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Thursday, May 12, 2016
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The National Weather Service calls for cloudy skies today with a high near 77.
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The National Weather Service calls for increasing clouds today, with a high near 77. South wind 5 to 8 mph.
Tonight: A chance of showers and thunderstorms, then showers likely after 10pm. Cloudy, with a low around 56. South wind 8 to 13 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Friday: Showers likely, mainly before 10am. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 68. West wind 11 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.
Friday Night: A chance of showers, mainly after 2am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 48. Southwest wind 6 to 9 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Saturday: Showers likely, mainly between 8am and 10am. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 55. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.
Saturday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 38.

Sunday: A chance of showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 51. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Sunday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 39.

Monday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 57.
Monday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 41.

Tuesday: Partly sunny, with a high near 62.
Tuesday Night: A chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 45. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

Wednesday: A chance of showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 65. Chance of precipitation is 30%.



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Wednesday, May 11, 2016
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GASPORT -- Terry's Corners Vol. Fire Co. will hold its annual Spring Meat Raffle beginning at 6:30 p.m. Saturday.

The raffle includes steaks, prime rib, fruit basket, cash and more. Tickets are $1, $2, $3, and $5 depending on the raffle item.

For more information, contact the fire hall at 434-4800.



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Friday, May 13
9 a.m. - 5 p.m. -- 57 Lakeview Parkway, Lockport. Furniture, Lockport collectibles, woodworking tools and equipment, household items and much more. Many items from long ago.

Saturday, May 14
9 a.m. - 5 p.m. -- 57 Lakeview Parkway, Lockport. Furniture, Lockport collectibles, woodworking tools and equipment, household items and much more. Many items from long ago.



To post a free listing, simply send the details via email to news@eastniagarapost.com. Details must include dates and times of the garage or yard sale, address of the sale, a sample of items for sale, and an email address for us to confirm the listing (email address will not be published).

Garage and yard sale listings will be posted at a static (unchanging) web address (this one). The post listings will change daily on a two-week rotating basis, meaning garage sale listings will be posted as far out as — and remain active for —14 days. Once a listing is confirmed, it will be added within 24 hours.

Garage and yard sale locations must be within East Niagara (Appleton, Barker, Burt, Gasport, Hartland, Lockport (city and town), Middleport, Newfane, Olcott, Rapids, Royalton, Somerset, Wolcottsville, and Wrights Corners).

Garage and yard sales must be open to the public. Single items for sale will not be listed for free.

Classified listings are also available at a rate of $25 per week. See the Advertising page for more details.


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The Newfane varsity softball team will hold a car wash from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Wrights Corners Fire Hall.

All proceeds will benefit a team trip to train and compete in the spring at the Disney Sports Complex in Orlando, Fla.



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James F. Bazinet of Lockport passed suddenly on May 10, 2016.

Born July 17, 1947 to the late Lenoard & Rita Bazinet. He is also predeceased by his brother Thomas Bazinet and sister-in-law Linda. James was a member of the United States Marine Core, E. Marine Supt Bn, Misawa, Misawa-shi, Amori, Japan. He was an avid player of racquetball, pickleball and was active in many more sports. He belonged to the YMCA and he truly lived life to elevate the life of others.

Surviving him is his beloved wife, Jean; daughter, Renee Currie; Granddaughters Paige and Megan Currie; brothers, Kenneth(Karen), Charles(Laurie Ann), David(Carrie), Gary and Ronald(Anne) Bazinet along with 14 nieces and nephews. James also touched numerous other lives.

A visitation will be held Thursday May 12 from 2-4 & 7-9pm at Ross Funeral Home Gaul Chapel in Lockport. A celebration of life service will be held Saturday May 14 at 10AM at Good Shepard Church in Pendleton with a brunch to follow. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Lockport YMCA.

www.RossFuneralDirectors.com



This letter is in response to the editorial view in the Union-Sun & Journal on Monday, May 9, 2016. Sadly, this newspaper lacks journalistic integrity by choosing to report misleading information to the community rather than reporting the facts.

Here are the facts this newspaper failed to mention:

  • The “poor city democrats…out of power for so long” were not the party responsible for putting the City of Lockport into 10 years of deficit financing with New York State.
  • The city’s refuse program was implemented in 2011 to save the taxpayers money; however, any savings cannot be determined without a complete audit, which Alderman O’Shaughnessy requested in his resolution. At no time did we state that we were unhappy with Modern. Our goal has always been to ensure that City of Lockport taxpayers are receiving the best possible price for refuse collection. The bidding process exists for that reason.
  • We were not at the special meeting to explore the Modern issue because it was held, over our objections, during the day when we both work and cannot attend. The mayor refused our request and held the meeting without us.
  • The request to move forward with the RFP process quickly was made due to the window of opportunity for RFP’s closing. A copy of the Modern contract was requested from the City Clerk and Corporation Council months prior to the special meeting. To date, we have still not received a complete copy of the signed contract.
  • The common council consists of 3 elected Democrats and 3 elected Republicans, with votes to date being cast in a bi-partisan manner. How does this constitute an “opposition bloc”?
  • We listen to all suggestions and regard city employees as valuable assets. The streets superintendent and several city employees asked what it would cost for the city to reinstitute pickup.

Here are the questions this newspaper should be asking:

  • Why wasn’t the Modern contract given to council members in a timely manner when it was requested? Who leaked the Modern renewal prices, which should have been confidential, to the Buffalo News? Residents are being charged $75 to replace refuse and recycling carts -what is the actual cost of replacing these carts?
  • Why doesn’t the city receive the recycling refund?
  • Why is employee morale at city hall still at an all-time low?
  • Why is the city paying so much for outside legal services?
  • Why is the city exposing itself to legal repercussions from city employees who may have been denied rightful promotions?
  • Why was the police union contract settled in an election year, while the other 3 contracts remain unresolved?

Politics isn’t what is getting in the way of city business. The mayor who believes this city should be run as a dictatorship is holding this city back. Sadder still will be the day that we return to a rubber stamp council. We have signed our names to this letter, unlike the editors of this newspaper who hide behind their pens.

-- Anita Mullane, Alderwoman, 2nd Ward
-- Joe O’Shaughnessy, Alderman-at-Large



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TOWN OF LOCKPORT -- A 43-year-old Lockport man was charged Tuesday with driving while intoxicated following a traffic stop on South Transit Road.

According to New York State Police, Jeff Lewinski was pulled over for having an inadequate muffler and found to be intoxicated. He was transported to SP Lockport where he was found to have a .15 percent blood alcohol content.  

Lewinski was then processed and issued tickets returnable to the Town of Lockport Court.



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