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News 8000
Onalaska Cemetery project ready for bidMemorial Day is still a few months away. but a group in Onalaska is working ha
Onalaska Cemetery project ready for bid
News 8000 / Posted 7 hours ago
Memorial Day is still a few months away. but a group in Onalaska is working hard to make sure improvements are made to a cemetary in time for the holiday. News 8's Brittany Schmidt has an update... My dad was a care taker out there. For about a... Read more
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WGRZ-TV Buffalo
National Grid's Mistake Cost Buffalo $1 MillionBUFFALO, N.Y. - A billing mistake by National Grid cost the city of Buffalo rou
National Grid's Mistake Cost Buffalo $1 Million
WGRZ-TV Buffalo / Posted 8 hours ago
BUFFALO, N.Y. - A billing mistake by National Grid cost the city of Buffalo roughly $1 million over a three-year period by charging for street lights that did not even exist, according to an outside audit. Steve Brady, a spokesperson for National... Read more
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The Shawano Leader
Redevelopment Authority holds its first meetingA city committee tasked with addressing vacant and blighted properties in Shawa
Redevelopment Authority holds its first meeting
The Shawano Leader / Posted 9 hours ago
A city committee tasked with addressing vacant and blighted properties in Shawano met for the first time Wednesday at City Hall. The Shawano Redevelopment Authority is a new incarnation of a similar board that met and eventually disbanded some years... Read more
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The Shawano Leader
City approves use of commercial space for another churchFor the third time in two months, the Shawano Common Council has approved a con
City approves use of commercial space for another church
The Shawano Leader / Posted 9 hours ago
For the third time in two months, the Shawano Common Council has approved a conditional use permit for a church to use commercial space in the city for its services. The council on Wednesday approved a permit for Toni Properties LLC that will allow... Read more
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The Buffalo News
Lafarge pledges to pay if blasting wrecks Lockport water supplyLOCKPORT – Lafarge North America is willing to post a bond to pay for immediate
Lafarge pledges to pay if blasting wrecks Lockport water supply
The Buffalo News / Posted 11 hours ago
LOCKPORT – Lafarge North America is willing to post a bond to pay for immediate repairs if its blasting ruptures the City of Lockport’s water supply pipeline. Perry Galdenzi, Lafarge project manager, made the pledge Wednesday as he appealed to the... Read more
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The Buffalo News
Opponents of ECC’s Amherst expansion lose out on appealA lawsuit intended to block construction of a new academic building on Erie Com
Opponents of ECC’s Amherst expansion lose out on appeal
The Buffalo News / Posted 12 hours ago
A lawsuit intended to block construction of a new academic building on Erie Community College’s North Campus appears to have run its course. Already dismissed by a State Supreme Court judge, the suit also was rejected this week on appeal. Former... Read more
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News 8000
Onalaska Cemetery project ready for bidMemorial Day is a day to remember and honor those who have died while serving o
Onalaska Cemetery project ready for bid
News 8000 / Posted 13 hours ago
Memorial Day is a day to remember and honor those who have died while serving our country. It's also a day to show respect and that is why the Onalaska Cemetery Committee is working so hard to make sure the cemetery improvements are completed by... Read more
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The Post-Standard
Price tag for city vs. council computer squabble rises to more than $28KThe council is suing the city in order to have its computer access restored. Ma
Price tag for city vs. council computer squabble rises to more than $28K
The Post-Standard / Posted 19 hours ago
The council is suing the city in order to have its computer access restored. Mayor Stephanie Miner's administration terminated access on July 1, 2015 for the council, the clerk and their staff after they refused to sign a new "terms of use"... Read more
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The Leader-Herald
City police use overdose drugSpeaking at Tuesday's Common Council meeting, VanDeusen said officers had to ad
City police use overdose drug
The Leader-Herald / Posted 20 hours ago
