Drivers Should Watch Out For Moose


Are you going “Leaf Peeping” in the days to come?  Well take note.  The DEC has issued a warning to be on the watch for moose in search of love.

Love is in the air for Adirondack moose, and state officials are urging drivers to watch out as the animals wander in search of mates.

The Department of Environmental Conservation says early fall is the breeding season for moose in northern New York, leading them to travel into areas where they’re not typically seen — and increasing the danger of highway collisions.
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Heim Middle School Graffiti Incident Under Investigation

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Amherst police are investigating graffiti sprayed on Heim Middle School over the weekend. The incident, which took place late Saturday or early Sunday, involved the vandals spraying over a surveillance camera to try to block their identification.

Rita Wolff, a spokeswoman for the Williamsville Central School District, confirmed the incident and the ongoing police investigation.

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Two Parties Jointly Back 4 of 5 for Judgeships


It will be interesting to see just how the judgeships play out.

The time-honored practice of deal-making between the Erie County Democratic and Republican chairmen has again essentially determined who will sit on the State Supreme Court bench come January.

As a result of “cross-endorsement” agreements reached over the weekend between Republican Chairman Nicholas A. Langworthy and his Democratic counterpart, Jeremy J. Zellner, voters will face only one choice at the polls this year – Democrat John J. DelMonte against Republican incumbent Frederick J. Marshall.

The pair of judicial kingmakers said they agreed on bipartisan backing for Erie County Elections Commissioner Dennis E. Ward and Buffalo City Judge E. Jeannette Ogden on the Democratic side, and for attorney Paul B. Wojtaszek and incumbent Justice Donna M. Siwek for the Republicans.
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Tim Russert’s Office Exhibit Opens Oct. 17 at Buffalo Museum

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The grand opening of Tim Russert’s office at The Buffalo History Museum has been scheduled for Oct. 17.

“Inside Tim Russert’s office: If it’s Sunday, it’s ‘Meet the Press’,” was moved to Buffalo from the Newseum, the Washington, D.C. museum dedicated to journalism where it was installed in 2009.

A native of Buffalo, Russert died in 2008, at age 58. He had moderated NBC’s “Meet the Press” for 17 years.
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How A Smart Man Manuvers Himself For A Judgeship

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Dennis Ward needed Jeremy  Zellner’s group to win the reorganization meeting this past Friday.  Dennis is a smart man and knows he can’t win a judgeship if he doesn’t get cross endorsed from the group who will choose the judicial candidates.

Individuals who desire to be judges should possess impeccable morals.  They must be honest and trustworthy.  These qualities are missing from Mr. Dennis Ward.

Awhile back, when Dennis was single, he was in love with a lovely lady and those feelings were reciprocal.  One of the reasons they broke up was that she wanted to go out in public but he refused.  A short while after they broke up he married someone else.

Very recently Dennis needed help which required a judge’s signature.  Dennis, with the morals of an alley cat, asked his old sweetheart for this help.  This act was illegal and immoral.

So here we are.  It’s Monday when judicial candidates will be chosen.  One can only pray that they remember Dennis Ward as the immoral user he truly is.

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2 Afghan Police Officers Found in Buffalo-area


Two Afghan police officers who skipped out of a training mission in the Washington, DC area were caught by federal agents right here in the Buffalo area.

The two men were at a training with the Drug Enforcement Administration in Quantico,Virginia last weekend.

On Saturday, they were in the Georgetown neighborhood of DC on a sightseeing trip with the group, when they bailed.
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ISIS Destroys Armenian Genocide Memorial Church in Der Zor

 ISIS destroyed the Armenian Genocide Memorial Church in Der Zor, news agencies in the Middle East reported.

Armenians commemorating the genocide at the Memorial Church on April 24, 2004. (Photo by Studio Ashnag)
Armenians commemorating the genocide at the Memorial Church on April 24, 2004. (Photo by Studio Ashnag)

The reports surfaced as Armenia was celebrating the 23rd anniversary of its independence on Sept. 21.

