Healy illegally obtains custody records to smear opponent in West Seneca — still won’t talk to police

Tim Healy has worked in West Seneca’s Highway Department for 14 years, but it’s in the last several months that he has been making an aggressive — and, at times, illegal — play for the office of Highway Superintendent. In late

County Legislature

Lisa Chimera, Kenmore’s triple-dipper, wants another public salary

Lisa Chimera is running for the County Legislature, but the well-heeled public servent’s salary is quickly causing a political stir in the 3rd legislative district, which encompasses parts of North Buffalo and Tonawanda. Chimera works for the Kenmore-Tonawanda school district,


‘Call the Midwife’

BY NORBERT RUG We’ve been recently been watching Call the Midwife Sunday nights on PBS (WNED). This is a British Broadcasting Corporation drama about a team of nurse/midwives that worked in London during the late 1950s and early 1960s. This program, although listed as a

Norb's Corner

How will you live your life?

BY NORBERT RUG How will you choose to live your life? This isn’t a trick question. I am asking if you have chosen to live your life fully or just exist day to day. Not being able to control your


Parkside Drive-In

In keeping with Donna’s and my quest to visit as many new restaurants as possible we visited Parkside Drive Inn, 5095 Day Rd, just a few days after it opened. Parkside Drive In has one side for ordering and seating

Norb's Corner

Read to your children

BY NORBERT RUG There are many reasons to read to your child. Reading to your child, shows them that they are important to you and can open their eyes to the wonders of the world without them having to leave


Hugs, they’re not for everyone

BY NORBERT RUG There’s currently a Puritanical idea that has pervaded our culture in which touch and sex are inherently linked and it is doing us a great disservice. I think that people are afraid to touch each other no


Misinformation about child vaccinations worries parents

BY NORBERT RUG Though vaccinations can prevent a number of childhood illnesses, some believe mandatory vaccination violates individual rights and can actually do more harm than good. Many people do not believe that they should be forced by law into

Urban Design

In praise of the front porch

BY NORBERT RUG It’s almost summer and it’s nice to sit on my porch again. The house that my wife and I purchased over 40 years ago has a full-width porch on the front that is about 10 feet deep.


A few good people

BY NORBERT RUG I am a septuagenarian (look it up), as such I am not quite as active as I once was. No more roofing, no more biking and no more volleyball. I now have to pay people to do