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and analysis.

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by Jim Heaney

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by Dan Telvock

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May
16

IDA chairman won’t discuss resignation

Chris Johnston, chairman of the Erie County Industrial Development Agency, has dug in his heels in the face of questions regarding his suspension and resignation from his private sector job. Johnston rejected a request from John Mills, chairman of the Erie County Legislature, to appear Wednesday before the Government Affairs Committee to answer questions about […]

May
14

No swimming at Gallagher Beach

The bottom line is there won’t be any swimming this summer at Gallagher Beach off Route 5 in South Buffalo. Instead, state officials announced Monday that testing will continue through the spring and summer. Last fall, Investigative Post reported about potential water contamination at Gallagher Beach, where U.S. Rep. Brian Higgins, Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Mayor Byron […]

May
05

Sheriff Tim Howard as Big Brother

Erie County Sheriff Tim Howard has purchased equipment capable of snooping on citizens, but won’t discuss his surveillance program. An explosive report by Michael Wooten of WGRZ.

Apr
30

Heaney talks leadership with Shredd & Ragan

Investigative Post editor discusses his recent reporting on the Buffalo Common Council and Erie County Legislature with 103.3, The Edge.

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Apr
16

Failed bid to oust Paladino from school board

Carl Paladino has survived a legal challenge that sought his removal from the Board of Education. Joan Simmons, a city resident upset with Paladino’s conduct on the board, petitioned state Education Commissioner John King in late November seeking Paladino’s removal just five months after taking office. “He has done nothing since July but create havoc, […]

Apr
16

Courts side with town in wind farm permit dispute

Allegany Wind LLC wants to build a wind farm with 29 turbines in Cattaraugus County but needed an extension of its special use permit after a bout of legal challenges. The town of Allegany declined the extension, setting off another lawsuit. The courts sided with the town. A report by Great Lakes Echo.

Apr
16

Courts uphold EPA’s toxic air emissions regs

A federal appeals court upheld President Obama’s EPA toxic air regulations that aim to cut lead, arsenic, mercury and other pollutants from coal- and oil-burning power plant emissions. The rules require out-of-compliance plants to install pollution control technology.

Mar
22

Clearing the Delaware North HQ site

Demolition crews are in the home stretch of work to clear the northwest corner of Delaware Avenue and Chippewa Street for construction of new corporate headquarters for Delaware North. The project involves at least $10.6 million in tax breaks for the project developer, Uniland, and Delaware North, which will be the building’s primary tenant.