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Late filings add names to roster of candidates

Late filings with the State Board of Elections indicate new additions to the roster of official candidates for office this year.

In the Masten District of the Common Council, Terrence A. Robinson filed designating petitions on the Democratic line, while Ricky T. Donovan Sr. filed on the Independence line for the County Legislature's 2nd District.

Democrat Barbara Miller-Williams also filed on the Working Families line for the Legislature's 3rd District, as did Betty Calvo-Torres for Buffalo City Court.

Democrat Michael LoCurto also filed for Delaware District on the Working Families line, not reported in an earlier story.

Board officials said the lineups could still change as a result of declinations and challenges to signatures on designating petitions.


Frawley named to board of state mayors group

Angola Mayor Howard "Hub" Frawley, Angola mayor was recently appointed to the 16-member executive committee of the State Conference of Mayors and Municipal Officials, the organization announced.

Frawley, a lifelong Angola resident and local business owner for 30 years, has been mayor since 2005. Before that, he was a village trustee for eight years.

Frawley joins the organization that is responsible for establishing the overall policy for the Conference of Mayors, which represents 580 cities and villages in the state.

"[Frawley's] commitment to quality public service in New York State makes him well-qualified for the appointment, and he will be a major asset to our organization," said Joseph Delfino, mayor of White Plains, who tapped Frawley for the committee.


Cultural park envisioned for Jefferson Ave. site

Plans for Jefferson Avenue Cultural Arts Park will be announced during festivities Saturday at the site.

The organization 50 Women With a Vision is spearheading the effort to convert the vacant lot at Jefferson and Woodlawn avenues into a cultural park with African village, a Native American longhouse and a stage area.

The group has begun fundraising and is trying to build support among churches, businesses, political leaders and the community. Saturday's festivities from noon to 4 p.m. include tours of the site, speakers, music and entertainment for children.

For more information, call 882-7594.


No coronary disease found in Paterson

An angiogram didn't detect any coronary disease in Lt. Gov. David A. Paterson, his office disclosed Wednesday.

Paterson fell ill Tuesday morning on a flight to Buffalo and spent most of the day in Erie County Medical Center. He flew back to New York City on Tuesday night and was admitted to Mount Sinai Medical Center for tests.

The lieutenant governor was released early Wednesday and is resting at home. He is expected to resume his normal schedule in a few days.

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