Share this article

print logo

Another Voice


By Clinton Brown Monday is the 10th anniversary of New York Gov. David Paterson’s signing on July 29, 2009, at the Buffalo History Museum, the state historic tax credit legislation, matching the federal credit that everyone worked so hard to achieve at the start of the Great Recession. His signature renewed leases on life for our treasure trove of historic buildings …

By Douglas E. Conroe The Cuyahoga River’s infamous catching fire years ago changed generational thinking and action that has since greatly benefited Lake Erie and other waterways.  Harmful algal bloom conditions today trumpet the same warning, highlighting urgent need for action and changed behaviors. While so much of the world lacks clean water, we here in Wester…

By Bob Richardson Where I live in Canada, 45 minutes from the Peace Bridge, the population growth in Toronto referenced in a recent Buffalo News article and its effects are evident and sometimes painful. High housing costs, constant traffic and resizing of public infrastructure cause concerns. Ontario’s Ministry of Finance is projecting the province’s population grow…

By Brian Nowak Erie County Comptroller Stefan Mychajliw’s July 19 Another Voice does a wonderful job telling his American story, but does a terrible job defending his ill-conceived view of a Congress member’s love of our country. Contrary to his assertions, Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar’s statement that border-detained immigrants are treated worse than dogs is – sadly an…

By William Renaldo Recently I sent a message to the Buffalo Fire Department as recent media reports, I felt, painted our organization in a negative light. That message reassured them of my trust and confidence, encouraging their leadership in helping us move forward. That message detailed what I believe is the most important apparatus in the firehouse – the kitchen t…

By Dr. Chelsea Hoenes There are dedicated humanitarians on both ends of the political spectrum in this country. Both Republicans and Democrats give hundreds of thousands of dollars to charities annually in the spirit of humanism; something we often forget while championing our own political causes. The most recent pressing issue unifying both factions is the state of…

Opinion

By Peter J. Eliopoulos and Cindy A. Letro The quality of life in any city can be measured in a number of ways. Buffalo is enjoying a wonderful urban development renaissance with infrastructure improvements around the Medical Campus, downtown and on the waterfront. Another major asset to Buffalo’s quality of life is our wealth and depth of cultural institutions. There…

By Stefan I. Mychajliw Jr. President Trump is right when he says, “If you hate our country, you can leave.” America is a free country, which means whether you hate it or love it, whether you were born here or not – you are free to leave. The president said this after months of far-left Rep. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota bashing America – saying Americans treat dogs better …

By Tony Astran I have had the privilege of serving as the public information specialist for the New York State Smokers’ Quitline since 2017. It is a bit serendipitous that I am here, as my father passed away from heart failure in 2008 as a result of smoking. He died young at age 55. Had he lived for four more years, he would have met my son. It breaks my heart to this d…

By Michael D. Garrick Passage of the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act came just after Michael Bloomberg announced his own initiative, Beyond Carbon, committing $500 million to similar goals. As a founding member of the Stable Climate Organization, I was pleased to see both commitments. New York’s goals now become eliminating 85% of greenhouse gas emiss…

By Rosemary Gibson As tensions between the U.S. and China escalate, Washington is waking up to the threat posed by Beijing’s longstanding espionage and cyber hacking. But there’s another looming problem – and one that’s been overlooked for too long: America’s growing dependence on China for prescription drugs. Right now, millions of Americans are taking medicines mad…

By Robert Ciesielski Our thanks go out to the New York State Senate and Assembly, which passed the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act last month. The votes of 41-21 in the Senate and 111-35 in the Assembly demonstrate the importance of this act in addressing climate change, reducing human-caused greenhouse gas emissions, and creating strong economic and …

By Jay Ambrose If you’re thinking of raising the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour, you need maximum compassion, and liberals don’t have it. Promises of more money for lots of people can make voters ridiculously happy if they don’t understand that more for some always means less for others. So the liberals get elected, do their thing and ruin lives of the poorest and …

By Jeffrey M. Bowen Do emotions control our decisions? At times they can. My first reaction to many situations is how I feel about it. I think this is only human. Neuroscientists and other experts agree that perceptions, reactions and motivation are shaped by our emotional presets. When exposed to certain situations repetitively, we experience emotions that become ha…

By Nadine Burke Harris Children in dirty clothes who haven’t been bathed in days. Eight-year-olds caring for toddlers out of necessity. Kids deprived of the safe, stable and nurturing care that’s fundamental to their health and well-being. As a pediatrician who has spent my career addressing childhood trauma, I’ve unfortunately seen it all. And I’ve had to make my sh…