Category “Local News”

Grade-school Cheerleaders Asked to Sell Tickets for Gun Raffle: ‘Our little girls should have nothing to do with it’

Aug. 24, 2019


“They should do brownie bakes and cakes and bikes and ‘Go Team,’” she said Tuesday night. “Not, ‘Hey, you want to buy a gun? I know I’m only seven years old, but that’s what we’re selling!’”

An annual fundraiser for an Ohio town’s youth football and cheerleading teams is making headlines after a concerned mom spoke out when her three daughters were asked to sell tickets for a gun raffle. This year’s second-place prize is a semi-automatic AM-15 rifle.

Heather Chilton told local news outlet WCPO that she felt it was inappropriate for her daughters — ages 7, 8 and 10 — to be promoting a gun raffle, particularly in light of the recent mass shootings in El Paso and Dayton. The latter city is just over an hour-long drive from her home in New Richmond, Ohio.

“They should do brownie bakes and cakes and bikes and ‘Go Team,’” she told the station of the New Richmond Junior Lions fundraiser, which is intended to cover the cost of uniforms and equipment. “Not, ‘Hey, you want to buy a gun? I know I’m only 7 years old, but that’s what we’re selling!’”

“They should just be able to be kids,” she added.
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Negligence Claim, Punitive Damages Barred in Case of Man Wrongly Ruled Dead

Aug. 24, 2019

The widow of Michael E. Cleveland, an Amherst man who was pronounced dead in the DeGraff Memorial Hospital emergency room – even though he was alive – will not be allowed to demand punitive damages or sue for experiencing emotional distress.

That was the unanimous ruling Thursday from a five-judge panel of the Appellate Division of State Supreme Court in Rochester.

The ruling seemed to have been foreshadowed by some of the skeptical questions the judges asked the Cleveland family’s attorney during arguments in May.

The appellate judges upheld and expanded a ruling by State Supreme Court Justice Frank Caruso in Niagara Falls, who is expected to preside over a trial, yet to be scheduled.

In limiting the types of claims allowed by the widow, Tammy A. Cleveland, the court decided the trial will be only on the topics of medical malpractice and wrongful death.
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Gronkowski Brothers’ Stadium Blitz Obstacle Course to Debut in Buffalo

Aug. 24, 2019

Dan Gronkowski, second from right, explained the concept of the Stadium Blitz obstacle course race. All five brothers have partnered with Complex SE for the new touring event. (Photo by Heather Krug)
Dan Gronkowski, second from right, explained the concept of the Stadium Blitz obstacle course race. All five brothers have partnered with Complex SE for the new touring event.

The Gronkowski family has always been fiercely devoted to working out, and now that all five brothers are out of football, building the Gronk Fitness brand has become priority No. 1.

Fresh off his own NFL retirement, Rob Gronkowski and his four brothers – Dan, Chris, Gordie and Glenn – were approached by a Texas company called Complex SE to partner on a touring obstacle course called Stadium Blitz.

The inaugural event is slated for Oct. 12 at New Era Field in Orchard Park, with the early bird cost set at $25.
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Trump Tells Republicans He May Begin Cutting Social Security and Medicare if He Wins in 2020

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Chris Riotta,The Independent 4 hours ago

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Remember How it All Began

Aug. 23, 2019
What is Trump trying to do?

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Trump Talks About Serving ’14 more years’ as President

Aug. 23, 2019

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Tom Embury-Dennis

The Independent

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The 25th Amendment is in Our United States Constitution for a Reason

Aug. 23, 2019

President Trump has lost his ability to lead our country. He wanted to buy Greenland, another country He was told by the Prime Minister of Greenland that her answer was, “No.” You don’t go around trying to buy countries. He became angry at her and on the next day he canceled his trip to Greenland. His mind has shown he is losing his memory. He forgets what he has said before and repeats the same stories with varying endings.  he said he is the chosen one he made it clear he is a Presbyterian, which is a part of the Protestant faith.  Facts show his father was born and died in America. Lately he started to talk about how he goes to church and asks GOD, as well as Evangelical Protestant leaders of his religious base, to help him make decisions.-,

If the case has anything to do with any type of gun control he’s told what to do by the C.E,O. of the National Rifle Association, Wayne LaPierre. Trump always follows what ‘Saint’ Wayne LaPierrre tells him to do.

Trump’s starting the fall of America.

The Twenty-fifth Amendment (Amendment XXV) to the United States Constitution deals with issues related to presidential succession and disability. It clarifies that the vice president becomes president (as opposed to acting president) if the president dies, resigns, or is removed from office; and establishes procedures for filling a vacancy in the office of the vice president and for responding to presidential disabilities.[1] The Twenty-fifth Amendment was submitted to the states on July 6, 1965, by the 89th Congress and was adopted on February 10, 1967.[2]

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See How Your School Scored on State English, Math Tests in 2019

Aug. 23, 2019

The 10 highest-performing local schools in English language arts this year were in the Lewiston-Porter, Buffalo, Williamsville, Clarence and Starpoint school districts.

The same districts appeared in the top 10 for math, as well, with the exception of Starpoint. And one school from the Iroquois School District and one from Niagara Wheatfield also made the top 10 in math.

Below are the proficiency rates in math and ELA for every public and charter school in Erie and Niagara counties for the last three years, grouped by district.
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Wegmans Pharmacy is the Best Among Supermarkets, J.D. Power Says

Aug. 23, 2019

Wegmans' pharmacies score at the top of a recent list. (News file photo)
Wegmans’ pharmacies score at the top of a recent list.

Wegmans pharmacy customers are happier with their pharmacy than customers of any other pharmacy, according to the J.D. Power 2019 U.S. Pharmacy Study released this week.

Wegmans pharmacies ranked the highest overall in customer satisfaction rates, scoring 915 out of a 1,000-point scale and a five-circle rating which puts them “among the best” according to the rankings system.

Wegmans scored highest among brick-and-mortar supermarket pharmacies, followed by Publix (897) with four circles (meaning they’re “better than most,” and Winn-Dixie (896) with four circles.
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The Cobblestone District: Buffalo’s Low-profile Land of Opportunity

Aug. 23, 2019

From the Niagara Thruway, Buffalo’s Cobblestone District looks like a neighborhood with a handful of old industrial buildings, a large casino and a bunch of  parking lots.

But to Carl and Bill Paladino, it’s a land of opportunity, rife with potential for future development by taking advantage of underused sites.

That’s been the case for decades, but it’s even more so for the father-and-son team today, as the neighborhood has become more attractive for investment. And depending on what Terry and Kim Pegula decide to do with the Buffalo Bills, the Paladinos could be in the catbird seat – even if they never planned it that way.
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