Niagara Gazette


December 29, 2013

Glynn's glimpse of 2014

Niagara Gazette — EDITOR’S NOTE: This is Don Glynn’s forecast for 2014. Last year, the margin of error was 99.8 percent.

JAN. 1: New Year’s reception at city hall erupts into heated debate when Mayor Dyster asks city council to approve a $75,000 pay hike for city administrator. 

JAN. 10: City Administrator Donna Owens discloses that she has turned down lucrative job offers in Malta Bend, Mo., Big Tree, Ore., and Hay River, Northwest Territories, Canada. 

FEB. 2: (Ground Hog Day) Punxsutawney Phil spots his shadow, a sign that the final design for the north section of the Moses Parkway won’t be released for another six months.

MARCH 17: Twenty-inch snowfall paralyzes City of Niagara Falls. Seneca Niagara Casino has record attendance. 

MARCH 25: Canada Post raises cost of first-class stamp to $1 and ends all home delivery.

MARCH 26: Gridlock at international bridges. Niagara Falls Bridge commission officials say the four-hour delays to cross the border are due to Canadians bringing their mail to the Main Post Office here. 

APRIL 1: Gov. Cuomo to visit Niagara Falls next week to distribute report cards to pupils at Henry J. Kalfas Elementary School.

APRIL 10: Latest Quinnipiac Poll shows Cuomo’s approval rating has dropped 37 points. Downstate residents livid that the governor spends too much time in Lewiston, Wrights Corners, Middleport and Newfane. 

APRIL 15: A banner headline in the Albany Times Union: “Cuomo to Stay Overnight in Capital.”

MAY 1: Math scores of middle school students in the Niagara Falls School District lowest in the state.

MAY 7: Niagara Falls Board of Education approves hiring two new specialists, at $110,000 each, to study the reasons for poor math scores.

MAY 26: Tourist season kicks off with countless Greenpeace activists protesting the start of another jet boat operation in the lower Niagara River.

MAY 29: Jet boat crews from both sides of the border rescue Greenpeace demonstrators who were dumped into the river when their sailboat flipped over.

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  • NIA DeLuca, Michele mug DELUCA: Say it ain't so, Joe I had just parked my car in front of the Gazette offices on Niagara Street last week Thursday when a man approached me and stood by my door.

    April 17, 2014 1 Photo

  • NIA Tom T mug TOM'S CORNER: Bringing your own parts to repair shop is a bad idea The Gazette has partnered with local automotive expert Tom Torbjornsen to publish his weekly national column. Tom's Corner will appear in Thursday's editions.

    April 17, 2014 1 Photo

  • NIA Glynn, Don mug GLYNN: Tourism operators ready for new season Niagara area hospitality industry people will mark National Tourism Week, May 3 to May 11, with special events focusing on the assets that shape the Cataract City as a major destination.

    April 17, 2014 1 Photo

  • NIA Bradberry, Bill mug BRADBERRY: Neither long ago, nor far away ... If you did not catch documentary filmmaker Ken Burns' latest masterpiece, "The Address" on PBS last night, it will be well worth your time to look for the re-run, or to find it online as soon as possible.

    April 16, 2014 1 Photo

  • NIA Confer, Bob Mug CONFER: Don't go soft on teenage criminals New York is one of two states â€" North Carolina being the other â€" that automatically prosecute 16- and 17-year-olds as adults in misdemeanor and felony cases. Other states do so only on a conditional basis at the whim of the presiding judge.

    April 14, 2014 1 Photo

  • NIA Higgs, Norma mug HIGGS: Gothic architecture -- a fitting structure for church services Before we get involved in the new church building, we need to know what happened to the former structure on First Street which was utilized for St. Peter's Church services for 30 years until 1880 when the present stone church was ready for use.

    April 14, 2014 1 Photo

  • GLYNN: Local interest mounts in India's big election A number of people whose families have emigrated from India to the U.S. -- a solid sector of the hotel and restaurant business in the Niagara area -- are expected to hear a message today directly from the homeland.

    April 13, 2014

  • SINGER: Locating the next Shaq or Bird? With hallowed college hoops programs thriving around here, plus March NCAA games held in Buffalo (featuring champ-to-be UConn, upstart Dayton and a winnowed 'Cuse), will some new Shaq or Bird be located?

    April 13, 2014

  • Rick Pfeiffer COPS NOTEBOOK: Road rage and turkey shooting

    It would be fair to say Ryan Jackson, of Youngstown, has had a difficult couple of weeks.

    April 12, 2014 1 Photo

  • NIA Smith, Doug and Polly LETTERS FROM THE ISLAND: Chronicling crime on the 'Island' Why is Rick Pfeiffer never around when you need him? The guy whose cubicle we shared during the Koop-Jasen-Rice era at Channel 4 now carefully chronicles criminals for the Gazette, notably those a few flakes short of Raisin Bran, but his crime wave is a mere ripple compared to ours.

    April 12, 2014 1 Photo

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