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The Post-Standard
Syracuse Common Council to review the city's contract with VerizonVerizon workers, Syracuse officials may try to go after the telecom giant's pro
Syracuse Common Council to review the city's contract with Verizon
The Post-Standard / Posted 17 hours ago
Verizon workers, Syracuse officials may try to go after the telecom giant's profits, albeit rather modestly. The Syracuse Common Council today unanimously passed a resolution supporting striking Verizon workers. One councilor charged the city... Read more
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The Evening Sun
City ponders fate of Kurt Beyer Poolwill be open this season. The pool is in need of repairs that could cost tens
City ponders fate of Kurt Beyer Pool
The Evening Sun / Posted 23 hours ago
will be open this season. The pool is in need of repairs that could cost tens of thousands of dollars � money that the Common Council says may extensively exhaust the city�s budget. City DPW Superintendent Carl Ivarson explained some of the... Read more
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Aircraft Maintenance Technology
La Crosse weighs airline service incentivesair service to the region, which helps the local economy," Torp said. Andrea R
La Crosse weighs airline service incentives
Aircraft Maintenance Technology / Posted yesterday
air service to the region, which helps the local economy," Torp said. Andrea Richmond, who represents the La Crosse Common Council on the board, supports the plan to bring more travelers in and out of the city's airport. "The more we can... Read more
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Mid-Hudson News
New Middletown garbage pickup method expected by early next yearYou won’t see garbage bags sitting on the curb. It will be safer with kids walk
New Middletown garbage pickup method expected by early next year
Mid-Hudson News / Posted yesterday
You won’t see garbage bags sitting on the curb. It will be safer with kids walking by and animals open garbage bags.” The common council will have the final say on the proposals after input from the city employee union, said DeStefano. He would... Read more
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The Buffalo News
Marker installed to honor Buffalo’s oldest homea proclamation to descendants. Fillmore District Council Member David Franczyk
Marker installed to honor Buffalo’s oldest home
The Buffalo News / Posted 2 days ago
a proclamation to descendants. Fillmore District Council Member David Franczyk presented a proclamation on behalf of the Common Council. Coit, with business partners, signed the promissory note in 1819 for funds to construct a harbor at Buffalo... Read more
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The Daily Voice - Norwalk
Letter: Clarifying Norwalk's State Funding For 2016-17risk from within the adopted budget, rather than increasing taxes further or re
Letter: Clarifying Norwalk's State Funding For 2016-17
The Daily Voice - Norwalk / Posted 3 days ago
risk from within the adopted budget, rather than increasing taxes further or reducing Board of Education appropriations. Harry W. Rilling, Mayor Bruce I. Kimmel, Common Council President Gregory D. Burnett, Board of Estimation and Taxation Chair... Read more
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Mid-Hudson News
Kingston mayor explains firing of ethics board membersexpanding outreach to residents who have otherwise not had the opportunity to s
Kingston mayor explains firing of ethics board members
Mid-Hudson News / Posted 3 days ago
expanding outreach to residents who have otherwise not had the opportunity to serve on any volunteer board. He also wants common council input in the selection process and will seek recommendations from the council, require applications and... Read more
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The Leader-Herald
Gloversville seeking millions for downtownCastiglione Park. The plans were presented to members of the New York Innovati
Gloversville seeking millions for downtown
The Leader-Herald / Posted 3 days ago
Castiglione Park. The plans were presented to members of the New York Innovative Communities Network in April and to the Common Council on May 10 via a video created by the city with the help of civil engineer Darrin Romeyn. DeSantis said he is... Read more
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Mid-Hudson News
Kingston mayor dissolves ethics boardrelated development, assistant Corporation Counsel Dan Bartenstein attempted to
Kingston mayor dissolves ethics board
Mid-Hudson News / Posted 4 days ago
