Weekly Feature



August 18, 2010 RSS feed / Editorial

Despite concerns, patio homes are positive

The town’s decision Monday to approve the rezoning of 196 and 214 Casey Road, which will allow a patio home development to be built on the property, is a benefit to the community. More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago   Aug. 20, 1885   The Williamsville Cooperative Brewing Co. has appointed Milton J. Hoffman book-keeper.   Buffalo people use 30,000 bottles of beer daily.   The wheel of the yacht John R. More...

Legislature completes budget, but adds more fees, taxes

While the latest special session of the New York State Legislature completed the 2010-11 budget, the last of the budget bills — known as the “revenue” bill — included $1.5 billion in tax increases to pay for a 4 percent spendi More...

Spindle items

• MATCHED IN A BOX — Following Monday’s Town Board meeting, I briefly spoke with Councilmembers Guy Marlette and Jay Anderson who both commented on my attire — a purple shirt, purple tie and black pants.   More...

National Enquirer still tabloid trash

I had a very spirited telephone discussion with a fellow journalist earlier this month that led to what I would best describe as a “heated” exchange between the two of us after he attempted to associate the National Enquirer with the phra More...

Federal Medical Assistance Program will help all residents

I want to publicly express my thanks to President Barack Obama, Senators Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand and the leadership in Congress for their financial support of Erie County.   More...