Niagara Falls

The Mayor is fond of ballcaps.

Is Mayor Dyster one of the ‘immigrant’ faces on Cuomo Pamphlet ???

Niagara Falls February 3, 2017 at 2:53 am

On Jan. 20, Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s representative, Empire State Development’s Sr. VP Sam Hoyt appeared in Council Chambers at Niagara Falls City Hall to deliver an encapsulated version of the “State of the State” speech performed by Cuomo on Jan. 9 at the University of Buffalo’s North Campus. At theRead More

Niagara Falls experiences social media firestorm over Cuomo’s “Lodge” proposal

Niagara Falls experiences social media firestorm over Cuomo’s “Lodge” proposal

Niagara Falls February 3, 2017 at 2:28 am

A number of Niagara Falls residents lit up social media this week with protests against Gov. Cuomo’s “lodge” which he wants to build next to the Niagara River on Goat Island in the Niagara Falls State Park, damaging the beautiful natural scenery surrounding Niagara Falls. We culled the following criticalRead More

Roscetti Fundraiser Draws Overflow Crowd

Roscetti Fundraiser Draws Overflow Crowd

Niagara Falls February 3, 2017 at 2:08 am

By Tony Farina It was a full house last Thursday at the Hyde Park Ice Pavilion for Alan Roscetti’s kickoff fundraiser in his campaign for Niagara Falls City Court judge. Roscetti, a 37-year-old Niagara County public defender and private practice attorney, is running for the seat currently held by JudgeRead More

E.R. "Bob" Baxter III

Open Letter to the Hon. Andrew M. Cuomo, Governor

Niagara Falls February 2, 2017 at 10:44 pm

In the Tradition of the Old-time Pamphleteers, This is An Open Letter to the Honorable Andrew M. Cuomo, Governor of the State of New York By E.R. Baxter III Dear Governor Andrew Mark Cuomo, In a recent public speech, you made several remarks about Goat Island at Niagara Falls. OneRead More

Niagara Falls Councilman Andy Touma

Cuomo Promises No Sure Thing; City Must Help Itself

Niagara Falls January 26, 2017 at 9:42 am

Gov. Andrew Cuomo rode into Niagara Falls this week full of promises about using state funds from his Buffalo Billion Squared Initiative in his proposed 2017 budget to reclaim underused and vacant property near the state park, an investment he says that will pay dividends for the city. While itRead More

Opposition mounts to new Soup Kitchen on Pine as Hunger, Poverty on Rise

Opposition mounts to new Soup Kitchen on Pine as Hunger, Poverty on Rise

Niagara Falls January 26, 2017 at 5:43 am

A Roman Catholic priest who is proposing to locate what he terms a “not-for-profit restaurant,” run by volunteers, serving low cost meals to low income residents and free meals to veterans, is running into stiff resistance from Mayor Dyster and a self-appointed business group that calls itself Pine Avenue RedevelopmentRead More

Letter to the Editor

Letter to the Editor

Niagara Falls January 19, 2017 at 6:55 am

by Dan Davis They stopped talking to me so maybe they would answer to you. This year’s budget included a request for $500,899 in Casino funds for Community Development. This amount was to come from a $10.9 million “Transfer from Tribal Revenue.” At the same time, an additional $500,899 wasRead More

Memorial Gala a Ringing Success

Memorial Gala a Ringing Success

Niagara Falls January 19, 2017 at 5:02 am

The Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center’s marquee event, the Premier, was a star-studded success last Saturday night at the Seneca Niagara Casino, attracting close to 1,000 people who clearly had a wonderful time contributing and mingling with some of the area’s biggest names as well as many guests from theRead More

Defendant Walker Elected Chairman; Touma Weighs Future

Defendant Walker Elected Chairman; Touma Weighs Future

Niagara Falls January 12, 2017 at 6:37 am

“Could only happen in Niagara Falls!” That’s what people were saying this week after Councilman Charles Walker – who is still dealing with four misdemeanor charges brought by the state attorney general for allegedly failing to file campaign finance reports – was elected to either his third or fourth two-yearRead More

Destino Speaks Out On His Untimely Firing by Dyster

Destino Speaks Out On His Untimely Firing by Dyster

Niagara Falls January 12, 2017 at 2:39 am

By Johnny Destino “(I)t is a terrible thing for a man to find out suddenly that all his life he has been speaking nothing but the truth. Can you forgive me?” – Oscar Wilde, The Importance of Being Earnest When I accepted the position of Purchasing Agent with the city ofRead More

