Niagara County

Niagara County Democratic Party Chair Nick Forster

FORSTER WINS NEW TERM AS DEMOCRATIC CHAIR

Niagara County September 29, 2016 at 6:32 am

Nick Forster won his sixth term as chairman of the Niagara County Democratic Committee. Forster was re-elected by a unanimous vote at the party’s reorganization meeting at the LaSalle Sportsmen’s Club. Forster told committee members he has worked to strengthen the party by “building bridges” and expanding the party’s baseRead More

Roger L. Sherrie

LOCKPORT CITY DEMOCRATS ELECT SHERRIE, NEW LEADERS

Niagara County September 29, 2016 at 6:30 am

Democrats in the city of Lockport elected new leaders last week when they met for their bi-annual reorganization meeting. Elected for the next two years were Roger Sherrie as Chair, Barbara Parker as First Vice-Chair, Marla Robison as Secretary, Kevin Watier as Treasurer and Anthony Sammarco as Sargent at Arms.Read More

The view of Wildplay's new extreme playground as seen from Whirlpool State Park on the US side.

In Whirlpool State Park, Extreme Sports, Play win out over Nature

Niagara County September 22, 2016 at 12:55 am

Whirlpool State Park is undergoing some changes – in our opinion, not for the better. One of the original Olmsted/Vaux parks along the Niagara River, in addition to Devil’s Hole and, of course, the Niagara Reservation which encompasses the iconic waterfall, Whirlpool is a tourist favorite. It affords stunning viewsRead More

State Senator Robert G. Ortt

Unopposed State Senate Seat has Storied History

Niagara County September 15, 2016 at 3:40 am

In the absence of primary challenges, this year’s general election match-ups for candidates running for state legislator seats representing the city of Niagara Falls were not in question. Of the two races, incumbent State Senator Robert Ortt will run unopposed in November, affording voters no choice in the matter. WhenRead More

Hon. Angelo J. Morinello

Assembly Candidate ‘Judge’ Morinello pledges Reform, Integrity

Niagara County September 15, 2016 at 12:25 am

In this year’s Assembly race, retired City Court Judge Angelo Morinello is challenging incumbent Assemblyman John Ceretto. We spoke with Judge Morinello on the phone yesterday to find out some of his policy positions. Judge Morinello stated that the primary reason he wanted to be elected to the 145th districtRead More

Lockport Town GOP Chair Appointed Niagara County Employment and Training Director

Lockport Town GOP Chair Appointed Niagara County Employment and Training Director

Niagara County September 14, 2016 at 11:02 pm

It’s how the game is played, and not just in Niagara County. The Republican Chairman of the Town of Lockport, Donald J. Jablonski Jr., 58, is to become Niagara County’s new employment and training director at a salary of $61,807. Employment and Training is a county department that administers jobRead More

The Lewiston Reservoir is a 1,900-acre, 22 billion gallon reservoir elevated more than 30 feet above the Niagara escarpment.

Former NYPA Official comments on Lewiston Reservoir sinkhole threat

Niagara County September 8, 2016 at 12:10 pm

The chief engineer formerly in charge of the NYPA Niagara Power Project hydroelectric facility at Lewiston, NY, last week responded to a Sept. 1 Artvoice article revealing the presence of what was termed a sinkhole next to its associated reservoir. Although the presumed sinkhole, first discovered during a routine inspectionRead More

Niagara County residents enjoy the scenic trek down the Niagara Escarpment to the historic Village of Youngstown for many reasons – to visit Old Fort Niagara, the Stella Niagara Preserve or the Youngstown Yacht Club. On Labor Day, traditionally, the villagers come out to their annual parade and their social in the park. Visitors are welcome. Youngstown, New York is a quaint and historic village located in the Town of Porter, 11 miles north of Niagara Falls, New York and has waterfront on the Niagara River and Lake Ontario.

Youngstown readies for Labor Day Parade

Niagara County August 31, 2016 at 8:17 pm

The Youngstown Labor Day Parade begins at noon on Monday, September 5, along Main Street.

ORTT: NYPA AUDIT RAISES SERIOUS CONCERNS

ORTT: NYPA AUDIT RAISES SERIOUS CONCERNS

Niagara County August 11, 2016 at 1:50 am

Senator Rob Ortt (R,C,I – North Tonawanda)  issued the following statement regarding the New York State Office of the State Comptroller’s audit of the New York Power Authority (NYPA): “The Comptroller’s audit of NYPA offers a concerning glimpse into the state’s power allocations through ReCharge New York. With the state’s largest powerRead More

Alleged Florida Forger Encounters Delays at Lewiston Queenston Bridge; May soon become a New Yorker

Alleged Florida Forger Encounters Delays at Lewiston Queenston Bridge; May soon become a New Yorker

Niagara County August 11, 2016 at 1:02 am

    Roberto Carlos Baldoquin Milan, 41, lived in Indian River County, Florida, home of the orchards where the sweet ruby red grapefruit grows. Milan was not a farmer, but reportedly specialized in banking, documents creation, and handwriting analysis. One day, Milan, perhaps looking to get away from the heatRead More

