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Good sports at young age

By ROLLAND KIDDER The other day I went to my granddaughter’s third grade softball game. It was a beautiful western New York day. The sun was shining, a bit cold, blue sky, green grass and a pristine ball field. The field was surrounded by lawn chairs, parents, grandparents and siblings ...

A remembrance on Flag Day

Flag Day, the second and least acknowledged of our “patriotic trilogy” (Memorial and Independence Days), was introduced to remind Americans about the significance of Old Glory and its accompanying oath written by our State’s own Rev. Francis Bellamy. “I pledge allegiance to my Flag and ...

There’s no pregame warm-ups for pilots

I nearly missed my deadline on this article. The reason is Dr Fauci. It’s now obvious from his emails the he was involved in assisting the Chinese lab folks to get the virus to attain gain of function. That means to make it more nasty. So I figure if he could get a virus to get a move on, he ...

We cannot continue old values with energy

In “Green energy has environmental toll” (May 15), the writer states that “giant wind turbines and vast fields of solar panels are not made of fairy dust brought by unicorns.” But she evidently thinks that nuclear, coal and hydro-electric power plants are built that way, as they win her ...

Damore was ‘great ambassador’

I first met Pat Damore while we were both going door to door campaigning for trustee positions on the Fredonia Village Board. Pat introduced himself, and I introduced myself, and we both went door to door together, chatting all the way. Pat was a Republican and I was a Democrat, but we ...

Beat goes on with ‘Drummer Boy’

Readers know I’m a longtime opera fan. That includes having favorite singers which must definitely include Thomas Hampson. Tall and quite good-looking, Hampson has a robust voice which serves him well in any role he chooses. I almost stopped driving, however, when I heard him singing “The ...