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Senator Rob Ortt Honors New York State Troopers for Heroic Actions

Senator Rob Ortt Honors New York State Troopers for Heroic Actions

Community News, News, State and National News May 18, 2024 at 11:51 am

Today, New York State Senator Rob Ortt proudly presented proclamations to New York State Troopers for their heroic, lifesaving actions. On April 7th of this year, Troopers Martin Derkovitz, Benjamin Zaccagnino, and Matthew Wetzel arrived at the scene of a residential fire, with an attached garage fully engulfed in flamesRead More

New Postpartum Care Recommendations Target CVD Risk

New Postpartum Care Recommendations Target CVD Risk

News May 17, 2024 at 1:58 pm

A group convened by the American Heart Association recommends patient-centered holistic care and health coverage through 12 months following giving birth to improve maternal health outcomes, reduce disparities DALLAS, May 16, 2024 — Pregnancy-related deaths in the U.S. have risen 140% over the past three decades and cardiovascular disease isRead More

Restaino’s Arena Project Faces Scrutiny

Restaino’s Arena Project Faces Scrutiny

Local News, News, Niagara Falls April 17, 2024 at 11:01 pm

Niagara Falls Mayor Robert Restaino believes that if he can get taxpayer money to build his Centennial Park project, there will be significant economic opportunities for the City of Niagara Falls. According to his published plans, Centennial Park will be an arena with a parking ramp and other features. RestainoRead More

No Pool Party: NY Officials Take Man’s Pet Alligator by Force

No Pool Party: NY Officials Take Man’s Pet Alligator by Force

Community News, Featured, News March 22, 2024 at 3:17 pm

About 20 armed officers in full body armor led by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation raided the Hamburg, NY, home of Tony Cavallaro and seized his 12-foot, 750-pound pet alligator, “Albert.” The agency said Albert was illegally allowed to be around other people, some of whom pettedRead More

Discovery’s “Expedition X” Features Niagara Falls Legends

Discovery’s “Expedition X” Features Niagara Falls Legends

Last night, the popular Discovery+ paranormal series “Expedition X” aired their latest episode called “Niagara Nightmare,” which was filmed in Niagara Falls, NY as well as Lockport. The description for the episode reads: “Jess and Phil dive into the mysteries of Niagara Falls. The popular honeymoon destination is also theRead More

Beyond Borders: Discovering Niagara Falls From USA and Canada

Beyond Borders: Discovering Niagara Falls From USA and Canada

News December 29, 2023 at 6:55 pm

There’s a long-standing debate on which side of the Niagara Falls – Canadian or American – provides a better experience. To truly make a decision, you would have to visit both sides and weigh the pros and cons. Both sides offer stunning views and distinct experiences. The American side givesRead More

Former Attorney General Sues State for Wrongful Action In Dismantling WROTB and ‘Neutering’ Outlying Counties

Former Attorney General Sues State for Wrongful Action In Dismantling WROTB and ‘Neutering’ Outlying Counties

Community News, Featured, Local News, News November 13, 2023 at 8:35 pm

By Tony Farina Former State Attorney General Dennis Vacco of the Buffalo law firm of Lippes Mathias, is still awaiting responses from the state on the lawsuit he filed in September on behalf of several member counties challenging the language in the state budget in May that, in Vacco’s words,Read More

Vincent Cauley Challenges Mayor’s Planned Misuse of CDBG Funds for Event Center

Vincent Cauley Challenges Mayor’s Planned Misuse of CDBG Funds for Event Center

Featured, Ken Cosentino, Local News, News, Niagara Falls, Parcel 0 November 2, 2023 at 4:30 pm

Last night’s city council meeting was further proof that Mayor Restaino’s proposed use of CDBG funds for purchasing Parcel 0 is still on the table. Last night, Councilmember Vincent Cauley attempted to rescind the authority the council granted the Mayor last December to use CDBG funds for the purchase ofRead More

District Attorney John Flynn Stands by Accusations Against Pigeon Despite Lack of Physical Evidence, as Family Members Question Credibility of Teen Accuser

District Attorney John Flynn Stands by Accusations Against Pigeon Despite Lack of Physical Evidence, as Family Members Question Credibility of Teen Accuser

A Miscarriage of Justice, Erie County, Local News, News October 30, 2023 at 6:27 pm

Erie County – Nearly two years ago, former Erie County Democratic Chairman, G. Steven Pigeon, was indicted on charges related to an alleged one-time rape of his niece when she was nine years old. His trial is in 35 days. Erie County District Attorney John Flynn announced the charges on DecemberRead More

Vincent Cauley: Sticking Up For The People

Vincent Cauley: Sticking Up For The People

Elections 2023, Featured, Ken Cosentino, Local News, News October 26, 2023 at 7:48 pm

This article is part of a series highlighting the Black candidates currently running for office in the City of Niagara Falls. This article will focus specifically on Republican candidate for city council Vincent Cauley, who is running for re-election. In this series we will examine the Black candidates and judgeRead More

