- HIGGS: It's the people that make the church Since the definition of a landmark refers mainly to the structure itself we have learned much about the building of the Holy Trinity complex on the East Side of Niagara Falls in the early 1900s. Most of this information was found in the document prepared by the Niagara Falls Historic Preservation Commission in conjunction with the City of Niagara Falls Planning Office and the original research was completed by parishioners and friends of Holy Trinity Parish in January 2008.
- CITY DESK: East Side alarm bells They held the public hearing to field comments about a new liquor store on the city's East Side.
- GLYNN: Film producers may get break on tax credit That bill that Gov. Andrew Cuomo vetoed late Wednesday in his second-floor office of the Capitol could have a sharp impact on the Western New York economy.
- SINGER: Tackling our technological ingratitude We â€" myself included â€" often take the benefits of technical innovation for granted, innumerable gizmos and conveniences maintaining us in the style to which weâ€™re accustomed. The result? We now deem many of these things legated to us as inalienable rights!
- LETTERS FROM THE ISLAND: Shedding light on a new Christmas tradition Look, nobody ever said we were Lewiston over here, or even Youngstown, and sometimes our eyes roll a little at the I-190 sign advising exit to the "Grand Island Business District," which is actually spread all over the Island like birdseed.
- HAMILTON: Purple Alzheimer's and black NFL players Thousands of retired professional National Football League players will receive a $765 million settlement for head injuries suffered during their years on the gridiron. Last month, current players were wearing the color pink to raise the level of awareness for breast cancer.
- GLYNN: Ford's 'Job No. 1': Take a leave from city hall Toronto Mayor Rob Ford has admitted to smoking crack cocaine. He was caught on a video stumbling around in what appeared to be a drunken stupor.
DELUCA: Health care had to be fixed
Say what you want about "ObamaCare." Somebody had to do something. I want to ask all the screaming detractors currently battling against the Affordable Care Act, "don't you look at your health insurance bills?"
- BRADBERRY: Slavery by any other name It was my namesake, William Shakespeare who, in Romeo and Juliet coined the phrase, "A rose by any other name would smell as sweet" referring to Juliet's claim that names matter less than what things actually are. The same holds true for human trafficking; its stinking slavery and it smells just as foul.
- GUEST VIEW: Dedication to community is key to United Way campaign By most accounts, two weeks isn't a long time, especially at this time of the year. With the holidays fast approaching and the days getting shorter, days and weeks seem to pass with increased fluidity. There's much to do and, seemingly, not enough in which to get everything done. Surely, you can't change a community in just two short weeks.
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