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The Great Debate: Tims Tops Dunkin

The Great Debate: Tims Tops Dunkin

Last week, 2 Your Town asked you the viewers to help us settle the longstanding debate of Tim Hortons vs. Dunkin Donuts and today we have declared a winner.

With 440 votes cast, Tim Hortons is Western New York's choice as the best coffee, best food, best prices, and ultimate favorite choice for your morning drive.

Not a total washout, Dunkin Donuts received about 30% of the votes in every category.

 

The Great Debate: Dunkin Donuts vs Tim Hortons

The Great Debate: Dunkin Donuts vs Tim Hortons

It's a decision that most Western New Yorkers make every morning: Dunkin Donuts or Tim Hortons.

For most that decision is almost instinctual, but with both chains having a strong following we have to ask, who's better?

 - - POLL HAS CLOSED - CLICK HERE FOR RESULTS - -

My Top 10 Country Songs of Summer 2011

My Top 10 Country Songs of Summer 2011

I'm not sure if it's the warmer temperatures, the sunshine, or the influx of that added Vitamin D, but the summer always seems to offer better music.

This summer has been no exception and while I still turn back to my old favorites, click here to see what the Top 10 new country songs I'm listening to right now are.

Let me know if you agree, disagree, or suggest some new ones that I may have forgotten below.

Pete Gallivan's Best Tastes in Buffalo

Pete Gallivan's Best Tastes in Buffalo

2 On Your Side’s own Pete Gallivan is struggling to come up with just one Best Taste in Buffalo, but he is offering up some great eats in his latest blog.  Check it out here.

Remember that you can continue to nominate your favorite restaurant, just send us an email at neighborhoods@wgrz.com with a short description of why it’s your favorite and a daytime phone number.

Does Albany Politician Jane Corwin Support Free Trade?

Does Albany Politician Jane Corwin Support Free Trade?

The following is a statement from Erie County Democratic Committee Chair Len Lenihan:

We here in the 26th District want to welcome Jane Corwin back from her fundraising trip in Washington, DC.  On her trip out of state, the Assemblymember found some new friends, as well as some old friends from her Wall Street days.

And it’s a good thing Jane met those old Wall Street pals outside of Western New York, since these special interests stand squarely against Western New Yorkers on an issue that has negatively affected millions of Americans – free trade.

The Financial Services Roundtable- a special interest group now helping fuel Jane Corwin’s campaign – has publicly stated, multiple times, how they support free trade deals like the US- South Korea, the US-Colombia, and the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).

Western New Yorkers stand strongly against job-killing policies, like NAFTA, which have cost more than 51,000 New Yorkers the

Could "Ungrowth" Be Healthy for WNY?

Could "Ungrowth" Be Healthy for WNY?

BUFFALO, N.Y. - The U.S. Census Bureau recently released results of the 2010 census for New York, and the numbers show that population in all eight Western New York counties continues to decline. The City of Buffalo lost 10.7% of its population since the 2000 census, down to 261,310. Erie County’s population (919,040) is down 3.3%.

Local media unanimously reported this decline in population as a negative. (See the complete WGRZ report here.) Erie County Executive Chris Collins has said before: "We must grow or die."

But is the news all that bad?

Maelstrom in WNY: We Are Who We Are Because of Veterans

How can we pay back Veterans for what they have given the United States? You often hear that question on this day as the various ceremonies around the community celebrate and honor those who served for their country. For some the debt owed is greater than others.

There are those Veterans who served in WW II, Korea, Vietnam, Dessert Storm, Iraqi Freedom and Afghanistan. Men and women who were in the heart of the action and have images that will haunt them until the day they die.

We have all watched the films, TV shows and read the books. There are stories of great heroism and tragic outcomes. Young men, barely out of high school put into situations that would test any ones heart and soul. Many left behind in graveyards bearing names we could not even pronounce. Then there are those who returned but left much of their selves behind.