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Buffalo Warriors Ink Deal with Time Warner to Televise Games

Buffalo Warriors Ink Deal with Time Warner to Televise Games

The Buffalo Warriors basketball team, preparing to play a 15-game home schedule against international competition, announced Wednesday that all games during the 2013 season will be broadcast on Time Warner Cable. The Warriors will open their schedule on March 27 at the Hamburg Fairgrounds Event Center.

All games will also be broadcast on WECK AM 1230 and FM 102.9 The Breeze, according to Warriors owner Edward Bednarz. Calling the Warriors games will be veteran broadcaster Jim Brinson.

MQA Student Athletes Shoot for Basketball Stardom

MQA Student Athletes Shoot for Basketball Stardom

 

Several student athletes from Mary Queen of Angels Regional Catholic School in Cheektowaga were crowned local champions in the Knights of Columbus Free Throw Shooting Contest that took place on Jan. 16 at the school. Taking part in the competition were Hannah Pufpaff, Matt Mesi, Sara Ferraraccio, Jacob Solomon, Madison Zdzinski, Jeremy Glinski, Chris Kobis and Nicole Kruse.

The students then moved on to the district competition held on Feb. 23 at the Knights of Columbus on Delaware Avenue in Buffalo, where Hannah Pufpaff earned a trip to the regional competition in Syracuse for the third consecutive year!

London, Ontario Preparing to Host the ‘Olympic Games’ of Figure Skating

London, Ontario Preparing to Host the ‘Olympic Games’ of Figure Skating

 

London, Ontario’s Budweiser Gardens will be the center of attention for the world of figure skating next month as the city hosts the 2013 ISU World Figure Skating Championships. It will be the first time the event has been held in Canada since 2006, when Calgary set the stage for the event.

As an annual event that moves around the globe, the ISU World Figure Skating Championships attract more than 150 million TV viewers worldwide and showcase 200 of the best athletes from 50 countries in four disciplines: men’s, ladies, pair and ice dance.

Snowmobile Group Calls for Extra Caution During Winter Break

Snowmobile Group Calls for Extra Caution During Winter Break

A Statement from the New York State Snowmobile Association

PINE BUSH, NY – There are still a few weeks left before snowmobilers will have to put an end to the 2013 snowmobile season. The New York State Snowmobile Association (NYSSA) would like to send midseason reminders to riders to emphasize the importance of snowmobile trail safety and the importance of staying on the trail as snowmobile traffic is expected to increase with the mid-winter break for most school districts throughout the state.

 “We want to remind snowmobilers to continue to take extra caution as we approach the middle of the snowmobile season,” said Dominic Jacangelo, Executive Director of NYSSA.  With snow in this weekend's forecast. the group expects to see heavy snowmobile traffic on trails, and wants to reinforce its main safety tips for an enjoyable riding experience.

Erie County Clerk to Make ‘Opt-Out’ Form Available for Pick-Up

Northtown Auto Bureau will be open Saturday 9am-12pm

Erie County, NY – In an effort to quickly distribute the newly released “Opt-Out” form, which enables individual pistol permit holders to protect their information from ever being made public, Erie County Clerk Jacobs will make the form available on Saturday, February 16th from 9:00 am-12:00 pm at the Northtown Auto Bureau, located in the Northtown Plaza at 3095 Sheridan Drive, Amherst, NY.

“I want to ensure that all pistol permit holders have several options in which to obtain this form and as quickly as possible, said Clerk Jacobs. “The law provides 60-days for permit holders to exercise this “opt-out” provision before someone can make a request for pistol records. So we are encouraging pistol permit holders who want assurance that their records will be kept private to obtain and complete the form immediately.”

Jacobs Announces Pistol Permit Privacy Forms Now Available

FORMS AVAILABLE ON-LINE AND AT LOCAL AUTO BUREAUS

Erie County, NY – Erie County Clerk Chris Jacobs announced today that he finally has received from New York State Police the much anticipated “opt-out” form which enable individual pistol permit holders to protect their information from ever being made public.

Permit holders can go to www.erie.gov/optout to print out a copy of the form, fill-it out and mail it or fax it in to the Erie County Clerk.  Alternatively all County Auto Bureaus will have copies of the forms available as of Tuesday, February 19th, as well as the Pistol Permit Office located at 92 Franklin Street, Buffalo, NY 14202.

“The ‘opt-out’ is a simple one page form that allows you to choose one of four reasons you desire to keep your information private. Once the permit holder completes the form simply mail it or fax it into our office,” said Jacobs.

Caleb Campbell: Stepping Out of the Limelight and Into a Life of Service

Caleb Campbell: Stepping Out of the Limelight and Into a Life of Service

The name Caleb Campbell may ring a bell. Just a few short years ago, he was at the center of a national news story — a talented college football player at West Point whose dream of playing in the NFL was delayed due to his military commitment. 

The story goes like this: Shortly after being drafted by the Detroit Lions in 2008, the talented linebacker headed to the Lions training camp to pursue his dream. Shortly after reporting to camp, he was informed that the Army had suspended the Alternative Service Option rule that would have allowed him to join the NFL while still technically a soldier. Consequently, he would have to leave the NFL to serve two years of active duty before petitioning the Army for early release.