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Did the Buffalo Diocese Try to ‘Bigfoot’ the Clergy Abuse Story Last Week?

During the years I served as a deputy communication director in the New Jersey governor’s office, we dealt with more than a fair share of negative stories.

Some were complete surprises that came out of the blue and required quick thinking about how best to respond.

Occasionally we knew when a tough story was about to break, such as a court ruling, an unemployment report or a political ...

Current Movies Show the True Meaning of Woodstock

Fifty years ago, when several hundred thousand music fans descended on Max Yasgur’s dairy farm in Bethel, New York, for the Woodstock Music and Art Festival, Queen was nearly a year away from its first performance, Elton John had yet to release an album in the U.S., and Bruce Springsteen was in a band called Steel Mill.

Although none of these three iconic musical acts performed at ...

Do Not Link Suicide to Selfishness

Someone you loved and cared for died. They took their own life. As good friends and family do, people come to support you. They come to comfort you. But their comfort could make you feel worse.

When I lost my friend Danny to suicide, someone told me suicide is selfish.

Don’t call people who attempt or commit suicide selfish. Don’t tell me Danny was being selfish.

When I ...

Greater Olean Area Chamber of Commerce Offers Sept. 18 Mandatory Sexual Harassment Training Session

September 13, 2019

OLEAN, NY– Greater Olean Area Chamber of Commerce has scheduled its first Lunch and Learn session of its 2019-20 season for Wednesday at noon. 

An Oct. 9 deadline looms on sexual harassment prevention training for all employees. Late last year, New York employers were given a nine-month extension from an original Jan. 1 state proposed deadline. Now employers are ...

Curtain Closes on "Game of Thrones," and Now Our Watch Has Ended

It took me several days to wrap my head around how I felt about the “Game of Thrones” series finale, and then it hit me—to produce something thought-provoking enough to still be a topic of discussion among millions nearly a week later is to produce something epic, regardless of the nature of those thoughts.

A lot of the disappointment among fans stems from the fact that we ...