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Orchard Park seniors need a bigger centerThe Senior Council of Orchard Park has been very busy for over two years to obtain enough money to build a larger senior center with adequate parking. We have found the road to our dream to involve a lot of fundraising events and donations from individuals who believe in our cause. We have a wonderful director in Anna Willems, who t…

Canalside security needs to review concert rulesApparently the “security” at Buffalo Place Thursday at Canalside concerts is more concerned about cameras than what concert-goers are smoking. I was turned away on Aug. 22 for my so-called professional camera, which does not have a detachable lens, despite the website rules allowing such a camera. These security people cl…

Kane’s visit with Cup was poorly organizedMy son and I had very high spirits when we arrived at the West Seneca ice rink 1½ hours earlier than the scheduled 1 p.m. Patrick Kane visit this past Saturday. We had about 50 people in front of us in the line, and figured our chances of meeting the superstar were very good. The line stayed very orderly at first. Unfortunately,…

Parents must set example if we are to stop bullyingIt’s been a while since we discussed bullying in schools. I hate to break it to everybody, but schools will never be able to stop bullying. The only way to stop bullying is for parents to teach their children basic manners, respect and kindness, which frankly a lot of parents aren’t doing. Too many adults are bullies t…

Coal plays a vital role in nation’s energy mixAs President Obama seeks answers toward building up middle-class jobs, an area of concern for New York is the loss of 15,800 manufacturing jobs in the past year. Coal can provide solutions, but we need the president’s support. Affordable and secure energy is one clear competitive advantage American manufacturing enjoys, acc…

Dixon working hard to reduce train noiseA recent letter criticized Lynn Dixon, the legislator in the 9th Erie County Legislative District. No one is more accessible than her. She is experienced in dealing with issues not only in her area of Hamburg, Lackawanna and South Buffalo but in the county in general. She is well-liked.Recently she facilitated with the Hamburg Town C…

Where is all the outcry when roles are reversed?I and many others are watching TV, waiting for Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson and President Obama to ask the Justice Department to look into the murder of the young man who was shot to death by three teenagers in Oklahoma, and the World War II veteran who was beaten to death in the state of Washington by two teens. We won’t hea…

Republicans’ comments show they just don’t get itRep. Chris Collins, R-Clarence, said he “wished the president would concentrate more on job creation and reducing the size of government.” I sure would like for Collins and the rest of his fellow congressmen to tell us how they would like to accomplish that.President Obama wants to stimulate job growth by investing i…

Scaffold Law helps to keep workers safeI was working as a roofer in Erie County when one side of the scaffold I was on slipped out from under me. I landed hard on the ground, and suffered herniated discs in my lower back and neck. Today, I have trouble lifting and bending, and I can’t even cut the grass or walk for extended periods of time.Accidents like mine are sadly q…

Good-faith negotiating benefits village, CSEAThe recent article and editorial about the contract between CSEA and the Village of Hamburg leaves out important details that should be noted.CSEA and the village negotiated a fair and reasonable contract that shares the sacrifice as recovery from the recent recession continues. The contract reduces starting salaries for only la…

Parents are shirking their responsibilitiesAccording to a recent letter, 86 percent of Buffalo students quality for a free or reduced lunch. Would I be wrong in assuming that they are also eligible for food stamps and other public assistance? With so many entitlement and food programs in this country, whose fault would it be if any school-aged child came to school hungry …

Media have a duty to report the factsTo understand how a dictator is able to create a lie system that would be believable, all one has to do is analyze the methods used by the local media when incorporated into a well-orchestrated lie system, based on “if you tell a lie long enough and loud enough, people will soon begin believing the lie.”On Aug. 19, a negative front-…

Don’t blame liberals for nation’s problemsSince this feckless Congress is vacationing from its “exhaustive” legislative session, tea party types are authoring anti-progressive articles, mimicking demagogues from conservative media, where rationality is non-existent.An early August letter writer, crying socialism, issued a laundry list of anti-liberal rage against g…

Celebrate contributions of hardworking AmericansAs the Nobel Prize winning author William Faulkner once said, “Never be afraid to raise your voice for honesty and truth and compassion against injustice and lying and greed. If people all over the world would do this, it would change the earth.”His words could well have been an early theme of American workers who were or…