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Does anyone really think that Chris Collins has any interest in the Erie County Executive race? For months the man has been concentrating on how to stay out of jail. Now, he lives in Florida.It would be beneficial to the voters to run a political campaign based upon issues and accomplishments. Please stop the nonsense.Jay DuderwickBuffalo

The Oct. 11 Buffalo News editorial, “So long, saps,” was spot on. Many West Seneca residents are talking about Supervisor Sheila Meegan and the current Town Board’s hypocrisy by cutting elected officials’ salaries.She fought for a 30% salary increase, she got a 14% increase. Meegan thought that West Seneca citizens should be happy with her 14% raise. Now in a “Mean Girls” …

There are still so many people that do not understand the celibacy rule in the Catholic Church. The celibacy rule was designed 1,000 years ago for the purpose of gaining absolute control over all the priests. The popes did not want to hear the opinions of the wives and they did not want the priests to be influenced by their wives. Therefore in the year 1095, Pope Urban II …

I have written several letters bemoaning the state of political discourse in this city as evidenced by the Letters to the Editor. I shuttered as I read the recent low point. Since when does taking an opposite political position from another make you a hero? Or supporting the party in power a bully? Is that what we in America have become?The ability to voice an opposition p…

Today is the day I report to Amherst’s municipal building to pay my school taxes for the year. Those among us who own our homes don’t have escrow accounts through a mortgage company or bank that auto pay these taxes. I could mail my check but I like to take it in personally. It’s an interesting and uplifting experience.Fellow taxpayers wait on line to fulfill their respons…

There has been a great deal of attention placed on efforts to replace Buffalo’s Skyway in The Buffalo News and other media outlets. Although I am a proponent of keeping the Skyway, mostly due to its ability to move commuters back and forth from the city core, I won’t speak to the pros and cons since that has been (mostly) hashed out by experts and those outside my pay grad…

I often despair of witnessing another political campaign involving a robust debate on the issues. Take the current county executive race, for instance. Although both campaigns are guilty of negative advertising, right from the get-go the Lynne Dixon camp has made an art form of it, littering our TV airwaves with ads oozing sleaze.They were even filmed using a grainy techni…

If one wants to research and find out the meaning of freedom, just watch what is happening in Hong Kong. I wish that young Americans and Congress would take note. Why do they continually protest week after week?They understand what freedom is and what is coming. I believe the complete turnover to China is several decades away but it is that important to the people of Hong …

After reading the Buffalo newspaper and watching the TV news programs I find the redundant justification used by the Republican talking heads, that the impeachment process is a coup, to be absurd. A coup, according to Webster’s, is to overturn. After following the included information, I realized that the Republicans were actually referring to a “coup d’etat.”A “coup d’eta…

My day started as usual, enjoying my 6 a.m. coffee reading The Buffalo News. I came across the usual anticipated article about the Columbus Day protests. OK… Then came the radio newscasts on the same subject. OK… Then also as anticipated, the noon TV news had the typical eight-person demonstration in front of the statue. Again, OK…Then later in the day on TV, a new twist.…

I am responding to a Sept. 7 letter where the writer expressed dismay over the possibility of wind turbines being placed along the Lake Erie shoreline. I understand his appreciation of unobstructed views of nature, but the intended wind turbines, if approved, will be placed apart, allowing clear views of the lake. Creating more green energy will begin to reduce the severit…

In response to the Oct. 9 letter writer who implies that since the Democrats took over the House they have done nothing. Actually, the House has taken up 51 bills, passing 49 (since Jan. 1) covering health care, civil rights, environment and foreign affairs. The Republican Senate led by Mitch McConnell have been sitting on well over 125 bills, just to blame the Democrats f…

To the letter writer who was spewing her hate of union members on strike against General Motors. Do they have good paying jobs? Yes. However, do they also bust their butts in a hot sweaty factory? Yes. Do they pay for their children’s college? Yes. Do they pay their mortgages? Yes. Do they take care of their elderly parents? Yes.So, I would think they already know what the…

Does the United States look like Russia when it tries to control and relocate scientists whose research doesn’t support the Trumpian political view?If Donald Trump supporters are not bothered by his administration’s efforts to block scientific evidence at almost every turn, please help me to understand why you are not frightened and angered. An article in The Buffalo News …