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A 68-page preliminary report of a multi-national investigation was released on Nov. 28, 2018 that describes the crash of the Lion Airlines Boeing 737-8 (MAX) on Oct. 29, 2018. All 189 people on board were killed.This report details the history of the flight, personnel information (pilot training, hours of flight, etc.), aircraft information, aircraft flight and maintenance…

What is a bully? His name is Donald Trump.A bully uses his voice to dominate and control other individuals and show their superiority and power over him.A bully thinks it’s okay for people to treat one another with demeaning and abusive tweets.Whether you are a Democrat, or a Republican or don’t care about politics at all, you should care about our country and what our ch…

I find The Buffalo News article, “Nursing home races to fell trees before threatened bats miss them” to be disturbing, and one wonders if the United States Fish and Wildlife Service and the New York Department of Environmental Conservation, regulatory authorities on the federal and state levels, have done their due diligence on behalf of a federally threatened species.For …

Tim Hortons is missing an opportunity to be a leader for the city community.By opening a store and drive-thru at Mandela Market on Broadway at Jefferson Avenue, it would spearhead development on Buffalo’s East Side, see immediate financial returns, and earn tremendous community goodwill. If Tim Hortons fails to invest at this location, they risk growing cries of racism an…

Sadly, the ongoing scandal in the Catholic Church has led many Catholics to sever their ties to the church. The accusations and evidence against many priests is disturbing and the effect it has had on the young victims is heart wrenching. This cannot be understated. The church must bear responsibility and take immediate action whatever the consequences.Fortunately, many fa…

I, like many across America and the world, was horrified and saddened by the wanton slaughter of 50 innocent Muslim men, women and children as they were worshipping in two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand.An equal number suffered wounds, some of them grievous. One feels so helpless half the world away, and I felt the strong need to show my support and solidarity in som…

Buffalo’s unemployment rate remains stubbornly high at 5.0 percent. Rather than address this problem, the prevailing wage expansion currently under consideration in the state legislature has the potential to exacerbate the situation and further hurt the city’s working families. If passed, the prevailing wage expansion would require any projects receiving public funds to pa…

During these tumultuous times, our politicians are battling over the serious issues for the American people.Health care, immigration, climate change are all extremely important issues and are currently brought to the forefront by the many Democratic candidates.All are worthy of consideration and all will be debated through the next two years. There will be disagreements ab…

In the last several days there have been at least four horrific attacks by terrorists.In New Zealand 50 innocent Muslim worshippers were killed by a right-wing terrorist. In Nigeria 120 Christians were slaughtered by jihadis in a series of attacks. In Israel a 47-year-old rabbi, a father of 12 children, was grievously wounded by a Palestinian terrorist who also killed a 19…

Death Notices

HALE - Gerald F. Of Batavia, NY, March 3, 1940 - March 22, 2019. Area educator, known affectionately as "Googie." Surviving are his children, Debra (Keith) Lucas, Scott Hale all of Wheatfield; grandchildren, Cooper and Addison Lucas, Olivia Sarro-Hale; siblings, Roger and Daniel Hale, Judith (Dale Radka) Hale, Monica (Edward) Dawson; in-laws, Robert Kent and Joan Hale; com…

Memoriam

Szejnar, David C. It is hard to believe that four years have passed. It seems like yesterday, and it seems like an eternity. We miss you, but feel you with us every day. You are always in our hearts, Your Loving Family

LaBELLE - Michael J. 64, of East Otto, NY passed away March 23, 2019. Friends may call Wednesday from 4-8 pm from Mentley Funeral Home, Inc., 411 Rock City Street in Little Valley, NY. Full notice in Tuesday's paper.

SPAWTON, Beverly - Two years today. You will always be in our thoughts and hearts. KENNY SR., KENNY JR. & DANNY

DELBRIDGE - Carol A. (nee Schultz) March 21, 2019, age 63, of Tonawanda. Wife of Scott M. Delbridge; mother of David K. and Kevin R. Delbridge. Visitation 5-7 PM Wednesday at the HAMP FUNERAL HOME, INC., Tonawanda. Memorials for Multiple Sclerosis Research preferred. Complete obituary, condolences and directions at www.hampfuneral.com

Death Notices

CHRIST - Daniel J. Of Lakeview, entered into rest March 21, 2019. Beloved husband of Dawn M. (Derkovitz) Christ; devoted father of Ashley (Joshua) Ekiert and Sidney Christ; loving son of the late Robert and Sarah Christ; dear brother of David (Linda) Christ and Susan (Chris) Molisani; also survived by nieces and nephews. Relatives and friends may visit the Lombardo Funeral…