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Town defendants seek dismissal of Lakeside suit

The Article 78 lawsuit eight residents of Lakeside Drive, Lakeside Court and Clinton Street have brought against the Town of West Seneca has been postponed until 9:30 a.m. Friday, April 5. (See editorial on page four) According to Frank Jacobson of the Law Office of Ralph C. Lorigo, representing the residents, the adjournment was based on a last-minute procedural maneuver […]

Hutch Tech grad honored during ring ceremony

Francis Lafferty’s only regret was not receiving a Regents diploma when he graduated from Hutchinson Central Technical High School in 1946. While he may not have received it Friday afternoon during Hutch Tech’s ring ceremony for its junior class, he was “surprised and overwhelmed” by the accolades he received instead. Lafferty was given a certificate of achievement by the State […]

Weekend fundraiser seeking myocarditis awareness

Though it’s been more than 15 months since the passing of their 10-year-old son, Luke, from myocarditis, Joseph and Amy Skowronski’s work is far from complete. On the night of Nov. 16, 2011, Luke went to bed and didn’t wake up, a victim of the disease that involves inflammation of the heart muscle. According to the Myocarditis Foundation’s website, it […]


Dobson runs for sheriff

A 32-year veteran of the Erie County Sheriff’s Office, Richard “Dick” Dobson announced his candidacy for sheriff on Friday. “I came up through the ranks: deputy, detective, sergeant, lieutenant and watch commander,” said Dobson. “The sheriff’s department and law enforcement have been a big part of my life.” Dobson said his years of experience and achievements were what led him […]

Calieri marks radio show’s 100th broadcast

On June 2, 2010, former Detroit Tigers pitcher Armando Galarraga was one out shy of a perfect game when first base umpire Jim Joyce called a batter safe. Replays showed he was out, and naturally everyone pointed fingers at Joyce, asking how it could have happened. “The only time you notice us is when we screw up,” said Peter Calieri, […]

County legislators join to oppose state’s gun control law

The Erie County Legislature on Thursday approved a resolution opposing New York’s Secure Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement Act, a law that includes stricter penalties, an enhanced definition of assault weapons and strong regulations on ammunition. The resolution, which passed the County Legislature on a 7-4 vote, asks for a full repeal of the law. New York’s SAFE Act was initiated […]

Burchfield Nature and Art Center to host Fiber Arts Exhibit

An array of fiber arts will fill the Burchfield Nature & Art Center this March. Many colorful quilted items, Bunka embroidery, cross-stitched pictures and articles of clothing will be on display along with lace and other items from March 7 through 31 at the center, 2001 Union Road. Yarns and articles crafted by members of the Common Threads Guild from […]