Bart Starr, 1960’s Green Bay Quarterback, Dies at 85

May 26, 2019
ARNIE STAPLETON


FILE – In this Sept. 6, 2003, file photo, former Green Bay Packers quarterback Bart Starr waves to the crowd, with Phil Bengston, 10, at his side at the newly renovated Lambeau Field in Green Bay, Wis. Bengston is the grandson of former Packers coach Phil Bengston, who coached after Vince Lombardi. Starr, the Green Bay Packers quarterback and catalyst of Vince Lombardi's powerhouse teams of the 1960s, has died. He was 85. The Packers announced Sunday, May 26, 2019, that Starr had died, citing his family. He had been in failing health since suffering a serious stroke in 2014.

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Amherst Farmer’s Market Opened Saturday May 26, 2019

May 26, 2019

Photos of the Union Square Greenmarket, a farmers' market ...

The Williamsville Farmer’s Market opened this past  Saturday, May 25, 2019. The Market is in the Amherst Town Hall parking lot which is at 5583 Main St. Its hours will be from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. only on Saturdays until Oct. 26, 2019

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Take the Time to Think About Those Men and Women Who Gave Their Final Devotion to America

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Monday, May 27, 2019 is Memorial Day

Monda, being Memorial Day, there will be several different parades to honor all the soldiers who didn’t come home from a war or a conflict. There will be a parade at 11:00 a.m. at the George F. Lamm American Legion Post.

The will be Memorial Day Parade starting at 2:00 p.m. at Williamsville South School,  5950 Main St. It will be going west and finish at Los Robles Street in Williamsville.

People who want to visit local service people who didn’t come home they can visit our Veterans Memorial at 390 Mill St. next to Amherst State Park.

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Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Meet UB’s ‘Ruth Bader Gooseburg’

There’s someone we hope Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg gets to hang out with when she comes to the University at Buffalo in August: “Ruth Bader Gooseburg,” the namesake Canada goose who chose a concrete planter on a fifth-floor atrium of UB’s Law School for her nest.

Law School officials – who gave the mama goose her name and took a protective interest in the bird – believe the same goose has laid and tended to her eggs in this planter outside O’Brian Hall on the UB North Campus for the past three years.

This year, for the first time, the Law School streamed the goose’s daily activities live on a “Goose Cam” set up by IT workers at the school, according to an article posted on the UBNow campus news site.

With the father goose looking on, the mother tended to the eggs until they hatched earlier this month. Wildlife experts from the SPCA Serving Erie County arrived the next day to gently move the mother goose and her goslings to Lake LaSalle, a better habitat for the birds.

Law School Dean Aviva Abramovsky said her mother watched the Goose Cam.

“It is graduation time here at UB, and just like our students, the goslings are about to leave and begin the next phase of their life,” said Kim Diana Connolly, director of UB’s Animal Law Clinic, whose office is near the atrium. “And then, the law school will almost certainly see a new group of goslings next year.”

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Remember and Pray For All Those Service Men and Women Who Never Came Home From War

May 25, 2019

by James Tricoli, amhersttimes.com

Memorial Day is this Monday, May 27, 2019


I pray for all those who didn’t come back from war.

I’m lying in a field of weeds and blood. I’m a soldier in the U.S. Army. I’m bleeding out after being hit by a sniper’s bullet. I’m alone in this field, dying. I started to dream of all those moments of an adult’s life I will miss. I’ll miss those magic moments of falling in love, getting married, being a father and so much more.

I don’t feel any pain. The water is so cold.  I can’t feel my body. Death was claiming my body but not my soul. My mind is still able to say goodbye to all those I love. I pray that after I’m gone those who loved me will keep me in their prayers.

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First, the Jingle. Then the Breakup. Now: ‘Cellino v. Barnes’ Takes to the Stage

May 25, 2019

Ross Cellino and Steve Barnes, Buffalo's most famous personal injury attorneys, made a cameo on 'Saturday Night Live' over the weekend. (Sharon Cantillon/News file photo)
Ross Cellino and Steve Barnes, Buffalo’s most famous personal injury attorneys, made a cameo on “Saturday Night Live” over the weekend.

First, the ubiquitous radio and TV commercials, and the 888-8888 jingle. Then the nasty court case.

Now, a stage play called “Cellino v. Barnes.”

That is the title of a two-man play written by Mike Breen, 30, a Buffalo-born comedian now working out of Los Angeles, and his comedic partner, David Rafailedes.

Breen describes the play as one “largely based on hearsay from family and friends,” which “follows the story of the celebrity injury attorneys’ very public breakup.” There were three Buffalo performances last November, and performances in Chicago, New York City and L.A. A June 20 performance is planned for Union Hall in Brooklyn.
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Today is Veteran’s Day

May 25, 2019

To all veteran’s: Thank you for your service!

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Amazon Scouting Locations in Grand Island, Tonawanda

May 24, 2019

Amazon has been scouting locations for at least one new distribution facility in the Buffalo Niagara region, two sources have told The Buffalo News.

Representatives for the online retailer for months have looked at locations throughout the region, from Niagara County to Lackawanna, and in recent months have had detailed discussions about two locations in Grand Island and in a Town of Tonawanda industrial park, according to information from the two sources.

Amazon already has a “sortation” center that opened in a former supermarket warehouse on Walden Avenue in Lancaster in 2017.
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The Man Trump Ordered to Make Fake Videos of Nancy Pelosi Being Sloppy, Drunk. Rudy, Rudy, Ruy

May 24, 2019

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R. G.- I thought it was a joke because everyone in Washington knows Nancy Pelosi doesn’t drink at all but what Trump wants he gets.

Rudy Guiliani, Trump’s faithful lawyer. ‘How did I get caught putting this fake video on T.V.? I’m sorry I got caught. Not as sharp as I used to be.’

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George Conway Mocks Trump on ‘Cover-ups’ by Tweeting Stormy Daniels Payment Check

May 23, 2019
by Dylan Stableford
Donald Trump, George Conway and the checks Michael Cohen says were used to pay off Stormy Daniels. (Yahoo News photo Illustration; photos: AP, Getty Images)
Donald Trump, George Conway and the checks Michael Cohen says were used to pay off Stormy Daniels.

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