- LETTERS FROM THE ISLAND: Time to take stock of recent Island news Time's a-wastin', as our comic-strip cousin Snuffy Smith used to yowl when a new batch of moonshine came in. Tonight, 2 a.m. becomes 3 a.m. and we "lose" an hour's sleep in exchange for later daylight.
- HAMILTON: The Niagara Edition SUV and 1st Friday Club Even though Niagara Falls already has a tremendously famous name, can we make it even more famous than Nik Wallenda's Niagara tightrope walk here, was spray starch and shredded cereal enough for us? Do you think having a Niagara version of a major vehicle manufacturer's automobile is too much to ask?
- CHEERS AND JEERS: The best -- and worst --Â news of the week for March 7 In what was probably the least surprising news of the week, the Buffalo Bills and Rogers Communication officials announced they were putting the much-maligned Toronto game on hold this upcoming season.
DELUCA: Niagara parents considering move for medical marijuana
To really see how you really feel about medical marijuana, you'd have to meet Tony Tallarico. He's 9-years-old and just a beautiful kid, with dark eyes and dark hair. I met him just the other day in his Portage Road home and, as his mom and I talked, he sat in his wheelchair in the middle of his family's small living room repeatedly turning his head left and right, his eyes casting about the room as is he was searching for something.
- GLYNN: Tesla's name rebounds with new electric car It's rarely if ever mentioned, but a new car rapidly gaining consumer attention is named for a pioneer in the hydroelectric power industry at Niagara Falls.
- GUEST EDIT: Niagara Falls Community Report: A Bellwether Call for Action I applaud the Niagara Gazette for publishing the first of a series of stories on poverty in Niagara Falls.
- BRADBERRY: And the award goes to ... Solomon Northup Fearing that Twelve Years a Slave would meet the same demise as the 1985 blockbuster, The Color Purple, I was set to be disappointed by the Academy Awards presentations last Sunday evening.
- CONFER: Veterans tax exemptions making school boards uneasy School boards eyeing the new, optional veterans tax exemption in New York State face perilous choices: Who do you please? Who do you offend? Veterans or the majority of taxpayers?
COPS NOTEBOOK: Good news and sad news
It’s a good news and sad news kind of day today.
The good news is the raid conducted by police, state tax authorities and representatives of the American recording industry on the League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (L.O.E.G.) store on Pine Avenue.
- HIGGS: Retreat is not a step backward I took a couple of "retreats" lately. Not the kind that is a step backward.
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