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The Buffalo News
Cost jumps for proposed Queen City Landing projecthistoric preservation and other arguments in a bid to stop the effort. Ultimate
Cost jumps for proposed Queen City Landing project
The Buffalo News / Posted 15 hours ago
historic preservation and other arguments in a bid to stop the effort. Ultimately, the city Planning Board and Common Council each approved the project, prompting the two lawsuits. The litigation seeks an injunction to block the... Read more
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The Leader-Herald
No candidates yet for Johnstown mayorhas been left vacant since the abrupt resignation of former Councilman-at-large
No candidates yet for Johnstown mayor
The Leader-Herald / Posted 20 hours ago
has been left vacant since the abrupt resignation of former Councilman-at-large Christopher Swatt on June 13. Aug. 3 the Common Council appointed former councilwoman Cindy Lakata to serve as interim mayor until the end of this year. Lakata has... Read more
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The Post-Standard
No, the new rental inspection law will not solve Syracuse's lead problemat a subsequent committee meeting. A lawyer for Syracuse landlords sent a lette
No, the new rental inspection law will not solve Syracuse's lead problem
The Post-Standard / Posted 22 hours ago
at a subsequent committee meeting. A lawyer for Syracuse landlords sent a letter to councilors regarding the lead issue. A Common Council vote on the law was delayed this week, in part, because a councilor wanted more information on lead... Read more
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The Buffalo News
Trouble at Lovejoy store upsets neighborson, and until that matter is decided, the Community Express Mart at Ludington a
Trouble at Lovejoy store upsets neighbors
The Buffalo News / Posted yesterday
on, and until that matter is decided, the Community Express Mart at Ludington and Davey streets could remain open. Buffalo Common Council members will review possible violations by the store’s owners at a hearing at 10 a.m. Thursday in City Hall.... Read more
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San Antonio Express-News
SoNo redevelopment plan approvedNORWALK — The Norwalk Common Council this week approved the South Norwalk Trans
SoNo redevelopment plan approved
San Antonio Express-News / Posted yesterday
NORWALK — The Norwalk Common Council this week approved the South Norwalk Transit Oriented Development Redevelopment Plan with the understanding that it can be amended if deemed bad for the neighborhood. Although the plan received nearly unanimous... Read more
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The Buffalo News
NT parks options: Splash pad, solar-powered toilet or permanent stageNORTH TONAWANDA – To flush or to splash. That was the question at a North Tonaw
NT parks options: Splash pad, solar-powered toilet or permanent stage
The Buffalo News / Posted yesterday
NORTH TONAWANDA – To flush or to splash. That was the question at a North Tonawanda Common Council work session. With summer winding down, the North Tonawanda Common Council discussed Tuesday night plans for city parks for next season, and how to... Read more
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The Leader-Herald
City of Gloversville looks to purchase used fire vehiclesDuring Tuesday's meeting, the Common Council approved up to $500,000 in bonding
City of Gloversville looks to purchase used fire vehicles
The Leader-Herald / Posted yesterday
During Tuesday's meeting, the Common Council approved up to $500,000 in bonding for the purchase of a 2013 pumper truck and a 2013 mini pumper and associated equipment and apparatus. City Finance Commissioner Bruce Van Genderen said in order for the... Read more
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WVVA Bluefield
Parking ordinance addresses parking concerns in Uptown BeckleyParking in Uptown Beckley just got a little easier for those looking to make a
Parking ordinance addresses parking concerns in Uptown Beckley
WVVA Bluefield / Posted yesterday
Parking in Uptown Beckley just got a little easier for those looking to make a quick trip. Beckley's Common Council approved a measure Tuesday night that would allow for free 15 minute parking in loading zones on both Main and Neville streets. The... Read more
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Mid-Hudson News
Lease for Broadway Commons Spiegeltent moves through legislative approval processA proposed lease of the city-owned property, located at 615 Broadway –adjacent
