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Trump will run the country aground like his businessesI read with interest every day the various opinion and op-ed pieces regarding Donald Trump. I won’t call him president because as a veteran I can’t bring myself to stomach the thought that our country is being run by a small-minded bigoted anti-American.As one who is proud to be an American and veteran I can’t bel…

Trump will run the country aground like his businessesI read with interest every day the various opinion and op-ed pieces regarding Donald Trump. I won’t call him president because as a veteran I can’t bring myself to stomach the thought that our country is being run by a small-minded bigoted anti-American.As one who is proud to be an American and veteran I can’t bel…

The effort to replace the Affordable Care Act has apparently failed, and predictably so. It’s time to try a different approach. It’s called compromise. The problem isn’t just that the Senate is divided; the Republicans who control it are split. Their factions include ideological conservatives who want the government out of health care entirely and practical ones w…

By Jo K. Nasoff-Finton I applaud the July 11 editorial “Amherst taxpayers will foot the bill as boards battle over zoning authority,” but am firmly of the belief that something – even a lawsuit at taxpayers’ expense – should be done to stop the egregious overreach of power displayed by the Amherst Zoning Board in its issuance of “use” and other variances t…

By Robert LeFauve   “Age is just a number,” my wife tells me. Well, lots of things are numbers: blood pressure, credit card debt, golf scores. None of these get better as they get larger. Anyway, it’s easy for her to talk, since age seems to have missed her entirely and fallen with a thump on me. I lost the pepper in my salt-and-pepper hair some time ago. …

Ringing bells do not annoy those waiting for their callLiving in the City of Lackawanna for 52 years, I thought I had seen it all or heard it all about this city. However, the July 12 letter to the editor, “Little peace and quiet would be appreciated,” really beats them all!To some who read it, it appears that the writer is totally self-centered and thinks of nothing b…

Democrats are at a loss on how to help the countryAmazing … an idea from a Democrat!Since the day after the presidential election not one Democrat, not Chuck Schumer, not Nancy Pelosi, not anyone has come up with an idea to help better this country. All you here is “No, no, no. Trump must be impeached … no, no, no.”The Democrats are obsessed with destroying Donald …

Democrats are at a loss on how to help the countryAmazing … an idea from a Democrat!Since the day after the presidential election not one Democrat, not Chuck Schumer, not Nancy Pelosi, not anyone has come up with an idea to help better this country. All you here is “No, no, no. Trump must be impeached … no, no, no.”The Democrats are obsessed with destroying Donald …

Invest in the Coast Guard, which is doing a yeoman’s jobAfter reading of the job done by the Coast Guard in combating drug trafficking, a New York Times article published in The Buffalo News on July 5, it seems it would make sense to find more funding for the agency rather than cut its budget by 2.4 percent. As stated in the article, the 450,000 pounds of cocaine seized …

Nursing home care requires constant public scrutiny My mother died in an upscale, very expensive nursing home similar to the story detailed in The Buffalo News article which stated, “It was a painful lesson.”Mom’s care facility treatment began in a bucolic Amherst location. The assisted living quarters maintained pleasurable amenities. However, once the medical staff…

By Joycelyn Bila On May 27 our third “Buffalo Cares” Care Walk was held at Ellicott Creek Park in Amherst to bring awareness of Cooley’s Anemia (thalassemia) and to raise funds to benefit the Cooley’s Anemia Foundation. All monies received by the foundation go toward research, helping patients and families and, of course, finding a universal cure. The Care Wa…

No one ever said it was easy to be a member of Congress. It isn’t – not if you’re doing it right, anyway. Representing a district in the House of Representatives by definition means being guided by your own convictions while acknowledging that you also need to represent constituents who voted against you and who may have very different and legitimate ideas. It is,…

The plan to fix the seawall along Route 5 in Athol Springs was announced just two months ago, but already officials are wondering if Washington will come through with its share of the funding. Sen. Charles Schumer is worried that other priorities will hinder construction of the revetment designed to strengthen the road. The work needs to be a priority. Anyone who has se…

By David Colligan A recent editorial challenged the Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy to speed up its efforts to support Jack Nicklaus’ and Kevin Gaughan’s plan to upgrade the golf courses in Delaware Park and South Park’s Arboretum. I want to chronicle how since 2003 the conservancy has set the stage for Kevin Gaughan to succeed in his plans. In 2003 I was giv…