Autumn leaves, a less troublesome topic

BY NORBERT RUG The falling leaves drift by my window, The falling leaves of red and gold. Frank Sinatra (1954) Now that the midterm elections are over, all those intrusive political ads of the past few months have settled down.


Western New Yorkers know how to party

BY NORBERT RUG With all the thrilling things happening in Western New York all year, you will never run out of things to here. From the Taste of Buffalo which is the largest two-day food festival in the United States,


Family traditions at Christmas time

BY NORBERT RUG I have written about family traditions before, this time I would like to share a few Christmas traditions from my past and a few that my children, grandchildren and I practice today. My memories of Christmas as


I’m Norb, and I’m a gambler

BY NORBERT RUG My name is Norb and I’m a gambler. (Muted response, Hi Norb.) I don’t bet on the ponies or play poker. I don’t play the over/under on sports games but I gamble every day. When my alarm


RNC emails hacked, and other items…

BY JOE GENCO A Short Take on Today’s News: –National Republican Congressional Committee emails were hacked earlier in 2018 and the leadership didn’t find out until contacted by a journalist. https://www.politico.com/…/exclusive-emails-of-top-nrcc-off… –Our President thinks tariffs are fees paid by foreign


Vanessa Williams for Congress?

A spate of recent articles in The Buffalo News detailing celebrity superstar Vanessa Williams‘ affection for Buffalo has sparked widespread speculation among local political operatives that she is contemplating a run for Congress in New York’s 26th district.  The local political