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Written by on February 18, 2020

Libertarian congressional candidate says he will debate with McMurray, instead of GOP pick Jacobs after he was snubbed from an invited by the democrat.
Libertarian Party candidate for Congress in the 27th District Duane Whitmer has accepted Democrat Nate McMurray’s invitation to Chris Jacobs to debate McMurray eight times during the election.
Jacobs ignored the invitation eight times however Whitmer was not even invited by McMurray and now Whitmer stands against the claim that the democrat’s challengers are afraid to debate him.
Whitmer, who is the chair of the Erie County Libertarian Party, received the endorsement from the district county chairs of the Libertarian Party Monday night and is also petitioning to be on the Right to Bear Arms ballot line for both the special election on April 28th and the general election in November.

State Police based out of Albion report the arrest of 38 year old Crystal Kiebzak of Shelby following an incident on East Shelby Road in Town of Shelby Sunday evening.
Kiebzak was charged with a Class D felony count of Assault with intent to cause physical injury with a weapon along with a Class A misdemeanor for Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the 4th degree with intent to use it.
She was remanded to the Orleans County Jail in lieu of $250 bail.

Notre Dame Basketball Coach Michael Rapone is going for his 700th win this Wednesday.
The Fighting Irish of Notre Dame will face Lyndonville at 7pm at the Lyndonville High School tomorrow night.
Rapone is being honored at Notre Dame next Tuesday for his excellence in coaching and has the leading record of team wins among all coaches in all of Section V history.

The Batavia Central School District Foundation is hosting their first ever Pep Rally at a downtown brewery.
The Foundation is excited to announce the 1st Annual Alumni Pep Rally on Sunday, March 29, at Eli Fish Brewing Company from 12-6 pm.
There will be raffles, a Cornhole Tournament, a DJ, and Pep Rally-style contests where a class could win a paver at VanDetta Stadium and their class name on the Alumni Pep Rally Spirit Stick!
Eli Fish will also be renaming one of their beers to “Foundation Beer” for the event with 50% of the proceeds going to the Foundation.
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Senator Chuck Schumer is sharing his thoughts on the controversy surrounding New York’s Green Light Law.
During an event in Albany yesterday, the Senate Minority Leader said he supported Governor Cuomo taking legal action in an effort to allow New Yorkers to enroll in Trusted Traveler Programs.
The Department of Homeland Security says the current ban should remain since the Green Light Law allows illegal immigrants to apply for driver’s licenses and doesn’t give the federal government access to state DMV records.
Governor Cuomo and President Trump met to discuss the issue last week, but no agreement was reached.

The Buffalo Sabres will look to continue their winning ways north of the border tonight.
They’ll be visiting the Ottawa Senators at Canadian Tire Centre.
Buffalo has won four of its last five games and is trying to close in on the final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference. Faceoff for tonight’s contest is set for 7:30 p.m.

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