Lease for Broadway Commons Spiegeltent moves through legislative approval process
Mid-Hudson News / Posted yesterday
A proposed lease of the city-owned property, located at 615 Broadway –adjacent to the UPAC Theater – has passed the common council’s Finance and Audit Committee. As Broadway Commons, the parcel will undergo mixed use, combining public open... Read more
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Mid-Hudson News
Poughkeepsie begins drafting five-year wish list for capital projectsof the 2017-2021 Capital Plan, if all is done, could cost $41 million. Acting F
Poughkeepsie begins drafting five-year wish list for capital projects
Mid-Hudson News / Posted yesterday
of the 2017-2021 Capital Plan, if all is done, could cost $41 million. Acting Finance Commissioner William Brady told the Common Council this week that the city’s responsibility would be $27 million, which could either be put in the budget, or... Read more
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FOX 6 Milwaukee
“It’s hugely critical:” Public Safety Action Plan calls for the bolstering of operations at 911 dispatch centersThe report calls for more police officers and deputies, and expanding juvenile
“It’s hugely critical:” Public Safety Action Plan calls for the bolstering of operations at 911 dispatch centers
FOX 6 Milwaukee / Posted 2 days ago
The report calls for more police officers and deputies, and expanding juvenile detention facilities. Milwaukee Common Council leaders admitted Tuesday not every alderman agrees with these recommendations -- so this is being described as... Read more
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WVVA Bluefield
Plan laid out for future of Uptown Beckley holethere. Now, you'll be able to look to the left and not worry about falling in a
Plan laid out for future of Uptown Beckley hole
WVVA Bluefield / Posted 2 days ago
there. Now, you'll be able to look to the left and not worry about falling in a hole," said Jim Chambers, Pres. of the Downtown Beckley Business Association. The Parking Commission meeting will take place after Common Council on Tuesday at 6:30... Read more
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NBC26 Green Bay
Verizon sues Appleton over cell tower denialAPPLETON, Wis. (AP) -- Verizon Wireless is suing the City of Appleton because i
Verizon sues Appleton over cell tower denial
NBC26 Green Bay / Posted 2 days ago
APPLETON, Wis. (AP) -- Verizon Wireless is suing the City of Appleton because its Common Council rejected the company's plans for a cell tower. A civil complaint filed by Verizon says the council's decision is in direct conflict with Wisconsin law.... Read more
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News 8000
Verizon sues Appleton over cell tower denialVerizon Wireless is suing the City of Appleton because its Common Council rejec
Verizon sues Appleton over cell tower denial
News 8000 / Posted 2 days ago
Verizon Wireless is suing the City of Appleton because its Common Council rejected the company's plans for a cell tower. A civil complaint filed by Verizon says the council's decision is in direct conflict with Wisconsin law. The council voted last... Read more
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FOX 6 Milwaukee
More officers, deputies, less GPS monitoring, review of pursuit policy among public safety recommendationsMILWAUKEE — Members of Milwaukee’s Common Council, including President Ashanti
More officers, deputies, less GPS monitoring, review of pursuit policy among public safety recommendations
FOX 6 Milwaukee / Posted 2 days ago
MILWAUKEE — Members of Milwaukee’s Common Council, including President Ashanti Hamilton and Public Safety Committee Chair Alderman Bob Donovan on Tuesday afternoon, August 23rd unveiled a series of recommendations intended to address Milwaukee’s... Read more
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Calgary Sun
Elsie Wayne, Saint John’s first female mayor, dead at 8484. The death was confirmed Tuesday morning by the province’s official Opposit
Elsie Wayne, Saint John’s first female mayor, dead at 84
Calgary Sun / Posted 2 days ago
84. The death was confirmed Tuesday morning by the province’s official Opposition. Wayne was first elected to Saint John common council in 1977 and became the city’s first female mayor in 1983. In 1993, she and Jean Charest were the only... Read more
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The Leader-Herald
Will taxpayers pay for mess?tipped over several 35-gallon drums containing acids, resins and dyes. The plan
Will taxpayers pay for mess?
