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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…

By Frank J. Dinan Parkinson’s disease (PD) is a progressive neurological disease for which there is no known cure. There are about 9,000 people in the Buffalo/Western New York region that have PD, and our area has one of the U.S.’s highest incidence of PD. That’s the bad news. Now for the good news about PD in Western New York. If you are unlucky enough to be a…

Schools should try other methods to honor studentsI wish schools would stop publishing the honor roll. It brings about unnecessary competition when the goal of learning should be about improving yourself.Students who don’t make the honor roll feel stupid and depressed. The truth is some children are very intelligent and barely have to pick up a book to get A’s while ot…

Turn on the light in an effort to raise political awarenessMy daughter thought we, as citizens, should make a statement of our frustration with all the chaos and dishonesty occurring in our country by arranging to have everyone come out of their houses and stand together on a given night. I love the idea if we could organize it and spread the word some way. I would suggest…

Trump supporters must take Russian meddling seriously Each side in our divided electorate seems to believe its point of view is supported by the facts and that the opposition only wants to deny, obscure or downplay the “real” issues. For instance, some of us regard the Russian attempts to influence the recent election as the leading issue today.But many Trump supporter…

Trump’s ‘successes’ do not add up to much, so farI’m amazed at the energy of our new president. Why, within six months he’s already picked fights with heads of state (including some of our staunchest allies), governors, mayors, justices, both Democratic and Republican members of Congress who didn’t play ball with him, intelligence agencies, late-night talk show…

Financial disclosure reports only stiffen voter resolveThe recently published mayoral campaign financial disclosure reports don’t really contain any bombshells. The fact that the majority of Mayor Byron Brown’s contributions come from people living outside of the city limits and who have or are doing business with the city isn’t surprising – it’s just politics as…

Trump could never withstand the criticism he dealt ObamaIt’s very strange that all these clowns have developed memory loss when queried about Russia. Especially poor, poor Jefferson Beauregard Sessions! It’s amazing that he can recall his own name! I’d suggest he resign and run to sign in at the nearest memory loss unit.Now it’s Made in America week and the No. 1 c…

By Jim Williams It’s not often that I stroll down memory lane. It isn’t because I don’t have fond memories of times gone by, but what is more important to me than dwelling in the past is living in the present and hoping for a brighter tomorrow. But now, I must say, there is a very good reason to make an exception. I recently read that the neighborhood that I gr…

Whoever said that everything old is new again might have been thinking about the Bethlehem Steel property in Lackawanna. What was once the beating heart of the Western New York economy may soon spring back to life as a magnet for large, modern manufacturers. That would put a powerful cap on the revival of a city whose decline began with the hollowing out of the American…