Niagara Gazette — JUNE 14: Flag Day: Bob Emerson, executive director of Old Fort Niagara, said that under a new policy the drawbridge at the historic site will be open to the public starting at 2:30 a.m.
JUNE 20: Western New York Chapter of Southern Methodist University to hold reunion at Gadawski’s (’Fightin’ Irish) Restaurant, Falls Street.
JULY 4: High-wire artist Nik Wallenda says the future site for his permanent tourist attraction has been narrowed to Niagara Falls, Ont., and a vacant farm house in Gasport. Wallenda said the decision will be announced after the next election.
JULY 16: Irked that reporters keep asking why he’s making so many visits upstate, Gov. Cuomo snaps, “My trips here have nothing to do with 2016. Right now, I’m just working on 2014.”
AUG. 7: Alan Hastings’ expanded plans at the historic Frontier House, Lewiston, includes a six-story parking ramp.
AUG. 20: EPA refuses permit to Canadian company seeking to drill in the former Love Canal neighborhood.
SEPT. 4: Gov. Cuomo named honorary marshal of the Youngstown Labor Day Parade. In the spirit of party unity, he will be escorted by state Sen. George D. Maziarz, R-Newfane, and Assemblyman John D. Ceretto, R-Lewiston.
OCT. 15: Ribbon-cutting at new strip mall on Center Street, Lewiston, draws 14 ribbon cutters,16 area politicians, and 11 spectators.
NOV. 15: An 18-year-old area youth wins $125,000 on the slots at Seneca Niagara Casino, the same night he’s busted for using fake ID card to buy alcohol.
DEC. 4: Mafia Museum opens in the high-rise building off Prospect Street and across from the state park. The museum director said: “We intend to show the days when the Cataract City was a great place to live and raise a family.”
DEC. 18: NU Purple Eagles lose to Our Lady of Peace in exhibition basketball game. Niagara coach Chris Casey tells media: “They certainly had the edge on us, like in age and experience. We’re still a very young team.”
DEC. 31: Cuomo attends annual ball drop in Ransomville.