Speaking at Tuesday's Common Council meeting, VanDeusen said officers had to administer the drug to a man earlier that day. "There is a chance that without the early intervention that came last night, this is an individual that may have passed,"... Read more
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WGRZ-TV Buffalo
Buffalo Council poised to act on leadBUFFALO, N.Y. - Three Buffalo Common Council members, responding to an Investig
Buffalo Council poised to act on lead
WGRZ-TV Buffalo / Posted yesterday
BUFFALO, N.Y. - Three Buffalo Common Council members, responding to an Investigative Post story that aired Monday on WGRZ, said Tuesday they are willing to collaborate with Erie County health officials to address the city's serious lead... Read more
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FOX 6 Milwaukee
Sign situation: Political season heats up in race for Milwaukee's 3rd Aldermanic DistrictMILWAUKEE — Cold temperatures and snowfall cannot stop the political season fro
Sign situation: Political season heats up in race for Milwaukee's 3rd Aldermanic District
FOX 6 Milwaukee / Posted 2 days ago
MILWAUKEE — Cold temperatures and snowfall cannot stop the political season from heating up in Milwaukee. We expect those vying for office to have different positions on the issues. But for a couple of Common Council candidates, the differences come... Read more
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The Leader-Herald
Council eyes addition to city codeIn the code, a chapter relating to building construction does not appear to def
Council eyes addition to city code
The Leader-Herald / Posted 2 days ago
In the code, a chapter relating to building construction does not appear to define who is a property owner. According to the resolution, an owner would be defined as "Any person who, alone or jointly or severally with others, shall have legal or... Read more
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The Buffalo News
City of Lockport achieves surpluses in wake of deficitsLOCKPORT – The city finished 2015 with an operating surplus in all of its gover
City of Lockport achieves surpluses in wake of deficits
The Buffalo News / Posted 3 days ago
LOCKPORT – The city finished 2015 with an operating surplus in all of its governmental funds, Finance Director Scott A. Schrader told the Common Council last week. The books aren’t complete yet, since all expenses for 2015 have yet to be paid, but... Read more
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The Buffalo News
City of Lockport projects 2015 surpluses, two years after deficitsLOCKPORT – The City of Lockport finished 2015 with operating surpluses in all o
City of Lockport projects 2015 surpluses, two years after deficits
The Buffalo News / Posted 3 days ago
LOCKPORT – The City of Lockport finished 2015 with operating surpluses in all of its governmental funds, Finance Director Scott A. Schrader told the Common Council last week. The books aren’t complete yet, since all expenses for 2015 have yet to be... Read more
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The Leader-Herald
Fluoride at center of water debateWhen it comes time to add it, workers put on a respirator mask, gloves and a cl
Fluoride at center of water debate
The Leader-Herald / Posted 4 days ago
When it comes time to add it, workers put on a respirator mask, gloves and a cleansuit, as they do for any chemical or additive they handle. "We have to wear that when ever we handle something dusty," Water Superintendent Chris Satterlee said. A 50... Read more
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MPNnow.com
Canandaigua Fire History: Crews battle warehouse fire for 22 hours Posted Feb. 6, 2016 at 9:26 PM Posted Feb. 6, 2016 at 9:26 PM From the Dail
Canandaigua Fire History: Crews battle warehouse fire for 22 hours
MPNnow.com / Posted 4 days ago
Posted Feb. 6, 2016 at 9:26 PM Posted Feb. 6, 2016 at 9:26 PM From the Daily Messenger,Feb. 11, 1947“$100,000 Fire Sweeps GLF Warehouse; Firemen Continue to Fight Blaze After 22... Read more
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The Buffalo News
Contract for Flight of Five locks on holdLOCKPORT – A $129,357 contract to design to restoration of another of Lockport’
Contract for Flight of Five locks on hold
The Buffalo News / Posted 4 days ago
LOCKPORT – A $129,357 contract to design to restoration of another of Lockport’s 19th century Erie Canal locks was tabled by the Lockport Common Council last week. The contract with Bergmann Associates of Rochester, which has been the engineering... Read more
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The Shawano Leader
