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By Elizabeth Giles How uplifting to read in a recent Buffalo News that Detroit secured a buyer and anchor occupant for Michigan Central Station, Buffalo Central Terminal's sister structure in so many ways. We're actually at a pivotal moment for our grand train station's future: the regional transportation council is laying out a transformative vision for 2050 in keep…

By Vickie Rubin It was 1999, the kids were 17, 15 and 12. My husband, Mitch, and I were also 19 years younger and we had one dog named Maggy. Six dogs, three children who have become adults and 18 years later, we are selling our home. Today we are signing the paperwork, formerly vacating our house so that another family with a teenager and pets can create beautiful memori…

On Sept. 10, United Nations secretary general, António Guterres, sounded the alarm saying “We face a direct existential threat…climate change is moving faster than we are…if we do not change course by 2020, we risk missing the point where we can avoid runaway climate change, with disastrous consequences…”That same day Congressman Brian Higgins became a co-sponsor of a bill…

Eliminate the celibacy rule in the Catholic Church.The problem is caused by and is obvious to anyone who chooses to see the truth that the celibacy rule is the major factor in sex abuse within the Catholic Church. The celibacy rule has gone on for hundreds of years and through so many countries including the United States that some people have taken this foolish rule as pe…

Wouldn’t we all like to have just a small part of what politicians spend to either get re-elected or run for office. Most of us would never see that much money in two life times.Which reminds me of a good friend who long ago was a committee man for one of the parties who said that a very well known politico once said that anyone who runs for office, “…if they are not corru…

Along with a recent letter writer to The News, I too commend News reporter Thomas J. Prohaska for his investigative reporting of radioactive waste and other contaminants at the Niagara Falls state park. I encourage Prohaska to investigate the hill of contaminants located on Lake Erie water’s edge at the new Buffalo Harbor State Park. This new state park was developed with …

I think our local politicians, i.e., Congressman Brian Higgins, should worry about cleaning their own house first.There is more corruption and scandals in our government then anywhere else in this country. For them to tell Bishop Richard Malone he should resign should be the last thing they should be worried about with more things going on in our government under the guise…

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What a mess. Rep. Chris Collins, the Clarence Republican indicted on insider trading charges, first said he would suspend his reelection campaign and would, when Republican leaders found a way to replace him on the ballot, step out of the race. Then Monday he said he would stay in the race. One source told News political reporter Robert McCarthy that Collins’ lawyers…

By Mitchell Steinhorn A wise man once told me “I tried working out ... it just didn’t work out.” Over the past year, I have been working hard to make sure that it didn’t happen to me. Every Jan. 1, most of us make resolutions. At the top of that list is usually getting to the fitness center. Most of our resolutions fall by the wayside. Mine, too. As a licensed fun…

Buffalo Niagara Waterkeeper wants to build a center along the Buffalo River that would house an education center, laboratories and its offices. It seems a long way from turning into reality, but it is a nice idea. Waterkeeper is a nonprofit started 29 years ago to save the Buffalo River, which was declared "dead" in 1967. Started as a group of dedicated volunteers, Wate…

By Craig W. Turner Just about 300 communities around the world have a World Trade Center, and we’re one of them. Ours is unique among our counterparts, in fact, as World Trade Center Buffalo Niagara is one of the few binational licenses issued by the World Trade Centers Association worldwide. Our covered territory extends all the way from Hamilton to Syracuse. In 2018, …

Rep. Chris Collins’ abrupt reversal to stay in the race for the 27th congressional district after being indicted on insider trading is a prime example of the financial crisis of 2008. In the 2008 financial crisis you had many banks and financial institutions being bailed out from their own reckless and ruinous behavior by public money, i.e., the government.The financial cr…

With the new NFL season now underway, I would like to offer a common-sense solution that should once and for all end the debate over whether players should, as a form of protest against the shooting by police of unarmed blacks, along with other racial inequalities, be permitted to kneel during the playing of our national anthem.To appease those who side with President Dona…