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Rider's 6-foot-8 Devine Eke blocked a layup attempt by Isaiah Reese in the final second to preserve the Broncs' 83-82 victory over Canisius in Lawrenceville, N.J. By winning Rider took over sole possession of first place in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference men's basketball standings and is assured of at least a final top two finish in the conference regular season…

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Buffalo Bills safety Jordan Poyer married Instagram model Rachel Bush on Saturday in Jamaica. The couple began dating in 2015 after meeting via Twitter. They have a daughter, Aliyah, born in early 2017. "I’ve learned a lot of lessons throughout my relationship with her,” Poyer said during the season. “She’s a social media star, everybody knows who she is, and we’re a…

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New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski surprised many when he would not commit to returning for the 2018 season in the moments after the Super Bowl. Gronkowski said he needed some time to reflect on the season and talk with people closest to him and that he wasn't ready to answer what it would take for him to return. “Weeks before [the AFC Championship game], …

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Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield says he intends to throw at the Scouting Combine next week in Indianapolis. “There’s a reason I’m going there and I’m going to throw. I’m going to do everything,” Mayfield said Saturday, according to the Tulsa World. “I’m just going to show what I show on Saturdays is who I am every week, every day. Competitive. I’m going to do everyt…

Real Estate Transactions

Following are real estate transactions over $5,000 as listed in records of the Erie County clerk’s office for the week ending Jan. 12, 2018. ALDEN • 460 Woodside Court, Amanda S. Gerhardt; Michael J. Gerhardt to Joelle M. Sledz; Justin J. Sledz, $259,000. • 13330 Park St., Adam D. Bakos; Katie Stutz; Katie H. Stutz to Elizabeth Richert, $185,000. AMHERST • 18 Cont…

Kids and adults inspired by the PyeongChang Olympics can take a free learn-to-skate class Sunday evening at the North Buffalo Rink, 158 Tacoma Ave. The lessons are part of an open house from 7 to 8 p.m. at the rink. Skaters age 3 and up can take part, with free rental skates available for those who need them. No skating experience is required, but registration is encour…

Cuomo should be ashamed of effort to expand abortionWe are registered voters, having participated in nearly every primary and regular election since we were old enough to vote. As Democrats, we are ashamed that our governor could even consider expanding late-term abortions and, to add insult to injury, include it in a budget bill! If this horror gets through the State Legi…

Trump’s actions are not making America ‘great’Hmm, racism rearing its ugly head; once-in-500-years weather catastrophes occurring every other year; homelessness; an ever-increasing disparity of wealth; a health care system that fails to draw the envy of any nation sporting more than two electrical generators.A rotting infrastructure; record mass incarcerations; one in six …

American dream has become a nightmareThis morning I read again that Rep. Paul Ryan wants to cut unfunded mandates to balance the budget. Hogwash! We spend about 62 cents of every federal tax dollar on the military. We defend Europe and Asia, 73 years after the end of World War II. Germany has the third-largest economy in the world! England is doing pretty well. Why are we …

Let’s try to be more aware of the footprints we leaveNeighborhood signs, blue with white doves, reading: “I leave footprints for peace” may have their origin in my favorite theologian/philosopher Soren Kierkegaard’s “The Anxiety of Self-Torment,” Christian Discourses, 1848. You decide: “But He came to this earth to prescribe the task, to leave behind Him a footprint, so th…

President is insulting to nation’s militaryI am a combat veteran and am totally disgusted with President Trump’s idea of a military parade. He is using this idea of a parade for his own self-gratification. A man who never served in the military and was deferred several times for bone spurs; a rich kid’s excuse for not serving in the armed forces. Trump is insulting to the …

Trump kept his promise and delivered tax cutsMy husband and I watched the news channels and C-Span quite a bit during the last election cycle. Then candidate Donald Trump promised tax cuts for businesses and the forgotten working families.We said let’s see, after the election. Little did we realize that these cuts would affect our income, too, as we are both retired. When …

We must all get involved to keep democracy aliveI was pleased to read the NeXt article about the model United Nations conference. In 1950, Kensington High School selected me and another classmate to attend the conference in Cleveland, Ohio, where U.N. diplomat Ralph Bunche was the keynote speaker.The experience was inspiring and helped direct my career path as a social wor…

Hypocrites ignore science about pain felt in the wombRecently, the Senate voted against the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act. This is an example of hypocrisy from those who claim to revere science. If that were true, they would have supported this bill based on science that has determined that children in the womb feel pain sometime after 20 weeks, either reflexive…

Hardworking Dreamers deserve our compassionConcerning refugees and President Trump, my grandfather and grandmother Condren were refugees from poverty and hunger in Ireland. If my feisty grandparents had to break through a wall to come to America, I know they would have done that.When the Irish came to the U.S. and struggled to find employment, they were met with anti-immig…