The Leader-Herald / Posted 2 days ago
tipped over several 35-gallon drums containing acids, resins and dyes. The plant has been closed since 2013. Vose told the Common Council the EPA has put an "offer on the table" regarding the cleanup, but he doesn't anticipate any "financial... Read more
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CTV News
Elsie Wayne, popular Saint John mayor and MP, dead at the age of 8484. The death was confirmed Tuesday morning by the province's official Opposit
Elsie Wayne, popular Saint John mayor and MP, dead at the age of 84
CTV News / Posted 2 days ago
84. The death was confirmed Tuesday morning by the province's official Opposition. Wayne was first elected to Saint John common council in 1977 and became the city's first female mayor in 1983. In 1993, she and Jean Charest were the only... Read more
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The Globe and Mail
Popular Saint John mayor and MP Elsie Wayne dies at 8484. The death was confirmed Tuesday morning by the province’s official Opposit
Popular Saint John mayor and MP Elsie Wayne dies at 84
The Globe and Mail / Posted 2 days ago
84. The death was confirmed Tuesday morning by the province’s official Opposition. Wayne was first elected to Saint John common council in 1977 and became the city’s first female mayor in 1983. In 1993, she and Jean Charest were the only... Read more
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Mid-Hudson News
New $1 million Kingston Fire Department ladder truck arriving next yeardebt service for a million dollar new truck over 20 more years. “The cost will
New $1 million Kingston Fire Department ladder truck arriving next year
Mid-Hudson News / Posted 3 days ago
debt service for a million dollar new truck over 20 more years. “The cost will be about the same,” Noble said. Following common council ratification of the bond, Spartan ERV of Ephrata, PA will construct the truck to spec and deliver the vehicle... Read more
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The Post-Standard
Oswego Common Council approves 2017 budget that cuts 16 firefighter positionsOSWEGO, N.Y. -- The Oswego Common Council voted unanimously tonight to approve
Oswego Common Council approves 2017 budget that cuts 16 firefighter positions
The Post-Standard / Posted 3 days ago
OSWEGO, N.Y. -- The Oswego Common Council voted unanimously tonight to approve the 2017 budget that will eliminate 16 full-time firefighter positions and raise taxes by 1.97 percent. A public hearing, which was held before the vote, drew a... Read more
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The Post-Standard
Syracuse police to install surveillance cameras at Kirk Park, Skiddy ParkSYRACUSE, N.Y. -- The Syracuse Common Council today approved the installation o
Syracuse police to install surveillance cameras at Kirk Park, Skiddy Park
The Post-Standard / Posted 3 days ago
SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- The Syracuse Common Council today approved the installation of pole mounted cameras in Kirk Park on the South Side and Skiddy Park on the Near West Side. The city will use a $136,000 grant from the state Dormitory Authority to... Read more
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The Leader-Herald
Johnstown Mayor Lakata seeks meeting on land bank"I do want to think things through," Lakata said. The Common Council voted in
Johnstown Mayor Lakata seeks meeting on land bank
The Leader-Herald / Posted 3 days ago
"I do want to think things through," Lakata said. The Common Council voted in May to support the land bank plan concept, but hasn't formally involved the city via a resolution. A land bank involves rehabbing blighted, derelict properties to get... Read more
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The Leader-Herald
Estee site grant public hearing setThe Common Council will hold a public hearing on proposed changes to a Communit
Estee site grant public hearing set
The Leader-Herald / Posted 3 days ago
The Common Council will hold a public hearing on proposed changes to a Community Development Block Grant that the New York State Office of Community Renewal gave to a proposed project at the former Estee School in 2014. During Tuesday's meeting, the... Read more
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FOX 6 Milwaukee
“An opportunity for Milwaukee to come together:” City playground given new lifeMILWAUKEE -- A week after the violence, there is a positive sign to improve som
“An opportunity for Milwaukee to come together:” City playground given new life
FOX 6 Milwaukee / Posted 4 days ago
