Niagara Gazette — During a blistering cross-examination at the trial, Harrington said he did not receive a salary, but received a $200 per month stipend and also subsisted on an inheritance. A federal judge ruled that he did not have to answer a question about how much he inherited.
PLACING BETS: It seems that Gov. Cuomo isn’t at all interested in even discussing exactly where those new casinos would be located until voters first approve the constitutional amendment. As one upstate editorial writer observed: “What he’s asking for, in essence, is for lawmakers and citizens to roll the dice first, and worry later.
Obviously there’s a serious question whether the market could sustain another (non-Inidan) casino in downtown Niagara Falls.
ON THE ROAD: That portable radar unit along the upper section of the Robert Moses Parkway, alerting motorists entering the Niagara Falls State Park, is apparently proving effective. Many of those drivers coming from the North Grand Island Bridge or the LaSalle Expressway are going at least 55 miles per hour and are unaware of the speed limit reduced to 35 mph in that stretch parallel to the eastern end of Goat Island. Lt. Clyde Doty of the state park police said it’s his impression that drivers are, in fact, slowing down. In the past, the police have been dealing with a number of incidents where motorists were speeding in that area.
QUOTE OF THE WEEK: Overheard at the Polish Nook, Cudabeck Avenue: “You know you’re having a bad day when your birthday cake collapses under the weight of the candles.” — a customer celebrating a milestone.
Contact reporter Don Glynn at 282-2311, ext. 2246.Contact Reporter Don Glynn at 282-2311, ext. 2246.