For the first time ever, two females hold key roles in the Erie County District Attorney's Office. Acting D.A. Michael Flaherty has named Donna Milling, First Assistant District Attorney. And Colleen Curtin Gable has been appointed Chief of Homicide.
Through his work on the House Ways and Means Committee, Congressman Tom Reed is able to take credit for work on tax policy to help farmers and small business. Now, he'd like to see wider tax policy changes in the coming year.
There's apparently no end in sight to the pay differential between men and women. The ranking of new U.S. Census Bureau data, by Business First, shows men in the Buffalo area, on average, earn 39.1 percent more than women.
Defense attorney Steven Cohen argued at a public hearing Friday that a recording of Buffalo Municipal Housing Authority resident commissioner Joe Mascia using the "n-word" to describe several local officials was taken out of context. Cohen also said Mascia was goaded into using it.