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Election voter guide: Grand Island

Grand Island

Town Board (elect 2)

Beverly A. Kinney D, I

Delilah A. D’Orazio D

Raymond A. Billica (i) R, C

Christopher K. Aronica (i) R, C, I

What to know: All four candidates say it’s a top priority to attract new businesses to Grand Island in order to broaden its tax base. D’Orazio and Kinney have each served on the Chamber of Commerce board for more than a decade and said they would work closely with small businesses to make them feel welcome. If re-elected, Billica said he would continue reaching out to businesses one by one, selling them on what Grand Island has to offer and Aronica said he would continue making personal introductions among businesses and the town’s Economic Development Board.

Town Justice

Mark J. Frentzel (i) D, R, C, I

Superintendent of Highways

William M. Stanley D, WF, I

James B. Tomkins (i) R, C

What to know: Both candidates said they would maintain a “black roads policy” in the winter, but differ as to how they would achieve it. During his tenure, Tomkins said he did away with “unnecessary overtime” and put an end to 24-hour on-the-clock shifts, limiting shifts to no more than 16 hours and allowing 8 hours for rest. Stanley said he would let snowfall dictate staffing.

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