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Letter writer skillfully captures president’s flawsI read Everybody’s Column daily. Even been fortunate enough to have had a few of my own appear in the column. But I have never read one that so completely covers Trump’s dysfunctional administration failings as the July 24 letter, “Trump supporters are being unrealistic about results.”The letter is a masterpiece …

The Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy has floated a proposal for simultaneously reconfiguring the Scajaquada Expressway and reducing the division between the north and south portions of Delaware Park. The approach raises some important questions, but deserves serious consideration among the alternatives. The idea is to capitalize on the state’s plan to downgrade the S…

Trump Jr. may be guilty of colluding with RussiansIn order to determine if the recent news on the secret meeting of Donald Trump Jr. with people from Russia and the issue of being guilty of collusion, we need to determine the definition of “collusion.”The main aspect is that collusion is a secret meeting between two or more people to obtain something that is prohibited…

Obama should be viewed as one of history’s greatsI was so pleased when our country acted in concert to elect our first African-American president. I thought we had entered a new phase in the life of our country. Everything I saw and heard from former President Barack Obama told me that the innate wisdom of our people had once more fulfilled the promise of our great socie…

Health insurance companies could aid patient interactionI am writing in regards to a July 26 Another Voice by Greg Slabodkin, of Niagara Falls, managing editor of the online trade publication Health Data Management, concerned about the use of electronic data system computers by physicians during patient encounters.I agree with Slabodkin that “there has to be a better way…

Elmwood Village variances go against the Green CodeI have lived in the Elmwood Village for the past 44 years and was very active, many years ago, on the Elmwood Avenue moratorium committee. I am extremely disappointed about the corner of Elmwood and Forest avenues. Many people spent many hours working on the Green Code and now, so shortly afterwards, the Zoning Board of Ap…

In the grand scheme of local politics, this year’s trio of countywide races is not exactly fanning voter passions. You won’t hear much water cooler debate over the county clerk, or even comptroller or sheriff – with all due respect to the honorable officeholders and their challengers. Still, much is riding on these campaigns this year, as well as with several s…

By Doug Routt   At our summer cabin on a lake in northern Minnesota, breakfast was always a good time. Some of the family would come in groggy and sleepy, moan and groan a little, but after coffee or orange juice the crowd would always lighten up and a lively conversation would ensue. We would plan the day and figure out what chores needed to be accomplished.…

By Carl Tobias On March 15, 2016, President Barack Obama nominated Kathleen Sweet, a longtime Western District of New York legal practitioner to an empty seat on that federal court. She is a very qualified, moderate nominee with the powerful support of New York Democratic Sens. Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand. The Senate Judiciary Committee approved Sweet on a voic…

National Fuel is treating landowners with disrespectNational Fuel has told the Erie County landowners like us, who are opposing their seizing of our land under eminent domain for the Northern Access pipeline, that our court case is postponed again. The new date is Aug. 4. Do they think we’ll lose interest?Lia OpreaSardinia

It’s not the first time in recent years that Buffalo has confronted this problem and, if all goes well, it won’t be the last. The city’s economic growth is straining its parking capacity in some spots, to the point that residents have trouble competing with commuters for parking spaces. It’s a good problem to have, but it’s also one that needs to be resolved quic…

It seems as though common sense, and even sanity, may prevail once again. Isn’t it time for the airline industry and its congressional enablers to accept that Americans want to know they are safe when they trust their lives to the crew in the cockpit? It’s true that air travel is the safest it has ever been. Crashes are few and far between. But that doesn’t mean t…

By Kevin M. Gibas If you have tried to schedule a doctor’s appointment recently, you probably encountered the frustrating reality of increased wait times at many medical practices. Earlier this year, Merritt Hawkins, a research firm, conducted a survey of over 1,400 physician practices and looked at wait times in five specialties. Their findings showed what many Ameri…