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The City of Tonawanda city clerk and plumbing inspector serve at the behest of the Common Council and are appointed or reappointed each year. The city is accepting resumes for several Council-appointed positions, including the city clerk and plumbing inspector, which are currently held by Clerk Gayle Syposs and Inspector Sanford Belsky. Both have the option to reapply. …

March 4, 1926 – June 1, 2017 George A. Vossler, a founder of the Erie County Conservative Party and credited with getting Jimmy Griffin elected mayor of Buffalo, died Thursday in his home in North Buffalo. His family said he had Parkinson’s disease for several years. He was 91. Mr. Vossler helped build the party’s influence and success on the local and state levels. …

Buffalo Mayor Byron W. Brown was officially endorsed for a fourth term Thursday evening by the Erie County Democratic Committee’s Executive Committee. The committee also gave its backing to Bernard A. Tolbert, former supervisor of the FBI office in Buffalo and head of security for the National Basketball Association, who will challenge Republican Sheriff Timothy B. Howa…

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Erie County Legislator Betty Jean Grant, who officially announced she is running for mayor on Sunday, bristles at the notion she could be a spoiler in what is now a three-way race in the Democratic primary. Grant, a longtime force in East Side politics, will take on incumbent Mayor Byron W. Brown, with the potential for the two to split the vote in the African-American …