Ristolainen Slap Shot Wins In OT

Rasmus Ristolainen’s slap shot from the right circle 1:38 into overtime sealed the deal for the Buffalo Sabres who got the two points with a 6-5 victory over the Montreal Canadiens Thursday night in Bell Centre. Jeff Skinner and Vladimir Sobotka scored two goals apiece for Buffalo, with Skinner pushing his total to 11 – and all of them coming in the last 12 games. The Sabres host the Vancouver Canucks in th eKeyBank Center Saturday at 1 o’clock.

Retired Springville Teacher Dies

Kenneth J. Rogan, of Springville, who taught elementary grades in the Springville Griffith Institute in Springville, died Monday after a long battle with dementia. Born in Gowanda, he earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees from SUNY Buffalo State. He taught in the Springville Griffith Institute Central School District for 31 years, retiring in 2002. He was 71.

DNC Chairman Is Buffalo-Born

Tom Perez, the Buffalo-born chairman of the Democratic National Committee, promised that the Democratic Party would emerge from places like Kansas and Oklahoma City. The way he tells it, victories in such out-of-the-way places mark the beginning of the party’s resurrection. Perez spoke to reporters at a breakfast two days after Democrats won the governorship in Kansas, a House seat in OKC, and control of the U.S. House of Representatives. Perez worked on a Buffalo garbage truck during college and still follows the Bills daily.

Arcade Man Arrested On Warrant

An Arcade man with a warrant for his arrest was arrested earlier this week after his vehicle crashed into an embankment as he was pursued by Jamestown police across the Cattaraugus County line. Jeffrey M. Rigerman, 35, was charged with third-degree unlawful fleeing a police officer in a motor vehicle, third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, reckless driving and several vehicle and traffic infractions, according to the Jamestown Police Department. Rigerman was transported to the Jamestown City Jail, where he was held pending his arraignment.

Springville Senior Will Play In Football Classic

On July 25th Springville Senior Mike Hannon will be playing in the 43rd annual Kensington Lions All-Star football game at Williamsville South High School. The 6 foot 300 pound lineman was a force on both offense and defense during his final year at Springville. Mike will be joining his brother Pat, who also played in the all-star classic, at Alfred University next season. Hannon is the only Griff from last season’s team to be playing at the collegiate level.

Senator Gillibrand Looks For Money for Dairy Farmers

U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-NY, introduced an amendment to the Senate farm bill Tuesday that would provide an average of $8,000 to New York dairy farmers. Gillibrand said Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue had denied her request for $77 million in relief for suffering New York dairy farmers. A member of the Agriculture Committee, Gillibrand on Tuesday sponsored an amendment to the Senate farm bill that would provide $300 million in relief to U.S. dairy farmers. New York is the third-largest dairy producing state, with more than 4,400 dairies producing nearly 15 billion pounds of milk each year.

Hollywood Comes Back To Buffalo

Hollywood returned to Buffalo for the filming of the latest in the”Purge” series. Gerard McMurray, who directed the film, loved one location. The area around the General Mills plant on the Buffalo River. He called it the “Cheerios location.” “We shot a lot of scary stuff by the Cheerios,” he said. They also shot downtown Buffalo, the interior of One Seneca Tower, the Marine Drive Apartments, Perry Projects, in Kaisertown and on the West Side. “The First Purge” opens this weekend.

Springville-Griffith May Annex With West Vally Central

Last October, Castallo & Silky Education Consultants were hired by West Valley Central School to conduct a pre-annexation study to look at the annexation of WVCS with Springville-Griffith Institute. The study said that an annexation of the two would be perfectif both school districts were on board with the plan. Silky said an annexation could lessen the impact of declining enrollments, increase the probability of program reductions, increase course offerings for students, add more extra curricular activities and could lead to lower or stabilized property taxes. .Copies of the pre-annexation study will be available in the WVCS office.

It’s Day 1 of Sabres Development Camp

The Buffalo Sabres started day 1 of Development Camp yesterday, and it gave everyone a chance to get a close up look at the newest Sabre on the backline…Rasmus Dahlin. However, another Buffalo defenseman hit the ice looking sharp and consistent…the Sabres’ 5th-round pick in the 2016 draft, Philip Nyberg. Injuries have hampered his development since day 1. First a shoulder that needed surgery, then a high ankle sprain that had him miss 16 games last year. Development camp continues Thursday at HarborCenter with session one from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. and session two from 11 to 12 p.m. They are free and open to the public.

Grant Money For New Salamanca Playground

The City of Salamanca has been awarded a grant from the Ralph C. Wilson Jr. Foundation, through its Built To Play initiative, for a “Build it with KaBOOM!” playground grant. Sandi Brundage, the Youth Bureau Director, said that after looking at some of the city’s older playgrounds, that Highland playground was the one most in need of a facelift. On July 6, the community will have the opportunity to give their input on the playground’s design during two sessions: one for kids at 2 p.m. and another for adults at 3:30 p.m. at the Salamanca Youth Center.