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Artvoice Weekly Edition » Issue v12n38 (09/19/2013) » Section: The News, Briefly

Carl's Way

Carl Paladino didn’t get on the Buffalo school district’s Joint Construction Committee at last week’s Buffalo school board meeting, but he did get on the meeting’s agenda, finally.

The Return of the "Gala Waters"

Nothing but blue skies spread out above Hoyt Lake in Delaware Park Wednesday morning as the media gathered on the walkway between the lake and Scajaquada Creek—the foul estuary that has been picking up all manner of garbage, sewage, and God knows what from the suburbs to the east and depositing the bounty in a metal grate before tunneling under the lake, resurfacing parallel to route 198 on its slow slog toward the Niagara River. For decades, during heavy rains it was not uncommon for the creek to wash over the walkway and into the lake.

Small Talk

With absentee ballots counted, it seemed likely that Barbara Miller-Williams would come out on top in her Democratic primary rematch with Tim Hogues for the 1st District seat on the Erie County Legislature. Miller-Williams’s attorney, Adam Perry of Hodgson Russ—ubiquitous when it comes to this sort of election work for Grassroots candidates—filed six pages of challenges to the validity of absentee ballots on Tuesday, based on the information on the envelopes they were mailed in. By the end of the day, Miller-Williams had dropped all but about 40 challenges; Hogues’s team had none. Interestingly, the Miller-Williams team at the Erie County Board of Elections included staffers for New York State Senator Tim Kennedy.

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