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County Clerk Creates Web-Link for New Gun Law Privacy Provision

County Clerk Creates Web-Link for New Gun Law Privacy Provision

                                            Designed to distribute “Opt-Out” form directly to permit holders

Erie County, NY –New York State’s recently passed gun law “NY SAFE ACT” allows pistol permit holders to request that their information be kept private and confidential.  The law directs the New York State Police to create an application to allow permit holders to be exempt or “opt-out” from public disclosure. 

Bases Loaded Sports Collectibles to Host Card Grading Event

Bases Loaded Sports Collectibles to Host Card Grading Event

Ever wonder what that special sports card you’ve been holding onto since your childhood is really worth? Bases Loaded Sports Collectibles, located at 794 French Road, Cheektowaga, will host a representative from Beckett Grading Services from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23.

Beckett Grading Services uses an easy-to-understand 1 to 10 point grading scale to rate sports cards. Cards will be graded on four key categories: Centering, corners, edges and surface. Grades from each of these key categories will be considered in determining your card's final overall grade. Beckett also grades non-sports cards, photos, magazines, pocket schedules, gaming cards and tickets.

It May Be Winter, But We're Thinking Fun In The Sun!

It May Be Winter, But We're Thinking Fun In The Sun!

The CAID Day At The Park is still several months away, but we're already starting to plan for the biggest fundraiser of the year for Crusade Against Impaired Driving.  It's a fun event at Sunshine Park in West Seneca that includes a one-pitch coed softball tourney, chicken barbecue, basket raffle, and silent auction.  Hundreds attend each year to raise awareness and funds to fight drunk driving and texting while driving in Western New York.  What's raised here stays here!

We play softball in memory of Karen Kwiatkowski, an 18 year old young woman whose life was cut tragically short by a drunk driver in 1998.  Karen played softball for 12 years and this event is dedicated to her.  We also play in memory of Alix Rice, Bryce Bucholz, and many others who were killed in DWI-related crashes.

Hamburg Fairgrounds to Host Buffalo Warriors; Jim Brinson to Call Games

Hamburg Fairgrounds to Host Buffalo Warriors; Jim Brinson to Call Games

The Buffalo Warriors of the IBA-PBL basketball league have chosen an exciting suburban location for their 2013 home games: The Event Center at the Hamburg Fairgrounds!

The selection of the Event Center was an easy choice, according to Ed Bednarz, owner of the Buffalo Warriors. “The Event Center has everything we need, including seating for up to 5,000 fans, a climate-controlled environment, ticket offices, concession stands and plenty of free parking. It also has the added draw of the busy casino and racetrack, so bringing our basketball games there is a natural fit.” 

Jacobs Will Not Release Pistol Permit Data to Buffalo News

Jacobs Will Not Release Pistol Permit Data to Buffalo News

County Clerk Believes Matter of Public Safety

Erie County, NY- Erie County Clerk Chris Jacobs stated he will not provide to the Buffalo News the records of over 75,000 pistol permit holders in Erie County. Late last week Jacobs received a request from the Buffalo News for “all active pistol permit holders in Erie County, including but not limited to name and address.”

The Freedom of Information request came soon after a downstate paper obtained and published, in the form of an interactive Google map, all pistol permit holders in Rockland and Westchester Counties.

“I will exhaust every legal avenue available to keep the records of registered gun owners private, because I believe such disclosure could endanger the life and safety of our citizens,” said Jacobs. “As an elected official, that will always be my first priority.”

Buffalo Warriors Games to Air on WECK The Breeze

Buffalo Warriors Games to Air on WECK The Breeze

The Buffalo Warriors of the newly formed IBA-PBL basketball league, who will begin play in March, will have their home games broadcast locally on WECK AM 1230 and FM 102.9 The Breeze.

The joint announcement was made today by Warriors owner Edward Bednarz and Dick Greene, owner of Culver Communications. WECK is also the home of University at Buffalo football and men’s basketball games, while sister station WLVL 1340 AM carries UB women’s basketball games.

Eleven Athletes to Appear at Sports Collectors Expo in Batavia

Eleven Athletes to Appear at Sports Collectors Expo in Batavia

Eleven current and former professional football and baseball players will sign autographs at the Sports Collectors Expo taking place Feb. 9 and 10 at the Clarion Hotel, 8250 Park Road, Batavia. Show hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday.

Scheduled to appear on Saturday, Feb. 9 are Buffalo Bills Fred Jackson and TJ Graham from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., former Buffalo Bill Bryce Paup and former MLB player and coach Joe Altobelli from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., and former MLB pitching great Jack Morris from 1 to 2:30 p.m.