Although the Dyster administration has had more than five years to come to an agreement with Amtrak and the Underground Railroad Interpretive Center for use of the new, $44 million train station on Whirlpool Street, market the facility to other prospective tenants and come up with a budget to run the place, it has done none of those things.
By the time the Niagara Falls State Park Landscape Improvements plan and south Robert Moses Parkway upgrade are finished sometime next year, Gov. Andrew Cuomo will have spent $70 million derived from Niagara Greenway, “Buffalo Billion” and “NY Works” economic development programs. That’s more than $140 for every man, woman and child living in the city of Niagara Falls.
Since The Reporter broke a story about illegal dumping at a city-operated composting facility last week, the State’s Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has launched an investigation into the illegal dumping. On the same day, last Thursday, Department of Public Works supervisors instructed employees to put sweeper dirt in dumpsters rather than atop mounds already at the composting site.
Acclaimed singer/songwriter/pianist Christina Custode will perform acoustic arrangements of her original music and will be shooting a live video on Saturday (April 30) at Niagara Community College, 3111 Saunders Settlement Rd. in Sanborn.
Custode, a Niagara Falls artist who has won many local and national honors, invites her fans to join her for a night of “songs, stories, &sass,” and to join her in the unique live video audience setting beginning at 7:30 Saturday night.
Custode has been recognized locally as the Best Female Vocalist by Artvoice in 2013 and 2015 for her original music which transcends jazz, pop, folk, and rock. She is a classically trained pianist, vocalist, composer/arranger and a graduate of the prestigious Eastman School of Music in Rochester.
Dave Trane has announced he is seeking both the Lewiston Town Board’s appointment as town Highway Superintendent and will be running for the office in the November elections. The position has been vacant since February with the death of Douglas Janese who was re-elected last November in a narrow victory over Dave Trane.
“I have made no public remarks up until now on the position out of respect for the Janese family,” Trane said. “But now is the time to publicly announce my interest in being appointed Highway Superintendent and running in the election this November.”