Niagara Gazette — •••
• FOR THE RECORD: To date, more than 100,000 persons have signed online petitions taking strong issue with New York’s new gun laws. It is widely believed that some of the militant gun owners are weighing the possibility of civil disobedience. It should come as no surprise that a number of those protesting Cuomo’s initiative to enact the legislation are now calling for his impeachment.
Meanwhile, the governor insists that more than seven in 10 voters across the Empire State have strongly supported an expanded ban on assault weapons and high-capacity magazines. That’s according to a recent Siena College poll.
By the way, maybe it escaped your attention, but it seems strange that the governor in his recent State of the State message made no mention of hydrofracking. If you have been following the happenings on Capitol Hill, you know Cuomo said earlier that a decision would be reached by February whether to allow the gas drilling process in certain upstate areas.
• MILESTONE: The New York Power Authority will display historic photos and projects as part of the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation, the document President Abraham Lincoln signed in 1862 to free the slaves. The local exhibit focusing on Black History Month opens Saturday at the admission-free visitors center on the grounds of the Niagara Power Project, 5777 Lewiston Road. In addition, projects by students from Lewiston-Porter Primary Education Center and Niagara Falls High School will be unveiled.
OFF THE PRESS: “A War of 1812 Death Register,” by Jack Bilow of Plattsburgh, N.Y., includes thousands of soldiers who died on the Niagara Frontier during the fighting. The author spent seven years on the project, about six months alone at the National Archives in Washington, D.C.
THE PERFECT FIT: Overheard in Ashker’s Cafe, Main Street, Youngstown: “It’s amazing that the amount of news that happens in the world every day always just exactly fits the newspaper” — a regular customer who watches only Fox News.Contact reporter Don Glynn at 282-2311, ext. 2246.