Getting a driver’s license is seen as a rite of passage for most teenagers today. However, less than a century ago, the driver’s license was a strange concept in New York State.
A court decision in July of last year allowed for the construction of a cell tower at the north west corner of Bowen Road and Clinton Street.
The previous installment of The Examined Life argued that partisanship does not necessarily distort our perception of objective facts. Rather, it distorts how we report those facts. Yet, as we shall see, there are instances in which Democrats and Republicans truly do see the same things differently. In The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lesson of Personal Change, […]
Prescott Valley, Arizona – As a seven-decade Western New Yorker finding himself in Arizona last week, I was reminded of the classic Bill Murray movie, Groundhog Day. Every morning of my visit I awakened early—5:30 a.m. or so (it being already the middle of the morning in my Eastern Daylight Time bio-clock)—and trundled down the stairs of my brother’s home. […]
Dear Editor, I propose that we re-define and re-purpose President Trump’s acronym, MAGA. It should instead read, MAG, “Make America Good.” Because, there’s nothing good about being great, but there is something great about being good. It seems like it’s been a long time since America concerned itself with being good. History has now shown that many in my “baby […]
Dear Editor, In the days following the 25th annual East Aurora High School Post Prom event on May 17, it was clear that its success was a collaborative effort between the administration, parents, volunteers, community members, and event sponsors. The outpouring of support bestowed on the 160+ students who participated in the festivities was appreciated by all, especially the Post […]
Dear Editor, For five years efforts have been made to allow movie theaters in New York State to legally sell alcohol, just like it is in 35 other states. Small businesses have continued to suffer with high taxes and regulations, not to mention mandated escalations in minimum wage that have increased labor costs by close to 50 percent in a […]
Dear Editor, I read with bemusement the recent letter to the editor by the retired Colonel from Amherst questioning the appropriateness of a Veteran’s Memorial in Knox Farm State Park. The retired Colonel offered some pedestrian concerns, including a fear that the somberness of such a display would have a chilling effect on park visitors or that a barking dog […]
Dear Editor, The president’s refusal to place Harriet Tubman’s portrait on the new twenty dollar bill by claiming that doing so would be “only political correctness,” is meritless. The current double sawbuck’s occupant, Trump favorite Andrew Jackson, was not only a slave owner, but an abusive one at that, who also engineered the forced removal of several Native American tribes […]
State lawmakers, lured by the gold-of-pot, seriously considered legalization of the sale of marijuana but ended up compromising on decriminalization. That means possession of small amounts will be treated as a violation, and there will be no additional penalty for multiple violations or a penalty for having pot in public view. Lawmakers also will allow people convicted for possession of […]