related development, assistant Corporation Counsel Dan Bartenstein attempted to convince the Law and Rules Committee of the common council to eliminate key sections of the ethics code, including the “revolving door” provision. That section prevents... Read more
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The Buffalo News
City of Lockport finally resolves garbage issueLOCKPORT – After months of wrangling, the Lockport Common Council on Wednesday
City of Lockport finally resolves garbage issue
The Buffalo News / Posted 4 days ago
LOCKPORT – After months of wrangling, the Lockport Common Council on Wednesday unanimously approved a five-year extension of the city’s garbage and recycling contract with Modern Disposal. The city’s user fees will not change during the five-year... Read more
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The Buffalo News
Sweet Chalk Festival set in Lockportfeaturing chalk art on the pavement of the municipal parking lot at Main and Pi
Sweet Chalk Festival set in Lockport
The Buffalo News / Posted 4 days ago
featuring chalk art on the pavement of the municipal parking lot at Main and Pine streets, was approved this week by the Common Council. The event will be held the weekend of July 16-17. Lockside Art Center, which is across the street from the... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
U.S. City Commences Twinning Process With KMCThe proposal to establish the sister city programme was submitted by Alder (Cou
U.S. City Commences Twinning Process With KMC
AllAfrica.com / Posted 4 days ago
The proposal to establish the sister city programme was submitted by Alder (Councilor) Samba Baldeh of the Madison Common Council, an American citizen of Gambian descent. After several speeches in support of the proposal from members of the KMC... Read more
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The Buffalo News
Building Buffalo: Riverfront apartments could be known as The Mentholatumapproved by the Buffalo Planning Board, Buffalo Preservation Board and Buffalo
Building Buffalo: Riverfront apartments could be known as The Mentholatum
The Buffalo News / Posted 5 days ago
approved by the Buffalo Planning Board, Buffalo Preservation Board and Buffalo Zoning Board of Appeals, still needs final Common Council approval because of its location near the Niagara River, but officials hope to start construction by July 1... Read more
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WGRZ-TV Buffalo
Ridesharing rally in Buffalo Thursdayservices to Upstate New York. A rally will be held Thursday with Mayor Byron B
Ridesharing rally in Buffalo Thursday
WGRZ-TV Buffalo / Posted 5 days ago
services to Upstate New York. A rally will be held Thursday with Mayor Byron Brown, Erie County legislators, Buffalo Common Council, and many organizations that are in support of ridesharing. Tech-based companies like Uber and Lyft thrive in... Read more
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The Post-Standard
After COR lawsuit, Syracuse takes big step toward local hiring requirementsCity of Syracuse today took a step toward a law that would mandate construction
After COR lawsuit, Syracuse takes big step toward local hiring requirements
The Post-Standard / Posted 5 days ago
City of Syracuse today took a step toward a law that would mandate construction and service jobs go to city residents. The Common Council introduced a Resident Employment Ordinance, which would require that a portion of new hires under city... Read more
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Mid-Hudson News
Ulster Human Right Commission ‘concerned’ with proposed gun rangeMay 18, 2016 KINGSTON – Members of the Ulster County Human Rights Commission d
Ulster Human Right Commission ‘concerned’ with proposed gun range
Mid-Hudson News / Posted 6 days ago
May 18, 2016 KINGSTON – Members of the Ulster County Human Rights Commission did not attend Tuesday night’s Kingston Common Council Law and Rules Committee meeting, but they did fire off a letter to Mayor Steven Noble and council leadership... Read more
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Mid-Hudson News
Kingston moves forward with gun amendment to allow practice rangesheld their “last stand,” of sorts. Roughly one dozen naysayers stood up during
Kingston moves forward with gun amendment to allow practice ranges
Mid-Hudson News / Posted 6 days ago
held their “last stand,” of sorts. Roughly one dozen naysayers stood up during a Law and Rules Committee session of the common council Tuesday night and silently displayed signs, in protest of neighborhood gun proliferation. After a short... Read more
