Opinion

Every season brings its own pleasures

BY NORBERT RUG Every winter, my father would shovel our back yard forming a walled dish. He would then attach our rubber hose to the laundry tubs in the basement, take the nozzle to the back yard and carefully flood

Opinion

Why not build a border wall?

BY NORBERT RUG All in all it was, just a brick in the wall. Pink Floyd, 1979. The internet is filled with pictures of refugees amassing at the U.S-Mexico border in California. But many of them haven’t been able to

Housing Authority

Brown should demolish WWII-era housing project

THE EDITORIAL BOARD The Commodore Perry Homes is a vast public housing complex that is half abandoned — with 212 apartments vacant and uninhabitable. The Buffalo Municipal Housing Authority had pursued a federal grant nearly 10 years ago to redevelop

Opinion

Gleed: Pay attention, this is not a democracy

BY THOMAS ERROL GLEED As of 4:30pm yesterday afternoon, Muslim Green Card holders, that is resident legal aliens from certain countries, were prohibited from reentering the country for 90 days if they happened to be traveling. They were detained at airports and prohibited

Niagara Falls

Olmsted has left the region’s best Olmsted park

BY FRANK PARLATO The Empire State Development Corp.will be issuing a request for proposals to build “greater outdoor activities” on Goat Island, according to Gov. Andrew Cuomo. Build on Goat Island. “[T]hat will boost tourism and give people an international

Opinion

A larger meaning to the uber fight?

BY JIM OSTROWSKI You might think that the Western New York political class is embarrassed about being one of the few places on earth to make Uber-driving a crime.  You would be wrong.  These folks have no shame as they

Opinion

McMurray: An island without fear

BY NATE MCMURRAY Freedom from the fear of others Diversity is not just an empty motto. It’s an ideal we strive for because diversity brings strength. Even on a basic level, genetic diversity helps us survive and adapt. And cultural

Opinion

Oprah can trump Trump

OPINION History repeats itself. When the stock market collapsed in 1929 to trigger the Great Depression, the following decade of stagnation gave rise to xenophobia, militarism, dictatorship, genocide, and the second world war. It’s been eight years since the financial markets