Pardons

Robert Seth Hayes pens ‘freedom letter’

Editor’s Note: Robert Seth Hayes is currently incarcerated at the Sullivan Correctional Facility.  The Black Liberation Army (BLA) was an underground, black nationalist militant organization that operated in the United States from 1970 to 1981. Composed largely of former Black Panthers (BPP), the organization’s program was one of “armed

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BY JOE GENCO –Walked in and out of Colter Bay Grill last night. It was too crowded and noisy. Walked up the block on Allen Street to Giacobbi’s. Don’t let the spelling fool you. Great Italian food in funky, stitched

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BY JOE GENCO –”I fart in your general direction. Your mother was a hamster and your father smelt of elderberries”. Nothing says Merry Christmas like insults from Monty Python. If we can’t laugh at ourselves, at whom can we laugh?

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BY JOE GENCO –”Do a good turn daily” so is the simplest requirement of Boy Scouts. Check out this heartwarming story about a Gasport Cub Pack bringing Christmas gifts to a family saddened by loss. Merry Christmas, Bob Confer. http://wivb.com/…/community-gives-back-to-lockport-family-…/

Zeitgeist

Carl Paladino responds to controversial remarks

Editor’s note: Along with dozens of others, Carl Paladino was asked by Artvoice to answer four questions about the coming year. Respondents answers were published on 12/22/16. [http://artvoice.com/2016/12/23/want-2017-lot-different-opinions/#.WF1fzRsrJhF.]   Paladino’s comments about Barak and Michele Obama were labeled as ‘racist’ by

Zeitgeist

Niagara Falls 2016: another year older, deeper in debt

BY MIKE HUDSON 2016, the year that began with Niagara Falls Mayor Paul Dyster taking the oath of office for a historic third term, was in many ways a watershed year for the city.Numerous websites including MyLife.com, NeighborhoodScout.com and City-Data.com continued to assert that Niagara

City

Robinson urged to challenge Brown

Terry Robinson, the city’s most respected city planning advocate, is being urged by activists to seek the Democratic Party nomination for Mayor of Buffalo. The embattled three term Mayor Byron W. Brown is alleged to have denied approval of a 50-unit

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BY JOE GENCO –I have never been to a meat raffle, but think it might be fun. Who wants to go on Saturday, Jan. 28 to support David Johnson’s Spartans Little League baseball? We will buy a table for $40

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BY JOE GENCO –Here’s to the photographer recording the assassin in Turkey. It takes some guts for a journalist to witness a murder and, rather than fleeing, rely on his skills to record the event. http://www.businessinsider.com/the-photographer-who-capture… -Gabrielle Ballow, the cowardly

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BY JOE GENCO –You might think the mess in Flint, Mich. is over, but not for the people who live there, who still can’t drink the water. At least they are still prosecuting the decisionmakers. http://www.freep.com/…/michigan-ag-bill-schuette-…/95624818/ –I always read the

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BY JOE GENCO –The 538 members of the Electoral College today affirm the election of President Donald Trump https://www.washingtonpost.com/…/125fa84a-c327-11e6-8422-ea… –Trump supporters in Montana have begun targeting Jewish people. Not that they are anti-semitic fascists or anything. Oh wait, is that