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Sean Kirst’s recent column about his mother was deeply moving. I have replayed his words, “it almost dropped me to my knees.”I understand those tremendous feelings. Seeing her picture in a high school yearbook gave him a better sense of her beginnings. It was important to see her face before her grief began.We are different people at different moments in time. I believe as…

Among the dictionary definitions of “sustainable” is “able to be maintained at a certain level.”Applying this to a recent article for giving private developers public money who fail to pay a prevailing wage is the epitome of unsustainable.A private developer who fails to pay a wage that allows employees the ability to stay afloat is simply without conscience. Summer jobs f…

The letter on May 11, “Don’t house immigrants ahead of U.S. citizens” made me want to cheer. I’m aware of the Catholic Charities ad on TV the writer referred to about mom and her little girl living in a car and I am in full agreement of her remarks. We should be caring for our people. Wake up America.Kathy BertolaDepew

How unfortunate, at least in my lifetime, that we may be witnessing the finest group of individuals seeking the presidency, for either party. I like their various, thoughtful ideas and priorities for the country, including those for the needy. Sadly, they have emerged at a time we require something of overriding significance.Donald Trump has so defiled and debased the offi…

Pancho Billa embodied Buffalo and what it means to be a Bills fan.Buffalo has been through its fair share of setbacks, but that is what makes this place so special – it rallies around its own more than any place I have ever been or lived, which feeds into the spirit of the city. The Bills are more than a football team, they are a piece of what brings this close-knit commun…

It is very sad that the passionate fan Ezra Castro, aka Pancho Billa, has passed at the young age of 39. A fan through and through who dedicated is time as the No. 1 fan of the Buffalo Bills. In his honor the Buffalo Bills organization should put his name on the Wall of Fame. He leaves his passion for the Bills and will be missed greatly.Rest in peace the one and only “Pan…

Former Marine Corp. officer and 2020 presidential candidate Seth Moulton of Massachusetts, who served our nation honorably in the Middle East, made a great point about war service that made me wonder what has happened to the Republican Party in the age of Trump. Moulton compared President John F. Kennedy to President Donald Trump, citing the fact that Kennedy used his fat…

I drive the Thruway for my frequent visits to Jamestown to see my sister.I cannot help but notice that the road is disintegrating visibly between exits 58 and 57, each time I use it. The public understands that this stretch passes through Seneca territory and that there is an argument between the Seneca Nation and the governor such that the Senecas will not allow New York …

Iran provided unequivocal proof that President Trump was right to end the participation of the United States in the massively flawed Iran nuclear deal. President Mahmoud Reza Aghamiri of Iran’s Shahid Beheshti University’s nuclear college stated today that “if we decide to resume (uranium) enrichment … we can reach a high level of enrichment in 2 months.”So the United Stat…

It is hypocritical that we see a celebration of new breweries alongside a condemnation of pot legalization.Let’s all remember that, in 1933, the same forces that are currently “ferociously opposing” cannabis legalization also ferociously opposed legalizing alcohol. They said too many people will try beer and a whole slew of societal ills will follow. Well, here we are, and…

I was watching a news report the other night where President Trump was talking about his feelings for Kim Jong Un. He said that Kim sent him letters, “beautiful letters, great letters.” He then said, “and then we fell in love.”Apparently, he does not realize that there are numerous prison or re-education camps in North Korea. The people there are serving up to life sentenc…

We have been hearing about a father of a student and some students who have committed suicide stemming from the school invasion and massacre of their students.They have been so wounded with the memories of these horrors that they ended their lives. Where are the mothers of those lost in school violence? President Trump loves to make a spectacle of mothers whose children ha…

Enough! I suppose to have any legitimacy I best state my disclaimers. Neither a Trump supporter nor a Trump hater. Federal politics since the Clinton administration have rendered me apolitical for reasons that have nothing to do with political party affiliation, ideology, economic or societal outlook.Contrary to the premise of the recent letter writer’s letter, Hitler’s as…

Lance Lysowski’s article in Thursday’s Buffalo News regarding NHL history in the hiring of head coaches would seem to indicate that Ralph Krueger is in for a rough ride. Good Luck, Ralph!The article details Buffalo’s previous experience with Coach Dan Bylsma, who, “seemed to be an ideal fit for the Sabres because of his (Stanley Cup) success in Pittsburgh, but he did not p…