Niagara Gazette

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December 29, 2012

GLYNN: Looking back on the 2012 predictions

Niagara Gazette — EDITOR’S NOTE: Don's been off a few days so here's a look at his predictions for 2012 published on Jan. 2 — he called his margin of error 98.7 percent but he did call the presidential election!

JAN. 1: In his inaugural address, Mayor Paul Dyster calls for a renewed spirit of cooperation for the city to move forward in 2012. Council tables matter for further discussion.

JAN. 10: City parks department swamped with calls from senior citizens demanding to know when Hyde Park Golf Course will reopen.

JAN. 14: State Sen. George D. Maziarz, R-Newfane, honored for his service at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center Premiere. One dinner guest said: “Imagine what he’d do if he represented this area?”

FEB. 5: Tightrope walker Nik Wallenda pleads his case to the Supreme Court of Canada.

FEB. 12: Local banks start charging $5 for making deposits or withdrawals. Spokesman says it should reduce customer wait times.

MARCH 6: Phillipe Petit, the highwire artist who once strolled between the twin 110-story towers of the World Trade Center, seeks permission to walk across the Niagara Gorge.

MARCH 21: Jay Cochrane, a tightrope walker who conquered death-defying challenges around the globe, proposes to carry Council Chairman Sam Fruscione across the Niagara Gorge on his back.

APRIL 6: Lewiston Supervisor Steven L. Reiter unveils plans for 15-story, five-star hotel in Joseph Davis State Park, which the state is leasing to the town.

APRIL 14: State parks officials upset that Reiter would proceed with hotel project without consulting Albany.

APRIL 26: In an effort to cut costs, the U.S. Postal Services announces major changes : All mail in Lewiston, Porter, Wilson and Town of Niagara will now be processed in Watertown.

MAY 2: Due to sharp increase in daily volume, the Stella Niagara Post Office will extend its hours of service and expand staff to 10.

MAY 23: County legislator Clyde L. Burmaster says plans for cross-river ferry service still alive. Niagara River Greenway money eyed as major funding source.

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