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This is not a drill, people. Target is bringing same-day delivery to Buffalo. Home delivery service Shipt has confirmed it will be entering the Buffalo-Niagara market. Soon, you’ll be able to shop Target’s toys, groceries, electronics, housewares, essentials and baby supplies, and have them delivered to your doorstep in as soon as one hour. At first blush, that sound…

We four surviving World War II Navy destroyer escort sailors who were refused participation in the December christening of the LCS Little Rock at the Buffalo and Erie County Naval and Military Park feel justified.When word got out that Gunner’s Mate Stan Marek, Bosun’s Mate Dan Koslicki, Machinist’s Mate Don McHenry and me, Radioman Fran Lucca, were told there was no room …

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April 3, 1930 – June 20, 2018 When Jeanne Marie LoVullo of Amherst was called upon, she stepped up to the plate, according to her son, Kevin. LoVullo, who was a volunteer with the Junior Board of Kenmore Mercy Hospital from its inception in the late 1950s, also was a woman who brimmed with energy and optimism, he said. "She was a modest woman, but a significant fo…

The murder of eight students and two teachers at the Sante Fe High School was the fourth such shooting over the course of five months, occurring in this country. These horrors always result in demands that more laws being passed restricting the possession of guns by the American people. Since the Second Amendment to our Constitution guarantees the right “to bear arms” such…

I was happy to read that the President of the Catholic Bishops called the policy of separating immigrant families immoral. (President Trump recently signed an executive order ending the separation of families by detaining parents and children together).The Catholic Church has made several blunders which have turned away many followers in recent years. The abuse scandal by …

It is possible to support the unfortunate conclusions drawn by the state Authority Budget Office regarding the Erie County Water Authority while disagreeing with its recommendation that the Authority’s new chair, Jerome Schad, should step down immediately.Clearly, failures of management have abounded at the ECWA, and these failures are rooted in a secretive and politicized…

The roads maintained by Erie County are abysmal. The new repairs are an insult to taxpayers and politicians simply ignore the public demands of getting them fixed correctly.Meanwhile, the roads maintained by New York State are repaved when they are in relatively great condition. I agree with the writer who earlier said we should forget expanding the rail system and concent…

KINICK, Marie - Happy Birthday Mom! I think about you every day. 18 years have passed so quickly. Save me a spot on your cloud! Love, MARY LIZ

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SHUELL - Thomas J. Age 80, of Niagara Falls, retired professor at the University of Buffalo's Graduate School of Education, died peacefully after a long battle with cancer on June 21st, 2018 at Roswell Park Memorial Institute. Thomas was a U.S. Navy veteran. Tom received his PH.D. in educational psychology in 1967 from the University of California, Berkeley. He and his fam…

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GARGUIOLO - Frank Louis "Debbie's Dad" June 20, 2018 at Sisters Hospital after a year-long illness. Most beloved father and best friend of Deborah-Ann Garguiolo; former husband and most cherished friend of the late Lillian (nee Shivalone) Garguiolo; devoted son of the late Luigi and Anna (nee Pagano) Garguiolo; dear brother of the late Alphonse, Mary Passariello, Joseph, A…

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KANE - Sister Rita Ssj (formerly Sister John Aloysius) June 22, 2018; daughter of the late Henry and Kathryn (Tighe) Kane; sister of the late Joseph, Francis, Kathryn Bedient and the Honorable James Kane; survived by many nieces, nephews, grandnieces and nephews; and Sisters in religious community. Friends may call on Saturday from 6-9 PM, Sunday 3-9 PM at the Sisters of S…

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ROBERSON - Kim M. 65 of Orchard Park, Suddenly on June 19. 2018. Wife of Ronald A. Roberson; stepmother of Ryan (Jessica) and Stephani Roberson; grandmother of Haley, Kevin, Kaleb, Peyton, Kade. Sister of Randy and Gary (Marlene) Hooker; also survived by a niece and nephew and a loving goddaughter Dawn Hoffman. Friends received by the family on Sunday, June 24, 2018 2-6 p.…

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BLAKE - Betty L. (nee Kurtenbach) Longtime resident of Niagara Falls, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, June 19, 2018. She was 89. She was born in Mitchell, South Dakota on February 3, 1929, a daughter of Peter and Laurette (Rowe) Kurtenbach. She attended schools in South Dakota and California and then was the electronics manager at Viatran on Grand Island for 23 years un…

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LUNA - Elizabeth A. (nee Nichols) Of Lake View, NY, passed peacefully with her son by her side on June 21, 2018. Cherished mother of Jason C. (Frances) Luna; loving grandma of Jason, Jr. "J.J." and Maya Luna; daughter of the late John D. and Sophie Nichols; dearest sister of Cathy Montes and John (Carol) Nichols; also survived by nieces and nephews. The family will be pres…

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VOGL - Viola "Vi" (nee Gardner) Passed away June 21, 2018; beloved wife of Ronald P. Vogl Sr.; dear mother of Ronald P. (Beverly) Jr., Joseph (Michelle), Karen (Charlie) Saleh, Patrick (Kay), Kathleen (Mark) Byrne, Mary (Matt) Quinn, David (Mary) Vogl and the late Jack (Leslie) Vogl; loving grandmother of 20 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren; sister of Hugh (Dorothy)…