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For whatever it’s worth: We object. It was too early – way too early – for the temperature to fall so low and, adding injury to insult, to be required to contend with more than a foot of snow. Before November was half gone. Buffalo handled this week’s test-run with aplomb, of course. The national news people may think we are so tender that we collapse under a bit …

By Kari J. Winter On Oct. 9, the Washington Post reported that President Trump had uttered 13,425 lies in his first 993 days in office. The pace of his lying has skyrocketed to 22 falsehoods per day. Trump’s mendacity can only be fought by speaking truth to power in the manner of humanity’s greatest wordsmiths, such as Martin Luther King Jr. and Toni Morrison. Two ye…

By Angela Jonathan My great-grandmother Sarah was a tiny woman despite giving birth to 10 children, eight of whom lived. Like her son, my grandfather Percy, she spoke four languages: English, Tuscarora, Mohawk and Cayuga. Born in November 1889 on Six Nations Reserve, those were the days when our languages were spoken in the home as a first language. The adults often …

I read how angry Republicans are that the governor is not moving quickly on a special election to replace Chris Collins.However, seems to me that their anger should be directed at themselves and their very flawed candidate they so joyously reelected.They knew he was under investigation, and would most likely be charged with a crime. He knew what he was facing, yet he chose…

Isn’t it strange that the highest taxes in states and states with the most homeless are run by Democrats? California is the worst, consider that a family earning less than $84,000 in parts of the state is considered low income. In 2018, the median income in California was $63,783.Wealthy Californians are moving to Texas a state that does not have a state income tax. So Cal…

In our heart of hearts, does anyone truly believe that this president has our interests, and there are many, as his major objective? Just think about that for a moment. If we cut to the chase, it’s all, and I mean all about him. He wants us to believe he’s just like us – “blue collar billionaires.” Really? I am sure when this impeachment inquiry leave the Congress and g…

I repeatedly see stories and letters in the paper and on the internet where Trump supporters try to explain away the president’s nonsensical statements and aberrant behavior.Donald Trump is not a politician, they say, and that being a president is a learning process. I am told that Trump speaks his mind and must be given the opportunity to grow in the job. A recent letter …

Americans who look forward with giddiness to the prospect of seeing Donald Trump behind bars might consider the case of Richard Nixon.The Watergate break-in occurred in June of 1972. Anyone capable of fogging a mirror at the time knew almost immediately that Nixon either directed it or was aware of its planning. Nonetheless, five full months later he won the electoral vote…

Hours before open hearings begin in the Donald Trump Impeachment proceedings, the Republicans cobbled together a flimsy defense of their incorrigible son. A brief look and assessment of their argument follows:First the GOP argues that the July 25 call “shows no conditionality or evidence of pressure.” Assessment – Weak. Trump stated on that call that Ukrainian President Vo…

The author of a Nov. 7 letter titled, “Praying for Trump to remain in office” concluded his piece by stating “God put President Trump in office, and I pray that God will put him back in office.”This statement is staggering, for intrinsic in any definition of God is the notion of a “divine power” possessing infinite, indisputable wisdom.From a devil’s advocate perspective, …

I would like to give what I hope will be the final word on the International Joint Commission’s plan 2014 and Lake Ontario flooding.While I respect the gentleman’s opinion who wrote the letter of Nov. 11, there is one major factor that he is ignoring. My family has had the same lakefront property since 1953 and as I am now 56 years old, I have spent my life watching the ev…

The argument that God elected the current occupant of the White House is evidence of what we face as a nation. His followers listen only to his sound bites du jour despite the contradictions: “No quid pro quo,” “Undo the election,” “Read the transcript,” etc., while disregarding the chaos that is this administration. I pray for our country.Mark SmithLackawanna

Vaping has gotten the attention of the world, and the amount of people getting sick is increasing every single day. Vaping has taken over as the top trend for teenagers, many of them not understanding the strength of the substance they are putting into their bodies. With devices getting smaller and more discreet, parental surveillance can only do so much, especially becaus…