Niagara Gazette

February 21, 2014

'Presidential visits' to be explored

Niagara Gazette

Niagara Gazette — LOCKPORT

‘Presidential visits’ to be explored

Over more than two centuries, at least 15 future and sitting presidents of the United States have visited Niagara County.

Ann Marie Linnabery, assistant director of the Niagara History Center, will share the details and purpose of those visits at 2 p.m. Feb. 27 at the History Center, 215 Niagara St., Lockport

Beginning in 1812 when future President William Henry Harrison visited Fort Niagara, through John Kennedy’s campaign tour in September 1960, presidents stopped in Niagara County on either personal or presidential business. Find out from Linnabery which president assisted passengers after a railroad accident, which first lady went on a shopping spree in Niagara Falls and Lockport, and more.

Linnabery, who’s been on the History Center staff since 2004, is a Master of American History; her emphasis is on the social, religious and political history of 19th century Western New York. She’s the author of Niagara Discoveries and Spotlight On The Penney Gallery, two weekly historical features published by the Union-Sun & Journal.

Her program at the History Center is admission-free. For more information, call 434-7433.


Delphi job cuts revealed

Delphi is cutting positions at its Lockport technical center on Upper Mountain Road.

The automotive components company declined to provide a number of how many employees would be affected, however.

“Delphi has made some adjustments to align its staffing with current business needs. These adjustments further strengthen the company’s ability to compete in a competitive marketplace globally,” said Andrea Knapp, Delphi media relations manager, in an email.

She added that “Lockport continues to be a hub for engineering design in the thermal systems business for Delphi.”