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Labor Day Weekend 2001

6 Sep

I moved to Buffalo exactly ten years ago this past weekend.

Are we better off now than we were then? Worse off?

When I moved here I knew nothing about this place except the stereotypes – theĀ caricatureĀ of Buffalo and WNY. I learned quickly that we had a lot of bad politics, bad politicians, and bad policies. We have too many governmental entities that end up fighting with each other when they should be working in unity.

What I’ve witnessed in my first decade here is a lot of two steps forward, one step back. I’ve seen incremental positive changes, but the overall culture of political patronage and silly fights hasn’t changed much, if at all. In fact, in the past few months it’s gotten worse.

What will Labor Day Weekend 2021 look like?