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Trump is dishonest, delusional about wallI remember when President Trump was campaigning. He said, “Mexico is going to pay for the wall” along our Southern border, and that U.S. citizens wouldn’t pay one red cent. So why is there a proposal in the federal budget to pay for this wall?Then he told the American people that Mexico will reimburse us for the cost. This sou…

Lawmakers should pass the New York Health ActI am writing to encourage my fellow Western New Yorkers to contact their statewide elected officials to urge their support of the New York Health Act (A. 4738/S. 4840). New York has the opportunity to be the first state to implement truly universal health care like the rest of the industrialized world.As one who works with lower…

How could judge release such a dangerous suspect?After reading U.S. District Court Judge Thomas McCoun III’s belief of what he considers “clear and convincing evidence” in the case of neo-Nazi Brandon Russell in Tampa, as spelled out in the Washington Post article in The News on June 12, I ask every police department in the country to deluge this judge to explain wha…

Cuomo’s health proposals create instability, discordNew York’s health plans agree on the need for our state to take steps to preserve New Yorkers’ access to quality, affordable health insurance coverage. However, Gov. Andrew Cuomo and The News editorial, “New York making its own way on health care,” miss the mark on what needs to be done to achieve that goal.Firs…

It’s time for Paladino to resign from boardI think we all respect Carl Paladino’s rights to self-expression under the First Amendment to our Constitution. But consider some of his outbursts, most recently to Artvoice, going back to his outburst about Asian students. Consider how he gets along with fellow Buffalo School Board members. Paladino should not be in charge of…

It’s important to remove stigma of mental illnessTelling someone that you have a mental illness can be much more difficult than telling someone that you have a serious physical illness. Why? Because for too long mental illness has been considered a taboo subject.To help change this, the Erie County Anti-Stigma Coalition has recently launched a long-range campaign to star…

Protecting online data is essential to growthThe Business Council of New York State supports policies and regulations that spur investment in and the build out of high-speed broadband networks for the benefit of Western New York residents, businesses and visitors. The broadband ecosystem is a major contributor to the state’s economic growth and provides tremendous benefi…

East Side welcomes affordable housingAs a lifelong resident of the East Side, I am excited about a new project on Jefferson Avenue that will create over 80 affordable housing units. This area needs development, and neighbors and the community are excited. It is disturbing that at a recent City Hall meeting, four residents of Elmwood came to oppose this project. It is offen…

Clarence Senior Center silences members’ voicesOn June 22, the 32nd annual membership meeting of Clarence Senior Citizens will be held at 1:15 p.m. at the Senior Center.This year, the board voted that members will not be allowed to speak at the meeting. This decision is one more effort to shut down attempts by members to hold the board accountable.The board reported agai…

Trump’s social secretary has the proper attitudeIt was so refreshing to finally read something positive in The News regarding President Trump and first lady Melania. Even though the Washington Post article took a few jabs at the president, it was probably the most positive article I have read so far since his inauguration.Rickie Niceta sounds like the perfect person to b…

Gillibrand’s true colors are not at all flatteringRegarding Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, it is an embarrassment for New Yorkers to have our U.S. senator using the f-word. It is crude enough when males say it, but even worse to have a woman talk like that, let alone a public official representing New Yorkers.It is time to put someone in office who is more in sync with New Yor…

It’s time for Congress to get down to workWhat will it take to focus our representatives on issues that are important to most Americans: the skyrocketing cost of health care premiums, the specter of automation gobbling up jobs, the out-of-control rise in college tuition and the threat of more terrorist attacks on the innocent?Will we ever see the day when as much energy …

Let’s follow pope’s lead and protect our planetTwo years ago, Pope Francis’ “Laudato Si” held the promise of awakening more people to the radical changes needed to de-escalate our world’s accelerating environmental and humanitarian crises. In his encyclical, Francis noted both the moral imperative and the urgency of halting human activity that fuels the former,…

Senator’s language is an embarrassmentI was born and raised in a home that supported the Democratic Party. I was also raised to never ever use nasty language. In addition to getting spanked if I did, I would have my mouth washed out with soap.So now here’s Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand all dressed up in a tailored suit, and neatly coiffed hair, using that four-letter word to…