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Public golf in the City of Buffalo could see a significant redesign in the coming years with help from one of the sport’s best-known players.


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Six years after the Town of Hamburg downsized it town board, a measure will appear on the November ballot that would once again increase the number of board members.


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Republican Erie County Sheriff Tim Howard was re-elected to a third term Tuesday,  declaring victory over challengers Richard Dobson and Bert Dunn. County Comptroller Stefan Mychajliw enjoyed a comfortable win over Democrat Kevin Gaughan.

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It appears the Democratic candidate looking to unseat the current Erie County Comptroller has had some tax trouble.

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Erie County Democrats have moved from running an unknown CPA for County Comptroller to running high-profile activist Kevin Gaughan.

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Assemblyman Sean Ryan won a massive victory yesterday, with Democratic voters probably sending him back to Albany for a full two-year term.

There's no Republican on the November ballot against Ryan, only Conservative Joseph Mascia who pulled a small percentage of the vote in the Democratic primary.

The incumbent rolled over long-time activist Kevin Gaughan roughly two-to-one.

The power and influence of Governor Cuomo's regional economic development councils are drawing the interest of state politicians. 

Now, one Assembly candidate is turning the matter into a campaign issue. 

If you wade through Empire State Development's website, you can find a list of the members of the Western New York council. It's not quite accurate, since there is no mention of Senate Mike Ranzenhofer or Assemblyman Robin Schimminger, both powerful Albany figures who have been named to the Western New York board.

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There is now a Democratic primary for the 144th State Assembly District seat held by Sean Ryan as activist Kevin Gaughan on Tuesday began circulating petitions for a race.

Gaughan and aides were on Lexington Avenue in Buffalo and on Coachman's Lane in Hamburg looking for some of the 500 signatures he needs to be on the ballot.

This was the district formerly held by Sam Hoyt. It has since been changed significantly to include Lackawanna and Hamburg after the 2010 Census.