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The day before the April 26 primaries in Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania and Rhode Island, the John Kasich super PAC New Day for America was making calls to would-be voters featuring the recorded voice of Michael Reagan, a political consultant and son of former President Ronald Reagan.His claim about Hillary... Read More

By Susan Schulman » Friday, April 29, 2016

There's a great student art exhibit in City Hall. This piece is among my favorites: "A House for Hermit Crab," by Ms. Nadine Jones's Pre-K class at Houghton Academy, School 69. Here's another, this one Paul Klee-inspired art by Mrs. O'Brien and Mrs. Jarmusz's Hillery Park School youngsters: :    The... Read More

By Matthew Spina » Thursday, April 28, 2016

In the hopes that it’s not over for Bernie Sanders, his local volunteers are watching Erie County election workers this week review the affidavit ballots that were filled out on primary day by voters whose status to vote was unclear.On April 20, it looked as though Sanders had done surprisingly well the previous day... Read More

By Susan Schulman » Thursday, April 28, 2016

CCed to everyone but the FBI The Marine Drive water bill saga continues. Attorney Steve Cohen has sent a letter to City Comptroller Mark Schroeder basically asking him to figure out what the heck is going on. Years-long water leaks. Unpaid water bills. Unpaid heat bills. Such problems did not exist before 2005,... Read More

By » Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Two of the most well-known, outside-the-box contenders in the 2016 presidential race visited Buffalo recently with big hopes and large dependence on the younger generation’s vote.Two Mondays, two parties, two voices, one hope: a win in the New York State primary, where 95 Republican delegates, and 247 Democratic... Read More

By » Wednesday, April 27, 2016

INDIANAPOLIS – Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas, desperate to alter the course of a presidential primary fight in which Donald Trump is closing in on victory, was expected to announce Wednesday afternoon that Carly Fiorina will be his running mate if he wins the Republican nomination, two campaign advisers confirmed.The move, a... Read More

By Robert J. McCarthy » Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Local supporters of Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign will watch Thursday when outstanding ballots from last week’s New York State primary election are tabulated, even as Hillary Clinton extends her lead over the Vermont senator in Erie County.Facebook posts in recent days have advertised an “Occupy Board of... Read More

By Susan Schulman » Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Before the Gavel I took this picture Tuesday in the minutes before the Council meeting started. For those not familiar with the individual Council members, that's Delaware District  Councilman Joel Feroleto focused on his phone, and South District Councilman Chris Scanlon in the foreground, to the far left,... Read More

By Maki Becker » Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Voting is underway in Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania and Rhode Island... Read More

By Susan Schulman » Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Budget talk It's just about budget time in City Hall.  I  haven't heard much yet about what's going  to be  in Mayor Brown's 2016-2017 proposed spending plan,  but Brown's  State of  the City two months ago included a continued-freeze-on-property-taxes pledge, so I'm figuring that will be the case. Brown is... Read More

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