Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Grear: Niagara Falls Reporter inaccurate

I spoke briefly yesterday about a Mike Hudson column in the Niagara Falls Reporter concerning Brian Grear, who he says is running a spiteful campaign.

Essentially, the column says Grear is upset that Maziarz wouldn't help him become sheriff (likely true), so Grear registered Democrat to run against Maziarz for the senate, and endorsed Democrat Jim Votour for sheriff.
The crafty Rivera and the cunning Grear had a secret plan, it seems. Grear announced he was switching party affiliation from Republican to Democrat and running against Maziarz. In return for Grear backing Voutour, Rivera would back him!
Well, apparently, that's not wholly accurate. Or even partly accurate. At least according to Brian Grear, who left the following on my voice mail yesterday afternoon:
Hey Scott. Brian Grear. Two points. One, I am still a Republican. I didn't switch my affiliation. Listened to your show today. And number two, I never supported either candidate for sheriff. Just so you're aware of those two things, I'll talk to you later.
Now, as for who Grear is supporting in the sheriff's race, I can understand how you would not know that ... but his party registration? The Board of Elections is just a phone call away. Why would the Reporter not check that out? And who are they getting their information from? And why do they rip anyone who opposes Maziarz? Just some things that made me go "hmm."

From the email #2

Last week my church (Emmanuel United Methodist in Lockport) had a community day. I was supposed to sit in the dunk tank. But for the second year in a row, rain cancelled the dunk tank (I might get wet).

They've got another event coming up this weekend though.
Good Morning,

I am the secretary at Emmanuel United Methodist Church in Lockport and we are having a Strawberry Social on August 3, 2008 from 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. and we were wondering if you could post this on your website and/or broadcast it on your radio station? Could you please let me know if this is possible or not? Thank you so much for your time and cooperation.

Thank you so much,

Lindsey Peer
EUMC Secretary
It's a good church. It's a good cause. Go help 'em out.

From the email #1

Michelle Davidson wrote me an email asking me to let you know about a meet-n-greet at Lockport's Union Station next Saturday (August 9th).
As I'm sure you are aware, we are on a campaign to restore it. We have the support of The City of Lockport, the GLDC, Senator Chuck Schumer, David Kinyon, not to mention the many people of Lockport. We have recently applied for 2 grants and feel we have a better than good chance of securing the funds. We were also recently on the cover of Business First. There is alot of interest at the moment, but could use more.
For more on their endeavors, check their website.

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