Niagara Gazette

Opinion

July 28, 2013

GLYNN: Falls faced crisis in the '70s

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OUT OF THE PAST: Don’t be surprised if you spot a World War II bomber flying over the Buffalo-Niagara area  Monday afternoon. It will be the famous “Memphis Belle,” a Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress, marking the 70th anniversary of its historic last mission. The special media flight is closed to the general public but the aircraft will be available for flights and ground tours Aug. 3-4 at  Prior Aviation, 50 North Airport Drive, adjacent to the Buffalo-Niagara International Airport.

Scott Maher, director of flight operations for the non-profit Liberty Foundation, which owns and maintains the historic plane, said the organization spends upward of $1.5 million a year to keep the B-17 airworthy and out on tour.

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IN THE PARK: The storm last weekend brought down a number of trees and limbs that blocked sections of the popular hiking trails. Tom Watt, general manager of the Niagara Falls State Park, estimated it would take six to eight weeks of work to restore the trails to their condition before the storm. In addition, a mud slide in one area will require nearly three weeks to restore the site.

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FAMILY TIES: Local historians are planning a series of programs to commemorate the roles of Augustus Porter and his brother Peter Buell Porter during the War of 1812. The talks will be scheduled in September and October in the second-floor auditorium of the Earl W. Brydges Library. Among the discussion leader will be Paul Gromosiak, Bob Emerson, Christopher Stianoff, and Sherman Zavitz. Details to be announced later.

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FINAL NOTICE: Sign in front of a local church: “Jesus — Don’t Leave Earth Without Him.”

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

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

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