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Lawmaker to Cuomo: open the gates for Wallenda walk

ALBANY -- The state should not charge spectators attending the June 15 tightrope walk across Niagara Falls by daredevil artist Nik Wallenda, a Niagara County Republican state lawmaker says.

In a letter today to Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who signed a measure last year okaying the stunt, Assemblyman John Ceretto of Lewiston said it would be a good gesture -- and good for the local economy -- for the state to drop admission charges for people going to the state park to view the Wallenda walk.

“Just as the early conservation efforts ensured public access to the majesty of the Falls, we must now work to make certain that all New Yorkers are welcome to this event,” Ceretto said.

Still no word if Cuomo will be attending the event.

-- Tom Precious

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