Niagara Falls

State Parks neglects DeVeaux Carriage Barn

State Parks neglects DeVeaux Carriage Barn

Niagara Falls July 14, 2017 at 2:58 am

Historic building may soon be razed Even though the local State Parks office reaps $20 million annually from its operations in Niagara Falls State Park and $3 million a year from Niagara Greenway, it seems they can’t spare a few dollars for a new roof on the historic DeVeaux WoodsRead More

Lonesome train on a lonesome track

Lonesome train on a lonesome track

Niagara Falls July 14, 2017 at 2:54 am

Dyster’s folly cost taxpayers millions What is there left to say about Mayor Paul Dyster’s new train station? That it was the biggest misuse of taxpayer money here in the last half century? Mayor Dyster and his cohort, governmental gadfly Tom DeSantis, dropped nearly $43 million into the project, whichRead More

Alan Roscetti, Esq.

Alan James Roscetti Receives Endorsement from Niagara County Republican Party

Niagara Falls July 14, 2017 at 2:22 am

  The Niagara County Republican Party chairman Scott Kiedrowski announced the endorsement of local Niagara Falls Attorney, Alan James Roscetti’s bid for the Niagara Falls City Court Judge race.   Roscetti, R-Niagara Falls, a well-respected attorney with nearly 20 years of experience with Roscetti & DeCastro, P.C. on Main Street,Read More

Dyster repays Seneca treachery by repaving their driveway for free!

Dyster repays Seneca treachery by repaving their driveway for free!

Niagara Falls July 10, 2017 at 6:06 pm

By Mike Hudson Back in March, when the Seneca Nation of Indians announced that they would end the casino revenue sharing agreement with the state, Niagara Falls and the other local municipalities where the casinos are located, it was like plunging a scalping knife into the heart of those communitiesRead More

The cold case of Russell Mort; Child abduction remains unsolved

The cold case of Russell Mort; Child abduction remains unsolved

Niagara Falls July 10, 2017 at 5:47 pm

By Mike Hudson It remains one of the darkest and most disturbing cold cases in the files of the Niagara Falls Police Dept. But despite national media exposure that has included television programs such as “Unsolved Mysteries,” The Forensic Files” and “America’s Most Wanted,” and despite herculean efforts by theRead 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

Try calling Community Development; You might as well call the White House

Try calling Community Development; You might as well call the White House

Niagara Falls July 10, 2017 at 4:53 pm

By Mike Hudson When you try to call Niagara Falls Community Development, you are answered by a robot, who proceeds to give you a number of “options.” Option one is to go to a directory of Community Development staffers, but if you go to it you are instead hooked upRead More

DiCienzo project to benefit from $3 million state grant to IDA here?

DiCienzo project to benefit from $3 million state grant to IDA here?

Niagara Falls July 10, 2017 at 4:48 pm

By Mike Hudson A $3 million fund to assist new economic development projects in Niagara Falls was announced last week. State Sen. Rob Ortt and Assemblyman Angelo Morinello orchestrated the gift basket. The money was obtained through the last two state budgets, but its original source was the state’s share of theRead More

Dismissal of charges against Ortt bodes well for Maziarz defense

Dismissal of charges against Ortt bodes well for Maziarz defense

Niagara Falls July 10, 2017 at 4:39 pm

By Mike Hudson You read it here first. How many times in the 17-year history of the Niagara Falls Reporter have we begun articles with just those words? On May 11, we ran our last installment of what had become the saga of state Sen. Rob Ortt. State Attorney General EricRead More

Looming financial crisis debated as Dyster lives it up in Florida

Looming financial crisis debated as Dyster lives it up in Florida

Niagara Falls July 10, 2017 at 4:27 pm

By Mike Hudson Imagine for a moment, if you will, that you are selling your house. Now imagine that, at the closing, you are so lame brained that when your lawyer hands you the contract, you don’t read it or have it explained to you, and find out only laterRead More

