Mr. Jacobs. I live in your 27th congressional district and you are not representing my wishes. Your vote to sustain the objection to Pennsylvania’s electoral votes and nullify that state’s choice for President of the United States horrified me. READ MORE

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On Monday, the nation celebrated the life of the great Martin Luther King, Jr., the most visible and impactful leader of the civil rights movement of the 1950s and 1960s. The MLK holiday was signed into law by President Ronald Reagan in 1983, 15 years after King’s assassination.

Once upon a time, before the Net was draped over all mankind, there were things called “Books.” This class, known as Books, often contained many, MANY words. Although the Order, “Childrens’ Books” contained pictures, many Orders contained ONLY words!

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There was a terroristic riot through the halls of our Capitol. Two members of law enforcement, and four others, are dead. For some reason our congressman left his “shelter in place” to continue the farcical charade of the “stolen” election. He doubled down on the false notion that, hours bef…

It is with great sadness that we note the death of Reason. Coming into its own after the Dark Ages, it flourished throughout the centuries, reflected in liberty of thought, a free press, independent judiciary, and ethical conduct. For many years it was a stalwart champion of intellectual fre…

The five deaths thus far and the violence that happened on Jan. 6, 2021, in the attack on our Capitol lay at the feet of Chris Jacobs and his other Republican colleagues who have continued to pander to the person sitting in the White House, and who have refused to call out his obvious lies a…

I believe that the violence at the Capitol would not have happened if the courts would have taken more time to investigate the many claims of fraud from November’s election. The followers of Trump are frustrated as to whether he won or not. It should have been proven. Therefore, there would …

Standing like a sentinel on our north shore watching over Lake Ontario is what used to be the Somerset power project. It once provided well-paying jobs to 100 families and it produced megawatts of electricity like they were going out of style. It came to be that the plant’s means of power ge…

EDITOR’S NOTE: The following message was sent to members of the Genesee Valley Conservancy on Dec. 18, 2020, following the death of founding member Martha D. Wadsworth on Dec. 17, 2020, at age 89. It is reprinted with permission

As we prepare to observe Martin Luther King Jr. Day this month, we think not only of those escaped slaves who came north to freedom on the Underground Railroad and went to Canada, but some who stayed in the Genesee Valley.

Livonia poet Beth Sleboda, who has turned a phrase or two to help cope with the COVID-19 pandemic, sees the end of 2020 as bringing a new sense of hope in 2021. She writes:

Following Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s announcement on Wednesday that a limited number of spectators would be allowed to attend the Buffalo Bills home playoff game in January, state Sen. Patrick M. Gallivan, R-Elma, issued a statement calling for the state to reopen restaurants.

Last month, I caught a fish that I never believed possible in the Genesee River in Allegany County. That rainbow trout measured over 26 inches and weighed in at nearly 7 pounds. You’d expect a trout like that in one of the Great Lakes, not an inland trout stream.

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Back in late March there was hope that when Easter Sunday arrived and we would be celebrating the resurrection, that the churches would be open, filled to the brim, and everyone would be thankful that the couple of weeks of hardship endured was worth it, and the celebration of Easter would b…

ASHLAND, Ohio — Although it will undoubtedly be different this year, the majority of people in the United States will celebrate Hanukkah, the Jewish Festival of Lights, tonight through Dec. 18 or Christmas, commemorating the birth of Jesus of Nazareth, on Dec. 25.

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — Leaders in the United States House of Representatives have bent over backwards at each opportunity so far this year to do the bidding of Big Pot — even going so far as to mire up COVID-19 aid negotiations by loading up their bill proposals with giveaways to the industry.

Almost all Western New Yorkers know about the famous “Eternal Flame” at Chestnut Ridge Park in Erie County. That flame, created by gas seeping from shale at the park, has always made the park a popular destination, even more so now in the COVID era with families heading outdoors for somethin…

On Nov. 5, this paper published a letter (“Energy developers should not be exempt from paying property tax,” Oct. 30 at thelcn.com, in print Nov. 5) in which the author encourages local municipalities to opt out of New York State’s Real Property Tax Law Section 487’s platform for entering in…

Many New Yorkers become shells of their happy selves during the winter months. They get smacked with Seasonal Affective Disorder which, because of a lack of sunlight, leads to an abundance of melatonin which creates depression, hopelessness, malaise and even suicidal thoughts.

Minority Leader Ortt expresses concern that the current ORES hearing process is somehow unfair (“Minority Leader Ortt asks ORES to extend hearings,” Nov. 20). I believe this viewpoint to be misleading.