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March 16, 2013

TUCKER: History sheds light on naming

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Tonawanda News — After the plant was sold, its decline began — and we all know the rest of the story.

But given the whole story, it seems that it would be a tribute to the Spaulding family by naming the site after the family. Sometimes a look back at history give a fresh perspective.

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Congratulations to the Quality Students who will be honored at a dinner on Wednesday. The News will print a tab section about the students and when you read it, you’ll have an idea that the country will be OK with these young people in charge.

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Congratulations, too, on the election of Pope Francis. That was a shocker. Our family has always been committed to the Franciscans and their philosophy. As our son Christopher noted, “He may be a Jesuit, but he picked the right hame.” All our prayers should be with him for a successful papacy.

Contact community editor Barbara Tucker at 693-1000, ext. 4110 or email barbara.tucker@tonawanda-news.com

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