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Artvoice Weekly Edition » Issue v10n18 (05/05/2011) » Section: Week in Review

Calling a Time-Out on Buffalo Public Schools

Samuel Radford III and his colleagues in the Buffalo school system’s District Parent Coordinating Council had what was possibly the biggest moment in the group’s history Tuesday night. Radford, the council’s vice president, presided over a probably unprecedented three-and-one-half hour public meeting that was attended by perhaps 400 community residents and a number of educational and political leaders. He vigorously stage-managed the proceedings for most of that time.

Parting Thought

For Erie County Republican Chairman Nick Langworthy, a lot rides on the upcoming special election in the 26th Congressional District. In his first year, Langworthy has no significant wins to claim for his own as chairman. And don’t tell me about Democrat-turned-Republican Mark Grisanti’s unlikely win over Antoine Thompson; Langworthy had little part in that. In fact, Jack Quinn III’s loss to Tim Kennedy is a far more significant blemish than Grisanti’s win is a credit on Langworthy’s record.

Scorecard: The Week's Winners and Losers

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