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Thursday, November 16, 2017

Collins votes for, promotes GOP tax plan

All WNY News     Thursday, November 16, 2017    
PRESS RELEASE


WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Chris Collins (NY-27) today voted for H.R. 1, Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, which will provide historic tax relief to families across America and spur economic growth.

"With today's vote, President Trump and House Republicans have seized this once-in-a-generation opportunity to reform our nation's tax code," said Collins. "Since this plan was introduced, I have crunched the numbers and know that this bill will allow families in Western New York and the Finger Lakes to keep more of what they earn, while unleashing America's competitiveness to bring jobs and profits back home, where they belong."

The legislation passed by the House today lowers tax rates, collapses tax brackets, increases the child tax credit and doubles the standard deduction, which will allow families to keep more of their paychecks. Most families are likely to use the new standard deduction, no longer needing to itemize deductions. For those that still choose to itemize, House Republicans have maintained important deductions for mortgage interest, charitable contributions, and state and local property taxes up to $10,000.

"Families that are struggling to make ends meet will see more cash in their pockets to help with everyday expenses," said Collins. "This tax reform will also have an overwhelming impact on our nation's economy that will create jobs and increase wages."

Currently, the United States has the highest corporate tax rate in the world. H.R. 1 will lower this rate to be competitive with other industrialized nations. Additionally, the plan lowers the tax rate on small businesses to the lowest it has been since WWII.

Collins added: "Unfortunately, career politicians like Andrew Cuomo and Chuck Schumer have not been truthful over the past few weeks as they look out for New York City millionaires and try to keep more of my constituents' hard earned money for their wasteful spending. I am only looking out for the people of Western New York and the Finger Lakes, and their wallets. The tax reform package ultimately sent to President Trump's desk will improve the lives of my constituents and will truly Make America Great Again."

Based upon average family household income, average home value, an estimated mortgage interest of 4%, and respective state and property taxes, a family of four in the follow counties under the House Republican tax plan would save an average of:

  • Erie: $1,845.60
  • Genesee: $1,637.50
  • Livingston: $1,736.40
  • Monroe: $1,872.76
  • Niagara: $1,703.00
  • Ontario: $1,836.52
  • Orleans: $1,362.64
  • Wyoming: $1,509.28

For more information on H.R. 1, Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, click here.

ALERT: Alden schools in lockdown

All WNY News     Thursday, November 16, 2017    


STAFF REPORTS


ALDEN -- Alden Schools are in a lockdown status, according to the Erie County Sheriff's Office.


No further details were made available about the "incident" or how schools will handle end-of-day release of students.

We will bring you further details when we have them.

Pair of WNYers join Ashland University Delta Zeta sorority

All WNY News     Thursday, November 16, 2017    
STAFF REPORTS


ASHLAND, Ohio -- The following students are members of the Delta Zeta sorority at Ashland University.

  • Haley Abraszek of Lancaster, is a member of the Delta Zeta sorority at Ashland University. Abraszek is majoring in finance. Abraszek is a 2015 graduate of Iroquois High School.
  • Zoey Griffin of Marilla, is a member of the Delta Zeta sorority at Ashland University. Griffin is majoring in international political science. Griffin is a 2016 graduate of Iroquois High School.

The purpose of the Delta Zeta sorority is to promote the values of sisterhood through scholarship, community service and social events. Delta Zeta's activities include Senior Week, Parents Banquet, an annual magazine drive for speech and hearing, car washing and social gatherings. Membership in Delta Zeta is open to female students who are maintaining at least a 2.3 GPA and are involved in at least two other organizations on campus.

Ashland University, ranked in the top tier of colleges and universities in U.S. News and World Report's National Universities category for 2017, is a mid-sized, private university conveniently located a short distance from Akron, Cleveland and Columbus, Ohio. Ashland University deeply values the individual student and offers a unique educational experience that combines the challenge of strong, applied academic programs with a faculty and staff who build nurturing relationships with their students.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

PODCAST: Cory Comments On the Rochester Rhinos

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Cory laments the potential demise of Rochester's soccer team.

