Opinion

McMAHON: One State, Two Stories

From a statewide perspective, New York’s economic performance since the end of the Great Recession hasn’t been especially outstanding, roughly equaling the U.S. averages for growth in private employment and GDP, while slightly trailing the national rate of increase in

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Blame Cuomo for the state budget crisis

BY BILL HAMMOND In spite of a growing and healthy economy, New York is facing a multibillion-dollar budget shortfall, and concerned citizens deserve a straight accounting of what went wrong. Gov. Andrew Cuomo has blamed a surge in Medicaid spending—but

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DOBBINS: Is NATO brain dead?

BY JAMES DOBBINS French President Emmanuel Macron recently declared that “we are experiencing the brain death of NATO.” He made this remark in support of longstanding French policy favoring a more united Europe less dependent for its security on American leadership

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Handicapped parking can be improved

BY NORBERT RUG On a Facebook group I am in, “Buffalo & WNY seniors group 55 and older” there was a debate going on about Handicapped parking places.The story started with a post by someone that said “I went shopping

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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