Niagara Gazette

Opinion

June 5, 2014

GLYNN: For the record, it was coldest winter in 71 years

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TRIVIA QUIZ: One of the greatest catchers in history and a Baseball Hall of Fame member, he once played with the Buffalo Bisons at Hyde Park Stadium in Niagara Falls, because of civil unrest in the Queen City. (Answer Sunday)

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 WORK IN PROGRESS: Remodeling of the former Porter House, Blairville Road and East Avenue, Youngstown, continues although no opening date has been announced. Meanwhile, the word is already out that soccer teams are invited to sign up for a new league. Additional information is available by calling 696-2427.

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SLICK MOVE? That’s what Buffalo developer Carl Paladino thinks of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s choice of ex-congresswoman Kathy Hochul as his running mate in the November election. Hochul was selected after Lt. Gov. Robert Duffy declined to seek re-election. Paladino, who also owns the Giacomo hotel in Niagara Falls, contends that Cuomo picked Hochul because she has an “A” rating from the National Rifle Association. The anti-gun Safe ACT that the governor forced on the Legislature could deal a severe blow to his campaign this fall. Assemblywoman Crystal Peoples-Stokes, D-Buffalo, agrees that Cuomo’s popularity took a hit by the SAFE Act and that Hochul’s place on the ticket could be an effort at damage control.

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QUOTE OF THE WEEK: “When politicians have no principles, it makes it hard for voters to identify and back candidates who will fight for their values” — the New York Post, commenting on Gov. Cuomo sudden shift to secure the endorsement of the Working Families Party.

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

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

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