2020-06-10 E-Edition

Amherst resident injured, hospitalized at June 4 protest

Officers involved charged with felony second-degree assault

An Amherst man remains hospitalized after being injured during a protest the night of June 4 in Buffalo in response to the death of George Floyd. Martin Gugino was taken to Erie County Medical Center in serious but stable condition after the actions of two Buffalo Emergency Response Team police officers led to Gugino losing balance and falling backward, striking […]

Western New York could enter phase three next week as cases trend downward

Erie County is looking to partially resume normalcy, with the potential to enter phase three of reopening next week. That’s because new cases of COVID-19 and hospitalizations as a result of the virus are at their lowest points since the pandemic began in March. At a press briefing on Monday, Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz displayed a promising trajectory. Data […]

Cuomo extends deadline for school districts to receive ballots

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Sunday that school districts across the state would be given more time to receive and to process absentee ballots for this year’s budget and school board votes. Votes for school boards and school budgets can now be received in the mail by June 16 and will still count amongst vote totals. The governor’s executive […]

Study led by Daemen professor discovers dinosaurs may have resorted to cannibalism

Large Jurassic-period theropod dinosaurs like Allosaurus and Ceratosaurus apparently turned to cannibalism when food was scarce, according to a new study co-authored by a Daemen College professor. The research team looked for bite marks on more than 2,300 bones from Mygatt Moore Quarry, a 152-million year-old fossil deposit site in western Colorado. Tooth-marked bones showed that huge flesh-eating dinosaurs likely […]

Clarence Public Library set for reopening with modified hours

The Clarence Public Library will be re-opening with modified hours beginning Monday, June 15. Services will be limited to include circulation of materials and limited computer usage. Patron and staff safety are important, so social distancing measures will be in place and all patrons over the age of 2 will be required to wear facial coverings in the building. The […]

Be sure to stay active during the summer

This summer will be different from many due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Events are being canceled, such as the Erie County Fair, Drums Along the Waterfront, music festivals, founder’s day festivals, holiday parades, celebrations and more. Instead of walking around these festivals and events, the thousands of people who attend these events each year will need to find other socially […]

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VIRTUALLY FIT — Independent Health is once again teaming up with the YMCA to offer free summer fitness classes, which will be virtual this year due to the pandemic. Led by certified YMCA instructors, the Fitness in the Parks: Home Edition series of classes is being streamed through Facebook Live each week, and Western New Yorkers are encouraged to take […]

Out of the Past

125 Years AgoJune 13, 1895 What shall we do with the tramp? He is constantly growing more bold, more lawless and more menacing to life and property. We have to chronicle the destruction of one of the oldest buildings in Erie County. During the burning of Buffalo during the War of 1812, all the books and official documents belonging to […]

Serving on a school board more thankless than ever

Voting will continue through next Tuesday in public school districts across New York State on 2020-21 budgets. Decisions will also be made as to who will serve on local school boards. While the budget process is knee-deep in state mandates, running for a school board seat is asking for trouble. The job comes with long hours and zero pay. Years […]