Articles by: James Hufnagel

New Grads Celebrate with Friends, Families at downtown FUUN Church

New Grads Celebrate with Friends, Families at downtown FUUN Church

Niagara County September 23, 2023 at 10:57 am

On Thursday, Sept. 31, at 5:30 PM, The First Unitarian Universalist Church of Niagara on Main Street hosted the Orleans/Niagara BOCES High School Equivalency graduation ceremony for Niagara Falls residents. Students earned their High School Equivalency by either passing the GED exam or completing the NEDP program. This was theRead More

Gov. Hochul poses with New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy at last Monday's Bills vs. Jets game

Gov. Hochul Feted by Delaware North at Bills vs. Jets Game

State and National News September 15, 2023 at 10:01 am

  “MetLife Stadium suites offer the ultimate entertainment experience! With the exceptional sightlines, impeccable surroundings and first class amenities, no other environment provides a more impressive venue for entertaining. Now is the time to host your guests in the privacy of your own suite!” trumpets the MetLife Stadium website. TheRead More

Toxic PFASs Dumped into the Niagara River for 15 more Years? Tell Polluters, No Way!

Toxic PFASs Dumped into the Niagara River for 15 more Years? Tell Polluters, No Way!

Niagara County September 4, 2023 at 10:17 am

  Three months ago the Reporter broke the story that millions of gallons of run-off containing a family of toxic compounds collectively called PFASs are being shipped into Western New York from a garbage dump in the Finger Lakes, for “treatment” and discharge into the Niagara River. PFASs have beenRead More

Lovely Pollinator Meadows Proliferate along Niagara Gorge, thanks to No-Mow Policy

Lovely Pollinator Meadows Proliferate along Niagara Gorge, thanks to No-Mow Policy

Community News July 8, 2023 at 4:04 pm

One of the best things to ever happen to the city of Niagara Falls was the removal of a section of the Robert Moses Parkway. Replaced by trails, natural pollinator-friendly meadows and native trees, it’s one of the best things the Office of State Parks has ever done here forRead More

Buffalo Sewer Authority dumping Toxic PFAS Waste into the Niagara River

Buffalo Sewer Authority dumping Toxic PFAS Waste into the Niagara River

Niagara Falls May 8, 2023 at 1:32 pm

Just over a decade ago, this newspaper published a blockbuster series of articles revealing that the Niagara Falls Water Board was planning to import from Pennsylvania millions of gallons of toxic frackwater for treatment and dumping into the Niagara River. Our analysis revealed that, despite the advanced technology employed byRead More

Climate Change no longer Debatable. So let’s Debate.

Climate Change no longer Debatable. So let’s Debate.

Climate Change March 7, 2023 at 10:53 pm

In his “Letter from a Birminghan Jail,” the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King wrote, “Seldom, if ever, do I pause to answer criticism of my work and ideas. If I sought to answer all of the criticisms that cross my desk, my secretaries would be engaged in little else inRead More

Regal Niagara Falls cinema closes tomorrow, Jan. 5

Regal Niagara Falls cinema closes tomorrow, Jan. 5

Community News January 4, 2023 at 7:00 pm

The Regal Theatre corporation today sent out an email to Regal Crown Club subscribers announcing that the Regal Theatre on Niagara Falls Boulevard next to the Home Depot is closing as of Thursday, Jan. 6. An unconfirmed source told the Reporter that the facility has been taken over by Dipson,Read More

Free Rabies shots for County Residents at NT clinic

Free Rabies shots for County Residents at NT clinic

Niagara County, NT news December 9, 2022 at 11:29 am

The Niagara County Department of Health (NCDOH) is holding a FREE rabies clinic at the City of North Tonawanda Public Works Department, 758 Erie Avenue, on: Saturday December 10, 2022 from 9:00 AM to 12:00 Noon All appointments are by reservation only. Please go to www.niagaracounty.com/health and click on theRead More

Will Gov. Hochul, lawmakers prioritize Bigger, Better Bottle Bill next year?

Will Gov. Hochul, lawmakers prioritize Bigger, Better Bottle Bill next year?

Featured, State and National News November 12, 2022 at 4:33 pm

It was 1982. Ronald Reagan was president, Michael Jackson released his smash hit album “Thriller,” and “E.T the Extra-Terrestrial” was setting box office records. It was also the year that New York State instituted a 5 cent deposit on returnable cans and bottles. And four decades later, it’s still justRead More

OPINION: Study Claims $35 Million Impact from ‘Discover Niagara’ Shuttle While Tourists Exit Downtown Niagara Falls on “Free” Buses

OPINION: Study Claims $35 Million Impact from ‘Discover Niagara’ Shuttle While Tourists Exit Downtown Niagara Falls on “Free” Buses

Community News March 9, 2018 at 6:14 pm

Please click the link below to subscribe to a FREE PDF version of each print edition of the Niagara Reporter http://eepurl.com/dnsYM9   Recent glowing reports in the local media about the economic impact of the Discover Niagara shuttle, which conveys tourists out of downtown Niagara Falls to Lewiston and Youngstown,Read More

Local Media mum as Greenway Director throws in towel after short stint

Local Media mum as Greenway Director throws in towel after short stint

Niagara County December 8, 2017 at 5:36 am

Having held the position for barely a year, Jeanne Leccese abruptly and unexpectedly resigned as Executive Director of the Niagara River Greenway last month, leaving unanswered questions. Namely, why did she leave the high-paying, prestigious position at the public benefit corporation for a staff job at a lowly non-profit? ButRead More

Signage at Lewiston (above) and the town of Porter (below) is routinely ignored by commercial traffic

State Parks trashes Niagara “Scenic” Parkway by tolerating commercial traffic

Niagara County December 1, 2017 at 5:36 am

When it comes to Niagara Falls, it’s like the Wild West around here. That’s because New York State completely and willfully ignores the law when it comes to just about anything to do with the 80% of Niagara Falls waterfront that it owns and operates. The Cuomo administration blatantly violatedRead More

Delaware North's tacky food booths scattered throughout Niagara Falls State Park are among the numerous violations of Frederick Law Olmsted's plan.

Delaware North western meltdown makes for shocking comparisons with Niagara Falls State Park

Niagara Falls December 22, 2016 at 4:14 am

As part of an ongoing effort to acquaint our readers with some of the more unsavory aspects of the business and personal dealings of Buffalo billionaire Jeremy Jacobs and his family-held multinational corporation Delaware North, which has the exclusive rights to operate food and beverage concessions in Niagara Falls StateRead More

Dyster, City Council pleased with “Public Art,” Especially when it’s at “Public Expense”

Dyster, City Council pleased with “Public Art,” Especially when it’s at “Public Expense”

Uncategorized January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

One-time Speaker of the House Tip O’Neill had a favorite saying when he had to accede anything of legislative significance to the Reagan administration, which was not infrequently, given the political skills of “the Gipper”.   “You know,” O’Neill would say, “the Irish gave the Scottish the bagpipes as a joke,Read More

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