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Mario’s Machiavellian son

New York Magazine: “He has become New York’s most successful governor since, well, the early days of Mario Cuomo. Yet he’s engendered much more fear than love.”


Q&A: Mayoral candidate Sergio Rodriguez

Sergio Rodriguez isn’t daunted by the odds of running for mayor as a Republican in a city where Democrats hold a seven-to-one enrollment edge. Rodriguez, 32, is a native of the Dominican Republic. His family moved to the United States when he was 10 and grew up on Long Island. Rodriguez moved to Buffalo a […]


Nonsense in Niagara Falls

The Buffalo Pundit explains the “ small-minded, petty, outrageous, and stupid” politics that Niagara Falls Mayor Paul Dyster is contending with these days.


Buffalo Bills luxury suite for politicians

Gov. Cuomo’s administration gets a luxury suite at Buffalo Bills games in the deal to renovate Ralph Wilson Stadium for $130 million—three-quarters of which is state and Erie County funding. Empire State Development Corporation, a state economic development authority,  will control the suite “to show off Buffalo.”  A report in The New York Times.


GOP job offer to Rodriguez a possible felony

Sergio Rodriguez told me in an interview that airs Saturday morning on WGRZ’s Daybreak that unnamed higher ups in local Republican Party circles “strongly encouraged” him to drop his candidacy for mayor. He further asserts that they dangled a job as an enticement. Not so, Erie County Republican Party Chairman Nick Langworthy told WGRZ’s Scott […]


GOP asked Buffalo mayoral candidate to withdraw

Republican candidate for Buffalo mayor Sergio Rodriguez tells Investigative Post Editor Jim Heaney that some in the  party “strongly encouraged” him to withdraw from the race, even offering him a possible job. See WGRZ for continuing coverage and an airing of interview highlights Saturday on Daybreak.


It’s historic …


Interview: Niagara Falls Mayor Paul Dyster

Investigative Post Editor Jim Heaney interviewed Niagara Falls Mayor Paul Dyster on the impact of the Wallenda Walk, the numerous challenges faced by Niagara Falls, and how the standoff between state and Seneca Nation officials is costing the city money that would otherwise be helping to promote economic development. Dyster, in the interview that aired […]