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>Municipal experience swings job to Koryl

LEWISTON -- A Niagara Falls attorney and longtime Lewiston resident with a background in municipal law was unanimously appointed to the position of deputy town attorney this week.

Robert T. Koryl, who has lived in the town with his wife and four children for the past 23 years, applied for the job when David G. Boniello resigned in December.

Supervisor Fred M. Newlin said Koryl's strong municipal experience and work many years ago trying to get a golf course at Joseph Davis State Park were a strong qualification in choosing him for the job. Koryl had worked for the Town of Lewiston several years ago with current Town Attorney Joseph L. Leone Jr. He also worked as an assistant Niagara County attorney.

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>Ottaviano to stay on job after joining new law firm

LOCKPORT -- Corporation Counsel John J. Ottaviano is joining the Harris Beach law firm as of Sunday but will continue to work for the city, the firm has announced.

Ottaviano will maintain his current private office on East Avenue but has merged his practice with Harris Beach, which has more than 200 attorneys across the state.

Harris Beach is a major power player in Niagara County politics and legal matters. County Republican Chairman Henry F. Wojtaszek is an associate there, and the firm also has contracts to represent the county Industrial Development Agency and other economic development entities.

County Legislator Kyle D. Andrews, D-Wilson, also is a Harris Beach attorney.

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