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Falls sees tiny decrease in violent  crime: Remains dangerous place

Falls sees tiny decrease in violent crime: Remains dangerous place

Columns March 2, 2016 at 11:01 pm

    In his State of the City address last week Niagara Falls Mayor Paul Dyster claimed that violent crime was down by 5.4 percent in 2015 compared to 2014. Will the slight dip in the rate of violent crime be enough to get the Falls off of the numerousRead More

Delaware North Loses Yosemite Contract

Delaware North Loses Yosemite Contract

Niagara Falls March 2, 2016 at 10:30 pm

Can Niagara Falls State Park be next? 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 competitorRead More

City website silent on state of the city, waxes eloquent on Easter Egg Hunt

City website silent on state of the city, waxes eloquent on Easter Egg Hunt

Niagara Falls March 2, 2016 at 9:56 pm

  Doing a story on Niagara Falls Mayor Paul Dyster’s 2016 State of the City speech is one thing. Sitting through it is quite another. For one thing, it involves sitting in a room with Dyster and listening to him. He is notorious for his ability to go one andRead More

How Long Does It Take to Get Out of Shape?

Community News March 2, 2016 at 3:40 pm

Colder temperatures and fewer daylight hours make it more difficult to stay active and motivated. But how long does it take to actually get out of shape? It varies from person to person, but most experts agree that it’s pretty simple: you either use it or you lose it.  Read More

Second Amendment Watch: Trump to Hilary: If guns don’t keep you safe, disarm your bodyguards!

Second Amendment Watch: Trump to Hilary: If guns don’t keep you safe, disarm your bodyguards!

State and National News February 28, 2016 at 11:42 pm

AS UPI and other news outlets report: Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump challenged Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton to travel without armed bodyguards to prove that guns don’t keep people safe. “Hillary said that guns don’t keep you safe. If she really believes that she should demand that her heavily armed bodyguards quicklyRead More

Second Amendment Watch: Obama and Gun “Control”

Second Amendment Watch: Obama and Gun “Control”

Columns February 28, 2016 at 11:42 pm

(Former FBI agent J. Gary DiLaura speaks out on new gun control laws) Okay Barack you want to talk gun control?  Let’s talk about the gun control laws that are CURRENTLY on the books that Department of Justice does not use. There are Federal Guns laws on the books rightRead More

Reader: We need a gender specific state speech law [NYS STIFLE ACT] to curb white men’s speech

Uncategorized February 28, 2016 at 11:41 pm

By Susan D. Musial Today we are burdened with ever-increasing restrictions on what we  can and cannot say. Recently, the members of the liberal press tried to dissuade Donald Trump from using the term “anchor baby.” Trump responded we, the nation, don’t have time for political correctness. Agreed. And evenRead More

Liberty Tax Offers Free Tax Preparation  For Veterans, Active Military

Liberty Tax Offers Free Tax Preparation For Veterans, Active Military

Community News February 25, 2016 at 8:50 am

Much too often, the news we hear about veterans is not very good, from long lines at Veteran Administration hospitals to high unemployment figures for the men and women who have served our country when they return home. But this story reminds us that there are many grateful people outRead More

Jacobs Ends Speculation, Will  Run For Senate Seat

Jacobs Ends Speculation, Will Run For Senate Seat

Erie County February 25, 2016 at 8:47 am

Erie County Clerk Chris Jacobs, a Republican and a member of the prominent Jacobs family which owns the Delaware North companies, has told political leaders he is going to run for the 60th District State Senate seat now occupied by Sen. Marc Panepinto, a Democrat. “He told me he’s goingRead More

Print edition Feb 25

Print edition Feb 25

Print Version February 25, 2016 at 8:41 am

 

Woman who allegedly stabbed baby daddy surrenders, is charged with second degree murder

Woman who allegedly stabbed baby daddy surrenders, is charged with second degree murder

Columns, News, Niagara Falls February 25, 2016 at 2:20 am

The Niagara Falls Reporter received two communications from the Niagara Falls Police Department this week. The first came on Feb. 23. it read: At 10:00 p.m. last night Niagara Falls Police Officers responded to 9 Monteagle Ridge for a reported assault. Upon arriving they found 39 year old Antoine MalloryRead More

