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Gallagher vs. Massey Class AA OP vs. Clarence

Earlier this season Clarence handed Orchard Park its only loss of the season. The teams hook up this week in the Section 6 Class AA Championship game.

Orchard Park returns to Ralph Wilson Stadium after missing out last season. Its the Red Devils first trip to the Stadium since 2006 while their last win at the Stadium was back in  1998.  Orchard Park is 8-1 on the season while Clarence is unbeaten at 9-0.

We have two very unique features here on wny.highschoolsports.net. Dick Gallagher is our high school football expert. You will find Dick's work only here on our web page.

We also feature the Massey Ratings, a system that shows you how your team will fare against any other team in the country.

This week both Dick Gallagher and the Massey Ratings are picking the Section 6 Championship games. Find out who gets more games right, Dick or the Massey Ratings. Have a little fun and keep track of who has the better record.

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TRAFFIC TRACKER 2: First Weekend of Winter Parking Restrictions

BUFFALO, NY-- November 1st marked the start of winter parking restrictions. Don't forget to read street signs before you overnight park on the street this weekend.

2 On Your Side has compiled the specific parking times for each WNY community.

TeamSave Buffalo to Expand, Bring Discount Deals to Rochester Area

TeamSave Buffalo, the popular new collective buying website that allows Western New Yorkers to receive substantial discounts on goods, services and events from hundreds of Buffalo area businesses, is expanding into the Rochester marketplace!

Number Of Under-Performing Schools, Districts Grow

Gannett Albany Bureau

ALBANY - The state Education Department's annual list of under-performing schools includes 532 schools and 35 districts statewide, of which 99 schools and four districts are newly identified.

Scroll down to see a searchable database of performing and underperforming schools

The number of problem schools is higher than the 499 identified at the beginning of the 2009-10 school year, although the number of districts has remained the same, according to the Education Department, which released the list Thursday. There were 49 schools and three districts that were new to the list issued a year ago.

This year's increase comes after a change in the calculation of adequate yearly progress - a standard under the federal No Child Left Behind Act - for students with disabilities, and time adjustment of assessment cut scores because state tests were given later this year.

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Erie County Sheriff's Search For Larceny Suspects

BATAVIA, NY-- The Erie County Sheriff's Office is looking for help finding two suspects in a case of grand larceny.

The two men (pictured on right) were caught entering a store in Batavia where authorities say they made purchases using stolen credit cards.

The sheriff's department says the cards were stolen in Clarence on September 25, and were used to make purchases totaling $2,000 the same day at various stores in Batavia.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 867-6161.

Crime Stoppers is offering up to $1,000 reward to anyone with information leading to the arrests of both suspects.


Local Law to Create Erie County Silver Alert System approved

The creation of a new local law, entitled, “Erie County Silver Alert System” was unanimously approved by the Erie County Legislature during its Nov. 4 session. Sponsored by Legislator Edward A. Rath III, R-Williamsville, the law creates a plan to expedite search efforts for missing Alzheimer’s patients or individuals with other dementia related illnesses.

Following the vote Legislator Rath was joined by officials and community members to announce the creation of the local law.

Food Bank of WNY Partners with Nickel City Roast Coffee from NOCO Express

Throughout November and December, NOCO Express Stores will donate ten cents from every cup of Nickel City Roast Coffee sold in-store to the Food Bank of Western New York.

“If each customer were to purchase one cup of coffee each day through the end of the year, they would be providing 34 meals to those in need right here in Western New York,” said Terry Messmer, director of merchandising, NOCO Express. “We are proud to partner with the Food Bank of Western New York this holiday season to support such a deserving cause.”

The Food Bank of Western New York collects and distributes food to its 400 member agencies in Erie, Niagara, Cattaraugus and Chautauqua counties, distributing one million pounds of food per month, assisting 100,000 people in need.