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CBS 5 Green Bay
Proposal would use excess stadium tax funds to repay state loanBAY, WI (WFRV) What to do with over $5-million of leftover stadium tax money in
Proposal would use excess stadium tax funds to repay state loan
CBS 5 Green Bay / Posted 6 days ago
BAY, WI (WFRV) What to do with over $5-million of leftover stadium tax money in Green Bay? Its an issue in front of the common council tonight. Since Green Bay received it's share of the excess sales tax-money, there have been numerous proposal... Read more
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WGRZ-TV Buffalo
Waterfront High Rise Goes Before Common CouncilA proposal to raze the former Freezer Queen plant on the outer harbor to make w
Waterfront High Rise Goes Before Common Council
WGRZ-TV Buffalo / Posted 6 days ago
A proposal to raze the former Freezer Queen plant on the outer harbor to make way for a waterfront high rise went before a Common Council committee for a public hearing on Tuesday. There, it became apparent that those on opposite sides of the... Read more
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The Buffalo News
Warehouse conversion near Canisius College approvedexpanded last year to add refrigerated and frozen cold-storage space. The boar
Warehouse conversion near Canisius College approved
The Buffalo News / Posted 6 days ago
expanded last year to add refrigerated and frozen cold-storage space. The board also: • Recommended approval by the Common Council of a special zoning district for the former Millard Fillmore Gates Circle Hospital property, which TM Montante... Read more
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WCAX-TV Vermont
Albany joins New York communities opposing oil pipelinethe Pilgrim Pipeline, which would carry crude oil from Albany to New Jersey ref
Albany joins New York communities opposing oil pipeline
WCAX-TV Vermont / Posted 6 days ago
the Pilgrim Pipeline, which would carry crude oil from Albany to New Jersey refineries and return it as fuel products. The Common Council passed a resolution Monday night denouncing the proposed 178-mile pipeline as an environmental risk and public... Read more
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FOX 6 Milwaukee
Zoning committee okays detailed design plan for new Milwaukee Bucks arenaMILWAUKEE — The Milwaukee Common Council Zoning and Development Committee unani
Zoning committee okays detailed design plan for new Milwaukee Bucks arena
FOX 6 Milwaukee / Posted 6 days ago
MILWAUKEE — The Milwaukee Common Council Zoning and Development Committee unanimously approved on Tuesday, May 17th the detailed design plan for the new Milwaukee Bucks arena. The full council will take up the plans next week. The same committee... Read more
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The Leader-Herald
City ready to market Karg siteCity Engineer Christopher Vose informed the Common Council on Monday of the new
City ready to market Karg site
The Leader-Herald / Posted 6 days ago
City Engineer Christopher Vose informed the Common Council on Monday of the news, which city officials have been eager to hear. "The [environmental] easement has been signed by DEC," Vose said. He said the paperwork for Karg's will be sent to the... Read more
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The Buffalo News
23-story apartment tower proposed for Outer Harbor faces new obstaclesto the Brownfield Cleanup Program, under state oversight. The Planning Board c
23-story apartment tower proposed for Outer Harbor faces new obstacles
The Buffalo News / Posted 6 days ago
to the Brownfield Cleanup Program, under state oversight. The Planning Board could not act anyway until the standard regulatory review process wraps up by the next meeting May 31. The Common Council is holding a public hearing on the project Tuesd... Read more
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The Buffalo News
23-story apartment tower proposed for Outer Harbor faces new obstaclesto the Brownfield Cleanup Program, under state oversight. The Planning Board c
23-story apartment tower proposed for Outer Harbor faces new obstacles
The Buffalo News / Posted 7 days ago
to the Brownfield Cleanup Program, under state oversight. The Planning Board could not act anyway until the standard regulatory review process wraps up by the next meeting May 31. The Common Council is holding a public hearing on the project Tuesd... Read more
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Mid-Hudson News
Poughkeepsie council fills Water Board seat, approves bond resolutionson an equal footing with the Town, on the Water Board that serves both municipa
