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FARMERSVILLE – A man and a woman from Delevan were hospitalized after their motorcycle crashed about 4 p.m. Sunday on Route 16, state police at Machias said.Troopers said Richard Kruse, 73, operator of the motorcycle, was taken by helicopter to Erie County Medical Center, Buffalo, where he is listed in stable condition. Janet Lexer, 70, was taken first to Olean General …

WHEATFIELD – Niagara County Democratic Chairman Nicholas J. Forster tangled with his party’s Wheatfield chairwoman last week.Town Chairwoman Shirley J. Joy and Judy A. Blake, a secretary in Town Court, are running for town council in the Democratic primary, despite Forster’s support for a slate of Republicans who oppose the incumbent Republicans.Joy said last week th…

NIAGARA FALLS – Landscaping equipment worth $2,000 was stolen from a Main Street job site on Friday afternoon, police said. The Youngstown landscaper was working at the former St. Mary’s Manor between 2 and 3:20 p.m. when someone cut a security cable and made off with several pieces of equipment from the bed of his truck, police said. Items taken included two weed tr…

New York State Parks Police have identified the man who drowned Saturday evening in Lake Erie off Evangola State Park as Brian J. McCluskey, 32, of Maple Avenue, Blasdell. Police said McCluskey, who was with several family members, waded into the water in an unguarded area about 7:30 p.m. to swim to a boat anchored offshore. Family members called 911 when he went underwate…

Paul Argy’s attempt at politics lasted only one month, but his brief encounter with the blood sport taught him one thing: He’d rather stay out of local government.After 30 days of knocking on doors in mid-summer heat, Argy thought the work of getting on the ballot to run for mayor of Niagara Falls was done. Then he discovered the state’s excessively complicated rules…

NIAGARA FALLS – A woman facing theft and drug charges attempted to steal 39 items from the Walmart store on Military Road Saturday night, police said. Karen Rodriguez, 30, of Crick Court, was arrested after security personnel caught her trying to steal $335 worth of merchandise, according to police. Rodriguez also was in possession of 10 narcotic pills, police added. S…

TOWN OF LOCKPORT – A burglar used a crowbar to pry open an overhead door and break into the Akron Road Building Supply Inc. store, Niagara County sheriff’s deputies said Sunday.The burglary occurred sometime over the past two weeks and resulted in the loss of about $2,200 worth of copper pipes, copper and brass pipe fittings and a space heater, deputies said.

RANSOMVILLE – A Cutis Avenue man returned from an out-of-town trip Saturday night to find that his home had been burglarized.Niagara County sheriff’s deputies said items valued at $1,800, including two flat-screen television sets, gold jewelry and a videogame system, were stolen. Police believe the break-in occurred sometime after Wednesday.

Saying that Chaquiel “Chaq” Nettles beat the odds is an understatement.The 19-year-old didn’t just graduate from Williamsville South High School. He didn’t just earn a coveted football scholarship to a Division I university.He did so while escaping poverty, homelessness and gang life on tough city streets, at times not knowing where he would sleep at night.“I dec…

OLAF FUB SEZ: According to French poet and playwright Guillaume Apollinaire, born on this date in 1880, “Now and then it’s good to pause in our pursuit of happiness and just be happy.” ...We’re Very LuckyFor a city our sizeIt’s quite a surpriseTo have big-league teams,Architecture that gleams,A major orchestra,Art galleries, too,Museums and a wonderful zoo.We’r…

An environmental riddle is brewing off the shores of Lake Erie, and its answer is blowing in the wind.The planned launch of a wind turbine demonstration project seven miles off of Cleveland’s lakeshore in Ohio – the first of its kind on the Great Lakes – has politicians, developers and labor there on board. That’s a totally different vibe from what took place in Bu…

Friday, Aug. 304 p.m. Big Tobacco5:45 p.m. Marsha McWilson & The Sharks – an Etta James tribute7:30 p.m. Mahajibee Blues Band9:30 p.m. Mississippi HeatSaturday, Aug. 3112 p.m. Easy Street Sliders1:30 p.m. Flyin’ Blind Blues Band3 p.m. The Bravuras with Jon Dretto5 p.m. The Electras with Dr. Z & Mr. Conrad6:45 p.m. Richard Ray Farrell Band with Donnie “Mr. Downchild…

Friday, Aug. 304 p.m. Big Tobacco5:45 p.m. Marsha McWilson & The Sharks – an Etta James tribute7:30 p.m. Mahajibee Blues Band9:30 p.m. Mississippi HeatSaturday, Aug. 3112 p.m. Easy Street Sliders1:30 p.m. Flyin’ Blind Blues Band3 p.m. The Bravuras with Jon Dretto5 p.m. The Electras with Dr. Z & Mr. Conrad6:45 p.m. Richard Ray Farrell Band with Donnie “Mr. Downchild…

Lackawanna police are looking for the gunman who opened fire early Sunday at a reported block party, killing one man and critically injuring another.Lackawanna Mayor Geoffrey M. Szymanski released a statement on the shootings, which occurred shortly after midnight.Police were called to Olin Lane, where they received reports of gunfire, and found the two male victims and ab…

BEMUS POINT — A Findley Lake man was arrested Saturday and charged with driving while intoxicated and several felonies after he was stopped by state police in southwestern Chautauqua County for driving 94 miles per hour in a 65 mph zone on the Southern Tier Expressway.James J. Spitale, 36, also was charged with misdemeanor endangering the welfare of a child and felony ag…