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Dyster administration has little interest in revealing casino account growth

Niagara Falls, News January 28, 2016 at 12:03 am

While great attention has been paid to the condition of the city’s casino revenue account, virtually nothing has been asked, much less revealed, as to how the city is using the interest earned by the many millions of casino revenue dollars that have been received and banked over the years.Read More

How has the casino revenue been abused, let us count the ways

How has the casino revenue been abused, let us count the ways

Niagara County, News January 28, 2016 at 12:01 am

What do tree stump removal, police overtime, engineering consultants, penguins, pothole patching and the train station all have in common? They were all supported with casino revenue over recent years. It’s strange, but true, that every one of these things – and a whole lot more – were deemed byRead 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

Train station set to open with  one tenant, no museum here?

Train station set to open with one tenant, no museum here?

Niagara Falls, News January 27, 2016 at 11:46 pm

    Niagara Falls – With the city’s new train station and Underground Railroad Heritage Museum ready to open by the end of May, a couple of questions linger. How do you open a history museum when not a single artifact has been acquired or display fabricated? Despite the factRead 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

Lockport author Deroll Barrett’s new novel published this week

Lockport author Deroll Barrett’s new novel published this week

Uncategorized January 27, 2016 at 11:03 pm

LOCKPORT, N.Y. — Author Deroll Barrett has recently published a new Two-part novel, “Pastor Mann: (Part II) Sister Patrice in the Valley of Despair.” This book of fiction will be available nationwide this week. “Pastor Mann” is a novel about the life of Ezekiel Mann in rural Jamaica from theRead More

Only in North Tonawanda: Mesothelioma cancer heritage in NT

Only in North Tonawanda: Mesothelioma cancer heritage in NT

Niagara County, Columns 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

An interview with Sam Fruscione:  Correct about phony Hamister deal

An interview with Sam Fruscione: Correct about phony Hamister deal

Niagara Falls, News January 27, 2016 at 10:34 pm

      It was the summer of 2013, almost three years ago, and the city of Niagara Falls was in the midst of a crisis. According to the Buffalo television stations and local newspapers quoting Mayor Paul Dyster, Gov. Andrew Cuomo and U.S. Sen Kirsten Gillibrand, one man wasRead More

City Hall Jokes

City Hall Jokes

Uncategorized January 27, 2016 at 10:02 pm

How non transparent was the city’s sale of the Chilton Avenue house? It was so non transparent that even Mark Hamister complained about it. There’s no truth to the rumor that Dyster and Piccirillo wrote the legal notice for the sale of the Chilton Avenue house using invisible ink. SethRead More

New Automated Parking System on Goat Island Stiffs Senior Citizens

New Automated Parking System on Goat Island Stiffs Senior Citizens

Niagara Falls, Niagara County, News January 27, 2016 at 9:51 pm

Whether exposing the crooked Glynn Maid of the Mist monopoly, criticizing the Niagara Falls State Park “Landscape Improvements” plan which ruined Three Sisters Islands, sounding the alarm on the Parks Police barracks which was slated for the edge of the scenic Niagara Gorge, rallying the public against the demolition of the 1864Read More

CLOSING BARS EARLIER MAY IMPACT BUSINESS, DIMINISH FREEDOM LOCALLY ENJOYED

Niagara County January 27, 2016 at 8:59 pm

The issue of whether to roll back the bar closing time from 4 a. m. to 2 a. m. in Erie County is certainly a hot-button item right now. The idea is a bad one – or, at best, hastily conceived. Forget that this is a perfect example of an attempt by ‘big brother’ enthusiastsRead More

Skidmore: History unlearned becomes history repeated

Uncategorized January 27, 2016 at 8:45 pm

  An honest senator dared to speak out for a halt to foreign aid and foreign subversion that drained away the people’s money. He was scoffed as a reactionary. By R.D. Skidmore, Prof. When history becomes forgotten or is not taught then it becomes a history to be repeated. SuchRead More

Hearing on Bar Closing Debate Set as Paladino Weighs In

Hearing on Bar Closing Debate Set as Paladino Weighs In

Erie County January 27, 2016 at 1:25 pm

The public will finally get a chance to weigh in on the Erie County bar closing debate next Tuesday (Feb. 2) at 5:30 p. m. at a public hearing in the legislative chambers in Old County Hall, 92 Franklin St., Buffalo. According to Majority Leader Joe Lorigo (C. – WestRead More

Quinn to Face Lawmakers in Wake of Scathing State Audit

Quinn to Face Lawmakers in Wake of Scathing State Audit

Erie County January 27, 2016 at 1:19 pm

As embattled Erie Community College President Jack Quinn prepares to face county lawmakers today (Jan. 28) at 3 p.m. on the scathing state audit of the institution he leads, there are signs that Quinn has been working very hard to convince anyone who will listen that he’s not to blameRead More

Genesee Community College offers free-admittance seminar: Picking the US President; Meant to Explain Caucuses and Primaries

Community News January 27, 2016 at 12:25 pm

  BATAVIA, NY – Genesee Community College will host a free seminar: “Picking the United States President, Making Sense of the Caucuses and Primaries” to explain the process of nominating a candidate for president. Questions such as “What is the difference between a caucus and a primary?” “Why is it important?” “HowRead More

Ice fish without a fishing license Feb. 13-14 in NYS

Ice fish without a fishing license Feb. 13-14 in NYS

Community News, State and National News January 27, 2016 at 11:56 am

NYS Governor Andrew Cuomo designated February 13-14, 2016 as the state’s first weekend where the requirements for a fishing license has been suspended. Residents and visitors age 16 and older will be able to fish the fresh or marine waters of New York State without a license. The DEC wishesRead More

DEC ANNOUNCES TAX-PAYER FUNDED ‘FREE” FISHING CLINICS ACROSS NEW YORK STATE

DEC ANNOUNCES TAX-PAYER FUNDED ‘FREE” FISHING CLINICS ACROSS NEW YORK STATE

State and National News January 27, 2016 at 11:52 am

Anglers Encouraged to Safely Enjoy Ice Fishing on New York Waters as Ice Conditions Improve A series of what the DEC calls “free ice fishing clinics” are scheduled across New York State to educate people about ice fishing and how to safely enjoy time on the ice, New York StateRead More

Closing Bars Earlier May Impact Business, Diminish Freedom Locally Enjoyed

Erie County January 27, 2016 at 1:17 am

The issue of whether to roll back the bar closing time from 4 a. m. to 2 a. m. in Erie County is certainly a hot-button item right now. The idea is a bad one – or, at best, hastily conceived. Forget that this is a perfect example of an attempt by ‘big brother’ enthusiastsRead More

Who was Keith Raniere in a past life? Cult leader claims he knows

Who was Keith Raniere in a past life? Cult leader claims he knows

NXIVM January 25, 2016 at 10:59 am

  In our Cult of NXIVM series, we have written, naturally enough, about Keith Raniere, the founder of NXIVM. And we have reported a number of startling claims. One of them is that Raniere has told several of his followers that they were reincarnated Nazis. People have described NXIVM therapyRead More

Did Raniere ‘teach’  mother to encourage her daughters to sleep with him?

Did Raniere ‘teach’ mother to encourage her daughters to sleep with him?

NXIVM January 22, 2016 at 6:06 pm

Did Keith Raniere (AKA Vanguard) persuade Nancy Salzman that it would be good for her daughters to sleep with him?. Ex-NXIVM member, Becca Friedman recalls this about Salzman: “During this [2006] seminar Salzman also talked about how men [fathers] become attracted to their daughters when they hit teenage-hood, because the kids lookRead More

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