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Orleans County Man Killed in Tractor Accident

By Victoria E. Freile, Rochester Democrat and Chronicle

CARLTON, N.Y. -- An Orleans County man was killed in a farm accident while working on his property Tuesday afternoon.

John F. Clark, 48, was clearing farm land on his property at 12728 Stillwater Road, Carlton, about 5 p.m., when he fell off the tractor he was using to haul a brush hog mower and became pinned under the tractor, Orleans County Sheriff Scott Hess said today.

Clark was pinned under the right rear tire of the tractor as the machine was about 200 yards off Stillwater Road, behind Clark’s house, deputies said.

He was pronounced dead at the scene. His body was taken to the Monroe County Medical Examiner’s Office for an autopsy

The incident is not considered suspicious and deputies are investigating to determine whether Clark suffered some sort of medical condition that led to his fall.

 

 

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Song Commemorating Albion Soldier to be Played at Buffalo Bills Game

This article originally appeared in the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle

Joe Brucato's song, "Thank You Soldier," will be played on Sunday at the Buffalo Bills game after being played during Monday Night Football last month and at the Minnesota Vikings and Carolina Panthers games last weekend. It will also be played on Thursday at the Atlanta Falcons game, he says.

How to Make Your Car Last Forever: Auto Q&A with Tom Torbjornsen

Dear Tom,

I own a ’91 Lincoln Town Car with the 4.6-liter V8. While I was driving home the other day the accelerator seemed to slip past its normal position a little too far. From then on, it accelerates very slowly and will not kick into overdrive when the accelerator is depressed all the way to the floor. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

Lucas from Keosauqua, WA

Local Fitness Expert Creates New Training Program for U.S. Marines

East Aurora resident Steven Helmicki, president of Primordial Strength Inc., was contacted by trainers from the U.S. Marine Corp. base in Camp Lejune over the summer to consult on new training methods. After contributing with Noreen Kuhn on the Semper Fit presentation titled “Uncommon Training with Common Movements,” next came a week-long mentoring program that ran daily from 6 a.m. until the dead of the night. 

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City Mission Puts Out Plea For Turkeys

BUFFALO, NY-- The people who run Buffalo's City Mission are making an urgent plea for help so they can serve up dinner for the poor this coming Thanksgiving.

The mission set a goal of collecting and serving 3,000 turkeys this season, but with just a few weeks to go, they're more than 2,300 short.

They explain why the number of turkeys they receive is so important.

"Right now we have a little bit over 700 turkeys that we have cooked and prepared to utilize a thousand we put into reserves for long winter months," says Aubrey Calhoun, City Mission spokesperson. "About 1,800 to 2,000 will actually go out through our community outreach program where churches in the inner city that have families that need turkeys will call the mission and then we are the distribute hub for that."

TeamSave Buffalo to Expand, Bring Discount Deals to Rochester Area

TeamSave Buffalo, the popular new collective buying website that allows Western New Yorkers to receive substantial discounts on goods, services and events from hundreds of Buffalo area businesses, is expanding into the Rochester marketplace!

Number Of Under-Performing Schools, Districts Grow

By CARA MATTHEWS
Gannett Albany Bureau

ALBANY - The state Education Department's annual list of under-performing schools includes 532 schools and 35 districts statewide, of which 99 schools and four districts are newly identified.

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The number of problem schools is higher than the 499 identified at the beginning of the 2009-10 school year, although the number of districts has remained the same, according to the Education Department, which released the list Thursday. There were 49 schools and three districts that were new to the list issued a year ago.

This year's increase comes after a change in the calculation of adequate yearly progress - a standard under the federal No Child Left Behind Act - for students with disabilities, and time adjustment of assessment cut scores because state tests were given later this year.