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1,500 People Rally Against Cuomo's Education Reform


WEST SENECA, N.Y. - In a fierce display of solidarity against Gov. Andrew Cuomo, an estimated 1,500 people packed West Seneca West High School on Thursday night to oppose proposed reforms to the public education system.

Organized by teachers' unions, the rally against Cuomo's education reform agenda attracted educators, school board members, parents and even a few students to the high school, which ran out of seating in the auditorium and needed to use its gym and cafeteria for overflow seating.

Gov. Cuomo, who said this winter he would only offer an additional billion dollars in school aid if the legislature agrees to pass his reforms, did not attend, although organizers said they invited him.

Jon Herzog, a fifth-grade teacher, joined dozens of other educators from the Amherst Central School District at the rally.

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Educators rally against Cuomo's aid plan


WEST SENECA, NY - The battle between Governor Cuomo and the teachers' unions headed to West Seneca Thursday night.

Hundreds of educators crowded the West Seneca High School auditorium for a rally against the Governor's reform agenda.

Two On Your Side's Danny Spewak was live at West Seneca West High School while the meeting was underway.


Laura's Critter Care, LLC Joins Professional Pet Sitters in 21st Annual Worldwide Celebration

Laura's Critter Care, LLC Joins Professional Pet Sitters in 21st Annual Worldwide Celebration
Laura's Critter Care, LLC Joins Professional Pet Sitters in 21st Annual Worldwide Celebration

Head-on collision in West Seneca


WEST SENECA, NY - Two people are recovering from serious injuries after a head-on collision in West Seneca Sunday. The accident happened at Clinton and French just before 1 p.m.

Police say the driver of a Pontiac crossed over the center of the roadway and struck an Equinox driving in the opposite direction.

The drivers of both vehicles were taken to Erie County Medical Center with head and leg injuries.

The accident is still under investigation.


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West Seneca Cancels Class Ahead of the Cold


West Seneca, NY - Many school districts cut into winter vacations this week to make up snow days.

West Seneca students were supposed to have class Thursday and Friday, but the superintendent has already cancelled class for the rest of the week because of the cold.

"We have to be safe, so if we miss it by a little bit, by a few degrees here or there, so be it. But at the end of the day, we have to live with the decisions we make. This kind of weather is going to be very rough, and if we have children exposed to it for very long, it could be very serious for them," says West Seneca Superintendent Mark Crawford.

Crawford made a decision Wednesday afternoon to go ahead and cancel school for the rest of the week.

Tony Rome's restaurant closes


WEST SENECA, N.Y.- After 25 years in business, Tony Rome's restaurant in West Seneca has closed its doors.

A for sale sign is posted outside the restaurant, as well as a paper sign on the party bar entrance door thanking customers for their many years patronage.

However, a former employee told 2 On Your Side that the sign wasn't there earlier this morning, and the owner didn't tell anyone they had closed.

"He didn't let any of us know. We have a dishwasher that walks five miles to here every morning at 7 a.m. and this is what he saw when he got here and he alerted us, and we are getting phone calls from people that come in here on a regular basis like 'What's going on?' You guys know as much as we do," Vaso Ananiadis, who was a cook at the restaurant, said.

Dog Ears Bookstore Reschedules Two Postponed Events

Dog Ears Bookstore Reschedules Two Postponed Events

 

Weather postponed two weekend events at Dog Ears Bookstore & Café, but both have been reschedule and will take place in the near future.

A book-signing event with the author and illustrator of “Feral Cat Stories: From Rescue to Love,” will take place from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 21, at Dog Ears, 688 Abbott Road, Buffalo. The book is an entertaining and inspiring collection of Western New York feral cat rescue stories from participants of the spay/neuter programs of Feral Cat FOCUS. Local author Susan Sellingsloh and illustrator Joan Peck capture the struggles and joys of people who encounter feral cats and decide to help. Proceeds from the event will benefit Feral Cat FOCUS.