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Randall Terry was back in Buffalo on Monday morning in a role he hasn't been in for much of the last decade: activist. Terry, an outspoken opponent of abortion who founded Operation Rescue and brought hundreds of people to Buffalo in 1992 during the "Spring of Life" protests, embarked on a 20-city tour throughout the state of New York this week. New York's role in th…

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WASHINGTON – President Trump took aim at New York's newly broadened abortion law during his State of the Union speech on Tuesday, calling for federal legislation that would nullify the state's expansion of late-term abortion for mothers whose lives are in danger or whose fetuses are not viable. "Lawmakers in New York cheered with delight upon the passage of legislation …

Crime

The issue at the crux of the current partial government shutdown apparently played a part in an incident in which a Buffalo man was charged with harassment early Saturday morning. Scott M. Faith was charged with harassment for punching a man after allegedly yelling "Build that wall!" repeatedly at passersby at the intersection of Allen Street and Elmwood Avenue, accordi…

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Michael Caputo was trending on Twitter last night following a clash with a fellow panelist during a CNN segment. The East Aurora political consultant, who worked on President Trump’s 2016 campaign, was part of a panel on "Anderson Cooper 360" regarding the sexual abuse allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. Caputo became visibly upset during a bac…

Columns

WASHINGTON – A sleepy but sprawling New York congressional district, where the upstate aristocracy that included the Wadsworth family once rode fine horses to the hounds, has become pivotal to Trump Republicans’ trying to retain control of the House. In the formal records it is the 27th Congressional District, formed out of five former districts and parts of eight count…

Columns

It was one of those stories that you had to read twice, to fully take it in. In a meeting with lawmakers Thursday, President Trump reportedly said this nation does not need more people from countries that he labeled with a well-known pejorative, a graphic affront. It was part of a discussion involving immigrants from Haiti, El Salvador and the collected nations of Afric…

Sports

When Jerry Hughes criticized Jim Kelly on Monday, he didn't just take a stand against the greatest quarterback in Bills' history, inspirational cancer survivor and communal treasure. He added yet another layer to a debate that has shown more staying power than Kelly himself. I'm sure Kelly's supporters quietly were disappointed in Hughes for being disappointed in Kelly …

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Bill Wilson was prepared to leave New Era Field and never return. Kim Wilson, his wife, braced herself and then punched Bill in his left shoulder, a reminder to watch his temper if something unsavory unfolded before them. She, too, was ready to walk away from their Buffalo Bills season tickets. In the opposite corner of the stadium, Wes Wilson wished to see the exact…