Niagara County

Retired State Senator George D. Maziarz

Maziarz Case Expected to be Dismissed in November

Niagara County October 13, 2017 at 5:42 am

Sources say that the New York State Attorney General’s prosecution of George Maziarz may wind up in a dismissal. The reason: No crimes were committed. The trial was supposed to commence in September. It has been adjourned. Sources familiar with the case said that expected testimony of prosecution witnesses unraveledRead More

Art Pappas (Mayor of North Tonawanda), Jody Lomeo (President & CEO, Kaleida Health), Robin Schimminger (State Assembly), Rob Ortt (State Senate), Darcy Craven (President of Millard Fillmore & DeGraff Memorial Hospitals & Jill Pawlowski, M.D., (Director of Emergency Medicine, DeGraff Memorial Hospital) celebrate the groundbreaking of DeGraff Memorial Hospital's new emergency department.

DeGraff Memorial Hospital’s Emergency Department project underway

Niagara County October 6, 2017 at 5:02 am

Kaleida Health’s plan to enhance and upgrade its Niagara County hospital location continues to progress. Today, the health system broke ground on its $7.8 million emergency department renovation. The project is the focal point of “DeGraff 2020,” Kaleida Health’s plan for the future state of the North Tonawanda hospital. “TheRead More

Somerset Supervisor Dan Engert

County taxpayers to benefit from new Health Care initiative, but not in Falls

Niagara County September 29, 2017 at 5:14 am

Take a wild guess. Which was the only municipality in Niagara County to opt out of a money saving, state health care consolidation and the lion’s share of a $15.8 million state grant to bring current costs for municipal employees health benefits back in line? If you guessed the cityRead More

Christopher Bohnenkamp, right, is shown in this 2015 photo with former co-owner of Niagara Jet Adventures, Mike Fox, at their Youngstown dock. Mr. Fox is now one of those suing Mr. Bohnenkamp.

Youngstown jet boat firm hits some unusually stormy seas

Niagara County September 22, 2017 at 5:32 am

Niagara Jet Adventures, the Youngstown firm that sought to challenge Lewiston’s Whirlpool Jetboat Tours, Hornblower Niagara Falls and even Jimmy Glynn’s incomprehensibly still-in-business Maid of the Mist franchise, has hit some extraordinarily rough water For starters, Christopher Bohnenkamp, founder of Niagara Jet Adventures, was sentenced last month to five yearsRead More

Niagara Greenway Executive Director Jeanne Leccese didn't do very much to earn her near six figure salary this summer.

Not a Single Project Submission for Greenway this Funding Cycle

Niagara County September 22, 2017 at 5:30 am

For the first time in the ten year history of the Niagara River Greenway, not a single proposal was submitted for review this bimonthly project period. The September 19 meeting was strictly a formality, with no presentations taking place. Funded through the 2007 relicensing agreement with the New York PowerRead More

Bringing the City to the Country: The Problem is Density with Bri Estates

Bringing the City to the Country: The Problem is Density with Bri Estates

Niagara County September 15, 2017 at 5:50 am

Opposition to a proposed new housing development in the Town of Niagara is gaining momentum, as more information becomes available to residents of the Colonial Drive and Miller Road neighborhoods which will adjoin the subdivision, should it be built. The local office of Yonkers, NY-based Double C Realty Inc. hasRead More

Angler holding Lower Niagara River steelhead

WATERBOARDED – An open letter to the Niagara Falls Water Board

Niagara County September 8, 2017 at 4:11 am

To: Gretchen Leffler, Colleen Larkin, Renae Kimble, Nick Forster and Dan O’Callaghan, Niagara Falls is being waterboarded. In general parlance, waterboarding is a form of water torture in which water is poured over a cloth covering the face and breathing passages of an immobilized captive, causing the individual to experience theRead More

The opulent Niagara Falls Water Board administration building.

FISH ON DRUGS

Niagara County September 8, 2017 at 4:10 am

New study finds high levels of drugs, antidepressants in Niagara River fish Everyone knows Niagara Falls has a serious drug problem. But a new study shows that the problem isn’t confined to humans. Even the fish in the Niagara River are swimming around high. In the study, researchers detected highRead More

NIAGARA OFFICIALS REACT TO AG’s FENTANYL WARNING

NIAGARA OFFICIALS REACT TO AG’s FENTANYL WARNING

Niagara County September 8, 2017 at 3:31 am

NIAGARA OFFICIALS REACT TO AG’s FENTANYL WARNING County Opiate Task Force Will Meet to Consider Further Steps                                                                             LOCKPORT—Niagara County officials are taking the discovery of fentanyl-laced pillsRead More

FILM FESTIVAL COMES TO NIAGARA FALLS

FILM FESTIVAL COMES TO NIAGARA FALLS

Niagara County, Niagara Falls September 8, 2017 at 3:06 am

THE BUFFALO NIAGARA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL RUNS SEPTEMBER 20 TO OCTOBER 1 AT FOUR SEASONS THEATER; PUBLIC WELCOME For the first  time ever, The Buffalo Niagara Film Festival (BNFF) will be held in Niagara Falls. The filmmakers’ event, now in its 12th season, will run from September 20 to October 1 insideRead More

