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May 16, 2013

GLYNN: Cuomo puts a different spin on Albany meetings

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Niagara Gazette — It’s unfortunate that the Niagara Falls City Market off Pine Avenue cannot attract more area farmers. Obviously it would help boost that overall business district. 

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LOCAL LINKS: Keith Radford and Joanna Pasceri, co-anchors on WKBW-TV (Ch. 7) have deep ties to Niagara County as illustrated in the promotional spots currently airing on that station. Both of them reflect a genuine hometown image.

Radford, the dean of Western New York news anchors, is a longtime Lewiston resident. In the brief promo, he touts the advantages of living in the scenic village close to the Niagara River and its attractions. In his 15 years with Channel 7, he has won numerous awards His assignments have run the gamut from covering local Air Force reservists in the Persian Gulf War and Hurricane Andrew in Florida to O.J. Simpson double murder story in Los Angeles and traveling with the Buffalo Bills to four consecutive Super Bowls.

Pasceri, a Lockport native, spent six years as an anchor, reporter and producer in Elmira, before joining the Eyewitness News team in Buffalo, where she was promoted to a reporter and anchor in 1997. Among her honors, the Associated Press cited her for “Best Spot News Coverage” and “Best Continuing Coverage.” The Pasceri family also operates a business in the Lock City.

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IN SHINING ARMOR?: Not everyone was elated this past week when Prince Harry of the British royal family toured the Boardwalk at Seaside Heights, N.J., with Gov. Chris Christie. They visited sites along the Jersey Shore battered last year by Hurricane Sandy. At one point, the prince helped a 7-year-old girl win a dart-throwing contest. She was not impressed. “If he’s a real prince, then where’s his cape or at least his sword,” she asked. 

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QUICKIE QUIZ: Albert and Henry Hauser owned this men’s clothing store for many years on old Falls Street, near the Strand and Cataract theaters. A clue: The Hausers’ sales efforts were so  high pressured was virtually impossible to get out of the store without buying something. Answer Sunday.

Contact reporter Don Glynnat 282-2311, ext. 2246.

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

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