Parents sue Williamsville schools, accuse teacher of choking 12-year-old
The parents of a former Mill Middle School student say a French teacher choked their daughter during class last year and have sued the Willi
Answer Man: Newspaper clippings in the voting booth?
Editor’s note: A reader asks about what’s acceptable in the voting booth. Luckily, the Answer Man fielded this same question in November 2010.
Federal employees struggle as shutdown continues
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'We're just pawns.' FMC employees must wait for pay
While correctional officer Heidi Wiplinger has gone through three government shutdowns in her 12 years at the Federal Medical Center, this one feels different.
Homeworth bringing back Homecoming event
A Homeworth event that was started in 1932 is being resurrected this summer. From 1 to 10 p.m. Saturday, area residents once again can take in the
Fall River Wonders: How did cotton cloth get made in Fall River's historic mills?
FALL RIVER – Reader Ronald Bernardo wrote in to “Fall River Wonders” to say he remembers seeing bales of cotton being offloaded from
How to Read the Newspaper
I used to be a newspaper editor, a cog in the wheel of the dreaded “mainstream media.” I’ve written for the New York and Washington newspapers, and even — angels and ministers of grace defend us! — Politico. And the checks go both ways: I am a paid-up subscriber to the New York Times. Call me an enemy of the people. Here’s a little secret for you: The news ain’t fake. (Mostly ...
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Roscoe mom pleads guilty to having sex with son’s 12-year-old friend
By Jim HagertyReporterROCKFORD - A Roscoe woman, on Wednesday, pleaded guilty to having sex with a 12-year-old boy.Gina M. Colwell, 41, pleaded guilty to a single count of predatory criminal sexual assault of a child, a charge she faced in a four-cou
Better than CATS playing keyboards
ALL OF US ARE PROBABLY GUILTY, AT ONE time or another, of using the internet as a way to mentally decompress after a stressful day. Some of us rely on it more than others. But as much as I love frisky felines and charismatic canines, there are only so many videos I can watch of cats playing keyboards or French bulldogs riding skateboards, with or without sunglasses. Through luck, chance, serendipity — and some fortunate web surfing— I've found some YouTube video series that are more feast than junk food for the brain and soul. They're enormously entertaining and — dare I say it — also educational at times. Some take you behind the scenes of the Metropolitan Opera or show people practicing for Broadway musicals; others share what music your favorite musicians…