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Crime

A North Collins man has been charged with grabbing the breast of a female employee at a Walmart store in Springville, according to the Erie County Sheriff's Office. The incident happened Feb. 24. Deputies were told a newspaper/publication deliveryman grabbed the woman and were shown in-store surveillance footage, the Sheriff's Office said Saturday. Dennis Bertino, 58…

High Schools

By Perry L. Novak, Special to the News SOUTH GLENS FALLS – Olean’s softball team frequently prepares for its season with a trip south during Easter vacation. Once there, Coach Dan Brooks’ Huskies battle strong teams to be better prepared for the regular season. That strategy paid off again in 2018 as Olean lost three games down south then returned home and wound up w…

High Schools

Brocton baseball is heading to the state semifinals for the first time in school history. Ronald Brown threw nine strikeouts in a complete-game outing as the Bulldogs downed Avoca, 5-1, in the Class D Far West Regional at Diethrick Park in Jamestown. “It means a lot,” Brocton Coach Raymond Rosas said. “It feels cool not only for the school district, but the village a…

High Schools

By Nick Wojton Special To The News The Newfane Panthers and North Collins Eagles, two of section VI’s top girls soccer teams, had chances at redemption against section V foes on Friday at Williamsville South High School but fate had other sides. Class B No. 2- Newfane (17-3-1) fell to No. 3-Aquinas (16-5), 2-0, after losing to the Irish 4-1 in September, and class D…

High Schools

By Tom Dinki Special to The News DUNKIRK – While revenge isn’t much of a motivating factor for Dale MacArthur, the Allegany-Limestone girls soccer head coach admitted his players have discussed two goals since preseason: win the Class C title and beat Maple Grove. The No. 3 Gators accomplished both of those goals Saturday, as they claimed a 3-0 victory in the Sectio…

Education

The reporting continues trickling in. And, the news isn't good. School district by school district across Western New York is discovering varying amounts of lead in their water. At one water fountain in a Fredonia classroom, for instance, a sample showed that there was 2,850 parts per billion of lead. That's nearly 200 times the state's threshold for lead in water…