- CONFER: Food Safety Modernization Act threatens enterprise Slowly but surely, many aspects of the 2011 Food Safety Modernization Act have taken effect and are just now affecting farms and their customers. Many more regulations are coming down the pike.
- NIAGARA DISCOVERIES: The Great Fire of 1854 A fallen lamp at the Lockport Hotel sparked a blaze that devastated the heart of the village on Nov. 2, 1854.
- ROOT: Where have you gone, Charlie Brown? Needing only two hands to count the number of trick-or-treaters coming to your door on Halloween is a sign of innocence lost, for grown-ups as well as children.
- CONFER: A look at state Props 2, 3 and 6 New York voters will see six propositions on the general election ballot next week. Propositions 2, 3 and 6 affect some military veterans, municipal debt loads and the terms of office of our eldest state judges.
- NIAGARA DISCOVERIES: Samuel Works, 'old school' politician, part 2 Samuel Works, state senator, tanner and canal superintendent, was one of Lockport's more distinguished citizens in the mid- to late 19th century.
- LEFFLER: In WNY, wheels are a must for upward mobility I have often joked that Western New York is still in the Bush recession. No â€¦ the other Bush. Iâ€™ve also wondered aloud whether part of the blame for that is our lack of mobility.
- DAVIS: Look for the laughter in everyday life
- ROOT: Be true to yourself In a world where little original thought is possible, being one of the 'sheeple' isn't necessarily a bad thing.
- CONFER: A look at state Propositions 4, 5 Of the six statewide propositions on November ballots, items 4 and 5 will likely be ignored voters on this side of the state, since they are focused on issues in the Adirondacks. That's a shame, because the questions are not strictly regional in nature.
NIAGARA DISCOVERIES: Samuel Works, 'old school' politician
Today, we rarely hear people talk about politicians who have "integrity," a "spotless reputation," or are "public spirited citizens." However, those are exactly the words used to describe Samuel Works, Lockport's state senator in the mid 19th century.
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