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Where we live: Lackawanna


City Council President Hank Pirowski has announced his candidacy for mayor. The lifelong Lackawanna resident graduated in 2000 from Lackawanna High School, where he played varsity football on teams that won state titles. He went on to play football with SUNY Buffalo State College and the University of Buffalo.

“I am running for mayor,” Pirowski said, “because I know we can do better.”

In announcing his mayoral bid, Pirowski attacked the garbage fee initiated last summer by Mayor Geoffrey Szymanski. The $100 tax approved by city council members last July was $155 less than Szymanski’s original proposal. Pirowski challenged Szymanski’s proposed fee of $255, calling it “not acceptable.”

This Week:

• A Memorial Day service begins at 10 a.m. today at Veterans Stadium On South Park Avenue. American Legion Lackawanna Post 63 will host the ceremony with American Legion Matthew Glab Post No 1477. Matthew Glab Post 1477, Bett-Toomey Marine Corps and VFW 898 Col. J.B. Weber Post. Lake Effect Harmony Chorus and Nickel City Road Show will perform at the ceremony.