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It’s precisely the time to discuss gun controlSeventeen more high schoolers killed. More broken hearts and a broken community. President Trump, after 18 hours, finally gave an empty and irrelevant (according to one Parkland person) speech to recognize the tragedy. But he and Sen. Marco Rubio do not want us to jump to conclusions. There will be plenty of time for debate lat…

President ought to use his own money for paradeMany letters have been written to The News criticizing President Trump. He now wants to spend somewhere around $30 million for a military parade because he was impressed by a parade he saw in France. We have homeless veterans, people who can’t afford decent food for their children, people who don’t have money to heat their hom…

Founders never envisioned our modern-day weaponryThey didn’t have assault rifles when they wrote the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, but they certainly had field cannons.Does anyone actually believe that the Founding Fathers intended to allow a cannon in anyone’s private home?The courts need to revisit their interpretation of the Second Amendment, and with our c…

Let WNY voters decide who will oppose CollinsSo, Democratic leaders from the eight counties of the 27th Congressional District have usurped the very democratic process that the party represents. Unbelievable! And their choice as a candidate isn’t even a current resident of the district? Are these folks so disconnected from the challenges to our system and the contemporary …

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We know there's no homeroom today. But we're up and ready to go. Get yourself ready for today's #PrepTalkLive action with everything you need to know about the day ahead in high school sports. What to watch for Saturday 1. Girls hockey - WNY Federation championship The final girls hockey game of the season is tonight at 6 p.m. at HarborCenter. Top-seeded and de…

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St. Paul's Episcopal Cathedral has completed its adaptive reuse project of its parish house into Cathedral Commons.

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The head-to-head battle between these two contemporary English rock bands lives on, as The Cure vs. The Smiths Dance Party took over Buffalo Iron Works for the second year in a row on Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018.

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The Diamond Ball, a fundraiser for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, featured the debut of locally produced hit "Against the Storm" on Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018, in Samuel's Grande Manor. See the dressy celebrants.

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PRIM - James "J.P." February 23, 2018. Family will receive relatives and friends Saturday 11 AM wake. 12 Noon Funeral at True Bethel Baptist Church, 472 Swan St. Auspices EXODUS GARDENS FUNERAL HOME.

MALEK - Lois (nee Rickler) February 24, 2018, beloved wife of the late Joseph Malek; loving mother of Sharon (Steven) Jacobs and Dr. Marvin Malek; sister of the late Sheldon Rickler; treasured grandmother of Greta (Claudio Flores-Ames) Jacobs, Andrea (Colin Sutker) Jacobs and Mark (Christina) Jacobs; great-grandmother of Arlo, Ruby, Lila, and Ari. Graveside services will b…

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DeMARIA - Florence E. (nee Castellani) Of Cheektowaga, entered into rest February 23, 2018. Beloved wife of the late Robert C. DeMaria, Sr.; devoted mother of Christine (Steven) Parkinson, Gary DeMaria, and the late Robert C. DeMaria, Jr.,; cherished grandmother of two grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, and three great-great-grandchildren; loving daughter of Antonio…

KLEIN - Maureen E. (nee Mccullor) February 21, 2018; dearest mother of April (Jon II) TenBroeck; loving grandmother of Rachael TenBroeck; dear sister of Michael, Mark (Nancy), Mary and the late Marlene McCullor; dear aunt of Kimberly (Krasimir) McCullor-Yankov. Friends may call Wednesday 4-8 PM at the REDDINGTON FUNERAL HOME, 657 Abbott Rd. (corner Red Jacket Pkwy.) Privat…

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SCHMIDT - Jack E., Jr. Of Tonawanda, entered into rest February 23, 2018, beloved husband of Joan C. (nee Willby) Schmidt; devoted father of Charles (Paula) Schmidt, Gregory Schmidt, Cynthia (William) Anderson; cherished grandfather of Clayton, Michael, Leanna, Gabriella, Alyssa and Lauren; loving son of the late Jack E. and Dorothy Schmidt; dear brother of David (Catherin…