Attorney Robert Restaino... looking down the road at possible mayoral run

It May be Early, But Restaino Clearly Eyeing Mayoral Run

Niagara Falls January 6, 2017 at 12:03 am

      Niagara Falls Mayor Paul Dyster won a third term in 2015, but barely.       Dyster, who had been harshly criticized by former Council President Glenn Choolokian on his handling of city finances and the secretive Hamister hotel project among other development broken promises, defeated Choolokian by aRead More

‘Nuclear Lou’ rejects accuracy, notes omissions in Kratt’s ‘Niagara Falls in WW II’

‘Nuclear Lou’ rejects accuracy, notes omissions in Kratt’s ‘Niagara Falls in WW II’

Niagara Falls December 27, 2016 at 8:18 pm

By Lou Ricciuti; (Editor’s note: Lou Ricciuti has spent decades studying and evaluating the history of the nuclear industry in Niagara Falls in the mid 20th century and its lingering aftereffects.  Dubbed “Nuclear Lou” by admirers and critics alike, Ricciuti has been a voice in the wilderness for years. HisRead More

Alan Roscetti, Esq.

Alan Roscetti Highly Regarded as He Launches Bid for City Court

Niagara Falls December 23, 2016 at 12:53 am

      “The citizens of Niagara Falls would be hard-pressed to find a better candidate for a seat on the City Court bench than Alan Roscetti,” says longtime pharmacist Robert Kendzia when asked about the young man’s plans to run for an expected open seat next year on CityRead More

Remembering The Festival of Lights

Remembering The Festival of Lights

Niagara Falls December 23, 2016 at 12:50 am

By Robert Ventry; If the Festival of Lights were still held it would be in its 35th year. The first annual Festival of Lights was launched in 1981 as economic stimulant for the local economy. The event was used to draw visitors into the city during the winter, which manyRead More

Niagara Falls 2016; Another  year older, deeper in debt!

Niagara Falls 2016; Another year older, deeper in debt!

Niagara Falls December 22, 2016 at 4:37 am

2016, the year that began with Niagara Falls Mayor Paul Dyster taking the oath of office for a historic third term, was in many ways a watershed year for the city. Numerous websites including MyLife.com, NeighborhoodScout.com and City-Data.com continued to assert that Niagara Falls was the “Most Dangerous City in New York” and one ofRead 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

Niagara Falls writer Kratts documents Falls during WWII

Niagara Falls writer Kratts documents Falls during WWII

Niagara Falls December 22, 2016 at 1:19 am

For last minute Christmas shopping, consider the new book by Niagara Falls author and historian Michelle Ann Kratts, “Niagara Falls in World War II”. Niagara Falls, both a natural wonder and a tourist destination, played a prominent role on the homefront during the Second World War. Many men and womenRead More

While the natural beauty of the Niagara Gorge has been trashed in a thousand different ways, the unattractive Cuomo signs along the parkway just add insult to injury.

New Sign on Parkway shows Cuomo’s Contempt for City, Reporter, Feds

Niagara Falls December 16, 2016 at 1:09 am

Gov. Andrew Cuomo, through his associates at State Parks and the New York Power Authority, sometime over the past week perpetrated an act of such petty vindictiveness and blatant contempt for Niagara Falls that we thought it appropriate to come up with a special name for his attitude towards us.Read More

Nothing keeps a man warm better on a cold winter's night than a snootful of some intoxicating beverage. And what better time to get up and make a speech. Here (a very warm) Dyster appears at some taxpayer funded event to take credit for it.

Dyster always available for photo ops at taxpayer expense

Niagara Falls December 15, 2016 at 5:25 pm

A man for all seasons. Niagara Falls Mayor Paul Dyster sent out a press release to the local media (except the Reporter) to announce that there were “warming centers” for homeless people – which while taking credit in the press, he had, as far as we could determine, little toRead More

Ancient pictoglyphs on the closed lanes of the Niagara Scenic Parkway reveal that prehistoric cultures liked to run each other down with bicycles.

“Scenic” Parkway Detracts from Economy, Environment, Quality of Life

Niagara Falls December 8, 2016 at 2:23 am

Last March, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced that a section of the north Robert Moses Parkway paralleling Whirlpool Street in the city will be removed, at a cost of $42 million. Perhaps the most interesting line of his press release was the following: “The project will remove an underutilized two-mile segmentRead More

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