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In his July 3 letter, a writer quipped “why do Democrats/liberals/moderates … only want God when they deem divine intervention necessary to benefit their particular cause?”This jab was somewhat myopic and ironic, since most causes championed by the left, for which some on the left often plead for God’s help, in the long run benefit all of humanity.For example, as a somewha…

If tearing babies from immigrant families wasn’t enough, the Trump administration rushed to the rescue of baby formula manufacturers when the World Health Assembly tried to pass a resolution that women should breastfeed their babies rather than use formula.Formula producers have been distributing inaccurate information touting their product over breast milk. The World Heal…

I was appalled and embarrassed at our nation’s actions at the World Health Assembly in Geneva. As a mother of four and grandmother of 11, when it comes to the health and well being of our world’s innocent, precious children, you are pushing the hottest of my “hot” buttons. Where have our American ideals and basic philosophy gone? Are we no longer the standard bearers of ju…

Why is it that most things must be accomplished with a shooting or killing? The young black bear that interested so many Western New Yorkers did not have to be “euthanized.” Or as I believe, murdered.Was it because the Amherst Police Department got tired of the calls about sitings? This bear was somewhat of a celebrity, and shooting it was just tragic. He did not harm anyo…

Thus begins the weeping and political gnashing of teeth. Why so much pain and anguish? The Democrats are really in a “wringing of the hands” conundrum. President Trump’s choice for the U.S. Supreme Court is clearly a masterful stroke. The naming of Brett Kavanaugh is a wise political choice, but it is secondary to the fact that Kavanaugh is, simply and clearly, eminently q…

On July 8, I had the good fortune to attend the David Blaine show at Shea’s Performing Arts Center. Mr. Blaine is a great performer who creates some mind-boggling illusions.Even more mind boggling was driving down Pearl Street prior to the performance to see some of the private parking lots near the venue were charging $25 for the privilege of parking there to see a perfor…

Not long ago, the power went off. Twice. First it was late afternoon during a thunderstorm. Later, a little after 6, it happened again when the sun was shining. Dinner time. The stove didn’t work, the water pump didn’t work, the fridge was off.Ted Koppel wrote about that in “Lights Out,” Russian cyberattack: no heat, no water, no light. No going out for dinner, restaurants…

The article in the June 12 edition about Lasik complications was particularly interesting to me because I have been telling my patients for years about possible side effects from this procedure that can be life-changing.An accountant that I spoke with was so markedly affected by dry eyes that he almost had to stop working. After much time and effort to find a solution to h…

It was just a matter of time the recent black bear looking for a home in this area would be killed. When I heard the bear was in Amherst … I knew it was over.I hated to watch the news expecting to hear the sad report that I did on July 10. It is no surprise that it died at the hands of the Amherst police. The news reported that the police took the matter into their own han…

I love going to Bills games. Watching the Leafs at Buffalo, usually losing. I have developed a real affection for the city itself. Grand old buildings. We always stayed overnight. Had dinner and drinks in the evening and enjoyed breakfast at a local diner before heading home to Toronto.Your president has decided to treat Canada, among others, quite shabbily. This is not ho…

A recent letter writer is upset about some Americans disrespecting the office of the president. Has she listened to our president? When he is not lying about something, he is making up demeaning names for his opponents or denigrating the military service of someone when he never served himself. He has used foul language while speaking publicly. He praises dictators and ins…

When you think about immigration, I have to wonder why our southern border isn’t like our border with Canada. We all have to wait in sometimes very long lines to get across. We are all asked questions as to where in Canada we are going and how long we will be staying there. We have to show passports now. Sometimes vehicles will be searched. I believe, someone correct me if…

The Buffalo Board of Education graded Mr. Kriner Cash a “B” for his third year as chief of the Buffalo school district. This is example of top down evaluation.I would encourage the members of the board to consider taking the evaluation process to a new level. Why not include a stratified random sample of members of the professional staff who work under the superintendent a…

OK, City of Buffalo. I need to add my 2 cents. However, I am hoping that someone from Buffalo will voice their concern.The question for me is not how this could happen in Buffalo, It is this: when was anyone going to question what many blacks and Latinos suspected was happening?We just didn’t have the data.We also suspect that exploitative policing occurs outside the city …