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Fruit Belt will improve because of union, coalition I have been a resident of the Fruit Belt neighborhood since 1994. This is an aging community, with the average age of residents being over 60. Most residents are living on a fixed income. Like many houses in Buffalo our homes were built in the 1800s, which you can expect over time need to be remodeled. A lot of us do not …

Trump has had chances, but he has blown them allIn Everybody’s Column, letter writers have pleaded to “give Trump a chance.” What they don’t realize is that Trump already has his chance and he’s blowing it. He’s the president but he’s still acting like a reality TV star with the Twitter feuds. He is still trying to entertain rather than govern. If he wanted p…

The ‘ugly American’ reaches a new low in the highest officeFresh out of college I spent a month and a half in Europe. Along the way I crossed paths with a young American couple. He was what used to be called an ugly American.When an Italian couldn’t understand his English, he repeated what he’d said more loudly. In a crowd he would talk disparagingly and loudly abo…

Cuomo is really hypocritical when it comes to firearmsThis letter is in regards to Rep. Chris Collins’ announcement that he will carry a concealed personal firearm while traveling throughout his New York State congressional district.Our illustrious governor, Andrew “SAFE Act” Cuomo, lambasting this reckless decision, stated, apparently in all seriousness: “It shoul…

Demolishing historic properties only lines the pockets of the richI am writing to lend a voice to the overwhelming support in favor of stopping the demolition of the 12 historic properties that define the Elmwood Village, slated for demolition on the corner of Elmwood and Forest avenues. The proposed project Chason Affinity is trying to build and pass with a city that is t…

Buffalo needs to get illegal guns off streetsMayor Byron Brown should be congratulated for his statement earlier this month. After visiting a young shooting victim in the hospital, he said more needs to be done about illegal guns, and I cannot agree more. The key term there is illegal.Currently, the city is severely underfunding groups like the Peacemakers and other such p…

Cool heads must prevail regarding North KoreaI don’t think we need to worry about North Korea attacking us here in the good ol’ USA. The current situation, as we are led to believe by what is coming out of Washington, is that we’re in danger because North Korea is toying with atom bomb technology and shooting off ICBM missiles with a range that can reach Alaska.First…

Big Pharma ads push price of drugs higherA recent News article from the People’s Pharmacy, titled “Big Pharma ratcheting up advertising hype,” reported that last year it was estimated the pharmaceutical industry spent over $6 billion in direct-to-consumer advertising.For many years, I have been enraged by the amount of money the pharmaceutical companies spend on adve…

State shouldn’t turn its back on people with special needsToday I received notification that Heritage Centers, an agency serving people with intellectual and developmental needs, will soon sell several of its buildings. As someone who served on its board in the 1970s and helped raise funds to build those buildings, the news hit me hard. I knew it was coming, but now it s…

Money raised at art show goes back to communityIn response to the recent My View column by a local artist, the Allentown Art Festival is produced by the Allentown Village Society (AVS). We are an all-volunteer, nonprofit group.The festival is a free event for the public to enjoy. Many of our artists are Western New Yorkers who appreciate the opportunity to showcase their t…

Hand in Hand program is a heartwarming storyI just finished reading The News article about the Hand in Hand program at Health Sciences Charter School. What a heartwarming story. The students seem truly happy to be learning and helping other children. While their 3-D hands may not be as “functional” as professional-grade prosthetics, they will still provide assistance t…

We need to remember what makes U.S. greatAs the Fourth of July approached this year, I gained some insights into the country of my birth. If you follow what is going on in our country today, and I do, we hear from our leaders: America is not great; think only about No. 1; profit first; and your race or religion determines if you are a “bad guy.”My experiences in the pa…

Baseball diamond is too close to busy roadWhy did the Town of West Seneca construct a baseball diamond in Fireman’s Park on East and West Road approximately 20 feet from the busy highway? The playing field faces the road and houses with no protection from flying hardballs. A permanent barrier needs to be erected before a senseless tragedy occurs. We don’t need another …

Removing overpass will hurt traffic flowIn April, The News reported on the Thruway Authority’s plan to rework exit 57 at Camp Road in Hamburg. The plan is to remove the overpass and put in a road-level intersection with a new traffic light. The authority’s announcement says this will “improve traffic flow.”I had to read it twice, because as I drive down the already…

Thruway and Youngmann do run north-south at timesThe July 7 letter, “DOT retiree should know roads cited run east-west,” was another example of a citizen who states that his common sense is a better indicator of truth than a so-called expert. The letter writer believes that the DOT employee is not intelligent enough to realize the “true” direction of the east-west …