Niagara Gazette

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October 24, 2013

GLYNN: The challenge to improving Three Sisters Islands

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Niagara Gazette — In responding to the charges, Duffy blasted Harper and his top aides — one reporter described the counterattack as lobbing grenades — for trying to throw him under the bus.

It was a dramatic moment when Duffy started to answer the charges. “Today,” he said, “I rise to defend my good name ...” A reporter noted that a recent poll had found that the senator was considered the least respected man in the nation.

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FAMILY FUN: Treat the kids to that “Halloween Spooktacular” Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the Power Vista, the visitors center at the Niagara Power Project, off Lewiston Road. The popular annual event is free.

Children up to 16 years of age may enter a costume contest from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. (Prizes awarded at 2:30 p.m.) In addition, There’s also games provided by the New York Police Athletic League, crafts from the state Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation and visits to the haunted house by the Lockport YMCA’s Teen Leaders Group. Members from the New York Masonic Safety Identification Program will provide parents, guardians, college students and seniors with free safety ID packets.

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TRIVIA QUIZ: Where is the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame located? (Answer Sunday)

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A REMINDER: The memorial committee for Veterans Park in Youngstown is looking for names of all past and present veterans in the village and Town of Porter so that the monument in the park can be updated. Applications are being accepted until Nov. 11 and forms are available at the Village Center (Red Brick School) in Youngstown, the Town of Porter Historical Museum, and the Town of Porter Office, 3265 Creek Road. Additional information available at 745-7721.

Contact reporter Don Glynn at 282-2311, ext. 2245.

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