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Feds interviewing witnesses in Lockport asbestos investigation

By Mike Hudson

County spin doctors went into overdrive last week as federal criminal investigators interviewed witnesses and collected evidence relating to the likely illegal removal of dangerous asbestos from the basement of the Shaw Building by a crew of untrained and unskilled welfare recipients. 1,355 more words

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Will historic Hornblower appeal finally sink Glynn’s Maid of the Mist?

By Frank Parlato, The Niagara Falls Reporter

The time is coming, Sept. 3 to be exact, when perhaps the most high profile case in this area – with $100 million or more at stake – will be heard by the New York Supreme Court Appellate Division—Fourth Department. 2,205 more words

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Pushback from police union on barracks blowup

By James Hufnagel, The Niagara Falls Reporter

According to Manuel Vilar, president of the Police Benevolent Association of New York State, the Long Island-based union that represents State Parks Police officers, construction of new barracks on the edge of the scenic Niagara Gorge should recommence at that location without delay. 759 more words

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Forster reflects on downfall of longtime political foe

By Mike Hudson, The Niagara Falls Reporter

Niagara County Democratic Chairman Nick Forster told the Niagara Falls Reporter that, while he takes no pleasure from the downfall of State Sen. 444 more words

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Maziarz retirement marks end of era in Niagara County politics

By Mike Hudson, The Niagara Falls Reporter

It’s the end of an era.

Political allies and enemies alike are lining up to re-imagine a Niagara County without the presence of State Sen. 744 more words

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Maziarz’s surprise decision comes as federal probe heats up

By Tony Farina, The Niagara Falls Reporter

A federal investigation into his campaign spending stemming from the findings by the governor’s now defunct Moreland Commission on Public Corruption may have prompted powerful State Sen. 1,255 more words

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Ken Young defends paving at Joe Davis State Park, says town allowed 40-ton trucks to ruin lot, not him

Last week, the Niagara Falls Reporter published an article about the failed parking lot at Joseph Davis State Park, a lot that was paved less than two years ago. 920 more words

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