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Artvoice Weekly Edition » Issue v13n52 (12/24/2014) » Section: Letters to Artvoice

Peace, Love & Understanding

It becomes increasingly difficult for us to remain optimistic in our modern world of rampant violence, racial disparity, political animosity, and international tensions.

Sewage Backup

Regarding your recent article about sewers.

Hollowing Our Military

I have previously written about the disastrous impact of “sequestration” on our armed forces. Douglas Wissing delves into this topic in his article “RIF Tide” in the December 2014 issue of The American Legion Magazine, which I partially paraphrase in the next paragraph.

Modest Proposals

The Outer Harbor should become a new waterfront park similar to Millennium Park on Chicago’s waterfront, Ontario Beach Park on Rochester’s waterfront, and Presque Isle State Park on the shore of Erie, PA. Such a new park should also be connected to the other waterfront parks of Woodlawn Beach, LaSalle, Front, Columbus, Prospect, Broderick, Squaw Island, and Towpath, and Riverside, with Squaw Island and its park renamed “Black Rock Island” and “Black Rock Park.” (A similar controversy to the future development of Buffalo’s Outer Harbor, where the Buffalo River empties into Lake Erie, is brewing over future development plans for the Port of Rochester, where the Genesee River empties into Lake Ontario).

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