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February 18, 2013

CITY DESK: Whose fault is it?

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Niagara Gazette — This is as it should be. It is the process we have, a unique exchange that allows the people doing the voting and paying the taxes to freely express their opinions to those who have been voted in, the ones in charge of the public purse. 

Handle correctly, it is a great system, the foundation upon which the American government works. 

And, yes, it requires commitment and diligence on the part of the people who usually have equally important things to do like go to work and raise kids.

But, no matter how difficult it may be, you gotta be there — you gotta keep going, keep reminding them time and again what you think and what you want and what you believe.

Elected officials count on the press and the public to shy away, lose interest, be too afraid to ask questions and speak out when things don’t appear to be going in the right direction.

That goes for all the community leaders, the business owners — small and large — and the working-class moms and dads who want the best for their children.

Niagara Falls is and has been a mess for a lot of years now.

Ask yourself, honestly, whose fault is it? 

   

Fender Bender

During the Feb. 8 snowstorm, I got into a car accident at the intersection of Hyde Park Boulevard and Forest Avenue. The accident occurred at just after 9 a.m. I was traveling in my black, 2010 Chevy Cobalt on Hyde Park heading toward Pine Avenue when the accident occurred. I’m attempting to locate any individuals who may have witnessed the accident. Any witnesses are welcome to contact me. 

Contact city editor Mark Scheer at 282-2311, ext. 2250.

Contact city editor Mark Scheer at 282-2311, ext. 2250.

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