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Artvoice Weekly Edition » Issue v10n27 (07/07/2011) » Section: Week in Review

Savarino Promises to Sue Over School 36 - Again

On Tuesday, the Buffalo Common Council’s Community Development Committee voted unanimously in favor of selling the former Public School #36, in Allentown’s Days Park, to the Elmwood Village Charter School.

Fracking Upstate, Clean Water for New York City

This week, Governor Andrew Cuomo’s administration began to reveal its hand on natural gas drilling in the Marcellus Shale using the controversial practice of hydraulic fracturing, or fracking.

Also of Note...

Assemblyman Sam Hoyt announced last week that he would retire and take a position as senior vice president for regional economic development for the Empire State Development Corporation. Governor Andrew Cuomo called a special election to fill Hoyt’s and several other vacant seats on primary day September 13, a move the permits party leaders to choose their candidates. The Democrats have settled on attorney Sean M. Ryan, a long-time Hoyt supporter, as their candidates. No word from the Republicans. Both the Green Party and one of the region’s Tea Party groups, the Tea Party Coalition of Western New York, are looking for candidates.

Scorecard: The Week's Winners and Losers

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