MILWAUKEE -- A week after the violence, there is a positive sign to improve some of Milwaukee's poorest neighborhoods. Common Council members unveiled on Sunday, August 21st a new and improved outdoor space at the corner of 17th and Vine. "You... Read more
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The Middletown Press
Chamber Corner: August member meeting features UConn coach Bob Diacoof the 11th Annual Middletown Motorcycle Mania. A special thank you also goes
Chamber Corner: August member meeting features UConn coach Bob Diaco
The Middletown Press / Posted 4 days ago
of the 11th Annual Middletown Motorcycle Mania. A special thank you also goes out to Mayor Dan Drew and members of the Common Council for their continued support of all of our downtown events. I want to be sure to acknowledge my staff at the... Read more
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The Buffalo News
Developer defends Lockport apartment planand Elmwood Avenue in Lockport would not harm the value of homes in the neighbo
Developer defends Lockport apartment plan
The Buffalo News / Posted 5 days ago
and Elmwood Avenue in Lockport would not harm the value of homes in the neighborhood, as an alderman charged at Wednesday’s Common Council meeting. “We have never seen property values diminish. We have a history of property values going up,” said... Read more
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The Buffalo News
Community invited to First Shiloh centennial celebrationJohn R. Oishei Foundation, First Niagara Foundation, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Un
Community invited to First Shiloh centennial celebration
The Buffalo News / Posted 5 days ago
John R. Oishei Foundation, First Niagara Foundation, Blue Cross Blue Shield, United Health Care, State Sen. Tim Kennedy, Common Council President Darius Pridgen, GBUAHN, Hodgson Russ Attorneys, M&T Bank, Millennium Collaborative Care, Erie County... Read more
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The Leader-Herald
Johnstown Police see changes to personnelChief Mark Gifford reported to the Common Council Monday night at City Hall tha
Johnstown Police see changes to personnel
The Leader-Herald / Posted 5 days ago
Chief Mark Gifford reported to the Common Council Monday night at City Hall that police Sgt. Thomas Oare retired this week. He said Oare retires after 21 years in law enforcement. Gifford said the police department will also lose another sergeant -... Read more
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The Leader-Herald
Gloversville Police see changes to personnelChief Mark Gifford reported to the Common Council Monday night at City Hall tha
Gloversville Police see changes to personnel
The Leader-Herald / Posted 6 days ago
Chief Mark Gifford reported to the Common Council Monday night at City Hall that police Sgt. Thomas Oare retired this week. He said Oare retires after 21 years in law enforcement. Gifford said the police department will also lose another sergeant -... Read more
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Middletown Times Herald-Record
Port Jervis councilman diespolice committee chairman, working with police Chief Bill Worden on late-night
Port Jervis councilman dies
Middletown Times Herald-Record / Posted 6 days ago
police committee chairman, working with police Chief Bill Worden on late-night crime, Decker said. Meanwhile, as longtime Common Council liaison to the Community Development Agency, Ritchie strategized to energize the city with jobs and... Read more
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News 8000
City, county discussing future of city librariesthe future direction for library services in our community. In LaX, MO, N8 B
City, county discussing future of city libraries
News 8000 / Posted 6 days ago
the future direction for library services in our community. In LaX, MO, N8 Both library boards and the city common council and county board would have to approve any system merging proposal. What's the next step? The mayor's... Read more
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News 8000
City, county discussing future of city librariesdeserve more of a community conversation about the future direction for library
City, county discussing future of city libraries
News 8000 / Posted 6 days ago
deserve more of a community conversation about the future direction for library services in our community." Johnson said both library boards and the city common council and county board would have to approve any proposal to merge t... Read more
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The Buffalo News
Rochester developer defends Lockport apartment planand Elmwood Avenue in Lockport would not harm the value of homes in the neighbo
