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Voters in Erie County on Tuesday filled a vacant Town Board seat in West Seneca and apparently approved two propositions allowing games of chance for charitable causes in the Village of Kenmore.

In West Seneca, Democrat Christine Wleklinski-Bove defeated Republican Gregory P. Falkner for the unexpired term of former Town Board member Timothy Wroblewski, who was elected to the Erie County Legislature last year. With all but one district reporting, the vote was 12,487-7,606.

In Kenmore, voters apparently approved two propositions that will allow games of chance for charitable causes.

The first proposition, which will allow churches, nonprofit organizations and other charitable organizations to hold fund-raising events with games of chance, was winning 1,783-1,066, with 14 of 17 districts reporting.

The games that will be allowed include roulette, blackjack, dice, fruit wheel and raffles.

The second proposition, which specifically asked whether bingo should be allowed, also was on its way to approval, 2,157-789.

The race for highway superintendent in Boston pitted incumbent Richard Poore against Robert Telaak. Telaak was the winner, 2,467-1,499. Poore was appointed to the position earlier this year, when Wayne Kreitzbender resigned after pleading guilty to official misconduct.

In the race for a seat on the Collins Town Board, Thomas Siegle lost to incumbent Mary Stelley, 1,038-739, for the final year of a four-year term. Stelley replaced Kenneth Martin in February after he became supervisor.

Elma Highway Superintendent Wayne Clark was unopposed for re-election and received 3,917 votes. He replaced Don Larson, who retired, in May.

Incumbent Deborah Chimes defeated Michael Nowak for Orchard Park town justice, 8,282-4,388.


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