Caption: Mrs. Munnikhuysen is a middle school teacher and served on the Wilson Central School Board

State Standardized “Common Core” tests poor measure of Educational Achievement, says local expert

Niagara County September 8, 2017 at 2:33 am

By Patricia Dobrasz Munnikhuysen The New York State Education Department’s boasts of improvements in the Common Core standardized test scores for 3rd-8th grade students have zero value to education. However, they are useful for politicians. Governor Cuomo, for example, wants a justification to privatize more public schools, and billions ofRead More

Food Hall Concept Expected to Open in Niagara Falls, N.Y.

Food Hall Concept Expected to Open in Niagara Falls, N.Y.

Niagara County September 1, 2017 at 5:20 am

Chef driven food hall now accepting merchant applications Mercado Development has announced plans to develop a “chef driven” food hall at the Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls, USA. The food hall – which is called “HIP CITY” – is expected to be open for business in the spring of 2018.Read More

Power Authority Relicensing Proceeds’ Tortured Trail to your pocket

Power Authority Relicensing Proceeds’ Tortured Trail to your pocket

Niagara County September 1, 2017 at 5:02 am

By Paulette Glasgow Information is power. The more information you know, the more you are educated on the facts. Recently, I received a flyer referring to the $153 debit card Lewiston residents were receiving, and I wondered if those receiving the debit cards knew all the facts. In order toRead More

The Official NF Reporter Peach Cobbler Recipe

The Official NF Reporter Peach Cobbler Recipe

Niagara County August 18, 2017 at 5:05 am

Directions Melt butter in a 9 x 13 inch pan. Mix together flour, sugar, baking powder & salt. Stir in milk & egg. Pour evenly over melted butter. Combine peaches, sugar & spices and spread over batter-DO NOT STIR! Bake 35-45 minutes at 350°F until batter comes to the topRead More

LEWD BILLBOARD! Billboard brouhaha breaks out in downtown North Tonawanda

LEWD BILLBOARD! Billboard brouhaha breaks out in downtown North Tonawanda

Niagara County July 20, 2017 at 3:58 am

Two North Tonawanda officials have asked one of the nation’s largest outdoor advertising companies to take down what they call a lewd billboard after residents expressed shock at the ad’s adult content. The billboard – located on a prominent corner of North Tonawanda’s Webster Street in the city’s revitalized, family-friendlyRead More

Niagara County Offers a Free Chronic Disease Self-Management Workshop

Niagara County Offers a Free Chronic Disease Self-Management Workshop

Niagara County July 14, 2017 at 2:40 am

Do you have an ongoing health condition? If you have a chronic illness such as diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, chronic pain, arthritis or chronic anxiety, please join us for a free Chronic Disease Self-Management Workshop series, beginning on Friday, August 4, 2017 at the John Duke Senior Center,Read More

Lavish new Lockport YMCA a slap in the face to city of Niagara Falls

Lavish new Lockport YMCA a slap in the face to city of Niagara Falls

Niagara County, Niagara Falls July 10, 2017 at 5:38 pm

By Mike Hudson A plan to build a $17 million YMCA in the Town of Lockport took a step forward last week with a Niagara County Industrial Development Agency vote. The IDA gave final approval for tax-exempt bonding authority for the YMCA Buffalo Niagara, which will enable the organization toRead More

Olcott Fire Company to Get New Fire Engine

Olcott Fire Company to Get New Fire Engine

Niagara County February 16, 2017 at 1:59 am

  Sen. Ortt Secures $130K of State Taxpayer Money for Volunteer Fire Company The Olcott Fire Company, a volunteer fire department serving the hamlet of Olcott in the Town of Newfane in Niagara County,  pop. 1,241, will replace its 15-year-old fire truck with a new Heavy Duty Response Truck that will allow membersRead More

Workshop For Chronic Disease Self-Management in Town of Niagara

Workshop For Chronic Disease Self-Management in Town of Niagara

Niagara County February 8, 2017 at 11:34 pm

A Chronic Disease Self-Management Workshop will be held Tuesday, February 21, 2017 at Town of Niagara (Calvin Richards) Community Center (7000 Lockport Road, Niagara Falls, 14305) from 12:45 p.m. to 3:15 p.m. There is no charge to attend. The purpose of the workshop is to provide simple steps that helpRead More

Maziarz’s Former Treasurer Files Spending Report

Maziarz’s Former Treasurer Files Spending Report

Niagara County February 8, 2017 at 11:22 pm

By Tony Farina; Laureen Jacobs, the treasurer of former NY State Sen. George Maziarz’s campaign committee, has filed amended spending reports with the State Board of Elections covering three years (2010, 2012, 2013). Legal sources have confirmed the filing was emailed to the board by lawyers for Jacobs on TuesdayRead More

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