2016 at 10:53 pm

By Don Ranalli   Let me preface this email by stating I am a day one reader of this newspaper and 95% of the time love the viewpoints of the writers, especially when revealing the corrupt nature of Niagara Falls politics, backroom slick deals and the failing of the peopleRead More

Delaware North Loses Yosemite Contract  Can Niagara Falls State Park Be Next?

Delaware North Loses Yosemite Contract  Can Niagara Falls State Park Be Next?

Niagara Falls March 3, 2016 at 9:13 pm

  News of potential import to the city of Niagara Falls broke late last year when details of an epic legal showdown at Yosemite National Park became public. Subsequent to losing a $2 billion, 15-year contract extension for hospitality (food, hotel) services to competitor Aramark at Yosemite, Buffalo-based Delaware NorthRead More

Long Marijuana Bud on Tall Cannabis Plant at Indoor Farm

Unkind, Bud

Community News, State and National News March 3, 2016 at 8:53 pm

New York’s Medical Marijuana Program is unfriendly to patients By Marc Gromis   After waiting almost two years for the rollout of New York’s medical marijuana program, many people who have sought to use medical cannabis to treat their ailments are finding that the so called “Compassionate Care Act” isRead More

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