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Would station tell jokes about other ethnicities?We are totally insulted by the behavior of 97 Rock and its airing of Polish jokes on Dyngus Day. Not only did the announcers tell these jokes, they also asked their listeners to call in with Polish jokes.We, as Polish-Americans, find nothing funny about this kind of broadcasting. We would like to see the local reaction if th…

Panel forfeited chance to revive the East SideOnce again the East Side of Buffalo is left to rot in a sea of neglect and disregard! As a former resident of the East Side and Polonia, born and raised there during the area’s heyday, I am dismayed at how our legislators and planners continue to ignore an entire area of the city.There is no foresight in locating the train st…

FDR showed how much can be done in 100 daysAs President Trump’s first 100 days – or as he puts it “ridiculous standard” – ends, I’ve thought of the first 100 days of FDR. His accomplishments in the Great Depression gave heart to a nation suffering from 25 percent unemployment.The legislation that Roosevelt signed into law during his first 100 days became the ba…

Congress has to take health care seriouslyIt has been weeks since the Republican alternative to Obamacare failed to make it to a vote in Congress. For seven years, I have heard the Republicans describing Obamacare as a terrible piece of legislation, a nightmare, a system that would soon fall under its own weight. Fifty or so times they voted unsuccessfully to end it.Then t…

Amherst town clerk does an excellent jobAs someone who has utilized the Town Clerk’s Office in Amherst on a number of occasions, I have never known the clerk to behave in the manner described by the woman seeking the death certificate. Marjory Jaeger has done a great job as town clerk in Amherst and, as a senior citizen, I can tell you that I appreciate several changes s…

Higher assessments unfair to homeowners near projectIn February, we received our assessment notification on Britannia Drive in East Amherst with about a 30 percent increase in assessed value. Other residents in our neighborhood saw increases greater than ours.In 2015, the voters approved a $27 million athletic field improvement project, adding synthetic turf, lighting, con…

Program is right to require graduates to remain in stateI was greatly disturbed, but not surprised, by some students’ rejection of New York’s free tuition program solely because of the requirement that after graduating, they must remain in the state for the same number of years that they received the award.First, I commend the governor and lawmakers for finally making …

Make Trump front the money to build his stupid border wallWe all know we have a serial pathological liar in the White House. He has not given “the wall” any detailed thought past the simple campaign slogan that helped get this con artist elected. “Don’t worry, Mexico will pay for the wall.” He is now proposing that money be included in the budget to get a “head…

Make Trump front the money to build his stupid border wallWe all know we have a serial pathological liar in the White House. He has not given “the wall” any detailed thought past the simple campaign slogan that helped get this con artist elected. “Don’t worry, Mexico will pay for the wall.” He is now proposing that money be included in the budget to get a “head…

Do not waste millions on a new train stationOfficials recently decided where to build a train station that will accommodate 400 travelers per day at a cost of $25 million.Reality is that there are more than 400 customers daily that filter through a franchised McDonald’s drive-through window or more than 400 costumers picking up their morning coffee at a franchised Tim Ho…

Do not waste millions on a new train stationOfficials recently decided where to build a train station that will accommodate 400 travelers per day at a cost of $25 million.Reality is that there are more than 400 customers daily that filter through a franchised McDonald’s drive-through window or more than 400 costumers picking up their morning coffee at a franchised Tim Ho…

Amherst town clerk was simply following the lawThe News recently highlighted Lois Reid’s self-inflicted troubles with obtaining a death certificate from the Amherst Town Clerk’s Office. Being a niece instead of direct family, she first needed to obtain an order from Erie County Surrogate’s Court so Amherst could release the certificate. Reid dawdled for nearly a year…

Amherst town clerk was simply following the lawThe News recently highlighted Lois Reid’s self-inflicted troubles with obtaining a death certificate from the Amherst Town Clerk’s Office. Being a niece instead of direct family, she first needed to obtain an order from Erie County Surrogate’s Court so Amherst could release the certificate. Reid dawdled for nearly a year…

Two recent News articles serve as a reminder why volunteerism and giving back to the community is such a critical dynamic. One story described how Dennis Roberson, a waiter from Tennessee, got his vision back thanks to an Amherst ophthalmologist’s foundation and a Cheektowaga surgeon. Dr. Kenneth Anthone’s nonprofit Eyes on America launched in 2009. Board member Dr.…