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Artvoice Weekly Edition » Issue v8n36 (09/02/2009) » Section: The News, Briefly

West Valley Cleanup

This Tuesday, about 30 people collected on the sidewalk in front of the local office of the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority. Representing a diverse cross-section of area organizations, the group stood shoulder to shoulder to demonstrate their solidarity, to exhort citizens to comment, and to urge policymakers to decide now to fully clean up the West Valley Nuclear Waste Site.

Common Council Report

In the first meeting after August recess, Buffalo’s Common Council was clearly eager to get the meeting over with. After presenting Buffalo firefighters with proclamations honoring their two colleagues killed last week, the Council zoomed through the day’s agenda. The longest discussion given to any item was barely five minutes on a resolution sponsored by University Councilmember Bonnie Russell.

The Generation Sack

It’s good to know that the local tradition of questionable government action (or allegations thereof) and possible special treatment obtains in even its most lowest and most obscure offices.

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