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Bear Ridge Solar project will be bad for CambriaI am writing as a resident of Cambria and a member of a group in opposition to Cypress Creek’s “Bear Ridge Solar” project being proposed in Cambria and Pendleton.Our opposition is based on Cypress Creek’s decision to construct a 900-acre industrial solar installation on land which is zoned agricultural/residential. They have …

The types at work building the super-state hate the idea of the armed citizen. We see TV debates where the one pointing out that we already have background checks, gets shouted over. Yearly FBI raw crime data showing that legally owned firearms of all types are rare in crime statistics, is muted year after year. The absence of investigations into traffic in already illegal…

In this era of global warming, why would the Skyway be changed to increase commuting time and thereby increasing carbon emissions for decades to come?We should be making any attempts to protect our children’s children, and theirs, by helping slow global warming. The planet will survive, but mankind may, and most likely will, be suffering the consequences. Sure does appear …

Shame on us! Rainforests have been here for several million years, once covering 14% of the earth, now only 6%. At the current rate of planned destruction, rainforests are projected to be gone in approximately 100 years, if the rate increases, then less than 50.Once gone, it will be impossible to stop global warming and the end results are too graphic to describe. Why are …

By Michael Longo What do I do now? After the loss of a loved one, this question is the most imperative to ask oneself. Whether it is your wife, husband, parent, child or sibling, the impact is the same. Once the grieving and adjustment process begins, it is the answer to this question that will be the most momentous of your life. I see two available paths. One is …

By Kean W. Stimm Solar farms with out-of-state owners would drain an enormous amount of cash out of New York State and we’d pay more for the electric power. These huge solar projects are beginning to proliferate widely, so it is appropriate to analyze the costs, problems and benefits and develop a plan. For example, the Sardinia and Concord project in southern Erie C…

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Niagara Falls' school superintendent hit the nail on the head: “This has got to stop.” If it doesn’t, a student will be injured or killed. The only questions are when and where. The problem is reckless drivers who think, somehow, they are above the law and illegally pass stopped school buses whose red lights are flashing. Why does this even have to be said? But, a…

Buffalo Police Commissioner Byron C. Lockwood has shown he is not a prisoner of past practices, not stuck to procedures because “that’s what we’ve always done.” The Buffalo Police Department, under Lockwood, demonstrates a willingness to embrace creative approaches, such as active outreach to build ties with the public through community policing. One of the newest in…

By Debra Abrams Along with my Catholic sisters and brothers, I have followed with deep concern the storm swirling in the Diocese of Buffalo. As of today, 168 Child Victims Act lawsuits are pending against the Diocese of Buffalo. It is a daily struggle to remain a Catholic. However, the time has passed when Buffalo Catholics – like those in so many other cities – have fe…

A nurse’s Facebook post about influenza is going viral – and so is the flu. Amanda Bitz wrote a piece about the urgency of getting vaccinated against the flu that has been shared 81,000 times. Her message is worth repeating: “The flu shot is not always about you,” she wrote. “It’s about protecting those around you, who cannot always protect themselves.” More than hal…

By Suzanne Kashuba I take a deep, cleansing breath and gaze at the stunning scenery before me. The memory is captured in my heart and cherished with a passion. This year, I’ve had the pleasure of enjoying guided walks in an impressive collection of state parks not too far from home. New York State’s Niagara Region has 18 parks and each offers a unique experienc…

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It’s like the waves that ripple from a pebble tossed in a pond except for one thing: The resignation of a corrupt congressman is more like dropping a boulder into rough waters. For some constituents, the turbulence can upend daily life. The sooner those waters can be calmed, the better. That’s why Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo needs to schedule a special election to fill the vac…

So, the Oct. 8 letter says that us United Auto Workers don’t live in the real world. Yes, we do want a fair wage, to feed our families, take a vacation and retire with dignity … who doesn’t? We are also proud to belong to a great union like the UAW.Nowadays if you don’t belong to a union, no one is going to fight for you. General Motors says our wages and benefits total 5%…

The courage and fighting spirit of the people who live in the Blocher Homes should put most people to shame. They are going to be booted out of their home by “big business” that wants to put up mixed-use apartments.The “mature fighters” want to stay at the Blocher Homes. They are older people who found a place where they can live with dignity and safety, but the big-money …