Local lawmakers must ban plastic foam packaging
We are deer in headlights. We see it coming and we do nothing. Climate Change has become a regular topic in our daily lives.
Yet collectively we do not make any significant and meaningful changes to address it. Even believers in climate change seem to lament the dire situation, then turn and carry on as usual.
In an example I see daily that is likely repeated across the country, I watch as sparsely filled school buses deliver kids to the school across the street. A few children walk past. And droves of cars pass delivering a child or two.
Our actions have consequences, no matter how insignificant we may think. We need to change our behaviors. Otherwise we have no one to blame but ourselves.
Laws discriminating against voters must end
This is in response to the March 6 letter. As a member of Buffalo’s local chapter of the League of Women Voters, I can say with some authority that no one disputes that every person who comes to a polling place to cast a ballot needs proper ID.
We all want to ensure that the people voting are actually who they say they are. The problem arises when defining precisely what the word “proper” means. Is it a driver’s license containing a photograph of the carrier?
This sounds reasonable until one realizes that not everyone has such a thing;
Yes! How hopeful to read the recent Another Voice regarding banning plastic foam packaging here in Western New York. It makes so much common sense to get rid of this menacing environmental hazard, especially when there are many other alternatives that would be safer to use and are biodegradable.
We need to follow the lead of other cities, including New York City, which has already banned such products for our health (considering the toxins in the foam); for the environment (non-biodegradable and filling our landfills); and for wildlife (who often consume the plastic particles).
Hopefully our local legislators will do the right thing and vote to implement this common-sense law which is good for all living beings alive now, and for future generations.
Strong defense in favor of using Thiessen columns
I applaud The Buffalo News for printing weekly columns of Marc Thiessen. Reading his articles is like taking a deep breath of fresh air on a warm spring day. Marc gives readers insight and an accurate account of past political events as they unfold while stating the facts.
There are no smokescreens or dogmatic views in his letters, just plain old journalism at it best. His conservative viewpoints are spot-on and refreshing to read.
Try relating to New Era directly from the bottom line
The only way to keep New Era open in Derby is for MLB players to boycott them and choose another company to make their hats. Just talking and trying to negotiate for them to keep the Derby plant has not been successful.
The only way for them to listen and get their attention is shutting them off, and hurting where it hurts the most, and that is their pocketbooks.