Time to change the name of Niagara County; Albany took our power and created poverty   

Time to change the name of Niagara County; Albany took our power and created poverty  

Niagara County August 5, 2016 at 2:44 am

  Governor Andrew Cuomo came to town recently to announce that New York State was changing of the name of the Robert Moses Parkway to the Niagara Scenic Parkway. This was done perhaps to more accurately describe the parkway for tourists who have used the parkway for 60 years toRead More

Niagara County to Auction Over 50 Tax Defaulted Properties

Niagara County to Auction Over 50 Tax Defaulted Properties

Niagara County August 4, 2016 at 11:05 pm

    Niagara County will hold its annual Tax Foreclosure Real Property Live Auction on Saturday, August 13. The auction will take place at the Shawnee Fire Hall at 3747 Lockport Road, Sanborn New York at 10:00 am. Registration will open at 8:00 am, and the auction will continue untilRead More

Biosolids Are a Normal Part of Agriculture

Biosolids Are a Normal Part of Agriculture

Featured, Niagara County July 28, 2016 at 12:39 pm

Ned Beecher, Executive Director NEBRA (www.nebiosolids.org) Last week, the Town Board in Wheatfield decided to defend the town’s local ban on biosolids use on farms. Biosolids are treated and tested wastewater solids that are excellent soil amendments. In June, Wheatfield was notified by the Department of Agriculture and Markets (NYSDAM)Read More

Corps of Engineers to use herbicide to kill hydrilla in Erie Canal

Niagara County July 28, 2016 at 12:30 pm

In an attempt to eradicate the invasive aquatic plant hydrilla in the Erie Canal, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Buffalo District, will be treating the canal from the Delaware Bridge in the cities of Tonawanda and North Tonawanda, to West Canal Marina in the Town of Pendleton, approximately 5-milesRead More

2016 Niagara County Peach Festival Parade Units Needed

Niagara County July 14, 2016 at 5:42 pm

Jerald I. Wolfgang, Chairman of the Annual Niagara County Peach Festival Parade, announced that the Lewiston Kiwanis is seeking units for this year’s parade. The parade is taking place on Saturday, September 10th at 11AM on Center Street in Lewiston. The parade route will be from the Red Brick SchoolhouseRead More

Radioactive Waste no Cause for Concern: According to Falls’ Senior Planner, Desantis

Radioactive Waste no Cause for Concern: According to Falls’ Senior Planner, Desantis

Community News, Featured, Niagara County, Niagara Falls June 30, 2016 at 6:38 pm

Niagara Falls city officials attempted to address concerns this week in the wake of an expose in The Reporter on the creation of a radioactive waste dump on North Avenue here. Approximately 100 tons of radioactive soils was excavated during the construction of the city’s new train station and dumpedRead More

Aerial Images Contradict City Official’s Claim About Date of Falls’ Radioactive Waste Pile

Aerial Images Contradict City Official’s Claim About Date of Falls’ Radioactive Waste Pile

Community News, News, Niagara County June 30, 2016 at 6:31 pm

By Matt Ricchiazzi Last week, The Reporter broke a story about a suspected toxic dumpsite at 915 North Avenue in the City of Niagara Falls. The site has signs posted around it warning that it is radioactive; the 100-ton pile within the site appeared abandoned and with broken fencing makingRead More

Small Wisconsin City to Siphon Great Lakes Water Gov. Cuomo Approves Historic Water Grab

Small Wisconsin City to Siphon Great Lakes Water Gov. Cuomo Approves Historic Water Grab

Community News, Erie County, News, Niagara County June 30, 2016 at 6:29 pm

By James Hufnagel True to form, and doing exactly what we predicted he would do in our March 31 issue, Gov. Andrew Cuomo last week approved the diversion of millions of gallons of Great Lakes water to the small city of Waukesha, Wisconsin, a few miles west of Milwaukee. CuomoRead More

Things We Don’t Need in City Hall

Things We Don’t Need in City Hall

Niagara County, Niagara Falls June 30, 2016 at 6:05 pm

By Councilman Kenny Tompkins This week, for the second time in two months, the Niagara Falls City Council voted NO (3 to 2) to a request to add an elevated position to the city’s Purchasing department. The department’s director, Johnny Destino, has put forth this request twice, citing the need toRead More

It may be a coincidence of course but the low traffic side street College Terrace was just repaved this year and Council Chairman Andrew Touma lives on the street. On the other hand main thoroughfares like Portage and Pine are in need of serious repaving. Happily Touma doesn’t live on those streets so the urgency is far less....

Main Street, Portage Road Crumble as Council Chaiman’s Street is Repaved

Community News, Niagara County June 30, 2016 at 6:01 pm

While Portage Road, Main Street and even sections of Pine Avenue look as though they’d been shelled by unfriendly artillery, and city crews working feverishly to erect “ROUGH ROAD” signs to warn motorists of the potentially dangerous driving conditions on these major arteries, residents on little traveled side streets haveRead More

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