Chris Voccio

FORMER GAZETTE PUBLISHER TO RUN FOR COUNCIL

Niagara Falls May 19, 2017 at 5:51 am

Niagara Falls, NY – May 12, 2017 – Chris Voccio, who until this afternoon was the publisher of both the Niagara Gazette and the Lockport Union-Sun & Journal, announced his candidacy for the Niagara Falls City Council. Voccio, who took the helm of the Gazette in September of 2014, announcedRead More

Sam Archie

Three Open City Council Seats May Attract As Many As 10 Candidates

Niagara Falls May 18, 2017 at 6:18 pm

At least six contenders will vie for three open seats on the Niagara Falls City Council this autumn, and insiders say as many as eleven others are likely to announce before the July filing deadline. Charles Walker, a 20-year veteran of the Council, has decided not to seek re-election, whileRead More

NYS Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli

Turmoil At Empire State Development Revealed In State Comptroller’s Audit

Niagara Falls May 18, 2017 at 6:16 pm

By Mike Hudson; State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli’s scathing audit report of the Empire State Development Corp. reveals an agency in crisis, one all but unaccountable to the people of New York or anyone else. Many here have long suspected that Empire State Development, headed up locally by former state assemblymanRead More

Moribund Wonderfalls back in news following DiCienzo’s harsh criticism

Moribund Wonderfalls back in news following DiCienzo’s harsh criticism

Niagara Falls May 18, 2017 at 6:15 pm

By Mike Hudson; Nearly three years ago, in August 2014, Gov. Andrew Cuomo came to town to announce a “transformational” $150 million project known as Wonderfalls Resort. Uniland Development and Delaware North would partner to build the project he said, which called for a 15-story tower, 300 hotel rooms, anRead More

Violent Crime Sweeping The Falls Can Be Laid Directly At Dyster’s Door

Violent Crime Sweeping The Falls Can Be Laid Directly At Dyster’s Door

Niagara Falls May 18, 2017 at 6:14 pm

By Mike Hudson; The wave of violent crime currently sweeping over the city of Niagara Falls is something Mayor Paul Dyster doesn’t like to talk about. Why would he? In 2010, when he bent over for then state Attorney General Andrew Cuomo and entered into a consent decree that wouldRead More

Celebrating Niagara Falls Greatest Generation

Celebrating Niagara Falls Greatest Generation

Niagara Falls May 18, 2017 at 6:11 pm

By Councilman Kenny Tompkins & Terry Ortt Tompkins   Dick Lacey. Gordon Ortt. Chester and John Gawel. Patricia Knibbs. They’re not household names and yet they are REAL heroes in our community. These are just a few of the men and women from Niagara Falls who proudly served our country in WorldRead More

Thomason Announces Comeback Candidacy For Return To Council Here

Thomason Announces Comeback Candidacy For Return To Council Here

Niagara Falls May 18, 2017 at 6:09 pm

As a lifelong resident of Niagara Falls, former city councilwoman, businesswoman and longtime community advocate, Candra Thomason announced her candidacy for Niagara Falls City Council this week. “As a former member of the Council, I worked hard to cut unnecessary spending while fighting for quality of life services, and IRead More

Archie’s Candidacy Is  About Saving You Money

Archie’s Candidacy Is About Saving You Money

Niagara Falls May 18, 2017 at 6:08 pm

By Sam Archie;   I have decided to run for City Council because of the lack of leadership and common sense. Too many times we have seen the council majority cave in to the wishes of the Mayor without asking questions. They have carelessly spent tax dollars and casino funds. IRead More

Niagara Falls, Rest in Pieces

Niagara Falls, Rest in Pieces

Niagara Falls May 18, 2017 at 6:04 pm

Jim Ostrowski;   I’ve been driving through the City of Niagara Falls on business recently and am just wondering if anyone else has noticed that it’s a dying city?  Maybe if you live there, you become used to it, but I don’t live there so I noticed some things thatRead More

Blighted Buildings Vacant Houses Still Plague Niagara Falls

Blighted Buildings Vacant Houses Still Plague Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls May 18, 2017 at 6:02 pm

Robert Ventry Within the city of Niagara Falls there are plenty of vacant and abandon houses, on various streets throughout the city, the majority of them are city owned. These properties hurt the appearance of the neighborhood and bring property values down in the areas they are in. These structuresRead More

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