Niagara Gazette


June 20, 2013

GLYNN: Niagara still divided over its tourist industry


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MEDIA NOTES: Niagara Falls native Jack Marsh, a founding director of the American Indian Journalism Institute, is president of the Al Neuharth Media Center at the University of South Dakota.

 Marsh was among the speakers at a May program in tribute to the late Neuharth, longtime executive editor of the Gannett Newspaper Group and a prime mover in establishing the immensely popular USA Today. Gannett owned the Niagara Gazette for more than 40 years before selling it to Community First Holdings Inc., Birmingham, Ala.


MAJOR SETBACK: U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-NY, raised a number of valid points during a recent hearing on this nation’s sexual assault problems in the military. Sen. Carl Levin, chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, saw fit to kill Kirsten’s proposed measure that would have provided more a way for victims to report the abuse without having their complaints stonewalled by their military superiors. 

The shameful record shows that an estimated 26,000 men and women in the military were subjected to some form of unwanted sexual contact in 2012. That was up 40 percent from 2010. Our troops deserve better treatment and protection. 


READY TO OPEN: Jane Dey and her husband Aaron, Lake Road, Youngstown, and Elizabeth Beaty are planning to open the new Dory Trading Post, 435 Main St., in the village. Others involved in the venture are Gary and Marilyn Brennan of Brennan’s Irish Pub.

Earlier, the new proprietors said a “soft opening” would be held today for the Beginning of Summer Street Dance from 6 to 10 p.m., on Main Street. For years, the popular Dory, close to the Village Diner, was operated by Sue McNaughton.


FAMILY FUN: A reminder that the 13th annual International Festival, sponsored by the Niagara Street Area Business & Professional Association is set for Saturday, from noon to 9 p.m. at Gill Creek Park, Niagara Street & Hyde Park Boulevard. The festival continues at the same time Sunday. For additional information, call 946-1744.


QUICKIE QUIZ: Answer to Sunday question: Neisner’s Department Store, corner of Falls and Main streets (where the former Warren-Hoffman & Associates opened its first office.)

Contact Reporter Don Glynnat 282-2311, ext. 2246.




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

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  • NIA Bradberry, Bill mug BRADBERRY: Tourists attracted here by history, beauty, politics As my friend and colleague, writer Don Glynn has so artfully portrayed over the decades, "For many years after the dawn of aviation, U.S. presidents visiting Western New York started at the Niagara Falls Airport. The reason: The main runway here was longer than that of the Buffalo airport and could easily accommodate Air Force One, the presidential aircraft."

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  • EDITORIAL: Experience Center vital to tourism here From time immemorial, Niagara tourism leaders have expounded on the need for a first-class orientation center to showcase our assets for the millions of annual visitors here.

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  • NIA Confer, Bob mug CONFER: A constitutional convention is not the answer For the past few years it has been popular for folks of the right persuasion (Republicans and neoconservatives) to call for a constitutional convention ("Con-Con") in hopes of passing a balanced budget amendment (BBA.) A lot of people have jumped on that bandwagon; no doubt your email inbox or Facebook news feeds have shown that.

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  • NIA Scheer, Mark mug CITY DESK: Hobel will be missed

    Lost in all the hoopla surrounding last week’s announced retirement of state Sen. George Maziarz, R-Newfane, was the loss of another well-known figure in local government and politics.

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  • NIA Higgs, Norma mug HIGGS: More pastors, a new church and more of everything Before I go further back in time, I want to just go back to last week where I took my own advice and spent a couple of hours at the Como, where I enjoyed one of their traditional "parade of bowls and plates of great salads, pasta and meat dishes" and listened to longtime friends of Tom Darro roast him with humor, accolades and best wishes. And best of all no one who came to the microphone mentioned garbage totes or carts. It was a welcome relief.

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  • EDITORIAL: Time is of the essence in Maziarz probe Voters in the 62nd district and elsewhere across the state deserve the ability to make an educated decision about any candidates who take money from Maziarz while he still has the ability to dole it out.

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  • NIA Glynn, Don mug GLYNN: Border Patrol chief examines deadly acts A former Buffalo police chief now has the formidable task of reviewing cases where border agents have used deadly force.

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  • SINGER: Nostalgia for nostalgia: Where will it end? Not only has there been a huge nostalgia boom in America, but we're now getting to the point where there's much nostalgia for nostalgia! Maybe signifying that nostalgia will wear itself out, or, as in the old adage, that it ain't what it used to be?

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  • EDITORIAL: Barracks site solved -- let's get something else moving The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation heard the community loud and clear this time.

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  • NIA Smith, Doug and Polly LETTERS FROM THE ISLAND: Driven to distraction by recent incidents For reasons best left unexplained, Doug drives home from Niagara Falls at twilight many nights, usually alone. It's about 10 miles, 15 minutes, from pressbox to driveway. He exits I-190 at the Beaver Island ramp, hugging its right edge in deference to any mainstream traffic, which would be coming downhill from the left at a 140-degree angle.

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