Poughkeepsie council fills Water Board seat, approves bond resolutions
Mid-Hudson News / Posted 7 days ago
on an equal footing with the Town, on the Water Board that serves both municipalities. In what amounts to a compromise, Common Council Chairman Christopher Petsas will be the city’s third member, after his appointment was unanimously approved... Read more
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The Buffalo News
Hortons franchise, urgent-care clinic planned across from SolarCity factoryproject, whose basic details were unveiled two weeks ago, was tabled by the Buf
Hortons franchise, urgent-care clinic planned across from SolarCity factory
The Buffalo News / Posted 7 days ago
project, whose basic details were unveiled two weeks ago, was tabled by the Buffalo Planning Board on Monday pending Common Council approval. The larger $8 million building in the rear was already approved. The new building will have three... Read more
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The Buffalo News
Obstacles mounting for Buchheit over Freezer Queen site re-usePlanning Board could not act anyway until the standard regulatory review proces
Obstacles mounting for Buchheit over Freezer Queen site re-use
The Buffalo News / Posted 7 days ago
Planning Board could not act anyway until the standard regulatory review process wraps up by the next meeting May 31. The Common Council is holding a public hearing on the project Tuesday. But the continuing onslaught of criticism and skepticism... Read more
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The Post-Standard
Longtime Syracuse Democratic activist Nancy McCarty has diedNew York politics, McCarty was an active member of the Democratic Party. She se
Longtime Syracuse Democratic activist Nancy McCarty has died
The Post-Standard / Posted 7 days ago
New York politics, McCarty was an active member of the Democratic Party. She served as a councilor-at-large on the Syracuse Common Council from 1992 to 2000. McCarty also served on the Syracuse Board of Education from 2004 to 2012 and was a member... Read more
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The Middletown Press
Monday Musings: Emotional day for Xavier’s Magneris not a dress rehearsal. Be yourself. Celebrate it. Be happy. BUDGETS AND SPO
Monday Musings: Emotional day for Xavier’s Magner
The Middletown Press / Posted 8 days ago
is not a dress rehearsal. Be yourself. Celebrate it. Be happy. BUDGETS AND SPORTS The city budget approved Friday by the Common Council, after all the storm and fury, adequately funds education and I’m told, funds all sports including lacrosse.... Read more
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The Buffalo News
Lockport plans public hearing on altered penalties for tall grass– The city may give property owners whose lawns aren’t properly mowed a chance
Lockport plans public hearing on altered penalties for tall grass
The Buffalo News / Posted 8 days ago
– The city may give property owners whose lawns aren’t properly mowed a chance to appeal the resulting fines. The Common Council will hold a public hearing at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday in City Hall on the new law, which alters the penalties for... Read more
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The Middletown Press
Middlesex County Chamber to host meeting on downtown parking, pedestriansHospital CEO and Chamber Chairman Vin Capece, state Sen. Paul Doyle, Hal Stride
Middlesex County Chamber to host meeting on downtown parking, pedestrians
The Middletown Press / Posted 9 days ago
Hospital CEO and Chamber Chairman Vin Capece, state Sen. Paul Doyle, Hal Strider of the Barton Malow Company and Middletown Common Council members Tom Serra, Gerry Daley, Grady Faulkner, Mary Bartolotta and Rob Blanchard. As I noted last week, the... Read more
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Kingston Daily Freeman
As proposed, Irish Cultural Center might add to existing Rondout problemspartially enclosed rooftop classroom/event space) and a parking lot of 18 spots
As proposed, Irish Cultural Center might add to existing Rondout problems
Kingston Daily Freeman / Posted 9 days ago
partially enclosed rooftop classroom/event space) and a parking lot of 18 spots on Abeel Street. Phase Two is to ask the Common Council to amend the zoning code laws for the neighborhood and then seek approval for a 25-spot freestanding parking... Read more
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Pilot News
Week in Reviewthe city’s water supply, amongst other things, during the 6 p.m. meeting.Counci
