You scream, I scream — we all scream for Ice cream!

BY NORBERT RUG You know you are from Lockport when you are excited that Frey’s takes the plywood off the outside of their place. John and Nanette Frey have been serving the Lockport area custard and ice cream treats since

Norb's Corner

Thoughts on jury duty

BY NORBERT RUG It’s a small piece of paper, usually the size of a postcard and it is easily hidden between the junk mail and the bills that crowd a mailbox, but it manages to create fear in many of

Today's Take

Ivanka Trump to reform student lending

BY JOE GENCO A short take on today’s news — Ivanka Trump is leading a movement in the Trump White House to limit parent loans and wipe out all student loans after 180 months (15 years) of payment. I have

Common Council

Smothers, Bollman to battle for Lovejoy Common Council seat

Esther Smothers, former Erie County Legislature Chairwoman Betty Jean Grant‘s principal legislative staffer, is vying for the Buffalo Common Council seat representing Lovejoy.  Also running is Brian Bollman, the outgoing Lovejoy Councilman Rich Fontana‘s principal legislative staffer. Both figures are

Today's Take

Preet Bharara knows he’s not safe…

BY JOE GENCO A short take on today’s news — UB is a 6th seed. St. Bonaventure collapsed. Preet Bharara knows he’s not safe. An administration that can look the other way while the Saudis take out Jamal Khashoggi is

Today's Take

Skating, the veto, and tragedy in New Zealand…

BY JOE GENCO A short take on today’s news — Steve Desmond shares the joy of skating (and photography). Take a gander. As predicted, our President vetoed Congressional decline of his emergency declaration. He thinks stopping invaders with a medieval wall


Unisex bathrooms are the wave of the future

BY NORBERT RUG One of the issues that many transgender individuals face concerns restrooms. The best choice is to use a unisex bathroom if one is available. Unfortunately, most public places don’t offer unisex restrooms. However some places will offer

Today's Take

Recycling, wishcycling, and compost…

BY JOE GENCO A short take on today’s news: For years, much of “recycling” has been wishcycling — put things we think should be recyclable in our bins so we feel better even though they are headed to the landfill.

Norb's Corner

Growing old when technology stays young

BY NORBERT RUG I thought I would feel completely different about growing older. I thought I’d worry more about getting gray hair and the spare tire that would collect around my stomach after I had retired than I have. As