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July 14, 2013

GLYNN: Poll showing Spitzer ahead of opponent

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FIX THE ROAD!: Motorists entering Fort Niagara State Park from Main Street, Youngstown, may find it virtually impossible to avoid the broken roadway close to the toll booth. In addition to the cracked pavement, there’s at least one pothole where you could easily damage or even break a tire. It’s not exactly what a driver should expect just before forking over $8 to enter the park. Also, near the entrance to Scott Avenue that runs parallel to the river all the way to the fort, the pavement is badly broken. That’s where bicycle riders could easily take a tumble.

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ON TARGET: Mike Fox, who operates Fox BoyZ Marine on Water Street, adjacent to the Youngstown Yacht Club, remains optimistic that his first jetboat will arrive in the village next month. A partner in the new venture, Chris Bohenkamp, is overseeing the construction at a site in Idaho. The company plans two boats to carry passengers from the marine docks to the edge of the Whirlpool, basically paralleling the present Whirlpool Jetboat Tours that operate out of Niagara-on-the-Lake and Lewiston. Fox’s boats will not service the Ontario shoreline.

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QUIETER PACE: Bishop Edward U. Kmiec, 77, who retired last year as head of the eight-county Buffalo Catholic Diocese, now resides at the downtown St. Joseph’s Cathedral, off Franklin Street. In an interview with the Western New York Catholic, the diocesan newspaper, Kmiec explained that his living space incudes a small chapel that he can use for private Mass, prayer and meditation. 

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MEA CULPA: In Thursday’s column I mistakenly identified Youngstown resident Ed Rath as a retiree from Niagara County Community College. He retired from the Erie Community College staff. Rath had attended the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg last weekend.

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

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