Niagara Gazette

Opinion

February 6, 2014

GLYNN: Niagara County Savings called 'hometown bank'

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Niagara Gazette — While the Bank of America sign has disappeared from the side of the building, the original name of the impressive structure is etched in stone, high above the main entrance: Niagara County Savings Bank. 

The vacant building is listed with Arista Real Estate & Development, LLC, with a regional office in Tonawanda, known for its expertise and wide range of services including brokerage and leasing. The property, a couple of blocks from the Niagara Falls State Park, should be ideal for development. 

Through the decades, several other banks have played a major role in the community with their executives and employees directly involved with endeavors such as the United Way, the Chamber of Commerce, and many service clubs and organizations.

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LONG JOURNEY: The Seattle Seahawks had no trouble beating the Denver Broncos but the weather was another matter for the Super Bowl champions. Their charter flight was delayed by a snowstorm in Newark, N.J., for a couple of hours and then the plane diverted to Minneapolis. The team finally arrived home about 6 p.m. Monday. 

On a related note, if you saw the pre-game coin toss at MetLife Stadium, Joe Namath’s new fur coat must have caught your eye. That coyote jacket with the white fox trim cost $2,995 at the Marc Kaufman store in Manhattan. By Monday, the furrier was taking orders for the same coat from Dubai, Colorado and Washington State, according to a New York Post article.

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HELPING HANDS DEPT.: Paul Milleville, the supervisor of newspaper carriers and district managers in the Niagara Gazette’s circulation department, notes the youngsters and their bosses have been braving the bitter elements to make sure they complete the daily home deliveries. “They don’t always get the credit they deserve,” Milleville said, alluding to the early risers who need to finish their rounds before heading off to school. 

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TRIVIA QUESTION: Where is the only tunnel in New York state that runs under the Erie Canal? Hint: It’s not that far away. (Answer Sunday)

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

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