Trump Supporters vs. Trump Critics in the Battle of GoErie

Trump supporters rushing to goerie.com to engage in virtual battle on the topic of whether the president should pay for things. Our friends at goerie.com noticed this morning that seven weeks after President Trump’s Idiotville campaign rally, the president’s campaign still has not reimbursed the city for services rendered. This observation touched off a spirited […]

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Something good happened in Erie – 11/28/2018

Corey Cook – local “hero teacher”. |Image by ABC News. Without further ado, your Idiotville feel-good story of the week: https://www.goodmorningamerica.com/living/video/hero-teacher-inspiring-city-teens-music-59413657 Equality of opportunity is a bedrock American promise, but it is so much easier said than done. We are born to different parents, live in different neighborhoods, go to different schools, are exposed to […]

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Something good happened in Erie – 11/21/2018

Our Towns – a 100,000-mile journey into the heart of America, by James and Deborah Fallows, 2018. Without further ado, your Idiotville feel-good story of the week: http://www.goerie.com/news/20181116/authors-examine-eries-problems-prospects-of-reinvention James Fallows has been writing for The Atlantic for what seems like forever. He’s also written a bunch of books, appeared on radio and tv, and won […]

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Erie’s Brig Niagara gets a new captain, lumberjack, and gold medal hammer thrower – in one man

Christopher Cusson – neither a lumberjack nor hammer thrower, but definitely the Brig Niagara Captain. If you’re from Erie, chances are you completely and immediately hate the unknown. If something is new it’s probably the worst, and if I don’t understand it I already hate it – with one exception. Sailing. Think this is an […]

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