Oliva warns that Cuomo is planning a vicious attack on Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro

Governor Andrew Cuomo is planning a vicious political attack against Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro, the Republican nominee for Governor last year.  The Governor has already recruited a well known political operative to manage the project. At Cuomo’s urging, Joseph Ruggiero

Norb's Corner

Springtime is for motorcycles

BY NORBERT RUG It is spring and the motorcycles are coming out of hibernation. I know after righting the ice and snow it is easy to sit back and enjoy the ride but it is time for increased vigilance when


Why was Seneca Holdings without a CEO for a year and a half?

Seneca Holdings, the private equity arm of the Seneca Nation of Indians, has been without a formal Chief Executive Officer since June of 2017, when Dave Kimelberg changed his title to Strategic Advisor and, according to his LinkedIn profile, returned

Norb's Corner

Coping with robocalls

BY NORBERT RUG I’m in the bathroom, the phone rings and my wife is out picking up grandchildren from school. I open the door, run across the bedroom and grab the phone and blurt out, “Hello”? A voice answers, “This


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


Virtual kidnapping can shake your senses

BY NORBERT RUG You get a call late at night and the caller ID says it is from your grandchild. It’s frequently late at night so they can catch you when you are half asleep and groggy. You don’t recognize

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