Mayoral candidates hearing conflicting viewsThe predominant issues facing the city of Shawano seem to be of common concern
Mayoral candidates hearing conflicting views
The Shawano Leader / Posted 5 days ago
The predominant issues facing the city of Shawano seem to be of common concern to most residents, based on what mayoral candidates say they’re hearing from the public. Whether the city is on the right track to addressing those concerns or... Read more
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The Leader-Herald
Cheers and jeersJEERS - To reckless drone users. Many of us have encountered "crazy drivers." N
Cheers and jeers
The Leader-Herald / Posted 5 days ago
JEERS - To reckless drone users. Many of us have encountered "crazy drivers." Now we have to deal with "crazy drone drivers" too. We're hearing more and more about reckless operators of drones. People are flying them where they shouldn't or are... Read more
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The Leader-Herald
Council member sees a future for former church buildingIn a letter sent to The Leader-Herald, 3rd Ward Councilman Vincent DeSantis sai
Council member sees a future for former church building
The Leader-Herald / Posted 5 days ago
In a letter sent to The Leader-Herald, 3rd Ward Councilman Vincent DeSantis said he hopes the Bleeker Square Church can be rehabilitated in the same manner that the Glove Theater was in the 1990s. "In 1996 the non-profit Gloversville Theater... Read more
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The Leader-Herald
Mayor’s pick for top cop to continue team approach"I want to continue moving forward with the team environment," he said. Porter
Mayor’s pick for top cop to continue team approach
The Leader-Herald / Posted 5 days ago
"I want to continue moving forward with the team environment," he said. Porter, 42, of Gloversville will take over the duties of retiring police Chief Donald VanDeusen on Feb. 29. "I look forward to the challenges ahead," Porter said... Read more
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The Buffalo News
Historic wooden carousel to have a home at CanalsideA 1924 wooden carousel stored for decades in an Ohio warehouse will have a Buff
Historic wooden carousel to have a home at Canalside
The Buffalo News / Posted 5 days ago
A 1924 wooden carousel stored for decades in an Ohio warehouse will have a Buffalo waterfront spot to call home in the near future. Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown announced Friday that the city will make room for it at Canalside. The land for the... Read more
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The Daily Voice - White Plains
White Plains OKs $275 Million Housing DevelopmentWHITE PLAINS -- A $275 million development featuring two, 24-story residential
White Plains OKs $275 Million Housing Development
The Daily Voice - White Plains / Posted 5 days ago
WHITE PLAINS -- A $275 million development featuring two, 24-story residential towers is expected to bring up to 1,400 new residents to the city, according to lohud.com. The development, set to replace the Westchester Pavilion mall, was unanimously... Read more
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The Leader-Herald
City police chief leavingHe is recommending Capt. Marc Porter as his replacement, and Mayor Dayton King
City police chief leaving
The Leader-Herald / Posted 5 days ago
He is recommending Capt. Marc Porter as his replacement, and Mayor Dayton King said he will nominate Porter for the job. "There are no underlying professional or medical issues. I am just ready to move on after 25-plus years at [the Gloversville... Read more
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The Buffalo News
Lockport Council raises income ceiling for senior citizen property tax exemptionsLOCKPORT – The Common Council voted Wednesday to raise the income ceiling for s
Lockport Council raises income ceiling for senior citizen property tax exemptions
The Buffalo News / Posted 6 days ago
LOCKPORT – The Common Council voted Wednesday to raise the income ceiling for senior citizen property tax exemptions from $25,420 a year to the state maximum of $29,000 a year. Those over the age of 65 who earn less than that amount can have their... Read more
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The Buffalo News
Lockport Council increases eligibility for senior tax breakLOCKPORT – The Common Council voted Wednesday to raise the income ceiling for s
Lockport Council increases eligibility for senior tax break
The Buffalo News / Posted 6 days ago
