My byline has run in the Ithaca Journal, USA Today, the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle and the New York Times. I have been a staff reporter at The Buffalo News since 2002 and currently am part of the watchdog team.
The breach of confidentiality caused “unnecessary stress, emotional distress, anxiety, fear and embarrassment” for the college student, who is seeking $200,000 in damages, according to the lawsuit.
Supervisor Diane Benczkowski on Saturday announced the appointment of Elias A. Farah.
The lawsuit alleges the Rev. Robert J. Schober engaged in unpermitted sexual contact with a minor from 1980 to 1985 at an Elma church.
A judge has ordered a former nurse at a children’s psychiatric center to pay more than $1.4 million in damages for molesting three boys in the 1980s.
Religious exemptions are becoming another major flashpoint in the Covid-19 vaccination debate.
When confronted with the allegations, the priests denied committing any acts of abuse, diocese officials said in a news release.
Attorneys invoked the Supreme Court’s Anderson v. Celebrezze ruling nearly 38 years ago in arguing that New York’s early petition deadline discriminated against Brown’s independent run for mayor.
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“We feel very, very strongly that the campus is one of the safest places in Western New York to be,” said UB Provost A. Scott Weber.
The numbers are a striking rebuke to Buffalo Diocese officials who for decades downplayed the extent of abuse in the area and protected molester priests from prosecution and public accountability.