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It is time for another edition of "What's WNY Watching?" as the May sweeps end tonight. We’ll start out with more truly stunning evidence that Buffalo is a bigger pro basketball town than being given credit for by local sports radio and television newscasts. On Tuesday night, the Washington Capitals played the Tampa Bay Lightning in what could have been the deciding …

Outdoors

Joe Jemiolo, Jr. of Boston took top honors in the Southtowns Walleye Association of WNY’s spring perch contest last Saturday on Lake Erie. The tournament is based on the total weight of an angler’s best five fish. Jemiolo, fishing off Hamburg around the 40-foot depth contour with emerald shiners, managed a total weight of 7.585 pounds for his five perch. Not far behind …

What have we lost with Trump as president?To those who claim that Donald Trump is a great president and will go down in history that way, what have we gained and what have we lost?One claim to his greatness is that our borders are more secure. However, no terrorist from another country has reigned upon our nation, but instead assault rifle shootings and the massacres they …

Giving thanks for nurses and their dedicationIt was heartening to read the insert in The News regarding National Nurses Week.For nearly five months in 2016, during a long hospital stay, a longer sentence in rehab, and then three-plus months with medical care in home three times per week, I received almost nothing but outstanding care from the nurses, licensed, practical, a…

Grand Island trail project causing environmental perilWest River is a haven for migrating birds and waterfowl. Nesting areas are being decimated by shoreline destruction to construct an ill-conceived connector trail. The Parkway was a scenic road linking Beaver Island and Buckhorn State Park but is now closed and being torn up only to be repaved. It will not reopen to cars…

Introspection advised in assessing priest scandalOnly The Buffalo News needs to print “Priest accused” on the front page. Was that really 30 years ago, with a person old enough for consent?People change.Forgiveness is a main tenet of faith. Consider the empathy toward those confessing. Imagine the courage needed to continue serving. Introspection and wisdom serve us well.D…

Business People

Insyte Consulting, a non-profit management consulting organization that works with manufacturers, has named Clayton Spaeth to its board of directors. Spaeth is the General Manager of REM-Tronics located in Dunkirk.

Outdoors

National Fishing and Boating Week is on the calendar for June 2-10. This national celebration puts a huge focus on fishing and boating to create a better awareness for these popular outdoor activities, encouraging people and groups to create activities and events that can help highlight our natural resources for the benefit of youngsters and oldsters alike. Here are some a…

Business People

Insyte Consulting, a non-profit management consulting organization that works with manufacturers, has named Thomas Kammerer to its board of directors. Kammerer is vice president and General Manager of Voss Manufacturing, a contract manufacturer located in Wheatfield.

Business People

Insyte Consulting, a non-profit management consulting organization that works with manufacturers, has named Peter Coleman to its board of directors. Coleman is the executive director of the Buffalo Niagara Manufacturing Alliance (BNMA), the largest organization representing manufacturers in Erie and Niagara County.

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Eden Central School District voters will have another chance at voting on the budget June 19. The School Board decided Tuesday night to use more money from reserves to lower the tax levy increase to 0.46 percent, the level allowed under the district's tax cap. Spending in the $30.1 million budget will remain the same, and it will allow the district to add a school re…

Outdoors

A few weeks ago we mentioned in the Fishing Beat of a possible record walleye being caught on the St. Lawrence River, an 18-pound, 2-ounce lunker that could smash the previous record of 16 pounds, 8 ounces caught by Thomas Reed of Kill Buck from Mystic Lake in Cattaraugus County in 2009. That record ‘eye was finally confirmed, a monster of a catch reeled in by Brian Har…

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  What a difference a year makes. In 2017, Lake Ontario was suffering through severe high-water conditions and many people believed that this Great Lake was closed for business. The reality was that fishing was as good as ever. In fact, when the results of a lake-wide creel census were tabulated, the salmon catch rate was the highest that the state’s Department of …

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Fishing action has been great all the way around – Lake Ontario, Lake Erie, the Niagara River, the tributaries and even some of the inland lakes. Add in the fact that the inland muskellunge opener occurs this Saturday and places like Chautauqua Lake will have a new option to include in a long list of choices going into a holiday weekend. Lake Ontario After a crazy co…

Gusto

Frank Gourmet Hot Dogs is opening its new restaurant next month, introducing the Washington, D.C. specialty "half-smoke" sausage along with its standard lineup. "We're pretty much in the home stretch," said Paul Tripi, who owns the outfit, one of Buffalo's most popular food trucks, with his twin brother Frank. "I don’t have an exact start date, but it looks like early J…