Niagara Gazette

Opinion

October 3, 2013

Casino issue seems to draw little interest

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Niagara Gazette — It should be understood the statewide ballot proposal will not affect the Buffalo-Niagara area over which the Seneca Nation of Indians has exclusive rights under its compact with the state. Cuomo’s plan would allow casinos in three regions across the state: the Hudson Valley-Catskill area; Capital District-Saratoga; and Central-Southern Tier. As for the latter, New York Post columnist Bob McManus is right on the money when he ridicules Cuomo for suggesting that cash-flush tourists would flock to a place like Binghamton to try their hand at the slots or table games.

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HELP NEEDED: A reminder to all past and present veterans in the Village of Youngstown and the Town of Porter.

The committee for Veterans Park (on Nancy Price Drive) is accepting applications until Nov. 1, 2013, to update the names on the veterans monument there. Donna Jeffs, deputy clerk, said application are available at the village office and the Town of Porter Historical Society Museum, both in the Red Brick School, and at the Town of Porter Office, 3265 Creek Road. 

The memorial was dedicated May 31, 2004, in tribute to local veterans who have served our country. Additional information is available by calling 745-7721.

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TRIVIA: Answer to Sunday’s question: Army (the U.S, Military Academy at West Point) won the national college football championship in 1945. Two of the legendary players on that team were Felix (Doc) Blanchard and Glenn Davis. 

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

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