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Chris Lee Faces Minimal Opposition

Gannett Washington Bureau

GREECE, N.Y. - Freshman Rep. Chris Lee from the Buffalo suburb of Clarence is the New York version of a safe Republican member of Congress.

Lee is facing only token opposition from Democrat Phil Fedele of Greece, who is not actively campaigning in the race for the state's 26th Congressional District seat.

"I'm hoping a portion of it is because of what we did the last 21 months,'' Lee said in an interview last week during a visit to the American Rock Salt mine in the Livingston County community of Groveland, where he highlighted his agenda for helping American manufacturers.

Lee credits his outreach to constituents with helping him to avoid becoming a target for Democrats.

He's also shied away from partisanship. He follows the Republican line on important policy issues without attacking his Democratic colleagues.

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

Dear Tom,

I own a ’98 Dodge Neon with 97,000 miles. A few days ago while driving, I noticed that the battery light was on and all the gauges were going crazy (up and down). This happens only when the vehicle is in motion. I tested the battery and it’s good. What’s causing the problem?

Louis from Baltimore, MD

Orleans County drug raids aimed at 'major suppliers'


Orleans drug raids aimed at 'major suppliers'

Investigators say some of the 51 people targeted during last week’s drug raids in Orleans and surrounding counties were “major suppliers” of crack cocaine, prescription pills that cost $80 each and heroin.

About 100 officers from several police agencies fanned out across Orleans County early the morning of Oct. 5, armed with 10 residential search warrants and 38 arrest warrants.

The raids capped off a year-long investigation, resulting in arrests or warrants for 51 people.

Muslim group urges no plea deals for suspects in Orleans County mosque incident


The New York chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations has called for maximum legal penalties for five teens charged with disrupting services and harassing worshippers at the World Sufi Foundation Mosque in Orleans County.

Attorneys last week indicated that plea deals are being considered in the case. The five teens reportedly interrupted members praying in the Carlton mosque by blowing their car horns and yelling obscenities Aug. 30. A worshipper was injured when he was allegedly struck by one of the teens' vehicles.

One of the teens reportedly fired a weapon in the area of the mosque three days earlier and was charged with a felony count of criminal possession of a weapon.

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Traces WWII Mobile Museum


Location Lee-Whedon Memorial Library                                                         

620 West Ave - Medina, NY      

Saturday, October 16 · 11:00am - 5:00pm



Medina Mustang Band Community Day


Many Medina residents came out today on this sunny afternoon and enjoyed Medina Mustang Band Community Day @ Butt Park South Main, Medina, NY. Face Painting, Dunking Booth, Bounce House and Concessions. The winner of $5,000 Cow Chip BINGO was #232 Lisa Russo.

ORLEANS COUNTY, NY — Police Blotter


KENDALL, NY - HARASSMENT: Brain A. Millard, 30, 1523 West Kendall Road, Kendall was charged Wednesday with second-degree harassment. Deputy Amy Jenks charged Millard as a result of domestic incident where he threatened to kill the victim. Millard is scheduled to appear Oct. 18 in Kendall Town Court

DWI: Valerie M. Boyer, 46, 13826 West Lee Road, Albion was charged Tuesday with driving while intoxicated and aggravated driving while intoxicated with a child in the car. Deputy Tom Marano charged Boyer as a result of a traffic stop on Ridge Road in Town of Murray. Boyer reportedly had a 2-year-old child as a rear-seat passenger and the child’s mother was intoxicated in the front seat. Boyer is scheduled to appear Oct. 25 in Murray Town Court. Additional charges are possible.