Rochester developer defends Lockport apartment plan
The Buffalo News / Posted 6 days ago
and Elmwood Avenue in Lockport would not harm the value of homes in the neighborhood, as an alderman charged at Wednesday’s Common Council meeting. “We have never seen property values diminish. We have a history of property values going up,” said... Read more
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Mid-Hudson News
Wording criticized for Ulster County Family Court ballot propositionof their own, opposing the language used in the county proposal. That move will
Wording criticized for Ulster County Family Court ballot proposition
Mid-Hudson News / Posted 7 days ago
of their own, opposing the language used in the county proposal. That move will now be voted on by aldermen at the next common council meeting on Sept. 13. It is not clear what the deadline date is for finalizing a county referendum, local... Read more
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Mid-Hudson News
Kingston kick starts 2017 budget process with public forumAfterward, the Finance and Audit Committee will scrutinize the 100-page documen
Kingston kick starts 2017 budget process with public forum
Mid-Hudson News / Posted 7 days ago
Afterward, the Finance and Audit Committee will scrutinize the 100-page document, sending a modified version to the common council floor, where it will be further tweaked and finally approved in December. Copyright © 2016 Mid-Hudson News... Read more
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Middletown Times Herald-Record
M'town hires Geese Police to clean up parksaway those dirty birds MIDDLETOWN — Man's best friend is about to become the
M'town hires Geese Police to clean up parks
Middletown Times Herald-Record / Posted 7 days ago
away those dirty birds MIDDLETOWN — Man's best friend is about to become the worst enemy of Canada geese.The Middletown Common Council approved a $6,400 contract Tuesday with Tri-State Geese Police, based in Dingmans Ferry, Pa., to chase away... Read more
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WAOW Wausau
Wausau mayor wants to partner with county on $20 wheel taxstate aid the past five years, Mielke said. The city could not enact a wheel t
Wausau mayor wants to partner with county on $20 wheel tax
WAOW Wausau / Posted 7 days ago
state aid the past five years, Mielke said. The city could not enact a wheel tax without a citywide referendum unless the common council repeals a law requiring one before adding new fees. Here's a listing of cities, townships and counties with a... Read more
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The San Angelo Standard-Times
Speculation about Milwaukee shooting video mountsAug. 14, 2016, about the violence stemming from the police officer-involved sho
Speculation about Milwaukee shooting video mounts
The San Angelo Standard-Times / Posted 7 days ago
Aug. 14, 2016, about the violence stemming from the police officer-involved shooting Saturday, Aug. 13, 2016. Milwaukee Common Council President Ashanti Hamilton, left, and Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett also participated. (Photo: Michael Sears,... Read more
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The Daily Voice - White Plains
White Plains Appeals French-American School LawsuitContinuing the appeal is not only a waste of taxpayer dollars but it is a losin
White Plains Appeals French-American School Lawsuit
The Daily Voice - White Plains / Posted 7 days ago
Continuing the appeal is not only a waste of taxpayer dollars but it is a losing cause." In January, Lefkowitz ordered the Common Council to vote on a special permit and site plan for FASNY to convert the former country club into a school campus... Read more
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The Daily Voice - Harrison
French-American School Lawsuit AppealedContinuing the appeal is not only a waste of taxpayer dollars but it is a losin
French-American School Lawsuit Appealed
The Daily Voice - Harrison / Posted 7 days ago
Continuing the appeal is not only a waste of taxpayer dollars but it is a losing cause." In January, Lefkowitz ordered the Common Council to vote on a special permit and site plan for FASNY to convert the former country club into a school campus... Read more
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The Daily Voice - Mount Pleasant
French-American School Lawsuit AppealedContinuing the appeal is not only a waste of taxpayer dollars but it is a losin
French-American School Lawsuit Appealed
The Daily Voice - Mount Pleasant / Posted 7 days ago
Continuing the appeal is not only a waste of taxpayer dollars but it is a losing cause." In January, Lefkowitz ordered the Common Council to vote on a special permit and site plan for FASNY to convert the former country club into a school campus... Read more
