West Falls man sentenced for forcible touching

Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn announces that 54-year-old Andrew Amato of West Falls has been sentenced by Erie County Court Judge James Bargnesi to 6 years of probation. The defendant admitted that during the late evening of November

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Erie County announces pandemic EBT benefit

The Erie County Department of Social Services (“ECDSS) has announced that the New York State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance (“ODTA”)will be issuing a Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (“EBT”) food benefit to all New York State households with school-aged


Wanted: Better neighborhoods

New research shows the importance of high-amenity districts for a healthy civil society. BY RYAN STREETER One of the most influential ideas to shape public policy at the end of the twentieth century was the concept of “mediating structures.” While


The Club 747

BY NORBERT RUG In the 60’s and 70’s, the drinking age was 18 in New York, which meant I was sneaking into bars when I was 16, and I was not the exception. Live music was everywhere. I learned a


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