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Madeline Gioia Amigone, 99, Educator, Gourmet Cook, 70-year Golfer, A Lady Ahead Of Her Times

August 29, 1918 – November 9, 2017

Madeline Gioia Amigone was a “Renaissance woman.” She golfed for seven decades, baked “legendary” chocolate cakes and inspired excellence in the special educations students she tutored in her Amherst home.

Amigone died of natural causes Nov. 9 at HighPointe on Michigan nursing home. She was 99 years old, the second oldest alumna of Hobart and William Smith Colleges in Geneva.

“She was the finest person I’d ever known, the last of a generation among all of her family and friends,” said her son, Nicholas P. Amigone III.


A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered 11 a.m. Dec. 9 at St. Joseph’s University Church, 3269 Main St.
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Stephen Colbert Blasts Roy Moore for His Incredibly Creepy Shopping Mall Ban

Five women have accused Moore of sexual misconduct against them when they were teens, and now we’ve learned that in the ’80s, when he was an assistant district attorney, Moore was banned from an Alabama shopping mall for bothering teenage girls,” said Colbert. “The only place in the mall the girls were safe is Forever 21, because that is way too old for Roy Moore.”

According to a subsequent report in, “Wendy Miller told The Post that she was 14 and working as Santa’s helper at the Gadsden Mall in 1977 when Moore [then 30] first spoke with her and told her she looked pretty. Two years later, when she was 16, he asked her out on dates, although her mother wouldn’t let her go.”

Colbert was aghast: “He hit on one of Santa’s elves? Well, a true evangelical.

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Trump Warns That Dumping Roy Moore Could Start a Dangerous Trend of Believing Women

By , Political satire

WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)—Breaking his silence on Alabama’s embattled Republican nominee for the U.S. Senate, Donald Trump warned on Wednesday that dumping Roy Moore could start a “dangerous trend” of believing women.

“I think we need to be very, very careful here,” Trump told reporters. “This is not just about Roy Moore. This is about our country deciding that we are going to start believing women, something that we have never done before.

“This is a very dangerous road we’re heading down,” he said.

Trump cautioned that, if instituted, a new practice of believing women would “totally destroy” the system that the country already has in place. “For years we’ve had a system of believing men,” he said. “It’s worked very well. It’s done a great job.”

He said that he was considering a number of measures to stem the tide of women’s credibility, including an executive order banning women from giving believable accounts to the press. “That’s something we’re looking into,” he indicated.

Trump painted a doomsday scenario of what might happen if the “very bad trend” of believing women gained traction in the country. “If people believe Roy Moore’s five accusers, what happens to a man who has, say, about twenty accusers?” he asked. “I don’t like where this is going.”

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Community Forum Saturday for Williamsville Schools

Any education-related issue may be brought up Saturday morning during a community forum hosted by the Williamsville Central School District.

School Board members and Superintendent Scott Martzloff will be on hand from 9 a.m. until noon at the Commons in Williamsville East High School, 151 Paradise Road, East Amherst.

The forum is described as a “townhall style meeting” for parents, residents and staff with no set agenda or topic.
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BREAKING NEWS: Nathan Peterman to Start for Bills Sunday vs. Chargers

Buffalo Bills quarterback Nathan Peterman saw his first action in the regular season late in Sunday’s loss to the Saints. (Harry Scull Jr./Buffalo News)
Buffalo Bills quarterback Nathan Peterman saw his first action in the regular season late in Sunday’s loss to the Saints.

When addressing the media, Bills head coach Sean McDermott announced a quarterback change, benching Tyrod Taylor for Nathan Peterman.

“This was a decision I made. Really, it’s about becoming a better team,” McDermott said.

McDermott said this was not an indictment of Taylor. “He will continue to be an important part of our team moving forward.”

McDermott: “We are 5-4, I understand that and we are in the playoff hunt. We are about more than 5-4.”

He wants to make it about Peterman. Says he’s been impressed with what Peterman has done in camp and preseason. “That said, he has a lot of work to do, just like we all do.”

Asked about whether this is about auditioning Peterman to decide on drafting a QB next year, McDermott insisted that the QB switch “is about winning now.”
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Enrollment at Williamsville Schools Projected to Decrease 3% Over 5 Years

Enrollment in the Williamsville Central School District, the area’s largest suburban district, is projected to decrease by 3 percent over the next five years, officials said Tuesday.

The number of students in the district  is projected to decrease from 9,967 this year to 9,680 for the 2022-2023 school year, according to a report presented to the School Board.

The decrease is expected to be “partially mitigated” by an influx of new students across all grades moving into the district, the report stated.
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Tim Koller Must Be Removed From the Town Clerk’s Office

There have been about 1,000 people who have already read the story about Tim Koller on the blog.  That post tells of him removing signs of mostly Democratic candidates valued at about $4,000 dollars.  Koller did admit to the Amherst police that he was the person who took the signs.

Brian Kulpa, our Supervisor elect, has dropped the charges against Mr. Koller.  Kulpa’s signs were the ones Killer mainly removed because he was running against Tim’s boss in the Town Clerk office, Marjory Jaeger.  Miss Jaeger was running against Brain Kulpa for Amherst Town Supervisor.

Mr. Koller committed a crime and he wasn’t the only one involved in this criminal act.  I believe his honesty and credibility have been badly tarnished.  If he skates on this crime he must at least be removed from the Amherst Town Clerk’s office.  The Town Clerks’s office contains a large amount of private information concerning  citizens of Amherst.  I have suggested before that he should be reassigned to another department, like the senior center, where he would have limited or better yet, NO access to citizen’s information.

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Eric Trump Asks Dad if He Can Have Donald, Jr.,’s Room


WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)—Eric Trump has asked his father, Donald Trump, if he can have his brother Donald, Jr.,’s room, Eric Trump confirmed on Monday night.

“Don, Jr., got this ginormous room, and I got a crappy little one,” Eric Trump said. “Don, Jr., got to work in the real-estate company, and I got stuck with the winery. But all that’s about to change.”

Eric Trump said that, although his father had not yet responded to his request, he was optimistic that his wish would be granted. “It looks like Don, Jr., might not be needing his room for quite some time,” he said, barely suppressing a grin.

He added that he had not discussed the future of Donald, Jr.,’s room with his brother. “I’ve had to put up with Don, Jr.,’s bullshit my entire life,” he said. “Don, Jr., this, Don, Jr., that. Don, Jr., is the king of all he surveys. Seriously, Don, Jr., can suck it. I’m getting his room.”

Asked if he had a message for his brother, Eric Trump paused for a moment and said, “Yes. I’ve waited my whole life for this moment. And you know what they say? Revenge is a dish best served after you’ve waited your whole life for this moment.”

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Five Dead in Northern California Shootings That Ended at Elementary School

Rancho Tehama School.

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Buffalo Delays Start of Winter Parking Rules on Bus Routes

The enactment of winter parking rules on bus routes has been delayed at least a week in Buffalo. (Sharon Cantillon/News file photo)
The enactment of winter parking rules on bus routes has been delayed at least a week in Buffalo.

Winter parking rules on bus routes in Buffalo won’t go into effect at least until Nov. 22, the city announced Tuesday.

The regulations were slated to go into effect at 1:30 a.m. Wednesday, but are being delayed based on weather forecasts, a city spokesman said in an email.

Winter parking restrictions on bus routes are in effect from 1:30 a.m. to 7 a.m. and are scheduled to remain in effect until April 1.

Buffalo is the latest municipality in Western New York to delay its winter parking rules. Street-by-street rules in Buffalo are available here.
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