2019-08-06

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Obituary: Richard E. Krischan, Devoted Husband and Father, Salesman

Sept. 12, 1935-July 20, 2019 Richard E. Krischan, known to many as “Dick,” died peacefully after being visited by friends and family on Saturday, July 20 in Tavares, Fla. He was 83. Born Sept. 12, 1935 in Buffalo, he loved baseball and was a talented player. In his college days he was named Buffalo Muni Player of the week and was invited by talent scout Cy […]

Letter to the Editor: Music Fest Thank You


The Rural Outreach Center (ROC) recently received a donation of $17,000 as part of the proceeds from the East Aurora Music Fest.  It is difficult to fully express our gratitude for this gift. The ROC reaches out to more than 10,000 persons living in poverty in rural southern Western New York. This contribution will provide intensive oversight for the more […]

Letter to the Editor: Can We Overcome the Racism of Our Time?


Dear Editors, In the late 1940s, American musical lyricist Oscar Hammerstein wrote the book and lyrics to what was to become one of the most popular musicals ever to grace Broadway, South Pacific. Hammerstein was an ardent social activist and despised racism in all its forms so the lyrics to one of South Pacific’s songs, “You’ve Got to Be Carefully […]

Letter to the Editor: The Natural Gas Pipeline Proposal is a Sham


Dear Editor, How much public necessity goes into a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity authorizing the construction of a natural gas pipeline? Let’s take a look. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), in 2017, granted National Fuel Gas Supply Corporation a certificate of public convenience and necessity to build a new, 99-mile long, natural gas pipeline—the Northern Access Project— linking […]

Letter to the Editor: Comparing Political Agendas


A lot has been made of the differing points of views expressed during the two Democratic debates last week. Are they too far to the left? Will Biden hold on to his leadership spot in the polls? What is the best way to address the many issues facing the country? And while there are differences, the real differences are between […]

Editorial: Hate Has No Place in Our Country

In the wake of last weekend’s horrific shootings in Texas and Ohio, these were President Donald Trump’s words to the nation: “Hate has no place in our country.”  They are fitting, and exactly what you’d want a President to say in a situation like we’ve just faced.  Unfortunately, there is almost laughable irony in his choice of phrase. This is […]

Iroquois School Board Releases Fall Expenses for Athletics and Arts


The top-three athletic programs in terms of costs include football, soccer and volleyball, with the latter two including both boys and girls teams.