Niagara Gazette — One of the greatest gifts of being from and living in Western New York is knowing that folks here never say no when it coms to lending a helping hand. I encourage all of you to reach out to the Red Cross and do whatever you can to help with hurricane relief.
I know I already have.
A happy ending
One of the first stories I heard about Hurricane Sandy in the Falls, was the frantic search for an 83-year-old man who went missing from his home just as the rain and winds were picking up here.
My sources tell me Falls police patrol officers, with all the other challenges they faced that night, were relentless in trying to locate the man. As it turns out, he ended up not far from home, sleeping on the couch of a neighbor across the street.
Still for his family, those had to be terrifying hours. I'm sure the efforts of Cataract City cops, in the middle of a storm, were deeply appreciated.Contact reporter Rick Pfeiffer at 282-2311, 2252