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  • NIA Higgs, Norma mug HIGGS: Lots to see and do around here There is still more to see and do on the "Fam" Tour with members working in the tourist industry. Lana Perlman of NTCC organized the tour and she told them that they were "powerful" and gave a few facts and numbers.

    June 30, 2014 1 Photo

  • NIA Glynn, Don mug GLYNN: Heavy traffic at the border; Wallenda ceremony coming July 7 Customs and border protection agencies on both sides of the Niagara River are braced for heavy traffic over the two holidays this week -- Canada Day (Tuesday) and Independence Day (Friday).

    June 29, 2014 1 Photo

  • SINGER: A new generation of golf phenoms? Watching the 2014 Masters played around the spring environs of Augusta's lush greens and azaleas, with dramatic shifts of fortune, particularly at water-laden Amen Corner, I thought: are we witnessing the inception of a new era in pro golf?

    June 29, 2014

  • NIA Smith, Doug and Polly LETTERS FROM THE ISLAND: Ready to march into summer on the island Good heavens, is it summer already? Wasn't it winter just a month ago? Now, one week from today our Parade will be past tense, traditionally with no sign that it passed this way at all.

    June 28, 2014 1 Photo

  • NIA Hamilton, Ken mug HAMILTON: Will Dyster survive this garbage?

    “Hey Ken,” Geoff Jenkins started off his email to me, “this trash thing is ridiculous. There’s no one besides Modern who’s willing to pick up trash at the laundromat. The five other companies we called either didn’t respond or gave us Dumpster pricing for construction sites.”

    June 27, 2014 1 Photo

  • NIA Glynn, Don mug GLYNN: New paddleboat to debut on lower river in July Competition for passengers on sightseeing boats along the lower Niagara River will ramp up next month when the Niagara Belle, a new paddleboat, will begin offering dinner cruises.

    June 26, 2014 1 Photo

  • NIA Chipp, Tim mug 060614 [Duplicate] CHIPP: A fine farewell

    About two years ago, I was struggling at my job reporting here at the Niagara Gazette. I had a hard time writing meaningful stories or meeting my own expectations. Words, for the most part, weren’t being friendly.

    June 25, 2014 1 Photo

  • NIA Bradberry, Bill mug BRADBERRY: The more things change the more they ... French journalist and novelist, Jean-Baptiste Alphonse Karr (1808-1890) is often credited with coining the phrase, "plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose", translated, "The more things change, the more they remain the same", a fitting description for the most recent disappointing news from the New York Education Commissioner about the sad state of affairs generally with New York boasting a slight rise to a 74.9 percent graduation rate while Niagara Falls remains stuck closer to the bottom at 63.1 percent with neighbors Buffalo at 53.4 and Rochester a distant last place at 43 percent.

    June 25, 2014 1 Photo

  • NIA Higgs, Norma mug HIGGS: Continuing on with a visitor-eye view of Niagara I left off last week at the National Shrine Basilica of Our Lady of Fatima on Swann Road in the Town of Lewiston with a group involved in the hospitality industry that have an interest in what our tourist has the opportunity to visit as a part of their stay.

    June 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • NIA Glynn, Don mug GLYNN: Poll finds Gov. Cuomo should win in a walk While the current state legislative session was winding down it was apparent that no earth-shattering goals would be accomplished in the 11th hour.

    June 22, 2014 1 Photo

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