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Artvoice Weekly Edition » Issue v11n16 (04/19/2012) » Section: Letters to Artvoice

Re-Establish the Historic Elk Street City Market Near Canal Side

I feel that a piece of history that is a key to developing a historic themed public market at Canal Side has been overlooked or underutilized.

Protect Our Water From Sewage

This time of year I get very excited about the opportunities to take advantage of living so close to the water. Recently, I read that the EPA condemned that Buffalo Sewer Authority for failing to comply with the federal Clean Water Act by not submitting a plan to reduce the amount of sewage and other pollutants in the water of the Niagara River. They said that the 52 sewer points that lead into the Niagara River dump almost four billion gallons of sewage into the water each year.

Gas Drilling: A Home Rule Issue

It is time to end Albany’s 30-year old gas drilling monopoly and, at the same time, end the state’s home-rule charade. Faced with hydrofracking-related environmental and health risks, local elected officials need the tools to carry out their constitutional responsibilities.

Celebrating Solidarity with Latin America

In 1981 a small group of concerned Western New York people strongly felt that a local organization could in some way financially support the people of El Salvador during their tragic civil war. An organization called “El Salvador Medical Aid” was organized and money was sent to help alleviate the suffering during this time.

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