From a letter to the editor in the Buffalo News:
If Frederick Law Olmsted were around today to learn about plans to improve tourism in Niagara Falls, he would remind people that compared with the Canadian side, Niagara Falls State Park lets walkers enjoy one of the most beautiful natural areas in North America.
“It has incomparably greater beauty of a kind depending on refinement and delicacy, and subtle qualities of natural elements of scenery, and these largely apart from the actual cataract – incomparably greater beauty of a kind in which the nearness to the eye of illumined spray and mist and fleeting waters, and of the intricate disposition of leaves, with infinitely varied play of light and shadow, refraction and reflections, and much else that is indefinable in conditions of water, air and foliage are important parts.”
From a letter to the editor of the Buffalo News:
Being born and raised in Niagara Falls, it meant real excitement for me to watch Nik Wallenda pull this off. Tether or not, it was a pleasure to see another American visit my old hometown and display his talent and courage over one of the world’s most powerful, majestic sights, right here in our back yard. It was great to see Wallenda exercise his freedom of beliefs, religion and expression on national TV in front of millions of viewers.
From a letter to the Editor of the Niagara Falls Review:
The Niagara Parks Commission should be more open and accountable to the public.
It is shameful that the public doesn’t know the details of the lease with the Maid of the Mist. The best outcome would be that the contract is declared void and re-issued via an open-tender process so that all can bid.
NPC is publicly funded in part by the revenue it receives from water rights paid to it by Ontario Power Generation. OPG gets its revenue from all hydro ratepayers via the electricity line on your hydro bill.
Therefore, NPC owes it to the public to use its resources wisely.
Someone wrote a letter to the editor of the Niagara Falls Review:
Thumbs up to councillors Diodati, Ioannoni, Kerrio, Maves, Pietrangelo and Mayor Ted Salci for voting with their heads and not their emotions in supporting the proposed Loretto Hotel Project…
It’s encouraging to see that we have a majority on city council that use common sense.