Baby Aikeem Jahmar Daniels Jr. -- Nov. 14, 2017

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No services.



Lucille Carter -- Nov. 14, 2017

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Wake, Lombardo Funeral Home, 102 Linwood Ave, Buffalo NY on Wednesday, November 22nd from 10-11 am, funeral to follow at 11 am. Forest Lawn Cemetery.

Dana J. Davis Sr. -- Nov. 11, 2017

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Wake, Lombardo Funeral Home, 899 Niagara Falls Blvd, Amherst, NY on Monday, November 20th from 10-11 am, funeral to follow at 11 am.



Mark A. Herr -- Nov. 14, 2017

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Visitation, Lombardo Funeral Home, 899 Niagara Falls Blvd, Amherst, NY on Friday, November 17th from 2-7 pm, funeral to follow at 7 pm.


Mary Louise Dillman -- Nov. 15, 2017

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Mass, Monday, November 20th at 10:30 am, St. Gregory the Great Church, 250 St. Gregory Court, Williamsville, NY. Interment Mount Calvary Cemetery.


Ernest A. Karm -- Nov. 14, 2017

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KARM - Ernest A. Entered into rest November 14, 2017. Husband of Rebecca; father of Jennifer and Anthony; grandfather of Danny, Veronica, and Amelia.

Relatives and friends may visit LOMBARDO FUNERAL HOME (Southtowns Chapel), 3060 Abbott Rd., near Lake Ave. on Thursday from 2-7 PM, Funeral Service will immediately follow.



Barbara T. Deuil -- Nov. 12, 2017

All WNY News     Wednesday, November 15, 2017    
Barbara T. Deuil passed away November 12, 2017 in Briody Health Care Facility. Born in Albion on April 14, 1940 she was the daughter of Daniel and Wilma (Retzlaff) Taylor. Barbara was a school teacher for the Lockport City School District teaching at Anna Merritt Elementary School. She was a member of the Lockport Women College Club for 30 years, NYS Retirees Teachers Association, Alp ADK Sorority. Barbara enjoyed traveling, fishing, reading and especially spending enjoyed time with family and friends. She was predeceased by her husband, Larry Deuil on May 25, 2015.

Barbara is survived by her children J. Kevin (late Carol) Deuil and Nancy (Douglas) MacDonald; grandmother of Caitlin, Nicholas Deuil and Sean, Kyle MacDonald; sister of Kathleen (Fred) Roggow; also several nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are invited to a Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated Saturday, Nov. 18th at 10 AM in St. John The Baptist RC Church, 168 Chestnut St., Lockport.

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Donald Fry -- Nov. 14, 2017

All WNY News     Wednesday, November 15, 2017    
Donald "Don" Fry, 81, passed away on Tuesday, November 14, 2017 after a brief illness. Born on June 16, 1936 in the town of Royalton. He was the son of Raymond and Bertha (Brauer) Fry. Don worked at Harrison Radiator and retired in 1993 after 30 years. He enjoyed wood-crafting and spending time with his family.

Don is survived by his wife, Alma "Ruth" (Wilson) Fry; his children, Edward (Laurie) Fry, Timothy Fry, Jeffrey (Patty) Fry and Steven Fry; brother of Hazel (Gary) Moulden and Janice Russell. He is also survived by several grandchildren, great grandchildren and nieces and nephews.

Visitation will begin on Friday, November 17th from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM in Prudden and Kandt Funeral Home, 242 Genesee St. Lockport, NY where funeral services will immediately follow at 12:00 pm Noon. Burial will be in Cold Spring Cemetery.

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Cheryl A. Stevens -- Oct. 26, 2017

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No services.


Lucinda A. Zavrel -- Nov. 11, 2017

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No services.


Sandra A. Bridges -- Nov. 13, 2017

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Wake, Zion Dominion Global Missionaries, 895 North Forest Road, Williamsville, NY on Saturday, November 18th from 11 - 12 noon, funeral to follow at noon.


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