At WKBW, a struggle to balance stature and freshness

WKBW-7 ‘Eyewitness News’ has been stuck in third place among competitors in the Buffalo television market, with WGRZ-2 expected to lose the region’s top spot to WIVB-4 shortly.  While WKBW is still in third place, their audience size has been


Will politicians really fix ECC?

BY TONY FARINA So what’s next for Erie Community College now that a state audit has confirmed much of what I’ve written about over the last year about the unauthorized spending and job creation at the public college under the


State development agencies secretive on spending

BY TONY FARINA, The Niagara Falls Reporter I’ve written articles for several publications in recent months and years about the lack of transparency employed by state development agencies that spend millions and millions of taxpayer dollars on various projects and big

County Legislature

Quinn stays cool despite criticism from Mills

By Tony Farina, The Niagara Falls Reporter Jack Quinn, the former congressman and Hamburg supervisor who has been president of Erie Community College since 2008, didn’t seem too rattled last week when fellow Republican John Mills, chairman of the Erie County

Niagara Falls

Hamister seeking big return on Hyatt Place deal

By Tony Farina, The Niagara Falls Reporter City and state leaders promised a hotel to save downtown Niagara Falls if only Mark Hamister were treated kindly enough by taxpayers with a gift-wrapped, nearly free, prime downtown parcel at 310 Rainbow Blvd.