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Incident on Ridge Road in Orleans County ends


RIDGEWAY, N.Y. - The man wanted in connection to a domestic situation this week has turned himself in.

Gerardo Quiros surrendered to State Police in Albion.

The incident happened on State Route 104 in the Town of Ridgeway Wednesday night.

Troopers say on Wednesday, they were flagged down by a woman who claimed her son pointed a gun at her while she was searching for her car keys.

Officers say they heard what was believed to be a gun shot from inside the home.

A robot was used to gain entry into the home. Members of the SWAT team searched the home and the surrounding property and were unable to locate the suspect, Gerardo Quiros.

The WNY Land Conservancy Seeks New Members

The WNY Land Conservancy Seeks New Members

 

Our members are the heart and soul of the Western New York Land Conservancy (www.wnylc.org). Their dedication to protecting our region's most important streams, forests, meadows, and farms has made our many achievements possible. With their support, we have protected more than 6,000 acres of spectacular land since 1991. Yet there is much more work to be done to save the region's transformative places. By becoming a new member now, you will help ensure our success.

Innovative Clarence Greenprint Wins a 2014 NY Upstate American Planning Association Award

 Innovative Clarence Greenprint Wins a 2014 NY Upstate American Planning Association Award

 

The New York Upstate Chapter of the American Planning Association (NY Upstate APA) is pleased to announce that the Clarence Greenprint has been awarded the 2014 Planning Excellence Award for Implementation. The 2014 NY Upstate APA Chapter Awards recognize outstanding work being done by planners, planning firms, elected officials, and citizens to advance the science and art of community and regional planning in upstate New York. The award was presented at the NY Upstate APA’s annual conference held in Rochester on Thursday, Sept. 18. 

Tractor falls on top of Kendall man


ORLEANS COUNTY, NY – A man is dead after he was accidentally pinned underneath a lawn tractor he was working on.

The incident happened around 4:30 p.m. Saturday on Roosevelt Parkway in the Town of Kendall.

Deputies say Stephen Ergott was using a forklift to work underneath the tractor when it fell on top of him.

The 62-year-old was pronounced dead at the scene.


Tractor falls on top of Kendall man


ORLEANS COUNTY, NY – A man is dead after he was accidentally pinned underneath a lawn tractor he was working on. The incident happened around 4:30 p.m. Saturday on Roosevelt Parkway in the Town of Kendall.

Deputies say Stephen Ergott was using a forklift to work underneath the tractor when it fell on top of him. The 62-year-old was pronounced dead at the scene.


Mother, child escape Albion house fire


ORLEANS COUNTY - A mother and child escaped just in time after their home caught fire on Friday.

It happened on Phipps Road in the Town of Albion just before noon.

Officials say the woman called to report a fire in a stove but when they arrived they found the flames had gotten so out of control, they had to battle the fire from the outside.

The home was destroyed. The Red Cross is helping the family of seven with temporary housing.


Rural Outreach Center Turns to Public for Help Meeting Financial Challenge

Rural Outreach Center Turns to Public for Help Meeting Financial Challenge

 

Would it shock you to know that nearly 20 percent of the rural population of Western New York lives in poverty? 

It not a surprise to Frank Cerny, executive director of the Rural Outreach Center (ROC) and pastor of Pathways Christian Fellowship in South Wales. That’s because Pastor Cerny and the staff and volunteers at the ROC work every day to offer free medical care for the uninsured, home appliances and furniture for those without the means to pay for such “luxury” items, a Weekend Snack Pack program for students who may not receive a nutritious meal at home, and much more. They also supply the basic necessities of life — such as toiletries — to those who often do without.