Geez Tom, is it really that difficult to acknowledge the source of your story by name? Come on, type it with me...N-I-A-G-A-R-A-T-I-M-E-S. That wasn't so hard, was it? Seems our posting of Lewis' plan has put him on the defensive. Too damn bad.
For those of us who live in the eastern end of the county, the relocating of the YMCA from downtown Lockport to the town has been a big issue for years. Many want the Y to remain in the city, while the Y board wants to move into a palatial facility in the town. The letter to the editor by prominent Lockportian Ben May and subsequent article on the issue are likely sending shockwaves through the plans for the project. And as the article insinuates, Mark Albeiz is one of the most arrogant people you'll ever meet. Where he gets that, who knows? You run a freakin' YMCA, and badly at that.
Talk about throwing your own under the bus. Dem State Senator Kevin Parker, furious over David Paterson's order that senators pay and per diems be withheld, called Paterson a "coke-snorting, staff-banging" governor. Wow, that's harsh. Funny as hell, but harsh.
The Niagara Falls School Board hired the sister of former Superintendent Carmen Granto without so much as an interview of any other candidates. Talk about nepotism at it's worst. Maybe she'd have ultimately gotten the job anyway, but at least try to not give the appearance of being a bunch of in-breds.
Western New York's own state senator, Bill Stachowski, has earned the dubious distinction of billing the taxpayers for the most expenses of any senator in the state, raking in $30,000 for travel and other expenses last year, in addition to his nearly $100,000 salary.
We're going to go out on a limb and predict that the corruption charges against former Niagara Falls Mayor Vince Anello will be tossed out. Was the loan squeaky clean? Probably not, but there's not enough to convict either. Irregardless, the charges are just another black eye on a city that has been the epitome of political corruption for decades.
The Niagara County Sheriff's Department has an new website which is chock-full of interesting and helpful information. The site address is www.niagarasheriff.com.
Lastly, God bless to the families of Farrah Fawcett and Ed McMahon. Michael Jackson, on the other hand, can rot in hell with the rest of the pedophiles. How the hell anyone can celebrate the life of this piece of shit is beyond me. Did he make some decent music? I suppose. Does that overshadow the multitude of allegations related to his preying on children and fact that he spent tens of millions of dollars to keep his victims quiet? Absolutely not.