SolarCity sings financial blues, while City bought Highland Ave. Property based on SolarCity Spinoff

SolarCity sings financial blues, while City bought Highland Ave. Property based on SolarCity Spinoff

News, Niagara Falls February 25, 2016 at 2:03 am

   The company at the center of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s “Buffalo Billion” initiative and the stated reason Niagara Falls Mayor Paul Dyster and city Planner Tom DeSantis spent $165,000 of taxpayers’ money on a largely worthless piece of property on Highland Avenue is in serious financial difficulty, and analysts sayRead More

Lack of communication problem  for city Council, Tompkins says

Lack of communication problem for city Council, Tompkins says

News, Niagara Falls February 25, 2016 at 1:41 am

  Freshman City Councilman Kenny Tompkins says his first two months on the job have been something of an education. Coming from a long background in private business, he says the lack of communication between Council members has come as a bit of a surprise. “I’ve been disappointed in aRead More

Guido payoff to enable Hamister just more tax money squandered   

Guido payoff to enable Hamister just more tax money squandered  

Columns, News, Niagara County February 25, 2016 at 1:33 am

  Why was parking lot operator John Guido paid $45,000 in public money last July to vacate the Rainbow Boulevard North property he leased from the city so that Buffalo developer Mark Hamister could begin construction of his proposed hotel? While at least five other hotels have been built inRead More

City Hall Jokes – Feb 25

City Hall Jokes – Feb 25

Community News February 25, 2016 at 1:29 am

Answer: Down a $350,000 rat hole.Question: Where did the money for the “train station re-bid” go? Paul Dyster and George Maziarz walk into a bar. The bartender looks up and shouts, “You sleazy politician, I thought they finally caught up to you, get out! Senator Maziarz, you can stay.” WhatRead More

Ricky, Maker Of Best Pizza [And Fish Fry] In The World, Invites You To His Place!

Ricky, Maker Of Best Pizza [And Fish Fry] In The World, Invites You To His Place!

Community News February 25, 2016 at 1:23 am

Happy late February everyone, winter is nearly over and spring , just like Ricky’s, is right around the corner. Been getting lots of positive feedback on our beer batter fish fry. Incredibly our fish fry has already been referred to as the best in town by our customers on socialRead More

Now that the casino cash has flown the coop the chickens are coming home to roost

Now that the casino cash has flown the coop the chickens are coming home to roost

Niagara Falls February 25, 2016 at 1:10 am

And so it begins. As the reality of the city debt and deficit sinks in – combined with the fact that the casino revenue is currently exhausted and dwindling for the coming years – city hall is frantically searching for ways to stem the tide of rapidly rising red ink.Read More

Local Film Group Seeks Volunteers / Interns / Festival Directors

Local Film Group Seeks Volunteers / Interns / Festival Directors

Community News February 24, 2016 at 11:32 pm

“Volunteers / Interns / Festival                            Director’s Wanted”                                                               Read More

State Parks Plan to Rebuild Bridges to Goat Island; say they will follow environmental regulations [for a change]

State Parks Plan to Rebuild Bridges to Goat Island; say they will follow environmental regulations [for a change]

Niagara Falls, State and National News February 24, 2016 at 10:18 pm

An October, 2015 Design Report/Environmental Assessment document jointly issued by the NYS Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation (OPRHP) and the New York State Dept. of Transportation (NYSDOT) outlines the steps the two agencies will take to obtain the myriad regulatory approvals necessary to move forward with the construction of twoRead More

Let Your Voice Be Heard! By Kenny Tompkins, Niagara Falls City Council

Let Your Voice Be Heard! By Kenny Tompkins, Niagara Falls City Council

Columns February 24, 2016 at 9:52 pm

Let Your Voice Be Heard! By Kenny Tompkins, Niagara Falls City Council   What can I say about the February 22 council meeting other than “Wow!”? The community turnout for this particular meeting was far and beyond anything I have previously witnessed. This even includes meetings I attended before IRead More

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