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On Jan. 31, Joyce, Craig, and I attended the 10th Annual Developmental Disabilities Alliance of Western New York Family Committee Legislative Breakfast titled, “Promises Made Must Not Be Forgotten.”Over 200 people attended including family members, self-advocates, providers, legislators and their aides, government officials and community members.Speakers made heartfelt ple…

And the Oscar goes to Nancy Pelosi – runner up Chuck Schumer. Best comedy.They do nothing but try to find fault with President Trump for everything he has done to help make this country a better place.He runs the country as a business, how it should be run.The Democratic Party wasted so much time and money trying to impeach Trump, and yet can’t even figure out who won the …

Our Founding Fathers are often credited with creating a great republic but the last 20 years has proven that that republic has a lot of “cracks” in its foundation.Because of the advent of politicized cable news stations and radio “talking heads” as well as jaded politicians our citizens have become more and more divided, often following smooth talkers’ arguments that, as R…

As Arthur Fleck in the trending movie “Joker” spirals ever downward, he draws thousands of disillusioned souls with him to their own destruction. On Martin Luther King Day the 29th annual Vigil and Day of Advocacy was cancelled because a militia of heavily armed Americans, forced to leave their guns behind, including neo-Nazis, white supremacists and hate groups stormed…

I was struck by David Ignatius’ assertion that the Middle East Peace Plan just announced by President Trump somehow affronts Palestinian Arab dignity.If one actually reads the plan, one is hard pressed to see it as anything but a major positive opportunity for them.It provides a realistic pathway to a state of their own, on double the land they currently control. It grants…

I have heard and read many suggestions concerning the Skyway. I would like to know if it would be feasible to cover the Skyway, making it high enough for truck height and structurally rigid enough to keep it from being a wind hazard. The amount of money generated by leasing advertisements might help in maintaining it. The cost of removing it, and the amount of money …

Buffalo spent years trying to forge a “signature bridge” during the arguments surrounding the Peace Bridge. But we already have a signature bridge – the Skyway. This bridge is our signature bridge; it is one of our most prominent and distinctive icons. The bridge is graceful as it swoops around, and it is high – some of the best views of the lake and city are from that bri…

Everyone knows the parable of the foolish man who built his house on sand. “The rains came, the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house; and it fell – and great was its fall.” Clearly the message here is the importance of planning wisely. The proposed 20-floor tower on the Outer Harbor raises many questions. Engineers point to the fact that parts of our shor…

We engaged in the third impeachment of an American president in the history of our nation. Abuse of Power and Obstruction of Congress, along with many other offenses. For 12 years I have watched the desolation of the Republic, from the disrespect and dishonor shown to Barack Obama to the disrespect and dishonor pitifully delivered to the presidency by Donald J. Trump. This…

I have deep concerns about the wisdom of bringing reusable bags into grocery stores. These bags are handled multiple times, placed on floors and possibly taken into places where sick people reside, these bags will become contaminated with viruses and bacteria. Many people won’t clean them unless they look dirty but as you know, viruses and bacteria cannot be seen.We are fo…

Roger Goodell says he is OK with a major renovation of our Bills stadium. He wants us to be competitive with other stadiums. Mr. Goodell, we have no problem filling our stadiums even when the snow covers the turf lines. Why do the Bills need to compete with any other stadiums when our fan base extends far beyond our turf, from Ontario to Texas to Florida. Buffalo is proud …

There are pros and cons of building a new stadium downtown versus Orchard Park. In my opinion, a new 55,000-seat, retractable-dome stadium downtown, built where the Perry projects currently are, would be the best option. Its western edge is close enough to the downtown core to use the infrastructure already in place. Also, it is a large footprint that would allow for st…

So sad that Donald Trump and Michael Bloomberg spent $10 million each on Super Bowl commercials. So much could have been accomplished with that money. So many people could have been helped. Maybe they can take a look at Russell Salvatore and all he does for people in the community. He tries to do good for people. Wouldn’t that make more of an impact on the public than b…

Even with the changes in The Buffalo News in recent years, we in Buffalo have been blessed with a local newspaper of substance. Berkshire Hathaway was a fine steward. Now we must keep our fingers crossed that Lee Enterprises, the new owner of The News, keeps our paper at the relatively high level on which we have come to depend, including New York Times articles of nati…

The internet strikes again blaming the San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo for the team’s loss. Somewhere along the line, we have forgotten that this is a team sport and that one individual cannot be held accountable for a team’s failure.While leadership has a lot to do with the overall play, the execution and effort put forth depend upon the team’s strengths a…