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There has been so much in the news lately about public officials shirking their responsibilities to open government that it comes as a refreshing surprise when someone follows the rules. It happened last week in Amherst. The someone, in this case, is actually the Amherst Ethics Board, a once somnambulant panel that has started lately to flex its muscle. The board is rec…

With police officers turning on each other in Buffalo, residents have been given reason to worry about whether their safety and that of six recently promoted officers is being compromised. The pettiness on display cannot help but call into question the union’s commitment to public safety, as well as its level of common sense. The issue is tinged with questions of raci…

By Greg Slabodkin There is a ransomware epidemic spreading across the health care industry, encrypting computer files and holding health data hostage in return for ransom. Other industries are vulnerable to this file-encrypting malware, but hospitals, in particular, are being targeted by cybercriminals. Earlier this month, the WannaCry ransomware compromised more tha…

By Laura Seil Ruszczyk We are a group of six women located throughout the world. Two of us live in the Eastern part of the United States, two on the West Coast and two as far away as Australia. We talk daily, laugh, cry, share victories and defeats. We range in age from about 50 to 75. Four of us are married and two are single. Three are even grandmas. Several have elde…

Schumer loves journalism that fits his liberal agendaSure, Sen. Chuck Schumer loves aggressive, “fact-based” news media, because most journalists are reliably liberal Democrats who can be counted on to present the “facts” (and rumors, innuendo and plain old lies) that suit the agenda of Schumer and his pals.Where were these guardians of freedom when Lois Lerner and…

Offensive editorial cartoon shouldn’t have been printedI am writing in regard to Adam Zyglis’ May 19 editorial cartoon, “The Creation,” about Roger Ailes and President Trump. I have been getting the paper for years. I have never been so offended as I was when I saw “The Creation.” The News should be ashamed to publish it.Naomi R. GillTonawanda

Pass bill to help keep CPS caseworkers safeAfter a report is made alleging child abuse or neglect, Child Protective Services caseworkers are required to investigate the allegation. If evidence of abuse or neglect is found, and the removal of a child from the family is necessary, the caseworker often faces aggressive behavior from the child’s parents. CPS caseworkers are …

GOP sacrificed much in its quest for victoryGoodbye, justice, truth and courage. So long, respect, patience and kindness. The moral and practical virtues have been trampled by President Trump’s White House. For all the hoping that time and experience would moderate this leader and his followers, the speech at Harrisburg, Pa., ended this deluded expectation. That rally re…

America’s being destroyed by self-serving politiciansForget about threats from Russia, China, North Korea, Iran and ISIS. America is crumbling from within, thanks to the disgraceful “leadership” of both political parties and an electorate that’s drifting along on snooze control.A long time ago, Edmund Burke said “The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil i…

By Janice Schlau “Only her hairdresser knows for sure,” boasted a familiar slogan in an old television commercial. It implied much more, I feel, than trying to persuade women to conceal their gray. Style-conscious housewives took the clandestine, economical route when attempting to compete with the allure of movie screen actresses such as Tallulah Bankhead or Lor…

Who should we believe regarding Trump probe?In his May 22 column, Douglas Turner states: “Comey’s notes, this column believes, confirm that Trump then committed a crime, an obstruction of justice. That’s just one impeachable offense.”On May 19, distinguished liberal Harvard law professor Alan Dershowitz called the appointment of Special Counsel Robert Mueller “go…

N. Tonawanda appointees abuse the electoral processFirst Ward Alderman Mark Berube’s recent letter to the editor misused if not abused the comments of alderman candidate Austin Tylec regarding the filling of elected positions by Republican officials in North Tonawanda. Tylec was referencing the excessive instances where Republican elected officials run for office and fai…

NYPA should take the lead in achieving 50 by 30 goalThe New York Power Authority has been a key player in low-cost power generation and distribution in the state since the 1950s. The combined might of the Niagara Power Project and the St. Lawrence-Franklin D. Roosevelt Power Project dwarfs more celebrated, federally funded, hydroelectric projects.NYPA creates 100 times as …

Caring doctor makes a world of differenceMy recent experience with Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital and one emergency room physician has made me aware that there are still facilities staffed with professionals who care about the people who walk through their doors. I recently brought my son to the ER and had the good fortune of having a wonderful physician attend to my s…