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Collins’ greed, cowardice don’t help his constituentsBecause of gerrymandering, I got stuck with Chris Collins as my congressional representative. He no more represents me than does the narcissistic sociopath who was somehow elected president.If you look into Collins’ public sector and political background, you will find he has done nothing but use his past positions…

Trump must abandon discriminatory ordersExecutive Order on Immigration 2.0 – small tweaks – same train wreck of inimical motivations and unintended consequences. The first order banned travel from seven Muslim-majority countries and blocked all refugees for 120 days. After a federal court in Seattle blocked it, the administration tried again, only to be promptly blocke…

Crews need to begin fixing potholes nowTo all the city, state, county and town Highway Departments, please order your cold patch now. The pothole season is upon us. Patrol your roads, please, and patch these trout ponds. It may save the taxpayers some money from the claims motorist will put in for damages from these seasonal nightmares.Mike DuganBuffalo

Body cameras would benefit police, publicPolice corruption is rampant and unacceptable, locally as well as nationally. Oft-quoted defense jargon regarding law enforcement invariably goes something like “they put their lives on the line every day” or “think of the ‘scum’ they have to deal with.” These are broad generalizations that, while true to an extent, abso…

Americans still waiting for Clinton to apologizeDonna Brazile has admitted her transgression of passing debate subjects and potential questions to Hillary Clinton. Is there no dishonor on Clinton’s part in accepting and using this information? She should apologize because her morality is exposed as flawed also.Dick MauerHamburg

Defense more critical than social programsCounty Executive Mark Poloncarz blasting President Trump’s budget as coldhearted and callous is like the pot calling the kettle black. For years, an overabundance of social programs have been available, including welfare, food stamps and other government giveaways, at the expense of the middle class.Cutting back on social program…

Caring for Great Lakes must remain a priorityUnfortunately, many of the supporters of President Trump’s EPA cuts were not witnesses to the previous conditions within the Great Lakes. In the ’50s, Lake Erie was declared a “dead lake” by many residents. It has taken many years of various groups of stakeholders to regain the Great Lakes as a jewel that we must forever…

Proposed budget targets most vulnerable peopleThe proposed GOP budget eliminates school lunches for poor kids. Not to age discriminate, it also eliminates funding for Meals on Wheels. Additionally, it ends home heating subsidies and Medicaid enhancements. The Trump/GOP policy is pro-life until birth and then starve them, freeze them and let them die.Arlene Burrows, Ph.D.Wi…

We are not speaking out because we’re ‘sore losers’Until this election, Wilson was a brand of tennis ball and Ford a type of car. I could hardly name the presidents, let alone felt strongly one way or the other about particular policies or parties. Now, with a force and magnitude unusual for many, myself and friends along with millions worldwide have risen up, found …

Many homebound rely on essential programMy husband and I have been volunteer deliverers for Amherst Meals on Wheels for over 20 years. MOW is an essential program for the elderly and homebound senior citizens and should never be put in jeopardy. A hot meal and a friendly chat means so much and many of our clients see no one but us during the day. Their smiles when they see…

It’s hard to understand the president’s budgetI don’t understand North Korea. A nighttime view of both Koreas shows South Korean cities illuminated and bustling. North Korea is dark and impoverished. Yet, Kim Jong Un spends millions researching and launching nuclear-capable missiles into the sea. Does he not know or does he not care about the poor and hungry?I don’…

Keep sex offenders out of nursing homesMy first reaction to Tuesday’s News story about the lady in the nursing home who was molested by a sex offender recently released from jail was: Are you kidding me? Is there no common sense in our government? The employees responsible, state and otherwise, should be fired! There is never a good reason to house sex offenders with vul…

Meals on Wheels cuts would be shortsightedMeals on Wheels programs provide nutritious meals and lifeline safety checks to frail homebound seniors and disabled community members, lowering malnourishment and food insecurity. Nationally, Meals on Wheels feeds more than 2.4 million seniors and 500,000 veterans annually; more than 1.5 million meals were served by Meals on Wheel…

I don’t think this is how we make America greatI can remember years ago when the Russians said: We will destroy you from within. Now, with their man in office, have they succeeded? The only thing this administration has accomplished so far is to make its rich friends richer. The country will suffer under his policies.A short list of funding cuts (or about to be cut) incl…