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Hospital should improve area where patients exitThe millions of dollars spent on the upgrading of Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital made it a top-notch facility except in one area – the front of the hospital.While recently waiting for my wife in a long line of cars at curbside, the weather was cold and rainy. I saw people exiting in wheelchairs, some with skimpy clothin…

Mandatory driving tests would make roads saferIn response to the letter regarding Schwabl’s owner Gene Staychock’s “insensitive behavior” for his sign, I am compelled to offer a viable alternative. Our neighbors in Ontario have mandatory driving tests, including one for vision every two years, for drivers 80 years and older. Every day there are countless accidents …

SAFE Act is trying to protect citizensI was pleased to see the Dec. 9 letter in support of the NY SAFE Act. The writer obviously understands the intent behind the SAFE Act – to protect us, and contribute toward a safer community, while still allowing sane, responsible gun owners to have their guns.Keep in mind that the SAFE Act was passed in response to the Sandy Hook El…

Cuomo doesn’t inspire any trust in governmentIf Gov. Andrew Cuomo really wants to restore trust in the state government, he should rescind the NY SAFE Act and present it properly to the people. The three-day discussion period should not have been bypassed. I am sure parts of the bill would be enacted anyhow. But the way he pushed this bill through did not gain for him th…

Country needs to get its priorities in orderBeing a Vietnam era vet, I find it truly disgusting that we still send men and boys to war without the best equipment. Then when they come home, the ones who are truly needy have to fight for proper care. Now on top of that we are cutting the SNAP program, which will affect about 170,000 soldiers and their families, and cutting p…

Show some compassion for driver injured in crashThe recent accident, and I stress the word accident, by an elderly woman was unfortunate. In addition to causing a restaurant to close for repairs, it caused extensive injuries to the driver.The damage to the restaurant will no doubt be covered by insurance and the injured driver will be facing a long healing process. But in …

Restaurateur’s sign was in very poor tasteAs soon as I heard the news of the accident at Schwabl’s and the immediate concerns of the present owner, I was forced to visit my memories of this restaurant and the management style of the Schwabl family. Ray Schwabl was not only the proprietor, he is a gentleman of the first order. His staff stayed with him for many years, m…

Don’t attack owner for putting up signA recent letter writer complained about a lack of compassion by the owner of Schwabl’s. Let’s see, the restaurant was sitting there minding its own business when a car made an awfully wide turn onto Center Road and hit it, and the owner is criticized for a lack of compassion?I would guess that it was simply an accident, but does …

Hatred of Obama is richly deservedA recent letter writer feels that hatred of President Obama is holding up progress. This hatred is well-deserved. He will not sit down and negotiate on anything; it is his way or no way! His Messiah complex blinds him. I didn’t know he was a republican – all that obstruction.The writer spoke of the bills in the House that are languishi…

America must do its best to make peace with IranFinally, we are talking with Iran! Let’s try to keep it simple, try to be explicit. If/while Iran is not building atomic bombs, sanctions should go away. All of the “5 plus 1” countries have nuclear power, and all but Germany have nuclear weapons. Let’s try to keep the hypocrisy under control.We have to realize that t…

We want higher standards that truly educate childrenCommon concern served as impetus for those who attended State Education Commissioner John King Jr.’s forum on Common Core Dec. 4 at Jamestown High School. Speakers presented heartfelt appeals to King and Regent Robert Bennett: “I hope you are hearing our voices” and “Is this the best we have to offer our children?…

Find a way to offer relief to essential postal system’Tis the season – to send Christmas cards, and thereby brighten the day of friends and family and neighbors. This is a tradition that I enjoy, by way of the U.S. Postal Service. I put up with the cost of stamps in order to make a personal connection with people all over the country.But with the cost of first-class st…

Crash should serve as a wake-up callSchwabl’s restaurant was severely damaged and 27 employees are out of work after a car driven by an elderly woman crashed into it. The driver was hospitalized for her injuries suffered in this horrible accident.While two parties have suffered, let this be a wake-up call to all who have aging parents. A year and half ago, my 84-year-old…

Sign was appropriate after Schwabl’s crashI can’t believe what I read in The News about the accident at Schwabl’s restaurant in West Seneca. Apparently, the driver’s nephew thinks it’s insensitive for the owner of that establishment to display a notice in front of the restaurant that read, “Closed due to careless driving; We’ll be back as soon as possible.”…

What’s wrong with not wanting to offend others?So here we are again – another December and another religious group running roughshod over other religious groups. In a recent letter, the writer states that she can’t find Christmas cards that reflect the meaning of Christmas. She says the selection of religious cards is limited. I find that difficult to believe. There …