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Gaughan supports Coppola in State Senate election

Government reform advocate Kevin P. Gaughan formally endorsed Delaware Council Member Marc A. Coppola today for the State Senate seat formerly held by Mayor Byron W. Brown.

Gaughan, a candidate for mayor last year and one of the early hopefuls for the 60th District seat, made his announcement at a news conference in Spot Coffee, Delaware Avenue and West Chippewa Street.

Coppola is running on the Democratic and Independence lines against Christopher L. Jacobs, a Buffalo Board of Education member who has the Republican and Conservative endorsements, in Tuesday's special election.


Donors sought to restart program for students

St. Augustine Center is seeking donations to relaunch its Amer-I-Can program, which helped about 160 troubled students at Lafayette and Bennett high schools gain life skills to combat violence last year. The program was removed from St. Augustine by the national Amer-I-Can organization.

Former agency employee Charles Walker is seeking donations to relaunch the program.

Common Council Member Marc A. Coppola, a candidate for the State Senate, gave the group $1,000 Wednesday.


Reynolds urges cheap power for endangered Delphi plant

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Thomas M. Reynolds on Wednesday asked the New York Power Authority to give Delphi Corp.'s endangered Lockport plant an additional 10 megawatts of cheap power.

Backing a proposal made last fall by Republican Gov. George E. Pataki, the Clarence Republican said: "This allocation of low-cost electricity will ensure that Lockport's facility remains cost-competitive with other states."

Reynolds made his appeal in a letter to the Power Authority, whose board of trustees is scheduled to meet Tuesday and could approve the additional allocation then.


Nonprofits can apply for HP wireless grants

Grant applications are available for the 2006 Hewlett-Packard Technology for Community Grant Initiative.

The initiative will award up to 100 nonprofit organizations with an HP wireless technology package valued at approximately $17,000.

The grant initiative is designed to provide technology tools to nonprofit organizations to enhance their effectiveness and to support the use of mobile technology.

Applicants must be qualified 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organizations and operate programs in one or more of the following areas: health and human services, work force development, environment, arts and technology, or community/economic development.

The deadline to submit applications is March 22. Winners will be announced April 22.

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