LOCKPORT – The Common Council voted Wednesday to raise the income ceiling for senior-citizen property tax exemptions from $25,420 a year to the state maximum of $29,000 a year. Those over age 65 who earn less than that amount can have their property... Read more
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22 WSBT South Bend
Former South Bend councilman's lawsuit against city allowed to continueA former South Bend Common Councilman's lawsuit against the city is allowed to
Former South Bend councilman's lawsuit against city allowed to continue
22 WSBT South Bend / Posted 6 days ago
A former South Bend Common Councilman's lawsuit against the city is allowed to continue. Henry Davis, Jr. is suing the city for not defending him. On Thursday, a judge denied the city's motion to dismiss the case. It all stems back to a letter... Read more
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The Post-Standard
Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul talks about possible merger of Syracuse, Onondaga CountySYRACUSE, N.Y. -- Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul is no stranger to Syracuse. She got he
Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul talks about possible merger of Syracuse, Onondaga County
The Post-Standard / Posted 6 days ago
SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul is no stranger to Syracuse. She got her bachelor's degree from Syracuse University and has fond memories of working as a student at Varsity Pizza. "Every time I'm in town I stop at the Varsity, pick up a... Read more
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The Post-Standard
'Why can you boot people but not cars?' Syracuse business owner asksSYRACUSE, N.Y. -- People whose vehicles are booted for parking illegally aren't
'Why can you boot people but not cars?' Syracuse business owner asks
The Post-Standard / Posted 6 days ago
SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- People whose vehicles are booted for parking illegally aren't victims, a Westcott business owner said today. They're the criminals. Gaetano Colozzi owns the Papa John's Pizza franchise at 500 Westcott St. He took exception with... Read more
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Middletown Times Herald-Record
Middletown rethinks trash collectionDPW jobs could be lost in transition Posted Feb. 2, 2016 at 7:51 PM Posted Fe
Middletown rethinks trash collection
Middletown Times Herald-Record / Posted 7 days ago
DPW jobs could be lost in transition Posted Feb. 2, 2016 at 7:51 PM Posted Feb. 2, 2016 at 7:51 PM MIDDLETOWN - Middletown Mayor Joe DeStefano said 2016 will be the year the city comes up with a cheaper way to pick up trash. Fifteen Department of... Read more
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The Shawano Leader
Commission gives thumbs up to TIF amendmentThe public was absent Wednesday from a public hearing on the city’s plans to ex
Commission gives thumbs up to TIF amendment
The Shawano Leader / Posted 7 days ago
The public was absent Wednesday from a public hearing on the city’s plans to expand a Tax Incremental Finance district along East Green Bay Street. The Shawano Plan Commission voted to recommend amending the TIF district to include the Shawano Plaza... Read more
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The Buffalo News
Lockport Council overrides mayor’s vetoes on restoring of full-time assessor positionLOCKPORT – The Common Council voted Wednesday to override Mayor Anne E. McCaffr
Lockport Council overrides mayor’s vetoes on restoring of full-time assessor position
The Buffalo News / Posted 7 days ago
LOCKPORT – The Common Council voted Wednesday to override Mayor Anne E. McCaffrey’s vetoes of the Council majority’s moves to restore a full-time assessor position to City Hall. Alderwoman Anita Mullane, D-2nd Ward, who abstained on the original... Read more
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The Buffalo News
Lockport Council overrides mayor’s vetoes on assessor issueLOCKPORT – The Lockport Common Council voted Wednesday to override Mayor Anne E
Lockport Council overrides mayor’s vetoes on assessor issue
The Buffalo News / Posted 7 days ago
LOCKPORT – The Lockport Common Council voted Wednesday to override Mayor Anne E. McCaffrey’s vetoes of the Council majority’s moves to restore a full-time assessor position to City Hall. Alderwoman Anita Mullane, D-2nd Ward, who abstained on the... Read more
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22 WSBT South Bend
New plans for the future of Elbel Golf CourseThe Common Council will consider forming a study committee to look into the lon
New plans for the future of Elbel Golf Course
22 WSBT South Bend / Posted 7 days ago
