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September 22, 2013

GLYNN: Cuomo sets record for upstate visits

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Niagara Gazette — And then, of course, there is the harsh reality that in his 2010 landslide re-election victory he lost all the counties in Western New York. No doubt  he was hurt by his Republican opponent Carl Paladino, a Buffalo developer whose impressive holdings include Giacamo, the former United Office Building in Niagara Falls that he converted to an upscale hotel. Cuomo’s push for strict new gun control laws angered a lot of upstate residents too, taking a toll on his favorability ratings.

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SPEAK UP! : John Prozeralik, a longtime area business owner and restaurateur, will host a town meeting at 6 p.m. Monday at the Polish Nook, 2242 Cudaback Ave.

In his dynamic career as an entrepreneur, Prozeralik owned the former John’s Flaming Hearth in the Town of Niagara, two hotels downtown, and the former Air Niagara, an airlines that once operated between Niagara Falls and Newark.

Prozeralik said the event Monday, similar to the popular town hall format, is open to the public and he encourages a strong turnout.

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FITTING TRIBUTE: Local historian Paul Gromosiak’s splendid display in the lobby of the Niagara Falls Public Library is in memory of the late Delores Marino whom he describes as a dedicated educator and outstanding citizen. Ms. Marino also was a longtime volunteer at the library and devoted countless hours to arranging book sales and other functions.  In addition to the story of the landmark Stone Chimney, the display includes an informative timeline of the War of 1812 and background on the infamous Devil’s Hole Massacre. Check it out.

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TRIVIA QUIZ: “Canadian Bacon,” one of the last films actor John Candy completed before his death, was shot in what city? (Answer Thursday).

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FULL COVERAGE: Welcome to the nearly 50 family travel writers, bloggers, broadcasters and social media luminaries here for the third annual Travel Media Showcase & Family Travel Conference at the Conference & Events Center, Third Street. Before they leave Monday, they will undoubtedly discover the Cataract City and its surroundings has lots to offer.

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

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