The 2019 political calendar is already shifting into high gear. Here’s an overview of some facts, observations and heard-on-the-streets: Continue reading
Super Bowl LIII is set. The Saints got robbed. The Chiefs came up short. Go Rams. Sorry, but it’s too hard to add an exclamation point to that cheer.
There was tons of drama in the two conference championship games last Sunday. Two minute drills were critical. I didn’t like the results but those were definitely two of the best championship games ever played. Continue reading
Today is Election Day – the mid-term of all mid-terms. This one feels a lot different. Sort of like Super Bowl Sunday, especially when your team was playing that day. Come on, you can remember how that felt.
I’m not offering any specific predictions here. After all that has been said, written and done, you can draw your own conclusions about what is about to happen. Try to be objective, because like it or not we are all about to come face-to-face with political reality. Continue reading
Two weeks to go until a very momentous election. This one feels different than most others in recent memories because we have been talking and watching and hearing “mid-terms,” “mid-terms,” “mid-terms,” for, it seems like, years now. The build-up has been tremendous, on all sides. I can hardly wait. Continue reading
It’s budget time in Erie County. Town budgets for 2019 are quietly moving along. Not a lot of media focus on them, which is not a good thing. The focus, such as it is, is on Mark Poloncarz’s proposed $1.53 billion 2019 county budget.
While there will be another budget revealed a year from now, just prior to the 2019 election for Erie County Executive, the 2019 budget that the County Legislature will act on by early December is for all intents and purposes the budget that will play a role in the 2019 election concerning spending and tax issues. Continue reading
It seems like only yesterday that we were cheering Andy Dalton and the Cincinnati Bengals for putting the Buffalo Bills into the NFL playoffs for the first time since the last millennium. Then came the less than memorable game against Jacksonville and once again a long off-season of wondering what comes next. Continue reading
If a tree falls in a forest, does it make a sound?
The Buffalo News recently began another round of cutbacks in staff, and this time, in its product. Since this a sensitive subject the News management is pretending that that fallen tree didn’t make much of a sound. But it did. Continue reading