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

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

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