The Common Council will consider forming a study committee to look into the long term plans for the course. Mayor Pete Buttigieg is also going to ask the Common Council for an additional $68,000 to make some upgrades in anticipation that the city... Read more
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The Buffalo News
Potential challengers to Panepinto weigh raceLess than two years after Marc C. Panepinto won election to the State Senate in
Potential challengers to Panepinto weigh race
The Buffalo News / Posted 7 days ago
Less than two years after Marc C. Panepinto won election to the State Senate in one of the most raucous and expensive campaigns in all of New York, several potential candidates are lining up for a repeat performance this fall. At least six Democrats... Read more
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The Post-Standard
City wants to fine property owners who boot illegally parked carsSYRACUSE, N.Y. -- The City of Syracuse is looking to crack down on the use of v
City wants to fine property owners who boot illegally parked cars
The Post-Standard / Posted 7 days ago
SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- The City of Syracuse is looking to crack down on the use of vehicle boots on private property. Mayor Stephanie Miner's administration will present legislation to the Common Council today that would ban the use of immobilization... Read more
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Mid-Hudson News
Middletown to experiment with crow problemThursday, February 3, 2016 MIDDLETOWN – The downtown area of the City of Middl
Middletown to experiment with crow problem
Mid-Hudson News / Posted 8 days ago
Thursday, February 3, 2016 MIDDLETOWN – The downtown area of the City of Middletown is infested with crows and officials are going to test a humane means of chasing them away. As of Tuesday night, city workers installed strobe lights at Festival... Read more
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Mid-Hudson News
Kingston City Council approves new mayor’s budget fixThursday, February 3, 2016 KINGSTON – The City of Kingston’s new mayor, Steve
Kingston City Council approves new mayor’s budget fix
Mid-Hudson News / Posted 8 days ago
Thursday, February 3, 2016 KINGSTON – The City of Kingston’s new mayor, Steve Noble, had his budget amendments approved Tuesday night by the common council. These changes restore various department cuts made by former Mayor Shayne Gallo during his... Read more
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The Buffalo News
North Tonawanda mayor sets agendaNORTH TONAWANDA – In 2016, the city will focus on continuing to move forward ec
North Tonawanda mayor sets agenda
The Buffalo News / Posted 8 days ago
NORTH TONAWANDA – In 2016, the city will focus on continuing to move forward economically, culturally and financially, Mayor Arthur G. Pappas said Tuesday in his State of the City address. It was Pappas’ second year delivering the address after... Read more
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The Buffalo News
Buffalo seeks state help in crackdown on illegal activities at neighborhood storesFrustrated over illegal activities at some neighborhood grocery and deli stores
Buffalo seeks state help in crackdown on illegal activities at neighborhood stores
The Buffalo News / Posted 8 days ago
Frustrated over illegal activities at some neighborhood grocery and deli stores, the Common Council on Tuesday asked if the State of New York could help out. If a business violates state laws or regulations, by doing such things as selling loose... Read more
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The Buffalo News
Council wants to crack down on activities at neighborhood storesFrustrated over illegal activities at some neighborhood grocery and deli stores
Council wants to crack down on activities at neighborhood stores
The Buffalo News / Posted 8 days ago
Frustrated over illegal activities at some neighborhood grocery and deli stores, the Common Council Tuesday asked if the state of New York could help out. If a business violates state laws or regulations, by doing such things as selling loose... Read more
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The Daily Voice - Scarsdale
Court Ruling On FASNY Permit To Be AppealedWHITE PLAINS, N.Y. -- The White Plains Common Council voted earlier this week t
Court Ruling On FASNY Permit To Be Appealed
The Daily Voice - Scarsdale / Posted 8 days ago
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. -- The White Plains Common Council voted earlier this week to appeal a ruling by the state Supreme Court requiring them to vote on a special permit request that would convert a former country club into a campus for the... Read more