Armenia’s Foreign Minister Edward Nalbandian issued a statement condemning the destruction of the church, which housed the remains of victims of the Armenian Genocide, calling it a “horrible barbarity.”

Nalbandian called upon the international community to cut the Islamic State’s sources of supply, support, and financing, and eradicate what it referred to as a disease that “threatened civilized mankind.”

The church was built in 1989-1990, and consecrated a year later. A genocide memorial and a museum housing remains of the victims of the genocide was also built in the church compound.

Thousands of Armenians from Syria and neighboring countries gathered at the memorial every year on April 24 to commemorate the genocide.

Many refer to Der Zor as the Auschwitz of the Armenian Genocide.

Hundreds of thousands of Armenians perished in Der Zor and the surrounding desert during the genocide. In summer 1916 alone, more than 200,000 Armenians, mostly women and children, were brutally massacred by Ottoman Turkish gendarmes and bands from the region.


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ISIS Has Targeted Pope Francis

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ISIS Reportedly Planning Terror Attack On Pope At Vatican, Security Increased

As ISIS, also known as the Islamic State, conquer huge swathes of land in Iraq and Syria, the risk of a terror attack on mainland Europe becomes more and more of a worry within the security and intelligence communities.

Various media outlets reported just this weekend that the latest target in the sights of ISIS is none other than Pope Francis at the Vatican.

A report in the Italian La Nazione publication on Saturday noted that the number of police officers patrolling St Peter’s Square, where the Pope addresses large crowds of people on Sundays and Wednesdays, has been majorly increased due to the potential threat.
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FBI Director’s Award Given to Jeff Tricoli

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We’ve been out of town for a few days to share a wonderful celebration with our son Jeff and his family.

Jeff was awarded a 2014 Director’s Award from the Federal Bureau of Investigation on Thursday.  He earned his award for Outstanding Cyber Investigation.  He and his team launched an investigation in 2012 into the ongoing theft of intellectual property that is costing the U.S. billions of dollars and millions of jobs.  Knowing that 50 – 80 percent of these cyber intrusions come from China, this investigation uncovered overwhelming proof that a portion of these damaging thefts are state-sponsored.

The unprecedented indictments of five Chinese Army officers engaged in the cyber theft of American corporate trade secrets and other proprietary information serves as a deterrent to future state-sponsored cyber attacks against U.S. interests.

God bless our son and all the other wonderful men and women who won Director’s Awards for their exemplary work.  Our nation is all the safer for their work.

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Largest Climate-Change March in History Unlikely to Convince Idiots


NEW YORK (The Borowitz Report) – A climate-change march that organizers claim was the largest on record is nevertheless unlikely to change the minds of idiots, a survey of America’s idiots reveals.

Despite bringing attention to a position that is embraced by more than ninety per cent of the world’s scientists, the People’s Climate March, which took place on Sunday in New York City, left a broad majority of the nation’s idiots unconvinced.

“Look, if hundreds of thousands of people want to march about something, it’s a free country,” said Carol Foyler, an idiot from Kenosha, Wisconsin. “But let me ask them something: if the climate is really getting warmer, why was it so cold up here last winter?”

Harland Dorrinson, an idiot from Hollywood, Florida, was also unmoved by the message of Sunday’s march. “What these marchers don’t realize is that the planet goes through natural cycles of heating and cooling,” he said. “Blaming people for global warming is like blaming dinosaurs for the ice age.”

Skepticism about scientists characterized many of the idiots’ remarks, including those of Tracy Klugian, of Albuquerque, New Mexico. “Those marchers are holding signs that say ‘Scientists this, scientists that,’ ” he said. “Well, how can scientists be sure that the Earth was colder thousands of years ago, when no one had invented a thermometer?”

Klugian said he was confident that, despite the impressive numbers for Sunday’s march, idiots would prevail in the ongoing climate-change debate. “At the end of the day, there are more people like us in Congress,” he said.

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