Old Fort Ni­a­gara to mark 100th an­niver­sary of end of WWI

The Buffalo News - - LOCAL NEWS - – Thomas J. Pro­haska – Keith McShea – Jay Rey – Aaron Besecker

Old Fort Ni­a­gara in Youngstown will of­fer spe­cial ac­tiv­i­ties Sun­day, in­clud­ing free ad­mis­sion for vet­er­ans and their fam­i­lies, mark­ing the 100th an­niver­sary of the end of World War I.

At 11 a.m., the ex­act time at which the war ended, his­toric in­ter­preters in pe­riod clothes rep­re­sent­ing the United States, Great Bri­tain and France will con­duct a flag-rais­ing cer­e­mony, fire a salute and talk with vis­i­tors.

At 1 and 3 p.m., Ed Jack­son, an Old Fort Ni­a­gara vol­un­teer and com­man­der of Lake On­tario Post 313, Vet­er­ans of For­eign Wars, will speak in the Of­fi­cers’ Club on the home­com­ing of the 28th In­fantry Reg­i­ment af­ter World War I.

The fort’s mu­seum fea­tures an ex­hibit on Fort Ni­a­gara’s role in train­ing men for com­bat dur­ing World War I.

Buf­falo mar­i­juana op­er­a­tion shut down, AK-47 re­cov­ered

A mar­i­juana grow­ing op­er­a­tion in Buf­falo was shut down Wed­nes­day, dur­ing which 30 mar­i­juana plants as well as a loaded AK-47 were re­cov­ered, the Erie County Sher­iff’s Depart­ment an­nounced Fri­day.

The Sher­iff’s Of­fice in­tel­li­gence unit had gath­ered in­for­ma­tion about the il­le­gal grow­ing op­er­a­tion. Af­ter a month­long in­ves­ti­ga­tion, nar­cotics units from the Sher­iff’s Of­fice and Buf­falo Po­lice Depart­ment con­ducted a raid at a res­i­dence on Olga Place, lo­cated off Fill­more Av­enue. An­gel Montes, 36, was ar­rested.

Montes was charged with felony counts of crim­i­nal pos­ses­sion of a weapon, crim­i­nal pos­ses­sion of a weapon (am­mu­ni­tion feed­ing de­vice), crim­i­nal pos­ses­sion of mar­i­juana (more than 16 ounces) and crim­i­nal pos­ses­sion of a firearm.

Re­gents look­ing to ex­tend mora­to­rium on test scores

The State Board of Re­gents wants to ex­tend the mora­to­rium on us­ing stu­dent test re­sults as part of the teacher eval­u­a­tions.

Chan­cel­lor Betty A. Rosa has di­rected the state Ed­u­ca­tion Depart­ment to present the board with a pro­posal that would ex­tend the mora­to­rium on this hot-but­ton is­sue by one year through the 2019-20 school year.

A deal was struck in 2012 to link stu­dent per­for­mance on state as­sess­ments to teacher job eval­u­a­tions, but it sparked an up­roar that led the state to ini­ti­ate the mora­to­rium, which runs through the 2018-19 school year.

Now, state law­mak­ers are un­der pres­sure from teach­ers unions to de­cou­ple stu­dent test per­for­mance from their eval­u­a­tions. When the leg­isla­tive ses­sion ended in June there was still no res­o­lu­tion. It’s ex­pected to be a pri­or­ity dur­ing the new leg­isla­tive ses­sion.

Man charged with steal­ing from South Buf­falo med­i­cal of­fice

A Lack­awanna man has been charged with steal­ing more than $6,000 in items, in­clud­ing med­i­cal sup­plies, from a med­i­cal of­fice on Ab­bott Road in South Buf­falo ear­lier this week.

Moises Ro­driguez, 30, was ar­rested Wed­nes­day at the of­fice at 515 Ab­bott where the al­leged theft oc­curred. He faces two felony charges and a mis­de­meanor count, ac­cord­ing to a Buf­falo po­lice re­port.

Ro­driguez, who was charged with third­de­gree bur­glary, third-de­gree grand lar­ceny and fourth-de­gree crim­i­nal mis­chief, is ac­cused of tak­ing the items on Mon­day from the of­fice, lo­cated in a build­ing a block from Mercy Hos­pi­tal.

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