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The Daily Voice - White Plains
White Plains Council To Appeal Court Ruling On FASNY PermitWHITE PLAINS, N.Y. -- The White Plains Common Council voted earlier this week t
White Plains Council To Appeal Court Ruling On FASNY Permit
The Daily Voice - White Plains / Posted 8 days ago
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. -- The White Plains Common Council voted earlier this week to appeal a ruling by the state Supreme Court requiring them to vote on a special permit request that would convert a former country club into a campus for the... Read more
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The Daily Voice - Mamaroneck
Court Ruling On FASNY Permit To Be AppealedWHITE PLAINS, N.Y. -- The White Plains Common Council voted earlier this week t
Court Ruling On FASNY Permit To Be Appealed
The Daily Voice - Mamaroneck / Posted 8 days ago
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. -- The White Plains Common Council voted earlier this week to appeal a ruling by the state Supreme Court requiring them to vote on a special permit request that would convert a former country club into a campus for the... Read more
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The Buffalo News
Lockport Cemetery seeks to expandLOCKPORT – All Saints Catholic Parish in Lockport is seeking to expand St. Patr
Lockport Cemetery seeks to expand
The Buffalo News / Posted 8 days ago
LOCKPORT – All Saints Catholic Parish in Lockport is seeking to expand St. Patrick’s Cemetery on Glenwood Avenue, which has been in operation for 150 years and contains almost 11,000 graves. The city Planning Board approved the idea Monday, but a... Read more
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Mid-Hudson News
Poughkeepsie moves on abandoned properties, okays rehab of burned out downtown buildingTuesday, February 2, 2016 POUGHKEEPSIE – The City of Poughkeepsie’s new mayo
Poughkeepsie moves on abandoned properties, okays rehab of burned out downtown building
Mid-Hudson News / Posted 9 days ago
Tuesday, February 2, 2016 POUGHKEEPSIE – The City of Poughkeepsie’s new mayor continues his fast attack on blight in the city. During his comments at Monday... Read more
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Your Hometown Lima Stations
Kokomo council member advocates protection for LGBTKOKOMO, Ind. (AP) - A Kokomo Common Council member says the city's public works
Kokomo council member advocates protection for LGBT
Your Hometown Lima Stations / Posted 9 days ago
KOKOMO, Ind. (AP) - A Kokomo Common Council member says the city's public works and welfare committee is working on a proposal that would amend the city's human rights municipal code to include protections for gays, lesbians, bisexuals and... Read more
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FOX 28 South Bend
Kokomo council member advocates protection for LGBTKOKOMO, Ind. (AP) - A Kokomo Common Council member says the city's public works
Kokomo council member advocates protection for LGBT
FOX 28 South Bend / Posted 9 days ago
KOKOMO, Ind. (AP) - A Kokomo Common Council member says the city's public works and welfare committee is working on a proposal that would amend the city's human rights municipal code to include protections for gays, lesbians, bisexuals and... Read more
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BlackNews.com
100+ Cities to Honor the 8th Annual Prostate Cancer Awareness Observance Day– This year, the mayor and citizens of Santa Fe, New Mexico will be one of the
100+ Cities to Honor the 8th Annual Prostate Cancer Awareness Observance Day
BlackNews.com / Posted 9 days ago
– This year, the mayor and citizens of Santa Fe, New Mexico will be one of the newest cities joining the 8th Annual Brown Byrd Prostate Cancer Awareness Observance Day. – Kevin Byrd, founder of the Brown Byrd Foundation, speaking about prostate... Read more
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22 WSBT South Bend
Meeting over Elbel Park's future sheduled for tonightTonight a meeting on the future for Elbel Park will take place. Last week Sout
Meeting over Elbel Park's future sheduled for tonight
22 WSBT South Bend / Posted 9 days ago
Tonight a meeting on the future for Elbel Park will take place. Last week South Bend said it is no longer looking to sell the golf course. The city says it is now looking into leasing the course to a private operator. The mayor believes a lease can... Read more
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