County Legislature

Thurman Thomas calls on County Legislature, NFL to reform bail bond system

Thurman Thomas — one of the Buffalo Bills’ most legendary players and a key to the team’s four-year Superbowl streak in the 1990s — appeared before the Erie County Legislature’s Public Safety Committee on Thursday to call for bail bond reform. Thomas argued

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Today's Take

Victory is ours, sayeth the slow spokes

BY JOE GENCO A Short Take on Today’s News: Victory is ours, sayeth the Slow Spokes! Elves unite! We will rule the world! Thanks Mark Mitri for leading with love. The world needs more Slow Spokes. Love more. Judge less. Come ride

Zeitgeist

Autumn leaves, a less troublesome topic

BY NORBERT RUG The falling leaves drift by my window, The falling leaves of red and gold. Frank Sinatra (1954) Now that the midterm elections are over, all those intrusive political ads of the past few months have settled down.

Media

Baby, it’s snowflakes outside

BY NORBERT RUG The song ‘Baby, It’s Cold Outside” ‘ is seen as sexist In the current #MeToo era, and is being banned by some radio stations. The radio stations have stopped playing that classic holiday song because it has

Today's Take

Trump supporters might call them fake

BY JOE GENCO A Short Take on Today’s News: If you are a Trump supporter, you might call them “fake” or “enemies of the people.” Time Magazine calls slain and imprisoned journalists “Person of the Year.” I guess it’s just

Commerce

Santa doesn’t deliver to the emergency room

BY NORBERT RUG The holiday season is fun for all, but Holiday decor and celebrations can cause problems. Estimates of reported home fires are taken from the U.S. Fire Administration’s National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) and The National Fire

NY Governor

Cuomo raises his salary to $250,000

In a radio interview on Tuesday, Cuomo pointed to the provision in the pay commission’s report released Monday that tied future phased-in pay boosts to performance. In this case, performance is considered a state budget that is approved before April

Corruption

Fitton to testify on Clinton Foundation oversight

(Washington, DC) –Judicial Watch announced that President Tom Fitton will provide testimony on December 13 before the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform’s Subcommittee on Government Operations during a hearing titled “Oversight of Nonprofit Organizations: A Case Study on the Clinton Foundation.”