Week in Review
Pilot News / Posted 9 days ago
the city’s water supply, amongst other things, during the 6 p.m. meeting.Council approves moving money During the Plymouth Common Council meeting, which ran late due to an extended board of works meeting, $189,000 was approved to be moved by the... Read more
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The Shawano Leader
Ohio ministry eyes Shawano for cult rehab centerby Howard with any proposals. He said the facility would likely need a conditio
Ohio ministry eyes Shawano for cult rehab center
The Shawano Leader / Posted 10 days ago
by Howard with any proposals. He said the facility would likely need a conditional use permit from the plan commission and Common Council, depending on how it’s defined. A treatment center or institutional use would be allowed at that location... Read more
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The Buffalo News
Buffalo denies landmark status for 4 buildings: ‘These are tough decisions’North Park Library – have failed, with city lawmakers deciding not to give the
Buffalo denies landmark status for 4 buildings: ‘These are tough decisions’
The Buffalo News / Posted 11 days ago
North Park Library – have failed, with city lawmakers deciding not to give the properties historic landmark status. The Common Council vote does not mean the buildings will be demolished, but opens the path for each building to possibly be... Read more
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The Shawano Leader
City changes future land use plansto allow for Dorothy 2 to locate there. The changes to the comprehensive plan
City changes future land use plans
The Shawano Leader / Posted 11 days ago
to allow for Dorothy 2 to locate there. The changes to the comprehensive plan approved by the Shawano Plan Commission and Common Council on Wednesday included designating the area’s future use as light industrial. “Until someone comes in and asks... Read more
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The Buffalo News
Common Council declines to take steps to preserve four historic buildingsNorth Park Library – have failed, with city lawmakers deciding not to give the
Common Council declines to take steps to preserve four historic buildings
The Buffalo News / Posted 11 days ago
North Park Library – have failed, with city lawmakers deciding not to give the properties historic landmark status. The Common Council vote does not mean the buildings will be demolished, but opens the path for each building to possibly be... Read more
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News 8000
La Crosse Co. Tavern League to start taxi serviceLa Crosse’s Common Council approved La Crosse County Tavern League's new busine
La Crosse Co. Tavern League to start taxi service
News 8000 / Posted 11 days ago
La Crosse’s Common Council approved La Crosse County Tavern League's new business venture Thursday night. The League is starting a "Safe Ride" service for its patrons called the "Coulee Region Taxi." The service would run from about 7 a.m. to 3 a.m.... Read more
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News 8000
City votes to close Memorial PoolYour summer dreams of spending the day at La Crosse's oldest pool will have to
City votes to close Memorial Pool
News 8000 / Posted 11 days ago
Your summer dreams of spending the day at La Crosse's oldest pool will have to wait until next year. The city’s common council decided to close Memorial pool for the rest of the year. This will give engineers time study the pool, the building, and... Read more
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News 8000
City approves sober-living facility on La Crosse's NorthsideResidents on La Crosse's Northside will be getting a new neighbor. La Crosse C
City approves sober-living facility on La Crosse's Northside
News 8000 / Posted 11 days ago
Residents on La Crosse's Northside will be getting a new neighbor. La Crosse Common Council approved a proposal from Driftless Recovery Services to open a sober-living facility on Caledonia Street Thursday night. Opponents have expressed a number... Read more
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WXOW 19 La Crosse
City Council to determine fate of Memorial PoolThe gates of Memorial Pool could be closed for the summer, pending the decision
City Council to determine fate of Memorial Pool
WXOW 19 La Crosse / Posted 11 days ago
The gates of Memorial Pool could be closed for the summer, pending the decision of the La Crosse City Common Council. Jay Odegaard, Parks Facilities, Recreation, and Forestry Supervisor for the La Crosse Parks and Rec. Department said the pool is a... Read more
