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October 6, 2013

GLYNN: Critics say Cuomo tries to sway panel

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Niagara Gazette — “If you’ve done nothing wrong, you have nothing to hide,” said Michelle Duffy, a spokesperson for the Moreland Commission.

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WARM WELCOME: Bishop Richard J. Malone of the Buffalo Catholic Diocese visited Our Lady of Peace Nursing Home, Lewiston, Thursday where he celebrated a morning Mass. The staff and residents were thrilled to host the leader of the eight-county diocese.

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TRIVIA: Abner Doubleday, the legendary founder of baseball, was born in what town in New York state? (Answer Thursday).

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SPLENDID SCENE: Check out that beautiful outdoor display, a bright array of figures all dressed up for fall, on Lockport Street, Youngstown. It’s the handiwork of Mark and Debbie Fox who over the years have carefully designed the eye-catching scenery for the changing seasons. It’s just west of the Robert Moses Parkway overpass as you’re driving into the village.

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A LONG HAUL: Roadside ‘superintendents’ were watching in three states recently as a 94-ton transformer made in China was transported from the Port of Camden, N.J., to the Robert Moses Power Plant in Lewiston. The whole load estimated at 437,000 pounds moved mostly at 30 miles per hour as it inches through northern Pennsylvania toward its final destination — the Robert Moses Power Plant in Lewiston.

The 19-axle rig — with its large “Oversize Load” banner —was owned by a Kearney, N.J. firm, the same company that moved the U.S. Airways plane that Captain Chesley Sullenberger miraculously landed in the Hudson River. (That aircraft was shipped from New York City to the Carolinas Aviation Museum in Charlotte.)

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ON THE BORDER: Sherman Zavitz, historian for Niagara Falls, Ont., and the Niagara Parks Commission there, will speak on the “Canadian Niagara Portage” at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the Niagara Falls Public Library, Lockport and Main streets. The talk in the second-floor auditorium is part of a series focusing on the roles of brothers Augustus and Peter Buell Porter during the War of 1812.

Zavitz, a retired teacher and local history expert, is the author of several books about the Niagara area.

Contact Reporter Don Glynn at 282-2311, ext. 2246.

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