GLYNN: 'Bums Park' short walk from falls
Shame on those for allowing a couple of properties within walking distance of the nation's oldest state park to deteriorate to skid row status. There's plenty of blame to share.
- LETTERS FROM THE ISLAND: The 'write' way to do things In memory of the late grammarian and linguist J.J. Kilpatrick, Doug presents his quarterly roundup of sentence-structure demolition, as effected by people who oughta' know better. English finals soon? Pay attention:
- GUEST VIEW: Breaking down the Lew-Port budget vote Einstein once said he did not understand our tax system; well, I fear, most of us do not either. I want to share a few facts about your school district and taxes.
- HAMILTON: Falls 'dumbs down' school board petitions I guess that, after 20 or more years, if you cannot teach your own favorite board members how to do something as simple as getting 100 of their own friends and neighbors to properly sign their petitions, then the next best thing to do is to dumb down those petitions.
- TOM'S CORNER: A little bit of automotive alchemy The Gazette has partnered with local automotive expert Tom Torbjornsen to publish his weekly national column. Tom's Corner will appear in Thursday's editions.
- GLYNN: Cuomo puts a different spin on Albany meetings Like him or not, Gov. Andrew Cuomo can never be criticized for not thinking outside the box.
- BRADBERRY: Soar like eagles, or scratch like chickens ... easy pickins' Having been born and raised, educated and employed here in my beloved hometown of Niagara Falls and having had the amazing opportunity to travel the world, come back home and serve my community in too many capacities to count, I must admit, I was more than a little excited by Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand's Monday announcement at Old Fort Niagara that Brand USA will represent and promote our region.
- DELUCA: New Hospice unit named for special guy I heard that Joe Ruffolo was just 16, working his first job in the hospital kitchen, when he met the man that he honored the other day.
- CONFER: U.S. slow to address honey bee deaths You might recollect the buzz of recent years regarding the precipitous decline in honey bee populations.
- HIGGS: Niagara Falls High School in the early years Since we are learning about city schools it is only fitting that we move on to the new Niagara Falls High School. The former building was completely destroyed by a fire in 1922 while construction of the annex was in progress. The building and equipment were considered a "total loss." Insurance recovery was $378,379.24 and the replacement estimate, (without furnishings) was $644,929. School records including Regents' examination papers and report cards were carried to Principal James F. Taylor's nearby residence on 13th Street, much to the students' dismay.
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