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The Buffalo News
Tentative deal would save half of Fruit Belt parking spaces for residentsBuffalo has a tentative deal that should lead to a permit parking program in th
Tentative deal would save half of Fruit Belt parking spaces for residents
The Buffalo News / Posted 11 days ago
Buffalo has a tentative deal that should lead to a permit parking program in the city’s Fruit Belt, according to Common Council President Darius G. Pridgen. Here is the proposal: half of the on-street Fruit Belt parking would be designated as... Read more
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The Shawano Leader
City curbs sidewalk plan for 3 propertiessidewalks for three properties out of a street improvement plan after hearing c
City curbs sidewalk plan for 3 properties
The Shawano Leader / Posted 11 days ago
sidewalks for three properties out of a street improvement plan after hearing concerns from neighbors. The vote by the Common Council also followed a long and often confusing discussion about Shawano’s sidewalk policy and which side of which... Read more
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WGRZ-TV Buffalo
Fruit Belt parking program gains supportand regulations, as it pertains to residential parking, in the fruit belt neigh
Fruit Belt parking program gains support
WGRZ-TV Buffalo / Posted 12 days ago
and regulations, as it pertains to residential parking, in the fruit belt neighborhood,” State Senator Tim Kennedy said. Common Council President Darius Pridgen has been working on the permit process, and says the plan involves permit spots for... Read more
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WAOW Wausau
Marshfield Common Council approves City Hall purchaseThe Marshfield Common Council approved an agreement to buy a new building for C
Marshfield Common Council approves City Hall purchase
WAOW Wausau / Posted 12 days ago
The Marshfield Common Council approved an agreement to buy a new building for City Hall on Tuesday. According to city administrator Steve Barg, the city plans on buying Forward Financial Bank's building on Sixth Street for $2.6 million. The council... Read more
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The Buffalo News
Lockport mayor says user fees would be frozen for 5 years if Council extends garbage and recycling contractLOCKPORT – Mayor Anne E. McCaffrey said Wednesday that if the Common Council ap
Lockport mayor says user fees would be frozen for 5 years if Council extends garbage and recycling contract
The Buffalo News / Posted 12 days ago
LOCKPORT – Mayor Anne E. McCaffrey said Wednesday that if the Common Council approves the garbage and recycling contract extension that she worked out with Modern Disposal, there will be no increase in user fees paid by city residents for the next... Read more
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The Buffalo News
Lockport mayor pledges 5-year freeze in garbage user feesLOCKPORT – Lockport Mayor Anne E. McCaffrey said Wednesday that if the Common C
Lockport mayor pledges 5-year freeze in garbage user fees
The Buffalo News / Posted 12 days ago
LOCKPORT – Lockport Mayor Anne E. McCaffrey said Wednesday that if the Common Council approves the garbage and recycling contract extension she worked out with Modern Disposal, there will be no increase in the user fees paid by city residents for the... Read more
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The Buffalo News
Juneteenth gala pays tribute to founder of ‘Little Harlem’ nightclubthe Count Basies, the Cab Calloways, they all stayed at the Little Harlem,” sai
Juneteenth gala pays tribute to founder of ‘Little Harlem’ nightclub
The Buffalo News / Posted 12 days ago
the Count Basies, the Cab Calloways, they all stayed at the Little Harlem,” said George K. Arthur, the former Buffalo Common Council president. “Because of Ann, it became a major stop on the black entertainment circuit. “Ann was the person to... Read more
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The Leader-Herald
Video showing planned projects set for city websiterevitalization plan, which includes some of the public projects shown in the vi
Video showing planned projects set for city website
The Leader-Herald / Posted 12 days ago
revitalization plan, which includes some of the public projects shown in the video. During Tuesday's meeting of the Common Council, the video was shown for members of the public and city officials who did not attend the April 14 meeting of... Read more
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