- CHEERS & JEERS: The best -- and worst -- of the week for Feb. 28 Congratulations to the Niagara Falls girls basketball team for their Section VI Class AA girls basketball quarterfinal win over Lancaster.
DELUCA: The heart of Joe Martino
Joe Martino has always been tough a guy. You can tell he takes some pride in that. But, last February, he had a change of heart.
After spending nearly a year in Rochester’s Strong Memorial Hospital, waiting for someone to die so that he could live, he finally got what he needed. A young man was killed in a car crash and Joe received the most precious gift one human can give to another, a healthy, beating heart.
- GLYNN: Lawmakers pushing to reform Scaffold Law Known as the Scaffold Law, it's drawing a lot of attention these days in Albany.
- GUEST VIEW: Veteran grades recent Niagara-Wheatfield school board meeting It's been a long time since I attended a Niagara-Wheatfield School District school board meeting. I attended the meeting on Feb. 12 and here are some of my observations of the evening's events. I will grade them accordingly.
- BRADBERRY: Looking back to see ahead; historical fortune telling Like hundreds of other Niagarans and former Niagara Falls residents now living in other various places around the world, I received some very exciting news in my email yesterday from our precious local "Towne Crier", my friend and colleague, Norma Higgs.
- CONFER: The importance of Boy Scouts in America What do Gerald Ford, Neil Armstrong, and William DeVries have in common?
- HIGGS: St. Mary's former spiritual leaders and its complex A few comments follow about some of the more recent religious leaders of St. Mary of the Cataract that I had the pleasure of meeting over the years:
- GLYNN: Mayors say their efforts are slighted Mayors from towns and villages across the Empire State aren't exactly enamored with Gov. Cuomo's proposal for that two percent tax freeze over the next couple of years. Under the Cuomo plan, local governments that adopt austerity measures to contain their growth under the cap would be entitled to property tax rebates.
- SINGER: The demise of the middle class Most everyone who disserts these days on problems of the middle class -- its growth, diminution, even survival -- does so in purely economic terms; however, this kind of focus is too narrow. Yes, the middle class seems threatened, but not simply due to dollars and cents, or the lack thereof.
- LETTERS FROM THE ISLAND: A proper salute for the Island's 'Uncle Sam' It's not every day they send off Uncle Sam with a 21-gun salute, and for many in the front rows at Island Presbyterian Church last Saturday, it's just as well.
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