On Buffalo Braves saga, don’t lionize Paul Snyder

BY ANDREW KULYK In last week’s edition of The Buffalo News, you will find an excellent feature on the NBA Buffalo Braves, penned by sports journalist Bucky Gleason. It offers a fascinating instrospective on the rise and fall of Buffalo’s failed NBA franchise


National Fuel to reduce rates in PA, increase rates in NY

BY JAMES HUFNAGEL National Fuel supplies natural gas to over 730,000 residential and corporate customers throughout Western New York and northwestern Pennsylvania. The Williamsville, NY-based oil and gas concern is vertically integrated across five business divisions: Exploration & Production, Pipeline


Tear down the Skyway?

BY JIM OSTROWSKI The power elites who have run Buffalo into the ground for decades have largely squandered the greatest inland waterfront in the United States, ours.  Only in recent years has progress been made.  It is said that China builds the


Conundrum remains unaddressed along Smokes Creek

BY MIKE HUDSON High priced flood insurance, erosion that eats up your back yard and government inaction are just a few of the joys associated with creekside living in Lackawanna. For years, residents living along Smokes Creek in all four


Grand Jury to be impaneled in Pigeon case

BY TONY FARINA We have learned that State Atty. Gen. Eric Schneiderman is expected to impanel a special grand jury in Buffalo on Monday (May 9) with the sole purpose of investigating former Erie County Democratic Chairman Steve Pigeon’s political


How Cuomo made medical marijuana insanely expensive

BY MARC GROMIS As the number of patients qualifying to purchase medical cannabis under New York’s program slowly rises, many are complaining about the high price of the medicine in New York.  Medical marijuana, which is not covered by health insurance,


War of the words, a libertarian view

BY JIM OSTROWSKI The older I get, the more I think that politics is a battle of the dictionaries.  Whoever has the best words, wins. The political movement I have been active in for 35 years is the contemporary revival of

Housing Authority

Steve Cohen calls on Schroeder to conduct BMHA audit

BY MATTHEW RICCHIAZZI Steven Cohen, prominent civil rights attorney with the firm HoganWillig, who has championed the case of suspended housing commissioner Joe Mascia in recent months, is calling on City Comptroller Mark Schroeder to initiate an audit of the