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The Daily Voice - Armonk
White Plains Appeals French-American School LawsuitContinuing the appeal is not only a waste of taxpayer dollars but it is a losin
White Plains Appeals French-American School Lawsuit
The Daily Voice - Armonk / Posted 7 days ago
Continuing the appeal is not only a waste of taxpayer dollars but it is a losing cause." In January, Lefkowitz ordered the Common Council to vote on a special permit and site plan for FASNY to convert the former country club into a school campus... Read more
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The Daily Voice - Greenburgh
French-American School Lawsuit AppealedContinuing the appeal is not only a waste of taxpayer dollars but it is a losin
French-American School Lawsuit Appealed
The Daily Voice - Greenburgh / Posted 7 days ago
Continuing the appeal is not only a waste of taxpayer dollars but it is a losing cause." In January, Lefkowitz ordered the Common Council to vote on a special permit and site plan for FASNY to convert the former country club into a school campus... Read more
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Wichita Falls Times Record News
Speculation about Milwaukee shooting video mountsAug. 14, 2016, about the violence stemming from the police officer-involved sho
Speculation about Milwaukee shooting video mounts
Wichita Falls Times Record News / Posted 7 days ago
Aug. 14, 2016, about the violence stemming from the police officer-involved shooting Saturday, Aug. 13, 2016. Milwaukee Common Council President Ashanti Hamilton, left, and Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett also participated. (Photo: Michael Sears,... Read more
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The Record Searchlight
Speculation about Milwaukee shooting video mountsAug. 14, 2016, about the violence stemming from the police officer-involved sho
Speculation about Milwaukee shooting video mounts
The Record Searchlight / Posted 7 days ago
Aug. 14, 2016, about the violence stemming from the police officer-involved shooting Saturday, Aug. 13, 2016. Milwaukee Common Council President Ashanti Hamilton, left, and Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett also participated. (Photo: Michael Sears,... Read more
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The Buffalo News
Allen Street Hardware’s back room to reopen, without dancing, for nowGoldman said. City inspectors Aug. 12 issued a new certificate of occupancy al
Allen Street Hardware’s back room to reopen, without dancing, for now
The Buffalo News / Posted 7 days ago
Goldman said. City inspectors Aug. 12 issued a new certificate of occupancy allowing the back room to reopen, but the Common Council still must vote on whether to issue a dance permit for the room. The Council is expected to vote on the... Read more
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Mid-Hudson News
Middletown department heads to receive raisesheads and commissioners in the City of Middletown will be receiving a 2.75 perc
Middletown department heads to receive raises
Mid-Hudson News / Posted 8 days ago
heads and commissioners in the City of Middletown will be receiving a 2.75 percent raise retroactive to January 1. The common council approved the pay hikes, which are well deserved, said Mayor Joseph DeStefano. “They don’t have the job... Read more
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The Buffalo News
Allen St. Hardware’s back room to reopen, without dancing, for nowGoldman said. City inspectors Aug. 12 issued a new certificate of occupancy al
Allen St. Hardware’s back room to reopen, without dancing, for now
The Buffalo News / Posted 8 days ago
Goldman said. City inspectors Aug. 12 issued a new certificate of occupancy allowing the back room to reopen, but the Common Council still must vote on whether to issue a dance permit for the room. The Council is expected to vote on the... Read more
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The Buffalo News
North Tonawanda officials thank police for handling of arsonNORTH TONAWANDA – Just two weeks ago, the mayor and Common Council members expr
North Tonawanda officials thank police for handling of arson
The Buffalo News / Posted 8 days ago
NORTH TONAWANDA – Just two weeks ago, the mayor and Common Council members expressed their anger over an anonymous racist letter that Gratwick Hose Company volunteer firefighter Ken Walker received in his mailbox. Gratitude replaced that sentiment... Read more
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