Our network


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.

"Safe" Return... to Slaughter?!

For me, the word safe return has several obvious implications. Mainly that the animals are safe. Now pair that word with slaughter house, and I'm not sure how the two can even be in a sentence together. Were my dog to run away, his safe return to me would mean that not only was he okay at the time of his return, but that he would remain safe. Safe implies that care is taken to keep something well, at a slaughter house I imagine the only care taken is not to bloody one's socks, should their boot fill with the blood of an animal as it's hung from it's back legs, neck slit, and the blood pours. 

OP, Clarence Round Two For Class AA Crown

Orchard Park and Clarence play for the Section 6 Class AA title Friday night at Ralph Wilson Stadium. Kickoff is scheduled for 9-pm.

In a high scoring game in week two the Red Devils outscored the Quakers 37 to 28. In that game Orchard Park brought only dark jersey's forcing Clarence, the home team, to wear yellow pinnies instead of their game jerseys.

Orchard Park has been to the stadium  more than any other team. They've played at Ralph Wilson Stadium 17 times in 32 years.

Quakers head coach Gene Tundo told Stu Boyar that "we've felt the sting of that loss to Clarence and now the boys have to get ready to play the game of their lives." Orchard Park will  have to find a way to slow down quarterback Zach Lauricella and the running back tandem of Michael Gelz and Cooper Wittig.

Pet Connection Needs Your Support!

Tickets are now available for a Holiday Concert/Dinner Dance featuring Jack Civiletto & The Pyramid Band that will take place from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. Saturday, December 4, at the Hearthstone Manor, 333 Dick Road, Depew. Proceeds from the event will benefit Pet Connection Programs Inc., a special care shelter for dogs and cats located in Marilla. Please purchase a ticket and help us keep our doors open to future animal rescues!

Tickets are just $25 per person and include dinner, entertainment, a basket auction and raffles. A special door prize of four Disney one-day park hopper passes valued at $544 will be given away. Tickets for the event are presale only and can be ordered by calling the shelter at 652-0192.

Clarence Man Charged With Threatening Military Officers

BUFFALO, NY-- U.S. Attorney William Hochul Jr announced Monday that Kevin P. Smith, 50 of Clarence NY, has been arrested and charged with threatening federal officials and bomb an Army base. 

The charges carry a maximum penalty of ten years in prison, a fine of $250,000 or both.

The complaint charges that Smith, between the period of March and July of 2010, threatened to blow up Fort Hood and kill a commanding general and members of his staff.

Smith is also alleged to have called the Quantico, Virginia Marine Corps base on two occasions and threatened to kill a Marine captain.

Smith is also accused of making threats to the Buffalo Veteran's Administration Hospital Outreach Program.

Primordial Strength to Offer Concussion Reduction Seminar to Area Athletes

Sports-related concussions have been all over the news lately, thanks in large part to some serious injuries that have occurred in recent NFL and NHL games.

From 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, December 11, Primordial Strength Inc. — a leader in neck and trapezius training and the anti-concussion movement — will conduct a Concussion Reduction Seminar through Neck and Trap Training at the Lancaster Elks Lodge, 33 Legion Parkway. The cost is $40, with a portion of the proceeds benefiting the annual Trench Trophy award event. The trophy is presented annually to Western New York’s high school “Lineman of the Year.”

Volunteers Needed for Massive Tree Planting

Buffalo, N.Y. - The City of Good Neighbors is in need of some volunteers to help plant nearly 400 trees along South Park Avenue.

The trees were dropped off by Re-Tree Western New York on Friday and will be planted along a two mile stretch of South Park Avenue, from Bailey Avenue to Dorrance (Buffalo's city line).

A massive tree planting is scheduled for Saturday, October 30th at 8:30 a.m. For information, visit the Re-Tree WNY website.

Trees planted Saturday will replace those that were damaged or destroyed during the October Storm.