Niagara Falls School Board Member Michael Gawel

Michael S. Gawel: The Experienced Choice for Niagara Falls City Council

Elections 2023, Featured, Local News, News October 23, 2023 at 1:29 pm

Michael S. Gawel, a former councilman and current candidate for the City of Niagara Falls Council, has a clear vision for the future of the city. Having served the community before, he is no stranger to the challenges and opportunities that come with public service. He has extensive knowledge inRead More

Things Keep Getting Worse With Restaino in Office

Things Keep Getting Worse With Restaino in Office

Featured, Ken Cosentino, Local News, News, Niagara Falls October 13, 2023 at 4:57 pm

Right about now, the walls are closing in on Bobby. Even if he wins, he loses. Emails and messages have flooded in to the Reporter with tips and stories about Mayor Robert Restaino’s private life. Some are so tawdry and cringeworthy that they won’t even be mentioned here. Election season willRead More

Mayor Restaino’s Broken Campaign Promises & Failed Report Card

Mayor Restaino’s Broken Campaign Promises & Failed Report Card

Elections 2023, Featured, Ken Cosentino, Local News, News October 7, 2023 at 8:14 pm

The following is a screenshot taken directly from the main webpage of Mayor Restaino’s 2019 campaign platform. These are his top three campaign promises: For clarity, it reads: Development. We must focus on business development that can deliver employment with wages to empower families and help stabilize neighborhoods. Transparency. TheRead More

Child Rape Allegations Against NY’s Steve Pigeon Raise Questions on Validity

Child Rape Allegations Against NY’s Steve Pigeon Raise Questions on Validity

A Miscarriage of Justice, Local News, News October 4, 2023 at 10:41 pm

Buffalo, NY — A former lawyer and Erie County Democratic Chairman, Steve Pigeon, is facing trial for allegedly raping a nine-year-old relative in 2016. Pigeon, known for his role as an adviser to influential politicians, including former Governor Andrew Cuomo and President Bill Clinton, will face a jury on sixRead More

Weighing the Economic Impact of an Event Center vs. Digital Campus

Weighing the Economic Impact of an Event Center vs. Digital Campus

Data Campus, Ken Cosentino, Local News, News October 3, 2023 at 9:46 pm

As the mayoral election draws nearer in the city of Niagara Falls, one can’t help but wonder what will happen if Mayor Robert Restaino gets re-elected. Aside from Mayor Restaino dishing out small business grants to locals in exchange for votes and cutting ribbons at press events, Restaino’s focus isRead More

Mayor Restaino’s Disturbing Behavior and Political Pandering

Mayor Restaino’s Disturbing Behavior and Political Pandering

MAYOR RESTAINO AND THE SO-CALLED “BLACK VOTE” Mayor Restaino has been handing out “candy,” but it’s not Halloween yet. It’s election season, and that candy is actually grant money. This past week, Mayor Restaino announced that he was awarding $100,000 to Christ Redemption Tabernacle Church, located at 339 22nd Street.Read More

Breast Cancer Benefit for Mariah Juarez on July 30 at Frontier Firehall

Breast Cancer Benefit for Mariah Juarez on July 30 at Frontier Firehall

News July 28, 2023 at 4:46 pm

On May 10, Mariah Juarez was diagnosed with Triple Negative Breast Cancer (TNBC). TNBC is a rare and aggressive cancer that will require aggressive treatment to fight. Her friends and family are hoping to lift the financial burden for her and her young children, so that she can focus onRead More

Image by Chloe Bennett: Erik Danielson with record-breaking white pine.

WNY Land Conservancy Staffer ID’s Record White Pine Tree

News July 27, 2023 at 7:38 pm

  The Western New York Land Conservancy, which in the past few years has spearheaded multimillion dollar restoration projects at both Stella Niagara and the Niagara Gorge, is probably the most effective voice for the natural environment in the entire region. Recently its Stewardship Coordinator Erik Danielson made an incredibleRead More

Restaino’s Troubled Past: A Cell Phone Incident and Now an Ill-Advised Land Grab

Restaino’s Troubled Past: A Cell Phone Incident and Now an Ill-Advised Land Grab

Local News, News, Niagara Falls June 26, 2023 at 3:35 am

Today and tomorrow are the last days to vote in the primary for Niagara Falls Mayor, and the choices are Glenn Choolokian, Demetreus Nix, and the incumbent Robert Restaino on the Democratic line. Those who support Nix or Restaino will not be left hopeless if their candidate loses. Nix has hisRead More

Watergate 2.0: Chairman Forster and Mayor Restaino’s Unholy Alliance Drains Residents’ Wallets at NF Water Board

Watergate 2.0: Chairman Forster and Mayor Restaino’s Unholy Alliance Drains Residents’ Wallets at NF Water Board

Ken Cosentino, Local News, News, Niagara Falls June 22, 2023 at 9:05 pm

By Ken Cosentino Put on your wetsuit, slip on your flippers and let’s take a deep dive into the cesspool that is Nick Forster’s Niagara Falls Water Board. As a homeowner and resident of the City of Niagara Falls, I am extremely concerned by what you are about to read.Read More

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