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Artvoice Weekly Edition » Issue v10n45 (11/10/2011) » Section: Week in Review

Democrats Elect Poloncarz, Clean out Bar at Adam's Mark

An hour after the polls closed Tuesday night, prospects looked grim at the Democratic election night party in a ballroom at the Adam’s Mark Hotel.

GOP Chairman Nick Langworthy's Future Looks...

“Dark with no dawn,” says one Republican insider, who asked not to be identified.

And Your Next (Name of Public Office Here) Will Be

The presumptive vacancy for Erie County Republican chairman is just one of many created by Tuesday’s election:

Collins, A Class Act to the Bitter End

Few would argue that Chris Collins has been overly attentive to the moods and needs of the people, but this is a real prize pig of a statement: “The public has spoken,” Collins said in his concession speech Tuesday night. “I don’t quite know what to make of that. But they did.

Paper Tiger

Last Thursday afternoon, 200 copies of Artvoice were dropped off at Erie County’s Rath Building. The next day, we received word that every single copy had disappeared within an hour. In that paper, we published an assessment of Collins’s first term.

Fracking Letters

Last week, Toxics Targeting, an environmental advocacy group headquartered in the central part of the state, sent a letter to Governor Andrew Cuomo asking that he withdraw the Revised Draft Supplemental Generic Environmental Impact Statement released by the state DEC for permitting hydrofracking the state’s Marcellus Shale for natural gas. And they’re asking others to sign an online, collective letter to Cuomo making the same demand.

Scorecard: The Week's Winners and Losers

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