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Incumbent Mayor Reynolds edges challenger Riordan

YOUNGSTOWN -- Incumbent Raleigh Reynolds edged out opponent Dorothy "Dotty" Riordan, 216-206, in Tuesday's village mayoral election.

Democrat Reynolds became head of the village government last September following the death of former Mayor Neil Riordan, who had earlier appointed him his deputy. Riordan's widow, Dotty, is also a Democrat but was backed by the Republicans for the mayoral race.

Newcomer Tim Lockhart was the top vote-getter for two available trustee positions, with 349 votes. Incumbent Steven Suitor, a Democrat, held onto his seat by three votes over challenger Jack Bush Jr., a Republican, with a count of 214 votes to 211. Lockhart was running on three lines: Republican, Democratic and Responsive Party.



Pegula offers landscaping for part of Canalside

Buffalo Sabres owner Terry Pegula has offered to spruce up a section of the city's waterfront on his own dime.

Team officials Tuesday announced a donation of landscaping work for unfinished lots around the Central Wharf section of Canalside.

The donation -- worth up to an estimated $120,000 -- would cover about 90,000 square feet of sod and other landscaping amenities and improvements to city-owned lots, as well as the cost of labor.

The Common Council voted, 8-0, on Tuesday to accept the donation.



Free concerts to be presented by high school musicians

NIAGARA FALLS -- The music department at Niagara Falls High School is presenting two spring concerts.

A performance featuring the school's wind ensemble, concert band, jazz ensemble and symphonic band will be presented Thursday, and a separate program by the school's concert choir, chorale and jazz choir will be presented Tuesday.

Both concerts are free, and both will be staged at 7 p.m. in the high school's Performing Arts Center, 4455 Porter Road.

Music teacher Paul M. Wos, who is retiring after 31 years in the Niagara Falls School District, will make his final appearance on the school's stage when he conducts the wind ensemble and concert band during Thursday's concert.

Jack Prybylski will direct the jazz ensemble and symphonic band.

Linda Werder will direct the choral groups' concert Tuesday.



Water line contract awarded to Milherst Construction

BARKER -- The Barker Village Board on Monday awarded a $749,721 contract to Milherst Construction Inc., of Clarence Center, to complete the second phase of a water line replacement project it began two years ago.

Milherst submitted the lowest bid of six companies interested in the work.

The company hopes to begin work by mid-June and to complete it by the end of November.

The project entails replacing antiquated water lines on Quaker Road, Woodward Avenue, and Main and Church streets.