Share this article

Letters to the Editor

print logo

At the ripe old age of nine, I caught the measles, they called them the German measles back then.My brother and I had them at the same time, only in my case it was a lot worse.I had a temperature of 106, saw ugly things crawling the walls and went into convulsions.My parents tried to get me into my winter coat, but my dad told me later I was stiff as a board, so my mother …

Buffalo just experienced the first significant snowfall of the season and it is business as usual for the private snow plow operators.They are very efficient at clearing parking lots while not only ignoring sidewalks, but plowing snow onto them, blocking them with huge snow banks and forcing pedestrians onto the unsafe streets.My neighbors and I, seniors that we are, are v…

A sentence of probation, an alternative to incarceration, is the most common sentence for drunk and drugged drivers. More often than not, it’s effective and most probationers do not re-offend during this period.Occasionally, however, offenders commit the same crime again while on probation, announcing that they can’t remain in the community without endangering it and need …

The Buffalo News editorial on the absence casino funding was spot on. I say three strikes and you’re out. That message should be sent to the Seneca Nation over their refusal to pay New York the money they promised to pay in the compact they signed. It’s time New York takes action to recover the funds owed, as well as all future funds. I propose New York start installing pe…

This letter is in response to The Buffalo News column dated Oct. 26 by Ellen Cardone Banks of the Sierra Club. She is encouraging the development of offshore industrial wind turbines for electricity in Lake Erie, our fresh water source. To keep this concise please set aside views on politics, climate change, economics, jobs, wildlife, clean energy, permanent damage to t…

I think that Adam Schiff should arrest anyone who does not respond to a congressional subpoena, have him/her brought to testify and given three choices:1) Answer the questions, or2) Seek protection under the Fifth amendment, or3) Go to jail for contempt of Congress. The current non-action by the impeachment committee is confirming the view that the democrats are ineffectiv…

I laud The Buffalo News for publishing various points of view. May the letter writer praying for President Trump not forget the country, its citizens, and the world. I personally hope that each of these entities become genuinely better, not merely one cog in the gigantic wheel of life.The author peppered his piece with strongly charged words that ultimately lack substance …

My wife and I went to the recent Philadelphia Eagles-Buffalo Bills game the game. However, we were turned away after failing to realize that they don’t allow purses at the stadium.After a trip back to our car, we got in and finally made it to our seats, just in time to see Brandon Graham’s strip-sack of Josh Allen (and his recovery of said fumble) that changed the game. Fr…

I’m more concerned about a communist sympathizer as leader of our country. His ties – some clear, some murky, some yet to be revealed – to Vladimir Putin are of grave concern to our national security. My maternal grandfather fought with Gen. George Patton in World War II. My dad worked on the early nuclear ballistic program. Both helped keep Soviet expansion in check pos…

In reference to the article about charter and public schools; schools don’t perform, the students do. If they don’t do all of the things that a student needs to do in order to be successful, their grades will suffer. It isn’t anything a teacher didn’t do that caused this.Parents who seek alternatives, rather than take the easy way out, are more attentive to their kids’ per…

In response to the Nov. 9 letter concerning Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and her pay, perhaps they should be more concerned with Mitch McConnell and the GOP-led Senate.I count at least nine House resolutions that McConnell has not brought up for a vote. It doesn’t include the gun safety bill. Also, McConnell and his party sat on a Supreme Court nomination for an entire ye…

I had to laugh to keep from crying when reading how Donald Trump Jr. was booed off a stage by his own supporters, peddling his screed, “Triggered: How the Left Thrives on Hate.”There is only one thing his father’s buffoonish and deceitful reign has accomplished, and that is to divide us into malicious people and hateful factions. At the same time, the Democratic presidenti…

So, let me get this straight. NBC’s Ron Mott came to Buffalo to report on our so-called snowy weather? Everyone who actually sits in front of a television set on a nightly basis must realize how stations “embellish” just about everything that happens here and most likely everywhere else in this country. Every time snow falls in Springville or wherever, they say it’s fal…

I find it strange, given the impeachment process that the defendant and his party are working the deflection wind tunnel to create more of their fog of propaganda, and the constant oppositional refrain of what about, so and so.The facts of the process would be to examine the person, persons, and the pertinent alleged deeds; than others, that either have a protected federal…